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Nintendo Download: Wars, Conquests, Rivalries and... Fish? (US)

Wars, Conquests, Rivalries and... Fish? (US)

There seems to be a very clear theme this week!

There's only really one surprise this week, and it's the weekly Virtual Console title. All of this week's WiiWare and DSiWare releases were already announced last week! On VC, you can go to war in another classic Koei strategy game for the SNES - Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf. It's not as...

Nintendo Download: 9th June 2009 (Japan)

9th June 2009 (Japan)

Music streaming, a Nintendo classic franchise and Namco arcade fun on the Wii and a murder mystery on DSi next week.

WiiWare releases in Japan next Tuesday include something new in the form of Game Sound Station from Gust Co., Ltd. For 1000 points you get access to a number of tracks from dozens of video game soundtracks. You can then purchase tickets for listening to a larger number of tracks..

News: Classic Controller Pro Heading West?

Classic Controller Pro Heading West?

Nintendo's new Classic Controller spotted at E3.

A while ago, it was announced that Japan would be getting a new Classic Controller. This still hasn't happened - it'll be released in August, and they've already announced a differently coloured one for release on the same day - but it's apparently already clear that it will be released elsewhere as well. The Classic Controller Pro has been spotted..

Nintendo Download: Flip Champs, Final Fantasy IV, Boulder Dash (US)

Flip Champs, Final Fantasy IV, Boulder Dash (US)

A quartet of games for you lucky North American people

A four-game salvo awaits North American gamers this week; Mighty Flip Champs we already knew about but Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is likely to be the pick of the bunch for most Nintendo fans. The WiiWare release is set after the events of the fourth Final Fantasy game and promises the...

Nintendo Download: 2 June 2009 (Japan)

2 June 2009 (Japan)

A 3+3 week for the Wii and another break for the DSiWare service.

The DSiWare service seems to be taking another holiday next week, but the Wii gets another six downloads with three new WiiWare titles and three new VC titles. No real surprises here as these games have been forecast in the press previously (the VC ones only today!). WiiWare titles for the 2nd of June: Okiraku Daifugoo (500pts.) -- a..

News: Japanese Virtual Console list - June 2009

Japanese Virtual Console list - June 2009

Mario's original racing game makes its VC debut next month.

It's the last Friday of the month again, and you know what that means! Nintendo has revealed their Japanese VC plans for next month. It's not very diverse this time - Only 3 VC platforms will be getting new games! The Nintendo 64, Master System, Mega Drive, Neo Geo and PC Engine all have to sit out this time. At least it's not all bad news..

Nintendo Download: Space Harrier Arcade, Fish'em All and Art Style: NEMREM (EU)

Space Harrier Arcade, Fish'em All and Art Style: NEMREM (EU)

The first new arcade game since Virtual Console Arcade launched is accompanied by one more game for each service.

After last week's lack of a new VC game it's a bit surprising to see just one this week. At least it's a somewhat long-awaited one! The arcade version of Space Harrier is long overdue - Its Master System port and Mega Drive sequel have...

News: Hackers Expand Wii Storage, Door Now Open To Filthy Pirates

Hackers Expand Wii Storage, Door Now Open To Filthy Pirates

More naughty-type goings on in the world of Wii homebrew

Although the recent ability to run Virtual Console and WiiWare games from your SD card has stopped people moaning about the previously thorny issue of internal storage space, it hasn't stopped industrious hackers taking the concept to the next level by enabling users to hook up a USB hard...

Nintendo Download: Popstars, WiiWare Remakes and Clay Fighting (US)

Popstars, WiiWare Remakes and Clay Fighting (US)

Finally North America gets Bubble Bobble and Adventure Island on WiiWare

This week the US Nintendo Download is playing catch-up with Europe except for a DSiWare app which is new. As a result we have already reviewed these games so you can get stuck right in if you like what you read! First up on DSiWare today is American Popstar: Road to Celebrity for 800 Nintendo points. This was released under..

Nintendo Download: Masks, Crystals, Chess and Art (US)

Masks, Crystals, Chess and Art (US)

The 300th VC game joins two WiiWare games and a single DSiWare release.

Many people saw it coming - The amount of Virtual Console games available in North America was nearing 300, so it was logical to assume that Nintendo of America was saving Majora's Mask in order to make it game number 300. That turns out to be true - The Legend of Zelda:...

Nintendo Download: 19 May 2009 (Japan)

19 May 2009 (Japan)

It's VC week!

Next week is a VC-heavy week for Japan with only one WiiWare title and four Virtual Console titles. The Japanese DSiWare front has been quiet since the 1st of the month which saw the release of the viewer for downloading videos from the latest Nintendo Wii channel: Wii no Ma. Shika Gari (sic) or Deer Hunt is a simple deer-hunting title and the sole WiiWare release for 500 points..

News: Don't Toss Those Old Controllers Yet

Don't Toss Those Old Controllers Yet

Adapter announced that will allow you to use your old Nintendo pads on Wii

Sometimes, you come across a Virtual Console game that you just don't think fits snugly onto a Classic controller or a GameCube pad. I've had this problem with Sin and Punishment myself; I hate the Cube controller for it, and the Classic feels weird to me with it's too-close nubs. Peripheral company Innex thinks it may have..

Nintendo Download: Swords & Soldiers, Pitfall and Even More Magic Tricks (EU)

Swords & Soldiers, Pitfall and Even More Magic Tricks (EU)

Fight some wars, whip some snakes or learn some more magic this week.

As announced last week, today sees the release of a certain anticipated WiiWare title. Joining it is a Mega Drive game and yet another set of magic tricks for your DSi! Swords & Soldiers is WiiWare's first RTS game. With its cartoony 2D graphics, fairly deep gameplay and multiple game modes it's certainly one of the more..

News: GoldenEye Designer Backs Virtual Console Release

GoldenEye Designer Backs Virtual Console Release

Martin Hollis would love to see 007 on the Wii...but also admits it's a legal minefield

The man behind GoldenEye - one of the most beloved N64 games of all time - has admitted that he'd love to see the game make it to the Virtual Console download service. Martin Hollis, formerly of Rare and now plying his trade at his own company Zoonami (Bonsai...

Nintendo Download: Soccer, Pirates and Galaxies (US)

Soccer, Pirates and Galaxies (US)

One new game for every downloadable service.

Last week's update wasn't exactly that hot. Unfortunately, the same can probably be said again this week. DSiWare's gone down from two games a week to one this time. At least it's a decent one! Real Soccer 2009 is pretty much a port of the DS game with the same name, which is really quite an achievement...

Nintendo Download: 12 May 2009 (Japan)

12 May 2009 (Japan)

This week sees some catching up and another Rebirth!

After last week's focus on the new streaming media channel from Nintendo with no new Japanese WiiWare or VC content, this week we're back to the standard 7 releases. Most of these are catching up with the NA/EU territories, but there's a couple of new titles in there as well including one that...

Nintendo Download: Fantasy Zone II, Rainbow Islands and More Magic (EU)

Fantasy Zone II, Rainbow Islands and More Magic (EU)

Two hits and one miss this week!

All the signs were pointing to a new Hanabi Festival starting today - Nintendo of Europe did not reveal today's new games in advance (Unlike the past two weeks) which lead us to believe there'd be something big. On top of that, it's "Golden Week" in Japan at the moment, a national holiday! How much longer are we gonna have to wait? It's not all that bad..

News: OFLC Update: Super Mario Kart Finally Coming!

OFLC Update: Super Mario Kart Finally Coming!

The OFLC has recently been updated with a few new game listings, including a certain kart racing title Virtual Console fans have been clamoring for.

It seems the wait for the Super Nintendo hit Super Mario Kart is almost over. The OFLC ratings board has been updated and includes four new titles we're likely to see made available on Nintendo's download services soon. Super Mario Kart is easily the..

Nintendo Download: Clocks, Calculators, Penguins and Towers (US)

Clocks, Calculators, Penguins and Towers (US)

If you want to pay for something the DSi already has it's your lucky day!

As in the last few weeks there's two new games available on DSiWare today - But "games" isn't really the right word for them this time. The DSi already has a clock on its menu - The Animal Crossing Clock is really just a slightly more interesting variation. It's...

Nintendo Download: Bit.Trip Beat, Dr. Mario, Magic and Galaxy Force II (EU)

Bit.Trip Beat, Dr. Mario, Magic and Galaxy Force II (EU)

Alternating Virtual Console and WiiWare weeks come to an end!

WiiWare's almost been out for a year in Europe, and it seems that because of that, Nintendo of Europe has decided to start using the same schedule North America does - Releasing both VC and WiiWare games every week. Of course there's another DSiWare game as well. None of the games are actually available until tonight, NoE's simply chosen..

Nintendo Download: Clubhouse Games, Paper Planes, Platforms and Warring States (US)

Clubhouse Games, Paper Planes, Platforms and Warring States (US)

Nintendo of America's DSiWare push continues.

The pattern continues this week - Two new DSiWare games and one new game each for WiiWare and VC are available once again. Both DSiWare games are cut down versions of already existing games. Clubhouse Games Express: Card Classics includes five card games from Nintendo's DS game Clubhouse Games, but be...

Nintendo Download: 28 April 2009 (Japan)

28 April 2009 (Japan)

Another six releases for our Japanese friends.

I'm sure many in the PAL/NA territories will be green with envy and I've got to say I'm going to have a hard decision to make here. You see amongst the three WiiWare releases coming to Japan next week is Bit.Trip.Beat. Given that there's no projected release date for Europe whatsoever, can I resist temptation, especially when the game is only 500..

News: Japanese Virtual Console list - May 2009

Japanese Virtual Console list - May 2009

Only 6 games for Japan in May (Not counting yet to be announced arcade games), but it's quite a good selection.

May seems to be a Famicom month of sorts - 4 of the 6 games planned for release are for Nintendo's original console. And they're not exactly obscure games either - Final Fantasy and Famicom Wars (The first in the "Wars" series, which includes Advance and Battalion Wars) will..