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Japanese Nintendo downloads: Heisei Shin Onigashima, Ai Sengoku Spirits

There hasn't been a WiiWare release in Japan since May 11. And today, there are only two new downloadable Nintendo games of any kind in the region. If you live in Japan and like downloading games on Nintendo platforms, now would be a good time to start feeling uneasy about the future. The two...

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Japanese Nintendo downloads: Magical Drop 2

WiiWare is on a break this week in Japan, leaving only DSiWare and Virtual Console with new releases. Magical Drop 2 on Neo Geo picks up some of the slack -- Data East's color-matching puzzle game is easily the best thing available this week. On DSiWare, there's a Gameloft soccer game, Othello...

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Japanese Nintendo downloads: Darius Twin, Max & the Magic Marker

With only one download per service, Japan's Wii and DSi Shops this week resemble the kind of updates we're used to in North America. At least the content is mostly good. Darius Twin, the SNES debut of Taito's horizontal shmup series, provides multiplayer shooting against a variety of giant robotic...

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Japanese Nintendo downloads: Pilotwings, Bonsai Barber

Pilotwings, the game that taught us with huge, blocky pixels just what the SNES's scaling and rotation effects could do, touches down on the Japanese Wii Shop this week, along with the world's most beloved game about giving haircuts to personified plants. DSiWare is a bit less thrilling this week...

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Japanese Nintendo downloads: Mega Man 10, Moon Cresta

Though there's a lot of content on DSiWare in Japan today, it's almost entirely training stuff. So, it would seem that DSiWare stepped aside to let WiiWare's single release shine this week. (That's probably not what really happened -- but it's a nice thought.) In any case, Mega Man 10 is up on...

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Japanese Nintendo downloads: Sutte Hakkun, Aqualiving, Hidden 3D Shapes

This week's sole Virtual Console release in Japan marks the debut of a beloved DS developer. The Super Famicom puzzle game Sutte Hakkun, originally created for Nintendo's Satellaview satellite service, is the first game by Indies Zero, who would go on to develop Retro Game Challenge for Namco...

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Japanese Nintendo downloads: Crazy Climber, Phoenix Wright

lf you happen to have a Japanese Wii, you may have sort of been able to play the arcade classic Crazy Climber before, but only the not-great Wii remake. Now the original is available ... for 800 Wii Points! Oh, Virtual Console Arcade pricing. And, of course, there's more Phoenix Wright. People who...

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Japanese Nintendo downloads: Super Famicom Wars, Diner Dash

Nintendo of Japan totally skimped on the digital releases this week. It's actually a bit disconcerting to see a list of releases without a huge DSiWare education or sudoku contingent. If you happen to want to play things on DSiWare (and if you read Japanese) there's a new Jake Hunter adventure, as...

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Japanese Nintendo downloads: Excitebike, Reversal Shooting

Japanese gamers get to experience the joy of Excitebike with a different camera angle and online play today, with the release of Excitebike World Rally (as "Excitebike World Race"). It's a pretty faithful adaptation of the original, something that can't be said for Tecmo's Are? DS ga Sakasa Desu...

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Mega Man 4, SNES Advance Wars on Virtual Console in February

February's Japanese Virtual Console lineup is exceptionally small -- four games in all -- but all four games are high-quality. In advance of Mega Man 10, Capcom offers Mega Man 4, which, while one of the weaker games in the series, is still a real Mega Man game and thus pretty good. A...

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