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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,..

Nintendo Download: 9th August 2010 (North America)

9th August 2010 (North America)

Aquariums and Massages for Wii; ABC123, Rhythm, Chess and Lost Artifacts for DSiWare; no VC game.

If you're a Wii owner looking for a relaxing experience, this week's download is enough to send you into nirvana, with massages and fish-staring ahoy. DSi owners receive some rather more cerebral offerings, with chess, puzzles, music and even a learning game. No Virtual Console title this week, sadly..

News: Wild Guns Yee-Haws to Virtual Console on Friday

Wild Guns Yee-Haws to Virtual Console on Friday

Two in a row!

European Virtual Console fans relax: you're not dreaming. After the excitement of Ufouria: The Saga, Aero the Acrobat and its sequel in the past month, there's another title on the way this Friday in the form of SNES steampunk Wild West shooter Wild Guns. Out in North America at the end of May, this is one game that deserves a download come this Friday. Have a look over our

Nintendo Download: 6th August (Europe)

6th August (Europe)

Sand and chess on WiiWare; Aero 2 on VC; Links, chess and puzzles on DSiWare

To call this a catch-up week would be a slight understatement: several of these games have been out for months, with one game reaching European shores after over a year and a half. Enough history, let's get on with it. WiiWareSandy Beach (500pts, Konami) – This sandy simulator was released in North America in January..

Nintendo Download: 2nd August 2010 (North America)

2nd August 2010 (North America)

Chibi fighters, dogzzzz and slots

There's something for everyone in this week's Nintendo Download. Or is that nothing for everyone? Something for no one? Anything for nothing? Everything or Nothing? Wouldn't that be something. WiiWare: Fantasy Slots: Adventure Slots (Big John Games, 700 Points) — A whole mess of themed slot machines, including...

Nintendo Download: 3rd & 4th August (Japan)

3rd & 4th August (Japan)

Fish and VC goodness for the Wii; the DSi gets the usual bumper crop of new titles

WiiWareBlue Oasis: Michi naru Shinkai (500pts - Hudson) — People in the know will recognise Blue Oasis as the Japanese name for Hudson's perennially popular virtual fish tank, My Aquarium. Apparently not satisfied with what has to be one of the best-selling WiiWare titles of all time, more than two years on Hudson..

News: Japanese Virtual Console list - August 2010

Japanese Virtual Console list - August 2010

Survival horror from Sunsoft and more

Just three games for Japan this month, which is pretty much to be expected by now. One of them is a Nintendo 64 game everybody else has already gotten, while the other two games are both great, but Japan-exclusive. The only way we'll be seeing either of them is through import releases! The full, short list for Japan next month is as follows: Super Famicom:..

Nintendo Download: 26th July 2010 (North America)

26th July 2010 (North America)

Diving and Firing for WiiWare; Acrobats for VC; a bumper crop for DSiWare

A big week for DSiWare with five titles arriving, WiiWare receiving two very different titles and Aero the Acrobat tumbles gracefully onto Virtual Console. WiiWareDive: The Medes Islands Secret (Cosmonaut Games, 1000pts) – This underwater adventure takes a few leaves from the book of Samus Aran, promising a mixture of..

Nintendo Download: 27th & 28th July 2010 (Japan)

27th & 28th July 2010 (Japan)

WiiWare and VC releases and four new DSiWare titles next week for Japan.

It's been awhile since we've seen any new WiiWare in Japan, though the drought is only being broken by a single title from Nintendo. The weekly Virtual Console parade is also continuing and the DSi has its usual mix of education and entertainment apps to choose from. WiiWareLine Attack Heroes (1000pts - Nintendo) – This is a..

Nintendo Download: 23rd July (Europe)

23rd July (Europe)

Acrobats, skaters and more

While North America has now suffered three consecutive weeks without a new retro game available for download, we're about to get another. It's accompanied by a bunch of DSiWare and WiiWare games that might not be to the liking of everybody. WiiWareArcade Sports Air Hockey, Bowling, Pool, Snooker (800pts - Icon Games) – A collection of "arcade" games, but not..

Nintendo Download: 19th July 2010 (North America)

19th July 2010 (North America)

The kittenpocalypse begins!

Let's just not talk about the Virtual Console this week. Instead, let's talk about furry things, like legends and kitties and selling things to unsuspecting animals. WiiWareAquaSpace (Nintendo, 600 Points) – This fish tank...thing hit Europe recently under the name Zenquaria: Virtual Aquarium. The most notable difference between this and Hudson's serene My Aquarium is..

News: Capcom Bringing Titles to Japanese Virtual Console Arcade

Capcom Bringing Titles to Japanese Virtual Console Arcade

Come on, we like Ghouls 'N Ghosts too...

Capcom announced on Friday that it plans to begin expanding Japan's catalogue of Virtual Console Arcade titles this summer with some of its own. They'll start with SonSon, a 1984 sidescroller loosely based on the Chinese fable Journey to the West. If you enjoy playing classic games on your Wii, it seems that Japan's your ideal location. Publishers have..

Nintendo Download: 20th & 21st July 2010 (Japan)

20th & 21st July 2010 (Japan)

Street Hoops on the Wii; dolphins, Dasshutsu and dating (or ditching) for DSi next week

Virtual ConsoleDunk Dream (900pts Neo Geo - D4 Enterprise) -- Sold in Europe as Street Slam and North America as Street Hoop, it's a tournament game of 3-on-3 street basketball with a choice of teams from various nations around the world. DSiWare@Simple DS Series Vol. 4: The Misshitsu Kara no Dasshutsu -..

Nintendo Download: 16th July 2010 (Europe)

16th July 2010 (Europe)

Flying and fighting on Wii; French, Darkness, solitaire and 3D tanks on DSi

Another Virtual Console holiday, but WiiWare gets Pearl Harbored and then engages in some funky fighting. Conspicuous by its absence is Furry Legends, previously believed to be released this Friday but Gamelion has confirmed to us there will be an announcement of its new release date in the near future. WiiWarePearl Harbor..

Nintendo Download: 12th July (North America)

12th July (North America)

Bashing and balloons for Wii; puzzles, paper and playing French for DSiWare

A pretty varied platter for North America today, with Virtual Console again absent but WiiWare gaining two games and DSiWare letting five more passengers onto the download bus. WiiWareToribash (1000pts - Nabi Studios) – A turn-based fighting game that's big on physics, Toribash is one of the rare WiiWare games to feature..

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..

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..