Nintendo Download: Blaster Master Zero, NeoGeo Games on Switch, Voez, more

Week Two of the Switch era begins for Nintendo, and the consolemaker is kicking it off with the launch of eight new games for the console as part of this week’s Nintendo Download.

Inti Creates leads the way with Blaster Master Zero, their retro-styled reboot of the popular NES action game. The side-scroller/overhead hybrid is also available to download for the 3DS.

Also available to download for the Switch today is Voez, a rhythm game that is only playable through the console’s Handheld Mode. But those who decide to tap on the notes in the correct sequence will help six high school students achieve international fame with their band.

Finally, Hamster Corporation will re-release six NeoGeo classics on the Switch this week as part of their Arcade Archives series. Each game is priced at $7.99, and the list of available titles includes The King of Fighters ’98, Metal Slug 3, World Heroes Perfect, Nam-1975, Shock Troopers, and Waku Waku 7.

And don’t think Nintendo forgot about the Wii U. Bomberman 64, which was originally released for the Nintendo 64 in 1997, was added to the Wii U’s Virtual Console service today.

You can learn more about all of these games (and a few other new releases) after the break.

Switch Games

Blaster Master Zero – Blaster Master Zero is an 8-bit-style action-adventure game that hearkens back to the golden age of the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Using the original 1988 NES game Blaster Master from Sunsoft as a base, the new game introduces new areas and bosses, new gameplay elements such as extra sub-weapons, improved gameplay, a more robust scenario and expanded exploration mechanics.

Voez – Voez is played by touching falling notes in time with the music. Set in a fictional town named Lan Kong Town, which is modeled after Yilan in Taiwan, the story is centered around six high school students who form a band that eventually achieves international fame. Gameplay is simple, requiring players to touch vertically falling notes that have hit a bar on the bottom of the screen. Depending on the song, the number of lanes for the notes increase and shift side to side, making the screen look as if it is dancing to the music.

The King of Fighters ’98 – The King of Fighters ’98 is a fighting game released by SNK in 1998. In the previous installment KOF ’97, the story of the Orochi Saga reached its exciting conclusion. As a result, the next entry in the series The King of Fighters ’98 was released as a dream match version of the King of Fighters series. It is one of the most popular and well known versions of the game, partially thanks to the many balance changes that received high praise from fans around the world.

Metal Slug 3 – Metal Slug 3 is an action game released by SNK in 2000. It is actually the fourth entry in the Metal Slug series of games. Players will be able to use four different characters as they take to the battlefield with an array of weaponry. New Slugs such as a Drill Slug will also show up in gameplay, leading to even more fierce and exciting action!

World Heroes Perfect – World Heroes Perfect is a fighting game released by SNK in 1995. 16 characters based on historical figures battle it out to decide who is the strongest. New elements such as hero gauge, extra attack, and guard attacks have been added to this version, leading to more exciting matches!

Nam-1975 – Nam-1975 is an action game released by SNK in 1990. It was one of the first ever games released on NeoGeo! Players will take on the role of U.S. Special Forces soldiers braving a harsh battlefield as they try to survive a series of deadly firefights. Players will need to use collectible power-ups and other abilities such as their evasive roll to complete their mission!

Shock Troopers – Shock Troopers is an action game released by SNK in 1997. Players take part in a rescue operation for Dr. George and his granddaughter who have been kidnapped by the evil organization Bloody Scorpion. The game features the ability for players to choose which route to progress, adding even more replayablity to the title.

Waku Waku 7 – Waku Waku 7 is a fighting game released by Sunsoft in 1996. Players will control characters who have one of seven Waku Waku balls that grant wishes, and gather the remaining balls. Let’s gather power in exciting gauge, and attack all over with the personality-rich technique of each character!

Wii U Games

Bomberman 64 – In the Adventure mode of this Nintendo 64 action game, guide Bomberman through 24 areas of perilous conflict. Battle sinister allies, destroy their bases and put an end to the insane attack. Play the multiplayer Battle mode for an endless supply of explosive action!

Blue-Collar Astronaut – Fly across the cosmos delivering pizza, pulling freight, and paying off your student loans! This easy to play but hard to master 2D spaceflight genre-buster will have you literally and figuratively exploring upwards mobility on your way to fulfilling the space-dream! (Available March 14)

Candy Hoarder – Match your main candy up with the ones on the outside by swiping in their direction.

3DS Games

Blaster Master Zero – Blaster Master Zero is an 8-bit-style action-adventure game that hearkens back to the golden age of the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Using the original 1988 NES game Blaster Master from Sunsoft as a base, the new game introduces new areas and bosses, new gameplay elements such as extra sub-weapons, improved gameplay, a more robust scenario and expanded exploration mechanics.

Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers – Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers is a simulation game that builds new cities onto undeveloped land. By chopping wood and mining stones, construct buildings with gathered resources to develop your city to become large and rich.

Mini Sports Collection – Mini Sports Collection focuses on the fun part of each sport throwing you straight into the heart of each one! Bat in Baseball, shoot clay targets in Skeet Shooting, take down opponents in Wrestling, smash the ball in Tennis! Quick reflexes, fast button presses and accurate controls are required to make the highest rankings and succeed in 24 different achievements. Compete in solo events or try multiple event tournaments!

Pink Dot Blue Dot – Tap the screen in this variation of the classic game while keeping the colors in sync.

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