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3D Classics Xevious coming to eShop this week

What else is available for download

The second game in the 3D Classics range will arrive in the UK this week when 3D Classics Xevious is made available for download on Thursday. It will be joined in the eShop by 3DS Virtual Console collection Game & Watch Gallery.

Following on from Excitebike, 3D Classics Xevious (3DS: Nintendo, £5.40) is the second old NES game to be remastered in 3D for 3DS. Originally released in 1982 in the arcades, it is an overhead vertical shooter but this new version now features 3D which, according to Nintendo, will enhance both the graphics and the gameplay.

<b>3D Classics Xevious</b>
3D Classics Xevious
You control a state-of-the-art (for 1982) Solvalou strike fighter aircraft as you go on a daring mission to infiltrate hostile airspace. You are humanity's last hope of eradicating the sinister Xevious collective which means you have to shoot down wave after wave of enemy fighters, drop deadly guided bombs and take out the colossal flying fortress to bring the Xevious war machine to its knees.

Next up is Game & Watch Gallery (3DS Virtual Console: Nintendo, £2.70) which includes the games Manhole, Fire, Octopus and Oil Panic.

<b>Game & Watch Gallery</b>
Game & Watch Gallery
This Game Boy collection includes both the Game & Watch originals and enhanced GB versions with Mario characters and very different gameplay. So you're getting eight mini-games for £2.70 which isn't bad value considering that single Game & Watch games on DSiWare cost £1.80.

There are also three DSiWare games available this week, including 99Bullets, AfterZoom and Jagged Alliance.

99Bullets (DSi, 3DS: EnjoyUp Games, £4.50, 500 DSi Points) is a retro-style space shooter with a gimmick which sees you losing a life if you lose a bullet or a bullet if you lose a life. This means you'll really need to take care of your bullets as you weave your way through tricky levels.

<b>99Bullets</b>
99Bullets

AfterZoom (3DS, DSiWare: Abylight, £4.50, 500 DSi Points) turns the camera of your Nintendo DSi or your Nintendo 3DS into a microscope. You can use it to explore your surroundings and discover new forms of life right under your very nose.

<b>AfterZoom</b>
AfterZoom
Jagged Alliance (3DS, DSiWare: Cypronia, £4.50, 500 DSi Points) is described as a fusion of role-playing game and turn-based tactical combat. Originally released for PC in the mid 90s, it sees you attempting to reclaim the fictional south Atlantic island of Metavira, a former nuclear testing site.

The nuclear tests altered some trees on the island, turning their sap into a valuable medicine. When this was discovered, two science teams took the island by force. So a team of mercenaries is sent in to reclaim the island sector by sector.

That's all for this week. Will you download any of these games?

Here is the latest 3DS eShop release schedule.

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  1. Gavin Rozee Monday 18th Jul 2011 at 11:16

    I'll be downloading both Xevious and G&W Gallery. Pretty impressive update this week. The first game that's in colour for over a month!

    I don't get the last bit of the article. Mario's Picross was released last week, and that release list in no way states that Let's Golf 3D is out this week... :S

  2. Aeonterbor Monday 18th Jul 2011 at 11:57

    It's nice to see more Gameboy games but i would like to see at least one Gameboy Colour game that isn't a remake of a game that was originally in black and white

  3. Riverlution Monday 18th Jul 2011 at 13:35

    Awesome! Will probably pick up both Xevious and Game & Watch gallery this week.

    I owned Game & Watch Gallery 2/3 so I should also enjoy the very first :D

  4. CyberGW Monday 18th Jul 2011 at 14:54

    Here's hoping that Red and Blue will come sometime this summer!
    And, even though it sounds crazy, I hope it's not going to be a 3D Classics as I really want to play the plain old original!
    Plus, it would take a lot of developing for 3D Classics, a lot more than something like Excitebike or what I call Exciting Bicycle!

  5. tomutwit Monday 18th Jul 2011 at 14:59

    Why do they not put up the Super Gmae Boy or Game Boy Colour versions of games instead of their monochromatic yucky Game boy versions? Because they only did it with Zelda LA. But they couldve done it with DK 94 nad others too.

  6. jaco_p Monday 18th Jul 2011 at 16:22

    jagged alliance sounds right up my street but will have to check out whether its any good or not....

  7. Mart2006 Monday 18th Jul 2011 at 19:06

    No WiiWare or Wii Virtual Console games? :x

  8. Bass X Monday 18th Jul 2011 at 19:11

    Here's hoping that Red and Blue will come sometime this summer!

    But the link cable isn't supported and isn't likely to be supported. Can you imagine the outrage from fans with no way to trade Pokemon to another version?

    Why do they not put up the Super Gmae Boy or Game Boy Colour versions of games instead of their monochromatic yucky Game boy versions? Because they only did it with Zelda LA. But they couldve done it with DK 94 nad others too.

    Its just a basic emulator. I assume its because Super Game Boy games are designed to run on the TV instead of a handheld and they don't want to deal with the hassle of the extra work involved to convert them.

    Link's Awakening was the Game Boy Color version, the only GBC game on the 3DS VC right now. Its completely different than a Super Game Boy game.

  9. OracleOfPokemon Monday 18th Jul 2011 at 20:25

    Here's hoping that Red and Blue will come sometime this summer!

    But the link cable isn't supported and isn't likely to be supported. Can you imagine the outrage from fans with no way to trade Pokemon to another version?

    Umm, they would just make it support wireless... or else nobody would buy it, anyway, all they've gotta do is tell the game to think that the wireless is actually a link cable constantly plugged in.

    And what do you mean "and isn't likely to be supported", you mean "it definitely isn't going to be supported". When do you live? The 90s?

    Love Red and Blue, really hope they bring them to eShop along with Yellow, G, S, C and R, S, E as well as FR & LG. Gotta love 'em all!

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