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Review: Altered Beast (Virtual Console / Virtual Console Arcade)

Altered Beast (Virtual Console / Virtual Console Arcade)

Welcome to your doom!

There’s no two ways about it: Altered Beast is a terrible game. Even here, in a perfect conversion of the arcade original, it’s so horrendously stodgy and repetitive that it makes you wonder quite why anyone holds it in the slightest bit of regard. For those lucky few amongst you yet to engage in a little beast altering,...

Nintendo Download: Puzzle Bobble, Water Warfare, SimEarth, Altered Beast and More Sudoku (EU)

Puzzle Bobble, Water Warfare, SimEarth, Altered Beast and More Sudoku (EU)

DSiWare takes a bit of a break to give the spotlight to the Wii releases this week.

A large part of today's update isn't very surprising - Three of the games are published by Hudson Soft and were already announced for release earlier this week. The two unannounced releases are quite nice surprises though! On WiiWare, we've gotten Puzzle Bobble Plus!, the third Bubble Bobble series WiiWare remake by..

News: Hudson Releasing Water Warfare, SimEarth and Sudoku 50! For Beginners This Friday

Hudson Releasing Water Warfare, SimEarth and Sudoku 50! For Beginners This Friday

The first family-friendly FPS, a planet-maintaining game and more sudoku puzzles will be available on Friday.

Hudson has announced the release of three new downloadable games in Europe this Friday. Water Warfare was released in Japan only yesterday, so you'll have a chance to jump in before the Japanese players get too much practice and crush us all online! The game is exclusively based around the..

Nintendo Download: Drill Sergeants, Puzzles, Golf, Art Styles and Planets (US)

Drill Sergeants, Puzzles, Golf, Art Styles and Planets (US)

Three more WiiWare games accompanied by one each for DSiWare and Virtual Console.

There seems to be a resurgence in Nintendo's focus on WiiWare - There were three new WiiWare games last week and there's three more this week. They're probably not the titles most people were waiting for, though... It should also be noted that every single game this week is new to western shores, so we don't have any..

Nintendo Download: 23-24 June 2009 (Japan)

23-24 June 2009 (Japan)

A feast of DSiWare titles to end the drought, an anticipated WiiWare title from Hudson and *two* arcade classics next week!

Well, after weeks without a new DSiWare release in Japan the storm gates have been opened and next Wednesday is serving up a bumper crop of titles for the portable download service. Chuugakku Kihon Hana Tango Word Puzzle (200pts) from I.E. Institute, Ltd. is a word puzzle game..

Nintendo Download: Toasters, Rainbows, Catching, Calculators, Clocks and Harriers (US)

Toasters, Rainbows, Catching, Calculators, Clocks and Harriers (US)

A whopping six games this week.

WiiWare seems to be the main focus this week, with a whole three new games for it. DSiWare gets two more non-games, while VC has to do with just one game. On WiiWare, you can get Eduardo the Samurai Toaster, from Semnat Studios. This promising game was first announced at the start of the year and looks to be quite similar to games such as Metal Slug and Contra,..

Review: Super Smash Bros. (Virtual Console / Nintendo 64)

Super Smash Bros. (Virtual Console / Nintendo 64)

Does the original Super Smash Bros. still knock out the competition these days?

Nintendo's most popular (and only!) fighting franchise started off quite strangely - in fact, it originally didn't even have any existing Nintendo characters! Created by Kirby Creator Masahiro Sakurai of HAL Laboratory and Satoru Iwata, the game was originally called...

Nintendo Download: Super Smash Bros., Cocoto, Asphalt and Sudoku (EU)

Super Smash Bros., Cocoto, Asphalt and Sudoku (EU)

As announced, four new games are new available.

Well, no surprises here! All four games released today were already announced beforehand. Super Smash Bros. is the first game in Nintendo's massively popular fighting franchise. There's a total of 12 characters and 9 stages, which is obviously not much when compared to the content of Melee and Brawl, but it's still fairly fun. The question is, is..

Nintendo Download: 16th June 2009 (Japan)

16th June 2009 (Japan)

2+2 on the Wii; DSiWare takes a break.

Next week we have four downloads on the Japanese Wii and nothing new to download for the Japanese DSi. Mochi Mochi Q looks to be part Equilibrio and part World of Goo with cute little pink blob aliens trying to escape being eaten by cute big purple ones using the Wii remote NES-style and presumably some form of motion control. 800 points from Natsume Soft..

Review: Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf (Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf (Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!

Koei’s ‘Universal Ruler’ simulator lets you live the life of the Mongol legend himself. You’ll go where he goes, defile what he defiles and eat who he eats. But before you misjudge this game as an indecipherable Japanese take on medieval Mongolian life, understand that Genghis Khan II is actually a conquer the world style game (think Risk meets Civilization) in..

News: Super Smash Bros. Available on VC This Friday

Super Smash Bros. Available on VC This Friday

If you want to relive the original Nintendo fighting game, you can do so in just 2 days.

The official website for Official Nintendo Magazine has revealed all plans for this Friday's European Wii and DSi updates. On the VC side of things, Europeans will finally be able to download Super Smash Bros., the game that started it all. Japan got it back in January, before even getting Majora's Mask - But..

Nintendo Download: Wars, Conquests, Rivalries and... Fish? (US)

Wars, Conquests, Rivalries and... Fish? (US)

There seems to be a very clear theme this week!

There's only really one surprise this week, and it's the weekly Virtual Console title. All of this week's WiiWare and DSiWare releases were already announced last week! On VC, you can go to war in another classic Koei strategy game for the SNES - Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf. It's not as...

Nintendo Download: 9th June 2009 (Japan)

9th June 2009 (Japan)

Music streaming, a Nintendo classic franchise and Namco arcade fun on the Wii and a murder mystery on DSi next week.

WiiWare releases in Japan next Tuesday include something new in the form of Game Sound Station from Gust Co., Ltd. For 1000 points you get access to a number of tracks from dozens of video game soundtracks. You can then purchase tickets for listening to a larger number of tracks..

News: Classic Controller Pro Heading West?

Classic Controller Pro Heading West?

Nintendo's new Classic Controller spotted at E3.

A while ago, it was announced that Japan would be getting a new Classic Controller. This still hasn't happened - it'll be released in August, and they've already announced a differently coloured one for release on the same day - but it's apparently already clear that it will be released elsewhere as well. The Classic Controller Pro has been spotted..

Nintendo Download: Flip Champs, Final Fantasy IV, Boulder Dash (US)

Flip Champs, Final Fantasy IV, Boulder Dash (US)

A quartet of games for you lucky North American people

A four-game salvo awaits North American gamers this week; Mighty Flip Champs we already knew about but Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is likely to be the pick of the bunch for most Nintendo fans. The WiiWare release is set after the events of the fourth Final Fantasy game and promises the...

Review: Space Harrier (Virtual Console / Virtual Console Arcade)

Space Harrier (Virtual Console / Virtual Console Arcade)

An interesting slice of gaming history for fans of early 3D games.

Space Harrier is notable for being one of the first arcade games to use a motorised cabinet in its sit-down version, and in the realms of sprite-based third-person 3D shooters it's certainly at the more advanced end of the scale. It was highly popular back when it was released in the...

Nintendo Download: 2 June 2009 (Japan)

2 June 2009 (Japan)

A 3+3 week for the Wii and another break for the DSiWare service.

The DSiWare service seems to be taking another holiday next week, but the Wii gets another six downloads with three new WiiWare titles and three new VC titles. No real surprises here as these games have been forecast in the press previously (the VC ones only today!). WiiWare titles for the 2nd of June: Okiraku Daifugoo (500pts.) -- a..

News: Japanese Virtual Console list - June 2009

Japanese Virtual Console list - June 2009

Mario's original racing game makes its VC debut next month.

It's the last Friday of the month again, and you know what that means! Nintendo has revealed their Japanese VC plans for next month. It's not very diverse this time - Only 3 VC platforms will be getting new games! The Nintendo 64, Master System, Mega Drive, Neo Geo and PC Engine all have to sit out this time. At least it's not all bad news..

Nintendo Download: Space Harrier Arcade, Fish'em All and Art Style: NEMREM (EU)

Space Harrier Arcade, Fish'em All and Art Style: NEMREM (EU)

The first new arcade game since Virtual Console Arcade launched is accompanied by one more game for each service.

After last week's lack of a new VC game it's a bit surprising to see just one this week. At least it's a somewhat long-awaited one! The arcade version of Space Harrier is long overdue - Its Master System port and Mega Drive sequel have...