This week’s Nintendo eShop update for Europe is in, adding six Virtual Console releases across Wii U and New Nintendo 3DS.
That sees Konami’s R-TYPE, New Adventure Island and Bonk’s Adventure release on Wii U, while New Nintendo 3DS adds Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Street Fighter Alpha 2 and Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers.
Special Offers (Wii U)
Special Offers (3DS)
Virtual Console (Wii U)
An old-school side-scrolling action game! Gameplay is simple; just headbutt your enemies as you progress through each stage! You receive damage when you get hit by an enemy or when you touch something hazardous. Try to keep Bonk from losing any life! Chow down on meat you find along the way to power-up Bonk by 2 levels! Headbutt the ground after Bonk has transformed to unleash a powerful explosion! The earth will tremble and your enemies will be stunned! That’s Bonk power! The power of his mighty rock-hard head! The game is loaded with bonus games and hidden stages! And, just like any great action game, there are big boss battles!
On peaceful Adventure Island, the islanders are celebrating the wedding of Master Higgins and Tina, the “Miss Island Queen”. Suddenly, the celebration is interrupted by the appearance of Baron Bronsky and his henchmen, who kidnap Tina and the island children! Master Higgins must set out to rescue the children and his beloved Tina in this side-scrolling action game! Throw hatchets and boomerangs, hop on skateboards along the way, and guide Master Higgins safely to the goal in each area! New Adventure Island consists of 7 exciting stages! Each stage is split into 4 areas with a boss waiting at the end of the final area. Defeat all the bosses and release the kidnapped children! And waiting in the castle of the final stage – the wicked Baron Bronsky! Help Master Higgins defeat him and reclaim his bride!
A completely faithful port, right down to the character details, of the famous arcade shooting-game masterpiece, R-TYPE. Destroy the POW armor and 6 different units will appear that you can use to power-up your R-9. Equip Bits and obtain Laser Units to make the Force appear and to power-up it up. The Force can then be integrated into or separated from your R-9. Make the most of the Reflecting Laser Beams, and the Air-to-surface, and Anti-aircraft Lasers. Keep punching the fire button to send blasts from the Beam Cannon. Press and hold the fire button to charge the Beam Gauge and release it to fire a devastating Wave Cannon blast! The longer you hold it, the stronger the blast! The ultimate highlights are the boss characters that await you at the end of each stage, and a stage that pits you against a giant warship.
Wii U Download Software
Discover the world of Mustland with Nelesa in the sad cells of Moon Prison with this first episode of 3Souls. In this 2D puzzle-platformer, players must utilise the unique features of the Wii U™ GamePad to solve puzzles and the touch screen to glimpse into the thoughts and feelings residing within Nelesa’s soul.
Dragon Skills features classic arcade gameplay inspired by well-known classic games from the 1970s. You have to destroy all stones in a level like in a classic brick breaker game. In Dragon Skills, though, the ball has a tail which gets longer and longer. And crossing the tail with the ball will trigger rewards for the player. In each level, the player aims for the ultimate high score. To achieve the highest score, the use of dragon skills will be necessary. Dragon Skills is a typical arcade game which is easy to play but hard to master.
The grim reapers Grimm and Rose need your help to defeat a legion of monsters, ghosts, and evil bunnies using the power of words! Spell words to battle monsters and earn gems that can be used to purchase upgrades, books, special items, potions, and much more! Letter Quest Remastered is a turn-based RPG featuring high-res artwork, clever wordplay, and two great soundtracks. Use your linguistic skills to survive!
When Vladimir Kalenkow, a high-ranking scientist looking into the unexplained Tunguska catastrophe from 1908, goes missing, his daughter Nina and his assistant Max are drawn into a conspiracy of epic proportions. Chased across the globe by the Russian intelligence apparatus and a zealous secret society, the two adventurers solve mysteries in Germany, Russia, Cuba, China and even Antarctica. But the more light they shed on the truth, the more they put themselves in danger! Help Nina and Max, the adventurous protagonists of Secret Files Tunguska, to solve a variety of challenging quests and elaborate riddles as the title’s fascinating plot leads you to the most remote corners of the Earth. Travel to exotic locations, explore rich sceneries, engage with interesting characters and collect useful information. Unravel a mystery that remained unsolved for more than a hundred years!
Virtual Console (New Nintendo 3DS)
Special Offer: Buy two Street Fighter games, get the third one for free until 11th August 2016.
Street Fighter II defined gaming in the 1990s by revolutionising the fighting game genre. Regarded as one of the greatest games of all time, Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting was the third release of the original Street Fighter II series. Featuring the original eight world warriors including Ryu, Chun-Li and Guile – along with playable boss characters Balrog, Vega, Sagat and M. Bison – Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting offers enhanced gameplay speed and improved character balancing.
Street Fighter Alpha 2 explodes onto Virtual Console with its trademark lightning-fast gameplay, Custom Combo System and innovative Alpha Counters. Push your talents to the limit as you discover new moves and counters for every attack. Neutralise your opponents’ attacks with high and low Alpha Counters and execute Custom Combos to create your own rapid-fire assaults. All your favourite warriors are back, including previously hidden characters Dan, Akuma and Bison, plus new fighters including Rolento, Gen and Sakura.
When Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers debuted, the fighting game genre changed forever. Along with a revolutionary combo system, it introduced new characters alongside the original cast. In addition to Ryu, Ken, Chun Li et al., take control of four brand new combatants in thrilling head-to-head gameplay. Choose T. Hawk and his unmatched strength, Dee Jay’s unrivalled kickboxing ability, the furious kung fu of Fei Long, or drill your rivals with the deadly Cammy!
3DS Add-On Content
A reluctant Siegbert enters the fray. Part 4 of Heirs of Fate.
Led by Shigure, the party storms the enemy gates. Part 5 of Heirs of Fate.
The next generation assaults their ultimate foe. The Heirs of Fate finale.
3DS Download Demo
Build a tower higher and higher by stacking objects of all shapes and sizes together in any way you can. Balance telephone boxes, road cones, televisions, desks, chairs, curling stones – more than 100 in total – in a giant pile to reach the goal line. Build past mutant birds, hurricane winds and black holes sent by the evil Crash Construction Company as they try to bring your tower crashing down. Pile household objects high enough to reach the goal line and hold it for three seconds without it collapsing to complete each floor. If your construction is too weak it’ll topple over and come crashing to the ground. Follow the story of the Haruno Construction Company and their Sky High Construction Project to build a tower to the moon in the name of justice!
3DS Download Software
Power Disc Slam is no simple park throw-about with your dog. It’s an intense arcade sports game pitting you against the best. Choose your favourite character and take to the court to show off your skills. Learn to slide, spin and trick your opponent. Watch out for Cooper’s fearsome power, Mariana’s speed, Henrik’s long reach and Adeline’s trickery! Be alert as each surface plays differently and the scoring layouts change. Can you become a Power Disc Slam master?
Psycho Pigs is an arena-based action game remake of the 1987 classic Jaleco game! There are a wide variety of bombs and power up items that you can use to ham it up! Hit and don’t get hit’ is the aim of the game so use the arena’s properties to your advantage, such as hiding in the bushes to sneak up on