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2:15 PM on 11.08.2012

Nintendo Download 11/8/12: Paper Edition

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...

Chris Carter

12:00 PM on 11.01.2012

Nintendo Download: Gnome Edition

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...

Chris Carter



Review: Retro City Rampage photo
Review: Retro City Rampage
by Tony Ponce

[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 reasons, we are withholding a score.]

Ten years is a long time to spend on anything, yet developer Brian Provinciano was determined to see his dream project through to the end. It may have started as a demake of Grand Theft Auto III, but Retro City Rampage is imbued with the spirit of all the biggest games, movies, and pop culture phenomenons from the past three decades.

And it's finally here!

I've been able to take my time with RCR, savoring everything that it has to offer. Chances are most of you have purchased it by now, but for those on the fence or waiting for the WiiWare and XBLA versions to be dated, I'd like to share some kind words.

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2:30 PM on 10.25.2012

Nintendo Download: Liberation Edition

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...

Chris Carter

1:30 PM on 10.18.2012

Nintendo Download: Vic Viper Edition

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 ...

Chris Carter

10:30 AM on 10.09.2012

How to unlock Destructoid staff in Retro City Rampage

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...

Conrad Zimmerman





3:30 PM on 10.04.2012

Nintendo Download: Cave Story Edition

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...

Chris Carter

4:30 PM on 09.20.2012

Nintendo Download: I hate snakes edition

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...

Chris Carter

1:30 PM on 09.19.2012

La-Mulana launch trailer shows development timeline

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 ...

Conrad Zimmerman

3:00 PM on 09.17.2012

Be a big cheater: Watch this La-Mulana beginner's guide

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...

Chris Carter

7:30 AM on 09.13.2012

'All' VC and WiiWare games confirmed for Wii U transfer

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...

Chris Carter

2:30 PM on 09.06.2012

A WiiWare trailer for La-Mulana surfaces

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

7:30 PM on 08.29.2012

La-Mulana IS coming to WiiWare after all on September 20!

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...

Tony Ponce

8:00 PM on 08.26.2012

Donkey Kong inspired ride monkeys into Retro City Rampage

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...

Jonathan Holmes



Review: La-Mulana (Remake) photo
Review: La-Mulana (Remake)
by Tony Ponce

Wow.

This is beyond a doubt the hardest game I've ever played.

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1:00 PM on 07.26.2012

Nintendo Download: Wario Edition

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...

Chris Carter