Nintendo eShop Update: 10th March 2016 (Europe)

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It’s a retro-infused week for the Nintendo eShop in Europe, with the Virtual Console service on New Nintendo 3DS adding Super Metroid and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

Whereas Wii U welcomes Super Mario Advance, Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 and Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, with a launch promotion that can see you claim one of Mario’s Game Boy Advance adventures for free.

Special Offers (Wii U)

  • 99 Moves, EnjoyUp Games – £1.34 (€1.49) until 7th April 2016, normally £2.29 (€2.49)
  • Abyss, EnjoyUp Games – £1.34 (€1.49) until 7th April 2016, normally £1.79 (€1.99)
  • Art of Balance, Shin’en Multimedia – £5.36 (€6.70) until 31st March 2016, normally £7.15 (€8.99)
  • Jones on Fire, Joindots – £2.29 (€2.99) until 24th March 2016, normally £4.59 (€5.99)
  • Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna), E-Line Media – £4.29 (€4.89) until 23rd March 2016, normally £12.99 (€14.99)
  • Rock ‘N Racing Off Road DX, EnjoyUp Games – £4.45 (€4.95) until 7th April 2016, normally £7.19 (€7.99)
  • Spy Chameleon, EnjoyUp Games – £3.59 (€3.99) until 7th April 2016, normally £4.49 (€4.99)
  • VoxelMaker, Nostatic Software – £2.79 (€3.59) until 17th March 2016, normally £3.49 (€4.49)

Special Offers (3DS)

  • 3D MahJongg, Joindots – £3.59 (€3.99) until 24th March 2016, normally £4.49 (€4.99)
  • Darts Up 3D, EnjoyUp Games – £0.89 (€0.99) until 7th April 2016, normally £2.69 (€2.99)
  • Fantasy Pirates, EnjoyUp Games – £0.99 (€0.99) until 7th April 2016, normally £4.50 (€4.50)
  • Football Up 3D, EnjoyUp Games – £1.79 (€1.99) until 7th April 2016, normally £2.36 (€2.99)
  • Gardenscapes, Joindots – £4.49 (€5.99) until 24th March 2016, normally £5.99 (€7.99)
  • Murder on the Titanic, Joindots – £4.49 (€5.99) until 24th March 2016, normally £5.99 (€7.99)
  • Rune Factory 4, XSEED Games – £17.49 (€19.99) until 17th March 2016, normally £24.99 (€29.99)
  • Safari Quest, Joindots – £3.99 (€4.99) until 24th March 2016, normally £4.99 (€6.99)
  • Snow Moto Racing 3D, Zordix AB – £3.59 (€3.99) until 17th March 2016, normally £7.19 (€7.99)
  • The Delusions of Von Sottendorff and his Square Mind, Delirium Studios – £7.19 (€7.99) until 24th March 2016, normally £11.99 (€12.99)
  • The Keep, Cinemax – £4.49 (€4.99) until 24th March 2016, normally £8.99 (€9.99)
  • Toys Vs Monsters, EnjoyUp Games – £0.99 (€0.99) until 7th April 2016, normally £3.99 (€3.99)
  • Van Helsing Sniper ZX100, EnjoyUp Games – £2.99 (€2.99) until 7th April 2016, normally £6.66 (€6.66)

Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • Super Mario Advance (Game Boy Advance), Nintendo – £6.29 (€6.99) or free if you buy two Super Mario Advance games with the same NNID

A popular launch title for the Game Boy Advance, Super Mario Advance features two classic Mario games in one. Super Mario Bros. 2 returns with an enhanced version unique to GBA, with new features not present in the original, and improved graphics and sound. Play as Mario, Luigi, Toad or Peach, and escape the mysterious land of Subcon. Also in spruced-up form is arcade classic Mario Bros.: Mario and Luigi’s first appearance together, featuring fast-paced platforming as you rid the levels of pipe-dwelling critters.

  • Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 (Game Boy Advance), Nintendo – £6.29 (€6.99) or free if you buy two Super Mario Advance games with the same NNID

Mario hasn’t even had a chance to savour his victory in the original Super Mario Advance, and already he’s back for more in Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2. This game is a perfect recreation of the Super Nintendo™ classic Super Mario World, featuring every last secret exit and all levels of platform-jumping joy. While planning the perfect vacation on Dinosaur Island, things go awry for Mario and Luigi when they learn that Princess Toadstool has once again been kidnapped by the ever-diabolical Bowser. Being chivalrous plumbers, Mario and Luigi set out on a massive adventure to rescue their long-time friend. To reach their goal, they’ll have to crush Bowser’s Minions and solve some of the most challenging puzzles they’ve ever faced. Like any Mario game, Super Mario World is crawling with secrets. In addition to hidden blocks and vines within the levels, many levels feature hidden exits which take a lot of exploration to discover. Finding these hidden exits is the only way to explore all of the levels in the game.

  • Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (Game Boy Advance), Nintendo – £6.29 (€6.99) or free if you buy two Super Mario Advance games with the same NNID

Strap yourself into the red or green dungarees of Mario or Luigi as they jump, bounce, slide, fly and swim their way across eight enormous worlds. Their mission? To battle the forces of Bowser and his troublemaking kids, who have turned all the local kings into animals. What makes Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 so special? Is it the pixel-perfect controls? Could it be the superb level design, packed with secrets and surprises? Or maybe it’s the cool power-ups like the flying Tanooki Suit, sea-swimming Frog Suit, or the whirlwind-summoning Warp Whistle? Boasting vastly improved graphics and sounds over the NES original, plus never-before-seen special features, Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 will give everyone a chance to relive – or experience anew – a true Miyamoto masterpiece.

Wii U Download Demo

  • Word Puzzles by POWGI, Lightwood Games – Free

Enjoy more great POWGI word puzzles with this bumper collection of six new games! Solve hundreds of pencil-and-paper style puzzles using the stylus and intuitive touch-screen controls. Get extra challenges by touching any amiibo to generate special puzzles, just for you! The puzzles included are: Word Maze, Mixups, One Word, Flowers, Circles and Crossovers. POWGI puzzles are all expertly hand-crafted for your enjoyment and puzzling pleasure!

Wii U Download Software

  • Bird Mania Party, Teyon – £1.79 (€1.99)

Take to the bright blue skies and fly the distance! The addictive and upbeat Nintendo 3DS hit game is now landing on Wii U! Fly past treetops, bushes and stinging bees and dash for crazy combos. Collect bonuses and unlock achievements to up your score right to the top as you zoom at the speed of lightning to the pumping music! Invite friends and start Bird Mania Party! Team up with your buddy to master a challenge in a co-op mode or race for the top spot on Leaderboards in a competition mode for up to 5 players.

  • Dreamals, XINESS – £4.49 (€4.99)

Having been summoned to a dream world, the three animals embark on an adventure to go back to their world. Each animal can move only in one direction. Combine them wisely to find a path to the key.

  • Star Ghost, Squarehead Studios – £7.99 (€8.99)

Star Ghost is an exciting evolution of the side-scrolling shoot-em-up. Patrol 12 star systems in the most advanced star fighter ever built. Navigate the perilous fragments of exploding planets, survive intense asteroid fields and dogfight with deadly Sentinel ships as you defend against the relentless onslaught of the formidable Metagon empire.We are all counting on you Commander. Its’s time to save the human race!

  • Steel Rivals, nuGAME – £5.99 (€6.99)

Steel Rivals is a fighting game for your Wii U. Play single match against another player or AI opponent, win the tournament to unlock new costumes for your characters or play survival mode to get a high score you can show off. With plenty of playable characters, unlockable outfits and stages all in HD quality graphics.

Virtual Console (New Nintendo 3DS)

  • Super Metroid (SNES), Nintendo – £3.59 (€3.99) if you downloaded The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (New Nintendo 3DS) using the same NNID until 17th March 2016, normally £7.19 (€7.99)

When space pirates snatch the last remaining Metroid, bounty hunter Samus Aran is called back into action! Use new abilities like the Grapple Beam and X-Ray Scope to navigate the massive labyrinths of Planet Zebes, battling enemies and enormous bosses with an arsenal of beams, missiles and bombs. Super Metroid is renowned as one of the greatest 2D action games ever made, and paved the way for the Metroid Prime series with its innovative blend of exploration, action and secrets galore.

  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES), Nintendo – £3.59 (€3.99) if you downloaded The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (New Nintendo 3DS) using the same NNID until 17th March 2016, normally £7.19 (€7.99)

On a dark and stormy night, young Link embarks on an adventure he – and you – will never forget! Princess Zelda has been taken prisoner and an evil wizard is attempting to unleash Ganon, the king of darkness. Only Link has the courage to save Hyrule! A Link to the Past is the critically-acclaimed Super NES chapter in the Legend of Zelda saga; famous for its atmospheric graphics and sound, ingenious dungeons, and for introducing now-classic items such as the Hookshot, Pegasus Boots and Master Sword.

3DS Add-On Content

  • Blast ‘Em Bunnies: 2x Multiplier, Nnooo – Free
  • Blast ‘Em Bunnies: 5x Multiplier, Nnooo – £2.99 (€4.99)
  • Blast ‘Em Bunnies: 10x Multiplier, Nnooo -£6.49 (€9.99)
  • Blast ‘Em Bunnies: All Skin & Arena Bundle, Nnooo – £6.49 (€9.99)
  • Blast ‘Em Bunnies: Carrot Rifle, Nnooo – £1.99 (€2.99)
  • Blast ‘Em Bunnies: Clown Arena Pack, Nnooo – £1.99 (€2.99)
  • Blast ‘Em Bunnies: Clown Bundle, Nnooo – £2.99 (€3.99)
  • Blast ‘Em Bunnies: Clown Skin Pack, Nnooo – £1.29 (€1.99)
  • Blast ‘Em Bunnies: Luchador Arena Pack, Nnooo – £1.99 (€2.99)
  • Blast ‘Em Bunnies: Luchador Bundle, Nnooo – £2.99 (€3.99)
  • Blast ‘Em Bunnies: Luchador Skin Pack, Nnooo – £1.29 (€1.99)
  • Blast ‘Em Bunnies: Mega Bundle, Nnooo – £9.99 (€14.99)
  • Blast ‘Em Bunnies: Ninja Arena Pack, Nnooo – £1.99 (€2.99)
  • Blast ‘Em Bunnies: Ninja Bundle, Nnooo – £2.99 (€3.99)
  • Blast ‘Em Bunnies: Ninja Skin Pack, Nnooo – £1.29 (€1.99)
  • Blast ‘Em Bunnies: Runner Bean Laser, Nnooo – £2.99 (€4.99)
  • Blast ‘Em Bunnies: Turnip Mortar, Nnooo – £2.99 (€4.99)
  • Blast ‘Em Bunnies: Urban Army Arena Pack, Nnooo – £1.99 (€2.99)
  • Blast ‘Em Bunnies: Urban Army Bundle, Nnooo – £2.99 (€3.99)
  • Blast ‘Em Bunnies: Urban Army Skin Pack, Nnooo – £1.29 (€1.99)
  • Blast ‘Em Bunnies: Watermelon Machine Gun, Nnooo – £2.99 (€4.99)
  • Blast ‘Em Bunnies: Zombie Arena Pack, Nnooo – £1.99 (€2.99)
  • Blast ‘Em Bunnies: Zombie Bundle, Nnooo – £2.99 (€3.99)
  • Blast ‘Em Bunnies: Zombie Skin Pack, Nnooo – £1.29 (€1.99)

3DS Download Demo

  • Word Puzzles by POWGI, Lightwood Games – Free

Enjoy more great POWGI word puzzles with this bumper collection of six new games! Solve hundreds of pencil-and-paper style puzzles using the stylus and intuitive touch-screen controls. Get extra challenges by touching any amiibo to generate special puzzles, just for you! The puzzles included are: Word Maze, Mixups, One Word, Flowers, Circles and Crossovers. POWGI puzzles are all expertly hand-crafted for your enjoyment and puzzling pleasure!

3DS Download Software

  • Blast ‘Em Bunnies, Nnooo – £2.99 (€4.99)

Blast Bunnies and collect coins to upgrade your weapons. Can you defend your burrow from their onslaught? Pick them off using a carrot rifle, pelt their furry hides with the watermelon pip machine gun or wreak havoc with the runner bean laser. Want to destroy as many of them as possible? The turnip mortar will do maximum splash damage. These crafty cottontails come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them can even fly, so you’ll need every weapon in your armoury to deal with this barbarous band of bitter bunnies. How they became evil, where they came from and who taught them to fly remains a mystery. But there’s no time to ponder these rabbit riddles, just grab your favourite weapon and…Blast ‘Em Bunnies! Shoot coins to collect them and then spend them on new weapons, upgrades, ammo types or boost your health! Jump into neat new arenas or customise the bunnies look with DLC arena and skin packs.

  • Stella Glow, NIS America – £34.99 (€39.99)

For an entire millennium, the world has been devoid of “song”. Only 5 Witches left in the land are able to use “song magic.” However, Hilda the Witch of Destruction plans to eliminate the other Witches and the world with her curse. Alto and the Regnant Knights must now do all they can to stop Hilda, starting with recruiting the other Witches. Download code for the theme “Stella Glow: The Witches and Bubu” for Nintendo 3DS included with every purchase.

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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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