New games get released to the Wii U and 3DS eShops every Thursday. Here’s the list of what’s new this week.
Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge (Virtual Console)
Double Dragon II: The Revenge (Virtual Console)
Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit! – Demo Version
Amida’s Path (also available on the Nintendo DSi Shop)
Gravity Badgers – $3.49 on Sale until August 28th (30% off)
Hello Kitty Kruisers – $9.99 on Sale until August 18th (50% off)
Scram Kitty and His Buddy on Rails – $4.99 on Sale until August 21st (50% off)
ZaciSa’s Last Stand – $1.49 on Sale until August 28th (50% off)
Atlus Games – Code of Princess, Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millenium Girl (and others) on sale beginning August 18th through September 1st
Me & My Furry Patients – $9.99 on sale until September 3rd (67% off)
Travel Adventures With Hello Kitty – $9.99 on Sale until September 1st (50% off)
The newest lineup of digital rewards for Club Nintendo members has been posted and there are some decent titles for anyone looking for classic Virtual Console games. This month it appears that they’re doubling the traditional offering of two console and two handheld games by offering four titles for the Wii U and four titles for the 3DS. These titles will be available to redeem until September 7th when a new batch of games will be made available. The list of games and their price in coins is:
Super Mario Bros. 2 (200 coins)
Excite Bike (200 coins)
Star Fox 64 (250 coins)
Vegas Stakes (250 coins)
Baseball (150 coins)
Puzzle League Express (200 coins)
Mario Golf (200 coins)
Dr. Mario Express (200 coins)
Note: Star Fox 64 and Vegas Stakes are for the Wii system and you will need to access to Wii Shop Channel in order to redeem those codes.
Head on over to club.nintendo.com to redeem your codes or sign up for Club Nintendo if you have not yet done so.
The new lineup of digital games available to redeem with Club Nintendo coins in now available. From now until June 8th you’ll be able to redeem your coins for the following games:
Super Metroid – 200 Coins
Mario Kart 64 – 250 Coins
Note this is the Wii Virtual Console version of the game and must be played in Wii Mode on the Wii U.
3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure – 200 Coins
Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters – 200 Coins
Also with the reveal of these digital rewards the physical rewards have been put back up so you can now order physical rewards again. They were previously taken down while Club Nintendo underwent maintenance.
I know this post is a few days late, but better late than never. Nintendo has released their newest lineup of digital rewards through Club Nintendo. You can head on over there and spend your hard earned coins on four new downloadable games. Those games this month are:
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream – 200 Coins
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars – 200 coins
Donkey Kong Jr. – 150 coins
Art Style: PiCTOBiTS – 150 coins
Note: Super Mario RPG is the Wii Virtual Console version of the game, not Wii U. You will have to access the Wii Shop Channel to download that game. These games will be available until March 9th when a new set of games will be made available.
The newest digital Club Nintendo rewards hit the web today and this month has a couple of titles I’m really interested in. From now until February 9th you can get your hands on four new digital games through the eShop on the Wii U and the 3DS.
Game & Watch: Cement Factory – 100 Coins
Spin Six – 150 Coins
F-Zero – 200 Coins
1080 Snowboarding – 200 Coins
These are DSiWare and WiiWare games so keep that in mind when you’re downloading them. To download 1080 Snowboarding on Wii U you’ll need to access the Wii Menu and go to the Wii Shop channel. You cannot redeem this game through the Wii U eShop as it does not have Wii U version available at this time.
Nintendo is continuing to come up with clever ways to offer deals on their downloadable software. This time it’s a promotion called 2 Games, 2 Dollars Each, 2 Days. This new promotion does just what it says. Every two days two new games will be offered for $2 each.
Up first are a couple of Capcom classics. Mega Man X for the Super Nintendo and Mega Man: Dr. Wily’s Revenge for the Game Boy. These games can be downloaded by going to the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores respectively.
Check back here on Wednesday or head on over to Nintendo’s eShop Deals page for more information on the games that are available.
The Miiverse has been a treasure trove of interesting social interactions, especially when it comes to older games from the NES/SNES era. It all started with the now infamous “Why can’t Metroid crawl?” meme and has blossomed from there. It shows just how hard those games were back in the day and how people who are experiencing games for the first time react, and probably just how we also reacted back in the day. The difference is now we have the internet to look stuff up.
I discovered something today that I didn’t know existed. We’ve all heard of speedruns, watched videos of impressive examples of speedruns and maybe even attempted some ourselves. I didn’t realize that swordless runs were a thing in the original Legend of Zelda. Getting onto the Miiverse today I actually stopped into that community to check up and see how people playing the game for the first time were reacting. It’s been surprisingly quiet on that front; however, I noticed this message:
Listen, all you deal hunters out there. Nintendo is releasing three Super Nintendo Kirby games onto the Wii U Virtual Console today. Those games are Kirby Super Star, Kirby’s Dream Course and Kirby’s Dream Land 3. What’s even better is that they’re running a promotion on those games for this week. If you buy any two of those games from the eShop before 11:00 am on May 30th, then you can get the third one for free. They’ll each set you back $7.99 unless you previously bought them on the Wii. If you own the Wii Virtual Console releases you can upgrade them to the Wii U versions for $1.50 each. That means if you own those you could get all three for as little as $3. Even still $16 for three solid games is still a pretty good price.
After years of hounding, Nintendo has finally listened. During today’s Nintendo Direct presentation they announced that Earthbound will be making it’s way to North America and Europe. It will be heading to the Wii U Virtual Console sometime before the end of the year. That’s all we know.
Just understand that it’s coming and, if you’re like me and you’ve never played it, download it immediately to show Nintendo that we’ll put our money where our mouths are.
Castlevania is one of the longest running video game franchises in history. To date it’s seen about 83 jillion releases across eleventy-billion platforms (okay, It’s more like 38 unique titles). The game has a huge following and has stayed mostly true to its origins, with some exceptions. It’s been the basis of a whole genre, along with another NES classic Metroid, and numerous games that come out today are compared to it. Castlevania: The Adventure was the first game to appear on Nintendo’s handheld, the Game Boy. While the structure was similar to that of its NES predecessors it does make some changes to the formula. How will the game hold up more than 20 years after it’s original release?
What You Need to Know
Castlevania: The Adventure takes place 100 years before the original game and follows the story of Simon Belmont’s ancestor, Christopher Belmont. There are four stages that can be quite lengthy. Unlike its NES counterpart there are no sub-weapons that can be used and the hearts you will find restore Christopher’s health. You’ve also got a time limit on each level to contend with, so keep moving.