Nintendo eShop Update: 24th December 2015 (Europe)

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Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and Super Mario 64 DS are the early Christmas presents that we are treated to in this week’s Nintendo eShop Update, hitting Wii U’s Virtual Console service this Thursday.

Nostatic Software’s Kung Fu FIGHT! Teyon’s Ocean Runner and Sonic Powered’s Japanese Rail Sim 3D: Journey to Kyoto round out the new releases, with two Pokémon 3DS HOME Menu themes helping you style your handheld.

Special Offers (Wii U)

  • Darksiders II, Nordic Games – £9.99 (€12.49) until 7th January 2016, normally £39.99 (€49.99)
  • Electronic Super Joy, Broken Rules – £5.99 (€6.99) until 7th January 2016, normally £6.99 (€7.99)
  • Human Resource Machine, Tomorrow Corporation – £6.99 (€7.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £8.99 (€9.99)
  • Legend of Kay Anniversary, Nordic Games – £4.99 (€7.49) until 7th January 2016, normally £19.99 (€29.99)
  • Roving Rogue, Padaone Games – £3.59 (€3.99) until 7th January 2016, normally £7.19 (€7.99)
  • Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party, KnapNok Games – £3.99 (€3.99) until 7th January 2016, normally £8 (€8.99)
  • Tengami, Nyamyam – £3.49 (€3.99) until 10th January 2016, normally £6.99 (€7.99)
  • The Swindle, Curve Digital – £5.49 (€6.99) until 7th January 2016, normally £11.99 (€14.99)
  • TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition, Keen Games – £4.49 (€4.99) until 14th January 2016, normally £6.99 (€7.99)
  • Zombie Defense, Teyon – £3.59 (€3.99) until 7th January 2016, normally £7.19 (€7.99)

Special Offers (3DS)

  • 2 Fast 4 Gnomz, QubicGames – £2.69 (€2.99) until 21st January 2016, normally £4.49 (€4.99)
  • AiRace Speed, QubicGames – £2.10 (€2.39) until 21st January 2016, normally £3.10 (€3.49)
  • AiRace Xeno, QubicGames – £1.59 (€1.69) until 21st January 2016, normally £2.29 (€2.49)
  • Banana Bliss: Jungle Puzzles, Teyon – £1.79 (€1.99) until 7th January 2016, normally £3.59 (€3.99)
  • BIT.TRIP SAGA, Rising Star Games – £4.49 (€4.99) until 7th January 2016, normally £17.99 (€19.99)
  • Chat-A-Lot, Teyon – £3.59 (€3.99) until 7th January 2016, normally £7.19 (€7.99)
  • Coaster Creator 3D, Big John Games – £3.90 (€4.70) until 7th January 2016, normally £6 (€7.25)
  • Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars, ATLUS – £7.40 (€9.99) until 7th January 2015, normally £24.99 (€29.99)
  • Crash City Mayhem, Ghostlight – £6.99 (€7.99) until 7th January 2016, normally £17.99 (€19.99)
  • Crazy Chicken Pirates 3D, Teyon – £0.89 (€0.99) until 7th January 2016, normally £1.79 (€1.99)
  • Crazy Construction, Joindots – £3.99 (€5.59) until 7th January 2016, normally £4.99 (€6.99)
  • Cube Creator 3D, Big John Games – £3.50 (€5) until 7th January 2016, normally £5.25 (€7.50)
  • Cube Tactics, Teyon – £2.24 (€2.49) until 7th January 2016, normally £4.49 (€4.99)
  • Cubit The Hardcore Platformer Robot, Coderchild – £1.80 (€1.99) until 7th January 2016, normally £2.69 (€2.99)
  • Excave, Teyon – £2.24 (€2.49) until 7th January 2016, normally £4.49 (€4.99)
  • Fairune, CIRCLE Entertainment – £1.59 (€1.99) until 14th January 2016, normally £2.39 (€2.99)
  • Funfair Party Games, Joindots – £3.69 (€4.99) until 7th January 2016, normally £4.99 (€6.99)
  • Girl’s Fashion Shoot, Rising Star Games – £4.99 (€4.99) until 7th January 2016, normally £19.99 (€19.99)
  • Glory of Generals, CIRCLE Entertainment – £3.19 (€3.99) until 14th January 2016, normally £7.99 (€9.99)
  • Governor of Poker, Teyon – £2.24 (€2.49) until 7th January 2016, normally £4.49 (€4.99)
  • Groove Heaven, Teyon – £1.79 (€1.99) until 7th January 2016, normally £3.59 (€3.99)
  • Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi, Rising Star Games – £11.99 (€11.99) until 7th January 2016, normally £29.99 (€29.99)
  • Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns, Rising Star Games – £8.99 (€9.99) until 7th January 2016, normally £17.99 (€19.99)
  • Heavy Fire: Black Arms 3D, Teyon – £2.24 (€2.49) until 7th January 2016, normally £4.49 (€4.99)
  • Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D, Teyon – £2.24 (€2.49) until 7th January 2016, normally £4.49 (€4.99)
  • Hometown Story, Rising Star Games – £7.49 (€7.49) until 7th January 2016, normally £29.99 (€29.99)
  • Iron Combat: War in the Air, Teyon – £3.14 (€3.49) until 7th January 2016, normally £6.29 (€6.99)
  • Jewel Master Cradle Of Egypt 2 3D, Rising Star Games – £4.49 (€4.99) until 7th January 2016, normally £17.99 (€19.99)
  • Jewel Master Cradle Of Rome 2, Rising Star Games – £4.49 (€4.99) until 7th January 2016, normally £17.99 (€19.99)
  • Jewel Match 3, Joindots – £3.99 (€4.99) until 7th January 2016, normally £4.99 (€6.99)
  • KORG DSN-12, DETUNE – £12.49 (€14.99) until 7th January 2016, normally £24.99 (€29.99)
  • KORG M01D, DETUNE – £9.99 (€12.49) until 7th January 2016, normally £19.99 (€24.99)
  • Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven, Marvelous – £17.49 (€20.99) until 6th January 2016, normally £24.99 (€29.99)
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Capcom – £19.99 (€22.49) until 7th January 2016, normally £39.99 (€44.99)
  • Parking Star 3D, CIRCLE Entertainment – £1.69 (€1.99) until 14th January 2016, normally £2.49 (€2.99)
  • Quell Reflect, CIRCLE Entertainment – £2.20 (€2.79) until 14th January 2016 normally £3.19 (€3.99)
  • Robot Rescue 3D, Teyon – £1.39 (€1.49) until 7th January 2016, normally £2.69 (€2.99)
  • Safari Quest, Joindots – £3.99 (€4.99) until 7th January 2016, normally £4.99 (€6.99)
  • Samurai Defender, CIRCLE Entertainment – £1.59 (€1.99) until 14th January 2016, normally £2.39 (€2.99)
  • Secret Agent Files: Miami, Joindots – £4.49 (€5.99) until 7th January 2016, normally £5.99 (€7.99)
  • Shifting World, Rising Star Games – £4.49 (€4.99) until 7th January 2016, normally £17.99 (€19.99)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked, Ghostlight – £9.99 (€11.99) until 7th January 2016, normally £29.99 (€34.99)
  • Shingeki no Kyojin: Humanity in Chains, ATLUS – £14.04 (€19.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £34.99 (€29.99)
  • Skater Cat, Teyon – £2.24 (€2.49) until 7th January 2016, normally £4.49 (€4.99)
  • Snow Moto Racing 3D, Zordix AB – £3.59 (€3.99) until 31st December 2015, normally £7.19 (€7.99)
  • Super Black Bass 3D, Rising Star Games – £4.49 (€4.99) until 7th January 2016, normally £17.99 (€19.99)
  • Swords & Soldiers 3D, CIRCLE Entertainment – £3.29 (€3.99) until 14th January 2016, normally £5.59 (€6.99)
  • Virtue’s Last Reward, Rising Star Games – £9.99 (€12.49) until 7th January 2016, normally £19.99 (€24.99)
  • Zombie Incident, Coderchild – £1.35 (€1.49) until 7th January 2016, normally £1.99 (€1.99)

Virtual Console (Wii U)

  • Super Mario 64 DS (Nintendo DS), Nintendo – £8.99 (€9.99)

This 3D action game was one of the most popular launch titles of the Nintendo DS. In comparison with the original Super Mario 64, this version adds a variety of new features that are sure to please both newcomers and veterans, including three new playable characters (Luigi, Yoshi and Wario) who can be unlocked during Mario’s quest, each coming with their unique abilities. The game also features new stages and updates the completion challenge from 120 to 150 Power Stars.

  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (SNES), Nintendo – £5.49 (€7.99)

The Mushroom Kingdom faces a new threat when a giant sword falls from the sky and lays chaos upon the land. Mario must gather a crew of unexpected allies to take on the nefarious Smithy Gang! Before Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi, the first Role-Playing Game featuring Mario was this celebrated collaboration between Nintendo and the makers of Final Fantasy, Squaresoft (now Square Enix). Many players hold fond memories of the witty dialogue and colourful characters like Mallow and Geno. If you own this title on your Wii, perform a system transfer from your Wii to your Wii U to receive a special upgrade price. This is the US version of the game.

Wii U Download Software

  • Kung Fu FIGHT!, Nostatic Software – £1.49 (€1.99)

Fight the bad guys, save the girl – you know the drill! Relentless old-school action as you run, jump and fight your way through your quest of rescue and revenge. Non-stop action! Retro-styled, old school gameplay. Battle through varied environments against unique enemies. Multiple difficulty modes add challenge and replayability.

3DS HOME Menu Themes

  • Pokémon: Poké Crests & Kokeshi Dolls, Nintendo – £1.79 (€1.99)

This theme shows reimagined Pokémon with a Japanese flavour. Scroll the Touch Screen to see the dolls do a funny dance.

  • Pokémon: Peeking Pokémon Friends, Nintendo – £1.79 (€1.99)

This cute theme has a panorama of Pokémon peeking out at you on the lower screen, and shows them from behind on the top screen.

3DS Download Software

  • Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey to Kyoto, Sonic Powered – £1 (€1) until 7th January 2016, normally £12.99 (€14.99)

Fun and easy to play railway simulation! Enjoy the beautiful autumn colours in 3D. The game is set on the Eizan Electric Railway which travels around the ancient capital of Kyoto. The scenery from the driver’s point of view is reproduced in intense 3D images. You will enjoy driving a 900-type “Kirara” on your railway journey from the suburban Demachiyanagi Station to the mountainous Kurama Station. You will pass through the popular tourist spot the “Momiji no Tonneru (tunnel)” where the branches of maple trees overlap to create a tunnel of bright autumn colours. Both a ‘Day Mode’ and a ‘Night Mode’ are available, so you can enjoy the various atmospheres as you drive. By getting high scores in the game, you can see information about the many tourist spots along the track such as the Shimogamo-jinja Shrine and the Kifune-jinja Shrine, and feel like you’re actually visiting Kyoto.

  • Ocean Runner, Teyon – £2.69 (€2.99)

Meet Gilbert, a bachelor fish who has fallen deeply in love with the beautiful Pearlina. Like all stunning fish, Pearlina’s one and only dream is to have the largest pearl in the ocean and like any love struck fish, Gilbert is on a mission to find it! Explore the colourful corals of the ocean in this thrilling underwater runner! Help Gilbert to win his love by earning enough pearls to unlock all the story pieces and reveal the final ending. Dodge and dash at oncoming creatures as you aim to swim the furthest and top the online leaderboards. Venture through caves and collect power-ups, treasure chests and golden shells in this ultimate surf under the sea!

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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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