The Nintendo Download – 11/19/2015

Hit the court, hit the dungeon, hit the books, or just hit other people!

Nintendo Day is November 20th; see how they’re celebrating below.


Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash for Wii U – Available November 20th, you can play against the computer, against people online, or train an amiibo to take to the court with you. Jump shots give you an added advantage, while Mega Mushrooms help you dominate the court in Mega Mode. Or you can play a more traditional, streamlined experience as well.


Typoman for Wii U – This 2D puzzle platformer is exclusive to the Wii U, and puts you in the role of HERO, who must make his way through a world where word knowledge is key to survival as you use it to change the environment around you. If you have the [email protected] demo, you can save 15 percent off your purchase until December 19th. Check out the trailer here.


Super Street Fighter II Turbo Revival for Wii U – Oh, wow. Pardon me for editorializing here a bit, but they decided to release the Game Boy Advance port of Super Street Fighter II on the Wii U’s Virtual Console? Checking the link, I can’t see any reason to recommend this over the Super NES version of Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers for Wii U. If the “Turbo” in this one’s title is any indication, then you’re trading 2-player and six buttons on the Super NES for four buttons and the possibility of Akuma showing up on GBA.

Really, why not just release Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix on Wii U instead? Anyway, there’s a little more to it than that, and you can read about it here.


Lucentek – Activate for Wii U – Fight enemies, solve puzzles, and even turn into a spaceship and a hovercraft to pass obstacles and reset all the mainframes to thwart the alien invaders.


Totem Topple for Wii U – Sporting a “unique, vibrant art style inspired by Native American culture,” this vertically-oriented tower defense game features dynamic artificial intelligence and an advanced upgrade system for complex strategic play.


ZaciSa’s Last Stand – Demo Version for Wii U – Not sure whether this space-based 2D tower defense case is for you? Try before you buy with this demo!


Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon for Nintendo 3DS – Available November 20th, you must join up with a variety of Pokémon to explore these randomly-generated dungeons and battle alongside Legendary and Mythical Pokémon to save the world.


Family Fishing for Nintendo 3DS – Arcade-style mayhem and competitive, frenetic fishing are the name of the game as you and your kinfolk head down to the the lake and try to hook the best score.


I Love My Pony for Nintendo 3DSMy Little Pony, this ain’t. Training, competition, and activities are all par for the course as you care for your pony and take part in a “captivating” story.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS

This week’s new themes are the SEGA Saturn Theme and until December 6th, you can get a Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon Bonus Theme free when you purchase the Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon game in the Nintendo eShop.

Nintendo eShop Sales (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.

David Oxford is a freelance writer of many varied interests. If you’re interested in hiring him, please drop him a line at david.oxford (at)



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David Oxford

David Oxford is a freelance writer of many varied interests. If you're interested in hiring him, please drop him a line at david.oxford (at)