Nintendo Download list: 27th June 2013 (Europe)
There’s plenty of content rolling onto the Nintendo eShop this week, quite literally, across Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
Nintendo 3DS owners can grab their wallets for Dillon’s Rolling Western: The Last Ranger and Mighty Switch Force, alongside other Game Gear additions to the Virtual Console, whereas Wii U revs into gear with retail releases F1 Race Stars: Powered Up Edition and Game & Wario.
The full list of content is as follows:
Virtual Console (Wii U)
* Balloon Fight, Nintendo – £3.49 (€4.99)
Go up, up and away with this NES classic from the 1980s. In Balloon Fight you have one simple mission: pop or be popped! Burst enemies’ balloons from above, and hit them again before they have time to re-inflate. Danger comes from the sky or sea, too; watch out for lightning strikes and a very hungry fish. Balloon Fight also features a two-player mode with cooperative and competitive play, plus a survival mode called Balloon Trip – which may be familiar to fans of Nintendo Land!
This is an updated European version of the game. It has now been optimised to run at a similar speed to the US version and with corrected aspect ratio.
* Vegas Stakes, Nintendo – £5.49 (€7.99)
Experience all the thrills and skills of real casino action, as you take a trip to the ultimate gambler’s paradise: Las Vegas! Check into a luxurious hotel, hang out with your friends and chat to other punters, before placing your bets at authentic recreations of Blackjack, Slots, Roulette, Craps and Seven Card Stud. For solo players, a computerised companion explains the rules and offers advice, easing beginners into the action. In multiplayer mode, compete with up to three friends for the $10 million prize!
This is the US version of the game.
Wii U Download Software
* F1 Race Stars: Powered Up Edition, Codemasters – £39.99 (€49.99)
F1 Race Stars: Powered Up Edition takes Formula One over the top with new content for Wii U, including four extra tracks and bonus accessory packs! Featuring official cars and stars, use awesome power-ups on famous circuits transformed to feature jumps, loop-the-loops and shortcuts, then share the fun in split-screen!
* Game & Wario, Nintendo – £34.99 (€39.99)
Wario and the Diamond City gang are back in a collection of 16 all-new games that show off the versatility and unique capabilities of the Wii U console. Using only the Wii U GamePad, up to five players can take turns competing in games filled with the eccentric spirit of the WarioWare series.
Virtual Console (Nintendo 3DS)
* Crystal Warriors, SEGA – £3.59 (€3.99)
In the Kingdom of Ariel, four elemental crystals have long protected the land and its inhabitants, but an evil force has appeared to destroy this peace by stealing them! With the kingdom in turmoil, guide Princess Iris in her quest to recover the lost crystals from the evil Jyn. In this classic strategy game, arm your warriors and tame monsters to fight alongside you against Jyn’s armies! Do reconnaissance and arm your warriors in town. Fight and tame beasts to fight against your enemies! Over 5 unique classes to use against Jyn’s forces! Challenge a friend via local two-player multiplayer!
* Sonic the Hedgehog 2, SEGA – £4.49 (€4.99)
As Sonic the Hedgehog, put a stop to Dr. Eggman’s (AKA Dr. Robotnik) mechanical machinations in Sonic The Hedgehog 2! Originally released for the Game Gear, Sonic’s best friend Tails and all of the islands animals have been captured by Dr. Eggman! Now Sonic must rush through winding Zones and battle waves of Badniks in order to save them. Ride a runaway mining cart and fly on hang gliders, feather-light bubbles and whirling flywheels to zip through Zones. Spin for a bonus at the end of every Act! Face six terrifying Master Robots on your journey to stop the evil Dr. Eggman!
3DS Download Software
* 3D MahJongg, Joindots – £9.79 (€9.99)
3D MahJongg gives you a huge variety of levels, gameplay variations and graphics themes. In 3D MahJongg, the goal is to find pairs of matching tiles in order to remove all tiles from the board. This sounds like a simple task, but you will soon find that a savvy strategy – along with a bit of luck – is the key to success. Gameplay is direct and intuitive via touch screen. You can closely observe everything on the 3D screen and make extensive changes to the way you view the tile layout. And you’ll love the fabulous six graphics themes from “Farm” to “Zombies”. In Adventure Mode, you will need to master 200 levels in order to unlock all tiles, backgrounds etc. You can then use these elements in free gameplay to create custom levels. You can also switch between classic rules and “Rivers” rules at any time.
* Aqua Moto Racing 3D, Zordix – £8.99 (€9.99)
Experience the thrill of high powered watercraft and break-neck stunts in exotic locations of heaving oceans and sandy beaches. Buy new watercraft and use their extra speed to win the career Championships and unlock new Achievements. Challenge your friends in local multiplayer mode. Get Ready For The Waveride Of Your
* Dillon’s Rolling Western: The Last Ranger, Nintendo – £6.29 (€6.99) until July 4th, normally £8.99 (€9.99) Dillon, a rootin’ tootin’ cowboy armadillo, battled the fearsome, livestock-munching Grocks in his first Nintendo 3DS game in 2012, but now danger has returned to the plains! Dillon’s Rolling Western: The Last Ranger brings back fast-paced tower defence action in a Wild West-themed world. Recruit new rangers, outlaws and gunslingers to help Dillon on his quest to defend villages and a train from the new Grock invasion!
* Mighty Switch Force! 2, WayForward – £5 (€5)
It’s a Code Red from the Galactic Fire Brigade! Planet Land is combusting and everything is ablaze! Return to HQ immediately and pick up your Infinity Dousing Apparatus; your Siren Helmet is still authorized and up to code! The mission: to fight the inferno and extricate the reformed Hooligan sisters! Now, suit up and start soaking some scenery!
* Mon Haras 3D – Au gallop vers l’aventure, Treva Entertainment – €39.99
An exciting new 3D horse adventure awaits you! The ranch is in great danger! Only winning the worldwide biggest jumping tournament can save it. But that means join up with your old rival Pamela and train the horses. Will the two of you succeed?
* Urban Trial Freestyle, Tate Multimedia – £4.99 (€5.99) until July 4th, normally £6.29 (€6.99)
The ultimate urban trial freestyle game for Nintendo 3DS™ is out now! Take to the streets on your freestyle trials bike, using the urban landscape to pull spectacular tricks – backflips, 360s, wallrides, ollies, and more. Customise your bike to boost your performance. Choose between speed and style, developing your own unique riding style. With the level editor, you can create your own trial tracks for endless hours of fun!
3DS Download Demo
* Project X Zone: Dark Hours Demo, Namco Bandai – Free
The biggest battle in game history is about to begin! When a rift in time and space suddenly appears, a doorway to various universes is opened allowing both heroes and villains from different worlds to cross paths. Players will be able to take control of a massive selection of heroes including favourites such as Jin and Xiaoyu (TEKKEN), Toma and Cyrille (Shining Force EXA), to X and Zero (Mega Man X) and discover the cause of the rift and stop evil from coming through and spreading into their world. THE BIGGEST ROSTER EVER: Enjoy over 50 characters from 29 franchises from Namco Bandai, Capcom & Sega, including Street Fighter, Tekken, Darkstalkers, Devil May Cry, Sakura Wars, Tales of Vesperia and many more!