This morning, Konami released the TurboGrafx-16 games Battle Chopper and Necromancer for Wii U. That’s right: It’s the year 2018, and Konami is still releasing Virtual Console games on Wii U for an audience of almost nobody. It was already kind of weird that they were still releasing games six months ago, but now it’s…
Nintendo’s first tentative steps into the world of original downloadable games came in 2008 with the launch of WiiWare, for the original Wii. It was a weird, eclectic mix of games, and it’s all going away soon. Before that happens, here are the games you might want to load onto your Wii or Wii U.
While Nintendo fans across the globe wonder if the Switch will ever get some sort of Virtual Console, the Wii U continues to get an inexplicably steady stream of classic games. Why? Because Nintendo.
The noun “Nintendo” can also be used as an adjective. When a company makes players download a separate smartphone app for voice chat? That’s Nintendo. Friend codes? Very Nintendo. Not making Metroid Prime 4? SO NINTENDO. But last night, the company behind Switch made a move that was resoundingly un-Nintendo: it…
I’m nuts for Secret of Mana. That blend of Final Fantasy RPG gameplay with Zelda-style action combat was the game that made me a fan of what we used to call “Squaresoft” back in the day.
We all thought this might be coming, and now it’s official: the Virtual Console will not be live when the Switch launches next week, Nintendo said today.
Nintendo has yet to say anything about how the Switch will approach classic games, which means there’s still hope that they won’t screw it up. Very slight hope. But we’ll take what we can get.
Watch in wonder as a Super Mario World player defeats Bowser without ever setting eyes on him.
Old-school NES fans might have fond memories of StarTropics, an action-adventure game that crosses Zelda with Indiana Jones. Starting today, you can play both it and its sequel on your Wii U.
Good news, Virtual Console fans. Starting on March 3rd, a slew of Super Nintendo games will be hitting the new 3DS.
Fantastic illustrations. Hilarious screenshots. Nostalgia. Pokémon’s Miiverse has it all—including, surprisingly enough, players who are experiencing Red/Blue/Yellow for the very first time.
A couple of weeks ago, while buying Final Fantasy IX and Breath of Fire III, I had the dreary thought that I’ve probably spent a lot of money re-purchasing games I already own. So I decided to do some math.
The retro gaming industry continues to explode.
Today, Nintendo released the fifth downloadable Wii game for Wii U in North America. It’s not what you might expect—the new release isn’t Mario, nor is it Zelda. It’s Pandora’s Tower, a niche action game published by XSEED and released here for the Wii in 2013, way toward the end of the console’s lifespan.
Thanks to the release of Rare Replay today, Xbox One owners will now be able to play seven Nintendo 64 classics on Microsoft’s console. Nintendo’s current console, the Wii U, only sells people the chance to play six.
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…
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…
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…
Capcom's releasing fifteen of its classic games on Nintendo's 3DS and Wii U Virtual Consoles. That includes ten Mega Man games.