Super Metroid rolls onto Wii U this week, leading new content available through the Nintendo’s digital services.
‘Super’ seems to be a theme too, with Super Ghouls’n Ghosts and Super Mario Bros. 2 with similarly joining the Virtual Console, whilst a Resident Evil Revelations demo will also prove of interest.
* BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, Gaijin Games – £8 (€8.99), was £10.79 (€11.99)
* Planet Crashers 3D, Ignition Entertainment – £6.29 (€6.99), was £8.99 (€9.99)
* Super Metroid, Nintendo – £0.30 (€0.30) until 14th June 2013
When space pirates snatch the last remaining Metroid, bounty hunter Samus Aran is called back into action! Use new abilities like the grappling beam and x-ray scope to navigate the massive labyrinths of planet Zebes; battling enemies and enormous bosses with an arsenal of beams, missiles and bomb. Super Metroid is renowned as one of the greatest 2D action games ever made, and paved the way for the Metroid™ Prime series with its innovative blend of exploration, action and secrets galore.
This is the European version of the game, which was optimised originally by the developer to offer gameplay and music speed similar to the US version. Demos and animations may run at PAL speed. The aspect ratio has been corrected for this release.
* Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition, Namco Bandai – £23.99 (€29.99), was £37.49 (€54.99)
Virtual Console (Wii U)
* Super Ghouls’n Ghosts, Capcom – £5.49 (€7.99)
The third game in the legendary Ghosts’n Goblins series, Super Ghouls’n Ghosts follows brave Sir Arthur’s quest through demon-infested lands to rescue the kidnapped princess. Battle through deadly stages and beat each level’s boss to progress. But watch out: if Arthur is injured his armour breaks, leaving him only in his boxer shorts! Originally developed exclusively for Super NES, this supremely challenging platformer won critical acclaim and became an instant bestseller. This is the US version of the gam
* Super Mario Bros. 2, Nintendo – £3.49 (€4.99)
Join Mario and company on a journey to save the world of Subcon from the foul frog tyrant, Wart. Super Mario Bros. 2 offered freedom to explore levels not only horizontally but also vertically; while collecting power-ups, uprooting veggies to throw at enemies and seeking out hidden ‘Sub-space’ rooms. It was the first Mario title to let players control other characters like Princess Toadstool (Peach) and Toad; each with their own skills. It also featured the first appearance of many Mario series regulars, including Shy Guy and Birdo. This is the US version of the game.
Wii U Demo
* Resident Evil Revelations, Capcom – Free
The critically acclaimed survival horror title Resident Evil Revelations returns redefined for console complete with high quality HD visuals, enhanced lighting effects and an immersive sound experience. This latest version of Resident Evil Revelations will also deliver additional content including a terrifying new enemy, extra difficulty mode and improvements to RAID Mode such as new weapons, skill sets, and playable characters including Hunk and Rachael!
Virtual Console (Nintendo 3DS)
* Mega Man 5, Capcom – £4.49 (€4.99)
Proto Man – once the trusted brother of Mega Man – has mysteriously gone berserk, kidnapping Dr. Light and forcing Mega Man to go on the offensive. Assisted by his new sidekick Beat, a robotic bird, and his faithful robo-dog Rush, Mega Man must battle through eight thrilling levels and defeat the robot masters lurking within. Defy gravity in Gravity Man’s stage, chip away the defences in Stone Man’s stage and catch some surf in Wave Man’s stage, before the final showdown!
3DS Download Software
* Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, Nintendo – £34.99 (€39.99)
Get ready for an infinite adventure! Become one of five popular Pokémon and then step into a world where amazing experiences are always nearby. Explore more than 20 exciting dungeons, each one filled with all kinds of Pokémon, treasures and surprises! Not only does each dungeon have its own unique characteristics – the Pokémon found within it, the type of terrain and the number of floors to explore – but the layout changes every time you enter, meaning an infinite number of dungeons await you!
* The Starship Damrey, LEVEL-5 – £7.19 (€7.99)
From two masters of suspense, Kazuya Asano and Takemaru Abiko, comes a new twist on the genre as players discover a fear born of innocence. You awaken to discover that you are trapped in a Cold Sleep capsule aboard the titular Starship Damrey with no memory of who you are or how you got there. With no tutorials, explanations, or hints provided, the game was created with the intent that self-discovery and experimentation be an integral part of the experience. An inconceivable truth awaits those willing to discover it. Do you dare to hope? Or will despair claim the final shreds of your mind? Discover the mystery of the Starship Damrey to find out for yourself…
* Retro Pocket, UFO Interactive – £4.49 (€4.99)
Retro Pocket is a fun and exciting video game that brings you back to the glory days of LED handhelds! Discover eight all-original LED-style games such as Kung Fu Hero, Whale Escape, Mind Your Head and more! With Game A and Game B modes in all eight games, as well as the retro-style soundtrack, UFO Interactive Games would like to welcome you (back) into the wonderful world of Retro Pocket!