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Friday, March 2, 2012

Downloads #11

I've got plenty to keep me occupied on my 3DS with Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7, but that hasn't stopped me from exploring the eShop and downloading some Virtual Console games. Take a look at my first batch of 3DS Virtual Console purchases.

Link's Awakening DX
(Game Boy Color)

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is a game I have very fond memories of. I bought a copy for the Game Boy back in the early 1990s and have adored it ever since. I later picked up the colored DX version sometime after I acquired my Game Boy Advance SP. I never really got around to playing it. I never even finished Link's Awakening for that matter. Well, I'm hoping to rectify that now. I love Link's Awakening for all the weirdness it incorporates, like a Yoshi doll, Wart's cameo and Bowwow, a dog that's basically a Chain Chomp. The music is also ranks among some of my favorite. I'm getting a nostalgia rush just typing this.

Super Mario Land
(Game Boy)

Being one of the first generation Game Boy titles, Super Mario Land looks primitive, even by Game Boy standards. It's also ridiculously short at just four worlds. But you know what? I still had a blast playing this game my my 3DS all over again. The music is still some of the best you'll hear on the Game Boy and is easily hum-worthy. This is another game I never got around to beating. I think I got stuck somewhere on world 3. Maybe now that I'm older and wiser (?) I can finish Super Mario Land.

Donkey Kong (Game Boy)

The 1994 Game Boy Donkey is not only one of my favorite portable games, but one of my favorite Mario games. I firmly believe this is the best version of Donkey Kong that doesn't involve Kremlings or konga drums. I still own a physical copy of this but for $3.99, well, that's a very small price to pay to play this on the go again. This is one of the few games that delivers on the promise of 100 levels.

Gargoyle's Quest
(Game Boy)

I own Demon's Crest (SNES) and Gargoyle's Quest II (NES). I had a chance to pick up a physical copy of Gargoyle's Quest for ultra cheap but I passed on it for some stupid reason. In any case, I finally have all the games staring Firebrand. I never played this one but I heard it was good. Maybe I'll start with this game and finish off the whole trilogy of Firebrand's adventures, something I've yet to do.


Tom Badguy said...

You gotta get down on some Mega Man II for the GB.

Reggie White Jr. said...

That one hasn't come out on the VC yet, has it? I own all five original GB Mega Man games, but I'd still buy digital copies of them.