Nintendo Download: August 23rd (North America)

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

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Not a whole lot on the Nintendo Download this week. Seems to be a recurring theme in the month of August, isn’t it? The only eShop game of interest is VectorRacing ($6.99), a racing game similar to F-Zero. But considering that this game is a port of the iOS version, which only costs $0.99, I’d be careful. Unless the 3DS version has way more content than the iOS version (besides the gimmicky 3D technology, I mean), I wouldn’t want to pay seven times as much as I’d pay on iOS.

Also, D4 Enterprise is picking up the slack by releasing Metal Slug X (Neo Geo) on the Virtual Console for 900 points. It’s an improved version of Metal Slug 2, so if you like that series and haven’t played that particular game, or if you’ve never played the series before, this would be a good title to check out.

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  • 3D isn’t gimmicky, just it isn’t utilized to its fullest potential as a cinematic experience.

  • I’d have to agree.  3D added more to the gaming experience than HD, but that said, developers that don’t take full advantage of the depth, both literally and metaphorically, shouldn’t be surpported, especially if they’re going to charge gamers 7 times as much as they’d charge iOS users.

  • Ugh, need games.  Virtual Console classics.  Innovative new eShop games.  Anything!

  • SecretX

    pls Nintendo give us discount back 

    • I do miss the weekly sales. I guess Nintendo of America is afraid of good ideas, or something. 😛