Hot off the heels of last week's Nintendo Download that saw Super Mario Bros. 3 come to the Virtual Console is...not as awesome but still fun nonetheless, at least where the Virtual Console is concerned. The Wii U's VC saw the arrival of Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 from the Game Boy Advance...which is kind of strange as they could have also released the Super NES version, but still it's a fun game either way.
The Wii U also saw the release of NES Remix 2, the sequel to the original with better games (in my humble opinion) such as Super Mario Bros. 2 and 3, Metroid, Kid Icarus, Zelda II: Adventure of Link, and Kirby's Adventure. Plus if you also own the original NES Remix you can access a special Championship Mode based off of the 1990 Nintendo World Championships NES cart. Finally, you can check out a trailer for Child of Light which releases on April 29th.
Over on the 3DS we have a demo for Mario Golf: World Tour as well as a trailer for Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends which also releases April 29th. Select games by Joindots will be on sale until 9am PT on May 8th including FunFair Party Games, Gardenscapes, Secret Agent Files: Miami and 3D MahJongg.
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This week??s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
More classic NES games are twisted around in NES Remix 2. (Photo: Business Wire)
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