I have to preface this article with this statement — once upon a time, I had absolutely no confidence in the eShop. Initially, I saw a marketplace where Nintendo was slowly drip-feeding us 20 year old games once a month. I saw how WiiWare had been weak out of the gate, and shriveled into something you could barely call “The dirty flea market of online stores” — at this point people should call it “3DS Download Week” instead of “Nintendo Download Week”.
As of now, not including the 20 ambassador games, I have around 30 eShop squares housed on my 3DS — suddenly, I feel a lot more confident about the Wii U’s digital plans. Feel free to check out the below list, and tell us what you’re thinking of picking up.
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (Virtual Console, NES, $4.99)
Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! (3DS Download Software, Shin’en, $4.99)
Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble (Virtual Console, Game Gear, $4.99)
Shinobi (Virtual Console, Game Gear, $3.99)
Dragon Crystal (Virtual Console, Game Gear, $2.99)
Zombie Slayer Diox (3DS Download Software, UFO Interactive, $5.99)
Arc Style Soccer!! 3D (3DS Download Software, Arc System Works, $6.99)
Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure from SEGA (free demo version, April 19)
“Soon”, Rumored, or Unconfirmed
Kirby’s Block Ball
3D Classics: Kid Icarus
Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters
North America, These Are Your Upcoming eShop Games [Nintendo Life]