Nintendo eShop Update: 30th March 2017 (Europe)

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Snake Pass coils around the Nintendo Switch, leading this week’s Nintendo eShop update in Europe.

Hamster Corporation continues their Neo Geo releases on the console with classic action game Metal Slug, while Wii U welcomes Cube Life: Pixel Action Heroes, Mutant Alien Moles of the Dead and Pic-a-Pix Colour – the Lightwood Games pixel-art logic puzzler having a cross-buy promotion with New Nintendo 3DS.

Away from a lengthy list of discounts, New Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS also welcome multiple new arrivals, as well as HOME Menu themes.

Permanent Price Drop (Nintendo Switch)

  • Super Bomberman R, Konami – CHF 54.99, previously CHF 70

Permanent Price Drop (Wii U)

  • Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations, Little Orbit – £8.99 (€9.99), previously £24.99 (€29.99)
  • Barbie and her Sisters Puppy Rescue, Little Orbit – £8.99 (€9.99), previously £17.99 (€19.99)
  • Falling Skies: The Game, Little Orbit – £4.49 (€4.99), previously £34.99 (€39.99)
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2, Little Orbit – £4.49 (€4.99), previously £6.99 (€9.99)
  • Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends, Little Orbit – £8.99 (€9.99), previously £17.99 (€19.99)
  • Monster High New Ghoul in School, Little Orbit – £8.99 (€9.99), previously £17.99 (€19.99)
  • The Penguins of Madagascar, Little Orbit – £4.49 (€4.99), previously £6.99 (€9.99)

Special Offers (Wii U)

  • Discovery, Noowanda – £3.42 (€3.99) until 27th April 2017, normally £5.99 (€6.99)
  • Hot Rod Racer, ZeNfA Productions – £0.44 (€0.49) until 20th April 2017, normally £0.89 (€0.99)
  • Ohayou! Beginner’s Japanese, Finger Gun Games – £3.59 (€3.99) until 20th April 2017, normally £4.49 (€4.99)
  • Pinball Breakout, nuGame – £4 (€5) until 27th April 2017, normally £6 (€7)
  • SDK Spriter, Hullbreach Studios – £6.29 (€6.99) until 12th April 2017, normally £8.99 (€9.99)
  • Steel Rivals, nuGAME – £4 (€4.99) until 27th April 2017, normally £5.99 (€6.99)
  • ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon Dimensions!, ZeNfA Productions – £0.59 (€0.74) until 20th April 2017, normally £1.19 (€1.49)
  • Word Search by POWGI, Lightwood Games – £4.79 (€6.39) until 6th April 2017, normally £5.99 (€7.99)

Special Offers (New Nintendo 3DS)

  • Lifespeed, Wee Man Studios – £2.50 (€3) until 30th April 2017, normally £4.99 (€5.99)

Permanent Price Drop (3DS)

  • Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations, Little Orbit – £8.99 (€9.99), previously £24.99 (€29.99)
  • Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom, Little Orbit – £4.49 (€4.99), previously £6.99 (€9.99)
  • Barbie and her Sisters Puppy Rescue, Little Orbit – £8.99 (€9.99), previously £24.99 (€29.99)
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2, Little Orbit – £4.49 (€4.99), previously £6.99 (€9.99)
  • Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends, Little Orbit – £8.99 (€9.99), previously £24.99 (€29.99)
  • Monster High New Ghoul in School, Little Orbit – £8.99 (€9.99), previously £24.99 (€29.99)
  • The Penguins of Madagascar, Little Orbit – £4.49 (€4.99), previously £6.99 (€9.99)

Special Offers (3DS)

  • 4 Elements, MSL – £0.90 (€1) until 27th April 2017, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
  • Azada, MSL – £0.90 (€1) until 27th April 2017, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
  • Chain Blaster, Joindots – £2.80 (€3.34) until 13th April 2017, normally £4.19 (€4.99)
  • Fairune 2, CIRCLE Entertainment – £5.51 (€5.59) until 20th April 2017, normally £6.89 (€6.99)
  • Gourmet Dream, CIRCLE Entertainment – £3.83 (€3.99) until 20th April 2017, normally £4.79 (€5)
  • Hidden Expedition Titanic, MSL – £0.90 (€1) until 27th April 2017, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
  • Jewel Quest 4 Heritage, MSL – £0.90 (€1) until 27th April 2017, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
  • Jewel Quest Mysteries 3 – The Seventh Gate, MSL – £0.90 (€1) until 27th April 2017, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
  • Jewel Quest The Sapphire Dragon, MSL – £0.90 (€1) until 27th April 2017, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
  • Jump Trials Supreme, Joindots – £2.80 (€3.34) until 13th April 2017, normally £4.19 (€4.99)
  • Luxor, MSL – £0.90 (€1) until 27th April 2017, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
  • Mercenaries Saga 3, CIRCLE Entertainment – £4.71 (€4.79) until 20th April 2017, normally £5.89 (€5.99)
  • Mystery Case Files Dire Grove, MSL – £0.90 (€1) until 27th April 2017, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
  • Mystery Case Files Ravenhearst, MSL – £0.90 (€1) until 27th April 2017, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
  • Mystery Case Files Return to Ravenhearst, MSL – £0.90 (€1) until 27th April 2017, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
  • Noah’s Cradle, CIRCLE Entertainment – £2.78 (€3.48) until 20th April 2017, normally £3.99 (€4.99)
  • Pixel Paint, Rainy Frog – £2.99 (€2.99) until 27th April 2017, normally £3.99 (€3.99)
  • Polara, CIRCLE Entertainment – £3.48 (€3.49) until 20th April 2017, normally £4.99 (€5)
  • Secret Mysteries in London, MSL – £0.90 (€1) until 27th April 2017, normally £10.79 (€11.99)
  • The Legend of Dark Witch 2, CIRCLE Entertainment – £5.51 (€5.59) until 20th April 2017, normally £6.89 (€6.99)
  • Undead Bowling, Joindots – £3.34 (€4.68) until 13th April 2017, normally £4.99 (€6.99)
  • Word Search by POWGI, Lightwood Games – £4.79 (€6.39) until 6th April 2017, normally £5.99 (€7.99)

Nintendo Switch Download Software

ACA NEOGEO Metal Slug, Hamster Corporation – £6.29 (€6.99)
Metal Slug is the original entry in one of the most famous action game series ever released. It was originally released by SNK in 1996. Players control Marco and Tarma who belong to the Special Forces team known as the “Peregrine Falcon Squad.” They fight to defeat General Donald Morden, in an effort to take back their stolen weapon known as the Metal Slug. Players can utilize various weapons and vehicles such as the Metal Slug to sway the fight in their favour.

Snake Pass, Sumo Digital – £15.99 (€19.99)
When the tranquillity of Haven Tor is interrupted by a mysterious interloper only the unlikeliest of heroes can save the day! Meet Noodle the Snake and his hyperactive best friend, Doodle the Hummingbird, who together must re-unite the missing Keystones with the magical gates that give Haven Tor its mythical power. A unique, physics based puzzle platform game, Snake Pass challenges players to ‘think like a snake’ as they tackle precarious puzzles as only a snake can. Slither through long grass, coil around bamboo and climb out of trouble in the latest game from award winning independent studio Sumo Digital!

Wii U Add-On Content

  • Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Mini Game Masters Skin Pack, Mojang – £1.59 (€1.99)
  • Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Power Rangers Skin Pack, Mojang – £2.39 (€2.99)
  • Pic-a-Pix Colour – Small Puzzles 1, Lightwood Games – £1.99 (€1.99)
  • Pic-a-Pix Colour – Giant Puzzles 1, Lightwood Games – £2.99 (€2.99)
  • Pic-a-Pix Colour – Large Puzzles 1, Lightwood Games – £1.99 (€1.99)
  • Pic-a-Pix Colour – Mixed Puzzles 1, Lightwood Games – £1.99 (€1.99)

Wii U Download Software

Cube Life: Pixel Action Heroes, Cypronia – £6.29 (€6.99) or £3.14 (€3.49) if you own Cube Life: Island Survival until 2nd April 2017
Cube Life: Pixel Action Heroes is a shooting game for the Wii U. Play as an action hero from the 80’s in a fully destructible block building world. Become a FPS level designer! Create your own map, share with friends, let them try it out, and get their feedback.

Mutant Alien Moles of the Dead, EnjoyUp Games – £2.58 (€2.99)
Mutant Alien Moles of the Dead is a game of reflexes in which your mission is to foil the plans of an alien invader that is attempting to conquer the planet from underground. Can you defeat the aliens and save the planet? To do that, you’ll have to whack the aliens with your hammer as soon as they pop up through the holes. But be careful! You’ll have to be quick, because as soon as they see you, they’ll pounce and try to bite you!

Pic-a-Pix Colour, Lightwood Games – £4.50 (€5) [Cross-buy with New Nintendo 3DS version]
Pic-a-Pix are exciting logic puzzles that form whimsical pixel-art pictures when solved. Challenging, deductive and artistic, this original Japanese invention offers the ultimate mix of logic, art and fun while providing solvers with many hours of mentally stimulating entertainment.

New Nintendo 3DS Download Software

Fifteen, RCMADIAX – £1.39 (€1.49)
In Fifteen you must rearrange the blocks to display in order of 1 to 15. Using the touch screen you can manipulate the position of each block to accomplish the objective. Beginning order of the blocks is random and adds to the endless challenge!

Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D, CIRCLE Entertainment – £5.79 (€5.99)
Welcome back to the world of Kokopolo! Get ready to return to the world’s first Chase’em Up – in an all new sequel Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D. Set across 80 brand new stages of pure arcade mayhem, help the hyperactive wildcat, kokopolo, and his insane buddies, track down a secret recipe for immortality by causing as much mischief as possible in this epic, action-packed caper.

Pic-a-Pix Colour, Lightwood Games – £4.50 (€5) [Cross-buy with Wii U version]
Pic-a-Pix are exciting logic puzzles that form whimsical pixel-art pictures when solved. Challenging, deductive and artistic, this original Japanese invention offers the ultimate mix of logic, art and fun while providing solvers with many hours of mentally stimulating entertainment.

Pinball Breakout, nuGAME – £6 (€7)
Pinball Breakout is a breakout game which combines the game mechanics of a traditional breakout game and a flipper game. Play through 15 exciting levels as you aim for a high score.

Super Destronaut 3D, Petite Games – £1.79 (€1.99)
Fight against waves of invaders in this arcade space shooter and collect power-ups to increase your fire power. Try to beat your high-score in Classic or Time Attack mode. If you like classic arcade shooters then you will love Super Destronaut 3D.

3DS Add-On Content

  • Pic-a-Pix Colour – Small Puzzles 1, Lightwood Games – £1.99 (€1.99)
  • Pic-a-Pix Colour – Large Puzzles 1, Lightwood Games – £1.99 (€1.99)
  • Pic-a-Pix Colour – Mixed Puzzles 1, Lightwood Games – £1.99 (€1.99)

3DS Download Demo

Ambition of the Slimes, CIRCLE Entertainment – Free
Ambition of the Slimes is a turn-based strategy RPG that controls the slime to battle. The slimes are very weak but they can take over enemy units and manipulate them to battle. Different kinds of slimes have their own abilities, you have to choose the proper slime to take over the enemy and consider how to battle.

Urban Trial Freestyle 2, Tate Multimedia – Free
Prepare yourself for numerous new levels in five stunning locations. Pull off insane stunts on top of skyscrapers, speed down busy highways and take an intense ride through the suburbs while competing with others to get to the top of the leaderboards!

3DS Download Software

Urban Trial Freestyle 2, Tate Multimedia – £6.29 (€6.99)
Prepare yourself for numerous new levels in five stunning locations. Pull off insane stunts on top of skyscrapers, speed down busy highways and take an intense ride through the suburbs while competing with others to get to the top of the leaderboards!

3DS HOME Menu Themes

  • Bat Pat: For a Love of Sonar, Atlantyca – £0.89 (€0.99)
  • Bowhemoth Theme, Runbow – £1.50 (€1.85)
  • Geronimo Stilton: Space Mission, Atlantyca – £1.79 (€1.99)
  • Music Theme, Runbow – £1.50 (€1.85)
  • Runbow Theme, Runbow – £1.50 (€1.85)
  • Satura Theme, Runbow – £1.50 (€1.85)
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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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