As usual, it’s not a bad week for Nintendo downloads – not excellent, but there’s some variety to be found in an original 3DS download, a tough-as-nails NES platformer, as well as the usual dose of passable Wii/DSiWare. Once again, no Wii U downloads this week, though.
Arguably the best download this week is Capcom’s notoriously fiendish NES platformer, Ghosts’n Goblins (£4.49), which makes its way to the 3DS’s Virtual Console service in Europe this Thursday, complete with Restore Points.
Ghosts’n Goblins pits brave knight Arthur on a hair-raising journey to rescue his beloved princess from her supernatual captors. Arm yourself with weapons like the Javelin, Dagger or Axe, and battle your way through six monster-infested stages until the final confrontation with the Devil himself. But beware of the Devil’s tricks. The monster princess may be further than you think.
Agetec resumes its stream of downloads for Nintendo handhelds, with Touch Battle Tank 3D (£4.49) this week.
In Touch Battle Tank 3D, it’s you on a solo mission against a nearly unstoppable army of killer tanks. Your strategy – keep the action going and the shells flying! Command either a powerfully armoured engine of destruction or a light, agile hit-and-run variety of menacing machines, capable of unleashing incredible firepower!
And the final exclusive eShop downloads this week come in the form of two more lessons packs for New Art Academy – Life Drawing, and Paint like Turner (£1.79 each).
Circle Entertainment and Shanblue Interactive, meanwhile, round up this week’s Nintendo download with Crystal Adventure (200 Points, £1.79) and Vampire Crystals (1000 Points) arriving on DSiWare and WiiWare respectively.
In the outskirts of the kingdom, there are rare crystals containing a secret magical energy inside them. Rumour has it; a sorcerer is collecting the crystals in a tower for some reason, but no one knows where or if the tower actually exists. As the most famous bounty hunter in the kingdom, you are hired to seek out and investigate the tower’s location. At last you find the tower, but it has already been overrun by a large group of monsters, performing a dark ritual to summon a highly dangerous demon. Although the demon has been summoned, you must stop the continuing ritual and kill the demon before it gains full power, or everything will be destroyed.
Once upon a time… in a place called Creepyland, where zombies and vampires coexisted peacefully, vampires kept the zombies well drained by sucking their blood and zombies ate vampires that died from old age or illness. But on a fateful day, all this changed. Transform yourself into a brave vampire and lead the fight against the ruthless zombies.