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Nintendo Download: 19th July 2010 (North America)

Posted by Jon Wahlgren

The kittenpocalypse begins!

Let's just not talk about the Virtual Console this week. Instead, let's talk about furry things, like legends and kitties and selling things to unsuspecting animals.

WiiWare

AquaSpace (Nintendo, 600 Points) – This fish tank...thing hit Europe recently under the name Zenquaria: Virtual Aquarium. The most notable difference between this and Hudson's serene My Aquarium is the ability to let your Miis explore the depths of your goldfish abode. Be sure to read our AquaSpace review before taking the dive.

Furry Legends (Gamelion, 1000 Points) – Chapter one of this platformer hits today, filled with physics puzzles and lots and lots of fur. If you haven't already, read up on our impressions and interview with Gamelion for all of your furry knowledge needs, and we'll get a full review up soon.

HoopWorld (1000 Points, Virtual Toys) – A 3-on-3 basketball game set in ruined and reconstructed temples, with plenty of power-ups and fighting to keep things on the arcade side. We'll let you know if it scratches the same itch as NBA Jam.

DSiWare

Petz Kittens (800 Points, Ubisoft) – Ubisoft's Petz series forgoes retail in favor of piping directly onto your handheld. But really, all you need to know is that you can play peek-a-boo with kitties.

Scrabble Tools (Electronic Arts, 500 Points) – The third Scrabble title to hit DSiWare so far, this one aims to help you improve your game through strengthening your vocabulary, teaching pattern recognition and other point strategies. Sounds like a useful application if you're serious about your Scrabble.

Hospital Havoc (Hands-On Mobile, 500 Points) – A strategy game with an emphasis on time management. Havoc has already seen release on the iTunes App store where it seems to have been received favorably, so hopefully the DSiWare transition is just as fun.

Happy Birthday Mart (Pixel Federation, 500 Points) – What sounds like a birthday celebration for your friend Mart turns out to actually be a shop simulator where you sell goods to animals and play minigames. Clearly our mistake.

Crazy Sudoku (dtp entertainment, 200 Points) – It's more sudoku, but, you know, crazy. It may be on the inexpensive side, but that's about the only positive thing about it. Read our Crazy Sudoku review to find out why.

Are we not men? No, we are press releases:

NINTENDO DOWNLOAD: FINS, FUR AND FABULOUS PUZZLES POWER THE LATEST DOWNLOADS FOR WII AND NINTENDO DS

July 19, 2010

The selection of downloadable games for the WiiWare™ service and the Nintendo DSiWare™ service keeps on growing, this time with a zoological twist. AquaSpace lets Wii™ owners transform their television into a mesmerizing aquarium filled with fascinating fish. Petz® Kittens provides Nintendo DSi™ users with lovable feline companions they can carry everywhere they go. Furry Legends features a cast of unusual creatures who dwell in an eye-popping 3D world. And for those who prefer a more human-oriented challenge Scrabble™ Tools gives puzzle fans a great way to show off those big brains and opposable thumbs.

We've also got new arrivals in the "Big Name Games" section of the WarioWare™: D.I.Y. series, which features downloadable microgames from some of the industry's most talented figures. This week we have some new additions from the Treehouse, Nintendo's game localization team. New "Big Name Games" are being added every Monday through July 26, all available to download for zero Nintendo DSi Points™ to anyone with broadband Internet access and a copy of either WarioWare: D.I.Y. for the Nintendo DS™ family of systems or WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase software for the WiiWare service. Visit the Nintendo Channel on your Wii system today to learn more about these games.

WiiWare

AquaSpace
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 600 Wii Points™
Description: Turn your television into a virtual aquarium with AquaSpace. You can simply relax and watch the fish or take the opportunity to read detailed information about them, such as scientific names and habitats, using the illustrated encyclopedia. If you want to get up close and personal with the fish, you can send your Mii™ character on a dive to swim with them, feed them or hunt for trivia icons to discover fish-related facts. Choose from eight aquarium themes and spruce them up with dozens of different fish and a variety of decorations, wallpaper and plant life. You can also change the background music by taking your pick from a selection of songs or using the sound of water. Then, once everything is set up, you can view your aquarium from a variety of camera angles (including a fish-eye view). Visit every day and watch your aquarium change – your fish will grow, and new fish may be born. Life continues in your aquarium even while the Wii console is turned off.

Furry Legends
Publisher: Gamelion
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief, Mild Language
Price: 1,000 Wii Points
Description: The legend starts here. Furry Legends is a dynamic platform adventure with the most fur ever seen in games. Solve fun, physics-based puzzles in a fantastic 3D world called Furland. It's a humorous and weird place populated by funny creatures you've never seen before, including five-eyed crabs, round cows, crazy rabbits and the lovely Furballs. Players control fluffy characters, each with a different set of special skills, such as the ability to manipulate time. Save the Furballs from their doom and keep Furland safe from Lord Squarie. Are you ready for a crazy adventure? Can you save Furland and its lovely Furballs? Try the furriest game of the century!

HoopWorld™
Publisher: Virtual Toys
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Suggestive Themes
Price: 1,000 Wii Points
Description: Long ago, a lost civilization called the Elders, who worshipped the magical power of Nature, built a network of sacred temples around the world. Millennia have since passed, and the temples now lie in ruins. But their energy still resonates from the land, attracting adventurers from distant lands. Drawn by the unknown force, friends have begun to rebuild the ruins into ball courts, knowing only that they must relive the time-honored test of the spirit of the Elders: the game now known as basketball. HoopWorld is a three-on-three basketball game with an arcade twist. Unique characters and beautiful natural locations set the stage, while fighting and random power-ups keep the game fast and rough. Choose your favorite team and basketbrawl across the globe to become the undisputed world champions. Play on your own or with a friend and see if you can beat the leaders of the HoopWorld global ranking.

Nintendo DSiWare

Petz Kittens
Publisher: Ubisoft
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) – Comic Mischief
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: The cutest newborn kittens are here, and they need someone to care for them and love them. Adopt your very own kittens, bond with them and help them grow into strong and healthy cats. Choose from a variety of popular cat breeds including Siamese and Persian. Give your adorable baby kittens lots of loving care: Feed them warm milk, keep them clean and warm, and help them grow. Your kittens make cute faces and react in surprising ways when you play fun games with them, such as peek-a-boo or balloon games.

Scrabble Tools
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Scrabble, long one of the world's most popular board games, is enjoying a tremendous surge in popularity, both online and in the real world. Scrabble Tools for the Nintendo DSi system helps players hone their skills by strengthening their vocabulary, pattern recognition and point strategies through fun interactive training exercises.

Hospital Havoc
Publisher: Hands-On Mobile
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Do you have what it takes to run your very own heart-pumping hospital? Help your doctor navigate through the havoc by admitting, diagnosing and treating some of the wackiest patients ever encountered. A comically fun time-management and strategy game, Hospital Havoc presents a challenging campaign with three levels of difficulty to choose from, plus 20 career levels, 19 possible illnesses, three-to-six bed conditions, 11 challenging scenarios (including zombies!), continuous play and rousing replay ability. Personalize your doctor and nurse, and utilize various power-ups and medical machines to help send those patients home.

Happy Birthday Mart
Publisher: Pixel Federation
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Have you ever dreamed of having your own shop where you sell the goods to your friends? You can make that dream come true in Happy Birthday Mart, and it's no ordinary store. Animals come here to buy gifts for their friends. Manage and serve your customers, clean up and fix broken shelves. Happy Birthday Mart offers tons of fun in six different stores with 12 animals and 24 minigames. You can play the minigames through a separate menu screen.

Crazy Sudoku
Publisher: dtp entertainment
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Play sudoku on the go using your Nintendo DSi system. The game features five levels of difficulty, offering a fun challenge for beginners and pros alike. Choose from two different grid sizes: 9x9 or 6x6. Use the handy Note feature to add comments to each and every cell and solve even the hardest puzzles. Try challenging a friend with the brilliant two-player mode.

Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Mondays. Users with broadband Internet access can redeem Wii Points or Nintendo DSi Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Nintendo Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one Nintendo Points Card must be redeemed in either the Nintendo DSi Shop or the Wii Shop Channel. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

Remember that both Wii and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://wii.com or http://www.nintendodsi.com.

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User Comments (81)

DazzaAdmin

#6

Dazza said:

Yay Furry Legends, finally! Judging from James' first impressions this should be a day one purchase. It certainly does look as good as the mighty LostWinds or Icarian/NyxQuest in terms of quality.

FonistofCruxis

#8

FonistofCruxis said:

You guys got a pretty crappy week apart from furry legends. I hope our update this week isn't this bad.

SuperMarioFan96

#10

SuperMarioFan96 said:

Furry Legends looks great! It seems sort of like the game Rolando for the App Store (which is a good thing!), except more furry. Also, HoopWorld looks interesting at least. When I get back home I will be downloading Furry Legends!

Bass_X0

#14

Bass_X0 said:

No Shantae for the week of my birthday?

I did warn you that it wasn't likely to be out any time soon.

astarisborn94

#16

astarisborn94 said:

I'm sorry, but three weeks without a Virtual Console? Someone needs to e-mail them and tell them why we haven't received a Virtual Console game in awhile. This is ridiculous.

Mike1

#17

Mike1 said:

I've lost interest in the VC a long time ago. I used to get excited for Monday's but now I could care less. Shoot 2 weeks ago, I didn't check until late evening. Still, I'm only hoping for any of the 3 N64 Mario Party games for the VC and that's about it. The TMNT game likely won't ever come out. The same goes for Duck Tales as well. I hope someday for Castlevania Bloodlines, but who knows. I was hopeful for the VC Arcade when it came out, but that has been a big letdown as well. Then again it's no big deal if no new games come out because I still got Super Mario Galaxy 2 to finish and I got Mario Tennis a few weeks ago so I'm pretty happy.

The VC isn't dead, because there have been games announced by Sunsoft and Capcom I believe as well on nintendolife. Even if the VC was done, Nintendo would release all of their big name games before shutting down the service, so fret not folks.

irken004

#18

irken004 said:

And so the no- VC- rants continue...

Honestly, I don't mind the lack of VC releases. I have too many to catch up on!

rodoubleb

#19

rodoubleb said:

Mike #17 you are right about one thing. Monday morning used to be something to be excited about even if the releases were not always classics.

SuperTeeter64

#20

SuperTeeter64 said:

@18. irken004
Thank you! I don't mind them either.
And sorry buddy, but I think the no VC rants will always continue...

RGVEDA

#21

RGVEDA said:

Here are the EU and US Only Lists for WiiWare and DSi Ware. Date is German writing. I hope i didn´t any mistake ;)

Wii Ware

US Only List

01. 05.10.09 Thorium Wars (Big John Games)
02. 19.10.09 Crash-Course Domo (Nintendo)
03. 19.10.09 Hard-Hat Domo (Nintendo)
04. 19.10.09 Pro-Putt Domo (Nintendo)
05. 19.10.09 Rock-n-Roll Domo (Nintendo)
06. 19.10.09 White-Water Domo (Nintendo)
07. 16.11.09 Arcade Bowling
08. 16.11.09 Robot Rescue (Teyon)
09. 30.11.09 Bookworm (PopCap Games, Inc.)
10. 21.12.09 Hot and Cold: A 3D Hidden Object Adventure (Majesco Entertainment)
11. 28.12.09 The Oregon Trail (Gameloft)
12. 28.12.09 Sudoku Sensei (Hudson)
13. 28.12.09 Glow Artisan (Powerhead Games)
14. 28.12.09 Arcade Hoops Basketball (Skyworks Interactive)
15. 04.01.10 Animal Puzzle Adventure (Aksys Games)
16. 11.01.10 Touch Solitaire (Nintendo)
17. 11.01.10 Jazzy Billiards (Aksys Game)
18. 11.01.10 Word Searcher (Digital Leisure)
19. 25.01.10 Escapee GO! (Gevo Entertainment)
20. 08.02.10 Link 'n' Launch (Nintendo)
21. 15.02.10 Scrabble Classic (Electronic Arts)
22. 22.02.10 Aura-Aura Climber (Nintendo)
23. 15.03.10 101 Minigolf World (Teyon)
24. 22.03.10 Drift Street International (Tantalus)
25. 29.03.10 Disney Fireworks (Disney Interactive Studios)
26. 29.03.10 Nintendo DSi Metronome (Nintendo)
27. 29.03.10 Nintendo DSi Instrument Tuner (Nintendo)
28. 12.04.10 7 Card Games (cerasus.media)
29. 26.04.10 Don't Feed the Animals (Electron Jump Games)
30. 26.04.10 Scrabble Slam! (Electronic Arts)
31. 03.05.10 1001 Crystal Mazes Collection (Teyon)
32. 10.05.10 Chess Challenge! (Digital Leisure)
33. 17.05.10 Frogger Returns (Konami)
34. 24.05.10 World Poker Tour: Texas Hold 'Em (Hands-On Mobile)
35. 07.06.10 Trailblaze: Puzzle Incinerato (Nintendo)
36. 07.06.10 Don't Cross the Line (Aksys Games)
37. 14.06.10 Kappa's Trail (Nintendo)
38. 21.06.10 Spin Six (Nintendo)
39. 21.06.10 Mega Words (Digital Leisure)
40. 21.06.10 Super Swap (Teyon)
41. 21.06.10 Legendary Wars: T-Rex Rumble (Interplay)
42. 28.06.10 Ancient Tribe (CIRCLE Entertainment)
43. 05.07.10 QuickPick Farmer (Dancing Dots)
44. 05.07.10 101 Shark Pets (Teyon)
45. 12.07.10 Primrose (Sabarasa)
46. 12.07.10 Pop Island – Paperfield (Odenis Studio)
47. 19.07.10 Petz Kittens (Ubisoft)
48. 19.07.10 Scrabble Tools (Electronic Arts)
49. 19.07.10 Hospital Havoc (Hands-On Mobile)
50. 19.07.10 Happy Birthday Mart (Pixel Federation)

EU Only List

01. 07.08.09 City Transport Map Volume 1 (Nintendo)
02. 07.08.09 City Transport Map Volume 2 (Nintendo)
03. 28.08.09 Oscar in Toyland (Virtual Playground)
04. 04.09.09 6 in 1 Dictionary with Camera Function (Nintendo)
05. 11.09.09 2-in-1 Solitaire (Nintendo)
06. 16.10.09 Wakugumi - Monochrome Puzzle (Nintendo)
07. 30.10.09 Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ (Gammick Entertainment)
08. 04.12.09 Just Sing! Christmas Songs (DTP Entertainment)
09. 05.02.10 Snakeoid (Cinemax)
10. 19.02.10 Puzzle to Go Wildlife (Tivola)
11. 12.03.10 Simply Mahjong (Engine Software)
12. 12.03.10 Simply Sudoku (Engine Software)
13. 19.03.10 Flashlight (Kaasa Solution)
14. 02.04.10 Puzzle to Go Diddl (Tivola)
15. 09.04.10 The Price is Right (Ludia Inc)
16. 16.04.10 Pocket Pack: Words & Numbers (Mere Mortals)
17. 30.04.10 Simply Solitaire (Engine Software)
18. 07.05.10 Rytmik (Cinemax)
19. 21.05.10 Discolight (Kaaza Solution)
20. 28.05.10 Just Sing! National Anthems (DTP Entertainment)
21. 18.06.10 Face Pilot: Fly With Your Nintendo DSi Camera! (Nintendo)
22. 18.06.10 Pocket Pack: Strategy Games (Mere Mortals)
23. 09.07.10 2Puzzle It: Fantasy (Neuland Multimedia)
24. 09.07.10 Hair Salon: Pocket Stylist (505 Games)

DSi Ware

US Only List

01. 05.10.09 Thorium Wars (Big John Games)
02. 19.10.09 Crash-Course Domo (Nintendo)
03. 19.10.09 Hard-Hat Domo (Nintendo)
04. 19.10.09 Pro-Putt Domo (Nintendo)
05. 19.10.09 Rock-n-Roll Domo (Nintendo)
06. 19.10.09 White-Water Domo (Nintendo)
07. 16.11.09 Arcade Bowling
08. 16.11.09 Robot Rescue (Teyon)
09. 30.11.09 Bookworm (PopCap Games, Inc.)
10. 21.12.09 Hot and Cold: A 3D Hidden Object Adventure (Majesco Entertainment)
11. 28.12.09 The Oregon Trail (Gameloft)
12. 28.12.09 Sudoku Sensei (Hudson)
13. 28.12.09 Glow Artisan (Powerhead Games)
14. 28.12.09 Arcade Hoops Basketball (Skyworks Interactive)
15. 04.01.10 Animal Puzzle Adventure (Aksys Games)
16. 11.01.10 Touch Solitaire (Nintendo)
17. 11.01.10 Jazzy Billiards (Aksys Game)
18. 11.01.10 Word Searcher (Digital Leisure)
19. 25.01.10 Escapee GO! (Gevo Entertainment)
20. 08.02.10 Link 'n' Launch (Nintendo)
21. 15.02.10 Scrabble Classic (Electronic Arts)
22. 22.02.10 Aura-Aura Climber (Nintendo)
23. 15.03.10 101 Minigolf World (Teyon)
24. 22.03.10 Drift Street International (Tantalus)
25. 29.03.10 Disney Fireworks (Disney Interactive Studios)
26. 29.03.10 Nintendo DSi Metronome (Nintendo)
27. 29.03.10 Nintendo DSi Instrument Tuner (Nintendo)
28. 12.04.10 7 Card Games (cerasus.media)
29. 26.04.10 Don't Feed the Animals (Electron Jump Games)
30. 26.04.10 Scrabble Slam! (Electronic Arts)
31. 03.05.10 1001 Crystal Mazes Collection (Teyon)
32. 10.05.10 Chess Challenge! (Digital Leisure)
33. 17.05.10 Frogger Returns (Konami)
34. 24.05.10 World Poker Tour: Texas Hold 'Em (Hands-On Mobile)
35. 07.06.10 Trailblaze: Puzzle Incinerato (Nintendo)
36. 07.06.10 Don't Cross the Line (Aksys Games)
37. 14.06.10 Kappa's Trail (Nintendo)
38. 21.06.10 Spin Six (Nintendo)
39. 21.06.10 Mega Words (Digital Leisure)
40. 21.06.10 Super Swap (Teyon)
41. 21.06.10 Legendary Wars: T-Rex Rumble (Interplay)
42. 28.06.10 Ancient Tribe (CIRCLE Entertainment)
43. 05.07.10 QuickPick Farmer (Dancing Dots)
44. 05.07.10 101 Shark Pets (Teyon)
45. 12.07.10 Primrose (Sabarasa)
46. 12.07.10 Pop Island – Paperfield (Odenis Studio)
47. 19.07.10 Petz Kittens (Ubisoft)
48. 19.07.10 Scrabble Tools (Electronic Arts)
49. 19.07.10 Hospital Havoc (Hands-On Mobile)
50. 19.07.10 Happy Birthday Mart (Pixel Federation)

EU Only List

01. 07.08.09 City Transport Map Volume 1 (Nintendo)
02. 07.08.09 City Transport Map Volume 2 (Nintendo)
03. 28.08.09 Oscar in Toyland (Virtual Playground)
04. 04.09.09 6 in 1 Dictionary with Camera Function (Nintendo)
05. 11.09.09 2-in-1 Solitaire (Nintendo)
06. 16.10.09 Wakugumi - Monochrome Puzzle (Nintendo)
07. 30.10.09 Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ (Gammick Entertainment)
08. 04.12.09 Just Sing! Christmas Songs (DTP Entertainment)
09. 05.02.10 Snakeoid (Cinemax)
10. 19.02.10 Puzzle to Go Wildlife (Tivola)
11. 12.03.10 Simply Mahjong (Engine Software)
12. 12.03.10 Simply Sudoku (Engine Software)
13. 19.03.10 Flashlight (Kaasa Solution)
14. 02.04.10 Puzzle to Go Diddl (Tivola)
15. 09.04.10 The Price is Right (Ludia Inc)
16. 16.04.10 Pocket Pack: Words & Numbers (Mere Mortals)
17. 30.04.10 Simply Solitaire (Engine Software)
18. 07.05.10 Rytmik (Cinemax)
19. 21.05.10 Discolight (Kaaza Solution)
20. 28.05.10 Just Sing! National Anthems (DTP Entertainment)
21. 18.06.10 Face Pilot: Fly With Your Nintendo DSi Camera! (Nintendo)
22. 18.06.10 Pocket Pack: Strategy Games (Mere Mortals)
23. 09.07.10 2Puzzle It: Fantasy (Neuland Multimedia)
24. 09.07.10 Hair Salon: Pocket Stylist (505 Games)

zionich

#26

zionich said:

I thinks its our fault for setting our expectations to high with the VC service.

brooks83

#31

brooks83 said:

Oh well, I bought Goldeneye for 5 bucks yesterday, so I'm ok. Keep it up Nintendo!

chris3116

#35

chris3116 said:

For the VC complainers, I'd like to know how many VC games did all of you download? The backlog on the service is huge. If you download like 5-10 games, you're the problem. If you downloaded more games, the VC would not be dead and the 3rd party would have more money and put more games. I'm not complain on Nintendo games since they' will be released at 1 time.

ShadowFlame76

#37

ShadowFlame76 said:

@chris3116

You're kidding...right?? can you really think people that are careful about what games they spend their money on are "the problem"?... whatever.

Alias

#38

Alias said:

Man, i hoped that there was VC this week, and
@ MasterGraveheart: Huge ditto, facepalm, and slams head on desk

zionich

#39

zionich said:

So it our fault for not buying the trash games we dont want, while waiting for the ones we do????

Sylverstone

#40

Sylverstone said:

Sorry MasterGraveHeart, you have to find a way to distract yourself from no Shantae, like how people are "trying" to not talk about no VC release for the past weeks gone by.

I want it badly but right now I have Pop Island: Paperfield to distract me from that.

I don't have a lot of points on my Wii so I'm not sure if I can get Furry Legends.

Bass_X0

#41

Bass_X0 said:

For the VC complainers, I'd like to know how many VC games did all of you download?

67 VC games and 14 WiiWare games. There's very little left on the VC that I would want to download. I recently had 700 points left over and wanted a WiiWare game. There was nothing I wanted from the service that cost 700 points or less. So I went with Chronos Twins DX. But I don't like it all that much.

WolfRamHeart

#42

WolfRamHeart said:

I'm interested in getting Furry Legends but I'm going to wait and see what happens with that contest before I download it.

suburban_sensei

#43

suburban_sensei said:

Just got a 2,000 Nintendo Points card the other day and d/led X-Scape (great game!). Looks like I will be saving the rest of my 1,200 pts. for Shantae and some cheap 200 pt. games.

LinkFanatic

#44

LinkFanatic said:

This no VC stuff needs to stop. I've been holding onto 3700 points for months now waiting for SOMETHING that's worth a !

zezhyrule

#45

zezhyrule said:

The only thing I'm spending my money on from your DL service is Rytmik, Nintendo. And maybe Shantae. I NEEDZ RYTMIK!

Kevin

#46

Kevin said:

No VC AGAIN?! WTF Nintendo?! To be honest I was expecting Aero the Acrobat or Uforia thanks to the recent announcement. Its a good thing I've begun re buying my old consoles since they're showing NO interest in VC anymore.

Zono15

#47

Zono15 said:

I officially hate Nintendo for no Shantae before I go camping for awhile I mean, it's almost been a year and they still don't have it out! How dumb can nintendo be in making the submissions process long if we all know the game is going to be fun? And I don't want to hear anything about playtesting because they've had over a month to do that by now GRRR FRUSTRATION>:(((

Stuffgamer1

#49

Stuffgamer1 said:

GEEK RAGE! Okay, I exaggerate, but I AM quite annoyed at the third week in a row with no VC, especially since they JUST announced some games. It's all Nintendo's fault for screwing over too many publishers and making them give up on the service...if Nintendo does decide to do a VH for the 3DS, they'd better have the sense to not make the same mistake again! I get the impression that they're TRYING to win third parties back, but the damage is done on this service.:(

Tasuki

#50

Tasuki said:

I wish they would at least say why they arent supporting the VC anymore rather than just act like it never existed. Of course I am not surprised when Nintendo comes out with something new they act like the old stuff never existed its like when they took out the GBA slot in the DSi now all they talk about is the stupid camera feature.

Come on Nintendo at least tell as why thats part of the aggervation.

brooks83

#51

brooks83 said:

@Stuffgamer1 - Frankly I don't think they are trying to win third parties back as far as VC goes. They've got enough little developers on WiiWare churning out shovelware to keep them profitable.

pikku

#52

pikku said:

Maybe what theyre doing with the lack of Vc for the past few weeks is preparing the way for some HUGE game nobody would've expected, such as the Banjo series! :D

JohnWalrus

#55

JohnWalrus said:

Either Nintendo is going to release a HUGE fan-oriented game on the VC that will rock our worlds with it's awesomeness, or they're content to release this stuff... I'm thinking the latter, pessimistically...

UltraRobPrime

#56

UltraRobPrime said:

@pikmaniac02 Microsoft now owns The Banjo series, along with KI, Conker, perfect dark, and any other Rare game except DKC, although DK64 is NOT coming due to the references to their other games. And they own the rights to Banjo's grafics engine, which DK64 uses. It is sad but true :(

jazzydude

#58

jazzydude said:

well chris i got around 58 vc games and 7 wiiware games (lol)
other than that i may get furry legends when i get a points card with art of balance

Min

#60

Min said:

I wouldn't say the B-K series will never come out on VC. Rare stated on their website, "...it's ultimately Nintendo's decision what gets released (on VC). Beyond the DKC games, we don’t have anything in the pipeline at the moment, but that doesn't mean it won't happen in future."

We can dream, can't we? :3

lOnE-WolF

#61

lOnE-WolF said:

Bah, another disappointing week for me.

Will we denizens of North America ever get Rythmik? That, among another title or two, Is what I'm saving my points for.

Chris720

#63

Chris720 said:

No VC... Aww man. I hope they haven't ditched it, I'm still waiting for some good ol' games to be released.

Might get some points and buy some more VC games, I need more!!

XCWarrior

#64

XCWarrior said:

Virtual Console gets the zero again. Boo.

Furry Legends looks interesting, but let's see some classics Nintendo!

Destro

#66

Destro said:

Almost comical that we keep getting screwed and boinked over by Nintendo. How many have they released this year vs last year? It's laughable.

Release some friggin' games already, it's easy money! Is 1 a week THAT hard to do? What is their reasoning behind this snowjob?

WANT LIST:
Castlevania Bloodlines
JPN Fire Emblems
JPN Advance Wars
SNES Shadowrun

cheetahman91

#69

cheetahman91 said:

The only game that looks remotely interesting this week is Furry Legends.
As far as VC goes, thankfully we will get a VC game next week since Aero the Acrobat was confirmed for a July release. If not, well... that wouldn't be good.

grumblegrumble

#70

grumblegrumble said:

I actually got Petz Kittens and it's a charmingly fun little game. My niece started playing it after me and just loves it to death. I think this is more of a younger age-geared release, but it's a great value nonetheless. She has been having hours of fun with it today. ;)

brainofj

#71

brainofj said:

I don't know what bugs me more: the fact that we've now gone, what, two or three weeks without a VC release ... or that next week, the drought will be ended with Aero The [bleep]ing Acrobat.

Bassman_Q

#73

Bassman_Q said:

pretty bleh week for us. But at least I still have FF VI to finish and FF IX to start! :)

Sonic_tails1

#74

Sonic_tails1 said:

I haven't been on here complaining but I do hate the no VC weeks and I have 129 VC games and 23 Wiiware. Only about 5 Wiiware were worth it in the end. I have less then 5 regrets from the VC side. And yes I do have a lot but thats because I get a lot of gifts and I rarely buy retail games anymore.

Stuffgamer1

#75

Stuffgamer1 said:

@brooks83: I only have my conjecture based on observable releases, but I do think there's reason to believe that Nintendo is making at least some tiny effort to entice certain publishers. It tends to come in very suspicious spurts, like how we got THREE SNES games from Koei within two months last year, two Natsume games one right after another this year (both of those being after a VERY long gap since their last releases), and solid support from Sunsoft recently. We also got short return runs from previous screwed publishers Capcom, Hudson, and SNK; all three of whom cut support completely for months after the August 2008 incident. Must be SOME amount of work on Nintendo's part to get them back, I should think.

YoshiSage

#76

YoshiSage said:

Apart from Furry Legends, a pretty crappy week.

And for the love of Arceus... STOP RANTING ABOUT THE LACK OF VC. What, do you retro purists have nothing else to entertain you? You probably have a sh*tload of VC games anyway, so why do you need even more, huh? Do you have nothing else to entertain you? Just be thankful you have any good VC games at all.

I have a large backlist of VC games I haven't bought yet anyway, so I'm actually glad they stopped for a while.

Splat

#77

Splat said:

I surprisingly like Furry Legends I didn't think it would be for me.

Dodger

#79

Dodger said:

I don't see the reason to complain about the VC. I mean, I am happy enough that they continue to put out games every week. The fact that they go the extra mile and put out games from old systems for really good prices is really cool. :/ There has to be some game that you can replay if you have every good game from the VC and there is nothing coming out.

Stuffgamer1

#80

Stuffgamer1 said:

@Dodger: How is the VC "going the extra mile" when it released BEFORE WiiWare? WiiWare was supposed to be the extra thing! And sorry, my go-to infinitely replayable game (Soul Blazer) isn't on VC yet.:P

brooks83

#81

brooks83 said:

If the game hadn't been delayed, I would have had a better chance of winning the contest. They extended the contest until the game actually came out, so a lot more people were able to register. Oh well.

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