April's first Nintendo Download kicks off with a quiet, but big week for Wii U's eShop. Toki Tori 2 finally hits at a slightly discounted price. The 3DS eShop gets a small update with two retail games and Castlevania for the Virtual Console. The Wii gets another Neo Geo game, and that rounds out this week's Nintendo Download. Be sure to check out all of the updates today, April 4, at noon (eastern time zone) for all of Nintendo's digital updates.
Wii U eShop
Toki Tori 2 - Two Tribes, $13.49 (through April 19, then price increases to $14.99)
Is that a Neo Geo game that isn't a fighter? And what a great name: NAM-1975. Quite expected that it's 900 points since I doubt a game with that name could have come out in the US in the 90s. I wonder if it's any good.
Bought Toki Tori 2 and have put in a little over an hour already, it's delightful. Already got stuck two or three times, mostly in the hidden area(s) of some of the early levels. The levels & puzzles seem really cleverly designed, almost Metroidvania-esque. It's gorgeous in HD, and looks pretty good on the GamePad screen. And you only have to press the - Button to switch between the TV & GamePad. Pretty much love everything about it so far.
Not a bad week for downloads. Might pick up escapeVektor at that price, too.
Aren't all Neo-Geo games 900 Points? I'm pretty sure they are, but I haven't been on the Wii's Virtual Console in a long time.
Anyway, NAM-1975 is a third-person, "over-the-shoulder" shooter. Plays kind of like Wild Guns on SNES, except less verticality, I think. I've not played it, but it looks decent enough for shooter fans.
Man, what is with that shirtless guy? Clearly some women made this game. I'm uncomfortable with the opening.
Oh yeah, it does kinda look Wild Gunsish. Why are those guys jumping OFF hit boat into the water? Wouldn't they be his allies then? If they're on his boat, why don't they just shoot him from on the boat? Weird.
Wicked cutscene at 4:07. Luckily he destroyed all of their religious architecture so its fine now.