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Avenging Spirit Review

Software isn’t exactly something 3DS is being overrun with at this point. With only a handful of titles left for the rest of this year, 3DS owners are looking for content to keep themselves busy. To a certain extent, we can turn to the eShop to pick up old experiences from Gameboy, Gameboy Color, and DSiWare that we may have missed. One of the most recent additions is Avenging Spirit, a port of a 1991 arcade game for the original Gameboy. Does the title still holds its own today, or is it something that should have been left in Jaleco’s vault?

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Nintendo Download Store, 3DS Updated

As some of you might have experienced, last week’s 3DS 2.0.0-2U update gave users the eShop, Web Browser, and the ability to pause time in Ridge Racer. Oh wait, that’s just the game freezing…

Well anyway, that little nagging issue has been resolved in the 2.1.0-3U update just starting to roll out, in addition to a general upgrade in system stability as a whole.

So since you don’t have to worry about your new hardware crashing, how about you celebrate by downloading some games for it? Nintendo’s also added a new title to the 3DS eShop, as well as a few by means of DSiWare.

If you want to get your retro on, you can now buy the Game Boy edition of Donkey Kong for a measly $3.99.

Also available via DSiWare are Gold Fever(500 Points, $4.99), Zimo: Mahjong Fanatic(200 Points, $199), Beach Party Craze(800 Points, $7.99), and Hidden Photo(500 Points, $4.99).

Not wanting to leave the Wii out of the party, the big N’s added one new title each for Virtual Console, WiiWare, and WiiWare Demos.

On the Virtual Console stage is Mega Man 5(500 Points), which I really hope will be seeing a 3DS port as well(Sooner than later please!).

With WiiWare, there’s Snail Mail(600 Points) and a demo for BIT.TRIP FLUX(Demo: Free, Full Version: 800 Points).

So there’s this week’s store updates, go play already!

Nintendo 3DS eShop Update Live!

Late last night Nintendo finally released the long awaited June update. This update adds new functionality to the Nintendo 3DS, including the ability to transfer DSiWare bring over your DSiWare titles,  and the ability to browse the web. Although from what I’ve used of the web browser, it’s nothing to get excited about.


More importantly, the Nintendo 3DS’ digital download service, the eShop, launched. Until early July you get a free copy of Excite Bike optimized for the Nintendo 3DS’ 3D visuals and its wide screen display. Pokédex 3D is also available for free.  Of course, if you’re looking to spend a little cash you can go with one of the Virtual Console releases including Radar Mission, Alleyway, and the classic Super Mario Land.  And finally, you get full access to almost the entirety of DSiWare’s library. A fantastic opportunity for those who missed out on the DSi the first time around.


The Nintendo 3DS eShop will be updated on Thursdays in North America, separating it from the usual DSiWare, WiiWare, and Wii Virtual Console’s Monday updates. Let’s hope we start getting some of those great Virtual Console releases that have already hit Japan, like Kirby’s Adventure and Mega Man: Dr Wily’s Revenge.

Chrono Trigger on Virtual Console

If you have been waiting to pick up the original SNES version of Chrono Trigger, you can do so now and so much cheaper! Today Square-Enix added Chrono Trigger to the Virtual Console.  The title will run you 800 points.


Chrono Trigger will offer you a lot of bang for your buck. Not only is it a full length RPG, but you can also complete the title multiple times for different endings.  The title can also be found on the PlayStation 1 and Nintendo DS and is scheduled to be coming to the PlayStation Network  fairly soon.


Of course if you’re too manly for Chrono Trigger, you can pick up Gabrielle’s Ghostly Groove: Monster Mix. Manly dancing with chibi-anime girls and zombies.  So much manly dancing.


Chrono Trigger is coming to North American Virtual Console May 16th

Fans of what is considered to be one of the greatest JRPG’s of all time may be displeased to hear that Panzer Dragoon Saga hasn’t had a HD remake yet, but while you wait, why not play Chrono Trigger! In a statement by Square Enix, the game will be hitting North American Virtual Console on May 16th. For those of you who never played the original SNES version or even the Playstation one port (Or as we call them, Europeans), Chrono Trigger involves you and your party time hopping from era to era in order to stop an arcane wizard from summoning Lavos, a monster of Tarrasque proportions from destroying the world. Fans of the game are likely aware of the DS port containing two extra dungeons, an extra ending (the original game had thirteen depending when you fought the final boss) as well as retaining the ten animé cut scenes brought in from the Playstation One port. Most notable of the changes was that the game had a more literal translation of the text. The general consensus is that while the DS version has a more faithful script, the SNES retained most of the charm of the japanese version and it is usually prefered by fans of the game. The game will cost 800 points and while it has been confirmed for Europe, there is no release date so far so I guess I’ll have to get back to Final Fantasy VI.

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Megaman 5 and Dino Crisis 2 Going Digital

Dino Crisis 2 and Mega Man 5 have both been listed by the ESRB for Virtual Console and PSN. The story I read is not incredibly clear, but I think that Dino Crisis 2 is going to be on PSN and Mega Man 5 is going to be on Virtual Console and not both on both platforms.


Either way these are classic’s in my opinion and I would be glad not to have to but a new Dino Crisis 2 disc just to play it again. No word of course on when they will be available, but most likely sometime within the next few months.


Nintendo Download for Europe

Hey, Europe! It’s that time of the week ! Nintendo Download time! This week we have the Virtual Console title Adventure Island II (500 points)!  On WiiWare we have Where’s Wally? Fantastic Journey 2 (500 points), and a demo for Learning with PooYoos – Episode 3. And lastly we have DSiWare with Hellokids – Vol. 1 Coloring and Painting (200 points) and Successfully Learning English Year 2 (500 points).


Go buy Adventure Island II.


Nintendo Download for North America

Even if the Hudson Software we know today is pretty much gone at this point, we can still enjoy the company that was. Today on the Virtual Console, Super Bonk (800 points) is here! The title is the first in the series on the SNES, which was followed by a Japanese only sequel.


Otherwise, this week we have the usual offerings from DSiWare with Anonymous Notes Chapter One – From The Abyss (200 points), A Fairy Tale (500 points), and Absolute BaseBall (500 points). On WiiWare there’s Planet Fish (500 points) and a demo for A Monsteca Corral:  Monsters vs. Robots.


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Nintendo Download of Europe

Europeans get a tiny update this week with only a few releases across Nintendo’s online services. First up there’s a demo for the WiiWare title Soccer Bashi. If you want a actual full game on your Wii this week though, you’ll have to turn to the Virtual Console which is now offering the Super Nintedo title Brawl Brothers (800 points).  And last, but not least, you can get GO Series: Captain Sub (200 points) on DSiWare.


Haven’t seen an update this small since before DSiWare existed so it was only WiiWare and Virtual Console titles.