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Nintendo Download: Mario Kart 64

It's the holidays, so it's expected to be a light eShop drop, but this is really light. I wonder if anyone is going to try to capitalize on the zero competition going into the Switch's release? Either way, we have Mario Kart 64 on the ...   read

 
 
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Mario Kart 64 headed to Wii U in North America tomorrow

Mario Kart 64 is one of those games to make me go, "Wait, that wasn't already on Wii U? How?!" It's true! European players have had access to the classic friendship-ruining racer since January, but over here, nothing. Nada. Zilch. Well, unt...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

It's a really brief Christmas drop for the eShop -- I guess most developers figure people already spent all their holiday cash on gifts. But then again, post-Christmas eShop gift cards are a thing! Either way, on Wii U we have Shantae:...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Super Mario Run

Weird! Today I get to talk about the release of a Nintendo mobile game -- it's been months since Miitomo dropped, but Super Mario Run is set to debut today worldwide on iOS. It's free-to-play (and $10 to buy), and will feature a non-endless...   read

 
 
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NES Classic at Gamestop today

Hopefully it's not too late when you read this, but we just found out that the NES Classic edition should be available at GameStop stores starting on Thursday, December 15. The report comes from an image shared on the Cheap Ass Gamer Twitte...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Metroid: Other M

The Wii U actually has several additions today, one new, one port, several Virtual Console games -- but hey, it's something. In addition to the shooter Teslapunk, you can also download Bridge Constructor Playground, Fire Emblem: Shadow...   read

 
 
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NES Classic edition restocking soon

Nintendo's NES Classic Edition has been THE must-have toy for the holidays this year, and it's been sold out pretty much everywhere since it released on November 11. Much like the early days of the Wii, the consoles are going for up to five...   read

 
 
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Rumor: Nintendo Switch will finally get the GameCube Virtual Console

For years, people thought that the GameCube would make an appearance on the Wii U. Hell, people even hacked the thing to do it, but a true Virtual Console never really came to fruition. The Virtual Console in general is weird as hell, as so...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Super Mario Maker 3DS

So uh, there isn't much here to go around this week. On Wii U, you're getting Advance Wars: Dual Strike on the Virtual Console. That's all she wrote. The 3DS is a bit more cheery, with Super Mario Maker 3DS, and a reminder for Swapdood...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Dragon Ball Fusions

Welcome to eShop life support. I'm your host, Chris Carter, and I hope you're having a good holiday week. As we anxiously await the March Switch date (and price, and really, any tangible information announcement coming in "2017"), you can p...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Pokemon Sun and Moon

After all that waiting Pokemon Sun and Moon are hitting the eShop and retail tomorrow, and will probably take up the rest of your year if you're going for a full Pokedex all over again. Also on 3DS you'll find Swapdoodle, Ohayou! Beginner's...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Mega Man X3 (3DS)

The time has come for another somber week of Nintendo Download. Ding dong the Wii U is (mostly) dead, and its shambling corpse still has a few old games to peddle. On Wii U you'll find Dungeon Hearts DX, Rhythm Heaven Fever (VC), and R...   read

 
 
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Nintendo is going totally '80s to celebrate the NES Classic

Nintendo's cute lil' NES Classic Edition will be available (or maybe not) in stores a week from today. To commemorate the launch, Nintendo is celebrating with some throwback '80s events at its stores and on social media. That's anachronisti...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Mario Party Star Rush

It's uh, a stale week unless you're really big into Mario Party, and I don't know a lot of people who are at this point in their long, fight-filled Mario Party careers. I think we've all had enough broken controllers, cartridges, discs...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Corpse Party

The Wii U is shambling along with a new release this week in Just Dance 2017. It lives! You can also grab Lost in Shadow, Demonic Karma Summoner, Ectoplaza, and Solitaire on Wii U -- there's a big demonic/occult theme this week it seem...   read

 
 
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I'm down for an NES Classic turbo controller

As a kid, games used to be tremendously hard. While I persevered, sometimes whipping out the NES Max or the Game Genie would be my answer. Back then, I mostly just wanted to fool around instead of trying to prove something; nowadays, I like...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

I know we're still recovering from the NX (Nintendo Switch!) news, but here we are with a Nintendo Download episode with a bunch of old games. On the Wii U you'll find Retro Road Rumble, Super Destronaut 2: Go Duck Yourself, Mr. Pumpkin Adv...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Disney Magical World 2

Oh hey, it's a super cute edition of Nintendo Download! The 3DS is getting both Disney Magical World 2 and Gurumin 3D, which will probably make your portable explode due to maximum adorableness, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 style, if you had ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Mega Man X2

Prior to our weekly installment of Nintendo Download, I just have to give another shout out to "Green Biker Dude." Before "Marauder Shields" was a thing, there was the Green Biker Dude. A frequent conversation piece among Mega Man enthusias...   read

 
 
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We're learning more about the NES Classic Edition

The NES Classic Edition has begun its initial manufacturing run, and some folks in Madrid got hands on with one of the first ones off the assembly line. Spanish-language site GameReactor posted some high-quality images of the upcoming conso...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Yo-Kai Watch 2

It's a veritable feast this week on Nintendo platforms, at least compared to past eShop drops, as several big games are coming to both platforms. The Wii U is getting the original Pikmin all over again, as well as Quest of Dungeons, Archery...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Donkey Kong Country Returns Wii U

"New and old" has always summed up the Nintendo eShop, but there's some good ones here this week. On Wii U you'll find Severed, a port of a not-too-old Vita game, as well as Donkey Kong Country Returns, Laser Blaster, Titans Tower, Double B...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Dragon Quest VII

Another big day for the 3DS, more old games you've probably played before on Wii U. So it's...a weekday. On Wii U you'll find Noitu Love: Devolution, as well as WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Aenigma OS, Brick Breaker, Gear Gauntlet, Grand Prix R...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney -- Spirit of Justice

The 3DS is the star this week, with Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice, but the only other offerings are Futuridium EP Deluxe and Super Castlevania IV. So....I hope you like the former series! Wii U has a lot of new...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: More StreetPass Plaza!

It's a wacky day for Nintendo Download, as two new StreetPass games were just announced for the service (Slot-Car Rivals and Market Crashers). You'll also find Picross 3D Round 2, as well as Adventure Labyrinth Story and Ping Pong Trick Sho...   read

 
 


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