Game Boy: Kirby’s Pinball Land, $3.99
Nintendo’s most spherical hero finds himself playing the part of a pinball in this Game Boy classic. Play through three different pinball tables with four levels each, scoring points and fighting off famous Kirby enemies while you explore the pinball world.
Game Boy: The Sword of Hope II, $2.99
You are Prince Theo, and you must solve the mystery of what is threatening the kingdom of Riccar. Explore a large world, interacting with objects and environments, battling enemies and making friends.
eShop: Johnny Kung Fu, $5.99
Johnny’s girlfriend has been kidnapped by the Mr. Wang Gang, and he needs to get her back with kung fu. This game promises old-school arcade action, as Johnny scales the tower of the Mr. Wang Gang, defeating enemies all along the way.
eShop: Sweet Memories: Black Jack, $3.99
This game adds elements of a dating sim to a standard blackjack game. An old friend of yours has moved back into town and is staying with you for a while, and you can learn more about her as you play blackjack together.
DSiWare: Candle Route, $1.99/200 Nintendo Points
Crayon Castle needs light, and it’s up to Sparky to deliver, but there are too many candles in the way. In this puzzle game, collect matches and light candles while avoiding obstacles. Try to find the shortest route in over 100 different levels. A bonus mode allows the reader to launch rockets of matches into space.
DSiWare: Ace Mathician, $1.99/200 Nintendo Points
Ace the Koala needs to rearrange platforms in order to get at the fruit. He can do so by entering math formulas, which will change the world in different ways depending on what he chooses. Contend with enemies and traps, solving math puzzles in order to win.
WiiWare: Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition, 700 Nintendo Points
Frogger is back with a new look, and new game modes. You can play classic Frogger, or try out one of several new modes, like Tile Capture, Freak Out or Battle Royale. You can play with one of several skins, like Contra or Castlevania.
Neo Geo: The King of Fighters ’96, 900 Nintendo Points
Characters from all sorts of SNK franchises come together in the third King of Fighters game. This new game added jumps and escape flips, as well as reviewing commands. Projectile spamming was made less effective, a major change for the series.
I’m a bit tempted to get Kirby’s Pinball Land, since I have fun memories of playing that when I was younger. I’m curious as to how good Sword of Hope II is, as well.