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Nintendo Download (ALL) Thursday, April 4, 2013

by Rainier on April 4, 2013 @ 12:53 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.

WiiU

Toki Tori 2 (Two Tribes/$14.99/eShop)

Toki Tori 2 is a hybrid between a puzzle and a platform game that features a rich and living game world. Players need to learn about the personalities of the inhabitants and discover how they react to the player's presence in order to make progress in the game.

The player controls a chubby chicken whose only available actions are a whistle or - using his weight - a stomp on the floor. These actions are all the player gets to work with throughout the game. The diverse roster of creatures and their reactions to these two actions, deliver an easy to grasp yet deep puzzle mechanic.

Key Features:

  • Living game world filled with creatures to interact with
  • No texts or tutorials; players learn by experimentation.
  • Features level editor using Wii U GamePad.
  • Fully supports Off-TV gameplay on the Wii U GamePad.

No. of Players: 1 player

Nintendo DSiWare/3DS/eShop

Castlevania (Konami/$4.99/3DS/eShop)

Step into the shadows of the deadliest dwelling on earth. You’ve arrived at Castlevania, and you’re here on business: To destroy the curse of the Evil Count, once and for all. Take arms as Simon Belmont as you make your way through six monstrous floors filled with bats, ghosts, zombies and every kind of ghoulish creature that you can imagine. Use the legendary whip, Vampire Killer, and a host of deadly weapons to battle your way to Dracula’s chamber and to the ultimate duel of good versus evil.

Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D (Giant Media Group/$14.99/3DS/eShop)

In this first-person fire & rescue action game players will enter the soot-stained boots of an everyday hero as a newly graduated academy cadet getting their start in a big city fire station. Players must use the tools of the trade like the axe, hose and saw to battle raging blazes, tackle explosive environments and rescue survivors.

Face the heat on the frontline as you assume the role of a rookie firefighter destined to become a hero on the Nintendo 3DS. Operate the tools of the trade. Aim jets of water, swing axes and prise open doors. Adding to the already intense drama is an impressive cast of voice actors. Become that rarest of commodities - a real hero!

Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove 3D (Natsume/$14.99/3DS/eShop)

Gabrielle’s having a bad day. She sneezed her soul right out of her body! She’ll have to travel to Monsterville, the home of all things that go bump in the night, to get help. Only by busting out the ghostliest dance moves and thrilling and chilling people will she be able to scare up the power she needs to get herself back into her body! It’s a spooktacular rhythm adventure!

Features:

  • Catchy tunes will have you tapping, sliding, and flicking in time to the music!
  • Unlock chilling minigames!
  • Earn tons of terror-ific outfits, items, and more!
  • A fun-filled story with over 30 stages to master!

No. of Players: 1 player

Virtual Console

NAM 1975 (D4 Enterprise/$4.99/Wii)

Initially released in 1990, NAM 1975 is a third-person “shoot 'em up”, action game. The player takes the role of an American Special Forces soldier fighting through a harsh battlefield while moving left and right in front of the screen as enemies in the background shoot fiercely at the protagonist. Essentially, you fight with machine guns and other firearms, as well as hand grenades and the like; however, you can pick up new weapons from items. Not to mention, you can move at high speed while dashing, enabling you to get out of sticky situations if used adeptly.

No. of Players: 2 players alternating


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