This week’s Nintendo download offerings are somewhat slight, with two titles really standing out against a backdrop of Virtual Console releases. Those two titles are the brawl-tastic Pokémon Rumble U, and the wonderful remake of the NES classic, Duck Tales Remastered which our own Lee gave a whopping 9/10 in his review.
Alongside this there is a 30% discount on all New Super Mario Bros 2 DLC considering it’s the game’s one year anniversary. Cute. If you are tempted I will say this, the impossible pack is not wrongly named.
This week’s downloads:
- Pokémon Rumble U (Wii U Download) – £13.49Pokémon Rumble U is the tale of the Toy Pokémon’s great adventure: after a mishap in the Toy Pokémon Shop, a few Pokémon capsules are swept down a river and washed up on a strange riverbank. Our heroes set out to find their way back to the Toy Pokémon Shop. Along the way our heroes discover all is not right: Can you help our friends discover why some of the Toy Pokémon are fighting each other, and what the enemy Pokémon are plotting?
- DuckTales: Remastered (Wii U Download) – £13.49
DuckTales: Remastered is a hand-crafted, beautiful reimagining of one of the most cherished 8-bit titles of all time. The gameplay retains the authenticity of its 8-bit predecessor, simple and fun, with slight modifications to improve gameplay flow and design. Embark on an authentic DuckTales adventure, as Scrooge McDuck and his three nephews; Huey, Dewey and Louie travel to exotic locations throughout the world in their quest to retrieve the five Legendary Treasures.
- Nam-1975 (Wii Virtual Console) – 900 Points
Initially released in 1990, NAM 1975 is a third-person “shoot ’em up”, action game. The player takes the role of an American Special Forces soldier fighting through a harsh battlefield while moving left and right in front of the screen as enemies in the background shoot fiercely at the protagonist. Essentially, you fight with machine guns and other firearms, as well as hand grenades and the like; however, you can pick up new weapons from items. Not to mention, you can move at high speed while dashing, enabling you to get out of sticky situations if used adeptly.
- Summer Carnival ’92 RECCA (3DS Virtual Console) – £4.49
Developed by Naxat Soft for their Summer Carnival tournament in 1992, RECCA is a fast, furious shooter that pushed the NES™ to never-before-seen speeds. Battle through stages swarming with enemies, collecting power-ups for your primary and secondary weapons. Hold fire for a moment and plasma energy will build up, to be used as a shield or launched as a plasma bomb. Even RECCA’s soundtrack is hard core, with some of the most impressive music on the NES. This tour de force of technical wizardry and intense action is not for the faint-hearted!
- Star Soldier (3DS Virtual Console) – £4.49
Take control of the starship Caesar and defeat the evil Star Brain and its armies in this classic NES™ shoot ‘em up. Star Soldier spawned Hudson Soft’s long-running series of Soldier titles. Pilot your ship through 16 deadly stages across an enormous space station, collecting power capsules to increase your ship’s firepower, speed and shields. Blast waves of enemies or fly under the space station to avoid incoming fire. Conquer each stage to make your way to the final confrontation with Star Brain.
- Etrian Odyssey™IV: Legends of the Titan (3DS Demo) – Free
Etrian Odyssey IV brings an enhanced graphics engine boasting polygonal enemies and new 3D special effects; upgradable, customizable skyships that let players travel and battle amid the clouds. An exceedingly atmospheric and fully orchestrated musical score from Yuzo Koshiro in addition to expanded, more immersive 3D dungeons with analog camera control rounds up the features of the newest addition to this beloved franchise.
- Jewel Quest 4 Heritage (3DS Download) – £10.79
Hit the trail with Rupert on a journey through the shrines and castles of Hernan Cortes’ lore. Swap jewels and collect puzzle pieces to unravel a perplexing web of family history. With over 170 new Jewel Boards, including 3 jewel-swapping modes, new surprises await in every level.
- Bike Rider DX (3DS Doanload) – £4.99
Enjoy a new kind of jump ‘n run action, riding your bike on bumpy roads, crossing deep valleys and dodging all kinds of obstacles. Travel the globe to be the champion of the WORLD TOUR, or break the high score in the endless GRAND PRIX mode! You can use a variety of power-up items and fun gimmicks such as giant whirlwinds on your way through the stages. Simple controls and more than 60 levels provide fun for both newcomers and experienced gamers!
- Heavy Fire: Black Arms 3D (3DS Download) – £4.49
Deep within the overgrown jungles of South America, a group of highly trained US marines head out for their latest secret mission; to take down the largest international arms trafficking cartel known as Fuerza de Voluntad. Your soldier, Will is one of the experienced marines ready to charge through the treacherous jungle environment in this long standing heated war. Immerse yourself in this awesome military 3D shooter as you shoot down enemy aircrafts, smashing through and interacting with the hostile environment. Ride aboard helicopters and tanks aiming to vanquish the entire cartel with the use of powerful upgradable weapons for a total military show down!
- Sudoku by Nikoli (3DS Download) – £4.49
With the Nikoli puzzle series, you can enjoy high-quality “sudoku” puzzles, created by Nikoli, who gave the world-famous puzzle its name. The Nintendo 3DS™ allows for the realisation of simple and easy to play operability. “Sudoku by Nikoli” contains 50 sudoku puzzles. “Sudoku” is a puzzle in which you place numbers from 1 to 9 into a 9×9 grid, divided into horizontal and vertical lines and 3×3 blocks, filling up all of the spaces with the numbers. With everything from simple puzzles to super-difficult ones, this game is popular with a wide range of players, from beginners to veterans.
- Secret Mysteries in London (3DS Download) – £10.79
1920. When a politician is found murdered in the park, the local police make the unconventional decision to ask Oscar Gaebelein, a young forensic scientist, for help. Motivated by his desire to prove his value to the investigating team, Oscar throws himself head first into the investigation. But soon, he and his colleagues find out that this first murder is only the beginning of a sinister bread crumb trail.
- Barbie™ Groom and Glam Pups™ (3DS Download) – £24.99
Barbie Groom and Glam Pups is a virtual pet game in which players groom, train, dress and show puppies in a high fashion game environment under the watchful eye of their in-game mentor, Barbie. The game features six available breeds of dog in puppy form selected for use in the game based on popularity and dramatic styling potential. Additional features include: realistic grooming activities, the ability train your pups to do outrageous tricks that they can perform on the catwalk, customizable puppy costumes and in-game photo shoot functionality for puppies.
- Rhythm Core Alpha 2™ (3DS Download) – £8.99
Rhythm Core Alpha 2 is an advanced music creation and performance tool. It allows you to build loops of music with drums and a variety of instruments, as well as to play live music with the stylus using the Solo Mode. With this software, you can build music quickly, and perform it live in front of an audience! This new version greatly expands the capabilities of the original Rhythm Core Alpha, adding new features designed to make this the best live music program on any mobile device!
Alongside all of that there is the aforementioned 30% discount on the New Super Mario Bros 2 packs, Trine 2 on Wii U will be £5.49 (normally £13.99), and Groove Heaven on 3DS will be £2.69 (normally £3.59).