Your favorite limbless cartoon hero slaps the 3DS’ virtual console silly this week as the original Rayman lands on the service- and there’s even something for Wii owners!

To many, the first Rayman was the best game to feature the Ubisoft character till the recently released Rayman Origins. There’s just something about the little guy that lends itself to the classic side-scrolling, 2D style. If you never played the game, I do heartily recommend it- its barely aged a day in the last 12 years.
I said there was something for Wii players this week too didn’t I? Well, there is- although how you feel about it is directly related to whether or not you’re completely tired of SNK ports yet. Metal Slug 3 is now on the Wii VC. I really like the MS games, and much like Rayman, they all remain eminently playable even all these years later. What say you?



  • Rayman – $4.99 — This classic, award-winning platformer is the first game in the Rayman series – now available on Nintendo 3DS™. Explore six unique worlds and play through more than 70 levels of platforming madness.
  • Kakuro by Nikoli – $4.99 — With the Nikoli puzzle series, you can enjoy high-quality “Kakuro” puzzles, created by Nikoli, who gave the world-famous puzzle its name. The Nintendo 3DS allows for the realization of simple and easy to play operability.


  • Order Up!! — Experience the dizzying life of a top-notch chef and restaurateur as you prepare all manner of exotic food on your way to building your own restaurant empire from the ground up.



  • 99 Seconds – $1.99/200 points — 99Seconds is a fun, retro-style video game in which you can modify time to avoid all kinds of danger. Dodge enemies and use SlowDown to slow, stop and even go back in time. 



  • Metal Slug 3 – 900 points — Metal Slug 3 is the fourth installment in the Metal Slug series, following Metal SlugMetal Slug 2and Metal Slug X. Marco and Tarma are back to blast their way through another action-packed adventure, picking up various weapons along the way. The Slugs are also back and more colorful than ever, with Slugmariners, Drill Slugs and Elephant Slugs joining the original Metal Slugs and Slugnoids. As with previous titles, there are hidden items to be found and POWs to be rescued, while a branching map lets players take a different route to the end with each play-through.

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  • Good week for downloads. I have Rayman on DSiWare, so should I get Rayman on GBC or is it the same thing?

  • I think it's basically the same game. If anything, the version you have on the DSi might be a more faithful port of the original than the GBC VC version.

  • Rayman on the GBC is a watered-down take on the original Rayman game. It's fun though, in some ways in terms of playability it's even a little better.

    Hope this helps!

  • A bit off topic, but…

    A friend of mine in High School used to be in band. His instructor would always make fun of the class whenever they sounded sloppy by going "God, it sounds like you guys are playing without arms or something! WAAAH WAAAH I HAVE NO ARMS! I HAVE NO LIMBS! WAAAH!"

    … I dunno why I felt the urge to share that. Carry on!

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