The Nintendo Download – 9/25/2014

Hyrule Warriors, Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, Mario Golf, and more.

Seems like something is going around, because let me tell you, my head is spinning. As a result, I’m going to see about keeping this relatively brief, especially since I once again didn’t get any Future Shop or Best Buy flyers this week, which means I have a late night ahead (and don’t even talk to me about EB Games).


Hyrule Warriors for Wii U – This comes out tomorrow, September 26th, and let me just tell you up front that I won’t have a review ready in time– I just got the game on Tuesday, so I can’t offer a whole lot of insight beyond my previously-noted impressions. The general consensus I’ve seen around, however, is that if you enjoy Warriors titles, you’ll enjoy this, and if not, then the Zelda trappings won’t do much for you.

Me? I’ve never really gotten to play any of the Warriors games at length, but I am quite enjoying this so far. Click here to see it in action.


Mario Golf: Advance Tour for Wii U – Well, at least we now have one Mario Golf game on the Wii U. This one is the Game Boy Advance title in the series, which (to my understanding) is basically an updated/graphically enhanced version of the Game Boy Color title. I can’t tell you how accurate that is of if there is more going on, but it does possess the coveted role playing game elements fans of the series so love and crave in newer releases.


Angry Bunnies: Colossal Carrot Crusade for Wii U – This non-copyright infringing take on Angry Birds returns with a new title containing 150 levels to hurl long-eared varmints through, plus internet rankings for bragging rights.


Darts Up for Wii U – How much to play the ultimate game of darts, now on Wii U? $2.49, apparently. I guess darts just aren’t what they used to be. That said, four players can participate in the Classic, Combo, and X01 modes, or you can vie for online ranking glory in Arcade mode.


Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party – Demo Version for Wii U – If you weren’t sure about spending $11.99 on this party game, now is your chance to try it out for free. If you like it, then good news: It’s on sale right now (see the sales below)!


Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL World Duel Carnival for Nintendo 3DS – Get your game on, or whatever the slogan for this series is. Based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL cartoon, you can “Play as one of 12 characters, each with his or her own storyline, and battle with 40 Duelists from the TV show to compete in the World Duel Carnival. Enjoy multiple game modes, a tutorial and customization options as you play with more than 5,700 cards from the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game.” I assume it involves playing cards, too, but the pic above is the only image they gave to support this. Perhaps this trailer will shed a little more light on it.

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.” This is the last week, and the final rotation consists of (from highest to lowest):

Pikmin 3 for $39.99 (from $59.99), Star Fox 64 3D and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for $29.99 (from $39.99 and $49.99, respectively), Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D for $19.99 (from $29.99), Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (both versions; I preferred the Nintendo 3DS game) for $11.99 (from $19.99), Kirby & The Amazing Mirror and Kirby’s Dream Land 3 for $4.99 (from $6.99 and $7.99, respectively), Donkey Kong for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS and Donkey Kong Jr. for Wii U only for $3.49 (from $4.99), Kirby’s Dream Land and Kirby’s Dream Land 2 for $2.49 (from $3.99), and Game & Watch: Donkey Kong Jr. for $1.49 (from $1.99).

Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party for Wii U – This game is 30 percent off ($8.39 from $11.99) until 8:59am PT on October 12th.


Armillo for Wii U – This game is 37 percent off ($4.99 from $7.99) until 8:59am PT on October 6th.


Swords & Soldiers for Wii U – This game is 33 percent off ($1.99 from $2.99) until 8:59am PT on October 9th.


Glory of Generals for Nintendo 3DS – This game is 30 percent off ($6.99 from $9.99) until 8:59am PT on October 9th.

Coming Soon

Castlevania: Dracula X for Wii U – Coming October 2nd.

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon for Wii U – Coming October 9th.

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


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