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Metroid: Zero Mission

Metroid: Zero Mission is rolling onto the Wii U Virtual Console tomorrow


I didn't know it was happening, woo-hoo!
Jan 13
// Zack Furniss
Metroid: Zero Mission, the remake of the first game in the series, is coming to Wii U's Virtual Console tomorrow. It'll cost $7.99 and utilize off-screen play, should you want to play on the pooper (assuming your console is c...
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Nintendo Download: Wild Gunman


Also, Bayou Billy
Jan 07
// Chris Carter
Nintendo isn't really picking up steam after a number of meh weeks on the eShop, as the Wii U is only getting a few Virtual Console games today -- Hogan's Alley, Wild Gunman, and The Adventures of Bayou Billy. Billy is p...
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Molly Maggot

Nintendo Download: Molly Maggot


Also, 1080 Snowboarding
Dec 31
// Chris Carter
I try to stay positive during these roundups, but outside of one new game (Molly Maggot on Wii U), this week is absolutely abysmal. On Wii U there's the aforementioned new indie, following by 1080 Snowboarding on Vi...
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Super Mario Galaxy


Also, Puzzle & Dragons DLC
Dec 24
// Chris Carter
It's not a big week for Nintendo platforms, as everything is old. The original Mario Galaxy is coming to the Wii U, and Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition is getting a free update on 3DS. The latter will bring more characters into the fray, on top of a score attack element. That's basically it.
Super Mario Galaxy photo
Super Mario Galaxy

Super Mario Galaxy hits the Wii U eShop tomorrow


Bee Mario!
Dec 23
// Jordan Devore
Super Mario Galaxy 2 was made available for download on Wii U at the beginning of the year, and now Nintendo is closing out 2015 with the first game. Super Mario Galaxy joins the Wii U eShop on December 24 in North America. I...
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Super Mario RPG

Pick Me Up! Super Mario RPG being revived for Wii U


European Wii U, though
Dec 21
// Brett Makedonski
A Geno costume in Super Smash Bros. isn't the extent of Nintendo's short-term plans for Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. The revered and beloved Square-developed SNES game is getting a full port on the Wii U's Vir...
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Cloud in Super Smash Bros.!


Also, Minecraft Wii U
Dec 17
// Chris Carter
It's not a bad week for Nintendo systems, as Cloud's appearance in Super Smash Bros. (and his Midgar stage) highlight the Wii U and 3DS offerings. Also on Wii U is Minecraft: Wii U Edition (sadly without GamePad inv...
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Fast Racing Neo, Devil's Third NOA snub


Also, SteamWorld Heist
Dec 10
// Chris Carter
It's been a while, but this Nintendo Download week is most definitely highlighted by a few major third-party eShop releases. The Wii U headliner is Fast Racing Neo, which I highly recommend to any Wipeout or F-Zero fans ...
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Xenoblade Chronicles X


Also, Pokemon Picross
Dec 03
// Chris Carter
Both systems are getting big-time releases this week, with the Wii U kicking things off with Xenoblade Chronicles X tomorrow. Also, Trauma Team Wii is coming back from the dead, alongside of Kung Fu Panda: Show...
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Cyber Deals


Also, Konami Krazy Racers
Nov 26
// Chris Carter
Well, this is an awkward digital Thanksgiving dinner. Nintendo sent over the main courses for the available 3DS and Wii U eShop downloads today, and they're rather paltry. Wii U will see Konami Krazy Racers and Cutie Pet...
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Nintendo deals

Nintendo's big 3DS and Wii U eShop sale is up


Now I just need storage
Nov 25
// Jordan Devore
Y'all ready for some cyber deals? Nintendo kicked off its big eShop sale on Wii U and 3DS titles today with discounts up to 50 percent off. Wii U The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD ($34.99) Pikmin 3 ($38.99) Captain Toad...
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Typoman


Also, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash
Nov 19
// Chris Carter
It's a relatively big week for the Wii U eShop, but both of the heavy-hitters haven't reviewed well here at Destructoid. You have Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, and Typoman, the latter of which saw numerous delays in the past. Al...
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Nintendo Badge Arcade


Also, Stella Glow
Nov 12
// Chris Carter
This is a pleasant surprise -- the 3DS just got the Nintendo Badge Arcade app, which allows you to play a crane game to obtain icons, which you can customize your home screen with. Also on 3DS is Horse Life 4, as well as...
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Nintendo Download:

Nintendo Download: Yo-Kai Watch


Also, Electronic Super Joy
Nov 05
// Chris Carter
Finally! After two years, Yo-Kai Watch is arriving outside of Japan. It'll be available tomorrow on the 3DS eShop, and it's pretty great. You can also watch the show on YouTube for free starting this week. The rest of th...
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Human Resource Machine


Also, a Tri Force Heroes demo
Oct 29
// Chris Carter
It's a relatively low tide for the eShop platform this time around. On the Wii U you'll find Human Resource Machine, Octodad: Dadliest Catch, PictoParty, and Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town. I haven't tried th...
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Sonic Wii VC

Sonic games are being removed from the Wii Virtual Console


Bummer
Oct 29
// Chris Carter
The digital revolution has its conveniences. For instance, I tend to jump into FPS games randomly, playing a few rounds before moving on to the next one. Being able to do this instantly is great, and I don't necessarily need ...
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes


Also, Fatal Frame
Oct 22
// Chris Carter
It's another big week for Nintendo platforms, as a new Fatal Frame game is arriving as a Wii U eShop exclusive. Additionally, you'll find Just Dance 2016, Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts, Ascent of Kings, Color Bombs, Cutie Pets ...
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden


Also, Yoshi's Woolly World
Oct 15
// Chris Carter
After a string of okay Nintendo Download weeks, this one is really great. On Wii U we have Yoshi's Woolly World hitting tomorrow, as well as Final Fight One, Momonga Pinball Adventures, Ninja Strike: Dangerous Dash, and ...
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Game Boy VC

Don't expect to see anymore Game Boy games on the 3DS Virtual Console


Lame
Oct 09
// Chris Carter
Nintendo is generally pretty guarded when it comes to the inner workings of the Virtual Console service, but publisher Natsume has been incredibly open, dishing out insight time and time again over the past few years. This ti...
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash


Also, Pocky & Rocky With Becky
Oct 08
// Chris Carter
The Wii U side of things is decidedly low key today, with Race the Sun, Whispering Willows, and Perpetual Blast showing up on the eShop. There is a great GBA addition in the form of Pocky & Rocky With Becky, whi...
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Freedom Planet


Also, Smash Bros. DLC
Oct 01
// Chris Carter
At last -- Freedom Planet is hitting the Wii U after multiple last-minute delays! If you happened to get the demo during the Nindies@Home promotion you'll get 15% off the full game. Also on Wii U is that last bit of Smas...
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer


Also, Extreme Exorcism
Sep 24
// Chris Carter
The 3DS is taking the center stage this week, but the Wii U has a few releases to tide you over. First up is Extreme Exorcism, as well as Starwhal, The Ignition Factor, Hold Your Fire: A Game About Responsibility, Beatbuddy, ...
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Free Shovel Knight DLC


Also, Skylanders
Sep 17
// Chris Carter
We already have a heads-up on what's going down this week on the Wii U and 3DS eShop, and the headliner is easily the free Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows update. This expansion will be integrated into the game by way o...
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Super Mario Maker


Also, Hatsune Miku
Sep 10
// Chris Carter
This is a big week for the Wii U, with Super Mario Maker's release scheduled for tomorrow, both digitally and at retail. Also on Wii U you'll find Tecmo Bowl, Explody Bomb, Funky Physics, Q.U.B.E. Director's Cut, Star Sky, an...
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Gunman Clive HD Collection


Also, Mario Golf 64
Sep 03
// Chris Carter
The Gunman Clive HD Collection is easily the highlight today for the Wii U eShop, and you can get a full look at what to expect here. Also on Wii U is Vs. Excitebike, and Mario Golf 64. That Excitebike rel...
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Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Sin & Punishment (Wii U)


Also, Runbow
Aug 27
// Chris Carter
The Wii U is getting a lot of awesome stuff this week, including Runbow, Sin & Punishment, Sin & Punishment: Star Successor. You'll also find Brave Tank Hero, FullBlast, and Pixel Slime U. Disney Infinity 3.0 wil...

Nintendo Download: 3D Gunstar Heroes

Aug 20 // Chris Carter
If you missed last week's edition, here it is. As for what I'm getting, I'll stick with 3D Gunstar Heroes. For those who are interested, sales are going on for both the Wii U and 3DS.  
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Also, Advance Wars 2
We're only a few weeks away from the launch of Super Mario Maker, but for now we'll have to make due with the eShop. This week, the Wii U is getting Crab Cakes Rescue, Factotum, Mortar Melon, Woah Dave!, The Bridge, and ...

Nintendo Download: Pandora's Tower

Aug 13 // Chris Carter
If you missed last week's edition, here it is. As for what I'm getting, I can't resist the call of Pandora's Tower again. For those who are interested, sales are going on for both the Wii U and 3DS.  
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Also, Garfield Kart
Pandora's Tower is awesome. It's also coming out on the Wii U today for $19.99. In addition, you'll find Wind-up Knight 2 on the eShop. That's basically all she wrote for the Wii U. It seems as if Freedom Planet has been...

Nintendo Download: Super Smash Bros. N64 DLC

Aug 06 // Chris Carter
If you missed last week's edition, here it is. As for what I'm getting, it's the N64 levels all the way. I also enjoyed Astral Breakers for the most part, despite some issues. For those who are interested, sales are going on for both the Wii U and 3DS.
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Also, Astral Breakers
It's an interesting week for the eShop, especially after a few poor showings these past few weeks. As of a few days ago, players were able to snag Super Smash Bros. DLC for both Wii U and 3DS, including Peach Castle and Hyrul...

Nintendo Download: Kirby's Return to Dreamland Wii U

Jul 30 // Chris Carter
If you missed last week's edition, here it is. As for what I'm getting, I think I'll re-buy Return to Dreamland because of how great it is, and to add to the ever-growing collection of Kirby games on my Wii U. For those who are interested, sales are going on for both the Wii U and 3DS.  
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Also, Xeodrifter Wii U
While the last few months haven't been particularly exciting for the eShop, Nintendo decided to bring out the big guns today. On Wii U we have Badland: Game of the Year Edition, Xeodrifter (with Cross-Buy for 3DS), Kirby Sque...


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