NINTENDO 3DS ESHOP UPDATE - FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Maybe I was expecting a bit more from Nintendo’s E-shop on the 3DS – after downloading the update this morning I can only say I feel a little underwhelmed about the store so far.Yes, you get Excitebike as a free game – an 8-bit game g...
Posted by boyo on Jun 7, 2011 09:23 (Jun 7, 2011 09:23)
Maybe I was expecting a bit more from Nintendo’s E-shop on the 3DS – after downloading the update this morning I can only say I feel a little underwhelmed about the store so far.
Yes, you get Excitebike as a free game – an 8-bit game given 3D depth and improved graphics over the original. But you know, it left me a little hollow and I can’t see myself going back to it too often.
There is also an application called Pokedex 3D that can be downloaded that allows Pokemon fans to see over 150 Pokemon in full 3D. If your not a Pokemon fan…..
There are three Gameboy games to purchase in the Virtual Console - Alleycat, Super Mario Bros and Mario Tennis. The latter two I had when I had a Pocket Gameboy back when I was a lad and I agree these are two great games but at £3.70 and £2.50 respectively you have to question Nintendo’s pricing policy on these old games. With fully implemented games on the Apple’s store for as little as 59p why oh why is Nintendo charging nearly £4 for a 20-year old game? And where are the promised Sega Game Gear games? If the pricing policy for Sega’s old games is the same, I guess I don’t really care. What is needed is a much larger range of games from both the Nintendo and Sega consoles and a pricing review – these games have to be impulse buys or gamers will just revert to cards such as the R4 and DSTwo for playing their retro games on the 3DS.
I have never really used DSiWare before but did have a look – you cannot really tell much about the games from the tiny screenshots provided (that cannot be enlarged) and so it would be a bit of a gamble paying up to £8 for a title - a demo of said game would be the best way forward here just like on the PSN Network and XBOX Live. So again, until this happens I will unlikely be parting with any of cash in this area of the new update.
The update also provides a 3D video of Dead or Alive – this is a good use of the store as the customer can see what the 3D effect adds to a new title. More of these please Nintendo.
Of course there is the new internet browser – I have not had a chance to use that yet but with the promise of 3D web pages on the horizon, this shows potential.
So in summary, more of everything please Nintendo as I feel there is not enough on the eShop to get me as excited as I wanted to be. And check out the Yen to GBP conversion utility you are using – there is obviously a bug in the programming.