|Mario, Zelda, Metroid and more on your 3DS. Now you're playing with power!|
Overall, I was very impressed by the ambassador program so far. I think Nintendo's choice of NES games was pretty awesome. I mean, they could have given us all crap games, but instead gave out some of the best ones, for free. For our rock-dwellers, the ten NES games given were: Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Metroid, Wrecking Crew, Balloon Fight, Yoshi, Ice Climber, Donkey Kong Jr., NES Open Tournament Golf. Pretty impressive list, huh? Nearly all the games are part of an iconic franchise now (Mario Golf anyone?). And releasing them again on the 3DS gives younger gamers a chance to experience how their favorite franchises got started.
|This showdown never fails to be epic.|
|Balloon Fight, now on the 3DS.|
The next one I'm digging is Balloon Fight. Bouncy physics, bouncy physics, bouncy physics! This score-based arcade game has got me a little addicted. It's a simple game, but mastering the fore-mentioned bouncy physics adds a really fun element. There is a set number of lives, and you have to try and beat as many different rounds as you can. The difficulty ramps up nicely, from just a few enemies to many, plus a man-eating fish, and bouncy lightening. Plus, the Balloon Trip mode is fun to try and last as long as you can.
These old games are still a blast to play, and beating all of the will take even seasoned gamers a while. Having them on a portable feels great. Even if you hate NES games, this makes the wait for new 3DS titles a little more bearable.