This week’s Nintendo Download list is in, delivering a slew of Virtual Console arrivals and special offers across Wii U and 3DS.
The sees Nintendo place a selection of games rejazzed in NES Remix on offer, Dakko Dakko temporarily slice the price of Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails, and loyalty discounts across EnjoyUpGames and Two Tribes Publishing.
It is Virtual Console that takes a turn in the spotlight this week with Mach Rider and Megaman Battle Chip Challenge releasing on Wii U, while 3DS owners can enjoy the Game Boy version of Mega Man 2 and WayForward’s Xtreme Sports.
The full list is as follows:
Special Offers (Wii U)
* Abyss, EnjoyUp Games – £0.44 (€0.49) until 21st August 2014 if Unepic was downloaded on the same Wii U. Normally £1.79 (€1.99)
* Baseball, Nintendo – £1.74 (€2.49) until 14th August 2014 if NES Remix or NES Remix 2 has previously been downloaded on the same Wii U. Normally £3.49 (€4.99)
* Blok Drop U, RCMADIAX – £0.79 (€0.99) until 21st August 2014, normally £1.29 (€1.49)
* Disney Planes, Disney – £17.49 (€19.99) until 21st August 2014, normally £34.99 (€39.99)
* Donkey Kong Jr., Nintendo – £1.74 (€2.49) until 14th August 2014 if NES Remix or NES Remix 2 has previously been downloaded on the same Wii U. Normally £3.49 (€4.99)
* Golf, Nintendo – £1.74 (€2.49) until 14th August 2014 if NES Remix or NES Remix 2 has previously been downloaded on the same Wii U. Normally £3.49 (€4.99)
* Kid Icarus, Nintendo – £1.74 (€2.49) until 14th August 2014 if NES Remix or NES Remix 2 has previously been downloaded on the same Wii U. Normally £3.49 (€4.99)
* Mario Bros., Nintendo – £1.74 (€2.49) until 14th August 2014 if NES Remix or NES Remix 2 has previously been downloaded on the same Wii U. Normally £3.49 (€4.99)
* Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails, Dakko Dakko – £4.49 (€4.99) until 14th August 2014, normally £8.99 (€9.99)
* Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Nintendo – £2.44 (€3.49) until 14th August 2014 if NES Remix or NES Remix 2 has previously been downloaded on the same Wii U. Normally £3.49 (€4.99)
* Tennis, Nintendo – £1.74 (€2.49) until 14th August 2014 if NES Remix or NES Remix 2 has previously been downloaded on the same Wii U. Normally £3.49 (€4.99)
* Unepic, EnjoyUp Games – £7.64 (€8.49) until 21st August 2014 if Abyss was downloaded on the same Wii U. Normally £8.99 (€9.99)
Special Offers (3DS)
* Disney Planes, Disney – £13.49 (€14.99) until 21st August 2014, normally £24.99 (€29.99)
* Snow Moto Racing 3D, Zordix AB – £3.59 (€3.99) until 21st August 2014, normally £7.19 (€7.99)
Permanent Price Drop
* Toki Tori 2 +, Two Tribes Publishing – £5 (€5.99) if EDGE, RUSH and Toki Tori have been downloaded on the same Wii U. Normally £12.99 (€14.99)
Virtual Console (Wii U)
* Mach Rider, Nintendo – £3.49 (€4.99)
Earth, the year 2112. A lone motorcycle warrior is all that stands between invaders and survivors. You are Mach Rider! In the main Fighting Course mode, race through winding highways and take out the enemies using your machine guns or by barging them into obstacles. In Endurance Course, pit your survival skills against the clock, or try Solo Course for an enemy-free ride. Mach Rider also includes a Design mode, enabling you to create your own courses on which to race. This is the US version of the game.
* Megaman Battle Chip Challenge, Capcom – £6.29 (€6.99)
Your favourite characters from the Megaman Battle Network universe are back to duke it out in the Battle Chip Grand Prix! Face multiple opponents on your way to the ultimate prize: an extremely rare Battle Chip! Command your Net Navi using Battle Chips of various elemental types: fire, water, electricity or wood. Choose your Battle Chips wisely, depending on the material in the arena; metal aids electric attacks, while grass weakens them. As well as the Grand Prix, you can also battle in one-off bouts or create your own tournament!
Virtual Console (3DS)
* Mega Man 2, Capcom – £3.59 (€3.99
Dr. Wily is up to no good, once again. This time he’s stolen an experimental time travel device and zipped off to the future! Meanwhile, Mega Man and his trusty sidekick, Rush, are sent on a mysterious mission to investigate an underground lair. Jump and blast your way through a barrage of maniacal enemies while collecting a variety of weapons and items to help fight more Robot Masters! Who is this stranger from the future called Quint? Can Mega Man reach Dr. Wily before time’s up? Suit up and let’s go!
* Xtreme Sports, WayForward – £4.49 (€4.99)
The Xtreme Cola Company has invited all-comers to Xtreme Island to become the Xtreme Sports champion! Guppi and her boyfriend Fin take up the challenge, with your help! From the makers of cult classic Shantae comes this colourful spin on high-adrenaline sports. Try your hand at surfing, street luge, in-line skating, skateboarding and even skyboarding! Explore the island to find friends, foes and even a few hidden treats. Practise hard and then compete in events to win medals; there are more than 400 to collect!
3DS Download Demo
* Parking Star 3D, CIRCLE Ent. – Free
It’s a parking game. Your goal is to get the “Park Star”. Park the car as quickly as possible, while keeping any damage to your ride to a minimum. Visit the Tokyo Tower, the Louvre Museum in Paris, the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai, and Tiananmen Square! In Parking Star, you can enjoy all these famous places around the world by driving. This is a casual game that simulates real parking. Use your accomplished driving skills to park at specific locations as fast as possible. With bonuses awarded for passing a level, you can upgrade your vehicle, or just buy a new car!
3DS Download Software
* Rabi Laby 3, Agetec – £4.49 (€4.99)
Return to the Queen’s labyrinth…Alice and Rabi are once again living together in peace. But the Queen had something else in mind; she could not forget what they had done. Consumed by resentment and the thirst for revenge, she devised an insidious plan and kidnapped Alice and Rabi to her labyrinth. Rabi Laby 3 is the latest episode of this hybrid puzzle platform series. Alice and Rabi must work together and use their unique skills to escape. As one they must survive many dangers and overcome challenges beyond anything they have experienced before. As Alice and Rabi struggle to escape the labyrinth, they will discover the Queen’s true intentions and a dark secret will be exposed. Join Alice and Rabi as they explore the labyrinth, unlock bonus content and earn ranking medals for completed stages.
Alex Seedhouse+ Alex's early adoration for Nintendo began with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land. This developed over the years, later peaking when he hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Nowadays, his enthusiasm is shared through Nintendo Insider, a place in which he can document his thoughts regarding the big N.