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Nintendo Download for October 25, 2012.
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October 25, 2012, 16:16:08
 
This week's Nintendo Download is packed full of content! Three Virtual Console games, two new eShop games, a new demo, a Mutant Mudds update, a new DSiWare title, and two New Super Mario Bros. 2 level packs drop today, October 25. A brand new Professor Layton game for 3DS arrives in the eShop Sunday, October 28.

eShop Exclusives
Castlevania: The Adventure
(3DS Virtual Console (Game Boy) - Konami, $2.99)
Ghosts & Goblins (3DS Virtual Console (NES) - Capcom, $4.99)
Liberation Maiden (3D Digital Download - Level 5, $7.99)
Marvell Pinball Demo (3D Digital Download - ZEN Studios, free)
Mutant Mudds Update (3D Digital Download - Renegade Kid, free for current owners)
NightSky (3D Digital Download - Nicalis, $9.99)
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (3DS Retail Download, Available October 28 - Nintendo, $39.99)

DSiWare (also available in the eShop)
18th Gate
(Circle Entertainment, 500 points/$4.99)

Wii Shop Channel
Shock Troopers
(Wii Virtual Console (Neo Geo) - D4 Enterprise, 900 points)

DLC
New Super Mario Bros. 2 Coin Rush Packs
($2.50 for three levels each)
  • Coin Challenge Pack B
  • Gold Mushroom Pack

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    Posted: 10/25/12, 16:16:08  - Edited by 
     on: 10/26/12, 17:39:47    
     
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    Zero said:
    Holy cow, this is an epic update.

    Yeah, it kind of is. Especially when you take into account EVERYTHING that got updated today:

    eShop Exclusives
    Virtual Console
    Castlevania: The Adventure (3DS Virtual Console (Game Boy) - Konami, $3.99)
    Ghosts & Goblins (3DS Virtual Console (NES) - Capcom, $4.99)
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    3D Digital Download
    Liberation Maiden (3D Digital Download - Level 5, $7.99)
    NightSky (3D Digital Download - Nicalis, $9.99)
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    Demos
    Marvell Pinball Demo (3D Digital Download - ZEN Studios, free)
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    Available at Retail and eShop
    Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (3DS Retail Download, Available October 28 - Nintendo, $39.99)

    Streaming Video
    Nintendo Show 3D: @ New York Comic Con

    DSiWare (also available in the eShop)
    18th Gate (Circle Entertainment, 500 points/$4.99)

    Nintendo Video
    Dinosaur Office: New Boss (part 2 of 3)
    Dinosaur Office: Halloween Spooktacular!
    Bolts & Blip: Flag Hog
    Ghost Town: Jerome Arizona (part 1 of 3)

    Wii Shop Channel
    Shock Troopers (Wii Virtual Console (Neo Geo) - D4 Enterprise, 900 points)

    DLC
    New Super Mario Bros. 2 Coin Rush Packs ($2.50 for three levels each)

    Coin Challenge Pack B
    Gold Mushroom Pack

    Updates
    Mutant Mudds Update: 20 new stages (3D Digital Download - Renegade Kid, free for current owners)
    SwapNote: New Stationary - Super Mario 3D Land

    Club Nintendo Rewards
    Pilotwings Wii/Virtual Console, Nintendo 100 Coins (available until October 28)
    Pro-Putt Domo 3DS/DSiWare, Nintendo 100 Coins (available until November 4)
    Donkey Kong: Original Edition 3DS/Virtual Console, Nintendo FREE (with purchase of select eShop games)


    Posted by 
     on: 10/25/12, 20:02:59  - Edited by 
     on: 10/25/12, 20:04:14
    @anon_mastermind As a download, or in general? I think all downloads should be cheaper, but Nintendo isn't playing that game, so it just makes sense to expect downloads to match their retail prices. Pilotwings probably should have officially dropped in retail price by now, but this is Nintendo. They probably won't drop anything until they come out with some player's choice type deal in a few years.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/25/12, 20:35:26
    The only gameboy Castlevania game I really liked was Legends.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/25/12, 20:42:14
    @Zero
    In general. It's not surprising that Pilotwings and Steel Diver aren't on the eShop, they are two games that certainly have NOT retained their value since release. If and when Nintendo gets around to putting these on the shop, they can not possibly go higher than $30, and in my opinion $20 is the sweet spot. Nintendogs is in the same boat.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/25/12, 21:09:00
    @anon_mastermind The thing is, I think we generally agree on what should happen, but I absolutely don't think they "can not" go higher than $30, because they almost 100% likely will go $40 (if those games go up at all) unless the official retail prices come down first / at the same time.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/25/12, 21:21:35
    Part of me thinks that's exactly why Pilotwings and Steel Diver haven't been put up on the eShop yet -- maybe they're gonna get an official price drop and that's when they'll go up. Of course, if they get put up and there is no price drop on the retail release, you can bet your ass they'll be $40.

    I love Pilotwings and I have no regrets about paying $40 for it, but it's been almost two years. It shouldn't be $40 now, especially considering people didn't think it was worth $40 then.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/25/12, 21:54:20
    I played two of Mudds' new levels and came away not very impressed. Granted I didn't think the original was great (good, not great), so I guess it's not surprising.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/25/12, 22:06:40
    I love Steel Diver, it's a great game, but you can beat the entire thing in like 2 hours and that's it. There are a couple of challenge levels but they're just bland mazes to navigate. It started life as a DSiWare game and if it shows up on eShop it should be $7.99.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/25/12, 22:37:03
    Watched the trailer for Castlevania: The Adventure (the title screen makes it look like "The Castlevania Adventure" though) and I think I might have to pass. Our hero looks like he moves incredibly sluggishly, and that kind of kills some games for me.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/25/12, 22:38:57
    @TriforceBun
    It's a very rough game. It was actually the very first game I bought with my own money. I remember the day! I played it like mad because, well, Game Boy games weren't all that great back then and I didn't know better. It's not a very good game and due to the controls the four levels that it has are enough to make it challenging.

    Smart to pass if you don't have the nostalgia. Great music though!


    Posted by 
     on: 10/25/12, 22:46:45
    TriforceBun said:
    Watched the trailer for Castlevania: The Adventure (the title screen makes it look like "The Castlevania Adventure" though) and I think I might have to pass. Our hero looks like he moves incredibly sluggishly, and that kind of kills some games for me.
    Yeah. I'm not one of the ignorant folk who criticizes the original NES Castlevanias because the whip is delayed and the jump arc is awful. I understand this was intentional and I enjoy this kind of strategic play, but the Game Boy release is barely playable.

    Grant, we go way back, I say "Yoshi's Story" and you get me, but this game is bad.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/25/12, 22:47:07
    Has anyone heard how Liberation Maiden is? I need my SUDA fix.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/25/12, 22:51:32
    @gojira

    Yes! Castlevania Legends was excellent! Burning Mode FTW!

    @TriforceBun

    "Our hero?" That's Christopher Belmont! Recognize!

    @ploot

    Castlevania: The Adventure is a very unique and challenging game in the series, with well-designed levels (with secrets in each one) a cool new whip mechanic and one of the most challenging final battles with Dracula. Not a good game? Pah. It's a fine addition to the series and well worth playing. Especially for fans of the franchise.

    Hopefully the sequel, Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge hits the eShop someday, too. That game is even better!

    @GelatinousEncore

    Well, at least Castlevania: The Adventure is more enjoyable than Yoshi's Story. Better music, too!


    Posted by 
     on: 10/25/12, 22:58:44
    ploot said:
    Has anyone heard how Liberation Maiden is? I need my SUDA fix.

    I want to know too! The game caught my eye a couple weeks ago. Even though I don't know anything about it.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/26/12, 01:11:56
    Shock Troopers is a really great Neo Geo overheard run and gun shooter. You guys should totally look into it; I played it via the SNK Arcade Classics compilation on Wii, and it's a lot of fun.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/26/12, 02:57:14
    I can understand the gameplay being polarizing, but Yoshi's Story has amazing music and graphics. I will brook no polarization on those fronts!

    Anyway, great week. The Liberation Maiden trailer looks pretty sweet. In fact, all of the trailers look pretty sweet.

    @TriforceBun
    Yeah, but the music was awesome!

    @ploot
    See?!


    Posted by 
     on: 10/26/12, 03:06:13
    @Anand

    Yoshi's Story has great graphics, I'll concede that. But the music? That ear-bleeding garbage boarders on ear rape. Terrible.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/26/12, 03:09:13
    Hey, if that's ear rape, then...

    I probably shouldn't finish that sentence.


    Posted by 
     on: 10/26/12, 03:13:11
    @ploot

    Simon Belmont moving sluggishly? Never!


    Posted by 
     on: 10/26/12, 04:32:24
    Nothing there that really interests me. But it's a LOT of things that don't really interest me, so it's a pretty solid week!


    Posted by 
     on: 10/26/12, 05:11:27  - Edited by 
     on: 10/26/12, 05:11:43
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