Thursday, September 20, 2012

The LoadDown -- 09/20/2012

School is back in session but there's still time to play some new downloadable titles.  Lots of retro and retro-inspired games this week...

WiiWare -- Just when this particular platform seemed to be dying, hat-and-whip action comes to WiiWare in the form of LA-MULANA, an archaeological platformer announced quite a while back that puts Professor Jones Lemeza through dangerous territory.  It has a charming pixel-art retro look.

DSiWare --One new DSI title: Retro Pocket, a neat idea presenting 8 all-original (but clearly Game & Watch-inspired) LCD-style action games in one inexpensive package.  Retro indeed.

3DS eShop --  Retro Pocket will run on the 3DS as well, of course, and one additional eShop title is out: Rising Board 3D, which has nothing to do with baking; it's a side-scrolling collect-'em-up game featuring an airboarding penguin and a bunch of incongruous but entirely appropriate electromechanical (think pinball) game sound effects.

XBox Live Arcade -- Three new games on XBLA -- Sega's Jet Set Radio (see below), Wizarbox's co-op hack'n'slash action RPG Realms of Ancient War, and comical stunt game Joe Danger 2: The Movie.

PS3 on PSN -- Two new titles here.  Sega's Dreamcast-era classic skateboarding/tagging game Jet Set Radio (aka Jet Grind Radio in the US) comes to the PS3, and PopCap's latest sequel, the ball-queuing casual puzzle game Zuma's Revenge! is also available.

Notable on Steam -- A couple of popular console titles come to PC via Steam -- Sega's Jet Set Radio is worth checking out, while Activision's sequel/remake/repackage Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD may not measure up to its seriesmates.  And Torchlight II is finally out, along with full-priced shooter/RPG sequel Borderlands 2.

1 comment:

  1. Have you tried the Realms of Ancient war? How was it? Can you post a review?