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Review: Shütshimi (Wii U eShop)

Shütshimi (Wii U eShop)

You'll be hooked

Choice Provisions has established a reputation for putting out some high quality, but weird games such as the BIT.TRIP Saga and Woah Dave!. Shütshimi is the latest title to be published by the studio, and while there are some issues with shallow gameplay, the retro-inspired strangeness of the whole affair makes for an entertaining...

News: Mutant Mudds Super Challenge Has Been Submitted to Nintendo

Mutant Mudds Super Challenge Has Been Submitted to Nintendo

Prepare yourselves

Renegade Kid has had a pretty strong presence on the Nintendo eShop for this generation, and it was all kicked off by Mutant Mudds. A '12-Bit' 2D platformer, the original game launched on the 3DS eShop at a time when there were few worthwhile games to be found on the service. Mutant Mudds was already a tough game to begin with,...

News: Developer Casts Doubt on Wii U Port of Anima: Gate of Memories

Developer Casts Doubt on Wii U Port of Anima: Gate of Memories

It'll be a few months behind the other versions, regardless

A few of you may remember Anima: Ark of Sinners from back in the days of Wiiware. While the title may not have exactly delivered the highly polished experience that some may have expected, it was at least a mostly competent sidescroller set in the world of Anima: Beyond Fantasy. A few years...

News: Buddy & Me: Dream Edition is Coming to Wii U eShop This Spring

Buddy & Me: Dream Edition is Coming to Wii U eShop This Spring

A boy and his floppy-eared dragon thing

Buddy & Me was a cute endless runner released for mobile platforms a couple years back that followed the adventures of a little boy and his "Buddy", and it was praised for its fantasy-themed art style and universal appeal. Naturally, games such as this have a certain degree of overlap with the Wii U, given...

Review: Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Falzar / Gregar (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Mega Man Battle Network 6: Cybeast Falzar / Gregar (Wii U eShop / GBA)

One last network battle

Mega Man Battle Network 5 changed a few things around for this series, but was mostly quite similar to its predecessor. Deciding to go for one last hurrah on the Game Boy Advance, Capcom created a sixth Battle Network game. Don't expect any big surprises though; it's still quite similar to its peers. After spending the...

Nintendo Download: 11th February (Europe)

11th February (Europe)

Oddworld! Old Pokemon Mystery Dungeon! Project X Zone 2! Much more!

Another week is underway, and as always we get up and running with the European Nintendo Download Update. This line-up is a bit of a corker, with a highly promising demo / prelude being joined on 3DS by two major retail releases, while on Wii U we have a long awaiting download-only...

Review: PEG SOLITAIRE (Wii U eShop)

PEG SOLITAIRE (Wii U eShop)

Solo Noble, anyone?

Ever been to a restaurant or doctor's office and found one of those wooden Peg Solitaire boards just lying around? The little triangular board where you hop pegs over each other? The degree to which you compulsively feel a need to pick it up and play it rather than fiddle with your phone is indicative of the interest you'll have...

News: Shantae: Risky's Revenge Director's Cut is Nearing Release on Wii U

Shantae: Risky's Revenge Director's Cut is Nearing Release on Wii U

Both in Europe and North America

Shantae has had a bit of a comeback in the last couple years, and it was arguably all kicked off by Shantae: Risky's Revenge. After the original Shantae released on the Game Boy Color, there was a gap of about eight years before the game received its sequel on DSiWare. This was followed up a few years later by...

News: Chasing Aurora Dev Broken Rules Offers To Port Undertale To Wii U

Chasing Aurora Dev Broken Rules Offers To Port Undertale To Wii U

Keep determined

Yesterday, we reported on the news that Undertale developer Toby Fox was open to the idea of his unique RPG coming to Nintendo systems, with the caveat that he'd need outside assistance to create the port. Undertale - a critically-acclaimed PC release built entirely with Game Maker - would need to be re-written from scratch, and Fox...

Nintendo Download: 4th February (North America)

4th February (North America)

Smash DLC! Resident Evil 4! Shütshimi! FreezeME! More!

Here we are once again, North American gamers, with the Nintendo Download Update. This week seems like another good 'un, with the final batch of Super Smash Bros. DLC, a corking Wii download from Capcom, some highly promising download-only games and some discounts. Phew, let's get to the...

Review: Level 22 (Wii U eShop)

Level 22 (Wii U eShop)

Avoiding the boss

Some of the best games involve relatable experiences. Level 22 tells the story of Gary, a frequently tardy employee who just overslept yet again after a night of drinking; even if due to other factors, most of us can relate to being late for work and wanting to sneak in unnoticed. We can't necessarily relate to the need to use...

News: Download Sales Continue to Increase to New Highs for Nintendo

Download Sales Continue to Increase to New Highs for Nintendo

Growth in the Americas drives increased revenue

When you go back to the start of this generation (March 2011 for 3DS, November 2012 for Wii U) and consider the eShop stores and Nintendo's approach to DLC at those times, you see a company that's transformed its download offerings fairly rapidly. The actual store designs have only had relatively...

Review: Mini-Games Madness Volume: #1 - Hello World! (Wii U eShop)

Mini-Games Madness Volume: #1 - Hello World! (Wii U eShop)

Uh... hi...

The first time you start up Mini-Games Madness Volume: #1 - Hello World!, you might wonder if it's one of those "haunted" games that try to pass themselves off as normal but are actually scary. The loading screen is accompanied by an inexplicable clicking noise and the game selection screen is, for some reason, an intentionally(?)...

Review: Super Mario 64 DS (Wii U eShop / DS)

Super Mario 64 DS (Wii U eShop / DS)

D-Pad D-Bate

Super Mario 64 is undeniably one of the most influential games in the industry's history, so it's only natural that Nintendo would attempt to capitalise on its success with a re-release. What nobody expected at the time was for it to not only arrive on a portable console, but also feature Yoshi as the initial protagonist. Super Mario 64...

Video: See what Freedom Planet's Lilac Would Look Like as a Smash Character

See what Freedom Planet's Lilac Would Look Like as a Smash Character

A challenger approaches

In just a couple days, the final DLC characters for Super Smash Bros. will be made available, at last signaling the end of the current generation of Super Smash Bros. Even though the roster is larger and more diverse than it has ever been in past games, there's always more popular video game characters that don't quite make...

News: Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is Shuffling Onto the North American Wii U eShop on 4th February

Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is Shuffling Onto the North American Wii U eShop on 4th February

"Where's everyone going? Bingo?"

Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition is rightly held in high regard by a number of series fans; this writer likes it a bit too much, completing at least one playthrough every year. It's a terrific version of a classic game, with pointer controls and occasional waggle that are actually fun to use, along with the inclusion of...