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Play On Wii Series Picks Up Additional Games

By Spencer . October 7, 2008 . 8:19am

Pikmin and Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Wii-makes are slated to come out in Japan this December. In 2009 Nintendo plans to release five more games in the Play On Wii series. Chibi Robo, Pikmin 2, Mario Power Tennis, Metroid Prime, and Metroid Prime 2 Echoes. The two Metroid Prime games should be fine if they […]

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Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat Wii-Make – No Bongos And Not Much Waggle, Pikmin Pretty Much The Same

By Spencer . October 2, 2008 . 11:56am

Nintendo is going full throttle with Gamecube Wii-makes in Japan starting with Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat, the first game in the Wii de Asobu series. When I heard about this I imagined Nintendo slapping on the shaking from Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast, but Nintendo is going for classic controls with Wii version. You move Donkey […]

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Major League Eating takes a bite out of E3 week

By Spencer . July 14, 2008 . 6:51am

Is Nintendo going to derail hype from Microsoft’s press conference with a killer list of WiiWare / Virtual Console games? No, unless you’ve been waiting to play Major League Eating: The Game. Mastiff’s realistic competitive eating game includes all the fun of gorging hot dogs and belching with online play over Nintendo Wi-Fi. The 1,000 […]

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Moby as Mario, Frogger, and other arcade icons

By Spencer . June 9, 2008 . 12:13pm

All of the retro arcade news with Dig Dug and Frogger reminded me of techno artist Moby. In his 2002 music video “We Are Made of Stars”, Moby parades around in an astronaut outfit and stumbles into an arcade. To avoid showing Pac-Man and other copyrighted characters, Moby in the astronaut suit is used as […]

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Playing air drums in Donkey Kong Taru Jet Race

By Spencer . June 15, 2007 . 5:48pm

Nintendo opened up the official site for Donkey Kong Taru Jet Race (aka DK Bongo Blast outside of Japan). Similar to Super Paper Mario, Donkey Kong Taru Jet Race was originally developed as a Gamecube game where players would bang on the DK Bongos to make Donkey Kong fly his jet. Instead of bundling bongos […]

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DK Bongo Blast controller comparison

By Spencer . April 16, 2007 . 5:04am

One of the final titles for the Gamecube that got a last minute transition to the Wii (coming out on June 28 in Japan!) was DK Bongo Blast (aka Donkey Kong Taru Jet Race). DK Bongo Blast would be like any other mascot racing game except for the unique control scheme. Essentially you’re racing on […]

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Donkey Kong Country on Japan’s Virtual Console

By Spencer . December 12, 2006 . 6:24am

  While Japan got a strong initial line up for the Wii Virtual Console only one out of the three new games released today are new. Donkey Kong Country (aka Super Donkey Kong) is online for the price of 800 points. Rare’s Donkey Kong platformer was one of the best games on the Super NES […]

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What if Mega Man and Donkey Kong fought…

By Spencer . December 5, 2006 . 7:01am

Poor barrel throwing Donkey Kong never stood a chance against Mega Man and his mega buster. Maybe Mega Man will put the barrel toss skill to better use against Dr. Wily.

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Now on the Virtual Console: Columns, Donkey Kong Jr. and two more games

By Spencer . December 4, 2006 . 9:00am

Every Monday at 9AM PST Nintendo is going to release four more games on the Wii’s virtual console shop in North America. This week we get Donkey Kong Jr., Victory Run, Columns and Ristar. Columns looks like the “gem” out of this group. Even though it is a Tetris clone, Columns is addictive casual fun. […]

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Nintendo DotS toys on sale this December

By Spencer . October 13, 2006 . 9:16am

One of the coolest goodies for Nintendo fans are the DotS statues, pixilated figurines made of dots to put on your desk. For 493 yen ($4) you get a package with one of six random figures made out of 250+ “dots”. If you’re really luck you can get a rare gold base instead of the […]

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Remember Donkey Kong Country the TV show?

By Spencer . September 22, 2006 . 2:30pm

Viva Piñata wasn’t Rare’s first foray into the silver screen. They got their start back in the 90’s with a 40 episode series of Donkey Kong Country. At first Donkey Kong is just like any regular monkey, hanging out with his favorite nephew Diddy. Then suddenly he stumbles upon the “Crystal Coconut”, which created a […]