Nintendo promised and it delivered. Game Boy Advance games are finally on the virtual console. The only downside is that the games are only available on the Wii U. It makes much more sense to have them on the 3DS, but we gotta take what we can get.
Speaking of Game Boy Advance games, this week sees the release of three classics - Metroid Fusion, Advance Wars and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. All three games are considered some of the very best the Game Boy Advance had to offer. One in particular - Advance Wars - is a classic that's hard to find these days. With its arrival on the virtual console, a whole new generation of gamers can experience the classic turn-based strategy series for the first time.
All three of this week's Game Boy Advance games will cost $7.99 and feature off-TV play on the GamePad. In fact, it would probably be advisable to do so as GBA games probably don't look so great blown up on a giant screen.
While the Wii U is getting some GBA games, the 3DS is getting some love in the form of a new free-to-play title - Rusty's Real Deal Baseball. Nintendo announced this one a while back and is notable for allowing players to haggle with the in-game character to reduce the cost of mini-games. Now if only other free-to-play games would let us lower the price of in-game goods.
Sega is also releasing Super Monkey Ball 3D on the 3DS eShop. The title features the familiar tilting puzzle-platformer action the series is known for alongside a new sidescrolling melee combat mode and a kart racing mini-game.
Here are all the other games hitting the Wii U and 3DS eShop this week:
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Evofish (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
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