The Nintendo Download – 2/25/2016

Pokémon battles, Robattles, Super Fighting Robots, and fantasy farming.

A big week of releases has just occurred, particularly if you’re into Rock-Paper-Scissors styled combat games.

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Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, and Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition for Nintendo 3DS – Available February 27th: The trio that launched a phenomenon! Fine-tuned for the Nintendo 3DS so you can still trade all of your pocket monsters with friends — wirelessly!

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Return to Popolocrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale for Nintendo 3DS – Turn-based combat and farming mini-games abound in this title of Harvest Moon lineage.

Mega Man Legacy Collection for Nintendo 3DS – Do the math: Six classic Mega Man titles from the Nintendo Entertainment System for the price of three, and with a crisper presentation and a plethora of bonuses to boot! You can read my review of the PlayStation 4 version here, while Nadia talks about what this specific version entails here.

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Sadame for Nintendo 3DS – As a Samurai, Ninja, Monk, or Rogue, you must hack and slash your way through an army of monstrous invading Yokai. Watch out!

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Toy Defense for Nintendo 3DS – Test your skills as a military commander in this tower defense game set during the height of World War I. Don’t sweat it too much, though — the combatants are actual toy soldiers!

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Medabots AX: Metabee and Medabots AX: Rokusho for Wii U – Following the previous releases, Ikki and Metabee (or Rokusho) want to win top honors in the World Robattle tournament. Beat the other bots to gain new weapons and abilities from their Medaparts to aid you on your journey!

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6180 the moon for Wii U – The moon is on a quest to find the missing sun in this unique platformer that connects the Wii U GamePad and television screens.

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Inside My Radio for Wii U – “Music/Platformer/Rhythm/Puzzle.” That just about says it all, doesn’t it?

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Replay: VHS is not dead for Wii U – This puzzle platformer allows you to rewind time in order to get things right throughout numerous movie settings.

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Smart Adventures – Mission Math for Wii U – As a member of the Science Math and Radical Technology Agency, you’ve been called upon to use your skills to help fix the space station and determine the identity of the saboteur.

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Volcanic Field 2 for Wii U – Magma (lava after it surfaces, really) is spewing forth from the weakened crust of the Earth, and it’s up to you to rescue civilians and keep casualties to a minimum.

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LEGO Marvel’s Avengers – Demo Version for Wii U – Not sure if you’ve got what it takes to bash bricks with the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? Find out before you buy with this demo!

New DLC

Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Free Update and DLC – Many anticipated features are finally here, including new potions, blocks, biomes, and mobs — for free! Meanwhile the paid downloadable content brings in 24 new settlers and new biome skins. You can find all the details here.

Fire Emblem Fates – New DLC Maps – The new Boo Camp and Beach Brawl maps are now available for $2.49 each.

Fire Emblem Fates – Map Pack 1 – Nintendo offers a reminder that you can still purchase this pack for $17.99 (everything would be more than $24 separately) to get 11 downloadable content maps and bonuses as they’re released through April 21st.

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This week’s new themes are Mega Man “Stage Select” and “Mega Man vs. Dr. Wily!”.

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

  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
    • Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 1.
    • Jewel Match 3, Joe’s Diner and more games from Joindots are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 10.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U
    • Keytari: 8-Bit Music Maker is more than 35 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 5.
    • Land it Rocket is more than 45 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.59) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 3.
    • Defense Dome and SDK Paint from Hullbreach Studios are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 3.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Kami and Witch & Hero from Circle Entertainment are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 10.
    • Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! is 25 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $2.24) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 17.
    • Bloo Kid 2 is 50 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 17.

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) nyteworks.net.

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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) nyteworks.net.