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Donkey Kong 64 Wii U Virtual Console Review

Nintendo 64 owners went nuts in 1999 when commercials for Donkey Kong 64 began airing on television. These advertisements featured live-action "footage" of people up in arms after seeing their city covered in fruit and nuts at the hands of Donkey Kong and his band of fruit gun-wielding pals. And...

Super Mario 64 Wii U eShop Review: An Old Friend

There's no debating that Super Mario 64 is one of the most groundbreaking titles in the gaming medium. Not only did the game mark a massive shift for the Mario franchise and for Nintendo, but it also helped inspire future 3D platformers, action-adventure titles, and many open world games. It's...

Citizens of Earth 3DS Review: Excuse Me, Mr. Vice President!

After spending time with two different versions of Citizens of Earth, Exophase has the final word on Eden Industries' quirky RPG. For more on the game, check out our previous review in progress. It's worth noting that the Wii U version has yet to be patched, so freezing and lengthy...

Citizens of Earth: Review in Progress (Wii U, 3DS)

As an EarthBound fan, it's only natural that I jump at the opportunity to check out the latest RPGs influenced by Ness and company's grand SNES adventure. Games like Cthulhu Saves the World and Boot Hill Heroes instantly spring to mind, as does the recently launched Citizens of Earth, an...

Swords and Soldiers II Multiplayer Preview: It's War!

The original Swords and Soldiers was a big hit when it launched on the Wii all the way back in 2009. The game subsequently hit a few different platforms, and it was most recently ported to Steam and the Wii U. Ronimo Games is back at it with a sequel,...

Lucina, Robin from Fire Emblem Bring the Fight to Smash Bros.

More characters have been confirmed for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U and 3DS. First off, Nintendo revealed that Lucine from Fire Emblem would arrive to its crossover fighting franchise. In addition, Robin will also make his debut, and he'll include an alternate female skin. Last, the...

The Binding of Isaac on 3DS Still a Possibility

For some time it definitely seemed as if The Binding of Isaac on the 3DS was never going to happen. While the game hasn't been confirmed for Nintendo's dual screen handheld, it's become somewhat of a potential release for the system. When asked by a fan if Isaac on the...

Sakurai and Miyamoto Previously Discussed Pac-Man for Smash Bros. Brawl

Pac-Man was the big reveal for Super Smash Bros. at this year's E3. However, you may not have known that the yellow spherical character's inclusion in the series was previously discussed within the Nintendo offices prior to the upcoming game. In a semi-weekly Famitsu column (via Kotaku), Masahiro Sakurai talked...

Shovel Knight Digs Its Way to Launch This Month

Yacht Club Games has revealed that its upcoming retro-flavored project Shovel Knight will be launching on June 26. The announcement was made on the game's Kickstarter page yesterday. I've been keeping tabs on Shovel Knight, and I'm glad to see that it'll be launching soon. I had the opportunity to...

Story of Seasons Is the Next Harvest Moon

It may not bear the Harvest Moon name in its title on account of Natsume not being involved, but Story of Seasons is very much in line with its predecessors. The game, which is coming to the 3DS sometime this year, will feature all of the farming simulation that fans...

Hyrule Warriors to Get Post-Launch DLC

News recently surfaced regarding the weird yet intriguing mash-up Hyrule Warriors. As specified on GameCity (thanks, Destructoid!), the upcoming Dynasty Warriors/The Legend of Zelda project will receive some DLC following launch. Details regarding the add-on content are mostly under wraps at the moment. We do, however, know that the Japanese...

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Hitting 3DS Later This Year

Despite kicking the day off with some fairly bad news, Nintendo also revealed something pretty awesome. That's right, it's more Pokemanz, you guys! Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire have been confirmed by Nintendo, and the dual-release titles will be arriving on the 3DS this November. Obviously, these are...

Nintendo Reports $230 Million Loss in Sales

Things are a bit ugly for Nintendo as the company has reported quite a hefty loss in its latest earnings report. As of the end of the fiscal year, March 31, the Wii U and 3DS manufacturer is reporting a loss of 23.2 billion yen, or roughly $230 million. Wii...

Sonic Lost World: The Legend of Zelda Zone Review: A Nice Hyrulian Treat

Sega went in a distinctly different direction with Sonic Lost World. While a lot of the series' familiar trappings are present — you've got annoying characters, lame cutscenes, and high speeds — the way that the game presents its mechanics is largely unlike anything we've seen from past installments. For...

Retro City Rampage on 3DS Rakes in More Revenue Than Xbox 360 Version, Patch Adds More Features

Retro City Rampage has found a nice a home on the 3DS. After creator Brian Provinciano decided to undertake the task of rebuilding the game for Nintendo's dual screen handheld, it was hard to tell if all of that effort would actually pay off. Well, it has. According to Provinciano...

Sonic Lost World Gets Zelda DLC (Complete with Aggressive Cuccos!)

After receiving its first bit of Nintendo-flavored DLC back in December with Yoshi's Island Zone, Sonic Lost World (which we were quite fond of) has now gotten yet another dose of add-on content. Dubbed The Legend of Zelda Zone, the new piece of bite-sized content throws a green tunic on...

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Sells 130k in Eight Days, Boosts Wii U Sales

Nintendo issued a press release announcing that Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze had managed to sell over 130,000 units in eight days following its launch last month. These sales figures include both retail and digital copies of the Kongs' latest adventure. According to Nintendo, the launch of Tropical Freeze helped...

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Review: Always Trust a Tie-Wearing Ape

I don't say this often because it's not something I genuinely feel when I play many games these days, but I sincerely hope that Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is some four-year-old kid's first game. Super Mario Bros. was my first game when I was four, and that experience really...

3DS XL Now Comes in Yoshi's New Island Flavor

Once again, Nintendo is releasing a custom handheld. This time, it's the Yoshi's New Island 3DS XL. Look at it! It's so nice and green! And it even has Yoshi running on it, having unknowingly laid an egg. Or maybe the egg's just floating behind him as they do in...

Wii, DS Online Functionality Will End in May

Nintendo will soon terminate its online services for the Wii and DS. According to a report from the company, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection services for the two systems will cease to operate beginning May 20. Online multiplayer and leaderboard components will be affected, and players will no longer be able to...