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Nintendo Download: April 30-May 6, 2015.
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April 30, 2015, 16:10:01
 
April 30, 2015 – Nintendo unleashes a hero made of paper, an app that uses amiibos a demo for Puzzles & Dragons, and even more on this week's Nintendo Download! Visit your favorite digital storefront today at noon eastern to see all of this week's updates.

Nintendo of America said:
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

amiibo tap: Nintendo’s Greatest Bits
– Discover definitive moments from classic Nintendo games. Download the free amiibo tap: Nintendo’s Greatest Bits application in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and tap any amiibo figure to the Wii U GamePad controller to unlock scenes from select NES and Super NES Wii U Virtual Console games. At least one amiibo figure (sold separately) is required to use this software.

Virtual Console on Wii U

Paper Mario
– After Bowser steals the Star Rod and kidnaps Princess Peach, Mario plots to rescue the seven Star Spirits and free the Mushroom Kingdom from the Koopa’s rule. The turn-based battle system of this classic Nintendo 64 RPG will make fighting Bowser’s baddies equal parts strategy and timing.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition Demo
– Download the free demo version of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition before the full game launches in stores and in the Nintendo eShop. Intuitive drag-and-match puzzle game play and classic Mushroom Kingdom characters combine to create one of the most unique puzzle/RPG games ever. The full version of the Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition game, which gives you two complete games in one package, launches May 22.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS


Shin’en Spring Sale – Big savings on select games from Shin’en for spring! Check out these great deals in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U beginning at 9 a.m. PT on April 30 until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 21. Visit http://www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers for more details.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, Monster High: 13 Wishes on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, Young Justice: Legacy and more titles from Little Orbit are on sale beginning at 9 a.m. PT on May 1 until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 31.

Kung Fu Rabbit on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS is 70 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $1.49 each) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 7.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Pentapuzzle, Toss N Go and other titles from RCMADIAX are up to 50 percent off until 8:59 a.m. PT on June 24.

Zacisa’s Last Stand is 65 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $0.69) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 14.

TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition is 37 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 14.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Castle Conqueror Defender, Demon King Box
and Quell Memento from Circle Entertainment are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 21.

Shin Megami Tensei IV is 50 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $14.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on May 4 until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 11.

3D Game Collection, FunFair Party Games and Murder on the Titanic from Joindots are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 14.

Tiny Games – Knights & Dragons is 50 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 14.

AeternoBlade is 46 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $7.99) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on May 1 until 8:59 a.m. PT on May 17.

Winter Sports: Feel the Spirit is 40 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $5.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Oct. 1.

Activities:

Mega May Starts Next Week
– Voting is now over. Check back on May 7 to see which classic Mega Man game fans decided should be released first. For the entire month of May, Nintendo and Capcom are celebrating everyone’s favorite blue bomber with six game releases in the Virtual Console on Wii U. The Game Boy Advance versions of Mega Man Zero 2, Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue, Mega Man Battle Network 3 White, Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun, Mega Man Battle Network 4 Blue Moon and Mega Man & Bass will land in the Nintendo eShop throughout the month.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

New themes this week include:

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Hunter's Weapon Gallery
(Available May 1-July 1)

Also new this week:

Star Wars Pinball
– New DLC (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Adventure Bar Story – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Heart Beaten (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

KAROUS – THE BEAST OF RE:EDEN (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

My Horse 3D – Best Friends (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

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Has anyone really been buying themes periodically?


Posted by 
 on: 05/02/15, 18:23:27
@DrFinkelstein

I don't buy them on a regular basis, but I did purchase the A Link Between Worlds theme when it came out. I also bought the Mighty Gunvolt one. I got the Sonic Boom, Famicom Memories, Metal Gear Solid 3 and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate themes for free.

I recently bought the Xenoblade theme because I really dig that piano music.


Posted by 
 on: 05/02/15, 18:43:20
@DrFinkelstein
I've bought about 6 themes over the past few months, they're cheap and fun.


Posted by 
 on: 05/02/15, 21:35:52  - Edited by 
 on: 05/02/15, 21:36:36
@GameDadGrant

How is the Xenoblade theme visually? I haven't bought any, but I'm interested in that one.


Posted by 
 on: 05/03/15, 04:34:28  - Edited by 
 on: 05/03/15, 04:34:43
@Jargon

It's pretty much the same as the Puzzle Swap panel, except not animated. It's not 3D at all, or if it is, it's barely noticeable.

To be honest, I really only got it for the music.


Posted by 
 on: 05/03/15, 17:04:27
Paper Mario 64 is great.

@GameDadGrant
I had the exact same experience. Intro was piss-easy and Expert was balls hard.

Bad words!

The puzzle mechanics were pretty fresh, though. It didn't feel like a reskin of a game from twenty years ago. Not one that I've played, at least.


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 on: 05/04/15, 00:44:16


Posted by 
 on: 05/04/15, 02:54:43


Posted by 
 on: 05/04/15, 04:15:25
@carlosrox If a simplified RPG with light action elements and a more whimsical story sounds like something you'd enjoy, then check out Paper Mario.

@Secret_Tunnel Although the sequel to Paper Mario expands the battle system and refines some things like the badge and upgrade systems, I felt the world, characters, and other things like that were better in the N64 game.


Posted by 
 on: 05/04/15, 04:26:36
PM64 and TTYD are in my top 10 RPGs ever. Don't miss either one, although play them in that order since TTYD is two steps forward, one step back.

Or should I say, a thousand steps backtracking over the same area over and over.

(seriously though, I love both of 'em)


Posted by 
 on: 05/04/15, 04:37:23
The Thousand Year Door is the best Paper Mario game ever, IMHO.


Posted by 
 on: 05/04/15, 16:00:03
@anon_mastermind @Jargon @Mop it up @TriforceBun @GameDadGrantGotta agree with Jargon and Grant and disagree with Anon and Mop and sort of half agree with Bun here... TTYD knocked it up a bunch while keeping the charm and everything, very superior sequel in my eyes.

64 is still definitely worth playing though.


Posted by 
 on: 05/04/15, 16:18:21
Was about to get the Xenoblade theme when I investigated and read that it doesn't actually play the whole Xenoblade theme, only a mere minute of it. Lame! You were so close, Nintendo...


Posted by 
 on: 05/04/15, 16:37:45
GameDadGrant said:
The Thousand Year Door is the best Paper Mario game ever, IMHO.
...but I liked it better when it was on Nintendo 64.



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 on: 05/04/15, 17:42:32


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