The Nintendo Download – 6/4/2015

Pip, Pac, AVGN, Lord of Magna, and Cubes.

Well, this one’s going up a bit later than I’d like. On the upside, Canadian Video Game Deals for the Week is up a little earlier, so that’s a plus, right?

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Adventures of Pip for Wii U – In this side-scrolling platformer, Pip is able to grow by absorbing the pixels from slain foes, but is his bit worse than his byte? Check out the trailer here.

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Pac-Attack for Wii U – Line up the ghosts horizontally to keep your screen clear in this puzzle game from the Super Nintendo Entertainment System library. Three game modes are featured including 1P Normal, 1P Puzzle, and 2P Versus.

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Cube Blitz for Wii U – This physics-based puzzle game is designed to test your GamePad skills as you tap and multi-tap your way through four different game modes to keep the stones, gems, and industrial bricks from crossing the goal line and ending your game. Fortunately, you have a handful of bombs on hand to help if you get into a bind…

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Cube Life: Island Survival for Wii U – It’s more of less Minecraft, or wants to be. Like you do.

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The Stonecutter for Wii U – Choose your own path to one of multiple endings in this visual novel of an ancient Chinese tale.

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Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven for Nintendo 3DS – From the producer of Story of Seasons and Rune Factory comes this strategy role playing game with a unique “bowling” mechanic which counts on you to position and knock your troops into place accordingly. Check out the trailer here.

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The Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures for Nintendo 3DS – He’s gonna take you back to the past, and play this game again on 3DS! No, that’s not how the song goes, but just run with it. This is the portable version of the hard-as-nails Wii U game I reviewed not too long ago, which you can find here. I might see if I can get anything for this one, too.

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G.G Series ALTERED WEAPON for Nintendo DSiWare and Nintendo 3DS – It’s like being a Transformer, but not, as you shift from robot to vehicle and back again while infiltrating robot factories.

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G.G Series ASSAULT BUSTER for Nintendo DSiWare and Nintendo 3DS – Blast all the foes on screen to decrease the “enemy potential” gauge and reveal the boss. You’re the last line of defense against the invading robot army!

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G.G Series BLACK X BLOCK for Nintendo DSiWare and Nintendo 3DS – Grab, rotate, and place the blocks to make a stair-like path to your goal within the time limit. Just don’t touch the red blocks or get crushed!

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G.G Series COSMO RALLY!! for Nintendo DSiWare and Nintendo 3DS – Race through the cosmos against the best times of racers from throughout the solar system. Choose a Space Car and do your best to represent Earth!

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G.G Series EXCITING RIVER for Nintendo DSiWare and Nintendo 3DS – Time your presses of the L and R buttons to row your kayak and beat the others down the river!

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G.G Series HERO PUZZLE for Nintendo DSiWare and Nintendo 3DS – A puzzle game with role playing elements, your job as the Hero is to match three falling icons to attack foes, conquer the evil bosses, and free the kingdom!

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G.G Series THE SPIKY BLOWFISH!! for Nintendo DSiWare and Nintendo 3DS – As the Spiky Blowfish, use your ability to puff up to keep yourself from sinking and to attack nearby enemies, while dealing with foes at greater distances with your Spike shot. Just be sure to reach the end before time runs out, and conserve your hearts for the bosses you’ll encounter.

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

Price Reductions (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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  • Roto13

    That Stonecutter game looks pretty sketchy.

    • Reminds me of the cheap cartoons you’d see during some live action kid’s show or something.

  • TheGameroomBlitz

    I feel the need to point out that Pac-Attack is already available on Virtual Console, as part of the Pac-Man Collection that was released last year. Why Nintendo and Namco felt they needed to double-dip is anyone’s guess.

    • That version doesn’t have functional 2player, does it?

      • TheGameroomBlitz

        That was the argument someone else made. I gotta be honest with you, though, Pac-Attack isn’t a good enough puzzler for me to want to play it with someone else.

        • Fair enough, but someone else may want to. =) It probably looks better on the TV than the GBA version, anyway, and I favor keeping games in circulation in one way or another, so this helps further that just a bit.

          …not in so much as I think making it the sole VC release this week is ideal, but otherwise…