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Nintendo Downloads - May 2009 (VC / WiiWare / DSiWare)

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This is the monthly thread for all download services on Wii and DSi. New releases in all three main territories are listed in the OP, as are all new game announcements and other news pertaining to the services. Contributions or corrections are most welcome.


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VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • Clay Fighter (Genesis | 800pts) (25 May 2009)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64 | 1000pts) (18 May 2009)
  • Galaxy Force II (Genesis | 800pts) (11 May 2009)
  • Tower Toppler (C64 | 500pts) (4 May 2009)
  • Nobunaga's Ambition (SNES | 800pts) (27 April 2009)
WIIWARE
  • Adventure Island: The Beginning (Hudson | 800pts) (25 May 2009)
  • Bubble Bobble Plus! (Taito | 600pts) (25 May 2009)
  • CRYSTAL DEFENDERS R2 (Square Enix | 800pts) (18 May 2009)
  • Silver Star Chess (Agetec Inc. | 500pts) (18 May 2009)
  • Family Pirate Party (Aksys Games | 500pts) (11 May 2009)
  • Penguins & Friends - Hey! That's My Fish! (Gammick Entertainment | 800pts) (4 May 2009)
  • Cocoto Platform Jumper (Neko Entertainment | 700pts) (27 April 2009)
DSiWARE
  • American Popstar: Road to Celebrity (Gameloft | 800pts) (25 May 2009)
  • Photo Clock (Nintendo | 200pts) (25 May 2009)
  • Art Style: PiCTOBiTS (Nintendo | 500pts) (18 May 2009)
  • Real Soccer 2009 (Gameloft | 800pts) (11 May 2009)
  • Animal Crossing Calculator (Nintendo | 200pts) (4 May 2009)
  • Animal Crossing Clock (Nintendo | 200pts) (4 May 2009)
  • Clubhouse Games Express: Card Classics (Nintendo | 500pts) (27 April 2009)
  • Paper Airplane Chase (Nintendo | 200pts) (27 April 2009)
The US Virtual Console, WiiWare and DSiWare catalogues are updated every Monday at 9am Pacific Time.



VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • Space Harrier (Arcade | 800pts) (29 May 2009)
  • Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (Megadrive | 800pts) (15 May 2009)
  • Fantasy Zone II (Master System | 500pts) (8 May 2009)
  • Galaxy Force II (Megadrive | 800pts) (1 May 2009)
WIIWARE
  • Fish 'em All (Abylight | 800pts) (29 May 2009)
  • CRYSTAL DEFENDERS R2 (Square Enix | 800pts) (22 May 2009)
  • Penguins & Friends - Hey! That's My Fish! (Gammick Entertainment | 800pts) (22 May 2009)
  • Swords & Soldiers (Ronimo Games | 1000pts) (15 May 2009)
  • Rainbow Islands: Towering Adventure! (Square Enix | 800pts) (8 May 2009)
  • BIT.TRIP BEAT (Aksys Games | 600pts) (1 May 2009)
DSiWARE
  • Art Style: NEMREM (Nintendo | 500pts) (29 May 2009)
  • Art Style: PiCOPiCT (Nintendo | 500pts) (22 May 2009)
  • Pop Superstar: Road to Celebrity (Gameloft | 800pts) (22 May 2009)
  • A Little Bit of... Magic Made Fun: Shuffle Games (Nintendo | 200pts) (15 May 2009)
  • A Little Bit of... Magic Made Fun: Deep Psyche (Nintendo | 200pts) (8 May 2009)
  • 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)
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 DSiWare catalogue is updated weekly.



VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • Final Fantasy (NES | 500pts) (26 May 2009)
  • Splatterhouse (Arcade | 800pts) (26 May 2009)
  • Cyber Sled (Arcade | 800pts) (19 May 2009)
  • Famicom Wars (NES | 500pts) (19 May 2009)
  • Ninja-Kun: Ashura no Shou (NES | 500pts) (19 May 2009)
  • R-Type (Master System | 500pts) (19 May 2009)
  • Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki da yo Zenin Shuugou (NES | 500pts) (12 May 2009)
  • SimEarth: The Living Planet (TGCD | 800pts) (12 May 2009)
  • The Tower of Druaga (Arcade | 800pts) (12 May 2009)
  • Kirby's Dream Land 3 (SNES | 800pts) (28 April 2009)
  • Numan Athletics (Arcade | 800pts) (28 April 2009)
  • Youkai Douchuuki (Arcade | 800pts) (28 April 2009)
WIIWARE
  • 3℃ (Kemco | 700pts) 26 May 2009 (Link)
  • Arkanoid Plus (Taito | 800pts) 26 May 2009 (Link)
  • Hamekomi Lucky Puzzle Wii (Yukes | 500pts) (26 May 2009) (Link)
  • Muscle March (Namco Bandai | 800pts) (26 May 2009) (Link)
  • Deer Hunting (Arc System Works | 500pts) (19 May 2009) (Link)
  • Art Style: Cubeleo (Nintendo | 600pts) (12 May 2009) (Link)
  • Art Style: Dialhex (Nintendo | 600pts) (12 May 2009) (Link)
  • Art Style: Orbital (Nintendo | 600pts) (12 May 2009) (Link)
  • Contra ReBirth (Konami | 1000pts) (12 May 2009) (http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/wiiware/wktj/index.html)
  • 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)
DSiWARE
  • Chotto Magic Taizen: Psychic Camera (Nintendo | 200pts) (27 May 2009) (Link)
  • Mr Brain (Square Enix | 500pts) (27 May 2009) (Link)
  • Pocket Rurubu Kyoto (Nintendo | 800pts) (27 May 2009) (Link)
  • Pocket Rurubu Tokyo (Nintendo | 800pts) (27 May 2009) (Link)
  • Puzzle Variety: Monthly Crossword House Vol. 1 (Nintendo | 500pts) (27 May 2009) (Link)
  • Rhythm Training: English Immersion (Simple Conversations) (Nintendo | 800pts) (27 May 2009) (Link)
  • Dokodemo Wii no Ma (Nintendo | Free) (1 May 2009)
  • Ugoku Memo-chou Version 2 (Nintendo | Free) (27 April 2009)
The Japanese Virtual Console and WiiWare catalogues are updated every Tuesday. The DSiWare catalogue is updated weekly/fortnightly on Wednesday.



PRESS RELEASES
VIRTUAL CONSOLE ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • No new announcements to date.
WIIWARE ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • 3 ℃ (Kemco) (Link)
  • Bit.Trip Core (Aksys Games) (Link)
  • Boy of Shadow, Fairy of Light (Game Arts) (Link)
  • Contra ReBirth (Konami) (Link)
  • Copter Crisis (Digital Leisure Inc. ) (Link)
  • Deer Hunting (Arc System Works) (Link)
  • Fantastic Tambourine (Zoom Inc.) (Link)
  • Frobot (Fugazo) (Link)
  • Go! Go! Rescue Squad (Connect2Media) (Link)
  • Manic Monkey Mayhem (The Code Monkets) (Link)
  • Max and the Magic Marker (Press Play) (Link)
  • Muscle March (Namco Bandai) (Link)
  • Neves Plus (Yukes) (Link)
  • Order!! (Poisoft) (Link)
  • Toribash (Nabi Studios) (Link)
DSiWARE ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Dragon Quest Wars (Square Enix / Intelligent Systems) (Link)
  • Ghostwire (A Different Game) (Link)
  • Manic Monkey Mayhem (The Code Monkets) (Link)
  • Rhythm Training: English Immersion (Native Conversations) (Nintendo) (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
  • Demae Channel (Catering Channel) (26 May 2009 - Japan only) (Link)
  • Wii no Ma Channel (Video on Demand service for Wii/DS) (1 May 2009 - Japan only) (Official Site) (Link)
SYSTEM UPDATES
  • No new updates to date.


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, Rlan and CaptainN)
 

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

ESRB | ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE RATING BOARD (United States)

VIRTUAL CONSOLE
WIIWARE
DSiWARE

OFLC | OFFICE OF FILM AND LITERATURE CLASSIFICATION (Australia)

VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars (Master System | SEGA)
  • Bomberman '94 (TG16 | Hudson)
  • Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes (TGCD | Nihon Falcom)
  • Fantasy Zone II (Master System | SEGA)
  • Gaplus (Arcade | Namco)
  • Kirby's Dream Land 3 (SNES | Nintendo)
  • Mappy (Arcade | Namco)
  • MUSHA (Megadrive | SEGA)
  • Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen (SNES | Square Enix)
  • Pilotwings (SNES | Nintendo)
  • Pulseman (Megadrive | SEGA)
  • Secret Command (Master System | SEGA)
  • Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye (SNES | Activision)
  • Shinobi (Master System | SEGA)
  • Smash Ping Pong (NES | Nintendo)
  • Star Force (Arcade | Tecmo)
  • Strider (Megadrive | SEGA)
  • Super Mario Kart (SNES | Nintendo)
  • Super Turrican 2 (SNES | Factor 5)
  • The Tower of Druaga (Arcade | Namco)
  • Twinbee (NES | Konami) (possibly Detana!! Twinbee for TG)
  • World Heroes 2 (Neo Geo | D4 Enterprise)
  • Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II (NES | Nintendo)
WIIWARE
  • Adventure Island: The Beginning (Hudson)
  • Family Pirate Party (Aksys Games)
  • Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (Square Enix)
  • Fish 'em All (Abylight)
  • Icarian: Kindred Spirits (Over the Top Games)
  • Texas Hold'Em Poker (Gameloft)
DSiWARE

PEGI | PAN EUROPEAN GAME INFORMATION (Europe)

VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • Earthworm Jim 2 (Megadrive | Interplay)
  • Fantasy Zone II (Master System | SEGA)
  • Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (Megadrive | Activision)
  • Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye (SNES | Activision)
  • Sonic & Knuckles (Megadrive | SEGA)
  • Strider (Megadrive | SEGA)
WIIWARE
  • BIT.TRIP.BEAT (Aksys Games)
  • BUBBLE BOBBLE Plus! (Square Enix)
  • ColorZ (Exkee)
  • Critters (Konami) (Released as "Critter Round-Up")
  • Dragon Master Spell Caster (Stickmen Limited)
  • Gradius ReBirth (Konami)
  • HB Arcade Cards (HB Studios)
  • Heracles: Chariot Racing (Neko Entertainment)
  • Penguins & Friends (Gammick Entertainment)
  • Swords and Soldiers (Ronimo Games)
  • You, Me and the Cubes (Nintendo)
DSiWARE
  • Asphalt 4: Elite Racing (Gameloft)
  • Brain Challenge (Gameloft)
  • Mixed Messages (Activision)
  • Pop Superstar: Road to Celebrity (Gameloft)


USK | UNTERHALTUNGSSOFTWARE SELBSTKONTROLLE (Germany)

VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (Megadrive | Activision)
  • Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye (SNES | Activision)
  • Wizball (C64 | Commodore Gaming)
WIIWARE
  • Cocoto Platform Jumper (Neko Entertainment)
  • ColorZ (Exkee)
  • Dragon Master Spell Caster (Stickmen Entertainment)
  • Family Pirate Party (TOMY Corporation)
  • Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (Square Enix)
  • Fish'em All (Abylight)
  • Heracles: Chariot Racing (Neko Entertainment)
  • Icarian: Kindred Spirits (Over the Top Games)
  • Karate Phants (Snap Dragon Games)
  • Puzzle Bobble Plus! (Square Enix)
  • Sexy Poker (Gameloft)
  • Spaceball: Revolution (Virtual Toys)
  • Swords & Soldiers (Ronimo Games)
  • Water Warfare (Hudson)



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There are many titles in the various catalogues that have only been released in one or two of the three major territories, despite having equivalent localised versions. This list is an attempt to highlight the discrepancies and list titles that are candidates for release.

VIRTUAL CONSOLE

RELEASED IN JAPAN ONLY; HAS US ORIGINAL
  • Atomic Runner (aka Chelnov) (Genesis)
  • Black Belt (aka Hokuto no Ken) (Master System)
  • Cyber Sled (Arcade)
  • Dragon Slayer: Legend of Heroes (TGCD)
  • Dungeon Explorer 2 (TGCD)
  • Emeraldia (Arcade)
  • Final Fantasy (NES)
  • Last Battle (aka Hokuto no Ken: Shinseiki Ura Kyuusei Aruji Densetsu) (Genesis)
  • Nintendo World Cup (aka Nekketsu Koukou Dodgeball-bu Soccer-hen) (NES)
  • Nobunaga's Ambition (SNES)
  • Numan Athletics (Arcade)
  • Phelios (Genesis)
  • Return of Ishtar (Arcade)
  • Revenge of Shinobi (Genesis)
  • Shadow Dancer (Genesis)
  • Solvalou (Arcade)
  • Space Invaders (Arcade)
  • Super Smash Bros (N64)
  • Target Earth (aka Assault Suits Leynos) (Genesis)
  • Warsong (aka Langrisser) (Genesis)
  • Wings of Wor (aka Gynoug) (Genesis)
RELEASED IN EUROPE ONLY; HAS US ORIGINAL
  • Boulder Dash (C64)
  • California Games (C64)
  • Chop 'n Drop (aka International Karate+) (C64)
  • Clayfighter (Genesis)
  • Cybernoid (C64)
  • Impossible Mission (C64)
  • Impossible Mission II (C64)
  • Jumpman (C64)
  • The Last Ninja 2 (C64)
  • Mayhem in Monsterland (C64)
  • Paradroid (C64)
  • Skate or Die! (NES)
  • Tower Toppler (aka Nebulus) (C64)
  • Uridium (C64)
  • Winter Games (C64)
  • World Games (C64)
RELEASED IN JAPAN AND EUROPE; HAS US ORIGINAL
  • Crack Down (Genesis)
  • ESWAT: City under Siege (Genesis)
  • Galaxy Force II (Genesis)
  • Mario's Super Picross (SNES)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
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RELEASED IN JAPAN; HAS EUROPEAN ORIGINAL
  • Gynoug (Megadrive)
  • Super Smash Bros (N64)
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ANNOUNCED FOR JAPAN; HAS US ORIGINAL
  • Dragon Buster (Arcade)
  • Dragon Saber (Arcade)
  • Dragon Spirit (Arcade)
  • Galaga '88 (Arcade)
  • Hopping Mappy (Arcade)
  • Knuckleheads (Arcade)
  • Marvel Land (Arcade)
  • Pac-Mania (Arcade)
  • Phantasy Star (Master System)
  • Rolling Thunder (Arcade)
  • Sky Kid (Arcade)
  • Splatterhouse (Arcade)
  • StarBlade (Arcade)
  • Xevious (Arcade)
 

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Capndrake - I've added your PEGI updates, but I can't find You, Me and the Cubes on the PEGI site anywhere. Has it been removed?
 

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According to that Nintendo blog, Nintendo Power says FF IV: The After Years will release on June 1st. Hope it'll come to Europe soon too!
 

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I haven't really been keeping up - what's the word on DSi getting a Virtual Console for portable games? Google only turns up some blog rumour from a month ago.
 

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These monthly threads turned out to be a great Idea. I really love the design of the OP and the monthly structure. Keeps things simple.
 

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I haven't really been keeping up - what's the word on DSi getting a Virtual Console for portable games? Google only turns up some blog rumour from a month ago.
I am pretty sure everyone is hoping Nintendo will announce it at E3. If they do have a VC i hope they add on the NES & SNES along with all of the handhelds.
 

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Added Bit.Trip Core to the OP as a new announcement. If there are any more suggestions for new additions, fire them up and I'll add them as I have time - as long as they were new within the past few days, as I think the old thread had everything else up to date.
 

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I am pretty sure everyone is hoping Nintendo will announce it at E3. If they do have a VC i hope they add on the NES & SNES along with all of the handhelds.
Thanks for the info. I don't know if they'd do the NES & SNES, but it would be a smart way for them to access another huge purchasing audience for those games.
 

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Should there be a place in the OP for upcoming but unrated stuff like Mighty Flip Champs, or would it simply be too much clutter to include every TBA game?
 

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BooJoh said:
Should there be a place in the OP for upcoming but unrated stuff like Mighty Flip Champs, or would it simply be too much clutter to include every TBA game?
IIRC, it was in the OP for April as it was announced then but I've obviously cleared out the announcements list for the new thread. What may be possible if there is enough interest would be to add another list linked into the OP of upcoming titles, regardless of whether they're rated or not. I still need to work on formatting, so if there is demand for it I can try and figure out how to incorporate it (again, keeping in mind that I want this to be portable so that if I stop doing it another poster can pick up the template and run with it)
 

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Capndrake said:
Yeah, You, Me, and the Cubes was only listed on the PEGI for about half a day. Clearly they didn't want anyone knowing about it yet. It was listed as being published by Nintendo just like in Japan.
I'll leave it in the OP then. Great news if it is being localised, as from what I've seen of the Japanese version it looks really interesting.
 

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I just bought Bit. Trip Beat and spent over an hour playing it non-stop. That game is all kinds of awesome!

I especially like how you can add more tune to the music by pressing random butons on the controller.
But man, the game is tough, it really has me... beat. :lol
 

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Just transferring over from the April thread. I did add in WiiWare and DSiWare though.

This weeks Nintendo Downloads update. North America got 1 new game and PAL regions got 1 new game.

North America, but not PAL regions:
NES- The Legend of Kage, Elevator Action, Milon's Secret Castle, Lode Runner, Star Soldier, Super C (available in EU, not in AUS), NES Play Action Football, Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos, Zanac, Ghosts 'n Goblins (available in EU, not AUS), Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom, King's Knight, Bases Loaded, Renegade, Sky Kid, Super Dodge Ball, Tecmo Bowl, Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II, Life Force

SNES- Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire, Metal Marines, Axelay (available in AUS, not EU), Super Turrican 2, Kirby's Dream Land 3, Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen, Uncharted Waters: New Horizons, Nobunaga's Ambition

GEN/MD- Powerball, M.U.S.H.A., Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

TG16 & TG16CD- Bravoman, Ordyne, Bomberman '94, Detana!! TwinBee

WiiWare-V.I.P. Casino: Blackjack, Sprogs Racing (available in EU, not AUS), Protöthea, Gyrostarr, Major League Eating: The Game, Frat Party Games: Pong Toss (available in EU, not AUS), Groovin' Blocks, MadStone, Target Toss Pro: Bags, Boingz, Bruiser and Scratch, Hockey Allstar Shootout, Big Kahuna Party, Tiki Towers, Sandy Beach, Planet Pachinko, High Voltage Hot Rod Show, Niki - Rock 'n' Ball (available in EU, not AUS), Lit, Evasive Space, Gradius ReBirth, Bonsai Barber, Cocoto Platform Jumper

DSiWare-Brain Age Express: Math, Clubhouse Games Express: Card Classics, Master of Illusion Express: Deep Psyche, Master of Illusion Express: Shuffle Games

PAL regions, but not North America:
NES- Skate or Die!, Devil World

SNES- Mario's Super Picross

N64- The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

MS- Rambo: First Blood Part II (called Secret Commando in Europe)

GEN/MD- Crack Down, ESWAT: City Under Siege, ClayFighter, Galaxy Force II

Europe and North America, but not Australia:
C64 (in EU, not NA)- Uridium, California Games, Impossible Mission, World Games, Paradroid, Last Ninja 2: Back with a Vengeance, Nebulus, Cybernoid: The Fighting Machine, International Karate +, Boulder Dash, Jumpman, Mayhem in Monsterland, Impossible Mission II, Last Ninja 3: Real Hatred is Timeless, Winter Games

WiiWare-Bang!, Texas Hold'em Tournament, Bubble Bobble Plus!, Adventure Island: The Beginning

DSiWare-Art Style: Decode, Real Football 2009

Total: 58 in North America only, 15 in EU/AUS only, 15 in EU only, 9 in NA and EU, 1 in NA and AUS.
 
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I thought the April thread worked out really well and the OP had a really easy to navigate format - good to see that we'll continue in this fashion. Good job Cosmonaut (and any assistants).
 

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Bit Trip Beat is sooo awesome :D
Best WiiWare Game :D
 

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Mockingbird said:
Also, the Wii no Ma channel for the DS came out the same day as to Wii's Wii no Ma Channel. It's free to download.
I'll add it in the OP later today.

Thanks for the kind words - the format of the OP is really a joint effort, and I'm glad it's proving to be of use. Thanks to all who've contributed so far.
 

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Cosmonaut, the ESRB list you have for the VC, that's only a partial list, right?

I was pretty sure there were a lot of games rated for the ESRB than that in regards to the VC.
 

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Hobbun said:
Cosmonaut, the ESRB list you have for the VC, that's only a partial list, right?

I was pretty sure there were a lot of games rated for the ESRB than that in regards to the VC.
As far as I'm aware, that is the current list of VC games rated but unreleased. There were other games that were rated only to be subsequently removed from the listings (Earthbound, for example). If there are any missing, I'd be glad to add them back in.
 

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As far as I'm aware, that is the current list of VC games rated but unreleased. There were other games that were rated only to be subsequently removed from the listings (Earthbound, for example). If there are any missing, I'd be glad to add them back in.
That's it? :(

Damn, there are really no games I want on that list. I thought there were at least some classic RPGs that have been rated, but have not been released yet.

And what about Majora's Mask? It's not even rated yet?
 

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That's it? :(

Damn, there are really no games I want on that list. I thought there were at least some classic RPGs that have been rated, but have not been released yet.

And what about Majora's Mask? It's not even rated yet?
There weren't any classic RPGs as far as I remember, at least none I would identify as such (What were you thinking of anyway?). Also note that in most cases the ESRB ratings do not show up until AFTER the game is released as many publshers opt to keep it a secret. Especially with Nintendo you won't get much out of that.
 

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There weren't any classic RPGs as far as I remember, at least none I would identify as such (What were you thinking of anyway?). Also note that in most cases the ESRB ratings do not show up until AFTER the game is released as many publshers opt to keep it a secret. Especially with Nintendo you won't get much out of that.
Ok, that I did not know about the publishers keeping it secret.

As for RPG classics that are not out yet, there are quite a few.

Dragon Warrior I-IV
Illusion of Gaia
Soul Blazer
Terranigma (still hoping this will come to NA VC)
The Seventh Saga
Lufia I
Lufia II
Demon's Crest
Breath of Fire 1
Secret of Evermore
Battle of Olympus
Crystalis
Faxanadu

That's all I could think of right now, but I know there is more. Some may not be "classics" or may be more action/adventure than RPG, but all are worthy for the VC.
 

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My brother just got a DSi and I only just found out that moving notepad isn't available in Europe(or America) yet, that was probably one of the main reasons I would of bought a DSi myself-is there a vague release date for it yet?
 

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My brother just got a DSi and I only just found out that moving notepad isn't available in Europe(or America) yet, that was probably one of the main reasons I would of bought a DSi myself-is there a vague release date for it yet?
There's not even a hint of a release date for it as far as I've seen. Don't trust the Wikipedia date, as it seems whoever put it on there is just bumping the date up week by week.

Hopefully Nintendo is working out the uploading feature for NA and Europe, whether they expand the Hatena service the JP one uses, or partner up with Youtube or some other service.
 

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Hobbun said:
Ok, that I did not know about the publishers keeping it secret.

As for RPG classics that are not out yet, there are quite a few.

Dragon Warrior I-IV
Illusion of Gaia
Soul Blazer
Terranigma (still hoping this will come to NA VC)
The Seventh Saga
Lufia I
Lufia II
Demon's Crest
Breath of Fire 1
Secret of Evermore
Battle of Olympus
Crystalis
Faxanadu

That's all I could think of right now, but I know there is more. Some may not be "classics" or may be more action/adventure than RPG, but all are worthy for the VC.
I would purchase all of those with out a second thought. well maybe not BOF :p
 

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There's not even a hint of a release date for it as far as I've seen. Don't trust the Wikipedia date, as it seems whoever put it on there is just bumping the date up week by week.

Hopefully Nintendo is working out the uploading feature for NA and Europe, whether they expand the Hatena service the JP one uses, or partner up with Youtube or some other service.
Let me be pessimistic and say it's never coming with upload feature because NoA/NoE don't want to risk animated penises, and free makes them go wut.
 

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I just noticed that there are some DSi games that are out, but aren't on the ESRB site yet. Maybe we'll get lucky and Nintendo will release some cool game(s) this week. :( not gonna happen ):
 

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CosmonautX said:
Added a couple of new ESRB listings:
We should have a thread for new ESRB ratings, descriptors, and summaries across all platforms. I find the rating summaries quite amusing to read. I'd make it myself if I weren't still a junior member. It could be like the monthly boxart thread.

Captain N said:
I just noticed that there are some DSi games that are out, but aren't on the ESRB site yet.
It's not just the DSi that has games not on its site, for example, I don't think Onslaught for WiiWare is listed on the ESRB site, and I'm sure other platforms have games that don't show up on the site.
 

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Can I just make the comment that I am on a 1280x800 resolution machine and the original post breaks tables? I pity the poor people running 1024x768.
 

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Stumpokapow said:
Can I just make the comment that I am on a 1280x800 resolution machine and the original post breaks tables? I pity the poor people running 1024x768.
That would probably be the banner image. I'm on a 1280x1024 display and it's OK there, but if people would prefer I can adjust the size of the image to better suit a range of displays.
 

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Cosmonaut X said:
ESRB | ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE RATING BOARD (United States)

DSiWARE
Is the consensus that the DSi classifications for Ghostbusters, Felix, and N+ are just Atari's peculiar way of submitting DS titles, and don't mean they'll see DSiWare releases, then?

Unrelated: NOA, toss me some interesting DSiWare this week, please. (Interestingly, I just saw Aquia—out for a month now—is not listed at esrb.org.)
 

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zigg said:
Is the consensus that the DSi classifications for Ghostbusters, Felix, and N+ are just Atari's peculiar way of submitting DS titles, and don't mean they'll see DSiWare releases, then?
At the moment I'm inclined to believe that may be the case, but what I'm waiting on is for another region to list these titles, as the other ratings boards separate DSiWare/WiiWare releases out from the listings for their respective consoles.

With that said, I suspect N+ and Felix may be DSi re-releases, but Ghostbusters is likely to be a retail release.
 

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So many things I'd be happy to see tomorrow.
Mighty Flip Champs
Puzzle League Express
Moving Memo
PiCOPiCT
Hacolife
Illust Logic

I can only imagine we'll get Brain Age Express: Literature and the Master of Illusion Date thing. Maybe a clock or calculator if we're lucky. /cynicism ;)
 

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BooJoh said:
So many things I'd be happy to see tomorrow.
Mighty Flip Champs
Puzzle League Express
Moving Memo
PiCOPiCT
Hacolife
Illust Logic

I can only imagine we'll get Brain Age Express: Literature and the Master of Illusion Date thing. Maybe a clock or calculator if we're lucky. /realism ;)
Fixed.
 

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BooJoh said:
So many things I'd be happy to see tomorrow.
Mighty Flip Champs
Puzzle League Express
Moving Memo
PiCOPiCT
Hacolife
Illust Logic

I can only imagine we'll get Brain Age Express: Literature and the Master of Illusion Date thing. Maybe a clock or calculator if we're lucky. /cynicism ;)
OMG, calculator.
Day one.
 

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Just wanted to drop in and say the May thread is lookin' good. Thanks, Cosmonaught and keep up the good work. 8)

I won a $150 Target gift card at work recently. I'm tempted to use it towards a DSi but I have a Lite (of course) and the Ware shop is so dull right now. Any suggestions? I'm thinking either wait (a long time) until things pick up or use it for some other game shwag.
 
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BooJoh said:
So many things I'd be happy to see tomorrow.

Puzzle League Express
That would be fantastic, an express version would be great to have around. Pokemon Puzzle League for the N64 is one of my favorite puzzle games of all time so to have a portable version that's not Planet Puzzle League but just a taste of it will be nice to have.