Hanabi Festival returns!
Our Virtual Console Hanabi Festival is back – with a new line-up of classic games available for the first time in Europe!
Hanabi Festival is named after the Japanese holiday season famous for its firework displays, which typically takes place during the summer. And we've got an explosive collection of games to light up your Wii console in July!
There's something for everyone in this Hanabi Festival. We start on 3 July with the cult Japanese platformer Pulseman (SEGA MEGA DRIVE) and strategy classic Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen (Super Nintendo).
And we continue in the following weeks with these retro gaming favourites, appearing outside Japan or North America for the first time:
Bomberman '94 (Turbografx)
Kirby's Dream Land 3 (Super Nintendo)
Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II (NES)
MUSHA (SEGA MEGA DRIVE)
DETANA TWIN BEE (Turbografx)
Smash Table Tennis (NES)
If you missed the previous Hanabi Festivals, all of those games are still available, such as Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Sin And Punishment, Super Mario RPG and many more!
Please note that some Hanabi Festival games include a small amount of Japanese text but can be enjoyed without knowledge of the language.
The following new releases are now available in the Wii Shop Channel:
New, original games offering something for everyone!
Blast back to the golden age of shoot 'em ups as the classic Gradius returns, exclusive to WiiWare! This brand new title features retro graphics and fan-favourite enemies and weapons, along with a Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection leaderboard for sharing your scores with the world!
Take a history lesson with a difference, as you journey through the six ages of video games with Kubi the Bit Boy from 4-bit pixel mazes to 128-bit 3D worlds. You can even have a friend join in the fun with the cooperative two-player mode!
Enjoy classic games from yesteryear on your Wii console!
Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen – Super Nintendo (Hanabi Festival)
Take command of a loyal band of freedom fighters as you embark on an epic journey to rid the land of an evil empire! This game was previously available only in Japan and North America.
Pulseman – SEGA MEGA DRIVE (Hanabi Festival)
For the first time outside of Japan, you can experience this action-platformer from GAME FREAK, creators of Pokémon. Harness the powers of electricity to defeat the wicked Dr Waruyama!
The following new Nintendo DSiWare releases are now available:
Brain Challenge is your personal cerebral coach. Stimulate your grey matter with fun exercises that also relieve stress and combat boredom. Plus, you can also use the Nintendo DSi Camera to personalise the software with your own photos!
Turn your Nintendo DSi into a desktop clock or alarm, complete with NES-style Super Mario Bros. visuals and music, or use your own saved sounds from Nintendo DSi Sound. You can even make Mario jump and collect coins!
Mario makes maths fun! This full-featured calculator has a Super Mario Bros. theme and also includes a handy unit converter for converting between many common measurements like length, speed and temperature.
About WiiWare (Wii Shop Channel)
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About Virtual Console (Wii Shop Channel)
The Virtual Console is a treasure trove of classic games from past consoles like N64, NES, SNES, SEGA Mega Drive, SEGA MASTER SYSTEM, NEOGEO, Commodore 64 and TurboGrafx (PC Engine) and even the arcade era!
Find your favourite games from yesteryear! Click here to read more about all Virtual Console games available.
About Nintendo DSiWare (Nintendo DSi Shop)
Nintendo DSiWare offers an ever-expanding collection of games and applications exclusive to Nintendo DSi. From useful applications like the Nintendo DSi Browser to bite-sized versions of your favourite games, there's always something new in store!
Click here to read more about all Nintendo DSiWare games available.
About Nintendo Points
With your Nintendo DSi or Wii wirelessly connected to the Internet you can access the Nintendo DSi Shop or Wii Shop Channel and start browsing. In the Nintendo DSi Shop, you can turn Nintendo Points into Nintendo DSi Points and redeem them for Nintendo DSiWare games and applications. In the Wii Shop Channel, you can turn Nintendo Points into Wii Points and redeem them for Virtual Console games, Wii Channels or WiiWare games. Nintendo Points can be purchased at retail outlets. They can also be bought directly as Nintendo DSi Points in the Nintendo DSi Shop, or as Wii Points in the Wii Shop Channel. Click here to read more about Nintendo Points for the Nintendo DSi.