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Thursday, November 10th, 2016

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Apologies for my lateness this week. I’ve been quite busy and haven’t gotten enough sleep. But luckily, a good escape from stress and tiredness can usually be found in a fun videogame. While there are some odd ducks this week for the Nintendo Download, there are also some unexpected and cool games available. Since I’m late, let’s just get rolling.


First let’s get a new 3DS exclusive out of the way. Harvest Moon: Skytree Village is out this week, and is sure to provide tons of farming fun for all you sim fans out there. Far more exciting, for myself anyhow, are the games making their way to the Virtual Console today. Firstly, the fantastic Mega Man X3 is available on your Wii U. If you missed out on this SNES classic, you owe yourself the time to check it out. In my opinion, X1-X4 were the best games in that series, and this was also the last one to show up on a Nintendo console. If you’re feeling more dark and violent, you might be more excited that Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles is also available this week. The rail gun shooter was a lot of fun on the Wii, and provides abundant scares and challenges. Finally, Rhythm Heaven Fever is out on the Virtual Console. I never got around to that one on the Wii, but I loved the series. If you like rhythm games with style and flair, look no further.


On the sales front, there are very few worthy offerings and they are all ironically from the same series. First, Gunman Clive is discounted to a mere 99 cents for the 3DS. Once you’ve beaten that, Gunman Clive 2 is still pretty reasonable for $1.49. And, if you inexplicably want this portable beauty on your big screen, Gunman Clive HD Collection is reasonably priced at $2.38 for Wii U. Sadly, that’s really it for worthwhile sales this week. If you don’t believe me, check out the full list.


If you like My Nintendo rewarding you, then there is some mixed good news this week. The good news is, there are Metroid themed rewards this week, such as Metroid Prime Trilogy, Metroid Zero Mission, Super Metroid and even a Metroid theme. The bad news? We still haven’t gotten a proper new entry in the series since forever (no, I don’t consider Federation Force proper). That said, nostalgia is a good thing, so if you don’t already own all these great games and have some coins to spare, go and treat yourself. There is also a Badge Anniversary sale for Nintendo Badge Arcade. But as I’m not a fan of microtransactions, I won’t be spending anymore time talking about that one. But you can find more details here.


And now for the very last cool stuff this week. There is a new Theme for Animal Crossing, as well as a couple intriguing looking new games. Firstly is Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers. I initially thought it was their attempt to make a Smash Bros. clone, but it looks more like a Final Fight styled beat em up game. If you’re a fan of Cartoon Network, it looks pretty entertaining. And lastly, Dungeon Hearts DX is out on Wii U. I played the Steam version a while back, and found it a unique mix of dungeon crawling and gem matching mayhem. I can imagine it would work quite nicely on my gamepad, as well. So if either appeals, be sure to check them out.


That’s it for this week. Hopefully next week will have some even better deals and savings for our Nintendo consoles. Check back with oprainfall next week for the latest Nintendo Download!

About Josh Speer

Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.