Even without 8-Bit Summer coming up, I'd be pretty satisfied this week. Two solid eShop games, a demo, plus DSiWare. And a sale on VVVVVV? Buy that shit right now. (Actually you should probably wait till the sale starts... but once it does buy that shit right then.)
This is a good week. I'd jump on VVVVVV if I didn't already own the PC version, which I'll never play.
Bomb Monkey could be good, but I just found a used copy of Meteos for 6 bucks, and it seems like the better puzzle game. Marvel Pinball should be good, especially on a 3DS XL, however, the marvel-specific tables never interested me that much. Downloading the Rhythm Thief demo as soon as I get home, can't wait for that game!
And a nice couple of 200-point DSiWare games. If DSiWare is going to live on, I'd be ok with it if all the games are in this price range as an alternative to meatier eShop games.
So after trying the Rhythm Thief and the Emperor's Treasure demo, I'm DEFINITELY gonna add it to my "must buy" list. I love me some kooky, quirky rhythm games with good, fun music. And this game fits that bill to a T.
I just hope the game's challenge increases in the final release. I was able to get "Rhythm King" rankings on each of the events in the demo fairly easily. That may be due to my vast experience with Elite Beat Agents, but it was really the only slightly disappointing thing about it. Everything else was FABULOUS.
VVVVVV is a great game, fellas. It is definitely worth the asking price. I'm a little upset with the Zen Pinball folks- if you already have Zen Pinball, the X-Men Pinball should just be a 3.00 download extra.