Nintendo Download: 26th February 2015 (Europe)
It’s Ganon’s tyrannical form that leads this week’s Nintendo Download, with Koei Tecmo Games continuing to deliver more content to Hyrule Warriors with the Boss Pack.
Hullbreach Studios also try to inspire your artistic talent by bringing SDK Paint to Wii U, with Konami’s Cybernator and Bandai Namco’s Pac-Attack joining the Virtual Console service.
Three Kirby themes become available on Nintendo 3DS, which itself sees plenty of new arrivals in Titan Attacks! and Zombie Incident, but, somewhat more significantly, an array of special offers presumably to help New Nintendo 3DS owners build their software library.
Special Offers (Wii U)
* Rock Zombie, EnjoyUp Games – £3.59 (€3.99) until 26th March 2015, normally £6.29 (€6.99)
Permanent Price Drop (3DS)
* Van Helsing Sniper ZX100, EnjoyUp Games – £2.69 (€2.99), previously £6.66 (€6.66)
Special Offers (3DS)
* 2 Fast 4 Gnomz, QubicGames – £2.69 (€2.99) until 19th March 2015, normally £4.49 (€4.99)
* 3D Game Collection, Joindots – £3.69 (€4.99) until 12th March 2015, normally £4.99 (€6.99)
* 4 Elements, MSL – £2.69 (€2.99) until 26th March 2015, normally £10.79 (€12)
* Aqua Moto Racing 3D, Zordix AB – £3.59 (€3.99) until 5th March 2015, normally £7.19 (€7.99)
* Azada, MSL – £2.69 (€2.99) until 26th March 2015, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
* Beyblade Evolution, Rising Star Games – £7.99 (€7.99) until 5th March 2015, normally £19.99 (€19.99)
* BIT.TRIP SAGA, Rising Star Games – £4.49 (€4.99) until 5th March 2015, normally £17.99 (€19.99)
* Brutus & Futée, Microids – £1.79 (€1.99) until 26th March 2015, normally £6.29 (€6.99)
* Funfair Party Games, Joindots – £3.69 (€4.99) until 12th March 2015, normally £4.99 (€6.99)
* Gardenscapes, Joindots – £4.49 (€5.99) until 12th March 2015, normally £5.99 (€7.99)
* Girl’s Fashion Shoot, Rising Star Games – £4.49 (€4.99) until 5th March 2015, normally £19.99 (€19.99)
* Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi, Rising Star Games – £11.99 (€11.99) until 5th March 2015, normally £29.99 (€29.99)
* Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns, Rising Star Games – £8.99 (€9.99) until 5th March 2015, normally £17.99 (€19.99)
* Hidden Expedition Titanic, MSL – £3.59 (€3.99) until 26th March 2015, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
* Hometown Story, Rising Star Games – £14.99 (€14.99) until 5th March 2015, normally £29.99 (€29.99)
* Jewel Match 3, Joindots – £3.99 (€4.99) until 12th March 2015, normally £4.99 (€6.99)
* Jewel Quest 4 Heritage, MSL – £2.69 (€2.99) until 26th March 2015, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
* Jewel Quest Mysteries 3 – The Seventh Gate, MSL – £2.69 (€2.99) until 26th March 2015, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
* Jewel Quest The Sapphire Dragon, MSL – £4.49 (€4.99) until 26th March 2015, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
* Luxor, MSL – £2.69 (€2.99) until 26th March 2015, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
* Monster Combine TD, Collavier – £2.13 (€2.65) until 12th March 2015, normally £3.19 (€3.99)
* Mystery Case Files Dire Grove, MSL – £2.69 (€2.99) until 26th March 2015, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
* Mystery Case Files Ravenhearst, MSL – £4.49 (€4.99) until 26th March 2015, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
* Mystery Case Files Return to Ravenhearst, MSL – £4.49 (€4.99) until 26th March 2015, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
* Safari Quest, Joindots – £3.99 (€4.99) until 12th March 2015, normally £4.99 (€6.99)
* Secret Mysteries in London, MSL – £2.69 (€2.99) until 26th March 2015, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
* Super Black Bass 3D, Rising Star Games – £4.49 (€4.99) until 5th March 2015, normally £17.99 (€19.99)
* Virtue’s Last Reward, Rising Star Games – £7.99 (€9.99) until 5th March 2015, normally £19.99 (€24.99)
Virtual Console (Wii U)
* Cybernator, Konami – £5.49 (€7.99)
In the near future, nations fight over dwindling resources. As Jake, soldier for the Pacific States, you must lead a deadly mission with your Cybernator Assault Suit through seven stages of run-and-gun action. As you progress, power up your weapons like the Vulcan cannon, punch and missiles. Each level has new objectives that may require your suit’s special abilities like roller-dash and flying modes. Cybernator is shoot ’em up action on an epic scale with set pieces that could belong in a blockbuster sci-fi movie! This is the US version of the game.
* Pac-Attack, Bandai Namco Games – £5.49 (€7.99)
Pac-Man made his puzzle game debut in the pulse-pounding Pac-Attack. This quirky, fast-paced Super Nintendo puzzler tasks you with keeping the screen clear of falling blocks and ghosts, and Pac-Man well-fed! Every so often Pac-Man will appear, and will move across and down the screen; so you must get the ghosts lined up for him to munch. He will keep eating ghosts until he hits a dead end, so you need to plan quickly and carefully to clear all the ghosts. There are three game modes to choose from: 1 Player Normal Game, 2 Player VS Game and the challenging 1 Player Puzzle Game. This is the US version of the game.
Wii U Add-on Content
* Hyrule Warriors: Boss Pack, Nintendo – £2.69 (€2.99)
Two new Challenge Modes (Boss Challenge and Ganon’s Fury) with five new alternatively-coloured costumes as rewards. Each mode contains three battle types across three difficulty levels, as well as one extra-difficult scenario.
Wii U Download Software
* SDK Paint, Hullbreach Studios – £3.99 (€4.49)
SDK Paint takes a unique approach to Wii U artwork creation, by stacking five layers onto the artwork canvas. Each layer can be utilised independently to create the next masterpiece. By combining the artistic modes (Normal Paint, Noisy Paint, Smudge, and Spraycan), the numerous filters (Blur, Negate, Lighten, Darken, etc.), the shaders (Pattern Fill, Flood Fill, Texture, etc.), and the tools (Gridlines, Stencils, Drag, Swap, etc.), possibilities of what the stylus can paint onto the canvas are endless. Oops, a mistake… Ten levels of Undo will help with that! The artwork needs fine precision? Just zoom the canvas! A large colour palette, with dragging support, lets artists easily choose exactly the colour desired, and a Dropper tool makes identifying previous colours a simple task. The features don’t just end with painting, either! How does the artwork look on a wall? Explore the retro 3D Galleries to see all 18 paintings framed on the walls. Is the artwork ready to show off? Jump into the Sharing area and prepare it for either 2D or anaglyph 3D (special glasses required) posting of screenshots to Miiverse. Show the world your inner artist. SDK Paint supports 3D viewing by use of anaglyph 3D glasses. While these are not required, they do enhance the experience.
3DS HOME Menu Themes
* Craft Paper Kirby, Nintendo – £1.79 (€1.99)
This theme features familiar Kirby items and sound effects on a fun craft paper design with an acoustic medley.
* Kirby Sweet Gourmet Race, Nintendo – £1.79 (€1.99)
It looks like Kirby will swallow the software logo in this theme! You can also find familiar sweets, music and sounds.
* Smiling Kirby, Nintendo – £1.79 (€1.99)
A large Kirby smiles above, and items from the series appear below, with music and Kirby’s voice in the background!
3DS Download Software
* Best of Arcade Games – Tetraminos, Bigben Interactive – £8.99 (€9.99)
Rediscover a timeless puzzle classic with Tetraminos! Become a Tetraminos pro over 50 levels with increasing difficulty. Find the best place for your pieces and eliminate as many lines as possible in one go. Earn points to unlock bonuses that can be used at any time: bombs, piece storage… Discover the new Real Gravity game mode and build the highest Tetraminos tower possible before it collapses!
* Hello Kitty & Sanrio Friends 3D Racing, Pqube – £29.99 (€39.99)
Hello Kitty & Sanrio Friends 3D Racing is a family-friendly kart racer that can be enjoyed by all ages. Race on land, through the air, and over water as you lead your favourite Sanrio characters to victory around colourful locations from the Hello Kitty universe.
* Mes Comptines, Ringzero Games – £4.49 (€4.99)
Feel the beat and sing aloud! Introduce your toddler and pre-schooler to the world of rhythm and music game! Mes Comptines combines 17 all-time favourite children songs in newly composed versions together with lively adorable 3D animations. Full-featured music videos keep children entertained while enjoying the simple yet addictive game play and alternately singing along these well-known kid tunes. Mes Comptines also helps children learn English vocabulary and enhance hand-and-ear coordination as they are tapping along to catchy rhythms.
* Titan Attacks!, Curve Digital – £7.99 (€9.99)
Single-handedly turn back the evil invading Titan army! Drive back the aliens across the Solar System, and finally defeat them on their home world in this modern remix of classic arcade shoot ’em ‘ups. Titan Attacks! has the same easy-to-learn but hard-to-master gameplay of classic arcade shooters, but is packed full of new features, new strategies, and stylish neo-retro visuals. BATTLE swarms of alien fighters, bombers and giant boss motherships over 5 unique worlds and 100 levels of frantic action! FIGHT the Titan Invasion across the Earth, the Moon, Mars, Saturn and finally Titan itself! EARN bounty money and upgrade your ship with new weapons and powers! DESTROY falling wrecks, dodge hurtling asteroids and capture escaping aliens – or blast them from the skies! WIN prizes in sharp-shooter challenge stages and compete with other players for a place on the online leaderboards!
* Zombie Incident, Coderchild – £1.99 (€1.99)
Hamartia, the great citadel, became the symbol of human sin. After centuries of excesses its penance was going to come. In the darkness of the night, chaos invaded everything. Beasts started to scream. Nothing was like before! No one sane would go to that place. Join our heroine to explore the citadel, find the eight golden stars, and run away from there!