Tag: Virtual Console

  • E3 2015 Trailer: Earthbound Beginnings (Nintendo Wii U)

    Now THIS is a surprise. During the Nintendo World Championships, Nintendo announced that they would be releasing the original Mother on the Wii U Virtual Console as Earthbound Beginnings. The game appears to be the unreleased localization that Nintendo originally intended to release in North America in 1990 and as a result, the translation is […]

  • Review: Pokemon Trading Card Game (Nintendo 3DS)

    The Gameboy Color classic finally hits the virtual console.

  • Nintendo Download Wrap-Up for June 28th, 2010

    Welcome to another week of Nintendo downloads, of which you’ve got plenty of options (especially on the DSiWare). First, let’s look at this week’s Virtual Console release starring our favorite mustached plumber… Mario Tennis Developer: Camelot Publisher: Nintendo Original System: Nintendo 64 Original Release Date: 08/24/00 Price: 1000 Points/$10 Chris Bowen: I’ve never been a […]

  • Nintendo Download Wrap-Up for June 14th, 2010

    E3 is well underway, and Nintendo’s press conference is due to occur today. The staff there will be posting E3 updates here (and presumably on their Twitters) all week, and you can also follow the announcements as they unfold here. In the meantime, there’s a big batch of Nintendo downloadables up for perusal. First off […]

  • Nintendo Download Wrap-Up for June 7th, 2010

    Things were looking up last week with a solid Virtual Console release in Wild Guns (and if you haven’t snagged that yet, what are you waiting for?), but alas, the Virtual Console’s time in the limelight was short lived. At any rate, let’s take a look at what’s new in the world of Nintendo downloads. […]

  • Nintendo Download Wrap-Up for May 31, 2010

    Even though today was a holiday, Nintendo still managed to put out its standard amount of downloadables, including a Virtual Console title that’s nigh impossible to get a copy of elsewhere of these days… Wild Guns Developer: Natsume Publisher: Natsume Original System: Super NES Original Release Date: July 1995 Price: 800 Points/$8 Chris Bowen: Wild […]

  • Nintendo Download Wrap-Up for May 24th, 2010

    Here we are with another lovely batch of downloadables…except that the poor Virtual Console got left out in the cold again. Man, it can’t catch a break, can it? However, the other two services were busy enough to make up for it. One name that might catch some people’s eyes this week on the WiiWare […]

  • Nintendo Download Wrap-Up for May 17th, 2010

    Another week arrives and lo and behold, the Virtual Console did not have to suffer through another week of neglect. But was it worth the wait? Let’s take a gander… Kirby Super Star Developer: Hal Publisher: Nintendo Original System: Super NES Original Release Date: 09/20/96 Price: 800 Points/$8 Chris Bowen: This is a great collection […]

  • Nintendo Download Wrap-Up for May 3rd, 2010

    This week marks the arrival of a new month and… comes without a Virtual Console release. Ouch. However, both WiiWare and DSiWare services still received new releases, so let’s take a look at those. On the WiiWare service comes two new games. Zombie Panic in Wonderland for 1,000 Wii points/$10 is reminiscent of Little Red […]

  • Nintendo Download Wrap-Up for April 26th, 2010

    The DSi has certainly been getting some love lately, with a whopping six new titles released on the DSiWare service this week. But first, this week’s VC release, which has been ported to various systems and released in the The King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga compilation… The King of Fighters ’95 Developer: SNK […]

  • Nintendo Download Wrap-Up for April 19th, 2010

    Last week’s set of releases was a mixed bag, with some releases worth checking out and others you could take or leave, and the DSiWare having the most releases. This week’s batch looks to be more of the same. First up, a familiar blue mascot who’s been quite prolific in terms of games he’s starred […]

  • Nintendo Download Wrap-Up for April 13th, 2010

    Here we are with another batch of releases, though only the DSiWare saw an abundance of releases this week. As usual, let’s have a look at the Virtual Console release first, which was originally an arcade game and has also been included on Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection… Zaxxon Developer: Sega Publisher: Sega Original System: Arcade […]

  • Nintendo Download Wrap-Up for April 5th, 2010

    Another week, another set of releases on Nintendo’s various download services. First up is this week’s Virtual Console release, which never saw an official North American release and is nigh impossible to find a copy of these days. It seems Nintendo’s hit a groove in selecting VC releases… Ironclad Developer: Saurus Publisher: SNK Original System: […]

  • Nintendo Download Wrap-Up for March 29th, 2010

    It’s yet another good news/bad news type of day for the Nintendo’s downloadable services. We’ll start with the good. To be fair, the good is really good news. Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber Developer: Quest Publisher: Atlus Original System: Nintendo 64 Original Release Date: October 7, 2000 Price: 1000 Wii Points/$10 Mark B: […]

  • Nintendo Download Wrap-Up for March 22nd, 2010

    It’s a good news/bad news kind of day. Fortunately, the bad outweighs the good. The bad news is that we don’t have a Virtual Console release. Furthermore, we only have one (1) release on WiiWare. Normally, this would have me frothing at the mouth until the rest of the staff hit me with tranquilizer darts […]

  • Nintendo Download Wrap-Up for March 15th, 2010

    I’m honestly a bit surprised. I figured Nintendo would take the opportunity, with Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver out, to try to find some way to further exploit the name on the Virtual Console. I’m not even sure what other older games they can release at this point, but I expected either a Pokemon game, or […]

  • Nintendo Download Wrap-Up for March 8th, 2010

    Under normal circumstances, we would at least have a large-name Virtual Console release this week, notable for it’s name and it’s supposed rarity. At least the name – a big one – got heads to turn. However, a closer inspection shows that the VC update is just like the rest of this week’s Nintendo update: […]

  • Nintendo Download Wrap-Up for March 1st, 2010

    Sometimes, being a Nintendo fan gives that person something to cheer about, especially if they’re dealing with fans of the other two consoles. From innocuous things like “We have Mario and Zelda!” to obscure musings like “Hey, nice of your entertainment divisions to finally be seeing a profit!” to low blows like “We didn’t just […]

  • Nintendo Download Wrap-Up for February 22nd, 2010

    Looks like we changed the name of this column just in time. For the first time that I or any of us can remember, there is no Virtual Console game to look at. As a writer, this makes me somewhat happy – after all, smaller articles are less work to put together – but as […]

  • Nintendo Download Wrap-Up for February 15th, 2010

    In the two plus years that we’ve been doing these wrap-ups, whether just for the Virtual Console or for the entire service, just about every article has had a lot of comments about whatever the Virtual Console has put out. When we started profiling the other downloadable titles on the WiiWare and DSiWare, most of […]