The Nintendo Download – 5/22/2014
Street Fighter Alpha 2, Mega Man V, and the Attack of the iPhone games!
This week has a surprising number of good games going for it. At least, I think it does…
Street Fighter Alpha 2 for Wii U – It’s amazing this game was ever released on the Super NES. Experience the entry which introduced the world to such techniques as Quick Move Reversals, Alpha Counters, and the Custom Combo System, as well as bringing Dan, Akuma, and M. Bison to the forefront of the action, where they are joined by Rolento, Gen, Sakura, Dhalsim, Zangief, and more.
Swords & Soldiers for Wii U – The aforementioned “I think” about the quality of some of this week’s releases applies here. I reviewed this one a while back for the iPhone, where it came as a highly recommended title. You can read that here, and hope that the same level of care and quality carried over to the Wii U version.
Squids Odyssey for Wii U – Another from the iPhone, where it was known simply as “Squids.” This one had promise, but I advocated caution when I reviewed it. I haven’t played it since that review, nor the Wii U version, but hopefully they managed to improve on some aspects, while others– such as draining my phone’s battery like nobody’s business– shouldn’t apply here. According to the press release, though, this version contains not only the original iPhone game’s content, but also SQUIDS Wild West and additional new content as well.
Fit Music for Wii U – It’s fitness! It’s dancing! “Each section offers all the typical phases of the workout with warm-up exercises, an intensive training phase and a final relaxation phase.”
Mega Man V for Nintendo 3DS – The fifth and final game from the Classic Mega Man series to grace the original Game Boy, the series goes out with a bang by offering an all-new adventure against all new bosses and other foes. When Mega Man’s Mega Buster proves ineffective against the attack of the Stardroids, Dr. Light gives the Blue Bomber’s attack a little extra punch– literally. With the new rocket-punching Mega Arm, Mega Man takes off to the eight planets (mind, this is before Pluto was declassified) to put a stop to their conquest. And he’s not alone: In addition to Rush and Eddie, Tango the Robocat makes his debut!
Alien on the Run for Nintendo 3DS – Full and demo versions of this title await in the Nintendo eShop. Ever think Earthlings are the only ones who have to worry about UFO abductions? Delude, an alien from another planet, would like to argue that point with you. He’s been taken from his home planet, and must dive into and take down the tractor beams he finds in the UFO’s 17 levels to get back home.
Turtle Tale for Nintendo 3DS – It’s classic-style 2D platforming action as Shelldon the turtle defends his island home from Captain O’Haire and his gang of Monkey Pirates. Venture through five unique areas to win the day and make those pirates set sail for good!
Lost Treasures of Alexandria for Nintendo 3DS/Nintendo DSiWare – A Match-3 game with a story about perfectly-formed metal spheres from Africa dating back over a million years.
Nintendo eShop Sales:
Darts Up 3D for Nintendo 3DS – Until 9am PT on June 11th, this title is 67 percent off.
Classic Games Overload for Nintendo 3DS – Until 9am PT on June 2nd, this title is $10 off.
Blok Drop U for Wii U – Until 9am PT on June 4th, this title is 25 percent off.
AeternoBlade for Nintendo 3DS – From May 23rd to 9am PT on May 26th, this title will be on sale (no specifics are given).
For more information, screens, and videos for each of this week’s releases and sale items, click on the corresponding link above.