Nintendo Download: Super Mario RPG, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Zero Time Dilemma, more

Fans of games both new and old will find something to interest them in this week’s update to the Nintendo eShop.

Let’s begin by taking a trip back in time. Nintendo has added Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars to the Wii U eShop this week, giving gamers the chance to relive the classic RPG. Originally released for the Super NES back in 1996, Super Mario RPG is the only game to combine Mario’s platforming antics with Square Enix’s RPG expertise.

Before we move forward, let’s travel further back to… a long time ago. That’s because WB Games and TT Games will add Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens to the Nintendo eShop for both the 3DS and Wii U in a galaxy very close to ours. Players will be able recreate the film with Lego-ized versions of Han Solo, Chewbacca, Finn, Rey, and BB-8. But they’ll also get the chance to go on “New Adventures” that bridge the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

Finally on the Wii U eShop this week, Telltale Games has crafted the remainder of Minecraft: Story Mode for Wii U owners this week. Episodes 2-5 are now available to download, and players can unlock the mystery of The Order of the Stone.

Over on the 3DS this week, players will get the chance to download Zero Time Dilemma, the finale to the Zero Escape trilogy, and BoxBoxBoy!, another side-scrolling platformer starring the cube-shaped hero.

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

Wii U eShop

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars – A mysterious enemy named Smithy has appeared, forcing Mario and Bowser to fight together as allies. In this beloved Super NES collaboration between Nintendo and RPG masterminds Square Enix, journey across a wide variety of locations and tackle a mixture of obstacles that will require both timing and strategy. Gain experience, grow more powerful and meet memorable characters to take down Smithy and his gang.

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens – The Lego video game franchise triumphantly returns on Wii U with a fun-filled, humorous journey based on the blockbuster film. The game will also feature exclusive playable content that bridges the story gap between Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Minecraft: Story Mode – Continue the story with our intrepid heroes in Episodes 2-5, now available for purchase.

Prism Pets – Prism Pets is a charming puzzle game combining cute animals with all the colors of the rainbow. Craft brand new colors by sliding around the playfield, but don’t fill it up or it’s game over! With hundreds of different combinations and nearly a dozen different animals to play with, Prism Pets provides hours of smashing, crashing, colorful fun.

Invanoid – As you play Invanoid, you will encounter an endless amount of bad guys – keep blasting aliens to rack up a high score. Share your score with others on Miiverse and see who has what it takes to keep the world safe!

3DS eShop

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens – The Lego video game franchise triumphantly returns on Nintendo 3DS with a fun-filled, humorous journey based on the blockbuster film. The game will also feature exclusive playable content that bridges the story gap between Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

BoxBoxBoy! – It’s time to think outside the box once again. Our boxy hero, Qbby, has a new power that lets him duplicate his blocky bod into TWO sets of boxes. He’ll put every box to use to survive perilous traps across numerous puzzling levels. Learn new tricks and box formations to get past obstacles, like switches, spikes and even lasers!

The Battle Cats POP! – Rampage across the globe with weird ’n’ wild cats in an exciting tower defense adventure. Collect hundreds of fightin’ cats to power up your army, take down bizarre and hilarious enemies and win glorious treasure.

Zero Time Dilemma – Series mastermind Kotaro Uchikoshi has pulled out all the stops to deliver the most compelling and mind-shredding gaming experience ever seen on a hand-held platform. Choice is your only method of salvation and your only means of escape. How much of your humanity will you sacrifice to earn your freedom?

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John Scalzo is Warp Zoned's Editor-In-Chief and resident retro gaming expert. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at john AT warpzoned DOT com.

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