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In the January 2015 Nintendo Direct, the late Satoru Iwata announced that Wii titles were coming to the Wii U eShop. The Wii was home to a great number of fantastic games throughout its lifetime, and the prospect of some of its greatest hits being re-released onto its successor's digital storefront was a salivating one to many Wii U owners. Unfortunately, while the idea is certainly commendable, Nintendo at large has been very sloppy with its execution.

Read on after the jump for more, and be sure to join the discussion in the comments as to which Wii games you feel Wii U owners are sorely missing out on!

There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.

Join Alex, Ben, and Colin this week, as it's filled with a lot more Pokémon in the News Block, followed by a super short round of Fortune Street and Gossip Stone, where we're gonna talk about a new controller patent and the rumor that NX is launching with Mario and Pokémon games within its first six months. You can check out the episode after the jump—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week!

Unseen64, a series on popular YouTube channel Did You Know Gaming, recently posted a video that explores the development history behind several cancelled Star Wars games that were originally planned for Nintendo consoles. The video takes a detailed look at three projects from indie developer Factor 5: Rogue Squadron Compilation for the Wii, Star Wars: Dark Squadron for the GameCube, and an unnamed action-adventure title that would have starred Chewbacca, set in the years before he befriended Han Solo. All three games were cancelled for different reasons, mostly due to the legal and financial trouble that Factor 5 was experiencing at the time of their development, which eventually led to the company's bankruptcy in 2008.

Follow after the jump to learn more!

Last week, Metroid fans celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of their beloved sci-fi series. Nintendo, unfortunately, sang a different tune.

Metroid Prime: Federation Force launches in just a few days, and though it coincides with Metroid's anniversary month, it's not exactly a celebration. There was proper celebration happening, but Nintendo wasn't the host. In fact, they shut it down.

The Nintendo community hit an awful lot of turbulence recently when an impressive fan-made remake of Metroid II launched last week and Nintendo promptly shut it down.

This was the main "Tea Table" discussion subject on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, and we think Nintendo's right to defend their copyright, but that striking the project down entirely wasn't the right way to do it. Check out the discussion video after the jump for our full thoughts, or keep reading inside for a brief, brief summary.

Yesterday we got the exciting news that SNES classic Mega Man X is coming to New Nintendo 3DS eShop today. As it turns out, Capcom's hit action-platformer is not the only retro goodness you can expect. Nintendo has just announced that Nintendo 64 classic Wave Race 64 is coming to Virtual Console today, and you'll be able to pick it up for $9.99. If riding the waves isn't your thing, Mario Sports Mix will also see a digital release today, offering some variety. This collection of four Mario-filled sports games (originally released on Wii) will be available today for $19.99. Hit the jump for more!

There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.

Join Alex, Ben, and Colin this week as we discuss the recent debacle surrounding AM2R, the fan-made Metroid II remake: all the joy it brought followed by Nintendo's unfortunate move to strike it down. Afterwards we take it to our Trainer Tips segment, to help listeners like you navigate the cold hard world of gaming on Nintendo platforms in 2016. There we discuss our recommendations for SNES, 3DS, and DS games, and the differences between the 3D Zelda games. You can check out the episode after the jump—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week!

There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.

Join Alex, Ben, and Colin this week as we discuss tons of recent Pokémon news, including a chaotic mess surrounding Pokémon GO and tons of new information about the Pokémon in Sun and Moon. Afterwards we introduce a new segment called "Dream Land," where we share our hopes and dreams for new Alolan Pokémon like Gengar, Marowak, and tons more. You can check out the episode after the jump—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week!

Last week, Eurogamer released a detailed report on Nintendo's next major video game device code named NX. According to their report (which has been corroborated by The Wall Street Journal, IGN, and others), NX is a handheld-console hybrid powered by Nvidia's Tegra X1 chip. This would signal a significant shift in architecture for Nintendo, as GameCube, Wii, and Wii U all ran on Power PC tech.

With this in mind, Digital Foundry has decided to analyze the possibility of NX emulating GameCube and Wii titles. NX is not expected to have any natural backwards compatibility, but could the Nvidia Tegra X1 adequately emulate a GameCube or Wii, allowing Nintendo to release their games for NX Virtual Console? Digital Foundry ran some tests using the Dolphin emulator on an Nvidia Shield TV (also powered by the Tegra X1), and their results were a bit mixed, but positive overall. You can check out the results by clicking below!

At this point, YouTube users looking to satisfy their itch for gaming soundtracks have likely already come across SilvaGunner's "high quality rips." What began as an affectionate parody of GilvaSunner's uploads of actual video game music has quickly grown on listeners as it became a hub for some of the greatest—and meme-worthy—gaming music mashups ever heard this side of the Internet.

One such mashup came from YouTuber BotanicSage's comment on how "Lost in Thoughts All Alone," the theme music of Fire Emblem Fates, sounded just like the "Ballad of the Goddess" featured in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Lo and behold, such a combination now exists on Silva's channel, and you can give it a listen after the jump!

There are tons of gaming podcasts in the wild, but Nintendo Week stands alone as it recaptures all the fun of Nintendo in the form of a weekly show. Every episode brings news recaps, discussions, games, music, and more to create a show for all kinds of Nintendo fans, whether they're new or old, passionate or passing-by.

Tons of news has been happening lately, including a live-action Pokémon movie, new Sun and Moon info, Metroid, Zelda, Sonic, Animal Crossing, New IPs, and for once some significantly more promising NX news. All those subjects and more are in store in our discussions this week. You can check out the episode after the jump—or if you'd like to save it to listen later, you can check the latest episode out on iTunes, available now. And be sure to head inside to get a rundown of all the Nintendo news from the past week!

With the hype for Kirby: Planet Robobot dying down, Kirby fans may be wondering what is next for the pink puffball. Fortunately, Nintendo has you covered this week in what appears to be quite the throwback. Both Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby Mass Attack will be officially released tomorrow on the Wii U's Wii and DS virtual consoles respectively. You can purchase Kirby's Epic Yarn for $19.99 and Kirby Mass Attack for $9.99.

Make the jump for more information!

Last December brought the depressing news that Project M—the massive modding project that made Super Smash Bros. Brawl play more like Melee, in addition to adding tons of new content—was shutting down. Other modders, however, are still going strong out there, and one of them caught fans' attention at the start of the year by creating a mod to bring Waluigi into Brawl. The modder, marioking64DS, stated at the time that a Project M version of the character would be coming later, and he's kept his promise! That add-on to Project M has just been released, along with a new trailer to celebrate.

Check out the trailer after the jump!

The dedicated fanbase of the Super Smash Bros. series was left hurting after last December's cancellation of Project M, an increasingly popular mod of Super Smash Bros. Brawl that combined Brawl's breadth of content with Melee's popular fighting mechanics and sprinkled new stages, music, and characters skins on top. Its fanservice was comparable to, or perhaps even greater than, that of the official Smash games themselves.

A listener sent us a question in a recent episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, asking about online features from some of last generation's games on Nintendo platforms. "There were quite a few games on the Wii and DS that had great Wifi modes," he asks. "Do you guys think Nintendo might ever consider revitalizing them on Virtual Console?"

Check out the discussion video after the jump for our full thoughts, or keep reading inside for a brief, brief summary.