Nintendo is mining its past for this week’s Nintendo eShop update.
Wii U owners are now able to download a pair of titles from the NES era… Baseball Simulator 1000 and Flying Dragon: The Secret Scroll. Baseball Simulator 1000 was one of the games to add a dash of wackiness to America’s pastime with “Ultra Plays” that changed the sport in interesting ways (Disappearing pitches! Exploding balls!). And Flying Dragon: The Secret Scroll is a side-scrolling brawler where players will use “six different types of fighting techniques” to save the world.
Over on the 3DS eShop, the well-liked Legend of the Mystical Ninja is now available to download if you own a New 3DS handheld. Originally released for the Super NES in 1992, it was the first game in the Goemon series to receive a North American launch.
You can learn more about all three games (and a few other new releases) after the break.
Wii U eShop
Baseball Simulator 1000 – Originally released for the NES, this fun baseball game lets you play a full-length season with six teams in a race for the pennant. You can even auto-simulate the game and edit your team’s players. And if you’re tired of the traditional baseball dynamics, use Ultra Plays to make your pitches disappear, make your hits explode or knock down opposing fielders.
Flying Dragon: The Secret Scroll – Set off on a journey to complete the mystical Mandara Seal and activate its magical powers in this NES action game. Face tough challengers and use six different types of fighting techniques to your advantage. Work your way to the World Tournament and defend the world from the legions of darkness.
Steel Lords – Steel Lords is a game of strategy and fighting, combining elements of a boardgame with elements of a fighting game. The factions of LIGHT and DARK are engaged in battle and you will be in charge of one of them.
Tap Tap Arcade 2 – SKEASY is a simple, addictive, high score chaser – set in a winter wonderland. Slide down the White Mountains avoiding the trees as you rack up a high score. Bundle up, its cold! Also includes an exclusive all new adventure – VOLCANO. Watch out for the lava chasing after you!
Legend of the Mystical Ninja – In this Super NES classic, take control of Kid Ying and Dr. Yang in an action-adventure through feudal Japan. Overcome 10 levels of the Dragonbeast to save Princess Yuki, battling through stages of intense 3D and 2D zones filled with zany characters and fun minigames.