Today’s Nintendo Download offers us something of a mixed blessing on the Virtual Console service for Nintendo 3DS.
Metroid II: Return of Samus arrives, and it is perhaps one of the most divisive games in the series prior to Metroid: Other M. Arriving on the original black-and-white Game Boy prior to the refined Super Metroid for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Metroid II manages to overcome its lack of color with more detailed graphics.
But even so, players today often find the game to be tedious due to indistinguishable environments, though others have been known to love it for its atmosphere as you make your way deep into the home planet of the Metroids, wiping them out in all of their evolved forms. For many, it is a love-it-or-hate-it type of game, but if you love the Metroid series, then it is at least worth looking into.
Incidentally, there are those who would love to see Nintendo give the game the same treatment the original Metroid received with Zero Mission, but the developers have expressed a lack of interest in doing another remake. Perhaps someday, hopefully…
Nintendo DSiWare/eShop receives two games this week: the puzzle/strategy game Battle of the Elements, and an action-adventure game known as Come On! Heroes. Meanwhile, WiiWare goes fishing with Big Bass Arcade.
For more information on each title, check out the full press release below:
NINTENDO DOWNLOAD HIGHLIGHTS NEW DIGITAL CONTENT FOR NINTENDO SYSTEMS – NOV. 24, 2011
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Metroid™ II – Return of Samus™ – Bounty Hunter Samus Aran faces off against the Metroid scourge once again in this epic sequel to the NES™ classic, Metroid. (For Nintendo 3DS™)
Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare™
Come On! Heroes – This action game tests your reactions. The “Lovely Heiress” is being held for ransom. Mr. King announces that anyone who brings back his daughter will receive a great reward. (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi™)
Big Bass Arcade – Big Bass Arcade is loaded with fishing action. Catch a boatload of fish and take a shot at the World Record Bass. Compete in Challenges and Tournaments, or Free Fish any lake at your own pace. (For Wii™)
Also new this week:
• Battle of the Elements (Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare)
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In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS system, to the Nintendo DSi Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and to the Wii Shop Channel for the Wii console at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Thursdays.
The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service and features games, applications and videos in both 2D and 3D. Users can add money to their virtual wallets using a credit card or by purchasing a Nintendo 3DS Prepaid Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card.
The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Wii Points Card™ and Nintendo DSi Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.
Remember that Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wii, http://www.nintendo.com/3ds or http://www.nintendo.com/ds/systems/dsi.