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June 16, 2011 Nintendo Download - DK '94 and Mega Man 5 lead the way!
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June 13, 2011, 16:29
WiiWare: Snail Mail, BIT.TRIP Flux (demo); DSiWare: Gold Fever, Zimo: Mahjong Fanatic, Hidden Photo and Beach Party Craze; Virtual Console: Mega Man 5 (Wii) and Donkey Kong (3DS)

NOTE: Nintendo Download updates will take place each week on Thursdays now instead of Mondays.


Snail Mail (Sandlot Games, 600pts)
BIT.TRIP Flux (Gaijin Games, free demo)

Virtual Console

Mega Man 5 (Capcom, Wii: 500 pts)
Donkey Kong (Nintendo, eShop: $3.99)


Gold Fever (DSi: 500pts, eShop: $4.99)
Zimo: Mahjong Fanatic (DSi: 200pts, eShop: $1.99)
Beach Party Craze (DSi: 800pts, eShop: $7.99)
Hidden Photo (DSi: 500pts, eShop: $4.99)

Source - Nintendo of America

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Posted: 06/13/11, 16:29  - Edit:  06/16/11, 21:02
Why not sign up for a (free) account?
If at the end of the Wii's life, I sill have like, a hundred points in the shop channel, I kind of want Nintendo to just send me a check for a dollar.

Posted by 
 on: 06/17/11, 00:36
I don't have a 3DS yet, but I hope to get the original cartridge for Donkey Kong '94 someday. I love the Donkey Kong arcade game, so this update has always looked interesting to me

Posted by 
 on: 06/17/11, 00:42
DK '94?


My friend had this game back in primary school, we used to play the hell out of it. It was awesome. Now I can get my own copy and play it again.

I should pick up Link's Awakening whilst I'm at it.

Posted by 
 on: 06/17/11, 00:51
DK '94 is an excellent game. If you haven't played it and own a 3DS and like platformers, download it you silly.

Posted by 
 on: 06/17/11, 01:28
Started playing. It is excellent.

I am way better at the original levels than I remembered!

Posted by 
 on: 06/17/11, 01:57

Never knew about this game really.


Will do! I don't wanna be silly!

Posted by 
 on: 06/17/11, 02:14

It's interesting to me that you called it a platformer. I'm not sure I'd label it that, but then I'm not sure what I would label it. Puzzle platformer?

Posted by 
 on: 06/17/11, 02:18
@Jargon I was just thinking that, actually. It's a strange mix of puzzle and platformer that is definitely both and yet not reaching especially far into either camp.

I also haven't played it in about five years, though. I'd love to refresh my memory, but I've got enough on my plate as it is.

Posted by 
 on: 06/17/11, 02:20
Guillaume said:
Donkey Kong?

Donkey Kong!?
Hells to the yeah!

Posted by 
 on: 06/17/11, 02:29
Donkey Kong '94 is such a great game. It's is a shame that the VC version doesn't have the Super Gameboy features. I won't be getting this version though. I have a perfectly working original cart complete with a Super Gameboy.

Posted by 
 on: 06/17/11, 03:27
I played and beat the first two worlds in Donkey Kong and wow, this is pretty fun! I never even heard of this game back in the day so finally getting to try it now is a nice experience. A lot of the time I think nostalgia is what carries a game but this is just plain fun. Glad to have bought it

Posted by 
 on: 06/17/11, 05:55
When I saw "Donkey Kong" on the Japanese VC, I thought it might be the arcade game. Why do you continue to deny us the arcade game, Nintendo??

DK '94 is really fun, but I don't see it as a sequel to the original game at all. It plays completely differently.

*waits eternally for Donkey Kong: CE*

Regardless, it seems that the handheld VC is starting off with a bang.

Nah, they're just way easier in '94.

That IS a shame. I've been aching for those features since the Game Boy Advance. They already have a 3D border, too!

Posted by 
 on: 06/17/11, 06:07




Posted by 
 on: 06/17/11, 06:19
You have to buy Nintendo 3DS June Points.

Posted by 
 on: 06/17/11, 06:40
Sigh. Fine. But only because it's DK94, blast it.

Posted by 
 on: 06/17/11, 06:50
I still have almost $5 in the 3DS's eshop. Is this DK 94 really that big of a deal? I don't remember hearing much about it when it was originally released.

I will admit I am having a blast with Super Mario Land! Its fairly easy, but starts becoming more challenging in world 3. Since I never owned the original Gameboy or GB color, its really cool to be able to play this games. How many worlds are there in SM Land? I noticed each world is comprised of only 3 levels instead of the typical 4.

But back to DK94....what makes this game so great that I should download it?

Posted by 
 on: 06/17/11, 09:00

It's better than Super Mario Land

It's sort of like a puzzle action platformer. Each level has a key and a door you have to bring it to to unlock it. You'll have different obstacles and enemies in your way, items that let you create platforms or ladders, moving platforms like in the original Donkey Kong on NES, plus Mario himself is far more acrobatic, preforming backflips, handstands to jump higher and he just controls better overall. The game seems pretty big as well and has a high score system so you can probably replay levels later to try and beat them. For the price, it's totally worth it so far. If you're not convinced, check out some Youtube videos of the game in action.

Posted by 
 on: 06/17/11, 13:46  - Edit:  06/17/11, 13:47

DK94 is just plain old fun. Absolutely a blast, and probably one of the best GB games ever made. Better than SML, for sure. Better than almost any other. It's absolutely worth $50, let alone 4.

Posted by 
 on: 06/17/11, 15:35

Super Mario Land has four worlds. And yes, they're shorter worlds than the norm for a Mario game.

Donkey Kong, on the other hand, has around 100 levels in total. And it's better than Super Mario Land. And it's better than almost every other game on the GameBoy. And some other systems too, really.

So yeah... It's kind of a big deal.

Posted by 
 on: 06/17/11, 16:04

I wish someone would tell Nintendo that. In the promotional e-mail they sent me, they just said "the Game Boy version of the classic arcade game".


The fact that the people in charge of the VC doesn't even play the games explains a lot.


Posted by 
 on: 06/17/11, 16:06
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