Nintendo Download list: 26th September 2013 (Europe)

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It’s a lengthy Nintendo Download list this week for Europe, with a cocktail of football titles leading the selection on nintendo 3DS this week.

LEVEL-5 deliver the latest entries within their Inazuma Eleven series, whilst EA make a rather lacklustre offering through FIFA 14 Legacy Edition which apparently includes “no updates to gameplay or game modes” compared to last year’s outing. Hmm.

Elsewhere, Gradius and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link hit the Wii U’s Virtual Console service, whilst the 3DS counterpart is treated to Milon’s Secret Castle. You can catch it all below:

Special offers
* Tangram Style, Moving Player – £2.69 (€2.99) until October 31st, normally £5.39 (€5.99)

Permanent Price Reductions
* Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade, Namco Bandai – £19.99 (€19.99), previously £27.99 (€29.99)
* The Croods: Prehistoric Party (Nintendo 3DS), Namco Bandai – £19.99, previously £24.99
* The Croods: Prehistoric Party (Wii U), Namco Bandai – £19.99 (€29.99), previously £24.99 (€44.99)

Virtual Console (Wii U)
* Gradius, Konami – £3.49 (€4.99)
You are the last hope of the people of Gradius. Your hyperspace fighter is armed with the greatest arsenal in the galaxy: air-to-surface and double beam laser cannons, powerful force fields and more. You’ll need them all to survive, because at the heart of the Bacterion Empire awaits the nerve centre of the evil Bacterion Bio-Computer. Gradius began the legendary space shooting series from Konami®. A true classic and an important part of video game history. Remember: shoot the core!

This is the US version of the game.

* Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Nintendo – £3.49 (€4.99)
This direct sequel to the original The Legend of Zelda is famed for taking the series in a new direction, while also introducing elements that would become standard in future Zelda games. In Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Link must seek the Triforce of Courage and awaken Princess Zelda from a sleeping spell. Meanwhile, Ganon’s minions are trying to resurrect their master. Zelda II uses a side-scrolling view and overworld map, and features role-playing aspects that are unique to the series.

This is the US version of the game.

Virtual Console (Nintendo 3DS)
* Milon’s Secret Castle, Konami – £3.59 (€3.99)
In a world where music is language, an evil warlord imprisons the queen and steals all the musical instruments. The heroic Milon mounts a rescue mission, armed with only magic bubbles to help him reveal hidden items and to defeat enemies. This cult platform classic is packed with music references. Look out for music boxes that transport Milon to a bonus stage where you must collect notes to turn them into cash.

3DS Download Software
* Around the World with Hello Kitty and Friends, Bergsala Lightweight – £29.99 (€29.99)
The world famous and incredibly popular Hello Kitty is back and starring in an all-new, 3D, interactive adventure. Join Hello Kitty and her Sanrio Friends as they travel around the World playing adventurous games and shopping for new outfits for Hello Kitty and collecting new items to decorate her room.

* FIFA 14 Legacy Edition, Electronic Arts – £39.99 (€49.99)
FIFA 14 Legacy Edition delivers unmatched authenticity that reflects the current football season with updated kits and rosters but no updates to gameplay or game modes. It features 30 officially licensed leagues, 50 real-world tournaments, and 500 authentic clubs. Play traditional matches or free your game in epic 5-v-5 street matches with 3D effects. Play as a real-world superstar or re-create yourself. Optional touch screen controls deliver pin-point shooting and passing at your finger-tips.

* Happy Circus, Moving Player – £2.69 (€2.99)
Happy Circus’s roaming marquee has finally arrived! Unfortunately, though, the circus animals have lost all of their accessories. So come and help Pierre and Julie find their friends’ favourite objects! In Happy Circus, have fun while learning and exploring its funny world via 4 educational games. Young or old, practise in your native language or take advantage of this adventure to learn new ones!

* Inazuma Eleven 3: Bomb Blast, Nintendo – £29.99 (€34.99)
* Inazuma Eleven 3: Lightning Bolt, Nintendo – £29.99 (€34.99)
It’s time to get into pre-season training and reacquaint yourself with Mark Evans and other star players in the Inazuma series! The action this time takes place on the global stage, with your daunting objective to win the Frontier International Championships, and be crowned the greatest team in the world! It’s up to you which version you choose – are you more of a Bomb Blast or a Lightning Bolt on the pitch? In the pursuit of glory, you’ll need to create a formidable and unique line-up, with Inazuma Eleven 3 containing over 2,000 characters to encounter and recruit. Only by creating the strongest and most balanced team will you experience success, especially when there are also over 350 in-game special moves to consider, which have the potential to dramatically alter the course of a match.

* Jewel Master Cradle Of Egypt 2 3D, Rising Star Games – £17.99 (€19.99)
Welcome to the land of the pyramids and temples – the cradle of civilisation! Re-create the milennia-old civilisation of Egypt once again in the most exciting addition to the Jewel Master series yet! Tap on two side-by-side tiles to swap them so that a row of three or more matching tiles can be made. Soon, you can build massive chains! Collect jewels and other treasures, then watch how your city continues to grow. Combine secret bonus tools that help you build faster. New buildings will also attract new citizens which give you other bonuses. Perhaps you can build the Pyramids after the next level?

* Jewel Master Cradle Of Rome 2, Rising Star Games – £17.99 (€19.99)
The best-selling match-3 game returns to Rome in glorious 3D! Gather materials by using your match-3 skills to build Rome from the ground up. Win the favour of the gods to unlock trophies and new abilities! Swap adjacent tiles in order to form a row of three or more matching tiles. Form groups across the blue marble plaques to destroy them. When there are no more blue plaques, the level is complete! When matched, some tiles give you resources to build your city. New buildings will give you tiles that are more valuable and unlock new bonuses.

* Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers, NIS America – £34.99 (€39.99)
In a society originated from a bizarre marriage of technology and demonology, an unleashed evil-borne of an inconvenient truth-threatens to bring an end not just to the deceptive harmony, but to mankind itself. Improved graphics marry with extensive voice acting, a host of technical enhancements, and 3D dungeon exploration to make Soul Hackers a natural fit to the Nintendo 3DS.

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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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