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Nintendo Download - June 28, 2012

by Andy Goergen - June 28, 2012, 8:46 am EDT
Total comments: 5

It's time to get even more Zen.

This week for the Nintendo downloadable platform brings us two new DSiWare games, two new eShop games, one new 3DS demo, and a sale on a 3DS favorite.

3DS eShop Games:

Marvel Pinball 3D - $7.99
This game is the Zen Studios followup to Zen Pinball 3D, featuring four tables based on Marvel properties. Included in the game are tables based on Iron Man, Blade, Fantastic Four, and Captain America. As with Zen Pinball 3D, Marvel Pinball 3D features online leaderboards to compare your scores with your friends. Check out Patrick's review here.

Bomb Monkey - $4.99
Bomb Monkey, a game that requires that you hold your 3DS sideways (book-style) is a block-dropping puzzle game with multiple game modes and versus and cooperative play on the same 3DS. Dropping blocks and bombs is crucial to victory in this arcade-style puzzler. Neal reviewed the game; take a look.

DSiWare Games:

Flip the Core - $1.99
Flip the Core is an unusual take on the side-scrolling shoot-em-up that allows the player to flip the viewpoint that can help avoid enemies or find new paths forward. The game contains multiple weapons and power-ups and a unique art style.

Escape the Virus: Swarm Survival - $1.99
This game plays like a take on the classic game of Snake, as you navigate a top-down environment to collect pieces of DNA to add to your tail. The longer the tail, the higher the score, but the easier it is to run into an enemy and lose.

3DS Game Demos:

Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance - FREE
This game was actually released last week during the Nintendo Direct event, but it is listed in this week's press release.

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure - FREE This rhythm action game is headed to North America on July 10, 2012, but you can check out a free demo today. Even better, Japan Correspondant Danny Bivens reviewed the game in March.

eShop Sales:

VVVVVV - $4.99
Down from it's usual price of $7.99, this gravity-bending puzzle-platformer with a retro flair is on sale from Friday June 29 at 9 am (PDT) through Sunday July 1 at 9 pm (PDT). If you've been waiting to check out VVVVVV, there's never been a better time. Neal reviewed it upon release last December.

Nintendo Download - June 28, 2012

Nintendo Download

Nintendo eShop
Marvel Pinball 3D 
Marvel Pinball 3D is the ultimate superhero pinball experience, featuring original tables based on legendary characters from the Marvel universe, including Iron Man, Captain America and the Fantastic Four. (For Nintendo 3DS™)

Nintendo eShop
Bomb Monkey™ 
Blok Bombing is a fine and ancient sport invented by a small, creative troop of primates called Bomb Monkeys. The goal is simple: do not allow the bloks rising from the jungle floor to knock you from your perch. (For Nintendo 3DS)

Nintendo eShop
Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure™ (demo version) 
Tap the screen, swipe the stylus and control the gyro to the beat of the music to maneuver Raphael in a variety of rhythm-based challenges. Download the free game demo now in the Nintendo eShop. 
(For Nintendo 3DS)

Nintendo eShop
Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] (demo version) 
When Sora and Riku are sent into the Sleeping Worlds, they will face new enemies and make new friends in worlds they've never entered before. Download the free game demo now in the Nintendo eShop. (For Nintendo 3DS)

Game of the Weekend

  Nintendo eShop
The "Game of the Weekend" program has kicked off in the Nintendo eShop, making select digital Nintendo 3DS games available at a discount. This weekend's featured title VVVVVV – a game inspired by the classic 8-bit era and the direction of gravity – is available at a special price of $4.99. Offer is valid from 9 a.m. Pacific time on Friday, June 29, through 9 p.m. Pacific time on Sunday, July 1. 

Also New This Week

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS™ system, to the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and to the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Thursdays. 

The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service and features games, applications and videos in both 2D and 3D. Users can add money to their virtual wallets using a credit card or by purchasing a Nintendo 3DS Prepaid Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. 

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Wii Points Card™ and Nintendo DSi Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems. 

Remember that Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visithttp://www.nintendo.com/wiihttp://www.nintendo.com/3ds or http://www.nintendo.com/ds/.


geoJune 28, 2012

Wow, I might actually pick up vvvvvv now.  I have it on steam already, so I felt it was a bit much to pay 8 bucks for a game I already own.  I'll contemplate picking up the 3DS version now.

TurdFurgyJune 28, 2012

WUT?! I just bought VVVVVV! D;

V*6 for $V? Sold.

Also picking up the Rhythm Thief demo as a last hurrah for Sega.

leahsdadJune 28, 2012

Wow...I honestly thought that Nintendo would never do sales on downloads.  I stand pleasantly corrected.  This changes everything for me.  Every Thursday, I would look at the downloads, pick something I wanted, and buy it then and there.  This really motivates me to wait for sales now.

Quote from: leahsdad

Wow...I honestly thought that Nintendo would never do sales on downloads.  I stand pleasantly corrected.  This changes everything for me.  Every Thursday, I would look at the downloads, pick something I wanted, and buy it then and there.  This really motivates me to wait for sales now.

This is exactly why Nintendo was hesitant to do sales.

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