Yep, you read that correctly. The blue bomber's final NES outing finally comes to the Virtual Console on a Wii system...well, the Wii U anyway. For those who may recall, we only got up through Mega Man 5 on the Wii's Virtual Console before they stopped putting out games there, so this is the first time that a Wii system gets Mega Man 6. While not my favorite of the series (I mean seriously, how many people really thought that Mr. X and Dr. Wily were two different people when they first played), it's still a pretty solid entry in the series.
While Mega Man 6 wasn't the most difficult game in the series, Life Force covers the difficult NES game aspect this week. While it's been on the 3DS for most of the year, you can now check out this Gradius spin-off on the Wii U. I'll be honest, as much as I love the NES, Gradius and Life Force have both given me issues. Not sure why, maybe it's just me and shmups don't get along.
Speaking of firsts, Disney Infinity is now available to download for free on the Wii U's eShop. Sounds interesting...but you still need a figure and base to play. I don't know much about Disney Infinity but if it's anything like Skylanders, I'd assume that if you already own a figure and base from another version (ie. if you own the game for the 3DS), then you can download the Wii U version for free and just use your existing base and figure(s).
These games and more are now available on the 3DS and Wii U's Virtual Console. Check out the official press release for info including some upcoming VC releases such as...Donkey Kong...Jr...Math. Um...okay. Not my first choice of VC release. Maybe take the Math part out and I'd possibly pick it up.
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This week??s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
For the first time, Disney Infinity is available in the Nintendo eShop ?? and it??s free to download. (Photo: Business Wire)
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In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Nintendo DSi?? Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii?? Shop Channel for the Wii console.
The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in the Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.
The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points??, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points??, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Wii Points Card?? and Nintendo DSi Points Card?? can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.
Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.