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Nintendo Download for January 24, 2013.
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January 24, 2013, 16:25:40
On January 24, 2013, Nintendo is giving us several new titles on Wii U and 3DS. The Virtual Console experience arrived on Wii U yesterday, with Balloon Fight available as part of the Famicom 30th Anniversary Celebration for just $0.30! This limited-time deal will change each month leading up to July. SEGA/Double Fine's The Cave is also available, as well as a retail game. On the 3DS side, one retail title, one eShop title, a Virtual Console title, and a demo are all coming at noon ET. Be sure to check everything that's part of this week's Nintendo Download out!

Wii U eShop
Retail Titles
  • Funky Barn - 505 Games

  • Indie Games
  • The Cave - SEGA, $14.99

  • Virtual Console
  • Balloon Fight (NES) - Nintendo, $0.30 (through February 20)

  • 3DS eShop
    Retail Titles
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Shadow Wars - Ubisoft

  • eShop Digital Titles
  • Cocoto Alien Brick Breaker - Bigben Interactive, $4.99

  • Virtual Console
  • Super C - Konami, $4.99

  • Demos
  • Brain Age: Concentration Training - Nintendo

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    Posted: 01/24/13, 16:25:40    
    Why not sign up for a (free) account and create your own content?

    Yeah, a $0.30 game each month leading up to July, which is the Famicom's 30th anniversary. After the 30 days is up, the game increases to its regular price (depending on the system, either $4.99 or $7.99), so you might as well jump on it now!

    Posted by 
     on: 01/24/13, 18:21:38  - Edited by 
     on: 01/24/13, 18:21:49

    I'm against acquiring shitty games I'll never play, no matter how cheap.

    See? It's not an Apple-specific bias! lol

    Posted by 
     on: 01/24/13, 18:21:49

    Yeah, I hear you. I at least somewhat enjoy Balloon Fight, so I don't mind paying 30 cents for it. If it was Wrecking Crew, which I didn't enjoy much at all, I'd say fuck that.

    Posted by 
     on: 01/24/13, 18:55:50
    I like Balloon Fight AND Wrecking Crew...

    Posted by 
     on: 01/24/13, 19:08:21
    GameDadGrant said:
    Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars is on the eShop now, and is priced at $29.99 - just in case anyone wanted to know.

    10.00 more than I was hoping, but great game is great. I may splurge. Nothing wrong with having multiple great titles of the same genre on tap. For that matter, I have Unchained Blades and will more than likely Day 1 an Etrian Odyssey 4 download.

    ***While my wal-let gently weeeeeeps***[/Beatles]

    Posted by 
     on: 01/24/13, 19:12:47
    If you've never played it, Balloon Trip is worth a try for 30 cents. It is legitimate fun with great music. But I already have it on 3DS so it's not even worth the small cost to me.

    Posted by 
     on: 01/24/13, 19:23:47
    I'm not getting Balloon Fight, and I don't have it on the 3DS (I'm not an ambassador). If I saw it sitting on my home screen, honestly, I'd just play Balloon Trip Breeze instead. I don't feel the same about F-Zero, though; I think I'm likely to get that next month.

    I think I'll probably get The Cave, too, despite the middling reviews.

    Posted by 
     on: 01/24/13, 19:35:21
    I got Balloon Fight and can't wait to try the Brain Age demo.

    Posted by 
     on: 01/24/13, 20:23:09
    Also worth noting on the Wii U eShop: the entire Nintendo Direct is viewable (for people like me that didn't see it yesterday) and new DLC is available for Just Dance 4. Runner 2 also has a game page now.

    Posted by 
     on: 01/24/13, 21:01:48
    Balloon Fight is fun as usual. I have always thought of it as "the poor man's Joust," but it controls better than Joust.
    The game looks pretty blurry on the Gamepad, but it looks nice and crisp on my TV. Not bad for thirty cents!

    Posted by 
     on: 01/24/13, 21:04:19
    It's amusing, but I probably won't put much time into it. Their NES games look like they're going to be a little blurry :(

    Posted by 
     on: 01/24/13, 21:08:55
    Did any of you guys try the Brain Age demo yet? How'd you do in the "1-Back" challenge? I got up to "3-Back" but got owned there.

    Posted by 
     on: 01/24/13, 21:28:43

    On my TV, it looks sharp, plus they fixed the aspect ration. That was a huge complaint of mine with the VC games on the Wii.

    Posted by 
     on: 01/24/13, 21:31:50
    I think Balloon Fight blows.

    Posted by 
     on: 01/24/13, 22:27:24
    Why does Nintendo like Balloon Fight so much? It isn't even an original game!\

    Curious, but if you already have Balloon Fight on your VC, do you still have to pay $1 to upgrade, or is that fee lowered too for now?

    Posted by 
     on: 01/24/13, 22:38:00
    @Mop it up
    Iwata was a developer of Balloon Fight.

    Posted by 
     on: 01/24/13, 22:39:45
    @ludist210 Really? I feel like there's some interpolation going on.

    Posted by 
     on: 01/24/13, 22:45:03
    @Mop it up

    No, it's $0.30 regardless of whether you purchased it previously or not. After 30 days, the price to upgrade will be $1.


    Just played through the demo...the voice is a nice touch. I aced 1-Back and 2-Back, then got 50% on 3-Back. I think if I audibly repeated the numbers to myself, I could pull it off, but it moves quick. That demo sold me on the game.

    Posted by 
     on: 01/24/13, 22:56:42  - Edited by 
     on: 01/24/13, 23:07:41
    You know, I didn't mind so much for Trine 2 (maybe because the controls were wonky regardless) but I kind of don't like the digital pad on the GamePad. It's so... big and bulky, seems less precise. It is kind of making me reconsider my desire to play VC games on the GamePad.

    On the other hand, I love off-TV play.

    Posted by 
     on: 01/24/13, 23:03:56
    I just saw someone tweet Super C has 2 player download play. Is this for real!?

    Posted by 
     on: 01/25/13, 01:30:25
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