Weekly Digital: Contra III and 16-bit badassery

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While everyone recovers from the feasting of Thursday and the rampant consumerism of Black Friday, game companies are still fueling the flames with some digital gaming deals and new releases.

Nintendo dropped a few classic bombshells on Thanksgiving Day, with Konami’s Contra III: The Alien Wars making its way to the Wii U Virtual Console. That game is so badass that it lets the player strike a pose during its most explosive moments by simply holding L and R down. Sega has also joined the party with 3D versions of Space Harrier and Super Hang-On, both of which are must-haves for any Sega fan. Rounding out the eShop this week are a bunch of discounts on various Mario titles.

Sony is offering Soul Sacrifice for free to all PlayStation Plus users, as well as a bevy discounts on different versions of Dragon’s Crown and Persona. Meanwhile, PlayStation Vita continues to keep JRPGs relevant with the release of Ys: Memories of Celceta.

Also noteworthy is an actual PSone Classics release with Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions. Haven’t seen one of those in a while.

Finally, GOG.com, Steam and Xbox Games are all rolling out discount after discount on several games for the weekend. Clutch your wallets and purses close. Jump on over for the full rundown.

GOG.com

Nintendo eShop

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS™

Nintendo eShop Sales – Mario games 30% off until Dec. 5

Wii U

  • Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 
  • Super Mario World

3DS

  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move
  • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

Shin Megami Tensei®IV  -$20 off until Dec. 2

Also new this week:
• Contra® III: The Alien Wars (Virtual Console™ on Wii U)
• Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) – Available Dec. 2
• Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom (Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS)
• My Exotic Farm (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Race to the Line (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Young Justice: Legacy (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
• Heathcliff: Spot On (DSiWare™ on Nintendo DSi™ / Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

PlayStation Store

PS3 Pre-Orders

PS3 Games

PS Vita Games

PS One Classics (playable on PS3)

PS3 App

PlayStation Plus: Instant Game Collections

  • Soul Sacrifice

Discounts

Game Title Sale Price Regular Price
Dynasty Warriors 6 $11.99 $19.99
Dynasty Warriors 7 $19.99 $29.99

Demos

  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (PS4)
  • PAYDAY 2 (PS3)

Price Changes

Game Title New Price Original Price
Escapevektor $6.99 $9.99
Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus $5.99 $9.99
Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee $5.99 $9.99

Sales

  • Alien Breed (Cross Buy) Sale Price: $4.99 Original Price: $9.99
  • Alien Breed 2: Assault Sale Price: $3.49 Original Price: $9.99
  • Alien Breed 3: Descent Sale Price: $3.49 Original Price: $9.99
  • Alien Breed Trilogy Sale Price: $7.89 Original Price: $22.99
  • Alien Breed: Impact Sale Price: $3.49 Original Price: $9.99
  • Atomic Ninjas (Cross Buy) Sale Price: $7.99 Original Price: $9.99
  • Dragon’s Crown Sale Price: $29.99 Original Price: $49.99
  • Dragon’s Crown – Into The Labyrinth Theme Sale Price: $1.49 Original Price: $1.99
  • Dragon’s Crown Ps Vita – Storyteller Voice Pack Sale Price: $1.49 Original Price: $1.99
  • Dragon’s Crown Ps3 – Storyteller Voice Pack Sale Price: $1.49 Original Price: $1.99
  • Dragon’s Crown Vita Sale Price: $29.99 Original Price: $39.99
  • Dynasty Warriors 6 Sale Price: $14.99 Original Price: $19.99
  • Dynasty Warriors 7 Sale Price: $24.99 Original Price: $29.99
  • Foosball 2012 (Cross Buy) Sale Price: $4.99 Original Price: $7.99
  • Game Of Thrones Sale Price: $4.99 Original Price: $19.99
  • God Mode Sale Price: $2.99 Original Price: $9.99
  • Kung Fu Rabbit Sale Price: $2.49 Original Price: $4.99
  • Magic 2014: Duels Of The Planeswalkers Sale Price: $4.99 Original Price: $9.99
  • Nun Attack Sale Price: $1.49 Original Price: $2.99
  • Odin Sphere Sale Price: $4.99 Original Price: $9.99
  • Persona 4 Arena Sale Price: $14.99 Original Price: $29.99
  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimate Edition Sale Price: $22.49 Original Price: $44.99
  • Persona 4: Golden Sale Price: $19.99 Original Price: $29.99
  • Persona4 Arena – Additional Colors Full Pack Sale Price: $2.99 Original Price: $5.99
  • Persona4 Arena – Additional Colors Pack #1 Sale Price: $0.99 Original Price: $1.99
  • Persona4 Arena – Additional Colors Pack #2 Sale Price: $0.99 Original Price: $1.99
  • Persona4 Arena – Additional Colors Pack #3 Sale Price: $0.99 Original Price: $1.99
  • Persona4 Arena – Additional Colors Pack #4 Sale Price: $0.99 Original Price: $1.99
  • Persona4 Arena – Glasses Full Pack Sale Price: $2.99 Original Price: $5.99
  • Persona4 Arena – Glasses Pack #1 Sale Price: $0.99 Original Price: $1.99
  • Persona4 Arena – Glasses Pack #2 Sale Price: $0.99 Original Price: $1.99
  • Persona4 Arena – Glasses Pack #3 Sale Price: $0.99 Original Price: $1.99
  • Persona4 Arena – Glasses Pack #4 Sale Price: $0.99 Original Price: $1.99
  • Persona4 Arena – Navigation #1 (Teddie) Sale Price: $1.49 Original Price: $2.99
  • Persona4 Arena – Navigation #2 (Yosuke) Sale Price: $1.49 Original Price: $2.99
  • Persona4 Arena – Navigation #3 (Mitsuru) Sale Price: $1.49 Original Price: $2.99
  • Persona4 Arena – Navigation #4 (Aigis) Sale Price: $1.49 Original Price: $2.99
  • Persona4 Arena – Navigation #5 (Fuuka) Sale Price: $1.49 Original Price: $2.99
  • Persona4 Arena – Navigation #6 (Nanako) Sale Price: $1.49 Original Price: $2.99
  • Puddle Sale Price: $3.99 Original Price: $7.99
  • R.I.P.D. Sale Price: $2.99 Original Price: $9.99
  • Stella Deus Sale Price: $4.99 Original Price: $9.99
  • Superfrog HD (Cross Buy & Cross Play) Sale Price: $4.99 Original Price: $9.99
  • The Cursed Crusade Sale Price: $9.99 Original Price: $19.99
  • The Impossible Game – Minis Sale Price: $1.99 Original Price: $2.99
  • The Testament Of Sherlock Holmes Sale Price: $19.99 Original Price: $29.99
  • Trine 2 Sale Price: $4.99 Original Price: $14.99
  • Worms Sale Price: $3.29 Original Price: $12.99
  • Worms 2: Armageddon Sale Price: $5.19 Original Price: $14.99
  • Worms 2: Armageddon Trial: Worms2: Armageddon Battle Pack Sale Price: $1.79 Original Price: $4.99
  • Worms 2: Armageddon Trial: Worms2: Armageddon Forts Pack Sale Price: $1.79 Original Price: $4.99
  • Worms 2: Armageddon Trial: Worms2: Armageddon Puzzle Pack Sale Price: $1.79 Original Price: $4.99
  • Worms 2: Armageddon Trial: Worms2: Armageddon Retro Pack Sale Price: $1.79 Original Price: $4.99
  • Worms 2: Armageddon Trial: Worms2: Armageddon Time Attack Sale Price: $1.79 Original Price: $4.99
  • Worms Crazy Golf Sale Price: $2.59 Original Price: $9.99
  • Worms Revolution Sale Price: $7.59 Original Price: $14.99
  • Worms Revolution Extreme Sale Price: $7.49 Original Price: $14.99
  • Worms Revolution: Worms Revolution Funfair Pack Sale Price: $2.59 Original Price: $4.99
  • Worms Revolution: Worms Revolution Mars Pack Sale Price: $2.59 Original Price: $4.99
  • Worms Revolution: Worms? Revolution Medieval Tales Sale Price: $2.59 Original Price: $4.99
  • Worms Ultimate Mayhem Sale Price: $5.19 Original Price: $14.99
  • Worms Ultimate Mayhem: Worms Ultimate Mayhem: Customization Pack Sale Price: $1.79 Original Price: $4.99
  • Worms Ultimate Mayhem: Worms Ultimate Mayhem: Multi-Player Pack Sale Price: $1.79 Original Price: $4.99
  • Worms Ultimate Mayhem: Worms Ultimate Mayhem: Single-Player Pack Sale Price: $1.79 Original Price: $4.99
  • Worms: Battle Islands Sale Price: $3.79 Original Price: $14.99
  • Young Thor – Minis Sale Price: $2.49 Original Price: $4.99
  • Ys: I & Ii Chronicles Sale Price: $7.49 Original Price: $14.99
  • Ys: Seven Sale Price: $7.49 Original Price: $14.99
  • Ys: The Oath In Felghana Sale Price: $7.49 Original Price: $14.99
  • Zeno Clash 2 Sale Price: $4.99 Original Price: $14.99
  • Zombie Tycoon – Minis Sale Price: $2.49 Original Price: $4.99
  • Zombie Tycoon II: Brainhov’s Revenge (Cross Buy) Sale Price: $4.99 Original Price: $9.99
  • Zombie Tycoon II: Brainhov’s Revenge Vita (Cross Buy) Sale Price: $4.99 Original Price: $9.99

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Patrick Kulikowski is a Rutgers University graduate with aspirations of joining the game industry. I have a strong love of games and their music. When not serving as Associate Editor for Pixelitis,net and a writer for Game Music Online, you'll see him working on a game music drum cover project entitled "VGdrum" and managing his Breath of Fire Facebook and Twitter fan pages.

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