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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Downloadable retro games for the Nintendo Revolution

Downloadable retro games for the Nintendo Revolution

"Diddy Kong Racing - Yeehoo!

Sometimes it feels great to go back to your roots.We all have our favourite consoles and games as we grew up, the Nintendo classics bring all sorts of memories flooding back. All day competitions with my brother on a mixture of games such as Super Mario Kart, Donkey Kong Country and even Tetris were intense but great fun. Mum would supply us with sandwiches and drinks throughout the day while we would write down our scores and see who finished top by the end of the marathon. It's no wonder that gamers download emulators in an attempt to bring back those childhood memories, or to just to play some great games. In a year where the next gen consoles - Sony PS3, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Nintendo Revolution - will be providing us with jaw dropping graphics, it appears that retro gaming is taking another leap forward in the market.

We've known for some time that you will be able to download games for the Nintendo Revolution from three generations of Nintendo consoles. You'll be able to download all your favourite games from NES, SNES and N64. It's worth buying the Revolution just for this fact alone!

However, for users to access these downloads it might not simply be a case of paying up on a per-title basis. Iwata-san, President of Nintendo, stated that Nintendo believes "there's a number of ways that we can use the system, such as to offer a bonus download with the purchase of a new game, or allow some games to be downloaded during a limited time during a campaign period." Regarding price, all we really know is the fact that Nintendo have told us that it will retail at less than the other next-gen consoles." [more]

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