The Nintendo Download – 1/15/2015

After Burner, Lufia, and Street Fighter… sort of.

I haven’t even recovered from yesterday’s cavalcade of news, but no rest for the weary!


3D After Burner II for Nintendo 3DS – Take your F-14D fighter jet through enemy territory and blow squadrons of enemy fighters out of the sky in this 3D remake of the SEGA arcade classic. Check out the trailer for it here.


Lufia: The Legend Returns for Nintendo 3DS – A dozen playable characters will join you in this turn-based adventure filled with love, hope, terror, and revenge.


Asterix The Mansions of the Gods – Demo Version for Nintendo 3DS – Unsure about a full purchase? Try before you buy!


Best of Mahjong for Nintendo 3DS – Can you master all 404 layouts in this tile-matching puzzle game?


Soccer Up Online for Nintendo 3DS – Create players from your Miis and send a copy of the game through Download Play to face off with a friend!


Space Lift Danger Panic! for Nintendo 3DS – You’re the Ceranthians’ only hope, as you fire portals to save them from untimely fates.


Quell Memento for Nintendo 3DS – This sequel to Quell Reflect features 150 new puzzles to challenge you.


WRC Official Game of the FIA World Rally Championship – Full and Demo Versions for Nintendo 3DS – Features “all of the official content of the 2014-2015 WRC season: 13 rallies, 7 teams, 14 drivers, the 4 official manufacturers and all of the associated liveries.” See if you’re up to the challenge by first trying the free demo version.


Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight for Wii U – In what may be best considered an alternate universe from the normal Street Fighter shenanigans, a retired Ken must return to his fighting ways when his friend goes missing. With cybernetic enhancements, he teleports across the galaxy for his final fight.


Electronic Super Joy: Groove City for Wii U – 15 levels await, including two full-length secret levels as you jump, dodge, and dance your way through insane hazards, missiles, lasers, and monsters in this M-rated title.


Family Tennis SP for Wii U – Play tennis or one of the included mini-games with up to four friends.


uWordsmith for Wii U – Several modes for up to four players await as you solve the puzzle of pixelated images on the television screen, spelling out what they are with the tiles on the GamePad screen.

Nintendo eShop Sales

“The Throwback Sale is on! Generations of fun come together as we pair classic games from past Nintendo systems with their newer siblings on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Going on now until Feb. 5 at 8:59 a.m. PT, we’ll offer weekly discounts on select game pairings like Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Super Mario 3D World. Buy one or buy both games in each pairing – either way, you’ll get great savings during the sale. Check out for more details.”

“Loads of indie hits are now on sale during the Super Indie Connection Sale #2. Now through 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 29, fans who own any of the participating games already – or purchase one at full price during the promotion – qualify to receive 60 percent off any of the other participating games. Check out for more details.”

Price Reductions


LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham for Wii U – This game has been reduced from $49.99 to $39.99.

The LEGO Movie Video Game and LEGO The Hobbit for Wii U and LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham for Nintendo 3DS – These games have each been reduced from $29.99 to $19.99.


Soccer Up 3D for Nintendo 3DS – This game has been reduced from $6.99 to $2.99.

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


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