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Nintendo Downloads - September 19, 2013

by Justin Baker - September 19, 2013, 3:16 pm PDT
Total comments: 14 Source: (Press Release)

Wind Waker! It's here! Again!

It's not enough that Nintendo is releasing the inevitably awesome HD remake of Wind Waker (which you can read our glowing review of here), oh no, they also have to pile on Monster Hunter discounts and tons of eShop games. Seriously, my wallet can't handle releases of this magnitude. I'm considering writing a strongly-worded letter to Nintendo asking them to just slow down a bit so I can catch up!

3DS Retail Games

Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure - $39.99, Available September 24

FIFA 14 - $39.99

Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi - $34.99

Shifting World - $7.99

Wii U Retail Games

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker - $49.99, Available September 20

Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure - $59.99, Available September 24

3DS eShop Sales

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate- $19.99, Until 9a.m. PT September 22

Wii U eShop Sales

Chasing Aurora- $4.99, Until 9a.m. PT October 3

3DS eShop Games

AiRace Speed- $4.99

In the description of AiRace Speed, the words “extreme” and “adrenaline-fuled” are used, leading me to believe that those with a heart condition should probably steer clear. As long as you’re not worried about your pacemaker giving out, you’ll be able to enjoy 18 tracks and five different jets.

Mahjong 3D - Essentials - $2.99

Ah, Mahjong. There's something magical about the idea that a game as old as Confucius is still being remade for every platform under the sun. With a whopping 70 levels you'll be slamming down those Mahjong tiles with vigor for quite some time.

Star Wars Pinball - $6.99

It's Star Wars and it's pinball, two catalysts that defined the lives of many young Americans in the 70's. If you're too young to have experienced either in its heyday, then buckle up, because you're in for the ride of your life. With no experience points, enemies, boss encounters, or level advancement, pinball is the purest game you can get short of ball-in-a-cup.

Rage of the Gladiator - $6.99

In case the title didn't tip you off, this is about a gladiator and his unreasonable temper. Well, maybe it's not that unreasonable. I know I'd be upset if I was forced to battle monsters in a 3D arena with magical powers and potions…Actually, I take that back. That sounds awesome.

3DS Virtual Console

Solomon’s Key - $3.99

Although you can’t see the rad box art for this game, I assure you, it’s filled with 80’s awesomeness. You’ll be taking the role of Dana as he wanders through 40 puzzle-filled stages to unlock Solomon’s big ‘ol book of secrets.

Wii U Virtual Console

Super Mario Bros. - $4.99

The game that started a frothing legion of Nintendo fans worldwide. What collection would be complete without Super Mario Bros.? You may think to yourself, "Pfft, I already own that on, like, ten different platforms. What's new and exciting to entice me to download it yet again?" To which I would say, "Who cares? It's Super Freaking Mario Bros.! Download it this instant or I'll be forced to revoke your Nintendo Fun Club card!"

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Tales to Enjoy! The Ugly Duckling - $2.99, 300 Nintendo Points

Two more of these bad boys are landing this week! They really require no explanation. You know the story of the Ugly Duckling? It's that. On a DS.

Tales to Enjoy! The Three Little Pigs - $2.99, 300 Nintendo Points

Seriously! That's all it is. It's a story on your DS or 3DS. This one is about some pigs and a wolf (he seems like a jerk) who get into some shenanigans.

Talkback

SorenSeptember 19, 2013

Toki Tori 2+ 40% deal extended one extra week. It is now until Sept. 26

Disco StuSeptember 19, 2013

Holy crap, that's a pretty fantastic sale on MH3U.  Tempting...

ShyGuySeptember 19, 2013

MH3U on Wii U is $30 too.

leahsdadSeptember 19, 2013

Oooh man.  So for $50, you're getting digital versions of MH3 on both 3DS and Wii U.  And we have until Sunday. 

Well, I guess I'll have to stop by Best Buy for more eshop point cards tomorrow.

Leo13September 20, 2013

"You may think to yourself, "Pfft, I already own that on, like, ten different platforms. What's new and exciting to entice me to download it yet again?" "

Can anyone say off tv play. This gives me one more thing to play while my wife watches american idol or the voice or the biggest loser.

LudicrousDa3veSeptember 20, 2013

Good stuff. I'm curious, though... when is Chasing Aurora NOT on sale? ;)

Disco StuSeptember 20, 2013

I purchased Wind Waker HD as soon as I woke up this morning because, based on past experience, the download would be slow and I wanted to be able to start playing as soon as I get home from work.  To my surprise, the download finished (all 1.7 GB) in less than 15 minutes (this also meant I was late to work because I couldn't resist at least watching the opening cutscene).


Has anyone else noticed increased download performance on the eShop?

Leo13September 20, 2013

Yes it was faster for me too. I hit download before I went to bed and didn't think I'd be able to play till morning. I was surprised to see it done quickly. Rayman Legends also went faster than I expected. And I've downloaded a lot of Wii U games including the massive NBA 2K13 (it was over 20 GB)
Wonderful 101 will probably be next which makes me wonder how long that one will take.

Pikmin 3 downloaded a lot faster for me than previous games had. That's the last thing I downloaded.

PhilPhillip Stortzum, September 20, 2013

Kung Fu Rabbit will finally be mine. :)

Leo13September 20, 2013

Nobody will want to hear these details, but on my 5 MB/sec connection NBA 2K13 took 27 hours for 20 GB TERRIBLE
However Rayman Legends which is 7GB only took 2 hours
I didn't time Zelda last night because I didn't expect this (not only did I not time it but I hit download and turned the system off because I figured it would be a couple of hours and I didn't want to wait that long but my newborn got me back out of bed and it was done), but I know it was less than an hour.

teddietwoSeptember 21, 2013

I downloaded Wind Waker HD and the Hyrule Historia (I got the bundle) before I came to work and the download only took about 15-20 minutes (for both).  I ended up playing Wind Waker for about 15 minutes just to enjoy the visuals.  I think I'll purchase MH3U for my new Wii U when I get home tonight (that discount is hard to resist).

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorSeptember 21, 2013

Quote from: teddietwo

I downloaded Wind Waker HD and the Hyrule Historia (I got the bundle) before I came to work and the download only took about 15-20 minutes (for both).  I ended up playing Wind Waker for about 15 minutes just to enjoy the visuals.  I think I'll purchase MH3U for my new Wii U when I get home tonight (that discount is hard to resist).

Question - was the WW and HH download a code then?  I.e.: could I resell the Wind Waker code or such?

Leo13September 21, 2013

Yes they are codes. Yes you can sell them both. I'm considering buying the code for the book from someone

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