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The 3DS has a decent amount of bulky titles this week, like Monster Shooter ($6.99), Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion ($39.99), Hotel Transylvania ($29.99), Myst ($29.99), and American Mensa Academy ($29.99). DSiWare is rocking...
The 3DS eShop is bringing some high price items to show off this week, with Pokedex 3D Pro ($14.99 -- wait, what?!) and Paper Mario: Sticker Star ($39.99). Remember that the Paper Mario digital download is included in the Don...
You like gnomes, right? Of course you do! When they're not creeping you out or stealing your underpants, I guess they can be alright. Well today you're getting your weekly dose of gnome-age, whether you like it or not, with 2...
[Full Disclosure: Not only do current and former Destructoid staff appear as unlockable character skins in the game, there's also a main story mission during which you go inside a giant Mr. Destructoid robot. For these reaso...
Nintendo starts things off with a bang today with two high profile titles: Liberation Maiden (3DS eShop) and NightSky (3DS eShop) -- expect our reviews soon for both. For the 3DS Virtual Console, there's Ghost'n Goblins (eSho...
Today is a decent day to be a 3DS owner, as a heap of stuff is headed your way. First off we have Sparkle Snapshots 3D (3DS eShop, $5.99) and Gradius (3DS VC, $4.99) headed to the eShop, along with a Moshi Monsters Moshlings ...
So, by now, you've obviously bought and downloaded Retro City Rampage (or are desperately waiting for it to arrive on your platform) because I made it pretty clear a couple of hours ago that this was a thing you were go...
Nintendo Downloads are usually nothing to go bonkers over, but today, a number of you might be bouncing off the walls at a chance to buy these offerings. Firstly, if you don't own Cave Story four times already, you can pick u...
Pictured: the best Indiana Jones movie. This week is dedicated to La-Mulana (1000 Wii Points), the remake I thought would never see the light of day on WiiWare. If you haven't experienced this game before and enjoy a cha...
La-Mulana releases on WiiWare today and, to celebrate, Nigoro looks back on the long road which brought them to this day. Starting at the beginning of development on the free version all the way back in 2001 and moving ...
The La-Mulana remake will arrive on WiiWare soon (September 20th) for 1000 Wii Points ($10) in America, Europe, and Australia! In honor of this joyous occasion, Nigoro has concocted a "beginners guide" video and shared i...
Back at E3 2012, our own Samit Sarkar reported an interesting tidbit of news: Nintendo was "working" on the ability to transfer old Wii digital software over to the Wii U.Well, as of today, we finally have an answer. Accordin...
As you may have heard me mention recently on Podtoid, I've become quite absorbed by La-Mulana of late, playing the enhanced PC version, making maps and taking notes. It's an incredibly refreshing experience, one which d...
Good things come to those who wait! When Nicalis decided that it would not be publishing the WiiWare version of La-Mulana, it felt like a bitter end to an extensive but ultimately fruitless dev cycle. It was eventually releas...
In the time since the first time I played Retro City Rampage I've co-hosted a show with newcomer Tara Long, created an animated talk show, talked to women about videogames, created Sup, Holmes?, and been the subject of m...
Wow. This is beyond a doubt the hardest game I've ever played.
The Wario series is probably one of the most critically acclaimed franchises of all time. Pretty much all of his games are widely loved, from Wario's Woods all the way up to his offbeat WarioWare games. Today, Wario Land: Sup...
It looks like Club Nintendo's lineup of digital games really is going to be staggered going forward, as Mario Tennis has been replaced by Bonsai Barber on WiiWare for 150 coins. The game is normally $10, and is a fairly well...
Remember nearly two years ago, when Super Motherload was announced? Of course you don't! All signs point to you never having heard of the game, but nonetheless, it's the latest project to have a cancelled WiiWare version. Evi...
It looks like that wise-cracking angel Pit is getting yet another re-release this year, in the form of Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters (3DS VC, Game Boy, $3.99). As long as you're a fan of the NES original, I think you'll l...
There rarely comes a time when I can mention The Who, Pinball Quest, and Kirby in the same article, but today is that day my friends! Granted, my connections are tenuous at best, because the only real pinball related thing to...
I'm kidding on the LOL part. Kind of. I'm not into sports, but videogame sports are fine by me, especially when it comes to golf. Baseball and Tennis are great, too. And maybe pottery making? : NES Open Tournament Golf&n...
Are you ready for today's Nintendo Download offerings? Of course you aren't -- no one ever is! For the 3DS eShop there's Order Up!! ($9.99), a food puzzle game that already exists on the iPhone for free, and Slitherlink ($4.9...
I was pretty blown away when the original LostWinds landed on WiiWare back in 2008. With a wonderful presentation, brilliant controls and an enchanting soundtrack it was the complete package. The real surprise was the fact th...
The headliner of the week is the classic Donkey Kong Jr. for the 3DS Virtual Console ($4.99), which was probably one of the first games where you fought against the hero of the previous game (Jump Man/Mario), as an ally of th...
The music from Mega Man 10 is the strangest creature ever. On one hand, it assembles composers from each Classic Mega Man entry in an all-star jamboree. On the other hand, their contributions are perhaps some of the most bor...
The final game I checked out at E3 was the PS Vita port of Retro City Rampage, the title I was most looking forward to playing. With the copious amounts of hands-on previews and the frustration of its seemingly endless develo...
In an odd turn of events, Nintendo is changing the registered coin values for a ton of games. They're not going to be making the transition on a system by system case either: they're changing the individual values of each tit...
Today is May 31... HEY! Wasn't Retro City Rampage supposed to come out this month? Briiiiiiaaaaaan! You've got some 'splainin' to doooooooooooo! In all seriousness, the game is finished and running through a final bug check....
Retro City Rampage's mastermind Brian Provinciano sat down with the PlayStation.Blog to show off his baby running on the PlayStation Vita. Brian details some of the Vita features, from the optimized visuals for the handheld ...
I'm pretty bummed that La-Mulana on WiiWare was canceled, though I fully understand why Nicalis can't allocate any of its limited resources towards publishing La-Mulana on WiiWare. The good news is, the subsuquent inter...
Confused by the header? Today's aforementioned Nintendo Download titles are also known as Kirby's Block Ball (eShop), Rayman: Origins (eShop), and Chronicles of Vampires: The Awakening (DSi). I had to think of something to ja...
This week's Nintendo download content brings you two monster games from Sega's past. It seems like Sega had a few games with the word 'monster' in the name, so it was easy to get them mixed up. I know I enjoyed a few of them,...
The recent cancellation of La-Mulana for WiiWare for territories outside of Japan stirred up a bit of brouhaha, and it was a long time coming. First the game's release was put in question. Then the developers at Nig...
Club Nintendo is back with another selection of digital offerings for you to peruse -- or, to give you a chance to collectively sigh, depending on how you look at it. This month, there's Urban Champion [3DS], PiCTOBiTS [3DS],...
The Wii is running on fumes, make no mistake about it, but at least there are a few bright spots remaining. One such spot was Lu-Mulana, a beefed-up version of a freeware platformer that offered plenty of challenge and explor...
We've been talking a lot about Retro City Rampage and its soundtrack dating all the way back to 2010. The game's finally due out on nearly every platform in May, and after our favorable review of the soundtrack and a look at ...
It is time once again, boys and girls, for the weekly Nintendo eShop update announcement. This week's offerings include a system update, Block Factory, and the I Fight Dragons video premiere ...
Because of all the hullabaloo yesterday, it was fairly difficult to sort through the jokey haze and find anything noteworthy. But, thanks to community member ChillyBilly, I was reminded of the fact that Nintendo promptly chan...
"I can really taste the graphics!" How many videogames can you play as well as eat? Inspired by Ralston's nasty-ass Nintendo Cereal System from back in the day, Retro City Rampage: The Cereal brings the pixelated action of R...