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May 22, 2014, 16:18
May 22, 2014 – A ton of new content drops on the Wii U and 3DS this week. Mega May continues with Mega Man V, two anticipated eShop games hit Wii U, and more! Be sure to check out all of this week's updates on your favorite digital storefront today at noon eastern.

Wii U

Retail Games

  • Fit Music – O2 Games

    eShop Games

  • Squids Odyssey – The Game Bakers
  • Swords & Soldiers – Two Tribes

    Virtual Console

  • Street Fighter Alpha 2 (Super NES) – Capcom


  • Blok Drop U – 25% off through June 4


    eShop Games

  • Alien on the Run – G-Style
  • Turtle Tale – Saturnine Games

    Virtual Console

  • Mega Man V (Game Boy) – Capcom


  • AeternoBlade – $9.99 through May 26
  • Classic Games Overload – $10 off through June 2
  • Darts Up 3D – 67% off through June 11
  • Select Joindots games – select games on sale through June 5


  • Lost Treasures of Alexandria – Tulip Games

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    Posted: 05/22/14, 16:18  - Edit:  05/22/14, 16:50
    Why not sign up for a (free) account?
    It's Street Fighter Alpha 2 on Wii U Virtual Console, right? Not the first Street Fighter Alpha?

    Anyway, Mega Man V you guys! Download immediately!

    Posted by 
     on: 05/22/14, 16:29
    It pains me to say it, but Mega May has sort of been a letdown. Here's hoping Mega Man V can rocket punch the disappointment right in its deflating testicles.

    Posted by 
     on: 05/22/14, 16:51
    I just downloaded Mega Man IV last night, played through Bright Man's stage. It was alright.

    I have good memories of V. I just hope "we" haven't been overhyping it. It's a good original Mega Man game, but it's not the second coming or anything.

    edit - Hey, Squids Odyssey kinda looks nice.

    Posted by 
     on: 05/22/14, 16:53  - Edit:  05/22/14, 17:10
    It kinda blows my mind people are still mankind DSiWare games.

    Posted by 
     on: 05/22/14, 17:27

    Oh I remember seeing the trailer for that on the eShop and thought it looked quite awesome.

    Posted by 
     on: 05/22/14, 17:51

    Cool looking game. We are receiving a nice diversity of indie games on the Wii U's eshop. I need more time to play all of these cool looking titles.

    Posted by 
     on: 05/22/14, 20:10
    Aria of Sorrow, get her now...

    Posted by 
     on: 05/22/14, 23:21
    deathly_hallows said:
    It kinda blows my mind people are still mankind DSiWare games.

    Posted by 
     on: 05/23/14, 00:38
    Hey wait, Mega Man V is $3.99, a buck more than the first four! This better be the best game ever made!

    Posted by 
     on: 05/23/14, 01:51

    It's the best 8-bit Mega Man game ever made, at least.

    Other than Mega Man 9, maybe.

    Posted by 
     on: 05/23/14, 04:35
    @GameDadGrant Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    It's good. It's definitely a step up from the other GB games. I wouldn't quite put it up there with the Holy Trinity of the NES games (2, 3, and 4), but it's not far off. Disappointed again that there's so much slowdown, but I guess that's just the way these GB games are.

    I really like the Super Duper Mega Arm. It's not as cheese as the charge shot, and it has some fun extra functions and upgrades. Speaking of, how exactly does the Clobber Hand work? It seems to activate at random, and for random durations.

    The Stardroid weapons are a very good bunch, pretty creative stuff or improved takes on classics, but it seems like there's not much of a weakness chain going on. A couple of the weapons seem to be strong against almost every boss, some weapons aren't strong against any, and a few bosses don't seem to have any weakness at all. Mega Man 2 had a similar looseness to its Roshambo, but it still had a pretty clear path. Mega Man V is like hey, just get the Photon Missile or the Salt Water or the Bubble Bomb and you're set, buddy!

    Good set of bosses, too. The Stardroids themselves were a decent bunch, and the extra bosses and minibosses were pretty neat. It was nice seeing the four Mega Man Killers together, even if Enker and Quint are still totally lame.

    Posted by 
     on: 05/23/14, 08:37  - Edit:  05/23/14, 08:38

    It's funny, this is the one game in the franchise that I didn't bother trying to figure out boss weaknesses. I always just ran through with just the Mega Arm, lol.

    Man, this game is so good. It's bringing back so many memories....and surprisingly, they still hold up! The level designs are quite clever, and make good use of the new abilities Mega Man has this time around. The bosses are fun too, even if they are a bit on the easy side. (or my muscle memory is keeping things easier, not sure yet)

    I freakin' love this game - probably my favorite in the series. Mega Man IV is pretty close, though...

    Posted by 
     on: 05/23/14, 15:15

    Clobber? Is that when the arm keeps hitting the target? Just mash the button.

    Posted by 
     on: 05/23/14, 16:30
    @Guillaume Yeah that. I tried mashing, I tried holding it in...couldn't seem to get consistent results.

    Posted by 
     on: 05/23/14, 18:58
    I finally started picking up the GB MM games today (after having beaten Wily's Revenge a year or two back). Played through MMII in one sitting yesterday. After hearing lots of horrible things about it, I though it was...okay-ish. Something about it is very non-compelling though--probably has something to do with the extremely easy difficulty. For the first time ever, I beat five (!!) Robot Masters and their levels without dying a single time. Felt very short and easy; the level design and soundtrack were both super-generic.

    Otherwise, I thought the controls were decent enough and there was a good variety in the enemies. It was weird how they handled the Robot Masters in the game though.

    Currently doing MMIII--it's much better, and it's great to hear the classic themes again. Excellent difficulty and gameplay balance, even if it still kind of feels like a more claustrophobic version of its big console brother. Although I did think Skull Man's stage was better-realized than on the NES.

    I'm really liking playing all these GB Mega Man games after growing up on the NES ones, but I can't really seem them overthrowing any of the NES ones yet. Maybe 6.

    Posted by 
     on: 05/23/14, 19:03

    Posted by 
     on: 05/23/14, 20:27
    Swords & Soldiers, just an HD upgrade of the original Wii-ware game or something extra?

    Posted by 
     on: 05/23/14, 21:27
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