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Mega Man blasts on to the 3DS eShop this week

This week's 3DS eShop and WiiWare highlights

You can play a Mega Man game on 3DS this week. Admittedly it might be a 25 year old Mega Man game but it's a Mega Man game nonetheless. Yes, the original Mega Man NES game is coming to the 3DS eShop this week. It will be joined in the eShop by DSi game 18th Gate while World Heroes Perfect is this week's Wii download. We can also expect 20 new levels for Mutant Mudds.

We'll begin with Mega Man (3DS, Capcom: £4.49). First released for NES in December 1987, it was the first in a platform series that spawned nine sequels and numerous spin-offs. In this challenging platformer you play as the Man himself. Well, he's not a man but a super-robot created by the genius Dr. Light and it's up to him to make it through ten tricky stages and beat the Robot Masters designed by the evil Dr. Wily. You have to beat each stage boss in order to help Mega Man use his weapon.

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In 18th Gate (DSi or 3DS, Circle Entertainment: £4.50) you play as three heroes as they battle through a dungeon looking for hidden treasures. The 18 areas of this dungeon are packed with random enemies, traps and hidden paths.

Finally, we have World Heroes Perfect (Wii, D4 Enterprise: 900 Points) the fourth fighting game in the series which was originally released in 1995. It sees 16 figures from history fighting for the title of 'World's Strongest'. It was the first game in the series to feature the Hero Gauge, Extra Attacks and Guard Breaker Attacks.

As for the Mutant Mudds extra levels, they are available for free to anyone who has already downloaded the game but, according to creator Jools Watsham, you'll need to complete the game to access these levels. Here's a trailer.

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  1. MartinIsAwesome Wednesday 17th Oct 2012 at 09:04

    I already have Mega Man on Wii Vitual Console. I still can't get past the Yellow Devil in Wily's Castle. Besides Mega Man 2 is the best one.

  2. K-tet Wednesday 17th Oct 2012 at 09:33

    Mutant Mudds free DLC is the best announcement in this article. It looks super anal and is going to frustrate the living hell out of people that download it.

    I shall be enjoying the frustration greatly.

  3. Darkblizz Wednesday 17th Oct 2012 at 10:00

    Yes, yes, very nice, where's my All Stars Racing Transformed demo?

  4. Herbert_Rarr Wednesday 17th Oct 2012 at 14:59

    20 new Levels and a new character, both for free? Damn right! It cost Ł8.10 in the first place for just 16 levels, so it's only fair we should get more for our money. It looks really frustrating though, so it seems I'll be educating the neighbours' children with some new words.

  5. Duskfactory001 Wednesday 17th Oct 2012 at 16:59

    Mutant Mudds free DLC is the best announcement in this article. It looks super anal and is going to frustrate the living hell out of people that download it.

    I shall be enjoying the frustration greatly.


    I'm sorry, but did you just say "super anal"?

  6. me4ndubz Wednesday 17th Oct 2012 at 19:22

    i've been meaning to get round to playing a mega man game

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