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Gallery: Feast Your Eyes On FullBlast, An Old School Vertical Shooter For The Wii U

Feast Your Eyes On FullBlast, An Old School Vertical Shooter For The Wii U

Two player action promised

Following the PEGI rating we reported on a while back, EnjoyUp Games has confirmed that it will be publishing UFO Crash Games' FullBlast on the Wii U eShop. A vertically-scrolling shooter with 3D visuals and a heavy metal soundtrack, FullBlast calls to mind the likes of Raiden, Battle Garegga and DoDonPachi. It offers...

News: Hacked Passcodes Leaked For 3DS eShop Microtransaction-Based Title, Pokémon Rumble World

Hacked Passcodes Leaked For 3DS eShop Microtransaction-Based Title, Pokémon Rumble World

Unlocks new Pokémon, outfits and additional diamonds

Nintendo's recently released free-to-play titles have been designed to challenge and push players to their limits in the hope they will at some point seek aid via their wallets. Elements such as set timers, movement limits and special tasks spread out over a day, week or month add to the...

News: Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures on 3DS is "All Done" and Awaiting Approval

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures on 3DS is "All Done" and Awaiting Approval

Stereoscopic 3D and dual screen features are included, naturally

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures is out now on the Wii U in North America, which allows you to play with handsome HD pixels, though there are undoubtedly some that want to play it on the smaller screens of the 3DS. Shovel Knight and Shantae and the Pirate's Curse are two examples of...

News: Custom Metallic Mega Man amiibo Will be Prize at Upcoming Super Smash Bros. Tournament

Custom Metallic Mega Man amiibo Will be Prize at Upcoming Super Smash Bros. Tournament

Trophy Rush

Super Smash Bros. players and amiibo collectors alike will have the chance to win a rather neat customized Mega Man amiibo at the Wizard World Comic Con in Las Vegas, running 24th to 26th April. A Super Smash Bros. tournament will be held at the event on 25 April at 1pm, with the winner walking away with a custom Metallic Mega Man...

Nintendo Download: 23rd April (Europe)

23rd April (Europe)

Double Mario Kart delight, Kirby week, discounts and more

A day later than is custom, we finally have the European Nintendo Download Update details to pore over. It's a week with one particularly notable DLC pack on Wii U to be excited about, along with some Virtual Console offerings, a special Kirby-themed promotion ahead of the arrival of Kirby...

News: ​Unseen64 Digs Up Some Screens of Brimstone, a Cancelled SNES JRPG From Taito

​Unseen64 Digs Up Some Screens of Brimstone, a Cancelled SNES JRPG From Taito

A lost classic

Over the course of its life, the SNES hosted several legendary RPGs, such as Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, and Earthbound. These are just a few examples of how the RPG genre really came into its own in this generation, stepping out of the rather awkward and simplistic experiences that were available on the NES and creating games...

News: Nintendo 3DS System Update 9.7.0-25 Has Stability To Spare

Nintendo 3DS System Update 9.7.0-25 Has Stability To Spare

Not a lot else, alas

A new system update for the Nintendo 3DS is now available, and guess what - it's bringing that sweet, sweet stability. System update 9.7.0-25 (for that is its name) can be downloaded to your console right now, and offers the usual benefits: Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been...

Review: DOOORS (3DS eShop)

DOOORS (3DS eShop)

What are the scores on the DOOORS?

Imagine this: you wake up one morning and find yourself in a windowless, white room with nothing but a screwdriver in your pocket and a scrap of paper that contains a bizarre sequence of numbers. Upon closely examining the only door, you find it locked and there's no obvious keyhole. What do you do? If problem...

Talking Point: Market Expectations Remain High For Nintendo and DeNA's Smart Device Crusade

Market Expectations Remain High For Nintendo and DeNA's Smart Device Crusade

A bubble to burst or the start of major success?

It's now been over a month since Nintendo and DeNA announced their major corporate partnership, with one relatively short presentation blowing away the big N's apparent reticence and minimalist approach to bringing games to smart devices. The announcement brought a marked shift in strategy - we went...

Rumour: More Super Smash Bros. Code Digging Points to Five Planned DLC Characters and Seven Stages

More Super Smash Bros. Code Digging Points to Five Planned DLC Characters and Seven Stages

Pass the salt...

Nintendo knows what it's done. It's releasing paid-DLC characters for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, opened the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot for fans to vote for future inclusions, and in the process got us dreaming of exciting characters arriving in the future. Rumours and counter-rumours fly around as a result. Of...

Review: Guac' a Mole (Wii U eShop)

Guac' a Mole (Wii U eShop)

Worth dipping into

When the Wii U was unveiled back at E3 2011 much was shown off in the way of its special abilities and functions, especially when regarding the system's controller. Unfortunately, the GamePad's many perks (such as its impressive use of motion controls) have been relatively untapped in the years since, and use of its built in...

Gallery: These Project X Zone 2 Screens Give a Nice Sample of the Madness Coming in Monolith Soft's RPG

These Project X Zone 2 Screens Give a Nice Sample of the Madness Coming in Monolith Soft's RPG

Resident Evil, Mega Man, Yakuza and more

Project X Zone remains one of the most bonkers games on the 3DS, with quirky gameplay and a storyline that spanned popular Bandai Namco, Sega and Capcom franchises. Though it wasn't a game that truly took off in sales, it evidently did well enough to prompt the recent announcement of Project X Zone 2. As...

Rumour: Mickey, Minnie Mouse and Olaf Among Characters on the Way in Disney Infinity 3.0

Mickey, Minnie Mouse and Olaf Among Characters on the Way in Disney Infinity 3.0

Not to be frozen out

The toys-to-life market is going to be a fascinating battlefield this year, with multi-platform arrivals on the horizon for Skylanders, LEGO Dimensions and the anticipated Disney Infinity 3.0. All are confirmed or have strong odds of coming to Wii U, and let's not forget Nintendo's own multi-functional amiibo range to further...

Review: 3D Fantasy Zone II (3DS eShop)

3D Fantasy Zone II (3DS eShop)

Let me be your fantasy

Fantasy Zone II was developed and released for the Sega Master System back in 1987. Unfortunately the limitations of the console (the original Fantasy Zone was built on Sega's more powerful System 16 arcade hardware) crippled the design aspirations; admirable attempts to include new gameplay elements weren't successful and...

Video: This Is The 3D Sonic Game We All Truly Want, But May Never Have

This Is The 3D Sonic Game We All Truly Want, But May Never Have

Shame it's just a visual demo

Sonic's legions of loyal fans will no doubt state otherwise, but the Blue Blur's 3D career has been a somewhat bumpy one. Sure, he's starred in some enjoyable three-dimensional romps, but there are just as many - if not more - terrible 3D Sonic games, leading many to suggest that the character is better suited to...

News: Mario Kart Super Circuit Arrives on the Wii U eShop This Week in Europe

Mario Kart Super Circuit Arrives on the Wii U eShop This Week in Europe

Yes, we're still waiting for the download update information

We're not sure why, but at the time of writing we're yet to receive the usual Nintendo Download Update news for Europe; we've enquired to see what's happening, in any case. Yet Nintendo of Europe does have its line-up at least partially confirmed, stating on Twitter that Mario Kart Super...