Another good week for Nintendo's downloadable games, with the extremely popular Zelda II: The Adventure of Link now being available for the 3DS for only £4.50, which in my eyes in one fantastic bargain, top that with the stunning Metal Slug series hitted the Wii with the "X" game, a beefed up edition of the sublime Metal Slug 2. Ok so there are some oddities this week too with games like Crazy Kangaroo, but with Zelda and Metal Slug on offer, who cares!
This week also sees a further four songs being made available to players of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, but overall there should be enough to keep avid gamers busy for the next week with such a sturdy collection of downloads across the Nintendo range.
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link - 3DS
This direct sequel to the original The Legend of Zelda is famed for taking the series in a new direction, while also introducing elements that would become standard in future Zelda games. In Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Link must seek the Triforce of Courage and awaken Princess Zelda from a sleeping spell. Meanwhile, Ganon’s minions are trying to resurrect their master. Zelda II uses a side-scrolling view and overworld map, and features role-playing aspects that are unique to the series.
Nintendo eShop - £4.50 (UK Only)
Crazy Kangaroo - 3DS
Meet Barney - a cute kangaroo that was caught by evil poachers but luckily fell out of the aeroplane and now has to make his way home. With intuitive Motion Sensor and Circle Pad controls, and handcrafted graphics, Crazy Kangaroo is simply perfect. Give it a shot!
Nintendo eShop - £3.60 (UK Only)
Shifting World Demo - 3DS
Demo Description: Is the floor the roof, or the roof the floor? Shift the world from black to white and back again to find your way out in this innovative puzzle platformer from the bestselling SHIFT series.
Nintendo eShop - Free
THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY - 3DS
Songs available this week include:
Gustaberg (FF11 – FMS)
The Battle for Freedom (FF12 – BMS)
Final Battle (FF10 – BMS)
In-game £0.90 each
Bookstore Dream - 3DS
Bookstore Dream is a simulation game that allows you to manage your own bookstore. Get connected with publishers and put the best books on your shelves. Be sure to keep stocks at a good level when demand goes up and if you do everything right you will be managing a popular shop before you know it.
eShop - £1.80 UK Only or Dsi Ship 200 Points
METAL SLUG X - Wii
METAL SLUG X is an improved version of Metal Slug 2. While based on Metal Slug 2, it includes the new "Iron Lizard" weapon which chases enemies and the "Drop Shot" weapon whose shots bounce. With many new enemies, the game allows you to readjust the game's difficulty by changing the positioning of bosses and other things. It also includes several arranged production features such as changed backgrounds and some rearranged BGM.
Wii Shop Channel - 900 Points