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Nintendo Download: Week of February 13-19, 2014.
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February 13, 2014, 16:36:33
February 13, 2014 - Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, so why not show a little Nintendo love this week? Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party gets updated this week with six new games, and three Rising Star games go on sale in the 3DS eShop! Or you could shoot some aliens in Super C. There's also a couple of new eShop titles available on the 3DS. There may even be a surprise or two after today's Nintendo Direct, so be sure to check out all of today's updates at noon eastern!

Wii U

Virtual Console

  • Super C (NES) - Konami


  • Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party - KnapNok Games


    eShop Games

  • AeternoBlade - Corecell Technology (available February 18)
  • Spot The Differences! - Bigben Interactive

    On Sale

    Select Rising Star games are on sale through March 13.
  • Beyblade Evolution
  • Girl's Fashion Shoot
  • Jewel Master: Cradle of Rome 2


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    Posted: 02/13/14, 16:36:33  - Edited by 
     on: 02/13/14, 16:36:14    
    Why not sign up for a (free) account and create your own content?
    The Virtual Console is an idea with a ton of potential, but it's been ridiculously phoned-in for like five years. Who's running this thing and why do we get one interesting game a season??

    Posted by 
     on: 02/13/14, 16:46:17

    We already got all interesting games... on the Wii. What's left? Earthbound was one but that we got. Everything else seems to be left for third parties and I doubt they give two craps about the Virtual Console at this point.

    Definitely does need a lot more Wii U content to be converted to. How hard is this to do anyway?

    I do of course wish Lufia II would appear on Wii U but I've given up hope at this point.

    Posted by 
     on: 02/13/14, 16:50:45  - Edited by 
     on: 02/13/14, 16:54:00
    I don't know why I always think that Super C was a SNES game. I agree about how lazy they've been with the vc though.

    Posted by 
     on: 02/13/14, 16:53:48

    I think the Wii to Wii U conversion should be much, much faster. I mean, moving Ice Climber to the Wii U is not newsworthy! I'd argue we should get like 3 to 5 Wii U versions of existing games every week--like you said, how hard is it to do that?

    And as for what games are still out there...Game Boy games! GBA games! Heck, Virtual Boy 3DS games, while we're at it.

    Also, Yoshi's Island.

    Posted by 
     on: 02/13/14, 16:54:13
    @TriforceBun Because I think the two people working the VC service are afraid that if they give us more than one game per week, those games will just get lost in the shuffle and we won't buy them or something. It's also much less work for them.

    I really don't think they should be using the VC as a means to make money. It really should just be a service that makes the hardware more attractive. Not saying the thing should be free or something, but it should really be like the "Steam" of retro games. These games are over 20 years old at this point...it's maybe time to start treating them a little differently in the marketplace, regardless of how revered they are.

    Posted by 
     on: 02/13/14, 17:02:04
    Nothing for me, man I used to buy at least 2 3DSWare games a month, but for the past few months... nothin'

    Posted by 
     on: 02/13/14, 17:21:00

    I like to imagine that they have one team working on all of this. They rebuild the games from scratch so it's like an actual development cycle taking years to complete, thousands of man hours, and hundreds of thousands of real monopoly money to fund.

    Posted by 
     on: 02/13/14, 17:32:11
    Ah shoot. Now Bumpie costs a bunch more, yes?

    Posted by 
     on: 02/13/14, 17:46:36
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