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Review: PEG SOLITAIRE (Wii U eShop)

PEG SOLITAIRE (Wii U eShop)

Solo Noble, anyone?

Ever been to a restaurant or doctor's office and found one of those wooden Peg Solitaire boards just lying around? The little triangular board where you hop pegs over each other? The degree to which you compulsively feel a need to pick it up and play it rather than fiddle with your phone is indicative of the interest you'll have...

News: Shantae: Risky's Revenge Director's Cut is Nearing Release on Wii U

Shantae: Risky's Revenge Director's Cut is Nearing Release on Wii U

Both in Europe and North America

Shantae has had a bit of a comeback in the last couple years, and it was arguably all kicked off by Shantae: Risky's Revenge. After the original Shantae released on the Game Boy Color, there was a gap of about eight years before the game received its sequel on DSiWare. This was followed up a few years later by...

News: Chasing Aurora Dev Broken Rules Offers To Port Undertale To Wii U

Chasing Aurora Dev Broken Rules Offers To Port Undertale To Wii U

Keep determined

Yesterday, we reported on the news that Undertale developer Toby Fox was open to the idea of his unique RPG coming to Nintendo systems, with the caveat that he'd need outside assistance to create the port. Undertale - a critically-acclaimed PC release built entirely with Game Maker - would need to be re-written from scratch, and Fox...

Nintendo Download: 4th February (North America)

4th February (North America)

Smash DLC! Resident Evil 4! Shütshimi! FreezeME! More!

Here we are once again, North American gamers, with the Nintendo Download Update. This week seems like another good 'un, with the final batch of Super Smash Bros. DLC, a corking Wii download from Capcom, some highly promising download-only games and some discounts. Phew, let's get to the...

Review: Level 22 (Wii U eShop)

Level 22 (Wii U eShop)

Avoiding the boss

Some of the best games involve relatable experiences. Level 22 tells the story of Gary, a frequently tardy employee who just overslept yet again after a night of drinking; even if due to other factors, most of us can relate to being late for work and wanting to sneak in unnoticed. We can't necessarily relate to the need to use...

News: Download Sales Continue to Increase to New Highs for Nintendo

Download Sales Continue to Increase to New Highs for Nintendo

Growth in the Americas drives increased revenue

When you go back to the start of this generation (March 2011 for 3DS, November 2012 for Wii U) and consider the eShop stores and Nintendo's approach to DLC at those times, you see a company that's transformed its download offerings fairly rapidly. The actual store designs have only had relatively...

Review: Mini-Games Madness Volume: #1 - Hello World! (Wii U eShop)

Mini-Games Madness Volume: #1 - Hello World! (Wii U eShop)

Uh... hi...

The first time you start up Mini-Games Madness Volume: #1 - Hello World!, you might wonder if it's one of those "haunted" games that try to pass themselves off as normal but are actually scary. The loading screen is accompanied by an inexplicable clicking noise and the game selection screen is, for some reason, an intentionally(?)...

Review: Super Mario 64 DS (Wii U eShop / DS)

Super Mario 64 DS (Wii U eShop / DS)

D-Pad D-Bate

Super Mario 64 is undeniably one of the most influential games in the industry's history, so it's only natural that Nintendo would attempt to capitalise on its success with a re-release. What nobody expected at the time was for it to not only arrive on a portable console, but also feature Yoshi as the initial protagonist. Super Mario 64...

Video: See what Freedom Planet's Lilac Would Look Like as a Smash Character

See what Freedom Planet's Lilac Would Look Like as a Smash Character

A challenger approaches

In just a couple days, the final DLC characters for Super Smash Bros. will be made available, at last signaling the end of the current generation of Super Smash Bros. Even though the roster is larger and more diverse than it has ever been in past games, there's always more popular video game characters that don't quite make...

News: Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is Shuffling Onto the North American Wii U eShop on 4th February

Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is Shuffling Onto the North American Wii U eShop on 4th February

"Where's everyone going? Bingo?"

Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is rightly held in high regard by a number of series fans; this writer likes it a bit too much, completing at least one playthrough every year. It's a terrific version of a classic game, with pointer controls and occasional waggle that are actually fun to use, along with the inclusion of...

Nintendo Download: 4th February (Europe)

4th February (Europe)

Smash DLC! Super Mario Galaxy! Legend of Legacy! More!

Another week is underway, and that means we get a look at the Nintendo Download Update treats that are on the way in Europe. This week's a bit of a corker, with high-profile DLC, an exceptional Wii download, RPG goodness on 3DS and some promising download-only games. Let's get to the details...

News: Noowanda Reveals Discovery Version 2.2 Update Details

Noowanda Reveals Discovery Version 2.2 Update Details

Off-TV Play and third person camera perspective are being added in

Discovery came out about a month ago, and while it does have some shortcomings, it stands as an excellent creatively focused block sandbox game. It seems that the developer, noowanda, is dedicated to addressing many issues with the game; the upcoming update notes claim that there...

Interview: Learning More About FreezeME, a Surprising 3D Platformer for Wii U

Learning More About FreezeME, a Surprising 3D Platformer for Wii U

"I think FreezeME is a perfect fit for the Wii U"

The coming week is already confirmed to include some highly promising download content, and one that's certainly caught our eye is FreezeME. Heading to North America on 4th February at a launch price of $9.99 - then $13.99 after its first week - it looks a cut above the usual 3D platformers that are...

News: Nintendo Confirms Bayonetta, Corrin & Final Mii Costume DLC in Super Smash Bros. for 3rd February

Nintendo Confirms Bayonetta, Corrin & Final Mii Costume DLC in Super Smash Bros. for 3rd February

Or the 4th; don't you love time zones?

The long-awaited final bundle of DLC, or AOC as Nintendo likes to call it, for Super Smash Bros. including Bayonetta and Corrin will be landing on Wii U and 3DS systems on 3rd February in North America and the 4th in Europe. Nintendo has yet to confirm a time but judging from the official Nintendo of America...

News: Wii Street U Service Being Discontinued In March, Leaving eShop This Month

Wii Street U Service Being Discontinued In March, Leaving eShop This Month

Street smart

The Google-powered Wii Street U service will be discontinued on March 31st 2016. The app will also be removed from the Wii U eShop later this month - January 31st, to be precise. Originally launched back in 2013, the service allowed Wii U owners to travel the world from the comfort of their living room. "Wii Street U is a great use of...

News: The North American eShop Winter Warm-Up Sale Concludes With 15 More Discounts

The North American eShop Winter Warm-Up Sale Concludes With 15 More Discounts

Two Metroid games! EarthBound! Shantae! Affordable Space Adventures! More!

The Nintendo Download Update for North America has already gone out for this week, but we also have discounts for the final week of the 'Winter Warm-Up' Sale to consider; the theme for this final batch is "Epic Adventures". There are 15 games discounted in total, with a...

Nintendo Download: 28th January (North America)

28th January (North America)

Final Fantasy new and old! LEGO Avengers! Shadow Puppeteer! More!

It's that time again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update. This week brings three high profile retail titles (well, one is on both platforms), an intriguing and shadowy Wii U release along with some other interesting download-only arrivals on both systems...