The 8-Bit Summer was something we hadn’t seen from Nintendo before. The company bundled a bunch of similar titles together into one long promotion and put some marketing behind it. This first summer of games was all about the handheld, with a couple of exceptions. I played through all of the games that were featured and here’s a rundown of each game and whether I recommend you pick them up or not. There have been six games originally released for the Game Boy and two games that were originally released for the NES (and were part of the 3DS Ambassador Program).
Kirby’s Pinball Land – I’m a big fan of pinball, as would be evidenced by my recent writings of Zen Studios creations. I’ll take this opportunity and tell Nintendo to work with Zen on getting Nintendo themed tables.
Kirby’s Pinball Land wasn’t Nintendo’s first attempt at video pinball. It takes their pink mascot, mashes him into an even more ball-like shape, and puts him on tables that slightly resemble a pinball game. There are four tables in total and they mix regular pinball, where you’re attempting to set high scores, with a Kirby game, where the point is to defeat enemies, solve puzzles and defeat bosses.