Nintendo Download list: 17th July 2014 (Europe)

Europe are treated to a shorter Nintendo Download selection this week, with a handful of new arrivals being accompanied by a splurge of special offers across Wii U and 3DS.

Scrolling shooter Gaiabreaker blasts on to Wii U alongside Virtual Console expanding with Game Boy Advance goodness in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. Meanwhile on 3DS, Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot receives a demo with the full version placed at temporary discount, and the only new handheld release comes in the form of Gamelion’s Pick-A-Gem.

It’s been a year since EarthBound touched down in Europe on Wii U, so Nintendo are celebrating by placing the game on special offer too – don’t miss out!

The full list is as follows:

Special Offers (Wii U)
* EarthBound, Nintendo – £4.19 (€5.99), until 24th July 2014, normally £6.99 (€9.99)
EarthBound, the adventure that re-defined role-playing games on Super Nintendo, touched down in Europe for the first time on 18th July 2013. To mark the first anniversary of its release on Wii U Virtual Console, EarthBound is available at a discount of 40% for a limited time only!
* Little Inferno, Tomorrow Corporation – £4.59 (€4.99) until 24th July 2014, normally £8.99 (€9.99)

Special Offers (3DS)
* Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot, CoderChild – £1.80 (€2.00) until 24th July 2014, normally £2.69 (€2.99)
* escapeVektor, Nnooo – £3.59 (€3.99) until 31st July 2014, normally £5.99 (€6.99)
* Secrets of the Titanic 1912-2012, Avanquest – £4.99 (€4.99) until 31st July 2014, normally £9.99 (€10.99)
* SteamWorld Dig, Image & Form – £3.99 (€4.49) until 31st July 2014, normally £7.99 (€8.99)
* Steel Diver: Sub Wars: Premium Version, Nintendo – £6.29 (€6.99) until 24th July 2014, normally £8.99 (€9.99)

Virtual Console (Wii U)
* Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Nintendo – £6.29 (€6.99)
What a nightmare! Since King Dedede stole the Star Rod from Dream Land, everyone has been unable to dream. Only Kirby can reunite the Star Rod’s shattered pieces and restore peaceful naptimes! As the powerful pink puffball, inhale enemies and copy their abilities to transform into more than 20 powerful – and often hilarious – forms, from a whirling tornado to a UFO! There are also lots of fun sub-games to discover, playable with only one button, like the frantic Bomb Rally or the super-fast Kirby’s Air Grind!

Wii U Download Software
* Gaiabreaker, Ubiquitous Entertainment – £9.89 (€10.99)
In this scrolling shooter, take control of a hi-tech gunship and blast your way through six different stages to protect Earth from an invading menace. Your ship is armed with standard guns, as well as a powerful homing laser. Your guns can fire bullets directly ahead, damaging any enemies they collide with. By using your homing laser, you can lock on to up to four enemies at a time. When a green target appears, fire the laser and it will pursue the targeted enemies and bring them down! Connect to Miiverse to interact with other players. On completing a stage, a Miiverse posting form will be displayed, allowing you to post your comments for others to see. Your play data will also be contained in any post you make. When the viewing of Miiverse content is enabled, other users’ data will also be displayed in game. You can see their scores and where they were defeated. Try to beat them all and be the very best!

3DS Download Demo
* Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot, CoderChild – Free
Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot is an action-packed platform game, where music plays a very important role. With only one button to jump, you must help Cubit to go from platform to platform, while you avoid obstacles and enemies through the different scenes of the game. Perhaps you think this makes this game not difficult, right? Well, you are right; this game is not difficult… this game is Hardcore! Choose the path you want to do in each game and reach each of the 3 endings available!

3DS Download Software
* Pick-A-Gem, Gamelion – £2.69 (€2.99)
Try out now the new puzzle sensation and compete with the world for the highest score in leaderboards! Pick-A-Gem is a match 3 type game. You have limited time to collect as many gems as possible. Gems are collected by tapping on the bottom screen and need to create a chain of the same colour. With each game played increase your Experience Level. Thanks to this you get access to new features such as bombs, dynamites, higher multipliers, coins, chests or even Frenzy Mode! With a higher level of experience you can also get more points.

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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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