It’s Monday yet again, so we are primed for another week of Nintendo downloadable delights.
This week, every Nintendo console has something to download. For a start, there’s the SNES classic Pilotwings, for Wii U Virtual Console. 3DS owners can look forward to the release of the crossover-centric Project X Zone, plus a bevy of Game Gear Virtual Console Releases. Wii and DS owners aren’t left out either, with a few DSiWare and Wii Virtual Console releases as well.
This week’s downloads:
- Pilotwings (Wii U Virtual Console – SNES) – £4.39
Welcome to Pilotwings Flight Club, where your career can really soar! This Super NES™ classic puts a fun new spin on flight simulation. Pilot a range of flying machines and advance through the ranks. Soar through the floating rings in a biplane. Perform a precision skydive on to a distant target. Catch the thermals on a hang-glider. You can even test the experimental Rocketbelt! The best graduates will be called on to pilot a helicopter in a daring rescue mission. With Pilotwings, the sky’s the limit!
- Project X Zone (3DS Retail Download) – £27.99
When a rift in time and space suddenly appears, a doorway to various universes is opened allowing both heroes and villains from different worlds to cross paths. Players will be able to take control of a massive selection of heroes including favourites such as Jin and Xiaoyu (TEKKEN), Toma and Cyrille (Shining Force EXA), to X and Zero (Mega Man X) and discover the cause of the rift and stop evil from coming through and spreading into their world. Enjoy over 50 characters from 29 franchises from Namco Bandai, Capcom & Sega, including Street Fighter, Tekken, Darkstalkers, Devil May Cry, Sakura Wars, Tales of Vesperia and many more !
- Dress To Play: Magic Bubbles (3DS Download) – £3.59
In Dress To Play: Magic Bubbles!, dress to play and play to dress! Create your character and design their outfit in the dressing room, just as you like. When you are done, get ready to set off on an adventure, where you will have to catch as many bubbles as possible from the magic washing machine (which has many magical powers). The more you play, the more prizes and clothes you will receive to dress your character!
- Sonic Drift 2 (3DS Virtual Console – Game Gear) – £3.59
Start your engines and prepare for the race of your life! Choose from seven of your favorite Sonic characters including Sonic, Knuckles, and Dr. Eggman (AKA Dr. Robotnik) and race your way to the finish line. Use each racer’s special ability to gain an edge over the competition and win the fabled Chaos Emeralds! Race across 17 courses in the ultimate Chaos Grand Prix! Challenge a friend via local two-player multiplayer! Choose between seven classic Sonic characters including Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy Rose, and the nefarious Dr. Eggman!
- Vampire: Master of Darkness (3DS Virtual Console – Game Gear) – £4.49
The shadow of Dracula has spread over Victorian England. Make your way through strange and forbidding streets and cavernous warehouses while fighting his army of monsters. Find Dracula, the Master of Darkness, and rescue England from his terrifying grasp. Arm yourself with powerful weapons ranging from swords to bombs and pistols! Defeat terrifying monsters across five rounds in order to put an end Dracula.
- G-LOC Air Battle (3DS Virtual Console – Game Gear) – £3.59
Strap yourself in and take to the skies in G-LOC Air Battle. Dive, climb and bank as you outmanoeuvre enemy pilots and blow them out of the sky with your impressive arsenal. Gain experience with every mission and equip yourself with more powerful weapons and armour in order to destroy the Future World Army and bring peace back to the skies. Challenge a friend via local two-player multiplayer! Trade points earned for more powerful missiles, high calibre guns and armour upgrades. Nine different air, land and sea missions.
- California Super Sports (DSiWare) – £4.49/500 Points
California Super Sports is a collection of six unique games that are popular in the U.S.: croquet, dodgeball, lawndarts, rollerblade, shuffleboard arcade and target football. It’s located in sunny California, offering lots of fun and various experiences with a mixture of action, racing and tactical games.
- 99 Moves (DSiWare) – £1.99/200 Points
99Moves, a retro arcade game where you will have to survive with just 99 Movements. With nowhere to head in the galaxy, all was lost as your energy was about to run out… gravity would chart the course of your destiny. Suddenly, V-99 has entered a zone which provides energy, called Shaders… a new opportunity to survive! However, it’s not all good news, as you only have 99 energy pulses to move through the Shaders zone!
- The King of Fighers ’99 (Wii Virtual Console – Neo Geo) – 900 Points
Originally released in 1999, this is the 6th installment in the King of Fighters series. This time, there is a new protagonist with an all-new story. Instead of the previous 3-member team format, now teams have 4 members, where 3 members actually fight and 1 member is designated as a “Striker”. As in previous versions, you can unleash Super Special Moves when the gauges fill up. However, a new feature has been introduced whereby using 3 power stocks allows you to execute either Counter Mode, which increases offensive strength, or Armor Mode, which increases defensive strength. Tactics that apply to each situation have also been powered up. King of Fighters 99 boasts 32 playable characters. Do you think you have what it takes to reach the top?
As well as new games, there’s also a discount on the brilliant Mighty Switch Force. The Wii U version can be picked up for £5.99 (was £8.99), while the 3DS version is a mere £3.59 (was £5.39). This deal begins on 04/07/13 and ends on 11/07/13, so pick it up before the discount ends!