Nintendo Download – July 12, 2012

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Today, get a kung fu kick out of your 3DS, 8-Bit Summer continues with some GameBoy titles, and the Wii Shop goes retro.

First up is a new hopeful hit for the 3DS — Johnny Kung Fu has you rescuing your girlfriend from the Mr. Wang Gang. We have been approached for a review, so look for our thoughts soon. Another new game available today for 3DS is Sweet Memories: Black Jack, which sounds like a calming casino title. The 8-Bit Summer series brings us Kirby’s Pinball Land and The Sword of Hope II. The other thing to mention for 3DS is the July 13-15 sale of Mighty Switch Force. If you have not downloaded it yet, this is the perfect time.

Moving over to the Big N’s other handheld, we have two new titles for DSiWare, which are also playable on 3DS. This week brings us Candle Route and Ace Mathician. Both seem to be simple games, and for only a couple bucks each, you may want to check them out.

Rounding out this week’s Nintendo Download are a couple retro arcade games coming to the Wii. Those include Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition for WiiWare and The King of Fighters ’96 for the Virtual Console. If you are a fan of either series, you do not have to wait for us to tell you to download these right away. And for those wondering, we have heard from many trusted sources that WiiWare and Virtual Console games will be transferrable to the Wii U, so do not worry about that.

The only other thing many say is worth mentioning is Big Time Rush’s new single, Window’s Down, is coming to the 3DS’ Nintendo Video app. Are you a fan? If so, check out the free 3D streaming video.

What do you think of this week’s releases? What game gets you excited to play? Let us know in the comments below or in our forums! Be sure to check out the price list and official press release below, and let us know if you download a game/app and what you think.

3DS eShop

  • Johnny Kung Fu ($5.99)
  • Kirby’s Pinball Land ($3.99)
  • The Sword of Hope II ($2.99)
  • Sweet Memories: Black Jack ($3.99)
  • On Sale July 13-15, 2012: Mighty Switch Force ($2.99)

DSiWare (3DS/DSi)

  • Candle Route ($1.99 / 200 Points)
  • Ace Mathician ($1.99 / 200 Points)
Wii Shop
  • Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition (700 Points)
  • The King of Fighters ’96 (900 Points)
Nintendo Video (Streaming on 3DS)
  • Big Time Rush in 3D: Window’s Down (FREE)
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About the author:

Steve has been a Nintendo fan since the NES. He currently owns a NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, GameBoy, DS, DSi, 3DS, and 3DS XL. His favorite types of games are action platformers and multiplayer “party” games. Overall, he loves a game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours, and if that can be shared with friends, it is even better.

Steve has been blogging for NintendoFuse since April 2008. He started off as an avid reader, and eventually was asked to jump on the team. Currently, he enjoys writing game reviews and sharing breaking news with the fans and readers. You will also find him on the forums as an admin.

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