Nintendo Download: Week of July 6th

It’s Kirby day in the eShop.  Also, a few new titles for the Switch and even a new old school style RPG on Wii U. Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS Kirby’s Blowout Blast – Kirby is ready for action in a whole different dimension – the third dimension! Have a blast inhaling foes and blowing them away in 3D environments across 25+ stages. Inhale enough enemies … Continue reading Nintendo Download: Week of July 6th

Minecraft Version 1.1 Now Available For Wii U

Minecraft has gotten yet another update for Console Edition. This one brings some of the bigger changes that were made to The End, including End Cities, new blocks, and End Ships. Lots of new places for players to explore once they make it to The End. Not only that the wings, known as Elytra, that let you glide around the environment are back. Those are … Continue reading Minecraft Version 1.1 Now Available For Wii U

Yooka-Laylee Release Date Announced, Wii U Versions Shelved

Yooka-Laylee is without a doubt one of the most anticipated games currently in development. It was a huge success on Kickstarter. The studio behind the game was also behind games like Banjo & Kazooie. This game harkens back to the platformers of the N64 and PS1 era. Now Playtonic, the developers of the game, have announced when fans will be able to get their hands … Continue reading Yooka-Laylee Release Date Announced, Wii U Versions Shelved

XSEED Announces Release Date For New Shantae Game

WayForward and XSEED have finally given a release date for the upcoming release of Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. The game was successfully funded through Kickstarter earning more than $776,000 back in 2014. The title will be available at retail and digital stores on December 20th. Wii U owners will have to wait just a little bit longer as the game will be available for that system … Continue reading XSEED Announces Release Date For New Shantae Game

Nintendo Announces Big Cyber Sale For 3DS & Wii U

  Nintendo has just announced a huge Cyber Deal sale online that begins today. You can get a number of titles for up to 50% off. These apply to the downloadable versions of these games only. Some of the games on sale include Hyrule Warriors Legends on 3DS for $28. Fire Emblem Awakening is $20, as is Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. On Wii U … Continue reading Nintendo Announces Big Cyber Sale For 3DS & Wii U

Nintendo Download – Week of November 17th


It’s Pokemon day in the eShop. Pokemon Sun & Moon release this week (technically tomorrow, but who’s counting). Also, if you haven’t played it Wario Land Shake It! Drops for the VC on Wii U. That game is a really fun, really funny platformer starring everyone’s favorite greedy anti-hero. Check it out, seriously.

For the full list of new releases this week head past the break, and be nice to Poplio.

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Mario Kart 8 Tops 8 Million Units Sold

There’s a reason I’m not an analyst. I can’t predict what’s going to happen in the world of video games. I don’t think anyone can. Before the game came out I predicted, based on the current sales figures for Wii U at the time, that the game would sell around 1.5 million units. Boy, was I wrong. Nintendo has announced that that the game has … Continue reading Mario Kart 8 Tops 8 Million Units Sold

Paper Mario Color Splash Review (Wii U)

I’m one of the people that was worried when Paper Mario: Color Splash was shown off. I was disappointed by Sticker Star on the 3DS and was dreading another game in that vein. The card system for battling was back. It didn’t look like there was going to be much in the way of RPG elements and it seemed like it was going to be a generic adventure game. Despite that I was still saying that the game deserved a chance to stand on its own and people needed to wait until the game was out to pass judgement. I’m glad to see it’s a good thing I came into the game with an open mind, because it’s actually really good.

Let’s just get this out of the way now and address the elephant in the room. The battle system from Sticker Star still remains. It’s been tweaked some, but it’s still the card based system that was introduced in that game. At the beginning of each turn you choose a series of cards that you’ll play. These can range from traditional jump and hammer attacks to fire and ice flower power ups or you can even attack with Koopa Troopas or Shy Guys. The order that you place these cards on the screen will be the order that you carry them out in. You need to make sure to plan ahead and really know how much damage will be dealt with each card. If you’re careless you could end up jumping on top of spiked enemies or throwing fireballs at Paratroopas. Those attacks would be wasted and could even damage Mario in the process.

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Nintendo Download: Week of October 6th


It’s Paper Mario release week in the eShop this week. Paper Mario Color Splash goes on sale tomorrow. That’s the biggest release of the week and the last major release for the Wii U for the rest of the year and into next year until The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The Virtual Console gets a couple big games this week as well.

Head past the break for the full list of releases available this week.

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Nintendo Download: Week of September 29th

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This week is a pretty big week in the eShop. Yokai Watch 2 drops two different versions of the game. So whether you like Fleshy Souls or Bony spirits they’ve got you covered. Sonic gets another game on the 3DS (you can read our review here: ) You can also check out one of the better Mega Man style games on 3DS in the sequel to Azure Striker Gunvolt.

Head past the break for the full list of games available to download this week.

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