82 posts tagged virtual console
City Connection on 3DS VC ⊟
What a weird choice for the 3DS’s Virtual Console, but it’s one I approve of! Jaleco’s sorta platformer, sorta driving game City Connection is out today for $5, courtesy of Hamster somehow.
I love City Connection mostly for its music, but also because it’s the only game about a Honda Fit!
As usual, you can follow all this week’s downloads on our releases page!
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Maybe the best Club Nintendo game downloads ever ⊟
I don’t usually advise people to spend their Coins on the monthly Club Nintendo game deals – use them to buy something you can’t get with regular money! But this month’s offerings are so, so good, that I thought I should point them out just in case you had more Coins than, um, coins.
Through Dec. 8, Metroid and Dillon’s Rolling Western are available for 3DS, and Zelda: A Link to the Past and Cubello are available for Wii.
If you never played Cubello, especially, get on that. That might be one of my favorite games of this generation. I developed a real problem with both that and Rotohex.
Three interesting things about Summer Carnival ‘92: Recca ⊟
- It’s out today in North America on 3DS.
- Nintendo is charging the standard $4.99 price for NES Virtual Console games, instead of tacking on the $1 “import tax” we used to see on Wii.
- The VC version is actually still published by Taxan – but under the name Kaga Electronics. Taxan still exists as a division of this electronics firm, but now acts as a manufacturer and exporter of electronics.
Summer Carnival ‘92: Recca trailer ⊟
Man, this looks unfathomably fast. I would not have fared well in Naxat Soft’s competition that year. But I’ll do great at playing this game in absolute privacy with nobody watching or judging me.
Mega Man's Game Boy releases coming to 3DS VC
After releasing all of the NES titles to the eShop — and after a lot of groveling from Dr. Wily — Capcom has decided to release the rest of the Mega Man’s Game Boy titles (II-V) to the 3DS Virtual Console in North America and Europe. We don’t have any release dates yet, but we do know that Mega Man Xtreme 1 and 2 from the Game Boy Color are also coming too!
GIFs are courtesy of Netyhobby!
Earthbound is on Wii U’s Virtual Console, guys
It’s $9.99, a couple bucks more expensive than the typical SNES download, but Earthbound will be on the Wii U Virtual Console today for the U.S. (releases around noon) and Europe. Nintendo is also making the game’s original Player’s Guide available online, and has optimized it for viewing on the Wii U GamePad. Let’s all complain about something stupid, like the absence of any advance announcement for the release date, instead of enjoying this beautiful thing that is finally happening. Credit to 3 for the pic.
The 3DS eShop is going HAM too: Attack of the Friday Monsters? Shantae (GBC)? Have you ever felt so alive? Has the future ever promised so much?
Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages & Oracle of Seasons hit eShop today
It’s a great day for the eShop today! First you’ve got Capcom and Nintendo’s Game Boy Color Zelda releases on the 3DS Virtual Console, both selling for a discounted price at $4.99 each until June 20. The GIFs shown here are courtesy of Floral Lagoon.
There’s also The Denpa Men 2 today, and a free “Imperial” demo for Project X Zone coming on June 4! And on the Wii U eShop, you can take advantage of a “buy one, get 50% off on the other” sale for Mega Man X and Ghosts ‘n Goblins.
As usual, we have the full list of portable downloadable releases and current eShop sales on our releases page.
Spelunker on Wii U VC
Here’s the big news everyone’s going to be talking about on Twitter today: the NES version of Spelunker is being released on Wii U Virtual Console. Not Spelunker HD, as released on the PlayStation Network, but Spelunker One.
This is truly the next generation of ways to play crazy hard platformers from 1985. And unlike some other world-changing video game news announcements, we have a firm release date and price point: May 30 for $4.99. You can also yell at it. Not to change your TV inputs or anything, but just out of rage.
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Nintendo Direct’s 3DS highlights
There was a minimal amount of 3DS news in this morning’s Nintendo Direct (you could say the same about interesting Wii U announcements), but I was happy to hear a couple minor but nice items about the eShop.
First, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons will sell for only $4.99 each during its first three weeks on the storefront (starting May 30). After that, the Game Boy Color releases will go for $5.99 each.
And there’s over a dozen more Game Gear titles coming to 3DS Virtual Console:
- Crystal Warriors
- Defenders of Oasis
- Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
- G-LOC: Air Battles
- Shining Force II: The Sword of Hajya
- Sonic Blast
- Sonic Drift 2
- Sonic Labyrinth
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- Tails Adventure
- Vampire: Master of Darkness
The other 3DS announcements today:
Shantae on 3DS Virtual Console in late June
Wayforward has announced plans to re-release the original GBC Shantae on 3DS Virtual Console in “the tail end of June.” You might need a break from Animal Crossing by then…!
I never got to play this. Like everyone else, I was all about Castlevania and Super Dodge Ball on GBA when Capcom put this out on Game Boy Color. Totally looking forward to this opportunity!
Earthbound will be on Wii U’s Virtual Console in the West this year
itshappening.gif, guys. itshappening.gif. Nintendo of America has not only acknowledged that a game called Earthbound exists — it has decided that humans in North America and Europe should be allowed to play this game on a modern console. We did it.
Also, I love this fanart from Sakusama.
Shigesato Itoi + Satoru Iwata
I know that a number of you have crushes on these middle-aged Japanese men, so I’m sure you’re squealing over this photo of them together, thumbs barely touching, two hearts becoming one.
Mother 2 releases on Japan’s Wii U Virtual Console this week, which means we get this great photo of Nintendo’s boss and Mother's creator introducing a conversation between the two today (hoping for a translation soon).
"Ahh Ahh Can you hear me? This is Shigesato Itoi. Please give me something. Please give me Test Test"
"I’m about to eat a banana that’s been sitting in 50 degree celsius water for 15 minutes straight. ….Yum! Mother 2 is nice, but so is this banana.”
On a related note, awesome Japanese design site PingMag is back — here’s a great interview they had with Itoi about advertising and t-shirts from seven years ago.