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Nintendo Download: 5th March 2010 (Europe)

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

"Retro" delights from Capcom, along with plenty of other things.

There's quite a lot to downloads to pick from this week. The Virtual Console makes yet another return after being nowhere in sight the past two weeks, while Capcom has released not one, but two new "retro" games at once. Also finally available in Europe is the third installment in the Bit.Trip series, along with several other games!

To most, the biggest release of the week will be Mega Man 10. The previous game proved to be one of the best games in the "classic" Mega Man series, and this one is no slouch either. Once again sporting a vintage 8-bit look, complete with a perfectly accurate NES-style soundtrack and accompanying sound effects, it's yet another fantastic nostalgia trip for retro fans - Despite being completely new. It costs 1000 Wii Points.

It took a while, but Bit.Trip Void, the third game in the Bit.Trip series, has finally made it over here. Once again accompanied by a complete change of premise, this time, you take control of a large black void, as you freely move around the screen to catch black beats, growing in size and scoring points as you do so. But don't get too greedy - Get too big and you'll have trouble dodging everything else, which means you'll have to grab white dots at the right times to shrink in size and continue scoring. Once again a complete overhaul in gameplay (As this time you actually have free control over something), we thought it easily stood up to the previous two entries in the series. It costs 600 Wii Points, just like the other two.

It's been two weeks, and the Virtual Console once again only gets one, lonely new game this time. It's Zaxxon, Sega's isometric shoot 'em up, which was decently popular and received ports to several systems. Thankfully, this is the original, and arguably best version - The arcade one! It's not really great by today's standards, but is still somewhat enjoyable. We'll have a full review soon. It only costs 500 Wii Points.

Capcom's other new "retro" game this week is Dark Void Zero for DSiWare, another NES-style action game, meant to provide some backstory to the recent PC/PS3/360 game, Dark Void. Surprise, surprise - Zero actually managed to be more popular with critics than the game it accompanied. We don't have a review of Dark Void, for obvious reasons, but Zero is easily one of the best games on DSiWare, and you would make a wise choice in picking it up as fast as possible. It costs 500 DSi Points.

Also on DSiWare now is Pinball Pulse: The Ancients Beckon, which is, of course, a pinball game. But don't lose interest just yet - It's by the creators of Metroid Prime Pinball, which was really quite good. This one isn't on the same level, but it's nonetheless quite enjoyable, and also DSiWare's only pinball game. It costs 500 DSi Points.

Globulos Party is a collection of 20 mini-games, starring various colourful characters. All games feature the same general "gimmick" - You give your characters instructions on where to move, as your opponent does the same. Then you hit a "Go" button, after which all moves will instantly be carried out simultaneously. The game's been out in North America since last Monday, so we should have a review any day now! It costs 500 DSi Points.

The last two DSiWare games are pretty much guaranteed to be very similar to their predecessors. Flips: The Bubonic Builders is another digital book for the young'uns, from the same retail game the previous one was from. It costs 500 DSi Points again. Real Football 2010 is, of course, the follow-up to Real Football 2009, and should once again be a football/soccer title of near-retail quality. it's the only DSiWare game this week that costs more than 500 points, because it's 800. Every European country except the UK and Ireland has also gotten New English Training: Learn with Tempo - Advanced Edition, an English learning tool for those who lack the language skills. It costs 800 DSi Points.

That's all this week! Will you be sampling any of Capcom's simultaneously new and old offerings?

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User Comments (37)

Kurachi

#4

Kurachi said:

i dont like it, we dont get much games anymore, while we could get more games if they would let us get em

oh well, waiting even longer for a good game for me

Sneaker13

#5

Sneaker13 said:

Nothing for me (want Mega Man 10, but still need to get 9 first). Strange about Muscle March though.

cheapogamer4life

#6

cheapogamer4life said:

A+ week from Nintendo this week. Dsiware just looks pure awesome! Kinda feel sorry for the few who gave up on the DSI and cash theirs in, but for everybody in EU who stuck it out....Enjoy :)

pixelman

#7

pixelman said:

Great week for EU. I played Zaxxon once a LONG time ago. I sucked at it but it was pretty fun. :3

Bankai

#9

Bankai said:

I don't think Australia got Globulos Party. Pinball should be worth nabbing, though, and Bit Trip on the Wii. Not a fan of retro games - so Dark Void and Mega Man won't be for me, and have no interest in flips or Gameloft.

But two games in one week is good value.

killer6370

#10

killer6370 said:

You forgot a game in this list or ist it Germany only?( here in germany we got an English trainer too its a part from the orginal English trainer for DS from Nintendo)this was a full release but Nintendo splitted it for dsi ware like they did with electroplancton

here New English Training: Learn with Tempo Advanced Edition (Nintendo, No UK release) - 800 Points

WarioFan63

#21

WarioFan63 said:

Any word on Zaxxon getting a US release?

It was ESRB rated not too long ago. It's very possible it'll show up Monday.

MrFrosty

#22

MrFrosty said:

No Super Mario Kart
No Indiana Jones

lots of dsiware games (just wish I had a dsi)

but at least I can get MegaMan 10 to hold me over for awhile :)

Rensch

#25

Rensch said:

Ah! Mega Man 10 is here. I musn't forget to pick up a Wii Points Card on the way home.

Jeroen1

#26

Jeroen1 said:

Gerbils, Pump Man is a cheap bastard. Haven't had that much fun with a game in a while though.

antster1983

#30

antster1983 said:

I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again...

At 12:02 pm today, my DSi XL arrived in beautiful wine red. It's now having it's first charge. So now I'm going into town to buy some DSi XL accessories - carry case (might need to be a hold-all you take on a plane!), extra styluses, etcetera. Also I'll be taking the DS Lite for one last outing (playing Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes) before I let my mum have it.

FonistofCruxis

#32

FonistofCruxis said:

Apart from flips it's a great week!! The games I'm most interested in are mega man 10 and bit. trip void.

3230ru

#33

3230ru said:

thanx NoE for this nice update! I will buy Pinball and Dark Void for sure, though Mega man, Zaxxon and Bit.trip are also great updates.

JoeDiddley

#35

JoeDiddley said:

WOW. Been waiting for Pinball Pulse for what feels like ages. Will get Bit Trip and Dark Zero at some point too.

Porky

#37

Porky said:

I find it funny that more NA people like this update than Europe/Uk.

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