As part of the first of two waves of free games given out by Nintendo to early adopters of the 3DS before the major price drop, Nintendo released ten NES games which are now available to download from the Nintendo Eshop today. While the roster of Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong Junior, Mario and Yoshi, Wrecking Crew, Ice Climbers, Balloon Fight, NES Open Tournament, Golf and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link doesn’t contain such NES classic as M.U.L.E, River City Ransom and Solomon’s Key, it should be a good way to distract Nintendo Fans while they continue to deny Americans access to XenoStory’s Tower (or at least until the more interesting GBA games are announced, for which three still remain unknown). Instructions on how to download the games can be found in the source link and a thank you to vakamajordan for tipping us of about this.
While we don’t have the details on what the unannounced games will be we do now know exactly what the initial releases will include. The NES games coming to us on September 1st will include very basic manuals, pass n play multiplayer, and the standard VC Suspend feature. Later when these titles go on sale for non 3DS ambassadors they will have updated manuals, wireless multiplayer between 3DS’s, and save state functionality.
I can’t say the same for the GBA games which will be incredibly bare bones. They will come with manuals, but no suspend play so you can’t just close your 3DS and go into sleep mode. You need to find a save point and exit the game before you can quit playing.
One of the many things Japan is known for is being the birthplace of the Famicom, otherwise known as the Nintendo Entertainment System.
So it may not come as a surprise that a 33-year old man from Tochigi was arrested for selling pirated NES games in the form of roms between September 2009 and September 2010. The man sold this collection of roms (the bill claims that each disc contained over 2000 roms) for over 60,000 Yen, or $700 a pop. Because he only had to pay for the CD’s, the profit was very substantial, at a whopping 7480% profit margin.
The worst part is that the customers didn’t even receive all 2000 roms as promised, but instead, received only about 1000. While the man certainly deserves punishment, it should be noted that the man’s customers should take some of the blame for purchasing the roms in the first place.
The criminal in question is currently unemployed and when asked why he did this, his response was, “I was broke so I did it to make money.”
I really wish we could talk more about little fun facts more on the gaming-news blog. But with how much goes through each day, it’s hard to find time to talk about the old, instead of the new. Thankfully, Christmas isn’t a very busy season at all in terms of news. So today, I direct you to The Cutting Room Floor’s Legend of Zelda feature.
Apparently a prototype disk for the Famicom version of the original The Legend of Zelda was found. While a close to completion prototype of the game, there were a handful of differences, including some graphical changes, different music and sound effects, and more!
One of the most interesting changes is that the difficulty seemed to be greatly increased in the final version of the game. Often today we will see the opposite happen, especially with Nintendo, but apparently the team felt the original was too easy.
It isn’t often you see a high profile title like this get its prototype leaked out, so be sure to give it a glimpse!
I am still not exactly sure what this game is but it looks to atleast play like an NES Megaman game. From the looks of some of the blocks that were spelling out words it is possible that the game could have level creation and online sharing. Other than that it looks like you might be able to play with other well known Capcom characters.
Check out the video after the jump.
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