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Nintendo Download: 16th May (North America)

16th May (North America)

Super inexpensive Metroid, scares, soldiers, retro classics and more

It's that time, North America, and you've undoubtedly got a particularly meaty lineup this week. All three Virtual Console services have new content, and the region gets a special retro Mario offer on the Wii U. There's also a stone-cold classic for 30 cents, along with quite a...

News: Super Mario Bros. 2 Hitting The North American Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Super Mario Bros. 2 Hitting The North American Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Time to take on Wart once more

The Wii U Virtual Console launched a couple of weeks back with SNES classic Super Mario World being available from the off, and it seems we won't have to wait much longer for another dose of Mario as Super Mario Bros. 2 is on its way to the North American eShop. Released back in 1988 on the NES, Super Mario Bros. 2...

Nintendo Download: 9th May 2013 (North America)

9th May 2013 (North America)

Mario and DK team up, X-rated speed, game development dreams and more

It's that time again, North America, when your Nintendo systems are updated with new downloadable delights to sample. The humble Wii is the only platform to miss out, and overall you have Virtual Console titles to consider, a retail demo and some fresh games to contemplate...

News: Club Nintendo Refunds Coins To Wii U Owners Who Picked Up Super Metroid

Club Nintendo Refunds Coins To Wii U Owners Who Picked Up Super Metroid

It'll be 30c on the Wii U Virtual Console soon

For many Nintendo fans racking up reward coins - or stars in Europe - has been part of their gaming lives for a while now. The idea is people can use their Coins to purchase Nintendo goodies and sometimes the rewards catalogue even features a few games for people to pick up. The North American Club...

Talking Point: The Wii U Virtual Console Has Started, But Not With a Bang

The Wii U Virtual Console Has Started, But Not With a Bang

Oh for the days of that Revolution reveal

The Wii U Virtual Console is well and truly up and running, which its greatest supporters will say is a more-than-welcome boost of old-school goodies to fill out the Wii U lineup, and the greatest cynics may say it's another example of Nintendo mastering the art of selling very old rope. Based on the...

Nintendo Download: 9th May 2013 (Europe)

9th May 2013 (Europe)

Moving Minis, an adventurous starship, a commando, retro goodies and more

It may be a Bank Holiday in some parts, but the European Nintendo Download waits for no-one, with this week's update being a fairly meaty offering featuring every current platform. We have some high-profile arrivals on the 3DS eShop, an assortment of retro treats and even a...

News: Capcom Bringing More SNES Goodness To The Wii U Virtual Console

Capcom Bringing More SNES Goodness To The Wii U Virtual Console

More support incoming

Capcom was one of Nintendo's most valuable supporters in the days of the NES and SNES, and the company seems keen to relive those glory days now that the Wii U Virtual Console has launched. We already know that Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts and Street Fighter II are inbound, but over on Capcom's official forum, fans are chattering...

Review: Super Mario World (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Super Mario World (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Everybody wants to rule the World

Right from the six-note melody that opens the first stage, you can tell there's something special about Super Mario World. This is the Super Nintendo launch title that set the bar impossibly high for day-one releases, created the magic that games such as Super Mario 64, Sonic Adventure, and Luigi's Mansion have...

Review: Donkey Kong Jr. (Wii U eShop / NES)

Donkey Kong Jr. (Wii U eShop / NES)

Son of a Kong

We recently reported that a Mr. Mike Kasper set the new world record with his high score on an original Donkey Kong Jr. arcade cabinet. Now, all thanks to the recent official Wii U Virtual Console going live, Wii U owners can save their quarters and work on their Donkey Kong Jr. high scores right from the comfort of their own homes in...

News: Capcom Announces Two More Wii U Virtual Console Titles In May

Capcom Announces Two More Wii U Virtual Console Titles In May

"We have more titles in the pipeline"

As we already know, Mega Man is now available to download on the North American Wii U Virtual Console and Capcom has now announced on its blog that a couple more classic titles will also be making an entrance onto the service in the coming weeks. On 16th May Super Ghouls’n Ghosts will be available for...

Nintendo Download: 2nd May 2013 (North America)

2nd May 2013 (North America)

Retro goodies, discounts galore, rabbits, tanks and much more

It's that time again, North America, for more Nintendo Download goodies to grace your systems, with all but the Wii being treated to something new this week. There's a lot to get through, so let's not waste too much effort on this pre-amble. Wii U eShop: Kung Fu Rabbit (Neko...

Review: Excitebike (Wii U eShop / NES)

Excitebike (Wii U eShop / NES)

Excitement revisited

With all of the Excitebike-related titles to grace a Nintendo console over the past ten years, we’d be hard pressed to find any gamer that isn’t at least familiar with the brand. Numerous re-releases, a couple of spin-offs, a sequel, and a remake have garnered a mostly positive reception from critics and fans alike. So now...

News: Trio Of Kirby Games Hitting Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Trio Of Kirby Games Hitting Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Next Week

Three Super Famicom classics incoming

Japanese Wii U owners are being treated to three Kirby titles in a single week. Some folks have all the luck, right? The games in question are all Super Famicom titles. Kirby’s Super Star Stacker (Kirby no Kirakira Kizzu), Kirby’s Dream Course (Kirby Bowl), and Kirby’s Dream Land 3 (Hoshi no Kirby 3) will...

News: Shigesato Itoi Says Mother 4 Would Be "Impossible"

Shigesato Itoi Says Mother 4 Would Be "Impossible"

Might as well be blunt about it

While EarthBound fans may be jubilant about the game making it to the Wii U Virtual Console, its creator, Shigesato Itoi, has taken to Twitter to announce there will be no future installments in the series. When asked by a fan on the social networking site if he would consider making Mother 4, his response was simple...

Nintendo Download: 2nd May 2013 (Europe)

2nd May 2013 (Europe)

Virtual Console goodies, discounts, a game developer's dream and more

So we're back to normal with our Monday morning Nintendo Download fix here in Europe. We're treated to a host of classics in the 3DS and Wii U Virtual Consoles this week, along with a small batch of new portable offerings and some discounted pinball on both platforms. Let's get to...

News: Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Launches With 14 Titles Available To Download

Japanese Wii U Virtual Console Launches With 14 Titles Available To Download

Three more games to be released next week

The Wii U Virtual Console is now available in North America, with eight games available to download, and in Europe where there are seven titles to choose from. Japan's version of the download service has also launched and there are a total of 14 games already in the catalogue, with three more on the way...