March 13th, 2015
This week, Nintendo of Europe released the GBA classic Metroid: Zero Mission on the Wii U Virtual Console service. If you have a Wii U from that region, pick it up now for £6.29/€6.99/CHF 9.80!
The game is now available both in Japan and in Europe, while people in the Americas have yet to hear anything about it coming to their eShop.
Source: Nintendo UK
January 14th, 2015
Earlier today, Nintendo announced that, starting now, Wii games will start becoming available for download on Wii U. Super Mario Galaxy 2 launches the feature today; Punch-Out!! and Metroid Prime Trilogy will follow later this month, on January 22 and 29 respectively. Each game will sell for 50% off during the first week after its release, so this might be a great chance to grab Retro Studios’ amazing trilogy for a low price!
December 9th, 2014
Sam Dillard, of Harmony of a Hunter fame, released his first solo album a few weeks ago, entitled Metroid Cinematica. We at Shinesparkers have had the opportunity of listening to it and now bring to you our impressions on the album.
Click here to read the full review!
October 23rd, 2014
Earlier today, in the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Direct, it was announced that our one-and-only Ridley will eventually show up in the Pyrosphere stage. Unlike a regular stage obstacle, however, if a player deals a certain amount of damage to him, Ridley will fight alongside that player. Knocking out Ridley will earn a point in time-based matches!
Samus' new pet
Additionally, certain Metroid enemies like Zeros show up in Pyrosphere, and the Norfair stage from Super Smash Bros. Brawl returns for the Wii U game.
August 25th, 2014
We had the pleasure of reviewing SteamWorld Dig: A Fistful of Dirt for Wii U, a Metroidvania style title by Image & Form. To find out what’s new in this edition of the game, be sure to read our review by clicking Rusty above..
August 19th, 2014
For today’s pic of the day, Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai confirmed that both Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS will feature alternate costumes for Zero Suit Samus, in which the famous bounty hunter uses shorts – the same ones shown in the endings for Metroid: Zero Mission. Sakurai has yet to confirm whether we’ll need to type in “JUSTIN BAILEY” somewhere to unlock the outfit.
Additionally, the stage Brinstar from Super Smash Bros. Melee is once again making a return in the upcoming 3DS game. There was no word on it being on Wii U, so it might be exclusive to the handheld version of Smash.
July 30th, 2014
A few days ago, we reported that First 4 Figures had teased a Light Suit Samus model. Now, the model is available for pre-order at their website, for 364.99 USD. Still interested? Head over to their website to view an extensive gallery of photos and make your purchase.
Source: First 4 Figures