Posts Tagged ‘Wii’
Just one month before Nintendo releases a brand new home console, the company has decided to drop the price of their current generation hardware. Wii will now sell for $129, bundled with both Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort.
The price drop is incredibly enticing for anyone who, over the course of six years, just wasn’t sure about picking up the most successful video game platform of all time. Certainly worth it now, wouldn’t you say?
The new bundle will be available October 28.
A leaked screenshot posted on the Club Nintendo site last night seemingly outed the rewards for this year’s platinum status and gold status Club Nintendo members.
For gold status members, this year’s prize is a set of Mario-themed playing cards. Platinum members will receive a special poster pack, including artwork from The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword, Kid Icarus Uprising, and Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon. If platinum members aren’t happy with the selection, they’ll be able to redeem the gold status reward, or download from a selection of Virtual Console or eShop titles.
Honestly, this year’s prizes are pretty solid. While they aren’t mind-blowingly awesome, but what’s nice is that if you don’t like one prize, you have the option to redeem another. And free products just for brand loyalty are always appreciated! You have until the end of the month to redeem your rewards.
Donkey Kong Jr. – In this timeless classic, clamber up vines and chains and gather vital fruit and keys to free your father, Donkey Kong, who’s been imprisoned by Mario. (For Nintendo 3DS)
Mad Dog McCree – When the ruthless outlaw Mad Dog McCree goes on a rampage with a nasty pack of wanted fugitives, they leave death in their wake. The only gunslinger who can stop them is you. (For Nintendo 3DS)
The Amazing Spider-Man (demo version) – The fan-favorite, web-slinging action is back in New York City. Perform acrobatic attacks and stealth maneuvers as you face off against larger-than-life enemies and race to save Manhattan. Download the free game demo in the Nintendo eShop and catch the movie trailer in 3D now on Nintendo Video. (For Nintendo 3DS)
ARC STYLE: Soccer 3D: Enjoy fast-paced matches with the simple controls of this casual soccer game. You can customize your teams’ names and uniforms, or even use a photo of your own face.
Mutant Mudds (Demo Version): Armed with a heavy-duty water cannon, Max must vanquish his nemeses, the Mutant Mudds, by blasting and hovering his way across the soiled landscape to seek out mysterious Water Sprites. This free demo is now available on Nintendo eShop.
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90′s Pool -
Chalk up a victory with classic 90’s Pool, a fun and realistic pool simulator which will keep you playing for hours!
2 Fast 4 Gnomz (Demo Version) -
Four brave gnomes venture on a journey so epic, they don’t even know where they’re going. You can help them save the kingdom, find a princess and collect hundreds of precious lost socks.
Zombie Slayer Diox – Zombie Slayer Diox is a rhythm-action game with a side-scrolling twist. Don the jeans and leather boots of a samurai guitarist living in a future time when zombies have taken over most of the world. (For Nintendo 3DS)
“Sabotage” by Wale – Wale kicks off a run of 3D music videos from Nintendo Video with the video for his track “Sabotage,” off his sophomore album Ambition. Be sure to check it out and stay tuned for more 3D music video premieres from other top artists coming soon! (For Nintendo 3DS)
Nintendo eShop and Nintendo DSiWare
1st Class Poker & BlackJack – This collection offers many varieties of poker, blackjack and video poker, including Texas Hold’em, Double Flop Hold’em, Omaha and Pineapple. Play solo or try the local multiplayer mode. (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi)
Sonic the Hedgehog™: Triple Trouble – Race to retrieve Chaos Emeralds that have been scattered across the planet Mobius. Loop, blast and super-spin-dash through six zones, five bonus rounds and a wild 3D stage. (For Nintendo 3DS™)
Shinobi™ – An evil force emanating from Neo City has captured your fellow students, and only you can save them. Attack with your powerful katana as you battle for their freedom. (For Nintendo 3DS)
Dragon Crystal™ – Pass through 30 worlds in search of the Magic Goblet. Blaze a trail through the treacherous labyrinths of four magic kingdoms, collecting weapons, armor, magic books, potions, rods and rings as you go. (For Nintendo 3DS)
Kid Icarus™ 3D Anime – Nintendo is partnering with renowned Japanese animation studios to celebrate the Kid Icarus franchise and bring their latest creations exclusively to Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Video. The first anime series, Thanatos Rising, comes from Production I.G. Look for videos from Shaft, Inc. and Studio 4°C, coming soon! (For Nintendo 3DS)
If you’re addicted to party games, today just got a whole lot more fun for you. Nintendo has released Mario Party 9 today for Wii, promising to satisfy your craving for a mini-game fix. Developed by Nd Cube, this new entry brings some freshness to the familiar territory, by adding boss battles and some new playable characters. Also different from previous entries is that all players will move around the board within one vehicle. I actually like that idea, as it’s always a recipe for depression when my friends are miles ahead of me and I’m sadly left in the dust.
What’s somewhat weird is that on the official Mario Party 9 website, Nintendo names Koopa Troopa as “Koopa,” which was Bowser’s forgotten name — though still currently used in Japan. I’m… so.. confused…
Anywho, Mario Party 9 is now available, and certainly looks a crap ton better than its Wii predecessor. Go buy it.
• Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! – Play minigolf with your Mii character and master new cups and trick-shot challenges in beautiful environments. The perfect touch-screen controls make for a fun and rewarding putting experience. (For Nintendo 3DS)
Nintendo eShop and Nintendo DSiWare
• Zuma’s Revenge – An irresistible force has taken our fearless frog to a newly evolved world of Zuma ruled by evil tiki bosses. Fire stone spheres to destroy the deadly stream of balls in this ball-blasting challenge. (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi)
• Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream – Play as young boxer Little Mac and battle the big guys of the World Video Boxing Association. Take them on one by one, from Glass Joe all the way to the WVBA Champion himself. (For Nintendo 3DS)
Also new this week:
• The King of Fighters ’97 (Virtual Console for Wii)
Crush 3D (demo version) – Over 50 levels of mind stretching puzzles spread across four stunning environments, each recreating a specific aspect of Danny’s inner world. This demo is now available on Nintendo eShop. (For Nintendo 3DS)
Metroid – Packed with high-tech weaponry, creepy tunnels and hideous alien creatures, the first installment in the immensely successful Metroid series introduces us to the slick, cybernetic bounty hunter Samus Aran. (For Nintendo 3DS)
Nintendo eShop & Nintendo DSiWare
Aahh! Spot The Difference – Demonstrate your powers of observation in this engaging “spot the difference” game. Complete 40 challenging levels in four unique scenarios by spotting the differences between the upper and lower screen. (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi)
We have a few more weeks before Mario Party 9 hits store shelves, but that hasn’t stopped Nintendo from marketing the much anticipated party game title. Slated for a March 11 release, the Wii game will return Mario and the rest of the Mushroom Kingdom crew to an array of board game levels for another exciting round of mini-game fun.
Who’s excited? Count me in! Watch the latest trailer above.