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Nintendo Download: August 7-13, 2014.
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August 07, 2014, 16:14:53
 
August 7, 2014 Is it...the summer of the Virtual Console again? Three new games hit the Wii U Virtual Console, and one imported NES game hits the 3DS Virtual Console this week! A couple of others hit the Wii U eShop as well, so be sure to check your favorite digital storefront today at noon eastern for all of this week's updates.

Wii U

eShop Games

  • Jett Tailfin HR Games
  • Shut the Box RCMADIAX

    Virtual Console

  • Cybernator (SNES) Konami, $7.99
  • Mega Man 5 (NES) Capcom, $4.99
  • Super Mario Kart (SNES) Nintendo, $7.99

    Sales

  • Internal Invasion $1.99 through August 8

    3DS

    Virtual Console

  • The Mysterious Murasame Castle (NES) Nintendo, $4.99

    Sales

  • UFO Interactive Games select games on sale August 12-September 2

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    Posted: 08/07/14, 16:14:53  - Edited by 
     on: 08/07/14, 16:14:33    
     
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    Also worth mentioning...

  • Double Dragon II (NES) comes out next week (August 14) on Wii U
  • Life Force (NES) comes out on August 21 on Wii U


  • Posted by 
     on: 08/07/14, 16:29:45
    Allow me to join the whining about Murasame not coming to the Wii U VC. Like, is there an actual REASON? I'm torn about picking it up for 3DS or waiting for a Wii U version. Did it hit the Wii U in any region?

    Regardless, good week. I'll upgrade some VC games, I guess. Was Cybernator on the Wii VC? Is it worth picking up?


    Questions!


    Posted by 
     on: 08/07/14, 16:35:07
    Ooh, Cybernator. That's been on the edge of my radar for quite some time. Now that it's on Wii U, I'm a bit more likely to bite. Still hoping for Mysterious Murasame Castle to hit the console as well.

    Plus Mega Man 5 and Super Mario Kart, not a bad week for the VC at all. If only this was the standard.


    Posted by 
     on: 08/07/14, 16:36:48
    @Anand

    Yeah, that's a bummer. I'm psyched about playing a "new" NES Nintendo-published game, but I wanna play it on my TV!

    Oh well, still picking it up today on the 3DS.


    Posted by 
     on: 08/07/14, 16:41:41
    I rented Cybernator back in the day. Don't remember much about it other than your mech being really slow. It was fun, though.

    If I recall correctly, it's short, but the last level is impossible, so technically the game could last forever!


    Posted by 
     on: 08/07/14, 16:49:46
    @Guillaume
    Like every NES game!

    When I was a kid, I was actually kind of happy that I could never finish my games...


    Posted by 
     on: 08/07/14, 16:51:30
    @Anand

    The Mysterious Murasame Castle just released in Japan on the Wii U VC last week (July 30th), so hopefully it comes over here soon. I'll probably pick it up on 3DS though.


    Posted by 
     on: 08/07/14, 16:56:06
    @Anand, @TriforceBun

    You guys would just end up playing it off-TV anyway.


    Posted by 
     on: 08/07/14, 18:56:05
    @GameDadGrant Yep, on a nice big tablet screen with a comfy controller.


    Posted by 
     on: 08/07/14, 19:10:41
    @nate38

    It is the best.


    Posted by 
     on: 08/07/14, 19:27:03
    DOUBLE DRAGON 2?

    DOUBLE FUCKING DRAGON 2?!?!

    BOUGHT!!!!!


    Posted by 
     on: 08/07/14, 20:14:29
    Was about to jump on The Mysterious Murasame Castle until I realized that I still don't have a working 3DS.

    @carlosrox Oh man, used to love that game so much, played it with my cousins. Even though I don't think we ever got past the 6th? stage.


    Posted by 
     on: 08/07/14, 20:23:37  - Edited by 
     on: 08/07/14, 20:26:54
    I bought Double Dragon II years ago on the Wii VC. Great game, I'll definitely pay the $1 upgrade fee.


    Posted by 
     on: 08/08/14, 05:28:48
    I like Double Dragon II but I can't get past this ridiculously annoying and out-of-place stage midway through. It's this weird castle with insta-kill spikes, and I can get there by only losing a couple lives the rest of the game. I like the fight mechanics but whose dumb idea was it to put that super-hard platforming in there??


    Posted by 
     on: 08/08/14, 05:58:01  - Edited by 
     on: 08/08/14, 13:24:27
    @TriforceBun
    You just gotta learn it. I can do a perfect run in that stage. You referring to that Temple stage with the disappearing platforms? Haha I used to hate that as a kid before I learned it.

    Only super hard part in the whole game is the last boss. Not to say I don't get game overs here and there, but once you learn the game everything gets much easier, obviously.


    Posted by 
     on: 08/08/14, 09:22:54
    Hmm, interesting that Mysterious Murasame Castle is finally getting an overseas release. I wonder how it is?


    Posted by 
     on: 08/08/14, 17:59:21
    @X-pert74
    It is great if you ask me. So let's pretend that you did.


    Posted by 
     on: 08/08/14, 18:01:31
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