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Nintendo Download: 18-19 August (Japan)

18-19 August (Japan)

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 ConsoleIke lke! Nekketsu Hockey-bu (500pts - Technos) -- A...

News: Buy Metroid Prime Trilogy, Get the Original Metroid Free

Buy Metroid Prime Trilogy, Get the Original Metroid Free

Nintendo of Europe offers a free VC game to those quick to the punch.

Two years ago, the original Metroid was made available on the Virtual Console in order to generate some hype for the release of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption a few months later. It seems only fitting that there is now yet another promotion featuring the original NES game, as Metroid Prime Trilogy will be released in Europe early..

Review: Super Star Wars (Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Super Star Wars (Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Is the force strong with this one?

When Super Star Wars was released in 1992, it was an instant success. Offering old-school platforming but set in the Star Wars universe and culminating in the destruction of the Death Star, the video game format fit the movies like Harrison Ford fits the role of a roguish scoundrel. At the time, video game critics...

News: LucasArts Bringing Classic Games to Virtual Console

LucasArts Bringing Classic Games to Virtual Console

The ESRB has rated one of LucasArts' classic SNES games. Update: And more are on the way too!

If you've been keeping up with LucasArts lately, you might've noticed that recently, they've begun to rerelease many of their classic games, after years of seemingly not listening to the cries of fans asking them to do so. Online download service Steam recently got a bunch of games from their back..

Nintendo Download: Kindred Spirits, Rock N' Roll, Star Wars and Different Art (US)

Kindred Spirits, Rock N' Roll, Star Wars and Different Art (US)

Well, that didn't take long - Super Star Wars is available today, among other games!

We only just reported on the ESRB rating a classic Star Wars SNES game less than an hour ago, but it turns out the rating isn't going to be sitting there without the game actually being out for multiple months - Super Star Wars is available today! It's accompanied by the long-awaited North American releases of..

News: Spidey goes pink in The Revenge of Shinobi

Spidey goes pink in The Revenge of Shinobi

Peter Parker might have something to say about this.

Hardcore SEGA fans will no doubt be aware that The Revenge of Shinobi on the Mega Drive / Genesis had a few incarnations during its lifetime due to copyright issues. It’s a proud person who still owns the original Mega Drive cart which features boss characters such as The Hulk, The Terminator,...

Review: Tecmo Bowl (Virtual Console / Virtual Console Arcade)

Tecmo Bowl (Virtual Console / Virtual Console Arcade)

Older. Prettier. Just not wiser.

In every genre there is one game that stands as a pinnacle to which other games in that genre aspire. Final Fantasy VII, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Sexy Poker. In their respective genres, these games are the standard by which other games are judged. Tecmo Bowl for the NES is often cited as that standard for classic American rules football games. But..

Nintendo Download: Bonsai Barber, The Revenge of Shinobi and City Transport Maps (EU)

Bonsai Barber, The Revenge of Shinobi and City Transport Maps (EU)

Zoonami's hairdressing game is finally out, and it's accompanied by Sega's awesome ninja game. Oh, and some city maps.

After skipping a week, the Official Nintendo Magazine has once again revealed the Wii/DSi updates in advance. As promised a while ago, today finally sees the European release of Bonsai Barber. Accompanying it is a single Virtual Console game and two DSiWare applications which might..

Nintendo Download: Mechas, Sexy Poker, Football and Art (US)

Mechas, Sexy Poker, Football and Art (US)

The Virtual Console shows signs of life.

The past two North American Wii/DSi updates had no new Virtual Console games, but thankfully, there is one this week. It's accompanied by two WiiWare games and the final DSiWare Art Style game (For now). On WiiWare, today brings us the previously announced Overturn. Perhaps taking a bit of inspiration from Nintendo's Custom Robo series, you must customize..

News: Nintendo Download 04-05 August 2009 (JAPAN)

Nintendo Download 04-05 August 2009 (JAPAN)

It's a mega update in the Land of the Rising Sun!

The release schedules around the world have seen bumper crops of WiiWare releases (and in PAL territories VC ones courtesy of the latest Hanabi Festival); naturally being Nintendo's home territory it should come as no surprise that Japan outdoes even these impressive download service updates. Next...

News: Japanese Virtual Console list - August 2009

Japanese Virtual Console list - August 2009

The final Friday of the month brings us next month's Japanese VC schedule once again.

Things aren't much better next month than they were this one - This time there's 4 non-Namco, non-arcade games instead of 3. A slight improvement, but still not that much better! Among the first games to be released will be the final Final Fantasy game to hit Japan's Virtual Console for now. Pengo, which has been..

News: What Neo Geo games do you want to see on the Virtual Console?

What Neo Geo games do you want to see on the Virtual Console?

It's time to let D4 Enterprises know what games you want to see on the Virtual Console serivce.

The Neo Geo was the Ferrari of video game consoles back when it was first released in 1990 and its sky high $600 price tag put it out of reach of the majority of game fans. But it also represented the first time actual arcade hardware was made available in a home console format. It didn't exactly help..

News: Nintendo Rep: Virtual Console Being Toned Down

Nintendo Rep: Virtual Console Being Toned Down

Supposedly steering towards more original games.

Bummed about how crappy Nintendo of America seems to treat Channels and the Virtual Console? Aren't we all. The Gamebag was so bummed they emailed Nintendo. When queried about the slowed VC support, a customer service rep replied with what we've all seen coming but hoped wasn't true. We understand...

Nintendo Download: 28-29 July 2009 (Japan)

28-29 July 2009 (Japan)

2 arcade classics, 3 new WiiWare titles and a bumper crop of DSiWare next week.

Looks like we're back to a more familiar release schedule in Japan, but the number of new DSiWare releases is more than normal with 9 new titles (though it has to be admitted two of these are guidebooks). The Virtual Console releases include Tecmo's second offering for the VCA: Ninja Ryukenden, which gamers elsewhere..

Nintendo Download: Kirby's Dream Land 3, Twinbee, ColorZ, Heracles and Sudoku (EU)

Kirby's Dream Land 3, Twinbee, ColorZ, Heracles and Sudoku (EU)

The Hanabi Festival ends with its last two games.

The UK's Official Nintendo Magazine has once again spilled the beans on tomorrow's update in advance, although there's really only one game we didn't know about yet. As was pretty much guaranteed to happen, tomorrow sees the release of the final two Hanabi Festival games. They're accompanied by another two WiiWare games and one DSiWare game. Kirby's..

Nintendo Download: 21-22 July 2009 (Japan)

21-22 July 2009 (Japan)

WiiWare catch-up, another classic Namco arcade game and some simple DSiWare puzzling adventure next week.

Next week's schedule is a little on the light side (though as with previous weeks it's possible that Nintendo of Japan is updating their website piecemeal) with only 1 new WiiWare release, a couple of VC offerings and a single DSiWare release. Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (800pts -..

Review: Smash Table Tennis (Virtual Console / NES)

Smash Table Tennis (Virtual Console / NES)

Smash Table Tennis delivers a backhand to your wallet.

Sometimes, you just have to wonder who at Nintendo is in charge of the Virtual Console game selection. Perhaps it's one of those people who, when unable to decide what to do, throws a dart at a dartboard with possible "options" on it in order to come to a decision. That almost has to be the case here, because we have no idea why else..

News: What Nintendo games do you want to see on the Virtual Console?

What Nintendo games do you want to see on the Virtual Console?

It's time to let Nintendo know what games you want to see on the Virtual Console.

The Virtual Console release schedule has tapered off quite a bit lately, but we can't help but think that there are still quite a few games that could and should see a release on the service at some point. Nintendo's become one of the most popular game developers in...