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Nintendo Download: April 17-23, 2014.
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April 17, 2014, 17:15:00
 
April 17, 2014 – Alchemy abounds and raccoon tails soar in this week's Nintendo Download! Super Mario Bros. 3 (finally) hits the 3DS and Wii U eShops this week, as does Golden Sun and F-Zero: Maximum Velocity on Wii U. There's plenty of new games to check out this week, so be sure to visit your favorite digital storefront at noon eastern today to see all of this week's highlights!

Wii U

Retail Games

  • LEGO The Hobbit - WB Games, $49.99 (available April 22)

    eShop Games

  • Flowerworks HD: Folie's Adventure – Nocturnal Entertainment, $3.49
  • My First Songs – RingZero

    Virtual Console

  • F-Zero: Maximum Velocity (Game Boy Advance) - Nintendo, $6.99
  • Golden Sun (Game Boy Advance) - Nintendo, $7.99
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) - Nintendo, $4.99

    Price Drops

  • Assassin's Creed IV – Ubisoft, $39.99 as of April 21
  • ZombiU – Ubisoft, $29.99 as of April 21

    3DS

    eShop Games

  • Bit Boy!! ARCADE – Bplus, $7.99
  • Smash Cat Heroes – Tom Create, $3.99

    Virtual Console

  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) - Nintendo, $4.99

    Sales

  • Classic Games Overload - 50% off through May 1

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    Posted: 04/17/14, 17:15:00  - Edited by 
     on: 04/17/14, 17:14:48    
     
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    GOLDEN SUN!


    Posted by 
     on: 04/17/14, 17:22:28
    Trying the new Mario Golf demo here in PAL territory today. I've never been all that big on golf outside of duels with my friend in the original NES Golf, but this seems like a game I could sink a ton of time into. I've played all nine holes total, set in three different courses, and it's been lots of fun. The Wiggler Park and Yoshi Lake courses were absolutely adorable, and it really makes golf all that much more interesting having floating, bouncy platforms in your way, and giant Goombas overlooking the action. Gonna try collecting some Star Coins in Peach Gardens now. Pink grass and catchy music. Can't go wrong with that.

    EDIT: Quick summary for anyone interested.

    The demo contains one quick tutorial section and three playable courses with three holes each: Seaside Course, Wiggler Park and Yoshi Lake.
    Seaside Course is what it sounds like, a green and sunny seaside area lined with palm trees and the odd sand bunker. Wiggler Park is located in a woodland area where everything is huge, including the wiggler and goomba spectators. The main obstacles here are small, round patches of rough in the middle of the courses. Yoshi Lake has the whole fabric theme going for it, and is full of small, relatively shallow bodies of water. There are also square, floating platforms that can block your shot or be used as a way to get the ball farther without ending up in the drink.

    In addition to this you can play the Star Coin Collector mode on Peach Gardens, and the Ring Master mode on a Mountain Course. Peach Gardens features one Star Coin to grab, and grass so pink it would make Kirby feel inadequate. The Mountain Course has five golden rings to shoot your ball through, and lots of bottomless chasms on your way to the hole.

    In terms of playable characters you can go with Mario, Peach, Yoshi or Bowser. So far I've only tried Mario during the tutorial, and Yoshi for the rest of my time with the demo. Will go back to the demo later in case anyone is interested in learning any specifics. Pretty meaty demo, I think, but you only get to play it ten times before you need to invest in the full version.

    EDIT: Lol, wrote "pink so grass" instead of "grass so pink". Hurr and indeed durr.


    Posted by 
     on: 04/17/14, 19:30:43  - Edited by 
     on: 04/17/14, 20:33:25
    Oh man, I wish North America got the demo too! I wanna try it out ASAP!


    Posted by 
     on: 04/17/14, 20:28:07
    @r_hjort
    Lucky! Nice impressions. I'm leaning towards a day one download for Mario Golf when it hits in a couple of weeks.


    Posted by 
     on: 04/17/14, 20:36:02
    Any Bit Boy!! ARCADE impressions? Looks very interesting.


    Posted by 
     on: 04/18/14, 04:16:53
    Getting Super Mario Bros. 3 on the 3DS.


    Posted by 
     on: 04/18/14, 06:36:46
    Ah, so Golden Sun is out..


    Posted by 
     on: 04/20/14, 01:09:16
    How come the 3DS price drops aren't listed? Those start on April 22nd.


    Posted by 
     on: 04/20/14, 02:45:39
    Super Mario Bros. 3 is mine. Mine.


    Posted by 
     on: 04/20/14, 23:40:03
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