Mega Man II (Capcom) – Rated: E – $2.99
It’s Mega May! Every Thursday in May, a different Mega Man game (actually, two this week!) will launch in the Virtual Console section of the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. In Mega Man II, jump and blast your way through a barrage of maniacal robotic monsters while collecting a variety of weapons and items to help fight more Robot Masters. Who is this stranger from the future called Quint? Can Mega Man reach Dr. Wily before time’s up?
Dr. Wily is up to no good and this time he has stolen the experimental Time Skimmer that allows him to travel years into the future. Meanwhile, Mega Man and his trusty side-kick, Rush, are sent on a mission to investigate an underground lair. At arrival, the duo immediately come face-to-face with a group of Robot Masters! Jump and blast your way through a barrage of maniacal robotic monsters while collecting a variety of weapons and items to help fight more Robot Masters! Who is this stranger from the future called Quint? Can Mega Man reach Dr. Wily before time’s up? Suit up, power up, and let’s go!
Mega Man III (Capcom) – Rated: E – $2.99
The sinister Dr. Wily has taken control of an off-shore oil rig to drill to the center of the Earth. By reaching the molten core, he will be able to collect energy in order to power his latest invention. Sounds like a recipe for disaster, and Mega Man must put a stop to this! Join Rush and Flip-Top as you progress through Dr. Wily’s fiendish fortress, battling various Robot Masters and collecting their weapons before facing the mad scientist and his ultimate creation!
Grinsia (Nicalis) – Rated: E – $10.00
The world of Grinsia was created by twin Goddesses. The elder sister created the winds and the skies and the younger sister brought forth the land and the sea, as well as the beings who were to inhabit the world. The Goddesses, having completed their creation, imbued six relics with remarkable powers to give life and energy to the world they had created. By doing this they made a promise to those who inhabited the world that their peace and well-being would last forever. Many eons have since passed since and humankind has flourished under watchful eye of the two Goddesses. An ‘Empire” soon arose out of the ashes of constant warring and created an advanced civilization using machines. In a far-flung section of the Empire, ancient ruins, long since forgotten, have been unearthed. A family of three treasure hunters soon find out about the treasure and go out in search of it for, fortune and glory.
THE “DENPA” MEN 3 The Rise of Digitoll (Genius Sonority) – Rated: E – $9.99
The Denpa Men are mysterious creatures that live among radio waves. Invisible to the naked eye, they can only be seen and caught by looking through your Nintendo 3DS. In this game, catch Denpa Men, form your team, and head out on an exciting adventure across the world. All to save a special someone! This time, some Denpa Men can capture monsters, turning them into allies who can be summoned to your side. Capture powerful monsters to turn the tide of battle. Also, your Denpa Men friends now have their own little homes, which can be customized and decorated to suit your style. Network play is now better than ever. Trade items with players worldwide, and lend or borrow Denpa Men. You can import your hero and bring all your friends from the previous two THE “DENPA” MEN titles, too.
Parking Star 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment / Easytech) – Rated: E – $2.99
It’s a parking game. Your goal is to become the “Park Star”. So you have to park the car as quickly as possible without damaging and avoid other cars. Tokyo Tower, Louvre Museum in Paris, Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai and Tienanmen Square! In Parking Star , you can enjoy all these famous scenes in great cities by driving. This is a leisure game that simulates real parking. Use your accomplished driving skills to park at specific locations as fast as possible. With bonus for passing a level, you can update your vehicle, or just buy a brand new luxurious car! [READ OUR REVIEW HERE.]
Nintendo eShop DEMOS
Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends
Mama is back in her gardening gloves planting the seeds of friendship! Make your animal friends happy by growing flowers, fruits and vegetables they can sell in their forest shops. With intuitive, stylus based-activities, customization and tons of fun rewards, Garden Mama 2: Forest Friends will get you growing in no time!
Nintendo eShop SALES
For a limited time, Joindots is discounting select games in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, including 3D Games Collection, Jewel Match 3 and Murder on the Titanic. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on May 22.
Aqua Moto Racing 3D
For a limited time, Aqua Moto Racing 3D is 25 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on May 29.
ATLUS wants you to pack your map and go exploring! Starting 9 a.m. PT on May 12 through 9 a.m. PT on May 19, Etrian Odyssey™ Untold: The Millennium Girl and Etrian Odyssey™ IV: Legends of the Titan are on sale in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
Wario Land 4 (Nintendo) – Rated: E – $7.99
Bask in the greedy glory of treasure-hoarding as you hop, roll, and zombify Wario™ through 20 huge, puzzle-packed levels. This critically praised platformer sees our stubby anti-hero in search of gold, jewels, and riches beyond imagining, but when his insatiable need for loot lands him in a twisted pyramid of traps, he’ll need your wits to get out!
There’s lots of treasure in there for the taking, and Wario wants it all. There are plenty of punches, jumps, kicks, and tricks to master throughout the gameplay and various forms for Wario to take, like Flaming Wario, Vampire Bat Wario, or Zombie Wario that can be used to uncover some of the pyramid’s hidden hoard. Lots of bad guys and boss characters will try to make your escape more difficult, and there are plenty of unique challenges to stretch your reflexes and imagination. True to Wario style, there are even a handful of mini-games to keep you amused when you’re not adventuring.
Nintendo eShop SALES
Trine 2™: Director’s Cut
Now through 9 a.m. PT on May 26, experience the fantasy action and physics-based puzzles of Trine 2: Director’s Cut for 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
Jewel Match (Joindots) – Rated: E – 500 Points / $4.99
Jewel Match challenges you with 150 smart levels! Create rows of three identical diamonds quickly and cunningly to burst them on both screens. All gold tiles disappear until the level has been won. Powerfully break out extras, use the hammer for difficult situations to smash the diamonds or create a magic storm by puffing into the microphone!
Jewel Quest 4 Heritage (Tulip Games / Engine Software) – Rated: E – 800 Points / $7.99
Hit the trail with Rupert on a journey through the shrines and castles of Hernan Cortes’ lore. Swap jewels and collect puzzle pieces to unravel a perplexing web of family history in Jewel Quest Heritage. The Golden Jewel Board has been confiscated by the government, and is being delivered to the evil Sebastian Grenard! Investigate long-buried family secrets in order to discover the truth and save the day!
Sokomania 2: Cool Job (CINEMAX) – Rated: E – 200 Points / $1.99
100 levels of different difficulties. Time-shifting to go back in time. The global leaderboard. The work of a warehouse keeper never demanded such a high IQ! Will you earn the cool job? The objective of the warehouse keeper is to place all crates on the target squares in as few steps as possible. Those who want to find an optimal solution will certainly appreciate the time shift feature. It enables you to “rewind” the recording of the warehouse events any time so that you can try another approach. Game allows for up to three separate game profiles to be created and also generates a unique game code for each player that can be submitted to a website and entered into the global leaderboard. The total score can be improved by returning to an already completed level and finding a better solution.