It’s Monday which means that it is time to see what’s available for download in Europe on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop. The big titles this week are Paper Mario: Colour Splash for the Wii U and Breath of Fire 1 and 2 on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console. Here’s everything that’s available this week!
Nintendo eShop (Wii U)
Paper Mario: Color Splash (Nintendo, available October 7) – €49.99/£39.99
A mystery is afoot on Prism Island – and only Paper Mario can solve it by restoring the island’s vanishing colours with his new Paint Hammer and the powerful Battle Cards up his sleeve. These fresh layers of strategy, along with the hilarious action-adventure gameplay the series is known for, make this one of the most colourful Paper Mario action-adventure games ever.
WarioWare Smooth Moves (Nintendo, Wii DL) – €19.99/£17.99
WarioWare is back with a whole new set of moves. When Wario stumbles upon a strange device called a Form Baton, he and his friends use it to learn new moves that are as fun as they are wacky. With hundreds of microgames, this game is just as wild as you’d expect from the name WarioWare, but the game play has been revolutionised. Under Wario’s tutelage, and with the help of the Wii Remote, players will swing, spin and squat their way to victory.
ACT IT OUT! A Game of Charades (Snap Finger Click) – €9.99/£8.99
Choose from over 1,500 secret phrases to act out from categories including film, music and video games. More than just acting, you can even sing, draw using the Wii U GamePad or describe the hidden phrases!
Ninja Pizza Girl (DISPARITY GAMES) – €8.99/£7.99
In the not too distant future, traffic is so bad there is only one way to deliver a pizza across town in 30 minutes or less – underpaid teenage ninjas! Ninja Pizza Girl is a supreme platformer with a deep-dish message. Featuring an old-school action platformer vibe, a dedicated speedrun mode, and comic cutscenes hand drawn by an authentic teenage girl.
PING 1.5+ (Nami Tentou) – €4.49/£3.99
PING 1.5+ is a new arcade style puzzle game with the objective of shooting the cube through over 100 stages to reach the orange. Get frustrated in trying to beat all of the stages; this game isn’t for the weakhearted. PING 1.5+ mimics the retro days of gaming by having a notoriously hard difficulty curve.
PSIBO (Nami Tentou) – €4.49/£3.99
PSIBO is a game that mashes together mechanics of many timeless arcade classics in a new, sleek form. Fight your way through the hexagonal defense systems of the universe in the original levels, or try to get the highest score in the endless mode!
VROG (ByteRockers’ Games) – €4.99/£4.49 (€2.49/£2.20 until October 20)
Welcome to VRog! Play as a frog in its favourite pond in this innovative and beautifully animated virtual reality game. Leap across the small, lovingly designed lake and see what’s on the menu. Catch your favourite insects and beat the highscore. But watch out for those wicked wasps!
Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Chinese Mythology Mash-up Pack (Mojang, Add-on Content) – €4.99/£3.99
Infinity Runner (Wales Interactive) – €3.20/£2.79 (Ends November 3, normally €6.49/£5.89)
Word Search by POWGI (Lightwood Games) – €5.99/£4.49 (Ends October 13, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Dracula’s Legacy (Jointdots) – €7.19/£5.39 (Ends October 20, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Jones on Fire (Jointdots) – €5.39/£4.13 (Ends October 20, normally €5.99/£4.59)
Queen’s Garden (Jointdots) – €6.29/£4.94 (Ends October 20, normally €6.99/£5.49)
Nintendo eShop (3DS)
Mario Party Star Rush (Nintendo, available on October 7) – €39.99/£34.99
A new approach to Mario Party: quicker play and simultaneous turns! Team up with Mario, Peach, Donkey Kong, and more in the most perfectly portable Mario Party game to date. Play with up to four players simultaneously, exploring different worlds as you freely move your Toad across maps and recruit Mushroom Kingdom allies. Break free of turn order, with all players plotting strategy, rolling the dice and moving…all simultaneously! Team up with your friends in the real world to compete or co-operate to take down bosses in each game board.
Mario Party Star Rush – Party Quest (Nintendo, available on October 7) – Free
Four friends, four Nintendo 3DS family systems, but only one copy of Mario Party: Star Rush? No problem! With Mario Party: Star Rush – Party Guest everybody can have access to the full multiplayer experience with a single copy of the game – just as if you were playing with more than one copy of the game!
Epic Word Search Holiday Special (Lightwood Games) – €7.99/£5.99
Epic Word Search puzzles are huge – and they’re back in this brand new collection of seasonal puzzles!
The Epic Halloween Word Search – There’s pumpkins, spiders and blood, but you’ll also wear some fabulous costumes while you collect candy! Enter at your own risk!
The Epic Christmas Word Search – The biggest gift you’ll get this year! Deck the halls, sing some songs and wrap up warm to beat the cold!
The Epic Monster Word Search – Prepare for a scare with this monster. Vampires, werewolves and zombies, oh
The Epic Love Word Search – Holidays don’t stop after December! Everyone loves Valentine’s Day, so celebrate it by smooching your way through this extremely huggable puzzle.
The Epic Summer Word Search – For our friends down under enjoying a scorching Holiday season, or to distract the rest of us from the cold weather. It’s July in Christmas!
PixelMaker (Nostatic Software) – €3.49/£2.99
PixelMaker is a drawing program designed specifically for making pixel art!
Using easy to use tools on your Nintendo 3DS, you can design images as simple or as complex as you like. Experiment, and create characters and scenes based on your favourite classic video games, or draw something straight out of your own imagination. Finally, share your pixel art creations with your friends on Miiverse!
Aqua Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB) – €5.99/£5.39 (Ends October 13, normally €7.99/£7.19)
Word Search by POWGI (Lightwood Games) – €5.99/£4.49 (Ends October 13, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Cats and Dogs 3D – Pets at play (Treva Entertainment) – €7.99/£6.79 (Ends October 20, normally €29.99/£24.99)
Life with Horses 3D (Treva Entertainment) – €14.99/£13.49 (Ends October 20, normally €19.99/£17.99)
My Little Baby 3D (Treva Entertainment) – €7.99/£6.79 (Ends October 20, normally €29.99/£24.99)
Pets Resort 3D (Treva Entertainment) – €7.99/£6.79 (Ends October 20, normally €29.99/£24.99)
3D Mahjongg (Jointdots) – €3.99/£3.59 (Ends October 20, normally €4.99/£4.49)
Gardenscapes (Jointdots) – €6.39/£4.79 (Ends October 20, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Murder on the Titanic (Jointdots) – €6.39/£4.79 (Ends October 20, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Safari Quest (Jointdots) – €5.59/£3.99 (Ends October 20, normally €6.99/£4.99)
Castle Conqueror Defender (CIRCLE Ent.) – €3.49/£2.79 (Ends October 27, normally €4.99/£3.99)
URBAN TRIAL FREESTYLE (Tate Multimedia) – €1.49/£1.29 (Ends October 27, normally €4.99/£4.49)
Power Disc Slam (Chequered Cow Games) – €5.49/£4.99 (Permanent, was €11.99/£9.99)
Nintendo eShop (New 3DS)
Breath of Fire (CAPCOM) – €7.99/£7.19 (€3.99/£3.59 if you downloaded Breath of Fire II, offer ends October 20)
Long ago, the war between the dragon clans almost destroyed the world. Now, centuries after the Light and Dark Dragons settled their scores, evil is rising again! Join Ryu, a descendant of the Light Dragons, who has the ability to transform into a powerful beast, in a quest to rescue his sister and stop the Dark Dragons’ plans. He is joined by a band of seven companions, each with unique animal powers.
Breath of Fire II (CAPCOM) – €7.99/£7.19 (€3.99/£3.59 if you downloaded Breath of Fire, offer ends October 20)
Featuring a wide range of characters and a vast world to explore, Breath of Fire II is the sequel to the hit role-playing game. Set 500 years after the original, Ryu’s father and sister are abducted but the village-folk have mysteriously forgotten them. Ryu teams up with fellow orphan Bow and they embark on an incredible adventure.
My Nintendo Reward (3DS)
Chase: Cold Case Investigations – 20% discount at launch – 20 Gold Coins
Software price with reward – €4.79/£4.80
Software price without reward – €5.99/£6.00
From a week before the release of Chase: Cold Case Investigations – Distant Memories, My Nintendo users can secure themselves a 20 % launch discount for 20 Gold Points. The reward is available until 27/10/2016, and can be redeemed until 31/10/2016.
Cold Case Investigations ~Distant Memories~ is an adventure mystery game from the mind of Taisuke Kanasaki, director of the famed Hotel Dusk: Room 215! Join the exploits of two gritty detectives whose sense of justice and raw instinct drive them to seek the truth. Put your sleuthing skills to the challenge by re-investigating old crime scenes and solving cold cases by searching for clues and interrogating perps! Find leads by diving head first into old investigation notes, crime scene photos and eye witness reports as you put together all the pieces.
Nintendo 3DS Theme Shop
All the themes will be available on October 7
Disappearance of Hatsune Miku (DWANGO) – €1.99/£1.79
Here comes “Disappearance of Hatsune Miku” from cosMo@BosoP, and boasting an unbelievable number of views!
Melancholic (DWANGO) – €1.99/£1.79
A theme featuring the popular track “Melancholic” from Vocaloid Producer Junky!
li Aru Fanclub (DWANGO) – €1.99/£1.79
A theme featuring the super popular track “Ii Aru Fanclub” from Vocaloid Producer Mikito P! The wallpaper moves so cutely!
Lost One’s Weeping (DWANGO) – €1.99/£1.79
“Lost One’s Weeping” from Neru, a super-fast and super famous track with more than 3 million views, is now also a theme!
Brain Fluid Explosion Girl (DWANGO) – €1.99/£1.79
A theme featuring the super popular track “Brain Fluid Explosion Girl” from Vocaloid Producer rerulili!!
Hello Kitty autumn (Sanrio) – €0.99/£0.89
Hello Kitty plays with colourful leaves
Hello Kitty Comics (Sanrio) – €0.99/£0.89
Hello Kitty in a comic book world
Hello Kitty cupcakes (Sanrio) – €0.99/£0.89
Hello Kitty bakes for her friends
Hello Kitty Unicorn (Sanrio) – €0.99/£0.89
Hello Kitty flies over a rainbow