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Nintendo Fanboy Weekly - Oct 2 - Oct 8

Before we get into the tasty links, check out our two latest giveaways. On DS Fanboy, we're giving away a copy of Mystery Case Files: Millionheir. On Wii Fanboy, we're hooking up one lucky reader with a copy of Wario Land: Shake It! Head on over and check out those posts for details on how to enter. After that, hit up the links below for more good stuff.

DS features

Wii features
  • Revolutionary: Go Go Bionic!
    Sick of not having Bionic Commando: Rearmed on Wii? Well, here's the next best way to play it!
  • Top 5: Nintendo's biggest surprises
    Read 5 of Nintendo's big "oooh" and "ahh"-inspiring moments
  • It's-a Mario World: In the fall press conference
    A Mario-focused slant on the big Nintendo news last week
  • Born for Wii: Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil
    Check out why we want it on Wii
  • VC Monday Madness: Mario Golf and Shining Force II
    Video coverage of this week's Virtual Console games
  • Virtually Overlooked: Arm Wrestling
    Why should it be on the Virtual Console?
  • Pachter 'absolutely convinced' Wii HD is coming
    What do you think?

Nintendo Fanboy Weekly: Sep 18 - Sep 24

First up, we're giving away a copy of Mega Man 9 on WiiWare. Hit up the original contest post by clicking on the image above or hitting this link. Now that we have that out of the way, let's get to the good stuff: links!

  • Blue Period: A collection of Mega Man boxart
    Relive the past by looking at boxart!
  • Wii Fanboy Review: Mega Man 9
    Is it the best thing evar?
  • Born for Wii: Mega Man Legends
    We tell you how it can be made for Wii
  • VC Monday madness: Super Dodge Ball and Vectorman
    This week's Virtual Console releases, in video form
  • Top 5: Mega Man games
    Our favorite 5 Mega Man games
  • It's-a Mario World: Final Bosses
    Mario's toughest adversaries
  • Mega Man 9 doesn't support GameCube controllers after all
    Even though it's supposed to
  • Virtually Overlooked: Mega Man Soccer
    We tell you why it should be on the Virtual Console

Nintendo Fanboy Weekly: Sep 11 - Sep 17

We'll be brief, as SkyNet's drones are close to discovering our location. We're aiming to help the human resistance by awarding two games to some lucky readers. You can enter for your chance at Final Fantasy IV right here and attempt to win Mario Super Sluggers right here. Best of luck!

If you wish to aid the resistance further, then follow the instructions within the links below. The data has been encrypted as blog posts.

DS stuff

The best of Wii
  • Wii Fanboy Review: Strong Badia the Free
    We check out episode 2
  • Born for Wii: Punch-Out!!!
    The game gets reimagined for Wii
  • VC Monday Madness: Mega Man 2
    We bust up some evil robots
  • Top 5: Retro Revival PLZ
    5 games we'd like to see get the Mega Man 9 treatment
  • It's-a Mario World: Mini-boss Mayhem
    Some of the mini-bosses in Mario's life
  • Darth 64 shows the appeal of the dark side
    Awesome portable N64 mod
  • Yarr!!! New homebrew program runs DVD backups
    Yep, you read it

Nintendo Fanboy Weekly: Sep 4 - Sep 10

First of all, for those of you that dig giveaways, we've got two running right now. We're giving away one signed copy of Soul Bubbles right here, and we're gifting one lucky person with a copy of MLB Power Pros 2008 right over here. Today is the last day to enter, so get to it!

After that, check out the best of the Nintendo Fanboys below. Each link has been seasoned and deep-fried in deliciousness for your pleasure. Enjoy.

What's hot on the DS side:
The best of the Wii:
  • Mod that: 5 of our favorite Wiimotes
    Who doesn't love mods?
  • Born for Wii: Jet Set Radio
    The classic Dreamcast game gets reimagined for Wii
  • Top 5: Where do they go now?
    A look at the future for 5 of Nintendo's elite
  • It's-a Mario World: Koopa Kids
    Our weekly feature follows Bowser's lineage of siblings
  • VC Monday Madness: Cho Aniki and Final Soldier
    Video recap of this week's Virtual Console releases
  • Wii Fanboy Review: Mario Super Sluggers
    Homerun or strike out?
  • Virtually Overlooked: Excitebike variants
    We look at the oddball Excitebikes out there

Reminder: Signed copy of Soul Bubbles up for grabs

Hurry up, today is the last day to get in on our latest giveaway. We're presenting one lucky reader with the signed copy of Soul Bubbles you see above. For your chance at this, head on over to the original contest post right here.

Best of luck!

DS Fanboy presents: Game Night [update 2]

Update: The staff have left the Game Night chat. But, there were still plenty of people in there, gaming it up, when we vacated. So, hop in and see what's happening and we hope to see you next week!

We once again come to that magical time of the week, where we can set responsibility aside and enjoy some gaming with our fellow Nintendo enthusiasts. Tonight, at 7pm ET, join us as we throw down in the best online-compatible games Nintendo's platforms have to offer. If you've never been to Game Night before, then head past the break for all the details on how to join us. We hope to see you there!

Continue reading DS Fanboy presents: Game Night [update 2]

DS Fanboy presents: Game Night [update 2]

Update: The staff have left the Game Night chat, however many folks are still in there, getting their game on. Join them and hopefully we'll catch up with you next week!

Oh, it's Thursday, our most favorite day of the week (well, aside from Friday). It's the day we actually get to take a break from writing about games to actually play them. Won't you join us? It's pretty easy to get in on the action and 4 out of 5 dentists agree, once you take part in the festivities, you'll have a lot of fun and want to keep coming back. If it's your first time, head past the break for all of the details.

Continue reading DS Fanboy presents: Game Night [update 2]

DS Fanboy presents: Game Night [update 2]

Update: The staff has left the Game Night chat, but plenty of people are still in there, gaming it up. Check it out!

It's Thursday, which means it's time to get your game on. Later this evening, we're going to be playing the best of the wi-fi-compatible games on both the DS and Wii. Care to join us? Head past the break for the details!

Continue reading DS Fanboy presents: Game Night [update 2]

DS Fanboy presents: Game Night [update 2]

Update 2: The staff has left the Game Night chat. Plenty of folks are still in there, gaming as you read this. So head on into the chat already!

With the return of our weekly sessions last week, we decided a reminder was needed. So, we whipped up the above video, which shows Dave enjoying some Medal of Honor: Heroes 2, along with some Mario Kart Wii. If you look closely, you can even see Chris ram Dave underneath a car. How cruel!

Hijinks like the above, and more, are commonplace at Game Night. So, for the full details on what Game Night is all about, head past the break.

Continue reading DS Fanboy presents: Game Night [update 2]

DS Fanswag: Penguin (winners) United

Another DS Fanboy contest has rolled to a stop, and six lucky readers are about to become the recipients of a spiffy Penguin United case. The latest winners are:
Congrats, folks! Start working on filling up those pouches (as soon as they arrive, of course), unless you've already got a pile of games. If so, well, additional cases are cheap! To everyone else: better luck next time. Someday, it will be your time in the sun.

DS Fanboy presents: Game Night [update 2]

Update: The staff has left the Game Night chat. If you're still looking to get your game on, then we suggest you still give it a try. There is likely some folks still lingering around in there.

Welcome one and all to the return of Game Night. Sorry we had to call off the affair for the past couple weeks, but we've been pretty busy on our end. Not busy enough to get things back to the way they were, though! So, be sure to join us this evening for the awaited return of Game Night!

For the full details on what Game Night is all about, head past the break.

Continue reading DS Fanboy presents: Game Night [update 2]

Gaming to Go!

This Month's New Games

Name Date
Bleach: Dark Souls
Oct 6
Legend of Kage 2
Oct 6
Crash: Mind Over Mutant
Oct 6
Spectrobes: Beyond the Portals
Oct 6
My Japanese Coach
Oct 14
Korg DS-10
Oct 14
Naruto: Path of the Ninja 2 Oct 14
FIFA Soccer 09 Oct 14
Populous Oct 14
Rock Revolution
Oct 14
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
Oct 21
Oct 21
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows Oct 21
Away: Shuffle Dungeon
Oct 21
Oct 21
Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon
Oct 21
What's Cooking? With Jamie Oliver Oct 21
MySims Kingdom
Oct 28
Ninjatown Oct 28

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