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Nintendo Download for May 17, 2012 (aka: Return of the 3DS Virtual Console).
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May 17, 2012, 17:03
 
Nintendo releases a Game Boy title onto the 3DS Virtual Console for the first time in over two months, and Rayman Origins gets a 3D Demo in this week's Nintendo Download!

eShop Exclusives
Kirby's Block Ball
(Virtual Console - Nintendo, $2.99)
Rayman Origins (Retail Demo - Ubisoft)

DSiWare (also available in the eShop)
Chronicle of Vampires: The Awakening
(Teyon, 500 points/$4.99)

Nintendo Video
Men in Black 3 Trailer
(available at 6:00 a.m. PST on Friday, May 18)

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Posted: 05/17/12, 17:03  - Edit:  05/17/12, 17:20
 
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I have good memories of Block Ball, though from what I recall, it wasn't quite as great as Kirby's Pinball Land. I hope that one is next!

Posted by 
 on: 05/17/12, 17:04
Kiby's Block Ball seems like a pretty good game for the asking price. NL Review


...they're making a Men In Black 3?

...I'll check out the Rayman Demo but I've read that it runs at 30fps which is kind of a bummer.

Posted by 
 on: 05/17/12, 17:10
So wait...we get to watch Men in Black 3 in full for free, before it's out in theatres?...

Or is this a trailer?

Posted by 
 on: 05/17/12, 17:16
Griptor said:
So wait...we get to watch Men in Black 3 in full for free, before it's out in theatres?...

Or is this a trailer?

What does your heart tell you?

Posted by 
 on: 05/17/12, 17:17
That it's an extremely low-res trailer that I will get an awesome notification from Nintendo about?

Posted by 
 on: 05/17/12, 17:19
@Griptor

Bingo.

Posted by 
 on: 05/17/12, 17:20
Should've known better. The previous source you linked worded it differently and confused me :(

Posted by 
 on: 05/17/12, 17:22
@Griptor

Me too. I probably shouldn't have included it, but since it's part of the PR, I figured why not. Nintendo's site cleared it up.

Posted by 
 on: 05/17/12, 17:23
Guillaume said:
I have good memories of Block Ball, though from what I recall, it wasn't quite as great as Kirby's Pinball Land. I hope that one is next!

I picked up Kirby's Pinball Land at a local shop for a dollar last summer and played it for maybe 15 minutes... Is it really that good? Maybe I'll give it another shot. I'll probably pass on Block Ball though, I'm waiting for KDL2.

I'll definitely download the Rayman demo, though I won't be picking up the final release since I already have two copies of Rayman Origins (360 and Vita).

Posted by 
 on: 05/17/12, 17:50
@rebonack

It's probably a step below Pokémon Pinball.

But I like pinball.

Posted by 
 on: 05/17/12, 17:53
@Guillaume Do you own the original version? I can see if any local stores have it and send it to you (I think they had several when I bought it).

And maybe I'll finally send you Lunar Knights!

Posted by 
 on: 05/17/12, 17:54
Yay! Finally another Game Boy game! I'll nab this one, even though I already own AlphaBounce. I like Arkanoid and I like Kirby.

Guillaume said:
@rebonack

It's probably a step below Pokémon Pinball.

But I like pinball.

Is Kirby's Pinball Land worth it if I already own Mass Attack and its rather expansive pinball mini-game?

Posted by 
 on: 05/17/12, 17:56
@rebonack

Of Kirby's Pinball Land? I don't. Thanks for the offer! But I don't really carry my GBA around with me, the appeal of an eShop version would be a) saved high scores and b) always carrying it around by default.

@TriforceBun

Bleh, Alphabounce.

You find the pinball minigame in Mass Attack expansive? There is a whole lot more to do in Kirby's Pinball Land...

Posted by 
 on: 05/17/12, 17:57  - Edit:  05/17/12, 17:59
@Guillaume

For some reason that kind of surprises me. MA's pinball and shooter mini-games felt pretty beefy to me, at least for mini-games. All those bosses!

Posted by 
 on: 05/17/12, 18:09
Awesome, a Rayman Origins demo! Will definitely download that.

Posted by 
 on: 05/17/12, 18:20
Cool, I've always wanted to play Kirby's Block Ball!

Posted by 
 on: 05/17/12, 18:35
@Guillaume Makes sense. Just figured I'd offer since $1 is dirt cheap.

Is there really a lot to do in Kirby's Pinball Land? I guess I didn't play enough, it seemed pretty basic (in my admittedly limited playtime).

Posted by 
 on: 05/17/12, 18:36
@rebonack
@TriforceBun

Well, in comparison to Mass Attack, there is a lot to do. It's still on the basic side, overall. But there are more objectives and things to go for in Pinball Land, of that there is no doubt.

Posted by 
 on: 05/17/12, 18:51
I'm not sure I believe it, but it looks like North America will be getting Game Boy VC releases two weeks in a row!!

Game and Watch Gallery II is scheduled to come out next week.

Posted by 
 on: 05/17/12, 21:01  - Edit:  05/17/12, 21:04
rebonack said:
I'm not sure I believe it, but it looks like North America will be getting Game Boy VC releases two weeks in a row!!

Game and Watch Gallery II is scheduled to come out next week.
Cool! I will nab it.

See, Nintendo? Just release games and we'll buy 'em.

Kirby's Block Ball is fun so far.

Posted by 
 on: 05/17/12, 22:52
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