The Nintendo Download – 9/5/13 – Dragon Edition

This week’s Nintendo Download prominently features one of my favorite creatures, the dragon, in three different titles. And the fun doesn’t stop there!


First up is Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara, a $14.99 two-in-one collection of Capcom’s arcade adaptations of the classic role playing game for the Wii U. High definition visuals, four-player online co-op, house rules, and leaderboards help make this a robust package as you and your cohorts seek to drive evil from the land of Mystara.


While not quite as dragon-focused as Dungeons & Dragons, can you deny the image above from Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams? This $14.99 2D platformer for Wii U allows you to shift between two worlds– one light, one dark– as you guide the two sisters towards their goal. Hard to believe this sprung up from a literal knock-off of Super Mario Bros., huh?


Then we’re back over to Capcom again for Breath of Fire II. This $7.99 role playing game is new to the Wii U Virtual Console, allowing you to take up the role of the last of the Dragon clan and form a team of allies to cast spells and conquer the villainy which rules the land.


An interesting addition to the Nintendo 3DS eShop is 2011’s Sonic Generations. Available for $29.99, this version of Sonic’s recent 20th anniversary adventure is no replacement for the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3/PC version, but does a wonderful job of supplementing it with several levels not seen in that version, as well as a number of unique features of its own and a version of the final boss which is not terrible (and is actually kind of fun).

You can find my review of it here. Now if only SEGA would bring a special edition of the console/PC version to the Wii U.


An interesting release for the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console this week is Summer Carnival ’92 RECCA, a classic top-down shooter which has never been released in North America until now. Check it out for yourself for $4.99.


Spot the Differences: Party! in the Wii U eShop is a $5.00 party game for one to four players with three game modes, 360 pictures, and 3,600 differences to find.


Boulder Dash-XL 3D is the $4.99 sequel to the 1984 classic puzzle game which features over 100 levels spread across four worlds and five game modes. Collect jewels and avoid boulders and enemies as you make your way to the exit!


For $2.99, Darts Up 3D gives you three game modes (including “501”) and allows up to four players to compete on a single Nintendo 3DS.


Finally, Jewel Adventures is a match-three puzzle game available in both the Nintendo 3DS eShop and on Nintendo DSiWare for $4.99. For your money, you’ll get “classic” and “master mage” modes, 25 backgrounds, 250 levels with 10 per mission, and 25 enemies to defeat along the way.

That’s all for this week. As always, click the corresponding links above to find more information, screens, and videos for each of this week’s titles.


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