Nintendo Download: 14th November (North America)

Mario & Sonic, cheaper Zelda, busty brawling and much more

The Nintendo Download news has come in later than usual today, and no wonder. It's another lengthy list to get through this week, with some major retail releases joining a host of download-only options. With further preamble, let's get to it.

Wii U Virtual Console

Uncharted Waters: New Horizons (TECMO KOEI Games, $7.99) — It's another dose of Super NES for the Wii U platform, with this effort being an RPG strategy effort destined to swallow a lot of time for devoted players. Despite basic visuals and the fact this is the sequel in the series, we gave this a strong recommendation in our Wii Virtual Console Uncharted Waters: New Horizons review; we'll dive in again for some updated impressions, too.

Wii U Virtual Console Temporary Discounts

The Legend of Zelda — $3.49 (normally $4.99)

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link — $3.49 (normally $4.99)

Wii U Retail Downloads

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (Nintendo, $49.99) — The popular series returns as a Wii U exclusive, incorporating the GamePad and MotionPlus controls into the standard fare that the series offers. In some senses this title is a success, but doesn't hit all of its marks or reach its potential, as we explained in our Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games review. Available from 15th November.

Zumba Fitness World Party (Majesco, $49.99) — Available from 19th November.

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know! (D3 Publisher, $39.95) — Available from 19th November.

Hot Wheels: World's Best Driver (Warner Bros, $39.99)

Barbie Dreamhouse Party (Little Orbit, $39.99) — Available from 19th November.

Wii U Retail Demo

Sonic Lost World (SEGA, free)

3DS eShop

Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai (Shin'en Multimedia, $8.99) — Released on 13th November as a post-Nintendo Direct treat, this action platformer from Shin'en Multimedia has surely been on the wishlists of those that sample the original Jett Rocket on WiiWare. Promising 60 frames-per-second with the 3D effect on full, this is certainly promising in principle; we'll jet in our review as soon as possible, but in the meantime you can learn more in our interview with Shin'en Multimedia.

Senran Kagura Burst (XSEED, $29.99) — Still due as a retail release in Europe in 2014, XSEED has opted to make this busty anime brawler an eShop exclusive in North America. This could be a good starting point for those unfamiliar with the series, as it includes the Senran Kagura: Skirting Shadows and Senran Kagura: Crimson Girls content in one package. We'll start button mashing — erm, skilfully executing combos and moves — for our upcoming review.

World Conqueror 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, $5.99) — Set during World War 2, this is a strategy title where you manage troops and resources in a quest to take over and control territory. With Campaign and Conquest modes alongside a promise of in-depth gameplay, this does seem promising. We'll get an over-sized map and some toy tanks and soldiers to strategise for our review.

Word Wizard 3D (Enjoy Gaming, $2.99) — A collection of eight word games such as Hangman and 'Wordoku', with some 3D flourishes and a promise of "over 100,000 words" from each of the English, French and Spanish dictionaries, without any naughty ones getting through. Plugged as a fun educational experience, we'll get our thinking caps on and bring you a review soon.

Secret Mysteries in New York (Tulip Games, $5.99) — This is a hidden object game, though the PR spiel accompanying the announcement of its inclusion in today's update cheerfull refers to "beautiful 3D scenes" and "incredible gameplay", with the setting seemingly a whodunnit set in 1920 New York. We'll dig out a magnifying glass and work on a review.

3DS Virtual Console

River City Ransom (Aksys Games, $4.99) — Known as Street Gangs in Europe, this attempts to blend basic beat 'em up action with some simple RPG elements, as you bash in faces while buying items to help you on your way. It's basic and linear, but also a lot of fun, while this 3DS version includes two-player multiplayer using Download Play; if you want to know more check out our River City Ransom review.

3DS Virtual Console Temporary Discounts

The Legend of Zelda — $3.49 (normally $4.99)

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link — $3.49 (normally $4.99)

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX — $3.99 (normally $5.99)

3DS Retail Downloads

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know! (D3 Publisher, $29.99) — Available from 19th November

Hot Wheels: World's Best Driver (Warner Bros., $39.99)

Girls' Fashion Shoot (Rising Star Games, $29.95)

Barbie Dreamhouse Party (Little Orbit, $29.95) — Available from 19th November.

Frozen Olaf's Quest (Game Mill Entertainment, $29.99) — Available from 19th November.

3DS Retail Demo

Sonic Lost World (SEGA, free)

WiiWare

Deer Drive Legends (Maximum Games, $TBC) — WiiWare is back! No, really. Listed as a WiiWare release, Nintendo's list directs us to the Wii retail page for this gallery shooter, which we imagine is also rather like the 3DS game with the same name. Available from 19th November.


Plenty of options this week, North America. Let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading first this week? (323 votes)

Uncharted Waters: New Horizons (Wii U Virtual Console)

2%

The Legend of Zelda (Wii U Virtual Console temporary discount)

2%

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Wii U Virtual Console temporary discount)

2%

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (Wii U retail download)

1%

Zumba Fitness World Party (Wii U retail download)

  0%

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know! (Wii U retail download)

2%

Hot Wheels: World's Best Driver (Wii U retail download)

  0%

Barbie Dreamhouse Party (Wii U retail download)

1%

Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai (3DS eShop)

10%

Senran Kagura Burst (3DS eShop)

12%

World Conqueror 3D (3DS eShop)

  0%

Word Wizard 3D (3DS eShop)

  0%

Secret Mysteries in New York (3DS eShop)

  0%

River City Ransom (3DS Virtual Console)

10%

The Legend of Zelda (3DS Virtual Console temporary discount)

1%

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (3DS Virtual Console temporary discount)

1%

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (3DS Virtual Console temporary discount)

3%

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know! (3DS retail download)

  0%

Hot Wheels: World's Best Driver (3DS retail download)

  0%

Girls' Fashion Shoot (3DS retail download)

  0%

Barbie Dreamhouse Party (3DS retail download)

  0%

Frozen Olaf's Quest (3DS retail download)

  0%

Deer Drive Legends (WiiWare)

1%

Just a Sonic Lost World demo (or two) for me

35%

Nothing for me this week

16%

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