Nintendo Digital Download Thursdays

There’s a little bit of something for everyone this week. Nintendo adds another mobile game to its growing library today with Fire Emblem Heroes. Combat is customized for touch screens and short bursts for on-the-go gameplay.

 

 

Two great games that never originally made their way over from Japan on the TurboGrafx-16 are on Wii U: Gradius and Bomberman ’94. Gradius looks better than its NES counterpart and even has an extra stage to play through. Bomberman ’94 is a fantastic version of the cult classic with colorful graphics and up to five player simultaneous play.

 

 

The rest of this week’s games are below:

 

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
  • Nintendo Mobile
    • Fire Emblem Heroes – Nintendo’s hit strategy-RPG Fire Emblem series is now reimagined for smart devices. Fight battles customized for touch screens and on-the-go gameplay. Summon characters from across the Fire Emblem universe. Develop your Heroes’ skills and take them to new heights. This is your adventure – a Fire Emblem that’s like nothing you’ve seen before! Available today on App Store and Google Play, this application is free to download and offers some optional in-app purchases.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World – Discover a handicraft world bursting at the seams with creativity, as you guide Yarn Yoshi or Yarn Poochy through clever side-scrolling stages. Unravel secrets, toss yarn to weave platforms, and power up with woolly transformations. All stages from the Wii U version are joined by new ones starring Poochy and more Nintendo 3DS exclusive features. A free demo for Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World is also available to download in Nintendo eShop.
  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Gradius – To save the planet in this TurboGrafx-16 space shooter, you must deploy the hyperspace fighter Vic Viper to fight the Bacterion invasion. Pilot the Vic Viper through seven stages, shooting and dodging through deadly obstacles, while using various power-ups, including missiles, lasers, options and shields. The Vic Viper’s target is the enemy fortress, Xaerous. The only way to end the war is to plunge deep through the enemy forces and destroy its very core.
    • BOMBERMAN ’94 – The explosively fun BOMBERMAN gameplay is blowing up on Wii U! Place bombs, gather power-ups and ride different ROOI to defeat enemies and conquer stages in this classic action-packed TurboGrafx-16 game. You can even participate in tag-team matches, ensuring that you’ll have a blast!
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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.

Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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