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Nintendo Download (ALL) Thursday, March 14, 2013

by Rainier on March 14, 2013 @ 12:17 p.m. PDT

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.

Nintendo WiiU

The Croods: Prehistoric Party! (D3Publisher/$39.99/eShop)

Play as your favorite character from The Croods and journey through 30 unique and addictive multi-player mini-games!

The Croods: Prehistoric Party! combines the ultimate fun of a family party game with Croods-style action as you journey through 30 unique and addictive multi-player mini-games. Game boards bring the Croods’ world to life, complete with hazards, never-before-seen creatures from the film, hilarious surprises and rough and tumble competition that only the Croods family can bring.

Game Features:

  • Challenge your friends with the ultimate mix of family fun and Croods-themed party games!
  • Play as any one of the lovable Croods family members – Grug, Ugga, Eep, Thunk, Sandy, Gran and Guy!
  • Four player multiplayer fun!
  • 30 mini-games on five unique unlockable boards!
  • Features spectacular landscapes and never-before-seen creatures from the film!

No. of Players: up to 4 players

Chasing Aurora (Broken Rules/Demo/eShop)

Chasing Aurora is a 2D aerial action game about the dream of flight. Players will compete in three different multiplayer game modes and a single player challenge mode. The Wii U GamePad is used for local asymmetric gameplay.

Ride the wind from peak to peak. Fight for Aurora's Gem. Fly your bird to victory in the breathtaking scenery of the Alps.

  • Up to five players can compete in a tournament that spans up to three disciplines. In two of the disciplines, the GamePad player has a special role. After each round, the GamePad is handed to a new player so that everyone has the opportunity to play as the special player.
  • The single player challenge mode features online and local high scores. Players race against the clock while they evade falling rocks, snow, lightning and gusts of wind.
  • From lightning storms to waterfalls, from icicles to the sudden rush of wind, each level offers a unique environmental challenge.
  • Asymmetric multiplayer gameplay for up to five players
  • 4 game modes, 5 playable characters

No. of Players: up to 5 players

Nintendo DSiWare/3DS/eShop

HarmoKnight (Nintendo/Demo/3DS/eShop)

Strike and jump to the beat in this rhythm-based action platformer from Game Freak inc., the makers of Pokémon! With over 50 stages spanning eight worlds, it's a full-featured game in a digital package. Feel the music and find your rhythm to save Melodia!

When evil threatens the safety of Melodia's citizens, it's up to you to help young Tempo and a rowdy cast of rhythmically inclined warriors save the planet.

Play 50+ Stages: Beat drums, crash cymbals, and smack enemies in time with infectious musical rhythms across a variety of funky stages.

No. of Players: 1 player

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Capcom/$39.99/3DS/eShop)

Discover the world of Monster Hunter , Battle larger-than-life monsters, Create tons of weapons and armor.

Discover the epic world of Monster Hunter as you journey through more than 200 exhilarating quests, battle larger-than-life monsters and create hundreds of weapons and armor.

Don't hunt alone! Hunt with your two AI companions in single player quests or team up with up to 3 players via local connection. A fully customizable touch screen allows you to personalize your hunting experience and local Nintendo 3DS search feature allows you to find other hunters near you location. Nintendo StreetPass™ functionality gives you the ability to share you guild card with fellow hunters.

No. of Players: 1-4 players

The Croods: Prehistoric Party! (D3Publisher/$29.99/3DS/eShop)

Play as your favorite character from The Croods and play through 30 unique and addictive multi-player mini-games!

The Croods: Prehistoric Party! combines the ultimate fun of a family party game with Croods-style action as you journey through 30 unique and addictive mini-games. You’ll encounter spectacular environments and never-before-seen creatures in this comical and rough and tumble Croods-style competition.

Game Features:

  • Compete in 30 unique and addictive Croods-themed Party games!
  • Play as any one of the lovable Croods family members – Grug, Ugga, Eep, Thunk, Sandy, Gran and Guy!
  • Features spectacular landscapes and never-before-seen creatures from the film!

No. of Players: 1 player

Forgotten Legions (Cypronia/$4.99/3DS/eShop/NDSiWare)

Forgotten Legions is an innovative real-time strategy in a fantasy setting, and is an exclusive for Nintendo DSiWare. Choose from two unique sides and command 18 units in 30 campaign missions.

Endless mode brings hours of challenging gameplay, with the chance to add the results to a web-based leaderboard.

Features

  • Innovative real-time, side-scrolling strategy
  • Deeply tactical controls
  • Fantasy setting – including humans, elves, dwarves and the undead
  • Two unique armies with distinctive strategies
  • 30 campaign missions
  • Challenging endless mode
  • Exciting gameplay
  • Boss fights
  • Special abilities
  • A web-based leaderboard

No. of Players: 1 player

Goony (CIRCLE Entertainment/$1.99/3DS/eShop/NDSiWare)

You control Goony, a jelly-like creature, who is running down a road with hazardous obstacles. The goal of the game is to stay alive for as long as possible. Goony is constantly on the move. He goes either left or right.

Special blocks, which can help you, are scattered across the playfield. The playfield is infinitely long and lasts until you make a mistake. The number of steps you took is your final score.

Features

  • Random generated, infinitely long playfield
  • Draw your own blocks using the built-in Block editor
  • Exchange user generated blocks locally or online via QR Codes
  • Race against a buddy on the same system in multiplayer mode

No. of Players: 1-2 players

Virtual Console (D3Publisher/$29.99/eShop)

Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (Nintendo/900 Points/Available March 20)

As young boxer Little Mac, players have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to battle the big guys of the World Video Boxing Association circuit. Take them on one by one, starting with skinny Glass Joe. Battle up through King Hippo and all the way to the WVBA Champion himself. Players use their best jabs, hooks, and power uppercuts to knock out opponents but must also dodge jaw-breaking blows by paying attention to subtle changes in their foe's body position. With great graphics, addictive action, and a touch of humor, this game will keep players entertained for hours!

No. of Players: 1 player

Mega Man 3 (Capcom/900 Points/$4.99)

In the year 200X, the notorious Dr. Wily, having reformed and now working for the forces of good, works hand in hand with Dr. Light to build a new type of peacekeeping robot. When a new set of eight Robot Masters escape the lab to wreak havok on the world at large, only Mega Man can save the day! This time, Mega Man must rely on his new slide move and his canine companion Rush to conquer the stages and vanquish evil.

A new character, Proto Man, adds to the mystery and appeal of this next title in the famous action game series.

No. of Players: 1 player


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