The Most Unappreciated Platformers of the '90s

Super Mario World, Sonic The Hedgehog, Crash Bandicoot, Banjo Kazooie — the number of platforming series and characters that rose to stardom in the '90s was notably the highest in gaming history. Truly a golden age. But for every new Mario game there was always a few lesser-known titles waiting in the wings. Those… » 2/25/15 11:00am 2/25/15 11:00am

Nintendo's been quiet about when games from the Nintendo 64 might be coming to the Wii U Virtual Console. But there's a new mention of "the future addition of titles from the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo 64 systems" on the webpage for the console's eShop digital storefront. Hopefully, this means that titles from the… » 6/19/14 8:30am 6/19/14 8:30am

The One Thing Nintendo Left Out At E3

It has long been a silly and antiquated tradition for video game fans to pledge allegiances to companies, or to declare that any one of those companies has "won" E3. Yet it's also inevitable that every single year at the Video Game Extravaganza in Los Angeles, one or two companies will have a stronger show than the… » 6/16/14 11:30am 6/16/14 11:30am

A Whole Bunch Of Classic Mega Man Games Are Bound For Wii U

Capcom's releasing fifteen of its classic games on Nintendo's 3DS and Wii U Virtual Consoles. That includes ten Mega Man games. » 6/09/14 5:30pm 6/09/14 5:30pm

Watch Us Play the First DS Game on Wii U Virtual Console

One of the coolest features of the Wii U gamepad is that allows for the possibility of playing DS games that require a touch screen. So now that Nintendo has released its first virtual console DS game, Brain Age, let’s see how it all works out. » 6/06/14 6:00am 6/06/14 6:00am

Super Mario Bros. 3, More Classics Hit Wii U Virtual Console in April

Advance Wars fans, break out the champagne. The much-loved strategy game from Nintendo, along with fan-favorite Metroid, Yoshi and WarioWare titles, will be hitting the Wii U next month. » 3/26/14 9:40am 3/26/14 9:40am

GBA Games Start Hitting Wii U Virtual Console This Spring

Starting in April, Nintendo says they'll be releasing GBA games on the Wii U's Virtual Console. They announced the news in a Nintendo Direct today, mentioning names like Metroid Fusion and Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga as some of the GBA games that we'll be able to buy and download this spring. » 2/13/14 5:34pm 2/13/14 5:34pm

​Nintendo Wants Their Platforms To Be More Like iOS

Nintendo's fighting on two fronts. The first, very real battleground they're waging war on is in retail, where their Wii U home console is struggling to build a user base. The second area of struggle has been in the hearts and minds of observers trying to decide how much faith to put into the company's foresight. The… » 2/04/14 4:30pm 2/04/14 4:30pm

​How Nintendo Plans on Tackling Its Toughest Year

Don't Hold Your Breath For Pokemon Red or Blue On Virtual Console

Here's a mystery: why aren't the original Pokemon Red and Blue on the virtual console? People love those games, surely they'd throw money at them if they could. But judging from Game Freak's response to whether or not we could expect those games on the VC, people probably shouldn't get their hopes up—they're not… » 6/11/13 11:45pm 6/11/13 11:45pm

Old school Legend of Zelda games Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons will be out on May 30th for the 3DS Virtual Console. The games will be $5.99 each but a special promotion will have them at $4.99 through June 20th. » 5/17/13 10:05am 5/17/13 10:05am

Wii U Virtual Console Update Coming Next Week with GamePad Support

The download store for Nintendo’s new home console will be morphing next week, alongside the long-awaited firmware update for the Wii U. [Update: Videos of the upcoming Virtual Console games are now below.] » 4/17/13 10:18am 4/17/13 10:18am

Zelda: Oracle of Seasons And Ages Are Coming To 3DS Virtual Console…

Last night, Nintendo announced that Game Boy favorites The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons would come to the 3DS's Virtual Console in Japan. » 2/21/13 1:22pm 2/21/13 1:22pm