The Nintendo Download – 4/16/2015

They’re finally here, performing for you…

If you know the words, you can join in too!


Donkey Kong 64 for Wii U – K. Rool is back in Rare’s final Donkey Kong game, and this time he’s captured four members of the Kong family to keep Donkey Kong preoccupied while he enacts his most fiendish plan to date! In addition to a solo mode, you can also enjoy competitive fun in the game’s battle arena mode.


Tilelicious: Delicious Tiles for Wii U – Use your brain to slide the delicious puzzles in order to save the children and discover the secrets of the Cosmic Candy Ring!


Word Search by POWGI for and for Wii U – Up to five people can play in 27 categories spread across more than 300 puzzles.

Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler for Nintendo 3DS – The next batch of premium StreetPass content is here! In Battleground Z, you’ll team up with people you StreetPass with to fend off hordes of zombies throughout Hobbiville, while Ultimate Angler has you set off for the StreetPass Islands to go fishing with friends! Each game is $4.99 USD each, or get both together for $7.49 USD.

Plus, for $4.99, you can get the StreetPass Mii Plaza Upgrade to unlock new features such as StreetPass Birthdays, as well as a Mii character VIP Room.


3D Fantasy Zone II W for Nintendo 3DS – Opa-Opa is back in the 1987 sequel to the original Fantasy Zone. Remade from the ground up by M2 for the Nintendo 3DS, it’s up to you to help the sentient spaceship overcome the enemy invaders! Check out the trailer here, and read my review of the recent release of the first game here.


DOOORS for Nintendo 3DS – Can you escape the maze of doors? Use your wit and intuition to set yourself free! Check out the trailer here.


Pazuru for Nintendo 3DS – Complete more than 70 twisty puzzles that are easy to learn, but difficult to master. Once you’re done there, you can create and share your own creations!


A-Train 3D: City Simulator for Nintendo 3DS – As the new Chief Executive Officer of a city’s transportation company, it’s up to you to keep the trains running on time! Just don’t spend more than your budget allows, or else you’re out!



Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS have both received updates which must be applied if you wish to continue playing online. In addition to allowing you to download new content, including Mii Fighter costumes such as those based on Dunban, Proto Man, and Mega Man X, there are also new levels, character balancing, and other tweaks.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS

New themes this week include “Yoshi’s Springtime Siesta.” So, just the one, then.

Nintendo eShop Sales (Prices in USD)

Super Spring Sale for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS – Until 8:59am PT on April 20th, get up to 30 percent off select games.


Darts Up 3D for Nintendo 3DS and Darts Up for Wii U – These titles are on sale until 8:59am PT on May 14th.


Paparazzi for Wii U – This title is reduced from $4.99 to $2.99, 40 percent off, until 8:59am PT on April 28th.


Lucadian Chronicles downloadable content for Wii U – From 9am PT on April 21st until 8:59am PT on April 28th, this content is reduced from $7.99 to $4.99, 37 percent off.


Costume Quest 2 for Wii U – From 9am PT on April 17th until 8:59am PT on April 24th, this game is reduced from $14.99 to $9.99, 33 percent off.


Circle Entertainment Sale for Nintendo 3DSCastle Conqueror EX, Fairune, and Parking Star 3D are discounted until 8:59am PT on May 7th.


ATLUS Sale for Nintendo 3DSCode of Princess, Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millennium Girl, and more are discounted from 9am PT on April 20th until 8:59am PT on April 27th.


Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D for Nintendo 3DS – This game is reduced from $9.99 to $4.99, 50 percent off, until 8:59am PT on April 30th.

Price Reductions


Breezeblox for Wii U – This title has been reduced from $9.99 to $4.99.


International StreetPass Week – “Take your Nintendo 3DS system on a whirlwind tour without leaving your hometown! From April 16 to April 26, collect up to six Mii characters from across Europe, the United States and Canada when you stop by a Nintendo Zone location. U.S. and Canada visitors will even get a special Mii of Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America. Find a Nintendo Zone hotspot near you here.”

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. “Declaration” Tournament – “See how your Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. squad stacks up online in Nintendo’s Public Tournaments. Top players earn unique titles that are visible online and earn major bragging rights with their friends and around the world. The new “Declaration” tournament runs through April 20. Opt in via the SpotPass feature for notifications on future tournaments, and click here for more information on multiplayer tournaments. Good luck, agents!”

Mega May is Back! – Vote Today – “During the entire month of May, Nintendo and Capcom are celebrating our favorite blue bomber, Mega Man, with six game releases on the Virtual Console service for Wii U. The Game Boy Advance versions of Mega Man Zero 2, Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue, Mega Man Battle Network 3 White, Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun, Mega Man Battle Network 4 Blue Moon and Mega Man & Bass will land on the Nintendo eShop throughout the month. Click here to vote for the first game of Mega May, which will release May 7. Voting is open until 11:59 p.m. PT on April 29.”

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


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