Sega 3D Classics Highlight This Week's Nintendo Download


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Soon after the launch of the 3DS, Nintendo began to experiment with the idea of remaking classic NES games in 3D. Only a few were made, but it was pretty cool to see the classic games of our youth pop out on the screen. Now Sega is trying the same thing with its own classic titles from the Sega Genesis.

In this week's Nintendo Download, Sega will be releasing two more Sega 3D Classics. The two games getting a 3D makeover this week are Sonic the Hedgehog and Altered Beast. While the main attraction is certainly the games being displayed in 3D, Sega has also added a number of other new additions to these titles. For example, Altered Beast now supports local multiplayer and a random transformation mode.

In addition to Sega classics hitting the Nintendo eShop today, the virtual console on both 3DS and Wii U will be treated to a classic title from the NES and SNES respectively. On 3DS, players can try out the final Donkey Kong game for NES - Donkey Kong 3. In this title, players take on the role of Stanley the exterminator as he protects flowers from Donkey Kong. On Wii U, SNES classic The Legend of the Mystical Ninja challenges players to save Princess Yuki.

The "Favorite gaming friends" sale concludes this week with sales on all Donkey Kong titles available on both the 3DS and Wii U. On Wii U, you can get 30 percent off Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr. and Donkey Kong 3. On 3DS, you can get 30 percent off Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr. and Game & Watch: Donkey Kong Jr.

Here are all the other games coming to the Nintendo eShop this week:

  • Brilliant Hamsters! (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
  • Hooked on Bass Fishing (DSiWare on Nintendo DSi / Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
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