Nintendo Download: 16th April 2015 (North America)

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Donkey Kong 64 leads this week’s Nintendo Download for North America, barreling toward Wii U’s Virtual Console service.

It’s joined by StreetPass Mii Plaza content that expands the available games with Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler, released to coincide with International StreetPass Week running between 16th – 26th April. New arrivals beyond this include 3D Fantasy Zone II, A-Train 3D: City Simulator, DOORS and Pazaru, as well as Word Search by POWGI on both systems.

International StreetPass Week
Take your Nintendo 3DS system on a whirlwind tour without leaving your hometown! From 16th – 26th April 2015, collect up to six Mii characters from across Europe, the United States and Canada when you stop by a Nintendo Zone location. U.S. and Canada visitors will even get a special Mii of Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America.

Special Offers (Wii U)
* Super Spring Sale! It’s the last chance to save during the Super Spring Sale! Visit Nintendo’s website to check out deals and save up to 30 percent off on select games. The Super Spring Sale ends on 20th April 2015. http://www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers
* Costume Quest 2 is 33 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $9.99) between 17th – 24th April 2015.
* EnjoyUp Games: Darts Up is on sale until 14th May 2015.
* Lucadian Chronicles DLC is 37 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) between 21st – 28th April 2015.
* Paparazzi: $2.99 (normally $4.99) until 28th April 2015.

Permanent Price Reduction (Wii U)
* Breezeblox, Pugsley LLC – now $4.99, previously $9.99

Special Offers (3DS)
* Super Spring Sale! It’s the last chance to save during the Super Spring Sale! Visit Nintendo’s website to check out deals and save up to 30 percent off on select games. The Super Spring Sale ends on 20th April 2015. http://www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers
* ATLUS: Code of Princess, Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millennium Girl and more are on sale between 20th – 27th April 2015.
* CIRCLE Entertainment: Castle Conqueror EX, Fairune and Parking Star 3D are on sale until 7th May 2015.
* EnjoyUp Games: Darts Up 3D is on sale until 14th May 2015.
* Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D: 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 30th April 2015.

Virtual Console (Wii U)
* Donkey Kong 64, Nintendo – $9.99
With his mechanical isle stuck off the shores of DK Island, K. Rool kidnaps the Kong family to distract Donkey Kong in this Nintendo 64 classic. It’s up to our furry hero to rescue his friends, reclaim his Golden Bananas and save his homeland from certain doom. Choose from five Kong members as you play solo in a quirky adventure or with friends in competitive battle arenas.

Wii U Download Demo
* Word Search by POWGI, Lightwood Games – Free
Word Search by POWGI includes more than 300 puzzles to keep you – and your friends – puzzling for hours! Up to five can play! Use the Wii U GamePad’s touch screen and add Wii Remotes to solve the puzzle together as a team, or compete for the best score. Or just sit back and relax as you follow your progress through 27 different categories at your own pace – no television required!

Wii U Download Software
* Tilelicious: Delicious Tiles, BattleLine Games – $5.99
Easy to learn, but difficult to master. You’ll discover a world of deliciousness when you play Tilelicious. From the cool and creamy ice cream stage to thick rich chocolate, and on to the peppermint and lollipop sweetness of the gingerbread house. Use your powerful brain to solve challenging sliding tile puzzles, saving the children at the end of each stage, and ultimately helping them into space to discover the secrets of the Cosmic Candy Ring!

* Word Search by POWGI, Lightwood Games – $7.99
Word Search by POWGI includes more than 300 puzzles to keep you – and your friends – puzzling for hours! Up to five can play! Use the Wii U GamePad’s touch screen and add Wii Remotes to solve the puzzle together as a team, or compete for the best score. Or just sit back and relax as you follow your progress through 27 different categories at your own pace – no television required!

3DS Add-on Content
* StreetPass Mii Plaza: Battleground Z, Nintendo – $4.99
* StreetPass Mii Plaza: Ultimate Angler, Nintendo – $4.99
* StreetPass Mii Plaza: Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler Bundle, Nintendo – $7.99
* StreetPass Mii Plaza Upgrade, Nintendo – $4.99
The next evolution of StreetPass Mii Plaza has arrived with new features and two new games! Fight your way through hordes of zombies in Battleground Z, or kick back and reel in a few fish and some legendary monsters on the StreetPass Islands in Ultimate Angler. Buy either game for $4.99 each or both for $7.99, and purchase StreetPass Mii Plaza Upgrade for $4.99 to unlock several new features like StreetPass Birthdays and a Mii character VIP Room.

3DS HOME Menu Themes
* Yoshi’s Springtime Siesta, Nintendo – TBC

3DS Download Demo
* Word Search by POWGI, Lightwood Games – Free
With more than 300 puzzles to solve, Word Search by POWGI will keep you puzzling for hours! An intuitive touch-screen interface puts you straight into the action with no complex controls to learn! Follow your progress through 28 different categories, from animals, nature and science to school life, hobbies and careers.

3DS Download Software
* 3D Fantasy Zone II, SEGA – $5.99
First released for the SEGA Master System in 1987 as a sequel to 1986’s Fantasy Zone, 3D Fantasy Zone II W is the fan-favorite scrolling shooter in which players control a sentient spaceship named Opa-Opa to fight surreal invader enemies. The remastered version upgrades all graphics from System E to System 16 optical standards and combines stereoscopic 3D visuals with a host of additional features to provide players with cutting-edge game-play experience with a classic feel.

* A-Train 3D: City Simulator, Natsume – $29.99
In A-Train 3D: City Simulator, you become the CEO of a transportation company of a city. As CEO, it’s your job to take on the challenges your city is facing. Build train and bus lines, purchase subsidiaries, and help turn your fledgling city into a thriving metropolis! But watch out! If you run out of funds, or aren’t able to complete your goals, you’ll be fired! Therefore, you’ll have to do your best to keep the company going strong!

* DOOORS, Pumo – $4.99
When one door closes, DOOORS opens on Nintendo 3DS! In order to escape from the rooms that you have been locked in, you’ll have to solve puzzles and discover secrets in order to open the mysterious doors. Get your brain ready to search the rooms for hidden puzzles, unravel their mysteries and escape through door after door. You’ll have to use wit and intuition to make your escape.

* Pazuru, Joindots – $5.99
Over 70 brain-twisting levels. Built-in level editor. Share custom levels as QR Code. Use your ninja reflexes to solve puzzles in this easy to learn, hard to master puzzle game. Twist, bounce, warp and toggle your way through the levels. Collect all the stars and be a true ninja master!

* Word Search by POWGI, Lightwood Games – $7.99
With more than 300 puzzles to solve, Word Search by POWGI will keep you puzzling for hours! An intuitive touch-screen interface puts you straight into the action with no complex controls to learn! Follow your progress through 28 different categories, from animals, nature and science to school life, hobbies and careers.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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