The Nintendo Download – 4/10/2014

Kirby, Wario, Bilbo, Uncle Scrooge, and more!

We have a pretty good roster of releases this week, along with a personal disappointment and quite a few sales, too!

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Kirby & The Amazing Mirror for Wii U – The next Game Boy Advance title to land on the Wii U’s Virtual Console sees Kirby summoning colored copies to venture through maze-like platforming worlds. When the going gets tough and you need a break, there are also a variety of mini-games to try out.

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WarioWare, Inc: Mega Microgame$ for Wii U – Did someone say mini-games? (I did, in the entry above this one, in case you missed it.) Wario has taken it to the next smallest level with a series of microgames which last mere seconds! Thanks to the new company he’s started with his cast of crazy friends, there are 200 microgames to enjoy in all, ranging from the bizarre to the retro (such as the Metroid microgame in this week’s banner)!

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My Exotic Farm for Wii U – Moo? Not likely on this farm! Ten exotic creatures ranging from hippos to ostriches can be bought and customized as you take care to feed them, clean them, and protect them from diseases. How exotic can you make your farm?

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LEGO The Hobbit for Nintendo 3DS – The first two films in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit movie trilogy are covered in this LEGO video game adaptation. Follow the adventures of Hobbit Bilbo Baggins as he is recruited by the grey wizard, Gandalf, to aid Thorin Oakenshield and his fellow dwarfs as they set out to reclaim their homeland.

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Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars for Nintendo 3DS – Available April 15th: You’ve played the free demo from the Nintendo 3DS eShop (or if you haven’t, you can still get it there), now take on the full quest! Monsters have invaded the world of Aterra in this Japanese-styled role playing game, and only a handful of people imbued with the powers of the Star God can stop them from taking over.

Mach Rider for Nintendo 3DS – Okay, this is the disappointment I referred to at the top. Not because I dislike Mach Rider, but just the opposite: Because of how much I do like it. Like Punch-Out!!, this is a game which deserved the 3D Classics treatment over some of the others which were offered. Heck, I love having 3D Classics Urban Champion, but I’ll readily admit that this would have been a more appropriate choice.

Check out the video above, which I opted for instead of a picture to demonstrate the point, and see if you don’t agree.

That said: Evil forces have invaded the planet in the year 2112, and it’s up to you to race from sector to sector, destroying their Quadrunners and seeking out survivors. You are Earth’s only hope– you are Mach Rider!

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Atlantic Quest for Nintendo 3DS – 120 levels of Match-3 puzzle gaming are set across 12 underwater locations as you save the sea from destruction.

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Boxzle for Nintendo 3DS – Described as “a beautifully difficult puzzle game,” Boxzle presents you with 120 different puzzles spread across four different puzzle sizes and three different modes of challenge as you try “a new take on the classic sliding tile puzzle or a new twist on an old classic.”

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Governor of Poker for Nintendo 3DS – Stake your claim in ten towns across the state of Texas as you go all in to win cash, transportation, real estate, and ultimately become the Governor of Poker!

Nintendo eShop Deals:

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DuckTales Remastered for Wii U – Until 9am PT on April 17th, get this remake of Capcom and Disney’s NES classic for 50 percent off. Join Uncle Scrooge, his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, the hapless pilot Launchpad McQuack, and the power-armored superhero Gizmoduck as they seek out five legendary treasures found across such locations as the Amazon, Transylvania, and even the moon! Unlike the original, this version also features voice acting with most of the Disney cast reprising their roles, including the 94 year-old Alan Young, who sounds as good now as he did when he voiced the cartoon 25 years ago!

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Escape from Zombie City for Nintendo 3DS – From 9am PT on April 12th until 9am PT on April 27th, this title is 50 percent off.

G-Style Co. Games – Beginning at 9am PT on April 12th and ending at 9am PT on April 27th, select G-Style games will be on sale in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS, including Crazy Construction, Crazy Construction, Crazy Construction, and Crazy Construction.

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Permanent Price Drop: My Farm for Wii U – This title is now $4.99, down from the $7.99 it was previously priced at.

For more information on each of this week’s releases, including screens and videos, click the corresponding links above.

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