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NintendoWare Weekly: Adventure Island, Double Bloob


The 3DS's Virtual Console adds an extra layer of abstraction today, with the Game Boy port of the NES version of Adventure Island II (called, confusingly enough, "Adventure Island.") You can enjoy this Game Boy version of an NES game in a little Game Boy-looking window on your 3DS!

DSiWare features Double Bloob, a vertical shooter/puzzle game we first covered way back in 2007, years before there even was a DSiWare service. It's gone through a lot of changes since then, not the least of which was a departure of the development team from its former home at the infamous Nibris.

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  • Xmas Puzzle (EnjoyUp Games, 1-4 players, 500 Wii Points): It's the most wonderful time of the year to build holiday jigsaw puzzles.
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  • Adventure Island (Game Boy) (Hudson Soft, 1 player, $3.99): Master Higgins rides skateboards and dinosaurs in this game based on the NES's Adventure Island II.
  • Double Bloob (Bloober Team, 1 player, $4.99/500 DSi Points): Shoot the "Bloobs" descending from the sky, in order to rescue your pet dolphin.
  • House MD Episode 5: Under the Big Top (Legacy Interactive, 1 player, $7.99/800 DSi Points): Legacy Interactive is quietly going off the rails. "A middle-aged circus manager is strangled by a horse, leading to a rash of unconnected symptoms."

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