It’s another quality week for Nintendo’s download service as the eShop plays host to superheroes, outlaws, and a classic ape.

I almost feel spoiled by the last two weeks of demos on the 3DS. Last week, if you’ll recall, LEGO Batman 2 landed on the service (and was great). This week- it’s the Amazing Spider-Man. All this superhero action and Comic Con isn’t even for another month!

Classic gaming is also in in a big way this week with the release of Donkey Kong jr. I never really had as good a time with DKj as I did with the little guy’s pop. Maybe it’s because Mario is the villain in this one? I don’t know. I’ll tell you what I did have a good time with ‘back in the day’ though- Mad Dog McCree.

Yes ’90s gaming fans, it’s true- the live action, FMV loaded, shooting gallery game is now on the 3DS. I used to while away tons of hours playing these laughably bad (and that’s a good thing) kinds of games with my friends. Nothing went better with a Saturday afternoon and pizza delivery. How it plays without a light-gun, I don’t know, but it still warms my heart to see it listed.

So those are the biggies for this week’s edition of the NDL, but there’s other stuff to dig through as well. Some of you might actually want to blow the layer-cake of dust off of your Wii too, because Mega Man X2 is up. A non-SNK title released for the Wii’s download channel? Shocking- but true!



  • Donkey kong jr – $4.99In this timeless classic, clamber up vines and chains and gather vital fruit and keys to free your father, Donkey Kong™, who’s been imprisoned by Mario™.
  • Mad Dog McCree – $7.99 (ouch!) —  When the ruthless outlaw Mad Dog McCree goes on a rampage with a nasty pack of wanted fugitives, they leave death in their wake. The only gunslinger who can stop them is you.


  • The Amazing Spider-ManThe fan-favorite, web-slinging action is back in New York City. Perform acrobatic attacks and stealth maneuvers as you face off against larger-than-life enemies and race to save Manhattan. Download the free game demo in the Nintendo eShop and catch the movie trailer in 3D now on Nintendo Video™. 




  • Devil Band- Rock the Underworld – $1.99/200 points — The Apocalypse has come… Millions of demons and monsters emerge from the earth, destroying everything on their wake. Xavier, the most popular (and most evil) Death Metal rock band around the world, might be the only hope for the mankind… Or the only nightmare for the devils! 
  • 7 Wonders II – $7.99/800 points — 7 Wonders II transports you to far away lands to complete an unbelievable mission: Build the 7 Wonders of the World! Match three to help your workers build the unbelievable sights from Stonehenge to the Taj Mahal. Incredible new power-ups and bonuses help you piece together the hidden map and uncover the secret route leading to the most wondrous sight. 


Virtual Console

  • Mega Man X2 – 800 points —  Fresh from defeating Sigma and his Mavericks, Mega Man X tracks down the remaining rogue Reploids to an abandoned factory where they are continuing their rebellion. While Mega Man X is kept busy by eight new Mavericks, a new threat plots to resurrect a secret weapon that is all too familiar.

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  • Mega Man X2 is an incredible classic, and if I didn't already own it on SNES and in the Mega Man X Collection, I'd snatch it up once more.

  • Haha- you know I actually forgot about those? The last X game I really remember clearly was X4.
    All the same, I'd still probably dig 'em if they had the same art/play style

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