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Review: GOLF (Wii U eShop)

GOLF (Wii U eShop)

Sub-par

Before the hyper-realistic, face-deforming technology of modern Tiger Woods games was conceived in the deepest dreams of Electronic Arts (a company busy with Marble Madness at the time), there was Golf for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The game wears its no-nonsense attitude on its sleeve, focusing on simulating the time-honoured sport...

News: Mighty Switch Force! 2 Dousing the North American Wii U eShop This Week

Mighty Switch Force! 2 Dousing the North American Wii U eShop This Week

"Everywhere else" on 24th October

We've known for a good while that WayForward is bringing 3DS eShop release Mighty Switch Force! 2 to the Wii U eShop, following in the steps of Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition. The developer has been targeting an October release and, based on the tweets of main man Matt Bozon, it seems to have succeeded...

Review: Tennis (Wii U eShop / NES)

Tennis (Wii U eShop / NES)

Net-net, a loss

Tennis — the NES game, not the actual sport — hails from an age when the most rudimentary of virtual simulations could be entertaining and notable simply by existing, perhaps causing a passing family member to comment on how it looks just like the real thing. Although a genuine novelty in the 80s, this dull-as-toast recreation of...

News: Wii Sports Club Marketing Steps Up in Japan

Wii Sports Club Marketing Steps Up in Japan

Dat music

Nintendo's strategy to earn Holiday sales for the Wii U is relatively diverse, and that variety in offerings is certainly well demonstrated by Wii Sports Club, which transitions the bundled Wii classic to an eShop release with updated visuals and online play. It could be perfect for attracting upgrades from Wii owners, though Nintendo...

Review: Final Fight 3 (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Final Fight 3 (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Third time lucky?

Following the enjoyable-but-flawed SNES conversion of the original Final Fight and its disappointing sequel, Final Fight 3 can be viewed as Capcom's attempt to atone for its previous sins and give fans a domestic exclusive worthy of the name. Released relatively late in the lifespan of Nintendo 16-bit's console, this third entry is...

First Impressions: Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight

We dig it

Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight for Wii U, which made waves with an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign, was on display at the recent New York Comic-Con. While more mainstream releases were generating huge lines and impatient parents, the deceptively simple-looking Shovel Knight was something of a hidden gem, making a great...

Nintendo Download: 17th October (Europe)

17th October (Europe)

Sonic arrives, Urban Champion returns (?!), some tasty discounts and more

While the Monday blues are common, the Nintendo Download update arrives to bring a ray of sunlight to our week. This time around there are a few retro games, including a surprise return, Sonic dashes onto the Wii U and 3DS and we have some encouraging discounts to consider...

Hands On: Toki Tori and EDGE (Two Tribes Classics)

Toki Tori and EDGE (Two Tribes Classics)

Budget brilliance?

After announcing their existence earlier in the year, Two Tribes recently lifted the lid on its Classics range coming to the Wii U eShop, three games that come to Nintendo's latest system in shiny optimised HD forms. It's possible that they'll all be familiar to gamers in some form or other, with each having appeared on a mix of...

News: Doctor Strange Table on the Way to Zen Pinball 2

Doctor Strange Table on the Way to Zen Pinball 2

Marvel-lous

Zen Pinball 2 is a title that offers plenty of excellent tables on Wii U, with various individual options and sets that can be picked up. That DLC model opens up the possibilities for more content, of course, and it seems that Zen Studios is keen to keep Wii U owners in the loop. The studio has confirmed that it's bringing a Doctor...

Video: Wooden Sen'SeY Gets Acrobatic in New Trailer

Wooden Sen'SeY Gets Acrobatic in New Trailer

The way of the Wii U

Earlier this year a raft of new titles were confirmed for the Wii U eShop for late 2013 and 2014, showing some of the benefits of Nintendo's efforts to support smaller studios on the platform. The offer of free Unity tools and licensing has been particularly tempting to developers that utilise the engine, helping to minimise...

Review: Final Fight (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Final Fight (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Because the world needs more wrestling mayors

Back in the late '80s and early '90s — when arcades were still the biggest draw for dedicated gamers — Capcom was the company to beat when it came to coin-op success. It produced a string of classics around this time, most of which saw conversions on the popular home consoles of the period. While...

News: Hyper Light Drifter Confirmed for Wii U

Hyper Light Drifter Confirmed for Wii U

Summer 2014 is the target

Not so long ago we told you about Hyper Light Drifter, a "2D action RPG" that was seeking funds to bring its games to a variety of platforms. Developer Heart Machine added a Wii U stretch goal at $550,000, and as a sign of this project's popularity it's now passed that total with a little over a day to go. At the time of...

News: Two Tribes Confirms Toki Tori 2+ Level Editor Will Not Hatch On Wii U

Two Tribes Confirms Toki Tori 2+ Level Editor Will Not Hatch On Wii U

From the fridge to the freezer

Earlier this week Martijn Reuvers of Two Tribes took to Miiverse to confirm the developer had been forced to put the level editor for Toki Tori 2+ "in the fridge" due to other commitments. Sadly, it appears Wii U owners won't get the opportunity to play around with the feature as the studio has now stated its...

Interview: Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson Talks SteamWorld Dig And Working On The eShop

Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirsson Talks SteamWorld Dig And Working On The eShop

Critical reaction, the Wii U eShop and picking 3DS over smartphones

At this year's Eurogamer Expo we were lucky enough to get the opportunity to speak to Image & Form's Brjann Sigurgeirsson about the company's 3DS eShop title, SteamWorld Dig. In the interview, Sigurgeirsson speaks about the development of the game and its lore, its critical...

News: The Fall Targets an April 2014 Release on Wii U

The Fall Targets an April 2014 Release on Wii U

"I can't wait to see how we can best use that fantastic controller"

Not so long ago we reported that crowdfunded title The Fall would eventually come to Wii U, on the grounds that Over The Moon had been officially licensed as a Nintendo developer. At that stage the campaign was still some way off its Wii U stretch goal, but having now passed that...

Hands On: An Evening With Wii Karaoke U By Joysound

An Evening With Wii Karaoke U By Joysound

Take On Mii

Nintendo has previously stated that one of its main objectives with the Wii U is to provide experiences that can’t be done on other video game systems. In addition to this rather admirable quest, the company has also been keen to emphasise the fun that can be had with the system in local multiplayer. So far it hasn't had a great...

News: Ripstone Confirms Plans to Include Sony Systems in Wii U and 3DS Pure Chess Online Multiplayer

Ripstone Confirms Plans to Include Sony Systems in Wii U and 3DS Pure Chess Online Multiplayer

Believes the Wii U audience "has a voracious appetite for content"

Pure Chess, alongside the Nnooo-published Cubemen 2, is forging ahead on new ground for Nintendo systems by introducing cross-platform online multiplayer. In both cases Wii U players (also on 3DS in the case of Pure Chess) will be able to take on other players that are on smartphone...