The Nintendo Download – 5/29/2014

Start your engines!

Sometimes it’s about quality, rather than quantity. What that means is that while this week’s Nintendo Download is small in number, many of those titles are still quite good! And with Mario Kart 8 leading the pack, it’s hard to say if people will be paying attention to much else.

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Mario Kart 8 for Wii U – I’m not even sure what to say about this one here that I wouldn’t be saying in my review, so I’ll just say to keep an eye out here for that.

But beyond that, I want to remind you of the special offer mentioned here before, wherein purchasing Mario Kart 8 at retail or in the Nintendo eShop allows you to download either New Super Mario Bros. U, Pikmin 3 (these two links are to my reviews), The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, or Wii Party U (these two go to product pages; I’ve not reviewed them, but have enjoyed what I’ve played of them). Full promotion details can be found here.

Also, be sure to check back for Weekly Deals tonight/tomorrow: There might be some good offers for going the retail route, and you can score an even better deal.

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Ittle Dew for Wii U – Puzzles and exploration await Ittle Dew and her sidekick, Tippsie, as they embark on an adventure across a strange island filled with loot and bizarre inhabitants.

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Klonoa: Empire of Dreams for Wii U – The Emperor Jillius has outlawed dreaming, and found guilty of breaking the law is none other than Klonoa, who must now traverse 40 levels of puzzles, items, baddies, and confrontations against four nightmarish monsters with his friend, Huepow, in tow. Their objective: To win back Klonoa’s freedom and restore dreams!

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Gravity Badgers for Wii U – Join Captain T Bayback as he ventures into the darkness of deep space in this physics-based puzzle game to rescue his friends, family, and the universe itself from the deadly Evil Honey Badgers, aka the Hellsett.

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Luv Me Buddies Wonderland for Wii U – A colorful world of adventure awaits as you join this gang of puppets for some mini-game fun and adventures designed for young children.

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Mega Man Xtreme 2 for Nintendo 3DS – It’s the final game of “Mega May” as X returns! But this time he’s brought back-up in the form of the Special-A Class Maverick Hunter Zero and the duo’s new Navigator, Iris from Mega Man X4! Set prior to the events of that game, Mega Man Xtreme 2 follows the more traditional style of Mega Man Game Boy games by remixing the enemies and levels, rather than the straight “demake” ports seen in the first Xtreme.

X and Zero each take on an assortment of four Maverick levels and new boss characters, and can join forces in the final mode, marking the first and only time Zero has taken these guys on head-to-head! And with Zero bringing his trusty Z-Saber along for the ride, his style provides the most unique gameplay of any of the Game Boy Mega Man titles!

Nintendo eShop Sale

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Pushmo and Crashmo for Nintendo 3DS – To celebrate the upcoming release of Pushmo World for the Wii U, Nintendo is offering the first two games of the series for 33 percent off each until 8:59am PT on June 13th. I gave the original five stars and highly recommend checking it out.

Price Reduction

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LEGO The Hobbit for Wii U – Beginning June 2nd, this game will be reduced in price from $49.99 to $39.99 in the Nintendo eShop.

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

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