Nintendo Store Update: Rival Turf slams Virtual Console

Mario Factory updates virtual storefront with Super NES beat-'em-up title; Bingo Party Deluxe, demo for Bit.Trip Runner added to WiiWare; DSiWare welcomes Ikibago, Picture Perfect Pocket Stylist, and Anonymous Notes Chapter 2: From the Abyss.

The house that Mario built today updated its virtual storefronts with a range of new digital offerings, including a Super NES beat'-em-up on the Virtual Console and a hairdressing game for DSiWare.

Leading the pack this week is the Super NES game Rival Turf (800 Wii points, or $8) on the Virtual Console. The one- to two-player beat-'em-up has gamers taking to the streets and laying the smack down. Gamers have a range of attacks at their disposal, like jabs, hooks, body slams, leg sweeps, and uppercuts. Additionally, gamers can fight solo, alongside a partner, or against a human in the game's Versus mode.

Gamers can relive past fights today via the Virtual Console.

Switching to WiiWare, Nintendo added one new game and a fresh demo to that download spot today. The new game out now is Bingo Party Deluxe (500 Wii points, or $5). The game lets up to four players take part in 75-ball, 90-ball, or other bingo party games. Players earn more bingo points the more they play, and these points can be spent on a range of items, including new game modes and patterns.

The new demo out now on WiiWare is for Bit.Trip Runner, the fourth entry in Gaijin's side-scrolling series. The title again casts players as Commander Video and sports more than 50 levels.

On-the-go gamers also have new options this week, as Nintendo added three new titles to the DSiWare today, the first of which is Ikibago (500 DSi points, or $5). The puzzle action game has 121 levels and tasks gamers with aligning barrels of the same color in the same column to advance.

Also out now on DSiWare is Picture Perfect Pocket Stylist (500 DSi points, or $5). With the game, players can design hairstyles and try them out on in-game characters as well as on themselves. Using the DSi's camera, gamers can snap a shot of themselves and see how they look in their hairstyle creation. According to the game's publisher, 505 Games, there are thousands of possibilities for hairstyles.

The last new game out this week for DSiWare is Anonymous Notes Chapter 2: From the Abyss (200 DSi points, or $2). Set within an "infinitely extending dungeon," the role-playing game has players sweeping away monsters and taking on the top bosses before the dungeon re-creates itself.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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swyg
swyg

Have they announced Star Fox or Chrono Trigger yet for the VC?

vega13mv
vega13mv

i remember buying rival turf from a toy store bargain bin at the mall for $7, me and my bro used to play it all the time, we laughed at how bad the box art was, even for the 90's, but we had fun, to this day we still remember it

Dualmask
Dualmask

@Crazy_Legs87 Did you ever play Peace Keepers? That game was very well made (not sure if it's part of the series but I know it was made by the same people that made Rival Turf and Brawl Bros.). It had branching paths, alternate endings, six playable characters, two player in the main quest and a four player battle mode, which much better graphics and moves than its predecessors. You could even edit the colors of every character in the game if you felt like it. That would be a great game for the VC.

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

even though i HATE call of duty, it really sucks you wii gamers do not get a chance to play a lot of the super crappy DLC packs. i mean, if we 360 and the ps3 and pc gamers can get em, you guys can too. just saying, but now i understand why developers do not like to make dlc for the wii. its mostly develop the game and go away

DrKill09
DrKill09

Rival Turf; good game, laughably bad box art. I will give it credit; it may have been a blatant Final Fight ripoff, but at least it had two player on snes. :roll:

nickythenewt21
nickythenewt21

Alright, awesome stuff, now can you announce when the 3DS update is going to be Nintendo?

Crazy_Legs87
Crazy_Legs87

The Rushing Beat series was never really that great. Rival Turf was almost good, due to stupidly and unfairly hard difficulty. Brawl Brothers on the other hand, is actually an awesome game, and defiantly the best out of the three Rushing Beat games. Good graphic, solid soundtrack, and good level design. I'm gonna go listen to the level 1 music of that game right now.

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

i may consider rival turf after all on snes cart i own almost 200 games and ran flat out of ideas!

TheArcade
TheArcade

Talk about coincidence, I was just playing this with my friend the other day. Awesome brawler!

kevin_amadi
kevin_amadi

rival turf was garbage; should have released its awesome sequel 'Brawl Brothers' instead...

Flint247
Flint247

Announce the 3DS May System Update!! O:

Ovirew
Ovirew

Ah yes, now we can relive the memories of... Rival Turf??