Xbox Live Arcade users get a dose of space combat this week, thanks to Star Raiders. Based off of the original Atari game from '80s, Star Raiders brings the franchise into the 21st century by modernizing it with full 3D graphics and an episodic storyline while keeping many of the familiar elements of the original.
Also released on Xbox Live Arcade this week is Gatling Gears from EA. Like many other XBLA titles, Gatling Gears is a multidirectional shooter. While this one brandishes a storyline about destroying an evil empire, when the tag line for the game is "Blow $*!# Up", it kind of makes you think that perhaps plot development isn't the main focus here.
As for Nintendo's digital download services, Virtual Console players get a dose of the '90s courtesy of Hudson Soft's Super Island Adventures. While over on DSiWare this week, NoWay Studio gives a nod to the old Micro Machines games, with its miniature vehicles racer--Remote Racers.
For the full list of games out this week across the Xbox Live Arcade, the Virtual Console, and DSiWare, check out the list below:
Remote Racers - 500 Nintendo points
Super Adventure Island- 800 Nintendo points