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11:00 AM on 08.07.2014

Nintendo Download: Mega Man August begins with MM5

Today is a very Virtual Console-y day on Nintendo Download, with Super Mario Kart, Mega Man 5, and Cybernator coming to the Wii U. Also, Jett Tailfin and Shut the Box come to the Wii U eShop. On the 3DS we have...

Chris Carter



Mario Kart 8 update adds map display to the TV screen  photo
Mario Kart 8 update adds map display to the TV screen
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

[Update: Nintendo has confirmed an August 27 launch for the update in North America as well. Find the full list of improvements below.]

Welcome Nintendo to the modern age of gaming with downloadable content! Hey, at least these three Mercedes-Benz car add-ons are free. Well free to get, it's still advertisement for Mercedes. So you know, yuck.

Anyway, the real news here is that the map display can now appear on the TV screen if that's what you desire in Mario Kart 8. I'm all for that, as having the map display on the Wii U GamePad was annoying since I don't like using it all that much.

Note that this update will be out on August 27 for the Japanese version at the moment, but expect this to hit other territories soon as well. Well, the map display update at least, along with some other fixes. 

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11:00 AM on 07.31.2014

Nintendo Download: Mega Man Battle Network

It's Mega Man day again! This week, Mega Man Battle Network is hitting the Wii U eShop. If you haven't played the series before, it takes the classic formula and turns it on its head with a card-like grid-based battle sy...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 07.24.2014

Nintendo Download: Blaster Master

Every week, I choose a game to feature in each issue of Nintendo Download, and Blaster Master is very near and dear to my heart. It was one of the first games I really "got" as a kid, and I spent hours learning twitch re...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 07.17.2014

Nintendo Download: Mr. Driller 2

The Wii U is taking a week off it seems, as there are only a one game on the menu for today -- Mr. Driller 2 -- a GameBoy Advance Virtual Console title. Little Inferno is discounted by 50% until July 24th....

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 07.10.2014

Nintendo Download: One Piece Unlimited World Red

The big highlight for today on Wii U is One Piece Unlimited World Red, be warned Wii U owners -- the download is roughly 11 GB! On the rest of the Wii U side we have Bases Loaded and The Letter. That's all, folks. The 3DS has...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 07.03.2014

Nintendo Download: Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition

The headliner this week on Wii U is easily Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition, which is a fantastic Metroidvania that any Nintendo fan will love. Check out my full write-up here as well as the original review f...

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 06.26.2014

Nintendo Download: Shovel Knight!

The time has finally come for Shovel Knight to hit the Wii U and 3DS! You can check out our review here, the differences between the platforms here, and our tips guide here. As for the rest of Wii U land, there's Castlev...

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 06.19.2014

Nintendo Download: Pushmo World

The Wii U is seeing a particularly nice week with Pushmo World, the third game in the Pushmo franchise. Then there's GEOM, How to Survive, Color Zen Kids and Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition. You can al...

Chris Carter

8:14 AM on 06.12.2014

Nintendo Download: Nintendo's E3 eShop sale

I was really hoping for an insanely cool "it's available right now" E3 week eShop announcement, but it was not meant to be. Instead, we have this gigantic Wii U and 3DS digtal sale, lasting until June 16th. In terms of new co...

Chris Carter

12:15 PM on 06.05.2014

Nintendo Download: Tomodachi Life

It's a good week for Nintendo downloads. The Wii U is headlined by the amazing 1001 Spikes, which will be getting a full review soon from Jonathan Holmes. You'll also find How to Train Your Dragon 2, Chubbins, I've Got to Run...

Chris Carter





1:00 PM on 05.29.2014

Nintendo Download: Mario Kart 8

The Wii U gets one of its only major releases in sight this year in the form of Mario Kart 8, and it's fantastic -- play it. Also, Ittle Dew drops today, as does Gravity Badgers and the incredible Klonoa: Empire of Dreams (VC...

Chris Carter

11:30 AM on 05.22.2014

Nintendo Download: Mega May gets more exciting with Mega Man V

This week's Wii U offerings are decent, with Street Fighter Alpha 2 (VC), the billionth version of Swords and Soldiers (although this one has separate GamePad and TV multiplayer), Squid's Odyssey, and Fit Music. On the 3DS ...

Chris Carter

2:10 PM on 05.21.2014

GameStop spring sale is in full swing

GameStop never gets much notice for selling PC games to download and I'll admit, part of that comes down to me living in the UK and GameStop being almost non-existent here. I know everyone gears themselves up for the Steam su...

Alasdair Duncan

12:00 PM on 05.15.2014

Nintendo Download: Mega May continues with Mega Man IV

Oddly enough, the Wii U is getting a "new" eShop release in the form of Wii Party U, which was only available at retail formerly. It's also getting Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails, as well as Color Zen. Not the worst week ...

Chris Carter

9:00 PM on 05.08.2014

Pick up Plants vs. Zombies for free on Origin

If you're looking for a reason to see the bright side about using Origin, you can pick up Plants vs. Zombies: Game of the Year Edition there currently for the low, low price of free. I realize that doesn't exactly make up for...

Brittany Vincent