Nintendo Download list: 7th August 2014 (North America)

It’s a quieter Nintendo Download list this week for North America, although one that will be of interest to those with a retro itch.

There’s no less than four new Virtual Console arrivals across Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, seeing Super Mario Kart at long last swerve around the bend, joined by Konami’s Cybernator and Capcom’s Mega Man 5 on Nintendo’s home console. And then, on handheld, The Mysterious Murasame Castle becomes available in North America for the first time, having first launched back in 1986.

The full list is as follows:

Nintendo eShop Sales (Wii U)
* Bear Box Media: Internal Invasion is reduced from $4.99 to $1.99 until 9am PT on 8th August 2014

Nintendo eShop Sales (3DS)
* UFO Interactive Games: Johnny Impossible, Samurai Sword Destiny, Zombie Slayer Diox and additional UFO Interactive games are on sale starting on 12th August 2014 at 9am until 2nd September 2014 at 9am PT.

Virtual Console (Wii U)
* Cybernator, Konami – $7.99
In the year 2065 AD, the nations of Earth have split into two major powers: the Axis and the Federation. In this awesome Super NES action game, complete mission objectives as the fight spans across Earth, the moon and the vast expanse of space.

* Mega Man 5, Capcom – $4.99
Mega Man 5. In the fifth chapter of the original Mega Man series, the battle is closer to home as Mega Man fights to save the world from further destruction. Gain the advantage by picking up items and successfully defeating bosses to gain their weapons as your own. Get ready for 13 stages of intense action-platforming before fighting against Proto Man.

* Super Mario Kart, Nintendo – $7.99
Hit the road with your favorite characters in the first game of the iconic Mario Kart series. Super Mario Kart first launched on the Super NES in Japan on Aug. 27, 1992, and is releasing now on the Virtual Console in celebration of the game’s upcoming 22nd anniversary. The classic game offers crazy tracks that will test your gears in two single-player modes and three multiplayer modes. Use power-ups and gain the advantage to finish in first place.

Wii U Download Software
* Jett Tailfin, HR Games – TBC
This is the challenging and dangerous world of underwater racing! As a fast fish, you will run through several track trying to be first in the speed challenge. The player must be one of the first to qualify and proceed to the next race. Accumulate enough points through the 16 tracks and become the Champion! You can also face the other racers in special bonus rounds where they will do their best to let you eat their dust… or bubbles.

* Shut the Box, RCMADIAX – TBC
Shut the Box is an exciting game of chance and luck. In this title, you must roll the dice and select the number of tiles that correspond with what you have just rolled. You may choose to select one or more tiles in order to gain the desired number. The goal of the game is to eliminate all the tiles and score a perfect game. Give it a try today and see how high you can score!

Virtual Console (3DS)
* The Mysterious Murasame Castle, Nintendo – $4.99
Remember Takamaru’s Ninja Castle in Nintendo Land for Wii U? That fun game is based on The Mysterious Murasame Castle. For the first time ever, the classic 1986 game is coming to North America. Play as young samurai apprentice Takamaru and infiltrate four castles before making your way to Murasame Castle. Use sword and shuriken attacks against swarms of enemies and unlock the secret behind the source of evil.

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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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