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Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

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Hope you all had a Happy Halloween! I certainly did, and managed to carve 7 jack-o-lanterns! But you’re not here for my squash, you’re here for video games! Now that we’re in November, Nintendo has a new batch of goodies for our gaming pleasure, for both Wii U and 3DS. There’s some interesting stuff this week, so let’s go over the highlights, shall we?


First up is Mario Party Star Rush. While I personally haven’t been invested in any of the recent entries in this series, I have fond memories of the first few games on my N64. Star Rush looks to fix many of the stupid and broken aspects of the later games, while also allowing friends who don’t own the game to join the fun. Yes, by downloading the Mario Party Star Rush – Party Guest Edition for free, you can play with friends who own the full version of the game. Which is a neat idea.


As far as the Virtual Console, some fun classics are making their way to it this week. First up is Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. The monkey flavored rhythm game always looked appealing to me, and now I can actually try it out on my Wii U. Second up is Mario Hoops 3 on 3. I would hesitate to call this one a classic, but it did look to have stellar graphics for the time it was released.


Gotta get that playable Ravio!

Usually I don’t cover DLC releases, but there are some fantastic new offers from Hyrule Warriors Legends this week. They have introduced the A Link Between Worlds DLC pack, which will give you access to playable Ravio (huzzah!) and Yuga, as well as a Lorule map, new outfits and a new Adventure Mode map. So Zelda fans can rejoice!

For sales, there are only a couple I would recommend this week. First up is the stlylishly retro Elliot Quest, which is discounted from $12.99 to $8.99. Next up is a game I would venture few of you have heard of called Olympia Rising. I bought this a while back on a whim, mostly cause I was enchanted by the lush art style. I thought it was a metroidvania but it’s more of a adventure game with a unique combo system. I would recommend getting it while it’s on sale from $4.99 to $3.49. If you’re interested in seeing the other discounted offerings this week, click here.


If you’re like me and you’ve been dissatisfied by the rewards from your My Nintendo account, then this week might make you feel a bit better. Starting this week, there are finally some really great games you can trade in your hard earned coins get some discounts on. The list of games is the following – Xenoblade Chronicles, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, EarthBound, Kirby Super Star and HarmoKnight! If you’re curious to see the full details plus the Miitomo offerings, click here.


Last but not least, there are a couple of interesting looking new eShop games this week. First up is Gravity+, which lets you manipulate gravity to solve puzzles, has over 2 dozen stages and a level editor! And the other game is called Unlucky Mage, which I’m 99% certain was originally a mobile game. Nevertheless, it looks like a fun, affordable Kemco RPG.

That’s it for this week! Tune in to oprainfall next time for the latest Nintendo Download!

About Josh Speer

Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.