While it isn’t a bumper week for download titles, Nintendo gamers have the choice of a fun tweak on an old ‘favourite’, and a legendary SNES title from an oft forgotten franchise.
Alongside these games is the digital release of this week’s UK retail title, Mario Party Island Tour, just in case you really need to have Mario Party available and ready to go at all times. Also, on a slightly odd note, Dr. Luigi is out on Wednesday, while everything else it out on Thursday, as usual. Here comes the full breakdown.
- Dr Luigi – Wii U Download – €14.99 (£13.49) Armed with plenty of multi-coloured, two-part capsules, help Dr. Luigi clear a bottle infested with nasty viruses. Annihilate the nuisances by dropping pills of the same colour next to or on top of them – create a horizontal or vertical line of four or more like-coloured pieces and they’ll disappear. Empty the whole bottle to move on to tougher challenges – but if it fills to the brim, the viruses win!
- F1 Race Stars Powered Up Edition – Wii U Download – €24.99 (£19.99) F1 RACE STARS™: POWERED UP EDITION takes FORMULA ONE™ over the top with new content for Wii U™, including four extra tracks and bonus accessory packs! Use awesome power-ups, take on jumps and shortcuts and share the fun in split-screen, in this officially licensed title which features cars and stars from the 2012 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™.
- The Legend of the Mystical Ninja – Wii U Virtual Console – €7.99 (£5.49) A curse has struck Horo-Horo village and their beloved princess has vanished. All hope rests on the village’s guardians, Kid Ying and Dr. Yang. This action-adventure from the popular Goemon series is a light-hearted tale for one or two players. You and a friend can explore towns for clues, play minigames and learn new moves; and then battle through platform sections to defeat each level’s boss. Full of humour and Japanese folklore, The Legend of the Mystical Ninja is a quirky classic! This is the European version of the game.
- Mario Party: Island Tour – 3DS Download – €39.99 (£34.99) Whether you’re a veteran Mario Party player or a newcomer to the series, Mario Party: Island Tour proves that absolutely anyone can play! Packed with 80 new minigames designed exclusively with portable gameplay in mind and seven unique boards that offer their own distinct challenges, there are so many different ways to play that you’ll have a completely new experience each time you pick it up.
- Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest – 3DS Virtual Console – €3.99 (£3.59) Famous vampire hunter Simon Belmont is back, in Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest. Following his victory against Dracula in the original game, Belmont is struck by the Count’s deadly curse and must track down and destroy Dracula’s missing body parts to save himself. Castlevania II expands on its predecessor with the addition of new adventure elements and also a day and night system. During daytime, talk to the locals and gather clues and weapons, and prepare for the creatures that appear when the sun goes down!
Discounts and offers
- Trine 2: Directors Cut – Wii U Download – €6.79 (£5.49) until30/01/14, 23:59 UTC (Normally €3.99 (£3.59))
- Dress to Play: Magic Bubbles! – 3DS Download – €0.99 (£0.89) until06/02/14, 23:59 local time (Normally €3.99 (£3.59))
- Dress to Play: Cute Witches! – 3DS Download – €0.99 (£0.89) until06/02/14, 23:59 local time (Normally €3.99 (£3.59))