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Nintendo Download: 8th October 2010 (Europe)

8th October 2010 (Europe)

Three for DSiWare, one each on WiiWare and VC

In an unexpected turn of events, the press release for this week's European Nintendo Download turned up early, but who's complaining? Well, anyone hoping to grapple with Shantae: Risky's Revenge and Cave Story, but at least next week sees the release of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1, so there's a definite bright side. DSiWareDatamine (Enjoy Gaming,..

News: OFLC Rates Magical Drop II for Virtual Console

OFLC Rates Magical Drop II for Virtual Console

Neo Geo puzzler on the way

Neo Geo bubble-popping frenzy Magical Drop II has been available on Japanese Virtual Console for a while now, but it's just received a rating from Australian board the OFLC, indicating a PAL release is within sight. Of course, we're well accustomed to waiting months for rated games to make themselves available on the service, so in the meantime have a look at what you..

Nintendo Download: 4th October 2010 (North America)

4th October 2010 (North America)

Shantae arrives!

No messing around this week, let's get straight to the good stuff. DSiWareShantae: Risky's Revenge (WayForward, 1200pts) – The genial genie finally returns in this highly anticipated release. The price point may seem steep, but WayForward assures us this one is packed with enough content to keep you going for ages. Our full review will be up later this week. Rummikub (Games..

Nintendo Download: 5th & 6th October 2010 (Japan)

5th & 6th October 2010 (Japan)

October begins with Virtual Console and DSiWare

WiiWare's alternating weeks continue, but at least there's the Virtual Console to keep Wii owners happy – even better when the releases include classic arcade games! The DSi has a trio of actual games for a change with nary a lifestyle download in sight. Virtual ConsoleCommando (800pts Arcade, Capcom) – This is the first VCA release from Capcom..

News: Nintendo Release Schedule Outs Mario Party 2, Super Bonk and More

Nintendo Release Schedule Outs Mario Party 2, Super Bonk and More

Virtual Console still twitching

It's very rare to get any kind of heads-up for what's coming to Virtual Console, but this release schedule from Nintendo's Netherlands office contains a few surprising treats for the year ahead. N64 party game Mario Party 2 is set to launch in December, just in time for the party season, with Super Bonk for Super NES landing on Virtual Console in December too..

News: Japanese Virtual Console list - October 2010

Japanese Virtual Console list - October 2010

Three more for Japan next month

Japan is taking it a bit easy again next month with just three new releases. Two of them could have been predicted quite easily - Both were rated by the OFLC not too long ago and should thus also be heading to other regions. The last is yet another Japan-exclusive RPG which is very unlikely to see the light of day...

Nintendo Download: 24th September (Europe)

24th September (Europe)

More Final Fantasy, robotic boxes, and more

After two Virtual Console-less weeks, the service returns with a bang with another title from Square Enix. It might not be one of the most fondly remembered games they've made, but the more the merrier! It's accompanied by a few interesting WiiWare and DSiWare titles. WiiWareRobox (1000pts, Dreambox Games) – This week's only WiiWare title. From what..

News: Even More Virtual Console Titles on the Way

Even More Virtual Console Titles on the Way

Four more possible future retro releases

We only reported on a few potential Virtual Console games getting rated less than a week ago, but it's already time to report on even more of them. Since the last news post, the OFLC has rated two more classic titles which are very likely for Nintendo's beloved retro service, and in addition to that, we've been digging through trademark sites to come up with..

Nintendo Download: 20th September 2010 (North America)

20th September 2010 (North America)

Throwing and Caterpillars on WiiWare; Aero 2 on VC; Soccer, Go Series and Countdown on DSiWare

The world of Nintendo Downloads is often surprising, even for aficionados such as ourselves. Sometimes a long-awaited title appears; others come from out of the blue. Enjoy this week's line-up. WiiWareTriple Throwing Sports (Code Monkeys, 500pts) – The follow-up to previous WiiWare release Triple Shot..

Nintendo Download: 21st & 22nd September 2010 (Japan)

21st & 22nd September 2010 (Japan)

VCA and DSiWare next week in Japan

Japan receives a mix of RPGs, shooters, mathematics training for youngsters and short quizzes about feudal Japanese history. Virtual ConsoleRomancing Saga 3 (800pts, Super Famicom - Square-Enix) – The third in a series of RPGs from one of the RPG masters. Exed Exes (800pts, Arcade - Capcom) – An early Capcom shooter we cannot say we're great fans of, but it's..

News: Three More Virtual Console Titles Incoming

Three More Virtual Console Titles Incoming

One NES classic and two new arcade games coming in the near future

If you've been keeping an eye on new game pages on our site, you might have already noticed, but over the last few days, three classic games have received age ratings, indicating that they will be making their way to the Virtual Console soon. Possibly the most important to most people is a rating from the OFLC in the form of..

Nintendo Download: 13 September 2010 (North America)

13 September 2010 (North America)

Find, conquer, scribble and flip this week

Got 500 WiiWare or DSiWare Points burning a hole in your digital wallet? Perhaps one of this week's Nintendo Download releases will help you put out that fire. WiiWare: Adventure on LOST ISLAND - Hidden Object Game (Ateam Inc., 500 Points) — Another find-fest brought to you by Ateam, the folks behind the...

Nintendo Download: 14th & 15th September 2010 (Japan)

14th & 15th September 2010 (Japan)

Another triple threat for Japan next week: BIT.TRIP, VCA and DSiWare

WiiWare: BIT.TRIP RUNNER: Rhythm Alien no Geki Sō (500 Points, Arc System Works) — A lot of Japanese Wii owners are going to be happy next week as BIT.TRIP RUNNER finally arrives in Japan. The fact that the price is the same 500 Points as the rest of the series kind of makes up...

Nintendo Download: 6th September (North America)

6th September (North America)

Westerners on WiiWare; Samurai on VC; Exotic Farms, Mahjong and Acoustic Guitars on DSiWare

Today might be a national holiday in United States but that doesn't mean the Nintendo Download is taking a day off, with five releases including the return of Virtual Console in the form of Samurai Shodown III. WiiWareFenimore Fillmore: The Westerner (Revistronic, 1000pts) – Take the role of cowboy..

Nintendo Download: 7th & 8th September 2010 (Japan)

7th & 8th September 2010 (Japan)

The gang's all here: WiiWare, Virtual Console and DSiWare next week in Japan

WiiWareSurinuke Anatōsu (800pts - Nintendo) -- Though we've gotten the distinct impression that third parties have abandoned WiiWare in Japan, Nintendo certainly hasn't. Keys Factory is credited as the developer – a bit odd since all they seem to make are Wii and DSi accessories like stands and cases. If this is their..

Nintendo Download: 3rd September (Europe)

3rd September (Europe)

Another retro fighter, and more

Thankfully, the wait for another Virtual Console title wasn't long - Surely you managed to get by with just one week of no new retro games? It's accompanied by the first of Gamebridge's GO Series, and five other games. WiiWareFishie Fishie (500pts, DK Games) – The only WiiWare title this week. Fairly similar to certain online flash games, in this, you play as a..

Nintendo Download: 31st August & 1st September 2010 (Japan)

31st August & 1st September 2010 (Japan)

VC Tennis for the Wii and three new DSiWare titles next week in Japan

Virtual ConsoleMario Tennis 64 (1000pts N64 - Nintendo) — The original 3D Nintendo tennis experience and, (in the opinion of many) the best, is the final Virtual Console title of the month. Read our Mario Tennis review to get the full story! DSiWareAction Puzzle Rabi x Laby (200pts - Silver Star Japan) — A platforming puzzler..

News: Japanese Virtual Console list - September 2010

Japanese Virtual Console list - September 2010

More well-known games we'll never see (and some we might)

Japan keeps up the pace with five more Virtual Console games this next month. Three of them are arcade titles which could all possibly get a release elsewhere, if the publishers can be bothered. The other two are Japan-exclusive Super Famicom RPGs, which are highly unlikely to be released anywhere else. Here's the full list of titles they..

News: Buy Ufouria If You Want More Quirky Virtual Console Titles

Buy Ufouria If You Want More Quirky Virtual Console Titles

So says Victor Ireland

After a long holiday, Virtual Console returned on Monday with Ufouria: The Saga. Legendary translator Victor Ireland has plans for more off-the-wall titles for Virtual Console, but first he needs to know they would sell, so he's appealling to VC lovers across North America. This is the one many of you have been asking for. If we get good sales of this one, I can keep pushing..

Nintendo Download: August 23rd (North America)

August 23rd (North America)

Anticipated games arrive and the Virtual Console returns!

With Rytmik, And Yet It Moves and Ufouria: The Saga all in one day, this week's download fares better than previous outings. The debut of the G.G Series, a classic puzzle game and farming on the go round out this week's line-up. WiiWareAnd Yet It Moves (1000pts, Broken Rules) – This paper-based puzzle platformer is certainly one of the..

News: Super Earth Defense Force Enlists to Defend Europe and Australia

Super Earth Defense Force Enlists to Defend Europe and Australia

Virtual Console rating uncovered

Can't get enough of blasting aliens on Virtual Console? Then prepare to give your trigger finger another workout as the Australian Classification Board (OFLC) has outed Super E.D.F. Earth Defense Force for Super Nintendo, heading to the PAL region for the first time ever. There's naturally no release information attached to such a rating but the ability to play a..

Nintendo Download: 20th August (Europe)

20th August (Europe)

More VC and a bunch of WiiWare and DSiWare

As we reported earlier this week, Europe gets yet another Virtual Console title to continue the streak. It's accompanied by another bunch of catch-up titles on WiiWare and DSiWare of which we've already reviewed all but one. WiiWareFurry Legends (1000pts, Gamelion Studios) – A platformer that's been in development for quite a while. It didn't turn out..

News: Brace for Impact as Fatal Fury 3 Smacks Up Europe this Week

Brace for Impact as Fatal Fury 3 Smacks Up Europe this Week

More downloads revealed

We normally get an inkling of the upcoming Nintendo Download releases a few days earlier, but the latest update to the Nintendo Europe website reveals no fewer than five titles on the way this week. Chief amongst these is Neo Geo fighter Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory, another popular outing for Terry Bogard and pals...

Nintendo Download: 13th August (Europe)

13th August (Europe)

Cowboys, card games, racing and more

As we already reported earlier this week, the Virtual Console is keeping up its streak of weeks with a new game a bit longer, with today's new retro release easily being the most interesting new title this week. All five of this week's games have already been released elsewhere, so you don't have to wait for any reviews. WiiWareHoopWorld: BasketBrawl (1000pts,..