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Nintendo Download: 18-19 August (Japan)

Posted by Sean Aaron

VC and DSiWare on offer next week whilst the WiiWare holiday continues.

After the mega update preceding the Oban Festival holiday this week it looks like things are returning to normal with 4 VC releases and 7 DSi releases for next week, though nothing new in the WiiWare pipeline.

Virtual Console
Ike lke! Nekketsu Hockey-bu (500pts - Technos) -- A hockey game with characters that resemble those from the Technos Dodgeball game; originally released on the Famicom in 1992.

Solomon's Key (800pts - Tecmo) -- Original arcade version of the Famicom game already released on the VC everywhere.

Bomb Jack (800pts - Tehkan) -- Another arcade classic from Tecmo; this one is a platformer with the object being to fly around and collect bombs.

Knuckle Heads (800pts - Namco) -- One of a handful of VCA releases remaining in Namco's stated release list for 2009, Knuckle Heads is Namco's entry in the tag-team 2-D fighting game genre.

DSiWare
The final three Game & Watch titles get released Wednesday: Donkey Kong Jr., Mario's Cement Factory and Manhole all from Nintendo for 200pts each.

Two puzzle games in the G.G. Series are coming from Genterprise: Energy Chain and Packing Conveyor for 200pts each.

Silver Star Japan is offering a shogi game for 500pts called Saikyoo Silver Star Shogi.

Finally for 800pts Hudson are offering Himitsu no Ooku which seems to be a visual novel in a medieval setting.

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User Comments (20)

Odnetnin

#1

Odnetnin said:

Will NA and Europe's weekly downloads ever rival the quality and/or quantity of Japan's?

Hardy83

#2

Hardy83 said:

Jesus I wish we got the same treatment as the Japanese.
But instead we have NoA that holds everything for a year and just randomly releases stuff when they feel like it.

DSiWare will never be over 2 a week with most of them being 1 game.

AUnkownFuture

#3

AUnkownFuture said:

knuckle heads ive seen a video of the demo on youtube of the game and i might get it aswell but ill have to wait for now

Terra

#4

Terra said:

The Only things interesting me here are those Game and Watch Games and the Hudson title. I would love to see stuff like that in Europe and the US

Bahamut_ZERO

#5

Bahamut_ZERO said:

What is with Japan? They get at least 5 games a week, often good ones!

But we have Sexy Poker, so it's even ;)

bboy2970

#6

bboy2970 said:

Normally I would be exploding right now about how Japan gets so many games every week, many of which are good but I just can't be mad at Nintendo for a while after Flipnote!

Adamant

#7

Adamant said:

"A hockey game with characters that resemble those from the Technos Dodgeball game"

Resemble? They ARE for the most part the same characters. It's like saying the Mario Kart characters resemble the Mario Tennis characters. Same franchise.

astarisborn94

#9

astarisborn94 said:

I would complain about how the Virtual Console in Japan is of more quanity and better quality, but the world already has Flipnote Studio.

jhuhn

#10

jhuhn said:

Looks like Nintendo of America should get busy to release a VC arcade game weekly with one VC game on the side if needed. Bomb Jack seems to be a potential release for North America.

Solomon's Key for the VC arcade has been given the rated E from the ESRB.

Adamant

#11

Adamant said:

Oh, and "Sai Kyoo Silver Star Shogi." - "Sai Kyoo" should be "Saikyou", meaning "Ultimate".

WaLzgiStaff

#12

WaLzgi said:

Sounds like more developers are making titles in Japan than America or Europe. That's probably why Japan's getting more stuff.

Sean_Aaron

#13

Sean_Aaron said:

@Adamant: Yo, the guy from Dodgeball isn't exactly Mario or Mr. Driller is he? I'll get the space removed between Sai and kyoo ta.

Nothing really of interest for me, frankly, but hopefully all these Tecmo games means Rygar arcade is in the offing.

Ricardo91

#14

Ricardo91 said:

KUNIO HOCKEY!!!! We need that as an import!

Kunio-kun Hockey, Bomb Jack, Solomon's Key, AND another Namco arcade game? Japan struck gold this week!

shakes fist in envy

Adamant

#15

Adamant said:

@Sean Aaron: "Yo, the guy from Dodgeball isn't exactly Mario or Mr. Driller is he?"
Kunio? Yeah, he's the mascot of the series, and a fairly well-known video game character in Japan. The series also have a lot of other distinct characters who appear in most of the games and have about as complex backstories as your average Mario character.

JimLad

#16

JimLad said:

They sooo need to release the Kunio games in the next Hanabi festival
Nekketsu Kakutō Densetsu (2v2 arena fighting)
Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku (street race)
Nekketsu! Street Basket: Ganbare Dunk Heroes (basket ball)
...are especially awesome

The Famicom carts can cost £30-£100+ on ebay, I poo you not.

Cyber_Axe

#19

Cyber_Axe said:

Ike lke! Nekketsu Hockey-bu rocks, as do all the other games in the nekketsu series, it would be nice if they were released as hanabi festival games.

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