Nintendo Download for 1/7/2016: The NES Zapper gets some love this week

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If you were a fan of the classic NES Zapper light gun, there's no doubt that you enjoyed countless hours of shooting ducks, clay pigeons, and that friggin' dog that laughed at you many times.  However, Duck Hunt wasn't the only good zapper game on the NES and this week's Nintendo Download offers three more zapper games on the Wii U Virtual Console...well, two zapper games and one that utilized the zapper in a couple of stages.

For the actual zapper games we have Hogan's Alley and Wild Gunman.  Both of these games test your reflexes and sharpshooting skills to take down your targets, though I'm surprised that Wild Gunman didn't come out on October 21st last year.  As for the third game, The Adventures of Bayou Billy utilized the zapper in a couple of stages, while a good portion of the game was one of the most frustrating side-scrollers on the NES.  As much as I love the NES, I don't think I've hit the midway point in this game more than once or twice.  For all three of these games, you can use the Wiimote as your zapper.

Other sales on the Wii U eShop this week see GravBlocks+ for $0.99 until 9:00 am PT on January 21st, plus Rock Zombie and Unepic are also on sale until 9:00 am PT on Febreuary 4th.  Over on the 3DS, Aqua Moto Racing 3D is only $3.99 until 9:00 am PT on January 14th, Glory of Generals The Pacific is $3.99 until 9:00 am PT on January 28th, and Quell Memento is $2.79 until 9:00 am PT on January 28th.

Nintendo News: Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This week??s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

In Hogan??s Alley, use your split-second reflexes and sharp-shooting skills in the practice shooting  ...

In Hogan??s Alley, use your split-second reflexes and sharp-shooting skills in the practice shooting range. (Photo: Business Wire)

  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Hogan??s Alley ?? Use your split-second reflexes and sharp-shooting skills in the practice shooting range. Use the Wii Remote controller to aim and shoot at the old-timey gangsters as they turn, while avoiding the innocent bystanders. Or in another mode, shoot cans and keep them in the air until they reach the platforms.
    • The Adventures of Bayou Billy ?? Godfather Gordon has stolen sweet Annabelle Lane. But Bayou Billy won??t rest until his girlfriend is back home safe ?? even if he has to wrestle crocodiles, beat up Gordon??s goons and endure a shootout! You can even play shootout scenes with the Wii Remote controller.
    • Wild Gunman ?? Go back in time or relive it in today??s future with the classic Wild West shootout of Wild Gunman. Keep your hand steady on the Wii Remote controller and get the outlaw before he gets you. If you think you can win the battle against one outlaw, try winning against all of his friends.

Nintendo eShop sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • GravBlocks+ is more than 70 percent off (reduced from $3.49 to $0.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 21.
    • Rock Zombie, Unepic and more from EnjoyUp Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 4.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Aqua Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 14.
    • Glory of Generals The Pacific is more than 40 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 28.
    • Quell Memento is 30 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $2.79) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 28.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX ??Paper Craft??

Also new this week:

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Nintendo DSi?? Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii?? Shop Channel for the Wii console. The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in the Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points??, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points??, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop.

Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

 
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