Nintendo Download: January 30, 2014

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Here we are near the end of January 2014, and what do we have but another Thursday, which means this is the last Nintendo Download of the month. Apparently, Nintendo recognized this too, so they squeezed in some big announcements and releases before we hit February. Honestly, we don’t know if that has anything to do with it. Who cares, right? Let’s just get to the games!

We will start with Wii U. At long last, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES) is coming to the eShop. Fans have been waiting for this day ever since the eShop began, and especially after A Link Between Worlds launched last year on 3DS. All we can say is that you better let Nintendo know you are grateful by downloading it right away. Unfortunately, though, that is it for new releases on Wii U. However, there are a couple promotions! First up is that the free 30-day trial of Wii Fit U ends tomorrow, January 31, so act fast. Also, Nintendo started a “Super Indie Connection Sale” on five select indie games. Purchase one of the games, and you will get any of the others for 60% off. (Get more details.)

The new game list is a bit larger on the 3DS eShop. It all starts with the classic Mario Bros. (NES) hitting the Virtual Console. There are a few new games, too. Castle Clout 3D has you strategizing on your own or with a friend in a 3D version of the popular game. Arc Style: Solitaire brings two versions of the classic single-player card game: Klondike and Monte Carlo. Touch Battle Tank 3D 2 brings the tanks back in 3D, but they still left out a multiplayer mode, so we’re not sure about this one just yet. However, this is a sale starting today on Ohno Odyssey, where you can download it for $3.99 (until February 20).

That’s it for this week’s Nintendo Download. Be sure to check out the full list of all the releases and prices below, along with the official press release information, straight from Nintendo of America. And be sure to let us know what game(s) or apps get you excited to play. Let us know in the comments below!

New on the Nintendo eShop on Wii U

  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past ($7.99)

New on the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

  • Mario Bros. ($4.99)
  • Castle Clout 3D ($4.99)
  • Arc Style: Solitaire ($2.99)
  • Touch Battle Tank 3D 2 ($4.99)

Sales and Discounts for Nintendo eShops

  • Wii Fit U (Wii U) – Jan. 31 is the last day for Wii U owners who also have a Wii Balance Board™ to take advantage of Nintendo’s free trial offer of Wii Fit U. After that the download costs $29.99. You can also purchase the game with an included Fit Meter in stores at a suggested retail price of $49.99.
  • Super Indie Sale (Wii U) – Own or purchase one of five participating games at regular price to get 60 percent off all other participating games! Participating games include: Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition, Toki Tori 2+, or BIT.TRIP Presents…Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien. This offer is valid from 9 a.m. PT on Jan. 30 until 9 a.m. PT on Feb. 13.
  • Ohno Odyssey (3DS) – Starting today, download Ohno Odyssey from the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS for $3.99 until 9 a.m. PT on Feb. 20.

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About the author:

Steve has been a Nintendo fan since the NES. He currently owns a NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, GameBoy, DS, DSi, 3DS, and 3DS XL. His favorite types of games are action platformers and multiplayer “party” games. Overall, he loves a game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours, and if that can be shared with friends, it is even better.

Steve has been blogging for NintendoFuse since April 2008. He started off as an avid reader, and eventually was asked to jump on the team. Currently, he enjoys writing game reviews and sharing breaking news with the fans and readers. You will also find him on the forums as an admin.

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