It's Nintendo Download time once again, North America, and this week we've got retro goodies for your newest console, some top-notch gaming for the 3DS and a lot of discounted dancing. Let's get right to it.
Wii U Virtual Console
Mega Man X (Capcom, $7.99) — The first of the "X" spin-off series to grace the Super NES, it takes the basics of the original franchise and adds enhancements to controls and the hero's move-set, while also featuring lush 16-bit visuals. This is regarded by many as a classic, and we'll be revisiting it on the Wii U for a fresh review; until then you can see what we loved about it in our Wii Virtual Console Mega Man X review.
Ghosts 'n Goblins (Capcom, $4.99) — 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
Ghosts 'n Goblins and Mega Man X — If you purchase one of the these titles, you get the other at a 50% discount. This is a peculiar offer as taking it up the wrong way round could, in theory, cost you money, so if you do this be sure to buy Ghosts 'n Goblins first, to get the more expensive Mega Man X at half price. The offer ends on 6th June.
Toki Tori 2 (Two Tribes, $11.24 until 6th June, normally $14.99)
Just Dance 4 (Ubisoft, $34.99 until 4th June, normally $49.99) — As well as a reduction of the Wii U eShop game price, the following songs are on sale for $2.10 until 4th June on both Wii and Wii U.
Part of Me - Katy Perry (Wii and Wii U)
You Make Me Feel... - Cobra Starship featuring Sabi (Wii and Wii U)
Gangnam Style - PSY (Wii and Wii U)
Funhouse - P!nk (Wii only)
Make the Party (Don't Stop)(N) - Bunny Beatz (Wii only)
One Thing - One Direction (Wii and Wii U)
Dagomba (2)/(3D) - Sorcerer (Wii and Wii U)
Heavy Cross - Gossip (Wii and Wii U)
Hit The Lights - Selena Gomez & The Scene (Wii and Wii U)
So Glamorous - Harlin James & Clav (Wii and Wii U)
Want U Back - Cher Lloyd featuring Astro (Wii only)
We R Who We R - Ke$ha (Wii and Wii U)
Oath - Cher Lloyd featuring Becky G (Wii and Wii U)
Boom (3) - MC Magico and Alex Wilson (Wii and Wii U)
The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars (Wii and Wii U)
Gold Dust - DJ Fresh (Wii and Wii U)
Professor Pumplestickle (2D)/(3D) - Nick Phoenix & Thomas J. Bergersen (Wii and Wii U)
Die Young - Ke$ha (Wii and Wii U)
Primadonna - Marina and the Diamonds (Wii and Wii U)
Baby Girl (2)/(3D) - Reggaeton (Wii only)
The Denpa Men 2: Beyond the Waves (Genius Sonority, $11.99) — 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.
Gummy Bears Mini Golf (Enjoy Gaming, $5.99) — The Gummy Bears return to the 3DS eShop after an incredibly short break, this time for some golfing shenanigans. It's a minor improvement over the first franchise appearance, but only by a little, and has some issues holding it back. You'll be able to read all about it when our review is posted, very soon.
3DS Virtual Console
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (Nintendo, $5.99) — A release that prompted much nostalgic hype when revealed via Nintendo Direct earlier this year, this is one part of the 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, $5.99) — 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, $4.99 until 20th June, normally $5.99)
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (Nintendo, $4.99 until 20th June, normally $5.99)
3DS Retail Demo
Project X Zone (Capcom, free) — European gamers were fortunate enough to get a free sample of this mash-up action RPG last week, and now it's the turn of North America. This Imperial Demo — the same as the sample released in Europe — will be available from 4th June, and should be a guaranteed download as it's absolutely free. You can see what we thought of it in our Project X Zone demo hands on.
So that's your lot, with a good mixture covering various genres and price points. Let us know how you'll be spending your dollars in the poll and comments below.
What will you be downloading first this week? (391 votes)
- Mega Man X (Wii U Virtual Console)8%
- Ghosts 'n Goblins (Wii U Virtual Console)1%
- Toki Tori 2 (Wii U eShop discount)1%
- Just Dance 4 (Wii U retail download and DLC discounts) 0%
- The Denpa Men 2: Beyond the Waves (3DS eShop)5%
- Gummy Bears Mini Golf (3DS eShop)1%
- The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (3DS Virtual Console)12%
- The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (3DS Virtual Console)9%
- Mega Man X and Ghosts 'n Goblins together, for the discount4%
- Both Oracle games together, for the GBC Link play33%
- Just the Project X demo for me17%
- Nothing for me this week10%
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