The Nintendo Download – 10/1/2015

Old school is cool this week.

Old school is cool this week, as we have a new Super Smash Bros. update bringing some retro love, a new game inspired by a classic SEGA Genesis series, and even an actual old school classic on the Virtual Console!

Freedom Planet for Wii U – First up is this indie-developed title inspired by the games of the SEGA Genesis era, most notably Sonic the Hedgehog. This isn’t just the Blue Blur in a new skin, however, as multiple characters bring unique abilities and combat skills to the fray in an all-new setting with a retro styled anime or Saturday morning flair. Plus, if you downloaded the Nindies@Home demo during E3 earlier this year, you can save 15 percent off your purchase until November 1st.


Toto Temple Deluxe for Wii U – It’s a local multiplayer battle to become King of the Hill — or rather, King of the Goat, as players compete in teams or free-for-all to keep the goat on their head for the longest time. Check out the trailer here.


River City Ransom for Wii U – One or two players take up the fight to free the city and local high school from the grip of gang leader Slick in this Nintendo Entertainment System classic. Beat up the bullies, grab the change they drop, and level up to face new challenges!


The Rivers of Alice : Extended Version for Wii U – Alice enters a dream world whenever she falls asleep, and a leisurely world of artistic fantasy where she must face her fears awaits.


Gemology for Wii U – There are two ways to play in this puzzler as you try to accumulate the biggest, best, and most gems!


VoxelMaker for Wii U – The title of Adam Sandler’s movie Pixels was something of a misnomer, as the digital constructs within were formed by voxels, which are basically the 3D equivalent of pixels. Whatever you think of the movie, at least the models were pretty cool, and with this program you can create your own with variable light, shadow, and depth-of-field options!


Pumped BMX + for Wii U – Compete in more than 500 challenges and use various combinations of authentic BMX tricks to reach the top of the leaderboards!

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS – Downloadable Content – In addition to a variety of new Mii Fighter costumes available to purchase, there is a free update which includes a Duck Hunt stage for the Nintendo 3DS version of the game and the ability to upload match highlights from the Wii U version to YouTube. Also available are new stages, including The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker‘s Pirate Ship for Wii U and Super Mario Maker for both.


Chronus Arc for Nintendo 3DS – Quests, puzzle-filled dungeons, and danger awaits as Loka tries to solve the mystery of what happened to his teacher, Teth, and Geppel, the man who confronted them in a cave for the Chronus Fragments needed to prepare for the Time Rewinding!

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS

This week’s new theme is The Legend of Legacy : “The Chibi Adventurers.”

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

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Citizens of Earth (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) is on sale starting at 9 a.m. PT on Oct. 5 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 19.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Spy Chameleon and Rock ‘N Racing Off Road from EnjoyUp are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 29.
    • Puzzle Monkeys is more than 60 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $0.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 22.
    • Zumba Fitness World Party is 75 percent off (reduced from $39.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 12.
    • Midnight is 25 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 22.
    • Don’t Crash is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $1.49 to $1) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 14.
    • Pixel Slime U is more than 30 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $2) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 14.
    • Vector Assault is 20 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $3.99) starting at 9 a.m. PT on Oct. 5 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 30.​
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Permanent Price Reduction (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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