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  1. Missile Dancer won one of the Alternative Awards in this year's Rllmuk GOTY and quite a few of us have been playing it and chatting over in the Shmups thread. I really think it's worth much wider attention. It's dead easy to pick up, not difficult to clear Normal on one credit but got lots of depth to the scoring and loads of challenge if you fancy it. It costs a few quid or something, bugger all, and I'd say it's been totally overlooked. Here's the link to the award post (with a caveat that I nominated it!): It's made by one guy, Terarin, who's done three other fine games in the genre but this is absolutely my favourite. Partly it's that the lock-on system is just really sticky and satisfying; partly because the chaining combo system turns it into a kind of rhythm game and also because the levels and bosses are really simple in their design but fiendish if you're playing for score. Best of all, though, is Caravan Mode. If you don't play a lot of arcade games, this is a three-minute score chasing mode where you have to try to extract every last point from a specially-designed stage and obviously compete for high scores. It's just a really tightly-designed version of the game, with so many little sections to try to perfect and squeeze as much as possible from each wave and link it to the next one. Here's my best so far, a marker in the sand and hopefully a guide on how the scoring works: Mostly I just want to put a spotlight on it and hope a few more people give it a go but it'd be great to have a bit of score chasing, too. It's a cracking little game.
  2. Couldn't find a thread for this but it's out now and in early access with founder packs available for purchase and a load of free codes knocking about the usual places. Gameplay trailer: Useless CGI trailer: So what you get is a 60fps free to play 3rd person team shooter. It's cross play on all consoles and has great gyro controls on Switch. I do wonder how many of these hero shooters can be sustained but! This one is from the makers of SMITE and Paladins and runs and plays really well, despite some beta jankiness. TLDR: it's a bit like Uncharted multiplayer with counterstrike in-round purchases, hero abilities and runs very well indeed. Founders packs available currently, of which I think skins and character unlocks are the difference. Starter £14 Standard £30 Ultimate £60 Expect it to go totally FTP late Autumn.
  3. I'm going to try something in this thread: Every week I'm going to talk about a single eshop game a bit and see if it starts any conversatiins and maybe even sell you on the game in particular. I'm not going to go for the obvious (Hollow Knight/Into The Breach), but it'll probably be something you've heard of. First up: Voez http://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch-download-software/VOEZ-1201380.html Price: £18.99 Metacritic: 81% https://www.metacritic.com/game/switch/voez I've spoke about Voez a little bit in here before, because it's probably in my top 3 favourite games on the Switch (Along with Breath of the Wild and Hollow Knight is you were interested). It's a rhythm action game, with a mixture of instrumental, electronica and J-Pop tunes where you tap the screen in time to falling notes. It can be played with both the touchscreen only or the Joy-cons, but I strongly recommend the touchscreen. The Joy-cons make things far too easy and we're a definite afterthought. It's a very minimalist look, both in presentation and art style, but because of that, it never gets confusing what is going on in the game. And it's not easy. On the later difficulty levels, the lanes the notes fall down on dance across the screen, prompting you to react quickly to where you need to press. Hard mode will make you want to throw your Switch through the window. Massive kudos to Rayark for their continued support of the game as well. The game started with just over 100 songs on release. They've continually released additional songs at no extra cost (11 songs were added this week, which is what prompted me to post about it now) and it now totals 185. Which works out about 10p per song. There is a demo as well for those who want to try it. If you are tempted to buy, I would wait until next week now, just in case it shows up in the Black Friday sale. But it's great. It's beautiful. And it's one of the best rhythm games on the market. And I want more people talking about it.
  4. The switch thread is a bit of a mega-thread so seeing if we can carve the eShop part of it into its own chat - not going to create a new thread every week but hopefully this will move some of the traffic out the mega-thread. Can I buy from a browser from the eShop ? You need to access the eShop at least once from your Switch before you can buy online. Once you've done that though, yes you can buy online and it'll download automatically. http://www.nintendo.co.uk/Nintendo-Switch/Games/Games-1178441.html eShop Price Comparison www.eshop-prices.com/?currency=GBP How To Access Foreign eShops Specifically looking to set up a Japanese account? Eurogamer have a handy guide here, though the same method applies for all regions. I’m based in Europe… can I log onto overseas eShops? 1) Use a browser to go to accounts.nintendo.com 2) Create a new account 3) Set your region to the one you want, e.g. Japan. NOTE: This can be changed at any time 4) On the Switch, go to SYSTEM SETTINGS > USER > ADD NEW USER. 5) Set icon and nickname (anything memorable will do, but you might want to add ‘JPN’ to the end of the nickname for easy reference) 6) Link this to the account you created in step 2 You can either repeat this step for different territories OR simply use your second account as a floating region, remembering to change the region at accounts.nintendo.com and re-entering your password to agree to the country's specific EULA. NOTE: Any eShop funds you have tied to a specific store (e.g. Japan) will be erased if you switch the account region. ____________ How do I log on to an overseas eshop? Simple: click/press on the eShop icon, then choose the account you want to log in with. Do I have to swap accounts to play overseas games? NO (yippee!). All games show against all accounts Will Japanese/overseas language games show in my local language when I use my local account? Not so far. Game languages support is always on the 'disk' Can I use my credit card to buy from all European countries? Yes. This includes Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Russia, so be sure to check their prices. Can I use my credit card to buy from the US and Japan (and other international stores) ? Unfortunately, no (unless you happen to have a card from that territory). You will have to buy eShop cards from places such eBay, Japan Code Supply or Play-Asia, etc. or use an alternative method (Sorry, no PayPal either). Stocking up with eShop funds has it's disadvantages, however as they can not only be expensive, but should you change your region, any remaining credit will be erased. This goes for changing your main account, too, so please be careful to only top up with the correct amount or as close to that as possible.
  5. Just discounts again, albeit a few decent ones. From Nintendolife: Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts SEVERED (Drinkbox Studios, €10.49 / £8.39 until 26th January, normally €14.99 / £11.99) Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (Drinkbox Studios, €6.99 / £5.99 until 26th January, normally €13.99 / £11.99) Ittle Dew (Ludosity, €6.99 / £6.29 until 19th January, normally €9.99 / £8.99) OlliOlli (Curve Digital, €1.99 / £1.59 until 19th January, normally €9.99 / £7.99) Pumped BMX+ (Curve Digital, €1.99 / £1.59 until 19th January, normally €9.99 / £7.99) Thomas Was Alone (Curve Digital, €1.99 / £1.74 until 19th January, normally €7.99 / £6.99) Ultratron (Curve Digital, €1.99 / £1.59 until 19th January, normally €9.99 / £7.99) Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut (Curve Digital, €1.99 / £1.65 until 19th January, normally €11.99 / £9.99) Nova-111 (Curve Digital, €1.99 / £1.59 until 19th January, normally €9.99 / £7.99) Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (Curve Digital, €1.99 / £1.59 until 19th January, normally €9.99 / £7.99) The Swapper (Curve Digital, €1.99 / £1.59 until 19th January, normally €14.99 / £11.99) EDGE (Two Tribes Publishing, €0.67 / £0.60 until 8th February, normally €1.99 / £1.79) RUSH (Two Tribes Publishing, €0.67 / £0.60 until 8th February, normally €1.99 / £1.79) Swords & Soldiers (Two Tribes Publishing, €1.01 / £0.91 until 9th February, normally €2.99 / £2.69) Toki Tori (Two Tribes Publishing, €0.67 / £0.60 until 9th February, normally €1.99 / £1.79) Toki Tori 2+ (Two Tribes Publishing, €3.74 / £3.24 until 9th February, normally €14.99 / £12.99) Aenigma Os (Akies Games, €3.89 / £2.99 until 11th February, normally €6.49 / £4.99) Hurry Up! Bird Hunter (EnjoyUp Games, €3.99 / £3.59 until 8th February, normally €7.99 / £7.19) 3DS eShop Mercenaries Saga 3 (CIRCLE Entertainment, €5.99 / £5.89) - The Mercenaries Saga series has so far delivered a couple of solid budget RPGs; we quite enjoyed its first sequel earlier in the year. Now Mercenaries Saga 3: Gray Wolves of War has landed with another dramatic plot of war, power and danger - we'll check it out in a review. Shift DX (Choice Provisions, €4.99 / £4.00) - This series, known for its key concept of being able to "shift" the playing field to a different angle and therefore tackle puzzles in an interesting way, has spawned many sequels across PC and IOS. This iteration includes all the levels from the first two games and 100 more stages besides, so there'll be plenty to tackle; we'll get stuck in for a review. 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts SEVERED (Drinkbox Studios, €10.49 / £8.39 until 26th January, normally €14.99 / £11.99) OlliOlli (Curve Digital, €1.99 / £1.59 until 19th January, normally €9.99 / £7.99) Titan Attacks! (Curve Digital, €1.99 / £1.59 until 19th January, normally €9.99 / £7.99) Toki Tori 3D (Two Tribes Publishing, €0.67 / £0.60 until 9th February, normally €1.99 / £1.79) EDGE (Two Tribes Publishing, €0.67 / £0.60 until 9th February, normally €1.99 / £1.79) Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D Download Version (ZordixAB, €4.99 / £4.49 until 19th January, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Chain Blaster (Joindots, €3.34 / £2.80 until 19th January, normally €4.99 / £4.19) Jump Trials Supreme (Joindots, €3.34 / £2.80 until 19th January, normally €4.99 / £4.19) Undead Bowling (Joindots, €4.68 / £3.34 until 19th January, normally €6.99 / £4.99) Japanese Rail Sim 3D: Journey to Kyoto (Sonic Powered, €7.49 / £6.49 until 31st January, normally €14.99 / £12.99) 4 Elements (MSL, €0.99 / £0.89 until 9th February, normally €11.99 / £10.79) Azada (MSL, €0.99 / £0.89 until 9th February, normally €11.99 / £10.79) Hidden Expedition Titanic (MSL, €0.99 / £0.89 until 9th February, normally €11.99 / £10.79) Jewel Quest 4 Heritage (MSL, €0.99 / £0.89 until 9th February, normally €11.99 / £10.79) Jewel Quest Mysteries 3 - The Seventh Gate (MSL, €0.99 / £0.89 until 9th February, normally €11.99 / £10.79) Jewel Quest: The Sapphire Dragon (MSL, €0.99 / £0.89 until 9th February, normally €11.99 / £10.79) Luxor (MSL, €0.99 / £0.89 until 9th February, normally €11.99 / £10.79) Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove (MSL, €0.99 / £0.89 until 9th February, normally €11.99 / £10.79) Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst (MSL, €0.99 / £0.89 until 9th February, normally €11.99 / £10.79) Secret Mysteries in London (MSL, €0.99 / £0.89 until 9th February, normally €11.99 / £10.79)
  6. Good week for discounts, and of course Shantae (which is TOMORROW!). Just as well as there's not a lot else! From Nintendolife: Wii U eShop Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (WayForward, €16.99 / £15.99) - WayForward's best-known franchise makes the leap to HD for the first time (outside of re-releases); originally funded on Kickstarter, it's been a long wait for this adventure. A chance to introduce Shantae and company to a new audience, we can expect this one to stick to the core formula as new players get used to hair whipping and transformations brought on by dancing. We'll whip out a review once we've had a chance to get through the full adventure. Available from 20th December. Back to Bed (Bedtime Digital, €9.99 / £8.99) - A title previously released on smart devices and PSN (including PS4 and Vita), this is a puzzle game with an isometric camera view. The goal is to guide your sleeping protagonists safely through a variety of areas, no doubt encountering some interesting obstacles in his dream state. RADIANTFLUX: HYPERFRACTAL (TACS Games, €2.99 / £2.99) - An intriguing looking title with a plot centred around hacking; in execution it looks like a blend of hacker simulation combined with minigames. For example there appear to be aspects of shoot 'em up play, through to minesweeper, through to some play similar to the original DOOM. We'll give this one a try and let you know what we think. Zombie Brigade: No Brain No Gain (Cypronia, €4.99 / £4.49 or free until 25th December for those that own Cube Life: Island Survival) - This is a runner that makes heavy use of memes (or things claiming to be memes) for comedic effect. That should give you an idea of whether this appeals to you on any level. Wii U DLC Minecraft: Wii U Edition - 1st Birthday Skin Pack (Mojang, free until 5th January) Minecraft: Wii U Edition - Fallout Mash-up (Mojang, €5.99 / £4.79) Minecraft: Wii U Edition - Doctor Who Skins I & II Bundle (Mojang, €5.99 / £4.79) Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts Mario Kart 8: Pack 1: The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, €6.00 / £5.25 until 5th January, normally €8.00 / £7.00) Mario Kart 8: Pack 2: Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, €6.00 / £5.25 until 5th January, normally €8.00 / £7.00) Mario Kart 8 Bundle: Pack 1 and 2 (Nintendo, €9.00 / £8.25 until 5th January, normally €12.00 / £11.00) LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (WB Games, €24.99 / £19.99 until 5th January, normally €49.99 / £39.99) LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (WB Games, €24.99 / £22.49 until 5th January, normally €49.99 / £44.99) LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (WB Games, €24.99 / £22.49 until 5th January, normally €49.99 / £44.99) The LEGO Movie Video Game (WB Games, €19.99 / £17.49 until 5th January, normally €39.99 / £34.99) LEGO The Hobbit (WB Games, €24.99 / £19.99 until 5th January, normally €49.99 / £39.99) LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (WB Games, €24.99 / £19.99 until 5th January, normally €49.99 / £39.99) LEGO Jurassic World (WB Games, €24.99 / £17.49 until 5th January, normally €49.99 / £34.99) LEGO Marvel's Avengers (WB Games, €24.99 / £19.99 until 5th January, normally €49.99 / £39.99) DuckTales: Remastered (Capcom, €5.99 / £4.79 until 5th January, normally €14.99 / £11.99) Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara (Capcom, €4.90 / £3.95 until 5th January, normally €14.99 / £11.99) Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom, €9.99 / £7.99 until 5th January, normally €49.99 / £39.99) FAST Racing NEO (Shin'en Multimedia, €9.99 / £7.33 until 12th January, normally €14.99 / £10.99) SteamWorld Dig (Image & Form, €1.79 / £1.39 until 4th January, normally €8.99 / £6.99) SteamWorld Heist (Image & Form, €9.99 / £7.49 until 4th January, normally €19.99 / £14.99) Runbow (13AM Games, €6.99 / £5.49 until 5th January, normally €13.99 / £10.99) Pirate Pop Plus (13AM Games, €2.24 / £2.04 until 5th January, normally €4.49 / £4.09) Blek (Broken Rules, €2.74 / £2.24 until 5th January, normally €5.49 / £4.49) Chasing Aurora (Broken Rules, €3.49 / £2.99 until 5th January, normally €6.99 / £5.99) Electronic Super Joy (Broken Rules, €3.99 / £3.49 until 5th January, normally €7.99 / £6.99 Teslagrad (Rain Games, €4.49 / £4.19 until 5th January, normally €14.99 / £13.99) Gravity Badgers (Wales Interactive, €0.99 / £0.99 until 26th January, normally €4.99 / £4.99) Infinity Runner (Wales Interactive, €2.59 / £2.35 until 26th January, normally €6.49 / £5.89) Master Reboot (Wales Interactive, €4.79 / £3.99 until 26th January, normally €11.99 / £9.99) Swords & Soldiers II (Ronimo Games, €9.49 / £8.49 until 5th January, normally €18.99 / £16.99) Tengami (Nyamyam, €3.99 / £3.49 until 5th January, normally €7.99 / £6.99) Poncho (Rising Star Games, €4.49 / £3.99 until 5th January, normally €8.99 / £7.99) Race the Sun (Flippfly, €2.99 / £2.09 until 5th January, normally €9.99 / £6.99) Bombing Bastards (Sanuk Games, €3.49 / £2.99 until 5th January, normally €6.99 / £5.99) Spot the Differences! Party (Sanuk Games, €2.50 / £2.24 until 5th January, normally €5.00 / £4.49) Ohayou! Beginner's Japanese (Finger Gun Games, €3.99 / £3.59 until 12th January, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Mr. Pumpkin Adventure (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 12th January, normally €3.99 / £3.99) Turtle Tale (Saturnine Games, €1.49 / £1.24 until 5th January, normally €2.99 / £2.49) VoxelMaker (Nostatic Software, €4.39 / £3.59 until 29th December, normally €5.49 / £4.49) Word Party (Lightwood Games, €7.99 / £7.49 until 5th January, normally €15.99 / £14.99) 99Moves (EnjoyUp Games, €0.99 / £0.91 until 19th January, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Abyss (EnjoyUp Games, €0.99 / £0.89 until 19th January, normally €1.99 / £1.79) Rock 'N Racing Off-Road DX (EnjoyUp Games, €3.99 / £3.59 until 19th January, normally €7.99 / £7.19) Bird Mania Party (Teyon, €0.99 / £0.89 until 4th January, normally €1.99 / £1.79) Zombie Defence (Teyon, €3.99 / £3.59 until 4th January, normally €7.99 / £7.19) PING 1.5+ (Nami Tentou, €1.34 / £1.19 until 5th January, normally €4.49 / £3.99) PSIBO (Nami Tentou, €3.59 / £3.19 until 5th January, normally €4.49 / £3.99) Suspension Railroad Simulator (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.49 until 5th January, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Frankenstein: Master of Death (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.49 until 5th January, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Hot Rod Racer (ZeNfA Productions, €1.89 / £0.80 until 5th January, normally €2.99 / £2.69) Zacisa: Defense of the Crayon Dimensions (ZeNfA Productions, €0.89 / £0.68 until 5th January, normally €2.99 / £2.29) Ice Cream Surfer (Delores Ent, €2.50 / £2.00 until 12th January, normally €5.00 / £4.49) Double Breakout (nuGAME, €5.00 / £4.00 until 19th December, normally €7.00 / £6.00) 3DS eShop Picross e7 (Jupiter Corporation, €5.00 / £4.50) - As the name makes clear, this is a series that has a long history on the 3DS eShop. This one has over 300 puzzles to tackle, including 'Mega' size options, while a new feature is the ability to mark squares of interest without being penalised. We'll look at the full picture in a review. Geki Yaba Runner Deluxe (QubicGames, €4.99 / £4.49) - In a sense a follow up to 2 Fast 4 Gnomz, this sees those gnomes transform in order to tackle over 100 new levels; the developer states that these fast paced platforming challenges are among the most challenges players will face. Challenge accepted? Touch Battle Tank - Tag Combat (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.99) - A 3D tank battle game, and not the first in this series, and this time it introduces local multiplayer and a whole lot of new stages. New tank types include 'warping' ones, and 90 stages are promised. SKYPEACE (Sonic Powered Co., €0.99 / £0.89) — This is a simple endless runner / flying sidescroller, which arrived in North America back in 2014; it's simple if unremarkable fun, as we explain in our SkyPeace review. Japanese Rail Sim 3D Monorail Trip to Okinawa (Sonic Powered Co. Ltd, €14.99 / £12.99) - The latest in an established series, this time opting for a monorail rather than conventional rails. These titles typically give you a semi-interactive tour of interesting areas, with plenty of local facts and details also included. 3DS Downloadable Video Shin Chan Vol. 1 (TV Asahi, free) Shin Chan Vol. 2 (TV Asahi, €1.99 / £1.79) Shin Chan Vol. 3 (TV Asahi, €1.99 / £1.79) 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright (as add-on content) (Nintendo, €13.99 / £12.59 until 5th January, normally €19.99 / £17.99) Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest (as add-on content) (Nintendo, €13.99 / £12.59 until 5th January, normally €19.99 / £17.99) Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation (as add-on content) (Nintendo, €13.99 / £12.59 until 5th January, normally €19.99 / £17.99) Fire Emblem Fates: Map Pack 1 (Nintendo, €12.59 / £11.30 until 5th January, normally €17.99 / £16.19) Fire Emblem Fates Map 2 - Boo Camp (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 5th January, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Fire Emblem Fates Map 3 - Beach Brawl (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 5th January, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Fire Emblem Fates Map 4 - Ghostly Gold (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 5th January, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Fire Emblem Fates Map 5 - Museum Melee (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 5th January, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Fire Emblem Fates Map 6 - Royal Royale (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 5th January, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Fire Emblem Fates Map 7 - Hidden Truths 1 + 2 (Nintendo, €3.14 / £2.86 until 5th January, normally €4.49 / £4.09) Fire Emblem Fates Map 8 - Vanguard (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 5th January, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Fire Emblem Fates Map 9 - Anna on the Run (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 5th January, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Fire Emblem Fates Map 10 - Ballistician Blitz (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 5th January, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Fire Emblem Fates Map 12 - Witch's Trial (Nintendo, €1.74 / £1.60 until 5th January, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Fire Emblem Fates: Map Pack 2 (Nintendo, €5.59 / £5.03 until 5th January, normally €7.99 / £7.19) Fire Emblem Fates I: In Endless Dreams (Nintendo, €0.34 / £0.34 until 5th January, normally €0.49 / £0.49) Fire Emblem Fates II: Realms Collide (Nintendo, €1.39 / £1.25 until 5th January, normally €1.99 / £1.79) Fire Emblem Fates III: The Changing Tide (Nintendo, €1.39 / £1.25 until 5th January, normally €1.99 / £1.79) Fire Emblem Fates IV: Light's Sacrifice (Nintendo, €1.39 / £1.25 until 5th January, normally €1.99 / £1.79) Fire Emblem Fates V: Endless Dawn (Nintendo, €1.39 / £1.25 until 5th January, normally €1.99 / £1.79) Fire Emblem Fates End: Lost in the Waves (Nintendo, €1.39 / £1.25 until 5th January, normally €1.99 / £1.79) LEGO Jurassic World (WB Games, €19.99 / £14.99 until 5th January, normally €39.99 / £29.99) LEGO Legends of Chima: Laval's Journey (WB Games, €19.99 / £17.49 until 5th January, normally €39.99 / £34.99) LEGO Marvel's Avengers (WB Games, €19.99 / £14.99 until 5th January, normally €39.99 / £29.99) LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (WB Games, €19.99 / £19.99 until 5th January, normally €39.99 / £39.99) LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril (WB Games, €19.50 / £19.99 until 5th January, normally €39.00 / £39.99) The LEGO Movie Video Game (WB Games, €19.99 / £17.49 until 5th January, normally €39.99 / £34.99) LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids (WB Games, €19.99 / £17.49 until 5th January, normally €39.99 / £34.99) LEGO The Hobbit (WB Games, €19.99 / £17.49 until 5th January, normally €39.99 / £34.99) LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin (WB Games, €19.99 / £17.49 until 5th January, normally €39.99 / £34.99) LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (WB Games, €19.99 / £14.99 until 5th January, normally €39.99 / £29.99) Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (Capcom, €7.99 / £7.19 until 5th January, normally €19.99 / £17.99) Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D (Capcom, €3.99 / £3.59 until 5th January, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom, €8.99 / £7.49 until 5th January, normally €29.99 / £24.99) Mega Man Legacy Collection (Capcom, €7.90 / £6.29 until 5th January, normally €14.99 / £11.99) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (Capcom, €14.99 / £12.49 until 5th January, normally €29.99 / £24.99) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice (Capcom, €19.99 / £16.49 until 5th January, normally €29.99 / £24.99) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies (Capcom, €11.25 / £9.00 until 5th January, normally €24.99 / £19.99) Beyblade Evolution (Rising Star Games, €4.99 / £4.99 until 5th January, normally €19.99 / £19.99) BIT.TRIP SAGA (Rising Star Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 5th January, normally €19.99 / £17.99) Girl's Fashion Shoot (Rising Star Games, €4.99 / £4.99 until 5th January, normally €19.99 / £19.99) Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi (Rising Star Games, €11.99 / £11.99 until 5th January, normally €29.99 / £29.99) Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns (Rising Star Games, €9.99 / £8.99 until 5th January, normally €19.99 / £17.99) Hometown Story (Rising Star Games, €7.49 / £7.49 until 5th January, normally €29.99 / £29.99) Jewel Master Cradle of Egypt 2 3D (Rising Star Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 5th January, normally €19.99 / £17.99) Jewel Master Cradle of Rome 2 (Rising Star Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 5th January, normally €19.99 / £17.99) Shifting World (Rising Star Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 5th January, normally €19.99 / £17.99) Super Black Bass 3D (Rising Star Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 5th January, normally €19.99 / £17.99) Virtue's Last Reward (Rising Star Games, €12.49 / £9.99 until 5th January, normally €24.99 / £19.99) Sadame (Rising Star Games, €7.49 / £6.49 until 5th January, normally €14.99 / £12.99) Pirate Pop Plus (13AM Games, €2.24 / £2.04 until 5th January, normally €4.49 / £4.09) SteamWorld Heist (Image & Form, €9.99 / £7.49 until 4th January, normally €19.99 / £14.99) SteamWorld Dig (Image & Form, €1.79 / £1.39 until 4th January, normally €8.99 / £6.99) Power Disc Slam (Chequered Cow Games, €4.39 / £3.99 until 2nd January, normally €5.49 / £4.99) Aqua Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB, €3.99 / £3.59 until 29th December, normally €7.99 / £7.19) Talking Phrasebook - 7 Languages (Sanuk Games, €2.49 / £2.24 until 5th January, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Splat the Difference (Lightwood Games, €3.00 / £2.70 until 5th January, normally €5.00 / £4.50) Battleminer (Wobby Tooth, €3.49 / £3.14 until 12th January, normally €4.99 / £4.49) The Magic Hammer (Wobbly Tooth, €2.09 / £2.09 until 12th January, normally €2.99 / £2.99) Toy Stunt Bike (Wobbly Tooth, €2.09 / £2.09 until 12th January, normally €2.99 / £2.99) Turtle Tale (Saturnine Games, €1.49 / £1.24 until 5th January, normally €2.99 / £2.49) Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails (Big John Games, €2.49 / £2.49 until 4th January, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Cube Creator 3D (Big John Games, €3.99 / £2.99 until 4th January, normally €7.50 / £5.25) Coaster Creator 3D (Big John Games, €3.49 / £2.99 until 4th January, normally €7.25 / £6.00) The Legend of Dark Witch: Chronicle 2D ACT (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.99 until 12th January, normally €3.99 / £3.99) The Legend of Dark Witch 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment, €4.99 / £4.89 until 12th January, normally €6.99 / £6.89) Witch & Hero (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.99 until 12th January, normally €3.99 / £3.99) Castle Conqueror Defender (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.89 until 12th January, normally €4.99 / £4.89) Polara (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.49 / £3.49 until 12th January, normally €5 / £4.99) Fairune (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 12th January, normally €2.99 / £2.99) Mercenaries Saga 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.89 until 12th January, normally €4.99 / £4.89) Ash (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 12th January, normally €3.99 / £3.99) KAMI (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.49 / £1.49 until 12th January, normally €2.99 / £2.99) Karous - The Beast of RE:Eden (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.99 until 12th January, normally €5.99 / £5.89) Tappingo (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99 / £0.99 until 12th January, normally €2.99 / £2.99) Tappingo 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99 / £0.99 until 12th January, normally €2.99 / £2.99) Adventure Labyrinth Story (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.59 until 12th January, normally €5.00 / £4.50) Noah's Cradle (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.49 / £2.79 until 12th January, normally €4.99 / £3.99) Glory of Generals (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.49 / £3.09 until 12th January, normally €6.99 / £6.09) Glory of Generals The Pacific (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.49 / £3.49 until 12th January, normally €6.99 / £6.89) Parking Star 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.49 / £1.49 until 12th January, normally €2.99 / £2.99) Quell Memento (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 12th January, normally €3.99 / £3.99) Quell Reflect (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 12th January, normally €3.99 / £3.99) Toy Defense (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.59 until 12th January, normally €3.99 / £3.19) Samurai Defender (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.49 / £1.49 until 12th January, normally €2.99 / £2.99) European Conqueror 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 12th January, normally €3.99 / £3.99) AiRace Xeno (QubicGames, €1.69 / £1.59 until 19th January, normally €2.49 / £2.29) AiRace Speed (QubicGames, €2.39 / £2.10 until 19th January, normally €3.49 / £3.10) 10-in-1 Arcade Collection (Gamelion, €0.99 / £0.89 until 5th January, normally €1.99 / £1.79) SpeedX 3D (Gamelion, €1.49 / £1.34 until 5th January, normally €2.99 / £2.69) SpeedX 3D Hyper Edition (Gamelion, €0.99 / £0.89 until 5th January, normally €1.99 / £1.79) Pick-A-Gem (Gamelion, €1.49 / £1.39 until 5th January, normally €2.99 / £2.79) PIX3D (Gamelion, €1.99 / £1.79 until 5th January, normally €3.99 / £3.59) Rage of the Gladiator (Gamelion, €3.49 / £3.14 until 5th January, normally €6.99 / £6.29) League of Heroes (Gamelion, €1.99 / £1.79 until 5th January, normally €3.99 / £3.59) Monster Shooter (Gamelion, €2.00 / £1.60 until 5th January, normally €4.00 / £3.20) Crazy Kangaroo (Gamelion, €0.99 / £0.94 until 5th January, normally €1.99 / £1.89) Hazumi (Gamelion, €1.34 / £0.99 until 5th January, normally €2.69 / £1.99) Banana Bliss: Jungle Puzzles (Teyon, €1.99 / £1.79 until 4th January, normally €3.99 / £3.59) Bird Mania 3D (Teyon, €0.79 / £0.71 until 4th January, normally €0.99 / £0.89) Bird Mania Christmas 3D (Teyon, €0.79 / £0.71 until 4th January, normally €0.99 / £0.89) Chat-A-Lot (Teyon, €3.99 / £3.59 until 4th January, normally €7.99 / £7.19) Crazy Chicken Pirates 3D (Teyon, €0.99 / £0.89 until 4th January, normally €1.99 / £1.79) Crazy Chicken: Director's Cut 3D (Teyon, €0.79 / £0.71 until 4th January, normally €0.99 / £0.89) Cube Tactics (Teyon, €4.49 / £4.04 until 4th January, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Doll Fashion Atelier (Teyon, €2.49 / £2.24 until 4th January, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Excave (Teyon, €2.49 / £2.24 until 4th January, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Governor of Poker (Teyon, €2.49 / £2.24 until 4th January, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Groove Heaven (Teyon, €1.99 / £1.79 until 4th January, normally €3.99 / £3.59) Heavy Fire: Black Arms 3D (Teyon, €2.49 / £2.24 until 4th January, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D (Teyon, €2.49 / £2.24 until 4th January, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Iron Combat: War in the Air (Teyon, €3.49 / £3.14 until 4th January, normally €6.99 / £6.29) Ocean Runner (Teyon, €1.49 / £1.34 until 4th January, normally €2.99 / £2.69) Robot Rescue 3D (Teyon, €1.49 / £1.34 until 4th January, normally €2.99 / £2.69) Skater Cat (Teyon, €2.49 / £2.24 until 4th January, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Steel Empire (Teyon, €9.99 / £8.99 until 4th January, normally €15.99 / £14.39) Darts Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games, €1.97 / £1.77 until 19th January, normally €2.99 / £2.69) Football Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games, €1.97 / £1.77 until 19th January, normally €2.99 / £2.36) Funfair Party Games (Joindots, €5.24 / £3.74 until 5th January, normally €6.99 / £4.99) Jewel Match 3 (Joindots, €5.24 / £3.74 until 5th January, normally €6.99 / £4.99) 3DS eShop Demo Ice Station Z (Wobbly Tooth, free) 3DS HOME Themes Mario's Winter Wonderland (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79) Jurassic Cubs and the Magic Flow (Animundi, €1.49 / £1.39) Jurassic Cubs Behind the Meteorite (Animundi, €1.49 / £1.39) Jurassic Cubs on Lianas with Nichus (Animundi, €0.99 / £0.89) Jurassic Cubs and the big jump (Animundi, €0.99 / £0.89) Jurassic Cubs 3 Pack (Animundi, €2.49 / £2.29) Hello Kitty Christmas Time (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89) Hello Kitty celebrates New Year's Eve (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89) Hello Kitty with snowman (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89) Hello Kitty Winter Princess (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89) Little Miss Ballet (Mister Men, €0.99 / £0.89) Mr. Men Little Miss Christmas (Mister Men, €0.99 / £0.89) Mr. Men Little Miss Cooking (Mister Men, €0.99 / £0.89) Mr. Men Little Miss Dino (Mister Men, €0.99 / £0.89) Ice Station Z (Wobbly Tooth, €0.89 / £0.79)
  7. Lots on sale, slim pickings for good stuff though. Still, Minecraft Story Mode! For ALMOST THIRTY QUID?! HAHAHahahahahahahhafuckno. From Nintendolife: Wii U eShop Teslapunk (klutzGames, €9.99 / £8.99) - This has the look of an old-school vertical shoot 'em up, as you fight off an invasion from Mars "led by Emperor Zangórax, who back on Mars is a popular DJ by night and a frantic invader by day". Fair enough. It looks rather promising, and beyond a six stage campaign it has a survival mode; we'll blast away for a review. Scribble (Bear Box Media, €2.99 / £2.99) - This takes the core aspect of the equivalent Pictionary-based minigame in U Host and expands it across multiple modes. There are five modes and over 1500 words from 17 categories, with the option to also create your own words and contests; potentially ideal for the festive season. Breakout Defense (nuGAME, €7.00 / £7.00) - Based off the classic Breakout formula, this one seems focused on two paddles competing against each other, as you take on the AI or a friend locally. That seems to be the overall selling point here. Test Your Mind (XenoHorizon, €1.99 / £1.99) - As the name suggests this is a compilation of puzzles and minigames to put your brain to the test, and naturally it supports two player action for some couch multiplayer. Ultimately we were rather unimpressed in our Test Your Mind review. Wii U Virtual Console Pikmin 2 (Nintendo, €19.99 / £17.99) - This is the 'New Play Control' Wii version, utilising the Wii Remote's pointer capabilities. This release does now mean that the entire trilogy is available and playable on Wii U, which is a rather pleasing thing - we enjoyed this Wii version a lot in our original review. Wii U Retail Download Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure (Telltale Games, €34.99 / £28.99) - The chapters for this eventually made their way to the eShop in North America, though Europeans missed out; now the 'complete' adventure is arriving as a retail release in the region. Available from 16th December. Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Ubisoft, €14.99 / £9.99 until 29th December, normally €29.99 / £19.99) Assassin's Creed III (Ubisoft, €9.99 / £7.99 until 29th December, normally €19.99 / £15.99) Just Dance 2017 (Ubisoft, €29.99 / £23.99 until 29th December, normally €49.99 / £39.99) Rabbids Land (Ubisoft, €9.99 / £7.99 until 29th December, normally €19.99 / £15.99) Rayman Legends (Ubisoft, €14.99 / £11.99 until 29th December, normally €29.99 / £23.99) Sports Connection (Ubisoft, €7.99 / £6.39 until 29th December, normally €19.99 / £15.99) Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist (Ubisoft, €9.89 / £6.59 until 29th December, normally €29.99 / £19.99) Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, €14.99 / £12.49 until 29th December, normally €59.99 / £49.99) ZombiU (Ubisoft, €7.99 / £6.39 until 29th December, normally €19.99 / £15.99) Child of Light (Ubisoft, €4.94 / £3.95 until 29th December, normally €14.99 / £11.99) Darksiders II (Nordic Games, €9.99 / £7.99 until 29th December, normally €49.99 / £39.99) Legend of Kay Anniversary (Nordic Games, €5.99 / £3.99 until 29th December, normally €29.99 / £19.99) The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 (Nordic Games, €3.99 / £3.59 until 29th December, normally €19.99 / £17.99) Shadow Puppeteer (Snow Cannon, €10.49 / £9.44 until 5th January, normally €14.99 / £13.49) Soul Axiom (Wales Interactive, €7.49 / £5.99 until 12th January, normally €14.99 / £11.99) Beatbuddy (Threaks, €1.79 / £1.61 until 5th January, normally €8.99 / £8.09) Alphadia Genesis (Natsume, €7.49 / £5.99 until 29th December, normally €14.99 / £11.99) Brave Tank Hero (Natsume, €2.99 / £2.49 until 29th December, normally €5.99 / £4.99) Ninja Strike: Dangerous Dash (Natsume, €2.99 / £2.49 until 29th December, normally €5.99 / £4.99) 3Souls (Red Column, €1.80 / £1.60 until 8th January, normally €3.60 / £3.20) Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (Screwattack Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 29th December, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Inside My Radio (Seaven Studio, €5.99 / £5.19 until 5th January, normally €14.99 / £12.99) The Quiet Collection (Nostatic Software, €3.59 / £2.39 until 22nd December, normally €4.49 / £2.99) Stone Shire (Finger Gun Games, €1.49 / £1.34 until 31st December, normally €1.99 / £1.79) Dracula's Legacy (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.49 until 29th December, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Island Flight Simulator (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.49 until 29th December, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Grand Prix Rock 'N Racing (EnjoyUp Games, €4.95 / £4.45 until 12th January, normally €7.99 / £7.19) Gravity+ (Nitrolic Games, €3.24 / £2.94 until 5th January, normally €6.49 / £5.89) Mahjong (Sanuk Games, €3.99 / £3.59 until 29th December, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Solitaire (Sanuk Games, €3.99 / £3.59 until 29th December, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Super Destronaut 2: Go Duck Yourself (Petite Games, €1.59 / £1.49 until 29th December, normally €1.99 / £1.79) PictoParty (Retroid Interactive, €3.99 / £3.50 until 5th January, normally €7.99 / £7.00) Puzzle Monkeys (Log Games, €0.74 / £0.74 until 11th January, normally €1.49 / £1.49) Wii U eShop DLC Permanent Price Drop Gravity+ Level Editor (Nitrolic Games, €1.99 / £1.79, previously €3.99 / £3.59) 3DS eShop Johnny Dynamite (Twofivesix, €1.49 / £1.29 until 5th January, normally €1.99 / £1.29) - This is a platformer with some retro style (courtesy of vertical levels) in which you collect and use dynamite to clear 54 stages. It also has a level creator with QR code distribution; it got a big 'meh, it's alright' from us in our Johnny Dynamite review. The following are a series of small games released as inexpensive downloads, seemingly targeting a young audience. Kutar is a mascot that's "not a dog, cat or bear", with each short 'quest' supposed to be easy to play for young gamers: Kutar Apple (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99 / £0.99) Kutar Burger Factory (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99 / £0.99) Kutar Concert Staff (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99 / £0.99) Kutar End Credits (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99 / £0.99) Kutar Jump Rope (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99 / £0.99) Kutar Magic Ball (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99 / £0.99) Kutar Powder Factory (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99 / £0.99) Kutar Quiz (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99 / £0.99) Kutar Ski Lift (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99 / £0.99) Kutar Tube Rider (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99 / £0.99) New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console Demon's Crest (Capcom, €7.99 / £7.19) - Firebrand the Gargoyle features here, and needs to recover elemental stones before his enemy, Phalanx. It's dramatic stuff, and this SNES action platformer also gives you freedom in stage order along with some ability to explore. We liked it a lot in our review. 3DS DLC Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse - Lore 1: Parellel Universes (Deep Silver, free) Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse - Lore 2: Observation Explained (Deep Silver, free) Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse - Extra Difficulty Levels (Deep Silver, free) Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse - The Inverted Pyramid (Deep Silver, €1.99 / £1.49) Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse - A Godslayer Needs Jewels (Deep Silver, €2.99 / £1.99) Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse - A Trip to Hawaii (Deep Silver, €2.49 / £1.79) Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse - Explosive Epidemic in Mikado (Deep Silver, €1.99 / £1.49) 7th Dragon III Code: VFD Quest: Code: Lucifer! (Deep Silver, Free until 22nd December, then €1.99 / £1.49) 7th Dragon III Code: VFD Quest: To My Beloved Unit 13 (Deep Silver, Free until 22nd December, then €1.49 / £0.99) 7th Dragon III Code: VFD Quest: Allie's Death March (Deep Silver, Free until 22nd December, then €1.49 / £0.99) 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Farming Simulator 14 (Focus Home Interactive, €7.50 / £5.00 until 29th December, normally €29.99 / £19.99) Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (Screwattack Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 29th December, normally €9.99 / £8.99) A-Train 3D: City Simulator (Natsume, €12.49 / £9.99 until 29th December, normally €24.99 / £19.99) Brave Tank Hero (Natsume, €2.49 / £2.24 until 29th December, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Gotcha Racing (Natsume, €2.99 / £2.49 until 29th December, normally €5.99 / £4.99) Reel Fishing 3D Paradise Mini (Natsume, €1.99 / £1.79 until 29th December, normally €3.99 / £3.59) Super Strike Beach Volleyball (Natsume, €2.49 / £2.24 until 29th December, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Adventure Bar Story (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.89 until 5th January, normally €4.99 / £4.89) Ambition of the Slimes (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.89 until 5th January, normally €5.00 / £4.79) Swords & Soldiers 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 5th January, normally €6.99 / £6.89) Witch & Hero 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.39 until 5th January, normally €3.99 / £3.19) World Conqueror 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.99 until 5th January, normally €4.99 / £4.89) Kingdom's Item Shop (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.89 until 5th January, normally €5.00 / £4.79) Castle Conqueror EX (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.79 until 5th January, normally €3.99 / £3.99) Demon King Box (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.79 until 5th January, normally €3.99 / £3.99) Sssnakes (EnjoyUp Games, €1.97 / £1.77 until 12th January, normally €2.99 / £2.69) Goosebumps: The Game (GameMill, €9.99 / £7.49 until 12th January, normally €19.99 / £14.99) 3D Game Collection (Joindots, €5.24 / £3.74 until 29th December, normally €6.99 / £4.99) 3D MahJongg (Joindots, €3.74 / £3.33 until 29th December, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Gardenscapes (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.49 until 29th December, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Cats and Dogs 3D: Pets at Play (Treva Entertainment, €11.99 / £9.99 until 5th January, normally €29.99 / £24.99) Life With Horses 3D (Treva Entertainment, €14.99 / £13.49 until 5th January, normally €19.99 / £17.99) My Pet School 3D (Treva Entertainment, €9.99 / £8.33 until 5th January, normally €29.99 / £24.99) Pets Resort 3D (Treva Entertainment, €14.99 / £8.99 until 5th January, normally €29.99 / £17.99) Infinite Dunamis (KEMCO, €4.99 / £4.49 until 29th December, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Journey to Kreisia (KEMCO, €4.99 / £4.49 until 29th December, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Heart Beaten (Springloaded, €2.33 / £2.00 or €1.09 / £1.00 if you own Space Lift Danger Panic! until until 29th December, normally €3.49 / £2.99) Space Lift Danger Panic! (Springloaded, €1.65 / £1.29 or €0.80 / £0.65 if you own Space Lift Danger Panic! until until 29th December, normally €2.49 / 1.99) 3DS HOME Themes Amanojaku (DWANGO, €1.99 / £1.79) Bad∞End∞Night (DWANGO, €1.99 / £1.79) Karakuri Pierrot (DWANGO, €1.99 / £1.79) Aa, Subarashiki Nyan-Sei (DWANGO, €1.99 / £1.79) Tale of the Deep-sea Lily (DWANGO, €1.99 / £1.79)
  8. HahahaHAHAHAHahahah no. Well, some reasonable Sonic 3DS discounts, but that's it. From Nintendolife: Wii U eShop Frag doch mal...die Maus! (ASHGAMES, €9.99) - Only given a Euro price and likely targeted at Germany, obviously, this is based on a popular kids TV show in the country. A quiz game that was well received on PC in 2008(!), now it's on Wii U. That's nice. SHOOT THE BALL (RCMADIAX, €1.49 / £1.39) - Previously released on the New 3DS eShop; you use the touch screen to 'shoot' the ball into space, with randomised shapes and colours that set the difficulty level. Wii U Virtual Console Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (Nintendo, €19.99 / £17.99) - While the original GameCube version of this platformer utilised the famous bongo accessories, this Wii iteration introduced analogue control for movement, with occasional motion controls using the Remote and Nunchuk. We were big fans of this Wii version in our original review, and it's worth noting that the GameCube original was the debut project by Nintendo EAD Tokyo 'Group No. 1' - that team's second game was the outstanding Super Mario Galaxy. Sonic 25th Anniversary Sales - Wii U eShop Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (SEGA, €24.99 / £19.99 until 8th December, normally €49.99 / £39.99) Sonic Lost World (SEGA, €24.99 / £19.99 until 8th December, normally €49.99 / £39.99) Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (SEGA, €19.99 / £15.99 until 8th December, normally €49.99 / £39.99) Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts Art of Balance (Shin'en Multimedia, €6.74 / £5.36 until 22nd December, normally €8.99 / £7.15) Word Puzzles by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €7.19 / £6.39 until 8th December, normally €8.99 / £7.99) Dragon Skills (Joindots, €5.59 / £4.75 until 15th December, normally €7.99 / £6.79) Sweetest Thing (Joindots, €4.89 / £3.84 until 15th December, normally €6.99 / £5.49) 3DS Retail Downloads Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, €39.99 / £34.99) - Only announced in September, this port of the excellent Wii U title takes away online sharing but introduces a new Mario Challenge mode and some portable benefits. Our review will be with you ahead of release, but until then you can check out our preview. Available from 2nd December. Picross 3D: Round 2 (Nintendo, €34.99 / £29.99 WHAT THE FUCK) - Europe has had to wait longer for this one, but has the added bonus of a physical retail option; this follow-up to the popular DS title arrived as a surprise in North America in early September. With colourful visuals, clever puzzles and amiibo support, we were full of praise for this one in our Picross 3D: Round 2 review. Available from 2nd December. Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse (Deep Silver, €39.99 / £34.99) - This long awaited title offers a different spin from its predecessor, with a new protagonist and some gameplay tweaks. As is standard for the series it's a high quality, atmospheric and engrossing RPG; you can check out a detailed assessment in our Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse review. 7th Dragon III Code: VFD (Deep Silver, €39.99 / £34.99) - The 3DS is graced with a lot of top-class RPG experiences, and this is another for the list. This particular series is established in Japan but is trying to seize momentum in the West, and offers its own twists on genre norms. You can learn all about what this one has to offer in our extensive 7th Dragon III Code: VFD review. My Nintendo 3DS Launch Discounts Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse - 50 Gold Points for discounted price of €35.99 / £31.49, otherwise €39.99 / £34.99. 7th Dragon III Code: VFD - 50 Gold Points for discounted price of €35.99 / £31.49, otherwise €39.99 / £34.99. New Nintendo 3DS eShop Hyperlight EX (CatfishBlues Games, €5.49 / £4.99) - Previously on smart devices, this is a colourful and high-tempo shoot 'em up, making it a relatively rare arrival in the genre on 3DS. It has multiple modes, control options and includes stereoscopic 3D, so we'll see whether it lives up to its potential in a review. CUP CRITTERS (RCMADIAX, €1.49 / £1.39) - This entry is all about managing gravity and manipulating balls into cups, with setting a high score being the main aim. 3DS eShop Mercenaries Saga 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment, €4.99) - Released earlier this year in Europe, this has been re-listed courtesy of a release in some additional mainland Europe territories. 3DS DLC Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse - Earring Set (Deep Silver, free until 8th December, normally €0.99 / £0.79) Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse - Fall of Tokyo Promo Video (Deep Silver, free) Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse - A Godslayer Needs Levels (Deep Silver, €2.99 / £1.99) Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse - Ranking Program 1 (Deep Silver, free) Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse - Asahi/Nozomi Set (Deep Silver, €0.99 / £0.79) Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse - Green Pompadour (Deep Silver, €0.99 / £0.79) 7th Dragon III Code: VFD Bonus Item: Nagamimi Doll (Deep Silver, free) 7th Dragon III Code: VFD Quest: Seed Outbreak! (Deep Silver, free until 8th December, normally €1.49 / £0.99) 7th Dragon III Code: VFD Quest: Gold Rabi Outbreak! (Deep Silver, free until 8th December, normally €1.49 / £0.99) Sonic 25th Anniversary Sale - 3DS eShop Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice (SEGA, 25% off if you have downloaded any of the Sonic games currently on sale, €29.99 / £26.19 until 8th December, normally €39.99 / £34.99) Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (SEGA, 19.99 / £17.49 until 8th December, normally €39.99 / £34.99) Sonic Lost World (SEGA, 19.99 / £17.49 until 8th December, normally €39.99 / £34.99) Sonic Generations (SEGA, €9.99 / £7.99 until 8th December, normally €24.99 / £19.99) Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (SEGA, €15.99 / £11.99 until 8th December, normally €39.99 / £29.99) Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble (SEGA, €2.49 / £2.24 until 8th December, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Sonic the Hedgehog (SEGA, €2.49 / £2.24 until 8th December, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (SEGA, €2.49 / £2.24 until 8th December, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Sonic Drift 2 (SEGA, €1.99 / £1.79 until 8th December, normally €3.99 / £3.59) Sonic Blast (SEGA, €2.49 / £2.24 until 8th December, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Sonic Labyrinth (SEGA, €2.49 / £2.24 until 8th December, normally €4.99 / £4.49) 3D Sonic the Hedgehog (SEGA, €2.20 / £2.04 until 8th December, normally €4.49 / £4.09) 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (SEGA, €2.49 / £2.24 until 8th December, normally €4.99 / £4.49) 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! (Shin'en Multimedia, €2.24 / £1.87 until 22nd December, normally €2.99 / £2.50) Proun+ (Engine Software, €1.19 / £1.05 until 15th December, normally €3.99 / £3.50) Sumico (Engine Software, €0.89 / £0.80 until 15th December, normally €2.99 / £2.69) Word Puzzles by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €7.19 / £6.39 until 8th December, normally €8.99 / £7.99) Escape from Zombie City (Tom Create, €2.10 / £1.90 until 29th December, normally €2.99 / £2.69) Ninja Battle Heroes (Tom Create, €1.39 / £1.25 until 29th December, normally €1.99 / £1.79) Runny Egg (Tom Create, €1.40 / £1.25 until 29th December, normally €1.99 / £1.79) Smash Cat Heroes (Tom Create, €1.75 / £1.39 until 29th December, normally €2.49 / £1.99) Real Heroes Firefighter 3D Download Version (ZordixAB, €4.99 / £4.49 until 8th December, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Chain Blaster (Joindots, €3.49 / £2.93 until 15th December, normally €4.99 / £4.19) Undead Bowling (Joindots, €4.89 / £3.49 until 15th December, normally €6.99 / £4.99) Jump Trials Supreme (Joindots, €3.49 / £2.93 until 15th December, normally €4.99 / £4.19) 3DS eShop Demo Mercenaries Saga 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment, free) 3DS HOME Themes Miffy Dreamer By Mercis (Mercis/CPLG, €0.99 / £0.89) Miffy's Gifts By Mercis (Mercis/CPLG, €0.99 / £0.89) Christmas with Miffy By Mercis (Mercis/CPLG, €0.99 / £0.89)
  9. Ignoring Pokemon, which is a retail release so doesn't really count, it's another shite week. Ah well, Switch'll be here soon enough. From Nintendolife: Wii U eShop Exile's End (XSEED Games, €9.99 / £8.99) - Here's one for those with retro sensibilities; billed as a "cinematic platformer" with Japanese flair, this takes place on "a massive, interconnected laboratory and mining complex on a moody, lonely alien world", and expects the player to solve puzzles and overcome issues using a combination of weapons and other items. It has retro-style visuals and features music from composers prominent in the 8- and 16-bit eras; we'll bring you a review soon. Ohayou! Beginner's Japanese (Finger Gun Games, €4.99 / £4.49) - This app aims to help users gain the building blocks for learning the language. The basic premise is that you use flash cards to learn and master Hiragana and Katakana characters, before tackling lessons to prove what you've learned. We'll try it out and then bring you a review. Octocopter: Super Sub Squid Escape (TACS Games, €2.99 / £2.69) - In this game you move your constantly spinning submarine through maze-like stages, with careful timing and patience important for success. Wii U Virtual Console Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise (Nintendo, €19.99 / £17.99) - This Wii entry in the series threw in some new minigames, though also replicated some content from previous games. That makes this one a bit of a toss-up as Rhythm Heaven Megamix is available on 3DS and is jam-packed with old and new minigames. Nevertheless, despite some flaws we enjoyed this Wii entry in our original review, so it's not to be easily dismissed. Wii U eShop Demo 3Souls (Red Column, free) Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts Oddworld New 'n' Tasty (Oddworld Inhabitants, €9.99 / £7.49 until 4th December, normally €19.99 / £14.99) Terraria (505 Games, €14,99 / £13.49 until 8th December, normally €19,99 / £17.99) Mighty No. 9 (Deep Silver, €9.99 / £8.99 until 8th December, normally €19.99 / £17.99) Mighty No. 9 Ray Expansion (Deep Silver, €2.49 / £2.24 until 8th December, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Mighty No. 9 Retro Hero DLC (Deep Silver, €1.49 / £1.19 until 8th December, normally €2.99 / £2.39) Secret Files: Tunguska (Deep Silver, €4.99 / £4.49 until 8th December, normally €9.99 / £8.99) 99Seconds (EnjoyUp Games, €1.24 / £1.14 until 22nd December, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Darts Up (EnjoyUp Games, €1.24 / £1.14 until 22nd December, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Rock 'N Racing Off Road (EnjoyUp Games, €2.99 / £2.69 until 22nd December, normally €5.99 / £5.39) VRog (ByteRockers' Games, €4.49 / £4.04 until 15th December, normally €4.99 / £4.49) SDK Paint (Hullbreach Studios, €3.75 / £3.37 until 8th December, normally €5.00 / £4.50) SDK Spriter (Hullbreach Studios, €9.37 / £7.87 until 8th December, normally €12.50 / £10.50) Wii U eShop Permanent Discount U Host (Bear Box Media, €4.99 / £4.99, previously €9.99 / £8.99) 3DS Retail Download Pokémon Sun and Moon (Nintendo, €44.99 / £39.99) - It's finally time, as the Pokémon series kicks off an all-new generation on the 3DS. These entries deliver some hugely significant changes to the franchise, from adjustments to story progression to new features that'll freshen up the competitive scene. We gave this a storming recommendation in our Pokémon Sun and Moon review. Available from 23rd November. Animal Crossing: New Leaf Welcome amiibo (Nintendo, €39.99 / £34.99) - The formal retail release of the updated edition of this evergreen title, remember that an update to include all of this Welcome amiibo content is already free for those that own the game. Available from 25th November. 3DS eShop Demo Picross 3D: Round 2 (Nintendo, free) 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Terraria (505 Games, €14.99 / £12.74 until 8th December, normally €19.99 / £16.99) Epic Word Search Collection (Lightwood Games, €5.99 / £4.49 until 1st December, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Epic Word Search Collection 2 (Lightwood Games, €5.99 / £4.49 until 1st December, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Snow Moto Racing 3D (ZordixAB, €5.99 / £5.39 until 1st December, normally €7.99 / £7.19) Fantasy Pirates (EnjoyUp Games, €0.85 / £0.85 until 22nd December, normally €4.50 / £4.50) Football Up Online (EnjoyUp Games, €2.99 / £2.69 until 22nd December, normally €3.99 / £3.59) RV-7 My Drone (EnjoyUp Games, €0.89 / £0.89 until 22nd December, normally €2.99 / £2.99) Toys Vs. Monsters (EnjoyUp Games, €0.79 / £0.79 until 22nd December, normally €3.99 / £3.99) Van Helsing sniper Zx100 (EnjoyUp Games, €3.33 / £3.33 until 22nd December, normally €6.66 / £6.66) Carps & Dragons (Abylight, 57% off if you own Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard or Music On: Electric Guitar, €2.14 / £1.93 until 1st December, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Music On: Electric Guitar (Abylight, 57% off if you own Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard or Carps & Dragons, €0.85 / £0.81 until 1st December, normally €1.99 / £1.89) Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard (Abylight, 57% off if you own Carps & Dragons or Music On: Electric Guitar, €3.43 / £3.09 until 1st December, normally €7.99 / £7.19) Horse Vet 3D (Treva Entertainment, €9.99 / £8.99 until 8th December, normally €19.99 / £17.99) My Life on a Farm 3D (Treva Entertainment, €7.99 / £7.19 until 8th December, normally €19.99 / £17.99) Top Model 3D (Treva Entertainment, €7.99 / £7.19 until 8th December, normally €19.99 / £17.99) 3DS HOME Themes Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon – Tropical (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79) – Available from 23rd November. Pokémon Solgaleo / Lunala (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79) – Available from 23rd November. Pirate Pop Plus (13AM Games, €1.82 / £1.62) Hello Kitty with Apples (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89) Hello Kitty with Candyfloss (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89) Hello Kitty Pizza (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89) Hello Kitty at the Spa (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89) A fairylicious Christmas (Rainbow, €1.99 / £1.79)
  10. No decent new games. No decent discounts. Load of old shite. Possibly the worst week ever, so just go and buy that Sega 3D Classics from Argos instead. From Nintendolife: Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts Elliot Quest (PlayEveryWare, €11.69 / £8.54 untl 24th November, normally €12.99 / £9.49) Olympia Rising (PlayEveryWare, €4.49 / £4.04 until 24th November, normally €4.99 / £4.49) PixelMaker (Nostatic Software, €2.90 / £2.49 until 17th November, normally €3.49 / £2.99) Word Party (Lightwood Games, €7.99 / £7.49 until 17th November, normally €15.99 / £14.99) Baila Latino (O2 Games, €11.96 / £9.96 until 8th December, normally €29.90 / £24.90) Fit Music for Wii U (O2 Games, €11.96 / £9.96 until 8th December, normally €29.90 / £24.90) Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (O2 Games, €11.96 / £9.96 until 8th December, normally €29.90 / £24.90) STEEL LORDS (nuGAME, €7.49 / £5.49 until 8th December, normally €14.99 / £10.99) Wii U eShop Permanent Discount Space Hulk (Hoplite Research, €19.95 / £19.99, previously € 29.95 / £24.99) 3DS eShop SHOOT THE BALL (RCMADIAX, €1.49 / £1.39) - Previous releases by this studio for Nintendo's portable have been exclusive to the 'New' models, though the press release doesn't say that's the case here. You use the touch screen to 'shoot' the ball into space, with randomised shapes and colours that set the difficulty level. 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Dementium Remastered (Renegade Kid, €7.49 / £6.74 until 17th November, normally €14.99 / £13.49) Dan McFox: Head Hunter (Lightwood Games, €1.99 / £1.59 until 24th November, normally €2.49 / £1.99) Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (O2 Games, €9.96 / £7.96 until 8th December, normally €24.90 / £19.90) No, that's really it. Wow, eh?
  11. THREE DEE! THREEEEEE DEEEEE! Finally! Although we've had some of them already. Also! F-Zero X and HYRULE WARRIORS!!!!! From Nintendolife: Wii U eShop Twisted Fusion (Leuvsion, €5.00 / £4.00) - This Wii U-exclusive adventure / platformer has been long in the making, having been successfully funded on Kickstarter back in Spring 2014. It utilises the GamePad for a second display for those that want it (but also supports single-screen gaming), and offers a fair bit of freedom in approach, with added extras like monster breeding also included. Keep an eye out for our interview with the developer before the game launches, and we'll also get working on a review. Gravity+ (Nitrolic Games, €6.49 / £5.89) - A puzzle game 'suitable for all ages', you guide a robot through over 20 stages while manipulating gravity to avoid traps and obstacles; it also includes challenges and online leaderboards. Pinball Breakout (nuGAME, €7.00 / £6.00) - As the name suggests this one combines block-breaking gameplay with pinball mechanics, throwing in a multiplayer mode for good measure. Wii U Virtual Console F-Zero X (Nintendo, €9.99 / £8.99) - It seems slightly surprising that this one has evaded the current-gen Virtual Console up to now, but that's the case. It's a welcome addition now, with exciting speed, some memorable track designs and all-round fun racing to be found. You can check out our retro Wii Virtual Console F-Zero X review if you want a blast from the past; there's no mention of this being the US version in the press release, we should add, so we may have the slower 50Hz iteration. Wii U DLC Hyrule Warriors: A Link Between Worlds Pack (Nintendo, included with season pass, €4.99 / £4.49 Wii U only or €8.99 / £8.09 with 3DS version) Gravity+ Level Editor (Nitrolic Games, €3.99 / £3.59) Wii U eShop Temporary Discount Gear Gauntlet (Crystalline Green, €4.99 / £3.99 until 10th November, normally €9.99 / £7.99) Frankenstein - Master of Death (Joindots, €6.39 / £4.79 until 17th November, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Joe's Diner (Joindots, €6.39 / £4.79 until 17th November, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Suspension Railroad Simulator (Joindots, €6.39 / £4.79 until 17th November, normally €7.99 / £5.99) 360 Breakout (nuGAME, €5.00 / £4.50 until 30th November, normally €7.00 / £6.00) 3DS eShop Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers (GameMill Entertainment, €29.99 / £19.99) - A retail title only arriving as a download on 3DS in Europe, this is a multi-platform side-scrolling brawler that mashes up a range of popular IPs, including characters like Finn, Mordecai and Clarence. Collide-a-Ball (Starsign, €1.99 / £1.99) - Essentially a puzzle game that adopts a 3D isometric view, you need to manipulate ramps, blocks and more before setting balls loose; the goal is to have both reach the level-end flag at the same time. Ice Station Z (Wobbly Tooth, €2.99 / £2.99) - A survival game set in the arctic, this surprisingly budget-price game seems ambitious in concept, as it sets you the task of scavenging and surviving in a dangerous location. It seems interesting, and we'll be sure to check it out in a review. Unlucky Mage (KEMCO, €9.99 / £8.99) - Based upon the description of this one, which features kingdoms in conflict and a mysterious loner who can save the world, and considering KEMCO's modus operandi on 3DS, we expect this one to be a retro-inspired RPG. We shall see, and that doesn't necessarily have to be considered a bad thing, either. New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console Mario's Super Picross (Nintendo, €7.99 / £7.19) - The 3DS has a lot of Picross options, and now this rather enjoyable SNES entry in the genre joins the list. This one does nothing wrong, as we pointed out in our Wii U Virtual Console Mario's Super Picross review, but are D-Pad and button inputs in this retro entry worth dealing with in light of the substantial range of current-gen Picross games already on 3DS? That's up to you. 3DS Retail Download SEGA 3D Classics Collection (SEGA, €29.99 / £24.99) - This includes nine terrific 3D Classics, four of which are coming outside of Japan for the first time; that's a lot of wonderful retro gaming at its best on 3DS. We go through the key games and explain why it's a must-have in our SEGA 3D Classics Collection review. 3DS DLC Hyrule Warriors Legends: A Link Between Worlds Pack (Nintendo, included with season pass, €6.99 / £6.29 3DS only or €8.99 / £8.09 with Wii U version) 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Funfair Party Games (Joindots, €5.59 / £3.99 until 17th November, normally €6.99 / £4.99) Jewel Match 3 (Joindots, €5.59 / £3.99 until 17th November, normally €6.99 / £4.99) Pazuru (Joindots, €4.79 / £3.19 until 17th November, normally €5.99 / £3.99) 3DS HOME Themes Animal Crossing: New Leaf Autumn Leaves (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79) Sonic Bundle #3 (SEGA, €4.99 / £4.49) - Includes Sonic series: Cute Style, Sonic series: Shadow Style and Sonic series: Silver Style. Sonic series: Cute Style (SEGA, €1.99 / £1.79) Sonic series: Shadow Style (SEGA, €1.99 / £1.79) Sonic series: Silver Style (SEGA, €1.99 / £1.79) Hello Kitty Birthday (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89) Mimmy gives a present to Kitty (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89) Kitty takes a selfie with friends (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89) Hello Kitty plays with origami (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89) Hello Kitty Thanksgiving Day (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89) Go MIFFY by Mercis (Mercis / CPLG, €0.99 / £0.89) Miffy with stripes or spots? by Mercis (Mercis / CPLG, €0.99 / £0.89)
  12. When the best thing of the week is a free Sonic 25th Anniversary Theme for the 3DS, you know it ain't a good week. Oh, except Fairune 2 - hopefully that is great! From Nintendolife: Wii U eShop Mr. Pumpkin Adventure (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.99) - This looks remarkably quirky, and it includes 50 scenes to explore and investigate, with a number of puzzles to tackle. It doesn't seem short of uniqueness and creativity. Solitaire (Sanuk Games, €4.99 / £4.49) - This appears to be exactly as the name suggests, a version of the iconic office time-waster on the Wii U. Wii U Retail Download Just Dance 2017 (Ubisoft, €49.99 / £39.99) - This series of dancing games continues to go strong, giving musical movers a chance to show off to a variety of pop hits. This one has a demo available, and all purchases get 90 days of free access to streaming service Just Dance Unlimited. Wii U eShop DLC Runbow - Shantae (13AM Games, free) Minecraft: Wii U Edition: Battle Map Pack 4 (Mojang, €2.99 / £2.39) Minecraft: Wii U Edition: Campfire Skin Pack (Mojang, €1.99 / £1.59) Minecraft: Wii U Edition: Halloween Battle Map (Mojang, €1.99 / £1.59) Minecraft: Wii U Edition: Spooky Bundle (Mojang, €6.99 / £5.59) - Includes Halloween 2015 Mash-up Pack, Camp Fire Tales Skin Pack and Halloween Battle Map. Minecraft: Wii U Edition: Builder's Pack (Mojang, €16.99 / £12.79) - Includes Biome Settlers Skin Pack 1, Candy Texture Pack, Cartoon Texture Pack, Pattern Texture Pack, Plastic Texture Pack and Greek Mythology Mash-up. Just Dance Unlimited: 24 Hours Access (Ubisoft, €3.99 / £3.29) Just Dance Unlimited: One Month Access (Ubisoft, €4.99 / £4.00) Just Dance Unlimited: Three Months Access (Ubisoft, €9.99 / £7.99) Just Dance Unlimited: One Year Access (Ubisoft, €29.99 / £25.00) Wii U eShop Halloween Deals 3Souls (Red Column, €2.50 / £2.20 until 3rd November, normally €3.60 / £3.20) Zombie Defense (Teyon, €3.99 / £3.56 until 3rd November, normally €7.99 / £7.19) Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts Family Tennis SP (Shin'en Multimedia, €3.74 / £2.99 until 17th November, normally €4.99 / £3.99) Word Puzzles by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €6.99 / £6.29 until 3rd November, normally €8.99 / £7.99) 99Moves (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 / £1.37 until 24th November, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Abyss (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 / £1.34 until 24th November, normally €1.99 / £1.79) Rock 'n Racing Off Road DX (EnjoyUp Games, €4.95 / £4.46 until 24th November, normally €7.99 / £7.19) Discovery (Noowanda, €4.89 / £4.19 until 24th November, normally €6.99 / £5.99) Defend Your Crypt (Ratalaika Games, €2.54 / £2.29 until 3rd November, normally €2.99 / £2.69) Blasting Agent: Ultimate Edition (Ratalaika Games, €2.54 / £2.29 until 3rd November, normally €2.99 / £2.69) Double Breakout (nuGAME, €5.00 / £4.50 until 24th November, normally €7.00 / £6.00) TITANS TOWER (RCMADIAX, €1.00 / £0.93 until 10th November, normally €1.49 / £1.39) TAP TAP ARCADE 2 (RCMADIAX, €2.00 / £1.80 until 10th November, normally €2.99 / £2.69) JACKPOT 777 (RCMADIAX, €1.00 / £0.93 until 10th November, normally €1.49 / £1.39) PANDA LOVE (RCMADIAX, €1.00 / £0.93 until 10th November, normally €1.49 / £1.39) SHOOTY SPACE (RCMADIAX, €2.00 / £1.80 until 10th November, normally €2.99 / £2.69) TOUCH SELECTIONS (RCMADIAX, €2.00 / £1.80 until 10th November, normally €2.99 / £2.69) 3DS eShop Corpse Party (XSEED Games, €29.99 / £24.99) - This is an updated version of a PSP remake of the original, with an extra four chapters also added. Don't let the convoluted source of this one put you off, as it aims to deliver its own spin of mature horror on the 3DS. In our first impressions from E3 we explained the basics and said it's a treat for Japanese horror fans, and we'll get cracking on a review. Available from 26th October. Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure (Mastiff, €14.99 / £14.99) - A 3D action adventure game with a long history, in recent times its been remastered and revived for PC and, now, the 3DS. It puts the stereoscopic screen to work, and as a full retail game 'back in the day' it offers a lengthy campaign, multiple endings and various goodies. We were impressed with it in our Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure review. Downloads include a free 3DS HOME Theme. Fairune 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment, €6.99 / £6.89) - Another retro-styled RPG for the eShop, though we quite liked the original and its take on combat. This one will hopefully be similarly worthy of a recommendation, and a world five times bigger than in the first game is also promised. New Nintendo 3DS eShop Box Up (RCMADIAX, €1.49 / £1.39) - In this title you try to guide a box up a screen (avoiding obstacles) in randomly generated levels. 3DS Retail Download DISNEY 2-PACK: FROZEN - BIG HERO 6 COMBO (GameMill, €29.99 / £19.99) 3DS eShop Halloween Deals Zombie Incident (Coderchild, €1.49 / £1.49 until 3rd November, normally €1.99 / £1.99) The Legend of Dark Witch 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment, €4.99 / £4.99 until 10th November, normally €6.99 / £6.99) Witch & Hero (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 3rd November, normally €3.99 / £3.99) New Nintendo 3DS eShop Temporary Discount BRICK RACE (RCMADIAX, €1.00 / £0.93 until 10th November, normally €1.49 / £1.39) 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Word Puzzles by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €6.99 / £6.29 until 3rd November, normally €8.99 / £7.99) Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D Download Version (Zordix AB, €4.99 / £4.99 until 3rd November, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Glory of Generals (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.59 until 10th November, normally €6.99 / £6.09) Mercenaries Saga 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £2.40 until 10th November, normally €4.99 / £2.99) Samurai Defender (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 10th November, normally €2.99 / £2.99) Darts Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 / £1.34 until 24th November, normally €2.99 / £2.69) Football Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games, €1.97 / £1.56 until 24th November, normally €2.99 / £2.36) Blasting Agent: Ultimate Edition (Ratalaika Games, €2.54 / £2.29 until 3rd November, normally €2.99 / £2.69) Defend Your Crypt (Ratalaika Games, €2.54 / £2.29 until 3rd November, normally €2.99 / £2.69) 3DS HOME Themes Pokémon: A Sinister Organisation - Team Rocket (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79) Pokémon: A Sinister Organisation - Team Galactic (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79) Mario's Halloween (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79) Sonic series: 25th Anniversary Theme (SEGA, free) Sonic series: Classic Style (SEGA, €1.99 / £1.79) Sonic series: Boom Style (SEGA, €1.99 / £1.79) Sonic series: Sonic Style (SEGA, €1.99 / £1.79) Sonic Bundle #2 (SEGA, €4.99 / £4.49) Shaun the Sheep - Timmy (Aardman Animations, €1.99 / £1.79) Shaun the Sheep (Aardman Animations, €1.99 / £1.79) Gurumin Heroes Theme (Mastiff, €1.39 / £1.19) Gurumin Monster Pals Theme (Mastiff, €1.39 / £1.19) Gurumin Night Parade Theme (Mastiff, €1.39 / £1.19) Gurumin Orange Twist Theme (Mastiff, €1.39 / £1.19) Gurumin Monster Bundle (Mastiff, €3.49 / £3.49) Magic HalloWinx (Rainbow, €1.99 / £1.79) Hello Kitty Halloween (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)
  13. Aside from the stand-alone Pokemon Sun/Moon demo, not much new this week. Loads of discounts though! From Nintendolife: Wii U eShop Pirate Pop Plus (13AM Games, €4.49 / £4.09 or free if you own the New 3DS version on the same Nintendo Account) - The title takes inspiration from Mitchell Corp's classic bubble-popping title Pang; with Game Boy-style visuals and an excellent chiptune soundtrack, it certainly looks the part. The gameplay involves popping bubbles and blasting enemies, but at certain points the gravity changes, placing you on the sides of the screen or even upside down on the ceiling. We enjoyed this in our hands on impressions and will get working on a review right away. Fire: Ungh's Quest (Daedalic, €9.99 / £8.99) - From a developer and publisher revered for its puzzle adventure games in Germany, particularly, this 'puzzleventure' promises plenty of personality and quirky environments and puzzles; we'll get cracking on a review. Super Destronaut 2: Go Duck Yourself (Petite Games, €1.99 / £1.79) - Looking very much like a clone of Taito's seminal Space Invaders, the game involves blasting oncoming enemies, collecting power-ups and grabbing coins to boost your score multiplier. Classic, Time Attack, Hardcore and "Invaders" modes are promised, and there's a multiplayer option as well. Wii U Virtual Console Project Zero 2: Wii Edition (Nintendo, €19.99 / £17.99) - A Wii retail title that was at the heart of a North American localisation storm in the last generation, this sees twins Mio and Mayu Amakura exploring a creepy village full of poltergeists, all waiting to be snapped on camera. We gave this a recommendation in our Project Zero 2: Wii Edition review. Wii U eShop Halloween Deals Bayonetta 2 (Nintendo, €34.99 / £27.99 until 3rd November, normally €49.99 / £39.99) Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water full game (Nintendo, 34.99 / £27.99 until 3rd November, normally €49.99 / £39.99) ZombiU (Ubisoft, €7.99 / £6.39 until 3rd November, normally €19.99 / £15.99) Darksiders II (Nordic Games, €12.49 / £9.99 until 3rd November, normally €49.99 / £39.99) Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom, €9.99 / £7.99 until 3rd November, normally €49.99 / £39.99) Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition (Capcom, €13.99 / £12.59 until 3rd November, normally €19.99 / £17.99) Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara (Capcom, €4.90 / £3.95 until 3rd November, normally €14.99 / £11.99) Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (Bandai Namco, €9.99 / £9.00 until 3rd November, normally €39.99 / £36.99) Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 (Bandai Namco, €8.70 / £6.19 until 3rd November, normally €34.99 / £24.99) Don't Starve: Giant Edition (Klei Entertainment, €6.99 / £6.29 until 3rd November, normally €13.99 / £12.59) Super Meat Boy (Blitworks, €11.20 / £10.40 until 3rd November, normally €14.00 / £13.00) The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (Nicalis, €8.99 / £8.00 until 3rd November, normally €14.99 / £13.49) Year Walk (Simogo, €3.49 / £3.14 until 3rd November, normally €6.99 / £6.29) Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut (Curve Digital, €2.99 / £2.49 until 3rd November, normally €11.99 / £9.99) Costume Quest 2 (Midnight City, €7.49 / £6.74 until 3rd November, normally €14.99 / £13.49) Extreme Exorcism (Ripstone, €5.99 / £4.49 until 3rd November, normally €12.99 / £9.99) Nihilumbra (BeautiFun Games, €2.65 / £1.99 until 3rd November, normally €8.99 / £6.99) Shadow Puppeteer (Snow Cannon Games, €7.49 / £6.74 until 3rd November, normally €14.99 / £13.49) Ziggurat (Milkstone Studios, €9.00 / £7.00 until 3rd November, normally €15.00 / £12.00) Slender: The Arrival (Blue Isle Studios, €4.49 / £3.19 until 3rd November, normally €8.99 / £6.39) Whispering Willows (Abstraction Games, €4.99 / £3.99 until 3rd November, normally €9.99 / £7.99) How to Survive (505 Games, €6.99 / £6.29 until 3rd November, normally €13.99 / £12.59) Unepic (Unepic Fran, €4.99 / £4.40 until 3rd November, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Wii U Virtual Console Halloween Deals The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (Nintendo, €6.99 / £6.29 until 3rd November, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Devil World (Nintendo, €3.49 / £2.44 until 3rd November, normally €4.99 / £3.49) Pandora's Tower (Nintendo, €13.99 / £12.59 until 3rd November, normally €19.99 / £17.99) Castlevania (Konami, €3.49 / £2.44 until 3rd November, normally €4.99 / £3.49) Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (Konami, €3.49 / £2.44 until 3rd November, normally €4.99 / £3.49) Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (Konami, €3.49 / £2.44 until 3rd November, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (Konami, €4.89 / £4.40 until 3rd November, normally €6.99 / £6.29) Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (Konami, €4.89 / £4.40 until 3rd November, normally €6.99 / £6.69) Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (Konami, €4.89 / £4.40 until 3rd November, normally €6.99 / £6.69) Castlevania: Dracula X (Konami, €5.59 / £3.84 until 3rd November, normally €7.99 / £5.49) Super Castlevania IV (Konami, €5.59 / £3.84 until 3rd November, normally €7.99 / £5.49) Ghosts 'n Goblins (Capcom, €3.49 / £2.44 until 3rd November, normally €4.99 / £3.49) Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts (Capcom, €5.59 / £3.84 until 3rd November, normally €7.99 / £5.49) Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts - GBA version (Capcom, €4.89 / £4.40 until 3rd November, normally €6.99 / £6.69) Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness (Capcom, €3.49 / £2.44 until 3rd November, normally €4.99 / £3.49) Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts Tumblestone (The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild, €19.99 / £15.99 until 27th October, normally €24.99 / £19.99) Gunman Clive HD Collection (Hörberg Productions, €2.39 / £2.15 until 3rd November, normally €3.99 / £3.59) Human Resource Machine (Tomorrow Corporation, €6.99 / £6.29 until 27th October, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Little Inferno (Tomorrow Corporation, €4.99 / £4.49 until 27th October, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Hurry Up! Bird Hunter (EnjoyUp Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 10th November, normally €7.99 / £7.19) Dragon Skills (Joindots, €6.39 / £5.43 until 3rd November, normally €7.99 / £6.79) Island Flight Simulator (Joindots, €6.39 / £4.79 until 3rd November, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Sweetest Thing (Joindots, €5.59 / £4.39 until 3rd November, normally €6.99 / £5.49) Super Toy Cars (Eclipse Games, €3.99 / £3.49 until 27th October, normally €7.99 / £6.99) Toon Tanks (Petite Games, €1.59 / £1.43 until 10th November, normally €1.99 / £1.79) 3DS Retail Download Rhythm Paradise Megamix (Nintendo, €29.99 / £24.99) - It's taken a while to get to Europe, but the region finally has the latest entry in the wacky rhythm-based series. This incorporates some minigames and content from past entries on GBA and DS, along with some all-new levels; it's a 'greatest hits' or sorts, as a result. We gave it a strong recommendation in our Rhythm Paradise Megamix review. 3DS eShop Ping Pong Trick Shot (Starsign, €1.99 / £1.99) - Slightly odd, as this is a video game version of throwing a ball into a cup. There are different modes (Score Attack, Time Attack and so on) and promises of wacky things like portals that'll shake this up. New Nintendo 3DS eShop Pirate Pop Plus (13AM Games, €4.49 / £4.09 or free if you own the Wii U version on the same Nintendo Account) - As per the Wii U iteration, but handily on the go and perhaps fitting the Game Boy aesthetic even better. New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console Super Castlevania IV (Konami, €5.59 / £5.00 until 3rd November, normally €7.99 / £7.19) - Some would argue that this is near the peak of the Castlevania franchise. This Super NES title is held in particularly high esteem for good reason, and is sure to tempt some download fans on the portable; you can see what we thought in our Super Castlevania IV review. Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts (Capcom, €5.59 / £5.00 until 3rd November, normally €7.99 / £7.19) — A SNES classic arrives on the New 3DS; it's a gruelling action game ready to test your skills and patience in the best possible way. With terrific sprite graphics and excellent music to help you along, we suspect most will make frequent use of save states on the New 3DS. We gave it a big recommendation in our Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts review. 3DS eShop Demo Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon: Special Demo Version (Nintendo, free) - Pitched as a unique adventure to complement the upcoming games, you can get familiar with the Alola Region alongside a special Ash-Greninja that you'll be able to transfer into the full game. We'll have impressions and coverage of the demo with you soon. Available 'late morning' on 18th October. New Nintendo 3DS eShop Halloween Deal The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (Nicalis, €8.99 / £8.00 until 10th November, normally €14.99 / £13.49) 3DS eShop Halloween Deals Luigi's Mansion 2: Dark Moon (Nintendo, €31.49 / £27.99 until 3rd November, normally €44.99 / £39.99) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D (Nintendo, €31.49 / £27.99 until 3rd November, normally €44.99 / £39.99) Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom, €8.99 / £7.49 until 3rd November, normally €29.99 / £24.99) Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (Capcom, €3.99 / £3.59 until 3rd November, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (Bandai Namco, €6.99 / £5.69 until 3rd November, normally €34.99 / £28.49) Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 (Bandai Namco, €6.99 / £4.99 until 3rd November, normally €34.99 / £24.99) Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (NIS America, €8.99 / £8.09 until 3rd November, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker (NIS America, €19.99 / £17.49 until 3rd November, normally €39.99 / £34.99) Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked (NIS America, €11.99 / £9.99 until 3rd November, normally €34.99 / £29.99) Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate (Konami, €22.50 / £19.99 until 3rd November, normally €44.99 / £39.99) Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX (Akaoni Studio, €4.99 / £4.49 until 3rd November, normally €7.00 / £6.30) Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove 3D (Funbox Media, €1.19 / £0.99 until 3rd November, normally €3.99 / £3.59) Epic Word Search Holiday Special (Lightwood Games, €6.39 / £4.79 until 3rd November, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Escape from Zombie City (Tom Create, €1.49 / £1.34 until 3rd November, normally €2.99 / £2.69) Undead Bowling (Joindots, €3.49 / £2.49 until 3rd November, normally €6.99 / £4.99) 3DS Virtual Console Halloween Deals Ghosts 'n Goblins (Capcom, €3.49 / £3.14 until 3rd November, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Castlevania (Konami, €3.49 / £3.14 until 3rd November, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (Konami, €2.79 / £2.51 until 3rd November, normally €3.99 / £3.59) Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (Konami, €3.49 / £3.14 until 3rd November, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Castlevania: The Adventure (Konami, €2.09 / £1.88 until 3rd November, normally €2.99 / £2.69) Gargoyle's Quest (Capcom, €2.79 / £2.51 until 3rd November, normally €3.99 / £3.59) Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness (Capcom, €3.49 / £3.14 until 3rd November, normally €4.99 / £4.49) 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Gunman Clive (Hörberg Productions, €0.99 / £0.99 until 3rd November, normally €1.99 / £1.99) Gunman Clive 2 (Hörberg Productions, €1.49 / £1.25 until 3rd November, normally €2.99 / £2.50) AeternoBlade (Corecell, €4.99 / £4.49 until 10th November, normally €14.99 / £13.50) Heart Beaten (Springloaded, €2.33 / £2.00 until 27th October, or €1.09 / £1.00 if you own Space Lift Danger Panic, normally €3.49 / £2.99) Space Lift Danger Panic! (Springloaded, €1.65 / £1.29 until 27th October, or €0.80 / £0.65 if you own Heart Beaten, normally €2.49 / £1.99) 3D Game Collection (Joindots, €5.59 / £3.99 until 3rd November, normally €6.99 / £4.99) Atlantic Quest (Joindots, €5.59 / £3.99 until 3rd November, normally €6.99 / £4.99) Secret Agent Files: Miami (Joindots, €6.39 / £4.79 until 3rd November, normally €7.99 / £5.99) 3DS HOME Themes Rhythm Paradise Megamix - Costumed Tibby (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79) - Also a bonus download with eShop purchases of the game until 17th November. Rhythm Paradise Megamix - Ringside (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)
  14. This week, the only thing worth getting is Chase. But for the sake of completeness, here's the full list from Nintendolife: Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition (Digital Lounge, €3.99 / £3.59 until 27th October, normally €7.99 / £7.19) Never Alone (E-Line Media, €2.99 / £2.59 until 27th October, normally €14.99 / £12.99) Chompy Chomp Chomp Party (Utopian World of Sandwiches, €5.49 / £4.49 until 10th November, normally €10.99 / £8.99) STEEL RIVALS (nuGAME, €4.99 / £4.49 until 13th November, normally €6.99 / £5.99) 3DS Retail Download Disney Magical World 2 (Nintendo, €39.99 / £34.99) - This follow up once again offers a sim / adventure experience within a whole load of Disney settings; it's likely to be ridiculously charming, too. Famous franchises such as Frozen are included, and we were certainly quite impressed in our preview - we'll see whether it's a truly magical experience in our review. 3DS eShop Chase: Cold Case Investigations - Distant Memories (Aksys Games, €4.79 / £ 4.80 when discount is redeemed for 20 Gold Points in My Nintendo, normally €5.99 / £6.00) - An eye-catching project led by Taisuke Kanasaki and developed by the talents of multiple staff from the now shuttered CiNG studio. They're well known for narrative-driven titles on the DS in particular, including the likes of Trace Memory, Hotel Dusk: Room 215 and Last Window: The Secret of Cape West. This one seems to boast a noir-style, an intriguing plot, and the opportunity to investigate crime scenes and interrogate suspects. We'll crack the case of whether this is worth a look in our review. Ash (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.99) - The latest in a relatively long line of classic-style RPGs to arrive at a budget price on the 3DS eShop. This one sticks to retro ideas but has issues with balancing, in particular, as we explained in our Ash review. 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Jett Rocket II - The Wrath of Taikai (Shin'en Multimedia, €6.70 / £5.70 until 3rd November, normally €8.99 / £7.66) Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition (Digital Lounge, €3.99 / £3.59 until 27th October, normally €7.99 / £7.19) Gunslugs (Engine Software, €0.99 / £0.89 until 20th October, normally €1.99 / £1.79) Gunslugs 2 (Engine Software, €2.49 / £2.19 until 20th October, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Snow Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB, €5.99 / £5.39 until 20th October, normally €7.99 / £7.19) Splat the Difference (Lightwood Games, €3.75 / £3.30 until 27th October, normally €5.00 / £4.50) Witch & Hero 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.39 until 3rd November, normally €3.99 / £3.19) Chain Blaster (Joindots, €4.49 / £3.77 until 27th October, normally €4.99 / £4.19) Jump Trials Supreme (Joindots, €4.49 / £3.77 until 27th October, normally €4.99 / £4.19) Hazumi (Gamelion, €1.30 / £0.99 until 27th October, normally €2.69 / £1.99) 10-in-1: Arcade Collection (Gamelion, €0.99 / £0.89 until 27th October, normally €1.99 / £1.79) Crazy Kangaroo (Gamelion, €0.99 / £0.89 until 27th October, normally €1.99 / £1.89) League of Heroes (Gamelion, €1.99 / £1.79 until 27th October, normally €3.99 / £3.59) Monster Shooter (Gamelion, €1.99 / £1.60 until 27th October, normally €4.00 / £3.20) Pick-A-Gem (Gamelion, €1.49 / £1.29 until 27th October, normally €2.99 / £2.69) PIX3D (Gamelion, €1.99 / £1.79 until 27th October, normally €3.99 / £3.59) Rage of the Gladiator (Gamelion, €3.49 / £3.09 until 27th October, normally €6.99 / £6.29) SpeedX 3D (Gamelion, €1.49 / £1.29 until 27th October, normally €2.99 / £2.69) SpeedX 3D Hyper Edition (Gamelion, €0.99 / £0.89 until 27th October, normally €1.99 / £1.79) 3DS HOME Themes At the Park with Miffy by Mercis (Mercis / CPLG, €0.99 / £0.89) Miffy at the Circus by Mercis (Mercis / CPLG, €0.99 / £0.89) Miffy in Autumn by Mercis (Mercis / CPLG, €0.99 / £0.89) Miffy trick or treat? By Mercis (Mercis / CPLG, €0.99 / £0.89)
  15. More meh than a field of goats. Colour Splash doesn't count. From Nintendolife: Wii U Retail Download Paper Mario: Color Splash (Nintendo, €49.99 / £39.99) - The series finally makes its bow on the Wii U, as Nintendo puts its expertise of HD craft-like visuals to work once again. This one introduces paint as a core mechanic, and otherwise offers a blend of timed button presses and items in battles. We were left impressed after spending time with it for our preview, and will have a review with you before release. Available from 7th October. Wii U eShop ACT IT OUT! A Game of Charades (Snap Finger Click, €9.99 / £8.99) - As the name suggests this is a party game in which you try to help others guess phrases or names. Originally on PS4, the GamePad touchscreen allows drawing to come into the mix in addition to acting and singing. It looks like a fun idea, but we'll see whether it's the right act in a review. Ninja Pizza Girl (Disparity Games, €8.99 / £7.99) - A 2D runner with sources of inspiration such as Sonic The Hedgehog and Mirror's Edge. Rather than a health gauge, however, the theme judges your esteem as you dash through delivering pizza as stylishly as possible; mistakes and enemies bring on taunts from bullies, with this game seeking to raise awareness of these issues. PING 1.5+ (NAMI TENTOU MUSHI, €4.49 / £3.99) — With retro-styled visuals and a steep difficulty level, this is over 100 levels of trying to shoot a cube through over 100 increasingly tricky levels. Though we feel this one falls short in some aspects, it has plenty of promise and good ideas in its favour; our review explains why. PSIBO (NAMI TENTOU MUSHI, €4.49 / £3.99) - Another title from this developer that opts for a retro aesthetic, which need not be a bad thing. This includes an endless modes after a campaign of fighting through 'hexagonal defence systems'; we'll let you know what we think in a review. VRog (ByteRockers' Games, €2.49 / £2.20 until 20th October, then €4.99 / £4.49) - A somewhat peculiar arrival as it's cited as a Virtual Reality game in which you play as a frog on a lake. That probably means exploring in first-person, though whether it'll have the same appeal without a pricey headset is unclear. Wii U Virtual Console WarioWare Smooth Moves (Nintendo, €19.99 / £17.99) - The Wii's entry in the chaotic and rather fun series, the Wii Remote becomes the 'Form Baton' for quickfire minigames. Multiplayer is unlocked after clearing single player (oddly) but nevertheless this offers good silly fun; we liked it in our WarioWare Smooth Moves review back in 2007. Wii U DLC Minecraft: Wii U Edition - Chinese Mythology Mash-up Pack (Mojang, €4.99 / £3.99) Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts Infinity Runner (Wales Interactive, €3.20 / £2.79 until 3rd November, normally €6.49 / £5.89) Word Search by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €5.99 / £4.49 until 13th October, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Dracula's Legacy (Joindots, €7.19 / £5.39 until 20th October, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Jones on Fire (Joindots, €5.39 / £4.13 until 20th October, normally €5.99 / £4.59) Queen's Garden (Joindots, €6.29 / £4.94 until 20th October, normally €6.99 / £5.49) 3DS Retail Download Mario Party: Star Rush (Nintendo, €39.99 / £34.99) - The second entry of this series to arrive on 3DS, though this one aims to address some criticisms of recent editions. Players now all move separately and at the same time to speed up games, while the free 'Guest' download allows groups to enjoy the full multiplayer game even with only one player owning a full copy. We had a good time in our preview, and will have a review with you before the game launches. Available from 7th October. 3DS eShop Mario Party: Star Rush - Party Guest (Nintendo, free) - As long as one of the players has a full copy of the main game, this allows a group of up to four to enjoy full local multiplayer for free. Epic Word Search Holiday Special (Lightwood Games, €7.99 / £5.99) - A continuation from previous entries in the series, but this time around it features categories themed around Holidays such as Halloween, Christmas and Valentine's Day. PixelMaker (Nostatic Software, $2.99 / CAD$3.49) - Having previously brought us VoxelMaker, Nostatic now takes a similar approach to producing pixel art. At a budget price this promises the ability to utilise the portable for producing scenes of pixel art, which can then naturally be shared to Miiverse. We enjoyed the Wii U version in our review, and will take a look at this portable iteration. New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console Breath of Fire (Capcom, €7.99 / £7.19, or €3.99 / £3.59 until 20th October if you own Breath of Fire II on New 3DS) — The Super NES wasn't short of RPG titles, and here's one of Capcom's more prominent efforts from the era; you play as Ryu (and companions) who has the ability to transform into a powerful beast, which must be handy when saving the world. Our reviewer did feel that this is rather dated compared to its 16-bit contemporaries, a point we explained in our previous Breath of Fire review. Breath of Fire II (Capcom, €7.99 / £7.19, or €3.99 / £3.59 until 20th October if you own Breath of Fire on New 3DS) — Nintendo's classic 16-bit console is revered for many things, but one of its strengths was surely the abundance of RPG adventures that it brought gamers keen for an adventure. This may be a sequel on the Super NES, but it offers up just that kind of experience while being undoubtedly old-school — and harsh — in its approach. We nevertheless gave it a recommendation in our Breath of Fire II review. My Nintendo Reward Chase: Cold Case Investigations - Distant Memories (Aksys Games, €4.79 / £ 4.80 when discount is redeemed for 20 Gold Points, normally €5.99 / £6.00) - Here's an interesting one, advance warning of a My Nintendo discount on a game due to be released on 13th October. Essentially a launch discount on the game, this will be available to redeem from 6th October until 27th October. 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Aqua Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB, €5.99 / £5.39 until 13th October, normally €7.99 / £7.19) Word Search by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €5.99 / £4.49 until 13th October, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Urban Trial Freestyle (Tate Multimedia, €1.49 / £1.29 until 27th October, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Castle Conqueror Defender (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.49 / £2.79 until 27th October, normally €4.99 / £3.99) 3D MahJongg (Joindots, €3.99 / £3.59 until 20th October, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Gardenscapes (Joindots, €6.39 / £4.79 /until 20th October, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Murder on the Titanic (Joindots, €6.39 / £4.79 until 20th October, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Safari Quest (Joindots, €5.59 / £3.99 until 20th October, normally €6.99 / £4.99) Cats and Dogs 3D - Pets at Play (Treva Entertainment, €7.99 / £6.79 until 20th October, normally €29.99 / £24.99) Life With Horses 3D (Treva Entertainment, €14.99 / £13.49 until 20th October, normally €19.99 / £17.99) My Little Baby 3D (Treva Entertainment, €7.99 / £6.79 until 20th October, normally €29.99 / £24.99) Pets Resort 3D (Treva Entertainment, €7.99 / £6.79 until 20th October, normally €29.99 / £17.99) 3DS eShop Permanent Discount Power Disc Slam (Chequered Cow Games, €5.49 / £4.99, previously €11.99 / £9.99 3DS HOME Themes Disappearance of Hatsune Miku (DWANGO, €1.99 / £1.79) Melancholic (DWANGO, €1.99 / £1.79) Ii Aru Fanclub (DWANGO, €1.99 / £1.79) Lost One's Weeping (DWANGO, €1.99 / £1.79) Brain Fluid Explosion Girl (DWANGO, €1.99 / £1.79) Hello Kitty autumn (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89) Hello Kitty Comics (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89) Hello Kitty cupcakes (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89) Hello Kitty Unicorn (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)
  16. Sonic Boom! Sonic Boom! BULLSHEEEEET. Thankfully, some good stuff too. From Nintendolife: Wii U eShop SteamWorld Heist (Image & Form, €19.99 / £14.99) - The follow-up to breakthrough title SteamWorld Dig, this adopts a turn-based 2D strategy approach for the highly stylised steambot IP. A lengthy campaign is delivered along with plenty of weapons and hats, because robots wearing hats are surely irresistible; we loved this in our SteamWorld Heist review for the 3DS eShop, and will take another look at this HD iteration. Available from 30th September. Soul Axiom (Wales Interactive, €14.99 / £11.99 or €12.74 / £10.19 until 15th October for those that have the Nindies@Home demo) - Similar in stylistic approach to Master Reboot, this nevertheless has its own story and twists on puzzle-based stages. With a relatively surreal style and the ability to phase objects in and out of existence, this certainly has plenty of potential. We'll explore its mysteries for our upcoming review. Quest of Dungeons (Upfall Studios, €8.99 / £7.99 or free if you own the 3DS version on the same Nintendo Network ID) - A turn-based dungeon-crawling roguelike, this one has the choice of four character classes, with the key challenge being to tackle randomly generated dungeons, accumulate loot and then boost your abilities. Throw in boss encounters, permadeath and multiple difficulty levels and this is full of promise. We'll have a review with you soon. SDK Spriter (HullBreach Studios, €12.50 / £10.50 or €10.00 / £8.40 if you own SDK Paint on the same Nintendo Network ID) - An app that may be tempting for creative retro enthusiasts, this aims to be a tool for "creating retro video game assets, including character sprite sheets, tile sets, maps, and full levels", which can be shared on Miiverse or the app's official site. Wii U DLC FAST Racing NEO: NEO Future Pack (Shin'en Multimedia,€4.99 / £4.20) - This will include eight new tracks, ten new vehicles and 18 new music tracks; we'll check this out and share some impressions. Available from 30th September. SteamWorld Heist: The Outsider (Image & Form, €4.99 / £4.49) - Available from 30th September. SteamWorld Heist - Hatbox: Hatful Eight + 2 (Image & Form, €1.99 / £1.79) - Available from 1st October. SteamWorld Heist - Hatbox: Three 4 Free (Image & Form, free) - Available from 2nd October. Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (Gaijin Games, €5.99 / £4.99 until 3rd October, normally €11.99 / £9.99) Gravity Badgers (Wales Interactive, €2.49 / £2.49 until 29th October, normally €4.99 / £4.99) Bit Dungeon+ (Dolores Entertainment, €4.00 / £3.60 until 6th October, normally €4.99 / £4.99) Dual Core (Gray Fin Studios, €6.99 / £5.99 until 13th October, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Midnight 2 (Petite Games, €1.59 / £1.43 until 20th October, normally €1.99 / £1.79) 99Seconds (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 / £1.34 until 27th October, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Darts Up (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 / £1.34 until 27th October, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Rock 'N Racing Off Road (EnjoyUp Games, €2.99 / £2.69 until 27th October, normally €5.99 / £5.39) Run Run and Die (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 / £1.79 until 27th October, normally €3.99 / £3.59) Hot Rod Racer (ZeNfA Productions, €1.49 / £1.34 until 27th October, normally €2.99 / £2.69) ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon Dimensions! (ZeNfA Productions, €1.49 / £1.14 until 27th October, normally €2.99 / £2.29) Epic Dumpster Bear (Log Games, €3.89 / £2.99 until 27th October, normally €6.49 / £4.99) Nintendo Selects eShop Permanent Discounts (from 30th September) Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo, €24.99 / £19.99, previously €39.99 / £34.99) Mario Party 10 (Nintendo, €24.99 / £19.99, previously €39.99 / £34.99) Pikmin 3 (Nintendo, €24.99 / £19.99, previously €49.99 / £39.99 ) Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo, €24.99 / £19.99, previously €59.99 / £49.99 ) 3DS eShop River City: Tokyo Rumble (Natsume, €29.99 / £24.99) - A title that originally seemed to be destined as a Japan-only release, credit is due to Natsume for bringing this to the West, albeit it's download-only in Europe. This side-scrolling brawler is the latest in a diverse series that's been known as Renegade, River City Ransom, Street Gangs, Crash 'n The Boys, and Double Dragon depending on region, and this modern day iteration continues some of the traditions seen in games like those; it also has two minigames, a free-for-all arena brawler and a dodgeball game. We'll check it out in a review, but until then you can learn more about it in our first impressions article from E3. Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 (Inti Creates, €11.69 / £9.99 until 5th October, normally €12.99 / £11.10) - A much-anticipated sequel to a critically acclaimed eShop release, this looks set to include more of the same enjoyable gameplay with a few extra twists, including Copen as a playable character. We'll let you know what we think soon. Ninja Usagimaru - The Mysterious Karakuri Castle (Aksys Games, €5.99 / £5.00) - We rather enjoyed this one's predecessor, which blends a lovely Japanese aesthetic with tricky and clever puzzles. 60+ levels are promised in this new entry, and it'll be interesting to see whether it matches the quality of the original. Quest of Dungeons (Upfall Studios, €8.99 / £7.99 or free if you own the Wii U version on the same Nintendo Network ID) - The same game but on the go, albeit with StreetPass included; the idea is that if you pass others you may come across the ghost of one of their failed attempts, which you can try to kill and loot. Noah's Cradle (CIRCLE Entertainment, €4.99 / £3.99) - An action flying game that brings the Ace Combat series to mind. It promises six levels and has a heck of a backstory, so could be promising. 3DS Retail Downloads *WARNING WARNING WARNING* Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice (SEGA, €39.99 / £34.99) - The Sonic Boom brand is tainted in some eyes by its disastrous Wii U game, but an initial 3DS release and the TV series are reasonable (and in the latter case popular) efforts. This 3DS sequel gives Sonic and friends the ability to switch between fire and ice elements, and features some solid (and occasionally pacey) gameplay. We'll have a review with you before release, but in the meantime you can learn more about this one in our Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice preview. Available from 30th September. DO NOT BUY THIS UTTER, UTTER SHITE. 3DS DLC Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice: Special Episode (Capcom, €5.99 / £5.39) 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Art of Balance TOUCH! (Shin'en Multimedia, €5.20 / £4.70 until 20th October, normally €6.99 / £6.29) Epic Word Search Collection (Lightwood Games, €5.99 / £4.49 until 6th October, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Epic Word Search Collection 2 (Lightwood Games, €5.99 / £4.49 until 6th October, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Demon King Box (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.39 until 20th October, normally €3.99 / £3.19) Parking Star 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.69 until 20th October, normally €2.99 / £2.49) Quell Reflect (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.39 until 20th October, normally €3.99 / £3.19) Football Up Online (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 / £1.79 until 27th October, normally €3.99 / £3.59) Crazy Construction (Joindots, €5.59 / £3.99 until 6th October, normally €6.99 / £4.99) Alien on the Run (Joindots, €3.99 / £3.35 until 6th October, normally €4.99 / £4.19) 3DS HOME Themes The Legend of Dark Witch 2 - Herbert Theme (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99 / £0.99) The Legend of Dark Witch 2 - Icke Theme (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99 / £0.99) The Legend of Dark Witch 2 - Klinsy Theme (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99 / £0.99) The Legend of Dark Witch 2 - Kuito Theme (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99 / £0.99) The Legend of Dark Witch 2 - Litty Theme (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99 / £0.99) The Legend of Dark Witch 2 - Mari Theme (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99 / £0.99) The Legend of Dark Witch 2 - Rudy Theme (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99 / £0.99) The Legend of Dark Witch 2 - Sola Theme (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99 / £0.99) The Legend of Dark Witch 2 - Urken Theme (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99 / £0.99) The Legend of Dark Witch 2 - Zizou Theme (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99 / £0.99) Encave II Theme (Bergsala, €1.99 / £1.79) Encave III (Bergsala, €1.99 / £1.79) Shantae Beach (Bozon, €1.99 / £1.79)
  17. Not done one of these for a few weeks because 1) I've been busy, and 2) They've been shit. But this week is pretty good. Also, don't forget there were new StreetPass games last week - all 5 are pretty good, so you may as well buy the set, but you can choose either the slot car or the stock market one for free if you're strapped for money - they're both great. And there's a demo of Phoenix Wright too Oh, and a warning about the Sega 3D Classics - those are great games, and great prices BUT! there's a physical medium collection incoming soon so you might want to hold fire. Or buy both. Actually, buy both. And get Fairune while you're there. As usual, from Nintendolife: Wii U eShop Jotun: Valhalla Edition (Thunder Lotus Games, €13.49 / £10.79 until 15th September, normally €14.99/ £11.99) - A well-regarded title that Nintendo is promoting as one of the key 'Nindie' releases this month, it adopts a mostly overhead view as you battle to prove yourself to the Gods. With gorgeous visuals and steeped in Norse mythology, this one looks promising; we'll bring you a review but, in the meantime, we had a chat with the developers just before E3 that you can check out. 140 (Double Fine Productions, €7.99 / £5.59) - This has a minimalistic aesthetic for its blend of puzzle platforming. Developed by Carlsen Games / Abstraction Games this seems to be oozing style, and has a nice soundtrack to boot. We'll see whether it all adds up well in our review. Vektor Wars (Super Icon Ltd, €7.99 / £7.99 ) - A first-person shooter with stylised vector-based visuals, this has '9 world zones' in which you blast away at a variety of robot foes. We rather liked this for some intense arcade-style action, as we explain in our Vektor Wars review. Rorrim (Nitrolic Games, €4.52 / £4.09) - A Princess gets sucked into a mirror and a world of dungeons, and you have to guide her through maze-like areas from a top-down perspective. The twist here is that the GamePad and the TV show 'Mirror' and 'Real' viewpoints, so you need both to solve the puzzles and make progress. We'll go on a rescue mission and let you know what we think. Alice in Wonderland (Brave Rock Games, €4.52 / £3.78) - This appears to be a narrated visual novel with some illustrations as you read along and listen. We'll see whether it does a classic book justice in our review. TOUCH SELECTIONS (RCMADIAX, €2.99 / £2.69) - This combines two previous releases in one download: PEG SOLITAIRE and AVOIDER. Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts Mighty No. 9 (Deep Silver, €15.99 / £14.39 until 15th September, normally €19.99 / £17.99) Mighty No. 9 - Ray Expansion DLC (Deep Silver, €3.74 / £3.37 until 15th September, normally €4.99 / £3.99) Dragon Skills (Joindots, €7.19 / £6.11 until 22nd September, normally €7.99 / £6.79) Island Flight Simulator (Joindots, €7.19 / £5.39 until 22nd September, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Sweetest Thing (Joindots, €4.89 / £3.84 until 22nd September, normally €6.99 / £5.49) Bird Mania Party (Teyon, €0.99 / £0.89 until 29th September, normally €1.99 / £1.79) Zombie Defense (Teyon, €1.49 / £1.49 until 29th September, normally €1.99 / £1.99) Baila Latino (O2 Games, €12.90 / £11.90 until 5th October, normally €29.90 / £24.90) Fit Music for Wii U (O2 Games, €12.90 / £11.90 until 5th October, normally €29.90 / £24.90) Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (O2 Games, €12.90 / £11.90 until 5th October, normally €29.90 / £24.90) 360 Breakout (nuGAME, €5.00 / £4.00 until 6th October, normally €7.00 / £6.00) Wii U eShop Permanent Discount Canvaleon (OXiAB Game Studio, €4.95 / £4.49, previously €6.95 / £6.29) 3DS eShop Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice (Capcom, €29.99 / £24.99) - The latest in the series to make its way to the West as a download, this promising entry, this one features an extended cast of familiar faces, a mystical location and new features and twists such as séance trials. We're working on a review, but until then you can check out our impressions of the E3 demo. Kingdom's Item Shop (CIRCLE Ent, $5.00) - A quirky premise in which you run an item shop in a fantasy land, catering to heroes and their needs. You're supposed to set out and find new ingredients and goods to sell, however, and we suspect this one will aim to be as charming as possible. We'll open the doors on a review soon. New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console Final Fight (Capcom, €7.99 / £7.19 or buy 2 get the 3rd free on New 3DS VC Final Fight trilogy) — This is one of the earlier arcade conversions to the Super NES, and an iconic beat 'em up that's certainly welcome on the New portable's Virtual Console. Though this beat 'em up port lacks the co-op play that made the arcade a classic it's still enjoyable, as we explained in our New 3DS Virtual Console Final Fight review. Final Fight 2 (Capcom, €7.99 / £7.19 or buy 2 get the 3rd free on New 3DS VC Final Fight trilogy) — This second entry rights some wrongs of the first, including multiple playable characters and two-player co-op (the description for this New 3DS version does mention you can "have a friend join the fight"), though perhaps disappoints with some gameplay elements. You can see what we thought in our Wii U Virtual Console Final Fight 2 review, while we'll take to the streets again to take a fresh look. Final Fight 3 (Capcom, €7.99 / £7.19 or buy 2 get the 3rd free on New 3DS VC Final Fight trilogy) — Rounding off the Super NES trilogy of titles hitting the New 3DS VC this week, this one includes more brawling on the streets but also the option of an automatic two player mode where you play with the CPU. By our reckoning this third entry is probably the best of the group, as explained in our Wii U Virtual Console Final Fight 3 review. 3DS DLC Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Spirit of Justice Costume Bundle (Capcom, €0.99 / £0.89) 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts 3D Fantasy Zone (SEGA, €2.45 / £2.20 until 15th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49) 3D Gunstar Heroes (SEGA, €2.45 / £2.20 until 15th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49) 3D Out Run (SEGA, €2.45 / £2.20 until 15th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49) 3D Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (SEGA, €2.45 / £2.20 until 15th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49) 3D Space Harrier (SEGA, €2.45 / £2.20 until 15th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49) 3D Streets of Rage (SEGA, €2.45 / £2.20 until 15th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49) 3D Streets of Rage 2 (SEGA, €2.45 / £2.20 until 15th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49) 3D Super Hang-On (SEGA, €2.45 / £2.20 until 15th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven (Marvelous, €17.99 / £14.99 until 22nd September, normally €29.99 / £24.99) Adventure Bar Story (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.19 until 29th September, normally €4.99 / £3.99) Castle Conqueror EX (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.39 until 29th September, normally €3.99 / £3.19) Fairune (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.59 until 29th September, normally €2.99 / £2.39) World Conqueror 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.19 until 29th September, normally €4.99 / £3.99) Rytmik Ultimate (Cinemax, €6.99 / £5.99 until 29th September, normally €17.99 / £15.99) The Keep (Cinemax, €3.99 / £3.49 until 29th September, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot (Coderchild, €1.99 / £1.80 until 29th September, normally €2.99 / £2.69) WordsUp! Academy (Coderchild, €1.99 / £1.79 until 29th September, normally €2.99 / £2.69) Zombie Incident (Coderchild, €1.49 / £1.49 until 29th September, normally €1.99 / £1.99) 3D Game Collection (Joindots, €4.99 / £3.59 until 22nd September, normally €6.99 / £4.99) Secret Agent Files: Miami (Joindots, €4.99 / £3.75 until 22nd September, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Atlantic Quest (Joindots, €3.49 / £2.49 until 22nd September, normally €6.99 / £4.99) Banana Bliss: Jungle Puzzles (Teyon, €1.99 / £1.79 until 29th September, normally €3.99 / £3.59) Bird Mania 3D (Teyon, €0.79 / £0.70 until 29th September, normally €0.99 / £0.89) Bird Mania Christmas 3D (Teyon, €0.79 / £0.70 until 29th September, normally €0.99 / £0.89) Chat-A-Lot (Teyon, €3.99 / £3.59 until 29th September, normally €7.99 / £7.19) Crazy Chicken: Director's Cut 3D (Teyon, €0.79 / £0.70 until 29th September, normally €0.99 / £0.89) Crazy Chicken Pirates 3D (Teyon, €0.99 / £0.90 until 29th September, normally €1.99 / £1.79) Cube Tactics (Teyon, €2.49 / £2.24 until 29th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Excave (Teyon, €3.49 / £2.99 until 29th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Governor of Poker (Teyon, €2.49 / £2.24 until 29th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Groove Heaven (Teyon, €1.99 / £1.79 until 29th September, normally €3.99 / £3.59) Heavy Fire: Black Arms 3D (Teyon, €2.49 / £2.24 until 29th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D (Teyon, €2.49 / £2.24 until 29th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Iron Combat: War in the Air (Teyon, €3.49 / £3.09 until 29th September, normally €6.99 / £6.29) Ocean Runner (Teyon, €1.49 / £1.34 until 29th September, normally €2.99 / £2.69) Robot Rescue 3D (Teyon, €1.49 / £1.34 until 29th September, normally €2.99 / £2.69) Skater Cat (Teyon, €2.49 / £2.24 until 29th September, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Steel Empire (Teyon, €9.99 / £8.99 until 29th September, normally €15.99 / £14.39) Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (O2 Games, €9.90 / £9.90 until 5th October, normally €24.90 / £19.90) 3DS HOME Themes AA: Spirit of Justice: Athena Cykes Pixel Art (Capcom, €1.99 / £1.79) AA: Spirit of Justice: Main Characters (Capcom, €1.99 / £1.79) At School with Miffy by Mercis (Mercis / CPLG, €0.99 / £0.89) Drawing with Miffy by Mercis (Mercis / CPLG, €0.99 / £0.89) Miffy learns to write by Mercis (Mercis / CPLG, €0.99 / £0.89)
  18. This week, from Nintendolife, some reasonable 3DS discounts and ALL THE MEGAMANZ. Nintendo missing a trick not releasing/reducing some Pokeymen games now the Blue/Red/Yellow deal is up: Wii U eShop Frankenstein - Master of Death (Joindots, €7.99 / £5.99) - This is another puzzle / object finding title with a focus on storytelling, seemingly similar in approach to the surprisingly good Dracula's Legacy. You're in the role of Victor Frankenstein (the real Frankenstein, not the monster!), and we're inclined to be optimistic about this one based on the quality of its predecessor. We'll bring you a review soon. Mortar Melon (Nitrolic Games, €5.00 / £4.49 ) - A physics-based title in which you fling a watermelon through multiple tricky stages, riffing on ideas that have been a major success in recent years. In our review we felt this one lacked creativity, while also suffering from some notable control issues. Plenty of Fishies (Nitrolic Games, €5.00 / £4.49 ) — This is a collection of modes and challenges for single players or groups up to five, with bite-sized challenges the order of the day. Due to some serious issues with performance, however, we were exceptionally critical of this game in our review. 360 Breakout (nuGAME, €7.00 / £6.00) - This one promises an 'out of the ordinary' Breakout experience, with the name suggesting a 360 degree challenge. With solo play being accompanies by two play VS and co-op, this tries to offer some variety to the classic formula; we'll see whether it's a breakout success in a review. Wii U Virtual Console Super Paper Mario (Nintendo, €19.99 / £17.99) - With its successor on the way this October, this rather clever Wii title makes its bow on the eShop. Unique in its adoption of both 2D and 3D perspectives, it also has an entertaining story and a fairly lengthy campaign. We were big fans in our original Super Paper Mario review. Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom, €9.99 / £7.99 until 25th August, normally €49.99 / £39.99) DuckTales: Remastered (Capcom, €5.99 / £4.79 until 25th August, normally €14.99 / £11.99) Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara (Capcom, €4.94 / £3.95 until 25th August, normally €14.99 / £11.99) Trine 2: Director's Cut (Frozenbyte, €8.49 / £6.99 until 29th August, normally €16.99 / £13.99) Trine Enchanted Edition (Frozenbyte, €6.49 / £5.49 until 29th August, normally €12.99 / £10.99) Wicked Monsters Blast! HD PLUS (Corecell, €2.99 / £2.69 until 1st September, normally €7.99 / £7.19) Joe's Diner (Joindots, €4.99 / £3.77 until 25th August, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Suspension Railroad Simulator (Joindots, €6.39 / £4.79 until 25th August, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Reptilian Rebellion (Herrero, €1.49 / £1.29 until 1st September, normally €1.99 / £1.79) 3DS eShop Ambition of the Slimes (CIRCLE Entertainment, €5.00 / £4.79) - A turn-based RPG in which you control a variety of slimes, rather than fighting them as you would in a certain classic series. The slimes have various types, strengths and weaknesses that need to be exploited for success. We'll get working on a review. Doll Fashion Atelier (Teyon, €4.99 / £4.49) - Teyon is a publisher that's never away from the eShop for long, and returns with a dress-up game in which you can style a variety of dolls across five different themes; naturally you can share your creations on Miiverse, too. With that said, we weren't fans of this in our Doll Fashion Atelier review. 3DS Retail Download Teddy Together (Nintendo) - A friendship game designed particularly for young children, you care for and interact with a teddy bear that's come to life. Released in Europe back on 1st July, this listing in Nintendo's press release is for its arrival in Australia / New Zealand on 11th August. New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console Mega Man X2 (Capcom, €3.99 / £3.59 until 25th August if you own Mega Man X3, otherwise €7.99 / £7.19) — While spin-offs aren't always a success, the early X games in the Mega Man series certainly captured the imagination. With a move-set and approach somewhat different to the "classic" series, this sequel is a rather good follow up to its X predecessor; we enjoyed this one in our Wii U Virtual Console Mega Man X2 review, and will take another look on New 3DS. Mega Man X3 (Capcom, €3.99 / £3.59 until 25th August if you own Mega Man X3, otherwise €7.99 / £7.19) — A game that represented the end of an era as Mega Man departed from Nintendo hardware to other platforms. As a farewell it's perhaps disappointing, and we were critical of it in our Wii U Virtual Console Mega Man X3 review. 3DS Demos Disney Art Academy (Nintendo, free) Undead Bowling (Joindots, free) 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom, €8.99 / £7.49 until 25th August, normally €29.99 / £24.99) Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (Capcom, €3.99 / £3.59 until 25th August, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition (Capcom, €7.99 / £7.19 until 25th August, normally €19.99 / £17.99) Mega Man Legacy Collection (Capcom, €9.99 / £7.99 until 25th August, normally €14.99 / £11.99) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (Capcom, €14.99 / £12.49 until 25th August, normally €29.99 / £24.99) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies (Capcom, €9.99 / £7.99 until 25th August, normally €24.99 / £19.99) Return to PopoloCrois: A STORY OF SEASONS Fairytale (Marvelous, €22.99 / £19.99 until 25th August, normally €34.99 / £29.99) AeternoBlade (Corecell, €4.99 / £4.49 until 1st September, normally €14.99 / £13.50) Beyblade Evolution (Rising Star Games, €4.99 / £4.99 until 25th August, normally €19.99 / £19.99) BIT.TRIP SAGA (Rising Star Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 25th August, normally €19.99 / £17.99) Girls' Fashion Shoot (Rising Star Games, €4.99 / £4.99 until 25th August, normally €19.99 / £19.99) Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi (Rising Star Games, €11.99 / £11.99 until 25th August, normally €29.99 / £29.99) Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns (Rising Star Games, €9.99 / £8.99 until 25th August, normally €19.99 / £17.99) Hometown Story (Rising Star Games, €7.49 / £7.49 until 25th August, normally €29.99 / £29.99) Shifting World (Rising Star Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 25th August, normally €19.99 / £17.99) Virtue's Last Reward (Rising Star Games, €12.49 / £9.99 until 25th August, normally €24.99 / £19.99) SADAME (Rising Star Games, €7.49 / £6.49 until 25th August, normally €14.99 / £12.99) Real Heroes Firefighter 3D (Zordix AB, €4.99 / £4.49 until 18th August, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Funfair Party Games (Joindots, €4.99 / £3.69 until 25th August, normally €6.99 / £4.99) Jewel Match 3 (Joindots, €3.99 / £2.89 until 25th August, normally €6.99 / £4.99) Pazuru (Joindots, €4.99 / £2.99 until 25th August, normally €5.99 / £3.99) Undead Bowling (Joindots, €2.99 / £2.13 until 25th August, normally €6.99 / £4.99) Brunch Panic (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.49 until 1st September, normally €3.99 / £3.39) Petit Novel Series - Harvest December (CIRCLE Entertainment, €7.99 / £6.39 until 1st September, normally €11.99 / £9.19) Sweet Memories Blackjack (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.39 until 1st September, normally €3.99 / £3.19) 10-in-1: Arcade Collection (Gamelion, €0.99 / £0.89 until 1st September, normally €1.99 / £1.79) Crazy Kangaroo (Gamelion, €0.99 / £0.89 until 1st September, normally €1.99 / £1.89) Hazumi (Gamelion, €1.30 / £0.99 until 1st September, normally €2.69 / £1.99) League of Heroes (Gamelion, €1.99 / £1.79 until 1st September, normally €3.99 / £3.59) Monster Shooter (Gamelion, €1.99 / £1.60 until 1st September, normally €4.00 / £3.20) Pick-A-Gem (Gamelion, €1.49 / £1.29 until 1st September, normally €2.99 / £2.79) PIX3D (Gamelion, €1.99 / £1.79 until 1st September, normally €3.99 / £3.59) Rage of the Gladiator (Gamelion, €3.49 / £3.09 until 1st September, normally €6.99 / £6.29) SpeedX 3D Hyper Edition (Gamelion, €0.99 / £0.89 until 1st September, normally €1.99 / £1.79) SpeedX 3D (Gamelion, €1.49 / £1.29 until 1st September, normally €2.99 / £2.69) 3DS HOME Themes Animal Crossing: Summer Fun (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)
  19. Not full list yet, but! Three Street Fighter games are on the way to the New 3DS: Street Fighter II Turbo Super Street Fighter II Street Fighter Alpha And it's buy two, get one free. All fine and dandy, but they're all the SNES versions. Which isn't a problem so much for the Street Fighter II games, but a shame for SFA2. EDIT! Full list from Nintendolife: Wii U eShop Secret Files: Tunguska (Deep Silver, €4.99 / £4.49 until 4th August, normally €9.99/ £8.99) - This one actually arrived at retail in Germany quite some time ago, and finally makes its way to the rest of the continent at a tempting price point on the eShop. A fondly regarded point-and-click puzzle adventure that's previously been on multiple past-gen Nintendo systems, we'll find some warm clothes and take this on for a review. 3Souls - Episode 1: Nelesa (Red Column, €3.60 / £3.20) - An intriguing episodic release that aims to put the GamePad to work, utilising the second screen to show a character's emotions along with some other uses. This title also includes co-op, and we'll see how well it delivers on its ambition in a review. Letter Quest Remastered (Digerati, €7.99 / £7.19 until 11th August, normally €9.99 / £8.99) - A word-based game which employs turn-based RPG elements, this certainly has the potential to deliver some thrills for wordy gamers. We'll dig out a Thesaurus and let you know what we think. Dragon Skills (Joindots, €7.99 / £6.79) - A title that takes its inspiration from the classic Brick Breaker formula, in this case you paddle a ball back and forth that has an ever-growing tail, with bonuses piling up the longer you survive. We'll break out our rose-tinted specs and bring you a review. Wii U Virtual Console R-Type (Konami, €7.99 / £7.19) - The first of a triple arrival of TurboGrafx-16 titles on the Wii U Virtual Console, having previously been part of the extensive VC on Wii. This is a very decent port of the classic arcade shoot 'em up, which is regarded both as one of the greats of its genre and as an extremely challenging title. You can check out our Wii Virtual Console R-Type review while we work on a fresh perspective on Wii U. New Adventure Island (Konami, €5.99 / £5.39) - Another TurboGrafx-16 title, and another good 'un. It can be argued that this is one of the best titles featuring Master Higgins; it has bright visuals and smooth controls, along with a clever mechanic in which your health depletes with the passing of time, making every move count. We praised this a great deal in our Wii Virtual Console New Adventure Island review. Bonk's Adventure (Konami, €5.99 / £5.39) - A third TurboGrafx-16 release, originally brought to the Wii VC by the now defunct Hudson. A rather colourful and conventional platformer in which you headbutt enemies, it also has some humour for extra flavour. We gave it a modest recommendation in our Bonk's Adventure review. Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (ScrewAttack Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 11th August, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Beatbuddy (Threaks, €3.99 / £3.99 until 8th August, normally €8.99 / £8.09) Rock 'n Racing Off Road (EnjoyUp Games, €2.99 / £2.69 until 25th August, normally €5.99 / £5.39) 99Seconds (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 / £1.34 until 25th August, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Darts Up (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 / £1.34 until 25th August, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Island Flight Simulator (Joindots, €7.19 / £5.39until 11th August, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Sweetest Thing (Joindots, €4.89 / £3.84 until 11th August, normally €6.99 / £5.49) 3DS eShop Power Disc Slam (Chequered Cow Games, €11.99 / £9.99) - This 3DS title is, in spirit at least, a modern take on Neo Geo title Windjammers, albeit with modern features such as online multiplayer and 60fps stereoscopic 3D. It promises quite a lot of content, so we'll throw ourselves into it for a review. Psycho Pigs (Bergsala Lightweight, €7.99 / £7.19) - A quirky arena brawler that cites a 1987 Jaleco game as its inspiration, you battle it out as pigs while trying to use the environment as an asset. We'll see whether it's tasty like bacon of hammed up nonsense in our review. New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console If you buy two of the following on the New 3DS before 11th August, you get the third free: Street Fighter Alpha 2 (Capcom, €7.99 / £7.19) - Although the original never arrived on Nintendo hardware, this sequel brought a taste of the arcade action to the Super NES. A spin-off from the core franchise, it utilises custom combos along with some fresh characters and a different art style; we were big fans of this in our Street Fighter Alpha 2 review. Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting (Capcom, €7.99 / £7.19) - This entry is more the typical Street Fighter action that's associated with the 16-bit era; in this one's case it has less flat-out content than its successor below, but does play faster courtesy of the Turbo options. We weighed it all up in our review for the Wii U Virtual Console release. Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers (Capcom, €7.99 / £7.19) - This entry lacks the speed of Turbo Hyper Fighting, but boasts more characters and modes to choose from; on some metrics its better, but those that crave speed will disagree. In any case we gave it a strong recommendation in our review. 3DS DLC Fire Emblem Fates - IV: Light's Sacrifice (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79 or part of map pack 2) - Part IV of Heirs of Fate. Fire Emblem Fates: V: Endless Dawn (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79 or part of map pack 2) - Part V of Heirs of Fate. Fire Emblem Fates: End: Lost in the Waves (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79 or part of map pack 2) - Heirs of Fate finale. 3DS Demo Crazy Construction (Joindots, free) 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (ScrewAttack Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 11th August, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Epic Word Search Collection (Lightwood Games, €5.99 / £4.49 until 4th August, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Snow Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB, €3.99 / £3.59 until 4th August, normally €7.99 / £7.19) Escape from Zombie City (Tom Create, €2.10 / £1.90 until 25th August, normally €2.99 / £2.69) Ninja Battle Heroes (Tom Create, €1.39 / £1.25 until 25th August, normally €1.99 / £1.79) Runny Egg (Tom Create, €1.40 / £1.25 until 25th August, normally €1.99 / £1.79) Smash Cat Heroes (Tom Create, €1.75 / £1.39 until 25th August, normally €2.49 / £1.99) Football Up Online (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 / £1.79 until 25th August, normally €3.99 / £3.59) 3D Game Collection (Joindots, €4.99 / £3.59 until 11th August, normally €6.99 / £4.99) Secret Agent Files: Miami (Joindots, €4.99 / £3.75until 11th August, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Crazy Construction (Joindots, €3.49 / £2.49 until 11th August, normally €6.99 / £4.99) Atlantic Quest (Joindots, €3.49 / £2.49 until 11th August, normally €6.99 / £4.99) 4 Elements (MSL, €1.00 / £1.00 until 25th August, normally €11.99 / £10.79) Azada (MSL, €1.00 / £1.00 until 25th August, normally €11.99 / £10.79) Hidden Expedition Titanic (MSL, €1.00 / £1.00 until 25th August, normally €11.99 / £10.79) Jewel Quest 4 Heritage (MSL, €1.00 / £1.00 until 25th August, normally €11.99 / £10.79) Jewel Quest Mysteries 3 - The Seventh Gate (MSL, €1.00 / £1.00 until 25th August, normally €11.99 / £10.79) Jewel Quest: The Sapphire Dragon (MSL, €1.00 / £1.00 until 25th August, normally €11.99 / £10.79) Luxor (MSL, €1.00 / £1.00 until 25th August, normally €11.99 / £10.79) Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove (MSL, €1.00 / £1.00 until 25th August, normally €11.99 / £10.79) Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst (MSL, €1.00 / £1.00 until 25th August, normally €11.99 / £10.79) Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst (MSL, €1.00 / £1.00 until 25th August, normally €11.99 / £10.79) Secret Mysteries in London (MSL, €1.00 / £1.00 until 25th August, normally €11.99 / £10.79)
  20. This week, from Nintendolife, just a Kirby Demo (which is pointless as everyone should have bought the game already): Wii U eShop Buddy & Me: Dream Edition (Sunbreak Games, €4.39 / £3.89) - This is a hugely colourful and charming endless runner that was previously released on smart devices; naturally the Wii U edition has some enhancements to suit the home console. It looks like a lovely game, though we'll see whether it's dreamy or nightmarish in a review. Defend Your Crypt (Ratalaika Games, €2.99 / £2.69) - With retro-style visuals and a full stage view, this is a twist on real-time strategy and defence as you set traps to prevent treasure hunters stealing your gold. The concept certainly has potential, so we'll dig into a review and let you know what we think. Jewel Quest (iWin Inc., €4.39/ £3.49) - As the title suggests this is a HD version of the popular jewel matching game, in this case with the promise of 72 boards to take on; though lacking bells and whistles it achieves its goals, earning a recommendation in our Jewel Quest review. Toon Tanks (Petite Games, €1.99 / £1.79) - A top-down action game that seems like a revamp of late '70s classic Combat, it's a simplistic experience with little variety or incentive to keep playing - we explain why in our Toon Tanks review. Hot Rod Racer (ZeNfA Productions, €2.99 / £2.69) - The second title from ZeNfA, this adopts a top-down view for some pacy racing, with some customisation options also available to boost your vehicle. We'll hit the roads and bring you a review. Wii U Virtual Console A Shadow's Tale (Hudson Soft, €19.99 / £17.99) - An interesting arrival in the Wii download stakes, this stood out as a particularly intriguing 2D platformer during the last generation. It has some clever ideas that are put to good use, albeit with a few flaws affecting the experience; you can learn more in our A Shadow's Tale review. Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts Word Search by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €5.99 / £4.49 until 28th July, normally €7.99 / £5.99) STEEL LORDS (nuGAME, €7.50 / £6.00 until 18th August, normally €14.99 / £10.99) Wii U Retail Demo Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo, free) 3DS eShop Adventure Labyrinth Story (CIRCLE Entertainment, €5.00 / £4.50) - A spin-off from Adventure Bar Story, this is a rogue-like RPG in which you set off into a randomly generated dungeon with the goal of retrieving legendary treasure. You start with nothing and try to build your way up as you explore, but if you die you revert back to level one and simply start again. We'll go exploring and bring you a review. Ninja Smasher! (PUMO, €3.55 / £2.93) - A side-scrolling action title with a cute aesthetic, you play as a rather athletic ninja that can use a variety of weapons to dispose of foes; it could certainly be fun, and we'll check it out in a review. Defend Your Crypt (Ratalaika Games, €2.99 / £2.69) - The same game as on Wii U, but available on the go. New Nintendo 3DS eShop Wind-up Knight 2 (Unity Games, €4.50/ £4.00) - This is a runner in which you swing your sword, jump, roll and use your shield to survive; titles of this type can potentially be fun, of course, and as a New 3DS release this is also one of the standard-bearers for the Unity engine on the portable. We gave the Wii U version a modest recommendation in our review, and will see how this one fares on the portable. 3DS DLC Fire Emblem Fates: Map Pack 2 (Nintendo, €7.99 / £7.19) - Includes a total of six paid maps. Fire Emblem Fates: Another Gift from Anna (Nintendo, free) Fire Emblem Fates - I: In Endless Dreams (Nintendo, €0.49 / £0.49) Fire Emblem Fates - II: Realms Collide (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79) Fire Emblem Fates: III: The Changing Tide (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79) 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Word Search by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €5.99 / £4.49 until 28th July, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Aqua Moto Racing 3D (ZordixAB, €3.99 / £3.59 until 28th July, normally €7.99 / £7.19) European Conqueror 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.39 until 18th August, normally €3.99 / £2.99) Glory of Generals (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.59 until 18th August, normally €6.99 / £6.09) Samurai Defender (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.59 until 18th August, normally €2.99 / £2.39) 3DS Retail Demo Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo, free)
  21. This week, from Nintendolife WAIT! From GoNintendo! Nintendo eShop (3DS) Monster Hunter Generations (CAPCOM, available July 15) - €44.99/£39.99 The hunt is about to begin in the world of Monster Hunter! Take up the role of a hunter, seeking out and vanquishing a variety of colossal creatures. Or for the first time, choose to fight as a felyne in Prowler mode and see the world through their little furry eyes! Customise your unique hunting style, weapon type and choose from an array of devastating Hunter Arts for NEW powerful moves in battle. Hunt alone offline or with your fellow hunters whether as a Hunter or Prowler through local and online co-operative multiplayer! Happy Hunting! *Bonus for purchasing on Nintendo eShop: Download code for the exclusive "Monster Hunter Generations: The Fated Four" HOME Menu theme for Nintendo 3DS. Offer valid until 31/12/2016, 23:59 UTC. Disney Art Academy (Nintendo, available July 15) - €34.99/£29.99 Learn to draw dozens of Disney and Pixar Characters in Disney Art Academy! You can use a wide variety of tools to learn to draw more than 80 Disney and Pixar characters in 2D. By setting your own pace through multiple easy-to-follow lessons, characters like Mickey Mouse, Nemo from Finding Nemo, Elsa from Frozen, Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story and Simba from The Lion King come to life on your Nintendo 3DS! Journey to Kreisia (KEMCO) - €9.99/£8.99 Become the Savior from the outer realm and bring everlasting peace to Kreisia in an epic fantasy RPG! While attempting to skip out on a homework assignment and meet up with his friends at the arcade, a teenager by the name of Yusis is suddenly enveloped in a blinding light and transported to Kreisia - a world where fantasy meets reality. Soon after, he learns he has been summoned as a Savior to deliver Kreisia's people from the threat of the Overlord. Thinking everything happening around him is simply a dream, Yusis readily agrees to the task of saving the world and begins preparing for what is inevitably to be far more than he ever bargained for! Fire Emblem Fates: Witches' Trial (Nintendo, Add-On Content) - €1.99/£1.79 A carbon copy of "Fear Mountain" from Fire Emblem Gaiden, or the next best thing, at any rate! It still features an army of witches warping all over the map—you won't be able to tell the difference, guaranteed! *Downloadable maps can be purchased from the Dragon's Gate. If the Dragon's Gate doesn't appear on your world map, just play a little bit more of the game. You'll see it soon! If you've already bought Map Pack 1, you can play this map by going to the Dragon's Gate and selecting "Purchase DLC." Just download the map and it'll be ready to play! Monster Hunter Generations: Glavenus (CAPCOM, theme available July 15) - €1.99/£1.79 Monster Hunter Generations: Gammoth (CAPCOM, theme available July 15) - €1.99/£1.79 Monster Hunter Generations: Astalos (CAPCOM, theme available July 15) - €1.99/£1.79 Monster Hunter Generations: Mizutsune (CAPCOM, theme available July 15) - €1.99/£1.79 Monster Hunter Generations: Felynes (CAPCOM, theme available July 15) - €1.99/£1.79 Monster Hunter Generations: Standard Theme (CAPCOM, theme available July 15) - €1.99/£1.79 Special offers 3D MahJongg (Joindots) - €3.99/£3.59 (Ends July 28, normally €4.99/£4.49) Gardenscapes (Joindots) - €5.99/£4.49 (Ends July 28, normally €7.99/£5.99) Murder on the Titanic (Joindots) - €5.35/£4.00 (Ends July 28, normally €7.99/£5.99) Safari Quest (Joindots) - €4.68/£3.33 (Ends July 28, normally €6.99/£4.99) Olli Olli (Curve Digital) - €1.00/£0.80 (Ends July 22, normally €9.99/£7.99) Titan Attacks! (Curve Digital) - €1.00/£0.80 (Ends July 22, normally €9.99/£7.99) Quell Momento (CIRCLE Ent.) - €2.99/£2.39 (Ends August 4, normally €3.99/£3.19) Tappingo 2 (CIRCLE Ent.) - €1.99/£1.59 (Ends August 4, normally €2.99/£2.39) The Legend of Dark Witch 2 (CIRCLE Ent.) - €4.99/£4.19 (Ends August 4, normally €6.99/£5.59) Witch & Hero 2 (CIRCLE Ent.) - €2.99/£2.39 (Ends August 4, normally €3.99/£3.19) Nintendo eShop (New 3DS) Mega Man 7 (CAPCOM, SNES VC) - €7.99/£7.19 (€3.99/£3.59 if you downloaded Mega Man X) Dr. Wily has finally been imprisoned but Mega Man’s fight is far from over. Wily’s backup plan springs into action: four evil robots attack the city; the perfect distraction to make his escape. Mega Man and Rush are soon on Wily’s trail, and so are Bass and Treble: another robot and canine companion. Who are these mysterious newcomers, and can they be trusted? Jump and blast your way through action-packed levels, face off against fiendish new bosses, discover hidden items and power ups, and send Dr. Wily back behind bars! Mega Man X (CAPCOM, SNES VC) - €7.99/£7.19 (€3.99/£3.59 if you downloaded Mega Man 7) When the Mega Man series made the technological leap from NES to Super NES, so too did Mega Man himself. Set one hundred years after the original hero's adventures, Mega Man X stars a more powerful generation of robot known as X who - along with the maverick Zero - must take on a new threat: the reploids. Like Mega Man, X must battle through each thrilling stage and defeat the boss, to capture its weapon for his own. But unlike Mega Man, X can dash, climb walls and collect armour to upgrade his abilities! Nintendo eShop (Wii U) Tumblestone (The Quantume Astrophysicists Guild, available July 12) - €24.99/£19.99 Tumblestone is the first original action-puzzle game of the past fifteen years. Race your friends in multiplayer or challenge yourself in story mode. Solve progressively more difficult and creative puzzles, help a sausage make friends, and find out what happened to the Tumblecrown. Tumblestone completely reinvents the Match-3 genre into a deep and cerebral puzzle solving experience that you won't forget. Bit Dungeon+ (Dolores Entertainment) - €4.99/£4.99 Bit Dungeon+ is a two player action rogue-like endless adventure. You and your loved one were captured by demons! You have been trapped in a dungeon for a thousand years asleep...You wake up trapped in cell, grab your weapon and let the quest to find her soul begin! Explore randomized dungeons and hack and slash your way through dangerous bosses. The difficultly increases as you become stronger and stronger. Build your character how you want with deadly passive abilities. Dracula's Legacy (Joindots) - €7.99/£5.99 Haunted by frightening dreams about her forgotten past, Isabella - along with her fiancé - travels to an old ghost town, the only clue to her origins that she has been able to dredge from the depths of her lost memories. At the start of the dangerous journey, a terrifying creature attacks the pair and Isabella barely manages to escape with her life by fleeing into the dungeons buried deep beneath the town... where deadly vampires lurk. Now it is up to you: help Isabella as she tries to find her way out, reach the mysterious city of lost souls, and rescue her fiancé! Hurry Up! Bird Hunter (EnjoyUp Games) - €7.99/£7.19 Hurry up, time flies!!! Hunt as many birds as possible before the time runs out. With several different types of objectives, you are given a unique and challenging variety from start to finish. Look, aim and fire! Feel like a real hunter thanks to the precision of the Wii Remote and Wii Zapper. It is also compatible with Wii U GamePad that supports Off-TV mode. JACKPOT 777 (RCMADIAX) - €1.49/£1.39 Spin the REELS! Time to try your luck in JACKPOT 777. Realistic slot machine game with simple controls and endless fun. Bet one credit or go for a big win with the MAX BET! Winning combinations include 7's, Fruit, Bars, & more. Classic Slot Machine action at its best! Star Fox Guard: Special Demo Version (Nintendo) - Free Try the free demo of Star Fox Guard! Take camera controls to a whole new level and protect Grippy Toad's mining site in Star Fox Guard, only on Wii U! Use 12 cameras, setting them up in various locations to find and attack any enemies that approach the mining site. Use the television screen and Wii U GamePad in tandem to work out where the enemies are, then blast them away. Save data from the demo can be carried over to the full version, so tacticians can pick up where they left off. Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins + Training (Nintendo) - Free The Battle Begins is an animated short film starring the beloved characters from Star Fox Zero. It was produced in collaboration with Shigeru Miyamoto, Production I.G and WIT STUDIO. To prepare for the battle of Star Fox Zero, you can also play four training missions! The Arwing, Landmaster, Walker and Gyrowing are available. Join Fox, Falco, Peppy and Slippy as they fight in Star Fox Zero to protect the Lylat System from Andross’ evil army! Special offers Olli Olli (Curve Digital) - €1.00/ £0.80 (Ends July 22, normally €9.99/£7.99) Discovery (Noowanda) - €3.99/£2.99 (Ends July 28, normally €6.99/£5.99) Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (Drinkbox Studios) - €6.99/£5.99 (Ends July 21, normally €13.99/£11.99) Ice Cream Surfer (Dolores Ent.) - €2.50/£2.00 (Ends August 11, normally €5.00/£4.49) Jones on Fire (Joindots) - €2.99/£2.29 (Ends July 28, normally €5.99/£4.59) Queen's Garden (Joindots) - €5.59/£4.39 (Ends July 28, normally €6.99/£5.49) Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut (Curve Digital) - €1.00/£0.83 (Ends July 22, normally €11.99/£9.99) Nova-111 (Curve Digital) - €1.00/£0.80 (Ends July 22, normally €14.99/£11.99) Pumped BMX + (Curve Digital) - €1.00/£0.80 (Ends July 22, normally €9.99/£7.99) Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (Curve Digital) - €1.00/£0.80 (Ends July 22, normally €9.99/£7.99) The Swapper (Curve Digital) - €1.00/£0.80 (Ends July 22, normally €14.99/£11.99) Thomas Was Alone (Curve Digital) - €1.00/£0.87 (Ends July 22, normally €7.99/£6.99) Ultratron (Curve Digital) - €1.00/£0.80 (Ends July 22, normally €9.99/£7.99) Stone Shire (Finger Fun Games) - €1.00/£1.00 (Ends August 11, normally €1.99/£1.79)
  22. From Nintendolife: Wii U eShop TAP TAP ARCADE 2 (RCMADIAX, €2.99 / £2.69) - This second mini collection includes SKEASY and also a new arrival called VOLCANO. We gave the former a modest recommendation in our review, and we'll see whether its companion in this bundle is red hot or rather dormant in fun. Sudoku and Permudoku (Diplodocus Games, €0.99 / £0.89) – Well, it's all in the name, with the classic number puzzles joined by a colour-based variation. There are 1000 puzzles, 500 of each with five difficulty settings, and we thought this was a competent effort in our Sudoku and Permudoku review. Cube Life: Island Survival (Cypronia, €9.99 / £7.99) - This game has been out for some time, so its inclusion in Nintendo's list likely points to a major update being on the way (we'll leave this one out of the poll for that very reason). Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts Splatoon (Nintendo, €29.99 / £25.99 until 21st July, normally €39.99 / £34.99) Steel Rivals (nuGAME, €4.99 / £4.49 until 21st July, normally €6.99 / £5.99) Wii U eShop Permanent Discounts Nova-111 (Curve Digital, €9.99 / £7.99, was €14.99 / £11.99) Barbie and Her Sisters Puppy Rescue (Little Orbit, €19.99 / £17.99, was €29.99/ £24.99) Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends (Little Orbit, €19.99 / £17.99, was €29.99/ £24.99) Monster High: New Ghoul in School (Little Orbit, €19.99 / £17.99, was €29.99/ £24.99) 3DS Downloadable Video Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva (Viz Media, €3.99 / £3.59) - Professor Layton, true English gentleman and the world's greatest amateur super sleuth embarks on his most daring adventure yet when he receives a letter from his old student, the famous opera diva Janice Quatlane. She is to perform at the legendary Crown Petone Opera House and invites him to attend as her special guest. Meanwhile, a spate of disappearances hits London. Two young school girls are the latest victims and the Professor suspects it's related to the mysterious occurrences at the theatre. The Professor and his loyal assistant Luke travel to the Opera House to solve their toughest puzzle yet, the mystery of Eternal Life! 3DS DLC Fire Emblem Fates: Ballistician Blitz (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79 or part of Map Pack 1) - You might remember the general layout of Ballistician Blitz from "The Wooden Cavalry" stage in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. Nowhere is safe from their relentless volleys, so speed is the key! The prize here is either a Sighting Lens or a Witch's Mark. Fire Emblem Fates: A Gift from Anna (Nintendo, free) 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Dan McFox: Head Hunter (Lightwood Games, €1.99 / £1.49 until 21st July, normally €2.49 / £1.99) Castle Conqueror Defender (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.49 / £2.79 until 28th July, normally €4.99 / £3.99) Glory of Generals: The Pacific (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.29 until 28th July, normally €6.99 / £5.59) Karous - The Beast Of Re:Eden- (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.29 until 28th July, normally €5.99 / £4.79) Mercenaries Saga 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.19 until 28th July, normally €4.99 / £3.99) Fantasy Pirates (EnjoyUp Games, €0.99 / £0.99 until 4th August, normally €4.50 / £4.50) RV-7 My Drone (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 / £1.99 until 4th August, normally €2.99 / £2.99) Toys Vs. Monsters (EnjoyUp Games, €0.99 / £0.99 until 4th August, normally €3.99 / £3.99) Van Helsing sniper Zx100 (EnjoyUp Games, €2.99 / £2.99 until 4th August, normally €6.66 / £6.66) 3DS HOME Themes 2D Dream Fever PolyphonicBranch (DWANGO, €1.99 / £1.79) Happy Synthesizer/EasyPop (DWANGO, €1.99 / £1.79) Love Trial/40mP (DWANGO, €1.99 / £1.79) Senbonzakura/Kurousa (DWANGO, €1.99 / £1.79) Hello Kitty Bicycle Love (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89) Hello Kitty Café (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89) Hello Kitty London Calling (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89) Row, Row Hello Kitty (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89) Winx Magic Summer (Rainbow, €1.99 / £1.79)
  23. This week, from Nintendolife, including the ever confusing HYRULE WARRIORS DLC: Wii U eShop Ziggurat (Milkstone Studios, €15.00 / £12.00) - Previously released on PC, this is a first-person dungeon-crawler / roguelike that promises to bring a different challenge every time you play as its sorcerer protagonist. It has a number of key ingredients for the genre, with lots of items and levelling up to do along with some boss encounters. There aren't many quirky takes on first-person 'shooters' on Wii U, so it'll be interesting to see whether this can cast a spell over us in a review. Midnight 2 (Petite Games, €1.99 / £1.79) - A second entry in the series that adopts a relaxing aesthetic for some gravity-based puzzles in which you propel the ball-like protagonist around various stages. It continues the solid work of its predecessor, as we explain in our Midnight 2 review. Wii U Retail Download LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (WB Games, €49.99 / £39.99) - We've had to wait for this one long after the Blu-Ray / DVD release of the film itself, but the comedic and no doubt formulaic LEGO take on the hit movie is finally arriving. It'll include a few story snippets that are new and exclusive, along with the usual slightly off-beat portrayal of the movie's main scenes. Along with puzzle platforming there'll be a bit of flying, and we'll blast through a review to tell you whether the force is with this one. Available from 28th June. Wii U DLC Hyrule Warriors: Legends of Hyrule Pack (Nintendo, €9.99 / £8.99 for Wii U only season pass, £15.29 / €16.99 with 3DS season pass) Hyrule Warriors: Character Pack (Nintendo, €11.99 / £10.79) - Includes Linkle, Skull Kid, Tetra, Toon Link, King Daphnes and Ganondorf's trident weapon. Hyrule Warriors: Link's Awakening Pack (Nintendo, €4.99 / £4.49 or part of Legends of Hyrule Pack) - Includes Marin as a new playable character and new boots for Linkle. Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts 99Moves (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 / £1.34 until 28th July, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Abyss (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 / £1.34 until 28th July, normally €1.99 / £1.79) Rock 'N Racing Off Road DX (EnjoyUp Games, €4.95 / £4.45 until 28th July, normally €7.99 / £7.19) ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon Dimensions! (ZeNfA Productions, €0.89 / £0.68 until 28th July, normally €2.99 / £2.29) Joe's Diner (Joindots, €4.99 / £3.77 until 14th July, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Suspension Railroad Simulator (Joindots, €6.39 / £4.79 until 14th July, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Wii U Demo Runbow (13AM Games, free) 3DS eShop BOXBOXBOY! (Nintendo, €4.99 / £4.49) - Announced during E3 along with a discount for the first entry in this series, HAL Laboratory's cute little box returns with some extra box-based abilities (use two sets at once) and new puzzles to solve. We can expect plenty of charm and quirky collectables along with plenty of puzzle-based stages; we'll see whether all the sides of this one come together in a review. The Battle Cats POP! (PONOS, €9.99 / £8.99) - A successful smart device title that was given a big push by Nintendo in Japan when it arrived on the eShop, it now makes its way to the West. With a charming visual style this is a 2D tower defence game where the warriors in question are, of course, cats; there's also a multiplayer VS mode, too. We'll scratch out a review and let you know what we think. Available from 27th June. 3DS Retail Downloads Zero Time Dilemma (Aksys Games, €39.99 / £32.00) - The third part of this popular narrative / puzzle series arrives, with this entry set to fill in gaps and mysteries left over from Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Virtue's Last Reward. It's a project that was largely made possible by vocal fan support, and it'll be interesting to see how it stacks up; we'll bring you a review as soon as we can. Available from 28th June. LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (WB Games, €39.99 / £29.99) - As is now the norm we expect the portable entry to have a few gameplay changes from the Wii U iteration, with this 3DS entry likely to have a little less grand scale in its level designs and potentially a more linear approach. We'll find out and bring you a review. Available from 28th June. Teddy Together (Nintendo, €39.99 / £34.99) - A friendship game designed particularly for young children, you care for and interact with a teddy bear that's come to life. Available from 1st July. 3DS DLC Fire Emblem Fates - Map 9: Anna on the Run (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79 or part of map pack 1) - This one's all about Anna. You get the privilege of lending her a hand against a bunch of bizarre bandits. If you win, she'll join your army. Hyrule Warriors Legends: Link's Awakening Pack (Nintendo, €6.99 / £6.29 or part of season pass) - Includes Marin as a new playable character, boots for Linkle, Koholint Map in Adventure Mode and 15 My Fairy Costume Pieces) 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D Download Version (Zordix AB, €4.99 / £4.49 until 7th July, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Epic Word Search Collection 2 (Lightwood Games, €5.99 / £4.49 until 7th July, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Darts Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games, €0.99 / £0.89 until 28th July, normally €2.99 / £2.69) Football Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 / £1.79 until 28th July, normally €2.99 / £2.36) Funfair Party Games (Joindots, €4.99 / £3.69 until 14th July, normally €6.99 / £4.99) Jewel Match 3 (Joindots, €3.99 / £2.89 until 14th July, normally €6.99 / £4.99) Pazuru (Joindots, €4.49 / £2.99 until 14th July, normally €5.99 / £3.99) Undead Bowling (Joindots, €2.99 / £2.13 until 14th July, normally €6.99 / £4.99) 3DS Downloadable Video Permanent Discounts Shaun the Sheep - episodes 1-5 (Nintendo / Aardman Animations Ltd, €1.99 / £1.79, previously €2.99 / £2.69) Shaun the Sheep - episodes 6-10 (Nintendo / Aardman Animations Ltd, €1.99 / £1.79, previously €2.99 / £2.69) Shaun the Sheep - episodes 11-15 (Nintendo / Aardman Animations Ltd, €1.99 / £1.79, previously €2.99 / £2.69) Shaun the Sheep - episode 1-15 + Making of (Nintendo, Aardman Animations Ltd, €3.99 / £3.59, previously €6.99 / £6.29) 3DS Demo Monster Hunter Generations (Capcom, free) Wii U and 3DS DLC Hyrule Warriors Legends: Link's Awakening Pack (Nintendo, €8.99 / £8.09 or part of dual-system season pass)
  24. This week, from Nintendolife: Wii U eShop Dual Core (Gray Fin Studios, €9.99 / £8.99) - This colourful twin-stick shooter has robots as the protagonists, wrapping a sci-fi story around co-op focused gameplay. Teaming up with others locally or with the AI seems to be integral to getting through stages, and robots in the team can be gradually upgraded with progress. It looks like it has a lot of potential, so we'll process an opinion and bring you a review. Rubik's Cube (Cypronia, €2.49 / £2.24 until 21st July for users who own Cube Life: Island Survival, otherwise €4.99 / £4.49) - The name pretty much describes this one fully; here you have a virtual 3D representation of the famous puzzle to solve. We'll match the sides and bring you a review. STEEL LORDS (nuGame, €14.99 / £10.99) - A title that promises a blend of strategic board-game play with fighting, in principle it sounds promising. We hope this will be an improvement over the disappointing STEEL RIVALS, and will let you know what we think in a review. SPLASHY DUCK (RCMADIAX, €1.49 / £1.39) - The latest budget arrival from RCMADIAX, in this one you use one button to change the direction of the aforementioned duck, trying to avoid hits and collect gold coins. It seems to be another simplistic score chaser, but we'll see whether it can make a splash in our review. Wii U Virtual Console The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (Nintendo, €9.99 / £8.99) - The Nintendo 64 returns to the Wii U with this classic title, which is also available on the 3DS in its remastered form. One of the most critically acclaimed and fondly regarded games of its era, it has a rather dark and peculiar tone, in addition to the challenge of saving the world in the same 72 hour window on multiple occasions. We loved this in our original Wii Virtual Console Majora's Mask review. Nintendo Presents: Style Boutique (Nintendo, €9.99/ £8.99 ) - A chance to see where the fashion-savvy series started on DS, particularly for those that have enjoyed the two most recent entries on 3DS. We'll work on our look and bring you a review. Wii U Retail Download Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE (Nintendo, €59.99/ £49.99) - A title that underwent (it seemed) a slightly troubled development and shifts in focus, it now arrives as a rather colourful and quirky RPG, incorporation Fire Emblem 'mirage' characters within the cast. With a catchy music focus and plenty of more traditional RPG depth this promises much; we'll see whether it delivers on that potential in our review prior to the game's release. Available from 24th June. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo, €49.99/ £39.99) - Arriving after the 3DS equivalent, this one offers HD takes on 17 different sports, with more intuitive multiplayer options if you want to battle some friends and family for the gold medal. This ersion also encourages friendly competition with 'Duel Events', too - we'll see whether it's a winner in a review. Available from 24th June. Mighty No. 9 (Deep Silver, €19.99/ £17.99) - A game that began as a phenomenal success on Kickstarter but has suffered some setbacks, notably with delays. It's finally ready to blast away on the Wii U, though, and we'll see whether Keiji Inafune and his Comcept team are on form in a review. Available from 24th June. Wii U DLC Minecraft: Wii U Edition Update (Mojang, free) - Will include the Battle mode feature. Available from 21st June. Minecraft: Wii U Edition: Battle Map Pack 1 (Mojang, €2.99 / £2.39) Minecraft: Wii U Edition: Battle Map Season Pass (Mojang, €9.99 / £7.99) Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE - Tokyo Millennium Collection (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79) Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE - Mirage Hunter (EXP) (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79) Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE - Mirage Hunter (Mastery) (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79) Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE - Mirage Hunter (Savage Festival) (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79) Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE - 3 Support Quest Set (Nintendo, €4.99 / £4.49) Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE - Atlus Collaboration Costume Set (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79) Mighty No. 9 - Ray Expansion (Deep Silver, €4.99 / £3.99) SDK Paint - Slideshows Pack 1 (HullBreach Studios, €0.50/ £0.50) SDK Paint - Slideshows Pack 2 (HullBreach Studios, €0.50/ £0.50) SDK Paint - Slideshows Pack 3 (HullBreach Studios, €0.50/ £0.50) SDK Paint - Total Slideshows Pack (HullBreach Studios, €1.25/ £1.09) Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts VoxelMaker (Nostatic Software, €3.59 / £2.79 until 30th June, normally €4.49 / £3.49) Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition (Digital Lounge, €2.35 / £2.15 until 7th July, normally €7.99 / £7.19) Wii U eShop Permanent Discount Devil's Third (Nintendo, €29.99 / £24.99, was €59.99 / £49.99) 3DS eShop Unholy Heights (Bergsala Lightweight, €5.99 / £5.39) - A rather quirky title promising a mix of tower defence and 'apartment management'; monsters are moving into your building so you set rent and make sure they're happy. You then try to repel heroes when they come to slay the monsters. It sounds like it could be fun, but we'll see whether it needs to be evicted in our review. Conveni Dream (CIRCLE Entertainment, €5.00 / £4.50) - Those that are eager smart device gamers will likely be familiar with resource management sim games, and this falls into that broad category. You take charge of a convenience store and try to gradually expand and improve, while also dealing with events and quests. We'll check the expiry date on this one and work on a review. Rubik's Cube (Cypronia, €4.99 / £4.49) - As per the Wii U version, though available on the go and at a lower resolution. 3DS DLC Fire Emblem Fates: Map 8 - Vanguard Dawn (Nintendo, €1.99/ £1.79 or part of Map Pack 1) - If you remember the "Elincia's Gambit" stage from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, this map might seem familiar to you! Standing firm against its waves of opponents could prove to be a tough challenge! 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition (Digital Lounge, €2.35 / £2.15 until 7th July, normally €7.99 / £7.19) Shingeki no Kyojin: Humanity in Chains (Atlus, €14.99 / £12.00 until 7th July, normally €29.99 / £34.99) Snow Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB, €3.99 / £3.59 until 30th June, normally €7.99 / £7.19) Parking Star 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.69 until 14th July, normally €2.99 / £2.49) Quell Reflect (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.79 / £2.19 until 14th July, normally €3.99 / £3.19) Swords & Soldiers 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.29 until 14th July, normally €6.99 / £5.59) Demon King Box (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.39 until 14th July, normally €3.99 / £3.19) Space Lift Danger Panic! (Springloaded, €0.80 / £0.65 until 30th June for users who own Heart Beaten, or €1.65 / £1.29 until 30th June, normally €2.49 / £1.99) Heart Beaten (Springloaded, €1.09/ £1.00 until 30th June for users who own Space Lift Danger Panic!, or €2.33 / £2.00 until 30th June, normally €3.49 / £2.99) Nintendo Selects - available from 24th June The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo, €19.99 / £15.99) LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins (Nintendo, €19.99 / £15.99) Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros (Nintendo, €19.99 / £15.99 Paper Mario: Sticker Star (Nintendo, €19.99 / £15.99) Nintendo Presents: New Style Boutique (Nintendo, €19.99 / £15.99) 3DS Demos Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo, free) Teddy Together (Nintendo, free)
  25. Interesting: http://www.shopto.net/digital/nintendo Nintendo have gone down the digital shop route a little differently to Microsoft and Sony. Not only can you buy games directly from the eShop, but you can also redeem codes for specific games - and that means that other retailers can in effect sell things that are linked to the eShop. Until now the only company doing this was GAME, but now ShopTo has started to offer the codes as well - and these can be directly redeemed on the Nintendo site with a couple of mouse clicks meaning that you don't even have to type them in. And to show why this is a good idea since retail competition is a great thing, ShopTo is offering some introductory discounts. Apparently. I can't find them.
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