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Well, it's been announced throughout the week that this is the week of Kirby, so here's what's being released for this week.

Week of 5/23/2013

Wii U Virtual Console:

Kirby Super Star (SNES)
$7.99


Kirby's Dream Course (SNES)
$7.99


Kirby's Dream Land 3 (SNES)
$7.99


Nintendo is having a special sale until May 30, where if you buy two of these Kirby games, then you'll get the third one for free. I do wonder if this applies to paying the small upgrade fee from the Wii to Wii U Virtual Console. Still, I like the sales that Nintendo has been putting up for their games. First, Super Mario Bros 2 is half off with the purchase of Super Mario World, and then this Kirby sale, and then there's going to be one other sale next week to a set of 3DS Virtual Console titles.
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Benjanime
three kirby games in one release day, i'm impressed. thankfully though i already have kirby's dream collection to keep me busy with that series
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blueluigi
Week of 5/30/2013:

Wii U Virtual Console:

Ghosts 'N Goblins (NES)
$4.99


Mega Man X (SNES)
$7.99


3DS Virtual Console:

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (GBC)
$4.99 (until June 20. $5.99 after sale ends)


The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (GBC)
$4.99 (until June 20. $5.99 after sale ends)



Nintendo announced that they were releasing Oracle of Seasons and Ages for about a month now. Those of you who never played it, I strongly recommend it. These two titles are by far one of my favorite portable Zelda titles out there. I played through Oracle of Seasons a while ago and had a lot of fun with that, though I never did finish Oracle of Ages. I might consider going for this since I no longer have either of these games. Well... I do have the Oracle of Ages cart, but it no longer works.

Also, Nintendo is having two sales this week for their Virtual Console titles. The first is the sale Wii U Virtual Console Sale. If you purchase either Ghosts N Goblins or Mega Man X, then you'll be able to get the other title for half off. This is one of those times where I have to ask if any of this applies to those who already purchased the Wii Virtual Console version and paid the upgrade fee to the Wii U Virtual Console.

The second sale they're having is that Oracle of Seasons and Ages are $4.99 until June 20. This is for those who want to pay less than $10 for both these titles. After the sale ends, then it will be over $10.
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Vaporman87
Nice selection this week. I'm warming up to the Wii U. My youngest son had a great time with the Wii U Mario Bros. demo at Walmart the other day. I can see myself picking it up one day this year.
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Benjanime
i never did go through oracle of ages or seasons (played a little bit of both on emulator back when i was a senior in school) but it's nice to see these two as a release as they're the best virtual console games on the eshop so far. bought 'em today and i'm glad i beat the sale
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blueluigi
Week of 6/6/2013:

Wii Virtual Console:

Sengoku 3 (NeoGeo)
900 Points


Wii U Virtual Console:

Spelunker (NES)
$4.99


I seriously wonder how long it's going to take for NeoGeo to stop releasing games for the Wii Virtual Console. That service is pretty much dead, not to mention that Nintendo is killing all of their other online services (Forecast Channel, Everybody Votes, Nintendo Channel, etc.) except for the Wii Shop Channel within the next couple of weeks.
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Vaporman87
It seems like its too early for this new round of consoles. Has it been 4 or 5 years since the XBox 360 and PS3 and Wii came out?
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Benjanime
i heard that sengoku wasn't really as good as the other brawlers that were out at the time, but i'll watch a video on it to see if it looks decent

speaking of nintendo-related stuff i'm almost at platinum member status at club nintendo. wondering what this year's platinum prize will be now
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blueluigi
Vaporman87 wrote :

It seems like its too early for this new round of consoles. Has it been 4 or 5 years since the XBox 360 and PS3 and Wii came out?


7-8 years, actually. It's been 8 years since the Xbox 360 came out and 7 years since the Wii and PS3 was released. All three of those consoles were released about 5-6 years after the previous gen consoles as well.


Benjanime wrote :

i heard that sengoku wasn't really as good as the other brawlers that were out at the time, but i'll watch a video on it to see if it looks decent


Sengoku 3 was actually one of the better non-fighting games for the NeoGeo. If I were to recommend a good beat-em-up to play, Sengoku 3 would be the one.

But yeah, Sengoku 1 and 2 were both crap brawlers. The third game's a league of it's own. Instead of using the same gameplay mechanics from the first two games, it used the same engine as the first Noise Factory title, Gaia Crusaders. It used the same combo system and it had the ability to use the midway point that Gaia Crusaders did.
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blueluigi
E3 has been going on for this week. Sony completely crushed Microsoft in their competition after what went on for the Xbox One. Nintendo, while they didn't have their own press conference, revealed a list of titles for the Wii U titles, which might possibly help the system in sales. Maybe... But now, here are this week's Virtual Console releases, and boy are there a lot:

Wii U Virtual Console:

Mega Man 2 (NES)
$4.99


Mega Man 3 (NES)
$4.99


Mega Man 4 (NES)
$4.99


Yoshi (NES)
$.30


3DS Virtual Console:

Shining Force: The Sword of Haiya (Game Gear)
$3.99


Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (Game Gear)
$2.99


Columns (Game Gear)
$3.99


Sonic the Hedgehog (Game Gear)
$4.99


Mega Man 2-4 have just been released by Capcom this Tuesday, and they announced that Megaman 5 and 6 will be released on a later date. I'm guess part of why they announced this was because of Mega Man being in the upcoming Super Smash Bros game for the Wii U and 3DS. Either way, with all the Mega Man NES titles being released on the Wii U and 3DS, hopefully, this will eventually lead to the Game Boy titles being released.... and by hopefully, I mean never.

Yoshi is released as this month's Nintendo's Famicom trail campaign. It's only $.30 until the next month when Nintendo releases the next game in the trail run before it goes up to it's regular price.

This is also the first set of Game Gear games to be released since March 2012. Only three games for that system was released on the Virtual Console up until now.
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