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Last month Nintendo announced plans to bring DS and Nintendo 64 games to the Wii U Virtual Console, and they've steadily been adding to the library since then. The latest addition to the DS Virtual Console library is none other than New Super Mario Bros., the critically acclaimed game that sold nearly 30 million copies. You can pick up this gem on Wii U right now for $9.99.


Every gamer has a few big-name games missing from their encyclopedia of video game experiences, and we at Gamnesia are no different. That's why we thought it'd be fun to go over some of our lists of must-play games that we haven't had the pleasure of experiencing, and then shaming the heck out of each other for it, on this week's episode of Nintendo Week. Alex, Ben, and I all made short lists of Nintendo games that we'd either never played or hadn't played more than an hour or two into—which isn't enough time to truly experience them. Keep reading to see our lists, and check out the discussion video above for some good discussion and even better laughs about the games themselves, why we haven't played them, and even what you might be missing out on.

In Japan, Oita Prison is using the Nintendo DS to help their elderly inmates fight the symptoms of dementia. Any older inmate is allowed to do certain activities two or three times a month to keep their minds sharp and their mental wellness in check. Of these, it is surprising to see that video games are actually included, but the inmates love it.

Read more after the jump!

Nintendo recently announced that it plans to expand its franchises into theme park attractions with the help of Universal Studios, an esteemed leader of the theme park industry. With the potential that opens up for the many worlds of Mario, Zelda, and more to be realized as theme parks, we at Gamnesia thought it'd be a great time to pitch our very own ideas for theme park attractions on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast.

Head past the jump to see our twelve listed ideas, and if you want to learn more, check out this week's discussion segment, also after the jump.

There are tons of gaming enthusiast podcasts out in the wild, but almost none of the top-tier podcasts are made specifically for Nintendo fans. That's where we come in! We here at Gamnesia are bringing you a new episode of "Nintendo Week," a podcast made for Nintendo fans by Nintendo fans.

As always, we break down the most recent week of news, including a Splatoon Direct, Amiibo supply news, and all about Nintendo's plans to expand not only into mobile games, but into movies, TV series, theme park attractions, and much more. We have tons of ideas for all of the above, so be sure to head past the jump and give this week's episode a listen!

We at Gamnesia went over our favorite characters on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo podcast here at Gamnesia, and if you know anything about me, you'd know that I had to give a hand to the one and only Waluigi. He's nasty, he'scheap, and unlike other cast members, his characterization is so over-the-top that he's become, in effect, a satire of himself—which makes him a far more effective comedic relief character than anyone else in the Mario games.

If you'd like to hear our love for the purple waaarrior, and why he makes excellent addition to the Mario crew, check out the video after the jump! Or if you prefer to text over discussion videos, head inside and you can keep reading.

There wasn't a great deal on Nintendo news last week, so we at Gamnesia had a pretty relaxed news section on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our dedicated Nintendo podcast. The extra time we had let us loosen up a bit and talk about some goofier Nintendo-related stories that have happened in the past week.

If you'd like to hear some silly stories, check out the discussion after the jump! Or you could find them in the article's link section, but reading them is a lot less fun than the listens and the laughs.

We at Gamnesia went over our favorite characters on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo podcast here at Gamnesia. We kicked off the discussion with three Zelda characters in a row and continued to give special shoutouts to a few more.

If you'd like to hear our love for these characters and more perspective on their many layers, head on inside! And if you're interested in hearing the whole character discussion, as opposed to just a few highlights, give our latest episode a listen, either right here at Gamnesia, or on your preferred iGizmodroid through iTunes!

We at Gamnesia went over our favorite characters on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo podcast here at Gamnesia. Professor E. Gadd and Toadsworth came up in the discussion, and we talked a bit about how Nintendo seems to be forgetting a lot of great Mario characters lately: neither of them—nor many other cast members—are playable in recent (or any) Mario Kart, Party, or sports games, and many haven't made an appearance in years. Head past the jump for more!

Wave after wave of Amiibo releases leaving people empty handed has inspired a YouTuber called EpicExcuse to make a new microgame for WarioWare D.I.Y.: an Amiibo preorder simulator. The simulator requires the player to repeatedly press an F5 button until an "order" button comes up, all within a time limit in the usual WarioWare style.

For those of you who aren't familiar with WarioWare D.I.Y., players can create their own microgames by choosing from a pre-made library of graphics and sound samples, or build their own assets from scratch. Head inside to see the game!

There are tons of gaming enthusiast podcasts out in the wild, but almost none of the top-tier podcasts are made specifically for Nintendo fans. That's where we come in! We here at Gamnesia are bringing you a new episode of "Nintendo Week," a podcast made for Nintendo fans by Nintendo fans.

As always, we break down the most recent week of news, including a plethora of updates about Splatoon and what Nintendo's doing to support its new IP, everything we know about Mario Kart 8's second round of DLC, the whispers of Roy and Ryu joining Smash Bros., and the final round of details about Xenoblade Chronicles X before its Japanese release next week. Head inside to give it a listen, have a few laughs, and think about this week in Nintendo!

There are tons of gaming enthusiast podcasts out in the wild, but almost none of the top-tier podcasts are made specifically for Nintendo fans. That's where we come in! We here at Gamnesia are bringing you a new episode of "Nintendo Week," a podcast made for Nintendo fans by Nintendo fans.

As always, we break down the most recent week of news, including a plethora of updates about Splatoon and what Nintendo's doing to support its new IP, everything we know about Mario Kart 8's second round of DLC, the whispers of Roy and Ryu joining Smash Bros., and the final round of details about Xenoblade Chronicles X before its Japanese release next week. Head inside to give it a listen, have a few laughs, and think about this week in Nintendo!

We're back with another installment of Gamnesia's Game Clash! It's been a while, so here's a breakdown of how it works. Every Monday we pit video games against each other, and the winner is decided by your votes! This week's battle is a Mario Kart showdown. From Super Nintendo to Wii U, there have been eight great Mario Kart games. Which one is your favorite? Click below to cast your vote and join in the debate!

Fans of Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright will be happy to know that the mob trial feature will be returning to The Great Ace Attorney. The mob trial forces you to cross-examine multiple witnesses at once. As you cross-examine the witnesses, you will have to examine their body language in order to detect the inconsistencies in order to disprove the overall testimony. In this iteration of the Ace Attorney series, there can be up to three witnesses in the witness stand simultaneously. The Great Ace Attorney is scheduled for release in Japan on July 9, 2015.

You can check out the screenshots of the mob trial feature after the jump!

If you have ever wanted to listen to Animal Crossing's beautiful soundtrack while surfing the web, then you're in luck! NeoGAF user Andrex has created a Chrome extension that allows you to listen to Animal Crossing's soundtrack at the push of a button. The extension updates in real time in order to reflect the actual in-game soundtrack. In addition to the real-time updates, the app also gives you the option to choose a specific Animal Crossing soundtrack. The options include Animal Forrest & Animal Crossing, Wild World & City Folk, New Leaf, and New Leaf (Snowing). As if that was not enough, K.K. Slider's music will play every Saturday at 10 p.m.

Gamers who are interesting in using this extension can download it here for free.