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Wii News

Feb 27, 2014 0

Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Shutdown Survival Guide

On May 20th, Nintendo will cease operating Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection worldwide, meaning all of these games will no longer be able to access their online functions. Last June Nintendo shut off the Wii Connect 24 service, most notable for its use in sending messages and Miis to friends, in Animal Crossing, and the various Wii Channels, so the writing has been on the wall for a little over half a year now. Well, really longer, as when the hell was the last time you played a Wii game online? That said, maybe you want to wring every last ounce of online-enabled joy that you can out of the little white monolith before it becomes IMPOSSIBLE*. Here, then, is a guide to living it up in the endtimes.
Your Survival Guide Awaits!

Oct 24, 2013 0

New Super Mario 3D World Trailer Confirms This Will Be the Greatest Game Forged by Man.

At six minutes long, checking out this amazing clip is probably a bad idea for anyone that wants to go into Mario’s new adventure totally unspoiled when it hits store shelves in a few weeks. It is also probably NSF anyone that only has $60 dollars to their name. Super Mario 3D World is coming to us courtesy of the same team responsible for the 2 Galaxy installments on Wii and (obviously) Super Mario 3D Land for the 3DS. In other words, from the people that make the best Mario games. This extended trailer boasts a piece of software that is so jam-packed full of power ups, beautiful new stages and nods to classic entries in the series’ history that I’m calling it now: Super Mario 3D World will be the most fun you will ever have in your entire life. Go on, take a look.
DO IT.

Jun 8, 2013 0

SNES REVIEW: Mega Man X (A Visual Guide to My Maiden Voyage).

This is pretty embarrassing to admit, but up until last week I’d never laid my hands on a Mega Man X game before. I guess growing up I’d just written the entire franchise off as some crap spinoff of the main MM series ala’ Battle Network or whatever but I couldn’t have been more wrong! Not long after downloading the first installment through the Wii U Virtual Console I discovered that this game is unbelievably awesome and as close to perfectly balanced as I can imagine. On one hand I certainly deserve to feel like an idiot for such a massive oversight but on the other, it’s one hell of a solid past me did for now me because I can’t put this thing down. In fact, I’ve been borderline obsessed enough to document the entire experience via screenshots through miiverse (snarky comments included) and now that my first of what I’m sure will be many playthroughs is all wrapped up, I’ve decided to share them with you! Isn’t that sweet?
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Boobs.
Jun 6, 2013 0

Sengoku 3, the one you want, out on Wii VC

Continuing a trend of bi-weekly releases that started almost a year ago, D4 Enterprise has dropped another Neo Geo game on the Wii Virtual Console today, doing their damnedest to keep the little bastard alive. Sengoku 3 joins the two preceding beat-em-ups in the series, which hit the Virtual Console months ago as part of this trend, and according to Hardcore Gaming 101 it is by far the superior entry and a great beat-em-up in its own right. This is partly due to it having very little at all in common with the first two games, being developed outside of SNK during that whole collapse period by a developer who modeled it on one of their own previous beat-em-ups. Among the highlights appears to be a combo system that allows for juggles. I may drop the 900 Wii points on this bad boy myself, after I check out some videos like the one embedded below, because tossing around an enemy’s inert body long after it has any effect on their living status is always good spectacle.

Video: Sengoku 3 Attract mode

Jun 4, 2013 0

Club Nintendo Update: Metroids, Tanooki’s and Nipples, OH MY.

Heads up people: Not only is your rent past due but its time to have a look at the new crop of Virtual Console titles available to be purchased with Club Nintendo coins. As usual there are some real gems here for those of you loyal enough to have a membership yet for God knows whatever reason never downloaded in the first place. Just in time for the warm Summer months, Nintendo’s rolling out 4 more cool retro titles to choose from. Yes that sentence hurt my own brain when it appeared and I left it in anyway. As you can see, the NES classic and arguably greatest entry in the entire series Super Mario Bros. 3 leads the charge with a mere 150 coin asking price. But what else is is up for grabs you ask? Well, let’s take take a look…
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May 31, 2013 0

Call Me Crazy, But This Virtual Console Deal Doesn’t Make Any Sense:

As of now and until 9 a.m. PT on June 6, there’s a special deal going on for the Wii U VC where you can download one classic Capcom title and get 50% off of another. The expected catch being that the choice is restricted to only 2 titles: Ghosts n’ Goblins and Mega Man X. The former is of course, one of the most notoriously difficult games of all time and the latter something that I’m ashamed to admit I’ve yet to play (despite its reputation for being pretty fun). This is all fine and good so far but looking closely at the deal has me scratching my head. Across the board SNES games go for $7.99 a pop while software for the NES is priced at $5.99. A quick calculator consultation reveals that if I were to buy Mega Man X and get half off of Ghosts ‘n Goblins then my total comes out to $10.50. Yet if I decided to do the opposite and download Ghosts and knock half off of Mega Man then I’d only be paying $9.00. I mean, right? Here, take a look at the ad for yourself so you know I’m not making this shit up:
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May 30, 2013 0

BREAKING: Nintendo Sells Out, Hops Aboard the Rechargeable Battery Bandwagon.

But that’s not all! According to the company’s official Japanese website, it appears as though Nintendo has finally caved in to the deafening silence of consumers around the globe and decided to release a “supreme” white version of their 32gb Wii U model. Previously restricted to only those silly little 8gb machines, this new color option will afford OCD early adopters of the original Wii the ability to get some goddamned sleep at night. If that weren’t enough news to make this article worth writing let alone read by you, then I guess it’s a good thing there’s more to report; this time in the controller battery life department. But in the interest of jacking up the word count, I’ve decided to take the scenic route and yap for a good while in this sentence before telling you to go ahead and scroll down to read more……..

…still there?

Oh alright, go ahead and have a look already:
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May 23, 2013 0

Thursday’s Download: I’m Getting So Sick Of Writing About Kirby.

Attention, weirdos out there burdened with the unhealthy desire to wrap your creepy little mitts around any and all things Kirby-related: Today’s list of releases for the Wii U’s Virtual Console reads like a greatest hits of the pink puffball’s 16-bit adventures.This means that not only is there a good chance you already own these titles in some form or another but that you also don’t care and will buy them again anyway. First up is Kirby’s Dream Course: A “golf simulator” that plays more like a really, really weird pool game. I downloaded this a long time ago for the original Wii in a drunken haze and didn’t play past that night so my opinion probably isn’t worth much. But if you want to hear it anyway I’d say this game is kind of lame-o. For a more traditional experience, Nintendo is also serving up Kirby Super Star as well as Kirby’s Dream Land 3. The former being a collection of smaller games who’s structure still has me scratching my head and the latter a critically acclaimed sidescroller that I’ve never played because I keep forgetting that I own it. These two are included in that awesome Anniversary Collection that came out for the Wii late last year (which I reviewed) so if you want to maybe save space on your puny little girly-man hard drive, that might be the option to go with. And speaking of lack of storage space, the full retail version of the 3DS remake of Donkey Kong Country Returns can now be download at the expense of $39.99 and a whopping 17,693 blocks! Anyone who’s played the original for Wii already knows what a great job Retro did reviving this long dormant franchise but is it worth buying again? Based on everything I’ve read, the answer is “Sure, I guess so.”