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Nintendo Download: 21st January 2011 (Europe)

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

More Capcom classics

Virtual Console is the clear winner this week with two new Capcom arcade games, but that's not to say the rest should be ignored outright. Although WiiWare only gets one new download, DSiWare gets four of them, so hopefully there's something for everyone.

WiiWare

Spot the Differences! (Sanuk Games, 500pts) – Another difference-spotting game, this one is strangely one letter apart from having the exact same title as a DSiWare game by a different company. We'll see if it's any good soon.

WiiWare Demos

Gods vs. Humans (Zallag) – A rather straight-forward strategy title. We didn't think too much of it in our Gods vs. Humans review, but now you can decide for yourself whether the full game is worth the 1500 Wii Point price tag or not.

Virtual Console

1942 (Virtual Console Arcade, Capcom, 800pts) – One of Capcom's most well-known vertical shoot 'em ups, this one is generally regarded as a good game, but a bit outclassed when compared to its sequels We'll have our own review available soon.

Black Tiger (Virtual Console Arcade, Capcom, 800pts) – Another action/platformer in a somewhat similar vein to Ghosts 'n Goblins, but thankfully quite a bit less difficult, despite featuring many more gameplay elements. Our review should be up within the next few days.

DSiWare

Rhythm Core Alpha (SoftEgg Enterprises, 500pts) – Another music creation device, this one is not designed to be flashy but simply effective, which means you'll pretty much see nothing but black and white text and backgrounds, making it also resemble DOSBox in a way. You can read more in our Rhythm Core Alpha review.

101 Shark Pets (Teyon, 500pts) – A shark pet sim, we didn't really think it was too outstanding, but it's not too bad either. Read our 101 Shark Pets review for all our thoughts.

505 Tangram (GameOn, 500pts) – A puzzle game we've seen before, where you have to use a number of angular shapes in order to fill up a figure. The trick is figuring out which piece goes where. We'll let you know our thoughts soon.

Missy Mila: Twisted Tales (Planet Nemo Productions, 200pts) – Another interactive book, this one is actually a collection of five stories, so it should be a bit more appealing to those who like this sort of thing. We'll review it soon.

Anything that catches your eye this week?

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User Comments (24)

WanderFan91

#1

WanderFan91 said:

Black Tiger is easier, yes.
I like it, though I find some of the sound effects out of place for this type of game, imo.

Bass_X0

#3

Bass_X0 said:

Gods vs Humans teaches us that hating God weakens his destructive power against us and that loving God grants him more power to prevent us from reaching our goals. I didn't like demo much, too slow, dull and confusing. I let the humans reach the top on purpose.

Bankai

#5

Bankai said:

@4 Considering how long Mighty Flip Champs took to get released in EU/AU, I wouldn't expect to see Shantae until 2013

FonistofCruxis

#6

FonistofCruxis said:

Hopefully we'll get Shantae next week.
@waltzelf Near the end of November, wayforward said that it would be released in eu/au in the next 8 weeks.

MeloMan

#9

MeloMan said:

SHRIEK!!!! You guys got 1942 AND Black Tiger? If it's anything like the last release when I finally got my hands on Ghost and Goblins Arcade, then I will surely be looking forward to both of these come Monday!

WarioFan63

#10

WarioFan63 said:

I think this Spot the Differences existed before Spot the Difference. And one of these is getting release on the service that the other one is one so it's just gonna get more confusing from here on it.

KDR_11k

#11

KDR_11k said:

I think I got both of these VC games from a Capcom arcade classics collection for the PS2. Outside of those it's a really meh list, not even Glory Days.

Omega

#12

Omega said:

Black Tiger looks like a game that I could have much fun with. I used to have these games on the Commodore 64. Space Harrier, Ghosts'n Goblins, Black Tiger, Forgotten Worlds... They all existed on the "bread box". But I never dreamt of having the original arcade versions. That's fantastic. Oh, and I hope we get Ghouls'n Ghosts Arcade, too.

Sneaker13

#13

Sneaker13 said:

Spot the Differences! better be something special. Otherwise nothing for me. The demo of Gods vs. Humans couldn't interest me.

Tethers

#15

Tethers said:

8€ for 1942?! That is, again, really too expensive for a 27 (!!!) year old game...

@ mariofanatic128 & Shantae: The 8 weeks ended on January 15th...

That_Guy_from_Faxana

#16

That_Guy_from_Faxana said:

Sorry, Black Tiger hasn´t aged well. The controls are very frustrating when it comes to platforming, it´s definitly not a more accessible Ghosts´n Goblins. 1942 plays decent, but seriously it´s a very unexciting design. Nothing great on VC this week.

cyrus_zuo

#17

cyrus_zuo said:

Loved Black Tiger in the old arcades. It was a game you could live a LONG time on a quarter once you were good at it, much looking forward to it :).

...though if it were Strider I'd be freaked-out happy. I don't know why Capcom uses 2nd and 3rd tier games to see if it is worth doing VCA on the Wii. Why not go for the gold with Strider and Magic Sword?

RetroWarrior

#20

RetroWarrior said:

Great to see Black Tiger on the Virtual Console! I'm hoping for more arcade games to be released in the future, not only by Capcom.

dizzy_boy

#21

dizzy_boy said:

ahh, 1942. them were they days.
as a kid i remember i could get a can of lemonade, a pack of refreshers candy a few games of 1942 down at the beach arcade for less than a quid.
how things have changed.

Vinsanity

#22

Vinsanity said:

capcom's arcade games are actually a pretty nice boost to the Virtual Console, though the 800 point price is killer. These should be cheaper, for sure. But Black Tiger is rad. Sonson was fun. I hope they keep it up.

I'd also like some other guys to knock out their late 80's/early 90's arcade games now. Like Konami, who signed a deal with Microsoft to put arcade games on Game Room. Clearly, THEY don't care much whether or not gamers download these in droves. I'd like to see Square-Enix do so as well, since they own Taito's back catalog, and I wanna play Rastan!

paburrows

#23

paburrows said:

Man I loved Black Tiger in the arcades. I really think that it is really worth the price, $8 for a game that would have probably have been $50 on previous systems via a cartrage and its a bigger game then most of the Nintendo DS games. I really hope that we get it on Monday!

And I second getting Rastan! Along with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1 & 2, X-Men (the 6 player arcade), The Simpsons, Double Dragon 1 & 2 (arcade) Ikari Warriors 2 (Arcade) and a lot of other arcade games.

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