Due to a public Holiday in various countries, we didn't receive the Nintendo Download as early as normal. Thankfully we now have the translated line-up from Germany for your reading pleasure below. It's mostly about the Wii U and 3DS this week, with retro and new delights to enjoy, while the Wii Virtual Console steps in with some Neo Geo action. Let's get to the details.
Wii U Virtual Console
Ghosts 'n Goblins (Capcom, £3.49 / €4.99) — This is the US version of the game. The NES title that would eventually spawn last week's brilliant SNES arrival, Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts. It's classic 8-bit running, jumping and attacking, with a legendary level of difficulty to boot. We'll have someone take another look at the Wii U version soon, but until then you can check out our 3DS Virtual Console Ghosts 'n Goblins review, where we gave it a solid recommendation.
Wii U eShop Discounts
Toki Tori 2 (Two Tribes, £9.74 / €11.24 until 6th June, normally £12.99 / €14.99)
Chasing Aurora (Broken Rules, a permanent reduction to £5.89 / €6.49, was originally £10.79 / €11.99)
The Denpa Men 2: Beyond the Waves (Genius Sonority, £8.99 / €9.99) — A long awaited sequel for those that enjoyed the dungeon crawling, AR seeking gameplay of the original. This is a relentlessly charming game that also encourages you to take your 3DS on the road, while improving on the first title in almost every way. We gave it a glowing recommendation in our The Denpa Men 2: Beyond the Waves review.
SpeedX 3D Hyper Edition (Gamelion Studios, £1.79 / €1.99) — While a less expensive 'hyper' version of the excellent SpeedX 3D sounds too good to be true, that's because it is. This fresh release hits Europe at a lower price point than in North America and offers improved visuals, a smoother framerate and new music. Unfortunately it strips away the variety of different modes, making it more of a drop-in arcade score chaser. It earned a thoroughly commendable 8/10 in our SpeedX 3D Hyper Edition review, but is potentially far more attractive to newcomers than those considering a double-dip.
3DS Virtual Console
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (Nintendo, £5.39 / €5.99) — Already confirmed for North America this week, this is one part of the much anticipated dual arrival of the highly regarded Zelda Oracle Game Boy Color titles. We'll be reviewing this fresh 3DS release soon.
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (Nintendo, £5.39 / €5.99) — The other half of the double bill, and when owned alongside Oracle of Ages will enable the original Game Boy Color link cable functionality on the 3DS, unlocking tweaks in the experience and an all-new end boss. Watch out for our upcoming review.
3DS Virtual Console Discount
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (Nintendo, £4.49 / €4.99 until 20th June, normally €5.99)
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (Nintendo, £4.49 / €4.99 until 20th June, normally €5.99)
3DS Retail Download
Mario & Sonic at the London Olympic Games (SEGA, £24.99 / €39.99)
Wii Virtual Console
The King of Fighters '98 (D4 Enterprise, 900 Nintendo Points) — It's Neo Geo fighting goodness, once again, and perhaps something we shouldn't take for granted on the Wii platform. This is considered by many as the definitive entry in this particular series, and it serves to provide players with some of the most popular fighters from the franchise. You can check out our glowing recommendation in our The King of Fighters '98 review
So there you have it, not the longest list of downloadable goodies but one packed with goodies. Let us know your download plans in the poll and comments below.
A special thanks to Daan Koopman (NintenDaan) for the translated details from the German press release.
What will you be downloading first this week? (241 votes)
- Ghosts 'n Goblins (Wii U Virtual Console)4%
- Toki Tori 2 (Wii U eShop temporary discount)2%
- Chasing Aurora (Wii U eShop permanent discount)1%
- The Denpa Men 2: Beyond the Waves (3DS eShop)9%
- SpeedX 3D Hyper Edition (3DS eShop)2%
- The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (3DS Virtual Console)38%
- The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (3DS Virtual Console)21%
- Mario & Sonic at the London Olympic Games (3DS retail download)1%
- The King of Fighters '98 (Wii Virtual Console)3%
- Nothing for me this week19%
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