By Jeff Neuenschwander / July 28th, 2014
A lot of new content coming in this week’s Nintendo Download, but your mileage will vary as the indies dominate new releases. Along with the indies, the Wii U Virtual Console gets a new title in Pop’n Twinbee Rainbow Bell Adventures, originally released on the Super Nintendo.
If the releases don’t catch your fancy, maybe the sales will. A second round of NES game sales are happening this week. Along with that, we have Swords & Soldiers 3D, Rage of the Gladiator, Trine 2: Director’s Cut, and many more.
The full list of releases and sales are below. Game descriptions come directly from the press release. All releases and sales happen on July 31st, unless noted otherwise.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- XType Plus
“Game Description: Take the pilot seat of the XType attack ship and defeat an ever-growing enemy force in this uncompromising shoot’em’up. XType Plus combines classic arcade action with a unique and modern look and feel. The procedurally generated boss battles always provide a new challenge. Each time you defeat a boss, the next one will come back even bigger and meaner. You have to evade hundreds of bullets, lasers and rockets while taking out the enemy part by part. Compete for the highest score with your friends in a worldwide leaderboard or watch the replays of the world’s elite and learn new tricks and techniques. XType Plus features two different game modes: a zen-like Classic Mode and an action-packed Plus Mode with faster movement, EMP Bombs and even more dangerous enemies. Precise dual analog stick controls let you master even the most difficult of situations, all while the pumping soundtrack, huge explosions and beautiful effects will put a grin on your face.”
XType Plus will be available for €2.99/£2.69/CHF 3.90.
- Ice Cream Surfer
“Game Description: Tired of the kids that love ice cream and hate vegetables, the evil broccoli gathers an army. His plan is to destroy the flavour universe, and to force everyone to eat tasteless vegetables. Are you ready to free the universe from the Evil Vegetables?”
Ice Cream Surfer will be available for €5.00/£4.49/CHF 7.00.
- Midtown Crazy Race
“Game Description: This game is a tribute to the car games from late 90s, a madness race in Midtown.”
Midtown Crazy Race will be available for €5.00/£4.49/CHF 7.00.
- Bombing Bastards
“Game Description: Have a blast! Bomb oodles of nasty critters in a series of 30 wicked mazes! Defeat hellish bosses in heroic fights, play solo or up to 5 players in merciless battles, and embark on a hilarious journey with the witty Dr. Wallow to conquer the galaxy in this explosively fun arcade game!”
Bombing Bastards will be available for €6.99/£5.99/CHF 9.99.
Virtual C0nsole on Wii U
- Pop’n Twinbee Rainbow Bell Adventures
“Game Description: The cutesy characters from the classic Pop’n TwinBee blast out of their shoot ’em up world and hit the ground running in this acclaimed Super NES™ platformer. An evil warlord is trying to conquer the universe, so TwinBee™ and friends must save the day. Play as TwinBee, WinBee, or newcomer GwinBee, and battle through challenging stages using numerous punch, jump and special weapon skills, before taking down each giant boss. Play solo or cooperate with a friend, or duke it out between yourselves in the head-to-head battle mode!”
Pop’n Twinbee Rainbow Bell Adventures will be available for €7.99/£5.49/CHF 11.20.
Nintendo eShop on 3DS
“Game Description: Enjoy 2048, the most addictive number sliding puzzle. Move all tiles in one direction, double up tiles of the same number. Reach the 2048 tile before the board fills up. Try different games modes with 1024, 2048 and 4096 goals for extra challenges. There are 20 achievements to unlock for hours and hours of puzzle fun. Can you reach a new highscore? With intuitive controls you will enjoy 2048 more than ever.”
2048 will be available for €1.49/£1.19/CHF 1.99.
- Family Kart 3D
“Game Description: On your mark, get set… Family kart! Join Billy, Sarah, Cuz, and all the family in a light-hearted racing game that has come to the Nintendo 3DS™ thanks to ARC Style’s Family series! Enjoy three different modes: Grand Prix, Free Play, and Time Mode. With eight characters and eight karts, all with their different strengths and weaknesses, you can play for hours challenging the 12 different courses at one of three different levels of difficulty! Then connect to the national ranking online and see how your best times in Time Mode compare to those of your rivals across the nation! Use your items wisely, master the road, and earn your rightful place as the head of the family as you leave your kin in the dust! Game only plays in 2D.”
Family Kart 3D will be available for €4.99/£4.49/CHF 7.00.
- LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids
“Game Description: The highly popular LEGO® Ninjago™ videogame franchise is back with high-kicking action and adventure! Based on the first five new episodes of the animated TV series, “LEGO Ninjago Rebooted,” players will battle and defend the New Ninjago City where the Ninjas face a technological threat by the evil Overlord and his robotic army of Nindroids. Using swift combo attacks, unique fighting moves, special weapons and new vehicles, the Ninjas must fight with all their might to save Ninjago.”
LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids will be available on August 1st for €39.99/£34.99/CHF 45.00.
Demos on 3DS
- Quell Reflect
“Game Description: Quell Reflect is an enchanting game of logic, which has taken the puzzle world by storm. Put your brain to the test with this charming puzzle game that features over 100 levels of addictive, lateral thinking. Featuring a beautiful exclusive soundtrack by Steven Cravis, Quell Reflect is a deceptively simple, and easy to pick up game that will test your brain in new ways. Be prepared to lose yourself in this entrancing Zen classic! Fall in love with Quell today!”
Sales on Wii U
* means that you need to own NES Remix or NES Remix 2 to take advantage of the sale.
|Title||Original Price||Sale Price||Notes|
|Kirby’s Adventure*||€4.99/£3.49/CHF 7.00||€3.49/£2.44/CHF 4.90||Sale ends August 7th.|
|Super Mario Bros. 2*||€4.99/£3.49/CHF 7.00||€3.49/£2.44/CHF 4.90||Sale ends August 7th.|
|Donkey Kong*||€4.99/£3.49/CHF 7.00||€2.49/£1.74/CHF 3.50||Sale ends August 7th.|
|Zelda II – The Adventure of Link*||€4.99/£3.49/CHF 7.00||€2.49/£1.74/CHF 3.50||Sale ends August 7th.|
|Wario’s Woods*||€4.99/£3.49/CHF 7.00||€2.49/£1.74/CHF 3.50||Sale ends August 7th.|
|Ice Climber*||€4.99/£3.49/CHF 7.00||€2.49/£1.74/CHF 3.50||Sale ends August 7th.|
|Punch-Out!!*||€4.99/£3.49/CHF 7.00||€2.49/£1.74/CHF 3.50||Sale ends August 7th.|
|TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition||€7.99/£6.99/CHF 11.99||€4.99/£4.49/CHF 7.49||Sale ends August 14th.|
|Trine 2: Director’s Cut||€16.99/£13.99/CHF 19.99||€6.79/£5.49/CHF 7.99||Sale ends August 21st|
Sales on 3DS
|Title||Original Price||Sale Price||Notes|
|Dart Up 3D||€2.99/£2.69/CHF 4.20||€0.99/£0.89/CHF 1.40||Sale ends August 21st.|
|Swords & Soldiers 3D||€7.00/£5.90/CHF 8.50||€4.99/£4.49/CHF 7.00||Sale ends August 21st.|
|Brunch Panic||€3.99/£3.59/CHF 4.90||€2.99/£2.69/CHF 4.20||Sale ends August 21st.|
|Sweet Memories Blackjack||€3.99/£3.59/CHF 4.90||€2.99/£2.69/CHF 4.20||Sale ends August 21st.|
|SpeedX 3D Hyper Edition||€1.99/£1.79/CHF 2.80||€0.99/£0.89/CHF 1.40||Sale ends August 28th.|
|10-in-1: Arcade Collection||€1.99/£1.79/CHF 2.80||€0.99/£0.89/CHF 1.40||Sale ends August 28th.|
|Crazy Kangaroo||€1.99/£1.89/CHF 2.99||€0.99/£0.89/CHF 1.40||Sale ends August 28th.|
|Rage of the Gladiator||€6.99/£6.29/CHF 9.80||€3.49/£3.09/CHF 4.90||Sale ends August 28th.|
|Carps & Dragons||€4.99/£4.49/CHF 7.00||€2.99/£2.49/CHF 4.00||Sale ends August 31st.|
|Disney Frozen: Olaf’s Quest||€29.99/£24.99/CHF 38.90||€19.99/£19.99/CHF 25.00||Sale ends August 14th.|
SOURCE: Games Press
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