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Golden Sun and F-Zero make their Wii U eShop debut next week

Next week’s Wii U eShop GBA games are two classics that everyone should have in their library. Today Nintendo released trailers for both Golden Sun, a classic JRPG with unique elements, and F-Zero: Maximum Velocity. If you’re a fan of JRPGs, Golden Sun itself is well worth the price as it has unique puzzles to solve, as well as a combat system that relies on summons and abilities that change according to what elemental djinn you have equipped.

Of course, F-Zero is an action-packed fast-paced racing game with several different tracks and abilities. Will you be picking up either one of these titles when they’re released on the Wii U eShop on April 17th? Which game is your favorite?


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  • Ace J

    ah golden sun. one of my favorite nintendo franchises

  • D.M.T

    You need to make an F-Zero game for Wii U Nintendo. I don’t want to play the SNES F-Zero game or even the GameCube one, make a current gen F-Zero game for Wii U!

    Bring back all of your old IP’s if possible, stop making so many Mario and Zelda games and stop treating the 3DS like a top priority. Wii U should be your number 1 priority.

    • Alan Michael Hensley

      the last Zelda game on a Nintendo home console, was in 2011 with Skyward Sword, which is almost 3 years ago(will be 3 in november) so no, they need to bring out a new zelda game, and yes, Mario needs a vacation, at least until holiday 2015.

      p.s. I want Star Fox, Metroid, F-Zero, annnndddd a Wii U Fire Emblem game
      p.p.s the cross over game with shin megami tensai will also be needed…now :)

      • D.M.T

        The last Zelda game was Windwaker HD last year. I know you are ignoring it because it’s an HD version of a GameCube game but it still counts because the HD version is a Wii U game.

        • ActivesiN

          and it was a huge improvement over the original

        • clownshoes1982

          so fans shouldn’t want a new game in the series because we just got an hd port of an old game? Seems legit. I guess Square Enix needs to cancel FFXV, since we just got FFX HD.

          • D.M.T

            Next time make sure you understand my comment before you post a stupid comment like this one. I never said fans shouldnt want a new Zelda game, what i’m saying is that Nintendo only seems to care about Mario and Zelda. I wouldn’t care if Square Enix cancels FFXV because the FF franchise is milked and the games aren’t as good as they used to be.

            I repeat, gamers should stop caring so damn much about sales and profits. Are you a gamer or a damn employee of Nintendo? Exactly. No one except Nintendo should care if F-Zero on Wii U is going to make them money or not. Me and a lot of others want a new F-Zero on Wii U so we need to keep asking for it until we get what we want. Fuck sales i’m not a shareholder of Nintendo.

        • DragonSilths

          Doesn’t count.

          • D.M.T

            Yes it does count. Windwaker HD is only possible on Wii U so yes it is a Wii U Zelda game and it does count.

          • DragonSilths

            Nope. It is no different then if we were talking about A Link To The Past being on the Wii U Virtual Console. There is no new Zelda game on Wii U yet. Not till later this year.

          • D.M.T

            Yes it is different then A Link To The Past being on Wii U Virtual Console because Windwaker HD is not a Virtual Console game. Windwaker HD is a remake of the original version. The new HD version of Windwaker is exclusive to Wii U. A Link To The Past on Virtual Console wouldn’t be exclusive to Wii U because it’s just a port.

          • DragonSilths

            It doesn’t matter if its remake that’s digital only or retail. That has nothing to do with anything.

          • D.M.T

            You still don’t get it do you? This is not rocket science dude, it’s common sense. Wii U already has a Zelda game. It doesn’t matter if it’s a 10 year old game it’s still a Wii U game because it was remade for the Wii U. Windwaker HD isn’t possible on GameCube so therefore it’s a Wii U Zelda game.

          • DragonSilths

            Sigh…such a disgrace to being a fan of Christian…I’m done here.

      • Dark Lord Sauron

        the new hd zelda wont be out till next year but hyrule warriors will be out this year

    • Noah

      Right. First-party games are Nintendo’s livelyhood. So they need to bust out some F-Zero, Starfox, and Metroid.

      I’m sure they’ll start working on them (if they haven’t already) after Zelda U.

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      I’m sorry, I just really don’t see F-Zero as a priority… It’s another racing game. Come Mario Kart, the Wii U will have 4 of them. Unless we actually get to see the Cap running around punching people in the face (since it’s what he’s known for anyways), I don’t think it’ll sell well except to a very niche group of fans

      • D.M.T

        I knew that someone would bring up the “F-Zero won’t sell well on Wii U” argument. Gamers need to stop caring about sales so much. Who cares if F-Zero U doesn’t sell million copies? What matters is that F-Zero U could be one of the best games on Wii U and one of the best looking games on Wii U just like how F-Zero on GameCube was one of the best looking GC games.

        So…you’re saying Wii U has enough racing games? 1 more racing game wouldn’t hurt anybody. And you can’t really compare F-Zero to other racing games on Wii U because they are completely different. Mario Kart 8 and Sonic All Stars Racing are arcade style racing game with weapons, F-Zero is an over the top futuristic racing game, Most Wanted U is street racing and Project CARS is a racing simulator.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          I actually agree. This are the type of games Wii U needs more of.

        • Skelterz

          FAG-0

        • BigotPride

          “Gamers need to stop caring about sales so much. Who cares if F-Zero U doesn’t sell million copies?”

          Taking a guess here: Nintendo? You know, for recouping their investment in making it?

          But I guess if a vocal minority on the internet is interested in a, at best, mediocre futuristic racing game, let’s drop everything and make it!

          • D.M.T

            That’s the point I was making, the only one who should care about sales is Nintendo, not us gamers.

            F-Zero a mediocre racing game? You either haven’t played F-Zero or you’re a complete idiot. F-Zero is one of the best and most difficult futuristic racing games ever.

          • BigotPride

            I don’t think name calling proves your point. I have played F-zero, and it’s…. okay at best. The reason I think it’s mediocre. I think the WipEout series is a whole lot better than the F-zero series.

          • C4

            Wipeout is kinda floaty though, F-Zero always feels like the vehicles are more connected to the road (via magnets or whatever at least that’s how it feels :P ). F-Zero is completely different IMHO except of the Sci-Fi setting. So I dunno what you’re comparing. Both are great :)

        • Squid

          You’re right but at the moment Nintendo needs to get their stuff together so they can sell units, then it would be a good idea to make F-Zero

        • Nintenjoe82

          Project CARS can’t come soon enough.

        • Nicolas Dorion

          Nintendo doesn’t give two craps if it would be “one of the best games on the Wii U” They want their games to sell. They invest money in game development because they expect more money in return. If Nintendo releases a game that’s considered amazing by the ten people who bought it, it’s really bad for them. They just wasted millions. I understand you want some variety and you want to see the old IPs come back, but Nintendo will stick to their big guns because about nobody knows what F-Zero is.

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          The F-zero’s I’ve played haven’t been anything special. Just really fast racing. and I don’t care about sales. Nowhere did I say that. I said they don’t need another racing game. They should have their first parties work on something that isn’t already on the platform. Like a good first person shooter. So far there’s pretty much CoD, which I couldn’t give a damn about. With Mario Kart on the way, an F-Zero purely about racing is out of the question.

      • ETeach

        Agreed, I love F Zero, but with Mario Kart this year, I probably wouldn’t go out and buy it.

        And yeah, the 3DS is saved, it’s kind of time to move on.

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          3DS is riding high. Wii U is dragging its feet

          • ETeach

            Replaying Pikmin 3 and nintendo land made me realize how little most WIiU games actually take advantage of what the Wii U can do. Here’s hoping the next blockbuster Nintendo announces makes good use of the gamepad.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            seriously. The gamepad can be a lot of fun. Even Spin the bottle knows it.

      • audi lover

        Why complain about any type of game? Im even going to buy the cods cause of the complete lack of games, you wont hear xbox one and ps4 users complaing they have to many racing games in a years time and i hardly think 4 racing games in over a year and a half of a consoles life is a lot, get sum perspective will you

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          Those racing games on the PS4 and XBO are all thrid party though. Nintendo’s first parties should focus on things that can only be found on the Wii U, especially after their own contribution to the genre

    • jjbredesen

      From business standpoint i would not count on F-Zero as we are getting MK8 this year, but it is interesting to note that Capatain Falcon has not yet been shown for Smash, so perhaps they are waiting for a special event such as revealing F-Zero U, but that is more wishful thinking, i think the first resurrection will be Star Fox at E3 followed by Metroid in a Winter Direct or the beginning of next year, and then possibly a F-Zero. F-Zero never sold well, so i they will go for Star Fox first, Retro has said that they are not working on Metroid, but then again they where looking for a UI engineer and a AI programmer, so it is possible.

      After Smash and MK8 are out the next big game will possibly be X or Zelda U depending on what releases first.

      I think we could get Zelda U in February-April 2015, but i have no clue how far they are with X, it looks like they have come far so if we are really lucky it will come out this year, but i think Summer is more plausible. Or Zelda U summer and X Feb-April?

      • DragonSilths

        “F-Zero hasn’t sold well” News flash no game on Wii U is selling well lol. So F-Zero wouldn’t hurt at all, worst case it sells like all the Wii U games currently…

        • Michael Ocampo

          Two wrongs don’t make a right.

          • DragonSilths

            So instead Nintendo does Mario and more Mario…Nintendo is doing the definition of insanity, doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. The Wii U is past the point of ever being “saved” sooner Nintendo can admit that the sooner they can start to treat the injuries the Wii U has. Its at the point where Nintendo could never make a game ever again and it will have the same exact effect as if they made 10 more Mario games. They have nothing to lose by just saying ahhhh fuck it lets listen to the fans and make Starfox and such. Look at the PS4, Sony gave their fans what they wanted and just look at it. If Nintendo did that from the start then they wouldn’t be in a such a state and maybe they wouldn’t be a laughable pathetic company with an ignoramus named Iwata running it at full speed into obsoleteness.

          • Michael Ocampo

            An F-Zero could add some variety to the system and applease some of the fans but it would have to be a bit distanced from Mario Kart. Iwata still has until June to prove himself, he’s proven himself worthy to be at the reigns of Nintendo before so we should see if he actually runs into Success or not. We ha ve to give him the chance to make mistakes, let’s also give him until June to show a plan of action. I know that things can turn around!

          • DragonSilths

            Yes Iwata has until June, (2 months away) But Iwata has yet to actually show off his plans of action. Other then this Quality Of Life bullshit he is still screwing up. And people who keep saying oh just give Iwata a bit more time are like the people who said Pikmin 3 would save Wii U, then Windwaker HD, then Super Mario 3D World, now people say MK8 will. You get to a point where you have to just admit the harsh truth, their is no savior in the end. Unless Iwata decided to focus solely on the core gamers and to completely ignore children and allow a more mature play style and stop being the damn internet police and trying to protect the kids they think are innocent when they aren’t, nothing with change. Wii U was doomed as soon as Nintendo decided to try to focus on kids over everyone else.

        • ETeach

          Worst case it sells much much worse than the other Wii U games.

    • Ultrasyd

      I would say : bring new IP’s

      • DragonSilths

        That’s a big risk, look at Wonderful 101 FAILED HARD. Sony and Microsoft also don’t do new IP’s. Other then TitanFall on XO, and TLOU there was no other big deal new IP. A new IP has no fanbase and is just to risky. Making a new IP wont help Wii U at all. Even though Miyamoto is making a new one, W101 as one, X is one basically, and even Bayonetta 2 could be called a new Nintendo IP.

        • Ultrasyd

          :'( Yeah Wonderful 101 didn’t do so good

          • DragonSilths

            I finally beat it last week, I have had it since it came out lol. Took me 7 months to beat the game, only played it like 2 hours a month…I really just hated playing the game. I loved the story, humor, cut scenes but it really would be better as an anime then a game. When it came to me actually playing I absolutely hated the gameplay of it.

      • 00EpicGamer00

        You should watch this. It’s a huge eye opener. And yes, this video does have something to do with what you said.
        http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Cxhs-GLE29Q

    • ActivesiN

      well this is a perfect opportunity to show Nintendo that there is a source of people wanting F-Zero
      anyone who wants a new F-Zero game should be purchasing this virtual console game

    • clownshoes1982

      I can understand you saying to stop making so many Mario games, but Zelda? Zelda games do not come out too often at all.

    • DragonSilths

      So many Zelda games? I agree on Mario but I get furious when people keep lumping Zelda in with Mario, 1 new Zelda per console which has yet to come out for Wii U.

      • D.M.T

        My point is that the Wii U already has a Zelda game (Windwaker HD counts) and we will get 2 more in the near future (Zelda U and Hyrule Warriors). Hyrule Warrior is not a true Zelda game but the main character is Link so to me it kinda is a Zelda game.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      For once I agree with you. Nintendo have fucked up big time with dumping Mario crap on the Wii U. They should have brought games like F Zero instead of turning it to a baby console. Also I agree that they have done a shitty job when it comes to bring old IPs to the Virtual Console. Its a total joke.

      • D.M.T

        For once you agree because for once you kind of understood what i’m saying. And I wasn’t talking about bringing old IPs to the Virtual Console nor was I complaining about Wii U being a “baby console”. I was talking about Nintendo bringing back old IPs for example give us a new Star Fox, a new F-Zero, a new Eternal Darkness game etc.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          True, Nintendo have messed up big time. Im actually considering to buy a PS4 and let the Wii U collect dust. Im tired of not being able to play the good games…

          • D.M.T

            If you want to be a stupid fuck than so be it. My Wii U is my main console and my PS4 is my secondary console. I won’t allow my PS4 or Wii U to collect dust.

          • http://Thissitethesitethatexiststhisisarealsitedontclickthis.com Shane Michaels

            My Wii U is for spare parts and taking up empty space.
            My PS4 is for my health.

            I mean…. “Ey”

  • anthony optimo

    I wish Nintendo would allow Sega to do something with F-Zero again.

    • Brandon

      amusement vision did the work NOT sega & they would fuck it up now a days so no thanks!

      • anthony optimo

        I learned something new, Amusement Vision should get permission to use the FZero license again, Port Town in HD would be something to behold.

        • Brandon

          amusement vision died in 2012

  • LukeMM95

    Just imagine what a HD F-Zero game, running at 60fps would be like on Wii U.

    • MerryBlind .

      Well it would be a lot like WipEout HD on PS3, but more ‘over-the-top’. Which means it would probably be amazing.

    • Mithiragi

      ORGASM IMMINENT.

      • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

        and heart attack!!!!!!!!1

  • MerryBlind .

    Will probably get Golden Sun. Never played it before, but I’ve always heard it was a great game.

  • Gamerrr72

    Is it too much to ask for a Wii U version of some of these games? A new Metroid and Star Fox would just be amazing. Come on Nintendo! Listen to your gamers already.

    • DragonSilths

      Nope, Iwata and Reggie don’t care, its all about the kids, Reggie is no longer about kicking ass and taking names.

      • Gamerrr72

        Absolutely, Nintendo has become fat and lazy. They forget that kids grow up and want mature games. Well just my opinion about it.

        • DragonSilths

          Not even mature games, Nintendo doesn’t need to complete the trifecta of dude bros. Nintendo can still do its own thing, but NOT at the expense of their fans. We don’t need violent rated m games, Its not even about what Nintendo fans WANT anymore, we wanted Starfox and F-Zero and such in the Wii era, but now its what the fans NEED. Without these games Nintendo fans simply wont get the Wii U. They say 2 consoles back to back with some of the most awesome games I have ever played? Fuck that shit I’m out.

    • SP-937-215

      Your best hope is a theme level on Sonic Lost World. We’ve gone from Year of Luigi to year of Wario’s farts

  • Kyle

    I wish Isaac was a playable character on smash bros, not just an assist trophy. Golden Sun is amazing.

  • URFTBOUND4LIFE .

    Cool. I never played Golden Sun before so it’s new to me

  • Capt. Smoker

    *fart noise*

  • link2nintendo

    What happened to the GameFans podcasts?? Are you guys/gal not making them anymore??

  • Michael Ocampo

    The fact that F-Zero got beat by Golden Sun in this poll doesn’t exactly help out unless if you’re a Golden Sun fan.

    • C4

      Well, Maximum Velocity isn’t exactly the most popular one of the F-Zero games.

      • Michael Ocampo

        So Maximum Velocity is considered the worst by many and GX is the best by many? This would help me out A LOT because I’ve only played Maximum Velocity and it was kinda meh.

        • David Trail

          F-Zero GX is the best!

        • C4

          Depends. All tracks are basically flat in the SNES’ “Mode 7″ style like in the first F-Zero.

          F-Zero 64 and GX both have crazy (in a good way) tracks, which IMHO is part of why they are great.

          • Michael Ocampo

            ohh ok, thanks! I wanted to get the original F-Zero on Club Nintendo a while back but it didn’t interest me that much

  • Leo

    Wow!!! Golden Sun!!! I love it!!! I wish they would make a new Golden Sun for the WiiU!!!

  • Elitepwnsface

    They would blow me out of the water if we saw a Golden Sun game on the console

  • Tron Javolta

    Has anybody went to look at Wii U games on Wal-Marts website and seen the Zelda 2 game on there? It says available Nov. 2014, and it has Yarn Yoshi for 2014 too. Idk I just thought it was weird that hey had it labeled Zelda 2.

  • Dominicruz

    Golden Sun is the best RPG on GBA l love that game

  • Kenshin0011

    How about make a new Golden Sun and F-Zero for Wii U?

  • Graeme Lynch

    Golden Sun! Finally Nintendo I can play my WiiU again.
    Now only if Camelot were hired to create a new Golden Sun for the WiiU! I can but dream.

  • darkcreap

    Neither. I want Yoshi’s Island remake.

  • SP-937-215

    Golden Sun, huh? You know that forest… the one where you have to push the logs around and walk across the water? Yeah, that fucking bitch level with it’s random attacks the whole time that make you forget which side of the map you came in almost made me slash my wrists. Other than that I don’t remember much about the game other than getting lost on the world map a million times.

  • Mithiragi

    Starfox, Metroid, and F-Zero are all I want.

  • Nintenjoe82

    Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga or Golden Sun??? Which do I choose.

    • David Trail

      Both

      • Nintenjoe82

        Pretend I am buying one GBA cart to take on a holiday that will probably last 2 weeks but the weather might be shit so I will get lots of playing time. I am more interested in the combat and graphics than I am in the story.

  • David Trail

    Going to get both of these. I love playing GBA classics on my Wii U. Superstar Saga is amazing!

  • Ian Settlemyer

    Isaac and Captain Falcon for SSB4!

  • T-X

    Maybe Captain Falcon will be announced this month for SSB4-

  • Brandon

    no multiplayer no buy. the fucking sad thing is WE WEREN’T EVEN GIVEN A REASON!!!

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    Check out Golden Sun application on android , it have the latest golden sun series news wallpaper info walkthrough soundtrack……

    http://www.1mobile.com/golden-sun-1621676.html

    This app is truly essential to all Golden sun Series players. It works offline too, so you have access to a huge amount of Articles at all times.