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It’s Pac-Mania in this week’s Nintendo Download

A few classic Pac-Man titles hit the Wii U this week alongside Double Dragon II and a whole bunch of sales.

I bought the Pac-Man Collection without even thinking. Seriously, you get Pac-Man, Pac-Mania, Pac-Man Arrangement, and Pac-Attack in the deal and, for a Pac-Man nut like myself, that’s waaaaaay too good of a deal to avoid. If you’re a fan, don’t miss checking this one out. Outside of the collection, Pac-Land is up on the VC this week too, and is a pretty obscure Pac-title also worth a look.

Also pretty fantastic this week though is Double Dragon II: The Revenge on the Virtual Console. My favorite of the DD games, The Revenge brings the same great action as the first NES adaptation and I always liked the way it played better than the original… though I loved that one too.

Other than those, there isn’t a ton of new content on the eShop today, but there are some excellent sales. The E3 celebration sale has some Super Mario Bros,Sonic the Hedgehog, The Legend of Zelda, LEGO and Yoshi games included in it. If you missed any of them, there are some real gems to nab for cheap right now.

  • Celebrate E3 with Featured Franchise Favorites
    • Nintendo eShop Sale – Save up to 30 percent on top franchises being featured at E3, including selectSuper Mario Bros.,Sonic the HedgehogThe Legend of ZeldaLEGO and Yoshi games. Hurry — the sale in the Nintendo eShop for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS ends Monday, June 16, at 8:59 a.m. PT.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Pac-Land – Take control of PAC-MAN on his home island of Pac-Land and try to help a lost fairy home. Your journey will take you through bustling towns, rugged mountains, dangerous ravines and vast deserts. To make matters worse, the ghosts of Pac-Land will stop at nothing to stand in your way. Can you complete this fantastical rescue mission and make it back home in time for dinner?
    • PAC-MAN Collection – Enjoy four games in one featuring the iconic chomping yellow hero. In PAC-MANPAC-MANIA and PAC-MAN Arrangement, help PAC-MAN collect all of the dots and survive multiple levels of mayhem. InPAC-Attack, line up blocks from left to right as they drop down. Think quick, move quicker and plan a path so PAC-MAN can make his attack.
    • Soccer – Direct your team up and down the field, pick from seven international teams – USA, Great Britain, France, Germany, Brazil, Japan and Spain – and perform all the kickoffs, throw-ins, goal kicks and corner kicks seen in a real match. You can choose the skill level of the opposing team on a scale from one to five, so as your team improves, so do your opponents. You even choose the length of the match. As time ticks down, do your best to score the winning goal.
  • Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
    • Double Dragon II: The Revenge – Billy and Jimmy Lee, the Double Dragons, are back to avenge the loss of Marion. In their quest to defeat the evil Shadow Warriors, Billy and Jimmy must complete nine missions, facing deadly street gangs, ninjas and huge mutant fighters. The duo must traverse through construction sites, alleyways and underwater hideouts complete with secret elevator shafts, spiked ceilings and razor-sharp mechanical claws. Can Billy and Jimmy contend with the enemies placed before them and save the world?
  • Nintendo eShop Sales
    • Nicalis Games – To celebrate the recent release of 1001 Spikes, Nicalis is discounting select games in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, includingIkachanCave Story 3DNightSky and VVVVVV. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on June 26.
    • INAZUMA ELEVEN – It’s almost summer, and international soccer excitement is in the air. Celebrate the season with a worldwide sale on soccer RPGINAZUMA ELEVEN, now 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer lasts until 9 a.m. PT on July 13.
    • Soccer Up 3D – For a limited time, Soccer Up 3D is available at the discounted price of $2.99 in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on July 16.
    • Resident Evil Revelations – A scary good deal. Starting today until 9 a.m. PT on June 19, Resident Evil Revelations on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U will be 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop.
    • QubicGames – For a limited time, QubicGames is discounting select games in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, including 2 Fast 4 Gnomz and AiRace Speed. This offer ends at 9 a.m. PT on July 2.

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About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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