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News: Harvest Moon 3 And Lufia: The Legend Returns Rated For 3DS Virtual Console Release

Harvest Moon 3 And Lufia: The Legend Returns Rated For 3DS Virtual Console Release

New Game Boy Color games incoming

If you're looking forward to playing more handheld classics on your 3DS then you'll be pleased to learn that the Australian Classification board has handed out ratings for two new Game Boy Color games. Harvest Moon 3 and Lufia: The Legend Returns have both been given a "General" rating, which is a good sign that...

News: Parking Star 3D swerving on to the North American 3DS eShop 8th May

Parking Star 3D swerving on to the North American 3DS eShop 8th May

What do you do if you see a space, man?

It’s time to fill that empty space on your SD card as Parking Star 3D will soon be heading to the 3DS eShop. EasyTech and CIRCLE Entertainment have today announced that their parking simulator will be released in North America on 8th May, although there’s currently no word on a European release date. The...

Review: Me & My Furry Patients 3D (3DS eShop)

Me & My Furry Patients 3D (3DS eShop)

Diagnosis: a little hairy

There's a certain nostalgic charm to Me & My Furry Patients 3D's early-1990s PC game aesthetic – the rudimentary isometric 2D graphics, crude character models, heavy reliance on walls of text and menus resembling Windows 95 pop-up boxes are a nice change of pace from the ubiquitous FarmVille-esque cartoony graphics we...

Matters of Import: Sega 3D Classics Races Ahead With 3D OutRun

Sega 3D Classics Races Ahead With 3D OutRun

Is it a Magical Sound Shower or just a Passing Breeze?

Sega’s 3D Classics range just keeps on going — in Japan, at least — with this latest offering being OutRun, one of the biggest hits of them all. Like Super Hang-On and Space Harrier before it, OutRun used Sega’s impressive Super Scaler arcade tech to wow arcade gamers and deliver some...

News: New Version Of Petit Computer Will Allow For SNES Or PlayStation Standard Games On 3DS

New Version Of Petit Computer Will Allow For SNES Or PlayStation Standard Games On 3DS

Smileboom president Takaki Kobayashi starts the hype train

Smileboom's Petit Computer is a DSiWare application which allows you to program games using a variant of the Beginners All-purpose Standard Instruction Code — or BASIC — programming language, which incredibly turns 50 this year. Speaking to John Szczepaniak — the guy behind

News: Download Developer Hits a "Brick Wall" When Trying to Reach Nintendo Indie Executive for Interview

Download Developer Hits a "Brick Wall" When Trying to Reach Nintendo Indie Executive for Interview

Highlights low eShop sales and policies lagging behind Sony and Microsoft

Brandon Sheffield is, arguably, just the sort of developer Nintendo should be wooing — he produces games through his own studio Necrosoft, is an editor on Gamasutra and is a familiar face at industry events such as GDC (Game Developers Conference) and IDF (Independent Games...

Review: Smash Cat Heroes (3DS eShop)

Smash Cat Heroes (3DS eShop)

Tokugawa Mew Mew

Imagine, for a moment, that you are a cat. What would you do for a can of delicious cat food? What about a can of delicious, destiny-altering Super Cat Food? If you're anything like the feline cast of Smash Cat Heroes — the latest eShop title from Escape from Zombie City studio Tom Create — you'd grab a kitten-sized katana and...

News: The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll Hits North America and Europe on 8th May

The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll Hits North America and Europe on 8th May

Demo next week, progress transferred to full game

Earlier this year we shared the news that Genius Sonority was bringing The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll to the West, the third entry in the quirky but rather excellent augmented reality RPG series. It was previously announced that there'd be a demo in May, and the developer wasn't kidding —...

News: Nintendo Pocket Football Club Tournament & SpotPass Distribution Schedules Released, Add-On Content Detailed

Nintendo Pocket Football Club Tournament & SpotPass Distribution Schedules Released, Add-On Content Detailed

Train with aliens, play a friendly against Spain or compete in a tournament

Supporters of the newly released 3DS eShop title Nintendo Pocket Football Club will be pleased to discover the official website has recently been updated to include European rankings, tournament and SpotPass distribution schedules, as well as add-on content details...

News: Tappingo Gets a 30% Discount in Early May

Tappingo Gets a 30% Discount in Early May

Figure it out

Hugo Smits, the man behind Goodbye Galaxy Games, has been in touch to confirm that he has a treat on the way for puzzle fans with a 3DS. His latest eShop title, Tappingo, will be reduced by 30% from 1st to 15th May — in this period it'll cost €1.99 / £1.75 / $1.99. As is expected of titles from the developer, it takes some...

Nintendo Download: 24th April (North America)

24th April (North America)

NES is remixed, Child of Light, Yoshi's back, a golfing demo and more

It's that time again, North America, for your Nintendo Download update news. This week brings two high profile titles to the Wii U eShop, along with the latest Game Boy Advance Virtual Console offering. It's more of a mixed bag on the 3DS, though there is a demo for a major retail...

Video: We Put The Pedal To The Metal In Sega's 3D OutRun

We Put The Pedal To The Metal In Sega's 3D OutRun

Can M2 keep up their winning streak?

It hardly feels like Japanese 3DS owners have finished with Fantasy Zone, but M2 is back on the eShop and granting gamer wishes once again, this time bringing Yu Suzuki's OutRun into the palms of arcade fans. As we've come to expect this is yet another fantastic port with just the right balance of hardcore...

News: North American Club Nintendo Update Closes Down Physical Rewards Until May

North American Club Nintendo Update Closes Down Physical Rewards Until May

More game downloads added in the interim

Club Nintendo patrons in North America who were saving up their coins for some tangible Nintendo memorabilia will apparently have to wait a while before doing so as the program undergoes a system update. Visitors to the Club Nintendo rewards page will be met with the following message: Orders for physical...

Review: Tiny Games - Knights & Dragons (3DS eShop)

Tiny Games - Knights & Dragons (3DS eShop)

The dark knight

Taking the title of this game at face value, one could understandably conjure some exciting images of brave warriors setting off to battle in a land teeming with adventurous opportunities. The medieval setting is well-established by this point, and is versatile enough to appeal to even the very young demographic that Tiny Games...

News: Picross e4 Confirmed For North American 3DS eShop Release In May

Picross e4 Confirmed For North American 3DS eShop Release In May

Mega Picross puzzles await

It might be slightly later than expected, but Picross e4 is finally making the leap to the west. The game has been confirmed for a May 1st release on the North American 3DS eShop. The game launched in Japan last year, and publisher Jupiter Corporation has previously stated that it will also see release in Europe in the...