Things turn on their head this week as Mario becomes your enemy in the classic Nintendo title Donkey Kong Jr, on Virtual Console for Nintendo 3DS. In this unique role-reversal platformer you’ll take on the role of Donkey Kong’s son Junior and it’s up to you to rescue Dad from Mario’s clutches. As you make your way across the vines and chains make full use of your swinging and climbing capabilities to grab the keys and unlock your father from his cage.
This week also heralds the return of the dynamic duo Batman and Robin in the free LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Demo. A sequel to LEGO Batman: The Videogame, this time they are joined by other familiar heroes such as Wonder Woman and Superman in their quest to prevent the infamous Lex Luthor and The Joker from destroying Gotham City.
Elsewhere on Virtual Console for Nintendo 3DS, ally yourself with Mario once again as you tee off together in the classic sporting simulation NES Open Tournament Golf. Choose from three international courses – UK, US and Japan – and three different game types – Stroke Play, Match Play and Tournament – as you set up your shot and adjust the wind speed and direction for additional accuracy.
If all that isn’t enough, test your logic with Rummikub, on Nintendo DSiWare. This is a game of wits consisting of 104 numbered tiles and two joker tiles in four colours. It’s up to you to remove all the tiles from your rack without revealing them to other players and place them on the table to win the game. Alternatively fast-forward to the future with 2020 SUPER BASEBALL, on WiiWare – with games held in the exclusive Cyber Egg Stadium and the ability to purchase armour during them, this is not your typical baseball game.
Check out all the latest offerings which are available for download this Thursday via Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel below.
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Demo: Whatever your age, if you’re a Batman fan you’ll love this new and original story filled with classic LEGO videogame action and humour as players fight to put the bad guys back behind bars. Available as a free demo.
Donkey Kong Jr.: This is a game where speed is of the essence and high scores are up for grabs. Avoid nasty critters like Snapjaws and Nitpickets and start swinging and rack up those points. Just don’t forget the most important thing – rescue DK. Available for £4.50 (UK Only)
NES Open Tournament Golf: Whether it’s Mario or Luigi you choose to play with, golfing success depends on careful tactics and advanced timing. You must set up your shot on the overhead map screen by choosing the correct club and adjusting for wind speed and direction. Then switch over to the action screen and shoot away. Available for £3.60 (UK Only)
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Rummikub: Rummikub was created in the 1950s by Ephraim Hertzano and his children Micha and Mariana Hertzano, who later exported the game to five continents. Challenge yourself in this adaptation of a classic puzzle game. Available for 800 Nintendo points.
2020 SUPER BASEBALL: In the Cyber Egg Stadium, the home run zone is worryingly small and the fair zone impressively wide. There is even a stop zone, which stops any ball that lands there. This all makes for a unique baseball experience, in an initially perplexing but ultimately brilliant and testing title, originally released in 1991. Available for 900 Nintendo Wii Points.