Nintendo eShop Logo
NES Open Tournament Golf - Featured Image ai2

What’s new in this week’s Nintendo Download? On the Wii U Virtual Console, we’re getting NES Open Tournament Golf. And new to the Wii U eShop is BLOK DROP U, a puzzle game. Also: Runner2 will be on sale for $4.99 starting on March 10 through March 17. If you’re on the fence about grabbing Runner2 while it’s discounted, be sure to check out our review of the game.

The Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths is coming to the 3DS eShop. Were any of our readers supporters of that game when it was recently Kickstarted? Last but certainly not least, it would be a shame if I didn’t bring up Adventure Island II heading to the 3DS Virtual Console. The hero does share my last name, and it’s one of my favorite franchises from the early nineties. I think the Adventure Island II headed to 3DS today is NES version, according to Nintendo’s official page. But they released the Gameboy Adventure Island on the Virtual Console before, and I think they’ve made errors like this in the past. I suppose we’ll know soon.

As usual, you can check out the full press release below.


This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Virtual Console on Wii U

NES Open Tournament Golf – Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced golfer, NES Open Tournament Golf is perfect for those days when you just can’t get to the local golf course. You can even challenge another player in Stroke, Match and Tournament modes.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

BLOK DROP U – BLOK DROP U is a simple yet challenging physics-based puzzle game exclusively for Wii U. Your goal is to safely guide the red blok to rest on any of the normal platforms by tapping and destroying the grey bloks.

Nintendo eShop Sale

BIT.TRIP Presents…Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien – The one-year anniversary of Runner2 is now upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a sale? Purchase one of 2013’s highest-rated games for less than the cost of a watery espresso! Starting March 10, get Runner2 in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U at a discounted price of $4.99 until 9 a.m. PT on March 17.

Also new this week:

• The Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

• Adventure Island II (Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS)

• Vacation Adventures: Park Ranger (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

To view this week’s Nintendo Download in its full graphical version, please visit:

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 titles weekly to the Nintendo eShop for the Wii U system as well as the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL systems, to the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and to the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console.

The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features games, applications and videos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or by 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 the Nintendo eShop on either Wii U or Nintendo 3DS, 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™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Wii Points Card™ and Nintendo DSi Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

Remember that Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit, or

Jonathan Higgins
[Former Staff] Jonathan parted ways with Operation Rainfall on June 15th, 2014. You can follow him on Twitter @radicaldefect.