Thursday, December 18, 2014

"Duck Hunt" to be Released on Wii U Virtual Console With Wii Remote Support

It has been confirmed by Nintendo that the original NES game "Duck Hunt" will be released on the Wii U Virtual Console on December 25th. Although the game will not be able to support the Zapper, which was used to shoot ducks in the original game, it will allow players to shoot ducks with the Wii remote.

It is great to see some of these old classics given new life on the Wii U. However, do not expect this game to come with any new levels or game mechanics. The game is a direct port of the old NES game. Which means you still wont be able to shoot that damn laughing dog. On a side note, you were able to shoot the dog in the "Vs. Duck Hunt" coin operated arcade game. To bad that feature was taken out when it was ported to the NES.

Buy Any Two Amiibo for $22 In-store or Online at Toys R Us

Toys R Us is currently having a sale on amiibo figures. Right now you can buy any two amiibo figures for just $22. Two figures would normally cost you around $26. This is a great deal for people who are looking to grab a few of the new amiibo that just came out in Wave 2. This deal is good both in-store and online.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

"Mega Man Zero" Added to Wii U eShop and Huge Sale on a Number of Mega Man Classics

Nintendo eShop update came early this week thanks to Mega Man's anniversary. There will be some more games posted tomorrow, but right now there is a great deal on a number of Mega Man games in the eShop. Not only that, but "Mega Man Zero" has also been added. The game has been priced at $7.99.

Here are the Mega Man games that are on sale:

Wii U

  • Mega Man 5 NES ($2.49)
  • Mega Man 6 NES ($2.49)
  • Mega Man 7 SNES ($3.99)


  • Mega Man II GB ($1.49)
  • Mega Man III GB ($1.49)
  • Mega Man IV GB ($1.49)

This is a great deal, as many of these games were priced between $5 and $7. However, if you want any of these games, you better act fast. These deal are only valid form now until December 22nd.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

"Shantae and the Pirate's Curse" Coming to Wii U on December 25th

It has finally been confirmed that "Shantae and the Pirate's Curse" will be hitting the Wii U next week, on December 25th in North America. This was confirmed by WayForward just earlier today. The game was already released on the 3DS back in October, but the Wii U version will feature HD graphics.

Just like the 3DS version of the game, the Wii U version will cost $19.99. Here are a few of the features you get with the Wii U version of the game:

  • HD character portraits during dialog
  • Multiple Endings
  • Off-TV play via Wii U GamePad
  • Supports Wii U Pro Controller and Classic Controller Pro (Using Wii Remote)
  • Unlockable Pirate-Mode

It is hard to say if this version will be worth it for anyone who already owns the game on the 3DS. However, if you have been waiting for the Wii U version like me, then this is very welcome news. It's great to see some more WayForward games make their way to the Wii U.

Kmart Selling Wii U Pro Controllers for Just $28.68

Kmart is having a great sale on Wii U Pro Controllers. Right now you can order them from their official website for just $28.68, which is a savings of $21.31. This is a great time to get your hands on these normally expensive controllers. They are comfortable to hold and have excellent battery life. Perfect for playing some "Mario Kart 8" or Super Smash Bros for Wii U.

Best Buy Offering 10% Off All eShop Cards

Nintendo eShop cards don't go on sale very often, but when they do, its a thing of beauty. If your looking to get more bang for your buck on the eShop, Best Buy is offering 10% off all eShop cards. You can buy these cards online or in store. If you get them online, you get free shipping.

This offer is go on the $10, $20, $35 and $50 eShop cards. The bigger card you get, the bigger your discount. Below are the prices you will pay for each card:

$50 eShop card – now $45
$35 eShop card – now $31.50
$20 eShop card – now $18
$10 eShop card – now $9


Monday, December 15, 2014

Club Nintendo Rewards for December Are Up

Alright guys, the Club Nintendo rewards for December are up! Of course, in order to redeem them you will actually have to get the Club Nintendo website to work. As always, the site is super slow and half of the time you will get timed out before you can make an order or finish a survey. Either way, if you want one of these games for free (if you have the coins), might as well try your luck!

Club Nintendo Digital Game Rewards

  • Metroid – Wii U, 200 coins
  • Kirby’s Dream Land 3 – Wii U, 200 coins
  • Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters – 3DS, 150 coins
  • Bird and Beans – 3DS, 150 coins
  • Radar Mission – 3DS, 150 coins
  • A Kappa’s Trail – 3DS, 200 coins
  • Super Mario Kart – Wii, 250 coins
  • 1080 Snowboarding – Wii, 250 coins

Sakurai Has No More Plans to "Balance" the Fighters in the Latest Super Smash Bros. Game

The creator of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Masahiro Sakurai, just recently told Famitsu magazine that they have no more plans to balance the fighters in the latest Smash Bros. game. While their may be updates to improve the online experience, Sakurai said that he is happy with the balance of the characters and if he continues to "tweak" them, there would be no end to it.

Here is part of the interview:

Famitsu: In the future, do you plan on adjusting or balancing the game further through a patch?
Sakurai: We don’t have any such plans, but at the very least we will be working on a few things connected to the online play experience, bit by bit. If we were to do something like tweak characters’ customized special moves, then there’d be no end to it. But with that said, if there are any glaring issues, we may address them.
Famitsu: That’s because with customized special moves or items, you can only play with them enabled online with players who are in your friends list, isn’t that right?
Sakura: When playing with your personal friends, I think it’s probably more interesting that you can almost cheat a little through customizing your character. *Laughs*

Are you happy with the balance of characters or do you think there is some kind of "glaring" issue that needs to be addressed?