Nintendoware Weekly: Metroid II: Return of Samus

Still cool, even in pea green.

The Metroid series is so littered with prequels and sequels that it's hard to tell where exactly Metroid II: Return of Samus sits in the story. It definitely takes place after the original Metroid, if that helps. The adventure sees the intergalactic bounty hunter head to the Metroid home world, SR388; her only mission to eradicate every last one of those energy-sapping creatures. The GameBoy classic is out today on the 3DS eShop.

Also up for grabs on both the eShop and DSiWare is the tower defense(ish) title Come On! Heroes, while WiiWare gets the fishing title Big Bass Arcade.


  • Big Bass Arcade (Big John Games, 1 player, 500 Wii Points): Arcade fishing action with multiple lures and settings.

3DS eShop

  • Metroid II: Return of Samus (Nintendo, 1 player, $3.99): Samus journeys to SR388 to keep Metroids from falling into the hands of the Space Pirates. Also: Spider Ball!


  • Come On! Heroes (CIRCLE Entertainment, 1 player, $1.99/200 DSi Points): Defend the Heiress (whom you've kidnapped) from marauding heroes by utilizing various weapons and spells.

  • Battle of the Elements (EnjoyUp Games, 1-2 players, 4.99/500 DSi Points): Color-matching puzzle battles!