The 3DS Virtual Console release of Mega Man 2 from the Game Boy kicks off a month of Mega Man-related content that will be coming to the Nintendo eShop throughout August. This includes Megaman Battle Chip Challenge from the Game Boy Advance – which is also out this week on Wii U Virtual Console.
Probably the most exciting title hitting the eShop this week is the Demo version of parking Star though surely? The title does what it says on the cover, and lets players take on car parking challenges -in major cities all around the world!
On top of the new releases, owners of NES Remix 1 or 2 on the Wii U can also access exclusive discount prices on many of the classic Virtual Console titles that are featured in the two mini-game collections – including Mario Bros, Kid Icarus and Donkey Kong Jr.
All of the new releases this week go live on Thursday August 7, and the full list of new titles can be seen below:
Mega Man™ 2 (CAPCOM)
(Virtual Console –Game Boy)
€3.99 / £3.59 / CHF5.60
Game Description: Dr. Wily is up to no good, once again. This time he’s stolen an experimental time travel device and zipped off to the future! Meanwhile, Mega Man and his trusty sidekick, Rush, are sent on a mysterious mission to investigate an underground lair. Jump and blast your way through a barrage of maniacal enemies while collecting a variety of weapons and items to help fight more Robot Masters! Who is this stranger from the future called Quint? Can Mega Man reach Dr. Wily before time’s up? Suit up and let’s go!
Xtreme Sports (WayForward)
(Virtual Console –Game Boy Color)
€4.99 / £4.49 / CHF7.00
Game Description: The Xtreme Cola Company has invited all-comers to Xtreme Island to become the Xtreme Sports champion! Guppi and her boyfriend Fin take up the challenge, with your help! From the makers of cult classic Shantae comes this colourful spin on high-adrenaline sports. Try your hand at surfing, street luge, in-line skating, skateboarding and even skyboarding! Explore the island to find friends, foes and even a few hidden treats. Practise hard and then compete in events to win medals; there are more than 400 to collect!
Mach Rider (Nintendo)
(Virtual Console –NES)
€4.99 / £3.49 / CHF7.00
Game Description: Earth, the year 2112. A lone motorcycle warrior is all that stands between invaders and survivors. You are Mach Rider! In the main Fighting Course mode, race through winding highways and take out the enemies using your machine guns or by barging them into obstacles. In Endurance Course, pit your survival skills against the clock, or try Solo Course for an enemy-free ride. Mach Rider also includes a Design mode, enabling you to create your own courses on which to race.
This is the US version of the game.
Megaman Battle Chip Challenge (CAPCOM)
(Virtual Console –Game Boy Advance)
€6.99 / £6.29 / CHF9.80
Game Description: Your favourite characters from the Megaman Battle Network universe are back to duke it out in the Battle Chip Grand Prix! Face multiple opponents on your way to the ultimate prize: an extremely rare Battle Chip! Command your Net Navi using Battle Chips of various elemental types: fire, water, electricity or wood. Choose your Battle Chips wisely, depending on the material in the arena; metal aids electric attacks, while grass weakens them. As well as the Grand Prix, you can also battle in one-off bouts or create your own tournament!
Rabi Laby 3 (Agetec)
€4.99 / £4.49 / CHF7.00
Game Description: Return to the Queen’s labyrinth…Alice and Rabi are once again living together in peace. But the Queen had something else in mind; she could not forget what they had done. Consumed by resentment and the thirst for revenge, she devised an insidious plan and kidnapped Alice and Rabi to her labyrinth. Rabi Laby 3 is the latest episode of this hybrid puzzle platform series. Alice and Rabi must work together and use their unique skills to escape. As one they must survive many dangers and overcome challenges beyond anything they have experienced before. As Alice and Rabi struggle to escape the labyrinth, they will discover the Queen’s true intentions and a dark secret will be exposed. Join Alice and Rabi as they explore the labyrinth, unlock bonus content and earn ranking medals for completed stages.
Parking Star 3D Demo (CIRCLE Ent.)
Nintendo 3DS (Demo)
Game Description: It’s a parking game. Your goal is to get the “Park Star”. Park the car as quickly as possible, while keeping any damage to your ride to a minimum. Visit the Tokyo Tower, the Louvre Museum in Paris, the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai, and Tiananmen Square! In Parking Star, you can enjoy all these famous places around the world by driving. This is a casual game that simulates real parking. Use your accomplished driving skills to park at specific locations as fast as possible. With bonuses awarded for passing a level, you can upgrade your vehicle, or just buy a new car!