The Nintendo Download – 5/19/2016

Let’s attack aggressively.

Some fun items on the docket today, including one of my favorite games of all time and a Mario-rrific update to a more recent great!

Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Super Mario Mash-Up Pack for Wii U – At long last! All the main details are here, but the gist is that if you have or get Minecraft: Wii U Edition, you can now get a free download that will allow you to explore a Minecrafted Mushroom Kingdom, including new skins, textures, and all sorts of other fun from Mario’s world.

PixelJunk Monsters for Wii U – The classic tower defense game comes to Wii U as Tikiman continues to protect his offspring from the monsters who wish to invade his realm!


PokéPark Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure for Wii U – As Pikachu, run, jump, and smash your way through the various attractions of the PokéPark, and maybe even make some new Pokémon friends along the way!


Sweetest Thing for Wii U – Candy Land has been invaded by ants, and now gingerbread houses are crumbling and the chocolate fountain in the town square has dried up. Are you the sugar repair engineer needed to rebuild the candy realm?


Chompy Chomp Chomp Party for Wii U – Up to nine players can join in as each controls a different Chompy in various game modes and arenas.


Contra III: The Alien Wars for Nintendo 3DS – One of the best shoot ’em ups (and one of my favorite games) of all time is now available on the New Nintendo 3DS. But just like on the Wii and Wii U, I’ve vowed not to get it or Super C until they release the original Contra, too — what’s taking them?


Digger Dan DX for Nintendo 3DS – Guide Dan through 100 caves to collect gems and gold — just don’t get trapped!


Hyrule Warriors Legends Master Wind Waker Pack – Purchase this downloadable content for 99 cents USD and you’ll get six new Fairy Costume pieces, the “Master” Wind Waker map in Adventure Mode, and a new adventure battle scenario. Or you can drop $14.99 USD on the season pass and get this and all of the other downloadable content packs as they become available.

Fire Emblem Fates – New DLC Map III: The Changing Tide – In this third part of “Heirs of Fate,” it’s up to Shiro’s band to seize an opportunity. 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)

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

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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)