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Nintendo Downloads - April 4, 2013

by Tyler Ohlew - April 4, 2013, 10:11 am PDT
Total comments: 13

Puzzled birds and whipped vampires lead today's eShop updates!

I hope last week let you take some time to catch your breath from the eShop onslaught, because it's back and swinging. Toki Tori 2 is out today for the Wii U, so be sure to check out Guillaume's review. The 3DS eShop gets some digital versions of retail releases with Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove 3D and Real Heroes: Firefighters 3D. Castlevania and NAM 1975 make up today's Virtual Console, on the 3DS and Wii respectively. If you're short on dough, or missed it the first time around, escapeVektor for the 3DS eShop is 50% off and rings up at $4.99.

3DS eShop Retail Games

Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove 3D - $19.99

3DS eShop Sales

escapeVektor - $4.99 (Normally $9.99)

Wii U eShop Games

Toki Tori 2 - $13.49 until the 19 Reg 14.99

When it comes to Toki Tori 2, forget everything you know about its predecessor. Well...wait. Don't forget about the titular bird. Oh, and it's still a puzzle platformer, so don't wipe that one yet either. Everything else though? Boom! Forget about it. You're not placing ladders anymore like a sucker, you're using the environment. See that cute owl? He's going to pick you up. What's that, you're in tall grass and he can't see you? Figure it out! It's an open world adventure, so if you're stumped, head in another direction. He can't fly, but there's a ton that Toki Tori can do.

3DS Virtual Console

Castlevania - $4.99

Ah. yes the original Castlevania for the NES. Released in 1987, I remember it for two reasons. The first is its brutal difficulty, and the second is my bewilderment that hearts don't provide health. Is that not super weird? Am I the crazy one? Regardless, Castlevania puts you in control of Simon Belmont. The year is 1691, when men were men and vampires didn't have the right to vote. It's up to you to destroy Dracula and stop his evil reign. Will you succeed? Castlevania 2. 3. 4 and so on tell me no.

Wii Virtual Console

NAM-1975 - 900 Points

I'm going to tell you a story you won't read in any history books, primarily because it never actually happened. In the last month of the Vietnam War, two soldiers stopped a laser gun from lasering the world to smithereens. Those men were Silver and Brown, two tough as nails hombres with a knack for weird nicknames. Relive their harrowing tale from a behind-the-back perspective, and take out the Vietcong that run around in the background. Can you save the kidnapped Dr. R. Muckly? Now that you know his name, do you still want to?

Talkback

i think these nes games on the handheld vc are getting out of hand. i am certain we have more nes games then gbc and gamegear combined right now, handheld vc for handheld games,

TJ SpykeApril 04, 2013

Quote from: pokepal148

i think these nes games on the handheld vc are getting out of hand. i am certain we have more nes games then gbc and gamegear combined right now, handheld vc for handheld games,

In North America (and not counting the 11 Amassador games not available to the general public):
40 Game Boy games
9 Game Boy Color games
22 NES games
3 Game Gear games

To be fair, the number of GBC games and Game Gear games that could be added (meaning not licensed, and the companies that own the rights are still around) is not huge.

yes but we aren't seeing any gb games recently and sega still has a fair amount to turn out...(that tails game)

joshnickersonApril 04, 2013

Quote from: TJ

To be fair, the number of GBC games and Game Gear games that could be added (meaning not licensed, and the companies that own the rights are still around) is not huge.

To be even fair-er, the number of *GOOD* GBC and GG games to release is even less huge.

Mop it upApril 04, 2013

Shh, quiet guys! Someone'll post a list of all the Game Boy line of games that could be released on the VC if you keep this up!

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorApril 04, 2013

For the most part, GB VC is dead to me until they get multiplayer supported in all titles.  I can't believe they released Tetris without any multi-player support.

Quote from: joshnickerson

Quote from: TJ

To be fair, the number of GBC games and Game Gear games that could be added (meaning not licensed, and the companies that own the rights are still around) is not huge.

To be even fair-er, the number of *GOOD* GBC and GG games to release is even less huge.

GG, yeah but i dunno about GBC...

Quote from: UncleBob

For the most part, GB VC is dead to me until they get multiplayer supported in all titles.  I can't believe they released Tetris without any multi-player support.

they would have to emulate the link cable, which, hasn't been friendly to them in the past (they couldn't get the gb/gbc one to work with Ruby and Sapphire)

I don't think you can emulate that hardware easily, I think they'd have to trick the software, i don't even think they can modify the emulator they may have to do it on a game to game basis which would be a pain...

but nintendo, GBA is a handheld, it goes to the handheld VC

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorApril 04, 2013

Home-grown emulators have had multi-player support for years (online, in fact... and I'm not even asking for that, though I'd take it!).

Not to mention, some of the NES games feature wireless multi-player.

AVApril 04, 2013

Anyway I'm sad that no Demo for Injustice. 360 and PS3 got it this week and its supposed to come out same day as those versions, so why no demo?

Quote from: UncleBob

Home-grown emulators have had multi-player support for years (online, in fact... and I'm not even asking for that, though I'd take it!).

Not to mention, some of the NES games feature wireless multi-player.

i'm not saying its impossible, im saying that duplicating the connectivity functions of a 24 year old handheld, may not be as easy as it looks... and I don't know if its worth it tbh,

azekeApril 04, 2013

Quote from: Mr.

Anyway I'm sad that no Demo for Injustice. 360 and PS3 got it this week and its supposed to come out same day as those versions, so why no demo?

360 demo is Gold exclusive so it doesn't count.

Quote from: azeke

Quote from: Mr.

Anyway I'm sad that no Demo for Injustice. 360 and PS3 got it this week and its supposed to come out same day as those versions, so why no demo?

360 demo is exclusive to people stupid enough to pay for Xbox Live so it doesn't count.

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