Nintendo Download, Dec. 15, 2016: Play Mario with Only One Hand!
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This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
Super Mario Run – The first-ever mobile game featuring the most iconic video game hero of all time will be available later today to download on Apple’s App Store and is available for iPhone and iPad. Super Mario Run is the first Super Mario Bros. game developed specifically for mobile devices and is playable with just one hand.
A new kind of Mario game that you can play with one hand.
In this game, Mario constantly moves forward through the courses while you use a variety of jumps to navigate. Mario will behave differently depending on the timing of your taps, so it's up to you to show off particularly smooth moves, gather coins, and reach the goal.
- Run and jump with style to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser’s clutches!
- Travel through plains, caverns, haunted houses, airships, castles, and more...
- Clear 6 worlds filled with 24 brand-new courses designed for one-handed play!
- Show off Mario's stylish moves, compete against your friends and challenge people from all over the world.
- A challenge mode where the competition differs each time you play.
- Compete against the stylish moves of other players for the highest score as you gather coins and get cheered on by a crowd of Toads. If you’re impressive enough, the Toads may even come live in your kingdom.
- You can also perform stylish moves to fill up your gauge and launch into Coin Rush!
- *In order to play Toad Rally, you will need Rally Tickets that you can acquire in a variety of ways, such as clearing worlds or through bonus games in your kingdom.
- Gather coins and Toads to build your very own kingdom.
- Create your unique kingdom with buildings and decorations that you acquire with the help of Toads gathered in Toad Rally.
Breakout Defense - Breakout Defense is a breakout game for one or two players.
Play single player against the AI and aim for a high score or two player mode competing against a friend.
Supports Off-TV Play mode.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Scribble - Think you've played a game like this before? Think again!
With 5 game modes to choose from, each offering a unique experience. Play in Versus, Teams, Elimination, Barricade or even Tug'O'Draw mode, and find out who is the best artist!
Introducing optional 'Mutators' that change how you play. Too good at drawing? How are you at drawing when you can't see the page? What if the ink travels in the opposite direction to your pen? Mutators can really switch up the game with hilarious outcomes.
Child friendly words!
Players can toggle easy mode on and off for individuals, enabling younger players to take part in the same game as everyone else!
Don't think our list of over 1500 words is quite enough? No problem! Add your own with the Word Creator!
- Up to 8 Players or Teams
- Over 1500 words
- 5 Unique Game Modes
- 5 Mutators that change how the game is played
- 'Just Doodle Mode' stripping away the timer and Mutators, allowing you to make your own rules!
- Word Creator
- Easy Mode for individual players
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
SDK Spriter - Demo - All-in-one retro game asset studio. Create character and level pixel art. Export your creations to share with all.
SDK Spriter is an all-in-one studio for creating retro video game assets, including character sprite sheets, tile sets, maps, and full levels. The final assets can be exported to Miiverse™ or SDKSpriter.com.
Sprite sheets are comprised of 64x64 pixel art characters that have eight frames of animation for each compass direction. The resulting sprite sheet is a PNG image.
Tiles sets are comprised of 64x64 tile pixel art that is assembled into a 16x16 grid. The resulting tile set is a PNG image.
Maps are 256x256 grids of tiles that reference an existing tile set.
Levels are a combination of layered maps, a player sprite, and multiple non-player sprites. Levels come in three forms: Overworld, Platformer, and Terrain. Each level can be entered on Edit Mode or Play Mode. In Edit Mode, the player sets up the placement of layers and locations of sprites. In Play Mode, the levels follow standard mechanisms for physics and collision-detection.
(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
PICROSS e7 - The 7th game in the Picross e series, with a Navigation Feature!
The first game with 20x15-size Mega Picross puzzles.
The new Mark function lets you leave indicators on squares you aren't sure about, without risking a penalty.
Also, new Switch stylus controls allow you to switch input modes just by pressing the Circle Pad or +Control Pad once!
Picross is a "Picture Crossword Puzzle Game" where numbers act as hints to complete images.
The rules are simple and easy to grasp. Anyone can do it!
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Mercenaries Saga 3 - Mercenaries Saga 3 is a tactical RPG set in a fantasy world.
Battles take place on an isometric grid, requiring you to move characters and take advantage of terrain in order to be successful.
Long ago there were two continents, split into north and south by a large ocean. These two continents under went vastly different development.
In the north continent, the Flare Kingdom, with their advanced industry and powerful military background, expanded their sphere of influence. They annexed neighboring states until the entire north continent was under their control.
On the other hand, the tribes of the Kirialos country in the southern continent were at constant war over their plentiful resources.
Having achieved domination of their own continent, the Flare Kingdom set their sights on Kirialos's resources.
The Flare Kingdom intervened in the wars on the south continent in the name of peacekeeping, but took complete control in the blink of an eye.
The Flare Kingdom set up a puppet government in Kirialos, whilst syphoning the wealth obtained from its resources back to their own continent.
That's when the "Liberation Army" appeared - it's sights set on overthrowing the Kingdom and its puppet government.
To deal with this uprising, the Kingdom set up a local ministry of war. The name of the Kingdom's foreign campaign regiment was "Coronea"―
The mercenaries who joined this unit, be it for money, fame or honor, became known as the "Kingdom's Dogs". This is where their story begins.
(Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Excitebots: Trick Racing – Trick Racing gets redefined! Pilot your Robotic insect or animal racer around the tracks at high speeds while performing stunts in this Wii game. Fly off of massive jumps, crash through bowling pins, spin around high wires or assemble a poker hand in the craziest races ever.
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My Nintendo Celebrates Mario – To commemorate the launch of the Super Mario Run game, My Nintendo is excited to offer discount rewards for digital versions of the following Mario games:
To redeem points for discounts on these games, visit my.nintendo.com
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