30th April 2012 – Retro gaming fans are in for a treat this week when two classic 80’s games come to Virtual Console. The first retro offering is Game & Watch Gallery 2™, the Game Boy Color classic, which features a collection of five vintage handheld games including Parachute, Helmet and the original Donkey Kong. Each game is playable in their original 80s version and also in a remastered version featuring enhanced graphics, sound and new gameplay, giving you two different gaming experiences.

Also on offer is one for cat lovers as Cat Frenzy makes its way onto Nintendo DSiWare. In order to save the kittens that are trapped in the well, you will have to Slide rows or columns of cute, cuddly cats to create chains to pull them out of the well. With over 100 levels across two game modes, there is plenty of feline fun to keep you engaged!

Coming to Virtual Console on Wii this week is Super Hang-On™, the hit arcade racing sequel to the SEGA classic “Hang-On”. Originally appearing in European arcades in 1987, it will put your street bike skills well and truly to the test through 48 challenging tracks set across four continents. Super Hang-On is retro arcade racing at its very best!

Check out all the latest offerings which are available for download this Thursday via Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel below.

Game & Watch™ Gallery 2
(Nintendo) Nintendo 3DS (Virtual Console) Nintendo eShop

Game Description: Five blasts from the past with a modern twist. Game & Watch Gallery 2 is a collection of five classic handheld games featuring Parachute, Helmet, Chef, Vermin and the original classic Donkey Kong.

Cat Frenzy
(Teyon) Nintendo 3DS
(DSiWare) Nintendo eShop €2
Nintendo DSi (DSiWare) Nintendo DSi Shop 200 Nintendo DSi Points

Game Description: Nothing makes a puzzle game better than cute and furry kittens. S lide and match different kinds of kittens to set them free from a well in over 100 levels full of puzzles and purrs.

Super Hang-On™
(SEGA) Wii
(Virtual Console) Wii Shop Channel 900 Wii Points

Game Description: Gear up for the ultimate test of speed in Super Hang-On! Tour through 48 challenging tracks set across four continents and enjoy the rush of true arcade gameplay as you blaze through checkpoints in a race to beat the clock and your competitors.

The SpotPass™ feature on Nintendo 3DS allows you to automatically receive a host of exciting content such as 3D videos for Nintendo Video ™, notifications, add-on data for your software and system updates without lifting a finger. SpotPass content can be received automatically and free of charge from thousands of supported public Wi-Fi access points across Europe and through wireless broadband internet connections at home. It works even if the system is in Sleep Mode.

Available exclusively to Nintendo 3DS this week is the first instalment of the ground breaking short animated film, Big Buck Bunny in 3D, from the award-winning Blender Foundation. The film follows the adventures of the lovable rabbit as he seeks revenge on a trio of mischievous woodland creatures who have disrupted his peaceful daily routine, all in colourful 3D.

Also available this week, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS owners, is the ninth in a series of popular Shaun the Sheep 3D clips created exclusively in 3D by Aardman Animations, the multi-award winning creators of Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit. The ninth clip titled, Story Time, sees the flock discover a truly remarkable way to get the lights back on when they are suddenly plunged into darkness.

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