Nintendo Store Update: Mega Man 5 jumps onto the Virtual Console

First Thursday update from House of Mario brings action platformer to Wii's nostalgic hub; 3DS eShop adds Game Boy version of Donkey Kong; WiiWare welcomes Snail Mail; DSiWare adds four.


No Caption Provided Gamers looking to start their week off with a new title from Nintendo had that hope dashed earlier this week when the Mario factory pushed its weekly update from Monday to Thursday. Today, gamers can get their hands on a slew of new wares in Nintendo's first update at the new time.

Leading the pack this week is Mega Man 5 for the Wii Virtual Console. Originally released on the Nintendo Entertainment System, the Blue Bomber's return has players trekking through 13 stages, defeating eight evil robot masters along the way.

The Blue Bomber comes to life today on the Virtual Console.
The Blue Bomber comes to life today on the Virtual Console.

Out now in the eShop is Donkey Kong for the 3DS ($4). The Game Boy reimagining of the classic arcade game, Donkey Kong for the 3DS has players pushing their way up a series of platforms while dodging obstacles. The game boasts 10 stages and 100 levels that players can complete as portly plumber Mario to save his damsel from the clutches of her evil keeper.

Switching to WiiWare, Nintendo added one new game to the download spot today. The new game is Sandlot Games' Snail Mail (600 Wii points, or $6), which has players guiding Turbo the Snail, as he attempts to deliver intergalactic mail. Snail Mail boasts 50 levels, as well as four modes: Postal, Multiplayer, Challenge, and Time Trials.

WiiWare also welcomed a new demo, with a trial version launching for Gaijin Games' rhythm game Bit.Trip Flux, the final entry in CommanderVideo's adventure.

Gamers looking to pick up a new DSiWare game today have four fresh titles to choose from. The American Gold Rush-themed Gold Fever (500 DSi points, or $5), Subdued Games' Hidden Photo (500 DSi points, or $5), Zimo: Mahjong Fanatic (200 DSi points, or $2), and Beach Party Craze (800 DSi points, or $8) are all now available to pick up.

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