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Nintendo Download (ALL) Thursday, November 21, 2013

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2013 @ 12:13 p.m. PST

Wii U will revolutionize how people connect with games, each other and entertainment through the system's unique and integrated second-screen controller.

Note: Some demo versions do not support all game features, and players cannot save their in-game progress in demo versions. To enjoy the 3D effect of Nintendo 3DS software, you must experience it from the system itself. . Use Parental Controls to restrict 3D mode for children 6 and under.

Wii U

Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo/$59.99/WiiU/eShop/Available Nov. 22)

Work together with your friends or compete for the crown in the first multiplayer 3D Mario game for the Wii U console. In the Super Mario 3D World game, players can choose to play as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach or Toad.

Key Features:

  • Each character has unique abilities and play styles. For example, Princess Peach glides over gaps, while Luigi has his trademark extra-high jump.
  • The new cat transformation allows players to run on all fours, pounce on enemies, attack in midair or use their claws to scamper up walls and goal poles.
  • Explore colorful 3D environments filled with obstacles and contraptions like transparent pipes and vertical conveyor belts, which add new puzzle elements.
  • Use the Wii U GamePad controller’s touch screen to search for hidden blocks and to freeze enemies in place.

No. of Players: 4 players

EDGE (Two Tribes/$1.99/WiiU/eShop)

EDGE is the second of three Two Tribes classics to arrive on Wii U eShop. Other games in this range include 2D puzzle platformer Toki Tori and 3D puzzler RUSH.

In EDGE, the award winning retro inspired platformer, players take direct control of the cube and roll their way around the game's dozens of levels. Search for all the prisms, find the shortcuts to improve your times.

  • Off-TV gameplay supported
  • Retro styled platformer
  • Classic 8-bit inspired soundtrack
  • Over 100 levels (original, bonus and extended levels)
  • 1080p/60 frames per second display

No. of Players: 1 player

Coaster Crazy Deluxe (Frontier Developments/$9.99/WiiU/eShop)

A new type of gaming challenge, from the creators of RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 and LostWinds. Coaster Crazy Deluxe takes you on a journey around the world (and to the moon) to build a cash-making coaster empire with ever-more insane creations. Unlock more special pieces, coaster cars and track types that let you earn even more cash, and meet the fiendish challenges posed by the Crazy characters in the game.

They are demanding customers:

  • Can you make your coaster fast enough to get the speed freak surfing with delight?
  • Can you keep G-forces low enough to prevent the Professor’s Nitro Glycerin from exploding?
  • Can you beat a coaster score before the zombie starts infecting other passengers?
  • Can you do that all at the same time?
  • And what will happen to the little old lady if your ride is too intense?
  • And then there’s the Mayor. Alien. King. Policeman. Queasy guy. Accountant. And sheep..

No. of Players: 1 player

The Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths (Ynnis Interactive/$14.99/WiiU/eShop)

Dive into the universe of the Mysterious Cities of Gold!

Play Esteban, Zia and Tao through numerous tricky levels full of puzzles, traps and stealth phases in a wide variety of diverse gorgeous settings. Explore every nook and cranny of China, and escape the children's enemies, searching for the local City of Gold.

Faithful to the story-line and art style of the famous Mysterious Cities of Gold anime cartoon, Secret Paths lets you dig deep in this wonderful cross-media universe. You get to play with all the main characters, and each hero has his own special power that you will need to use smartly when approaching the different challenges. Pick between them wisely - Their personality matters!

No. of Players: 1 player

Nintendo DSiWare/3DS/eShop

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo/3DS/eShop/Available Nov. 22)

Set in the world of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, the new game makes use of the 3D abilities of the 3DS, and allows Link to become a drawing and move along walls.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is set in the same world as fan-favorite The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for Super NES and takes place in the same Hyrule after many years have passed. In this new game, Link must journey between two worlds, Hyrule and Lorule, using a mysterious power that lets him become a drawing on walls. Link’s ability to merge with walls allows players to solve puzzles and explore dungeons in a new way. Players are also able to buy or rent various items throughout the game, allowing them to explore dungeons in any order they want, adding a new level of freedom to the game play.

Key Features:

  • A daring adventure awaits Link in Hyrule, where he can use his new ability to become a “drawing” and merge into walls of dungeons and fields. This opens up new ways to explore, and puzzle elements that give Link access to locations he could not otherwise reach.
  • The game brings this top-down, 2D world to life with elevation and depth enabled by the Nintendo 3DS system’s 3D visuals. The stunning 3D visuals are made possible by the constant frame rate of 60 frames per second.
  • Using the touch screen, touch and drag the item from the items window and switch the item assigned to the X and/or Y buttons.

Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo/3DS/eShop/Available Nov. 22)

Mario, minigames and the Party Islands are perfectly portable on the 3DS

Gather your friends and family—up to four people can join Mario on the Party Islands: a wonderland of 80 all-new minigames, 7 new boards, Streetpass minigames, and more. Packed with content and unique ways to play on the 3DS and 2DS, this island tour will seem brand new every time you play.

There's always something new to do on the Party Islands. Play against friends on one of the 7 unique game boards or go it alone against computer opponents in the Bowser's tower. With 80 all-new minigames, you're sure to have a fresh experience every time.

No. of Players: up ot 4 players

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies DLC (Capcom/$29.99/3DS/eShop)

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies sees the return of courtroom hero Phoenix Wright. The much loved gameplay and features from previous titles in the Ace Attorney® series are back but for the first time in stunning 3D graphics, bringing the courtroom and characters to life and putting players directly in the heart of the action.

  • More courtroom drama as Apollo Justice and new Associate Attorney and psychoanalysis expert Athena Sykes join Phoenix at the Wright Anything Agency
  • Psychoanalyze witnesses to reveal the truth with the brand new Mood Matrix feature
  • Hold it! Present your evidence, challenge the witnesses and experience life as a real Attorney
  • Stunning dynamic 3D graphics: bring the characters and courtroom to life and investigate crime scenes from various angles to uncover hidden clues
  • Brand new interface and game progression system for fans and newcomers alike

New downloadable content! The Ace Attorney himself makes his return in a very special episode entitled, "Turnabout Reclaimed!" The Wright Anything Agency will head to the Shipshape Aquarium and meet new client Sasha Buckler and the accused killer… whale. Download "Turnabout Reclaimed"--a preface to the cases of Dual Destines--on the Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo 3DS.

No. of Players: 1 player

Christmas Wonderland 3 (Microvalue/$7.99/3DS/eShop)

A Trip of a Lifetime to Santa's Workshop at the North Pole

Christmas Wonderland 3 is crammed full of fabulous HOG scenes, lots of truly superb puzzles for players of all ages and Santa’s Interactive Advent Calendar. In this sensational Christmas game, the Kids win the trip of a Lifetime and ride the Wonderland Express to the North Pole. They visit Santa's Workshop, meet his Elves and Rudolph. They ride a Skidoo to Town and see the Princess's Ice Palace, the Church and a Christmas Market. Suddenly it’s Christmas Eve. The Kids fly on Santa's Sleigh, land on their friend's house before getting home. But there is a BIG... BIG... SURPRISE waiting!

No. of Players: 1 player

Jewel Match 3 (Joindots/$6.99/3DS/eShop)

When Luna returns to Nevernear, she finds her homeland in ruins. The once-glorious kingdom has been razed to the ground by an evil power.

Plunge headlong with Luna into a fantastic Match 3 adventure packed with magic, fantasy... and the insidious Evil. Exploit the power of the five Mages and conquer darkness in 100 huge Match 3 levels. Rebuild Nevernear's castles and create mysterious gardens to keep Evil at bay.

Let yourself be swept away into Luna's wonderful world - and the fantastic story of Nevernear.

  • 100 absolutely huge levels
  • Three game modes: Timed, Relaxed and Match 3 Maniac mode
  • Great mini-games
  • Lots of new extras, plus expanded game mechanics

No. of Players: 1 player

Ohno Odyssey (Big John Games/$5.99/3DS/eShop)

Ohno Odyssey is a physics-based, action-puzzle game that challenges players to guide the Ohno aliens through 35 gravity-defying stages as they roll on rails, jump and smash through obstacles, and zoom their way to the escape pod for safety.

The Ohnos, a group of aliens whose malfunctioning mothership has caused them to crash-land on Earth, are strewn about the planet; they need to be located and rescued before they are discovered. The path to the escape pod is filled with obstacles that each player must circumvent using the tools provided in each thrilling level. The Ohnos can be shot out of cannons, dipped in oil, and even set on fire to break through barriers – all in order to safely guide them back to the mothership.

Ohno Odyssey is an extremely fun and challenging interactive action-puzzle game involving strategy and planning over 35 increasingly elaborate stages. The stellar action will be nearly impossible to put down!

Hands On! Tangrams (Big John Games/$4.99/500 Points/NDS/eShop)

Hands On! Tangrams is a puzzle dissection game based on the 18th Century Chinese tile game. It allows gamers to manipulate geometric shapes to mimic real life objects, making you think outside the box!

Tangrams puzzles claim to date back over 4000 years invented by a Chinese god named Tan and brought to Philadelphia, America in 1815 by Captain M Donaldson! It’s a total mind bending game for all the family.

  • 10 themed levels
  • 100 pattern puzzles
  • 6-8 hours of gameplay
  • Massive replayabilty

Virtual Console

Brawl Brothers (HAMSTER, Co./$7.99/Wii U/eShop)

A classic 2-player scrolling beat ‘em up is back on Virtual Console!

People are going missing in Bayside City and the rumours say some people conducting a shady human cloning experiment are responsible. For Rick (a.k.a. Hack) and Doug (a.k.a. Slash) this situation has become personal. Especially after three friends from their martial arts gym get abducted.

The duo set off to the enemy's secret Air Fortress to sort this out. These guys know all the moves, from martial arts to pro wrestling throws - and they don't hesitate to use 'em. They’re not afraid of using knives, bats and other things they find to get the job done. And if that wasn’t enough, when they get hurt they get Angry – and you really don’t want to mess with them then. They ignore damage and hit even harder than usual! They’re ready for the action - the question is...are you?

No. of Players: 2 players simultaneous

City Connection (HAMSTER, Co./$4.99/3DS/eShop)

Making a clean getaway will be your greatest masterpiece!

After breaking into a paint store in New York City, the cops are now coming after you! Carrying leaky 10-gallon paint cans, drive over every mile of New York City highways before catching a boat to England. From there, you will go on a tour of the world, avoiding the police and leaking paint all over the place. Your only defense: picking up oil cans left on highways and throwing them at police cars. Send the police for a spin, and knock them off the road as you make your getaway

No. of Players: 2 players alternating


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