Nintendo Download: Adventures of Pip, Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven, Pac-Attack, more


It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another Nintendo Download. Here’s a look at some of the titles you can find on the Nintendo eShop beginning today:

  • Adventures of Pip is a side-scrolling platformer for the Wii U that pumps pixels into its main character to help him overcome challenges.
  • Pac-Attack is a “fun and quirky” for the Wii U’s Virtual Console that originally appeared on the Super NES.
  • Cube Life: Island Survival is a game that looks ridiculously similar to Minecraft and its available now for the Wii U.
  • Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven is a Japanese RPG for the 3DS that bases its attack system on bowling over your opponents.

More information on all of these games (and a few more) can be found after the break.

Wii U eShop

Adventures of Pip – Adventures of Pip revitalizes the classic side-scrolling action platform genre. Digital underdog Pip proves that you can’t judge a hero by his size. During the game, Pip gains the ability to grow by absorbing pixels from his fallen foes, but Pip learns bigger is not always better.

Pac-Attack – Pac-Man makes an appearance outside of his familiar maze environment in Pac-Attack, a fun and quirky Super NES puzzle game. Keep your screen clear of falling blocks and ghosts by lining them up horizontally. Pac-Attack includes three game modes to choose from: 1P Normal, 2P Versus and the challenging 1P Puzzle.

Cube Life: Island Survival – Imagine being stranded on a beautiful deserted island. All of life’s necessities: Food, water, shelter – all of your everyday needs – are now gone, and it’s up to you to survive. Cannibals and wild animals will not make it any easier on you. You’ll need to explore, build, and craft to stay alive.

Cube Blitz – Cube Blitz is a physics based puzzle game that will test your skills using the GamePad. Your goal is to get all the gems to the bottom goal line while preventing all the stones, gems and industrial bricks from going over the foul line. You are equipped with three bombs and an area bomb that has to be used wisely. There are four play modes ranging from easy to very difficult that focuses on different play styles.

The Stonecutter – A poor stonecutter notices the lifestyles of those higher in the social hierarchy and wishes to become them. A spirit hears his plea and grants his wish. Despite having his wish granted, the stonecutter is still unsatisfied and wishes for more. He dreams to become more powerful by embodying the forces of nature. Decide the stonecutter’s fate by choosing what he should wish for!

3DS eShop

Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven – Bowl over as many enemies as possible with a single strike in this new strategy RPG from the producer of Story of Seasons and Rune Factory. The unique “bowling” battle mechanic requires lining up melee, ranged and magical attacks so frontline enemies are knocked into others for maximum collateral damage.

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures – Influenced by retro classics, Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures features the AVGN and friends as they blast their way through 10 levels of fun, fast paced 2D action based on the AVGN’s adventures in his online series. With multiple playable characters, power ups, cameos galore, tons of secrets and more, we’re making a game that all fans of video games will enjoy. If you’re a fan of old school difficulty, fart jokes, The Nerd and/or old school platformers chances are you’ll enjoy AVGN Adventures.

DSiWare Shop

G.G. Series: Altered Weapon – Change from vehicle to robot and back while fending off enemy machines. Infiltrate deep into enemy robot factories. While in robot form use your jumping boost rocket to reach high places with the ability to angle your fire in different directions with your machine gun. When in vehicle mode, use the long range cannon to deal heavy damage from afar and high speed driving to jump across wide obstacles. Avoid enemy fire and collect health items throughout each stage to survive in order to defeat a powerful boss at the end of each stage. Unleash the power of the Altered Weapon!

G.G. Series: Assault Buster – You are the last defense against the assault of a robot army! Pit yourself against wave after wave of enemy forces while using your high speed boost maneuver to fly in 8 different directions to avoid fire with the goal of total enemy annihilation. Defeating any enemies on screen will decrease the “enemy potential” gauge which will give way to a powerful boss upon reaching zero. Keep an eye out for flying cargo boxes which will yield helpful items if destroyed. Hold your ground as the Assault Buster!

G.G. Series: Black X Block – Create a path to the goal gate found in each stage by taking, rotating and placing the black blocks found throughout each level to make a stairway-like path to your destination. Avoid falling on red blocks or getting caught under falling blocks while thinking your way through this intellectual puzzle game as the time limit counts down.

G.G. Series: Cosmo Rally – A tournament rally has been called for the top racers representing the far reaches of the galaxy. As a representative of Earth, choose from different types of Space Cars and compete against the past times of racers from the solar system, galaxy and beyond. Accelerate at break neck speed but avoid taking short cuts and stay on the Guide Beam track which leads you through the cosmos in a dash to the goal line. Aim to beat the record times of other racers and make it to top rank in each tournament cup!

G.G. Series: Exciting River – Time the L and R buttons to move the kayak. Be careful not to capsize or slow down by avoiding obstacles like driftwood, rocks or other kayaks throughout each course. Keep paddling too so your kayak is not carried away in areas of fast flowing water. If you can keep a good timing when rowing with the L and R buttons, you’ll be able to keep up your speed and pass other kayaks more easily. You can also collect charge items for your boost power which allows you to kayak at high speed and smash through any obstacles on the Exciting River!

G.G. Series: Hero Puzzle – Combining the elements of RPG and puzzle games, the player takes the role of the Hero to strive to combine falling icons together into three or more to attack foes. Unlock different kinds of icons and attacks after defeating enemies and take down powerful bosses awaiting at the end of each stage. If the situation is too dangerous, use your recovery item to destroy all enemy icons on screen. Using your puzzle, make your way to the end of your quest and rid the realm of evil!

G.G. Series: The Spiky Blowfish – Take control of the Blowfish and proceed throughout the depths of the ocean. Be careful to avoid the many fish and other dangers you’ll encounter on your quest in the deep. Use your Puffer attack to prevent yourself from sinking and to defeat enemies who are close by, and your Spike shot to hit targets that are further away. Swim carefully but don’t let the time run out before you reach the goal at the end of each stage. Every few stages a large boss lurks in wait, so conserve your health and collect hearts whenever you can on your adventure as the Spiky Blowfish!

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