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Nintendo 3DS virtual console gets Super Metroid, A Link to the Past

by Joey Davidson | April 14, 2016April 14, 2016 12:21 pm PST

Three more marquee Super Nintendo games are bound for the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Once again, the games are stellar standouts from my childhood, and I imagine a bunch of our readers will say the same thing.

The three games in question are Super MetroidThe Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest. Here’s how Nintendo described each in their press release, complete with links to the story page.

  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past – When an evil magician named Agahnim begins kidnapping young maidens in Hyrule, a young boy named Link is called upon to stop him. Link must traverse both Light and Dark Worlds, navigate through mazelike dungeons and fight an assortment of foes in this Super NES classic.
  • Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest – Donkey Kong has been kidnapped and taken to Crocodile Isle. Only Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong can save the day! Play solo, compete with a friend or tag-team in eight exciting worlds filled with wacky characters, collectable items and secret bonus areas.
  • Super Metroid – The Space Pirates, merciless agents of the evil Mother Brain, have stolen the last Metroid from a research station and threatened the safety of the galaxy. In this critically acclaimed Super NES masterpiece, Samus Aran must don her awesome array of high-tech weaponry to retrieve the deadly Metroid hidden deep within the cave-riddled planet Zebes.

A few things for you to know before you go running off to the virtual store to snag these up. First and foremost, the Super Nintendo Virtual Console games can only be played on the New Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo pinned that on the required processing power of the handheld.

Second, each game sells for $7.99.

Third, growing up, I always thought it was Diddy Kong’s Quest, not Diddy’s Kong Quest. That revelation blew my mind.

Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...