Nintendo Download list: 18th July 2013 (North America)

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Cult SNES RPG classic EarthBound leads this week’s Nintendo Download list for North America.

Elsewhere, there’s The Smurfs 2 and Shantae to enjoy, whilst LEVLE-5’s Guild02 series closes with the arrival of Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale.

The full list of content is as follows:

Nintendo eShop Sale
* Puddle, Neko Entertainment – $4.49
Dive into Puddle, a game unlike any other. Players guide a puddle of fluid by tilting the environment to the left or right using the Wii U GamePad controller. Play carefully while taking friction, gravity and temperature into account in a range of beautiful environments. Download the game in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U at a discounted price of $4.49 until 9 a.m. PT on Aug. 1.

Virtual Console (Wii U)
* EarthBound, Nintendo – $9.99
The beloved Super NES role-playing game is now available on the Virtual Console service for the Wii U console. The Earth faces imminent destruction by the evil Giygas, and can only be saved by a courageous boy named Ness and his three brave friends. Battle hundreds of off-the-wall monsters, roaming dinosaurs and alien enemies, meet a giant cast of memorable characters and journey to exotic locations like Saturn Valley, Dusty Dunes Desert and Deep Darkness.

Wii U Download Software
* The Smurfs 2, Ubisoft – $39.99
One of the summer’s top animated films is now a fun video game. The evil wizard Gargamel has kidnapped Smurfette and taken her to Paris. It’s up to Papa Smurf and friends to save the day and bring Smurfette home safe. The Smurfs 2 will be available on July 23.

Virtual Console (Nintendo 3DS)
* Shantae, WayForward – $4.99
When the nefarious pirate Risky Boots catches wind of the treasure that was recently unearthed in the village of Scuttle, she launches an attack. To get Scuttle out of trouble, it’s up to the genie Shantae to save the day using her dancing and hair-whipping abilities. Learn Dance Magic to get new attacks, and battle your way through multiple unique locations in this classic 2D side-scrolling platformer, originally released for Game Boy Color.

3DS Download Demo
* THE “DENPA” MEN 2: Beyond the Waves, Genius Sonority – Free
The demo version of THE “DENPA” MEN 2 Beyond the Waves is now available. Find and catch the Denpa Men to form a party, and take them on an exciting adventure to save the hero’s family. Many wonders and strong enemies await you on your journey.

3DS Download Software
* Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale, LEVEL-5 – $7.99
Step into the life of Sohta, the young son of a family that has just set up a dry cleaners shop in the idyllic town of Fuji no Hana. In his interactions with the town’s unique residents, episodic mysteries are revealed that portend to the strange events surrounding the appearance of a giant monster every Friday. And finally, when Friday evening falls, the giant monster will appear right before your eyes!

* Robot Rescue 3D, Teyon – $2.99
Guide trapped robots through treacherous passages, staying clear of paralyzing electrical circuits and sliding past sleeping mines! Interact with tiles to open doors and repaint your dopey robots different colors in order for them to escape through the right exit. Be warned! Each and every robot shares linked controls generating totally synchronized movements for an even wackier escape plan! This latest edition to the Robot Rescue franchise brings together a MEGA pack containing levels from previous releases and additional, never before seen stages!

* Undead Bowling, G-Style – $6.99
Welcome to Undead Bowling! Prevent hordes of blood-thirsty zombies from sinking their rotten teeth into your flesh by mowing them down with a cannon bowling ball! Turn on stereoscopic 3D for extra impact to make this the best zombie bowling experience you can get, until the world is overrun by zombies and someone opens a bowling alley.

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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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