Category Archives: Wii U

Nintendo Offering Classic Games in the Wii U eShop for $0.30.

This July, the NES, or the Famicom as it was known in Japan, will turn 30.  To commemorate this event, Nintendo is offering a game a month at the apropos price of 30 cents, up to and including July.

Here is the list:

Jan – Balloon Fight (NES)
Feb – F-Zero (SNES)
Mar – Punch-Out! Featuring Mr. Dream (NES)
Apr – Kirby’s Adventure (NES)
May – Super Metroid (SNES)
Jun – Yoshi (NES)
Jul – Donkey Kong (NES)

They are the full versions of each game.  Pick up one of these classics each month on the Wii U eShop and get yourself psyched for the summer celebrations!

via N4G.com and post it gamer

Nintendo Draws First Blood

Nintendo’s latest game console, their first shot across the bow in the next generation of video game machines, was released yesterday.  The hook is once again a re-imagining of the gaming controller, although here, instead of motion control, the Wii U taps into the gaming tablet rage by having a large screen embedded into the controller.

There seems to be a lot of potential here, including allowing one player to influence the play field on their screen while others struggle against his influence with regular Wii controllers, or even being able to move the game completely onto the controller while someone else watches the TV.  It comes off as a mish-mash to me, however.  Do we want motion control in our controllers, or do we want a big screen?  Also, I’d be very worried handing over a controller with a screen to my 4 and 6 year old sons.

At any rate, here’s hoping the Wii U boosts Nintendo’s sagging bottom line, and doesn’t become the company’s Atari 7800.  As always, for more information on the history of Nintendo, consult your local Dot Eaters entry.