Nintendo’s 8-Bit Summer Rolls on with Kirby, Sword of Hope, and More!

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We are now in week two of Nintendo’s 8-Bit Summer, and Ninty have got quite a lot to offer this week in their download scene. The two most notable are Kirby’s Pinball Land and Sword of Hope II, which both seen life on the original Game Boy. Now, Kirby’s Pinball Land is pretty self-explanatory for all of the unfamiliar, and features three tables based on the Dream Land universe, with all of those classic foes in tow. Sword of Hope II came out a bit late for the platform, and is a very classic take on an adventure-RPG, with a young Prince Theo of Riccar trekking out to save a Kingdom. Kirby’s Pinball is priced at $3.99, while Sword of Hope II is a buck lower at $2.99.

Johnny Kung Fu is priced at $5.99, featuring a Donkey Kong/Game & Watch game design blended with beat-em up mechanics. It’s definitely worth a look for those of you with a retro tooth, and was published by UFO Interactive.

Do you like Japanese School Girls and blackjack? Well, you’ll be happy to know that Sweet Memories: Blackjack offers both, featuring anime characters that the player can learn more about as they play their hands. It’s a unique game, and a cheap one at that as this 3D hybrid is only $3.99.

For $1.99, strategy fans can now get their hands on Candle Route, which boasts some waxy, crayon visuals and over 100 levels. Also for the same price (and DSi platform) comes Ace Mathician, which is a learning title with a twist, and lets players assist a Koala in gaining fruit by solving math problems.

For the Wii, Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition has landed on the Wiiware for 700 points, offering a much more updated take on the classic with up to four player street-crossing action and plenty of new modes. Finally, the SNK classic The King of Fighters ’96 has hit the Virtual Console for 900 points.

Mighty Switch Force is back yet again though, and this time it’s on sale for a much lower $2.99 price tag. After the recent DLC we got for free just a couple weeks ago, this may be the best three dollars you can spend on the eShop at the moment as this is an amazing deal for an utterly brilliant game. Offer is valid from 9 a.m. Pacific time on Friday, July 13, through 9 p.m. Pacific time on Sunday, July 15.

Yes, another jam-packed week for the eShop yet again. What do you plan on splurging those points on?

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