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Nintendo Download: 1st November 2012 (North America)

1st November 2012 (North America)

Freakiness, fast gnomz, hidden objects and cake slicing

While some Nintendo Download updates, particularly in recent weeks, are full of juicy and exciting options, we're not sure that this is one of those occasions. Both DSi and 3DS are covered with a mixture of titles, but Wii is left out entirely; no, there isn't even a Neo Geo fighter to keep the...

News: The Famicom's Biggest Rival Is 25 Years Old

The Famicom's Biggest Rival Is 25 Years Old

NEC's groundbreaking PC Engine comes of age

It makes us feel very old to say it, but NEC's popular 8-bit PC Engine console turned 25 yesterday. Better known in the US as the TurboGrafx-16, the system launched in Japan on October 30th, 1987 (yes, we know we're a day late with this) - a time when the Famicom was enjoying a period of total and utter...

Nintendo Download: 25th October 2012 (North America)

25th October 2012 (North America)

Liberation, a NightSky, puzzles, free extras and plenty of monsters

The Nintendo Download update has had some good weeks in recent times, and following today's Nintendo Direct we finally have the information on today's offerings; it looks like this is another one that'll have something for everyone. With DLC, a demo, a retail release and a number of...

Nintendo Download: 18th October 2012 (North America)

18th October 2012 (North America)

Time to get stylish, pose for the camera, go fishing, fly a spaceship and more

North America has enjoyed some busy Nintendo Download updates of late, with plenty of variety to choose from. This week is no exception with something for everyone, and the odd surprise, so let's get on with it. 3DS Download: Sparkle Snapshots 3D (Nintendo, $5.99) —...

Nintendo Download: 18th October 2012 (Europe)

18th October 2012 (Europe)

Mega Man goes portable, Mad Dogs, free Mutant Mudds DLC and more

While last week brought Pokémon dreaming and long-awaited samurai action to Europe, this week's update aims for the surprise factor. The upcoming 25th Anniversary of a certain Blue Bomber is celebrated, sort of, a retro light-gun game get's a second chance on the 3DS eShop, while the...

News: Capcom Responds To The Lack Of Mega Man On 3DS

Capcom Responds To The Lack Of Mega Man On 3DS

Too good to be true?

If we were to choose one franchise that is disappointingly absent from the 3DS library, it would have to be Mega Man. Following the soul-shattering decision to cancel Mega Man Legends 3, Capcom released Mega Man 1-3 on the 3DS eShop, but these Virtual Console titles have been limited to Japan. With fans clamoring for a Western...

Rumour: GameCube Coming to Wii U Virtual Console

GameCube Coming to Wii U Virtual Console

It's bound to happen, right?

The Wii U eShop is still a mystery, to the extent that we're assuming that it'll be branded as "eShop" on the basis of new pre-paid funding cards spotted in North America. Another mystery is the Virtual Console, as we've only been introduced to new download titles scheduled for the launch period, with few clues as to...

News: Sorry, But GBA Games Aren't Coming To The 3DS Virtual Console After All

Sorry, But GBA Games Aren't Coming To The 3DS Virtual Console After All

Nintendo Australia issues 'corrective statement'

Remember that Dr. Mario GBA page we told you about on the Nintendo of Australia website? The one that made us think that GBA games may be on their way to the 3DS Virtual Console? Sadly, it was all just a big mistake. The page was listed 'in error' and Nintendo's Aussie department has issued the...

News: You'll Be Able To Play Your WiiWare and Virtual Console Games On Wii U

You'll Be Able To Play Your WiiWare and Virtual Console Games On Wii U

Put down those pitchforks

Today's Japanese Nintendo Direct presentation was packed full of cool new information, but one item that will prove especially interesting for hardcore Wii downloaders is the news that digital Wii purchases will be transferable to the Wii U. That means you'll be able to re-download all of your existing WiiWare and Virtual...

Nintendo Download: 13th September 2012 (Europe)

13th September 2012 (Europe)

Zelda II, some bookworms and a metallic slug - it's all happening in this week's Euro Nintendo Download

3DS Virtual Console: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Nintendo, £4.50) — Arguably one of the most controversial games in the Zelda bloodline, this second NES outing combines side-scrolling action with top-down adventuring to create a heady mix...

News: Reward Yourself With Smash Bros. on NA Club Nintendo

Reward Yourself With Smash Bros. on NA Club Nintendo

Smashing

If you're yet to experience the very beginnings of the Super Smash Bros. franchise, you might be interested in the latest North American Club Nintendo reward: the original Super Smash Bros. on Virtual Console. The classic Nintendo 64 fighter is available as a prize until 16th September. It's a bit pricier than usual at 200 reward coins,...

Nintendo Download: 23rd August 2012 (North America)

23rd August 2012 (North America)

Racing, metal slugging and the abyss

We've seen some pretty busy line-ups for the Nintendo Download update in recent times, but it's rather quiet this time around: will it be quality over quantity? Each platform gets one game, and the heady days of discounted downloads are forgotten. Still, let's get to it. eShop: VectorRacing (Arc System Works,...

News: Score NES Play Action Football as a US Club Nintendo Reward

Score NES Play Action Football as a US Club Nintendo Reward

Worth a try?

It's that time again — there's a new reward available on the North American Club Nintendo website. NES Play Action Football is the latest treat on offer, giving you the opportunity to relive some 1990 American football glory on Wii Virtual Console. It replaces Fluidity and is available until 2nd September for a reduced rate of 100...

Nintendo Download: 23rd August 2012 (Europe)

23rd August 2012 (Europe)

DK Jr., mascot golf, puzzles and futuristic baseball

It's another week, and the memories of lazy gaming at the weekend are already drifting away. Still, we have the Nintendo download details for Europe to look over, and it's a rather motley mix of retro titles, puzzles and a super demo for everyone to try. Let's get on with it. 3DS Virtual Console:...

Nintendo Download: 9th August 2012 (North America)

9th August 2012 (North America)

Much-reduced Mario, Real Bouts and going Commando

There's quite a heady mixture in this week's North American Nintendo Download report; not only do we have one of the best Mario games at a price so low it's criminal not to own it, but we also have a fine fighting game, a 3D tank simulation and a 2D run-and-gun blaster. Read on for more information!...

News: Turok Developer Wants To See N64 Versions On Virtual Console

Turok Developer Wants To See N64 Versions On Virtual Console

Ex-Iguana dev talks N64 development and the influence of James Bond

Former Acclaim and Iguana Entertainment designer Ryan Tracy wants to see the four N64 Turok games made available on the Virtual Console, but admits that the thorny issue of IP ownership could mean that his desire never comes to pass. Speaking to NotEnoughShaders.com, Tracy also...

News: Toki Tori Hatches on European eShop Next Week

Toki Tori Hatches on European eShop Next Week

Is it cheep enough?

Two Tribes' platform puzzler Toki Tori is chirruping its way into the European 3DS eShop next week. It was originally released on Game Boy Color in 2001; if you missed it back then, here's your chance to see what all the squawking was about. The concept is the same as the WiiWare version. You join the titular chick on a mission...