Kid Icarus: Of Myths And Monsters Flies To U.S. Nintendo eShop

By Ishaan . July 19, 2012 . 10:00am

This week’s 3DS Virtual Console downloads are Kid Icarus: of Myths and Monsters—the Game Boy sequel to the original Kid Icarus game—and Tumblepop, an arcade game by Data East where you fight off aliens using a vacuum cleaner. The former costs $4 while the latter costs $3.


This week’s Game of the Weekend discount is on a Virtual Console title, too—Mario’s Picross for $3 (down from $4).


On the original 3DS games front are two games: The Phantom Thief Stina and 30 Jewels ($5), a top-down game where you play as a cop or a thief trying to protect or heist a bunch of jewels, and Masyu by Nikoli ($5), a game with “Masyu” puzzles.

  • Zonic505

    Yay for Of Myths & Monsters finally being released. Downloaded it earlier & cannot wait to try it out.

  • neo_firenze

    Great stuff, one of the best original GB titles.  I’ll buy it again even though I have the cart, just for convenience’s sake.

    Metroid 2, Kid Icarus, Link’s Awakening, DK ’94, Super Mario Land 1-3 (Wario Land is coming to NA next week!), Kirby’s Dream Land and Pinball Land (and Dream Land 2 is out in JP/EU and very likely on its way to NA)…  Getting all the hits.  Not missing many of the GB/GBC highlights from Nintendo outside of Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow and Gold/Silver/Crystal.

    Now if Square-Enix could publish the Final Fantasy Legend (SaGa) games, and FF Adventure (Seiken Densetsu)…  Mmmmm.

    • I wonder if they ever will release the older Pokémon games. One theory is that it kind of might take away from sales of the new ones, since the old ones are so rich in content/playtime, too. 

      Personally, I’d love to have a digital copy of Gold/Silver/Crystal. I tried so hard to like SoulSilver, but it just wasn’t the same.

      • neo_firenze

         Feels like Pokemon is quite separate from the rest of Nintendo too, so they might have some more autonomy in deciding whether to release games on VC. 

        I actually know someone who works for the Pokemon Company in Bellevue WA, and despite being literally a 10min drive from NOA HQ in Redmond they’re run pretty much completely separately (for instance, Pokemon Company has their own legal department, quite unusual given that NOA has a substantial amount of IP lawyers working in Redmond and typically you’d expect that a large company would use those kinds of resources shared across subsidiaries/affiliates).

        • Yeah, The Pokémon Company is interesting. They’re a Nintendo subsidiary that was set up by Iwata and their longtime president, Ishihara, but they operate very independently. 

          I suppose it only makes sense for them to do that. Pokémon is such a huge brand that I’m sure requires a ton of its own connections and legal work regarding the games, anime, merchandise and what-have-you. I doubt Nintendo want their internal Kyoto headquarters staff tied up in any of this, since it’s such an enormous undertaking. 

          Pokémon Co’s become increasingly secretive over the years, too. They even handle localization by themselves now, whereas NOA staff used to be involved in the past. Probably the only person outside of their staff who knows the full extent of what they’re up to is Iwata.

      •  I also think they would have to make a lot of adjustments like offer wifi trading and battling because I am not sure how you will get the special evolutions otherwise.

  • AuraGuyChris

    What about the DSiWare title that lets you program your own video game?

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Ohh classic game from Data East there.^^ Man Virtual Consoles is really forcing me to keep buying 3DS point card here lol.^^

  • It’s been a long time, but I think I liked the GB Kid Icarus better because it didn’t have the NES version’s inverted difficulty curve.

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