Nintendo Switch Online June Games

Nintendo have announced that the June games for the Nintendo Switch Online service will be City ConnectionDouble Dragon II: The Revenge, and Volleyball, with all three scheduled for release on 12 June. Introduction video added below…

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Play NES Games On Super Famicom

Columbus Circle are releasing an Extension Converter for NES in mid-April priced at ¥3,218 ($29) that allows you to play overseas NES games on a Super Famicom. Players that own a 16bit Pocket HDMI console (pictured below) can then use a HDMI lead to play NES games in high definition on their TV. An AV lead is supplied to use with a traditional Super Famicom console. More pictures added below…

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Ninja Gaiden & Ghosts ‘n Goblins SP Release

Nintendo have updated Family Computer Nintendo Switch Online to Ver. 2.1.0 adding SP versions of both Ninja Ryukenden (Ninja Gaiden) and Makaimura (Ghosts ‘n Goblins), along with Chou Wakusei Senki Metafight (Blaster Master), Link no Bouken (Zelda II: The Adventure of Link) and Joy Mech Fight.

Ninja Ryukenden Climax Version (Ninja Gaiden SP) starts from the game’s climax at stage 6-4 and Makaimura Daimaou Made Ato Sukoshi Version (Ghosts ‘n Goblins SP) starts from stage 6 (loop 1) with all weapons equipped. Trailers for the original three games at this post with screenshots for all five titles added below…

Ninja Ryukenden Climax Version

Makaimura Daimaou Made Ato Sukoshi Version

Chou Wakusei Senki Metafight

Link no Bouken

Joy Mech Fight

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Nintendo Release Zelda Special Edition! 

Nintendo have updated Famicom Nintendo Switch Online to Ver. 1.1.0 adding Solomon no Kagi (Solomon’s Key), Mario Open Golf (NES Open Tournament Golf) and Nekketsu Koukou Dodgeball Bu (Super Dodge Ball) along with a mystery game called Zelda no Densetsu Kanemochi Version (The Legend of Zelda: Living the life of luxury!).

This is a special edition of the original The Legend of Zelda game where you start with plenty of rupees and other items and equipment including the White Sword, Magical Shield, Blue Ring and Power Bracelet! Beating the game once gives you access to a more difficult version of the game called Second Quest!

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Full List Of Famicom Games 

The Nintendo Switch Online subscription service begins next week. The full list of Famicom games for Japan at launch are:-

  • Ice Climber (Nintendo)
  • Ice Hockey (Nintendo)
  • Excitebike (Nintendo)
  • Gradius (Konami)
  • Soccer (Nintendo)
  • Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo)
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (Nintendo)
  • Zelda no Densetsu (Nintendo)
  • Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari (Arc System Works)
  • Double Dragon (Arc System Works)
  • Tecmo Bowl (Koei Tecmo Games)
  • Tennis (Nintendo)
  • Dr. Mario (Nintendo)
  • Donkey Kong (Nintendo)
  • Balloon Fight (Nintendo)
  • Puroresu (Nintendo)
  • Baseball (Nintendo)
  • Makaimura (Capcom)
  • Mario Bros. (Nintendo)
  • Yoshi no Tamago (Nintendo)

October games include:-

  • Solomon no Kagi (Koei Tecmo Games) 
  • Nekketsu Koukou Dodgeball Bu (Arc System Works)
  • Mario Open Golf (Nintendo)

November games include:-

  • TwinBee (Konami)
  • Mighty Bomb Jack (Koei Tecmo Games) 
  • Metroid (Nintendo)

December games include:-

  • Adventures of Lolo (HAL Laboratory)
  • Ninja Ryukenden (Koei Tecmo Games) 
  • Wario no Mori (Nintendo)

Introduction to Nintendo Switch Online video added below…


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Famicom Games Will Add Voice Chat 

Nintendo have confirmed that the Nintendo Switch Online paid service will allow for voice chat during play sessions of Famicom/NES games if using the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app. The paid service is due to launch in the second half of September.

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New Hogan’s Alley Trademark 

Nintendo Co., Ltd. have applied for a Hogan’s Alley (English word) trademark in Japan for purposes including and related to ‘program for home video game machine’. The game originally released back in 1984 and uses the NES Zapper. Actual application added below…

New Famicom Game Announced 

Columbus Circle have announced their fifth physical release for the Famicom with the Metroidvania Battle Kid: Kiken na Wana (literally Battle Kid: Dangerous Trap) available from 20 September priced at ¥5,378 and featuring both Japanese and English language options. Check out screenshots here and here, cartridge here and promo video below…

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Nintendo Apply For GameCube Trademarks 

Nintendo Co., Ltd. have applied for three new GameCube trademarks in Japan related to video gaming (not general merchandising) purposes including video game program and video game machine.

Other new trademark applications include 風花雪月 (related to the upcoming Fire Emblem game), 黄金の国イーラ (related to the upcoming Xenoblade 2 DLC), Sky Skipper (the old arcade game that releases on Switch in July), Fitness Boxing (the Imagineer game that will be localised in the west by Nintendo), NES (English word), Nintendo Entertainment System (English word), Game Boy (again English word) and two for Nintendo 3DS. Actual applications added below (in chronological order).

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Friday News Update With NES Trademarks, Mario Tennis Ace Datamined, Carmen And Zell Arrive, Plus More!

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● First of all, I’d like to offer my condolences to the friends, family and followers of John ’TotalBiscuit’ Bain.

● Nintendo Co., Ltd. applied for trademarks in Japan for Nintendo Entertainment System and NES, plus the games Balloon Fight, Ice Climber and Zelda (all English words). Actual applications added here.

● Image & Form announced that both the original SteamWorld Dig and the strategy game SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition will release in Japan this Summer.

● A roster of 26 Mario Tennis Ace(s) characters were uncovered in a datamining of the demo. Check out the full list (obviously spoilers) here.

● Nintendo updated Xenoblade 2 to Ver. 1.4.1, which includes five additional quests for Expansion Pass holders. Full patch notes posted here.

● Master T and Solange, both from Code of Princess Ex were confirmed as playable characters in Blade Strangers. Teaser clips here and here.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp saw Carmen and Zell arrive along with some of their favourite modern-themed furniture. Animals pictured and furniture detailed here.

Fire Emblem Heroes saw the Tempest Trials+: Loki’s Flames begin, with the big rewards being a Special Hero, Marth: Altean Groom, and a Sacred Seal, Flier Formation 1.

Super Mario Run saw the Gold Goomba Lite Event begin where you have an easier chance to get the Captured Goomba Statue, Captured Hammer Bro Statue, Captured Chain Chomp Statue and the Cappy Statue.

Dragalia Lost introduced the Dragon, Midgardsormr today in the teaser clip here.

Wizard of Legend was the game that dethroned Minecraft! Full eShop charts for Switch, 3DS and Wii U posted here

● Watch the TV commercial for Taiko no Tatsujin Nintendo Switch Version! here.

● The TV commercial for Choukaiten Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido here.

● A challenge video for Mario Tennis Ace featuring gaming celebrities Uragiri and Manky Kong here.

● A couple of Japanese videos for Darkest Dungeon here

● Finally, the ninth (and all nine!) introduction video(s) Akatsuki no Breakers (Breakers: Dawn of Heroes) here. Have a great weekend!