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NintendoWare Weekly: Kirby's Dreamland, Final Fantasy III


One game each on two Virtual Consoles feels like a windfall, especially when both games are worth the time it takes to play them. The Wii's Virtual Console brings us Final Fantasy III, the SNES role-playing game that introduced us to Terra, Shadow, Kefka, and other beloved characters, while the 3DS Virtual Console brings Kirby's Dream Land, which introduced us to ... Kirby.

Head past the break to see all of this week's releases, including a WiiWare game published by peripheral company PDP. Weird.


  • Big Town Shoot Out (Performance Designed Products, 1-4 players, 500 Wii Points): Wild-West themed arcade shooting.
Virtual Console
  • Final Fantasy III (SNES, 1-2 players, 800 Wii Points): This is the one that was released here as Final Fantasy III on SNES -- it was called Final Fantasy VI in Japan. It's the one with Espers and MagiTek and stuff.
3DS eShop
  • Kirby's Dream Land (Game Boy) (Nintendo, 1 player, $3.99): The very first Kirby game features a lot of familiar elements, but not the "copy" ability yet. Basically, Kirby has an eating disorder.
  • Moto eXtreme (Chillingo, 1 player, $7.99/800 DSi Points): Do awesome bike stunts, and design tracks from which to do those stunts with the stylus.
  • The Lost Town - The Dust (Circle Entertainment, 1 player, $4.99/500 DSi Points): A military facility explodes in an isolated small town, and you must find survivors and protect them from mysterious creatures while you await rescue.
  • Boardwalk Ball Toss (Skyworks Interactive, 1 player, $1.99/200 DSi Points): Try to knock over pins. Hopefully this isn't as unfair as the real carnival game.
  • Hearts Spades Euchre (Cosmigo, 1-4 players, 500 DSi Points): Hearts, Spades, and Euchre.

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