98 posts tagged wii
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.
Win Retro City Rampage on WiiWare ⊟
Professional crazy person Brian Provinciano is giving away 100 copies of Retro City Rampage on WiiWare right now, for people who sign up for the newsletter and follow on Facebook/Twitter. If you’re in North America (or have an NA region Wii/Wii U), sign up and maybe get yourself a copy of this great game! I’d still rather be playing this than GTAV.
If you’re in Europe… keep an eye on our Twitter.
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Rodea is still alive!
It’s been a while since we last heard anything about Rodea the Sky Soldier — the Wii/3DS action title from Sega legend Yuji Naka and his studio Prope — but Japanese publisher Kadokawa reassured fans last week that the game is still on the way.
Kadokawa president Yoshimi Yasuda says the studio has reworked the 3DS versions controls, and that the handheld version is around 70 percent complete, according to an interview with 4gamer translated by Nintendo World Report.
Club Nintendo’s Platinum/Gold gifts
If you got “Platinum” status from North America’s Club Nintendo this year, you can order yourself this 3-poster set, with Zelda: Wind Waker, Year of Luigi, and Pikmin 3 posters. Your other Platinum-only option, revealed today, is a Majora’s Mask soundtrack CD for some reason.
Gold-level gifts include the usual desk calendar, and your choice of Wii/3DS downloads including Super Smash Bros., WarioWare DIY Showcase, Sakura Samurai, and other startlingly random options.
But srsly, use your Elite Status to get something that you can’t get with regular money. Right?
Buy Retro City Rampage gear, get free Retro City Rampage
“While supplies last,” any purchase from Fangamer’s excellent Retro City Rampage collection will trigger delivery of a WiiWare code for the game itself, a $10 value.
Even if you already have this incredible, joke-rich sandbox game, the WiiWare release has cool extras, including “ROM City Rampage,” a version of the game that is for-real 8-bit.
The items are pretty great too! I get complimented on my Theftropolis shirt frequently.
While you’re shopping, Fangamer’s got a lot of rad new stuff, like this wonderful Donkey Kong shirt by Zac Gorman, Jacob Smiley’s cute Zelda prints, and the sweet Video Game Romantics shirt by Venus Patrol and Keita Takahashi. I know, I want to have something I can claim is me “and Keita Takahashi” as well.
Oh, and don’t forget to add a Tiny sticker pack to your order!
Bit.Trip sale and more
Several sales going on right now that are worth copying from our Upcoming Releases section to the front page:
- Bit.Trip Saga (3DS) and Complete (Wii) - Around $10 each
- Rhythm Heaven Fever - $10.99
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate - $29.99
- Paper Mario: Sticker Star - $33.60
- Neo Geo X Gold Limited Edition - $129.99
Credit for the CommanderVideo GIF to Lloyd Jones.
Forgot about Pandora’s Tower
We were super busy at the Tiny Cartridge office this week, so we missed this great news: Xseed will release Ganbarion’s Wii action RPG Pandora’s Tower (published by Nintendo in Japan and Europe) in North America some time this Spring. The people at Xseed are heroes, reminders that there’s still reason to leave hope in our hearts.
As far as Operation Rainfall projects go, I always thought of this one as the lesser of the trio — were this part of Park Chan-wook’s Vengeance trilogy of Korean films, this would have been Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance — still great, but not at the same level as the other two entries. Nevertheless, it’s great to see the Wii get one last notable game this year.
PREORDER Pandora's Tower
Oboro Muramasa’s Japanese boxart is hot
No one’s announced a U.S. release for this PS Vita port yet as far as I know, but you can still grab the Wii edition for like twenty simoleons.
For one more day, Play-Asia is offering a special sale price on the North American version of the Wii rhythm action game. Yes, there were awesome Wii games in 2012 that weren’t fan campaign-backed RPGs!
Kirby Mass Attack is also on sale, at the same price, for the same time period. I keep typing “Kirby Mass Effect,” and then I keep reading it as “Kirby Das EFX.”
SEE ALSO More Rhythm Heaven/Tengoku posts
Keeping up with the recent theme of NES games on Japanese 3DS, but not on US 3DS, Solomon’s Key comes out next week.
The single-screen arcade port was actually one of the launch games for the Wii Virtual Console in North America, which I’m going to use as an awkward lead-in for this Virtual Console retrospective I posted on Joystiq yesterday. I feel like our relationship to the Virtual Console over the last six years has mostly involved (justifiable) complaints, but I wanted to highlight just how impossibly cool the service really is.
Buy: Nintendo 3DS and 3DS XL consoles
See also: More eShop news and media
Muramasa: The Demon Blade for PS Vita. If you’re wondering how it compares to the Wii original, here:
It looked great as a Wii game, and now it looks great as a Vita game. The new version will be supported by new DLC, featuring four stories of four new characters.
Buy: PS Vita
See also: The years I spent obsessively collecting Muramasa fanart
Kirby’s Dream Collection commercials. I didn’t realize Kirby was supposed to be so enormous! Seeing him in real life makes the games terrifying in retrospect. Dedede must be like 20 feet tall. Each Waddle Dee is the size of a hippo.
Buy: Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition
See also: More Kirby (>^.^)>