Nintendo eShop’s New March 9, 2017 Releases

To think, we now live in a post-Switch world. I, for one, have yet to secure a Switch of my own, though my Source Gaming friends had an overall positive first impression with theirs. I’m excited to play with them once I obtain a Switch, and I intend to post a hardware review of the console here once I’m familiar with it. I hope you’re looking forward to that!

Until then, I still have a Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, so Nintendo’s eShop updates still offer new content that I can play.


Blaster Master Zero, by modern run-and-gun champions Inti Creates, recalls the elegance of the NES-era. Remember Sunsoft’s Blaster Master? If you do, you’ll be thrilled to know this new installment features new bosses and levels for you to experience with new sub-weapons to use as you do so. Blaster Master Zero will explode onto the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS.

Furthermore, the Nintendo Switch is blessed with even more retro action this week. Longtime gamers may recall SNK’s Neo Geo platform. Well, six of their arcade classics have been revived under the ACA NEOGEO banner: NAM-1975, THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’98, WAKU WAKU 7, METAL SLUG 3, WORLD HEROES PERFECT and SHOCK TROOPERS.

Bomberman 64, for the Wii U Virtual Console, is often regarded as one of the mascot’s best. If last week’s Super Bomberman R is insufficient, 64’s Adventure mode has 24 expansive locations as well as the requisite Battle mode.

Here’s everything Nintendo released on the eShop this week:

Nintendo Switch


  • ACA NEOGEO METAL SLUG 3 (Hamster, $7.99)
  • ACA NEOGEO NAM-1975 (Hamster, $7.99)
  • ACA NEOGEO SHOCK TROOPERS (Hamster, $7.99)
  • ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’98 (Hamster, $7.99)
  • ACA NEOGEO WAKU WAKU 7 (Hamster, $7.99)
  • Blaster Master Zero (Inti Creates, $9.99)
  • VOEZ (Flyhigh Works, $25.00)

Wii U


  • Candy Hoarder (Nitrolic Games, $1.49)
  • Blue-Collar Astronaut (Mutated Software, $10.00 – launches March 14)
  • Bomberman 64 (Konami, $9.99 – originally for the Nintendo 64)

Nintendo 3DS


  • Blaster Master Zero (Inti Creates, $9.99)
  • Frontier Days Founding Pioneers (CIRCLE Entertainment, $5.99)
  • Mini Sports Collection (Rainy Frog, $4.99)

New Nintendo 3DS



Nothing listed above catches your attention? Check out what’s on sale. Atlus’s Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked and Etrian Mystery Dungeon, both for the 3DS, are on sale this week. Additionally, My Nintendo will be updated tomorrow with Mario-themed rewards in honor of MAR10 Day. (However, I suggest not getting excited for them.)

Nintendo Switch TLOZ
Link in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Image: Nintendo)

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