Thursday, May 3, 2012

The LoadDown -- 05/03/2012

May days!  May days!  Abandon retail!

WiiWare -- Nothing here this week, but there's a little action on the...

Wii Virtual Console -- as an emulated version of Sega's 1987 coin-op Super Hang-On arrives, with fast-paced arcade motorcycle racing that still holds up pretty well.

DSiWare -- One new title arrives for the DSi and 3DS, Amoebattle, a real-time strategy game with some honestly-come-by educational content (need energy? Absorb some mitochondria!)

3DS eShop -- One new title, Bird Mania 3D which is really a 2-D avian side-scroller with hand-painted graphics layered in 3-D.  It looks like a shooter, but I don't think the player (as Mojo the... bluejay?) has any real offensive capability -- it's more of a memorization and steering challenge.

XBox Live Arcade -- Two new games this week.  Fable Heroes is a multiplayer hack-and-slash side-scroller that ties into Lionhead Studios' popular Fable series.  Awesomenauts is another online arena shooter.

PS3 on PSN -- Two new games. Awesomenauts shows up here also, and Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time brings the PC adventure/platform/puzzle game to the PS3.

PSOne Classics -- Just as I was giving up on this platform, three new titles have arrived!  Capcom's fighter Darkstalkers 3, Sony's stiff-upper-lip RPG The Legend of Dragoon, and EA's action mech game Future Cop: LAPD, which began life as a futuristic entry in the Strike series but developed in a different direction.

1 comment:

  1. One thing I thought was cool - PlayStation Plus users got Awesomenauts for free (along with an old PSOne Castlevania game and the recently released Trine 2). I downloaded them, but haven't had a chance to try any of the three yet.