Jun 30, 2011

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Nintendo Update: June 27, 2011

Nintendo Update: June 27, 2011

This week has quite a few downloads to keep you busy, regardless of your Nintendo console or handheld of choice.  Final Fantasy III arrives on VC, and several new titles come to DSiWare.  GameBoy fans will be happy to see that Kirby’s Dream Land is also now available through the eShop.  Scroll down to see the full list of releases, with descriptions, pictures, and prices.


Virtual Console

Final Fantasy III (800 points) – Ages ago, evil beings created powerful creatures called Espers, and unleashed them against each other. The resulting battles left their world a smoldering rubble. Legend has it, the Espers destroyed themselves and most of humanity. Magic disappeared forever. Centuries have passed and a rational world now exists with Espers living only in myths, until one frozen solid since the ancient wars is unearthed. Suddenly, there are reports of magic attacks on civilians. Imperial Commandos launch raids using magic-powered MagiTek weapons. Magic is obviously alive and the world is in danger again. Who or what is behind the rediscovery and redeployment of this legendary power? What chaotic plans exist that will wreck havoc on this orderly world?



Big Town Shoot Out (500 points) – The ultimate cowboy gun game for 1-4 players. Howdy, partner, and welcome to Big Town Shoot Out. If you’re a sharpshooter with an itchy trigger finger, you’ve come to the right place. Big Town Shoot Out will take you through 40 increasingly challenging stages, across 10 zones and 10 different game types, all playable by up to four players simultaneously (additionally accessories required and are sold separately). Are you cowboy enough to make it through? As my old pa used to say, risk everything, fear nothing and have no regrets. It may not be the easy way, but it’s the cowboy way. Game types include: Train Trouble, Saloon, Windmill, Ranch, Mine, Street Scene, Boot Hill Cemetery, Outlaw Camp, Western Diorama and Turning Cards.



*all DSiWare titles are also available for 3DS via the eShop. $1 is approximately 100 points.

Moto eXtreme (800 points) -Go extreme in this MotoX biking thrill ride. Defy gravity as you grab air via huge jumps and pull off awesome trials-style stunts. Guide your bike to the end of the course, and be sure to collect all the stars along the way to earn maximum points. Take your bike through a huge variety of courses over four worlds, including forests, deserts, frost-covered mountains and even lava-rich volcanic environments. In Constructor mode, you can interact with your environment by using the Nintendo DSi stylus to draw ledges, ramps and jumps. What will you create? Intuitive controls, fun-packed game play and challenging courses make this a MotoX ride you won’t want to miss.


Boardwalk Ball Toss (200 points) – Step right up and try your skill at one of your favorite boardwalk attractions. Boardwalk Ball Toss comes to you from SKYWORKS®, creators of quality sports and arcade games. It combines amazing graphics, realistic physics and great game play to recreate the action and ambience of a carnival booth on the boardwalk. In Quick Play mode, you get unlimited balls to knock down as many bottles as you can before time runs out – earn bonuses for knocking down a whole stack. In Progressive Play mode, you move through multiple levels that feature six-bottle stacks and special gold, bronze and other bonus bottles. Lastly, you can win prizes based on your score.


Hearts Spades Euchre (500 points) – Hearts Spades Euchre offers some of the most popular card games in one collection! You can modify the rules of each game and set the AI opponents from beginner to pro difficulty level. Challenge your friends in a local multiplayer game with up to four players per game copy. Celebrate your victories and use the integrated speech and text chat functions. Funny comic graphics on the beach, the varied textures, and using your own photo in the game make this collection a fabulous package. Have lots of fun playing Hearts Spades Euchre!




3DS eShop

The Lost Town – The Dust ($4.99) – In the year 2037, a small remote town in the South American Andes is cut off from the outside world by a mudslide. After a full week of heavy rain, a power outage causes a massive explosion at a biochemical military facility located on the outskirts of the town. A beautiful girl named Chilia with red hair and deep red eyes emerges from the darkness. Possessing incredible combat skills, you must use her abilities to find survivors before nightfall. Other objectives include setting traps, collecting items and using various weapons to defeat unknown creatures. The more you battle, the more skills you gain. The danger level increases at nighttime, so you will need the help of survivors in the camp to protect it for a course of seven days. While you wait for the rescue team to arrive, you must fight off vicious creatures that are starving for their next meal.

Kirby’s Dream Land ($3.99 ) – Kirby’s video-game debut, rereleased for the Nintendo 3DS! Dream Land is in peril! An evil king has stolen the magical Twinkle Stars. And if they’re not recovered, the people of Dream Land will starve. Join Kirby, our cute and roly-poly little hero, as he runs, jumps, floats, and swims in search of these treasured Twinkle Stars. He’ll puff his way through castles, caves, dungeons, and forests. In his path are many wicked and greedy enemies, but Kirby has a special way to defeat them! It’s nonstop action all the way to the top of Mt. Dedede!