Nintendo Download: 16th July 2015 (Europe)

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Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time and PokéPark Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure lead this week’s Nintendo Download in Europe, Wii U’s Virtual Console service expanded further by Capcom’s Final Fight One and Super Street Fighter II Turbo Revival.

Espeon, Umbreon, Mega Charizard Y and Mega Rayquaza appear in two new 3DS HOME Menu Themes, whereas the Nintendo 3DS is treated to new additions in Epic Word Search Collection, I Love My Dogs and Samurai Defender.

Special Offers (Wii U)
* Frenchy Bird, Carbon Fire Studio – £0.89 (€0.99) until 23rd July 2015, normally £1.79 (€1.99)
* Squids Odyssey, The Game Bakers – £4.99 (€5.99) until 13th August 2015, normally £9.99 (€12.99)
* Super Toy Cars, Eclipse Games – £3.49 (€3.99) until 23rd July 2015, normally £6.99 (€7.99)

Special Offers (3DS)
* AeternoBlade, CORECELL – £7.19 (€7.99) until 13th August 2015, normally £13.50 (€14.99)
* Fairune, CIRCLE Entertainment – £1.59 (€1.99) until 6th August 2015, normally £2.39 (€2.99)
* Parking Star 3D, CIRCLE Entertainment – £1.25 (€1.99) until 6th August 2015, normally £2.49 (€2.99)
* Squids Odyssey, The Game Bakers – £4.99 (€5.99) until 13th August 2015, normally £9.99 (€12.99)

Virtual Console (Wii U)
* Final Fight One (GBA), Capcom – £6.29 (€6.99)
Haggar, Cody and Guy team up to defeat the Mad Gear gang once and for all! There’s trouble in Metro City, as the Mad Gear gang have kidnapped the mayor’s daughter. However, they didn’t bank on mayor Haggar, ex-street fighter, and the iron fist team of Cody and Guy coming to her rescue. Final Fight One is a comprehensive conversion of the hit arcade game, featuring improvements over the SNES version like three playable characters and an additional stage. Plus you can unlock special features such as alternate character costumes, and there are new power-ups to discover.

* Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (DS), Nintendo – £8.99 (€9.99)
Mario and Luigi team up with their younger selves in a time-twisting, tongue-in-cheek tale that sees the heroic brothers face a new foe: mushroom-like aliens known as Shroobs! In Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, take control of both adult and baby versions of the heroes, and use their unique skills in the battle scenes as you get hands-on to hit the right buttons at the right moment. This hilarious role-playing adventure features a wacky sense of humour and appearances by all your favourite characters, from Yoshi to Baby Bowser.

* PokéPark Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure (Wii), Nintendo – £17.99 (€19.99)
In PokéPark Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure, it’s up to you to protect the PokéPark from danger by collecting pieces of the precious Sky Prism and ensuring the safety of the PokéPark. But with the Sky Prism pieces spread across all kinds of environments and only attainable after completing tricky challenges, saving the day isn’t going to be easy! The adventure begins when Pikachu and some Pokémon pals are led into a mysterious tunnel – a tunnel that proves to be a hole leading to a place known as the PokéPark. Within this place lie vast beaches, snowy landscapes, underground mines and – above all – a seemingly never-ending stream of fun games to enjoy!

* Super Street Fighter II Turbo Revival (GBA), Capcom – £6.29 (€6.99)
One of the greatest fighting games of all time just got even greater! Capcom’s timeless masterpiece, Street Fighter II, conquered Game Boy Advance with this unique version featuring 16 combatants and more modes than a fighting game fan could wish for! Super Street Fighter II Turbo Revival features more than half a dozen different modes to choose from, from Arcade to Team Battle, and Time Attack to Missions – plus all your favourite characters from Akuma to Zangief.

Wii U Application
* Sense by Play.me, d-mobilelab – Free (Play.me subscription required)
Sense is the new interactive web radio by Play.me which offers you the right music for the emotions you experience. Sense playlists have been created to follow your mood along the different moments of the day and let you always listen to the right music. Listen to your emotions and click on a playlist! Music streaming starts immediately with the most popular hits, the best of indie international music, the new hip hop stars, evergreen classics and classical music masterpieces. You can always select and save your favourite tunes to your playlist and listen to them whenever you want, easily skipping all the tunes you don’t like. Sense – your music for your emotions.

3DS HOME Menu Themes
* Eevee Collection: Espeon & Umbreon, Nintendo – £1.79 (€1.99)
A lacy Espeon and Umbreon theme. The sun and moon motif and the silhouettes of the two Pokémon create an atmosphere of mystery.

* Pokémon: Mega Charizard Y & Mega Rayquaza, Nintendo – £1.79 (€1.99)
Scroll the Touch Screen and Mega Charizard Y approaches. The music evokes the battles of Mega Charizard Y and Mega Rayquaza.

3DS Download Software
* Epic Word Search Collection, Lightwood Games – £5.99 (€7.99)
Epic Word Search puzzles are huge! Each puzzle contains over 1,500 words, hidden in a grid that’s much too large to fit on screen! To solve the word search you’ll have to scroll around the puzzle looking for words. Use the D-Pad or Circle Pad to move the grid and touch with the stylus to highlight words. This is a challenge like nothing you’ve ever seen before with many hours of gameplay in each enormous puzzle.

* I Love My Dogs, Bigben Interactive – £19.99 (€24.99)
Become a best friend to animals by taking in abandoned puppies. Look after them every day so they flourish with their new family: feed them, pat them, train them, groom them and play with them. Discover the town around you: take them for walks in the park, enter competitions on the beach and buy new toys and accessories for them at the market. Change the way they look with a wide range of accessories. 8 dog breeds to choose from: Dalmatian, Husky, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, Australian Kelpie, Beagle, Border Collie, Brittany Spaniel; 21 activities for playing and training your puppies.

* Samurai Defender, CIRCLE Entertainment – £2.39 (€2.99)
Samurai Defender is a simple defense type action game set in the Warring States period of Japan. Defend the castle from approaching enemies! Tap on an enemy soldier to aim at them. Your bowmen will take care of the rest. Enemies will move towards your castle gate, so take aim and stop them from getting too close! Use the coins you acquire to learn new schemes. Use the schemes you learned to defeat lots of enemies. Defend your castle more easily by leveling up your bowman and schemes, and enjoy the exhilaration of repelling waves of enemy attacks!

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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