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Nintendo Games for the Month of May

April’s showers are giving way to May’s flowers.  From now till the end of the year, it seems that Nintendo has a big game or two for each month.  What’s on tap for May 2013?  Check out the goods inside! 

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Today in History: April 28th 1989 – Super Mario Bros 2 Hits the Nintendo Entertainment System

Nintendo was still new to the sequel rituals when they released Super Mario Bros 2 on the NES, and boy did they go away from the norm for what a sequel was supposed to be.  Being almost a complete departure from the original NES title, in Japan the title used for the US SMB2 was [...]

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Today in History: April 27th 1990 – Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest on the Nintendo Entertainment System

Taking place seven years after the original Castlevania, this installment takes a rather large departure from what fans knew from the first title.  Simon is on a pilgrimage to visit his family’s resting place and meets a lady that tells him that Dracula has placed a curse on the Belmont family (bummer).  Unlike the first [...]

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Spring Wii U System Update and Virtual Console available now

Nintendo has updated the Wii U system to help the slow loading times and released several games for the Virtual Console.  The update is big, but didn’t take me as long as the “out of the box” update last November.  Load times are improved, but I can’t help thinking they could be better.  Returning to [...]

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Rayman Legends Challenges App available on Wii U eShop now

  To take the sting out of Rayman Legends release delay, Ubisoft has created a Wii U exclusive challenge app.  Gamers can compete in daily and weekly challenges to see how their skills rank among other Wii U players.  If this app has anything close to the awesomeness that is Castle Rock from the first [...]

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Mega Man 4 available on 3DS eShop now

Capcom continues releasing the classic NES Mega Man titles today with Mega Man 4.  Originally released in 1992 for the Nintendo Entertainment System, this version of Mega Man introduces new bad guy, Dr. Cossack.  Personally, I never played this version in the 90s, and when I did I felt that the game was missing something.  [...]

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Legend of Zelda Oracle games hit the 3DS eShop on May 30th

Two more Game Boy Color games hit the 3DS eShop next month, the two Legend of Zelda Oracle games.  These feature classic “top down” Zelda gameplay that fans have enjoyed for years.  Originally released in 2001, these two games are separate adventures, but can be linked together to unlock items and bosses.  Nintendo has announced [...]

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New Super Luigi U hits the Nintendo Wii U eShop this Summer

The Year of Luigi continues as the mostly overlooked Mario brother gets a game all his own with New Super Luigi U.  This is DLC to the New Super Mario Bros U, where the overworld is the same, but every level is different.  Luigi also has his “running jump” move back from Super Mario 2 [...]

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Newest Mario and Donkey Kong Game Releases May 9th on 3DS eShop

The Mario vs Donkey Kong series of games have been on Nintendo handhelds since the original Game Boy.  The 3DS will get its version next month on May 9th with Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move.  This one looks to be similar to one of my favorite iOS games, Railroad Constructor.  You must [...]

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Zelda: A Link to the Past Sequel announced for 3DS

  Nintendo surprised many gamers this morning by announcing a sequel to the SNES classic, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.  Details were scarce, but the big N did reveal that the game is set in the same world, but promises a new storyline and brand new dungeons.  Link will also have [...]

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