The Nintendo Download – 2/19/2015

Curses! A Rainbow Curse with Kirby, that is.

Not a huge week for this Nintendo Download, though there is one heavy hitter to kick things off.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse for Wii U – Available February 20th: It’s up to you to help Kirby through a vibrant new clay-styled world by drawing Rainbow Ropes with the Wii U GamePad for him to travel upon to reach his goal. When you’re ready to wreak a bit of havoc, mold Kirby into a rocket, submarine, or even a tank! Up to three friends can join in as Waddle Dees to help you on your way!

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Axelay for Wii U – You are the last line of defense against the alien Armada of Annihilation’s conquest of planets. Using the prototype Axelay spacecraft, you must wield a vast array of armaments through six levels of alien oppression.

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Citizens of Earth – Demo Version for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS – Being the Vice President of the World is a big job– especially in the face of an alien invasion! To see if you’re up to taking the office, maybe trying this free demo first would be a good idea. Check out the campaign ad here.

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Pokémon Shuffle for Nintendo 3DS – More than 150 stages await in this Pokemon-themed puzzle-strategy game. It’s free to play, but there are optional in-game purchases to take advantage of as well.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call DLC for Nintendo 3DS – Square Enix classics Chrono Trigger and Nier join in the fun with new add-on tracks which are now available as downloadable content for the main game.

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Adventure Bar Story for Nintendo 3DS – Manage a bar and go on adventures! Fend off hostile takeovers and fearsome fiends! Win the cooking contest and the hearts of patrons throughout the kingdom!

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Excave for Nintendo 3DS – 50 dungeons await with five “massive” boss fights as you seek out an ancient laboratory to discover why it’s producing the monsters which are now at war with the king’s city above.

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Flap Flap for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DSiWareFlappy Bird, but with bonuses and special abilities.

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Fishdom for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DSiWare – Match-3 gameplay with over 100 unlockable bonuses and the ability to decorate your own aquarium.

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4 Elements for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DSiWare – This puzzle-strategy game charges you with unlocking the four ancient books of magic and gathering the 16 mysterious cards to restore a kingdom corrupted by evil to life.

Nintendo eShop Sales

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Ice Cream Surfer for Wii U – This game is 70 percent off (reduced from $5 to $1.49) until 8:59am PT on March 5th.

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EnjoyUp game sale for Wii U99moves, Abyss, and more from EnjoyUp are on sale until 8:59am PT on March 12th.

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Snow Moto Racing 3D for Nintendo 3DS – This game is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59am PT on February 26th.

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Chat-A-Lot for Nintendo 3DS – This game is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59am PT on March 5th.

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Toys vs. Monsters for Nintendo 3DS – This game is 25 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $2.99) until 8:59am PT on March 12th.

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2 Fast 4 Gnomz for Nintendo 3DS – This game is 40 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.99) until 8:59am PT on March 12th.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS

New themes this week include “NES: Ice Climbers.”

Activities

Pokémon Art Academy Competition – “Put your Pokémon creativity on display in an online competition featuring art made in Pokémon Art Academy! Create your masterpiece using the Pokémon Art Academy game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, and then post your work to the Pokémon Art Academy Miiverse community. The winning artists will receive a 100-card pack of custom-designed Pokémon Trading Card Game cards displaying their artwork.

“NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Must (i) be a legal resident of the 50 United States, D.C., Canada or Mexico, (ii) have access to the Pokémon Art Academy game and a compatible device in the Nintendo 3DS family, and (iii) have an active Nintendo Network ID linked to a confirmed email address. Void where prohibited. Contest ends 3/29/15 at 11:59pm PT. Six prizes available to be won, each consisting of 100 Pokémon Trading Cards bearing the drawing of the winner (ARV US $40 each). Odds of winning a prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Eligible entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges to determine the winners, using judging criteria set out in the Official Rules, available at http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-art-academy/competition/rules/. Contest co-sponsored by The Pokémon Company International, Inc. and Nintendo of America Inc.”

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

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