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ROM City Rampage (8-bit Retro City Rampage demake) coming tomorrow

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 27, 2013 4:00pm PST

Retro City Rampage is finally making its long-awaited appearance on Wii tomorrow. However, the WiiWare version of the game comes with a unique bonus: ROM City Rampage, an 8-bit demake of the game.

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"Agreed, tries too hard with nostalgia and doesn't bring much gameplay."

- kingdepork see all 12 comments

Retro City Rampage hits WiiWare on February 28; minigame also coming to Steam, Wii U

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 21, 2013 2:00pm PST

Retro City Rampage is coming to WiiWare on February 28, along with a free ROM City Rampage content update that will hit Steam port on the same day.

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"I tried it when we got it free on PSN but I couldn't get into it. "

- pgharavi see all 8 comments

Retro City Rampage hits Xbox 360 and Wii in January

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 28, 2012 2:15pm PST

After a brief stint of exclusivity on PS3, Vita, and PC, Vblank Entertainment's retro throwback is finally coming to Xbox 360 and Wii.

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"Is it really coming out on wii?! I kept thinking the Wii version would actually turn into a Wii ..."

- agentboolen see all 5 comments

La-Mulana WiiWare canceled due to shrinking sales base

By Steve Watts, May 01, 2012 2:30pm PDT

Publisher Nicalis has canceled La-Mulana for WiiWare, saying that a shrinking market on Wii has made selling sufficient units "near impossible."

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"I can attest to the shrinking market. The last two games I bought on Wiiware were Lost Winds 2 ..."

- snubble100 see all 5 comments

Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition announced for Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 20, 2012 3:15pm PDT

Konami has announced Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition. It will be available Spring for the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, WiiWare, and smartphones.

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"I want it! I want it! I want it! I want it! I want it! I want it! I want it! I want it! I want ..."

- CampKusoge see all 2 comments

3DS eShop games can be fifty times larger than WiiWare titles

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 27, 2012 10:45am PST

A giant discrepancy has been revealed between the maximum eShop file size of WiiWare games (50MB), and games for the 3DS (2GB).

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"I'd guess that the bottleneck is in the limitations that are inherent to the console. Even ..."

- snubble100 see all 5 comments

New video game releases of 2/27-3/4

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 26, 2012 7:00am PST

Next week's another busy one, with Microsoft Flight, Binary Domain, SSX, PC editions of Rayman Origins and Vessel, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2, and heaps more all launching.

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"You've removed it from the list, but it's still in the newspost itself. =/"

- Autocrawler see all 8 comments

Retro City Rampage confirmed for PC, PS3 and Vita too

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 20, 2012 10:00am PST

Vblank Entertainment's Retro City Rampage has always looked awfully nice, but it was a shame the open-world love letter to ye olden days was only headed to WiiWare and Xbox Live Arcade. Rejoice, then! It'll also hit PC, PS3 and Vita in May.

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All 50 WiiWare demos available online

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 13, 2012 4:00pm PST

WiiWare demos are available to download once again. Nintendo of America has stealthily restored access to all fifty demos.

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"Most Wiiware games aren't big enough or the correct format to constitute a demo, plus the ..."

- Alexrose see all 3 comments

New video game releases of 1/9-1/15

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 08, 2012 7:00am PST

Only a handful of new games are coming out next week, with the highlights being survival horror Amy, Choplifter HD, and fantasy strategy sequel King Arthur II: The Role-playing Wargame.

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New video game releases of 12/26-1/1

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 25, 2011 7:00am PST

Three plucky games are daring to make a stand next week and boldly launch between Christmas and New Year. One is the shiny HD version of Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath on PSN, then there's All Zombies Must Die! and t'other is... a surprise.

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"When your game absolutely can not withstand any competition. "

- baron calamity see all 2 comments

MobyGames Classic: Chrono Trigger community stories

By Shack Staff, Dec 17, 2011 2:30pm PST

Shacknews readers share their own stories revolving around the classic Chrono Trigger, the latest game inducted into the "MobyGames Classic" series on Shacknews.com.

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MobyGames Classic: Chrono Trigger

By Shack Staff, Dec 14, 2011 4:30pm PST

MobyGames.com Classic returns with the Chrono Trigger, the beloved 1995 role-playing game for the SNES that has since seen numerous re-releases on multiple platforms.

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"Ok that's fair, but it still makes no sense that I can run a 3D rpg like Chaos Rings but not this."

- DiscW see all 42 comments

Club Nintendo to offer downloadable games

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 08, 2011 4:15pm PST

Club Nintendo points will be able to purchase downloadable games across all Nintendo platforms: 3DS, DS, and Wii.

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"Man I almost did this last night no joke. So glad I waited. At least that stuff sells for some ..."

- geneshifter see all 7 comments

Retro City Rampage reveals 'Splosion Man crossover

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 21, 2011 4:00pm PST

Twisted Pixel's 'Splosion Man has been revealed as the first of open-world pop culture 'em up Retro City Rampage's "official indie (or previously indie crossovers)." 'Splosion Man and his lady counterpart explode into action in a new trailer.

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"that doesn't sound very retro or is it just the city and graphics that are retro?"

- dantastic see all 2 comments