Mario Party 2 dances onto Virtual Console

Nintendo Store Update: N64 minigame compilation title hits nostalgic hub; WiiWare welcomes Frobot, Inkub; DSiWare adds Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp, three others.


No Caption Provided Gamers might not have an Italian mustached plumber on their holiday party invitation list, but Mario doesn't care; he's partying this week regardless.

Leading the downloadable pack this week is Mario Party 2 (1,000 Wii points, or $10) on the Virtual Console. Originally released in 2000 on the Nintendo 64, the title stars Mario and the rest of the Mushroom Kingdom gang. Up to four players can compete against each other and vie for shiny stars on multiple boards, ultimately hoping to become the party master.

Switching to WiiWare, today Nintendo added two new titles, the first of which is Frobot (1,000 Wii points, or $10). From Fugazo, the one-to-four player title has gamers "making love, not war." More specifically, Frobot sees players controlling a robot taking to the streets to save his five girlfriends.

Mario parties this week on the Virtual Console.
Mario parties this week on the Virtual Console.

Also out on WiiWare today is Inkub (500 Wii points, or $5). From Cosmonaut Games, the title tasks players with defending incubators and the eggs housed inside them. Players will use an assortment of weapons, mines, and blockers to defend the precious material.

Added to DSiWare today were four new titles, the first of which is Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp (800 DSi points, or $8). From Digital Leisure, the game casts players Dirk the Daring, a brave soul who sets out to rescue Princess Daphne, who has been stolen away by the nefarious Wordoc.

Also out today on WiiWare is Abylight's Cosmo Fighters (500 DSi points, or $5). An outer space battle game, the title lets players hone their skills against a CPU opponent or jump right into competitive multiplayer. The title sports DS download play, so only one player needs the title for all to take part.

Paul’s Monster Adventure (500 DSi points, or $5) was also released on DSiWare today. The title has players coming to the aid of monsters known as bosses. Gamers will uncover magical items along their journey, which they can use to help save the mighty creatures.

The final title out this week on DSiWare is Just Sing! Christmas Volume 2 (200 DSi points, or $2). The title has players singing into the DSi's microphone to popular Christmas tunes like "We Wish you a Merry Christmas" and "Deck the Halls."

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Awsome i dont have a N64 but now i could play it!!!!

Avatar image for Wolflink001

Mario Party 2 & 6 were my most favorite!

Avatar image for CamoBullo

@AKAslayer101 Sorry, but it sounded like you did. But, your other comment says otherwise. Anyway, if you get it, hope you have fun with it.

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@CamoBullo And Beside I never said that the other N64 games were bad, especially the games u mention. U made that up on your own lol

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@CamoBullo Lol my b, those are great games u mention, those r excellent game. Should have said instead, finally a good virtual console game to download in a while.

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Now just continue with putting out the rest of the VC games like Starfox and Yoshi's Island Nintendo. *raises pinky finger to mouth* You'll make BILLIONS!

Avatar image for stEElyDaN909

I can finally go back to the days when Mario Party was good.

Avatar image for Flint247

I must have missed the first one. o.o But yay! It's good to see more N64 games on VC.

Avatar image for bbdieseal111

When Browers came in this game it scared the leaving sh** out of me but I beat his ass like a good gamer should :D

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Dragons Lair II has me hoping that most of the DSi games will be available @ the launch of the 3DS. I know it won't be in 3D, but I never upgraded from my DS/DSlite after the new system was confirmed.

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Ok, but where is Yoshi's Island?

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Mario Party [=

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Awesome! Mario Party 2 was my favorite, and i lost my N64 one :(

Avatar image for CamoBullo

@AKAslayer101 Are you saying that Ocarina of Time, the original Smash Bros, Super Mario 64 and Lylat Wars (Star Fox 64) are bad games? Sorry, good sir, but they aren't. They are brilliant. As for Mario Party 2, I'm going to steal a Wii Points card so I can play this classic once again. It'll take up the majority of my spare time, and every single second will be worth it.

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Mario Party 2 was my life.

Avatar image for AKAslayer101

OMG WOW Nintendo finally, a good virtual console game on the Wii from the N64 Era