May 8, 2014 – Two times the blue bomber on the 3DS, and a greedy adventure on the Wii U round out this week's highlights. See all of this week's updates at noon today on your favorite Nintendo digital storefront.
Wario Land 4 (Game Boy Advance) – Nintendo, $7.99
Trine 2: Director's Cut – 50% off through May 26
Grinsia – Nicalis, $9.99
Parking Star 3D – Circle Entertainment, $2.99
THE "DENPA" MEN 3: The Rise of Digitoll – Genius Sonority, $9.99
Mega Man II – Capcom
Mega Man III – Capcom
Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends
THE "DENPA" MEN 3: The Rise of Digitoll
50% off select Joindots games – now through May 12
Aqua Moto Racing 3D – 25% off through May 12
Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl & Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan – on sale May 12-19
Ah, good ol' Mega Man. The second is the worst of the Gameboy bunch, but still enjoyable for what it is. The third is when the series really starts to pick up and carve a name for itself. At least, IMO.
WL4 has a few things in common with Shake It, like the life bar, the emphasis on treasure hunting, and the end-of-level escape sequence. I do think Shake It adds a few extra elements that make it more rewarding (like the challenges feature), but WL4 is a pretty good smaller take on that concept if you really enjoyed it.
I feel like nearly every under-the-radar Mega Man VC release is received with "eh, this one's alright, but it's really this OTHER one that's good". My wallet is ready, people! Just tell me when to buy!
Shake It always felt pretty different from Wario Land 4 to me. I mean, the concept is similar, but it feels different. I dunno. WL4 is pretty funny (those collectible CDs are fucking crazy!), though a regression from WL3, in my eyes.
@ploot Is it original? How many of these GB Mega Man games have original content? (Keep in mind, I still have to play past Mega Man TWO on the collection (and I have the X Collection waiting, as well).)
Man, I would love a straight-up sequel to Wario Land 3. On a home console, especially. And how do we still not have Wario Land VB on the 3DS Virtual Console? Buy M2 out of their Sega remake contract, Nintendo!