Nintendo Download Highlights: 02.02.2017

This week sees the release of Nintendo’s latest mobile game and the return of some fan favorites.

By Jon Stevens. Posted 02/03/2017 12:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

We’re another week closer to the release of the Switch, but there’s still plenty of Nintendo Downloads coming our way before that. Read on for our highlights of this week’s offerings:


Fire Emblem Heroes – Free (includes microtransactions) – Fully unveiled in the Fire Emblem Direct on January 18, Fire Emblem Heroes is Nintendo’s second proper game on mobile, following the successful Super Mario Run back in December 2016. The spin-off doesn’t waste any time getting straight to the action and does a great job at taking the series’ gameplay and adapting it to mobile devices. In the same way that something like Final Fantasy Record Keeper isn’t trying to be the next big Final Fantasy game, this isn’t trying to rival the main console entries. It’s free to play, but users can purchase orbs in order to replenish stamina or acquire new heroes if they see fit (these can also be earned by completing activities in-game).Fire Emblem Heroes is out now on iOS and Android and is definitely worth your time if you are a fan of the series.

Wii U Virtual Console

Bomberman ’94 – $6.99 – Bomberman ’94 was originally a TurboGrafx-16 title and is one of the most fondly remembered Bomberman games of the 16-bit era. It features the typical Bomberman gameplay that you know and included a host of new features compared to previous entries. The game can be played by up to five players and, while there is a single-player story with boss battles a plenty, multiplayer is where this game really shines. With Super Bomberman R coming to Switch, now could be the perfect time to revisit this classic.

3DS Retail Download

Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World – $39.99 – If you’ve already played Yoshi’s Woolly World on Wii U then you already know what to expect from this 3DS port. There are a number of new Poochy stages and a new Mellow Mode to play (again, featuring the titular Poochy), but Wii U owners won’t find much else here to justify a purchase. If you missed the Wii U game though, the 3DS version includes all of the levels and gameplay features of the Wii U version, and also includes these Poochy-specific extras. While the graphics have lost some of their charm in the transition to 3DS, that’s somewhat expected given the limited capabilities of the system and is part of the trade-off in going portable. We called the original Wii U version “outstanding” in our original review (read more on that here) and the adventure is just as fun and charming this time around.

Have you downloaded Fire Emblem Heroes yet? If so, let us know what you make of it below — and if you think we missed anything out of this week’s highlights, be sure to let us know in the comments.

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