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Nintendo

Platform(s): Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo 2DS, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Wii, WiiU
Genre: Hardware

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Nintendo Download (ALL) Thursday, January 2, 2014

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2014 @ 1:25 p.m. PST

Experience incredible gameplay featuring real 3D graphics with no need for special glasses. The Nintendo 3DS system opens up a whole new world of eye-popping gameplay possibilities.

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

CastleStorm (Zen Studios/WiiU/eShop/$9.99)

Storming castles is so much fun!
Look out for flying sheep!
Vikings or Knights? Choose your side!

Welcome to the world of CastleStorm, a super genre mashup of 2D physics destruction mashed with tower defense brawler! CastleStorm was born out of the fond childhood memory of building and destroy Lego castles.

The clouds bring rumors of war…It’s Knights vs. Vikings in CastleStorm, where medieval warfare meets 2D physics-based destruction! Controlling the battle in real time, players will harness the power of medieval artillery, manage a fearsome ground attack, and cast powerful spells! CastleStorm features a story-driven solo campaign, a custom castle editor, online multiplayer, co-op modes, and more. Building castles and knocking them down has never been so much fun!

No. of Players: up to 4 players

Dr. Luigi (Nintendo/WiiU/eShop/$14.99)

Zap viruses in a falling block puzzle game featuring Dr. Luigi!

There’s a new doctor in the house! Dr. Mar—or, uh, Dr. Luigi is a new twist on this classic virus-popping puzzle game! Use new L-shaped pills in a brand new game mode and compete with players locally or online.

Drop pills the usual way, or get a second opinion with the Wii U GamePad controller. Virus Buster mode lets you position falling pill segments with the touchscreen and stylus to place them wherever you want. Use L-shaped pills carefully in the new Operation L mode or, for you die-hard Dr. Mario fans, there’s always Retro Remedy mode. Feeling better? Then sweat it out online* and see where you rank among the world’s elite Operation L and Retro Remedy mode players. Both modes feature online leaderboards. It’s just what the doctor ordered…even if it’s a little late!

  • Celebrate the Year of Luigi with Dr. Luigi
  • New L-shaped pills make you rethink your strategy in Operation L mode
  • Use the Wii U GamePad controller’s touchscreen in Virus Buster mode
  • Relive or try out the classic-pill dropping gameplay of Retro Remedy mode
  • Compete against other players locally or online
  • Both the Operation L and Retro Remedy modes feature online leaderboards

No. of Players: 2 players simultaneous

Nintendo DSiWare/3DS/eShop

Bravely Default (Square Enix/3DS/eShop/Demo)

Dark times have befallen the land of Luxendarc, and its fate is in the hands of Tiz Arrior and his three comrades. Mold them into heroes as you take a fantastic journey in Square Enix's RPG for the 3DS system.

Explore Luxendarc as Tiz and other memorable characters on a visually stunning quest to restore balance to the world. Download the free demo and experience an exclusive side quest that is not available in the main game.

Edge (Two Tribes/3DS/eShop/$1.99)

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.

  • retro styled platformer
  • classic 8-bit inspired soundtrack
  • over 100 levels (original, bonus and extended levels)

No. of Players: 1 player

Bird Mania Christmas 3D (Teyon/3DS/eShop/$1.99)

Ho-ho-ho its Christmas with Mojo!

Christmas time is almost here and the skies are crowded with Santa’s elves delivering presents across the globe. Mojo the bird is still mid-flight in his pursuit of sunny Africa so with a little Christmas spirit and Santa's hat it’s time to turn up the turbo and fly full blast to Africa!

Glide past snowcapped pine trees dashing into enemies for bonuses and collecting clusters of stars and shiny Christmas baubles. Whisk your way through the icy worlds scattered with candy canes and gingerbread and climb to the top of the online leaderboards. Try not to spoil Christmas and avoid crashing into Santa’s elves in this cheery holiday edition of Bird Mania.

  • Christmas-inspired winter theme with new online leaderboards for fierce competition for the top spot
  • Fly through the icy winter full of gingerbread cookies, candy canes and pine trees galore
  • Loads of Christmas baubles and stars to collect!
  • Dash into enemy birds for bonuses but avoid crashing into elves to keep Christmas alive!

No. of Players: 1 player

Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot (CoderChild/3DS/eShop/$9.99)

A hardcore platforming musical experience

Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot is an action-packed platform game, where music plays a very important role.

With only one button to jump, you must help Cubit to go from platform to platform, while you avoid obstacles and enemies through the different scenes of the game.

Perhaps you think this makes this game not difficult, right? Well, you are right; this game is not difficult... this game is Hardcore!

Choose the path you want to do in each game and reach each of the 3 endings available!!

Features:

  • Beware: This videogame has guest characters from other videogames.
  • 3 different endings!
  • 2 game modes: for all types of gamers, as well as Hardcore gamers.
  • A soundtrack that will send you back to the dance floor.
  • 24 challenges to enrol.
  • A videogame fully created by just one person!

Will you reach the end?

No. of Players: 1 player

Virtual Console

Mario Tennis (Nintendo/3DS/eShop/$5.99)

Spin, Lob, Drop, Smash -- It's time for some Mario Tennis!

Take your game to the next level in Mario Tennis with 3 fun-packed modes! Practice control on your swings and shots in Exhibition Mode. In Mario Tour, create your own tennis player on three different save slots. Begin your tennis career as a rookie at the Royal Tennis Academy, where coaches share their sage advice and the students are all about winning. Gain experience by training and playing matches, then divide those points across stats for spin, power, control and speed. As your performance improves, you will be able to face tougher adversaries—and maybe even get to encounter some familiar faces! Need a break? Then try your luck on some Mario Mini-games. It’s time to pick up your racquet, and start playing!

Mega Man X2 (Capcom/WiiU/eShop/$7.99)

Mega Man X returns!

Fresh from defeating Sigma and his Mavericks, Mega Man X tracks down the remaining rogue Reploids to an abandoned factory where they are continuing their rebellion. While Mega Man X is kept busy by eight all-new Mavericks, a new threat plots to resurrect a secret weapon that is all too familiar!

Now, guide Mega Man X through eight stages in his search to destroy the remaining Mavericks, gain their powers, and uncover the secret entity guiding them all. Also, pilot powerful new vehicles like the mobile attack cycle, and with help from the good Dr. Light, discover incredible new abilities hidden in capsules buried throughout the world. Only then will X will be ready to face his destiny as a Maverick Hunter!

No. of Players: 1 player

Super Punch-Out!! (Nintendo/WiiU/eShop/$7.99)

Spar against unique opponents -- old and new -- and outwit their unique techniques!

Featuring the tight game play and humor the series is known for, this sequel to the NES classic sees Little Mac return to the ring with the World Video Boxing Association belt once again at stake. Slug your way through the grueling, sweat-pounding matches of the Minor, Major, and World Circuits as you face off against some of Little Mac’s greatest rivals like Bear Hugger, Bald Bull, and Super Macho Man. With a cast of new challengers waiting, do you have what it takes to identify their unique patterns and exploit their weaknesses? Go to your corner and come out fighting, but remember what Doc Louis would say, "It’s not about brawling—it’s about finesse!"

No. of Players: 1 player


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