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  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. This week! Utter shite! (EDIT 6/6: EXCEPT FOR THE SALE!!) From Nintendolife (spoilered because it's mostly shite): eShop 5 Year Anniversary Sale! Wii U Art Academy: SketchPad (Wii U download software) Sale price: £1.79 (was £3.59) / €1.99 (was €3.99) 50% off Child of Light (Wii U download software) Sale price: £5.99 (was £11.99) / €7.49 (was €14.99) 50% off Cube Life: Island Survival (Wii U download software) Sale price: £5.59 (was £7.99) / €6.99 (was €9.99) 30% off Donkey Kong 64 (Nintendo 64) (Virtual Console) Sale price: £4.49 (was £8.99) / €4.99 (was €9.99) 50% off EarthBound (Super Nintendo) (Virtual Console) Sale price: £3.49 (was £6.99) / €4.99 (was €9.99) 50% off FAST Racing NEO (Wii U download software) Sale price: £8.20 (was £10.99) / €11.20 (was €14.99) 25% off F-ZERO (Super Nintendo) (Virtual Console) Sale price: £2.69 (was £5.49) / €3.99 (was €7.99) 50% off Kirby's Adventure (NES) (Virtual Console) Sale price: £1.69 (was £3.49) / €2.49 (was €4.99) 50% off Little Inferno (Wii U download software) Sale price: £4.49 (was £8.99) / €4.99 (was €9.99) 50% off Metroid Prime Trilogy (Wii download version) Sale price: £8.99 (was £17.99) / €9.99 (was €19.99) 50% off Nano Assault Neo (Wii U download software) Sale price: £6.70 (was £8.99) / €7.49 (was €9.99) 25% off NES™ Remix (Wii U download software) Sale price: £4.49 (was £8.99) / €4.99 (was €9.99) 50% off NES™ Remix 2 (Wii U download software) Sale price: £4.49 (was £8.99) / €4.99 (was €9.99) 50% off Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) (Virtual Console) Sale price: £1.69 (was £3.49) / €2.49 (was €4.99) 50% off Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii download version) Sale price: £8.99 (was £17.99) / €9.99 (was €19.99) 50% off Super Mario World (Super Nintendo) (Virtual Console) Sale price: £2.69 (was £5.49) / €3.99 (was €7.99) 50% off Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64) (Virtual Console) Sale price: £4.49 (was £8.99) / €4.99 (was €9.99) 50% off Super Metroid (Super Nintendo) (Virtual Console) Sale price: £2.69 (was £5.49) / €3.99 (was €7.99) 50% off The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Super Nintendo) (Virtual Console) Sale price: £2.69 (was £5.49) / €3.99 (was €7.99) 50% off The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64) (Virtual Console) Sale price: £4.49 (was £8.99) / €4.99 (was €9.99) 50% off The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (Game Boy Advance) (Virtual Console) Sale price: £3.09 (was £6.29) / €3.49 (was €6.99) 50% off Toki Tori (Wii U download software) Sale price: £0.89 (was £1.79) / €0.99 (was €1.99) 50% off Trine 2: Director's Cut (Wii U download software) Sale price: £6.99 (was £13.99) / €8.49 (was €16.99) 50% off Nintendo 3DS 3D Classics Kirby's Adventure (Nintendo 3DS download software) Sale price: £2.69 (was £5.39) / €2.99 (was €5.99) 50% off Colors! 3D (Nintendo 3DS download software) Sale price: £2.69 (was £5.39) / €2.99 (was €5.99) 50% off Dillon's Rolling Western (Nintendo 3DS download software) Sale price: £4.49 (was £8.99) / €4.99 (was €9.99) 50% off Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! (Nintendo 3DS download software) Sale price: £1.85 (was £2.50) / €2.24 (was €2.99) 25% off Gunman Clive (Nintendo 3DS download software) Sale price: £0.99 (was £1.99) / €0.99 (was €1.99) 50% off Kirby's Dream Land (Game Boy) (Virtual Console) Sale price: £1.79 (was £3.59) / €1.99 (was €3.99) 50% off Pokédex 3D Pro (Nintendo 3DS download software) Sale price: £6.69 (was £13.49) / €7.49 (was €14.99) 50% off Pokémon Link: Battle! (Nintendo 3DS download software) Sale price: £3.59 (was £7.19) / €3.99 (was €7.99) 50% off Pokémon Trading Card Game (Game Boy Color) (Virtual Console) Sale price: £2.19 (was £4.49) / €2.49 (was €4.99) 50% off Pullblox™ (Nintendo 3DS download software) Sale price: £2.69 (was £5.39) / €2.99 (was €5.99) 50% off Shin Megami Tensei IV (Nintendo 3DS download software) Sale price: £8.99 (was £17.99) / €9.99 (was €19.99) 50% off SteamWorld Dig (Nintendo 3DS download software) Sale price: £3.49 (was £7.99) / €4.49 (was €8.99) 50% off Super Mario Bros. (NES) (Virtual Console) Sale price: £2.19 (was £4.49) / €2.49 (was €4.99) 50% off Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES) (Virtual Console) Sale price: £2.19 (was £4.49) / €2.49 (was €4.99) 50% off Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) (Virtual Console) Sale price: £1.69 (was £3.49) / €2.49 (was €4.99) 50% off Super Mario Land (Game Boy) (Virtual Console) Sale price: £1.79 (was £3.59) / €1.99 (was €3.99) 50% off Super Mario Land™ 2: 6 Golden Coins™ (Game Boy) (Virtual Console) Sale price: £1.79 (was £3.59) / €1.99 (was €3.99) 50% off The Legend of Zelda (NES) (Virtual Console) Sale price: £2.19 (was £4.49) / €2.49 (was €4.99) 50% off The Legend of Zelda™: Link's Awakening DX™ (Game Boy Color) (Virtual Console) Sale price: £2.69 (was £5.39) / €2.99 (was €5.99) 50% off The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (Game Boy Color) (Virtual Console) Sale price: £2.69 (was £5.39) / €2.99 (was €5.99) 50% off The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (Game Boy Color) (Virtual Console) Sale price: £2.69 (was £5.39) / €2.99 (was €5.99) 50% off Zen Pinball 3D (Nintendo 3DS download software) Sale price: £1.79 (was £4.49) / €1.99 (was €4.99) 60% off
  9. 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.
  10. From Nintendolife, all this shite: Wii U eShop Futuridium EP Deluxe (Mixed Bag, €7.99 / £5.99 until 2nd June, then €9.99/ £7.99) - Originally targeting an April release, this futuristic and high-speed title has you flying and shooting through a variety of colourful environments. Think of a faster Star Fox with elements of the Death Star run from the first Star Wars movie, and you're going in the right direction. We'll get cracking on a review. Wii U Virtual Console Mario Slam Basketball (Nintendo, €9.99 / £8.99) - Basketball that's about as Nintendo as it gets, throwing in Mario tricks and tweaks along with stylus-based controls. We'll go for a dunk and let you know how this DS title stacks up on Wii U. Wii U DLC LEGO MARVEL'S Avengers: Spider-Man Character Pack (WB Games, free) Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (Screwattack Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 9th June, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Inside My Radio (Seaven Studio, €11.99 / £9.99 until 9th June, normally €14.99 / £12.99) The Quiet Collection (Nostatic Software, €2.69 / £1.79 until 2nd June, normally €4.49 / £2.99) 3DS eShop Infinite Dunamis (KEMCO, €9.99 / £8.99) - This publisher has brought a number of iOS and Android RPG releases to Nintendo's portable, and this is another to add to the list. This one has a bit of a steampunk aesthetic going on, and we'll see whether it's an adventure worth embarking upon in our review. Epic Word Search Collection 2 (Lightwood Games, €7.99 / £5.99) - It's all in the name as this will offer a lot of word search puzzles on the 3DS, which its predecessor did rather well. There are five new categories, and this entry also adds a "flip controls" option to the user interface, which was apparently much requested by those that picked up the first game. We'll search for the right words and bring you a review. Smash Cat Heroes (Tom Create, €2.49 / £1.99) — This is a top-down action title across both screens in which you bust some serious fighting moves; it'll also be possible to upgrade your cat's abilities as you play. It makes for a cute and relatively fun hack and slash experience, which we gave a modest recommendation in our Smash Cat Heroes review. Samurai Defender (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.39) - Previously listed on 16th July last year, it's included once again in Nintendo's press release. A side-on castle defence game set in the "Warring States period of Japan". You tap on enemies to attack them with your bowmen, while earning coins and levelling up boosts your abilities and defensive options. We weren't particularly impressed in ourSamurai Defender review. 3DS DLC Fire Emblem Fates - Map 2: Boo Camp (Nintendo, or part of map pack 1) - A test of the nerves awaits in Boo Camp, when the army spends the night on a haunted mountain. Those who survive 'til morning are said to come out stronger for the experience, but is that just another ghost story? Fire Emblem Fates - Map 3: Beach Brawl (Nintendo, or part of map pack 1) - In Beach Brawl, Corrin has been awarded hotly contested tickets to a vacation resort. With only one ticket up for grabs, it falls to the royal retainers to fight for the honour—and leisure—of their lieges. 3DS eShop Nintendo Selects Discounts Available since 16th October 2015, listed once again by Nintendo in its press release. Star Fox 64 3D (Nintendo, €19.99 / £15.99, was €44.99 / £39.99) Nintendogs + Cats (Nintendo, €19.99 / £15.99, was €44.99 / £39.99) Mario Tennis Open (Nintendo, €19.99 / £15.99, was €44.99 / £39.99) Yoshi's New Island (Nintendo, €19.99 / £15.99, was €39.99 / £34.99) Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo, €19.99 / £15.99, was €39.99 / £34.99) 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts SteamWorld Heist (Image & Form, €14.99 / £11.24 until 9th June, normally €19.99 / £14.99) Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (Screwattack Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 9th June, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D Download Version (Zordix AB, €4.99 / £4.49 until 2nd June, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Music On: Electric Guitar (Abylight, €0.99 / £0.90 until 23rd June, normally €1.99 / £1.89) 3DS eShop Permanent Discounts Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan (NIS America, €9.99 / £17.99, was €39.99/ £34.99) Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (NIS America, €19.99 / £8.99, was €39.99/ £34.99) Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (NIS America, €9.99 / £8.99, was €39.99/ £34.99) Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl (NIS America, €9.99 / £8.99, was €39.99/ £34.99)
  11. Party like it's last decade with Mario Strikers and Super Meat Boy! From Nintendolife: Wii U eShop Super Meat Boy (Blitworks, €11.20 / £10.40 until 26th May, normally €14.00 / £13.00) - After being originally planned for WiiWare before the services' restrictions helped to scupper the idea, Team Meat's iconic title has finally made its way to Nintendo hardware. Brutal difficulty but tight, satisfying platfoming are hallmarks of the title on other platforms, and our imminent review will let you know what we think of this version. Color Symphony 2 (Remimory, €9.99 / £7.99) - A rather intriguing puzzle platformer that's previously made its mark on PC, this utilises changes in the colour of the stage to add and remove platforms and obstacles. The concept looks similar in principle to Runbow, albeit slower paced and with a different emphasis in its gameplay; we'll bring you a review soon. PIXEL SLIME U (RCMADIAX, €2.99 / £2.69) - This budget title utilises a single button for jumping an dodging obstacles, with the green blob in question moving automatically. It's a score chaser with a few twists throughout its 40 levels, but a few issues meant we stopped just short of giving a recommendation in our Pixel Slime U review. Wii U Virtual Console Mario Strikers Charged Football (Nintendo, €19.99 / £17.99) - A game that helped solidify the reputation of Next Level Games, and notable for supporting decent online play on Wii (which is unlikely to be supported here), this wacky take on football incorporates typical Mario shenanigans with solid arcade gameplay. We gave this a strong recommendation in our original Mario Strikers Charged Football review. Wii U DLC LEGO MARVEL'S Avengers: All-New, All-Different Doctor Strange Pack (WB Games, €2.99/ £2.50) Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom, €9.99 / £7.99 until 26th May, normally €49.99 / £39.99) DuckTales: Remastered (Capcom, €5.99 / £4.79 until 26th May, normally €14.99 / £11.99) Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara (Capcom, €4.94 / £3.95 until 26th May, normally €14.99 / £11.99) Word Search by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €5.99 / £4.49 until 19th May, normally €7.99 / £5.99) STEEL RIVALS (nuGAME, €4.99 / £4.49 until 19th May, normally €6.99 / £5.99) 3DS eShop WordsUp! Academy (CoderChild, €2.99/ £2.69) - The 3DS has some solid options in terms of word games, and CoderChild is now making this pitch with a title that offers six different modes and multiple languages, with the added bonus of online leaderboards. We'll use our words to let you know what we think in a review. New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console Contra III: The Alien Wars (Konami, €7.99 / £7.19) — Originally known in Europe as Super Probotector: Alien Rebels, the U.S. version arrives in Europe once again on Nintendo's portable. It has plenty of manic run and gun action either in solo or co-op play, and is a stand-out action game from the Super NES era. We gave this an explosive recommendation in our Contra III: The Alien Wars review. 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom, €8.99 / £7.49 until 26th May, normally €29.99 / £24.99) Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (Capcom, €3.99 / £3.59 until 26th May, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Super Street Fighter IV 3D (Capcom, €7.99 / £7.19 until 26th May, normally €19.99 / £17.99) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (Capcom, €14.99 / £12.49 until 26th May, normally €29.99 / £24.99) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies (Capcom, €9.99 / £7.99 until 26th May, normally €24.99 / £19.99) Terraria (505 Games, €14.99 / £12.74 until 26th May, normally €19.99 / £16.99) 2 Fast 4 Gnomz (QubicGames, €2.99 / £2.69 until 9th June, normally €4.99 / £4.49) AiRace Speed (QubicGames, €2.39 / £2.10 until 9th June, normally €3.49 / £3.10) AiRace Xeno (QubicGames, €1.69 / £1.59 until 9th June, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Word Search by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €5.99 / £4.49 until 19th May, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Goosebumps: The Game (GameMill, €15.99 / £12.49 until 13th June, normally €24.99 / £19.99) 3DS eShop Demo Witch & Hero 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment, free)
  12. This week, some stuff! Woo! And Lost ReavAAHAHAHAhahaHAhahAHAHhAHAH. From Nintendolife: Wii U eShop Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge (Nintendo, free) - A rather charming-looking release that gives a free-to-play twist to the Mario vs. Donkey Kong franchise. This time around you need amiibo figures to unlock stages, with each having their own special abilities; Mario can wall jump, Yoshi can eat enemies and so on. We'll get chummy with our amiibo and bring you a review soon. Lost Reavers (Bandai Namco, free) - Available as a beta since 14th April, it'll land in its final form at 10am UK / 11am CET on 28th April. This is a free-to-play co-op action title in which you team up with three others to fight your way to treasures before extracting them from the area. Lots of co-op hacking and slashing is expected, and we'll see how the full experience stacks up in a review. Shütshimi (Choice Provisions, €9.99 / £6.99) - A shoot 'em up in a WarioWare style with extremely short levels and plenty of chaos on screen, this also has co-op and GamePad off-TV play. It's a colourful and bonkers creation from developer Neon Deity Games, and we rather enjoyed it in our review. PixelMaker (Nostatic Software, €2.49 / £1.99) - Having previously brought us VoxelMaker, Nostatic now seems to be taking the same approach to producing pixel art. At a budget price this promises the ability to utilise the GamePad for producing scenes of pixel art, which can then naturally be shared to Miiverse. We'll get creative and let you know what we think in a review. Run Run and Die (EnjoyUp Games, €3.99/ £3.59) - A simple runner designed to make you rage. There are 24 levels in total, some riffing on old consoles, and you simply press a button or tap the GamePad screen to make the auto-running penguin jump. Levels switch angle and you're expected to die a lot, so this one is likely pitching for YouTube fame. We'll p-p-pick up this penguin and write a review. TAP TAP ARCADE (RCMADIAX, €1.99/ £1.79) - This is a compilation download that includes both DON'T CRASH and SPIKEY WALLS. A nice idea, though as we're not fans of the actual included games we weren't particularly positive in our TAP TAP ARCADE review. Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts Teslagrad (Rain Games, €10.00 / £9.50 until 18th May, normally €14.99 / £13.99) Secret Files: Tunguska (Deep Silver, €6.49 until 5th May, normally €9.99) Wii U eShop Permanent Discounts Epic Dumpster Bear (Log Games, €6.49 / £4.99, was €9.49/ £7.49) 3DS eShop Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge (Nintendo, free) - The same as the Wii U release, just extra mini courtesy of the smaller screens. Sssnakes (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99/ £1.79) - A modern riff on Snake, the classic game that originated (as a concept) in the '70s but shot to prominence on early Nokia phones. This title aims to add modern touches to the formula of eating and avoiding your own tail, with the ability to 'shoot', multiple snakes on screen and varied environments, along with online leaderboards. We'll sssee what it's like in a review. Castle Conqueror EX (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99) — Already released in Europe last year, this is likely included for a German release. New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console Super Punch-Out!! (Nintendo, €7.99 / £7.19) - The latest Super NES game on the New 3DS is another that's much loved; this successor to the iconic NES original was a true leap in visuals and style, with even more outrageous foes. Colourful and manic, this is certainly a lot of fun - we gave it a strong recommendation in our Wii U Virtual Console Super Punch-Out!! review, and will take another look on New 3DS. 3DS Retail Download Yo-kai Watch (Nintendo / Level-5, €39.99 / £34.99) - This series has become a phenomenon in Japan and arrived in North America late last year, with the anime series and toys also contributing to its success. It'll now try and repeat the trick in Europe, with its twist on battle mechanics and collecting Yo-Kai raising similarities to Pokémon while, undoubtedly, forging its own identity. Though it falls short of beinggreat we gave it a recommendation in our Yo-kai Watch review. Available from 29th April. 3DS eShop DLC SteamWorld Heist: The Outsider (Image & Form, €4.99/ £4.49) - This expansion brings some new story and a mysterious new character, as recently teased by Image & Form. A new playable character, missions, weapons and hats are all promised as part of this expansion, and we'll bring you more as Image & Form makes its announcement. 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (Atlus, €9.99 / £8.99 until 12th May, normally €29.99 / £24.99) World Conqueror 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.59 until 5th May, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Swords & Soldiers 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.59 until 5th May, normally €6.99 / £5.59) Tappingo 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99 / £0.79 until 5th May, normally €2.99 / £2.39) The Legend of Dark Witch - Chronicle 2D Act (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99 / £0.79 until 5th May, normally €3.99 / £3.19) Adventure Bar Story (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.49 / £1.99 until 5th May, normally €4.99 / £3.99) Castle Conqueror EX (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99 / £0.79 until 5th May, normally €3.99 / £3.19) Fairune (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99 / £0.79 until 5th May, normally €2.99 / £2.39) Demon King Box (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99 / £0.79 until 5th May, normally €3.99 / £3.19) KAMI (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99 / £0.79 until 5th May, normally €2.99 / £2.39) Witch & Hero (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99 / £0.79 until 5th May, normally €3.99 / £3.19) Mercenaries Saga 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.49 / £1.99 until 5th May, normally €4.99 / £3.99) Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D Download Edition (Zordix AB, €4.99 / £4.49 until 5th May, normally €9.99 / £8.99)
  13. Wii U eShop Star Fox Guard (Nintendo, €14.99 / £12.99 or €9.99/ £9.99 for those with Star Fox Zero on the same Wii U) - Originally 'Project Guard' and showcased as a demonstration of unique GamePad-based gameplay, this has emerged as an accompaniment to Zero. Your challenge is to place and then monitor 12 camera feeds, spotting incoming robots and destroying them before they take out your base. A relatively simple concept on paper, we nevertheless found it enthralling and surprisingly scary in our Star Fox Guard preview; our review will be with you before launch. Available from 22nd April. Queens Garden (Joindots, €6.99/ £5.49) - Beyond wondering whether there should be an apostrophe in the name, we do know that this looks like a colourful match-3 title for the eShop. We'll give it the royal treatment for a review. Paranautical Activity (Digerati, €9.99) - Listed previously for Europe, in this case it seems to be a German release date. Wii U Virtual Console Mario Party DS (Nintendo, €9.99/ £8.99) - Though this series is most highly regarding for its home console offerings, portable versions do at least offer some minigames on the go. 'Download Play' multiplayer will be out, so we'll see how much can be done by passing the GamePad back and forth, while a solo campaign is an option; we'll bring you a review soon. Mario Party 2 (Nintendo, €9.99/ £8.99) - We jump straight to the second N64 entry in the series, which makes sense as it improved on the original and included a number of the same minigames. This one did include more unique game boards, and as this Wii U version will also offer more standard multiplayer shenanigans; we'll have another party for this one, but until then you can check out our original Wii Virtual Console review. Wii U Retail Download Star Fox Zero (Nintendo, €49.99 / £39.99 or €44.99 / £36.99 for those with Star Fox Guard on the same Wii U) - After skipping the Wii entirely we finally have a fresh Star Fox title on a home console, and it's an ambitious effort that incorporates a new GamePad-centric control scheme. In addition to flight levels there are other vehicles and control schemes thrown into the mix, along with plenty of content for players to master. Our review will be with you before launch, but until then you can catch up with our Star Fox Zero preview. Available from 22nd April. Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts Shovel Knight (Yacht Club Games, €9.99 / £8.66 until 28th April, normally €14.99 / £12.99) Never Alone (E-Line Media, €3.74 / £3.24 until 4th May, normally €14.99 / £12.99) Shadow Puppeteer (Snow Cannon, €10.00 / £9.00 until 11th May, normally €14.99 / £13.49) Family Tennis SP (Shin'en Multimedia, €3.74 / £2.99 until 12th May, normally €4.99 / £3.99) Jones on Fire (Joindots, €2.99 / £2.29 until 5th May, normally €5.99 / £4.59) 3DS eShop Langrisser Re:Incarnation Tensei (Aksys Games, €34.99 / £28.00) - Langrisser started on the Sega Mega Drive and had several sequels up through the Sega Saturn, but the only entry to ever make it out of Japan was the first game. With this one heading West on 3DS (eShop only in Europe) it has a chance to win over new fans; it promises branching story paths, plenty of strategic battles and 100+ hours of gameplay.Available from 19th April. Dan McFox: Head Hunter (Lightwood Games, €2.49 / £1.99) - This isn't just an opportunistic release with the Foxy theme of the week, but is also a rare release from Lightwood Games that isn't a word game. It's a port of a mobile title generally targeting young gamers, as it incorporates elements of the 'Guess Who' board game, challenging the player to frantically pick out faces that fit the right criteria. It'll include online leaderboards, and we'll bring you a review soon. 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Shin Megami Tensei IV (Atlus, €9.99 / £8.99 until 5th May, normally €19.99 / £17.99) Shovel Knight (Yacht Club Games, €9.99 / £8.66 until 28th April, normally €14.99 / £12.99) 3D MahJongg (Joindots, €3.99 / £3.59 until 5th May, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Safari Quest (Joindots, €4.99 / £3.99 until 5th May, normally €6.99 / £4.99) Gardenscapes (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.49 until 5th May, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Murder on the Titanic (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.49 until 5th May, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Carps & Dragons (Abylight, €2.49 / £2.24 until 21st May, normally €4.99 / £4.49) 3DS eShop Demo Pocket Card Jockey (Nintendo, free) 3DS HOME Themes Animal Crossing: Gardening Weather (Nintendo, €1.99/ £1.79) Hatsune Miku: Paper Craft Theme (SEGA, €1.79/ £1.59)
  14. From Nintendolife: Wii U eShop Olympia Rising (PlayEveryWare, €4.99 / £4.49) - This is an adventure platformer with some rather stylish pixel-based visuals, as expected revolving around climbing up Mount Olympus. This looks impressive on other platforms, so we'll see how it stacks up on Wii U in a review. Paranautical Activity (Digerati, €9.99 / £8.99) - A game with a somewhat unique and controversial history, it features procedurally-generated levels and permadeath - two common Roguelike elements - as well as hordes of enemies and bosses to fight. Upgrades are available to make things a bit easier, and there are plenty of hidden items to seek out. We'll tackle a review soon. COLOR BOMBS (RCMADIAX, €1.49/ £1.39 ) - A chain-reaction title in which players must collect a predetermined amount of the aforementioned bombs to complete a stage. We were very critical of this in our COLOR BOMBS review. Rubik's Cube (Cypronia, €4.99/ £4.49) - This is the 'official Rubik's Cube game', designed to recreate the iconic puzzle on your console. Well, we'll puzzle it out for a review. Star Sky 2 (JMJ Interactive, €4.00/ £3.60) - A follow-up to a previous Wii U arrival, this is designed to be a relaxing, meditative experience in which you explore and soak in the atmosphere. We didn't think the first game hit the mark, but will find our inner peace to give this one a try. Wii U Virtual Console Yoshi's Story (Nintendo, €9.99 / £8.99 ) - Known as Yoshi's Island 64 in the early stages of its development, this entry into the Yoshi canon finally makes its Virtual Console debut. The platforming action here takes place within a pop-up storybook and has an interesting visual style, with pre-rendered 3D graphics used to craft worlds made from materials such as wood, fabrics and cardboard. We gave this a modest recommendation in our review. Wii U eShop DLC Runbow will receive a range of DLC options this week, as follows: Satura's Space Adventure (13AM Games, €6.49/ £5.89) - Teased by 13AM Games recently, stay tuned for an exclusive reveal on Nintendo Life later today. Lilac (13AM Games, free) Professionals Pack (13AM Games, €1.99/ £1.79) Winter Pack (13AM Games, €2.99/ £2.69) Anime Pack (13AM Games, €1.99/ £1.79) SteamPunk Pack (13AM Games, €1.99/ £1.79) New Costumes and Music Bundle (13AM Games, €6.49/ £5.89) Extra Value Bundle (13AM Games, €11.99/ £10.79) Wii U Open Beta Lost Reavers (Bandai Namco, free) - You can put this free-to-play online co-op shooter to the test in this beta until 26th April. Wii U Nintendo Selects on the eShop (from 15/04) New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U (Nintendo, €24.99/ £19.99) New Super Luigi U (Nintendo, €9.99/ £8.99) The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (Nintendo, €24.99/ £19.99) Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo, €24.99/ £19.99) LEGO City: Undercover (Nintendo, €24.99/ £19.99) Nintendo Land (Nintendo, €24.99/ £19.99) Wii Party U (Nintendo, €24.99/ £19.99) Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts Runbow (13AM Games, €10.49/ £8.24 until 28th April, normally €13.99 / £10.99) Wicked Monsters Blast! HD Plus (Corecell, €2.99/ £2.69 until 28th April, normally €7.99 / £7.19) Stone Shire (Finger Gun Games, €1.00/ £1.00 until 14th May, normally €1.99 / £1.79) 3DS eShop Super Strike Beach Volleyball (Natsume, €4.99 / £4.49) - Promising 'high-octane' beach volleyball, you have the choice of eight characters (with different abilities) and a campaign mode to take on, though free-play is an option too. This could undoubtedly be fun, so we'll dig out a beach towel and let you know what we think. Rubik's Cube (Cypronia, €4.99 / £4.49) - This portable version of the 'official Rubik's Cube game'. New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console Pilotwings (Nintendo, €7.99 / £7.19) — This flying game was a trailblazer when first released, combining different vehicles and challenges with the goal of flying your way to a surprising and epic final mission. Not exactly a detailed flight sim, but under the right circumstances still laid back, this one certainly has a loyal group of fans that we suspect will eagerly pick it up on Wii U. We gave this a modest recommendation in our Wii U Virtual Console Pilotwings review. 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts AeternoBlade (Corecell, €10.99/ £9.99 until 28th April, normally €14.99 / £13.50) Karous: The Beast of RE: Eden (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99/ £3.29 until 28th April, normally €5.99 / £4.79) Samurai Defender (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99/ £1.59 until 28th April, normally €2.99 / £2.39) Snow Moto Racing 3D(Zordix AB, €3.99/ £3.59 until 21st April, normally €7.99 / £7.19) 3DS HOME Themes Hatsune Miku: Carton Box Theme (SEGA, €1.79/ £1.59) Hatsune Miku: Deluxe Theme (SEGA, €1.79/ £1.59) Elves and Unicorns: A special friendship (Rainbow, €1.99/ £1.79) Bloom and Stella Tynix A magical transformation (Rainbow, €1.99/ £1.79) Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess: Shadow & Light (Nintendo, €1.99/ £1.79) 3DS HOME Theme Permanent Discounts Mia and Me main characters: Mia, Mo, Yuko and Onchao (Rainbow, €0.99/ £0.89, was €1.99 / £1.79) Mia and Me: Mia in Centopia (Rainbow, €0.99/ £0.89, was €1.99 / £1.79) Mia and the Unicorns (Rainbow, €0.99/ £0.89, was €1.99 / £1.79) The Winx at Alfea (Rainbow, €0.99/ £0.89, was €1.99 / £1.79) Winter in Centopia (Rainbow, €0.99/ £0.89, was €1.99 / £1.79) Winx Club Fashion Style: Flora and Bloom (Rainbow, €0.99/ £0.89, was €1.99 / £1.79) Winx Club Mythix: Bloom, Stella and Flora (Rainbow, €0.99/ £0.89, was €1.99 / £1.79) Winx Music & Magic:Dancing to the rhythm of magic (Rainbow, €0.99/ £0.89, was €1.99 / £1.79)
  15. None of this matters because everyone is still playing HYRULE WARRIORS LEGENDS. Still, this lot via Nintendolife: Wii U eShop FreezeME (RNC, €9.99 / £8.80 until 7th April and then €13.99 / £12.59) - A 3D platformer that cites N64 titles as an inspiration and with some elements strongly reminiscent of Super Mario Galaxy, this includes a mechanic for freezing items that utilises the GamePad screen or Wii Remote pointer. It's certainly a slick and impressive offering from RNC, earning a strong recommendation in our FreezeME review. Chompy Chomp Chomp Party (Utopian World of Sandwiches, €10.99 / £8.99) - A highly promising party game that utilises the Wii U's capabilities in allowing up to nine players to take part at once. There are a variety of modes that riff on the core concept of 'chompy' characters chasing and eating each other. We played this and had a hoot in the past, and will check out the full game to let you know what we think. Tachyon Project (Eclipse Games, €9.99 / £8.99) - With a dramatic setting and storyline there'll be 10 levels in which the tale is told in this twin-stick shooter, with each having six progressive waves of enemies. There'll be three challenge levels with support for up to four players locally, while there are six weapons, nine secondary weapons, seven perks, over 30 enemy types and four bosses. We'll shoot every pixel in sight for our review. The Beggar's Ride (Bad Seed, €7.99 / £7.49) - This is a puzzle platformer in which an old man dons a mask and is the recipient of mysterious powers, given the ability to manipulate the environment. We'll check it out for a review. Wii U Virtual Console Metroid: Other M (Nintendo, €19.99 / £17.99) - A title that caused quite a stir and some controversy when it arrived on Wii, this glossy and cinematic Metroid was co-developed by Team Ninja, incorporating 2D controls within a 3D environment along with some Wii Remote pointer aiming. An ambitious entry with a storyline and voice acting that's not to everyone's taste, it divided fans and critics. For our part we enjoyed it in our Metroid: Other M review. Wii U DLC Lego Marvel Avengers: The Masters of Evil Pack (WB Games, €2.99 / £2.50) Lego Marvel Avengers: Classic Captain Marvel Pack (WB Games, €2.99 / £2.50) Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts Fire Emblem (Nintendo, €3.49 / £3.14 until 14th April, normally €6.99 / £6.29) Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (Nintendo, €3.49 / £3.14 until 14th April, normally €6.99 / £6.29) Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (Nintendo, €4.99 / £4.49 until 14th April, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Life of Pixel (Super Icon, €4.99 / £4.49 until 18th April, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Canvaleon (OXIAB Game Studio, €4.95 / £4.49 until 7th April, normally €9.95 / £8.99) Chasing Dead (2020 Venture, €9.99 / £7.99 until 30th April, normally €29.99 / £24.99) 3DS eShop Justice Chronicles (Kemco, €9.99 / £8.99) - Kemco returns with another retro-styled RPG that was originally released on smart devices. On this occasion you team up with the God of Death to help a wounded Battle Maiden on a quest through the world; it sounds like a typical Friday afternoon to us. We'll check it out and bring you a review. 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Fire Emblem: Awakening (Nintendo, €29.99 / £26.49 until until 14th April, normally €44.99 / £39.99) European Conqueror 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.39 until 14th April, normally €3.99 / £2.99) Glory of Generals (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.19 until 14th April, normally €9.99 / £7.99) Quell Memento (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.39 until 14th April, normally €3.99 / £3.19) Heart Beaten (Springloaded, €2.33 / £2.00 until 7th April or €1.09 / £1.00 for those with Space Lift Danger Panic on the same NNID, normally €3.49 / £2.99) Space Lift Danger Panic! (Springloaded, €1.65 / £1.29 until 7th April or €0.80 / £0.65 for those with Heart Beaten on the same NNID, normally €2.49 / £1.99) 3DS DLC Temporary Discounts Fire Emblem Awakening: Champions Pack (Nintendo, €2.49 / £2.24 until 14th April, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Fire Emblem Awakening: Champions of Yore 1 (Nintendo, €0.99 / £0.89 until 14th April, normally €1.99 / £1.79) Fire Emblem Awakening: Champions of Yore 2 (Nintendo, €0.99 / £0.89 until 14th April, normally €1.99 / £1.79) Fire Emblem Awakening: Champions of Yore 3 (Nintendo, €0.99 / £0.89 until 14th April, normally €1.99 / £1.79) Fire Emblem Awakening: Golden Pack (Nintendo, €2.99 / £2.69 until 14th April, normally €5.99 / £5.39) Fire Emblem Awakening: Golden Gaffe (Nintendo, €1.24 / £1.14 until until 14th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Fire Emblem Awakening: EXPonential Growth (Nintendo, €1.24 / £1.14 until until 14th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Fire Emblem Awakening: Infinite Regalia (Nintendo, €1.24 / £1.14 until until 14th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Fire Emblem Awakening: Scramble Pack (Nintendo, €2.99 / £2.69 until 14th April, normally €5.99 / £5.39) Fire Emblem Awakening: Harvest Scramble (Nintendo, €1.24 / £1.14 until until 14th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Fire Emblem Awakening: Summer Scramble (Nintendo, €1.24 / £1.14 until until 14th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Fire Emblem Awakening: HotSpring Scramble (Nintendo, €1.24 / £1.14 until until 14th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Fire Emblem Awakening: Future Past Pack (Nintendo, €2.99 / £2.69 until 14th April, normally €5.99 / £5.39) Fire Emblem Awakening: The Future Past 1 (Nintendo, €1.24 / £1.14 until until 14th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Fire Emblem Awakening: The Future Past 2 (Nintendo, €1.24 / £1.14 until until 14th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Fire Emblem Awakening: The Future Past 3 (Nintendo, €1.24 / £1.14 until until 14th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Fire Emblem Awakening: Rogues Pack (Nintendo, €2.99 / £2.69 until 14th April, normally €5.99 / £5.39) Fire Emblem Awakening: Rogues & Redeemers 1(Nintendo, €1.24 / £1.14 until until 14th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Fire Emblem Awakening: Rogues & Redeemers 2 (Nintendo, €1.24 / £1.14 until until 14th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Fire Emblem Awakening: Rogues & Redeemers 3 (Nintendo, €1.24 / £1.14 until until 14th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Fire Emblem Awakening: Lost Bloodlines Pack (Nintendo, €2.99 / £2.69 until 14th April, normally €5.99 / £5.39) Fire Emblem Awakening: Lost Bloodlines 1 (Nintendo, €1.24 / £1.14 until until 14th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Fire Emblem Awakening: Lost Bloodlines 2 (Nintendo, €1.24 / £1.14 until until 14th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Fire Emblem Awakening: Lost Bloodlines 3 (Nintendo, €1.24 / £1.14 until until 14th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Fire Emblem Awakening: Smash Pack (Nintendo, €2.99 / £2.69 until 14th April, normally €5.99 / £5.39) Fire Emblem Awakening: Smash Brethren 1 (Nintendo, €1.24 / £1.14 until until 14th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Fire Emblem Awakening: Smash Brethren 2 (Nintendo, €1.24 / £1.14 until until 14th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Fire Emblem Awakening: Smash Brethren 3 (Nintendo, €1.24 / £1.14 until until 14th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Fire Emblem Awakening: Challenge Pack (Nintendo, €2.99 / £2.69 until 14th April, normally €5.99 / £5.39) Fire Emblem Awakening: Death's Embrace (Nintendo, €1.24 / £1.14 until until 14th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Fire Emblem Awakening: Five Anna Firefight (Nintendo, €1.24 / £1.14 until until 14th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Fire Emblem Awakening: Roster Rescue (Nintendo, €1.24 / £1.14 until until 14th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Fire Emblem Awakening: Apotheosis (Nintendo, €0.99 / £0.89 until until 14th April, normally €1.99 / £1.79)
  16. This weeHYRULE WARRIORS LEGENDS YAAAAS. From Nintendolife: Wii U eShop Infinity Runner (Wales Interactive, €6.49/ £5.89) - This is a first-person runner title set on a large spaceship that's descended into a nightmare, and you try to escape by running quickly and occasionally turning into a werewolf - with 14 levels it could be rather fun. Our review will be with you this week. Shantae: Risky's Revenge Director's Cut (WayForward, €9.99/ £6.99) - A re-release of the popular DSiWare title, this aims to recreate the original in HD with some helpful new additions like a warp system for getting around the sizeable map. It'll also look rather shiny in HD; we'll get whipped into shape for a review. Wii U Virtual Console Star Fox 64 (Nintendo, €4.99 / £4.49 until 21st April, then €9.99/ £8.99) - A classic of the Nintendo 64 era and, arguably, the definitive entry in this franchise. It's providing plenty of inspiration - it seems - for the upcoming Star Fox Zero on Wii U, and now lands on the Virtual Console as a warm-up for the new launch. Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts Ascent of Kings (Nostatic Software, €1.49 / £1.11 until 31st March, normally €1.99 / £1.49) Word Party (Lightwood Games, €11.99 / £11.19 until 7th April, normally €15.99 / £14.99) Suspension Railroad Simulator (Joindots, €7.19 / £5.39 until 7th April, normally €7.99 / £5.99) New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console Donkey Kong Country (Nintendo, €7.99/ £7.19, or €3.99/ £3.59 for users who've downloaded Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest on New 3DS using the same NNID) — One of the all-time classic platformers, this title from Rare made stars of DK, Diddy Kong and Cranky Kong, while using graphical technology that was mind-blowing in the 16-bit era. We argue that it's barely aged a day, as a gaming experience, in our Wii U VC Donkey Kong Country review. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (Nintendo, €7.99/ £7.19, or €3.99/ £3.59 for users who've downloaded Donkey Kong Country on New 3DS using the same NNID) — The second home console DK entry from Rare, this one puts you in charge of Diddy Kong as you seek to rescue the captured DK; it provides more of the attractive visuals and gameplay that made the first title so hugely popular. We couldn't say enough positive things about this in our Wii U VC Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest review. 3DS Retail Download Hyrule Warriors Legends (Nintendo, €39.99/ £34.99) - A game that caused quite a stir when it originally arrived on Wii U, Koei Tecmo has now brought its Warriors / Legend of Zelda mash-up to the portable with extra characters and a new Linkle storyline included; naturally there'll also be a lot of DLC. Our review will be with you later today. Free 3DS HOME Theme with eShop purchases. 3DS / Wii U Retail DLC Hyrule Warriors: Legends: Legends of Hyrule Pack: 3DS only (Nintendo, €14.99/ £13.49) - Get four AOC packs as they are released, and a costume for Ganondorf to enjoy now! (Nintendo 3DS only.) This includes the Master Wind Waker Pack (exclusive to Nintendo 3DS), the Link's Awakening Pack, the Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks Pack, and the A Link Between Worlds Pack. Plus, you'll receive the "Wind Waker Robes" costume for Ganondorf as soon as you purchase. Hyrule Warriors: Legends: Legends of Hyrule Pack: 3DS / Wii U Bundle (Nintendo, €16.99/ £15.29) - Get a full breakdown of the Hyrule Warriors DLC here. Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique 2 - Fashion Forward: Spring-Summer Styles Pack (Nintendo, free) 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Beyblade Evolution (Rising Star Games, €4.99 / £4.99 until 31st March, normally €19.99 / £19.99) BIT.TRIP SAGA (Rising Star Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 31st March, normally €19.99 / £17.99) Girls' Fashion Shoot (Rising Star Games, €4.99 / £4.99 until 31st March, normally €19.99 / £19.99) Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi (Rising Star Games, €11.99 / £11.99 until 31st March, normally €29.99 / £29.99) Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns (Rising Star Games, €9.99 / £8.99 until 31st March, normally €19.99 / £17.99) Hometown Story (Rising Star Games, €7.49 / £7.49until 31st March, normally €29.99 / £29.99) Jewel Master Cradle Of Egypt 2 3D (Rising Star Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 31st March, normally €19.99 / £17.99) Jewel Master Cradle Of Rome 2 (Rising Star Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 31st March, normally €19.99 / £17.99) Super Black Bass 3D (Rising Star Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 31st March, normally €19.99 / £17.99) Virtue's Last Reward (Rising Star Games, €12.49 / £9.99 until 31st March, normally €24.99 / £19.99) Sadame (Rising Star Games, €10.99 / £9.49 until 31st March, normally €14.99 / £12.99) Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai (Shin'en Multimedia, €6.70 / £5.70 until 14th April, normally €8.99 / £7.66) Aqua Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB, €3.99 / £3.59 until 31st March, normally €7.99 / £7.19) Epic Word Search Collection (Lightwood Games, €5.99 / £4.49 until 7th April, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Johnny's Payday Panic (Office Create, €1.99/ £1.49 until 31st March, normally €3.99 / £2.99)
  17. This week! From Nintendolife! Not much! Mutant Mudds will probably be great (and it's crossbuy and there's a discount if you have the original and there's a discount on the original if you don't - THAT is how you do it, Nintendo you spanners), but I think it'll be too hard for me. Never did the final level on the first game. Oh, and some (repeated but) nice discounts. So maybe not not much. Yay? Wii U eShop Mutant Mudds Super Challenge (Renegade Kid, €9.99/ £8.99 or €8.49/ £7.64 until 16th / 17th April for those with Mutant Mudds on the same NNID or the E3 Nindies@Home demo, or free if you already own the 3DS version on the same NNID) - Following the success of the original and the 'Deluxe' versions, this follow-up in the break-out Renegade Kid series ramps up the challenge with tough level designs and bosses to tackle. Our review will be with you soon, but in the meantime you can learn more about this in our interview with the developer. Paranautical Activity (Digerati, €9.99/ £8.99) - A game with a somewhat unique and controversial history, it features procedurally-generated levels and permadeath - two common Roguelike elements - as well as hordes of enemies and bosses to fight. Upgrades are available to make things a bit easier, and there are plenty of hidden items to seek out. We'll tackle a review soon. Wii U Retail Download Pokkén Tournament (Nintendo, €59.99/ £49.99 LOLOLOLOLOL) - This Bandai Namco-developed fighting game began life as an arcade in Japan, before popular demand was met and this Wii U version was announced. With some unique modes and an upcoming tilt at the competitive gaming scene this Wii U entry could be a vital release this year. Our review will be with you soon, but in the meantime you can check out our extensive preview of the game. Available from 18th March. Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts DuckTales: Remastered (Capcom, €5.99/ £4.79 until 31st March, normally €14.99 / £11.99) Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara (Capcom, €5.24/ £4.19 until 31st March, normally €14.99 / £11.99) Nova-111 (Curve Digital, €5.99/ £4.79 until 31st March, normally €14.99 / £11.99) OlliOlli (Curve Digital, €3.99/ £3.19 until 31st March, normally €9.99 / £7.99) Pumped BMX+ (Curve Digital, €3.99/ £3.19 until 31st March, normally €9.99 / £7.99) Stealth Inc. 2: A Game of Clones (Curve Digital, €3.99/ £3.19 until 31st March, normally €9.99 / £7.99) The Swapper (Curve Digital, €5.99/ £4.79 until 31st March, normally €14.99 / £11.99) The Swindle (Curve Digitial, €5.99/ £4.79 until 31st March, normally €14.99 / £11.99) Ultratron (Curve Digital, €3.99/ £3.19 until 31st March, normally €9.99 / £7.99) Blocky Bot (Mobot Studios, €1.29/ £0.94 until 7th April, normally €2.69 / £1.89) Paper Monsters Recut (Mobot Studios, €3.19/ £2.69 until 7th April, normally €6.49 / £5.49) Island Flight Simulator (Joindots, €7.19/ £5.39 until 31st March, normally €7.99 / £5.99) 3DS eShop Mutant Mudds Super Challenge ((Renegade Kid, €9.99/ £8.99 or €8.49/ £7.64 until 16th April for those with Mutant Mudds on the same NNID, or free if you already own the 3DS version on the same NNID) - The same as its HD brethren, but rather than a shiny resolution it will have 3D visuals perfectly suited to the layered gameplay, and it's worth remembering that with cross-buy you can own both versions from just one purchase. The Legend of Dark Witch 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99) - Developed by INSIDE SYSTEM, The Legend of Dark Witch 2 features the same core action platforming gameplay as its predecessor, yet has eight stages to take on. We reckon this is a rather average follow-up in our review. Listed only in Euros, likely meaning a release in Germany, as this previously arrived in most of Europe earlier this year. New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console F-Zero (Nintendo, €7.99/ £7.19 or €3.99/ £3.59 until 24th March for those who also buy Super Mario Kart on the New 3DS on the same NNID) - A classic of the Super NES era, this title was a visual revelation but also a wonderful exponent of fast futuristic racing. Though its home console successors would use technology to move on to different styles, some argue that this original 16-bit effort is as good as the franchise gets in terms of sheer racing joy and control. We certainly gave it a glowing recommendation in our most recent F-Zero review. Super Mario Kart (Nintendo, €7.99/ £7.19 or €3.99/ £3.59 until 24th March for those who also buy F-Zero on the New 3DS on the same NNID) - Prior to the 1992 arrival of Super Mario Kart (early 1993 in Europe), the kart racing genre had little relevance in the market. As was typical of Nintendo at the time, it leveraged its IP with some terrific gameplay to establish another smash hit with this title; inevitably it would be copied by rivals in the years that followed, while Mario Kart went on to become one of the big N's most valuable franchises. Small history lesson aside, this gaming experience still stands up today. 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (Capcom, €17.99/ £14.99 until 31st March, normally €29.99 / £24.99) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies (Capcom, €11.24/ £8.99 until 31st March, normally €24.99 / £19.99) OlliOlli (Curve Digital, €3.99/ £3.19 until 31st March, normally €9.99 / £7.99) Mutant Mudds (Renegade Kid, €4.49/ £4.04 until 31st March, normally €8.99 / £8.09) Rytmik Ultimate (Cinemax, €9.99/ £8.99 until 31st March, normally €17.99 / £15.99) Escape from Zombie City (Tom Create, €2.10/ £1.90 until 31st March, normally €2.99 / £2.69) Ninja Battle Heroes (Tom Create, €1.39/ £1.25 until 31st March, normally €1.99 / £1.79) Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D Download Version (Zordix AB, €4.99/ £4.49 until 24th March, normally €9.99 / £8.99) 3D Game Collection (Joindots, €4.99/ £3.59 until 31st March, normally €6.99 / £4.99) Atlantic Quest (Joindots, €4.99/ £3.59 until 31st March, normally €6.99 / £4.99) Secret Agent Files: Miami (Joindots, €5.99/ £4.49 until 31st March, normally €7.99 / £5.99) 3DS eShop Demo Petit Novel Series - Harvest December (CIRCLE Entertainment, free) 3DS HOME Themes Winter in Centopia (Rainbow, €1.99/ £1.79) Winx Music & Magic: Dancing to the rhythm of magic (Rainbow, €1.99/ £1.79) Miffy & Stars By Mercis (Mercis/CPLG, €0.99/ £0.89) Miffy & Ducks By Mercis (Mercis/CPLG, €0.99/ £0.89) Miffy & Sun By Mercis (Mercis/CPLG, €0.99/ £0.89) Blast 'Em Bunnies: Bundle (Nnooo, €4.99/ £2.99) Blast 'Em Bunnies: Luchador (Nnooo, €1.99/ £1.29 ) Blast 'Em Bunnies: Ninja (Nnooo, €1.99/ £1.29 ) Blast 'Em Bunnies: Western (Nnooo, €1.99/ £1.29 ) Blast 'Em Bunnies: Zombie (Nnooo, €1.99/ £1.29 ) Mighty Switch Force! Theme (Bozon, €1.79/ £1.59) Shantae Pirate Theme (Bozon, €1.79/ £1.59) Rottytops Theme (Bozon, €1.79/ £1.59) Maya the Bee (Studios 100, €0.99/ £0.89)
  18. Once more, from Nintendolife, a week of overpriced VC releases and a pile of other shite. Don't forget the HYRULE WARRIORS LEGENDS demo too from last week that was a Nintendo Direct surprise. Wii U eShop Star Ghost (Squarehead Studios, €8.99/ £7.99) - A procedurally generated shoot-em-up "inspired by the arcade classics", Star Ghost is the work of Rhys Lewis, former A.I Lead at Retro Studios. This utilises the control scheme seen in the rocket barrel stages of Retro's Donkey Kong titles, while Rare alumni David Wise provides the soundtrack. We'll launch into a review soon. Bird Mania Party (Teyon, €1.99/ £1.79) - A follow-on to the budget runner (or 'flyer') games on 3DS, the party aspect for this HD version comes from some multiplayer options. Two players can tackle the game together in co-op or there's a party competitive mode for five players, with extra competitors using Wii Remotes. We'll fly into a review. Steel Rivals (nuGAME, €6.99 / £5.99) - This is a fighting game, which isn't exactly the most common genre on Wii U, at least not yet. At a budget price the screenshots do suggest budget visuals, yet with a Tournament Mode, unlockable outfits and local multiplayer we should at least give it a fighting chance. We'll get some sparring in as preparation for our review. Dreamals (XINESS, €4.99/ £4.49) - Conceptually this sounds like a puzzle game, as you guide three animals restricted to one direction each to safety. We'll get started on a review. Wii U Virtual Console Super Mario Advance (Nintendo, €6.99/ £6.29) - The first in the series of enhanced re-releases that graced the Game Boy Advance, this one includes a spruced up Super Mario Bros. 2 and a version of the original Mario Bros.. As explained in our review it's a solid option for those looking to experience these titles for the first time or with a slightly different feel. Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World (Nintendo, €6.99/ £6.29) - Yet another way to play this 16-bit classic if you're not tempted by the Wii U or New 3DS Virtual Console versions. This GBA iteration does offer some tweaks to the formula, as explained in our review, and is a faithful recreation beyond those changes it does a solid job. Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (Nintendo, €6.99/ £6.29). As the name states this is the Game Boy Advance port / remaster of the third NES entry in the series. In addition to the '16-bit' look for the 8-bit classic this also includes extra stages that were originally accessed with e-Reader cards; those extras and this one's overall quality earned it a glowing recommendation from us. Wii U Virtual Console Promotion Super Mario Advance Special: You can get the third game for free if you buy two of Super Mario Advance, Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 or Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 with the same NNID on Wii U until 24/03/2016. Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts Art of Balance (Shin'en Multimedia, €6.70/ £5.36 until 31st March, normally €8.99 / £7.15) Never Alone (E-line Media, €4.89/ £4.29 until 23rd March, normally €14.99 / £12.99) VoxelMaker (Nostatic Software, €3.59/ £2.79 untl 17th March, normally €4.49 / £3.49) 99Moves (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49/ £1.34 until 7th April, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Abyss (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49/ £1.34 until 7th April, normally €1.99 / £1.79) Rock 'n Racing Off Road DX (EnjoyUp Games, €4.95/ £4.45 until 7th April, normally €7.99 / £7.19) Spy Chameleon (EnjoyUp Games, €3.99/ £3.59 until 7th April, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Jones on Fire (Joindots, €2.99/ £2.29 until 24th March, normally €5.99 / £4.59) Wii U eShop Demo Word Puzzles by POWGI (Lightwood Games, free) 3DS eShop Blast 'em Bunnies (Nnooo, €4.99/ £2.99) The objective here is to take down as many bunny enemies as possible and collect coins, which can be used to purchase new items in-game. 50 medals are waiting to be unlocked, and the title's Survival and Slaughter modes feature varying difficulty levels. We'll inform PETA of our plans and then start work on a review. New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console Super Metroid (Nintendo, €3.99/ £3.59 until 17th March if Link to the Past has been downloaded on New 3DS, normally €7.99/ £7.19) - A true classic of the 16-bit age, this took the ideas and concepts of its predecessors on NES and Game Boy and took them forward in rather bold ways. An experience that has inspired so many modern games, it stands up beautifully in the modern day and should be perfectly suited to portable gaming. We gave this out highest marks in our Super Metroid review. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Nintendo, €3.99/ £3.59 until 17th March if Super Metroid has been downloaded on New 3DS, normally €7.99/ £7.19) - Another definitive entry in its franchises' history, this is an adventure that's always in the running when fans debate the greatest Zelda games. Full of iconic moments and items, like many of the best SNES games this still holds up beautifully for modern-day gaming. Naturally we loved it in our most recent review. 3DS Retail Download Stella Glow (NIS America, €39.99 / £34.99) - Developed be Imageepoch, your world-saving quest tasks you with earning the trust and help of musical witches, which is as good a job as any. Blending traditional RPG ideas with a musical focus gives this one a bit of a unique twist, and we gave it a hearty recommendation in our Stella Glow review. Available from 11th March. Download code for the theme "Stella Glow: The Witches and Bubu" for Nintendo 3DS included with every purchase. 3DS eShop DLC Blast 'Em Bunnies: Clown Skin Pack (Nnooo, €1.99/ £1.29) Blast 'Em Bunnies: Luchador Skin Pack (Nnooo, €1.99/ £1.29) Blast 'Em Bunnies: Ninja Skin Pack (Nnooo, €1.99/ £1.29) Blast 'Em Bunnies: Urban Army Skin Pack (Nnooo, €1.99/ £1.29) Blast 'Em Bunnies: Zombie Skin Pack (Nnooo, €1.99/ £1.29) Blast 'Em Bunnies: Clown Arena Pack (Nnooo, €2.99/ £1.99) Blast 'Em Bunnies: Luchador Arena Pack (Nnooo, €2.99/ £1.99) Blast 'Em Bunnies: Ninja Arena Pack (Nnooo, €2.99/ £1.99) Blast 'Em Bunnies: Urban Army Arena Pack (Nnooo, €2.99/ £1.99) Blast 'Em Bunnies: Zombie ArenaPack (Nnooo, €2.99/ £1.99) Blast 'Em Bunnies: 2x Multiplier (Nnooo, free) Blast 'Em Bunnies: 5x Multiplier (Nnooo, €4.99/ £2.99) Blast 'Em Bunnies: 10x Multiplier (Nnooo, €9.99/ £6.49) Blast 'Em Bunnies: Carrot Rifle (Nnooo, €2.99/ £1.99) Blast 'Em Bunnies: Turnip Mortar (Nnooo, €4.99/ £2.99) Blast 'Em Bunnies: Watermelon Machine Gun (Nnooo, €4.99/ £2.99) Blast 'Em Bunnies: Runner Bean Laser (Nnooo, €4.99/ £2.99) Blast 'Em Bunnies: Clown Bundle (Nnooo, €3.99/ £2.99) Blast 'Em Bunnies: Luchador Bundle (Nnooo, €3.99/ £2.99) Blast 'Em Bunnies: Ninja Bundle (Nnooo, €3.99/ £2.99) Blast 'Em Bunnies: Urban Army Bundle (Nnooo, €3.99/ £2.99) Blast 'Em Bunnies: Zombie Bundle (Nnooo, €3.99/ £2.99) Blast 'Em Bunnies: All Skin & Arena Bundle (Nnooo, €9.99/ £6.49) Blast 'Em Bunnies: Mega Bundle (Nnooo, €14.99/ £9.99) 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Rune Factory 4 (XSEED Games, €19.99/ £17.49 until 17th March, normally €29.99 / £24.99) The Delusions of Von Sottendorff and His Square Mind (Delirium Studios, €7.99/ £7.19 until 24th March, normally €12.99 / £11.69) Snow Moto Racing 3D (ZordixAB, €3.99/ £3.59 until 17th March, normally €7.99 / £7.19) The Keep (Cinemax, €4.99/ £4.49 until 24th March, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Fantasy Pirates (EnjoyUp Games, €0.99/ £0.99 until 7th April, normally €4.50 / £4.50) Football Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99/ £1.79 until 7th April, normally €2.99 / £2.36) Toys vs. Monsters (EnjoyUp Games, €0.99/ £0.99 until 7th April, normally €3.99 / £3.99) Van Helsing Sniper Zx100 (EnjoyUp Games, €2.99/ £2.99 until 7th April, normally €6.66 / £6.66) Darts Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games, €0.99/ £0.89 until 7th April, normally €2.99 / £2.69) 3D MahJongg (Joindots, €3.99/ £3.59 until 24th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Gardenscapes (Joindots, €5.99/ £4.49 until 24th March, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Murder on the Titanic (Joindots, €5.99/ £4.49 until 24th March, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Safari Quest (Joindots, €4.99/ £3.99 until 24th March, normally €6.99 / £4.99) 3DS eShop Demo Word Puzzles by POWGI (Lightwood Games, free)
  19. Very little of interest this week. Although worth getting Fairune at that price, nice little game that. From Nintendolife: Wii U eShop Chasing Dead (2020 Venture, €29.99/ £24.99) - There are only a handful of first-person horror experiences on Wii U, with this FPS keen to add itself with distinction to that list. The plot is a complex one involving manipulation of time and space along with evil doppelgangers; we suspect the main goal is to shoot everything in sight, but we'll get blasting on a review and let you know what it's all about. Grumpy Reaper (EnjoyUp Games, €4.99 / £4.49) - An 'arcade-style' game with a quirky concept, you play a reaper that mows the lawn to contain escaping spirits and dead creatures, or something... It could be fun, we'll figure out what it is for a review. U Host (Bear Box Media, €9.99/ £8.99) - An interesting idea for party hosts with a Wii U, as this promises the ability for you to create your own quiz show either using 1000 pre-loaded questions or by creating your own. We'll tidy up our hair, whiten our teeth and present our review to you soon. Wii U Virtual Console Advance Wars: Dual Strike (Nintendo, €9.99/ £8.99) - One of the much-loved entries in this Intelligent Systems series, its arrival may help appease those waiting for the latest 3DS title (Fire Emblem Fates) from the studio or those wondering where the Advance Wars series has gone. This was the third entry in the series and the first on DS, offering plenty of drama and strong strategic gameplay across two screens, in this case putting the GamePad and TV to work. We'll get working on a review. Wii U Retail Download The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Nintendo, €49.99 / £39.99) - The 30th Anniversary of this series gets well and truly underway with a HD remaster boasting spruced up visuals, controls and amiibo content. Our review will be with you prior to launch, and in the meantime you can check out our detailed preview. Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom, €9.99/ £7.99 until 17th March, normally €49.99 / £39.99) BLOK DROP U (RCMADIAX, €0.35/ £0.30 until 31st March, normally €1.49 / £1.29) TABLETOP GALLERY (RCMADIAX, €0.70/ £0.65 until 31st March, normally €2.99 / £2.69) 3DS eShop Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard (Abylight, €7.99/ £7.19) - The 3DS eShop has had quite a few music creation tools, with this one keen to promote sharing options through Miiverse, QR codes or simply through saving the AAC file to your SD card. It has a whole load of variations in sounds and settings, along with video tutorials to help you along - we'll search for the right notes and bring you a review. Parascientific Escape Cruise in the Distant Seas (CIRCLE Entertainment, €4.99/ £3.99) - Another intriguing import from CIRCLE Entertainment; you play as a Japanese High School student with two psychic powers who also happens to be trapped aboard a cruise ship. We'll set sail and work on a review. 3DS Retail DLC LEGO Marvel's Avengers Season Pass (WB Games, €9.99/ £7.99) Lego Marvel Avengers: Avengers Adventurer (WB Games, €0.99/ £0.79) Lego Marvel Avengers: The Thunderbolts (WB Games, €1.99/ £1.69) Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight: Treasures Untold (NIS America, €1.99/ £1.79) Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight: The Original Sin (NIS America, free until 11th March, then €2.99/ £2.69) 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom, €8.99/ £7.49 until 17th March, normally €29.99 / £24.99) Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (Capcom, €3.49/ £3.10 until 17th March, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Adventure Bar Story (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99/ £3.19 until 17th March, normally €4.99 / £3.99) Castle Conqueror Defender (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.49/ £2.79 until 31st March, normally €4.99 / £3.99) Fairune (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99/ £1.59 until 17th March, normally €2.99 / £2.39) Parking Star 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99/ £1.69 until 31st March, normally €2.99 / £2.49) Quell Reflect (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99/ £2.39 until 31st March, normally €3.99 / £3.19) Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot (Coderchild, €1.99/ £1.80 until 31st March, normally €2.99 / £2.69) Zombie Incident (Coderchild, €1.49/ £1.35 until 31st March, normally €1.99 / £1.99) 4 Elements (MSL, €2.99/ £2.69 until 24th March, normally €11.99 / £10.79) Azada (MSL, €2.99/ £2.69 until 24th March, normally €11.99 / £10.79) Hidden Expedition Titanic (MSL, €3.99/ £3.59 until 24th March, normally €11.99 / £10.79) Jewel Quest 4 Heritage (MSL, €3.99/ £3.59 until 24th March, normally €11.99 / £10.79) Jewel Quest Mysteries 3 - The Seventh Gate (MSL, €3.99/ £3.59 until 24th March, normally €11.99 / £10.79) Jewel Quest: The Sapphire Dragon (MSL, €4.99/ £4.49 until 24th March, normally €11.99 / £10.79) Luxor (MSL, €3.99/ £3.59 until 24th March, normally €11.99 / £10.79) Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove (MSL, €3.99/ £3.59 until 24th March, normally €11.99 / £10.79) Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst (MSL, €3.99/ £3.59 until 24th March, normally €11.99 / £10.79) Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst (MSL, €4.99/ £4.49 until 24th March, normally €11.99 / £10.79) Secret Mysteries in London (MSL, €2.99/ £2.69 until 24th March, normally €11.99 / £10.79) 10-in-1: Arcade Collection (Gamelion, €0.99/ £0.89 until 31st March, normally €1.99 / £1.79) Crazy Kangaroo (Gamelion, €0.99/ £0.89 until 31st March, normally €1.99 / £1.89) Hazumi (Gamelion, €1.29/ £0.99 until 31st March, normally €2.69 / £1.99) League of Heroes (Gamelion, €1.99/ £1.79 until 31st March, normally €3.99 / £3.59) Monster Shooter (Gamelion, €1.99/ £1.60 until 31st March, normally €4.00 / £3.20) Pick-A-Gem (Gamelion, €1.49/ £1.29 until 31st March, normally €2.99 / £2.69) PIX3D (Gamelion, €1.99/ £1.79 until 31st March, normally €3.99 / £3.59) Rage of the Gladiator (Gamelion, €3.49/ £3.09 until 31st March, normally €6.99 / £6.29) SpeedX 3D (Gamelion, €1.49/ £1.29 until 31st March, normally €2.99 / £2.69) SpeedX 3D Hyper Edition (Gamelion, €0.99/ £0.89 until 31st March, normally €1.99 / £1.79)
  20. As always, from Nintendolife: Wii U eShop 6180 the moon (Turtle Cream, €3.99/ £3.59) - A platformer that'll see players take control of the moon on a journey to find the sun. It'll use two screens (TV and GamePad) for the playing field, requiring players to look between the two as the moon bounces high and low. We'll lasso the moon and then work on a review. Inside My Radio (Seaven Studio, €14.99/ £12.99) - This one sounds intriguing on paper, as it's a rhythm music game in which you have the ability to compose music by remixing music into your own arrangements, with electro, disco and dub flavours included. We'll find our rhythm and bring you a review. REPLAY: VHS is Not Dead (Neko Entertainment, €9.99/ £7.49) - The premise sounds intriguing, with this being a platformer in which you manipulate time and move up to five characters through stages all at once; there's an overriding theme of a film director filming and making 'cuts', too. We'll rewind and work on a review. SMART Adventures Mission Math: Sabotage at the Space Station (Engine Software, €2.99/ £2.69) - This certainly sounds like an educational title, as you try to save a space station through solving mathematical puzzles. We'll wrap our heads around the challenge for a review. Defense Dome (HullBreach Studios, €2.99/ £2.29) - A throwback to classic arcade-style shooters of the 1990s. Players target an onslaught of enemy missiles by using the Wii U GamePad as a zoomable, gyroscope-controlled scope, and launch countermeasures to defend the nation. It sounds fine in theory, but we were far from impressed in our Defense Dome review. Wii U Virtual Console Pokémon Ranger (Nintendo, €9.99/ £8.99) - A DS game that launched a sub series, this has you play as a Pokémon Ranger who uses wild Pokémon to help overcome various obstacles and protect the Fiore Region, and Pokémon within it, from the Go-Rock Squad. Temporary capture of these Pokémon is done by circling them on the DS's touch screen, or in this case the GamePad touch screen. We'll round 'em up for a review. Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts Joe's Diner (Joindots, €7.19 / £5.39 until 10th March, normally €7.99 / £5.99) SDK Paint (HullBreach Studios, €3.35 / £2.99 until 3rd March, normally €4.49 / £3.99) Wii U eShop Demo SDK Spriter (HullBreach Studios, free) 3DS eShop Mega Man Legacy Collection (Capcom, €14.99/ £11.99) - Though the included games (Mega Man through to Mega Man 6) have previously arrived on the Virtual Console, the download-only release of this collection in Europe brings a cut price to make it rather tempting. In addition to six classic games there are Challenge stages, along with plenty of digital memorabilia and extras to enjoy. We gave this a hearty recommendation in our Mega Man Legacy Collection review. Available from 23rd February. Sadame (Rising Star Games, €14.99/ £12.99) - Developed by Mebius, this action RPG has four character types with four different gameplay styles, and each levels up as you progress through the game. In typical RPG style it's possible to customize your character with new weapons and upgrades, while replay value comes from the fact that certain events are only accessible by certain characters. It sounds and looks intriguing, and we'll bring you a review soon. Excave III: Tower of Destiny (Bergsala Lightweight, €7.99 / £7.19) - This series offers randomised dungeon crawling of the old-school variety, albeit with some modern features thrown in. This new entry boasts of online leaderboards in addition to special unlocks available if you have save data for its predecessor. We gave Excave II a solid recommendation and will jump into this new entry for a review. Toy Defence (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.19) - CIRCLE continues its prolific run of releases, in this case with a tower defence title in which you do battle with toys. We'll see whether this is fun play time or a war of attrition in our review. 3DS Virtual Console Pokémon Red (Nintendo, €9.99/ £8.99) - The first generation Pokémon titles finally arrive as legitimate purchases on modern hardware, rather appropriately right in time for the 20th Anniversary of the series. Trading is possible in these fresh releases via local wireless, too. Our review is in the works. Available from 27th February. Pokémon Blue (Nintendo, €9.99/ £8.99) - The other half of the first ever release which features its own unique Pokémon. Available from 27th February. Pokémon Yellow (Nintendo, €9.99/ £8.99) - An enhanced re-release of Red & Blue, this game made a star out of Pikachu by giving it greater personality traits, making this one another intriguing option out of the three gen 1 arrivals. Available from 27th February. 3DS Retail Download Bravely Second: End Layer (Nintendo/Square Enix, €40.49 / £35.99 until 10th March for those with the demo, normally €44.99 / £39.99) - Following the strong commercial performance of the first entry in this series, this sequel aims to take the building blocks of that original RPG and make improvements across the board. A variety of adjustments, lovely visuals and excellent writing help this one shine - you can get the full lowdown in our detailed Bravely Second: End Layer review. Available from 26th February) 3DS DLC Bravely Second: End Layer: SP Drink (Nintendo/Square Enix, €0.50 / £0.50 for the first purchase, then €0.99 / £0.89) Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight: Thunder Queen's Legacy (NIS America, free until 3rd March, then €1.99/ £1.79) Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight: The Eldritch Hound (NIS America, €1.99/ £1.79) Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight:Wanted: Blessed Clover (NIS America, €1.99/ £1.79) 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (Atlus, €9.99 / £7.40 until 10th March, normally €29.99 / £24.99) Fun! Fun! Minigolf Touch! (Shin'en Multimedia, €2.24 / £1.85 until 17th March, normally €2.99 / £2.50) Bloo Kid 2 (Winterworks, €1.99 / £1.69 until 17th March, normally €3.99 / £3.49) KAMI (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.59 until 10th March, normally €2.99 / £2.39) Witch & Hero (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.59 until 10th March, normally €3.99 / £3.19) Crazy Construction (Joindots, €5.59 / £3.99 until 10th March, normally €6.99 / £4.99) Funfair Party Games (Joindots, €4.99 / £3.69 until 10th March, normally €6.99 / £4.99) Jewel Match 3 (Joindots, €4.99/ £3.99 until 10th March, normally €6.99 / £4.99) Pazuru (Joindots, €4.49 / £2.99 until 10th March, normally €5.99 / £3.99) Undead Bowling (Joindots, €5.59/ £3.99 until 10th March, normally €6.99 / £4.99) 3DS HOME Themes Mega Man "Stage Select!" (Capcom, €1.99/ £1.79) Mega Man vs Dr. Wily! (Capcom, €1.99/ £1.79)
  21. This week! From Nintendolife! Something which has missed the boat and so much tat on sale: Wii U eShop Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty! (Oddworld Inhabitants, 15.99/ £11.99 until 25th February, normally €19.99 / £14.99) - This release has had a protracted route to the Wii U as the developers grappled with porting the title to the hardware, though its arrival does eventually bring a high quality puzzle platforming experience. We'll give this one a taste test for review. Discovery (Noowanda, €6.99/ £5.99) - There are a number of sandbox games like Minecraft on the eShop, now including - funnily enough - Minecraft: Wii U Edition. This entry doesn't have a survival mode, but at a reasonable price does have a detailed and enjoyable creation mode. We gave it a recommendation in our Discovery review. Jones on Fire (Joindots, €5.99/ £4.59 ) - A platformer with blocky, retro-styled visuals, it promises 'frenetic' gameplay that'll have elements of firefighting; it looks quite pleasing on the eye and is also fun, as explained in our Jones on Fire review. Wii U Virtual Console Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team (Nintendo, €6.99/ £6.29) - This first entry in the series launched on Game Boy Advance alongside Blue Rescue team, below, hence the price difference. It kicked off the dungeon crawling gameplay that's now rather familiar, and we'll get cracking on a review. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team (Nintendo, €9.99/ £8.99) - This DS entry was released alongside its 'Red' equivalent on Game Boy Advance, utilising the dual-screen option of the last-gen handheld. As expected you battle your way through randomly generated dungeons, and this one was very similar to the GBA equivalent; we gave it a mild recommendation in our review. Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts Chariot (Frima Studio, €7.49 / £6.74 until 25th February, normally €14.99 / £13.49) Chasing Aurora (Broken Rules, €3.49 / £2.99 until 25th February, normally €6.99 / £5.99) Citizens of Earth (Atlus, €4.99 / £4.00 until 25th February, normally €11.99 / £9.99) Nano Assault NEO (Shin'en Multimedia, €7.49 / £6.70 until 3rd March, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Race the Sun(Flippfly, €4.99 / £3.49 until 25th February, normally €9.99 / £6.99) Shadow Puppeteer (Snow Cannon, €12.99 / £11.99 until 15th February, normally €14.99 / £13.49) Tengami (Nyamnyam, €3.99 / £3.49 /until 25th February, normally €7.99 / £6.99) Teslagrad (Rain Games, €7.49 / £6.99 until 25th February, normally €14.99 / £13.99) Trine 2: Director's Cut (Frozenbyte, €8.49 / £6.99 until 10th March, normally €16.99 / £13.99) Trine Enchanted Edition (Frozenbyte, €6.49 / £5.49 until 10th March, normally €12.99 / £10.99) 99Seconds (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 / £1.34until 10th March, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Darts Up (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 / £1.34 until 10th March, normally €2.49 / £2.29) Rock 'N Racing Off Road (EnjoyUp Games, €2.99 / £2.69 until 10th March, normally €5.99 / £5.39) Turtle Tale (Saturnine Games, €1.49 / £1.24 until 25th February, normally €2.99 / £2.49) ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon Dimensions! (ZeNfA Productions, €1.49/ £1.14 until 25th February, normally €2.99 / £2.29) Angry Bunnies: Colossal Carrot Crusade (Cypronia, €3.99 / £3.49 until 12th March, normally €6.99 / £5.99) Cake Ninja 3: The Legend Continues (Cypronia, €3.69 / £3.33 until 12th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Color Zen (Cypronia, €2.24 / £2.24 until 12th March, normally €2.99 / £2.99) Color Zen Kids (Cypronia, €1.79 / £1.79 until 12th March, normally €2.99 / £2.99) My Style Studio: Hair Salon (Cypronia, €3.74 / £3.35 until 12th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49) My Style Studio: Notebook (Cypronia, €2.39/ £2.15 until 12th March, normally €2.99 / £2.69) BLOK DROP X TWISTED FUSION (RCMADIAX, €1.45 / £1.34 until 25th February, normally €2.99 / £2.69) Puzzle Monkeys (Log Games, €1.49 / £1.49 until 3rd March, normally €2.99 / £2.99) 3DS eShop Dementium Remastered (Renegade Kid, €14.99/ £13.49) - This is the second franchise that Renegade Kid has remastered from its DS retail days, in this case potentially filling a gap in horror gaming on the portable's eShop. This entry has new difficulty settings alongside various gameplay and visual improvements; we gave it a solid recommendation in ourDementium Remastered review. Alphadia (Kemco, €9.99/ £8.99) - If this sounds familiar to Alphadia Genesis on Wii U, that's because it seems to be a sequel or spin-off to that release. The Energi War is part of the plot's backdrop, once again, but this traditional RPG has a new cast and plotline, with a promise of accessibility for newcomers and 30+ hours in the adventure. We'll set off on a quest to bring you a review. The Legend of Dark Witch 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment, €6.99/ £5.59) - Developed by INSIDE SYSTEM, The Legend of Dark Witch 2 features the same core action platforming gameplay as its predecessor, yet has eight stages to take on. We reckon this is a rather average follow-up in our review. 3DS Retail Download Project X Zone 2 (Bandai Namco, €39.99/ £29.99) - This sequel to the chaotic original RPG combines characters and franchises from Bandai Namco, SEGA and Capcom, with Monolith Soft and Nintendo also contributing Xenoblade and Fire Emblem characters. We're working on a review but, in the meantime, you can check out our hands on impressions. Download includes "Project X Zone 2 - 3DS HOME Theme" and "Rare Item Pack" DLC. Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight (NIS America, €39.99/ £34.99) - This is a fantastic re-imagining of the DS original, with plenty of free and paid DLC also thrown in. You can get the full lowdown in our detailed Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight review. 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Shin Megami Tensei IV (Atlus, €9.99 / £8.99 until 25th February, normally €19.99 / £17.99) Super Street Fighter IV 3D (Capcom, €8.00 / £7.20 until 25th February, normally €19.99 / £17.99) Retro City Rampage: DX (Vblank Entertainment, €5.99 / £5.48 until 25th February, normally €8.99 / £7.99) Citizens of Earth (Atlus, €4.99 / £4.00 until 25th February, normally €11.99 / £9.99) Turtle Tale (Saturnine Games, €1.49 / £1.24 until 25th February, normally €2.99 / £2.49) Brunch Panic (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.69 until 12th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Petit Novel Series: Harvest December (CIRCLE Entertainment, €7.99/ £6.39 until 18th February, normally €11.99 / £9.19) Sweet Memories Blackjack (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.39 until 3rd March, normally €3.99 / £3.19) Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D - Download Edition (Zordix AB, €4.99 / £4.49 until 18th February, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Dress to Play: Cute Witches! (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 / £1.79 until 10th March, normally €3.99 / £3.59) Dress to Play: Magic Bubbles! (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 / £1.79 until 10th March, normally €3.99 / £3.59) Football Up Online (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 / £1.79 until 10th March, normally €3.99 / £3.59) Angry Bunnies (Cypronia, €3.89 / £3.49 until 12th March, normally €6.49 / £5.99) Color Zen (Cypronia, €2.39 / £2.39 until 12th March, normally €2.99 / £2.99) Color Zen Kids (Cypronia, €1.99 / £1.99 until 12th March, normally €2.99 / £2.99) My Style Studio: Hair Salon (Cypronia, €3.48 / £3.14 until 12th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Fishdom H2O: Hidden Odyssey (Cypronia, €3.48/ £3.14 until 12th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49) 3DS DLC Project X Zone 2: SP Advanced Mode Addition (Bandai Namco, €2.49/ £2.29) Project X Zone 2: Trial Cross Item Pack (Bandai Namco, free) Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 1 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89) Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 2 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89) Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 3 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89) Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 4 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89) Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 5 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89) Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 6 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89) Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 7 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89) Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 8 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89) Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 9 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89) Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 10 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89) Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 11 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89) Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 12 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89) Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 13 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89) Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 14 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89) Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 15 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89) Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 16 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89) Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 17 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89) Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 18 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89) Project X Zone 2: Cross Item Pack 19 (Bandai Namco, €0.99/ £0.89) Project X Zone 2: All-In-One Pack (Bandai Namco, €14.99/ £13.49) Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight: Yggdrasil Veteran (NIS America, free) Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight: Hidden Hot Springs! (NIS America, free until 18th February, then €2.49 / £2.29) Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight: Highlander's Return! (NIS America, free until 18th February, then €0.99 / £0.89) Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight: Wanted: Golden Sprout (NIS America, €1.99 / £1.79) Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique 2 - Fashion Forward: Pink Latte - Nautical Casual Pack (Nintendo, free) Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique 2 - Fashion Forward: Pink Latte - FABBY-tacular Pack (Nintendo, free) 3DS Demos Bravely Second: End Layer Demo: The Ballad of the Three Cavaliers (Square Enix, free) - This demo focusing on the Three Cavaliers – Yew Geneolgia, Janne Angard, and Nikolai Nikolanikov – will act as a prelude to the adventure, and even allow players to unlock rewards in the full version of the game, depending on their progress in the demo. The Bravely Second: End Layer demo: The Ballad of the Three Cavaliers can be completed multiple times, however only a completed save file can be used to unlock rewards in the full game. Stella Glow (NIS America, free) 3DS HOME Themes The Legend of the Dark Witch - Blad Theme (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99/ £0.69) The Legend of the Dark Witch - Verri Theme (CIRCLE Entertainment, €0.99/ £0.69)
  22. This week! Loads of stuff yet nothing at the same time! From Nintendolife!: Wii U eShop Space Hulk (Hoplite Research, €29.95/ £24.99) - This title is based on the Games Workshop board game of the same name, and involves clearing out derelict space ships of hostile alien forces through turn-based strategy. It's a PC port, and we're still working on a review. Joe's Diner (Joindots, €7.99/ £5.99) - A first-person game with a slightly odd premise; you work 30 night shifts at a remote diner, while your activities somehow influence two feuding dead chieftains that you must help put to rest. Based on screenshots it looks like you complete busy work to maintain the diner, but we'll see how this stacks up in a review. Wii U Virtual Console Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo, €19.99/ £17.99) - Quite rightly regarded as one of the Wii's finest games and a high point in the Super Mario franchise, this wowed audiences in the last generation with its clever stage design, use of gravity and abundance of charm. It's a stone cold classic, and we said as much back in our 2007 Super Mario Galaxy review. Wii U DLC All of the following packs are coming to Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and 3DS on 4th February) Bayonetta & Umbra Clock Tower Set (Nintendo, €5.99/ £5.39 for one platform, €6.99/ £6.29 for both) - Includes Fighter (Bayonetta), Umbra Clock Tower stage, new stage music and new trophies [Fighter] Corrin (Nintendo, €4.99/ £4.49 for one platform, €5.99/ £5.39 for both) - Includes Fighter (Corrin), new stage music and new trophies [Mii Fighter Costume] Bionic Set (Nintendo, €0.79/ £0.69 for one platform, €1.19/ £1.09 for both) - Includes Bionic Helmet and Bionic Armour, for Mii Brawlers only. [Mii Fighter Costume] Takamaru Set (Nintendo, €0.79/ £0.69 for one platform, €1.19/ £1.09 for both) - Includes Takamaru Wig and Takamaru's Outfit, outfit for Sword Fighters only. [Mii Fighter Costume] Ashley Set (Nintendo, €0.79/ £0.69 for one platform, €1.19/ £1.09 for both) - Includes Ashley Wig and Ashley's Outfit, outfit for Sword Fighters only. [Mii Fighter Costume] Gil Set (Nintendo, €0.79/ £0.69 for one platform, €1.19/ £1.09 for both) - Includes Gil's Helmet and Gil's Armour, armour for Sword Fighters only. [Mii Fighter Costume] Tails Set (Nintendo, €0.79/ £0.69 for one platform, €1.19/ £1.09 for both) - Includes Tails Hat and Tails Outfit, outfit for Gunners only. [Mii Fighter Costume] Knuckles Set (Nintendo, €0.79/ £0.69 for one platform, €1.19/ £1.09 for both) - Includes Knuckles Hat and Knuckles Outfit, outfit for Brawlers only. [bundle] Mii Fighter Costume Bundle #6 (Wii U & 3DS) (Nintendo, €4.74/ £4.14 for one platform, €7.14/ £6.54 for both) - Includes all Mii Fighter Costumes listed above. [bundle] Collection #6 (Nintendo, €15.72/ £14.02 for one platform, €20.12/ £18.22 for both) - Includes all Fighters, stages and Mii Fighter Costumes listed above. [bundle] Bumper Fighter (Nintendo, €34.93/ £31.43 for one platform, €41.93/ £37.73 for both) - Includes Fighters (Mewtwo, Ryu, Lucas, Roy, Cloud, Corrin, Bayonetta), Stages (Suzaku Castle, Midgar, Umbra Clock Tower), new stage music, new trophies, profile icons. [bundle] Stage Bundle (Nintendo, €10.45/ £9.45 for one platform, €14.45/ £13.05 for both) - Includes Stages (Dream Land (64), Peach's Castle (64), Hyrule Castle (64), Super Mario Maker, Pirate Ship (Wii U Only), New stage music. Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts Typoman (Headup Games, €11.89/ £8.49 until 18th February, normally €13.99 / £9.99) Space Lift Danger Panic! (Spingloaded, €1.65/ £1.29 until 12th February, normally €2.49 / £1.99,OR €0.80/ £0.65 until 12th February for those that have downloadedHeart Beaten on the same ID. Wii U eShop Permanent Discounts Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue (Little Orbit, €9.99/ £6.99, was €39.99/ £34.99) How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Little Orbit, €9.99/ £6.99, was €39.99/ £29.99) The Penguins of Madagascar (Little Orbit, €9.99/ £6.99, was €39.99/ £29.99) Wii U eShop Demos Typoman (Headup Games, free) ZaciSa: Defence of the Crayon Dimensions! (ZeNfA Productions, free) 3DS eShop Slice It! (Aksys Games, €5.48/ £3.98) - Developed by Arc System Works and COM2US, this is a puzzle game that'll suit those with strong visualisation skills. You use the stylus to slice up shapes in order to recreate smaller iterations, which provides plenty of challenge across the promised 'hundreds' of stages. We gave this a recommendation in our Slice It! review. Glory of Generals: The Pacific (CIRCLE Entertainment, €6.99/ £5.59) - CIRCLE returns with another release on the 3DS eShop, this time providing a follow-up in its wartime (and rather complex) strategy series. This aims to offer plenty of value for money, with over 64 campaigns and 100 generals aiming to school you in battle; unfortunately we think this is a poor effort overall. 3DS Retail Download The Legend of Legacy (Atlus, €39.99/ £34.99) - If you want a game name that emphasizes the whole point of an RPG storyline, then Legend of Legacy seems like a good call. Developed by FuRyu, with hugely respected industry figures involved such as Tomomi Kobayashi (SaGa series), composer Masashi Hamauzu (SaGa, Final Fantasy XIII), and writer Masato Kato (Chrono Trigger), this title adopts formations in battles and is a campaign that can be tackled through seven perspectives from the core cast. We rated it very highly in our review. 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Heart Beaten (Spingloaded, €2.33/ £2.00 until 12th February, normally €3.49 / £2.99, OR €1.09/ £1.00 until 12th February for those that have downloaded Space Lift Danger Panic! on the same ID. Snow Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB, €3.99/ £3.59 until 11th February, normally €7.99 / £7.19) The Magic Hammer (Wobbly Tooth, €2.99/ £2.69 until 12th February, normally €4.99 / £4.49) 3DS eShop Permanent Discounts Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue (Little Orbit, €9.99/ £6.99, was €29.99/ £24.99) How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Little Orbit, €9.99/ £6.99, was €29.99/ £24.99) The Penguins of Madagascar (Little Orbit, €9.99/ £6.99, was €29.99/ £24.99) Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom (Little Orbit, €9.99/ £6.99, was €29.99/ £24.99) Violetta: Rhythm and Music (Little Orbit, €9.99/ £6.99, was €29.99/ £24.99) Winx Club: Saving Alfea (Little Orbit, €9.99/ £6.99, was €29.99/ £24.99) 3DS Demo The Magic Hammer (Wobbly Tooth, free) 3DS HOME Theme Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: Classic Theme (NIS America, €0.99/ £0.98)
  23. This week, from Nintendolife: Wii U eShop Shadow Puppeteer (Sarepta Studio, €14.99/ £13.49) - This is a platform puzzler designed for intricate solo play or co-op, as both a boy (in a 3D environment) and his shadow (limited to left / right movement) both navigate tricky puzzle areas. With a charming aesthetic and soundtrack this certainly aims to immerse players, and we'll have an interview and review with you before its release. Level 22 (Moving Player, €6.99 / £6.29) - This sounds like a quirky title, as you play a worker that's a bit rough after a night out but needs to get to his work desk on time to avoid getting the sack. You manoeuvre 22 floors of a building, while avoiding being seen, all the while experiencing a "zany little universe". We'll try to take it easy tonight before getting started on a review. Word Puzzles by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €8.99/ £7.99) - The latest word game arrival from this studio, this time around there are six core pen-and-paper style games with hundreds of puzzles between them, all designed to give your brain a workout. This also support all amiibo figures and cards, as scanning them will create puzzles using the name data stored within; we'll get working on a review. PictoParty (Retroid Interactive, €7.99 / £7.00) - This provides a virtual equivalent to Pictionary, naturally utilising the Wii U GamePad for drawing while team members look at the TV to guess the image. Though simple and streamlined this is fun with a crowd, as we explain in our PictoParty review. Sense by Play.me (d-mobilelab, free) - This is a subscription based "interactive web radio by Play.me which offers you the right music for the emotions you are living, promising a range of genres in its library. Wii U Virtual Console Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (Square Enix, €6.99/ £6.29) - A relatively early spin-off in the Final Fantasy franchise for the Game Boy Advance, for which Square and Nintendo co-operation. As the title suggests this is a tactical RPG, and we'll figure out a battle plan for a review. Wii U Retail Download LEGO Marvel's Avengers (Warner Bros., €49.99 / £39.99) - This one's going to cover six films in total - Avengers (which was called Avengers Assemble in the UK to avoid confusion with the cult TV show of the same name), Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The First Avenger,Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World and Iron Man 3. The Wii U version will serve up HD visuals and co-op, and we'll assemble for a review. Available from 29th January. Wii U DLC LEGO Marvel's Avengers Season Pass (Warner Bros., €9.99 / £7.99) - It's a season pass! On Wii U! Skylanders SuperChargers - Boost Kit (Activision, €1.99/ £1.59) Skylanders SuperChargers - Super Kit (Activision, €4.99/ £3.99) Skylanders SuperChargers - Mega Kit (Activision, €9.99/ £7.99) Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations (Little Orbit, €19.99/ £15.99 until 27th February, normally €29.99 / £24.99) Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends (Little Orbit, €19.99/ £15.99 until 27th February, normally €29.99 / £24.99) Affordable Space Adventures (KnapNok Games, €13.20/ £11.80 until 4th February, normally €18.99 / £16.99) Cube Life: Island Survival (Cypronia, €7.99/ £6.39 until 28th February, normally €9.99 / £7.99) Wii U eShop Permanent Discount TABLETOP GALLERY (RCMADIAX, €2.99/ £2.69, was €4.49 / £4.09) Wii U Demo Cube Life: Island Survival (Cypronia, free) 3DS eShop Family Fishing (Aksys Games, €5.48 / £3.98) - This includes various locations and opportunities to upgrade gear and generally to "fish like a boss!". Naturally larger fish pose a challenge, though rather disturbingly you can "throw smoke bombs to disrupt your opponents and seize the advantage". We had fun with this one in our Family Fishing review. Runny Egg (Tom Create, €1.99 / £1.79) - This is about an egg that runs, which explains why it's called Runny Egg. A fast-paced runner / platformer, you dash through stages as fast as possible while levelling up your egg, grabbing chicks for a power-up and even tackling the occasional boss. It's been perfectly poached, too, as we gave this a recommendation in our Runny Egg review. Word Puzzles by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €8.99/ £7.99) - We expect this to be effectively identical to the Wii U version, and will also utilise amiibo on New Nintendo 3DS models or using the NFC portal on older systems. We'll think of the right words for a review. Epic Word Search Collection (Lightwood Games, €7.99) - Previously released in 2015, this entry is likely to be an update for a release in Germany; we gave it a recommendation in our review. 3DS Retail Downloads Final Fantasy Explorers (Square Enix, €39.99 / £29.99) - This spin-off arrival on the 3DS includes a number of legends from the franchises' history, as you tackle the adventure alone or in co-op with others. The focus is very much on basic exploration and combat, it seems, with some aspects of this one trying to tap into the Monster Hunter craze. We'll have a review with you very soon. LEGO Marvel's Avengers (Warner Bros., €39.99 / £29.99) - The portable version of this latest LEGO title; a review is on the way. Available from 29th January. 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations(Little Orbit, €19.99/ £15.99 until 27th February, normally €29.99 / £24.99) Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends (Little Orbit, €19.99/ £15.99 until 27th February, normally €29.99 / £24.99) Barbie and her Sisters Puppy Rescue (Little Orbit, €19.99/ £15.99 until 27th February, normally €29.99 / £24.99) Monster High: New Ghoul in School (Little Orbit, €19.99/ £15.99 until 27th February, normally €29.99 / £24.99) Art of Balance TOUCH! (Shin'en Multimedia, €5.20/ £4.70 until 18th February, normally €6.99 / £6.29) 3DS HOME Themes Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: Café Theme (NIS America, €0.99 / £0.89) The Legend of Legacy: The Seven Adventurers Theme (NIS America, €0.99 / £0.89)
  24. If you're a fan of N64 extreme sports games, you might think this is a good week. Otherwise... meh. From Nintendolife! Wii U Virtual Console 1080° Snowboarding (Nintendo, €9.99) - Perfect for the season, unless you're in the UK where it's just raining constantly, as you can blast down the virtual slopes in this much-loved skiing title. You can take on races, the half-pipe or dramatic trick jumps, and this will certainly hold some fond memories for some. We enjoyed this in our Wii Virtual Console 1080° Snowboarding review and will take another look. This is the US version of the game. Wave Race 64 (Nintendo, €9.99) - Another extreme sports racing title from the N64 era, this time with a summery vibe as you ride the waves and try to secure top spot. At the time its wave physics were a sight to behold, and we gave it plenty of praise in our Wii Virtual Console Wave Race 64 review; we'll jump in for a fresh look. This is the US version of the game. Wii U Virtual Console Promotion Get 50% off either 1080° Snowboarding or Wave Race 64 when you buy the other on the same Wii U system, a reduction to €4.99 - it'll therefore cost €14.98 to buy both. Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts 99Moves (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 until 28th January, normally €2.49) Abyss (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 until 28th January, normally €1.99) 3DS Retail Download Story of Seasons (Nintendo, €39.99) - Actually a Harvest Moon release in Japan, this underwent a rebrand due to regional rights issues in the West. It maintains various conventional aspects of that series, such as farming and romance, while adding some pleasing new touches and plenty of charm. We gave this a recommendation in our Story of Seasons review. 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Nano Assault EX (Shin'en Multimedia, €7.49 until until 21st January, normally €9.99) Castle Conqueror Defender(CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.49 until 21st January, normally €4.99) Castle Conqueror EX (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 until 21st January, normally €3.99) Demon King Box (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 until 21st January, normally €3.99) European Conqueror 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 until 21st January, normally €3.99) Tappingo (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 until 21st January, normally €2.99) Football Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 until 28th January, normally €2.99) Real Heroes Firefighter 3D (Zordix AB, €4.99 until 14th January, normally €9.99)
  25. Wii U eShop Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft Studios, €29.99 / £19.99) - It's the pop culture phenomenon that's been a long time coming, making its Wii U début via the eShop. This blocky world-building sandbox has inspired some efforts from smaller publishers, yet arrives with a whole lot of features, six bundled DLC packs and more available to buy separately. Despite the lack of inventory management on the GamePad it will include USB keyboard and voice chat support, and we'll see how it all stacks up in our review. Ascent of Kings (Nostatic Software, €1.99 / £1.49) - This one is a platforming adventure in which a young brother sets off on an adventure to become a King; with exploration and discovery there are ability boosts to be found, too. Despite its charms we nevertheless had to consider its brevity in our Ascent of Kings review. Island Flight Simulator (Joindots, €7.99 / £5.99) - A genre not exactly blessed with options on the Wii U, this apparent flight-sim gives you 12 islands to travel between and a range of missions that include 'illegal' deliveries for 'shifty clients'. Crikey. We'll take off and bring you a review soon. Job the Leprechaun (Herrero Games, €2.99 / £2.69) - This peculiarly-named game is a retro platformer with single-screen stages in which you collect clovers, find the door and dodge enemies. It's very basic and rather average, in our view. Wii U Virtual Console Mario Tennis (Nintendo, €9.99 / £8.99) - Just like Nintendo's other spin-off sports or racing titles of the N64 era this took a fun and slightly wacky approach, with local multiplayer at its heart. Considered widely as the 'first' Mario Tennis game (despite a couple of debatable predecessors) this is also loved by many for its simple charm; that's certainly the case in our Mario Tennis review. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo, €9.99 / £8.99) - It's easy to forget in this era of plentiful 2D Mario experiences, but this was the first 'new' 2D Mario game since the Super NES era when it arrived on the DS; that explains the 'New' branding. Its visual style and mini-games were eye-catching upon release, and this spawned a fresh wave of 2D Mario platformers. We were full of praise for this in our New Super Mario Bros. review. Onimusha Tactics (Capcom, €6.99 / £6.29) - Based on the popular Onimusha series of action titles, this Game Boy Advance release takes place on a grid-based battlefield where the player has to defeat opposing forces in a turn-based conflict. It's a lot like Final Fantasy Tactics, as the name suggests. Although it doesn't follow the plot of its home console predecessors, several familiar faces make an appearance during the adventure. We gave this a recommendation in ourOnimusha Tactics review. Minecraft: Wii U Edition DLC Festive Skin Pack - €1.99 / £1.59 The Simpsons Skin Pack - €2.99 / £2.39 Doctor Who Skins Volume 1 - €2.99 / £2.39 Doctor Who Skins Volume 2 - €2.99 / £2.39 Star Wars Classic Skin Pack - €2.99 / £2.39 Star Wars Rebels Skin Pack - €2.99 / £2.39 Star Wars Prequel Skin Pack - €2.99 / £2.39 Mass Effect Mash-up Pack - €3.99 / £3.19 Skyrim Mash-up Pack - €3.99 / £3.19 Plastic Texture Pack - €0.99 / £0.79 Candy Texture Pack - €0.99 / £0.79 Cartoon Texture Pack - €0.99 / £0.79 Steampunk Texture Pack - €0.99 / £0.79 Pattern Texture Pack - €0.99 / £0.79 Greek Mythology Mash-up Pack - €3.99 / £3.19 Halloween 2015 Mash-up Pack - €3.99 / £3.19 Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition (Digital Lounge, €3.99 / £3.59 until 24th December, normally € 7.99 / £7.19) Armillo (Fuzzy Wuzzy Games, €3.69/ £2.99 until 1st January, normally €6.00 / £5.50) Art of Balance (Shin'en Multimedia, €6.70/ £5.35 until 7th January, normally €8.99 / £7.15) DuckTales: Remastered (Capcom, €5.99 / £4.79 until 31st December, normally €14.99 / £11.99) Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara (Capcom, €5.24 / £4.19 until 31st December, normally €14.99 / £11.99) Extreme Exorcism (Ripstone, €9.99 / £7.99 until 31st December, normally €12.99 / £9.99) Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut (Curve Digital, €1.99 / £1.99 until 31st December, normally €11.99 / £9.99) Nova-111 (Curve Digital, €3.99 / £3.50 until 31st December, normally €14.99 / £11.99) OlliOlli (Curve Digital, €3.39 / £2.49 until 31st December, normally €9.99 / £7.99) Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones (Curve Digital, €1.99 / £1.59 until 31st December, normally €9.99 / £7.99) Pumped BMX+ (Curve Digital, €4.99 / £3.99 until 31st December, normally €9.99 / £7.99) The Swapper (Curve Digital, €2.99 / £1.99 until 31st December, normally €14.99 / £11.99) The Swindle (Curve Digital, €2.99 / £1.99 until 31st December, normally €14.99 / £11.99) - price is a error, boo! And it's not until next week. Boo again. But still definitely worth getting! Thomas Was Alone (Curve Digital, €1.50 / £1.25 until 31st December, normally €7.99 / £6.99) Swords & Soldiers II (Ronimo Games, €12.99 / £11.89 until 31st December, normally €18.99 / £16.99) Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (€8.49 / £7.99 until 6th January, normally €16.99 / £15.99) Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition (WayForward, €4.99 / £4.49 until 6th January, normally €9.99 / £8.99) Mighty Switch Force! 2 (WayForward, €2.50 / £2.50 until 6th January, normally €5.00 / £5.00) Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna, €5.99 / £5.19 until 31st December, normally €14.99 / £12.99) Shiftlings (Activision, €7.49 / £6.99 until 31st December, normally €14.99 / £13.99) Skylanders SuperChargers (Activision, €32.49 / £28.99 until 31st December, normally €49.99 / £44.99) SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge (Activision, €14.99 / £11.99 until 31st December, normally €49.99 / £39.99) The Amazing Spider-Man: Ultimate Edition (Activision, €12.49 / £9.99 until 31st December, normally €49.99 / £39.99) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Activision, €17.99 / £14.99 until 31st December, normally €59.99 / £49.99) The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy's Grand Adventure (Activision, €24.99 / £19.99 until 31st December, normally €49.99 / £39.99) Transformers Prime (Activision, €14.99 / £11.99 until 31st December, normally €49.99 / £39.99) Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark (Activision, €17.99 / £14.99 until 31st December, normally €59.99 / £49.99) Slender: The Arrival (Blue Isle Studios, €5.39 / £3.79 until 31st December, normally €8.99 / £6.39) Trine 2: Director's Cut (Frozenbyte, €8.49 / £6.99 until 7th January, normally €16.99 / £13.99) Trine Enchanted Edition (Frozenbyte, €6.49 / £5.49 until 7th January, normally €12.99 / £10.99) Canvaleon (OXiAB Studios, €6.95 / £6.29 until 7th January, normally €9.95 / £8.99) Momonga Pinball Adventures (Paladin Studios, €2.99 / £2.50 until 31st December, normally €5.99 / £4.99) Star Sky (JMJ Interactive, €2.00 / £1.80 until 31st December, normally €4.00 / £3.60) Suspension Railroad Simulator (Joindots, €7.19 / £5.39 until 31st December, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Turtle Tale (Saturnine Games, €1.49 / £1.24 until 7th January, normally €2.99 / £2.49) Wii U eShop Permanent Discount Stone Shire (Finger Gun Games, €4.99 / £4.99, previously €7.99 / £7.00) 3DS eShop Steel Empire (Teyon, €15.99 / £14.39) — Long awaited in Nintendo Life's UK office, this remaster of the Sega Genesis shooter has plenty of improvements on what some consider to be a cult classic. You can learn about those enhancements and why we love this release so much in ourSteel Empire review. Chronus Arc (Kemco, €9.99 / £8.99) - A retro-styled RPG developed by Hit-Point Co., your team need to find mythical fragments for a once-a-decade event, which sounds like a pretty normal weekend. This looks promising in terms of its pixel-based visuals and a handy map on the touchscreen, and with class changes being joined by dungeon areas it is, on paper, a welcome dose of RPG gaming on the eShop. Unfortunately we think it falls short of its potential, as suggested in our Chronus Arc review. The Delusions of Von Sottendorff and his Square Mind (Delirium Studios, €12.99 / £11.69) - Trapped within a mental prison of his own making, the titular Baron Von Sottendorff must negotiate 8 different worlds, 40 challenging levels and avoid 18 different types of enemies to regain his sanity. This is a puzzle game in which you manipulate rooms using the touch screen, and we'll put our sanity to the test to bring you a review. 3DS eShop Temporary Discounts Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (Capcom, €19.49 / £16.24 until 31st December, normally €29.99 / £24.99) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies (Capcom, €11.24 / £8.99 until 31st December, normally €24.99 / £19.99) Another World - 20th Anniversary Edition (Digital Lounge, €3.99 / £3.59 until 24th December, normally € 7.99 / £7.19) Super Street Fighter IV 3D (Capcom, €7.99 / £7.19 until 31st December, normally €19.99 / £17.99) Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (WayForward, €8.49 / £7.99 until 6th January, normally €16.99 / £15.99) Code of Princess (Agatsuma, €14.95 / £12.49 until 31st December, normally €29.99 / £24.99) Sayonara UmiharaKawase (Agatsuma, €12.40 / £9.99 until 31st December, normally €24.99 / £19.99) Mighty Switch Force! (WayForward, €2.99 / £2.69 until 6th January, normally €5.99 / £5.39) Mighty Switch Force! 2 (WayForward, €2.50 / £2.50 until 6th January, normally €5.00 / £5.00) Gunslugs 2 (Engine Software, €1.99 / £1.49 until 4th January, normally €4.99 / £4.49) Proun+ (Engine Software, €1.99 / £1.50 until 4th January, normally €3.99 / £3.50) Sumico (Engine Software, €1.99 / £1.69 until 4th January, normally €2.99 / £2.69) Fractured Soul (Endgame Studios, €1.59 / £1.39 until 7th January, normally €7.99 / £7.19) SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge (Activision, €19.99 / £14.99 until 31st December, normally €39.99 / £29.99) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Activision, €19.99 / £14.99 until 31st December, normally €39.99 / £29.99) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze (Activision, 19.99 / £14.99 until 31st December, normally €39.99 / £29.99) The Amazing Spider-Man (Activision, €12.49 / £9.99 until 31st December, normally €39.99 / £29.99) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Activision, €19.99 / £14.99 until 31st December, normally €39.99 / £29.99) The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy's Grand Adventure (Activision, €14.99 / £12.49 until 31st December, normally €29.99 / £24.99) Transformers Prime (Activision, €19.99 / £14.99 until 31st December, normally €39.99 / £29.99) Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark (Activision, €19.99 / £14.99 until 31st December, normally €39.99 / £29.99) Moshi Monsters Moshlings Theme Park (Activision, €14.99 / £9.99 until 31st December, normally €29.99 / £19.99) SpongeBob HeroPants (Activision, €14.99 / £9.99 until 31st December, normally €29.99 / £19.99) Turtle Tale (Saturnine Games, €1.49 / £1.24 until 7th January, normally €2.99 / £2.49) 10-in-1: Arcade Collection (Joindots, €0.99 / £0.89 until 15th January, normally €1.99 / £1.79) 3D Game Collection (Joindots, €4.99 / £3.69 until 31st December, normally €6.99 / £4.99) Murder on the Titanic (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.49 until 31st December, normally €7.99 / £5.99) Crazy Kangaroo (Gamelion, €0.99 / £0.89 until 15th January, normally €1.99 / £1.89) Rage of the Gladiator (Gamelion, €3.49 / £3.09 until 15th January, normally €6.99 / £6.29) Hazumi (Gamelion, €1.29 / £0.99 until 15th January, normally €2.69 / £1.99) Pick-A-Gem (Gamelion, €1.49 / £1.29 until 15th January, normally €2.99 / £2.69) PIX3D (Gamelion, €1.99 / £1.79 until 15th January, normally €3.99 / £3.59) SpeedX 3D (Gamelion, €1.49 / £1.29 until 15th January, normally €2.99 / £2.69) SpeedX 3D Hyper Edition (Gamelion, €0.99 / £0.89 until 15th January, normally €1.99 / £1.79) Heart Beaten (Springloaded, €2.33 / £2.00 until 31st December, normally €3.49 / £2.99 or €1.09 / £1.00 for those that have downloaded Space Lift Danger Panic! on the same Nintendo Network ID) Space Lift Danger Panic! (Springloaded, €1.65 / £1.29 until 31st December, normally €2.49 / £1.99 or €0.80 / £0.65 for those that have downloaded Heart Beaten on the same Nintendo Network ID) League of Heroes (Gamelion, €1.99 / £1.79 until 15th January, normally €3.99 / £3.59) Monster Shooter (Gamelion, €1.99 / £1.60 until 15th January, normally €4.00 / £3.20) Karous - The Beast Of Re:Eden (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.29 until 7th January, normally €5.99 / £4.79) Mercenaries Saga 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.19 until 7th January, normally €4.99 / £3.99) The Legend of Dark Witch - Chronicle 2D Act (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.79 / £2.19 until 7th January, normally €3.99 / £3.19) WAKEDAS (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.69 until 7th January, normally €2.99 / £2.49) Witch & Hero (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.59 until 7th January, normally €3.99 / £3.19) World Conqueror 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.19 until 7th January, normally €4.99 / £3.99) 3DS eShop Demo The Keep (Cinemax, free) 3DS HOME Themes Adventure Time: Princess Bubblegum (Turner Broadcasting, €1.99 / £1.79) Adventure Time: BMO (Turner Broadcasting, €1.99 / £1.79) Persona Q (NIS America, €0.99 / £0.89) Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker: Apocalypse (NIS America, €0.99 / £0.89) Etrian Mystery Dungeon (NIS America, €0.99 / £0.89) Geronimo Stilton Animation Pack (Anlantyca, €1.99 / £1.79) Geronimo Stilton Classic Pack (Anlantyca, €1.99 / £1.79) Geronimo Stilton Mountains (Atlantyca, €0.99 / £0.89) Geronimo Stilton Pilot (Atlantyca, €0.99 / £0.89) Geronimo Stilton Christmas (Atlantyca, €0.99 / £0.89)
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