It's that time again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download update. This week brings a few options on Wii U along with a high quality dose of retro charm on the Virtual Console, while the 3DS has a game in which you dress up dolls along with some retail DLC. There are some discounts included too, so let's get to it.
Missed the European Nintendo Download Update earlier in the week? Fret not, the details are right here.
Wii U eShop
SUPER ROBO MOUSE (RCMADIAX, $4.49) - Perhaps the most ambitious project that RCMADIAX has produced, you guide ROBO through a series of top-down mazes and challenges in order to get it to the exit. We'll see whether it's fun or a bit cheesy in our review; until then you can check out our most recent interview with the developer.
Epic Dumpster Bear (Log Games, $9.99) - A platformer that promises over 70 levels, "classic platforming action" and "bonus levels that take advantage of the Wii U GamePad". In practice it looks rather insane, with the bear in question showing remarkable agility while taking on foes such as giant wasps. All because an evil corporation destroyed his forest and food source - we'll see whether we can bear it in a review.
Emojikara: A Clever Emoji Match Game (Intropy Games, $2.99) - As the name makes clear this one is all about emoji, and appears to put the focus on wordplay; you're given a phrase and need to find the relevant icons. Surprisingly this seems to be single player only (despite a multiplayer-friendly premise), though we'll go in with a typed smile and bring you a review.
Wii U Virtual Console
Game & Watch Gallery 4 (Nintendo, $6.99) - A neat entry (called Game & Watch Gallery Advance in Europe) as this series of collections moved off the Game Boy Colour, this title offers a range of 'Classic' games (like Mario's Cement Factory, Donkey Kong Jr., Donkey Kong 3, Fire, Boxing, and Rain Shower) and also modern remasters utilising the GBA's capabilities. We gave this a strong recommendation in our Game & Watch Gallery 4 review.
Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts
Nano Assault Neo (Shin'en Multimedia, $7.49 until 28th April, normally $9.99)
Master Reboot (Wales Interactive, $7.49 until 5th May, normally $14.99)
Angry Bunnies: Colossal Carrot Crusade (Cypronia, on discount until 25th April)
Cube Life: Island Survival (Cypronia, on discount until 25th April)
Astral Breakers (Intropy Games, $2.99 until 14th April, normally $4.99)
Doll Fashion Atelier (Teyon, $4.99) - Teyon is a publisher that's never away from the eShop for long, and returns with a dress-up game in which you can style a variety of dolls across five different themes; naturally you can share your creations on Miiverse, too. We'll stare into a doll's creepy, vacant eyes and get started on a review.
Fire Emblem Fates New DLC Map:Anna on the Run (Nintendo, $1.99) - Anna is cornered by thieves! What will her fate be? Also included in Map Pack 1, which costs $17.99.
3DS HOME Themes
Stitch & Company
The Little Mermaid
Mickey & Friends
It's also worth noting that a 'Spring Sale' will launch at 9am Pacific / noon Eastern; you can see all 40 discounts here. In addition Star Fox Zero is available to pre-load with a special deal on Star Fox Guard.
That's your lot for the North American Nintendo Download Update this week; let us know what you're planning to download in the poll and comments below.