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When Mario Kart 64 Comes To Wii U, Something Will Be Missing — Again

by Peter Paltridgeon January 22, 2016
The European version of the Wii U just got Mario Kart 64 on Virtual Console! However, there’s one disappointment. The original release contained a feature that let you save your best record on any track, then play a ghost version of yourself to attempt to beat that record. To this day, the only release of […]
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Here’s How Your Amiibo Will Affect Twilight Princess HD

by Peter Paltridgeon January 21, 2016
Got amiibo? If they’re Zelda ones, they might help you out in Twilight Princess HD, the upcoming rerelease of Nintendo’s 2006 classic. Assuming nothing goes horribly wrong, it should be the definitive release of the game (widescreen AND normal controls!) A limited edition release of Twilight Princess will come with a Wolf Link/Midna amiibo. Not […]

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A Paper Jam Of New Content In This Week’s Nintendo Download

by Peter Paltridgeon January 21, 2016
Compared to the sleepiness of last week, this week’s Nintendo Download is a complete overload of good games. You’ve got Zack & Wiki, the acclaimed Wii adventure game, making its Wii U debut. You’ve got Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, which is the version of Mario 3 that has bonus levels (unlocked […]
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Legendary Pokemon Hoopa Goes Multimedia

by Peter Paltridgeon January 19, 2016
Last year the Legendary Pokemon Hoopa was formally revealed by The Pokemon Company and Nintendo, and the Djinn Pokemon became useable in the handheld games and the Pokemon Trading Card Game. Today Hoopa makes his movie debut in Pokemon The Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, available first on digital. iTunes now has the […]

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It’s Finally Time For A Zero Mission In This Week’s Nintendo Download

by Peter Paltridgeon January 14, 2016
This week in the Nintendo Download, something pretty great has arrived: the 2004 classic Metroid: Zero Mission, originally released for the Game Boy Advance. A remake of the 1986 original that launched the Metroid series, it’s considered a classic and a favorite among fans, and now those who haven’t played it can discover why. There […]
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Pokemon’s 20th Anniversary Plans In America

by Peter Paltridgeon January 13, 2016
Japan is gearing up for a big celebration in honor of the Pokemon franchise’s 20th anniversary — the first game was released there in February of 1996. Despite the fact that the mons weren’t imported to the US until two and a half years later (making 2016 more of an 18th birthday for us), The […]

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Nothing But Brutal Shootouts In This Week’s Nintendo Download

by Peter Paltridgeon January 7, 2016
This week in the Nintendo Download, it’s nothing but shooters, but not the kind modern gamers might think of. These are all NES Zapper games, reconfigured to support Wii Remotes. Hogan’s Alley and Wild Gunman are finally playable without the need of an old tube television (the Zapper doesn’t work with HDTVs), and The Adventures […]
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Original Pokemon Card Game Set To Be Reprinted For 20th Anniversary

by Peter Paltridgeon December 29, 2015
Pokemon is about to turn 20. The entire franchise began in Japan in February of 1996 with the Red and Green Game Boy carts, followed by the original Pokemon Trading Card Game starter pack. In honor of the occasion, both those things will be rereleased, though only the card game is feasible to be reprinted […]

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Cypronia Giving Away Free Copies Of Wii U’s Cube Life

by Peter Paltridgeon December 24, 2015
Indie developer Cypronia has announced a big giveaway for their Wii U game Cube Life. Until very recently, Minecraft couldn’t be played on Wii U, and a smaller company took advantage of a neglected console with a widely young user base. The premise is different (you’re on an island), but the mechanics are vastly the […]
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A Galaxy Of A Gift In This Week’s Nintendo Download

by Peter Paltridgeon December 24, 2015
This week in the Nintendo download, a special holiday gift! For the first time on Wii U, Super Mario Galaxy — one of the all-time best games to bear Mario’s name — is available at the eShop! Travel across wildly creative worlds, manipulate gravity and unlock the story of Rosalina! That’s the main big news, […]