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11:00 AM on 03.05.2015

Nintendo Download: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars

The Wii U and 3DS are getting something interesting today -- two Cross-Buy games. Cross-Buy has existed on Nintendo platfoms for about a year now, but it was very rarely used. Today, it's going to work on Mario vs. Donkey Kon...

Chris Carter

12:00 PM on 02.26.2015

Nintendo Download: Donkey Kong Land and Country!

This is a huge day for the 3DS and Wii U in terms of the Virtual Console. Not only is the 3DS getting Donkey Kong Land 1-3, but the Wii U is also getting Donkey Kong Country 1-3, which were removed previously from t...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 02.19.2015

Nintendo Download: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

The Wii U has a bit of eShop life this week with Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, which looks all sorts of cute. It's also getting a Citizens of Earth demo and Axelay, one of my personal favorite SNES shoot-'em-ups. The 3DS ...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 02.12.2015

Nintendo Download: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

I hope you aren't too excited for the Wii U eShop, because all it's getting is Blek, Breath of Fire, and Paparazzi. Ubisoft is still having that sale for a few more days. Yep, that's it. The 3DS has a killer week yet again th...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 02.05.2015

Nintendo Download: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate demo

The Wii U eShop is pretty much dead this week outside of the Majora's Mask Hyrule Warriors DLC. Long live the 3DS! But seriously, all you're getting is Dolphin Up, Puzzle Monkeys, Tri-Strip, Dig Dug, Mappy-Land,&nbs...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 01.29.2015

Nintendo Download: Gunman Clive 2

The Wii U eShop is getting more exciting today with the release of Metroid Prime Trilogy for $9.99. I still have my lovely hard copy safe with the rest of my Metroid collection, but considering how rare it is, I'm g...

Chris Carter

6:30 AM on 01.28.2015

3DS browser exploit makes GBC roms playable

Nintendo is a little bit useless when it comes to putting games out on the Virtual Console in a timely manner, that in and of itself is certainly not news. Since the company started dabbling with downloadable retro software ...

Laura Kate Dale

11:00 AM on 01.22.2015

Nintendo Download: Citizens of Earth

The headliner this week is definitely Citizens of Earth on the Wii U eShop. Brittany didn't think it was the second coming of EarthBound, but there were some redeeming qualities -- maybe it's best to wait on the fence fo...

Chris Carter

11:30 AM on 01.15.2015

Nintendo Download: 3D After Burner II

On the Wii U, we have Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight on the Virtual Console. Nintendo calls this an "NES classic," but I beg to differ. Also on the Wii U eShop, there's Electroic Super Joy: Groove City, Family Tennis SP...

Chris Carter

1:30 PM on 01.08.2015

Nintendo adds a number of Virtual Console games to its online store

When I want to buy a digital game or redeem a code online for a Sony or Microsoft system, it's dead simple. I love how quickly I can punch in codes I may have obtained from a contest or a friend while I'm on the go, then have...

Chris Carter

11:30 AM on 01.08.2015

Nintendo Download: Mega Man Battle Network 2

It's not a huge day for Nintendo consoles in terms of the eShop, but I'll take it. On the Wii U we're getting Mega Man Battle Network 2, Maze, Wipeout 3, and Chariot. The latter is a fun little co-op game that can also be pla...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 01.01.2015

Nintendo Download: Pokemon Pinball

Death, taxes, and the Nintendo Download update are always inevitable. Nintendo waits for no holiday -- Christmas, New Year's -- it doesn't matter, they are going to update the eShop on Thursday. Sadly today isn't all that gre...

Chris Carter

9:45 AM on 12.25.2014

Nintendo Download: Duck Hunt

In an interesting turn, Nintendo has a great Nintendo Download week for us on Christmas Day. On the Wii U there's Shantae and the Pirate's Curse with a few extra upgrades like off-TV play. Additionally there's Duck ...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 12.25.2014

Duck Hunt on the Wii U Virtual Console is too easy

[Update: Reader Darren Bolton reports you can turn off the cross-hairs by using the D-pad. Is this true, dear readers? Has my Duck Hunt Christmas been saved?] Nintendo released Duck Hunt on the Wii U Virtual Console tod...

Jonathan Holmes

11:30 AM on 12.18.2014

Duck Hunt zaps Wii U eShop on December 25

Three decades after its original release, Duck Hunt is making a return to consoles. The classic shooter is coming to Wii U on December 25, Nintendo of America announced today. Duck Hunt debuted in Japan in 1984 before launchi...

Kyle MacGregor

11:00 AM on 12.18.2014

Nintendo Download: Mega Man Zero

If you aren't into old games, this may be a pass week for you. On the Virtual Console for Wii U comes Natsume Championship Wrestling, and the always great Mega Man Zero. Also on the Wii you'll find 99Moves, Blok Drop X T...

Chris Carter