On Wii, DSi & 3DS eShop: Metroid, Super Mario Bros., Punch-Out!!

1 March 2012
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New Nintendo downloads this week in America and Europe. The games go live on Thursdays in America at 9AM Pacific time and in Europe at 5PM UK/GMT time.

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Nintendo has now added new/classic games to the Wii Shop Channel, Nintendo DSi Shop and Nintendo 3DS eShop. Users with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points or Nintendo DSi Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. While the Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service, where virtual wallets are added to using a credit card or by purchasing a Nintendo 3DS Prepaid Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. A Nintendo Points Card can be purchased at retail locations or Amazon.com.

American Nintendo Downloads

Nintendo 3DS eShop:

Metroid (3DS Virtual Console / NES, $5)
Game Description: The first installment of the immensely successful Metroid series introduces us to the hideous title creatures and the slick, cybernetic bounty hunter Samus Aran. As Samus, your mission is to penetrate the space pirates’ home planet, Zebes, and keep them from destroying the galaxy with the dangerous life forms known as Metroids. Metroid has all the high-tech weaponry, creepy tunnels and crawly alien creatures that anyone could ask for. With its deep and complex game play, excellent music and a rare sense of setting, it establishes a frightening ambience that will haunt and entertain you for a very long time.

Here’s the 1987 Metroid NES “Now you’re playing with power!” TV commercial:

• SEGA’s CRUSH3D Demo (3DS, Free)

Nintendo DSiWare & 3DS eShop:

Aahh! Spot the Difference (200 DSi Points / $2)
Description: Demonstrate your skills of observation in this engaging “Spot the Difference” game! Complete 40 challenging levels in 4 unique scenarios by spotting the differences between the upper and lower screen. But you must be quick, as most of the objects and the camera are constantly moving. You can also test your skills in three additional modes: Survival, Speed Attack and Time Attack. You will earn one star for finding the required number of differences, two stars will be awarded if you find more, and if you find all the differences in the level you will receive three stars. Good luck!

Nintendo WiiWare:

Aya and the Cubes of Light Demo (Wii, Free)

European Nintendo Downloads

Play Nintendo 3DS demos

Nintendo 3DS eShop:

Super Mario Bros. (3DS Virtual Console / NES, £4.50 / €5)

Punch-Out!! (3DS Virtual Console / NES, £4.50 / €5)

• SEGA’s Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Demo (3DS, Free)

Nintendo DSiWare & 3DS eShop:

Lola’s Alphabet Train (200 DSi Points / £1.80 / €2)

Future Downloadable 3DS eShop Games & Software:

Nintendo 3DS lifestyle image

Upcoming Releases In March:

• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Dr Mario (Nintendo, NES or Game Boy) March 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Dragon Crystal (SEGA, Game Gear) March 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Shinobi (SEGA, Game Gear) March 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble (SEGA, Game Gear) March 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Kid Icarus Of Myths and Monsters (Nintendo, Game Boy) March 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – 3D Classics: Kid Icarus (Nintendo, 3DSWare) March 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! (Shin’en Multimedia, 3DSWare) March 2012
• Nintendo DSiWare – Cave Story (Nicalis) March 2012
• Wii Virtual Console – Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa’s Revenge (SNK, NEO-GEO) March 2012
• Wii Virtual Console – Mega Man X (CAPCOM, SNES) March 2012
• Wii Virtual Console – Mega Man 5 (CAPCOM, NES) March 2012
• Wii Virtual Console – Strider (CAPCOM, NES) March 2012
• Wii Virtual Console – Super Street Fighter 2 with added Online Multiplayer! (CAPCOM, SNES) March 2012

Upcoming Releases In April:

• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – SpeedThru: Potzol’s Puzzle (Nintendo) April 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – 3D Solitaire (Zen Studios) April 2012
• Wii Virtual Console – Metal Slug 3 (D4 Entertainment, NEO-GEO) April 2012
• WiiWare – La-Mulana (Nicalis) April 2012

Upcoming Releases In 2012:

• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Toki Tori (Two Tribes, Game Boy Color) Q2 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – Art of Balance TOUCH! (Shin’en Multimedia) Q2 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – Colors! 3D (Collecting Smiles) Q2 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – Mutant Mudds (Renegade Kid) Q2 2012 [in Europe]
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – Picross e (Jupiter) Q2 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – Marvel Pinball 3D (Zen Studios) Q2 2012
• Nintendo DSiWare – Amoebattle (Intrinsic Games) Q2 2012

• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Kirby’s Dream Land 2 (Nintendo, Game Boy) 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – Bit Boy!! ARCADE (Bplus, 3DSWare) 2012

See any games you’ll be downloading?

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