The Nintendo Download – 9/11/2014

Adventure Island, The Keep, and more.

Not a huge release week this time, but some good sales in advance of the release of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.


Teslagrad for Wii U – Take up the mantle of the Teslamancer as you take up a great quest to overthrow a tyrant in this 2D puzzle-platformer based on manipulating the world around you through electricity and magnetism. Check out a video of the game in action here.


Adventure Island for Wii U – Eight perilous stages await you and Master Higgins as he races to rescue his beloved Tina from the clutches of the evil witch doctor. Weapons will help stave off enemies, but you’ll need food to stave off hunger! Check it out in action in this video.


KickBeat Special Edition for Wii U – Rhythm and action merge as one or two players fight to the beats of “well known bands such as Pendulum and P.O.D, to indie pioneers Celldweller and Blue Stahli, to hidden talents like electronic music producer Voicians and Taiwanese rapper Shen Yi.”


Wooden Sen’Sey – Demo Version for Wii U – Sample the recently-released action platformer for free, now in the Wii U eShop.


The Keep for Nintendo 3DS – Real-time combat, a unique rune magic system, exploration, and puzzle solving await as you seek out the nefarious wizard Watrys in this dungeon crawler. Click here for a trailer.


Hideaways: Foggy Valley for Nintendo 3DS – Do you have the patience and fortitude to track down more than 1,000 objects across numerous scenes? Test yourself in Timed Mode, or just relax in Casual Mode.


Parking Star 3D – Demo Version for Nintendo 3DS – Get a feel for whether you’ve got what it takes to become a “Park Star” in this free demo.


Top Model 3D for Nintendo 3DS – Make-up, Fashion, Photo Shoots, and Catwalk minigames are part of what you’ll compete in as you experience the life of a supermodel in a 3D world.

Nintendo eShop Sales

Super Smashing Sale – To celebrate the upcoming release of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, you can save up to 33 percent on “some of the games that helped make your favorite fighters famous.” The rotation of games on sale changes each week, so check back at the link to see what is being marked down and when.

This week, Mega Man, Mega Man 2, and Sonic the Hedgehog for Nintendo 3DS and Kid Icarus for Wii U are each $3.49 (from $4.99), The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons for Nintendo 3DS are each $3.99 (from $5.99), The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, F-Zero, Mega Man X, and Mega Man X2 for Wii U are each $4.99 (from $7.99), Kid Icarus Uprising for Nintendo 3DS is $24.99 (from $34.99), and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Fire Emblem Awakening for Nintendo 3DS are each $29.99 (from $39.99).


Just Dance games for Wii U – Until 8:59am PT on September 14th, save 50 percent on Just Dance titles in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U, including Just Dance 2014.


Unepic for Wii U – Until 9am PT on October 1st, this title is reduced from $9.99 to $7.99, 20 percent off.


Bit Boy!! Arcade for Nintendo 3DS – Until 9am PT on September 24th, this title is reduced from $7.99 to $4.99, 38 percent off.


Parking Star 3D for Nintendo 3DS – Until 8:59am PT on October 2nd, this title is reduced from $2.99 to $1.99, 33 percent off.


Rising Star Games for Nintendo 3DS – Until 8:59am PT on September 25th, select titles from Rising Star Games are being discounted by up to 75 percent, including Beyblade: Evolution and Girls’ Fashion Shoot.

Coming Soon

Legend of the River King 2 for Nintendo 3DS – Coming September 18th.

Wild Guns for Wii U – Coming September 18th.

Mario Golf: Advance Tour for Wii U – Coming September 25th.

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


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