The Nintendo Download – 10/15/2015

Touch Woolly, have fun.

Mario and Yoshi, together again! …sort of.


Yoshi’s Woolly World for Wii U – Coming October 16th, Yoshi has traded in the crayon look for wool and yarn. Does it finally recapture the spirit that made Yoshi’s Island such a classic? Well, from what I’ve played, it just might! Hopefully I can tell you for sure soon!


New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U Bundle for Wii U – Also coming October 16th: I’ve said a ton about New Super Mario Bros. U, and a fair bit about New Super Luigi U as well. Now both are together in one pack for one price — the best of the New Super Mario Bros. series and the unique DLC are definitely worth looking into.


Final Fight One for Wii U – According to Cygnus Destroyer’s recent review, this is one of the best versions of Final Fight you’re likely to find. If you’re only familiar with the Super Nintendo Entertainment System version, this one has an extra stage not found there, an extra character in Guy, plus new cutscenes and other extra content, making the battle to rescue Mayor Mike Haggar’s daughter from the Mad Gear gang of Metro City just a bit more intense.


Momonga Pinball Adventures for Wii U – The momonga village has been razed to the ground, its people missing. Momo was found in the outskirts and healed, and must now face the evil owls who wrought this carnage in a pinball-styled adventure.


Ninja Strike: Dangerous Dash for Wii U – Choose one of five different ninjas, then run, fly, and slash your way through enemies to retrieve stolen treasures and claim victory!


Rakoo & Friends for Wii U – Up to five players can help Rakoo find that special someone as he searches through 45 levels of running adventure in this cartoon-styled game.

Crunchyroll for Wii – A WiiWare update? How unusual. This free app allows you to view shows from Japan such as Naruto Shippuden, One Piece, and Sword Art Online. Go premium (there’s a free 14-day trial) to watch the shows ad-free, and see new episodes an hour after they air in Japan.


SmileBASIC for Nintendo 3DS – Learn BASIC and program your own game with this app!


The Magic Hammer for Nintendo 3DS – Customize your character in this action role playing game and explore an open world containing towns, boneyards, and more. Team up with a friend in co-op to increase your odds of survival.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS

This week’s new themes are “SEGA Game Gear,” “SEGA Genesis,” and “Chibi-Robo & Friends.”

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


Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is featuring SpotPass distribution of a new character: Louie, a fan of the Mushroom Kingdom, whose home design whims can net your catalog some new and unique items. He’s available for a limited time only, so don’t hesitate to check the in-game Nintendo 3DS on the second floor of Nook’s Homes and take him on as a client!


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



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