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Nintendo Download: August 25-31, 2016
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August 25, 2016, 17:46
August 25, 2016 - Mario, Street Fighter, and more drop today on the eShops. See all of this week's updates on your favorite eShop at noon eastern today.

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

Virtual Console on Wii U

Super Mario 64 DS
– Mario, Luigi and Wario set out for a party at Princess Peach’s castle, but arrive to find it empty … well, except for Yoshi. They soon discover that Bowser has stolen the Power Stars and imprisoned the Toads. In this Nintendo DS version of the classic 3D platformer, enter all of the castle paintings to conquer the game’s creative levels and save the day. Then try out some action-packed mini-games!

Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS

Street Fighter Alpha 2
– This Super NES fighting game explodes on screen with lightning-fast gameplay and amazing innovations. Push your talents to the limit as you discover new hidden moves and reversals for every character. Akuma, Sakura and Ryu are just some of the fighters lined up for action.

Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers – When Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers debuted, the fighting game genre would be forever changed. Along with a revolutionary combo system, the Super NES game introduced a new set of challengers to fight alongside the original Street Fighter II cast. Get ready for the Street Fighter Tournament!

Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting – Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, regarded as one of the greatest video games of all time, was the third and final release of the original Street Fighter II series on Super NES. The original eight world warriors are featured, along with playable boss characters. The game offers enhanced gameplay speed and improved character balancing.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice – Demo Version
- Eureka! It’s time to take on a “trial” trial and get a preview of the legal adventures that await in the upcoming Sept. 8 release. This free demo features a section from the game’s first courtroom clash between Phoenix Wright and his new adversary, Royal Priestess Rayfa, in the foreign Kingdom of Khura’in. In the full version of the game, players can look forward to exploring crime scenes and using investigative techniques to solve puzzling mysteries in the courtroom. Click here to see the trailer.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Summer Savings
– There’s one week left of the Summer Savings event, so don’t miss out. Nintendo fans are invited to celebrate the last days of summer with our Summer Savings event, which offers discounts of up to 30 percent on select games. Shop online at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals or on Nintendo eShop during the sale, which runs through 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 1.

The Delusions of Von Sottendorf and His Square Mind (Nintendo 3DS) and The Rivers of Alice: Extended Version (Wii U) are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 8.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Journey of a Special Average Balloon, The Letter and more games from TreeFall Studios are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 31.

Kung Fu FIGHT! is 50 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to 99 cents) starting at 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 26 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 5.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Aqua Moto Racing 3D
is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 1

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars is more than 65 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $9.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 5.

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure is 75 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 5.

Toy Defense, Wakedas and more games from Circle Ent. are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Sept. 15.

Also new this week:

Japanese Rail Sim 3D Monorail Trip to Okinawa
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Legend of Kusakari (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Pixel Paint (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Shadow Archer (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

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08/25/16, 17:46
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Man, Super Mario 64 DS. Solid port with cool extras. I really wish it had analog controls, though...

Posted by 
 on: 08/25/16, 17:50
Yeah, seems like a missed opportunity for them to not "enhance" SM64DS with full analogue--it would've made me re-buy the game in a heartbeat, instead of just passing on it.

That said, I have no idea how difficult that would've been to program in. Probably very tricky.

Excited for AA6!

Posted by 
 on: 08/25/16, 18:16
Oh man! So much Street Fighter! Can you really download those on NEW 3DS? "SURE YOU CAN!"

I'm going to download them ALL.

Also excited for the Ace Attorney demo. Very nice update for 3DS this week.

For those on the fence, I'd say go ahead and check out Super Mario 64 DS. Besides all the new stuff they added to the game, if you use the analog stick to move around, the game actually feels pretty good. (at least, that's been my experience playing the game on 3DS with the Circle Pad) Using the analog stick to move and holding down the "Y" button to run feels very Super Mario 3D World-esque.

Posted by 
 on: 08/25/16, 19:05
Maybe I'll grab SM 64 DS. Y'know, so that I don't have to play it with a stylus.

Speaking of which, didn't the stylus actually allow analog movement, or am I remembering it incorrectly?

Posted by 
 on: 08/29/16, 04:16
I got Street Fighter II Turbo. I'll get Super Street Fighter II in a few weeks after I'm done with this one.

Posted by 
 on: 08/29/16, 05:22

They really should've included Championship Edition as well so TWO games they just released could be instantly outdone.

Posted by 
 on: 08/29/16, 05:26
@Anand It did! There were actually two analog control schemes that used the touch-screen: one where you use the Original DS's included thumbstrap on the screen as a virtual analog stick, and buttons to jump/attack....and another where you used the stylus for analog movement and used the D-pad to jump/attack/crouch. Neither was anywhere close to a real analog stick, but they weren't terrible options. I actually really liked the stylus option, surprisingly.

Posted by 
 on: 08/29/16, 06:44
Yeah, I think that I preferred it to the standard D-pad controls (and the thumb pad), but it just felt so wrong to control Mario that way.

I actually completely forgot about the existence of the thumb pad until right now.

Anyway, are you sure that Super Mario 64 DS doesn't have analog control on the Wii U VC? They didn't map the stylus control to the analog stick?

Posted by 
 on: 08/29/16, 06:55
Mr_Mustache said:

They really should've included Championship Edition as well so TWO games they just released could be instantly outdone.

I'm about to blow your mind like mine was blown a few minutes ago. Championship Edition IS included in the game!!! It's under the Turbo option. It's called Normal.

Posted by 
 on: 08/29/16, 07:27

What the. My mind..has been blown. USELESS MODES, ALL OF THEM.

After "Super," why go back?? Cammy isn't even in those other ones! CANNON DRILL!

EDIT- I want to see Zangief vs. T-Hawk in a Best of 777 series.

Posted by 
 on: 08/29/16, 08:12   Edited:  08/29/16, 08:13
Street Fighter Alpha 2 always amazes me. I mean yeah it is majorly cut back but still get the game on the SNES and still very playable is a fantastic achievement.

Posted by 
 on: 08/29/16, 14:34

Agreed. Impressive, fitting that game into an SNES cart. Very playable and fun.

Except if you're fighting on Charlie's stage. Then the frame rate basically becomes a slideshow.

Posted by 
 on: 08/29/16, 15:19
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