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Nintendo Download (ALL) Thursday, May 29, 2014

by Rainier on May 29, 2014 @ 3:48 p.m. PDT

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 / Wii U

Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo/Wii U/$59.99/eShop/Available May 30, 2014)

Race upside-down and along walls on anti-gravity tracks in the most action-fueled Mario Kart game yet! Take on racers across the globe and share videos of your greatest moments via Mario Kart TV.

Driving up a waterfall or across the ceiling can provide an intense adrenaline rush, but that’s not all anti-gravity is good for. It also provides a wild new gameplay mechanic: if you collide into other racers in zero-g, you’ll earn speed boosts worth bragging about. Luckily, you can upload and share your best moments and watch your friends’ using the all-new Mario Kart TV. Returning features include 12-player online play, gliders, underwater racing, motorbikes, and custom karts. You can even race as Bowser’s seven minions, the Koopalings!

  • Race along walls and upside-down on twisting anti-gravity racetracks!
  • Share highlight videos of your greatest moments with friends via the Mario Kart TV feature and Miiverse
  • Race and battle with friends locally or connect online to play with random players from around the world
  • Fan favorite features from past Mario Kart games include gliders, underwater racing, motorbikes, mid-air tricks, and more
  • For the first time ever, play as all seven of Bowser’s minions, the Koopalings!
  • Crisp HD graphics and fluid animation offers players the most visually stunning Mario Kart yet

Wireless broadband Internet access required for online play.

Gravity Badgers (Wales Interactive/Wii U/$4.99/eShop)

Step into the space suit of valiant gravity badger Captain T Bayback as he ventures into the deadly depths of deep space to save his friends, family and the universe itself from the threat of the deadly Evil Honey Badgers, aka the Hellsett. For the first time EVER a game unites the thrilling elements of Badgers and Gravity to create a stunningly presented physics-based puzzle game that will take you beyond the realms of possibility, imagination and logic to the star-dusted realm of the Gravity Badgers! Throw yourself into the planets' gravity, dodge asteroids and unyielding deadly bosses in over a hundred levels of vacuum-filled adventure and danger, all united under a stunning art style reminiscent of all your favourite 80's cartoons complete with a thumping mullet rock soundtrack!

No. of Players: 1 player

Ittle Dew (Ludosity/Wii U/$9.99/eShop)

Adventuress Ittle Dew and her sidekick Tippsie crash onto a strange island, filled with loot and mysterious inhabitants. It quickly dawns on the duo that this might become their biggest adventure yet.

Ittle Dew boils down the classic adventure formula until there is only fun left. Experience devious puzzles, timeless gameplay and lots of exploration!

  • Lots of secrets and shortcuts to explore
  • Combine your tools in ingenious ways
  • Beautiful hand-drawn HD wobble graphics
  • Speedrunners welcome

No. of Players: 1 player

Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (O2 Games/Wii U/$19.99/eShop)

Play and have fun with the fantastic Luv Me Buddies puppets and experience an exciting adventure along with your nice, new friends! In a colorful world, you will discover many mini-games designed for children, which will entertain, amuse and involve the whole family for beautiful moments of pure relaxation!

The Luv Me Buddies game is challenging, fun, educational activities, with fancy and sparkling graphics. Each time you interact with one of the lovable and cute little animals, you increase your chances in the game, unlocking new mini-games, for a never ending experience. Bright colors, catchy music and magical settings. The game stimulates children's imagination and helps them to interact with their creativity. Luv Me Buddies is an immersive experience for children and adults.

No. of Players: 1 player

Virtual Console

Mega Man Xtreme 2 (Capcom/3DS/$4.99/eShop)

It is an age where humans and intelligent robots known as Reploids co-exist peacefully. "Maverick Hunters" have been assembled to hunt down broken Reploids, or "Mavericks", to maintain order in society.

In the Reploid research facility on Laguz Island, Reploids are being turned into lifeless shells as if their souls have been erased... Maverick Hunters Mega Man X and Zero have been dispatched to investigate and solve this mysterious turn of events.

Play as either Mega Man X or Zero as you jump across gaps and platforms, gather new abilities by collecting DNA souls, and blast through the evil forces that haunt the island. Solve the case, and restore the Reploids their missing souls!

No. of Players: 1 player

Klonoa: Empire of Dreams (Namco Bandai Games/Wii U/$6.99/eShop)

A ruler in a distant empire suffers from a serious case of sleepless nights. In his torment, Emperor Jillius passes a law where his loyal subjects are never allowed to dream again! One morning, our hero Klonoa and his friend, Huepow, find themselves in front of the emperor, charged for dreaming of adventure. As punishment to their crimes, the two must defeat the four monsters that plague the lands.

Play as Klonoa and take down enemies with the ever-trusty Wind Bullet. Solve puzzles, collect stars and other helpful items as you jump your way through 40 incredible stages! Help Klonoa in his journey to redeem himself and find out just why dreams have become so taboo...

No. of Players: 1 player


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