The holidays are here and this week's Nintendo Download is throwing a party of sorts. Over on the Wii U Virtual Console you can check out Mario Party 2. Originally released on the Nintendo 64 originally released just over seventeen years ago (man I feel old), this sequel to the original Mario Party has Mario and his friends taking part in five different adventure boards: Pirate Land, Western Land, Space Land, Mystery Land, and Horror Land. What's more is that the group will dress up in different costumes depending on which Land they're in. If you can't get enough Mario Party, this should make for some interesting holiday parties.
Meanwhile in the Wii U eShop we have Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. Shantae must stop a crime wave taking place in Sequin Land by using her Hair-Whip attack to defeat various monsters, or use her Belly Dance to transform into more powerful forms, before taking on her arch nemesis Risky Boots. As strange as that may sound, I've played quite a bit of Shantae: Risky's Revenge and really enjoyed it, so I may end up picking this one up sometime down the road.
Read on for the official press release for more info including various sales going on as well as how to meet a Mii character of Shigeru Miyamoto when you stop by a Nintendo Zone location before January 15th.
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:
When a mysterious crime wave sweeps Sequin Land, it’s up to Half-Genie Hero Shantae to save the day! (Graphic: Business Wire)
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