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.

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No Caption Provided 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.
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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