The Return of the 8-bit on 3DS

Jun 06, 2011 // Snow

Dark Void’ Zero rockets to Nintendo’s cool little handheld via the Nintendo 3DS eShop today! 

In case you haven’t heard, in this critically acclaimed 8-bit de-make, you play as Rusty, warrior test-pilot and Nikola Tesla’s trusted ally. With the help of your state-of-the-art rocket pack, blast through three deliciously retro levels of baddies in your quest to close Portal X and save the human race!

Oh, and of course, music is (still) created and performed by the one-and-only Bear McCreary , of Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles fame. Curious about the score? Cruise on over to  Bear’s blog and check out the insane-o antics that brought the music to life. 

(Spoiler alert: It involves an NES, a MIDI interface, and lots of wires, switches, and flashing lights.)

And speaking of music, we might just have a few freebies lying around here that we’re looking to give away. Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks. Some fun and exciting news might just be headed your way. 😉

8.5/10: Dark Void Zero would have been considered a “classic” had it been made 25 years ago, and today, it’s a retro-style blast . 

9/10: It succeeds in virtually every aspect of its execution, and if you own a DSi [or a 3DS!] this fantastic piece of software is an absolute must-own.  

9/10: If you’re a fan of classic 8-bit action titles…this is definitely a game you’ll want to add to your DSiWare collection. And if you’re not a fan, this wildly enjoyable title might just make one out of you. 

8.5/10 It doesn’t matter whether your first gaming system had knobs, a directional pad, or dual analog thumbsticks: Dark Void Zero’s tight action and delightful presentation are sure to entertain. 

4/5: The DSi needs more games like [Dark Void Zero]. You know, to fill the Void.  

Job well done, Capcom. Job well done.  

Awww, we’re blushing.

Dark Void’ Zero retails for 500 points on the Nintendo DSi and Nintendo 3DS eShop. Rise on!