The Nintendo Download – 6/5/2014

Tomodachi Life, How to Train Your Dragon 2, 1001 Spikes, The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, and more!

A lot of classic-styled fun along with some new twists make up this week’s Nintendo Download.


Tomodachi Life for Nintendo 3DS – Available June 6th, Tomodachi Life will take Miis of yourself, your friends and family, and even celebrities into a world of zany humor like you’ve never imagined before. Stay tuned for my review.


Color Zen for Nintendo 3DS – Match colors to win in 460 levels of this relaxing puzzle game, featuring music by Steve Woodzell.


1001 Spikes for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS – Aban Hawkins is not only in search of lost treasure in Ukampa, but also his own estranged father, world-famous archaeologist Jim Hawkins. You have 1,001 lives to endure the deathtraps laid throughout this adventure, but will that be enough?


How to Train Your Dragon 2 for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS – Available June 10th, you’ll choose your Dragon Racer and soar through the clouds to discover new, unmapped territories around the Island of Berk in this game based on the upcoming film.


The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap for Wii U – A hero emerges once again for the smallest adventure in the Zelda series yet! But while Link may shrink to microscopic size in this outing, there are still massive challenges to overcome as he sets out to rescue Princess Zelda from the sorcerer Vaati in this key installment in the Four Swords saga.


Chubbins for Wii U – Chubbins, our plump bunny hero, has to successfully navigate 40 levels spread across five worlds. All you need to do is move Chubbins left and right, but there’s a catch, as he never stops bouncing! There are both Soft and Hard modes to accommodate your tastes, and a time attack mode to perfect your best time.


I’ve Got to Run! for Wii U – Join Roy the Marshmallow Boy in this endless running adventure. Try to set the high score in Endless Classic, Endless Double, and Endless Special modes, then post your best to Miiverse!

System Update for Wii U – No, this isn’t a game; it’s an actual system update for the Wii U. With it, you can select from your ten most recently-played games on the Quick Start menu, download further system updates while the system is in standby mode, receive fullscreen alerts and notifications on the GamePad controller’s screen, and there is an easier Nintendo Network ID setup for new users.

Nintendo eShop Sales


Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars for Nintendo 3DS – Until 9am PT on June 9th, this game is available in the Nintendo eShop for $29.99, and select downloadable content is also available at a discounted price.


Just Dance Game Sale for Wii U – Until 9am PT on June 9th, select Just Dance titles are 50 percent off in the Nintendo eShop, including Just Dance 2014.


Bit Boy!! ARCADE for Nintendo 3DS – Until 9am PT on June 26th, this title is 40 percent off in the Nintendo eShop.


Treva Entertainment Game Sale for Nintendo 3DS – Until 9am PT on June 25th, select Treva Entertainmen games in the Nintendo 3DS have been discounted, including Riding Stables 3D and Riding Stables 3D: Jumping for the Team.

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


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