News: Zelda II Arrives in Nintendo eShop For Non-Ambassadors

Another week, another set of downloads headed to Nintendo’s digital stores. This week plays host to quite the comprehensive list, covering all formats – find out if there’s anything for you below.

Nintendo eShop

Nintendo 3DS Download Software

Crazy Kangaroo
Gamelion
£3.60
Meet Barney – a cute kangaroo that was caught by evil poachers but luckily fell out of the aeroplane and now has to make his way home. With intuitive Motion Sensor and Circle Pad controls, and handcrafted graphics, Crazy Kangaroo is simply perfect. Give it a shot!

Nintendo 3DS Demo

Shifting World
Rising Star Games
Free
Is the floor the roof, or is the roof the floor? Shift the world from black to white and back again to find your way out in this innovative puzzle platformer from the best-selling SHIFT series.

Nintendo 3DS Add-On Content

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
Square Enix
90p each
Somnus (FFC – FMS)
Gustaberg (FF11 – FMS)
The Battle for Freedom (FF12 – BMS)
Final Battle (FF10 – BMS)

Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Nintendo
£4.50
The direct sequel to the original The Legend of Zelda is famed for taking the series in a new direction, while also introducing elements that would become standard in future Zelda games. In Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Link must seek the Triforce of Courage and awaken Princess Zelda from a sleeping spell. Meanwhile, Ganon’s minions are trying to resurrect their master. Zelda II uses a side-scrolling view and overworld map, and features role-playing aspects that are unique to the series.

Nintendo DSiWare

Bookstore Dream
CIRCLE Entertainment
£1.80 / 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Bookstore Dream is a simulation game that allows you to manage your own bookstore. Get connected with publishers and put the best books on your shelves. Be sure to keep stocks at a good level when demand goes up and if you do everything right you will be managing a popular shop before you know it.

Wii Shop Channel

Wii Virtual Console

Metal Slug X
D4 Enterprise
900 Wii Points
Mega Slug X is an improved version of Metal Slug 2. While based on Metal Slug 2, it includes the new “Iron Lizard” weapon which chases enemies and the “Drop Shot” weapon whose shots bounce. With many new enemies, the game allows you to readjust the game’s difficulty by changing the positioning of bosses and other things. It also includes several arranged production features such as changed backgrounds and some rearranged BGM.


Thankfully, the Shifting World demo will give us Europeans a chance to try the game before it hits our shelves, as its US release has received largely negative reviews. Other than the free demo, are you downloading anything new this week?

Remember, if you are a Nintendo 3DS Ambassador, you’ll be able to update your copy of Zelda II with Restore Points, hopefully making the game much easier to play through.

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