Nintendo Download: Knytt Underground, 3D Streets of Rage, Castlevania, more


Nintendo delighted everyone with the surprise releases of NES Remix and Wii Sports Club: Golf on the Wii U eShop yesterday. And while today’s regular update isn’t quite that astounding, it is pretty good…

The last two “Sega 3D Classics” (for now) have been added to the 3DS eShop. 3D Streets of Rage and 3D Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master will ensure that plenty of punks will be punched in a side-scrolling setting this weekend. More punks can be pounded in the NES-era River City Ransom spinoff Crash ‘n the Boys: Street Challenge, which is also now available through the 3DS eShop. Wii U owners will get a chance to smack some side-scrolling baddies too as Konami has added Castlevania to the Wii U Virtual Console.

In original games this week, there’s Knytt Underground for the Wii U and Banana Bliss: Jungle Puzzles for the 3DS. Knytt Underground is a stylish and moody platformer that previously found a home on the PC, PS3, and Vita. Meanwhile, Banana Bliss is a puzzle game that takes place in the jungle.

More information about all of these games can be found after the break.

Wii U eShop

Knytt Underground – Knytt Underground is a unique adventure delivering zen-like gameplay, vibrant environments and dynamic characters! Mi (that’s you!) is a mute but extraordinary sprite who develops special powers as she embarks upon a quest to ring the six bells of fate; which if not rung every six hundred years will begin a chain reaction that will obliterate the world! With an array of thrilling quests, unique zen-like gameplay and plenty of dynamic characters to meet and guide you on your adventure.

Castlevania – Step into the shadows of Castlevania, the deadliest dwelling on Earth. Make your way through six monstrous floors filled with bats, ghosts, zombies and every kind of ghoulish creature you can imagine. Use the legendary whip Vampire Killer and a host of deadly weapons to battle your way to Dracula’s chamber and the ultimate duel of good vs. evil.

3DS eShop

3D Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master – 3D Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master is the seventh of eight Sega 3D Classics making its way to Nintendo 3DS. Use deadly weapons and lethal ninja arts to stand against hordes of bio-ninjas and save the city.

3D Streets of Rage – 3D Streets of Rage is the final of eight Sega 3D Classics making its way to Nintendo 3DS. Now in 3D, the classic brawler 3D Streets of Rage features local multiplayer and a single-hit KO mode to help you take on the city’s crime.

Crash ‘n the Boys Street Challenge – Take it to the streets in an all-out, no-holds-barred sports challenge! Todd Thornley III, son of the head of Thornley Industries, has had it with Crash and the Southside boys. Todd decides Hiller High, along with help from the other high schools, will take down Crash by challenging him and Southside High to an unsanctioned street challenge.

Banana Bliss: Jungle Puzzles – Discover the dense jungle trails with Morris the monkey and gather all the scattered hearts on Paradise Island for his beloved sweetheart Molly. Swing, run and climb through the jungle canopy, by-passing and destroying dangerous critters from spiked urchins to poisonous snails that will try to get in your way! Locate hidden bananas in each level to unlock bonus levels and with every banana revealed you can save your play and watch it back with the built-in replay function, Playback! With over 300 levels to complete in 7 jungle-inspired worlds there will be no time for monkeying around in these blissful jungle puzzles!

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John Scalzo is Warp Zoned’s Editor-In-Chief and resident retro gaming expert. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at john AT warpzoned DOT com.

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