NintendoWare Weekly: Zelda NES, Heroes of Ruin demo, more

The "Summer of 8 Bit" begins with two downloadable 3DS releases of NES games that were, until now, exclusive to "Ambassadors:" The Legend of Zelda and NES Open Tournament Golf. Each game will get eShop release updates, such as save states (Ambassadors can update their existing games). Also available on this spectacularly packed day are Family Tennis 3D and a demo for Square Enix's Heroes of Ruin.

Nintendo's "Game of the Weekend" promotion continues with a special $4.99 price on Sakura Samurai, from 12pm EDT Friday through midnight Monday morning. There's more, on 3DS, DS, and Wii, so check it all out after the break.

3DS eShop
  • The Legend of Zelda (NES, 1 player, $4.99): You haven't played this? Play this!
  • NES Open Tournament Golf (NES, 1 player, $4.99): Mario and friends play a simple game of golf.
  • Family Tennis 3D (Arc System Works, 1 player, $6.99): The WiiWare series returns on 3DS, with a new "easy mode" and eight different characters.
  • Akari by Nikoli (Hamster Corporation, 1 player, $4.99): Use numbers on a grid to guide you to turn the correct lights on and light the entire space.
  • Demo: Heroes of Ruin (Square Enix, 1-4 players, free): Four mercenaries set out to defeat monsters and collect treasure.
  • "Game of the Weekend" sale: Sakura Samurai for $4.99, Valid from 12PM EST Friday through 12AM EST Monday
DSiWare
  • Topoloco (Abstraction Games, 1 player, $4.99/500 DSi Points): Learn about the location of various cities and countries on five continents, with minigames and quizzes to help you retain the info.
  • 3, 2, 1... WordsUp! (EnjoyUp Games, 1 player, $1.99/200 DSi Points): Create as many words as you can from a selection of letters.
Wii
  • 2020 Super Baseball (Neo Geo, 1-2 players, 900 Wii Points): Robots play future baseball in a minefield!
  • Let's Create! Pottery (Infinite Dreams Inc, 1 player, 500 Wii Points): Shape pottery from clay on a virtual wheel.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.