Every Monday the folks at Nintendo hold their scepters on high and send new downloads crackling to their online services like Zeus would a lightning bolt. Hit the jump to check out this week's additions to Virtual Console, WiiWare, and DSiWare.
Heading up the virtual offerings is none other than Master Higgins, star of Super Adventure Island. The inclusion of Hudson Soft's 1992 entry in the series is oddly fitting , considering that Takahashi Meijin—executive, PR master, and all-around mascot at Hudson after which the game's protagonist is modeled—is on his way out of the company.
Honestly, this is one of my favorite Super Nintendo games. I'd recommend picking it up with no hesitation, even if only for the absolutely scorching soundtrack by Yuzo Koshiro (Actraiser, Streets of Rage). It'll run you 800 Wii Points ($8).
As for the rest of the downloads, on WiiWare we've got FAST - Racing League (1,000 Wii Points), as well as a demo for BIT.TRIP VOID, the full version of which runs 600 Wii Points. DSi owners get a couple of options, too, with House M.D. - Globetrotting (800 DSi Points), B Team - Episode 1: Dust & Steel (800 DSi Points), and Valet Parking 1989 (500 DSi Points). Ok, what? I just had to check out the description of that last one. Via Nintendo's press release:
"Valet Parking 1989 combines fun driving with the humor and style of the late 1980s. Park and deliver cars as fast as possible in this time-management puzzle game. The setting is California, where glamorous celebrities let you park their radical sports cars and luxurious limousines. Play the movie-like story mode to unlock levels for endless play. Earn money to buy a cool car and drive it to the beach in style. Don’t let the VIP guests wait any longer. Put on your vest and push the pedal to the metal."
Hoo, boy! Have a great Memorial Day! Go play Super Adventure Island!