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Nintendo Download: 19th June (North America)

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Pushmo goes HD, Another World, more Color Zen, 5(!) DSiWare games, more...

It's Nintendo Download Update time, North America, and this week there's a lengthy list of titles clawing at your eShop funds. Nintendo brings a colourful puzzle title to Wii U, we have a much-anticipated retro re-release on both systems, a crazy five DSiWare games — yep, we kid you not — and more besides. Let's get to it.

Missed the Nintendo Download Update news for Europe earlier this week? Hey, we've got you covered, just click here.

Wii U eShop

Pushmo World (Nintendo, $9.99) — The first HD adventure of Mallo, this entry returns to the block pulling mechanics of the first 3DS title, throwing in a host of new puzzles and improved QR-code sharing options through Miiverse; it also supports compatible puzzles from the portable equivalent. It's suitably adjusted for the big screen and is as charming as ever, as we explained in our Pushmo World review.

Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition (Digital Lounge, $7.99) — This title was released on almost every system imaginable in the '90s, including the Super NES, and is considered as one of the early 'art' stylised games, a genre positively bursting at the seams in this download game era. Its return in remastered form is exciting for many older gamers as a result, and should probably grab the interest of some younger adventurers too. We gave this a solid recommendation in our Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition review.

How to Survive (505 Games, $14.99) — Zombies are everywhere on most platforms, though Wii U has somewhat missed out aside from the excellent ZombiU. 505 Games won't let that stand, and its isometric survival game — set on an island — in which you forage for items and fight off the undead is here to fill the void. Our review will be with you very soon.

Color Zen Kids (Cypronia, $3.99) — We were fans of the original Color Zen on the Wii U and 3DS stores, so it'll be interesting to see how this 'kids' version of the cerebral and stylish puzzler stacks up; we'll find out soon in our review.

GEOM (Andraconus, $0.99) — A Nintendo Web Framework title, also the developer's first release on Nintendo hardware, this is a tile based puzzle game with three different modes. We'll bring you a review soon.

Wii U Virtual Console

Super Dodge Ball (Aksys Games, $4.99) — A quirky spin-off from the River City Ransom world, this is a bizarre and violent take on the sport best known in schools and for a peculiar comedy movie. You run, you jump, you dodge,but it's actually a surprising amount of fun — check out our Wii U Virtual Console Super Dodge Ball review for the lowdown.

Wii U eShop Promotion

Toki Tori 2+ (Two Tribes, $6 until 3rd July, normally $14.99)

3DS eShop

Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition (Digital Lounge, $7.99) — As per the Wii U release above, this title arrives on the 3DS to offer up an on-the-go alternative; our review for the portable version will be with you very soon.

Color Zen Kids (Cypronia, $3.99) — As per the Wii U release listed above.

European Conqueror 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, $0.99) — This strategy title arrives at a budget price despite offering plenty of options and campaigns for its World War II setting. We'll get going on a review, though we were rather unimpressed by its predecessor World Conqueror 3D.

2048 (Cosmigo, $1.99) — The number puzzle phenomenon that's free in web apps and on iOS / Android now comes to the 3DS; we'll try not to form an unhealthy addiction while producing a review.

3DS Virtual Console

Super Dodge Ball (Aksys Games, $4.99) — As above in the Wii U entry, but on the go with the 3DS.

3DS Retail Download

Farming Simulator 14 (Focus Home Interactive, $29.99) — Available from 24th June.

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Shin Megami Tensei IV (Atlus, $24.99 until 23rd June, normally $49.99)

Fractured Soul (Endgame Studios, $5.99 until 3rd July, normally $11.99)

Parking Star 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, $1.49 until 3rd July, normally $2.99)

Fishdom H2O (Cypronia, $3.99 until 31st July, normally $4.99)

Angry Bunnies (Cypronia, $4.99 until 31st July, normally $8.99)

Classic Games Overload (Telegames Inc, $14.99 until 7th July, normally $29.99)


ATV Fever (Enjoy Gaming, 500 Nintendo Points) — If ATV (all-terrain vehicle) racing and DSiWare are two of your loves, this could be one for you. Promising more than 50 'events', nine vehicles and 20 tracks across different locations, this is certainly set to deliver a decent amount of content. We'll let you know how it drives in our upcoming review.

ATV Quad Kings (Enjoy Gaming, 500 Nintendo Points) — More ATV action on DSiWare! Yep, two on the same day, this one focused more on championship races on quad bikes, including 9 venues, 10 bikes, 30 vehicle skins and a virtual garage. We'll take it for a spin.

Fashion Tycoon (MSI, 800 Nintendo Points) — Arriving nearly a year after its European release, this tasks you with managing your own fashion business and retailer. Just a shame that, when we reviewed it, we found a disastrously buggy mess.

My Aquarium: Seven Oceans (Collavier Corporation, 500 Nintendo Points) — In this title you manage your own aquarium, looking after the well-being of the fish inside, while it also seems to allow you to go fishing for new residents. We'll see whether there's something a bit fishy about this one.

Mysterious Stars: The Singer (Collavier Corporation, 500 Nintendo Points) — This is a game in which you help someone achieve their singing dreams by connecting dots. We're not sure what else to say.

Quite a list this week, 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? (280 votes)

Pushmo World (Wii U eShop)


Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition (Wii U eShop)


How to Survive (Wii U eShop)


Color Zen Kids (Wii U eShop)


GEOM (Wii U eShop)


Super Dodge Ball (Wii U Virtual Console)


Toki Tori 2+ (Wii U eShop temporary discount)


Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition (3DS eShop)


Color Zen Kids (3DS eShop)


European Conqueror 3D (3DS eShop)


2048 (3DS eShop)


Super Dodge Ball (3DS Virtual Console)


Farming Simulator 14 (3DS retail download)


Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS eShop temporary discount)


Fractured Soul (3DS eShop temporary discount)


Parking Star 3D (3DS eShop temporary discount)


Fishdom H2O (3DS eShop temporary discount)


Angry Bunnies (3DS eShop temporary discount)


Classic Games Overload (3DS eShop temporary discount)


ATV Fever (DSiWare)


ATV Quad Kings (DSiWare)


Fashion Tycoon (DSiWare)


My Aquarium: Seven Oceans (DSiWare)


Mysterious Stars: The Singer (DSiWare)


Nothing for me this week


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User Comments (87)



bezerker99 said:

I'm still waiting to play Castlevania 3 on my Wii U.

Also, still no word on Brain Age ....



River3636 said:

Pushmo world looks good. so this might be good for the gander. I was hoping for a better entry for virtual console. Oh well.



HeroOfCybertron said:

I'm getting Pushmo World, I also can't wait for Shovel Knight next week as long as it's not delayed again.



XCWarrior said:

Pushmo World for sure. Excellent series, glad it's now on WiiU. Can't wait to see what peopel create for user created levels.

GEOM if it gets anything decent of a review, I''ll pick it up for a measly $1.

Also, I will stand up for World/European Conqueror 3D on 3DS eshop. I'm playing through World right now, and I'm enjoying it. The map could be better, but I've always wanted a more complex version of Risk. And it delivers in that regard. For $1, if you like Risk or Stratego or any other strategy board game - I would think Euro Conqueror is worth a risk.



Gold said:

If I was at home, I would've gotten a $20 card, and then proceeded to buy Pushmo World and Toki Tori 2+.




So NA doesn't get the Pushmo World discount (if you own any of the 3DS versions on the same NNID)?



Grimlock_King said:

I'm also waiting to play castlevania 3 but at this rate we will see it in october.
Why nintendo spends their efforts on some of these games is confusing. They want people to buy vc content but offer things almost no one wants.



unrandomsam said:

Dunno why people don't like Fractured Soul. It is the the second best eshop game I have downloaded after Steamworld Dig. Good level of difficulty / high technical quality / Mix of Genres / Loads of content.



Tops said:

@Grimlock_King Ikr if they keep telling us that porting VC games takes more effort than we believe it to then why aren't they putting that effort into the classic games that are actually worth that effort? It's beyond me



Grimlock_King said:

They probably just waiting for more people own wii u before they put out better vc games. But I say give us the better games now and release these weaker games at the end of a consoles life cycle.



Windy said:

I'm thinking about Another World/ Out of this World. If it has 3d for 3ds I will more than likely get it even though I've played 3 different versions of the game



sinalefa said:

A pretty good week. Getting Pushmo, and thinking about Another World, Fractured Soul and yes, Parking Star 3D.



Stu13 said:

Pushmo World and Super Dodge Ball at upgrade price for me. I voted Super Dodge Ball just because I assumed nobody else would.



Windy said:

Best version of that Dodgeball game is on PCEngine BTW. It is awesome! Super Dodgeball should be pretty good but those colors on PCEngine are just Glorious!



Windy said:

@3dcaleb I'm waiting to find out myself. I hope so. My purchase hinges on 3d since I've played it before. Now if every PCEngine game would get the 3d treatment! Obviously I'm thinking PCEngine this morning. Good Times!



Windy said:

I just noticed that European Conqueror! I will definitely pick that up.



Stu13 said:

I just watched the How To Survive trailer and that looks really, really fun. I'm kinda torn between it and Pushmo now. Strange bedfellows to be deciding between, but that's where I'm at.



rjejr said:

@StooBush - That's what I was thinking seeing the amount of cross-over between 3DS and Wii U: Super Doge Ball, Another World, Zen Color Kids. You would think at least 1 of those would have a cross buy promotion going. Why did we hook up our Wii U and 3DS NNID acounts?

Oh well, there's always 4DS and Wii 3. Wii Z?



sleepinglion said:

It's a shame the US doesn't seem to be getting the discount other countries got on Pushmo World if the linked account also has the originals on 3DS.



AdanVC said:

Excellent weeks of downloads. Virtual Console however....... Sigh. Ughh I want to download Pushmo and Another World so bad but my wireless router literally explode yesterday during a lightning storm Wish you could buy eShop games in the web as well and not just directly from the consoles.



Samurairu said:

For what it's worth, the prices are US only and not North America as for the past couple months, some publishers, like Nintendo, are taking advantage of the fluctuating Canadian dollar to charge random and of course exorbitant amounts more. Part of the pleasure of living in an insignificant market.



Gerbwmu said:

As much as I loved Super Dodge Ball all those years ago.....I'm not gonna pick up the VC version.....Now if River City makes it to Wii U then I'll scoop that up right away.

A few things interest me in this weeks update.....maybe I'll spend the $10 worth of free credits I got with MK8/Free game



argh4430 said:

I'll be honest, I don't know. None really appeal to me yet, but GEOM looks like a same-game type of game. I'll just wait for a review on it.



Prof_Clayton said:

@XCWarrior I thought GEOM was worth the dollar, the three modes provide a bit of entertainment. Unless you hate going for high scores, as that's all you do besides Bronze/Silver/Gold trophies on each mode.



Deadstanley said:

Another World 3DS for me! 3DS is without a doubt my most valued handheld... in fact it may even be my most valued gaming console.



Darknyht said:

That is a nice healthy release for eShop, a lot interests me but without a demo for most I will probably just skip for now.



biglittlejake said:

Pushmo games are great but I am waiting for another good classic game that is made by Nintendo not a Mega Man game. If I wanted to play Mega Man I would have kept my PS3.



Gonzo1 said:

I'm not too sure about Another World myself as I much preferred Flashback in the Snes & Megadrive days.



james_squared said:

Another World is fantastic, but I'm not going to pay that price for it considering I bought it and Sim City 2000 for $6.38 from during a sale.



UnseatingKDawg said:

@sleepinglion: Yep. Especially too since it's such a process to port these games, even though Japan gets them how much quicker, and North America hasn't even gotten a PEEP about a DS game. I honestly think Reggie was full of it; it's not because of a long process, it's because they're MAKING it a long process due to laziness. They really ought to take a page from the other regions' books.



Mayker said:

Shin Megami Tensei IV is a steal for $25. It's my favorite title on 3DS right now.



Haxonberik said:

Picking up Toki Tori to play some day for that price... I'll eventually pick Pushmo World too but that can wait until I'm less overloaded with backlog



wizball-23 said:

@Captain_Gonru Totally agree. The only reason Sony do cross-buy is in a desperate attempt to push the kind of sub-par software that would never sell otherwise. Rubbish like Minecraft, Spelunky, Flower, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, a whole bunch of Final Fantasy games — stuff that nobody likes. Shoddy, sub-par software that Nintendo would never feature in the eShop, such as Guacamelee! and Retro City Rampage and Another World. Spot on, Captain.



MeloMan said:

Another World represents unfinished business with me and I loved the little bit of the game I played... I just had too much other stuff to play at the time. I'd rather get it for 3DS though, so I'll wait for the review. How to Survive interests me but I'll wait for the review. I like the Fractured Soul discount but (broken record) I'm too busy as it is playing games, so I'll have to catch it on the rebound...



SuperMikey said:

505 games might have gotten my money if they had online in the Wii U version of How to Survive... Was hoping to play it with my buddy on Wii U...



TomJ said:

Someone needs to punch Nintendo in the face for their slackjob on the Virtual Console.



Windy said:

@Mayker yes! Another SMTIV player. My favorite game on 3ds. Turns out to be my 2nd favorite RPG of all time just behind Xenoblade on Wii. Wouldn't Xenoblade on 3ds be awesome? I wonder if they could even do it?



Windy said:

Has anyone downloaded Another World yet for 3DS? Does it display 3D? Its not clear in the description whether it does or not.



Windy said:

@SuperMikey yep another opportunity for a game to have online play but Nintendo has a Robust online gaming service.......



Captain_Gonru said:

@wizball-23 True. For Sony, its trying to get people to play their handheld in the first place. Sales numbers don't lie there.
Apple lets you port that "premium" version of Angry Birds you spent a buck on, so congrats there.
As to the software on Nintendo's side, the only applicable titles are primarily either VC Classics (SMB3 and such) or titles of interest (Color Zen). They can charge twice for it because, honestly, people will pay for it twice. The shovelware (of which, I'm the first to point out, there is plenty) usually only comes out for one or the other.
Lastly, I'd be all for them giving us infinite copies of a game once I paid for it once. But, until the day comes when THEY feel it's in their best interest to do so, its never going to happen. I try to affect change with my wallet. If you don't feel you should pay for something, don't. But if you complain AND buy it, they still got your money.



JaxonH said:

Pushmo World, new Mario Golf World Tour DLC, and time for me to pick up Toki Tori + since it's only $6.

Oh, and this is another great chance to pick up Fractured Soul people! I give it Jaxon's Stamp of Approval so you already know it's good! Trust the Jaxon!



unrandomsam said:

@wizball-23 Symphony of the Night is a bad example because the PSP one with Rondo of Blood is a better choice and is only on PSP/Vita (If you are in a lucky region) - Can play as Maria - The resolution of the Vita is double the PSP so it scales perfectly.



XCWarrior said:

@Prof_Clayton Love going for high scores. Is it online leaderboards (doubt it given the price). and is it a top 10, top 5 or just top score for the 3 modes? But thanks for the impressions.



ImDiggerDan said:

@Windy & others.

I'm pretty certain the 3DS does not display 3D visuals. Two clues - the banner on the eShop is 2D, I'm pretty certain Nintendo now require games with 3D visuals to have a 3D banner and the more info section for the game doesn't mention 3D visuals, other games do mention it.

For me, this means a Wii U purchase. Easier to share with the family and there is otherwise no advantage to having the game on 3DS. Sad to say, I consider it a cheap port to 3DS if they haven't added stereoscopic to a game that would look absolutely fantastic with it.



Morpheel said:

I remember the good old times of DSiWare when we had five new games every week.



Tasuki said:

Kinda surprised that they released Super Dodge Ball and not Nintendo World Cup for the VC.



Nico07 said:

@Stu13 I was thinking the same thing. Super Dodge Ball is a classic, I have some great memories with that game.



9th_Sage said:

A part of me kind of wants 2048, but given the knowledge that it's a clone of Threes (available on Android/iPhone) I don't know that I can support it. They kind of stole Threes' thunder on Android/iPhone....Threes isn't expensive, but it's hard to beat free, which 2048 is (ad supported). In fact,it was a really crummy thing to do to them.



millarrp said:

Does anybody know if buying stuff on the Wii shop after it's released on the eStore will still get the discount? I'l was tempted to use some of my credits on the Wii store to get super dodge ball but if I won't get the discount now I don't think I want to bother....



Windy said:

@SuperMikey I wasnt blaming Nintendo for no online feature. Just really pointing out another opportunity passed up for online play. Its kind of frustrating. Quite a few games which come out on Nintendo platforms either get local WiFi which is lame or no online play. I think the only reason a game gets local WiFi is so they can stamp its a multiplayer game. Local WiFi = a robust online gaming service

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