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Nintendo Download: April 10-16, 2014.
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April 10, 2014, 19:05:03
 
April 10, 2014 Forgive the late post, this week's Nintendo Download news is up and ready to go! Enjoy several new releases and sales this week! Be sure to check your favorite eShop for all of this week's updates.

Wii U

eShop Games

  • My Exotic Farm - BiP Media

    Virtual Console

  • Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (Game Boy Advance) - Nintendo, $6.99
  • WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (Game Boy Advance) - Nintendo, $6.99

    Sales

  • DuckTales Remastered - 50% off through April 17

    3DS

    Retail Games

  • Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars - Atlus (available April 15)
  • LEGO The Hobbit - WB Games

    eShop Games

  • Atlantic Quest - Maximum Games
  • Boxzle - PouncingKitten Games
  • Governer of Poker - Teyon

    Virtual Console

  • Mach Rider (NES) - Nintendo, $4.99

    Sales

  • Escape from Zombie City - 50% off April 12-27
  • G-Style games sale - 50% off April 12-27

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    Posted: 04/10/14, 19:05:03  - Edited by 
     on: 04/10/14, 19:04:56    
     
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    Hmm...wonder if I should pick up Duck Tales if I've got no nostalgia for the original or really the series.


    Posted by 
     on: 04/10/14, 19:08:36
    @missypissy

    It's a solid game that I think can be enjoyed even if you are not a fan, but obviously you can get more out of it if you are.

    As for me, I've never actually played Mach Rider before. I might check that out this week.


    Posted by 
     on: 04/10/14, 19:27:55
    Is Amazing Mirror that good? I love the Kirby games that let you have multiple attacks per ability (Super Star, Return to Dreamland), but I'm not as much a fan when Kirby only gets one attack per ability (Dreamland 2, 3, Kirby's Adventure, Kirby 64). Are the exploration elements good enough to make up for that? The music has always sounded really good.


    Posted by 
     on: 04/10/14, 19:41:38
    @PogueSquadron

    Amazing Mirror is on my lower-tier of Kirby games. Some of the routes were fairly obscure, and became even moreso if you didn't have the map of the area in-game (some of which were difficult to find). That and the four Kirby mechanic was under-utilized and kind of pointless. There is a lot to explore and find, however, and it's an interesting take on the Metroidvania formula.

    If you've got $7 lying around, you could waste it on far worse things (but if you're a 3DS Ambassador, just play it on there). It's a good, but not great, game. If you want to explore and not become utterly frustrated, just get Kirby Super Star and play The Great Cave Offensive.


    Posted by 
     on: 04/10/14, 19:46:57  - Edited by 
     on: 04/10/14, 19:50:52
    @PogueSquadron
    I really like Amazing Mirror, and felt it was one of the most pleasant surprises among the Ambassador Games on the 3DS, but I think it was Mop_It_Up who didn't care much for the game, so I guess it depends. Personally I really like the sense of exploration, even though I never finished the game in part because of that; I played another game for a while, and then sort of forgot where I wanted to go and from where, and since the world is pretty big it felt like work getting back into the swing of things again.


    Posted by 
     on: 04/10/14, 19:48:10  - Edited by 
     on: 04/10/14, 19:48:30
    Man, they're droppin' some GBA bombs! Quite a contrast to their usual VC trickle. Is Amazing Mirror going to support multiplayer somehow? If not, WTF.

    BTW, the most unfortunate name of all time: Dick Trickle.


    Posted by 
     on: 04/10/14, 20:05:14
    Amazing Mirror was kind of a letdown for this Kirby fan. I prefer the multi-movesets myself but a Metroid-style Kirby sounded right up my alley (like Great Cave Offensive). However, the backtracking is heavier than one would expect and the world design as a whole was confusing and unintuitive. And the four Kirbies thing was pretty bizarre too. The Smash power was awesome at least.

    Anand said:
    Dick Trickle.
    What is that? Hahaha, this had me "Beavis and Butt-Head snickering" for quite a bit.


    Posted by 
     on: 04/10/14, 20:41:23


    Posted by 
     on: 04/10/14, 20:48:54
    PogueSquadron said:
    Thwn you'll love the mini ability

    Some of the abilities do have multiple attacks(sword, many of the miniboss abilities,) and some have been slightly tweaked (cutter lets you control your boomerang midflight, I think fire lets you angle up or down although annoyingly it wasn't merged with burning. Bomb and throw give you multiple ways to throw your bombs/enemies, and I hear throw can be used in some of the puzzles that require Kirby's inhale ability to move a block or something. And the Master ability may or may not have inspired Meta Knight in Brawl

    A few of them actually affect how you move (cupid, parasol)
    missile is just plain awesome to use,Twister is neat but ultimately compared to missile completely blows, rock doesn't rock, spark fails to do anything shocking, and ice has just given us the cold shoulder


    Posted by 
     on: 04/10/14, 22:39:34
    There is no multiplayer support in any GBA VC title, so I feel that makes Kirby and the Amazing Mirror a very odd choice to release. Like Zelda Four Swords, the game is designed and intended for multiplayer, and playing it in single feels like being in a bowling alley by yourself; it functions, but it's lonely and pointless.

    Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land is the better GBA Kirby. Hopefully they'll release that sometime.


    Posted by 
     on: 04/10/14, 22:45:22
    Anand said:
    Man, they're droppin' some GBA bombs! Quite a contrast to their usual VC trickle.

    Nintendo has already confirmed the release schedule for the next couple weeks.

    You'll return to your normal trickle shortly after I imagine.


    Posted by 
     on: 04/10/14, 22:55:44
    @missypissy
    Hopefully we'll see another wave of goodies around E3. Not just for GBA, but in general.


    Posted by 
     on: 04/10/14, 22:57:45
    Getting WarioWare tonight and, hopefully, finally playing one of these GBA games on the Wii U. I was out if the country for a few days and I've been working ever since I got here.


    Posted by 
     on: 04/11/14, 00:37:41
    missypissy said:
    Hmm...wonder if I should pick up Duck Tales if I've got no nostalgia for the original or really the series.

    Looks the part, but has some annoying 8-bit niggles. Enemies that just jump in one spot is SO 80s!


    Posted by 
     on: 04/11/14, 00:39:16
    @Anand

    RIP Dick Trickle


    Posted by 
     on: 04/11/14, 00:44:52
    @Anand

    Did we really just have a Dick Trickle reference on here? Seriously?


    Posted by 
     on: 04/11/14, 00:57:04
    @ludist210

    Anand is a closet NASCAR fan. He was probably gonna whip out a Fireball Roberts reference next. (Sadly/ironically, died due to burns suffered weeks after his car got backed into a wall, flipped over, and burst into flames at the 600 mile race in Charlotte, 1964. Terrible.)


    Posted by 
     on: 04/11/14, 01:52:38
    How's Mach Rider?


    Posted by 
     on: 04/11/14, 02:53:46
    I'm still waiting for Shovel Knight.

    If you haven't played Wario Ware yet, please do yourself a favor.


    Posted by 
     on: 04/11/14, 07:35:05
    @anon_mastermind
    I remember it being decent enough. As part of the NES user-generated content series (also including Excitebike and... Wrecking Crew, maybe?), it had a track editor, too. But no two-player, as far as I remember, which definitely limited its appeal.

    To put it briefly, it's no Clu-Clu Land!


    Posted by 
     on: 04/14/14, 20:02:56  - Edited by 
     on: 04/14/14, 20:03:19
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