The Nintendo Download – 8/20/2015

Gunstar Heroes, Advance Wars, Splatoon, and more.

Going out in a bit to check out Skylanders SuperChargers, so I’m keeping this one quick.


The Bridge for Wii U – “It’s Isaac Newton meets M.C. Escher” in this 2D logic puzzle game. You’ll have to master the art of manipulating gravity in order to find your way through these wild puzzles. Check out a trailer here.


Splatoon Testfire for Wii U – From 3 to 5pm PT each day from August 21st to 23rd, you can check out several maps and weapons in the multiplayer Turf War mode for free. You can download the demo now so you’ll be ready when the time comes to see what everyone’s been talking about.


Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf for Wii U – This Super NES strategy game tasks you with uniting the Mongolian tribes and conquering the world in one of two scenarios.


Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising for Wii U – More strategy, this time from the Game Boy Advance library as you must beat back the Black Hole army with your new Super Commanding Officer Powers.


Crab Cakes Rescue for Wii U – 100 puzzling levels test your ingenuity as you shed shells to create blocks so you can proceed. But you can only shed so many times before you run out!


Factotum for Wii U – You’re trapped in your ship with no power, lost in deep space. Fortunately, by using a control panel to guide two walker robots through 30 levels, you might be able to restore the power and and get life support back online. You might even solve the mystery of the voice who is guiding you…


Mortar Melon for Wii U – Ready, aim, and fire to collect all the fruits scattered across 72 levels. Just don’t let buzzsaws and other obstacles turn your watermelon into a fruit salad.


Woah Dave! for Wii U – Obliterate aliens, scoop up the pocket change they leave behind, and triumph. Up to two players compete simultaneously to see who is the better Dave.


Little Battlers eXperience for Nintendo 3DS – The year is 2050, and customized palm-sized robots are used to do battle. Equip parts from more than 130 sets to create one of 300,000 possible designs, then engage in real-time battles. You can team up with characters from the TV show, or join with friends for 3-on-3 battles.


3D Gunstar Heroes for Nintendo 3DS – Treasure’s SEGA Genesis classic is back, and now it’s in 3D! Team up with a friend wirelessly or go it alone in M2’s recreation of the shoot ’em up and save the world. Check out the trailer here.

Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX – Demo Version for Nintendo 3DS – Do you have the rhythm to keep up with the world’s most famous virtual singer? Find out if you’ve got what it takes before dropping the full price with this demo.

I Love My Cats – Demo Version for Nintendo 3DS – You love your cats, but do you love them enough to drop pay out for the full game? Find out if it’s for you with this demo.

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
  • Life of Pixel is 30 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $6.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 3.
  • Ping 1.5+ is 20 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 3.
  • Tilelicious: Delicious Tiles is 50 percent off (reduced from $5.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 10.
  • Super Destronaut is 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $0.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 3.

Permanent Price Reduction (Taken directly from Nintendo’s press release; prices in USD)

  • Hazumi is reduced to $2.99 (from $3.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 20.


Art Academy: Home Studio Art Contest – For a chance to win a $20 Nintendo eShop Card code, just upload a time-lapse video of your work to YouTube by using the “Recordings” feature in Art Academy: Home Studio and tweet a link to the video to @NintendoAmerica with the hashtags #ContestEntry and #NintendoArtContest between 7am PT on August 6th and 5pm PT on August 20th. The contest is open to Canadians, excluding Quebec. For all the official rules, click here.

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



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  • TheGameroomBlitz

    I do appreciate these updates! Keep ’em comin’!