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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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Nintendo Download: Super Mario 64 DS

It's old school week on the eShop, fellas!First up on Wii U we have Super Mario 64 DS, followed by Shadow Archer. It's underwhelming to say the least, but the fairly unknown DS port of the 64 classic isn't talked about very often, and I'm g...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Metroid Prime: Federation Force

The time has come. A Nintendo platform has a major release. And...it's a Metroid spinoff. Ha! First up though, let's talk Wii U. We're getting Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs, so the entire Ranger trilogy is now on Wii U. Also, you...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Mega Man X

Wouldn't you know, it's actually a decent week for the eShop, both in terms of nostalgia and one new release. The Wii U is getting Tadpole Treble, Wave Race 64, 360 Breakout, Mario Sports Mix, and Surfin' Sam - Attack of the Aqualites. Wait...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia

Man it's one lame day for original stuff on the eShop!On Wii U, we're getting the Virtual Console release of Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, as well as Dragon Skills, a demo for Just Dance 2017, and Overworld Defender Remix. &nb...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Kirby's Epic Yarn

The Wii U is a Virtual Console ball of fluff smorgasbord today, with Kirby's Epic Yarn (a great co-op game), and Kirby Mass Attack. You'll also find a bunch of indies on offer too, like 3Souls, BLOC, Dracula's Legacy, and Vektor W...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Pokemon Ranger

It's demo day for the Wii U, as Star Fox Zero proper and its Guard spinoff both have their own demos now available on the eShop. Also on Wii U you'll find Buddy & Me: Dream Edition, Pokemon Ranger by way of the Virtual Co...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Monster Hunter Generations

There's pretty much something for everyone (albeit with an RPG tint) this week. Wii U sees the release of Tumblestone, in addition to the TurboGrafx-16 duo of New Adventure Island and Bonk's Adventure. Additionally, you can pick up R-T...   read

 
 
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Nintendo is launching a miniature NES this holiday

You know all of those knock-off NES replicas you've seen at random stores like Walmart for the last 10 years? Well they're oddly going to have some official competition this holiday season. Ninendo has announced today that it's launching a ...   read

 
 
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Mega Man X2 hits the Japanese Virtual Console next week

Mega Man X2, one of the greatest platformers ever (and where part of my handle "Magnalon," comes from in Magna Centipede!), will arrive on the New 3DS Virtual Console in Japan on July 20. Both of those qualifiers (read: New 3DS, Japan) make...   read

 
 
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Bonk, Adventure Island, R-Type all join the Wii U Virtual Console family

While the franchise has been in turmoil recently when it comes to publishing rights, R-Type is making a glorious return to the Virtual Console family this week on Wii U for $7.99. It is joined by New Adventure Island and Bonk's Ad...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Legend of the Mystical Ninja

It's a dull, dull day overall for Nintendo fans, and it probably isn't going to get any brighter in coming weeks outside of indies -- at least as it relates to the Wii U. Today on the Wii U eShop you can find Baseball Simulator 1000, Flying...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Super Mario RPG

The Wii U only has a few releases this week but damn is one of them good. Super Mario RPG has hit the Virtual Console, and if you're on the fence, hit up our discussion. You can also find LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Prism Pets, ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE

It's a good day for JRPG fans. The Wii U is getting Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE, the newest game from Atlus, which should help tide you over for Persona 5. Other Wii U releases include Mighty No. 9, Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Ga...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Rhythm Heaven Megamix

It's a port and Virtual Console heavy day for Nintendo's console, which isn't a terrible thing depending on your tastes. Today sees the release of Terraria, as well as Super Paper Mario, and Drill Dozer. The Wii U is also getting ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Download: Kirby: Planet Robobot

Well, the Wii U seems to be winding down almost completely. This week the only big eShop addition is Wario: Master of Disguise as a Virtual Console release. The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 and Olympia Rising also make an appearance....   read

 
 
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