Nintendo eShop update - 21/07/11
3D Classics Xevious! Game & Watch!
Classic top-down shooter Xevious headlines this week's platter of downloadable releases from Nintendo.
The version being released for Nintendo 3DS is a buffed up port of the original, as part of the handheld's 3D Classics range.
Need more Nintendo nostalgia? 3DS Virtual Console release Game & Watch Gallery offers four faithful recreations of Game & Watch games - Manhole, Octopus, Fire and Oil Panic.
Mario-themed monochrome re-makes of the four are also included to help sweeten the deal, each with re-jigged gameplay and new whizzy Game Boy sprite graphics.
Xevious is the second 3D Classics release after NES racer Excitebike. Aren't all these re-makes a bit lazy? Not so says series director Takao Nakano: converting 3D Classics takes "20 times the work" of a simple port.
Four more unannounced 3D Classics games are still on the way.
Nintendo eShop releases - 21/07/11
- 3D Classics Xevious (Nintendo) - 3DS, €6
- Game & Watch Gallery (Nintendo) - 3DS, €3
- 99Bullets (EnjoyUp Games) - DSiWare, €5 or 500 DSi Points
- AfterZoom (Abylight) - DSiWare, €5 or 500 DSi Points
- Jagged Alliance (Cypronia) - DSiWare, €5 or 500 DSi Points