Nintendo Download: D&D Chronicles of Mystara, Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams, more


Nine new games have been added to Nintendo’s three download services today, though your definition of the word “new” may be different from theirs.

The Wii U leads the way as the arcade brawler Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara and the side-scrolling Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams are both now available to download from the Wii U eShop. A favorite among Super NES RPG afficiandos, Breath of Fire II, and yet another “find the object” game, Spot The Differences! Party, were also released today.

Over on the 3DS, Sonic Generations speeds onto the 3DS eShop today. Sega’s red-shoed mascot is joined by Summer Carnival ’92 RECCA, a tough-as-nails overhead shooter; Boulder Dash-XL 3D, a side-scrolling mining game; and Darts Up 3D, a… wait for it… darts game.

Finally, the DSiWare Shop hosts a new game this week: Jewel Adventures. It’s your typical match-3 puzzler.

More information on all of these games can be found after the break.

Wii U eShop

Breath of Fire II – You are the last member of the Dragon clan, fighting to rid the world of a growing evil. A cast of unusual and exciting companions joins you in your adventures across a wondrous land full of magic and mystery. You’ll find strange mystic items, memorable monsters and exotic locations in your quest to conquer evil. There’s strategy and spellcasting galore in the hours of compelling action and adventure that awaits you!

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara – Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara combines two timeless D&D arcade classics -Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara- into one definitive package. Battle through a rich fantasy universe with a host of new features, including HD visuals, drop-in/drop-out 4 player online co-op, customizable House Rules, leaderboards, and a trove of extras.

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Morph at will between two dynamically different dream worlds in this fast-paced platformer! Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams combines punchy graphics and tight controls with the challenge of retro era platforming.

Spot The Differences! Party – Find the differences solo or with family/friends. Who is the quickest spotter? The most complete difference game on Wii U! Play solo or with up to 3 friends, and see who is the quickest spotter!

3DS eShop

Boulder Dash-XL 3D – In this sequel to the 1984 classic, players set forth as Rockford or Crystal and mine their way through a variety of hazardous, yet stunning, three dimensional Caves. Explore the 100 caves and collect the right number of diamonds, while avoiding Boulders and Enemies to unlock the exit. But hurry… the clock is ticking! The difficulty increases with each new cave and more enemies and challenges will emerge as you progress. After completing a cave successfully, a green checkmark will appear next to it in the cave list. If you complete a level perfectly, a gold checkmark will appear.

Darts Up 3D – Darts Up 3D is a fun game of darts in which you will have complete control over aiming thanks to the Nintendo 3DS motion sensor.

Sonic Generations – Sonic’s universe is thrown into chaos when a mysterious new power comes into force, creating ‘time holes’ which take Sonic and his friends back in time. While there, Sonic runs into some very familiar characters from his past including a younger, classic version of himself! Now they must defeat their enemies, save their friends, and find out who is behind this diabolical deed.

Summer Carnival ’92 RECCA – Experience the frenetic pace of this classic top-down shooter. Created for a gaming competition back in 1992, Summer Carnival ’92 RECCA makes its way to North American shores for the first time! Widely considered one of the most challenging shooters ever made, you must fight your through wave after wave of enemy ships, and defeat the boss at the end of each stage. There are five primary weapons, and five secondary weapons, all of which can be powered-up.

DSiWare Shop

Jewel Adventures – The fantasy world has been destroyed after a great war against the forces of darkness! Match gems to help Ayla rebuild the destroyed kingdom and learn all the secrets of magic along the way. Fight monsters and search for lost artefacts and gems in your mission to restore order and help save the human race!

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