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Nintendo Download: Week of August 11, 2011.
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August 11, 2011, 15:36:46
Six downloads and two videos highlight this week's digital downloads!

3DS eShop

Avenging Spirit (Virtual Console, Jaleco, $2.99)
Glee 3D Trailer (Nintendo Video, available now)
Next Level: Hugs! (Nintendo Video, available today by 6:00 p.m. EST)

Wii Shop Channel

Kyotokei (WiiWare, Microforum, 500 points)
Super Adventure Island II (Virtual Console, Hudson...confused on this one (read below))

DSiWare (also available on the 3DS eShop)

Crazy Hamster (Gamelion, 200 points/$1.99)
Go! Go! Kokopolo (Room 4 Games LTD, 800 points/$7.99)
My Asian Farm (BiP Media, 200 points/$1.99)


Super Adventure Island II is tricky...it lists as a Super Nintendo game, but the screens are NES shots. Until it's clarified, I'm not listing the price.

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Posted: 08/11/11, 15:36:46  - Edited by 
 on: 08/11/11, 15:37:07    
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Posted by 
 on: 08/11/11, 16:45:34
OMG YES! If that's the one I think, then Super Adventure Island II is AWESOME! But if it's a NES game... then yeah

Posted by 
 on: 08/11/11, 16:48:59



The NES AI2 is also supposed to be really good. You ride dinosaurs and shit. Dinosaurs! And shit!

Anyone else watched the Go! Go! Kokopolo trailers on there? Yes, trailers plural: a 3 minute one showing in-game footage, and a live-action one. I was mesmerized. They really seem to believe in their product. And to be fair it doesn't look bad at all. I wouldn't be surprised it if was meant to be a full retail release at some point.

Official site

Posted by 
 on: 08/11/11, 19:04:56

Hmm, I must not have played that one but I was never a fan of the original Adventure Island. Super Adventure Island II is also quite a departure from the original formula though which is why I love it so much. Or maybe that's just nostalgia... it's probably a terrible game. I'm still purchasing it though

Posted by 
 on: 08/11/11, 19:12:14

The NES Adventure Island II is also supposed to be a bit of a departure.
Both games are supposed to be good, so I don't even care which it is. I want both!

Posted by 
 on: 08/11/11, 19:20:01
It's Super Adventure Island II, by the way, just checked.

Posted by 
 on: 08/11/11, 19:24:29

I'll have your review on my desk by 5:00

Posted by 
 on: 08/11/11, 19:28:03
Ooooh, some parts I had forgotten but this is awesome Shields, armors, weapons, an overhead map area with random battles, different levels that link to each other kind of in a Metroid fashion. Awesome!

Posted by 
 on: 08/11/11, 20:18:41
I've always wanted to play Super Adventure Island II! Good week, although I'm still hoping for a little more GB representation for the 3DS.

Looking forward to these games in particular:

-Kirby's Dream Land 2
-Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
-Wario Land
-Wario Land II
-Pokemon Gold/Silver
-Super Mario Bros. DX

Posted by 
 on: 08/11/11, 20:21:44

Avenging Spirit came out on the eShop. I've never played it, don't know if it's any good.

Posted by 
 on: 08/11/11, 20:49:45
Avenging Spirit looks interesting, I think it's more of an obscure title from the Game Boy library.

Posted by 
 on: 08/11/11, 21:36:47
Kyotokei looks like a pretty shameless ripoff. But it also looks fun. I'll give it a try.



Posted by 
 on: 08/12/11, 01:11:40  - Edited by 
 on: 08/12/11, 01:15:20
Kind of a high-level question: Do you guys really think trickling games out on the 3DS is the right way to go? What's the downside to just dumping 300 3DS VC games on the server at once?

Posted by 
 on: 08/12/11, 01:20:33

Games could get lost in the shuffle that way, and I suppose Nintendo is wary of that. Even if it's just a "ROM dump", it's pretty expensive to publish on the eShop because Nintendo is part of the ESRB and therefore you need your game to be rated to be published on their platforms. And that costs a couple grands at least.

Posted by 
 on: 08/12/11, 01:44:18

How the hell did that happen?

PS. If you threw a controller at the screen it doesn't count. Ikaruga tempted me to do that multiple times.

Posted by 
 on: 08/12/11, 01:50:02  - Edited by 
 on: 08/12/11, 01:50:55

Well, first the screen started flickering on and off. Then the power cord started crackling. Then I smelled the smoke.


Posted by 
 on: 08/12/11, 04:45:57
A couple of grand? Really? Well, that's bullshit, especially on games that are simply ROM dumps. Nintendo can't break the code for these games? Isn't the ESRB a self-regulatory body? Would Nintendo get fined for not complying?

Posted by 
 on: 08/12/11, 06:52:53

Kokopolo's adventure is also packed out with extras, a variety of bonuses that are welcome holdovers from when this title was first being developed with a retail release in mind.

Lucas Thomas' review

Bwahaha, I'm good.


I wish I could find again the article I got that info from. It broke down the costs pretty well, and the gist of it was basically that making old games available is more expensive than it sounds. All sorts of people and copyrights to tracks down, even if you don't count the ESRB fees.

Posted by 
 on: 08/12/11, 10:01:22  - Edited by 
 on: 08/12/11, 10:02:59
Just to be sure, when I said it was bullshit, I just meant the policy. I believed you.

Posted by 
 on: 08/12/11, 10:28:24
Oh, I'm aware of that. It's just that I recall the article giving details about why Nintendo would even bother with the ESRB ratings, details you want and I didn't bother to memorize.

Posted by 
 on: 08/12/11, 10:33:56
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