The Nintendo Download is still looking a bit sparse since the Holiday rush, but there are a few decent choices this week, if you’re so inclined.
For starters, The Adventures of Lolo is a pretty terrific little puzzle game from the NES. I wasn’t into puzzlers at all when I was a kid and I poured a ton and a half of hours into the game, even playing through the night once. So that one’s worth your time on the 3DS- or at least, a glance at the product page.
Chariot is also new this week and brings the indie title to the Wii U. Actually kind of a morbid title, your goal in the game is to get the Princess and her betrothed to the final resting place of the King… who’s body you’re carrying with you. Not that the game looks dreary at all, it’s actually nice and bright with cutesy graphics, but that’s kind of dark.
Other than those two, there’s a Mega Man Battle Network title, some decent sales, and the arrival of a bunch of other, smaller releases for both the Wii U and the 3DS. Scroll down to have a look.
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- CHARIOT – Guide a chariot containing the King’s remains through underground caves using physics-based mechanics such as pushing, pulling, riding and swinging. Alone or with a friend, lead the brave Princess and her faithful Fiancé into the royal catacombs to find a resting place for the King. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.
- Virtual Console on Wii U
- MEGA MAN BATTLE NETWORK 2 – Lan and his NetNavi MegaMan.EXE return in this second chapter of the Battle Network universe. Purchase supplies and exchange information in local NetSquares, battle an assortment of enemy viruses in real time and collect Battle Chips as rewards to equip new abilities. Get ready for a new adventure in cyberspace as you stop this latest virus from spreading.
- Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
- Adventures of Lolo – After the love of his life is kidnapped by the devilish King Egger and taken to his haunted castle, our hero Lolo sets out to rescue her. Lolo can move blocks to trap enemies, clear a path or use as a shield. He can also activate the Magic Shot that will turn enemies into eggs. Combining clever environmental puzzles with tricky enemies and an engaging style, Adventures of Lolo is a true NES classic.
Nintendo eShop Sales:
- Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is 25 percent off (reduced from $19.99 to $14.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 22.
- 4 Elements, Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst and more from Tulip Games are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 2.
- Van Helsing Sniper Zx100 is more than 80 percent off (reduced from $6.66 to $0.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on Jan. 29.
Also new this week:
- Maze (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Wipeout 3 (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
- Best of Solitaire (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Painting Workshop (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.
The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in the Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.
The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop.
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