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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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:

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Darts Up 3D for Nintendo 3DS – Until 9am PT on June 11th, this title is 67 percent off.

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Classic Games Overload for Nintendo 3DS – Until 9am PT on June 2nd, this title is $10 off.

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Joindots – Until 9am PT on June 5th, select Nintendo 3DS games from Joindots will be on sale, including 3D MahJongg, Funfair Party Games, and Gardenscapes.

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Blok Drop U for Wii U – Until 9am PT on June 4th, this title is 25 percent off.

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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.

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  • TheGameroomBlitz

    Mega Man V… is not as good as I remembered it. So much slowdown… so much slowdown! O_o;;; It’s also worth mentioning that it’s more expensive than the other Game Boy Mega Man titles, costing four dollars (US) while the others cost just three.

    Street Fighter Alpha 2 was a surprise. I actually got really excited when I saw it in the eShop… until I realized that it was probably the Super NES version, with all its flaws. Yes, it’s an impressive achievement on a 16-bit system, but we have much better versions on the Saturn, and the Playstation, and the Playstation 2, and just about everything else. If Nintendo really wanted to throw a bone to fighting game fans, it should have been the GameCube version of Capcom vs. SNK 2. Has there been any progress on bringing GameCube games to the Wii U at all?

    You’ll forgive me… the dozen cheap deaths in Mega Man V has got me a little testy.

    • I have MMV, but never got to play too much of it… I’m hoping this gives me better opportunity, being on a system I keep on hand more frequently. But I don’t remember anything being too bad… no more than normal, really. Once I have the money to get this one, I’ll be interested in comparing notes.

      Also, yeah, I learned of the price difference later. Very strange… the only real reason I can think of for that is the Super Game Boy stuff, but those aren’t available here. Then again, Nintendo doesn’t seem as rigid in their GB pricing as they are for NES, etc.

      Haven’t heard anything on the GameCube front, but DS is on the way! As for SFA2, I wouldn’t mind an arcade version, i.e. Virtual Console Arcade, but I don’t know if they’re carrying that over to the Wii U or not. Beyond that, I don’t know of any other way to have it for download, short of a non-VC release.

      Personally, I have SFA Anthology for PS2, so that will do for me… at least until I can get a replacement for my lost SFA2 Gold disc on the PS1. I don’t think Anthology has the “all Super moves” feature that was so much fun to play faux-DBZ with when I was younger.