Wii U eShop News

January2016

  • News Word Puzzles by POWGI is Heading to Europe on 28th January, Including a Wii U Release

    Supports all amiibo for extra puzzles

    European fans of puzzles and word games have a double release on the way this month, with Lightwood Games confirming a release date of 28th January for Word Puzzles by POWGI in the region. Already confirmed for 3DS, the title is also heading to the Wii U eShop on the same day. These titles will provide a...

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    Wii U eShop / GBA

    Review Drill Dozer

    Not likely to make you doze off

    Game Freak is a developer known for its work on titles such as Pokémon Red and Blue, Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire and Pokémon Black and White. It does occasionally put out games that don't feature the pocket monsters, however, and one of those is Drill Dozer, a Game Boy Advance action platformer set across six...

  • Nintendo Download 14th January (Europe)

    Mega Man Battles! Final Fantasy Explorers pre-load! DLC! Discounts!

    Another week begins and we have a modest batch of games to consider in the European Nintendo Download Update. There are the two versions of the final Mega Man Battle Network title on the Wii U Virtual Console, a neat demo on 3DS, DLC and the option to pre-purchase a major retail...

  • News RCMADIAX to Temporarily Remove AVOIDER From the Wii U eShop

    Due to audio track being a "close copy" from another game

    RCMADIAX has been a prolific publisher on the Wii U eShop, particularly in North America, releasing a range of budget titles. These games are often inexpensive, simple releases, though the developer is now planning to temporarily withdraw its most recent title - AVOIDER - due to what seems to...

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    Wii U eShop

    Review AVOIDER

    ​Easily avoided

    RCMADIAX is a studio that has become well known for the relatively high volume of inexpensive titles that it's put out over the past couple of years. Their quality wavers from being barely worth their dollar price tag to being at least average games. AVOIDER is the latest entry in this line of titles, and while its rather barebones...

  • Nintendo Download 7th January (North America)

    Light gun games! Ocean Runner! Discovery! More!

    The time has come for the first North America Nintendo Download Update of 2016, and it includes a variety of options. The Wii U Virtual Console plays catch up with three light gun games, while new download offerings include a creative Minecraft-a-like, two RCMADIAX games and the return of Ninja Pig...

  • Giveaway It's Europe's Turn To Grab A Free Copy Of Cube Life: Island Survival

    We have 100 copies to give away to lucky Europeans

    Over the Christmas break Cube Life: Island Survival developer Cypronia was kind enough to give away 100 copies of their game to our North American readers to celebrate the recent v1.1 update. This time it's the turn of European players to get in on the action - we've got another 100 free copies to...

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    Wii U eShop

    Review Discovery

    Let's get creative

    Now that Minecraft: Wii U Edition has been released for the Wii U, one would think that the tide of block based sandbox games on the eShop would be stemmed. Evidently that's not the case quite yet, as Discovery is the next arrival on the Wii U eShop. So, how does the game stack up? While Discovery may feel a bit half-baked in...

  • News Get Ready for Light Gun Action in This Week's North American Nintendo Download Update

    The Adventures of Bayou Billy! Wild Gunman! Hogan's Alley!

    Starting with Duck Hunt in late 2014, Nintendo has been retrofitting and re-releasing - along with third-party partners - some iconic NES light gun / Zapper games for the Wii U eShop. They naturally utilise the Wii Remote pointer to recreate that old-fashioned practice of zapping pixels on...

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    Wii U eShop

    Review Molly Maggot

    Play your own better game

    "Play your own music", Molly Maggot says as it boots up, which doesn't create high hopes for its quality. The clunky jumping controls, stilted animations and lifeless goals soon solidify that sense that you're sifting through trash. Save for a few sound effects that are almost funny, Molly Maggot doesn't have a single...

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    Wii U eShop / SNES

    Review Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

    The Mario RPG that started it all

    There are very few areas of life the Mario franchise hasn't at some point explored. Mario himself has been a doctor, an amateur kart racer and later on in his career was recognised as a professional athlete when he competed at the Olympic Games in the 100 metre dash against Sonic. Quite simply – he's a jack of all...

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    Wii U eShop / N64

    Review Wave Race 64

    Wonderful water racer

    Wave Race was not a well known series prior to its arrival on the Nintendo 64. Actually it wasn't a series at all, but rather a single release: a top-down racer on the Game Boy. With its 64-bit machine offering the opportunity for new 3D gaming experiences, Nintendo decided to have another crack at a Jet Ski racer and came up...

  • News Zen Studios Re-Affirms Support For Wii U But Has No Announcement for The Force Awakens Pack Release

    "We’ll be sure to alert the Wii U community as that changes"

    Zen Studios has enjoyed plenty of success with its pinball titles, releasing various versions and DLC across PC, home consoles and smart devices. The Wii U and 3DS have been in on the action too, with the former receiving Zen Pinball 2 with a decent variety of DLC, in addition to Star...

  • News ​PictoParty's Release Has Been Pushed Back to Late January

    A bug is the cause of the delay

    Many of you have no doubt played Pictionary at parties before; it can be a wonderfully chaotic competition when everyone's really getting into it. Naturally, a game such as this which channels one's inner artist is a perfect fit for the Wii U GamePad and it was only a matter of time before one would appear on the...

  • News Wii U eShop Exclusive 3Souls Will Aim to 'Break New Ground' With the GamePad

    From Berlin-based developer Red Column

    The Wii U eShop has been home to a variety of new developers with bold ambition, and Berlin-based Red Column is the latest to set out its stall for the store. It's bringing 3Souls exclusively to Wii U in Q2, with the goal of utilising the GamePad "to break new ground in how you control your character and play...

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    Wii U eShop / GBA

    Review Game & Watch Gallery Advance

    Nintendo's Portable Hits: The Early Years

    In the 1980's (before the Game Boy was released), Nintendo's series of Game & Watch handhelds provided people with portable gaming excitement. As LCD games they provided a stripped down gaming experience that Cranky Kong would approve of - basic sounds, none of those pointless fancy graphics and only a...

  • Nintendo Download 7th January (Europe)

    New Super Mario Bros. Wii! Temple of Yog! Drill Dozer! More!

    It's the first Nintendo Download Update of the year, kicking off with the European arrivals that are on the way. This week we have an enjoyable platformer from the Wii era and the EU debut of a Game Freak GBA title, along with a few varied fresh releases on both Wii U and 3DS. There are a...

  • News Alien Dinosaurs Will Be Invading The Wii U And 3DS eShops Soon

    Do the dinosaur

    Indie developer Ratalaika Games is bringing its action title Alien Dinosaurs to Nintendo platforms. The run-and-gun shooter - which wouldn't look out of place on the Game Boy - sees the player character getting abducted by alien reptiles who then set up a gauntlet of challenges to ascertain if the planet Earth is ripe for conquest...

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