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News: Canned Shooter Dune: Ornithopter Assault Could Have Added Spice To The GBA Library

Canned Shooter Dune: Ornithopter Assault Could Have Added Spice To The GBA Library

Title was practically finished but fell foul of publisher issues

Frank Herbert's epic fantasy series Dune has inspired some amazing video games - including Dune II: Battle for Arrakis - and should have delivered another riveting experience in the shape of Game Boy Advance shooter Frank Herbert's Dune: Ornithopter Assault. Developed by Soft...

Feature: A History of Full Fat Games - From Nintendo Portables to Smartphones and Back Again

A History of Full Fat Games - From Nintendo Portables to Smartphones and Back Again

"I'm just pleased to have a game on the 3DS"

In the past week we brought you the news that Flick Golf 3D is coming to the 3DS eShop, which will be an interesting test to see whether a hugely popular smartphone game can grab a sizeable audience on Nintendo's portable. To those unfamiliar with developer Full Fat Games there could be a perception...

Feature: ​Tales From The Frontline Of Game Boy Development

​Tales From The Frontline Of Game Boy Development

The Rise And Fall Of Crawfish Interactive

As the video game industry lurches from one generation to the next, the multitude of companies involved with producing software for the endless conveyor belt of platforms never remains static; just as studios are created to cater for the demands of new hardware, established firms are forced to close due to...

News: Cancelled Game Boy Advance Title Is Back From The Dead A Decade After Its First Showing

Cancelled Game Boy Advance Title Is Back From The Dead A Decade After Its First Showing

Given away free as an added extra with new indie game

Back in 2003, developer Quantized Bit showed off Overstorm, an action platformer for the Game Boy Advance at a gaming convention. The title would not be seen again for more than a decade, as it was ultimately cancelled. However, the developer — which is still going strong and creating indie...

News: Contra Advance Is Locked And Loaded For A Wii U Virtual Console Sortie

Contra Advance Is Locked And Loaded For A Wii U Virtual Console Sortie

Handheld Hard Corps

Konami's Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX has been rated by the Australian Classification Board and should arrive on the Wii U in the near future as a Virtual Console download. This is a loose port of the SNES classic Contra III: The Alien Wars and originally hit the Game Boy Advance in 2002. In Japan, it was known as Contra:...

Matters of Import: Genso Suikoden Card Stories - Konami's Other Trading Card Game

Genso Suikoden Card Stories - Konami's Other Trading Card Game

Suikoden 2 on GBA? Sort of

Konami is certainly comfortable with the popular and profitable Trading Card Game genre, their Yu-Gi-Oh series reportedly selling in excess of twenty-two billion cards all over the world since it was first launched. The digital equivalents have always been warmly welcomed on Nintendo hardware too, stretching all the way...

Review: Mr. Driller 2 (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

Mr. Driller 2 (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Advance)

You know the drill by now

The re-release of classic Game Boy Advance titles on the Wii U eShop marks the first opportunity many new players will have to take on a variety of really substantial experiences, short of retroactively buying the system itself. Many have made the transition to the TV screen look easy, but some are detrimentally anchored by...

Video: This Minish Cap Trailer is as Cinematic as Game Boy Advance Gets

This Minish Cap Trailer is as Cinematic as Game Boy Advance Gets

Music, flowing blond locks, it has it all

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap arrives on the Wii U Virtual Console this week in Europe, adding to the small but impressive range of Game Boy Advance titles on the system. Developed largely by Capcom, it stands up alongside its contemporaries as an excellent 2D adventure. With its arrival just a few...

News: The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap Arrives in Europe on 29th May

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap Arrives in Europe on 29th May

Yep, that's next week's update

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap is not only an excellent portable entry in the series, but is also interesting for the fact that Capcom was primarily responsible for its development. Just this week we shared the happy news a game page listing had popped up for a Wii U Virtual Console release in North America — a...

News: The Legend Of Zelda: Minish Cap Will Be Sizing Up The Wii U eShop Soon

The Legend Of Zelda: Minish Cap Will Be Sizing Up The Wii U eShop Soon

If you want to get ahead, get a hat

Nintendo has confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap is coming to the western Wii U Virtual Console service in the near future. A page has appeared on the official Nintendo of America site which details the game, but the release date remains "TBC". Minish Cap was first released on the Game Boy Advance...

News: Mega Man Battle Network 3 Headed to the Wii U Virtual Console

Mega Man Battle Network 3 Headed to the Wii U Virtual Console

So says the Australian ratings board

This week's arrival of Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi's Island on the Wii U Virtual Console drew to a close the initial run of confirmed Game Boy Advance titles in the West. With more confirmed for Japan, however, we're simply awaiting formal details on what's next for those of us outside of Nintendo's homeland...

News: Possibility of SNES Remix and Other Remix Titles Depends on Fan Support

Possibility of SNES Remix and Other Remix Titles Depends on Fan Support

NES Remix director: "Does the marketplace want it or need it?"

In an interview with IGN, NES Remix and NES Remix 2 director Koichi Hayashida explained that the possibility of a SNES Remix, Game Boy Advance Remix, or other Remix brand titles will depend on the market's support and fan outcry. There could even be a Remix title based on third-party...

News: Emulation Experts M2 Worked With Nintendo On Wii U Virtual Console GBA Games

Emulation Experts M2 Worked With Nintendo On Wii U Virtual Console GBA Games

Retro magic

M2 is the company responsible for the amazing Sega 3D Classics range on the 3DS, but that's not the only thing that has been keeping the firm busy of late. Nintendo has clearly been impressed by M2's handheld offerings as it has transpired that the studio was commissioned to assist with bringing Game Boy Advance games to the Wii U...

News: Nintendo Shows Off April's Game Boy Advance Wii U Virtual Console Line-up

Nintendo Shows Off April's Game Boy Advance Wii U Virtual Console Line-up

Play it on the GamePad is the message

Time flies, and after a busy week in which Nintendo firmed up its Game Boy Advance plans for the Wii U Virtual Console, we're now just days away from the first arrivals. It's certainly an attractive line-up in its early days, filling April with eight releases in total. Some of these titles will be familiar to...

News: Nintendo Australia Confirms Game Boy Advance Wii U Releases and Pricing

Nintendo Australia Confirms Game Boy Advance Wii U Releases and Pricing

GBA for everyone!

Yesterday brought the happy news of the opening Wii U Virtual Console Game Boy Advance line-up, which includes some enjoyable titles to grace the latest system and its GamePad. Happily, Nintendo Australia has now confirmed details for its region, providing prices as well — all titles will be AU$9.10 – NZ$11.90. 3rd April:...

News: Game Boy Advance Games On The Wii U Virtual Console Are Single Player Only

Game Boy Advance Games On The Wii U Virtual Console Are Single Player Only

Going solo

Game Boy Advance games are hitting the North American and European Wii U Virtual Console very soon, and Nintendo has posted some fresh details up on its Japanese site. The biggest news is that all of the launch batch of titles are all listed as being single player only — even those which had multiplayer capability in their original...

News: Super Mario Bros. 3 Is Warping To North American Virtual Consoles On April 17th

Super Mario Bros. 3 Is Warping To North American Virtual Consoles On April 17th

Nintendo of America confirms GBA Virtual Console lineup, too

It's been a long time coming, but Super Mario Bros. 3 finally has a release date for the North American Wii U and 3DS Virtual Console services. Nintendo of America has confirmed that the classic NES game will launch on April 17th, priced at $4.99. Regarded by many Mario fans as one of the...

News: Advance Wars Bringing the Battle to the Wii U Virtual Console on 3rd April

Advance Wars Bringing the Battle to the Wii U Virtual Console on 3rd April

An early Game Boy Advance treat

Back in February Nintendo announced that Game Boy Advance games would arrive on the Wii U Virtual Console in April, and has now confirmed an early treat on the way to the service. Surprisingly, it's not one of the games initially announced. Nintendo of Europe has confirmed that GBA original Advance Wars will hit the...