Game and Watch Gallery 2 heading to eShop

Unusual choice of game I must admit, but apparently its heading to the Japanese version of the 3DS eShop on March 21st.

If you don’t know what this series is all about, I guess I can explain.  Basically, it’s a bunch of Game and Watch games that were released in batches on the Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance some time ago.  You had two versions of each as well, with one version having the old school graphics and sound and starring Mr Game and Watch, and the other having all new graphics and music and starring various Mario characters.

Here are the screenshots provided:

As you can see, the screenshots all show the Mario versions of the games included.  There’s a sort of charm to this game in general too, although I cannot comment too much due to never playing the original games.

Is this game going to end up on the eShop over here? Maybe.  It’d be pretty good if it did.

SEGA Game Gear Games now Avalible for Download

Starting today on the eShop Virtual Console, Sega Game Gear games will be available for download. Today you can get Sonic Triple Trouble, Shinobi and Dragon Crystal.

Sonic Triple Trouble

These aren’t the best Game Gear games ever, but there’s certainly more to come. Happy playing!

EB Games told to Destroy Donkey Kong 3D and Kirby 3D Displays

Well, I guess the fun’s over and the rumour turns out to be false.  Because as the title of this post suggests, EB Games has been told to destroy the displays used for three mysterious and likely non existant games; Donkey Kong 3D, Kirby 3D and Luigi’s Mansion Wii (no really).

Now unfortunately it seems the rumour mill will keep on going with a few sites (such as the source for this information itself) implying that this is down to a request by Nintendo to avoid giving away upcoming games.  But it seems more likely now that it was a mistake on EB Games part and the company is now trying to avoid misleading people.  Oh well, guess that ends this fiasco.


Miscellaneous Nintendo 3DS News; Dragon Quest Monsters and Kingdom Hearts 3D

Mostly magazine scans showing new screenshots and artwork, from a few lesser games.  We have some screenshots of Dragon Quest Monsters first.  Looks okay, although not exactly using the 3DS and its technology to the fullest degree possible.

There are also some Kingdom Hearts 3D related magazine scans too. Not the most indepth ones in any way, they spend a lot of the space on official art rather than game screenshots, and only one or two a page to boot. Still, you can see them below:

The game does look pretty nice though, I’ll give Square Enix credit for that.

So what do you think of these magazine scans?  Is there any interest in either of these games?


Thankfully, Kid Icarus Uprising has Alternate ‘no stylus’ Control Scheme

So if you’ve ever been panicking that the game’s controls might ruin it for you, or you just happen to prefer playing the games the old fashioned way, don’t worry.  There’s a non stylus centered/using control scheme that lets you play the game with good old button based controls.

There aren’t many details about how it works yet, but one video showing what it’s like (in Japanese) has been released quite recently:

Hope this makes playing Kid Icarus Uprising a more enjoyable experience for some people.