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What should one do with 3000 Nintendo points?:

 1 Kayeka, Wed, 25th May '11 1:00:33 AM from Amsterdam Relationship Status: Brony
World's biggest wannabe
So I was cleaning my room this morning, and pretty much by accident, I found a 3000 Nintendo points card that I completely forgot about. And now I have no idea how I should spend it.

What do you guys consider to be the best Wiiware or VC deal? *
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Mega Man 9 and Mega Man 10.
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What's your preferred genre, and what kind of games do you like in general? Here's a couple I like, though. Since VC has a lot of classic stuff on in, for those recs, I decided to go with a few less-obvious choices.

WiiWare:

  • Jett Rocket: A pretty-looking little 3D platformer, with a remarkable amount of content given that it's under 50 MB. It's a bit short and a bit easy, but that just lets you soak in the ride and enjoy the pretty graphics.
  • Art of Balance: Made by the same company as the above (Shin'en Multimedia), it's a great physics puzzler with a big variety of puzzles, and one of those simple-but-awesome concepts (balance a stack of funky shapes). It's both calming and nerve-wracking at once.
  • FAST Racing League: Another game by the same company which isn't actually out yet (comes out 27th in Europe, 30th in the US), but think of it as F-Zero meets Ikaruga. Initial observations have been quite positive, for what it's worth.
  • Lost Winds: SUPER worth a look if you haven't had one yet. They're a pair of bite-sized Metroidvanias where you control a boy named Toku and his sidekick, a spirit of wind. Uses the Wiimote in a really great, intuitive way, and there's lots of fun puzzles and exploration to be had.
  • Water Warfare: A bright and colorful kid-friendly FPS, but with all the trappings of the genre. A number of maps, a good variety of weapons and items, and a surprisingly large assortment of single-player missions. Helps to have a friend to play it with, though.
  • Dive The Medes Island Secret: A gorgeous (and interesting) Metroidvania with a cool twist—you're scuba-diving for treasures. It's fun to explore, and it's got some genuine challenge to it, too. I definitely dig it.
  • Lit: A survival-horror puzzle game. It works better than you think, as you have to find the correct sequence to use to light up a room so you can get to the exit... because zombie-like things lurk in the darkness. Woo! All, it's pretty decently challenging.
  • Fluidity/Hydration: First is the US title, second is the Euro title. I'm not entirely sure how to describe this one, actually. Physics puzzle? Platformer? Metroidvania? Well, you control a puddle of water, and you save a magic storybook. I swear it's better than I make it sound.

VC:

  • Mario Party 2: One of, if not the, best of the series. Gather some friends and have a good time!
  • Uforia: Another game that's kind of hard to describe. It's a platformer, I can say that much, and it involves rescuing your friends and finding treasures.
  • Bomberman Hero: Can't go wrong with Bomberman, and this is a fun one.
  • Sin and Punishment: "Punishment" is pretty apt.
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 4 Schitzo, Wed, 25th May '11 7:52:00 AM from Akumajou Dracula Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
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Seconding Lit. Its a great game, and a lot of love was put into it.

For VC, I suggest any of the Castlevania installments * I especially recommend III, Super IV and Rondo.

For Wiiware, you can't go wrong with World of Goo. You should also give the BIT.TRIP series a try.

edited 25th May '11 7:52:27 AM by Schitzo

ALL CREATURE WILL DIE AND ALL THE THINGS WILL BE BROKEN. THAT'S THE LAW OF SAMURAI.
Cave Story. Both versions are worth it.

 6 Spooky Mask, Wed, 25th May '11 7:56:21 AM from Corner in round room Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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Cave Story if you don't have it already and some old VC games.
Time to change the style, for now
A Pheasant Experience
You guys forgot Paper Mario... And That's Terrible.

edited 25th May '11 9:14:35 AM by TheGinkei

And "Reality" is unveiled. What did it want...? What did it see...? What did it hear...? What did it think...? What did it do...?
Morgan Freeman is God.
I personally have 2000 Wii points on my account for when La-Mulana finally gets released.
Cure Candy
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years?

edited 25th May '11 9:17:01 AM by Raso

 10 Komodin, Wed, 25th May '11 9:21:41 AM from Somewhere in Windy Hill Zone Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Reaching the Future, the hard way
[up][up]Assuming you don't have a PSP. If you do, get the FFIV: Essential Collection instead.

You could save some of those points for La-Mulana, whenever the hell that gets released.
I think TAY might be more than 3000 Wii Points...
 
Reaching the Future, the hard way
But you can buy it in pieces, and 3000 points would buy most of the story.
 14 Beorc, Wed, 25th May '11 9:56:14 AM from hither and yon Relationship Status: I know
Ridley and Ridley
I'd like to to also reccomend Lostwind (at least, the second one, haven't played the first) and Fluidity for WiiWare. Another WiiWare game I've enjoyed is And Yet It Moves, a plat former that involves you turning the world around you to create new platforms and solve puzzles. If you have a 3DS or are planning to get one, though, I wouldn't recommend Cave Story for Wii since it's getting a full blown remake for the 3DS.

edited 25th May '11 9:56:30 AM by Beorc

Morgan Freeman is God.
Well, La-Mulana was rated by the ESRB last week, so it shouldn't be long now.

I'm guessing it gets released in two weeks.
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