The Nintendo Download – 5/5/2016

Boxing, solitaire horse racing, and more!

My head’s feeling a little woozy today, so instead of a fancy intro, I’m just going to get right to it.

Pocket Card Jockey for Nintendo 3DS – Developed by Game Freak, you’ll have to win at a form of solitaire to get your horse to move fast enough to win the race.


Super Punch-Out!! for Nintendo 3DS – If boxing were like professional wrestling, then this is probably what it would be like. Guide Little Mac to the World Video Boxing Association championship title by sticking and moving through numerous outlandish opponents in this Super Nintendo Entertainment System sequel to the NES classic.


Style Savvy for Wii U – Think Rarity is best pony for her fashion sense? Step into her shoes as the owner of your very own chic boutique in this title. Create outfits, satisfy customers, and do it all with Style Savvy.


Escape from Flare Industries for Wii U – The Nature Boy has become a man of industry, and — wait, that’s “Flare,” not “Flair.” I guess that wasn’t very fair to Flair, then, was it?

Apparently, there are these jerks who locked up a little slime guy named Splat to sell him off. However, despite all his rage, he’s still just a Splat in a cage, so he takes the first opportunity he can find to get out of there so he can rescue his pals, beat the boss, and get out of there. Acid, spikes, and other obstacles present puzzles to navigate as Splat tries to escape the factory, though.


Midnight 2 for Wii U – 28 unlockable levels await in this golf-ish sequel to the original Wii U title.


PixelMaker for Wii U – A program for creating pixel art, you can use the GamePad screen to get a close-up view of the finer details while the TV screen presents the bigger picture.


SpaceRoads for Wii U – The R-Series 1700F claims to be the fastest ship in the universe, and you get to pilot her at breakneck speeds through the worst environments space has to offer. Just don’t run out of fuel!


Sudoku and Permudoku for Wii U – Two styles of puzzle are available in this package, including classic number-placing Sudoku, and Permudoku, where colors replace the numbers.


The Beggar’s Ride for Wii U – A mysterious mask lies in wait for a hero, but could the old beggar who discovers it be more than he appears? Four masks in total bestow godlike powers that can reveal the truth!


Nintendo Badge Arcade – Until May 25th, spending $1 USD will automatically get you a thank-you badge featuring the Arcade Bunny (up to a maximum of $4 USD and four badges).


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.

Fire Emblem Fates – New DLC Map – In Endless Dreams – For $0.49 USD, you can help the lost and isolated Kana find allies. This map is Part 1 of “Heirs of Fate.”

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)