Nintendo rests for no holiday and this week’s Nintendo Download gives us plenty to be thankful. Especially if you’re a fan of retro games.
The Wii U eShop is now home to Contra III: The Alien Wars, the NES update to everyone’s favorite side-scrolling shooter. And over on the 3DS eShop, gamers on the go can now download Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom, my favorite of the NES Ninja Gaidens. 3DS owners will also be able to download the first of Sega’s 3D Classics today as 3D Space Harrier and 3D Super Hang-On are both now available through the eShop.
Also available this week is Nintendo’s interactive Lourve app, Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre, Young Justice: Legacy, and a few more games you can read about after the break.
Wii U eShop
Contra III: The Alien Wars – In the year 2636, the alien war continues on and it’s up to two soldiers, Bill Rizer and Lance Bean, to put a stop to the alien invasion. The aliens have ravaged the Earth with their powerful organic and technological weapons. Players can join with a partner and battle through 6 stages of non-stop run-and-gun action collecting power-ups including bombs, flamethrowers, spread shots, lasers and machine guns to take out the aliens. Bill and Lance travel through war-torn cities, on air bikes, riding missiles and ultimately into the alien base to defeat the alien boss once and for all.
3D Space Harrier – Part of Sega’s 3D Classics collection.
3D Super Hang-On – Part of Sega’s 3D Classics collection.
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom – Join master ninja Ryu Hayabusa, last member of the famous Dragon Clan, in the third and final chapter of the legendary Ninja Gaiden saga. Ryu is framed for FBI agent Irene Lew’s murder, and it’s up to him to clear his name. Defeating superior life-forms created out of “life energy” called BIO-NOIDs and avoiding enemy ambushes are among the many obstacles which Ryu faces in this unpredictable adventure of mystery, deceit, and destruction.
My Exotic Farm – Play as a farmer in the savanna! Buy new animals, feed them, care for them and make your African farmyard a happy one to unlock lots of bonuses. Cultivate your land to feed your ostriches, and gather their eggs to sell at the market.
Race To The Line – Race in full 3D with famous cars. Test your mettle against other drivers through treacherous tracks across three continents. Choose one of the 10 Vehicles to drive.
Young Justice: Legacy – Experience an epic adventure that answers unsolved questions and includes never-before-seen action. Assemble your team, level up and customize your characters while traveling the globe in search of justice.
Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre – Explore one of the greatest museums in the world without ever leaving your home! Get up close and personal with each work of art through official photos, videos, and audio interviews with museum curators. Discover the Louvre’s collection on a guided tour of specific masterpieces, or customize your own virtual walking tour through the museum. (Available on December 2)
Heathcliff: Spot On – Heathcliff: Spot On is a spot the difference game. Over 120 different comic pages exist and by finishing puzzles, players have the chance to earn high scores that they can compare with friends’ high scores.