The last Nintendo Download before Christmas is out now! In addition to the numerous retail and digital exclusive titles launching on all Nintendo systems, the Wii U eShop is having a sale! Be sure to check out your favorite Nintendo storefront for all of the downloads today, December 20, 2012!
Wii U eShop Retail Titles
Jeopardy! - THQ
Wheel of Fortune - THQ
eShop Digital Titles
3DS eShop Retail Titles
BIT.TRIP SAGA - Aksys Games, $14.99
Mario Tennis Open - Nintendo
Pilotwings Resort - Nintendo
Pokémon Rumble Blast - Nintendo
Riding Stables 3D - Treva Entertainment GmbH, $29.99
eShop Digital Titles
3D Game Collection - Joindots GmbH, $5.99
escapeVektor - Nnooo, $9.99
Pix3D - Gamelion, $3.99
Wario Land 2 - Nintendo, $4.99
2 Fast 4 Gnomz - QubicGames
DSiWare (also available in the 3DS eShop)
Anonymous Notes Chapter 3 - From The Abyss - Sonic Powered, 200 points/$1.99
Cake Ninja: XMAS - Cypronia, 200 points/$1.99
Castle Conqueror - Heroes 2 - Circle Entertainment, 500 points/$4.99
So I guess I triple dipped with BIT.TRIP SAGA (own all of the WiiWare games and the BIT.TRIP SAGA cartridge) and bought Wario Land II, Little Inferno and Trine 2. I also downloaded Ninja Gaiden 3 this week.
I shall not forget you, good sir! I can see the appeal of having that game "on tap" as a definite incentive. I've got my eye on Mario Tennis Open for the same reason. Same for Code of Princess. I'm not downloading them until after Christmas, though. I'm hoping I'll get some pre-paid eShop cards (or at least Gamestop cards I can use to buy eShop pre-paid cards) as gifts, and I'll use that credit to get those games.
Might even do that for Pilotwings Resort, even though the price for that launch game is ridiculous. I mean, the price may have been justified AT LAUNCH, but it's been nearly two years. Cut us some slack, Nintendo! Geez.
Downloaded escapeVektor. I would recommend this game to each and every one of you were it not for having to hold down the R button the whole time to zoom out. The presentation is awesome, gameplay is interesting, great leaderboard functionality... but holy cow, having to hold down the R button the whole time just ruins the game. Having to keep track of where all the enemies are, figure out the optimal route through the level, time detonations perfectly, and hold down the boost button at the right time makes holding the R button down waaay harder than you'd think. It's just one more thing to keep track of. Having to fight the controls in a game this complex just kills the experience.
Should have bought BIT.TRIP SAGA instead.
EDIT: Played a bit more. I found that resting my finger on the R button in such a way that I'm using my weight to press it instead of my muscles makes the game playable.