The Nintendo Download – 5/26/2016

Under the Southern Cross, anything is possible!

Wow, now this is what I call a delightful Nintendo Download, even though it’s only two releases in particular that have my eye.

StarTropics for Wii UStarTropics is one of my favorite games from the Nintendo Entertainment System library: I love the graphics, the music, the characters, the tropical setting, the mix of threats both mystic and alien alike. The only problem is, I’ve never completed it because this game is really tough! (And not especially forgiving, either.) Fortunately, I think the Wii U Virtual Console’s Restore Points may just make things palatable enough for me to give guiding Mike Jones and the Sub-C through the many island secrets to find his missing uncle.

Zoda’s Revenge: StarTropics II for Wii U – Maybe once I finish StarTropics, I can finally give its sequel (and its improved gameplay mechanics) a look as well! Unlike its predecessor, though, Mike’s adventures instead take him through history as he meets famous figures and fights off Zoda in order to collect the Tetrads and unlock their secret.

Fun Fact: To this day, neither StarTropics or Zoda’s Revenge: StarTropics II have been released in Japan. Probably why getting Mike Jones into Super Smash Bros. seems pretty unlikely — but under the Southern Cross, anything is possible!


Rynn’s Adventure: Trouble in the Enchanted Forest for Wii U – An evil wizard has kidnapped the king and queen as marauding reptiles invade the Forest! As the spry young Fox, Rynn, can you fight your way to the wizard and free your parents?


Futuridium EP Deluxe for Wii U – 50 levels, five bosses, and 150 medals are what stand between you and victory in this futuristic yet retro-inspired starship shoot ’em up.


Dual Core for Wii U – Up to four players can cooperate or compete in this twin-stick shooter, including a 1-on-3 mode. Fight through the colony to find out what calamity has occurred in this future-flung setting!


Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS – By pirate ship and through frozen tundra, defend against enemies as you use spatially aware Area-of-Effect attacks and power moves against the demons and bosses who threaten the world of Dragon Fantasy!


Infinite Dunamis for Nintendo 3DS – In this role-playing game, a young engineer named Luke comes to the aid of a young woman who is under attack, only to discover she is half-machine. He offers to help her, kicking off a chain of events he may never forget.


Epic Word Search Collection 2 for Nintendo 3DS – Can word searches be epic? They can when they each contain 1,500 words apiece! Puzzles themed around America, ancient history, animals, journeys, and Shakespeare are at your fingertips.


Conveni Dream for Nintendo 3DS – You’re the new owner of a convenience store, and you’ve got your work cut out for you! Order imports and keep the shelves stocked to level up and enlarge your business!


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. (I know this was posted last week. Strangely enough, this is what was in the press release; I’m not sure if it didn’t get released last week, or they just forgot to update this week’s.)

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.

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)