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Nintendo Download (ALL) Thursday, April 24, 2014

by Rainier on April 24, 2014 @ 10:45 a.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.

Wii / Wii U

NES Remix 2 (Nintendo/WiiU/eShop/$14.99/Available on April 25)

Take on rapid-fire challenges from classic NES games remixed with mind-bending twists.

Play as Link while running from Boos, nab coins as Kirby in Super Mario Bros., and much more! We’re talking epic gameplay set pieces from the likes of Kid Icarus, Metroid, Super Mario Bros. 2, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link—the list goes on!

Tackle the best parts of beloved retro games like Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream and Super Mario Bros. 3 while sharing videos of your greatest feats in the NES Remix Miiverse community.* NES Remix 2 also features two exciting new modes. Super Luigi Bros. stars our nervous hero, Luigi, and dares players to beat each level of the original Super Mario Bros. backward! The other new mode has you trying for high scores in three rapid-fire levels from different NES games, using a scoring system inspired by the 1990 Nintendo World Championships.

  • Conquer redesigned and twist-filled 8-bit challenges
  • Features snippets of a dozen more 8-bit Nintendo games
  • Replay stages to improve times and unlock more challenges
  • Take on two new modes: Championship Mode (the first NES Remix game is required to play this mode) and Super Luigi Bros.
  • Share your accomplishments with Miiverse online communities (broadband Internet access require)

Child of Light (Ubisoft/WiiU/eShop/available on April 29)

Banish the Darkness

From Patrick Plourde, creative director of Far Cry 3, and Jeffrey Yohalem, the lead writer of Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, comes Child of Light.

Child of Light is an RPG inspired by fairy tales. The story takes us on the coming-of-age journey of Aurora, the daughter of a duke, who is transported to the fantastic world of Lemuria.

Identified as the Child of Light and granted the power of flight, Aurora takes on the minions of the Dark Queen in her quest to save the sun, the moon, and the stars. Along the way she’ll discover that her destiny may be far greater than she ever dreamed.

No. of Players: 2 players simultaneous

Ava and Avior Save the Earth (2020 Venture/WiiU/eShop)

Recyle & Save the Earth! Save the Earth with Ava and Avior Adventure, Education & Fun!

Go green and save the Earth. Ava and "Avior" from Planet "Avior" are on a mission to Earth to educate everyone on how to save the earth by recycling. The Journey starts in the Country side & moves all the way to Suburbia & Mountain ranges and ends at a surprise location. Very educational with tons of fun!

No. of Players: 1 player

Nintendo DSiWare/3DS/eShop

Mario Golf: World Tour (Nintendo/3DS/eShop/Demo)

Go clubbing around the world with Mario!

Tee off as your favorite Mario or Mii character while challenging players online (wireless broadband Internet access required). Shoot into warp pipes and dodge piranha plants in Mushroom Kingdom areas or take a shot at the nature-themed courses. The new Castle Club has both naturalistic and Mario-themed courses, a training area to hone your skills, and a pro shop where you can get unlockable gear and outfits. Test your skills in a gauntlet of course challenges, play with friends locally (additional systems and games required for multiplayer mode; each sold separately), or take on players around the world in online real-time tournaments.

  • Play as your Mii character or as your favorite Mario characters.
  • Golf it up on Mario courses.
  • Play with friends all over the world.
  • Trick out your Mii character and get the edge on your competition with outfits and equipment.
  • Use the touch screen and motion sensor to better track and control shots.
  • Create and play in online communities with unique tournament rules.
  • Compete in worldwide tournaments online.

Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends (Majesco/3DS/eShop/available on April 29)

Plant the Seeds of Friendship!

Mama is back in her gardening gloves planting the seeds of friendship! Make your animal friends happy by growing flowers, fruits and vegetables they can sell in their forest shops. With intuitive, stylus based-activities, customization and tons of fun rewards, Garden Mama 2: Forest Friends will get you growing in no time!

No. of Players: 1 player

Legends of Oz Dorothy's Return (GameMill Entertainment/3DS/eShop/available on April 29)

Dorothy is Back!

Oz is in Trouble again thanks to the evil Jester! A new villain named Jester showed up on the scene and started kidnapping a lot of the legends of Oz! Scarecrow, Lion and the Tin Man were all captured by his flying monkeys, and now they’re being held with others against their will! Dorothy needs to recruit some new companions to help her make it to the Emerald City. With exciting new lands of Oz to explore, you can help Dorothy and become a Legend of Oz!

No. of Players: 1 player

Mystery Case Files Retun to Ravenhearst (Tulip Games/3DS/eShop/$5.99)

The biggest MCF game to date - Seamless, immersive game-play - Can you reveal the secret?

Emma's soul is free. But her ghost has delivered a dire warning: evil still lurks in Ravenhearst Manor.

Big Fish Games Studios takes you deep inside the cursed estate in Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst, the thrilling sequel. Experience Ravenhearst`s spectral halls as never before with new immersive adventure-style gameplay and an epic original soundtrack. Feel the floorboards creak as you move from room to room solving puzzles and seeking out clues in over 150 detailed scenes.

No. of Players: 1 player

Me & My Furry Patients 3D (TREVA Entertainment/3DS/eShop)

Welcome your animal patients!

Take loving care of your favourite animals, keep an eye on your supplies and expand your practice.

Features:

  • Exciting 3D construction and nursing fun awaits you.
  • Patch up guinea pigs, rabbits, birds, cats, dogs and even horses!
  • Treat more than 50 illnesses with swabs, ointments, injections, bandages and more.
  • Have a whole load of fun petting, feeding and going walkies with the animals.
  • Saddle up your own horse for a ride through forests and fields.
  • Visit the food store and pharmacy in the city or learn new skills at the academy.
  • Collect Play Coins and exchange them for in-game currency.
  • 3D photo feature: Take a real 3D photo of yourself and use it in the game.
  • Supports Circle Pad controls.

StreetPass Features:

Meet other players to get maximum health values, medications and additional in-game currency.

No. of Players: 1 player

Sea Battle (Teyon/3DS/eShop/NDSiWare)

Command your fleet to victory in this epic battle on open seas!

Hidden in the untamed ocean awaits an enemy ready to attack. Launch strikes and counter-strikes with missiles and powerful torpedoes to locate and submerge your enemy’s entire fleet in this new rendition of the classic paper and pencil game, Battleship.

Use additional content such as scanners to gain intelligence and detect the location of your enemy. Challenge your friends to battles against your fleet to see who really rules the seas with DS Wireless Play or tackle missions and battles on your own in 3 single player modes. Your only hope of survival is to uncover your enemy’s whereabouts before they uncover yours!

Features

  • Based on the iconic naval battle-themed paper and pencil game
  • Battle in Classic, Missions or the new Modern mode which includes additional features such as mines and diagonal ship placement
  • DS Wireless Play feature to fight against friends
  • A range of map sizes with increasing difficulty levels

No. of Players: 2 players simultaneous

Virtual Console

Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (Nintendo/Wii U/eShop/$7.99)

Play as Yoshi to ground pound and flutter jump your way out of trouble!

Yoshi is back, baby! And he’s ready to romp through a crayon-colored world where enemies are everywhere. Prepare to flutter jump and toss eggs to protect young Mario from the evil Magikoopa, Kamek. To save the day, Yoshi and his pals will have to morph into vehicles and even EAT their enemies to turn them into eggs! Umm…yum?

Play as Yoshi, carrying a young Mario through enormous, colorful worlds back to his parents in the Mushroom Kingdom. Kamek’s goons are constantly in pursuit, so stay alert and watch out for the Magikoopa’s devious traps. Throw eggs, gobble enemies, solve puzzles and even transform into wild vehicles like a helicopter, a submarine, and a mole tank. Is Yoshi up to the momentous task at hand? The fates of Yoshi, Mario, and the future of the Mushroom Kingdom are in your hands. Ground-Pound, flutter jump, and morph your way to victory!

No. of Players: 1 player


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