Nintendo Store Update: Super Bonk slams Virtual Console

House of Mario adds Hudson's adventure game to classic download spot; WiiWare welcomes Planet Fish and demo for A Monsteca Corral: Monsters vs. Robots; DSiWare adds Absolute Baseball and A Fairy Tale.

Nintendo rings in the first full week of April with a slew of new releases across its three download destinations including a Super NES adventure game, a fishing title, and a baseball management game.

Bonk is back.

Leading the pack this week is Hudson's Super Bonk (800 Wii points, or $8) for the Virtual Console. Originally released on the Super NES, Super Bonk has players adventuring through caves, on streets, and in outer space as protagonist Bonk. Players can eat meat to give Bonk more powerful attacks and can use a range of items to help Bonk overcome the game's obstacles.

Switching to WiiWare, Nintendo added one new game and a demo to the download spot today. The new game out now is Planet Fish (500 Wii points, or $5). From Ludia, the single-player game has players trapping and collecting fish from environments like the Gulf of Mexico, the Ryuku Islands, and Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

The WiiWare demo out now is for A Monsteca Corral: Monsters vs. Robots. The game is set on a planet called Monsteca, a world that has been overrun by robots. Gamers play as the planet's inhabitants, the not-so-bright Stompies, and must work together to combine their strength and topple the machines.

Nintendo added three new DSiWare games to its download spot for on-the-go gamers, the first of which is Absolute Baseball (500 Wii points, or $5). From Tasuke, the game has players managing a baseball team from its inception to a possible championship.

Also out now on DSiWare is Lemon Games' A Fairy Tale (500 DSi points, or $5). The puzzle game follows the journey of adolescent faeries Angelica, Delfbert, and Wilf. The game sports 100 distinct levels as well as a "humorous" narrative component.

The last new game out this week is Anonymous Notes Chapter 1: From the Abyss (200 DSi points, or $2). A role-playing game from Sonic Powered, the game has players sweeping through dungeons, ridding the environment of baddies, ultimately leading to a boss battle at the end.

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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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Kcube
Kcube

Waiting for Links awakening DX. Hurry the hell up nintendo.

ParanoiaDragon
ParanoiaDragon

Super Bonk is probably my least favorite of the entire series. I even like the Gameboy Bonk's more, not to mention Super Bonk 2 which never got released outside Japan. I'm more looking forward to the homebrew remake of Super Bonk for Turbo Grafx CD, that'll rock!

nickythenewt21
nickythenewt21

Yeah yeah, cool cool. Gimme the 3DS eShop and web browser please. :D

gohoanq
gohoanq

I wish Nintendo would hurry the hell up with the eshop and web browser.. hell even the option to let us delete our own stuff on our 3ds instead of this stuff lol I know they said late may.. but damn that's so far for something that's already been out in japan for a while even before releasing here >.>

exedeath
exedeath

Chrono Trigger was released on the DS. Have you guys been living in a cave or something?

theindexcard
theindexcard

Idc about this I want downloads on my 3DS

leeko_link
leeko_link

Super Bonk is good and all but I'm still waiting for Final Fantasy VI, Chrono Trigger, and Mega Man X. C'mon NOA you're way behind on release date for VC.

M3tr4nk0
M3tr4nk0

Meh. Is Chrono Trigger coming to the US or not?!

awesomejaime
awesomejaime

...and Terranigma still hasn't arrived in America...

Superzone
Superzone

@The_Dragon_Born: Agreed. Come on Nintendo, let's get that 3DS eshop going!

atopp399
atopp399

Still waiting for Mother for the NES or Earthbound for SNES.