July 31, 2014 As the summer starts to cool down, Nintendo keeps pumping out the content in their eShops. Mega Man Battle Network hits the Wii U Virtual Console, and...that's it for the heavy hitters this week. Be sure to check out all of the updates, sales, and more on your favorite digital store today at noon eastern.
Frederic: Resurrection of Music Forever Entertainment
IQ Test Ninja Pig Studios, $3.99
XType Plus PhobosLab, $2.99
Mega Man Battle Network (Game Boy Advance) Capcom, $7.99
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag $29.99 beginning August 4
LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids WB Games, $29.99
Steel Empire Teyon
Tangram Attack Square One Games
Cubit the Hardcore Platformer Robot CoderChild
Darts Up 3D $0.99 through through August 20
Sweet Memories Blackjack $2.79 through August 21
@nate38 If you can deal with sort of confusing, mapless areas and a decent amount of random battles pretty much everything else about Battle Network is awesome, including one of the best battles systems in an "RPG" series.
So yeah, I'll be picking that up when I get home today.
I wonder how far Capcom will go with the VC releases for these handheld Mega Man RPGs. There's like six or seven of those Battle Network games on GBA (several of them have different versions a la Pokemon, too) and then a handful of Star Force games for DS.
Battle Network is pretty sweet. Lots of neat ideas and mechanics held back a bit by some antiquated RPG stuff too. Has some awesome reimaginings of classic robot masters too, fighting them in new forms with a completely different battle mechanic is way cool. But yeah some annoyances too like random battles and a very limited map iirc.
I played and beat it and while the battle system is cool and interesting, everything else was pretty mediocre. But, I hear the later games (which I haven't played) make big improvements. Maybe worth waiting for the sequel.
Thanks for the info, guys. Man, confusing maps + random battles is a rough combination, though. I do really like what I've seen/heard of the battle system, though, so I might hold off a bit and see if some of the later games are coming our way.
Isn't it weird what these last few generations have done to us? I remember Life Force being my only game for Christmas one year, and also saving up "all" of my birthday money for a brand new $50 Super Mario Bros. 3, haha.
I remember liking the game. For whatever reason I started with the second game and then went back to the first. I know there's some problems with the game, but $8 seems like a great deal to me. That's probably because I've been pricing old games on ebay and realizing there are so many games I wish were on the VC.
@Jargon I wouldn't say everything else is mediocre. I love the Lan / Mega Man relationship. Ok fine, it's nothing particularly special, but it has some real heart to it, something that I wish more games had. I also love the cyberspace setting and jacking in and all of that.