Nintendo Download list: 16th October 2014 (Europe)

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It’s another busy Nintendo Download list this week, with Donkey Kong bursting on to the Virtual Console service on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

The intrepid ape’s adventures in Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Land being accompanied by their successive sequels slamming in over the coming weeks, with discounts available on Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D.

Meanwhile, the Hyrule Warriors Master Quest Pack delivers plenty of new content for you to play through with Epona joining the fray, Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut arrives on Wii U, and new themes join the Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS to expand the already varied selection.

Special Offers (Wii U)
* Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, Nintendo – £26.79 (€33.49) until 6th November 2014 for those that download Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest or Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble from Nintendo eShop on the same Wii U. Normally £39.99 (€49.99)
* Gravity Badgers, Wales Interactive – £2.49 (€2.49) until 30th October 2014, normally £4.99 (€4.99)
* Squids Odyssey, The Game Bakers – £4.99 (€5.99) until 30th October 2014, normally £9.99 (€12.99)
* SteamWorld Dig, Image & Form – £4.49 (€5.99) until 30th October 2014, normally £6.99 (€8.99)
* TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition, Keen Games – £3.49 (€3.99) until 30th October 2014, normally £6.99 (€7.99)
* Trine 2: Director’s Cut, Frozenbyte – £6.99 (€8.49) until 3rd November 2014, normally £13.99 (€16.99)

Special Offers (3DS)
* 4 Elements, MSL – £5.39 (€5.99) until 30th October 2014, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
* Azada, MSL – £5.39 (€5.99) until 30th October 2014, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
* Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars, ATLUS – £17.99 (€19.99) until 30th October 2014, normally £24.99 (€29.99)
* Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Nintendo – £23.44 (€26.79) until 6th November 2014 for users who downloaded Donkey Kong Land, Donkey Kong Land 2 or Donkey Kong Land III from Nintendo eShop on the same Nintendo 3DS with a Nintendo Network ID. Normally £34.99 (€39.99)
* Hidden Expedition Titanic, MSL – £3.59 (€3.99) until 30th October 2014, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
* Luxor, MSL – £5.39 (€5.99) until 30th October 2014, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
* Mystery Case Files Dire Grove, MSL – £3.59 (€3.99) until 30th October 2014, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
* Mystery Case Files Ravenhearst, MSL – £3.59 (€3.99) until 30th October 2014, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
* Mystery Case Files Return to Ravenhearst, MSL – £3.99 (€3.99) until 30th October 2014, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
* Secret Mysteries in London, MSL – £5.39 (€5.99) until 30th October 2014, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
* Snow Moto Racing 3D, Zordix AB – £5.39 (€5.99) until 27th November 2014, normally £7.19 (€7.99)
* Squids Odyssey, The Game Bakers – £4.99 (€5.99) until 30th October 2014, normally £9.99 (€12.99)
* SteamWorld Dig, Image & Form – £4.99 (€5.99) until 30th October 2014, normally £7.99 (€8.99)

Virtual Console (Wii U)
* Donkey Kong Country, Nintendo – £5.49 (€7.99)
In 1994, at the dawn of 32-bit consoles, one game blew away the competition with its pre-rendered 3D graphics, cartoon-quality animation and atmospheric music – on the 16-bit Super NES! Donkey Kong Country breathed new life into the character of Donkey Kong, and introduced gamers to Diddy Kong, Cranky Kong and bad guys the Kremlings. Join Donkey Kong and Diddy on a quest to recover their stolen banana hoard. Traverse more than 30 challenging levels, take a ride on animal buddies and survive the madcap mine cart sequences. You’d be bananas not to play Donkey Kong Country!

Wii U Add-on Content
* Hyrule Warriors: Master Quest Pack, Nintendo – £6.29 (€6.99)
A new content pack is available, containing: Five new Legend Mode scenarios; A new Adventure Mode map (Master Quest) with seven new 8-bit weapons and sixteen new alternatively-coloured costumes as rewards; A new weapon type for Link (Epona); Two new costumes (Guardian of Time for Lana and Cia).

Wii U Download Software
* Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut, Curve Digital – £9.99 (€11.99)
Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut is a new kind of adventure where the choice of how to survive is up to you. Sneak through without firing a single shot, or kill everything in your path. Eat and sleep well, or resort to drugs to keep going. Search for survivors, or try to escape the city alone. Look after your mental health, or descend into madness. Lone Survivor is a game where your choices genuinely matter. This extended edition of Jasper Byrne’s horror masterpiece expands Lone Survivor’s deep story with hundreds of tiny new details, more locations, more dialogue, more side quests, more items, and even two completely new endings. Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut really is the ultimate version of this acclaimed game.

* PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2, Bandai Namco – £24.99 (€34.99)
The gang is back! Following the colourful characters and world of the PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures animated series, PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2 will feature PAC-MAN, Spiral and Cylindria in an all-new storyline as they defend PacWorld from the ghoulish army of Lord Betrayus.

3DS Themes
* Spinner Bowser, Nintendo – £1.79 (€1.99)
This Super Mario theme has folders accented with Bullet Bills. Scroll the Touch Screen to see Bowser spin! Background music: Super Mario Galaxy “Super Mario 2007”

* Spinner Mario, Nintendo – £1.79 (€1.99)
This Super Mario theme has folders accented with Super Stars. Scroll the Touch Screen to see Mario spin! Background music: Super Mario Galaxy “Super Mario 2007”

* Spinner Peach, Nintendo – £1.79 (€1.99)
This Super Mario theme has folders accented with mushrooms. Scroll the Touch Screen to see Peach spin! Background music: Super Mario Galaxy “Super Mario 2007”

* Spinner Rosalina, Nintendo – £1.79 (€1.99)
This Super Mario theme has folders accented with Super Stars. Scroll the Touch Screen to see Rosalina spin! Background music: Super Mario Galaxy “Super Mario 2007”

Virtual Console (3DS)
* Adventures of Lolo, HAL Laboratory – £3.59 (€3.99)
When Princess Lala is kidnapped, Prince Lolo sets off to the rescue. Use your mind and wits to brave a trap-laden castle and rescue Lala! Adventures of Lolo features 50 cunningly designed puzzle rooms. Collect all the heart framers to open the treasure chest in each room. However, monsters are out to stop you, and obstacles block your progress. By collecting certain heart framers you can earn magic shots that turn enemies into eggs to use as rafts. But beware: enemies won’t stay in their shells for long!

* Donkey Kong Land, Nintendo – £3.59 (€3.99)
Donkey Kong teams up with his sidekick, Diddy Kong, on a new adventure in this platformer inspired by the classic Donkey Kong Country. Face flying pigs, deadly Zingers and reptilian Kremlings, as you journey through a mysterious pirate ship, perilous snow, an unbelievable underwater temple and crazy capers in the sky. Fun fact: the original Game Boy version was released with a special banana-yellow Game Pak!

3DS Download Software
* PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2, Bandai Namco – £24.99 (€34.99)
The gang is back! Following the colourful characters and world of the PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures animated series, PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2 will feature PAC-MAN, Spiral and Cylindria in an all-new storyline as they defend PacWorld from the ghoulish army of Lord Betrayus.

* Survivor – Heroes, Bigben Interactive – £27.79 (€34.99)
The Survivor adventure just like you were there! Customise your hero. Explore the island to gather precious resources. Manage your energy levels, tribe camp and popularity. Take on the opposing tribe in the famous immunity challenges. Win the Survivor adventure!

* Winx Cub: Saving Alfea, Little Orbit – £24.99 (€29.99)
Join the Winx as they prepare Alfea for its upcoming anniversary! Jump, evade, and puzzle your way through the adventures as your favourite Winx characters. Get ready for the anniversary party and save Alfea from the Selina!

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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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