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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
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
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
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
Nintendo Download

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... read
Nintendo Download

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... read
Nintendo Download

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, ... read
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. read
Nintendo Download

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,... read
Nintendo Download

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 ... read
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.  read
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... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
Nintendo Download

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 ... read
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Super Smash Bros. 3DS


Also, Castlevania: Dracula X
Oct 02
While the 3DS is definitely the highlight this week, the Wii U is getting a few games today. The most notable game is Castlevania Dracula X on the Virtual Console, in addition to 99Seconds, Red Riding Hood. On the 3DS we... read
Castlevania

We're getting Castlevania: Circle of the Moon on Wii U in October


Dracula X, too
Sep 25
Hearing that Castlevania: Circle of the Moon was headed to the Wii U Virtual Console in Japan got me all worked up a couple weeks ago and I'm still eager to replay the Game Boy Advance title. Not much longer now, thankfully -... read
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Hyrule Warriors


Also, Mario Golf: Advance Tour
Sep 25
Hyrule Warriors is clearly the headline this week for Wii U, and it's definitely worth getting if you're an action fan. Also on the Wii U we have Mario Golf: Advanced Tour, Angry Bunnies: Colossal Carrot Crusade, Darts U... read
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Super Smash Bros. 3DS demo


Also, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call
Sep 18
It's a pretty lively week for Nintendo Download, with a few big 3DS arrivals. On the Wii U side though we have Wild Guns on the Virtual Console, as well as Arrow Time U, and Spikey Walls. The big headliner is definitely ... read
What are you playing?

Is anyone else not playing Destiny right now?


Let's talk about it
Sep 15
The Tokyo Game Show is almost here. We're on the cusp of cool gaming news, and lots of it, but until then the week is off to a slow start. Well, aside from Microsoft's acquisition of Minecraft maker Mojang and the hundreds of... read
Mega Man 7

Mega Man 7 is out now on the Wii U Virtual Console


Do you..like it?
Sep 15
One of the most polarizing Mega Man titles is out now on the Wii U Virtual Console -- Mega Man 7. Not only did it employ a wholly different graphical style, but it also took some pretty neat risks, like the game's ending and the hidden Street Fighter-esque multiplayer mode. Whatever side of the fence you're on, it's nice to have the game finally available to pick up digitally. read
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Teslagrad


Also, Adventure Island
Sep 11
Are you in the mood for some ports and old games this week? No? Too bad! This week sees the release of Teslagrad on the Wii U, as well as Adventure Island, KickBeat Special Edition. You'll also find a Wooden Sen'SeY demo... read
Nintendo

Adventure Island, Wild Guns, and River King coming to the Virtual Console


All in September
Sep 04
Nintendo has just sent over word on a few upcoming Virtual Console games, confirming Adventure Island (Wii U, September 11th), Wild Guns (Wii U, September 18th), and Legend of the River King 2 (3DS, September 1... read
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call demo


Also, Street Fighter 2010
Sep 04
After a fairly enjoyable Mega Man August streak, we're back to the normal routine, and it isn't particularly exciting this week. On the Wii U we have Nobunaga's Ambition, Cubeman 2, and Ice Cream Surfer. For the 3DS, we ... read
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Mega Man August concludes with X3


Also, Azure Striker Gunvolt
Aug 28
Today is a massive day for the Nintendo eShop -- one of the biggest in recent memory. On the Wii U we have Mega Man X3 on the Virtual Console, followed by Donkey Kong Jr. Math, SteamWorld Dig, and The Fall. The... read
Xtreme Sports

Shantae's secret origin lies in... Xtreme Sports?


Lets hope for Xtreme Belly Dancing in the sequel
Aug 24
Before WayForward hit Kickstarter success and critical acclaim with their Shantae series, they got their feet wet on the Game Boy Color with Xtreme Sports. It was their first game on the handheld, giving it special senti... read
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Mega Man 6


Also, Disney infinity
Aug 21
Today is a classic kind of day in terms of Nintendo Download, with a few re-releases. We have Mega Man 6 headlining the fray, which means that the full NES collection of Mega Man 1-6 is finally available on the... read
Wii U

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon hits Wii U in Japan real soon


Releasing next week on the Japanese Virtual Console
Aug 20
Castlevania: Circle of the Moon is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console in Japan next week and one can only hope that the rest of the world will get it not long after. Playing Game Boy Advance games on Wii U has become one of ... read
Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download: Mega Man August continues with Battle Chip Challenge


Also, Double Dragon II
Aug 14
It's not a very exciting week for Nintendo Download unless you like sales. Fresh on the Wii U Virtual Console we have Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge and Double Dragon II: The Revenge. Also on Wii U there's Gaiabreak... read






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