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
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.
@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.