The Nintendo Download – 5/21/2015

Defend the castle, defend the Earth, or defend the Reploids?

Okay, so since last week’s slightly-different setup seems to work well for everyone, that’s how we’ll be going forward!


Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition for Nintendo 3DS – A bit of puzzle, a bit of role playing game adventure, and for good measure, a bit of Mario on the side! I’m not 100 percent sure on this, but I don’t think it’s available until midnight tonight.


Samurai Defender for Nintendo 3DS – Set in the Warring States period of Japan, this simple defense-type game has you defend the castle from approaching enemies. Earn coins to gain new schemes to thwart your foes!


Swords & Soldiers II for Wii U – Take command of the ranks of Vikings, Persians, or Demons as you conquer the lands of the campaign mode or your friends in multiplayer! Check out the trailer here.


Mega Man Zero 2 for Wii U – Zero is back, once again joining forces with the Reploid resistance to oppose the forces of Neo Arcadia. But it seems that the new resistance leader Elpizo might have more than just protecting everyone in mind…


SUPER E.D.F. Earth Defense Force for Wii U – Take control of the special mechanized XA-1 fighter against the mysterious alien forces of AGYMA as you protect the Earth in this Super Nintendo Entertainment System shoot ’em up.


Blocky Bot for Wii U – Test your 3D platforming skills and reflexes as you guide Blocky Bot through worlds of robots, ninjas, wizards, and even a box of robotic French fries!


Journey of a Special Average Balloon for Wii U – Collect coins and dodge enemies to gain rainbows and treasure chests in this arcade-style adventure game. You can also bring a friend along to compete or cooperate, or even enter a slingshot gallery with the aim of popping as many balloons as you can!


Shapes of Gray for Wii U – The levels are only seconds long, but each contains a unique combat puzzle challenge as you make your way further and further down.


Shiny the Firefly – Demo Version for Wii U – Unsure if helping Shiny find his baby fireflies is for you? Then give this free demo a shot!


Stone Shire for Wii U – You’re a dwarf with a pickaxe and a sense of curiosity, and this is yet another attempt to capitalize on the popularity and style of Minecraft. “The only goal in this world is what you make of it.”


Vector Assault for Wii U – This dual-stick shooter pits you against an army of invaders in the hopes of sending your score ever higher as they become ever faster. There are multiple game modes and levels to compete in for a spot on the online leaderboards, and you can also play cooperatively with a friend in local multiplayer.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS

New themes this week include Swapnote: Nikki and Friends”… and that’s it. But hey, more Nikki! Just a shame the program it’s associated with is all but shut down.

Nintendo eShop Sales (Taken directly from Nintendo’s press release; prices in USD)

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



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