It’s a Wii U eShop-heavy week as three new games launch on the download service. After a delay, Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara finally comes out on Wii U alongside Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, a Kickstarter success story making its way to the Wii U eShop completely apart from the Kickstarter (see, it can still happen, Ghost Song fans!). Elsewhere, a pair of Virtual Console titles hit the eShop, with the extremely rare Summer Carnival ‘92 RECCA on 3DS and the Capcom RPG Breath of Fire II on Wii U. It’s a packed week, though you really should be playing Rayman Legends now, right?
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara ($14.99)
After an arduous three-month delay, your party finally makes it to the Wii U eShop. You choose to go to the local inn to rest and see what is going on in the town. The innkeeper seems put off by your party. “You should have been here in June. We don’t take kindly to delays,” he says. You explain that you ran into some issues with getting it working on Wii U because it’s a system you haven’t worked with much before. You assuage his reservations by letting him know that Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara on Wii U is based on a fun arcade game with neat RPG elements, and it still has drop-in/drop-out four-player online, leaderboards, and more. He still seems agitated, but he’ll accept your perseverance in making sure the game still came out.
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams ($14.99)
The latest Giana Sisters game, a former Kickstarter champion, is a platformer with a two-worlds dynamic. Basically, you have the main cheery world populated by chiptune music that you can turn into a darker world complete with metal versions of the chiptunes any time you desire. The titular Giana even transforms from a happy-go-lucky heroine to a dark goth punk heroine. While “Sisters” is in the title, Twisted Dreams only features support for one player.
Spot the Differences: Party! ($5.00)
Ready for a difference-spotting party? Then grab three of your friends and look at your Wii U GamePad or its associated TV to start spotting differences with your Wii Remotes or fingers. Heck, you can even have someone play on the GamePad while others play on the TV. It’s synchronous multiplayer, baby! You can do it competitively or cooperatively to boot.
Boulder Dash-XL 3D ($4.99)
If you were around to experience the 1984 Atari game Boulder Dash, then maybe you’ll be intrigued by this sequel releasing nearly 30 years later. It is a game focused on mining, as you control Rockford or Crystal through 100 different caves to collect diamonds, avoiding obstacles, and looking for a way out. You’re timed, though, so hurry up. It features four different worlds and five games modes, including a Score Attack and Retro mode.
Darts Up 3D ($2.99)
Play a good old-fashioned game of darts...in 3D! Darts Up 3D is a darts game that uses the 3DS gyroscope to aim and features Download Play support as well. You can use Mii characters and play with up to four people on one 3DS, too. Darts Up 3D features three different variations on the classic game, including 501.
Sonic Generations ($29.99)
Nearly two years after Sonic Generations’ 3DS retail debut, it is now available on the 3DS eShop. Coming out during the Blue Blur’s 20th anniversary, Generations celebrates it by featuring Classic Sonic and Modern Sonic in a side-scrolling adventure that takes the best (and worst) of both worlds. Check out the two-player versus mode and the StreetPass functionality, too. Heck, you can even use your Play Coins to unlock extra challenges if you haven’t dumped all of them into Flower Town.
Summer Carnival ‘92 RECCA ($4.99)
Do you like your games really hard, obscure, and pushing old systems to the limit? Then you should really check out Summer Carnival ‘92 RECCA. It’s a hard-as-nails vertical shooter game that was created for a gaming competition in Japan in the summer of 1992. RECCA is renown for its difficulty, and also is notable for running very smoothly on Famicom/NES hardware. Arm yourself with a variety of weapons and try to beat this super-hard and formerly rare experience. If you use save states, we won’t tell anyone!
Breath of Fire II ($7.99)
This SNES RPG puts the player in the shoes of the last member of the Dragon clan. Breath of Fire II features random turn-based battles and, woefully, an awful localization. However, it has some fun mechanics and looks nice for a SNES game, originally coming out in 1994 in Japan. It might not quite live up to its peers in Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VI, but if you’re hankering for an RPG on the Wii U Virtual Console (and already beat EarthBound), you could go way worse than Breath of Fire II. Plus, if you bought it on the Wii Virtual Console, you can upgrade to the Wii U version for $1.50.
Bit.Trip Saga Sale
The 3DS compilation of Gaijin Games’ original Bit.Trip series is now only $4.99 on the eShop starting September 1. CommanderVideo and the gang will only be this cheap until September 15, though, so act fast. Seriously, it’s got Bit.Trip Runner in it, and that game is worth the $5 by itself.
Jewel Adventures ($4.99)
Jewel Adventures is a match-3 puzzle game that seems to be like a lighter version of Puzzle Quest. You control Ayla as she seeks to rebuild a kingdom while using magic to fight monsters in a familiar puzzle wrapper.
Neal Ronaghan is kind of excited for Summer Carnival ‘92 RECCA, but he is also pretty pitiful on shoot-’em-ups. It might just end in tears. Track his sadness by following him on Twitter and check his writing out on Nintendo World Report.
Source : ign[dot]com