This year brought us lots of additional downloadable content from the Big N. We were surprised with lots of content coming into the 3DS and Wii U games we love. Sometimes it would be free; such as the Mercedes-Benz DLC car pack (pictured above), which was completely free, no catch. Or some other titles like Hyrule Warriors that brought us some cool skin packs, characters, and levels. We’ve picked and done some our favorite’s down below. Here’s what Nintendo offered for their customers in the year of 2014 through DLC.
Mario Golf: World Tour
Delayed from 2013 to 2014, Mario Golf: World Tour did not disappoint us. With lots of content and the urge of just going for one more hole made us coming back each time. With online play with friends and random opponents, as well as tournaments, it helped increase the longevity of the game. Nintendo extended it even more with DLC. You could get each pack for $5.99 each or for $14.99 as a Season Pass. The first pack, known as the Mushroom Pack could be purchased from day 1 and included Toaddete and two new courses; Toad Highlands and Koopa Park. The Flower Pack included courses Layer-Cake Desert and Sparkling Waters courses. Pack 2 included New Super Mario Bros. U assistant Nabbit. The Flower Pack included courses Layer-Cake Desert and Sparkling Waters courses. The third and final pack, Star Pack, included courses Mario’s Star and Rock-Candy Mine, as well as Rosalina and Gold Mario (If you didn’t purchase the Season Pass.)
A spin-off title in the Zelda series, Koei Tecmo and Nintendo partnered up for this collaboration between the Zelda and the Dynasty Warriors Universe. It blended really nicely and had amazing graphics to enjoy from. Not to mention, the ability to play multiplayer with your friends in cool ways. Here’s some of the things Hyrule Warriors had to offer additionally for players looking to expand their journey even further. 5 packs in total are available, and three so far have been released, you could play with some nifty content from Majora’s Mask, Twilight Princess, and more. Whether you wanted to write as Epona, play as Dark Link, or unlock more levels, this game was full of content. All the info for the game can be found here.
Sonic Lost World
Although it felt weird at first playing with Sonic through Hyrule, it was just plain awesome seeing the blue hedgehog traverse through the fields and plains of Hyrule. Collecting Rupees at top speed never felt so good. We also enjoyed the Yoshi’s Island pack.
Mario Kart 8
Thought Mario Kart 8 had lots of features on Day 1? Wrong. Nintendo gave us even more content to indulge ourselves in. The first DLC pack included Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, and Link. This was the first time a character from a non-Mario universe was in the game, and players loved Link with his awesome Master Cycle. We got 4 new rides: The Blue Falcon, B Dasher, Master Cycle (already mentioned), and the Tanooki Kart. And 8 new tracks, one which included the futuristic Mute City. Even more content is planned for 2015. Mario Kart 8 should not be forgotten, as it’s one of the best Mario Kart games in the series, if not, possibly the best.