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Nintendo Download: 7th June 2012 (North America)

7th June 2012 (North America)

Bats, cats, balance and curling

It's a bumper week for North America with new 3DS Download Software, demos, DSiWare, 3D videos and more. Here's what's available today. 3DS Download Software: Art of Balance TOUCH! (Shin'en Multimedia, $6.99) — An excellent puzzle game that tasks you to create a balanced stack of blocks. It's tougher than it...

News: You Can Transfer Wii VC Games to Wii U

You Can Transfer Wii VC Games to Wii U

Rejoice!

Nintendo of America has confirmed you can transfer your Wii Virtual Console purchases to the Wii U. Executive Scott Moffitt told ABC News you'll be able to move across past VC purchases and play them on the Wii U. Moffitt said there'll be a lot of restructuring necessary — Wii U will support multiple online user accounts for instance —...

News: Japanese Virtual Console List: June 2012

Japanese Virtual Console List: June 2012

The Neo Geo assault carries on

Three more games for the Wii Virtual Console in Japan this month, and as is to be expected now the majority are Neo Geo games. With Metal Slug 3's recent western release, we hope to see some more games for the system coming to the Virtual Console outside of Japan as well. The full list for June is as follows: Super...

Review: Metal Slug 3 (Wii Virtual Console / Neo Geo)

Metal Slug 3 (Wii Virtual Console / Neo Geo)

Heavy metal

Due to the bevy of fighting games released for Neo Geo, it's always a refreshing sight to see a game of a different genre from the format re-released on Virtual Console. We've just about hit the jackpot this time — Metal Slug 3 can easily be considered one of the single best games the system ever got. The first and second games in the...

Nintendo Download: 24th May 2012 (Europe)

24th May 2012 (Europe)

Balancing, metal slugging and free mighty switching

This week brings us a 3DS sequel to an excellent WiiWare title, a free update with new content from WayForward, and some Neo Geo goodness on Wii. Let's get to it. 3DS Download Software: Art of Balance TOUCH! (Shin’en Multimedia, £6.30/€7) — A sequel to a high-quality physics puzzler on...

Review: Monster World IV (Wii Virtual Console / Mega Drive)

Monster World IV (Wii Virtual Console / Mega Drive)

Worth the wait

Originally released in 1994, Monster World IV is the final game in the Wonder Boy series. It's a very well-liked game and another great entry in the franchise, but there was just one problem: it was never released outside Japan. Until now that is, because SEGA has finally given the rest of the world a chance to experience the game,...

Review: Wonder Boy in Monster Land (Wii Virtual Console / Virtual Console Arcade)

Wonder Boy in Monster Land (Wii Virtual Console / Virtual Console Arcade)

Boy wonder

The Wonder Boy franchise is one of many treasured relics from SEGA's past. Dedicated fans have clamoured for a new entry in the platform series ever since the 1994 Mega Drive release of the sixth title, Monster World IV. For now, though, they'll have to make do with the splurge of digital download re-releases. This time, it's the arcade...

Nintendo Download: 10th May 2012 (North America)

10th May 2012 (North America)

Very early edition

Believe your eyes: the Nintendo Download for North America is out, several hours ahead of usual. There's two Virtual Console treats and more to get stuck into, so here's what's up this week. Virtual Console: Wonder Boy in Monster Land (Virtual Console Arcade, SEGA, 900pts) — Just like Europe, North America gets a double dose of...

Nintendo Download: 10th May 2012 (Europe)

10th May 2012 (Europe)

It's a Virtual Console explosion

As if any further proof were needed that SEGA is the greatest video game company in the whole world, this week it's bringing no fewer than three games to lucky European fans this week. Elsewhere there's a long awaited piece of 3DS download software and an out-of-nowhere DSiWare game too. To the list! 3DS Virtual...

News: Wonder Boy Double Dose Hits North America's VC Next Week

Wonder Boy Double Dose Hits North America's VC Next Week

Two long overdue games are finally coming

With the release of Super Hang-On on Wii Virtual Console this week, SEGA has announced on its blog that it will be releasing the other two games announced last year soon as well. Very soon, in fact — both of them will see the light of day next week. Yes, that means there will be two new Wii Virtual Console...

Nintendo Download: 3rd May 2012 (North America)

3rd May 2012 (North America)

Germs and birds

The eShop gets its cheapest game yet, a $1.99 'infinite challenge' title, and real-time strategy fans can rejoice that Intrinsic Games' molecular head-scratcher is finally out, plus the return of VC Arcade. Here's what's up and competing for your money today. 3DS eShop: Bird Mania 3D (Teyon, $1.99, 227 blocks) — Fly as far as you...

News: Japanese Virtual Console List: May 2012

Japanese Virtual Console List: May 2012

The fun continues

There were just two games last month, but this time the count will be slightly creeping up again as Japan is scheduled to get three new Wii Virtual Console games. Just like the past few months, D4 continues to show strong support, as two of the new games will be Neo Geo games, while the remaining one is a Famicom title unlikely to...

Nintendo Download: 3rd May 2012 (Europe)

3rd May 2012 (Europe)

Virtual Console Arcade returns

In an unexpected (to say the least) twist, SEGA is bringing back Virtual Console Arcade this week with a truly classic racer. Elsewhere there's brand new DSiWare and a Game Boy Color game on 3DS too. Here's what's up this week. Wii Virtual Console: Super Hang-On (Virtual Console Arcade, SEGA, 900pts) — The legendary...

Nintendo Download: 26th April 2012 (North America)

26th April 2012 (North America)

Blocks, fighting and Chuck E. Cheese

Virtual Console returns to Wii this week with a fighting classic, plus there's some original 3DS Download Software and DSiWare too. Here's what you can look forward to downloading later today. Wii Virtual Console: Super Street Fighter II (Genesis, SEGA, 800pts) — The 16-bit scrapper reaches North America,...

Nintendo Download: 12th April 2012 (Europe)

12th April 2012 (Europe)

Zelda and Super Street Fighter II

Two venerable classics come to Nintendo's various Virtual Consoles this week, but both bear a few interesting tweaks. Here's what Europe can download later on in the week. 3DS Virtual Console: The Legend of Zelda (NES, Nintendo, £4.50/€5, 54 blocks) — The original title comes to non-Ambassadors, complete with...