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Nintendo Download: October 20-26, 2016
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October 20, 2016, 16:14:33
October 20, 2016 – All aboard the Spirit Tracks! See all of this week's updates, including The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks on the Wii U VC, at noon eastern on your favorite digital storefront.

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

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Pirate Pop Plus
– Join Pete Jr. on his quest to defeat the nefarious Bubble Pirate, an evil villain who has trapped the innocent townsfolk in bubbles. Dodge and pop bubbles with your anchor while collecting power-ups and managing Bubble Pirate’s constant gravity-switching mischief. You can even buy the New Nintendo 3DS version of Pirate Pop Plus and receive a free digital version for the Wii U console (and vice versa). The same Nintendo Network ID must be linked to your Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems as well as your Nintendo eShop account prior to purchase in order to be eligible for the offer.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

SteamWorld Heist
– From the makers of SteamWorld Dig, SteamWorld Heist is a space adventure with turn-based tactical shootouts in which you aim in real time and perform awesome bullet-bouncing trick shots. For a limited time, you can buy SteamWorld Heist from Nintendo eShop on Wii U at an introductory price of $14.99. Buy or own the Nintendo 3DS version of SteamWorld Heist, the Nintendo 3DS version of SteamWorld Dig or the Wii U version of SteamWorld Dig and receive a 10 percent discount off the Wii U version of SteamWorld Heist. The same Nintendo Network ID must be linked to your Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems as well as your Nintendo eShop account prior to purchase in order to be eligible for the offer. This offer lasts from 9 a.m. PT on Oct. 20 until 8:59 a.m. PT on Nov 3.

Virtual Console on Wii U

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
– Spirit Tracks have long protected the kingdom from evil. But when they start disappearing mysteriously, Link and Zelda must travel together to restore them and keep the dark forces at bay. In this Nintendo DS adventure, fight enemies and explore the world as you travel by train and take control of a hulking suit of armor.

Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS

– Join Ryu as he embarks on an adventure of a lifetime. He will need to rely on his companions if he is to rediscover the lost powers of the Light Dragons and save his sister, Sara, from the evil clutches of the Dark Dragons. Dive into this epic Super NES RPG and prove that the Warrior of the Dragon is not just a myth!

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Great deals this week include Shadow Puppeteer (Wii U) and Witch & Hero 2 (Nintendo 3DS) plus several more! Check out the fill list of deals on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U available this week at: http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

Also new this week:

(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Retro Road Rumble (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Super Destronaut 2: Go Duck Yourself (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Mr. Pumpkin Adventure (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Shooting Range by Thornbury Software (Nintendo eShop on Wii U) – Available Oct. 21

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Posted: 10/20/16, 16:14:33    
Why not sign up for a (free) account and create your own content?
Is the SNES version of Breath of Fire still worth it if I already own the GBA version?

Posted by 
 on: 10/20/16, 16:33:54
So, with Spirit Tracks on Wii U.....is basically every single Zelda game playable on either 3DS or Wii U at this point? Four Swords Adventures is GCN-exclusive still, I suppose, but you can play a version of every other game on either 3DS or Wii U now, right?

It's insane that basically the entire series is playable between these two machines. I know I played a ton of Zelda games for the first time on 3DS.

Posted by 
 on: 10/20/16, 16:40:53

Not really. It's the same game (aside from some translation differences and the music is more symphonic on the SNES version). Still a good game, but no reason to buy it twice.

Posted by 
 on: 10/20/16, 16:45:45

I remember thinking it was cool back in 2006 when literally every Legend of Zelda game ever made up to that point was playable on Gamecube one way or another. Wii U is nearly there now!


Hmm. Thanks for the info man. Now I have a decision to make. Probably not worth buying twice...but...it's only $8! Will I be able to stop myself? History has proven that...no, I cannot.

Posted by 
 on: 10/20/16, 16:50:50
Pirate Pop Plus looks like a pretty good arcade romp. $5 cross-buy.

Posted by 
 on: 10/20/16, 19:32:58

I know the feeling. It's a solid RPG from a combat standpoint. If only the translation were better...

Posted by 
 on: 10/20/16, 19:33:55
nate38 said:
Four Swords Adventures is GCN-exclusive still

AKA the most important one to have playable on modern consoles. BAH.

Maybe it could work on Switch?

Posted by 
 on: 10/20/16, 20:20:12
SteamWorld Heist? Can I use Amiibos??

Posted by 
 on: 10/21/16, 00:19:07

Maybe we can get a new one. A better one!

Posted by 
 on: 10/21/16, 00:27:53
@Shadowlink We did. It was called Tri Force Heroes. It was amazing and no one cared.

Okay, so the online restrictions were unfortunate, but still. Amazing. Apathy.

Posted by 
 on: 10/21/16, 00:34:12
@Mop it up That was the opposite of amazing

I did buy it, but god the laaaag. The execution should have been so much better.

Posted by 
 on: 10/21/16, 00:52:22

Did you hear something about amiibos and SteamWorld Heist?

I gotta say you should totally look into and/or buy SteamWorld Heist. It's an amazing game. I've been playing a bit of the Wii U version and it seems to be a high-res (i.e. beautiful) version of an already beautiful 3DS game. The gameplay transfers just fine. I love hearing Steam Powered Giraffe some more too.

For you or anyone curious, there's plenty of NegativeWorld.org content to help you understand what it's about.

There's the 3DS Review, the Official Negative World Discussion Thread for SteamWorld Heist and lastly it was talked about particularly on the Negative World Podcast 089 - The Answer To Everything Is Pizza.

Posted by 
 on: 10/21/16, 03:17:04
Is Breath of Fire any good? I'm always on the lookout for old school RPGs on the 3DS.

Posted by 
 on: 10/21/16, 07:59:29

Yeah, it's good! It's very dated now, of course. But if you can put yourself in the mindset that you're playing a 16-bit RPG from the 1990's, then you'll have a swell time.

That's right. Swell. Time.

Posted by 
 on: 10/23/16, 08:54:47
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