This week sees the first wave of Game Boy Advance games make their way onto the Wii U Virtual Console, starting with Metroid: Fusion, Advance Wars, and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. If that doesn't satiate your retro hunger, there's still the likes of Golden Sun and Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 to come later this month - check out April's full list of GBA re-releases here.
On the more fresh-faced front, the Wii U port of 3DS and Vita 2.5D platformer Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate is out now in North America, complete with enhanced visuals and an improved map system. Sorry Europe, you'll have to wait a couple of weeks longer.
Things then take a turn for the surreal with Rusty's Real Deal Baseball. The free download pits you against wheeler dealer Rusty Slugger as you haggle over the genuine, real-life eShop prices of baseball minigames - when Nintendo goes weird, it goes properly weird.
Finally, sales news for plumbers masquerading as doctors: If you own or buy the recent re-release of Dr. Mario on the Wii U Virtual Console, you can get $5 off Dr. Luigi if you grab it before 9AM PT/midday ET on April 10.
- Metroid Fusion (Nintendo, 1 player, $8)
- Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (Nintendo, 1 player, $8)
- Advance Wars (Nintendo, 1 player, $8)
- Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (WB Games, 1 player, $20)
- Evofish (Moving Player, 1 player, $5)
- Super Monkey Ball 3D (SEGA, up to 4 players, $20)
- Rusty's Real Deal Baseball (Nintendo, 1 player, Free)
- Mystery Case Files Ravenhearst (Tulip Games, 1 player, $6)
- Mystery Case Files Dire Grove (Tulip Games, 1 player, $6)
- Key specs
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- Game format Downloadable, Cartridge
- Screen size 3.53 inches
- Online features Multiplayer, Store, Browser
- Direction control D-pad, Thumb stick (1)
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Camera / optical
- Dimensions 0.8 x 5.3 x 2.9 in
- Weight 8 oz
- Released 2011-03-27
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
Nintendo Wii U