Master your blast
One of the highlights of last month’s Nindies Showcase was the Blaster Master Zero 2 announcement. Right after the presentation, the game was released on the Switch eShop. If you had somehow forgotten about this follow-up to the 2017 title, now might be the time to check it out. It’s a bigger and better adventure for Jason and...
Eight warriors fight to defeat "Velden" which dominates the dark!
Another week, another Neo Geo classic pops up on the Switch eShop. Later today you'll be able to sample the delights of Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors which is (unsurprisingly) another fighting game. Released in 1995 by Sunsoft, the game sees you take on the mantel of...
35 people, six months, 80,000 downloads to date
Inti Creates has revealed that Blaster Master Zero has been downloaded 80,000 times from the Nintendo Switch eShop. The title took 35 people six months to develop, and is based on the much-loved NES original. Inti Creates did not state if it was happy with the commercial performance of the game, and...
No excuse not to own it now
When Blaster Master Zero launched last week some were dismayed at the lack of Pro Controller support - something that developer Inti Creates was quick to point out would be added in a future update. The good news is that the update has just gone live and will automatically download to your Switch console without you...
Blaster Master Zero will launch exclusively on the Nintendo Switch and 3DS this March, it has been revealed during the Nindies Direct broadcast. A reboot of the NES classic by Sunsoft, Blaster Master Zero recreates the same iconic visuals with a modern twist, and will boast a two-player mode as well. Mighty No. 9 studio Inti Creates...
So says Victor Ireland
After a long holiday, Virtual Console returned on Monday with Ufouria: The Saga. Legendary translator Victor Ireland has plans for more off-the-wall titles for Virtual Console, but first he needs to know they would sell, so he's appealling to VC lovers across North America. This is the one many of you have been asking for. If we get good sales of this one, I can keep pushing..
Fish and VC goodness for the Wii; the DSi gets the usual bumper crop of new titles
WiiWareBlue Oasis: Michi naru Shinkai (500pts - Hudson) — People in the know will recognise Blue Oasis as the Japanese name for Hudson's perennially popular virtual fish tank, My Aquarium. Apparently not satisfied with what has to be one of the best-selling WiiWare titles of all time, more than two years on Hudson..
WiiWare returns, Meta Fighting on the VC; X Returns and other stuff on DSi.
WiiWareBoku mo Sekai o Sukuitai (1000pts - Poisoft) – If we're understanding Poisoft's website and the description on the Nintendo WiiWare page this is a combination of a sim and an RPG where players get to create multiple elves, dwarves, etc. with stats and skill trees to adventure with. Virtual ConsoleMeta Fight (500pts..
Much anticipated title out next week
It's been a few months since WiiWare shooter Blaster Master: Overdrive hit the North American Wii Shop Channel, but Europeans are a patient bunch, waiting quietly for their turn to play. That wait is nearly over, as the game will be waiting for you on the Shop Channel next week, priced at 1,000 Points. Here's the...
World Game Parade comes to a close, bountiful VC and lots of DSiWare, next week in Japan
WiiWareKatamuki Spirits (500pts - Marvelous) – Whilst it may have a fancier sounding name, this is of course DK Games' Equilibrio re-badged as the final entry in Marvelous Entertainment's World Game Parade. We certainly thought it was a fun marble rolling game as seen in our Equilibrio review
Another big update for North America: blasting, dancing, balloons, rockets and more this week!
The big North American updates keep on coming. This week there's four new WiiWare releases, five new DSiWare releases and a quirky NES adventure game. WiiWare: Blaster Master: Overdrive (1000pts - Sunsoft) -- The announcement of the original NES classic...
A blast from the past is back!
Sunsoft has just announced that their brand new WiiWare title Blaster Master Overdrive will be hitting the North American WiiWare service this coming Monday for 1000 Wii Points. You can check out the snippet of information from Sunsoft's official web site, along with 6 new screenshots of the game in action. BLASTER...
Resurgent publisher confirms acquisition of defunct company's catalogue
If the recent news of Sunsoft's glorious return to the west has whipped you into a frenzy then you might want to take a deep breath before reading the press release below. The company has confirmed that it has bought up the rights to Nihon Telenet's software library. While...
Famed Japanese developer confirms impending release of 8-bit classic
It would seem that Japanese developer Sunsoft is about to support the Virtual Console in a big way. Former Working Designs big wig Victor Ireland is currently making big noises over at NeoGAF about some interesting projects he's involved with, and Sunsoft's resurgence would appear...
Another week, another 5 releases for Japan.
It's true the Japanese have another week with a mix of VC and WiiWare content, but Wii owners in North America and Europe need not feel the usual pangs of jealousy (well, I guess that depends on how much you've been wanting to see a couple of these...). On the WiiWare front we have a couple of things that will likely stay in Japan and something we already..
Another games tsunami hits the Japanese Wii Shop!
You know I just bought 6000 Wii points for the PAL service expecting a ton of new WiiWare and Virtual Console Arcade titles to appear imminently. I may be somewhat impatient, but it's extra disheartening to see two single-release Fridays in a row and then the nearly non-stop flood of content hitting...