Mario and friends have taken over this week’s Nintendo Download.
Yoshi is back and starring in his first original console game in a long time. Yoshi’s Wooly World, developed by Good-Feel, is a side-scroller for the Wii U that wraps Yoshi’s entire world in yarn and asks him to save the day. Is he up to the task? He’ll take a lick at it, that’s for sure.
Also available this week is New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U, a bundled edition of the Wii U’s first Mario game and its brotherly expansion. If you own a Wii U, there’s a very good chance you’ve already played one or both of these games, but if you haven’t, this bundle is a good a time as any to give them a shot.
Finally this week, Capcom will bring Final Fight One to the Wii U’s Virtual Console. Originally released for the Game Boy Advance, Final Fight One is a remake of one of the Super NES’s best beat ’em ups.
More information on all of these games, along with a few others (including a BASIC programming tutor for the 3DS), can be found after the break.
Wii U eShop
Yoshi’s Woolly World – Set off with a friend* through a woolly world in this grand hand-crafted Yoshi adventure! Kamek, that mischievous magic maker, has turned the Yoshi clan into wool. Now it’s up to you to explore a sewing basket’s worth of clever stages and unravel their secrets to save your fellow Yoshis. (Available October 16)
New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U – On Oct. 16, get two huge games in one bundle with this pack, which includes both the New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U games. Up to five players can jump into the fun!
Final Fight One – Take on the role of Cody, Guy or Mike as they punch, kick and throw down throngs of thugs. In this Game Boy Advance version of the Final Fight game, there are six stages showing a different area of the city, including an extra stage that was not available in the original Super NES version of the game.
Ninja Strike: Dangerous Dash – Run, fly, and slash enemies to get the stolen treasures back. Ninja Strike: Dangerous Dash is a high-speed, action-packed, side-scrolling game! Players can choose from three “ways” of the Ninja: Run and jump over enemies or slash them to keep running, collect coins enemies drop to level up your ninjas. Whether you go with strength or triple jumping, there is a ninja for you! Choose from five different ninjas, each with their own special characteristics. You’ll face much more than just run-of-the-mill henchmen. Use your hard-earned coins to level up a variety of skills that will help you get further and make you tougher. Pick the skills that best fit your playing style. How far can you go?
Momonga Pinball Adventures – Momonga Pinball Adventures is a different kind of pinball. Instead of regular cabinets, you bounce a flying squirrel through different levels. Enemies, boss fights, exploration – it has all the ingredients of good old action-adventure games, but with flippers.
Rakoo & Friends – Driven by his unrequited romantic yearnings, the charming but not very smart Rakoo leaves his cozy, comfortable home in search of that special someone. A freshly picked flower, a goofy smile and off he goes! In his frantic race for survival, Rakoo embarks on a fantastic adventure in a world that’s as wild and beautiful as it is dangerous. Use your Wii U GamePad to guide Rakoo through the wonders and perils he encounters along the way. Will Rakoo find the love of his dreams? His fate is in your hands!
The Magic Hammer – The Magic Hammer is an open-world action RPG where you embark on an epic adventure with your Hammer!
SmileBASIC – SmileBASIC is a portable version of a programming language known as BASIC. BASIC is a programming language designed to help beginners learn to program. As soon as you start SmileBASIC, you can begin programming! When you’re finished, you can play the game you made! Enjoy intuitive, trouble-free programming.