The Nintendo Download – 5/12/2016 – Oldschool Edition
Platformers, 8-bit graphics, and classic characters.
This week’s Nintendo Download shows a lot of love to the oldschool style of gaming, but with a modern twist. From super-hard platformers to 8-bit styled graphics to classic characters and more, there should be plenty to satisfy older fans of gaming as well as new.
Disney Art Academy for Nintendo 3DS – From Elsa and Olaf to Mickey and Minnie to numerous emotions from Inside Out, this teaching tool will help you learn to draw more than 80 characters from the worlds of Disney and Pixar.
Wordsup! Academy for Nintendo 3DS – Prove you’re worthy of joining the Wordsup! Academy by taking on six modes of challenges and six different languages.
Witch & Hero 2 – Demo Version for Nintendo 3DS – Not sure if this tag-team action-adventure is for you? Find out with this free demo!
Super Meat Boy for Wii U – Over 300 single-player levels, epic boss fights, a plethora of unlockable secrets, warp zones, and hidden characters from other popular indie games all await in this tough-as-nails platformer. As Super Meat Boy, can you survive the salt factories, haunted hospitals, and even Hell itself to save your girlfriend?
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass for Wii U – This touch-based sequel to The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker returns Link to the open sea as he must solve the mystery of the Ghost Ship.
8-Bit Hero for Wii U – Up to five players can team up in this co-op retro arcade adventure. 30 levels and three difficulty levels await.
Color Symphony 2 for Wii U – Color is the key to overcoming the obstacles through 120 levels of this puzzle action platformer.
Tachyon Project for Wii U – In this story-driven dual-stick shooter, you take control of Ada, a sentient computer program designed to hack into the most secure servers on Earth, but who has been locked out of her own home server. Can you unravel the mystery of what happened to her creators?
Queens Garden for Wii U – This match-3 game features 100 levels and 60 different garden decorations, along with some bonus games as well.
Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS
This week’s new themes are “Pokémon Radiant Collection,” “Pokémon Red and Blue,” and “Pokémon: Here Comes Ash-Greninja.”
Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Super Mario Mash-Up Pack – Available May 17th, this download is free to those who purchase Minecraft: Wii U Edition and allows you to turn the world of Minecraft into a mash-up with Mario’s world. You can find out more about this content here.
Fire Emblem Fates – New DLC Map – Realms Collide – In this second part of “Heirs of Fate,” Nohr’s youths must give aid to a wild dragon. This pack goes for $1.99 USD.
Fire Emblem Fates – Map Pack 2 DLC – Other versions of the Hoshidan and Nohrian children from other dimensions are under attack. These fledgling warriors of the Deeprealms are now forced to save themselves and their parents by rising up and discovering the mystery of their adversaries. Your leveled-up units from the main Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright and Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest games are unable to lend their assistance in this six-map series, which you can receive as they are released for $7.99 USD.
Nintendo eShop Sales (Taken directly from Nintendo’s press release; prices in USD)
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS
- 99 Moves (Wii U), Soccer Up 3D (Nintendo 3DS) and more from EnjoyUp Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 2.
- 3D Game Collection (Nintendo 3DS), Island Flight Simulator (Wii U) and more games from JoinDots are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 19.
- Word Search by POWGI (Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) is 25 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $5.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 19.
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Toys vs. Monsters, Fantasy Pirates and more from EnjoyUp Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 5.
- My Pets is 60 percent off (reduced from $24.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 5.
- 2 Fast 4 Gnomz, AiRace Speed and more from Qubic Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 2.
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 18.
For more information, screens, and videos for each of this week’s releases, click on the corresponding links above.
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