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Two more TurboGrafx-16 games are being added to the North American Wii U Virtual Console this week. Tomorrow, Konami will be publishing Alien Crush and Neutopia II on the eShop.

Below are overviews of both:

Alien Crush

“Alien Crush is a pinball game that features realistic pinball action and superb “biomechanical” graphics. Complete with a function to nudge the machine, this game feels like you’re playing on a real pinball machine! Extra balls and bonus points are your keys to getting high scores.”

Neutopia II

“Experience improved graphics and controls in this exciting sequel to the action RPG Neutopia. Take on the role of the main hero’s son and watch as the story begins with the apparent revival of Dirth, the evil demon. Once again you’ll need to rely on your magic compass and the information you’ve gathered to find entrances to labyrinths and defeat the bosses in them. Make your way through the field, which can be tricky at times, to search for and find hidden information and items, or move blocks and destroy walls to uncover secret rooms.”

Alien Crush and Neutopia II will be priced at $5.99 each.

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This week’s Famitsu review scores are as follows:

ARMS (NSW) – 8/8/8/9
Mr. Shifty (NSW) – 8/8/8/8
World of Goo (NSW) – 8/8/7/9
The Sexy Brutale (PS4) – 8/8/8/8
Alchemic Dungeons (3DS) – 6/8/7/7
Vaccine (Wii U / PS4) – 5/6/6/4

A few new games out came out this week on the Wii U and 3DS eShops. If you’re interested in checking out what’s new in screenshot form, take a look at the gallery below.

This week’s Wii U eShop charts are as follows:


1. Zelda: Breath of the Wild
2. Super Mario 64
3. Minecraft: Wii U Edition
4. Mario Party 2
5. Super Mario World
6. Mario Kart 64
7. Zelda: Majora’s Mask
8. Zelda: Ocarina of Time
9. Super Mario 3D World
10. Mario Party 10
11. Super Mario Bros. 3
12. Super Mario RPG
13. Mario Kart 8
14. Super Mario Bros.
15. Zelda: Wind Waker HD
16. DuckTales Remastered
17. Zelda: A Link to the Past
18. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
19. The Legend of Zelda
20. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate


1. ARMS Direct 5/17/17
2. Super Mario Mash-Up Pack for Minecraft: Wii U Edition
3. Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo Switch Presentation Trailer
4. Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo Switch Presentation Trailer
5. Zelda: Breath of the Wild Accolades Trailer
6. Mario Kart 8 New amiibo Racing Suits Trailer
7. Nintendo Minute – Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 First Look
8. Yoshi’s Woolly World Adventure Guide Episode 1
9. Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Life in the Ruins
10. Splatoon 2 – Nintendo Direct 4/12/17
11. Super Play Time – Splatoon – Get Kraken with Pro Tips
12. Super Mario 3D World Trailer
13. Pokken Tournament TV Spot
14. Yoshi’s Woolly World Adventure Guide Episode 3
15. Super Mario 3D World Trailer 2
16. Super Smash Bros. – Final Video Presentation
17. Super Mario Maker Key Update Video
18. Yoshi’s Woolly World Adventure Guide Episode 2
19. Mario Kart 8 200cc is Here! Trailer
20. Sonic Forces – Nintendo Direct 4/12/17

Source: Wii U eShop


Nintendo World Report TV recorded some footage of the kick-started Hover: Revolt of Gamers from the recent PC version of the game. You can expect to see Hover on the Wii U and Switch later as well. Check out some of the gameplay below.

After being denied certification for a Wii U release previously, Hive Jump is progressing towards an eShop release with a second attempt at receiving certification after a round of bug fixing. In a recent Kickstarter update to backers, Graphite Lab announced that they’re now just waiting on word from Nintendo.

Our last update explained some of the issues we faced with our first run through certification. We’re happy to share that we’ve fixed those issues (and a few more that we’d uncovered along the way). We’ve submitted once again to Nintendo and are anxiously awaiting approval!

Hopefully this means we’ll soon see Hive Jump on Wii U.


This week’s North American Nintendo Downloads are as follows:

Switch Download

ACA NeoGeo Last Resort – $7.99

Wii U Download

Coqui the Game – $5.99
Sphere Slice – $1.49
Swap Blocks – ?

It’s a new month, which also means new rewards on My Nintendo. Here’s what’s new in Europe:

Nintendo 3DS / Wii U software discounts:

20% discount on Nintendo Selects: Mario Tennis Open (3DS) – 300 Platinum Points

40% discount on The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (3DS) – 20 Gold Points

40% discount on The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (3DS) – 20 Gold Points

40% discount on The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii U) – 60 Gold Points

10% discount on Harvest Moon: Skytree Village (3DS) – 30 Gold Points

50% discount on F-ZERO (Wii U, New Nintendo 3DS) – 30 Gold Points


Smart device / PC rewards:

Wallpaper – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Link – 50 Platinum Points

Wallpaper – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 50 Platinum Points

Wallpaper – Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers: Akuma – 50 Platinum Points

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Starter Guide – 10 Gold Points

Europe is catching up with a new Wii U Virtual Console game this week. Having previously been published in North America, Bonk’s Revenge will be out this week in Europe. Nintendo’s website lists it for release tomorrow.

Here’s an overview:

“The hard-headed hero is back for more in the second instalment of the Bonk series. Taking place in the Monster Kingdom, Bonk the Caveman must travel far and wide to find and defeat King Drool III.

Bonk’s™ Revenge is a side-scrolling action game in which you headbutt your enemies while you make your way to the end of each stage. Double or even triple your attack power by eating the slabs of meat that appear through the stages.

There are eight different hidden Bonus Stages, and the Dinosaur Train that appears after you defeat a boss will change depending on how many Smileys you’ve collected. With new actions available such as the Triangle Jump and the ability to climb trees, as well as seven variety-packed stages, Bonk’s™ Revenge will keep you playing again and again.”


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