So, Nintendo have said by the end of this week we’ll have our GBA Ambassador games.
And what a list!
- Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- F-Zero Maximum Velocity
- Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
- Mario Kart: Super Circuit
- Mario vs. Donkey Kong
- Metroid Fusion
- The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
- Wario Land 4
- WarioWare, Inc.: Minigame Mania
- Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3
To say this is a decent enough list would be understating it; Metroid Fusion and Yoshi’s Island are weeks worth of entertainment. Mario Kart isn’t a bad addition (if a little moot now we have Mario Kart 7), Kirby is a good game, Mario vs Donkey Kong is decent, Fire Emblem is very good and WarioWare is an absolute blast. Throw in fan-favourite F-Zero and Wario Land 4 and you’ve got a list to be very proud of.
And at a time of year when you’re spending out lots on presents, getting freebies on this scale is actually really, really pleasant. Sure there are games I’d nitpick at preferring (Golden Sun springs to mind…) but this is a good list! Really!
After the balls-up that was the NES games, this is a great second wind from Nintendo. Bravo. I’m exceedingly pleasantly surprised.