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Review: Duck Hunt (Wii U eShop / NES)

Duck Hunt (Wii U eShop / NES)

Old dog, same tricks

Despite Nintendo's refusal to acknowledge the Duck Hunt character in Super Smash Bros. until long after the 3DS version was released, we all knew that the duo – or trio – were in the game. What we didn't know at that time was that Duck Hunt was due to release on the Wii U's Virtual Console, and now it has. The question is...

Nintendo Download: 25th December (North America)

25th December (North America)

Festive delights with Duck Hunt, Shantae, classic Mario and more!

It's Christmas Day, and there's also a Nintendo Download update to make the day even better. In the absence of an official press release we've pieced together details from Nintendo's official website, but be sure to jump on the eShop and see what else you can find. Missed the...

Reminder: The Nintendo Network Premium Promotion Ends on 31st December

The Nintendo Network Premium Promotion Ends on 31st December

One week to go

As Wii U owners with a 32GB Premium / Deluxe model are undoubtedly aware, that system includes membership in the Nintendo Network Premium Promotion. Once linked to a Nintendo Network ID this applies points to each purchase on the Wii U eShop, and spending an amount that roughly equates to a full retail game brings the reward of a £5...

News: Club Nintendo Adds Two 3DS Game Card Cases and NES Remix 2 T-Shirt in North America

Club Nintendo Adds Two 3DS Game Card Cases and NES Remix 2 T-Shirt in North America

New physical rewards, huzzah!

Club Nintendo varies between territories, and typically PAL regions have occasional physical reward updates while North American gamers have a choice of eight downloads every month. Some in North America won't necessarily have been happy at the minimal number of physical rewards in the territory, however, but there's...

Review: Mega Man Zero (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Mega Man Zero (Wii U eShop / GBA)

A side character gets a great spotlight

The Classic Mega Man Series was popular enough to warrant its own spin-off series, Mega Man X. That, in turn, proved strong enough for a spin-off series of its own, and in 2002 it arrived in the form of Mega Man Zero The Zero series spans four titles — all released exclusively for the Game Boy Advance —...

Video: Shovel Knight Is Digging Up The Tarmac In Road Redemption

Shovel Knight Is Digging Up The Tarmac In Road Redemption

"We're still working hard on porting to Mac, Linux, Wii U and others"

Bike combat game Road Redemption is getting an unexpected but totally welcome scoop of Shovel Knight action. Developer DarkSeas Games has just released an update to the PC version that allows you to step into the iconic blue armour of the garden tool-welding hero and hop onto a...

News: Intriguing Adventure Puzzle Title, Underground, Heading to Wii U on 8th January

Intriguing Adventure Puzzle Title, Underground, Heading to Wii U on 8th January

European release confirmed, North America still in progress

The Wii U, like its predecessor, has been the source of some intriguing and innovative software, and Underground from Dutch developer Grendel Games may join the list. It's software that has been developed "to help surgeons train their laparoscopic surgery motor skills" through controlling...

Review: DK: King of Swing (Wii U eShop / GBA)

DK: King of Swing (Wii U eShop / GBA)

Shouldering the effort

Between 1999's Donkey Kong 64 and 2010's Donkey Kong Country Returns, Nintendo's great ape served a cool-off period of sorts when it came to straight-up platforming adventures. He had no huge releases to his name, but that didn't mean he was on the backburner entirely. The 2000s were a time to utilise Donkey Kong as a...

Nintendo Download: 25th December (Europe)

25th December (Europe)

Duck Hunting, Kuru Kuru Kururining and lots more festive fun

Christmas is nearly upon us. What better way to celebrate than vegetate on the sofa after all the festivities and play some Nintendo games with your loved ones? There are lots of new goodies for you to download on this week, not least a Wii Remote-enabled Duck Hunt on the Wii U Virtual...

Review: Meme Run (Wii U eShop)

Meme Run (Wii U eShop)

Epic fail

Every so often, a small indie gem comes along that blows gamers out of the water with its surprising polish, addictive gameplay, wonderful sense of presentation and intelligent design. Ninja Pig Studios' Meme Run is not one of those games. In fact, Meme Run may be one of the worst releases on any gaming platform this year. A cynical and...

Nintendo Download: 18th December (North America)

18th December (North America)

Mega Man treats, 99Moves, Meme Run, discounts galore and more

It's time for the final Nintendo Download Update before Christmas Day, and it's a meaty line-up in North America. We have a host of new downloads on both the Wii U and 3DS, two retro offerings on the home console and a whole load of tempting discounts. There's lots to see, so let's get to...

News: North American Release Date Confirmed for Duck Hunt on the Wii U Virtual Console

North American Release Date Confirmed for Duck Hunt on the Wii U Virtual Console

Dust off that Wii Zapper

Nintendo has officially announced that Duck Hunt will be arriving on the Wii U eShop in North America on 25th December 2014. We've known that the title was coming to the West ever since it was revealed alongside the Duck Hunt character present in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, but until now we only knew the...

News: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams GamePad Sound Patch Hitting North America In January

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams GamePad Sound Patch Hitting North America In January

There's a chance the game will get Dream Rush local multiplayer, too

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams launched on Wii U with a bug which prevented sound from being outputted from the GamePad's speaker, and while this was fixed in the European edition of the game, North American players are still waiting for the fix. We recently approached Black Forest...

News: Shin'en Multimedia Wii U and 3DS eShop Discounts Arrive Today

Shin'en Multimedia Wii U and 3DS eShop Discounts Arrive Today

Nano Assault! Art of Balance! Jett Rocket II!

We may have already had this week's Nintendo Download Update details for Europe, but a few more surprise discounts will arrive as the stores freshen up today (18th December). While one Shin'en Multimedia game was listed in the 3DS eShop discounts initially, it's now been confirmed that a total of six...

Review: Lode Runner (Wii U eShop / NES)

Lode Runner (Wii U eShop / NES)

Not quite endless runner

Broderbund's Lode Runner is a challenging puzzler that, unfortunately, hasn't aged particularly gracefully. Originally released in 1983 on computers like the Apple II and the Commodore 64, Lode Runner feels dated, even for an NES game. It's easy to see the reason Lode Runner was released on so many different platforms over...

News: Mega Man Zero Arrives Along With More Discounts on the Wii U eShop

Mega Man Zero Arrives Along With More Discounts on the Wii U eShop

Another spin-off arrives for the current generation

While the arrival of Game Boy Advance games on the Wii U Virtual Console — as opposed to the 3DS equivalent — caused head scratching earlier this year, the undeniable positive is the release of a host of high quality titles on the system. We can now add another Capcom spin-off to that list,...

News: Black Forest Games Confirms New Giana Sisters Title

Black Forest Games Confirms New Giana Sisters Title

"Expect a new Giana early 2016"

Adrian Goersch of Black Forest Games revealed in an interview with Red Bull that a new game in the Giana Sisters series should be expected in early 2016. With an HD Director's Cut of Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams arriving on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One – but sadly not Wii U – in the near future, Goersch explains...