Nintendo Download list: 20th February 2014 (Europe)

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze ground pounds this week’s Nintendo Download list, as Retro Studio’s latest graces the Wii U.

Meanwhile Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies alongside Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask prove a steal having received a week-long 30% discount, whilst Teyon place a number of their Nintendo eShop titles on sale.

This week’s full list of downloads is as follows:

Special Offers (Wii U)
* TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition, Keen Games – £4.49 (€4.99) until 6th March, normally £6.99 (€7.99)
* Trine 2: Director’s Cut, Frozenbyte – £5.49 (€6.79) until 13th March, normally £13.99 (€16.99)

Special Offers (3DS)
* Bird Mania Christmas 3D, Teyon – £0.89 (€0.99) until 6th March, normally £1.79 (€1.99)
* Crazy Chicken: Director’s Cut 3D, Teyon – £0.89 (€0.99) until 6th March, normally £1.79 (€1.99)
* Heavy Fire: Black Arms 3D, Teyon – £2.69 (€2.99) until 6th March, normally £4.49 (€4.99)
* Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D, Teyon – £2.69 (€2.99) until 6th March, normally £4.49 (€4.99)
* Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies, Capcom – £13.99 (€17.49) until 27th February, normally £19.99 (€24.99)
* Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, Nintendo – £27.99 (€29.99) until 27th February, normally £39.99 (€44.99)
* Robot Rescue 3D, Teyon – £0.89 (€0.99) until 6th March, normally £2.69 (€2.99)

Virtual Console (Wii U)
* Ice Hockey, Nintendo – £3.49 (€4.99)
Prepare to face-off for one of the most faithful sports simulations on the NES. Ice Hockey offers straightforward fun to just jump in and play, either solo or against a friend, yet also requires tactical skills for players who want to fine-tune their team. You can customise each squad member, selecting from three different body types, affecting their offence and defence. Leaner players are faster and better in a face-off, while heavier players have stronger body checks and shooting skills. This is the US version of the game.

Wii U Download Software
* Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Nintendo – £39.99 (€49.99)
In this adventure, the Kongs must reclaim their island from the dastardly Vikings of the northern seas. To do this, they need to set off on a journey around five different islands, plus the frozen Donkey Kong Island. This will be the first game in the series to be in HD, bringing glorious detail and expression to the world. Depending on the stage, you can swivel or move the camera around to view dynamic scenes while enjoying the rich gameplay. Along with Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong returns as a main character, while Cranky Kong is playable for the first time! Your abilities change depending on which partner you bring along, opening up new choices and possibilities. There’s even a cooperative two-player mode, with each player controlling one of the characters and working together to progress through the game!

Virtual Console (3DS)
* Renegade, Arc System Works – £4.49 (€4.99)
Renegade was a highly influential benchmark in the beat ‘em up genre. Step into the shoes of a vigilante who must battle his way through subways, parks, alleyways and parking lots. You can even burn rubber on a motorcycle. Pick up items like a hamburger that restores life, a heart that increases your lives by one and an item that gives your bike a boost. You’ll need all the help you can get to take out the many street punks, killer kung-fu females, outlaw bikers and array of bosses standing in your way.

3DS Demo
* Bella Sara 2 – The Magic of Drasilmare, Bigben Interactive – Free
Return to the universe of Bella Sara™ and set off to the Drasilmare Tree’s rescue! The great Magic Tree of Drasilmare has been cursed! Only you can remove the deadly curse and save the world of Bella Sara.

3DS Download Software
* Kung Fu Rabbit, Neko Entertainment – £4.49 (€4.99)
Life in the temple of rabbits hangs by a thread. Universal Evil has struck again and kidnapped all of your disciples. Only you managed to escape. They let you live… they’ll soon regret it! Use your agility and combat skills to save your disciples! Jump from roof to roof, slide gracefully along walls, sneak up on your enemies, and rip them to shreds!

* Retro City Rampage: DX, Vblank Entertainment – £7.99 (€8.99)
Rampage the open-world, steal cars and run missions — all while jumping on civilians for coins and outrunning the law with power-ups! This send-up to ’80s and ’90s video games and pop-culture includes both a full Story Mode of open-world adventure as well as an Arcade Mode for quick pick-up-and-play action. If that’s not enough, it also packs an interactive city full of shops, minigames, customisations, collectibles, special guest stars, and more.

* Weapon Shop de Omasse, LEVEL-5 – £7.19
From the mind of comedian Yoshiyuki Hirai comes Weapon Shop de Omasse, a humorous twist on the classic fantasy adventure. You are Yuhan, an apprentice in a weapon rental shop inside an RPG. It’s your job to forge and rent weapons to the seven misfit heroes and various NPCs that come your way.

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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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