May 16th, 2013


This week we’ve got quite a bit of action for Wii U downloadable titles. First up are new additions to the Wii U virtual console, with virtually every title having Super in the name. That’s a good thing. Super Metroid is currently available for the .30 cent promotion, so you should definitely jump on it. Super Ghouls n’ Ghosts and Super Mario Bros.2 are also joining the mix. You can also save 50% on Super Mario Bros. 2 if you’ve already purchased Super Mario World, so take advantage of that promotion while you can, because it ends May 23rd.

Wii U Virtual Console Titles

  • Super Metroid
  • Super Ghouls n’ Ghosts
  • Super Mario Bros. 2

Wii U Demos

  • Resident Evil: Revelations
  • Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

As for the two demo titles this week, both Resident Evil: Revelations and Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes will be available on May 21st. It’s turning out to be a busy month! What are you waiting for, go download those titles! I’m thinking live-streaming some Super Ghouls n’ Ghosts this afternoon, myself.

  • Super Metroid for 30 cents and SMB 2 upgraded to Wii U for $1.00… Yes Please

    • I almost beat Super Metroid last night after downloading it to my Wii U. Just grabbed the space jump!

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Yup, got the three of them at the moment they hit Virtual Console. One awesome game, one good childhood memory and one extremly hard game. Very good day, even though I had both Mario an Metroid.

    • Download me

  • Ernie Sanguyo

    super ghouls n’ ghosts is ready for downloadable?

    • Yep! Go get it!

      • Ernie Sanguyo

        ty ash 🙂 as usual. I asked because I only found super metroid and sm2 but didn’t see super ghouls n ghost.

      • Highrevz

        how about uk,im not home atm

        • Guest

          Also wondering but about Sweden.

        • audi lover

          There all out in uk just downloaded

  • D.M.T

    I already downloaded the Resident Evil demo. I will play it tonight.

    Ok what I’m about to say is off-topic but I realized that most people are excited about Retro Studio’s new futuristic FPS. Some people want it to be Metroid while others are hoping for a new IP.

    What if the secret game that they are working on is the Project H.A.M.M.E.R game that was canceled for the Wii?

    In case you don’t remember, Project HAMMER was going to be a futuristic action game for Wii but it got canceled for unknown reasons and Nintendo said they would start working on it again some day. What if this game was moved to Wii U??

  • Regarding Mario Bros 2, I don’t know if the 50% off is on USA only but I’m in Portugal (Europe) and it says 20% off only

  • AAAkabob

    I have no wifi at home atm, send me back to college!

    • Nintendofreak

      i use the phones internet to slow to play online, but i can download shit….really slowly…but its better than nothing

      • AAAkabob

        Nah I just got done hooking up my router, .8 MegaBITS ftw? Lol

  • Fred

    I bought Super Mario World the day it came out. I’m not the biggest Super Mario 2 fan, but for $2.50 I just might have to buy it.

    • David Tims

      Don’t be trapped by the “I’m saving money because it’s cheap” trick. If you don’t like it save that 2.50 to chip off another 7.99 title 🙂

      • Fred

        It’s more a question of I wouldn’t get $5 worth of fun, but I might get $2.50 worth of fun. Plus my wife likes that one.

    • Adrian

      I have super Mario all-stars for Wii (and SNES..which includes WORLD) so I’m relectant to get any games that I already have.

      • Zombie Boy

        I love SMB2 and World, and it’s nice to have them at the press of a button. Playing them on a console is much more fun than on an emulator on PC, but there’s no point buying games you already own if you can play them on your Wii U… Meanwhile, I’m now waiting for SMB1 and 3 to complete my collection on Wii U!

        • Adrian

          I’ll probably get WiiU version of World eventually, since that isn’t in Super Mario ALL Stars for Wii.

          • Zombie Boy

            Definitely worth it, I’ve been playing it a lot since downloading!

  • babulibaba

    for us wii u owners its pretty sad that some demos and some old retro games=a busy week
    wait till the end of this year, then youll know what a busy week is for wii u

  • audi lover

    Resi demo is great, was getting well in to it and it ended, theve got my money

  • Ducked

    I beat revelations on the 3DS. Does that count as a demo?

    • Surprisingly no, the graphics blew me away! Looks real crisp on the big screen. Try the Demo. I have the 3ds version too.

  • Johny

    OH yeah 😀 i’ve been waiting for super metroid since the beggining of promotions

  • Johny

    FINALLY BEATEN RE:R demo on INFERNAL difficulity :DDDD DAMN thats some intense shit

  • ludist210

    There is no demo for LEGO Batman 2.

    • A SNES Day Off

      It’s out May 21st, as stated in the article.

      • ludist210

        No, that says that it releases May 21. There is no demo for LEGO Batman 2.

  • Tim van Broekhoven

    Re demo? I have that one since tuesday….

  • Nathan DeFalco

    Played Super Metroid for the first time ever yesterday. Not sure how this one slipped by me back in the SNES days, but man does it ever hold up! Something about those 16 bit sprites that stand the test of time. More so than NES and N64.

    It made me decide to go ahead and collect all my fav SNES games on Wii U VC.

    My wishlist so far is:
    Super Ghouls N Ghosts
    Super Mario World
    Contra 3
    Castlevania: Dracula X
    Megan Man X
    Final Fantasy 3
    Demon’s Crest

    I already have ALTTP, Sup Punch Out, and Mario RPG on Wii. Just waiting for the updates on those.

    What else would you recommend to be in the definitive SNES collection?

    • Erik Lind

      Secret of Mana(Snes)! The Best game of it’s time as far as I am concerned

      • Nathan DeFalco

        Is it a straight up RPG? I heard it’s got some action elements to it.

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  • Mickey Mouse

    I wouldn’t call it a super week for downloads, there’s absolutely nothing that interests me this week. Quite a lot of NintendoLife users said this aswell.

    • david jarman

      Wow, maybe not for you. There are a lot of nintendolife users that feel its awesome. I should know I’m on there as well.

  • Jack5221

    Just got Super Metroid and SMB for 2.80$ 🙂 I am one happy camper.

  • Héctor I. Rivera Negrón

    I’ve been busy with the $0.30 cents promotion. Great games, off-tv playable, at an incredible price. Specially Super Metroid. Like our favorite plumber would say Wahoooooooo!!!!!.

  • $41809923

    love metroid hope for metroid 4

    • ThunderGod_Cid

      Do you mean Metroid Fusion on the VC or Metroid “5”?
      Because the opening title screen on Fusion stated that it was Metroid 4.

  • Hroar

    I really want to play A Link to the Past on my gamepad. Please release it on the VC in North America.

  • david jarman

    Oh my gosh, super metroid(You digital best friend of mine)! We’re gonna stay up all night telling stories!

  • dgallo911

    Vc games range from 6 50 – 11 bucks here in aus so the second nintendo stops having the 30 cent specials is the same time i never add to my vc collection lol

  • val berger

    After 20 years I finally got Super Metroird. A true shame I didn’t play it on the Super Nintendo but now its like the greatest thing to happen for my WiiU and that’s only for 30c. yes, yes, yes!

  • RonnieMexico

    virtual consol3 sukz man pr3f3r da black mark3t to play old titl3s

  • Ony

    I just buyed super mario world for the -50% of super mario bros 2, but it shows me a poor 5€ -> 4€…

    I forgot to ask: is this offer available in Europe ? :/