I bet you thought I forgot my promise, didn’t you? The one about doing Nintendo Download on a regular basis from now on? Well, you’re wrong, cause here I am this week with another heaping of Nintendo goodies to share. As always, I cull through to pick the very best on offer, with our audience’s quirks and tastes in mind. So you won’t be seeing anything that qualifies as shovelware in this segment. At least not intentionally. Ahem. With that out of the way, let’s get to what’s fresh and exciting this week!


What better way to start than with the recent release that has been dominating all my free time this week, SMT IV: Apocalypse! While I wasn’t a huge fan of the original, I can confidently say that Apocalypse is well worth the price of admission. If you want to know more about the fantastic 3DS exclusive, check out our own William Haderlie’s review! But that’s not all, since today officially brought Severed to the Wii U. Though it looked fine on the Vita, I much prefer the Wii U’s stylus functionality. The only bummer is, the 3DS version, which I anticipate will be the best version, isn’t ready yet. But if you buy the Wii U version now, you’ll get the 3DS later for free! Yes I know, cross buy never happens on Nintendo, except when it does. If you’re looking for something retro, you might want to check out the release of Donkey Kong Country Returns. It was fantastic on the Wii, and if you missed out, I recommend getting the digital version on Wii U. But if that’s somehow not retro enough, then the 3DS release of Final Fight 2 and Final Fight 3 might whet your appetite.


For the eShop, there are a couple compelling sales that might take your money. For Wii U, I can recommend 3Souls, a unique looking puzzle game that’s been on my Wishlist for a while and is now 25% off, as well as Dual Core, which is 30% off. Sadly, I can’t in good conscience recommend any of the 3DS games on sale, but considering we got Noitu Love Devolution last week, we really shouldn’t complain.


If you gotta go fast, then you’ll love the handful of Sonic the Hedgehog themes on sale. You can get the Sonic 25th Anniversary Theme for free, but you’ll have to pay money for the rest of them. Still, one free theme isn’t bad, and if you’re a massive Sonic fan, it’s not all that expensive to get the other themes.

Last but not least, there are a few new releases this week worth your time. First up is Noah’s Cradle, which reminds me of a Star Fox lite, with lots of zipping around and blasting enemy ships. Next up is Laser Blaster, which has you fending off enemy attacks using touchscreen functionality. And lastly, if you’re a platformer fanatic like myself, you should check out Titan’s Tower. And although it’s not out quite yet, next week you’ll be able to pummel foes to your heart’s content with River City: Tokyo Rumble!


Check back next week for the latest Nintendo Download, and stay tuned to oprainfall for all your gaming news!

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.