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Nintendo Download: July 3-9, 2014.
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July 03, 2014, 16:03:58
 
July 3, 2014 – There's a whole lot of new game for this week's Nintendo Download! Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition and Armillo hit the Wii U eShop. Squids Odyssey hits the 3DS eShop along with a slew of other titles for both systems. Even DSiWare and WiiWare get in on the action! Check out all of this week's updates on your favorite digital storefront at noon eastern.

Wii U

Retail Games

  • ONE PIECE Unlimited World Red – Bandai Namco Games America, $49.99

    eShop Games

  • Armillo – Fuzzy Wuzzy Games
  • Bombing Bastards – Sanuk Games, $6.99
  • Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition – Drinkbox Studios, $14.99
  • Internal Invasion – Bear Box Media, $4.49
  • Poker Dice Solitaire Future – RCMADIAX, $1.99
  • ZaciSa's Last Stand – ZeNfA Productions, $2.99

    Virtual Console

  • Mario Tennis: Power Tour (Game Boy Advance) – Nintendo, $6.99

    Sales and Price Reductions

  • Just Dance 2014 – $39.99 beginning July 7
  • Kung Fu Rabbit – 50% off through July 10

    3DS

    Retail Games

  • ONE PIECE Unlimited World Red – Bandai Namco Games America, $29.99

    eShop Games

  • Bike Rider DX2: Galaxy – Spicysoft Corporation, $2.99
  • City Mysteries – Teyon, $4.99
  • Glory of Generals – Circle Entertainment, $9.99
  • Squids Odyssey – The Game Bakers

    Demos

  • Tomodachi Life – Nintendo

    Sales

  • Etrian Odyssey IV: The Legends of Titan – on sale July 7-21
  • Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl – on sale July 7-21

    DSiWare

  • Mysterious Stars: A Fairy Tale – Collavier Corporation, $4.99

    WiiWare

  • Karaoke Joysound – Brother International, $4.99 (demo version also available)

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    Posted: 07/03/14, 16:03:58  - Edited by 
     on: 07/03/14, 16:03:37    
     
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    Heard good things about this Guacamelee! game.


    Posted by 
     on: 07/03/14, 16:06:31
    Me as well. I will buy once I have wifi back in the house.


    Posted by 
     on: 07/03/14, 16:07:54  - Edited by 
     on: 07/03/14, 16:08:15
    @GameDadGrant

    It's very good. Anyone who can only play it on the Wii U, I highly recommend it.

    Got to play a bit of Armillo and it seems like a fun title for 6$. Odd framerate issues here and there but they're looking to fix it apparently cause they never experienced it on their dev kits I guess.


    Posted by 
     on: 07/03/14, 16:08:24
    I highly recommend Mario Tennis GBA for its simple and fun gameplay and RPG mode. I sunk many hours into it, both in the RPG stuff and just exhibition matches. Peach is quite an adversary. Shame there's no way to play multiplayer.


    Posted by 
     on: 07/03/14, 16:12:05
    What would you guys compare Guacamelee to in terms of gameplay? And quality?

    Pretty good week. Armillo's always looked cute and I'm curious about the GBA Mario Tennis. Anyone played the latter?


    Posted by 
     on: 07/03/14, 16:12:41
    @TriforceBun

    There has been some discussion on the game already, the game is often said to be a Metroid-style map with brawler combat.


    Posted by 
     on: 07/03/14, 16:14:26
    If I were a wealthy man I'd probably get Guacamelee and Armillo along with Chibi-Robo Let's Go Photo which is out today in PAL territory, but I think I'll have to save my money for Shovel Knight. Whenver that may get here.


    Posted by 
     on: 07/03/14, 16:14:53
    @TriforceBun

    See above re Mario Tennis.

    Guacamelee's gameplay is pretty unique to me. Maybe kind of Viewtiful Joe-ish in its melee combat combo stuff (although I don't have much experience with VJ so that's not too informed of a comparison) and the platforming is really more about timing. Hard to explain without revealing some later powerups.

    The progression is pure Metroid except you can buy some stuff as well.


    Posted by 
     on: 07/03/14, 16:16:13
    @TriforceBun
    It's sort of like Metroid but with melee attacks. It wears its inspirtaion on its sleeve, too.
    It's a fun, quality game with a nice, Mexican Day of the Dead style.


    Posted by 
     on: 07/03/14, 16:16:35  - Edited by 
     on: 07/03/14, 16:17:27
    Oh, Mutant Mudds is getting the 20 extra levels from the Wii U version today, too!



    Posted by 
     on: 07/03/14, 16:17:21
    @Guillaume
    Oh, that's great!

    I should beat the main game I suppose.


    Posted by 
     on: 07/03/14, 16:18:20
    @Guillaume
    Gasp! Is that NA only at the moment or what?

    EDIT: Nope, it's worldwide! Or at least NA/EU. Wooo!


    Posted by 
     on: 07/03/14, 16:18:37  - Edited by 
     on: 07/03/14, 16:29:15
    @TriforceBun

    I should add that the gameplay is fun and deep enough that I went through all the optional challenge rooms and got gold in most.


    Posted by 
     on: 07/03/14, 16:19:08
    Dang, sounds like I'm going to have to make some tough decisions on what to pick up. And I still haven't beaten Shovel Knight yet!

    I might grab one or two of this week's games a few weeks down the road, after I've gotten my fill of Shovel Knight, MK8 and TWW HD. The rest of the summer is pretty dry for Nintendo releases, right?

    Thanks for the impressions.


    Posted by 
     on: 07/03/14, 16:19:54  - Edited by 
     on: 07/03/14, 16:20:09
    TriforceBun said:
    The rest of the summer is pretty dry for Nintendo releases, right?
    I… hope so.

    I can't keep up with recent releases. Still haven't fired up 1001 Spikes. And I intend to play more Shovel Knight than I already have. Been meaning to check out Squids Odyssey, Armillo, Stick It to the Man and a few others, too.


    Posted by 
     on: 07/03/14, 16:21:33  - Edited by 
     on: 07/03/14, 16:22:36
    I know everyone is busy with Shovel Knight and that Mario Kart 8 thing probably but Guacamelee! is pretty freaking awesome and everyone should play it. It's really a love letter to Metroid / old school Nintendo in so many ways... but also very modern. Easily one of the best indie games... well, best games period... I've played in recent years.


    Posted by 
     on: 07/03/14, 16:35:58
    I know no one has an XBox One here but it's also free with your Gold account this month. You might as well purchase it on the marketplace if you have a Gold account, in some crazy chance you get an XBO one day.


    Posted by 
     on: 07/03/14, 16:41:18  - Edited by 
     on: 07/03/14, 16:41:49
    @Guillaume

    I'm very much looking forward to the new Mutant Mudds levels! Renegade Kid is awesome for updating the 3DS game multiple times with free new content.


    Posted by 
     on: 07/03/14, 16:41:42  - Edited by 
     on: 07/03/14, 16:41:58
    Guillaume said:
    Oh, Mutant Mudds is getting the 20 extra levels from the Wii U version today, too!


    Suh-weet! Will download.

    Hmm, I wonder when we'll get the rest of MOON Chronicles?


    Posted by 
     on: 07/03/14, 16:46:43
    So, is it every week that Atlus puts their games on sale, or just every other week?


    @TriforceBun Don't go into Guacamelee expecting the progression/unlock mechanics to be especially clever a la Super Metroid...the ability-specific roadblocks are almost always literal. They're color-coded blocks that you need to smash with the right attack before you can access the next area. You do get some abilities later on that are a bit flashier, but the map design isn't especially intricate on the level of a Metroid or even Castlevania. It does have its moments, though, and the core brawling gameplay is pretty good.

    That said, I thought the game was pretty and a special experience overall. I was a bit sour on it at first, but like @Jargon I ended up liking it enough to go through the challenge rooms and get gold medals in them all.


    Posted by 
     on: 07/03/14, 17:31:15
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