Two games from Nintendo themselves highlight this week’s Nintendo Download.
Tennis anyone? Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash will be available to download tomorrow through the Wii U eShop. Players will be able to serve it up with Mario and all his pals once more with brand new moves (the Jump Shot), new powerups (the Mega Mushroom), and new modes (the randomness of Mega Battle).
Over on the 3DS eShop, players will be able to download Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon, a new entry in the dungeon-crawling franchise, beginning tomorrow. The roguelike game will include 20 playable Pokemon, and all 720 Pokemon will play a role in the story.
Finally this week, two other interesting retro-style games are now available to download on the Wii U. Super Street Fighter II Turbo Revival is a Virtual Console re-release of the Game Boy Advance remake of the Super NES port of the arcade classic. That’s a mouthful, but it’s also a pretty good version of one of the best one-on-one fighting games of all time. Also available today is Typoman, a side-scrolling adventure that requires players to lift and shift letters to advance.
More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break.
Wii U eShop
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash – Tennis meets the outrageous action of the Mario series. Smash the ball down the court with the new Jump Shot and grab a Mega Mushroom to gain a HUGE advantage over opponents in Mega Battle, a new mode. Outwit your rivals and challenge friends to singles and doubles matches as your favorite character. Players can even take their skills online with a broadband Internet connection and partner up with one of many compatible Amiibo in online doubles matches. (Available November 20)
Typoman – Available exclusively on Wii U, Typoman is a two-dimensional puzzle platformer distinguished by a unique game world. You slip into the role of the HERO struggling to make your way through a dark, surreal world. Despite your small stature you have a powerful gift: You can use letters to alter your environment. Dive into a dark tale of heroes and monsters, where words can either be a blessing… or a curse.
Super Street Fighter II Turbo Revival – Choose from more than 16 brawlers from the Street Fighter universe. The original eight world warriors are back, along with four playable boss characters and four newcomers to this version of the game. Execute special moves and super combos to wreak havoc on your opponent. There can be only one street fighter champion.
Lucentek: Activate – Lucentek: Activate is an action-adventure game. You and your group must find and reset all of the mainframes to regain control and rid the world of the invading aliens. Fight enemies, find power ups, and solve puzzles. Even Transfrom into a hover craft and a space ship to get past obstacles.
Totem Topple – Build your totem pole up into the sky and stars beyond in a fresh twist on the tower defence genre! Wolves, Bears, Deer, and more… Stack different totem heads on your tower, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Add protective wings and arrow firing bird beaks to fend off the demon spirits trying to knock your totem pole down!
Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon – Prepare yourself for a grand adventure in which you become a Pokemon and battle alongside Legendary and Mythical Pokemon to help save the world. Befriend Pokemon and explore ever-changing mystery dungeons with them. (Available November 20)
Family Fishing – Family Fishing is a frenetic, competitive fishing game developed by Arc System Works. Go fishing with your virtual family and battle against them in fast paced arcade-style mayhem!
I Love My Pony – Discover a rich and enthralling story where you prove to your rival that love and respect for your pony are just as important as training. Choose your pony and care for it with a variety of activities. Your pony’s health and happiness are key to your success in the competitions. Train at the riding centre and take part in the jumping and racing competitions to become a true champion!