Lovers of the Sweet Science, the Sport of Kings, and the World of Fashion will want to take a look at this week’s Nintendo Download.
It all starts on the 3DS where Game Freak, the developer behind the Pokemon franchise, is back with a wacky new game. Pocket Card Jockey is a horse racing game that includes puzzle-solving elements and a built-in Solitaire game to make the horses run faster. Also, if the Launch Trailer is to be believed, there might even be a “Stud” minigame.
3DS owners will also get to dabble in an outlandish adaptation of the Sweet Science this week in Nintendo’s Super Punch-Out!!. Originally released for the Super NES in 1994, Super Punch-Out!! isn’t as well-known as its NES predecessor, but it’s still a cartoony blast of boxing fun.
Finally this week, fashionistas will get to strut their stuff on the Wii U with the addition of Style Savvy to the console’s Virtual Console service. Originally released for the DS, players will be able to “dream up dazzling outfits” as they run a chic boutique.
More information on all these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break.
Wii U eShop
Style Savvy – Show off your style as the owner of a chic boutique in the original Style Savvy game for the Nintendo DS system. Dream up dazzling outfits for yourself and your customers, purchase inventory to stock your store and monitor your shopping budget, and extend your fashion makeover by visiting the hair salon and the cosmetics store. The fabulous possibilities are nearly endless.
The Beggar’s Ride – The Beggar’s Ride is a unique and innovative Platform Puzzle Adventure Game where the player can manipulate the environment to solve puzzles in a deep and intriguing story of discovery.
SpaceRoads – Take control of the fastest ship in the universe, the R-Series 1700F. Pilot through the most treacherous environments and planets, ranging from the sub-zero temperatures of deep space, to the metal liquifying heat of the galaxy’s most violent volcanoes at break neck speeds.
PixelMaker – PixelMaker is a drawing program designed specifically for making pixel art! Using easy to use tools on your Wii U GamePad, you can design images as simple or as complex as you like. Experiment, and create characters and scenes based on your favorite classic video games, or draw something straight out of your own imagination. Finally, share your pixel art creations with your friends on Miiverse!
Midnight 2 – In this golf-like puzzle game your task is to guide Midnight once again! Use your Wii U GamePad to set the strength of shot and launch her. Avoid the dangerous enemies, spikes and saws and try to reach the best rating possible. 28 unlockable level make this adventure a challenging journey.
Escape From Flare Industries – So, there are these jerks who run a factory called Flare Industries who locked up and try to sell this slime-kinda guy called Splat. Splat doesn’t really like being locked in a cage and wants to do his own thing, so he’s trying to escape. He’s gotta navigate the factory, solve puzzles, rescue his fellow slime homies, and ideally would like to not die. Think you can help him?
Sudoku and Permudoku – Sudoku and Permudoku is a puzzle game that offers two distinct styles of logic puzzles. In the Sudoku mode, the player is tasked to fill out a 9×9 field with numbers from one to nine, such that each row, each column and each 3×3 sub-field contains exactly one occurrence of each of the numbers one to nine. Permudoku is a variation of the classic Sudoku puzzle, where instead of numbers, colors have to be placed on a 9×9 in such a way that each color appears exactly once in each column, row and 3×3 sub-field.
Pocket Card Jockey – 3, 2, 1 … GO! In this fast-paced mashup of solitaire and horse racing developed by Game Freak, you’ll jockey your way to victory by clearing cards to energize your horse. You can even level up your noble steed through strategic positioning on the track. Can you master solitaire and horseback racing at the same time?
Super Punch-Out!! – Featuring the tight gameplay and humor the series is known for, this Super NES sequel to the NES classic sees Little Mac returning to the ring with the World Video Boxing Association belt once again at stake. Slug your way through grueling, sweat-pounding matches against a cast of characters with unique patterns (and even more unique looks).