Nintendo Download list: 31st July 2014 (Europe)

This week’s Nintendo Download list for Europe is a particularly busy one, delivering plenty of new content and discounts across Wii U and 3DS.

Nintendo’s Wii U Virtual Console promotion for games included within NES Remix continues, while Bombing Bastards, Ice Cream Surfer, Midtown Crazy Race and XType Plus continue to extend the console’s download offering substantially. The 3DS is also treated to a slate of discounts and new releases, with 2048, Family Kart 3D and LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids looking to keep you occupied throughout summer.

The full download list is as follows:

Special Offers (Wii U)
* Donkey Kong, Nintendo – £1.74 (€2.49) until 7th August 2014 if NES Remix or NES Remix 2 has previously been downloaded on the same Wii U. Regular price is £3.49 (€4.99)
* Ice Climber, Nintendo – £1.74 (€2.49) until 7th August 2014 if NES Remix or NES Remix 2 has previously been downloaded on the same Wii U. Regular price is £3.49 (€4.99)
* Kirby’s Adventure, Nintendo – £2.44 (€3.49) until 7th August 2014 if NES Remix or NES Remix 2 has previously been downloaded on the same Wii U. Regular price is £3.49 (€4.99)
* Punch-Out!!, Nintendo – £1.74 (€2.49) until 7th August 2014 if NES Remix or NES Remix 2 has previously been downloaded on the same Wii U. Regular price is £3.49 (€4.99)
* Super Mario Bros. 2, Nintendo – £2.44 (€3.49) until 7th August 2014 if NES Remix or NES Remix 2 has previously been downloaded on the same Wii U. Regular price is £3.49 (€4.99)
* TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition, Keen Games – £4.49 (€4.99) until 14th August 2014. Regular price is £6.99 (€7.99)
* Trine 2: Director’s Cut, Frozenbyte – £5.49 (€6.79) until 21st August 2014. Regular price is £13.99 (€16.99)
* Wario’s Woods, Nintendo – £1.74 (€2.49) until 7th August 2014 if NES Remix or NES Remix 2 has previously been downloaded on the same Wii U. Regular price is £3.49 (€4.99)
* Zelda II – The Adventure of Link, Nintendo – £1.74 (€2.49) until 7th August 2014 if NES Remix or NES Remix 2 has previously been downloaded on the same Wii U. Regular price is £3.49 (€4.99)

Special Offers (3DS)
* 10-in-1: Arcade Collection, Gamelion – £0.89 (€0.99) until 28th August 2014. Regular price is £1.79 (€1.99)
* Brunch Panic, CIRCLE Ent. – £2.69 (€2.99) until 21st August 2014. Regular price is £3.59 (€3.99)
* Carps & Dragons, Abylight – £2.49 (€2.99) until 31st August 2014. Regular price is £4.49 (€4.99)
* Crazy Kangaroo, Gamelion – £0.89 (€0.99) until 28th August 2014. Regular price is £1.89 (€1.99)
* Darts Up 3D, EnjoyUp Games – £0.89 (€0.99) until 21st August 2014. Regular price is £2.69 (€2.99)
* Disney Frozen: Olaf’s Quest, Avanquest – £19.99 (€19.99) until 14th August 2014. Regular price is £24.99 (€29.99)
* Rage of the Gladiator, Gamelion – £3.09 (€3.49) until 28th August 2014. Regular price is £6.29 (€6.99)
* SpeedX 3D Hyper Edition, Gamelion – £0.89 (€0.99) until 28th August 2014. Regular price is £1.79 (€1.99)
* Sweet Memories Blackjack, CIRCLE Ent. – £2.69 (€2.99) until 21st August 2014. Regular price is £3.59 (€3.99)
* Swords & Soldiers 3D, CIRCLE Ent. – £4.49 (€4.99) until 21st August 2014. Regular price is £5.90 (€7)

Virtual Console (Wii U)
* Pop’n Twinbee Rainbow Bell Adventures, Konami – £5.49 (€7.99)
The cutesy characters from the classic Pop’n TwinBee blast out of their shoot ’em up world and hit the ground running in this acclaimed Super NES platformer. An evil warlord is trying to conquer the universe, so TwinBee and friends must save the day. Play as TwinBee, WinBee, or newcomer GwinBee, and battle through challenging stages using numerous punch, jump and special weapon skills, before taking down each giant boss. Play solo or cooperate with a friend, or duke it out between yourselves in the head-to-head battle mode!

This is the European version of the game, which was originally optimised by the developer to play music at a speed similar to the Japanese version. Gameplay, demos and animations run at PAL speed. The aspect ratio has been corrected for this release.

Wii U Download Software
* Bombing Bastards, Sanuk Games – £5.99 (€6.99)
Have a blast! Bomb oodles of nasty critters in a series of 30 wicked mazes! Defeat hellish bosses in heroic fights, play solo or up to 5 players in merciless battles, and embark on a hilarious journey with the witty Dr. Wallow to conquer the galaxy in this explosively fun arcade game!

* Ice Cream Surfer, Dolores Ent. – £4.49 (€5)
Tired of the kids that love ice cream and hate vegetables, the evil broccoli gathers an army. His plan is to destroy the flavour universe, and to force everyone to eat tasteless vegetables. Are you ready to free the universe from the Evil Vegetables?

* Midtown Crazy Race, Jose Varela – £4.49 (€5)
This game is a tribute to the car games from late 90s, a madness race in Midtown.

* XType Plus, PhobosLab – £2.69 (€2.99)
Take the pilot seat of the XType attack ship and defeat an ever-growing enemy force in this uncompromising shoot’em’up. XType Plus combines classic arcade action with a unique and modern look and feel. The procedurally generated boss battles always provide a new challenge. Each time you defeat a boss, the next one will come back even bigger and meaner. You have to evade hundreds of bullets, lasers and rockets while taking out the enemy part by part. Compete for the highest score with your friends in a worldwide leaderboard or watch the replays of the world’s elite and learn new tricks and techniques. XType Plus features two different game modes: a zen-like Classic Mode and an action-packed Plus Mode with faster movement, EMP Bombs and even more dangerous enemies. Precise dual analog stick controls let you master even the most difficult of situations, all while the pumping soundtrack, huge explosions and beautiful effects will put a grin on your face.

3DS Download Demo
* Quell Reflect, CIRCLE Ent. – Free
Quell Reflect is an enchanting game of logic, which has taken the puzzle world by storm. Put your brain to the test with this charming puzzle game that features over 100 levels of addictive, lateral thinking. Featuring a beautiful exclusive soundtrack by Steven Cravis, Quell Reflect is a deceptively simple, and easy to pick up game that will test your brain in new ways. Be prepared to lose yourself in this entrancing Zen classic! Fall in love with Quell today!

3DS Download Software
* 2048, GameOn – £1.19 (€1.49)
Enjoy 2048, the most addictive number sliding puzzle. Move all tiles in one direction, double up tiles of the same number. Reach the 2048 tile before the board fills up. Try different games modes with 1024, 2048 and 4096 goals for extra challenges. There are 20 achievements to unlock for hours and hours of puzzle fun. Can you reach a new highscore? With intuitive controls you will enjoy 2048 more than ever.

* Family Kart 3D, Arc System Works – £4.49 (€4.99)
On your mark, get set… Family kart! Join Billy, Sarah, Cuz, and all the family in a light-hearted racing game that has come to the Nintendo 3DS thanks to ARC Style’s Family series! Enjoy three different modes: Grand Prix, Free Play, and Time Mode. With eight characters and eight karts, all with their different strengths and weaknesses, you can play for hours challenging the 12 different courses at one of three different levels of difficulty! Then connect to the national ranking online and see how your best times in Time Mode compare to those of your rivals across the nation! Use your items wisely, master the road, and earn your rightful place as the head of the family as you leave your kin in the dust! Game only plays in 2D.

* LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids, WB Games – £34.99 (€39.99)
The highly popular LEGO Ninjago videogame franchise is back with high-kicking action and adventure! Based on the first five new episodes of the animated TV series, “LEGO Ninjago Rebooted,” players will battle and defend the New Ninjago City where the Ninjas face a technological threat by the evil Overlord and his robotic army of Nindroids. Using swift combo attacks, unique fighting moves, special weapons and new vehicles, the Ninjas must fight with all their might to save Ninjago.

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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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