Nintendo Download: Week of December 29th

It’s a pretty light week in the eShop this week with only a couple of Virtual Console releases to speak of. Mario Kart 64, the first game ever to feature the blue shell, makes the move to the Wii U Virtual Console and Castlevania Dracula X makes its way to the New 3DS. That’s it. That’s all you’ve got.

However, if you are in the mood for a good puzzle platformer to play then Teslagrad is on sale as well as Runbow. Both are excellent.

Virtual Console on Wii U

    • Mario Kart 64 – Put the pedal to the metal in this worthy Nintendo 64 successor to the Super NES classic, Super Mario Kart. With improved courses and a head-to-head four-player mode, the Mario Kart 64game is sure to win the heart of any racing fan. The game includes 20 different courses filled with dips, valleys, jumps, tunnels and bridges. Smooth, precise control will bring players back time and time again for freewheeling fun.
  • Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
    • Castlevania Dracula X – In this Super NES horror classic, gear up as Richter Belmont – equipped with the legendary Vampire Killer – to save his beloved. Battle against monsters that lurk in the shadows and strategically use magical tomes, mystical power-ups and titanic weapons. Unfold another chapter in the Belmont family’s lineage, with more than seven stages of grim encounters and myriad of possibilities depending on the choices that you make.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

  • New themes this week include:
    • Pokémon New Partner
    • Pokémon Full-power Z-Moves

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console, the Nintendo 3DS family of systems and the Wii Shop Channel for the Wii console.

Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in either Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points. Click here for details about the recent Nintendo DSi Shop service change.

Remember that Wii U, Wii, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. Nintendo 3DS players who register a Nintendo Network ID gain access to free-to-start games and free game demos from Nintendo eShop, and also get the latest news and information direct from Nintendo. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

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