All Articles: Moon Chronicles

Nintendo Download: Moon Chronicles Ep2-Ep4, Dig Dug, Kami, more


The final three episodes of Moon Chronicles, Renegade Kid’s space-based first person shooter, have been added to the 3DS eShop today. Players have the option of purchasing episodes individually (priced at $4.50 apiece) or they can grab the Season Pass at a steep discount ($9.00 for the remaining three episodes). Moon Chronicles is joined on the 3DS eShop today by Kami, a paper-folding puzzler that was a hit on mobile devices last year.

Over on the Wii U eShop, a pair of Bandai Namco favorites from the NES era are now available to download. Dig Dug is the classic underground digging game where players are tasked with pumping up a variety of enemies until they explode. Mappy-Land is slightly less well-known, but the ridiculously hard platformer is sure to ring the nostalgia bell for some players.

More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)

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Gone Home leads Nintendo’s upcoming slate of Wii U and 3DS eShop releases


Fullbright’s award-winning Gone Home will be coming home to the Wii U (via the Wii U eShop) this Fall. That’s rather fitting as a stash of Super NES games play a small part in the game’s plot. Gone Home is just one of more than three dozen games that Nintendo plans to add to the eShop through the end of the year and into early 2015.

Other highlights include the announcement that Slightly Mad’s Project CARS will be available exclusively through the Wii U eShop sometime in 2015 and that Renegade Kid has three 3DS games planned for this Fall: Treasurenauts, Xeodrifter, and Moon Chronicles: Episode 2.

Nintendo’s complete eShop release calendar for the next six months (or so) can be found after the break. (more…)

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Moon Chronicles Episode 1: One Small Step Review: Good Moon Rising


A lot of first-person shooter games were released during this past generation. Hell, it’s more than just a lot. It was an outright epidemic. It seems like someone released a new FPS every week. But what’s odd about this phenomenon is that a good majority of these genre titles only came out for consoles. The handheld systems were all but forgotten. Sure, there were a few exceptions to the rule, but for the most part, first-person shooters avoided the handheld systems like a red barrel (because as you know, it’s never good to stand next to a red barrel). Aside from the Call of Duty games, there weren’t a whole lot of options for those of us who liked their FPSs on the go.

Enter Moon, a title for the original Nintendo DS. Throwing caution to the wind, the developers at Renegade Kid felt that the popular system would be a perfect fit for their mature, story-driven first-person shooter. And it paid off. Moon released to positive reviews, with many praising the game’s graphics, framerate, and moody atmosphere. And although many clamored for a sequel, the rights for the title were held by Mastiff Games, and the Moon IP was stuck, stranded in suspended animation. Until now. (more…)

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Nintendo Download: Wii Party U, Scram Kitty, Moon Chronicles, more


This week’s Nintendo Download wants you to Scram! No! Wait! Come back! I’m just talking about Scram Kitty and His Buddy On Rails, an overhead shooter from Dakko Dakko, that is now available to download through the Wii U eShop.

It’s joined this week by a trio of puzzle games as Wii Party U (a minigame collection that was originally released for the Wii U last year), Color Zen (a shape-based puzzler), and Adventures of Lolo (a great “move the blocks” puzzler from the NES era) are now also available from Nintendo’s digital storefront.

3DS owners will be able to download four new games today. The four games include Renegade Kid’s Moon Chronicles, a first person shooter that is a remake of the cult favorite DS game Moon; Mega Man IV, a Virtual Console re-release of the Game Boy platformer; Arc Style: Baseball 3D, a simplistic baseball game from Arc System Works; and Candy Match 3, a match-3 puzzler (just how many of these does the 3DS have?).

More information on all of these titles (as well as Deep Sea Creatures on the DSiWare Shop) can be found after the break. (more…)

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