September 12, 2013 - There's at least 101 reasons to get excited about this week's Nintendo Download! The Wonderful 101 debuts on Sunday, and Link's second NES adventure hits the Virtual Console today. Tecmo Bowl hits the 3DS Virtual Console, and a demo the latest installment in the Etrian Odyssey series drops today. DSiWare gets a few new titles, and some Wii U and 3DS eShop games go on sale this week! Be sure to check out all of this week's updates on your favorite digital storefront today at noon EDT.
Wii U eShop
The Wonderful 101 - Nintendo, $59.99 (available September 15)
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES) - Nintendo, $4.99
Tecmo Bowl (NES) - Tecmo Koei, $4.99
Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millenium Girl - Atlus
Letter Challenge - EnjoyUp Games, $2.99
Tales to Enjoy! Little Red Riding Hood - EnjoyUp Games, $1.99
Tales to Enjoy! Puss in Boots - EnjoyUp Games, $1.99
@GameDadGrant I just wish it was Tecmo Super Bowl(although the use of Super Bowl is probably why it'll never happen) with the multiple seasons mode instead of the first game with only a handful of teams yet again.
I downloaded Zelda II today, and... I realize this is oddly specific, but does Nintendo put some kind of smoothing filter on VC (or NES specifically) games? I was playing it and the bricks in the areas where you meet the wise men looked different from how I remembered, and after comparing them online they look less detailed or something.
@rebonack Wow, those bricks look significantly different. I don't think that can be explained simply by having a certain filter on them. I do know that Zelda II in general is edited in newer releases to remove the flashing lights when Link dies, but I don't know about any changes to the actual in-game artwork.
@carlosrox Not sure why it looks so dark, it looks fine on my TV / GamePad. Maybe something to do with the way Miiverse does screenshots, I dunno.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks they look significantly different, although I'm probably the only one who noticed without a side-by-side comparison... (Also not a fan of the aspect ratio stretching)
Agreed! They can skip Mega Man II if they want though, just so we can get to the good stuff starting with the third game. And then move right along with the awesomeness of Mega Man IV and Mega Man V. Those games were amazing, and honestly better than their NES counterparts, IMHO.
Wouldn't mind playing through the Mega Man Xtreme games, too. Though...those weren't quite as good as the "original" Gameboy Mega Man games.
@GameDadGrant I can't compare them to the original Mega Man games on Game Boy, but Xtreme and Xtreme 2 I hope get rereleased as well. The first Xtreme is not all that amazing (the vast majority of it is a downscaled half-port of X and X2), but Xtreme 2 is a pretty awesome game in its own right.