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Nintendo Downloads - January 2010

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This is the monthly thread for all download services on Wii and DSi. New releases in all three main territories are listed in the OP, as are all new game announcements and other news pertaining to the services. Contributions or corrections are most welcome.




VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • Ghoul Patrol (SNES | 800pts) (25 January 2010)
  • Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi (Genesis | 800pts) (18 January 2010)
  • Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye (Genesis | 800pts) (11 January 2010)
  • Final Fight 3 (SNES | 800pts) (4 January 2010)
WIIWARE
  • "Aha! I Found It!" Hidden Object Game (Ateam Inc | 500pts) (25 January 2010)
  • bittos+ (Machine | 800pts) (25 January 2010)
  • UNO (Gameloft | 1000pts) (25 January 2010)
  • The Amazing Brain Train! (Wahoo Studios | 600pts) (18 January 2010)
  • Muscle March (NBGI | 500pts) (18 January 2010)
  • Chronos Twins DX (EnjoyUp Games | 1000pts) (11 January 2010)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Capcom | 1000pts) (11 January 2010)
  • ShadowPlay (Deep Fried Entertainment | 800pts) (11 January 2010)
  • Fast Draw Showdown (Digital Leisure Inc. | 500pts) (4 January 2010)
  • Heron: Steam Machine (Triangle Studios | 500pts) (4 January 2010)
  • Pub Darts (Big Blue Bubble Inc. | 500pts) (4 January 2010)
WIIWARE DEMOS
  • BIT.TRIP.BEAT
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord
  • NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits
  • Pokémon Rumble
  • World of Goo
DSiWARE
  • AiRace: Tunnel (QubicGames | 200pts) (25 January 2010)
  • Escapee GO! (Gevo Entertainment | 200pts) (25 January 2010)
  • Number Battle (Nintendo | 500pts) (25 January 2010)
  • Chronos Twins (EnjoyUp Games | 500pts) (18 January 2010)
  • Dark Void Zero (Capcom | 500pts) (18 January 2010)
  • Me and My Dogs: Friends Forever (Gameloft | 800pts) (18 January 2010)
  • Starship Defense (Nintendo | 500pts) (18 January 2010)
  • Jazzy Billiards (Aksys Games | 500pts) (11 January 2010)
  • Touch Solitaire (Nintendo | 200pts) (11 January 2010)
  • Word Searcher (Digital Leisure Inc. | 500pts) (11 January 2010)
  • Animal Puzzle Adventure (Aksys Games | 500pts) (4 January 2010)
  • Hell's Kitchen Vs (Ludia | 800pts) (4 January 2010)
  • Trajectile (Nintendo | 500pts) (4 January 2010)



VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • Street Fighter Alpha 2 (SNES | 800pts) (29 January 2010)
  • Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi (Megadrive | 800pts) (8 January 2010)
WIIWARE
  • 530 Eco Shooter (Nintendo | 1000pts) (29 January 2010)
  • Fast Draw Showdown (Digital Leisure | 500pts) (22 January 2010)
  • Max and the Magic Marker (Press Play | 1000pts) (22 January 2010)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Capcom | 1000pts) (15 January 2010)
  • Stop Stress: A Day of Fury (Abylight | 800pts) (8 January 2010)
  • Stunt Cars (Icon Games | 800pts) (8 January 2010)
  • Happy Hammerin' (Gamebridge | 500pts) (1 January 2010)
  • Tomena Sanner (Konami | 500pts) (1 January 2010)
WIIWARE DEMOS
  • Pokémon Rumble
  • World of Goo
  • BIT.TRIP.BEAT
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord
  • NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits
DSiWARE
  • Electroplankton: Luminarrow (Nintendo | 200pts) (29 January 2010)
  • Electroplankton: Sun-Animalcule (Nintendo | 200pts) (29 January 2010)
  • Legends of Exidia (Gameloft | 800pts) (29 January 2010)
  • Electroplankton: Nanocarp (Nintendo | 200pts) (22 January 2010)
  • Electroplankton: Trapy (Nintendo | 200pts) (22 January 2010)
  • Electroplankton: Beatnes (Nintendo | 200pts) (15 January 2010)
  • Electronplankton: Hanenbow (Nintendo | 200pts) (15 January 2010)
  • Sudoku Sensei (Hudson | 500pts) (15 January 2010)
  • Art Academy: Second Semester (Nintendo | 800pts) (8 January 2010)
  • Move Your Brain: Rollway Puzzle (Assoria | 500pts) (8 January 2010)
  • Sokomania (Cinemax | 200pts) (8 January 2010)
  • Dragon's Lair (Digital Leisure Inc. | 800pts) (1 January 2010)
  • High Stakes Texas Hold'Em (Hudson | 500pts) (1 January 2010)
  • Miami Nights: Life in the Spotlight (Gameloft | 800pts) (1 January 2010)



VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber (N64 | 1000pts) (26 January 2010)
  • Salad no Kuni no Tomato Hime (aka Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom) (NES | 500pts) (19 January 2010)
  • Parodius (MSX | 800pts) (12 January 2010)
  • Salamander (MSX | 800pts) (12 January 2010)
  • Kirby no Kirakira Kizzu (SNES | 800pts) (5 January 2010)
WIIWARE
  • Gyakuten Saiban 2 (aka Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All (Capcom | 1200pts) (26 January 2010)
  • Janken Party Paradise (Studio Zan | 500pts) (26 January 2010)
  • Boku wa Plarail Untenshi (Takara Tomy | 1000pts) (5 January 2010)
WIIWARE DEMOS
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Let's Go! Light Adventure Squad!
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord (includes chapter exclusive to the demo release)
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Let's Go! Stormy Adventure Squad!
  • Pokémon Rumble
  • World of Goo
DSiWARE
  • ACT Series: Tango Choo Nichi Ei Hen (Digital Media Lab | 500pts) (27 January 2010)
  • ACT Series: Tango Choo Nichi Kan Hen (Digital Media Lab | 500pts) (27 January 2010)
  • BlazBlue - Battle X Battle (Arc System Works | 500pts) (27 January 2010)
  • Moyasu Puzzle Flametail (Nintendo | 500pts) (27 January 2010)
  • Nari Kyara Katei Kyooshi Hitman REBORN! (Takara-Tomy | 500pts) (27 January 2010)
  • Atama o Yokusuru Ansan DS Zoo no Hana Fuusen (Shingakusa/Zenkaken | 200pts) (20 January 2010)
  • Nandoku 500 Kanji Word Puzzle (IE Institute | 200pts) (20 January 2010)
  • Naruto: Shippuden (Takara Tomy | 500pts) (20 January 2010)
  • Renjuku Kanji: Shoogaku 2 Nensei (IE Institute | 500pts) (20 January 2010)
  • Reflect Missile (Nintendo | 500pts) (20 January 2010)
  • Artist ni Narou! Minna no Nurikai Jookyuu Hen (Ertain | 500pts) (13 January 2010)
  • at Chess: Challenge Spirits (Tasuke | 200pts) (13 January 2010)
  • Genius Personal Ei wa Rakubiki Jiten (Nintendo | 800pts) (13 January 2010)
  • Genius Personal wa Ei Rakubiki Jiten (Nintendo | 800pts) (13 January 2010)
  • G.G. Series: D-Tank (Genterprise | 200pts) (13 January 2010)
  • Pinball Attack (Arte Piazza | 500pts) (13 January 2010)
  • Artist ni Narou! Minna no Nurikai Neko Hen (Ertain | 500pts) (6 January 2010)
  • G.G. Series: Dark Spirits (Genterprise | 200pts) (6 January 2010)



PRESS RELEASES
VIRTUAL CONSOLE ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • No new announcements to date.
WIIWARE ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • No new announcements to date.
DSiWARE ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • No new announcements to date.


Nintendo will occasionally make new Channels available through the Wii Shop, or update the system firmware of the Wii and DSi with new features. Any new Channels or updates will be listed here.

CHANNELS
  • No new Channels to date.
SYSTEM UPDATES
  • No new updates to date.

(Thanks to donny2112, Cheesemeister, Shard, Somnid, JodyAnthony, Capndrake, inthegray, mrklaw, sfog, jesusraz, Rlan, Netto-Kun and CaptainN)
 

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First new thread of 2010, later than I'd hoped thanks to a stepson who thinks breaking your jaw in two places is the fun way to spend the first couple of days of the New Year...

I'll be trying out a slightly different design over the next wee while, and I'm also dropping the ratings list. Thanks to the guys who helped with it, and sorry if anyone's miffed by it going, but I hope that anyone who regularly reads the threads will be kept up to date by Capndrake and others who do a far better job of scouring the ratings board websites than I do.
 

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I don't believe I've ever played Final Fight 3, despite loving the series and beat'em ups in general. I think I'll pick it up.

Any opinions? How's it measure up to the first two?
 

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First new thread of 2010, later than I'd hoped thanks to a stepson who thinks breaking your jaw in two places is the fun way to spend the first couple of days of the New Year...
WHAT?!?!? Are you gonna be okay man?
 

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blu said:
ps: could you give links to those reviews - i'm curious what kind of sourpuss would think this game was mediocre.
NintendoLife, who are basically the only site who actually have an exhaustive review database for WiiWare games, even though I'm not particularly a fan of many of the reviewers:
http://wiiware.nintendolife.com/reviews/2009/12/pallurikio

Destructoid, whose reviews I totally ignore:
http://www.destructoid.com/review-pallurikio-158879.phtml
 

Diseased Yak

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Ha, perhaps I should reword that - it was my stepson who broke his jaw, not my stepson breaking my jaw :lol
LOL I read it the first way as well and was thinking maybe your stepson got drunk and punched ya at a New Years party.
 

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Maybe I have seen my kids beat themselves up too much, but I read it exactly as intended :lol

But, hey, on-topic. Trajectile! Looking forward to it.
 

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Diseased Yak said:
LOL I read it the first way as well and was thinking maybe your stepson got drunk and punched ya at a New Years party.
Nah - even for all my faults, I don't think I'm particularly punchable ;-) Anyway, back to the game chatter...
 
Diseased Yak said:
I don't believe I've ever played Final Fight 3, despite loving the series and beat'em ups in general. I think I'll pick it up.

Any opinions? How's it measure up to the first two?
I downloaded it from the Japanese VC last month and I'd highly recommend it, especially since you say you love the FF series/beat 'em ups. IMO, it's not quite as good as SoR 2, but well worth playing.

Also, OT, but when did Japanese updates change to Wednesdays?
 

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Also, OT, but when did Japanese updates change to Wednesdays?
They were on Tuesday and Wednesday, then they shifted to Wednesday only and I think they may have gone back to Tuesday and Wednesday, but I'm not sure. Can anyone clarify?
 

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So no new demos yet then... I don't know why I even bother looking sometimes.
 

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It is the best 16-bit beat 'em up.

I am not afraid of SoR2 fanboys

I am with you on that. The only problem is that it was too easy even on the hardest setting, but the branching paths, levels and characters still make this the best beat em up ever. Also to go a bit off topic Super Double Dragon was amazing. One of the best beat em ups IMO and very underrated here on GAF.
 

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So no new demos yet then... I don't know why I even bother looking sometimes.
End of January. Then there will be zero demos (I imagine after a few weeks of thinking* the demos will come back with some new ones as well). An exception could be if the Pokmon Mystery Dungeon WiiWare and Phoenix Wright come out soon (both have demos in Japan;new ones even that were not part of the original batch).

*-Did the demos work? Did people buy more games? etc...
 
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It is the best 16-bit beat 'em up.

I am not afraid of SoR2 fanboys
Are you really sure about that? We are a ravenous bunch we come out to defend it if I do say so myself.

But for real FF3 was good better than the first 2 but SoR2 is just too beastly. I will go no further than that.

Host Samurai said:
Also to go a bit off topic Super Double Dragon was amazing. One of the best beat em ups IMO and very underrated here on GAF.
Ever since I found out the differences between Return of and Super I could never look SDD in the face again.

But the most underrated beat-em-up series from the 16 bit era has to be the Rushing Beat series. It was too good but a shame that Jaleco jacked it up 10 ways from Sunday when they released those games in the states.
 

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Final Fight 3 is PHENOMENAL and COMPLETELY UNDERRATED. If you don't BUY it you are a TOOL. :lol
 

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Thanks to videoman in the other thread... stealing this for here

NINTENDO DOWNLOAD: A NEW DECADE BRINGS SEVEN NEW DOWNLOADABLE NINTENDO GAMES

Jan. 4, 2010

Should old acquaintance be forgot? We can't remember. But what we can remember is that this week's downloadable lineup from Nintendo asks a lot of questions. The Nintendo DSiWare™ service wonders if you can master missiles with Trajectile™, lead animals to their proper pens with Animal Puzzle Adventure or match wits with TV chef Gordon Ramsay in Hell's Kitchen Vs. The WiiWare™ service puts you in charge of maximizing your rubber duckie output with Heron: Steam Machine, asks you to aim for the bull's-eye with Pub Darts and wonders if you have an itchy trigger finger with Fast Draw Showdown. Finally, Final Fight™ 3 on the Virtual Console™ service makes you wonder if the fight is ever really final.

Nintendo DSiWare

Trajectile
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: Trajectile is a puzzle game that's as much about firepower as it is about brainpower, requiring you to line up your shot and launch a flurry of missiles at enemy targets. Three types of missiles are at your disposal, each one with its own characteristics - but all of them can bounce off walls on their path to smash, blast or drill through enemies and blocks. Along the way, you'll find item blocks just waiting to be destroyed so that you can obtain special power-ups ... and cause even more destruction. Be careful though, as missile type and position are predetermined and you get only a limited number of launches per stage. Complete multiple classes containing numerous individual stages, earning medals when you clear stages in fewer than the given number of turns. Are you ready to take aim at becoming a Trajectile master?

Animal Puzzle Adventure
Publisher: Aksys Games
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Mild Suggestive Themes
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Animal Puzzle Adventure is a simple puzzle game where you have to lead various animals to their respective barns placed on the map, while avoiding pitfalls and cliffs and using the objects on the field to your advantage. There are 10 stages per level with a total of five levels, creating 50 stages in all. After clearing a stage, you unlock a piece of a photo. Once you clear all 10 stages in a level, the wallpaper for that level becomes unlocked and you can then view it in the gallery. With so many puzzles to unravel, you'll find yourself immersed in the puzzle-riffic world of Animal Puzzle Adventure.

Hell's Kitchen Vs.
Publisher: Ludia
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Hell's Kitchen Vs. is based on the U.S. TV phenomenon where world-renowned chef Gordon Ramsay puts aspiring chefs through rigorous culinary tests. The game recreates the show's pressure-cooker atmosphere as two players battle head-to-head in an arcade-style kitchen challenge. Try to conquer your opponent in each time-management test, while taking the heat of Gordon Ramsay judging and rating your performance at every stage of the game.

WiiWare

Heron: Steam Machine

Publisher: Triangle Studios
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points™
Description: Heron: Steam Machine is a game about a factory where rubber duckies are being produced by a large steam engine. On this steam engine, there are four different gauges which you will have to watch carefully. By connecting the pipes, you will earn points and relieve some of the pressure, keeping the machine running just a little bit longer. If one of the gauges reaches its maximum, the machine will eventually blow up, and the game is over. If you were lucky enough to achieve a high score, make sure you enter your name in the list so other players can compete with you. In Multiplayer, you are able to cooperate with friends in maintaining the steam machine. When you play with two, three or four players, the screen is divided into sections with different background colors. Each player is able to solve his or her own part of the puzzle. Players are restricted to their own section of the screen, so you will have to work together to make the pipes fit properly. (Additional accessories are required for multiplayer play and are sold separately.)

Pub Darts
Publisher: Big Blue Bubble Inc.
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Alcohol Reference
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: Pub Darts is a simple darts simulation which uses the Wii Remote™ controller's unique controls to mimic dart-throwing motion. The game is set in a local pub where the players will settle in to play some of their favorite dart games, including 501, Cricket, Around the Clock, Killers and Baseball. Controls function just like throwing a real dart. Players are able to create their own personal profiles, including selecting their avatar image from a collection of creative characters and the design they would like displayed on the dart flights.

Fast Draw Showdown
Publisher: Digital Leisure Inc.
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) - Alcohol Reference, Violence
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: When it comes to fast draw there're only two types of people: the quick ... and the dead! Now you have the chance to find out where you stand, or lie, as the case may be. You'll go up against the best quick draws in the business, including one of the world's fastest, Wes Flowers. Unholster your Wii Remote controller and show 'em who the fastest draw really is, in this live-action shooter. You can even take on a friend in multiplayer modes, and see which of you has the quickest draw. You'll need some serious speed and awesome accuracy to take on these gunslingers ... so get ready for some real fast draw action.

Virtual Console

Final Fight 3
Original platform: Super NES™
Publisher: Capcom USA
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) - Animated Violence
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: Following the defeat and subsequent disappearance of the Mad Gear Gang, a small group known only as "Skull Cross" is responsible for a new uprising of vandalism, terrorism and death. The government of Metro City is at a complete loss. Metro City's mayor, Mike Haggar, and Guy are prepared to take on the new gang, but before they can act, the door bursts open, revealing Lucia, Cody's old friend. "Metro City is under attack!" she shouts, "Skull Cross is loose, and they've got something up their sleeves." But before any of them can move, a mysterious man appears in the doorway. "My name is Dean," he says. "I know Skull Cross inside-and-out, and I hate them more than anything. I can help you, and you can help me. We must go!" All four fighters vow to bring Skull Cross down. It will be a tough assignment, and may even be their final fight!

Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Mondays. Users with broadband Internet access can redeem Wii Points or Nintendo DSi Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Nintendo Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one Nintendo Points Card must be redeemed in either the Nintendo DSi Shop or the Wii Shop Channel. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

Remember that both Wii and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit Wii.com or NintendoDSi.com.
 

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Reply to post from Xmas thread:


NintendoLife, who are basically the only site who actually have an exhaustive review database for WiiWare games, even though I'm not particularly a fan of many of the reviewers:
http://wiiware.nintendolife.com/reviews/2009/12/pallurikio

Destructoid, whose reviews I totally ignore:
http://www.destructoid.com/review-pallurikio-158879.phtml
thanks. while the destructoid review is a total joke (yes, i did laugh while reading it), the nintendolife was actually a decent review, it just makes an unjustified conclusion - 'not original'. despite not being the most original thing on wiiware ever, the game stands out by its flowless execution (the control dynamics are just sheer fun), and overall pick'n'play-ability. also, i disagree that its replayability is low - it's not an adventure - you can always go for a higher score or a speed run, or heck, take another go at those tough bonus levels. actually, i've been thinking what other game palluriko most reminds me of, and i think jazz the jackrabbit is the one - a highly-technical-but-still-non-brutal platformer, hardly anything extraordinary game-concept-wise, but fun due to the spotless execution of a solid gameplay model.
 

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Final Fight 3 is so bought. Can never have too many beat-em-ups, and I've never played that one.
 

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A little LTTP, but I haven't seen any reviews of Castlevania Rebirth. Is the general consensus yay or nay?
 
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Looks like we're back to one VC game a week for good, that sucks :(

Trajectory is the US version of Reflect Missile isn't it? If so, consider it bought!
 

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I can vouch for Trajectile/Reflect Missile's awesomeness.

I'm still four short of unlocking the final class of puzzles.
 

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A little LTTP, but I haven't seen any reviews of Castlevania Rebirth. Is the general consensus yay or nay?
An overwhelming Yay.
 

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Just Trajectory for me, I think.
And yes, Final Fight 3 is amazing. Easily the best of the Final Fights (no contest, really), and it holds up really well against Streets of Rage 2 (my favorite SoR game). The inclusion of Street Fighter-like elements really make the game, IMHO. Not to mention the secret/branching paths and whatnot.

Guy rocks so hard in Final Fight 3.
 

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Downloaded Trajectile aka Missile Reflect, just got my first x2 missile combo and I love it. Fantastic neo-retro presentation and trippy good music (for the Brawl and Wario Ware fans music is credited to Masaru Tajima, and for Metroid fans the credits list Kenji Yamamoto as "sound supervisor") Thanks to Dylan Cuthbert and Q-Games for giving me a great way to spend my last 500 free points. :D

 
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Chronos Twin DX for US Wiiware next week: http://wiiware.nintendolife.com/news/2010/01/time_split_chronos_twins_dx_gets_a_date

Did anyone here play the DS version? I thought it looked pretty awesome, but I guess it received a lukewarm reception when it came out in Europe and the US version ended up being cancelled.
Yup I finished it. It's pretty short, no extras or anything so once you beat it that's it. Pretty hard though, considering you have to constantly keep track of two screens. Because of this, in the action parts, you have to rely more in memorization than reflexes. Platforming and puzzle sections are nice, but underdeveloped. Basically this game needs a more polished sequel, that fleshes out its good ideas.

Is DX it? Or it's just a touched-up port? No idea since I haven't been following the game at all.
 
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Trajectile is really nice, it's like Peggle meets Arkanoid! And it has that same addictive quality that Peggle has :D
 

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This game kept me up late! Been trying to get as many medals as I can. I love how the game pushes you to get just that teensy tiniest better angle with your shot. :D
LOL yeah. Some levels are really hard. I cannot figure out Silver 19 (IIRC) to get the medal :(

I got all other medals up to silver 25 so far :)
 
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Final Fight 3 is a great game, and definitely under-rated... I agree that it's the best of the three games for sure. 2 and 3 are both pretty good games, but 3 is even better than the second one. Final Fights 2 and 3 are perhaps a little overlooked because they were SNES only and weren't in the arcades, but really they're both probably better than the first game, and any beat 'em up fan should have at least one of them. Then get the other, if you liked that one. They're both great fun, definitely some of the better beat 'em ups out there.
 

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Final Fight 3 is a great game, and definitely under-rated... I agree that it's the best of the three games for sure. 2 and 3 are both pretty good games, but 3 is even better than the second one. Final Fights 2 and 3 are perhaps a little overlooked because they were SNES only and weren't in the arcades, but really they're both probably better than the first game, and any beat 'em up fan should have at least one of them. Then get the other, if you liked that one. They're both great fun, definitely some of the better beat 'em ups out there.
Agreed. I went back to FF2 and 3 a while ago and was surprised by just how great they are. FF3 is definitely the best in the series, IMO.
 
Played a bit of Final Fight 3 and uh...wow? It's pretty Yikes-worthy.

I dunno where these people are getting "It's comparable to Streets of Rage 2 & 3" from aside from the games being on 16-bit systems.

To start off with there's slowdown when five characters are on screen. Okay yes I'm well aware this is on the inferior SNES hardware but c'mon this is a late-gen title. Surely the wizards at Capcom could have done something.

The enemy variety is very weak. I'd probably forgive this if there were more enemies on-screen but most of the time it's three thugs and that's about the extent of it. Up to stage 5 the level-designs consisted entirely of hallways, alleyways, and other ways that are about as vanilla as the genre can produce. I could even forgive that if the enemy design was in anyway creative or showed some strategy aside from "walk up and hope to get a punch in".

The bosses are either completely inept or completely ridiculous. Their movesets consist of A) having a weapon B) swinging it and C) doing pop-up moves to force the players to keep their distance. I have to go back to the 5th boss though cause that guy threw me for a loop. I wasn't expecting a keep-away boss with tons of invincible moves, a block, and other cheap nonsense. Seriously this guy is terribly designed. You can say whatever you want about my skill level but when I get through most of a game losing maybe 1 or 2 lives and then lose 5 on a single enemy something is very wrong.

The AI partner sounded like a good idea on paper and it's actually worked in a few beatemups like Guardian Heroes and whatever whatever. Here I think Capcom just did it to say they could because it pretty much blows. I've killed him more times than the enemy just trying to some punches in and after he/she loses all their lives apparently there's no way to get them to continue. Thankfully the damage scales when two players hit each other(much less damage) but considering how I managed to kill my partner so often I'm not sure if it was enough.

Like so many other SNES beatemups I dunno whether it's the sound hardware, how mechanics are handled, or what but there's no "oomph". Part of the fun of beatemups is that when somebody gets punched or piledrove there's impact and some sense of satisfaction. In FF3 I'm just not feeling it. Hits generally sound feeble and look about as impressive as a throwdown at the elementary school playground.

It's not all bad I guess. There's plenty of moves and extra stuff like multiple paths but when the core game isn't there all this stuff feels superfluous. Seems so strange that Capcom can produce stuff like this when at around the same time they had done stuff like The Punisher, Cadillacs & Dinosaurs, and so on.

So I dunno I'll give it some more time but so far it's looking like I'm out 800 points.
 

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I have a cart version of FF3, and it is truly a great beat em up, one of the best on the SNES, IMO.
 

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Not sure if this news or not but on the NOE upcoming release it looks like this is Fridays DSiWAre lot:
-Sokomania
-Move your Brain - Rollway Puzzle
-Art Academy™ Second Semester

Digging further WiiWare:
-Stop Stress: A Day of Fury
-Stunt Cars™ *NEW*
...will this be better than SPOGs racing? Where is Excite Bike...why can't this be Excite Bike

I looked in the Virtual Console section as well and...nothing. Maybe they're going to surprise us...
 

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Starwolf_UK said:
Not sure if this news or not but on the NOE upcoming release it looks like this is Fridays DSiWAre lot:
-Sokomania - 200 - sounds fair
-Move your Brain - Rollway Puzzle - 500 - looks nice and it's a fair price as well
-Art Academy™ Second Semester - 800 - must buy for my gf :D

Digging further WiiWare:
-Stop Stress: A Day of Fury
-Stunt Cars™ *NEW* - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s2q2S0X8yU
expensive friday :D

Where is my DSi Storage solution :(


BTW: Reflection looks awesome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZhETWNDCCw