Nintendo Selects series gets more games

Following the apparent success of Nintendo’s recent “Nintendo Selects” series – classic Wii games considered as shining examples of the console’s best, given a reduced price and brand new red-and-gold packaging to make them feel extra special – Nintendo has announced the addition of new games to the series.

Originally launched on May 20 in Europe, the Nintendo Selects series of four classic Wii Games – WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Mario Strikers Charged Football, Animal Crossing: Let’s Go to the City, and Wii Sports – will on September 16 have two more games added to this repertoire – Super Mario Galaxy and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. This makes six games in Europe now given the honour of being considered Nintendo’s “Gold-Standard” Wii Games.

North American players get a slightly different and larger list of titles, with the four Nintendo Select titles of Mario Super Sluggers, Animal Crossing: City Folk, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Wii Sports being joined on August 28 with a further four titles: Punch-Out!!, Mario Strikers Charged, Super Mario Galaxy and Super Paper Mario.

The new entries to the regional line-ups makes WarioWare: Smooth Moves the only of the six European Nintendo Selects games to remain exclusive to Europe so far; while Americans get Mario Super Sluggers, Punch-Out!! and Super Paper Mario to themselves until at least next time around. What a gyp, huh? Still, what’s your take on the new entries to Nintendo’s “Select” list?

5 Responses

  1. yay go noth america!
    i love zelda and mario from nintendo, thats really it though besides donkey kong but that wasnt listed here

    • As a European myself, I’m actually jealous – I’d much prefer to have the American “Classics” so far. But I guess after having got the last four Pokémon titles on our shores a week before you guys, y’all deserve an ego boost. I’ll stop there as I don’t want fighting on my websites.

  2. What are your thoughts on the rise of the dollar?

    • Actually, what genuinely surprised me recently was my discovery that as of late, the American Dollar and the Canadian Dollar are almost at parity. Considering that it’s become accepted as fact by most that everything is more expensive in Canada, it’s quite a shock.