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Nintendo Download: May 8-14, 2014.
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May 08, 2014, 17:06:27
 
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.

Wii U

Virtual Console

  • Wario Land 4 (Game Boy Advance) – Nintendo, $7.99

    Sales

  • Trine 2: Director's Cut – 50% off through May 26

    3DS

    eShop Games

  • Grinsia – Nicalis, $9.99
  • Parking Star 3D – Circle Entertainment, $2.99
  • THE "DENPA" MEN 3: The Rise of Digitoll – Genius Sonority, $9.99

    Virtual Console

  • Mega Man II – Capcom
  • Mega Man III – Capcom

    Demos

  • Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends
  • THE "DENPA" MEN 3: The Rise of Digitoll

    Sales

  • 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

    DSiWare

  • Jewel Match – Joindots, $4.99
  • Jewel Quest 4 Heritage – Tulip Games, $7.99
  • Sokimania 2: Cool Job – Cinemax, $1.99

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    Posted: 05/08/14, 17:06:27  - Edited by 
     on: 05/08/14, 17:06:14    
     
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    @VofEscaflowne
    I bought, like, a hundred dollars worth during a sale. Then I found a better deal and bought another hundred dollars worth. Before finding out that I couldn't return the first batch.

    It's kind of awesome, though. It's like one of those shopping spree game shows. "Yumi's Odd Odyssey? Why the hell not!"


    Posted by 
     on: 05/08/14, 23:44:25
    @Anand

    Oh, I did something similar. Well it was on purpose during the time Nintendo gave you 10$ for putting 100$ on your account. I'm still sitting at 80 or 90$ cause there's barely anything I want digital


    Posted by 
     on: 05/08/14, 23:47:06
    Already have Wario Land 4 on 3DS and the cartridge for Mega Man II, but might check out Mega Man III since I don't have that.


    Posted by 
     on: 05/09/14, 03:37:55
    Grinsia looks very nice, and I like the comment about it featuring SNES style music, but random battles? No thanks!


    Posted by 
     on: 05/09/14, 03:56:15
    Anand said:
    I've also never played Chrono Trigger.

    You should play Chrono Trigger, then.


    Posted by 
     on: 05/09/14, 17:23:04
    Ran through Mega Man II last night: I've got this game practically committed to memory, even more so than the NES game. It's a lot more drab than I remember, and the music's a little more screechy. One thing I also noticed is it's very easy to just skip enemies altogether: sometimes they don't appear on screen or attack you until after you can pass right by them. Or maybe my muscle memory is just too pro.

    Then I started Mega Man III for the first time, played through the first four robot masters. It definitely takes the production values up a notch, but it causes some serious slowdown constantly. Mega Man II was very plain-looking, but at least it ran steady. The music is mostly right out of the NES game, and actually doesn't lose much in the conversion. It does have some annoying obstacles, and I think maybe the controls are more loose and slippery than the first two GB games? But overall it's about what I expected so far, pretty good.


    Posted by 
     on: 05/10/14, 08:16:21
    @nate38

    Yeah, there is some slowdown when there are more than like, two enemies on screen at a time. God help you if there is a major explosion in the area too, because that brings the Gameboy to its knees.

    Still, it's not all that often in my experience. And the overall game is fun. Can't wait for next week...part 4 is sooooo good!!!


    Posted by 
     on: 05/10/14, 22:07:13
    @GameDadGrant Yeah I guess the slowdown's the cost of making the game feel less like a downgrade from the NES games than Wily's Revenge and MM II were. It actually has backgrounds, sometimes with moving sprites!

    I do think it's a slight improvement over MM II overall, but it would have been a whole lot better without all that slowdown.


    Posted by 
     on: 05/10/14, 23:40:35
    Anand said:
    I've also never played Chrono Trigger.

    I don't think I knew this. Head shakes sadly.


    Posted by 
     on: 05/11/14, 01:30:12
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