Originally Published on the Official Blast Away the Game Review Page on 5/7/2014
Written by Dustin Murphy
So far it seems that Nintendo has decided to give us a bit more to go! Why do we say this? Because we ourselves are highly interested in these titles and will gladly be bringing you some reviews soon for the latest two! So keep tuned. Till then, it looks like the Virtual Console for both Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U will be getting a nice treat this month!
Kirby: Triple Deluxe – Pink? Check. Puffy? Check. Powerful? You have no idea. Devour trees, obstacles and huge chunks of the environment with Kirby’s Hypernova ability and inhale enemies to copy their abilities like Archer, Circus and Bell. It’s a grand new Kirby adventure, plus a new multiplayer battle mode: Kirby Fighters! Kirby: Triple Deluxe will be available on May 2. Click here to check out the trailer for the game.
Mega Man™ Xtreme – It’s Mega May! Every Thursday in May, a different Mega Man game will launch in the Virtual Console section of the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Today’s release: Mega Man Xtreme. This spinoff to the Mega Man X games was originally released on Game Boy Color. In the action-packed platformer, Mega Man X must join forces with Middy, a genius hacker, and his partner Zero to restore peace. Help them defeat strong robotic enemies, obtain new abilities and clean up crime!
Virtual Console on Wii U
Mach Rider™ – It’s the year 2112. Earth has been invaded by the forces of evil. Battle the invaders as you race from sector to sector on your motorcycle, dodging obstacles and searching for survivors. For a different challenge, you can even create your own course in Design Mode, using the various twists, turns and straightaways the game has to offer.
Stick it to the Man™ – Meet Ray: He lives in a world where everything is made out of paper and stickers. One day he has an accident and wakes up with a giant pink spaghetti arm sticking out of his brain. This gives him awesome powers to change the world around him by folding, tearing and pulling off stickers! And if that weren’t enough, Ray can also read people’s minds using the Wii U GamePad controller. Click here to check out a trailer for Stick it to the Man.
Nintendo eShop Sales:
Tappingo – Starting today through 9 a.m. PT on May 15, get fun puzzle game Tappingo for 30 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
Shin Megami Tensei®IV – For a limited time, well-received RPG Shin Megami Tensei IV is $29.99 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer starts at 9 a.m. PT on May 5 and ends at 9 a.m. PT on May 12.
Also new this month:
Azada (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
PICROSS e4 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Tiny Games – Knights & Dragons (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Bird Mania Christmas 3D (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) – Starting today, the price of Bird Mania Christmas 3D is being reduced from $1.99 to $0.99.
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® Blacklist™ (Nintendo eShop on Wii U) – On May 5, the price of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist is being reduced from $59.99 to $29.99.
In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new titles weekly to the
Nintendo eShop for the Wii U system as well as the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL systems, to the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and to the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.
The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features games, applications and videos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or by purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in the Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or Nintendo 3DS, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.
Posted by Aaron Johnson