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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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...
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...
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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...
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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: ...
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...
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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...
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...
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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...
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Nintendo Download: Super Smash Bros. Wii U!


Also, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Nov 20
This is easily one of the biggest weeks of 2014 for Nintendo. Both systems have some heavy hitters, but the crown jewel is no doubt Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U, which is out tomorrow. The console is also getting Watch...
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Nintendo Download: Mario Kart 8's first DLC pack


Also, Sonic Boom
Nov 13
The big name this week is definitely Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, but with late review copies I wouldn't make haste to pick it up. Also on the Wii U there's Xavier, A World of Keflings, Tengami, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, and L...
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Nintendo Download: Pokemon Puzzle Challenge


Also, Sportsball
Nov 06
It's an interesting week for Nintendo Download, which a mix of just about everything. On Wii U we have Sportsball, as well as The Swapper, Disney infinity 2.0 (download edition), Super Mario Advance, Flapp & Zegeta, ...
Duck Hunt Wii U

Duck Hunt coming soon to Wii U Virtual Console


Trade that NES zapper for a Wii Remote!
Nov 05
Duck Hunt is coming to Wii U Virtual Console with Wii Remote support, Nintendo revealed today.
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Nintendo Download: Demon's Crest


Also, Stealth Inc 2
Oct 30
It's a pretty mellow week outside of a few indie releases for Nintendo. On the Wii U we have Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones, Costume Quest 2, Demon's Crest, Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland, Cosmophony, Falling Skies: The Game,...
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Nintendo Download: Bayonetta 1 and 2!


Also, Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
Oct 23
It's a rare day when a Nintendo Download week has me equally excited for the Wii U and 3DS, but here we are. The big-hitter on the Wii U is definitely Bayonetta 2, which, as a reminder, comes with the original Bayonetta ...
Pokémon Puzzle Challenge

Pokémon Puzzle Challenge coming to 3DS next month


5 bucks
Oct 20
I love Pokémon Puzzle Challenge.  I am glad that it is coming to the 3DS Virtual Console. I think I will pay $5 for it despite still having a cartridge. I probably won't bother with the code for the Special Demo Version of Ruby and Sapphire it comes with, but that's fine. It is a lovely little game. I think I will go play it right now. 
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Hyrule Warriors DLC


Also, Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance
Oct 16
Rejoice, Hyrule Warriors owners, the Master Quest pack is out today, along with the free character update. Also on Wii U there's Ballpoint Universe: Infinite, Lone Survivor: Director's Cut, Chests O' Booty, PING 1.5+,&nb...
Demon's Crest

Demon's Crest, one of the most rare SNES games to date, is coming to the Virtual Console


Yes!
Oct 16
One of my biggest regrets is not buying Demon's Crest as a kid. I rented it at least twice and beat it multiple times -- as soon as I was done with one playthrough, I started the next one. It's easily one of the best pla...
Donkey Kong Country

Donkey Kong Country trilogy returning to Virtual Console in the UK


And the Donkey Kong Land series is headed to 3DS
Oct 13
Back in November 2012, Nintendo removed the Donkey Kong Country series from the Wii's Virtual Console for some reason that, to my knowledge, was never publicly addressed. But those games will resurface this month on Wii U alo...
Castlevania

The other two Castlevania GBA games are also coming to Wii U


Harmony of Dissonance and Aria of Sorrow Next hit next week
Oct 09
As Chris reported this morning, Konami added Castlevania: Circle of the Moon to the Wii U Virtual Console today, priced at $7.99. This is good news, but it gets even better: the remaining two Castlevania titles for Game Boy A...
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Nintendo Download: Bayonetta 2 demo!


Also, Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
Oct 09
One of the biggest things to come to the Wii U eShop in a while is the Bayonetta 2 demo. The game is just a few weeks away, and you can finally get a taste of it. Spoiler -- it plays a lot like Bayonetta 1, and that's only a ...






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