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Nintendo Download: January 28-February 3, 2016.
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January 28, 2016, 16:08
January 28, 2016 – Final Fantasy Explorers, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, Shadow Puppeteer, LEGO Marvel Avengers, and more arrive this week! Be sure to check out all of this week's updates, sales, and price drops by visiting your favorite digital storefront today at noon eastern.

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

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

– Master more than 20 jobs, each offering unique ways to defeat or even recruit the realm’s mightiest monsters. Players will have the ability to call upon the powers of eidolons like Ifrit and Bahamut, as well as transform into legendary characters from the FINAL FANTASY series via the Trance ability.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

LEGO® Marvel’s Avengers
– The best-selling LEGO Marvel video game franchise returns with a new action-packed superhero adventure on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems. LEGO Marvel’s Avengers features characters and storylines from the critically acclaimed Marvel films, additional classic Avengers characters featured in Marvel Comics, open-world game play and the introduction of dynamic new Team-Up Moves.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Shadow Puppeteer
– Invite a friend to explore the strange, yet beautiful, world of darkness and light in Shadow Puppeteer, an award-winning local co-op adventure. Work together as a boy and his shadow, manipulating light to solve puzzles that bring you closer to finding the evil shadow puppeteer.

Virtual Console on Wii U

FINAL FANTASY Tactics Advance
– When Marche and his friends open an ancient magical tome, their small town is transformed into a fantasy-filled kingdom known as Ivalice. In this Game Boy Advance RPG classic, guide Marche and his clan against countless foes, and discover the wonders of Ivalice. Build up your party, master abilities and summons, and learn tactical combat to win in battle.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

It’s the last week of the Winter Warm-up Sale!
Check out this week’s deals and save up to 30 percent off select games. The sale ends Feb. 4 at 8:59 a.m. PT.

99Moves, Darts Up 3D and more games from Enjoy Up are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 25.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition
is more than 35 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 11.​

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Art of Balance TOUCH!
is 25 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $5.20) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 18.

Classic Games Overload: Card & Puzzle Edition is 50 percent off (reduced from $29.99 to $14.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 22.

The Magic Hammer is 40 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Feb. 25.

Also new this week:

Hello Kitty’s Magic Apron
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

RV-7 My Drone (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

The Magic Hammer – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

Joe’s Diner (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Level 22 (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)


Crazy Train (DSiWare on Nintendo DSi)

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01/28/16, 16:08   Edited:  01/28/16, 16:07
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FINAL FANTASY Tactics A2 is one of my all time favorite games. I'm very excited to get the opportunity to play the original.

Posted by 
 on: 01/28/16, 18:19
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is the first game I remember getting sucked into character/party customization for hours at a time. After I realized I was spending more time in prep than in battles, I got burnt out and put it down altogether. Good game, but it hit the wrong buttons for me at the time.

Posted by 
 on: 01/28/16, 18:32   Edited:  01/28/16, 18:32
I never did beat Advance...now seems like as good of a time as any to give it a second shot.

Posted by 
 on: 01/28/16, 18:44
Some pretty good sales in the eShop, including games like Minish Cap, Earthbound, Affordable Space Adventures, Zero Escape, Shantae, and Etrian Odyssey.

Posted by 
 on: 01/28/16, 19:41
Always been interested in Minish Cap, Earthbound, and Shantae. Sales you say? I have like $36 in my eshop account. Never played Minish, haven't played much of Earthbound since I rented it as a kid, and I've never touched Shantae.

My eye is also on Megaman 7 (hardly played it ever) and Breathe Of Fire 1 and 2. I played a decent amount of those 2 back in the day.

Ever since I got Turok on PC I've wanted to play old games again. Not that I wasn't already a repeat player, but now I'm itching to play a larger variety of games (either replays of games I haven't played in a long time or experiencing games I missed out on) now.

Posted by 
 on: 01/28/16, 20:13
@nate38 I owe it to myself to play Earthbound. How is Minish Cap?

Posted by 
 on: 01/28/16, 20:16

I liked Minish Cap. The shrink mechanic made things interesting, and Vaati was a good villain.

Posted by 
 on: 01/28/16, 20:19
I might get Child of Light! Considering Breath of Fire 2 as well. Any opinions on that one here?

Minish Cap is a solid Zelda. Not amazing, but altogether strong and easily worth buying if you want a top-down Zelda adventure. And you all know how I feel about EarthBound...

Posted by 
 on: 01/28/16, 20:31

Breath of Fire 2 is a good JRPG, but be warned that the translation is hilariously awful.

"Will you come inchu my mind?" Bwahaha.

Posted by 
 on: 01/28/16, 21:19
Final Fantasy Explorers is good, grindy, addictive fun.

The Tactics Advance game is VERY engaging and surprisingly deep. The story is pretty light-hearted, but the gameplay mechanics are something else.

Anyone that hasn't played Zero Escape should take advantage of the sale and download NOW.

Posted by 
 on: 01/28/16, 23:24
GameDadGrant said:
Anyone that hasn't played Zero Escape should take advantage of the sale and download NOW.

Agreed! Except, you should play 999 first, and if you've already played that then you've probably already played Virtue's Last Reward.

Posted by 
 on: 01/28/16, 23:52

People should play 999 for a quick taste of awesome. Then play Virtue's Last Reward to have your mind blown.

Posted by 
 on: 01/29/16, 00:07
All I remember is it being good. It's a SNES game! Almost all SNES games are good!

Posted by 
 on: 01/29/16, 00:34
Ooh, Final Fantasy Tactics..which will be like Ogre Battle Tactics...which is like Ogre Battle.


Posted by 
 on: 01/29/16, 01:16

Oh, I'm not saying that VLR is an inferior copy of 999! I'm saying that anyone who's played 999 has probably been so excited to play VLR that they already have!

I found 999 to have a much better GIANT MINDBLOW than VLR, but VLR had a ton of awesome tiny mindblows that work well for Part 2 of the trilogy. How I feel about VLR is dependent on how well Zero Time Dilemma is able to stick its landing and end the series on a high note.

Posted by 
 on: 01/29/16, 01:29

...Well that's alright then.

*Puts Spacey Luthor away*

Posted by 
 on: 01/29/16, 01:36
At that price I'd recommend Virtue's Last Reward even if you haven't played 999. You'll track a copy down after you finish VLR and wish you'd played 999 before, but still. Incredible price. And with the 3rd installment coming up this year, it's time to get hyped.

Posted by 
 on: 01/29/16, 19:28
@TriforceBun Child of Light is a good side-scrolling, turn-based RPG, but, I'd suggest waiting for a better sale. I bought the game for $3.75 so I'm sure such a sale will happen again sometime.

Posted by 
 on: 01/29/16, 21:13

SNES games are good. But I do have a lot of my plate right now...hm.


I haven't played any of these. I'd like to start with the first at some point though.

Mop it up said:
@TriforceBun Child of Light is a good side-scrolling, turn-based RPG, but, I'd suggest waiting for a better sale. I bought the game for $3.75 so I'm sure such a sale will happen again sometime.

Whoa! That seems like a steal. I tried a bit of it at my sister-in-law's and it was quite charming, but I'm tempted to wait if it ever dips that low again.

Posted by 
 on: 01/29/16, 22:14
Gonna pick up Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. Like Fink, I loved the A2 but have never had a chance to give the original Advance a shot. Should be good.

Posted by 
 on: 01/31/16, 09:17
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