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A smaller update this week, but the quality is much stronger

So there are only two games out this week, but theyre both good. Theres also some great original content available on Nintendo Video as well—its a new Kid Icarus animation to watch!

3DS Virtual Console

Metroid (NES, Nintendo, $7.50) - Go back to where it all began. Samus first adventure out into the universe. If youre an Ambassador you can update the game for free to the final version. If youve never tried the first Metroid title you owe it to yourself to give it a bash. It still holds up quite well.

Virtual Console

Strider (Mega Drive, SEGA, 800 Points) - One of the Mega Drive fans favourite titles, I will have take your word for how good it is though. Never played it before. Will you?

Nintendo Video

Kid Icarus: Uprising - Original 3D Animation Series - An original animation series from Nintendo for the 3DS, in 3D. Split over six weeks there will be a new instalment every two (they come in two parts). Thanatos Rising is the first episode.

Anything for you this week?

Includes modern classics like Farming Simulator 2012 3D and Majescos Pet Zombies

A tonne of Virtual Console releases a getting dated all up in here and unlike most Nintendo dates, you can be pretty sure theyll translate pretty closely across regions. Eschewing fancier writing, I shall place these into a list for your reading pleasure and convenience.

3DS - Platform in brackets indicates Virtual Console release

March 1 - Punch-Out! (NES) and Super Mario Bros (NES)
March 2012 - Dr Mario (GB) and Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH!
April 2012 - 3D Solitaire and SpeedThru: Potzols Puzzle
Q2 2012: Toki Tori (GB), Colours! 3D, Mutant Mudds, Picross e, Marvel Pinball 3D, Art of Balance TOUCH!

Wii


March 2012 - Mega Man X (SNES)
April 2012 - Metal Slug 3 (Neo Geo?) and La-Mulana

Additionally, our list of European releases also reveals the rough timetable of weird boxed games for the 3DS. Farming Simulator 2012 3D, the sequel to everyones favourite QL is set to land on the 29th of March, while the presumably best version of BATTLESHIP the videogame will hit in April, alongside the film. Two screens and 3D should do a decent job at replicating the boardgame? Majescos irresponsible educational title Pet Zombie is misinforming our kids in April, while Super Black Bass 3D should cater to any wobble bass enthusiasts who also own a 3DS in Q2. Although it might be a bit racist, so Id watch out for that.

Australian dates are less likely to be accurate on the bad boxed games, but youre also less likely to buy them. Glad to be reminded La-Mulana is making its way to Wiiware though, games a classic.

Source: Nintendolife, MinusLander

Includes modern classics like Farming Simulator 2012 3D and Majescos Pet Zombies

A tonne of Virtual Console releases a getting dated all up in here and unlike most Nintendo dates, you can be pretty sure theyll translate pretty closely across regions. Eschewing fancier writing, I shall place these into a list for your reading pleasure and convenience.

3DS - Platform in brackets indicates Virtual Console release

March 1 - Punch-Out! (NES) and Super Mario Bros (NES)
March 2012 - Dr Mario (GB) and Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH!
April 2012 - 3D Solitaire and SpeedThru: Potzols Puzzle
Q2 2012: Toki Tori (GB), Colours! 3D, Mutant Mudds, Picross e, Marvel Pinball 3D, Art of Balance TOUCH!

Wii


March 2012 - Mega Man X (SNES)
April 2012 - Metal Slug 3 (Neo Geo?) and La-Mulana

Additionally, our list of European releases also reveals the rough timetable of weird boxed games for the 3DS. Farming Simulator 2012 3D, the sequel to everyones favourite QL is set to land on the 29th of March, while the presumably best version of BATTLESHIP the videogame will hit in April, alongside the film. Two screens and 3D should do a decent job at replicating the boardgame? Majescos irresponsible educational title Pet Zombie is misinforming our kids in April, while Super Black Bass 3D should cater to any wobble bass enthusiasts who also own a 3DS in Q2. Although it might be a bit racist, so Id watch out for that.

Australian dates are less likely to be accurate on the bad boxed games, but youre also less likely to buy them. Glad to be reminded La-Mulana is making its way to Wiiware though, games a classic.

Source: Nintendolife, MinusLander

The first third party Virtual Console title hits the eShop very soon

Satoru Iwata has revealed in the latest Nintendo Direct episode that Game Gear games are set to appear on the Nintendo 3DSs Virtual Console from next month. Or at least they will be in Japan. The first three games will be Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble, Dragon Crystal and Shinobi. The games will cost just ¥300 or about $3.50. Not too expensive at all.

Nintendo Europe in its presentation later in the night then revealed that the same three games would be coming to the European eShop mid march as well. No one missed out!

It might just be in the retirement home watching Leno, but its still around

If you havent noticed, there hasnt been a whole amount of Virtual Console games on the Wii lately. In fact, there hasnt been any in Europe or Australia for half a year. America has been spared, theyve had 3 months without one. But if there was ever anyone to reassure you it would be Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime who has said in a new interview with Time that;

"There is new content coming out on Wii, both on the Virtual Console and in terms of WiiWare – again small, digital bite-sized chunks of games."

So obviously there isnt going to be a huge deluge of games like the good old days, but Nintendo still has something in the pipeline for Wii owners. Dont give up hope yet folks.

Source: Time

Alliteration fails us in our darkest hour.

If youve been hankering for a re-release of Striders Mega Drive port and only own a Wii, then consider today your lucky day, for Capcom have confirmed the Virtual Console release is coming west. The game was supposedly released yesterday on the Japanese Virtual console.


No dates abound, although if youre interested, apparently both Strider and the recently online enabled Street Fighter II releases are being published by SEGA, rather than Capcom.

Source: NintendoLife

Fear not, regions outside Japan are getting the game as well

Capcoms just announced theyre bringing the previously Japan only release of Super Street Fighter 2 for the Virtual Console over here, alongside Europe and America. Whats more, it turns out theyve managed to go back and integrate online functionality into the classic fighter. Of course, Capcom doesnt announce a date for the game here, just that it will be coming out. Perhaps it will be the first game to break the Wii Virtual Console drought?


Its the Megadrive/Sega Genesis version of the game, which featured larger audio memory than the SNES version. Purists will be disappointed that its not Street Fighter II: Turbo, but New Challengers is an important landmark for the series, introducing a bunch of characters that have since become core in Street Fighter. Itll be interesting to see how the online play handles, as injecting online into emulation is notoriously difficulty with normal games, yet alone frame data counting fighters.

Youll know more when we do.

Source: Capcom-Unity

What is Virtual Console? Virtual console is known as an online service that allows players to purchase and download games as well as the other software for Nintendo’s Wii gaming console. This is sometimes called VC.  Virtual Console line up often consists of titles originally released on past consoles.  Titles run in their original forms through software emulation that can also be purchased between 500 and 1200 Wii points. However, this depends on systems rarity or demand.

So, what are the best Nintendo Virtual Console games for you and your family? Here are some of them:

Super Mario 64. This game is recommended for kids from eight years old and up.  In fact, this game is the best seller when it comes to N64 which is released y 1996. With this game, the whole family would surely enjoy Mario’s walking, run, crouch, crawl, swim, jump and climb just to save Princess Peach.

Ecco the Dolphin. I myself also loved this game together with my seven year old son. Ecco is actually a bottlenose dolphin being controlled by the player through a progression of side scrolling aquatic levels.

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