Kirby’s Adventure Arrives as Latest Entry in 3D Classics Series

on November 17, 2011 10:00 PM

First things first: Don’t listen to Nintendo. While The Big N’s official site lists the 3D Classics version of Kirby’s Adventure as $5.99, the 3DS eShop lists the price as $6.99. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, yes, the latest NES title to receive a 3D overhaul is everyone’s favorite monster-sucking pink puffball’s very first console outing.

The only title in the 3D Classics series I’ve downloaded is Excitebike, owed largely to the fact that it was free. However, I’m not sure I’m going to throw down the $7 necessary to download Kirby’s Adventure again. I’ve already paid for it enough, as far as I’m concerned. But if you’ve never controlled Kirby through his first adventure on the NES, you owe it to yourself to do so. If you have a Wii that’s been collecting dust, you can save a couple of bucks by downloading it there. Either way, it’s timeless. Click past the jump for the 3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure trailer and the rest of this week’s Nintendo downloadable titles.

Available today through the Nintendo eShop, DSiShop and WiiWare:

3DS eShop
3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure: Kirby’s first outing on a Nintendo home console re-treated to pop out at you on the Nintendo 3DS system. Published by Nintendo. ($6.99)

Nintendo Video
The Legend of Zelda Great Fairy’s Fountain Theme:  Video footage of an orchestra performing one of the most recognizable tunes in The Legend of Zelda series. This is one of many tracks that will be included in the 25th anniversary soundtrack CD that accompanies The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for a limited time.

DSiWare
Play and Learn Chinese: A companion to Play and Learn Spanish, this downloadable title gives players users a  brief introduction to the language. Published by Selectsoft for 800 points. ($8)
Escape Trick: Convenience Store: Houdini would have absolutely no trouble here. You somehow lock yourself into a convenience store while you balance the books. How do you get out? It’s something you’ll have to decipher on your own. It’s kind of like this but completely different. Published by Intense Co, Ltd. for 500 points. ($5)

WiiWare
Pinocchio’s Puzzle: A co-op romp through the classic children’s tale where you progress the story by solving puzzles. The game is punctuated by cutscenes every once in awhile that depict storybook-esque scenes in each chapter. Published by EnjoyUp Games for 500 points. ($5)

 

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Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
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