Dr. Luigi (Nintendo) – Rated: E – $14.99
Zap viruses in a falling block puzzle game featuring Dr. Luigi™! There’s a new doctor in the house! Dr. Mar—or, uh, Dr. Luigi is a new twist on this classic virus-popping puzzle game! Use new L-shaped pills in a brand new game mode and compete with players locally or online.* Drop pills the usual way, or get a second opinion with the Wii U GamePad controller. Virus Buster mode lets you position falling pill segments with the touchscreen and stylus to place them wherever you want. Use L-shaped pills carefully in the new Operation L mode or, for you die-hard Dr. Mario fans, there’s always Retro Remedy mode. Feeling better? Then sweat it out online* and see where you rank among the world’s elite Operation L and Retro Remedy mode players. Both modes feature online leaderboards.* It’s just what the doctor ordered…even if it’s a little late!
- Celebrate the Year of Luigi with Dr. Luigi
- New L-shaped pills make you rethink your strategy in Operation L mode
- Use the Wii U GamePad controller’s touchscreen in Virus Buster mode
- Relive or try out the classic-pill dropping gameplay of Retro Remedy mode
- Compete against other players locally or online*
- Both the Operation L and Retro Remedy modes feature online leaderboards
CastleStorm (Zen Studios) – Rated: T
Welcome to the world of CastleStorm, a super genre mashup of 2D physics destruction mashed with tower defense brawler! CastleStorm was born out of the fond childhood memory of building and destroy Lego castles. The clouds bring rumors of war…It’s Knights vs. Vikings in CastleStorm, where medieval warfare meets 2D physics-based destruction! Controlling the battle in real time, players will harness the power of medieval artillery, manage a fearsome ground attack, and cast powerful spells! CastleStorm features a story-driven solo campaign, a custom castle editor, online multiplayer, co-op modes, and more. Building castles and knocking them down has never been so much fun! (More…)
Super Punch-Out!! (Nintendo) – Rated: E
Featuring the tight game play and humor the series is known for, this sequel to the NES classic sees Little Mac return to the ring with the World Video Boxing Association belt once again at stake. Slug your way through the grueling, sweat-pounding matches of the Minor, Major, and World Circuits as you face off against some of Little Mac’s greatest rivals like Bear Hugger, Bald Bull, and Super Macho Man. With a cast of new challengers waiting, do you have what it takes to identify their unique patterns and exploit their weaknesses? Go to your corner and come out fighting, but remember what Doc Louis would say, “It’s not about brawling—it’s about finesse!”
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Pokémon Bank (Nintendo / Game Freak)
Pokémon Bank is an application and service for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y that will allow you to deposit, store, and manage your Pokémon in private Boxes on the Internet! Pokémon Bank is a paid service, with an annual charge for usage.
Pokémon Bank will be a powerful resource for players who like to obtain many different kinds of Pokémon, or for those who like to raise many Pokémon in preparation for battles and competitions! The application has a variety of search functions, so you can find the Pokémon you’re after among all of the Pokémon you’ve deposited. Even if you deposit a lot of Pokémon, you won’t have to worry about being unable to find the Pokémon you need! Pokémon Bank also makes it easy to transfer Pokémon from multiple copies of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y – including the downloadable versions – to a single game!
When you download Pokémon Bank, you can also download the free linked application Poké Transporter! When you insert a Pokémon Black Version, Pokémon White Version, Pokémon Black Version 2, or Pokémon White Version 2 Game Card into a Nintendo 3DS system, you’ll be able to use Poké Transporter to transfer Pokémon from these games into their own online Boxes. Then, you can easily transfer those Pokémon into Pokémon X and Pokémon Y using Pokémon Bank!
Look forward to a free trial period after the launch of Pokémon Bank. Be sure to try out the software for yourself during this time to see everything that Pokémon Bank has to offer!
Bird Mania Christmas 3D (Teyon) – Rated: E
Christmas time is almost here and the skies are crowded with Santa’s elves delivering presents across the globe. Mojo the bird is still mid-flight in his pursuit of sunny Africa so with a little Christmas spirit and Santa’s hat it’s time to turn up the turbo and fly full blast to Africa! Glide past snowcapped pine trees dashing into enemies for bonuses and collecting clusters of stars and shiny Christmas baubles. Whisk your way through the icy worlds scattered with candy canes and gingerbread and climb to the top of the online leaderboards. Try not to spoil Christmas and avoid crashing into Santa’s elves in this cheery holiday edition of Bird Mania. READ MY REVIEW HERE.
- Christmas-inspired winter theme with new online leaderboards for fierce competition for the top spot
- Fly through the icy winter full of gingerbread cookies, candy canes and pine trees galore
- Loads of Christmas baubles and stars to collect!
- Dash into enemy birds for bonuses but avoid crashing into elves to keep Christmas alive!
Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot (CoderChild) – Rated: E
A hardcore platforming musical experience Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot is an action-packed platform game, where music plays a very important role. With only one button to jump, you must help Cubit to go from platform to platform, while you avoid obstacles and enemies through the different scenes of the game. Perhaps you think this makes this game not difficult, right? Well, you are right; this game is not difficult… this game is Hardcore! Choose the path you want to do in each game and reach each of the 3 endings available!!
- Beware: This videogame has guest characters from other videogames.
- 3 different endings!
- 2 game modes: for all types of gamers, as well as Hardcore gamers.
- A soundtrack that will send you back to the dance floor.
- 24 challenges to enroll.
- A videogame fully created by just one person!
- Will you reach the end?
Edge (Two Tribes) – Rated: E
In EDGE, the award winning retro inspired platformer, players take direct control of the cube and roll their way around the game’s dozens of levels. Search for all the prisms, find the shortcuts to improve your times.
- retro styled platformer
- classic 8-bit inspired soundtrack
- over 100 levels (original, bonus and extended levels)
Mario Tennis (Nintendo) – Rated: E
Mario Tennis offers three fun-packed modes of tennis play! Practice your swings and shots in Exhibition Mode; go on the Mario Tour, which offers three different save slots to start your very own tennis adventures; or take a break from the workout, and try your luck on some Mario mini-games.
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