Nintendo has once again updated its catalog of bandwidth-consuming goodies with a slew of titles, old and new, big and small.
First, for the more frugal gamers, there are a few sales definitely worth mentioning. The critically acclaimed Bit Trip Presents: Runner 2 is 25 percent off now through May 30. But if you prefer your 2D platforming a little more old school, then you’ll be happy to know that the Wii U Virtual Console version of Super Mario Bros. 2 is now 50 percent off when you purchase Super Mario World before 9 a.m. PST on May 23, and the legendary Super Metroid is the latest classic to offered for the the ridiculously low price of $0.30.
Old school gamers with a masochistic streak will be happy to know that Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts is being released on Wii U Virtual console this week, as well. Some bigger, pricier games will also be finding their way on to the Wii U eShop, with LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes and the HD remake of Resident Evil: Revelations both launching on May 21.
3DS is also getting a lot of content this week, with The Starship Damrey, a first person adventure game thick on atmosphere and light on hand-holding, leading the way alongside the side scrolling-strategy game, Swords & Soldiers 3D. The other original 3DS eShop titles being released this week are Bowling Bonanza 3D, Dress to Play: Magic Bubbles!, and California Super Sports. On the retro side of the coin are this week’s 3DS Virtual Console offerings, Mega Man 5 and the Game Boy Color version of Harvest Moon.
Oh, and even the original Wii’s Virtual cCnsole is getting another addition this week in the form of King of Fighters ‘99.
All things considered, this is week has borne some pretty enticing fruit; Damrey looks intriguing, some bona fide classics are getting second chances, and I’m sure plenty of gamers have been waiting years for the opportunity to actually play a scary Resident Evil game in HD. But most importantly, you would have to be crazy to pass up Super Metroid at such a ridiculously low price.