The Nintendo Download – 5/15/2014

Mega Man IV, Wii Party U, Lolo, and more!

Lots to see in the Nintendo eShop this week, including a late-coming Wii U retail title, a HAL Labs classic, and the next “Mega May” release!

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Wii Party U for Wii U – Beginning May 16th (for reasons…?), the latest game from the creators of the Mario Party series and Wii Party arrives in the Wii U eShop. With the Wii U GamePad and Wii Remote Plus controllers, there are numerous board and mini-games to try out in this package.

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Scram Kitty and His Buddy on Rails for Wii U – As Scram Kitty offers you advice and feedback through the Wii U’s GamePad, you take control on the big screen as you glide along the glowing rails of the space station and past its numerous hazards, all while taking down the rodent infestation in this mix of 360 degree platforming and 2D shooter action.

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Adventures of Lolo for Wii U – Before there was Kirby, HAL gave us Lolo and Lala (who would live on in tweaked forms in the tough cream puff’s own adventures). Lala, the love of Lolo’s life, has been kidnapped by the devilish King Egger and taken away to his great fortress. Lolo takes the fight to Egger, facing down his army of enemy forces by using the blocks found throughout the castle to his advantage, trapping some enemies and defending against others.

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Color Zen for Wii U – Touting itself as a new kind of puzzle game, Color Zen wants you to plug in your headphones, relax, and immerse yourself as you try to find your way through its abstract world of colors and shapes. “There are no points or penalties for failure; just an abstract world of color to move through at your own pace.” 460 levels are included, with more promised.

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Mega Man IV for Nintendo 3DS – Speaking of classics, this was the only Mega Man title I had on the Game Boy for years, and it remains one of the best on the platform. Wily has taken over the robots of the World Robot Expo, including some familiar faces, and it’s up to the Blue Bomber to put an end to their rampage. But before he can get to Dr. Wily, he must face the newest in the line of Mega Man Killers– Ballade!

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Moon Chronicles for Nintendo 3DS – Renegade Kid’s award-winning scifi first-person shooter is back, and now it’s been remastered in 3D. Running at 60 frames per second, intuitive touchscreen controls help immerse you in the atmospheric adventure.

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ARC STYLE: Baseball 3D for Nintendo 3DS – This full-scale baseball game is designed so anyone can jump in and enjoy it. It includes three modes: Tournament, Exhibition, and Custom, and there are seven teams to face. You can even create your own custom players, including their name and appearance, aided by the Nintendo 3DS’s camera.

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Candy Match 3 for Nintendo 3DS – A match-3 game. There’s literally nothing more to say about it, except that you can also match-4, match-5, or match-6 candies for added bonuses.

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Deep Sea Creatures for Nintendo 3DS/Nintendo DSiWare – Aboard your submarine, it’s your job to dive into the depths of the ocean, discover new creatures, and bring them back to shore with you. There, you can arrange them in your aquarium for their maximum benefit, and in time, they’ll even begin to reproduce!

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Big John Games Sale – Until 9am PT on June 5th, select Big John Games for the Nintendo 3DS will be discounted, including Smash Bowling 3D and Big Bass Arcade No Limit.

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Atlus Sale – Beginning at 9am PT on May 19th and ending at 9am PT on June 2nd, select Atlus games for Nintendo 3DS will be at “their lowest prices yet,” $14.99, including Code of Princess and Shin Megami Tensei IV: Devil Survivor Overclocked.

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

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  • TheGameroomBlitz

    I’m holding out for Mega Man V, myself. That was the one built from scratch for the Game Boy, with a whole new set of planet-themed robot masters, right? I’m not sure I’m too crazy about the “50% new footage” approach the previous Game Boy Mega Man games took.

    • That’s the one!

      As for Mega Man IV, it was still rather unique unto itself. The bosses were recycled, but the stages were all new. Sort of like the difference between fighting Bebop and Rocksteady in one TMNT game versus another.