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Nintendo Download: Karts, Blobs, Bits, Shops, Tournaments, PooYoos, Castles, Notebooks and More Plankton (US)

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

Another mega update for North America.

Multiple games were already announced for release this week, but they don't even make up half of the total releases. Each service gets more than one new game, and almost all of them are (or seem to be) good.

The Virtual Console steals the show this time though - Super Mario Kart on the SNES is the long-awaited original game in Nintendo's famous racing series. There's no unfair items like Blue Shells and Bullet Bills here - It's all about pure skill. The tracks aren't quite as diverse as they would become in later games, but they're still extremely fun to race around on, and isn't that really all that matters? You can read our retro review of the game here.

A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia on the NES is a bit too late to promote the Wii retail game, but at least it's been released! It generally tends to get very mixed opinions - Some love it, while others absolutely hate it. Whatever the case, it's at least interesting to check out the game which just got a surprisingly good sequel. We'll have a review soon.

WiiWare this week plays catchup to both Europe and Japan, but there's still four titles to pick from. Bit.Trip Void is the third installment in the Bit.Trip series and once again changes up the gameplay mechanics - This time you play as a large black ball, which must move around and pick up black dots while avoiding white ones. Sean wrote up some first impressions when it was surprisingly released in Japan first, which you can read before we review it. It costs 600 Wii Points, just like the others.

Harvest Moon: My Little Shop is unlike most other Harvest Moon games - Instead of running a farm, you must run a shop, customizing it as you see fit and trying to make a succesful business out of it. At 1200 Wii Points, it's one of the more expensive WiiWare games, so we certainly hope it delivers! We'll review it soon.

Little Tournament Over Yonder can safely be passed on by most. It's a strategy game with both turn-based and real-time battles, which sounds good in theory - Sadly, once you play it you'll quickly think otherwise. Some people don't like strategy games that are too complicated, but we thought this one was too simple - Something we imagine even less people will like. It costs 800 Wii Points.

This week's final WiiWare game is really just there for parents with young children - Learning with the PooYoos: Episode 1 is meant to provide children 3 to 6 years old a fun way to learn some basic things. Nothing to complain about, because it does its job well and only costs 500 Wii Points.

DSiWare gets seven new games this week, although you can probably guess what five of those are. The most interesting is Castle of Magic, an action platformer from Gameloft which makes heavy use of the touch screen and also features support for the DSi camera, allowing you to put your own face on the main character, among other things. Considering the only other DSiWare platformer is pretty average, we hope this one will deliver. It only costs 500 DSi Points.

myNotebook: Blue is the first of three different colours of notebooks Nnooo will be releasing on DSiWare. Aside from the colours, there are no other differences, so you should just wait for the colour you like most - Blue, red or green. The application itself does exactly what it says - It provides a digital notebook to, well, write notes in! For the people who could use such a thing on their DSi, it can come in very handy. It's only 200 DSi Points.

Today also sees the release of the remaining five Electroplankton titles. Each once again offers you different ways to make music, so search around for impressions or wait for our reviews before deciding which one is best fit for you. This week's offerings are Luminarrow, Sun-Animalcule, Lumiloop, Marine-Crystals and Varvoice. Each costs 200 DSi Points.

A ton of games this week, will you be getting any? More from Nintendo's press release:

NINTENDO DOWNLOAD: DOWNLOAD NEW BIT.TRIP KICKS, SPEEDING KARTS, MAGIC CASTLES AND MORE

Nov. 23, 2009

Among the latest downloadable games from Nintendo is BIT.TRIP VOID, a riveting new installment in the extraordinary retro-arcade series for the WiiWare™ service. You'll also find some remarkable kid-friendly fare on WiiWare this week, including the immersive Harvest Moon®: My Little Shop. Race-loving Mario™ fans will thrill to see the original Super Mario Kart™ make its Virtual Console™ debut alongside the imaginative A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia. The Nintendo DSiWare™ service welcomes Castle Of Magic - featuring some inventive uses for the Nintendo DSi™ system's built-in cameras - as well as five delightful additions to the Electroplankton™ series. No doubt, the variety and value found on the Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop are enough to keep holiday consumers energized through Black Friday and beyond.

WiiWare

BIT.TRIP VOID
Publisher: Aksys Games
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 600 Wii Points™
Description: The third installment in the retro-arcade BIT.TRIP saga is a synesthetic exploration of rhythm and music as they pertain to our everyday lives and moods. With a control scheme that's new to the series yet wholly familiar to gamers, players have complete freedom to move about the screen wherever they desire, interacting with the music in brand new ways. The classic game-play aesthetic remains as color - and the absence of color - are explored to the fullest. Trip out in four-player co-op and get lost in the beat with a friend. See if you can survive the onslaught of Beats and further your own BIT.TRIP.

Harvest Moon: My Little Shop
Publisher: Natsume, Inc.
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 1,200 Wii Points
Description: Welcome to Clover Town, where you've just taken over your grandparents' farm and shop. The town has fallen on hard times, though. People are leaving, businesses are struggling and the magic of the Harvest Sprites is gone. Can you turn Clover Town's fortunes around and restore its missing magic? Raise crops and animals, then use what you farm at your shop. Keep your customers happy by making wild fruit juices, towering ice cream cones and extravagantly decorated eggs in a series of fun and fast-paced activities that use the Wii Remote™ controller to its fullest potential. Chop vegetables in midair, shake your Wii Remote controller to match your cow's moves, roll eggs through tilting mazes and more. Use your hard-earned money to buy new crops and animals or expand and decorate your shop. Along the way, you'll meet and befriend lots of new and interesting characters, as well as several familiar faces from the Harvest Moon series.

Little Tournament Over Yonder
Publisher: Gevo Entertainment
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: In the world of Little Tournament Over Yonder, play as a young Prince or Princess and lead your team through numerous battles. Plan and deploy your units to gain strategic advantages. Launch real-time battles between units and fight hard, fast and smart. Build your team, hire new units with different powers, then groom them with battle experience to gain level. With strategic planning and real-time, fast-paced fighting, this game is for the complete warrior - one who works his mind and his muscles. Go for Single-Player Tournament glory or challenge your friend in a 2-Player Versus match.

Learning with the PooYoos: Episode 1
Publisher: Lexis Numérique
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: EC (Early Childhood)
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: Welcome to the world of the PooYoos, the first fun, poetic brain trainer for children aged 3 to 6. With the PooYoos, a merry band of adorable baby animals, children will have fun while learning the developmental basics: numbers, letters, lateralization, shapes, colors and more. Children get to dance with their new friends and enjoy lovely interactive rewards. There are two levels of interactivity, so children can play according to their age and level. This game has been designed for use by children who have not yet grasped reading.

Virtual Console

Super Mario Kart
Original platform: Super NES™
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: Get in, sit down, buckle up and experience frantic kart racing in the game that started it all. Select one of eight characters from the Mario series - offering a variety of driving styles - and take on three championship cups in three different kart classes. Win enough and you'll unlock a fourth circuit: the ultra-tough Special Cup. Crossing the finish line in first place isn't an easy task, though, as each track has unique obstacles to conquer. Racers can obtain special power-ups that boost them to victory. For a different kind of challenge, take on a friend in multiplayer races or go head-to-head in a Battle Mode arena, where the object is to pop your opponent's balloons before you lose your own. With more than 15 tracks to master and nearly endless replay value, Super Mario Kart is classic gaming with some banana peels thrown in for good measure.

A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia
Original platform: NES™
Publisher: Majesco Entertainment
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: Blob has come from the distant planet Blobolonia in search of an Earth boy to help him save his world. Join him on this fantastic adventure, searching for treasures in mysterious caverns beneath the earth, then traveling to Blobolonia to battle the evil emperor. Discover Blob's amazing appetite for jellybeans and the different transformations that occur with each flavor. Use these shapes to overcome even the most outrageous obstacles. A Boy and His Blob is a fantastic journey filled with constant surprises and humorous characters.

Nintendo DSiWare

Castle Of Magic
Publisher: Gameloft
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Be prepared for anything as you try to save your friend from the clutches of the horrifying magician Nefastax. Stand up to wild monsters in environments that directly influence your movement. As you navigate this universe, the ground will make you stick, slide, sink, swim, levitate and even walk on the ceiling when gravity disappears. A never-before-seen use for the Nintendo DSi Camera application lets you transform yourself into powerful new forms. Visit an in-game Photo Cabin and search for a real-life object that matches the color of the character you want to transform into. Take a picture of a blue object with your Nintendo DSi system and…presto, you're transformed into a swordfish. You can customize game items - from coins to enemies - with pictures of your choice. Our cute hero's adventure is just too big and immersive for one screen, so he'll have to jump between the top and bottom screens of your Nintendo DSi system. Ready to dive into the adventure?

myNotebook: Blue™
Publisher: Nnooo
Players: 1
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: myNotebook allows you to take notes wherever you are. Just pop open your Nintendo DSi system and jot down your thoughts. Make a list and cross it off or play your favorite pen and paper games (games not included). You can even personalize your notebook by drawing on the cover and changing the paper type with 18 unlockable paper styles. Use the pen or pencil to make notes or doodles, then erase the bits you don't like. With five ink colors, you'll always be able to make your notes and doodles look stylish.

Electroplankton Luminarrow
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Luminarrow plankton are famous for their habit of perfectly following arrow-shaped formations. The plankton spin as they move, changing directions as soon as they come in contact with an arrow that's pointing in another direction. The pitch of the sound they make will change depending on where the arrows are positioned. There are four types of Luminarrow: red, yellow, green and blue. Each type floats at a different speed and makes a distinctive musical tone. The four types of Luminarrow drift together to create beautiful melodies. Completely alter the direction of the arrows to change their sound dramatically.

Electroplankton Sun-Animalcule
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Sun-Animalcule plankton get their name from their tendency to emit light in a sphere around them. The plankton begin as eggs and gradually grow, emitting light and fascinating sounds throughout their entire life cycle. The sounds they make will change as they grow from infancy to maturity, growing very quickly until they disappear completely. Sun-Animalcule plankton only emerge in the morning, noon and evening. They lose strength as the night wears on; that's when the crescent-shaped Falcato plankton take their place. The pitch of the plankton changes depending on where they grow.

Electroplankton Lumiloop
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Lumiloop plankton are curious, donut-shaped aquatic creatures. While stationary, they have the ability to spin at a very high rate of speed. As they spin, the Lumiloop emit unique sounds and a fascinating ring-shaped glow. Lumiloop plankton seem to always grow in clusters of five. They produce sounds at different pitches as they spin together, creating a beautiful harmony. This is called a pentatonic scale. Depending on where they live, Lumiloop plankton that produce several different sounds have been identified.

Electroplankton Marine-Crystals
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Resembling delicate snow crystals, Marine-Crystal plankton float elegantly on the surface of the water. The plankton get their name from their distinctive snowflake shape. They grow in clusters of 35 and line up in very orderly formations. When stimulated, Marine-Crystal plankton spin and produce vibrant sounds. While the plankton do grow in size if they are repeatedly tapped, they gradually return to their original size over time. They are born in four polygonal shapes: triangle, square, pentagon and hexagon. The ends of the crystalline protrusions also take on the same shapes. The tone of the sound they make will change depending on the shape of the Marine-Crystal plankton's body.

Electroplankton Varvoice
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Varvoice plankton memorize the sound of human speech and repeat it over and over. They accomplish this amazing feat by oscillating the long flagellum that extends from their heads. By resonating the vibration with their water-droplet-shaped body, the plankton produce sounds that closely resemble the human voice. The body can expand and contract at will. By changing shape, they can easily manipulate the sound of the voice. Words that the Varvoice memorize and play back in reverse have a particularly strange ring to them. Researchers refer to this phenomenon as Varvoice inversion.

[via press.nintendo.com]

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User Comments (113)

Kevin

#3

Kevin said:

Looking forward to trying out both VC games. Despite very little history of playing the original Mario Kart I may or may not get it today. Still thinking about it but Boy and His Blob is a definate.

Xkhaoz

#5

Xkhaoz said:

One of the best updat4es evar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SMjk, Blob, Castle, just, HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rawk_Hawk

#6

Rawk_Hawk said:

Wow just Wow! Now I can finally race as Donkey Kong jr. Thanks Nintendo :) Awesome update and its great to see the Virtual Console come back with great games this holiday. I now have quite a long wish list and need lots of Wii points.

Sneaker13

#11

Sneaker13 said:

I will get A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia for sure when it reach Europe.

Ristar42

#12

Ristar42 said:

I really hope Boy and His Blob comes to Europe, I liked the Gameboy game too.

Odnetnin

#14

Odnetnin said:

Fantastic update! I'm considering Super Mario Kart, A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia, BIT.TRIP VOID, Castle of Magic, myNotebook: Blue, and a few of the Electroplankton, especially Luminarrow. :)
Nintendo FTW!!

Terra

#20

Terra said:

So, is everything that was in the retail version of Elecroplankton now on DSiWare?

Egg_miester

#21

Egg_miester said:

we have a huge update yet all that i really want to see about is Harvest Moon: My Little Shop
if i didn't own the ds kart of electroplankton i'ld love it get it if i had a dsi

Knux

#22

Knux said:

SMK, A Boy and his Blob, and Void!? This is the best update we had in a LONG time.

ganondwarf16

#23

ganondwarf16 said:

i'll get super mario kart along with smash when I get points next(smash will probably be out by then)

ReZon

#24

ReZon said:

@Terranigma - all 10 of the Electroplanktons are on DSiWare, yes. I don't know if the DSiWare downloads have it, but on the cartridge, you could choose Performance Mode (which is where you played with the various 'Plankton), or Audience Mode where you could listen to various Electroplankton in action. Basically just a bunch of demonstrations.

Ren

#28

Ren said:

awesome! Had no idea the original Blob was coming, one of my favorites of all time. But Mario Kart and Void, too. What a great week.

Bendover83

#30

Bendover83 said:

Awesome release.
If Nintendo keeps this two releases up until next year we will be at 350 sometime in January. We're at 331 right now. You might see 333 up there that's because Final Fight 2 and ZAMN is up there twice for some reason.

Rapadash6

#31

Rapadash6 said:

Wow, what a fantastic update! I would've never imagined Nintendo would release any VC title alongside Mario Kart, let alone one I actually wanted. It would also seem that we are back to two games a week, although I am certain it's just through the holiday season.

20thPaul

#33

20thPaul said:

Wow, great update!!!!!!!! :D
13 games total and 7 for dsiware, this must be Japan!!!! :D

Objection

#34

Objection said:

A lot of games this week, and at least one must-have. I give the update my Golden Seal of Approval.

astarisborn94

#38

astarisborn94 said:

Fantastic update. If Super Mario Kart was the only VC release, I wouldn't complain.

But pairing it up with A Boy & His Blob: Trouble in Blobolonia makes this increiable.

I'm sure we'll have two more weeks of this, as Ninja Gaiden and Shinobi are repeats of previously released games. Maybe even thoughtout the rest of the year. Of course we'll have to go back to the one-week business, which we all know and hate.

Off topic, I believe we're one step closer to getting Earthbound on the Virtual Console.

she_gamer

#39

she_gamer said:

Finally, SMK. Ironically, I just found my old SNES with the mario kart cartridge still in it.

Buddy87698

#41

Buddy87698 said:

For me ill want:
super mario kart
my notebook
majic castle game? (wait 4 review)
But great update for us in na!!!
keep it up nintendo!!!

JTC-Pingas

#42

JTC-Pingas said:

Anyone else seem to notice that Nintendo releases alot of the bigger titles closer to the holidays?

Don

#43

Don said:

When I saw "castles" in the title, I thought Castlevania Adventure Rebirth is out! Oh well.

CorbsAdmin

#44

Corbs said:

Fantastic update! One of the best yet. And I too was thinking it might be Castlevania. :)

MAddogz

#45

MAddogz said:

wow nice update u got there!!! Haven't seen that much coming!!! ;)

SMK and aBahB!!! I'm alil bit yealous ^^

Hope this friday will be a update like this in Europe.

WarioFan63

#46

WarioFan63 said:

I'm sure we'll have two more weeks of this, as Ninja Gaiden and Shinobi are repeats of previously released games.

Neither of those are repeats. Ninja Gaiden is only a repeat in name and we don't have the original Shinobi at all. The only upcoming game right now thats a repeat is Solomon's Key.

Stargazer

#49

Stargazer said:

Nintendo releasing bigger titles around the holidays?!? How unheard of!

Wiiware and VC really do make up for a lack of blockbuster titles during the last 2 holiday seasons. At least for me.

I still need to beat Lost Winds 2....

MarkyVigoroth

#50

MarkyVigoroth said:

I do not think people will get heart attacks over this, but rather undergo something more "positive"....

Heh, if A Boy and his Blob came late, then why not Super Smash Bros!

CH405K1N6

#51

CH405K1N6 said:

Best update we've had in lightyears.

Wait, that measures distance. :P Anyway, THIS UPDATE IS AWESOME. THANK YOU NINTENDO. :D

Percentful

#52

Percentful said:

@Rezon the DSiware Electroplanktons are the exact same thing as the cartridge ones, except it takes longer to switch between them now [they are each a diffferent game on the menu]

Pj1

#53

Pj1 said:

Super Mario Kart is an instant down load for me, fond memories of the game back in the day. Sadly I lent my original to some one and they never gave it back, so since then I've bought expensive versions on e-bay! I don't know why but the game really is one my all time favourite Nintendo games and to be the honest the snes (apart from Wii) was and is my favourite games console! I've read a couple of posts suggesting Europe will get a Christmas present from Nintendo on Christmas day which if that's true I'm happy to wait, also North America are having a catch up soon with the long-over due releases of Super Smash and Pilot Wings (fair enough) but I wonder if Europe will be able to catch up as well. I'm not going to pick holes but I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a release of SMK this side of Christmas!

Hardy83

#54

Hardy83 said:

It's a good update even though 5 of the DSiWare games don't really count.

I expect a push of releases prior to Christmas to happen for the new few weeks, then when January hits we'll go back to 1 game a platform.

Kaeobais

#55

Kaeobais said:

Very good week! I may buy this new Harvest Moon if it reviews well. Not much else here for me, but still a great update!

WolfRamHeart

#57

WolfRamHeart said:

Wow, this update is unbelievable! I wish every week could be like this! I know I will be getting Bit. Trip Void, Super Mario Kart, A Boy and His Blob. I am still considering Harvest Moon: My Little Shop and Castle of Magic. I see that Harvest Moon has DLC available as well. The first package costs 400 Wii Points and it says that more DLC will be made available in the future. Seems kind of expensive to me. Not sure if it is worth it.

SmaMan

#59

SmaMan said:

Great releases again... now if only they could get the FRICKIN' INTERNET TO WORK OVER HERE!!!!!

#61

said:

Castle of Magic looks fun, but I don't have any points on my DSi. Shoot!

JoeDiddley

#62

JoeDiddley said:

After all the dry weeks - I wish they had spaced these out a bit!

If one of Super Mario Kart, A Boy & His Blob or Electroplankton get released in Europe this Friday I will be very happy.

Adam

#63

Adam said:

No Cave Story or Earthbound? What a crappy update. Nintendo must hate us.

Odnetnin

#64

Odnetnin said:

@Adam I know, right? They never give us anything we want. I'm sure Japan over there got like, 13 games this week (I'm exaggerating, but you know what I mean). I doubt we'll ever get that kind of update. :(

Noire

#65

Noire said:

No Cave Story or Earthbound? What a crappy update. Nintendo must hate us.

Ahh Adam, always the fish of reason in a sea of unreasonableness. (Is that even a word?) Wow, that's rather apt too, considering he is only a fish. End of inane rambing...

Too bad my Wii is 900 miles away. Some Super Mario Kart would be a good distraction from the turkey (not a big fan of turkey). Ah well, I has other things to keep me occupied in the meantime.

Unca_LzStaff

#66

Unca_Lz said:

Earthbound is probably never gonna come.

As for Cave Story, it is lost in the depths of nowhere

Gavin_Rozee

#68

Gavin_Rozee said:

Looking forward to Super Mario Kart being released here. I already have it but the cartridge is really discoloured/yellow.

Shall play it with me Classic Controller Pro... or Super Famicom Classic Controller.

SilentJ

#69

SilentJ said:

I was on my PS3 browser when I saw this. I immediately shut it off and ran to my Wii to download ABAHB! I already knew about Super Mario Kart but ABAHB was a very pleasant surprise. :)

Stuffgamer1

#70

Stuffgamer1 said:

Why are people assuming the releases will slow back down right after Christmas? Need I remind you that the releases slowed down to one a week right BEFORE Christmas last year? In other words, we can't count on Nintendo to do anything logically predictable like that. I say we should just enjoy the awesome releases while we can and no overanalize when they might end.

I'm in no rush to download SMK because I just played it on SNES the other day, and it's really not all that great compared to the sequels, IMO. Might download it some day just for the heck of it, though. A Boy and His Blob might be nice, if I can find a good enough walkthrough on GameFAQs. Castle of Magic looks cool, and I love the price (was expecting 800). I'm glad the full set of Electroplankon is now available, not that I can afford to try them out yet.

Cool update overall, Nintendo. Keep it up!:D

Mario_34

#71

Mario_34 said:

Will be Downloadng Super Mario Kart for sure when Released In Australia and Europe

WanderFan91

#72

WanderFan91 said:

I honestly cannot for the life of me remember what the first SNES game I played was; either Super Mario Kart or Super Mario All-Stars. Either way, Super Mario Kart was the first racer I'd ever played, and a fantastic one at that. :)

Cheezy

#73

Cheezy said:

Amazing update. I was gonna get myNotebook with the rest of my 500 points but I think I'll get Castle of Magic instead.

angel_hm

#75

angel_hm said:

wow great update nintnedo but not UNO¡¡dsiware plz release plz and pop islandd plzzzz nintendo i wait this games plzz

sonic_brawler95

#76

sonic_brawler95 said:

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Awesome DSiware update, buying all of them! Wiiware and VC di awesome too. Thank you, Happy Thanksgiving to all of you at Nintendo! :D

MasterGraveheart

#78

MasterGraveheart said:

Wow... Nintendo... you're really hauling tail on the Virtual Console game quality/quantity, aren't you? Keep it up!

suburban_sensei

#81

suburban_sensei said:

Just downloaded SMK, and have 500 pts left for an NES game, but I think I will pass on A Boy and His Blob.

Draygone

#82

Draygone said:

I'm one of those that absolutely hates A Boy and His Blob. I could never figure out what to do. I wasn't aware of there being a sequel, though. Nor was I aware that there were people that liked it.

WillhamBoyGeniu

#84

WillhamBoyGeniu said:

Again; 3rd week in a row the American release page has more than europes and japans. I like stating that fact.
Good catch up week for us except i wish they included Uno for wiiware. Super smash bros 64 and super mario kart are instant download, can't wait!

KanrakusPizza

#85

KanrakusPizza said:

NO UNO???!!!

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-

Twilight_Crow

#88

Twilight_Crow said:

Huge update! :), I thought that SMK was gonna be the only VC game today, I'm glad they kept the 2 VC formula.

I'm getting nothing of these for now, but YAY! for SMK (got the cartridge), Void (eagerly expecting the review), and the Electroplanctons (Darn I need a DSi).

The_Ink_Pit_Ox

#89

The_Ink_Pit_Ox said:

Nice update. What's the purpose of Electroplankton anyway?

Now all that's left for NOA to catch up is SSB and S&K.

Once they release S&K, unless they somehow release Sonic CD, I couldn't care less what they release Genesis-wise.

gamex

#91

gamex said:

great i finish dowloading and now i can play the best mario kart game ever

cheetahman91

#93

cheetahman91 said:

November's been kicking ass so far download-wise.
NOA should release Cave Story, Shinobi, and another 1st party game for a grand finale!!!

kitroplious

#94

kitroplious said:

@84 - Not quite. Japan is getting 18 titles tomorrow. (However, every section was pretty even except Virtual Console's 7 releases).

This is still a great week for NA and Japan of course! Christmas has come early, enjoy it! :)

I will download Castle of Magic and 4 other DSiWare games soon, along with some WiiWare once again after a long wait! :)

Jolted85

#96

Jolted85 said:

lol a boy and his blob got released, will get super mario kart, not bad this week

Cocoa_Man5

#98

Cocoa_Man5 said:

i think that the two VC games a week will continue for quite a while, i think they are doing this due to the wii not selling as much. This is why japan got so many releases in the first place, and crap i only have 700 wii points!!

Stuffgamer1

#99

Stuffgamer1 said:

@Versus22: He was referring to the number of comments on the NLife news article.:P

@Cocoa Man5: Since they don't market the Shop Channel very well, I fail to see how increasing download releases would help with console sales. Logically, more releases should occur when people ARE buying the console! But...NoA fails at logical thinking.:P

Miyabi273

#102

Miyabi273 said:

Though being crushed with the "castles" bit I am still extremely happy. I really want Super Mario Kart as well as A Boy and his Blob! If I get a points card for Christmas I will for sure get them unless Castlevania comes out with in that time.

Stuffgamer1

#104

Stuffgamer1 said:

@Cocoa Man5: That too would be desirable regardless of the console sales at any given time. As a matter of fact, it seems to me that it would be desirable to release more games the more systems were already out there, so that people who've already BOUGHT the system have a reason to give Nintendo MORE of our money! But as I said, NoA isn't a particularly logical company.

Kenji510

#105

Kenji510 said:

Time for me to download all the Electroplanktons, Bit Trip Void, Super Mario Kart, Harvest Moon Little Shop and MyNoteBook!! :D

This is one of the bestest updates ever seen and nintendo gonna get alot of money from me hahaha... this is how i like it when we see a update like this everyweek on mondays. :D

WolfLink22

#107

WolfLink22 said:

Saving my now 4,600 Wii points after getting SMK paid off big time.The last time games i wanted came out for the VC i had no Wii Points for them.But now i have enough left for SSB once it comes out too.

If you were up in the air about getting SMK get it if anything for it's Battle Mode and the Replay value it brings.Because i can tell you now you are missing out on the best MK to hit a Console that ain't focused on Item dodging instead of the racing itself.

LEGEND_MARIOID

#108

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

Good update for NA again. Congrats

Yet again we get no where near the volume they do and we've got a lot of catching up to do. Hoh boy.

The_Ink_Pit_Ox

#109

The_Ink_Pit_Ox said:

I already have my original cartridge, so I have no need to get SMK right now (especially since I got a new A/V cable last weekend!).

StarDust4Ever

#111

StarDust4Ever said:

Nintendo! SMK is out! Yay. That plus Exite Bike Wiiware, and like a dozen other games ikn just two weeks. Who are you and what have you done with the old Nintendo. They have finally catered to our demands and given us loads of games... :D

ChocoDK

#112

ChocoDK said:

How ironic that on Monday I got the original Super Mario Kart for the SNES in the mail that I had ordered. I am not complaining though (as I still planned to buy the original cart anyways) and am glad that they finally released it. However, now I will not be getting it on the VC. But its nice to see Nintendo pushing out some quality titles.

I am interested in this Harvest Moon game though. However, seeing as they keep milking the franchise I will tread with caution.

Bassman_Q

#113

Bassman_Q said:

Yay another awesome update for 2009 (Though it might be the last)
Really surprised that A Boy and his Blob got released, knowing that the Wii version just came out. I probably won't buy anything yet until I see a review of each game, but thinking of getting CoM, ABahB. Still need to try the Bit Trip series. Damn, what an awesome update!

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