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Nintendo Download: 13th & 14th July 2010 (Japan)

13th & 14th July 2010 (Japan)

Virtual Console RPG for the Wii; lifestyle apps, edutainment and a couple of games for the DSi next week in Japan

WiiWare is MIA yet again, so Wii owners will have to make do with an old Super Famicom RPG originally published by dear departed Data East. Virtual ConsoleMetal Max 2 (800pts Super Famicom - Enterbrain) -- The Data East IP parade continues next week with a Final Fantasy-style RPG..

Nintendo Download: 9th July (Europe)

9th July (Europe)

Plenty for everyone

As with every week, DSiWare gets the lion's share of releases this week, although most of it is not too stellar, or at least not likely to be. WiiWare gets a long-awaited fighter plus an interesting Nintendo-published title, while VC gets another ninja action game. WiiWareToribash (1000pts - Nabi Studios) -- A very strange fighting game which is quite popular on PC, you fight as..

Review: Ufouria: The Saga (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

Ufouria: The Saga (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

Easy Mode Metroid

The original Metroid was a ground-breaking game for its time, but it feels incredibly dated to anyone playing it for the first time now. The lack of a map makes navigating the seemingly endless identical corridors way more annoying than it should be for newcomers, whereas those who know the game inside out can beat it within an...

Nintendo Download: 5th July 2010 (North America)

5th July 2010 (North America)

Dogfighting, vampire slaying and sheep launching this week

Today, the day after the United States blew itself up and Canada wondered what all that racket was about and some people have jobs in the morning, sheesh, the Nintendo Download brings a peace offering of eight titles across WiiWare and DSiWare. Some anticipated, some not so much, and the Virtual Console is stuck in the infirmary after not..

Nintendo Download: 6th & 7th July 2010 (Japan)

6th & 7th July 2010 (Japan)

Neo Geo puzzling for the Wii; Spartans, handwriting and hockey for DSi next week in Japan

The WiiWare drought continues with only the VC to comfort Wii fans next week and things aren't much more exciting on the DSi with only two games and an educational title to start out July. Virtual ConsoleMagical Drop III (900pts Neo Geo - D4 Enterprise) – You might dismiss this game as a rip-off of Puzzle..

Nintendo Download: 2nd July (Europe)

2nd July (Europe)

DSiWare galore!

DSiWare gets another massive load of new games today, but they're probably not the things you'll mostly be wanting to pay attention to - Both WiiWare and the Virtual Console only get one game each, but they're both great and more than worthy of a look-see. WiiWare: Jett Rocket (1000pts - Shin'en Multimedia) -- A 3D platformer with...

Nintendo Download: 28th June 2010 (North America)

28th June 2010 (North America)

Jett Rocket and Mario Tennis N64 headline this week's 10 releases

Mario and Camelot breathe some life into the Virtual Console's N64 offerings, Shin'en shows the power of WiiWare and DSiWare keeps up its flood of titles. WiiWareJett Rocket (Shin'en, 1000 Points) – This platformer from the creators of the excellent Art of Balance blasts onto WiiWare this week, bringing some of the sharpest..

News: Japanese Virtual Console list - July 2010

Japanese Virtual Console list - July 2010

A fresh breath of life for Japan

The Virtual Console seems to have been winding down in its amount of releases worldwide as of late, but Japan seems to be the first region to stop that nonsense - Next month they'll bet getting six new retro games. A whole four of them are for the Neo Geo, but it's still nice to see the VC is not quite ready to die...

Nintendo Download: 29th & 30th June 2010 (Japan)

29th & 30th June 2010 (Japan)

WiiWare returns, Meta Fighting on the VC; X Returns and other stuff on DSi.

WiiWareBoku mo Sekai o Sukuitai (1000pts - Poisoft) – If we're understanding Poisoft's website and the description on the Nintendo WiiWare page this is a combination of a sim and an RPG where players get to create multiple elves, dwarves, etc. with stats and skill trees to adventure with. Virtual ConsoleMeta Fight (500pts..

News: North American Club Nintendo Year Coming to an End Next Week

North American Club Nintendo Year Coming to an End Next Week

Might want to hurry up with that Gold or Platinum status

How's your Club Nintendo account looking, North Americans? Did you register enough Nintendo Product™ since last July to qualify for a neat-o Gold or Platinum badge? If not, you might want to scrape your game collection for stray Coins as the second Club Nintendo year winds down on June 30 to ensure your reward. To qualify for Gold status..

News: Sonic Turns 19 Today but Brings No Presents for Nintendo Fans

Sonic Turns 19 Today but Brings No Presents for Nintendo Fans

Virtual Console the only format not to receive price drops today

Yes fans of blue spiky things, it was 19 years ago today that the original Sonic the Hedgehog did its first loop-de-loop in our hearts. In honour of this world-changing event, Sega is cutting prices of many of the hedgehog's downloadable outings on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and the App Store, but there is no price drop on..

Review: Mario Tennis (Virtual Console / Nintendo 64)

Mario Tennis (Virtual Console / Nintendo 64)

Ace

When Mario Golf was released back in 1999, it was already known that Camelot was working on another Mario sports title for the N64. After a decent title released for the sadly ill-fated Virtual Boy a few years before, Camelot gave Mario another go at tennis. Mario Tennis on the N64 functions a bit differently from Mario Golf in that you do not...

Nintendo Download: 22nd & 23rd June 2010 (Japan)

22nd & 23rd June 2010 (Japan)

The WiiWare drought continues; VC and DSiWare releases only this week

The Japanese WiiWare scene has been pretty quiet over the last month or so with only a couple of titles from Squaresoft. Given the past schedule with one release minimum per week, it does seem to imply a slowdown in development; whether or not that will be the case in other territories remains to be seen though it may account for..

Nintendo Download: 21st June 2010 (North America)

21st June 2010 (North America)

Spin some tentacles, strategize against dinsoaurs, and puzzle puzzle puzzle

Nintendo hopes you like puzzle games, because that's five of the eight games released this week across WiiWare and DSiWare. To nobody's surprise, the Virtual Console has yet again been left out on a hill to die or something. But look, puzzlers! WiiWareArt Style: Rotozoa (Nintendo, 600 Points) – This entry in the Art Style..

Review: Shadow of the Ninja (Virtual Console / NES)

Shadow of the Ninja (Virtual Console / NES)

Ninja master or a shadow of glory?

Ninjas suddenly gained popularity during the 1980s, what with their cool moves, cool clothes and unashamed ability to kick ass. It's murky as to why exactly this happened but the legacy left within the fields of media was huge, ranging from the American Ninja films, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Last Ninja...

Nintendo Download: 18th June (Europe)

18th June (Europe)

Nintendo serves up a certain ace

It's the week of E3, and what better way to celebrate than by finally releasing another N64 Virtual Console game? And an extremely well-liked one, at that? WiiWare gets one great and one good game as well, but DSiWare seems fairly uninteresting this time. WiiWareAnt Nation (700pts - Konami) -- A simulation title from Konami in which you manage a colony of ants, this..

Nintendo Download: 15th and 16th June 2010 (Japan)

15th and 16th June 2010 (Japan)

Not much during the week of E3

We got so mixed up in the goings-on at E3, that we almost forgot to update you with what was released on the Japanese download services earlier this week. Relax, there's no need to get too jealous this time - Most of the stuff is extremely unlikely to see a release elsewhere. And with what Nintendo of Europe has in store for the European Virtual Console tonight, you..

Nintendo Download: 14th June 2010 (North America)

14th June 2010 (North America)

Bejeweled, sports and yard sales on WiiWare; Kappas, crosswords, keyboards and watches on DSiWare; ninjas on Virtual Console

WiiWareBejeweled 2 (1,000 Points - PopCap) The notorious gem-swapping gameplay hits WiiWare, complete with Mii support and online leaderboards. Check out our interview with producer Ty Roberts and our First Impressions of the title too. Arcade Sports (800 Points - Icon Games

Nintendo Download: 11th June 2010 (Europe)

11th June 2010 (Europe)

Plenty of puzzling, some strategy and racing, and an import

Despite the release of Super Mario Galaxy 2 today, Nintendo of Europe isn't neglecting their download services. The Virtual Console gets a new one-off import game while WiiWare and DSiWare get a whole bunch of catchup titles, plus one completely new game. WiiWareNEVES Plus: Pantheon of Tangrams (500pts - Abylight) -- It took almost a year..