Posts Tagged ‘virtual console’
This week’s Nintendo eShop update, at least in the UK, will include not only Mighty Switch Force but the original Game Boy Tetris and Nintendo Letter Box (aka Swapnote). Letter Box is Nintendo’s StreetPass and SpotPass enabled messaging app that lets you send notes, doodles and more to your friends. Mighty Switch Force is a retro-styled 2D puzzle platformer from WayForward, developers of Mighty Flip Champs, Mighty Milky Way and Shantae. Nintendo of America has not announced whether Tetris and Swapnote will be joining Mighty Switch Force in the US this week.
Source: Official Nintendo Magazine
Nintendo is pushing out SpotPass messages to 3DS Ambassadors today, listing not only the full set of GBA games but giving them a date – this Friday, December 16th. Here’s what you can download later this week (* denotes newly revealed games):
- F-Zero: Maximum Velocity*
- Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3
- The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap*
- Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones*
- Kirby & the Amazing Mirror*
- Mario Kart: Super Circuit
- Mario vs. Donkey Kong
- Metroid Fusion
- Wario Land 4*
- WarioWare, Inc: Mega Microgame$
So what do you think? I’m really happy with this list – Minish Cap and Wario Land 4 were perhaps my most-wanted games. Fire Emblem is a pleasant surprise too, since I’ve never played any FE games before. Just remember that these games carry some limitations – don’t try and leave your 3DS in Sleep Mode while playing these!
Nintendo has confirmed that the Intelligent Systems-developed puzzle-platformer Pullblox (Pushmo in the US) will see release on the eShop this Thursday in Europe, priced at £5.40/€6. We posted the trailer here a couple weeks back, and you can check out some screenshots after the break.
Joining Pullblox in this week’s eShop update will be the VC’s second Game Boy Color release, Blaster Master: Enemy Below for £4.50/€5, and three DSiWare releases: Bloons TD 3 for £4.50/€5, Christmas Wonderland for £7.20/€8, and Crazy Hamster for £1.80/€2. No North American releases have been announced yet, but the 3DS content at least seems to be pretty similar most weeks.
Side note: the eShop is down for maintenance right now. Interesting!
Nintendo has revealed that this week’s Virtual Console release in Europe will be Metroid II: Return of Samus, the 1989 monochrome follow-up to the classic NES game that sees you taking out every remaining Metroid as you explore their home world of SR388. To be honest, this is perhaps my least favorite entry in the series – like it’s predecessor, the gameplay simply hasn’t aged well, especially when compared to the the masterpiece that followed. Still, it’s a classic Game Boy game and you can get it for £3.60/€4.00 this Thursday.
There’s a new SpotPass notification that showed up on my 3DS this morning. It’s regarding the Ambassador Program, in which I’ve opted to receive updates on. It doesn’t really say anything new, but it’s nice to see that SpotPass is working alright for this program. Here’s what the notice reads:
Thank you for updating your notification settings.
Ambassadors will be able to download 10 Game Boy Advance Virtual Console titles for free before the end of the year. As soon as details are available, you will receive an update.
Only five of the ten GBA Virtual Console games have been announced so far. They are as follows:
- Yoshi’s Island™: Super Mario™ Advance 3
- Mario Kart™: Super Circuit
- Metroid™ Fusion
- WarioWare™, Inc.: Mega Microgame$
- Mario vs. Donkey Kong™