Wii U eShop - Timeline

Thursday23rd Feb 2017

Tuesday21st Feb 2017

Monday20th Feb 2017

Thursday16th Feb 2017

Wednesday15th Feb 2017

Tuesday14th Feb 2017

Monday13th Feb 2017

  • Nintendo Download 16th February (Europe)

    Tank Troopers! Dragon Ball Fusions! Breath of the Wild Themes! More!

    Another week begins, dear readers, which means it's time for a look ahead to the Nintendo Download Update goodies coming to Europe. This week has a first-party eShop download and a long awaited retail release, while a huge upcoming Switch / Wii U title gets a couple of 3DS HOME...

Sunday12th Feb 2017

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    Review Gradius

    Arcade-style pew-pew

    Gradius will forever be considered a definitive game in the shoot 'em up genre, held up as a key example of what makes these kind of games truly special. It's a game familiar for its iconic NES version, of course, but the release of the TurboGrafx-16 iteration on the Wii U Virtual Console is a welcome one - after all, it was a...

Friday10th Feb 2017

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    Review Plantera

    A nice day in the garden

    Sometimes it can be nice to simply relax with a peaceful, calming game, that doesn't demand great skill or dedication. That is exactly what Plantera delivers. It is centred around growing a garden and selling produce in return for money, with which more plants and animals can be bought, and so on. The gameplay isn't...

  • News Mutant Alien Moles of the Dead is Bringing Its Awesome Name to the Wii U eShop

    A 'game of reflexes' that shakes things up

    EnjoyUp Games is likely a familiar name to some eShop aficionados, with the developer and publisher being prolific on the 3DS and Wii U. It's now announced another project as part of its publishing activities - Mutant Alien Moles of the Dead by Pixel Bones Studio. It looks rather colourful and could...

Thursday9th Feb 2017

Wednesday8th Feb 2017

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    Review Toby: The Secret Mine

    Shady stuff

    The Wii U eShop has played host to some wonderful indie titles over the years, and despite the console's impending retirement there's still room for another sleeper hit to offer a charming send off. With its distinctive art-style, intriguing level design and enigmatic story, Toby: The Secret Mine seemed set to impress when first...

Monday6th Feb 2017

Thursday2nd Feb 2017

Monday30th Jan 2017

  • News SDK Spriter to Add New Level Modes in Free and Paid DLC

    Platformers and turn-based battles on the way

    SDK Spriter has been an interesting title on Wii U eShop, though it hasn't yet fought through our backlog for a review. It's understandable why the concept is appealing - it's an app that promises a whole lot of tools for creating retro game art for maps, sprites, tiles and levels. There are then some...

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    Review Zombie Brigade: No Brain No Gain


    A Miiverse post for Zombie Brigade: No Brain No Gain wrote, "Better than Meme Run." That's about the nicest thing that can be said about this horrendous title from Cypronia. An endless runner that you will want to end after about five minutes, Zombie Brigade is in the upper echelon of terrible eShop games. And to be clear, that's not a...

  • Nintendo Download 2nd February (Europe)

    Poochy & Yoshi! Punch Club! Lifespeed! Bomberman '94! Much more!

    Another week begins, and that means advance warning of what to expect in this week's European Nintendo Download Update. It's a fairly busy line-up this week, with a retail Good-Feel release on 3DS leading the way. There are also promising download-only releases on the Wii U and 3DS...

Saturday28th Jan 2017

Thursday26th Jan 2017

Wednesday25th Jan 2017

Monday23rd Jan 2017

  • Nintendo Download 26th January (Europe)

    Castlevania: Dracula X! Inchworm Animation II! More!

    We're not quite sure why, but the Nintendo Download Update details for Europe have been elusive today; thankfully the ever generous Daan Koopman has forwarded the Dutch press release that finally came through, and Kenneth Jensen then provided UK prices. In any case, this week comes with an...

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    Review Mega Maze

    Not so amazing

    Do you remember that mesmerising screen saver from the '90s? The one that was an endless loop of twists and turns through a red brick maze? Well, Mega Maze is sort of like that, except everything is blue or white and it's just not all that entertaining. Mega Maze is exactly what its name implies; a game about solving mazes. There's...

Thursday19th Jan 2017

Wednesday18th Jan 2017

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    Review Spheroids

    It's time to break some balls

    Spheroids has a simple plot that is well-suited to a platform adventure game. Giant alien blobs known as "the Spheroids" are attempting to take over the world, and it's up to a brave Canadian boy named Lucas - with the assistance of a crazy scientist known as Otto - to save the day. Based in a comical science-fiction...