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!
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)
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Bombing Bastards is 28 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $4.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on May 25 until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 1
- Master Reboot is 50 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $7.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 18.
- Shiny the Firefly is 30 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $6.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 20.
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Retro City Rampage: DX is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 28.
- SpongeBob HeroPants is 33 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $19.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 28.
- Yumi’s Odd Odyssey, Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning and more Natsume games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 31.
- Hello Kitty Picnic with Sanrio Friends and Hello Kitty and Sanrio Friends 3D Racing from Majesco are on sale beginning at 9 a.m. PT on May 25 until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 1.
- I Love My Little Boy and I Love My Little Girl from BigBen Interactive are 40 percent off (reduced from $24.99 to $14.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 4.
- 3D MahJongg, Gardenscapes and other games from Joindots are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 4.
- Battleminer is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 18.
For more information, screens, and videos for each of this week’s releases, click on the corresponding links above.