The Nintendo Download – 3/6/2014

It’s tee time with Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Daisy!


NES Open Tournament Golf for Wii U – Before Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Princess Daisy all took to the Mushroom Kingdom golf courses in the Mario Golf series, they took to the regular golf course on the NES in NES Open Tournament Golf. Only Mario and (in two-player) Luigi are available as playable characters, while Peach and an unusually blonde Daisy act as caddies.

It’s basic golf, and pretty good as those games go. Your goal is to win a million dollars on the golf tournament circuit, spanning fantasy courses across the United States, United Kingdom, and Japan in three modes: Stroke, Match, and Tournament. “Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced golfer, NES Open Tournament Golf is perfect for those days when you just can’t get to the local golf course.”


BLOK DROP U for Wii U – In this physics-based puzzle game, your objective is to guide the red “blok” to safely rest by tapping and destroying the grey ones to prevent a variety of obstacles and obstructions (including open holes, blades, and bounce bloks) from destroying it.


The Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths for Nintendo 3DS – Based on the anime cartoon of the same name, which itself is a sequel to one from the early 80s, Secret Paths puts you in the roles of Esteban, Zia, and Tao as they explore China and try to find the local City of Gold. Puzzles, traps, and stealth sequences await in this adventure.

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Adventure Island II for Nintendo 3DS – The Evil Witch Doctor has returned to Adventure Island, and this time he’s kidnapped Princess Leilani’s sister, Tina! Fortunately, Master Higgins won’t be taking on his adversaries alone; as he ventures across eight islands to rescue Tina, he’ll have back-up– dinosaur back-up! Ride atop four different dinosaurs as they help carry Master Higgins across land, sea, and air, attacking with powerful tail strikes and fierce, fiery breath!


Vacation Adventures: Park Ranger for Nintendo 3DS – Become a Park Ranger and uphold all the jobs and responsibilities that entails, from visiting log cabins and other beautiful park areas to setting up outdoor activities for the park visitors, recycling litter, and helping visitors through the lost and found.


Nintendo eShop Sale: BIT.TRIP Presents…Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien for Wii U – Beginning March 10th and running until 9am PT on March 17th, this game will be discounted at $4.99.

As always, you can find more information on each of this week’s new titles, including more screens and videos, by clicking on the links above.


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