Normally something that a living, multi-cellular, entity might want to avoid; this amoeba actually looks like it might be a pretty good time.
Amoebattle is a microscopic RTS where you lead a squad of amoeba’s into battle against a mysterious infection. I’ve always held that the 3DS/DSi would be a great place for a real time strategy title (much as I think the iPad is) and it genuinely bothers me that more developers don’t take advantage of the hardware in that way. Crossing my fingers for this one.
Now, other than Amoebattle, there isn’t much at all up for download; so if you’re looking for something to buy, I hope viruses and cysts are your thing.
One little bright spot- if you’re into classic arcade experiences, then you might be happy to see Super Hang-On appear on the VC. An oldie, but a goodie.
- Bird Mania 3D – $1.99 — Bird Mania 3D is a skill-based action game in which you steer a little birdie on his way to Africa. Fly, dash, soar, glide and collect all bonuses in your pursuit of a delightful vacation.
- Amoebattle – $4.99/500 points — A mysterious infection threatens the microscopic world and its inhabitants. It’s up to you and your group of loveable single-celled creatures to stop the infection from spreading.
- Super Hang-On – 900 points — Based on the hit arcade racer originally released in 1987, this sequel to SEGA’s Hang-On will put your street bike skills to the test. Tour through 48 challenging tracks on four continents and discover the rush of true arcade game play as you blaze through checkpoints in a race to beat the clock and your competitors. Experience the thrill of street bike racing and earn your place at the top of the scoreboards in this must-have classic.