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Nintendo Digital Downloads - April 2009 (VC/WiiWare/DSiWare)

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This is a new combined monthly thread for all digital downloads on Wii and DSi. The OP will list the new releases each week over the month in all three main territories, but will also include notes on updated ratings, new game announcements and other news pertaining to the services. This is a work-in-progress, and any contributions or corrections for the OP would be most welcome.


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VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • Nobunaga's Ambition (SNES | 800pts) (27 April 2009)
  • Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair (Genesis | 900pts) (20 April 2009)
  • Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (Genesis | 800pts) (13 April 2009)
  • Uncharted Waters: New Horizons (SNES | 800pts) (6 April 2009)
WIIWARE
  • Cocoto Platform Jumper (Neko Entertainment | 700pts) (27 April 2009)
  • CRYSTAL DEFENDERS R1 (Square Enix | 800pts) (20 April 2009)
  • Party Fun Pirate (TOMY Corporation | 500pts) (13 April 2009)
  • EQUILIBRIO (DK Games | 500pts) (6 April 2009) (Official Site)
DSiWARE
  • Clubhouse Games Express: Card Classics (Nintendo | 500pts) (27 April 2009)
  • Paper Airplane Chase (Nintendo | 200pts) (27 April 2009)
  • Dr Mario Express (Nintendo | 500pts) (20 April 2009)
  • Master of Illusion Express: Deep Psyche (Nintendo | 200pts) (20 April 2009)
  • Master of Illusion Express: Shuffle Games (Nintendo | 200pts) (13 April 2009)
  • Mixed Messages (Activision | 500pts) (13 April 2009) (Official Site) (Video)
  • Art Style: AQUIA (Nintendo | 500pts) (6 April 2009)
  • Bird & Beans (Nintendo | 200pts) (6 April 2009)
  • Brain Age Express: Math (Nintendo | 800pts) (6 April 2009)
  • Master of Illusion Express: Funny Face (Nintendo | 200pts) (6 April 2009)
  • Nintendo DSi Browser (Nintendo | Free) (6 April 2009)
  • WarioWare: Snapped! (Nintendo | 500pts) (6 April 2009)
The US Virtual Console and WiiWare catalogues are updated every Monday at 9am Pacific Time. The update schedule for DSiWare has not yet been finalised.



VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • Galaxy Force II (Megadrive | 800pts) (1 May 2009)
  • Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars (Master System | 500pts) (17 April 2009)
  • Secret Command (Master System | 500pts) (17 April 2009)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64 | 1000pts) (3 April 2009) (Video)
WIIWARE
  • BIT.TRIP BEAT (Aksys Games | 600pts) (1 May 2009)
  • Adventure Island: The Beginning (Hudson | 1000pts) (24 April 2009)
  • CRYSTAL DEFENDERS R1 (Square Enix | 800pts) (24 April 2009)
  • BUBBLE BOBBLE Plus! (Square Enix | 800pts) (10 April 2009) (Link)
  • EQUILIBRIO (DK Games | 500pts) (10 April 2009) (Official Site)
  • Family & Friends Party (Gammick Entertainment | 1000pts) (10 April 2009) (Link)
DSiWARE
  • A Little Bit of... Dr Mario (Nintendo | 500pts) (1 May 2009)
  • A Little Bit of... Magic Made Fun: Funny Face (Nintendo | 200pts) (1 May 2009)
  • Real Football 2009 (GameLoft | 800pts) (24 April 2009)
  • Mixed Messages (Activision | 500pts) (17 April 2009) (Official Site) (Video)
  • Art Style: AQUITE (Nintendo | 500pts) (3 April 2009) (Link)
  • Art Style: CODE (Nintendo | 500pts) (3 April 2009) (Link)
  • Nintendo DSi Browser (Nintendo | Free) (3 April 2009) (Link)
  • Paper Plane (Nintendo | 200pts) (3 April 2009) (Link)
  • Pyoro (Nintendo | 200pts) (3 April 2009) (Link)
  • WarioWare Snapped! (Nintendo | 500pts) (3 April 2009) (Link)
The European and Australasian Virtual Console and WiiWare catalogues are updated every Friday, although new titles are frequently available from around 11pm-12am GMT on Thursday. Updates alternate between services each week. The update schedule for DSiWare has not yet been finalised.



VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • Kirby's Dream Land 3 (SNES | 800pts) (28 April 2009)
  • Numan Athletics (Arcade | 800pts) (28 April 2009)
  • Youkai Douchuuki (Arcade | 800pts) (28 April 2009)
  • Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (NES | 500pts) (21 April 2009)
  • Ninja Gaiden (TG16 | 600pts) (21 April 2009)
  • Phantasy Star (Master System | 600pts) (21 April 2009)
  • Starblade (Arcade | 800pts) (21 April 2009)
  • Der Langrisser (SNES | 800pts) (14 April 2009)
  • Mappy (Arcade | 800pts) (14 April 2009)
  • Cosmo Gang the Puzzle (Arcade | 800pts) (7 April 2009)
  • Space Invaders (Arcade | 500pts) (7 April 2009)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64 | 1200pts) (7 April 2009)
WIIWARE
  • Asobu Made in Ore (Nintendo | 800pts) (29 April 2009) (Link)
  • BIT.TRIP.BEAT (Ark System Works | 500pts) (28 April 2009) (Link)
  • Educational TV For Children (Home Media | 700pts + DLC) (28 April 2009 (Link)
  • Harvest Moon: Ranch Store (Marvelous | 1500pts + DLC) (28 April 2009) (Link)
  • Hajite! Block Rush (Agenda| 500pts) (21 April 2009) (Link) (Video)
  • World of Goo (Nintendo | 1500pts) (21 April 2009) (Link)
  • Drill Sergeant Mindstrong (HI Games & Publishing | 800pts) (14 April 2009) (Link) (Official Site)
  • Out of Galaxy: Gin no Koshika (Sunsoft | 500pts) (14 April 2009) (Link)
  • Tsuppari Oozumou Wii (Tecmo | 1000pts) (14 April 2009) (Link)
  • Adventure Island: The Beginning (Hudson | 1000pts) (7 April 2009) (Official Site) (Video)
  • Evasive Space (Tryfirst | 1000pts) (7 April 2009)
  • Minna de Taisen Puzzle Wii (Sunsoft | 800pts) (7 April 2009)
  • Puzzle Bobble Wii (Taito | 800pts + DLC) (7 April 2009) (Video)
DSiWARE
  • Ugoku Memo-chou Version 2 (Nintendo | Free) (27 April 2009)
  • Atsumeru Egaochou (Nintendo/Intelligent Systems | 500pts) (22 April 2009) (Link)
  • Chotto Nou wo Kitaeru Otona no DSi Training: Sudoku-hen (aka Brain Age: Sudoku Version) (Nintendo | 500pts) (22 April 2009) (Link)
  • Chotto Asobi Magic Taizen: Date Uranai (aka Master of Illusion: Date Fortune Telling) (Nintendo | 200pts) (22 April 2009) (Link)
  • Itsudemo Purikura Kiradeko Premium (Nintendo | 500pts) (22 April 2009) (Link)
  • Illustlogic (Hudson | 500pts) (15 April 2009) (Link)
  • Band Bros. DX Radio with Photo Stand (Nintendo | 500pts) (1 April 2009) (Link)
  • Chotto Magic Taizen: Suki Kirai Hakkenki (Nintendo | 200pts) (1 April 2009) (Link)
  • DSi Clock: Famicom Mario Type (Nintendo | 200pts) (1 April 2009) (Link)
  • DSi Clock: Animal Crossing Type (Nintendo | 200pts) (1 April 2009) (Link)
  • Ganbaru Watashi no Osaifu Ouendan (Nintendo/syn Sophia | 500pts) (1 April 2009) (Link)
  • Kakonde Keshite Wakugumi no Jikan (Nintendo/Mitchell | 500pts) (1 April 2009) (Link)
  • Kuru Kuru Action Kuru Pachi 6 (Nintendo/Creatures Inc. | 500pts) (1 April 2009) (Link)
The Japanese Virtual Console and WiiWare catalogues are updated every Tuesday. The DSiWare catalogue is updated weekly/fortnightly.



PRESS RELEASES
VIRTUAL CONSOLE ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Assault (Arcade | Namco Bandai) (Japan only)
  • Burning Force (Arcade | Namco Bandai) (Japan only)
  • Cosmo Gang the Video (Arcade | Namco Bandai) (Japan only)
  • Cyber Sled (Arcade | Namco Bandai) (Japan only; original released in US)
  • Dragon Buster (Arcade | Namco Bandai) (Japan only; original released in US)
  • Dragon Sabre (Arcade | Namco Bandai) (Japan only; original released in US)
  • Dragon Spirit (Arcade | Namco Bandai) (Japan only; original released in US)
  • Final Fantasy (NES | Square Enix)
  • Final Fantasy II (NES | Square Enix) (Japan only)
  • Final Fantasy III (NES | Square Enix) (Japan only)
  • Final Fantasy IV (SNES | Square Enix)
  • Final Fantasy V (SNES | Square Enix) (Japan only)
  • Final Fantasy VI (SNES | Square Enix)
  • Finest Hour (Arcade | Namco Bandai) (Japan only)
  • Galaga '88 (Arcade | Namco Bandai) (Japan only; original released in US)
  • Genpei Toma Den (Arcade | Namco Bandai) (Japan only)
  • Hopping Mappy (Arcade | Namco Bandai) (Japan only; original released in US)
  • Knuckle Heads (Arcade | Namco Bandai) (Japan only; original released in US)
  • Marvel Land (Arcade | Namco Bandai) (Japan only; original released in US)
  • Numan Athletics (Arcade | Namco Bandai) (Japan only; original released in US)
  • Pac-Mania (Arcade | Namco Bandai) (Japan only; original released in US)
  • Phantasy Star (Master System | SEGA) (Japan only; original released in US)
  • Phelios (Arcade | Namco Bandai) (Japan only; original released in US)
  • Return of Ishtar (Arcade | Namco Bandai) (also announced for the US at GDC)
  • Rolling Thunder (Arcade | Namco Bandai) (Japan only; original released in US)
    [*]Shadow Land/Youkai Douchuuki (Arcade | Namco Bandai) (Japan only)
  • Sky Kid (Arcade | Namco Bandai) (Japan only; original released in US)
  • Solvalou (Arcade | Namco Bandai) (also announced for the US at GDC)
  • Splatterhouse (Arcade | Namco Bandai) (Japan only; original released in US)
  • StarBlade (Arcade | Namco Bandai) (Japan only; original released in US)
  • Wonder Momo (Arcade | Namco Bandai) (Japan only)
  • Xevious (Arcade | Namco Bandai) (Japan only; original released in US)
WIIWARE ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Asobu Made in Ore (Nintendo) (Link) (Link)
  • Bubble Bobble Plus (Square Enix) (Link)
  • Crystal Defenders R1 (Square Enix) (Link)
  • Crystal Defenders R2 (Square Enix) (Link)
  • Driift (working title) (Konami) (Link)
  • Escape Virus (peakvox | 500pts) (Link)
  • Explodemon (Curve Studios) (Link)
  • Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (Square Enix)
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord (Square Enix)
  • Furry Legends (Gamelion Studios) (Link)
  • Magnetis (Yullaby) (Link)
  • Military Madness (Hudson) (Link)
  • Overturn: Mecha Wars (Studiozan and Gamebridge) (Link)
  • Rainbow Islands: Towering Adventure (Square Enix) (Link)
  • Robocalypse: Beaver Defense (Vogster Entertainment) (Link)
  • Spaceball: Revolution (Virtual Toys) (Link) (Link + Video)
  • Squibs Arcade (Alten8 Limited) (Link) (Link)
  • Super Meat Boy (Unknown publisher) (Link)
DSiWARE ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • A Little Bit of... Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: Arts Edition (Nintendo) (Link)
  • A Little Bit of... Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: Maths Edition (Nintendo) (Link)
  • Art Style: Picopict (Nintendo) (Link)
  • Club House Games Express: Card Classics (Nintendo) (listed in official Nintendo trailer)
  • Dr Mario Express (Nintendo) (listed in official Nintendo trailer)
  • Master of Illusion Express: Deep Psyche (Nintendo) (listed in official Nintendo trailer)
  • Mighty Flip Champs (Wayforward Technologies) (Link) (Video)
  • Mixed Messages (Activision) ((Link))
  • Pop+ Solo (Nnooo) (Link) (Video)
  • Pop Superstar: Road to Celebrity (Gameloft) (Link)
  • Real Football 2009 (Gameloft) (Link)


Nintendo will occasionally make new Channels available through the Wii Shop, or update the system firmware of the Wii and DSi with new features. Any new Channels or updates will be listed here.

CHANNELS
SYSTEM UPDATES
  • VERSION 4.0
    Updated 25 March 2009 (all regions) (Link)


The various national ratings organisations will occasionally provide advance notice of new releases and individual companies may announce forthcoming releases. These updates are listed HERE. As games are released in the corresponding regions, they will be removed from the lists.


(Thanks to donny2112, Cheesemeister, Shard, Somnid, JodyAnthony, Capndrake, inthegray, mrklaw, sfog, jesusraz and CaptainN)
 

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Shard said:
Do you not already have a big giant thread for all this?
There have been two so far.

The first was Kobun's launch VC thread that was never updated and eventually sprawled out and died after months of use, whinging and stupid thread renames. The second was the one below (or above) this one which has also sprawled out and has an OP that is no longer updated (as the OP is now banned).

There was some brief discussion about a weekly or monthly thread in the style of the PAL charts, Media Create and monthly boxart threads and this is just me taking a punt to see if it will be adopted.

If everyone prefers to have a megathread for discussion and no updated OP, then the other one will prosper and this will die (assuming a mod doesn't make that decision first!)

IMO, a regular - and regularly updated - news and update thread that can be rebooted every month (and can be carried on by someone else) is preferable, but if it isn't wanted we'll soon find out.
 

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I'd really love to see Rampage get a DSiWare release. No idea why particularly.
 

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I am going to be honest..... I appreciate the effort you've put into this, but the format is REALLY hard to navigate. IF you are REALLY up for doing this I would strongly consider what the PSN thread does with just breaking out the regions and then separating the releases inside there by categories.. as an american I really don't care what EU and JPN got, and on the Wii this is even MORE true as we have no way of buying releases from foreign stores.
 

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borghe said:
I am going to be honest..... I appreciate the effort you've put into this, but the format is REALLY hard to navigate. IF you are REALLY up for doing this I would strongly consider what the PSN thread does with just breaking out the regions and then separating the releases inside there by categories.. as an american I really don't care what EU and JPN got, and on the Wii this is even MORE true as we have no way of buying releases from foreign stores.

I'd second this one. Group by region then by platform.
 

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borghe said:
I am going to be honest..... I appreciate the effort you've put into this, but the format is REALLY hard to navigate. IF you are REALLY up for doing this I would strongly consider what the PSN thread does with just breaking out the regions and then separating the releases inside there by categories.. as an american I really don't care what EU and JPN got, and on the Wii this is even MORE true as we have no way of buying releases from foreign stores.
Point taken.

As I said, this was a first pass and any input like this will help to make the format better. I'll put together something based on your suggestion and try and post an update ASAP.
 

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Japan's Wiiware games this week will be:

Minna de Taisen Puzzle Wii (Sunsoft 800pts)
Puzzle Bobble Wii (Taito 800pts + DLC)
Adventure Island Wii (Hudson 1000pts)
Evasive Space (Tryfirst 1000pts)
 

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http://www.neoseeker.com/news/10339-two-crystal-defenders-titles-announced-for-wiiware/

CRYSTAL DEFENDERS R1 screens, plus download details

Product Mini Profile

Crystal Defenders R2
in: RTS (Wii)
links »

Square Enix has announced the upcoming release of CRYSTAL DEFENDERS R1 and R2 on the Nintendo Wii. R1 will be downloadable via WiiWare some time in April, while a date for R2 has yet to be determined.

For those who aren't familiar with the games, CRYSTAL DEFENDERS borrows heavily from the FINAL FANTASY TACTICS series, including much of the latter's jobs and locations. Both games also feature similar strategic gameplay. The WiiWare version of CRYSTAL DEFENDERS comes with a few improvements to the interface and a new design "optimized for consoles." Expect a number of other new features as well, like the global ranking system and leaderboards.

“The release of these two CRYSTAL DEFENDERS titles on WiiWare demonstrates Square Enix’s commitment to providing new downloadable content, meeting the needs of its customers," comments John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer at Square Enix. "CRYSTAL DEFENDERS combines easy pick-up and play mechanics, great depth and an addictive quality that make it ideal for the platform. I hope that many people experience and enjoy it.”
 

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That's interesting to hear about Crystal Defenders.

When I saw it borrows heavily from Final Fantasy Tactics, I got a little excited. But then realized it's probably more likely from Nintendo's FFT games, unfortunately not the original one on the PS1.
 

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Right, a quick rejigging of the OP to put releases in region groupings and add the stuff above. It's obviously a bit quick and dirty but is this perhaps a better way of organising content?
 

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Hobbun said:
That's interesting to hear about Crystal Defenders.

When I saw it borrows heavily from Final Fantasy Tactics, I got a little excited. But then realized it's probably more likely from Nintendo's FFT games, unfortunately not the original one on the PS1.

It is a Tower Defense Game, honestly I would recommend it on the XBLA since that version has the complete package in one download.
 

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Is that Crystal Defenders announcement for the US? I can't imagine it being for Europe as well, that would mean 4 SE games in 2 months (Publishers only have a 1 WiiWare game per month limit).
Actually it comes from Europe; here is the full PR.

Square-Enix announces two Crystal Defenders titles for WiiWare

London (3rd April 2009) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces the release of two downloadable titles for WiiWare™. The first of these defensive simulation games, CRYSTAL DEFENDERS™ R1 will be available for download in April, while a release date for CRYSTAL DEFENDERS™ R2 will be announced at a later stage.

Featuring jobs and locations from the popular FINAL FANTASY TACTICS® series, CRYSTAL DEFENDERS requires players to strategically deploy units to fend off encroaching enemy hordes and prevent them from stealing their party’s crystals.

The WiiWare version includes several improvements to the interface and a new design optimized for consoles. A worldwide ranking system allows players to upload their scores to leaderboards and see how they stack up against other players around the globe. These and other new features are sure to increase excitement and enhance replayability.

John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd. comments, “The release of these two CRYSTAL DEFENDERS titles on WiiWare demonstrates Square Enix’s commitment to providing new downloadable content, meeting the needs of its customers. CRYSTAL DEFENDERS combines easy pick-up and play mechanics, great depth and an addictive quality that make it ideal for the platform. I hope that many people experience and enjoy it.”

About CRYSTAL DEFENDERS R1

Story
In a land ruled by might and magick, peace is ensured by the benevolent power of the crystals. When a young moogle charged with guarding these crystals learns of an evil presence gathering on the horizon, he calls upon heroes from the far corners of the realm to join forces and stand against this new threat.

Wielders of blade and bow, keepers of arts arcane, unite! As darkness draws nigh, only you can protect the light that binds us. The fate of Ivalice lies in the hands of…the Crystal Defenders!

Features
CRYSTAL DEFENDERS R1 is a defensive simulation game in which players deploy characters from the FINAL FANTASY TACTICS® series onto a variety of different maps to battle wave after wave of encroaching monsters. The first game in the series, Crystal Guardians, was released in Japan for mobile phones in January 2008. In December of the same year, iPhone 3G, iPod touch and iPod versions were released under the new name, CRYSTAL DEFENDERS. To date, the total number of downloads for the series have reached over 800,000.

CRYSTAL DEFENDERS R1 is simple and easy to learn – monsters will enter an area and march through it until they are defeated or reach an exit, at which time they will steal one or more crystals. It is up to the player to decide – by pausing the action at crucial moments – when and where to deploy various jobs such as Black Mages or Soldiers that will attempt to defend the party’s crystals. Factors such as map terrain, monster strengths and weaknesses, job attributes, and more will play a crucial role in determining what steps a player should take.
 
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Honestly there's no real difference. Sure, the XBLA version has more content, but this is the kind of game where that really doesn't mean a whole lot. I would have been satisfied with W1 if I didn't have W2 or W3. That might be because it's hard as fucking nails and anything past W1 doesn't last long anyway.

Also it uses the FFTA(Unsure which) sprites, that's all it means. Fighters and Time Mages and Black Mages and summons and such. It's nothing like the actual FFT games.

Err, not sure why they changed the name to R1/R2/R3 instead of W1... Might be different.
 

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Son of Godzilla said:
Honestly there's no real difference. Sure, the XBLA version has more content, but this is the kind of game where that really doesn't mean a whole lot. I would have been satisfied with W1 if I didn't have W2 or W3. That might be because it's hard as fucking nails and anything past W1 doesn't last long anyway.

Also it uses the FFTA(Unsure which) sprites, that's all it means. Fighters and Time Mages and Black Mages and summons and such. It's nothing like the actual FFT games.

Err, not sure why they changed the name to R1/R2/R3 instead of W1... Might be different.

Probably due to the WiiWare specific additions. Crystal Defenders uses Final Fantasy Tactics A2 Sprites.
 

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Shard said:
To be fair I always post that news in the big thread as well.

then to be fair, you shouldn't be complaining about this thread
 

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I'm wondering how we'd go about adding in the Japanese announcements. For example Namco has a huge list of arcade games that it has pledged:

http://www.bandainamcogames.co.jp/cs/download/virtual_consolearcade/

Assault
Return of Ishtar (also announced for US, GDC)
Emeraldia (also announced for US, GDC)
Galaga '88
Genpei Toma Den
Cosmo Gang the Video
Cyber Sled
Sky Kid
StarBlade
Splatterhouse
Xevious
Solvalou (also announced for US, GDC)
Dragon Spirit
Dragon Sabre
Dragon Buster
Knuckle Heads
Numan Athletics
Burning Force
Pac-Mania
Finest Hour
Phelios
Hopping Mappy
Marvel Land
Rolling Thunder
Shadow Land (Youkai Douchuuki)
Wonder Momo

Not all of those will necessarily release in Europe and the US because they are strictly Japanese arcade games and would need to be released as imports but it seems relevant to list info like this. Also, the stuff still listed from the Japanese Virtual Console site. Do you just take that raw list and comb out the stuff that would need to be imports or what?
 

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Shard said:
I wasn't complaining, just asking a question.

oh ok, I just figured you'd have noticed the near week long discussion about templates and crap in the vc/wiiware thread (since you seem to pop in there regularly). I'm just glad that's over with.
 

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levious said:
oh ok, I just figured you'd have noticed the near week long discussion about templates and crap in the vc/wiiware thread (since you seem to pop in there regularly). I'm just glad that's over with.

Actually I don't follow the WiiWare like I do the XBLA or even the PSN, time constraints and all that.
 

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bryehn said:
Why can't we just use the (second) big thread? Branching these off every month is a completely needless waste of time.
Because I don't want to have to wade through pointless shit to see what has been released in my region on a Friday morning, as I'm sure many others would rather see it go that way as well for their own respective areas.

The 2nd VC thread started off with a NYE firework display that fizzled out without a month having passed. At least this way there is some semblance of structure and I'll get to see what was released in one post.
 

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Would it be a nice suggestion to add a link to videos for the release?

There's always those website that are having videos of the VC and Wiiware stuff uploaded super fast...

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Monthly threads are the way to go, I think, particularly with every user's seeming desire to get themselves banned at the least opportune times.
 

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Ranger X said:
Would it be a nice suggestion to add a link to videos for the release?

There's always those website that are having videos of the VC and Wiiware stuff uploaded super fast...

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Taken on board, although the website that I can think of that most often posts vids is banned! I've added one for Majora's Mask and I'll try to continue adding as we go along.

Further tweaks to the OP as I try to knock it in to shape. I'd like to get the basic format correct before adding any bells and whistles (I think perhaps a simple banner image, but I'd be against adding any more images simply because it makes it a bitch to maintain and runs counter to the idea of it being an easily updated template that is clear for readers).
 

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Cheesemeister said:
Why remove the links to individual ratings? Some entries will invariably disappear, and will need to be trimmed from the list.
My apologies - when I cut and pasted I changed the formatting and lost the links. Give me a wee while and I'll tidy that section up with your original post. I'll add in the links to the other ESRB ratings as well, and I would do the same for PEGI but their ratings search doesn't seem to generate individual pages.
 

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My apologies - when I cut and pasted I changed the formatting and lost the links. Give me a wee while and I'll tidy that section up with your original post. I'll add in the links to the other ESRB ratings as well, and I would do the same for PEGI but their ratings search doesn't seem to generate individual pages.
No apologies necessary. Thanks for taking up the post.
 

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Anyone know why Majora's Mask is 200 points more in Japan? Was it never released there for some reason?

On another note, I like the thread Cosmonaut and after a few variations it will probably get better and better. It would definitely be a lot easier to just look at the OP for new releases then looking for whatever page the press release is on in the megathread. Now we just need a banner here. :D
 

Cosmonaut X

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VGChampion said:
Anyone know why Majora's Mask is 200 points more in Japan? Was it never released there for some reason?
Not really sure, although a precedent was set by both Ocarina of Time (1200pts in Japan) and Smash Bros. (1200pts in Japan).

Unless there was major work needed to bring these up to date - perhaps there were changes needed for the Japanese versions that had already been made in their original US and European cartridge releases? - I assume this is just some kind of "blockbuster title" premium.
 

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VGChampion said:
Anyone know why Majora's Mask is 200 points more in Japan? Was it never released there for some reason?
I don't know why Smash is 1200, but japan has a "RPG tax". N64 is 200 points more and all other systems are 100 points more.
 

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Uncharted Waters: New Horizons is one of the best RPGs on the SNES. If you want a unique RPG it's totally worth the 800 points!
 

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JodyAnthony said:
"Brain Age Express: Math (Nintendo | 200pts) "

it's actually 800 points
D'oh! I was actually getting excited, as I'd probably buy it at 200 points but not at 800 points. :lol

Thanks for taking the plunge on the thread, Cosmonaut X! :D
 

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donny2112 said:
D'oh! I was actually getting excited, as I'd probably buy it at 200 points but not at 800 points. :lol
200 Points for a Brain Training Game ?
 

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cw_sasuke said:
200 Points for a Brain Training Game ?
800 points is almost half the MSRP on Brain Age 1 or 2. A few of the games from the main game repackaged as a separate download for half the price doesn't seem worth it to me. For 200 points, it'd be a great deal, though. :)

Edit:
Cosmonaut X,
Can you move the U.S., Japan, and Europe listings to be before the Press Release section? Those are probably the main sections that people would be looking for, so those should probably be first.
 

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wait, what the fuck is adventure island: the beginning and why have i never heard of it?

edit: wow, it looks hideous!!! :lol