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News: Mega Man 9 To Support Classic And Gamecube Controllers

Mega Man 9 To Support Classic And Gamecube Controllers

Here's another tiny snippet of Mega Man 9 news for those of you out there who can't seem to get enough of it.

According to Nintendojo, Capcom has confirmed that Mega Man 9 will indeed support not only the Wii Remote held sideways, but also the Classic and Gamecube controllers. What this also means is that if you're lucky enough to own one of the Wii NES RetroPort adapters, you can even use the..

News: Datel Release Retro Controllers for Virtual Console

Datel Release Retro Controllers for Virtual Console

The Classic Controller is a lovely one-for-all controller for playing Virtual Console games, but if you’re like me you probably long for a small square edged controller to enjoy NES goodness. Seemingly reading my mind, Datel are releasing some retro style controllers for the Wii. We’d assume these will work on any VC games that support the Wiimote as a controller, but would be best suited for NES, Master System and TG-16 gaming.

You can check out the 4 different c..

News: N64 Controller Mod For Virtual Console

N64 Controller Mod For Virtual Console

Although the Classic Controller is enough for most retro-loving Wii owners, there are some that crave a rather more authentic experience. There’s nothing like experiencing Virtual Console games on the controllers they were intended to be played on, and while Nintendo’s limited production of the Club Nintendo SNES pad will have satisfied a few, it’s going to leave a certain demographic out in the cold – namely those who love the N64 controller.

But fear not. A talented hacker called Raphaël Assénat and been tinkering away in his dimly-lit workshop and has produced a converter that permits the use of the..

News: Nyko Wireless Nunchuk - OBJECTION!

Nyko Wireless Nunchuk - OBJECTION!

Nintendo isn't best pleased with "rip-off" design

We covered Nyko’s innovative wireless Nunchuk controller in a news piece some time ago and were generally pleased by the fact that a peripheral manufacturer had decided to fix one of the key problems with the Wii’s control setup – the pesky wire that keeps hitting you in the face as you furiously fling the Wiimote and Nunchuk around. However,..

News: WiiWare needs a storage solution NOW!

WiiWare needs a storage solution NOW!

Now that the WiiWare service has launched it is ever more apparent how easy it is to fill up your Wii’s internal memory to full capacity. After all you just get a measly 2,163 blocks of internal memory, that’s the equivalent of just about 512MB! This has been just about bearable on the Virtual Console, it isn’t until you go crazy downloading large Neo Geo, N64 and TurboGrafx-CD games that you are going to run into problems!

The situation is intensified with the event of the WiiWare launch as games like Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles take up a whopping 287 blocks! That is..

News: Playtest: The Shaft Virtual Console joystick

Playtest: The Shaft Virtual Console joystick

As old school gamers on Wii the only thing we missed was a joystick peripheral for that authentic arcade feel

. Back in the days anyone who was serious about Street Fighter II on the SNES would have owned a Super Advantage joystick. The NEO GEO was famed for the quality of its joystick – indeed it was almost as big as the console itself. Why hasn’t Nintendo released an official joystick for the..

News: Wii SNES Controller Hits Japan

Wii SNES Controller Hits Japan

We don’t get jealous often here at Virtual Console Reviews – we don’t need to, being the famous international playboys that we are – but when we spotted some shots of one particularly lucky chap unpacking his limited edition Wii Super Famicom (SNES in the West) controller, we couldn’t help but go a little green with envy.

It was reported...

News: First Official Images of the New Neo-Geo Stick for Wii

First Official Images of the New Neo-Geo Stick for Wii

SNK has published official images of the forthcoming Neo-Geo stick, and the good news is that it looks exactly the same as the original AES joystick we all know and love.

The classic design, first seen with SNK's Neo-Geo home system almost 20 years ago, arguably ranks as one of the most iconic controllers in the history of videogaming. Back in the days of the Megadrive/Genesis, gamers would marvel..

News: Wii "Nerf" Blaster

Wii "Nerf" Blaster

EA have teamed up with Hasbro to create a new Wii and DS game called "Nerf N-Strike".

Nerf N-Strike claims to be "the first Nerf blaster action game" whereby "players can wreak havoc and perfect their blasting skills or challenge friends to clashes with both single and multi-player game modes". Not very exciting then? Wrong. Coupled with this game (and uncovered from a secret EA..

News: Wii Neo Geo Joystick Coming in April

Wii Neo Geo Joystick Coming in April

It had to happen. With SNK supporting the Virtual Console and consequently making some of its wonderful 2D fighting games available for download, it was almost inevitable that someone, somewhere would look at producing a more ‘suitable’ control method than is currently offered by the Wiimote, Cube pad and Classic Controller.

Japanese retailer Rakuten has posted information regarding a new..

News: Feel The Force With New Lightsaber Holsters

Feel The Force With New Lightsaber Holsters

The legal team of Lucasarts may have something to say about these

Cheap plastic holsters for your Wiimote are nothing new and third party peripheral manufacturers are practically falling over themselves to produce even more outlandish (and ultimately pointless) pieces of ‘controller clothing’. However, one item that did impress us in a thoroughly superficial way was the lightsaber attachment..

News: Oh Noes! Wavebird Discontinued

Oh Noes! Wavebird Discontinued

Wave goodbye to the Wavebird

The Gamecube may be old news now but for many of us the memory of this much-maligned machine lives on through the excellent Wavebird controller, which comes in very handy when indulging in Virtual Console gaming. The controller is also an excellent alternative for Wii games that are difficult to play using the Wiimote. Unfortunately Nintendo has now announced that no..

News: SNES CD Prototype Pad On Ebay

SNES CD Prototype Pad On Ebay

Totally useless but historically interesting all the same!

We don’t usually get too excited about ‘prototype’ items but this caught our attention here at NintendoLife Towers. Some lucky chap is currently selling a SNES CD joypad prototype on eBay. For those of you that don’t know, the SNES CD never actually existed; it was supposed to be a wonderful collaboration between Nintendo and Sony..

News: Japan gets Wii SNES Pad

Japan gets Wii SNES Pad

We're not jealous types here at VC Reviews but the news that Japanese Club Nintendo owners will be getting their hands on a Wii version of the classic SNES control pad has made us green with envy. Nintendo of Japan's 'Club' service is clearly head and shoulders above its Western counterparts! Why can't we get fantastic goodies like this over here?

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News: The Shaft - Virtual Console joystick

The Shaft - Virtual Console joystick

Much like people had a little chuckle at the name of the Wii the trend continues with the upcoming release of a new joystick for the Virtual Console from Overline Gaming. It is amusingly named The Shaft. We like to think this is a reference to the cool private detective John Shaft however it could be taken in different ways!

Designed as a Virtual Console controller, The Shaft is a pretty..

News: A Brief History Of The Light Gun On Nintendo

A Brief History Of The Light Gun On Nintendo

With the imminent launch of the Wii Zapper here at NintendoLife we've gotten a little nostalgic as memories of the NES Zapper and Super Scope are brought flooding back.

Light guns were around in the 1930’s beginning with Seeburg’s Ray-O-Light arcade shooter all the way back in 1936. The game involved a moving duck which must be shot in order to achieve a point. Arguably this early arcade title..

News: Dress up your Wii remote, for free!

Dress up your Wii remote, for free!

Due to the many complaints over the past months about how Wii remotes slip out of hands easily, Nintendo will soon start packing "Wii remote jackets" with Wii systems and additional remotes. If you already have a Wii though, you can order them free! Simply head to your region's Nintendo site and fill in the form to receive your free remote jackets starting mid-October.

Here's the links to..

News: Wii Will Be Zapping Before The Year's Out

Wii Will Be Zapping Before The Year's Out

The latest in a long line of Wii peripherals (although this one is Nintendo made) is set to hit shops around the UK and Europe this year.

The hardware which allows a docking centre for your Wii Remote and Nunchuck is already confirmed to come bundled with "Link's Crossbow Training" as some exclusive software to help you get used to playing with the new peripheral. Players will be able to buy..