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Nintendo Download: amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits


Also, Paper Mario
Apr 30
It's a nice week for Nintendo systems, with a mix of new content for both platforms. On the Wii U we have amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits, a demo of sorts that will allow you to play retro games by way of amiibo figures.... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2


Also, Mario Kart DS on Wii U
Apr 23
It's a Mario Kart kind of day, with DLC Pack 2 for Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart DS on Wii U. Also on Wii U is Suspension Railroad Simulator and the Mewtwo Smash DLC. I remember when there was a time where typing "DLC... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Donkey Kong 64


Also, two StreetPass games and Mewtwo DLC
Apr 16
This week, the Nintendo 64 rides again with Donkey Kong 64 on the Wii U eShop. It's an incredibly bizarre, flawed, and all-around awesome experience that must be seen to be believed. Oh, and Tilelicious: Delicious Tiles ... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Affordable Space Adventures


Also, Pokemon Rumble World
Apr 09
The main highlight this week on the Wii U eShop is Affordable Space Adventures, which is getting quite a bit of buzz for making good use of the GamePad. The DS is also invading the Wii U this week with WarioWare Touched! ... read
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Bayou Billy

Forget Metal Gear, Konami readying Adventures of Bayou Billy re-release


That's not a knife
Apr 07
As Konami is seemingly intent on giving Metal Gear's Hideo Kojima the boot (this is a Simpsons Australia joke despite Bayou Billy being from Louisiana), many are mourning one of the most memorable videogame companies falling ... read
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EarthBound

First Ness, now his game? EarthBound 'sold out' on Club Nintendo reward list


Sad-Ness
Apr 05
[Please Give Us Strength art by Zarla] Pre-orders for the GameStop exclusive Ness amiibo went up last week, and it was pretty much a disaster. GameStop.com ended up being taken offline as a result, and in-store orders took up... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Super Mario 64


Also, Story of Seasons
Apr 02
The Wii U is getting Nintendo 64 and DS games starting this week, with Super Mario 64 and Yoshi's Island DS respectively. You'll also be able to buy Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures, Bubble Gum Popper, Mon Premier K... read
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Wii U Virtual Console

Nintendo bringing DS, N64 virtual console to Wii U


Super Mario 64, Yoshi's Island, and more available now for $10
Apr 01
[Update: In the UK WarioWare Touched! and Donkey Kong 64 are available today alongside Super Mario 64 and Mario Kart DS. All cost £8.99.] Nintendo is opening up the Wii U Virtual Conso... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Dot Arcade


Also, Namco Museum
Mar 26
There isn't a whole lot coming to Nintendo systems today, but Dot Arcade definitely highlights the week with its interesting minimalist style. You'll also find Namco Museum on the Virtual Console in addition to a de... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Mario Party 10


Also, Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament
Mar 19
Tomorrow, the Wii U will get Mario Party 10, which is probably the biggest release this week. Aside from that, you can nab Pentapuzzle, Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament (GBA), Elliot Quest, and Super Destronaut toda... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.


Also, 3D Out Run
Mar 12
Although the 3DS is the highlight today, the Wii U is getting a few titles this week. In addition to Trine Enchanted Edition, you'll also find F-Zero GP Legend, Don't Touch Anything Red, and My Style Studio: Notebook. Th... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars


Also, OlliOlli
Mar 05
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... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Donkey Kong Land and Country!


Also, Ironfall: Invasion
Feb 26
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... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse


Also, Pokémon Shuffle
Feb 19
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 ... read
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Nintendo Download

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


Also, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
Feb 12
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... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate demo


Also, Hyrule Warriors DLC
Feb 05
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... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Gunman Clive 2


Also, Metroid Prime Trilogy
Jan 29
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... read
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3DS

3DS browser exploit makes GBC roms playable


Exploit requires a single Game Boy Color game purchase
Jan 28
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 ... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Citizens of Earth


Also, Punch Out!! Wii U
Jan 22
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... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: 3D After Burner II


Also, Lufia: The Legend Returns
Jan 15
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... read
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Nintendo

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


They're learningggggg
Jan 08
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... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Mega Man Battle Network 2


Also, Chariot
Jan 08
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... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Pokemon Pinball


Also, a Shovel Knight discount
Jan 01
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... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Duck Hunt


Also, Shantae on Wii U
Dec 25
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 ... read
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Duck Hunt

Duck Hunt on the Wii U Virtual Console is too easy


Make those cross-hairs go away, Nintendo
Dec 25
[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... read
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Duck Hunt Wii U

Duck Hunt zaps Wii U eShop on December 25


Now with Wii Remote support
Dec 18
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... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Mega Man Zero


Also, Natsume Championship Wrestling
Dec 18
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... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy


Also, Xeodrifter
Dec 11
The Wii U isn't looking good this week. All you're getting is Lucadian Chronicles, Angry Birds Star Wars, and Angry Birds Trilogy. Yep. Seriously. The 3DS however is rocking it as usual. The big drops include Phoenix Wright: ... read
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Pokémon Pinball GBA

Europe gets Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire on Wii U this week


More where this came from, please
Dec 08
A new pinball game out of Nintendo sure would be delightful. The time is right (because the time is always right for well-made pinball spinoff games). I don't see that happening anytime soon, granted, but there's always Pok&e... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Captain Toad


Also, Fire Emblem
Dec 04
Nintendo is delivering with a heavy-hitting first party title this week -- Captain Toad. It will hit the Wii U eShop and retail tomorrow for $39.99. Also on the Wii U is Fire Emblem, Lode Runner, and a Sonic Boom de... read
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Fire Emblem

Fire Emblem lands on Wii U Virtual Console in North America tomorrow


Lyn!
Dec 03
I let out an involuntary "hell yeah!" upon hearing that Fire Emblem for Game Boy Advance is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console tomorrow, December 4. In fact, I think my body even twisted in excitement for a few seconds there... read
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth


Also, Mighty Final Fight
Nov 27
The Nintendo 3DS is the champion this week, as it's getting a few pretty awesome releases to pad out that gigantic library. On the Wii U though you can pick up Mighty Final Fight, Mario Pinball Land, Thomas Was Alone, GetClos... read






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