Nintendo Download: 22nd May (North America)

Squids, Turtles, Soldiers, Aliens, Street Fighting and more

It's that time once again, as we have the full details of this week's Nintendo Download offerings in North America. This week brings us retro delights and new games on both the Wii U and 3DS, along with more DSiWare to keep the old portable going. Let's get to it.

Want to know what arrives in Europe today? Don't worry, the details await right here.

Wii U eShop

Squids Odyssey (The Game Bakers, $14.99 / $14.99CAD) — A tactical RPG originally released in two parts on PC and smart device platforms, this colourful title arrives on Wii U incorporating content from both releases and including updated controls. We described it as "a mix between Angry Birds, billiards, and a strategy RPG" while giving it a strong recommendation in our Squids Odyssey review.

Swords & Soldiers (Two Tribes, $2.99 / $2.99CAD) — This is a HD remake of the popular WiiWare title, which features optional touch screen controls and multiplayer where each player uses their own screen. This is a port done well, albeit without the DLC of other versions, and we said it was well worth consideration in our Swords & Soldiers review.

Fit Music (O2 Games, $14.90 / $16.90CAD) — This title attempts to blend dance gameplay with fitness routines, and we'll put ourselves through some exercise to bring you a review.

Wii U Virtual Console

Street Fighter Alpha 2 (Capcom, $7.99 / $7.99CAD) — Although the original never arrived on Nintendo hardware, this sequel brought a taste of the arcade action to the Super NES. A spin-off from the core franchise, this utilises custom combos along with some fresh characters and a different art style; we'll brawl with this one again, but in the meantime you can check out the positive words in our Wii Virtual Console Street Fighter Alpha 2 review.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discount

BLOK DROP U (RCMADIAX, $1.49 / $1.49CAD until 4th June, normally $1.99)

3DS eShop

Turtle Tale (Saturnine Games, $2.99 / $2.99CAD) — Also coming to the Wii U eShop relatively soon, this equips the turtle in question with a water gun and some platforming abilities. This has colourful visuals and tight controls, though we feel that design flaws hold the experience back; you can check out our full assessment in the recently published Turtle Tale review.

Alien on the Run (G-Style, $3.99 / $3.40CAD) — This looks like a fairly high-paced title in which, unsurprisingly, your goal is to escape a range of dangerous levels. There are portals, 'fever action' poses and some fairly wacky goings-on that we can see, so we'll try to make sense of it all in a review.

3DS Virtual Console

Mega Man V (Capcom, $2.99 / $3.99CAD) — Mega May continues with another Game Boy title, in which our hero suffers a crushing early defeat before returning with the Mega Arm to save the world. It sure sounds like a hoot and has much to live up to with its Game Boy predecessor, so we'll bring you a review soon.

3DS eShop Demo

Alien on the Run (G-Style, free)

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Aeternoblade (Corecell, $9.99 from 23rd to 26th May, normally $14.99)

Darts Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games, $0.99 / $0.99CAD until 11th June, normally $2.99)

Classic Games Overload (Telegames, $19.99 / $19.99CAD off until 2nd June)

3D Mahjongg (Joindots, $3.99 / $3.99CAD until 5th June)

Funfair Party Games (Joindots, $6.99 / $6.99CAD until 5th June)

Gardenscapes (Joindots, $5.99 / $5.99CAD until 5th June)

DSiWare

Lost Treasures of Alexandria (Tulip Games, 800 Nintendo Points) — If you feel that your life is missing another Match-3 game on DSiWare, this could be an option due to its attempts to freshen up the genre. It's not perfect, but we had some positive things to say in our Lost Treasures of Alexandria review.


Plenty of choices this week in North America. Let us know what you're planning to pick up in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading first this week? (270 votes)

Squids Odyssey (Wii U eShop)

4%

Swords & Soldiers (Wii U eShop)

22%

Fit Music (Wii U eShop)

  0%

Street Fighter Alpha 2 (Wii U Virtual Console)

6%

BLOK DROP U (Wii U eShop temporary discount)

1%

Turtle Tale (3DS eShop)

  0%

Alien on the Run (3DS eShop)

1%

Mega Man V (3DS Virtual Console)

16%

Aeternoblade (3DS eShop temporary discount)

2%

Darts Up 3D (3DS eShop temporary discount)

1%

Classic Games Overload (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

3D Mahjongg (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Funfair Party Games (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Gardenscapes (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Lost Treasures of Alexandria (DSiWare)

  0%

Nothing for me this week

46%

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