It’s a sharp-shooting start to the year in North America, with this week’s Nintendo eShop update delivering three Wii U Virtual Console additions that supported the legendary NES Zapper back in the day.
That comes in Hogan’s Alley, The Adventures of Bayou Billy and Wild Gunman, with other arrivals on Wii U including Avoider, Bigley’s Revenge, Discovery and Tabletop Gallery. The 3DS sees a quieter week, with new titles My Pets and Ocean Runner being joined by a Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX 3DS HOME Menu theme.
Special Offers (Wii U)
- GravBlocks+: More than 70 percent off (reduced from $3.49 to $0.99) until 21st January 2016
- EnjoyUp Games: Rock Zombie, Unepic and more are on sale until 4th February 2016
Special Offers (3DS)
- Aqua Moto Racing 3D: 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) until 14th January 2016
- Glory of Generals The Pacific: More than 40 percent off (reduced from $6.99 to $3.99) until 28th January 2016
- Quell Memento: 30 percent off (reduced from $3.99 to $2.79) until 28th January 2016
Virtual Console (Wii U)
- Hogan’s Alley, Nintendo – $4.99
Use your split-second reflexes and sharp-shooting skills in the practice shooting range. Use the Wii Remote controller to aim and shoot at the old-timey gangsters as they turn, while avoiding the innocent bystanders. Or in another mode, shoot cans and keep them in the air until they reach the platforms.
- The Adventures of Bayou Billy, Konami – $4.99
Godfather Gordon has stolen sweet Annabelle Lane. But Bayou Billy won’t rest until his girlfriend is back home safe – even if he has to wrestle crocodiles, beat up Gordon’s goons and endure a shootout! You can even play shootout scenes with the Wii Remote controller.
- Wild Gunman, Nintendo – $4.99
Go back in time or relive it in today’s future with the classic Wild West shootout of Wild Gunman. Keep your hand steady on the Wii Remote controller and get the outlaw before he gets you. If you think you can win the battle against one outlaw, try winning against all of his friends.
Wii U Download Demo
- SDK Spriter, HullBreach Studios – Free
SDK Spriter is an all-in-one studio for creating retro video game assets, including character sprite sheets, tile sets, maps, and full levels. The final assets can be exported to Miiverse or SDKSpriter.com. Sprite sheets are comprised of 64×64 pixel art characters that have eight frames of animation for each compass direction. The resulting sprite sheet is a PNG image.
Wii U Download Software
- Avoider, RCMADIAX – $1.49
Ready for a challenge! Your goal in Avoider is to travel through the galaxy without taking any damage by enemy ships. Use the Wii U GamePad touch screen to navigate, and then post your high score on Miiverse for all to see. How high of a score will you get?
- Bigley’s Revenge, Ninja Pig Studios – $4.99
We have a huge problem on our hands that could end the world as we know it. Bigley and Cucumber Dog have joined forces with the illuminati to rid the world of dank memes. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to terminate the trio to save dank memes for all to enjoy. In order to accept the mission and eliminate the meme killers, download Bigley’s Revenge for the Wii U right now and 360 noscope the enemies to oblivion.
- Discovery, noowanda – $6.99
Explore a giant world made of blocks and modify it with your own creations. Construct your house, build villages, cities, monumental constructions or dig deep under the earth. Place torches or design complex electric circuits to light up your creations in the dark and enjoy beautiful day and night cycles. Build alone, or together with your friends or family members in cooperative mode.
- Tabletop Gallery, RCMADIAX- $2.99
Get ready to roll the dice in Tabletop Gallery. In this exciting title, you can choose from three games. Poker Dice Solitaire Future combines the single-player experience of Solitaire with the hand building mechanic of Poker. Shut The Box tests your skills at eliminating the tiles on the game board to ‘shut the box’. Toss N Go pits you up against the computer or a second player to see who can be the first one to bank 100 or more points.
3DS HOME Menu Themes
- Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX “Paper Craft”, SEGA – TBC
3DS Download Software
- My Pets, Neopica – $24.99
Take care of pets at your home by playing a rich collection of mini games and take them out for walking. The aim is to train your pets so they can enter competitions and become your best friends!
- Ocean Runner, Teyon – $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!