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Nintendo Download: 2nd February 2012 (Europe)

Posted by James Newton

Buy Kid Icarus

If you didn't register two 3DS games to get your free download code for Pit's remastered adventure, you can save yourself a heck of a lot of money by picking it up this week for €6. Here's the European download for this week.

3DS Download Software

3D Classics: Kid Icarus (Nintendo, €6/£5.40) — Pit's very first outing gets a new lick of paint courtesy of the 3D Classics range. It's as good as it ever was, as our 3D Classics: Kid Icarus review should explain, and it's available to buy from this Thursday.

eShop Addition

Pinball Pulse: The Ancients Beckon (Nintendo, €5/£4.50) — Pinball Pulse has been available to DSi owners since 2009 but this is the first time it's joined the 3DS eShop, which is pretty cool. Developed by Fuse Games of Metroid Prime Pinball fame, leaf through our Pinball Pulse: The Ancients Beckon review to see if this is worth adding to your 3DS menu.


Castle Conqueror — Against (CIRCLE Entertainment, 200pts) — The CIRCLE game continues this week as Against joins the DSiWare line-up. Check out our Castle Conqueror — Against review for the full details.


TNT Racers (dtp Entertainment, 1000pts) — Another pulled from the dusty files of "WiiWare: Missing, Presumed Dead", TNT Racers is a multiplayer racing game that has some stiff competition. We'll see how it fares in our upcoming review.

Nintendo Video

The Magic Piano — The Magic Piano tells the story of Anna, a girl whose father has to leave their native Poland and look for work in London. Anna misses her father terribly and sets out to find him, closely followed by her annoying cousin Chip Chip. While trying to hide from her cousin in a garbage pile, the kids find a broken piano that magically transforms into a flying machine and they are whisked off on an adventure across Europe.

Kirby: Right Back at Ya! Episode I — It stars all of your favourite Kirby characters as they battle King Dedede and a giant Lobzilla who have set out to destroy Kirby.

Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace 3D Trailer — It's Star Wars, which is quite popular, apparently.

Anything for you this week?

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User Comments (51)



Linkstrikesback said:

I'd buy kid icarus...but I'm still hoping nintendo hasn't completely screwed me out of the free one I should have gotten for registering Mario kart 7 and Mario land 3d at christmas.



alLabouTandroiD said:

Wow, so i really was spot on with thinking Kid Icarus would get its public release in early February.
Might download my first Castle Conqueror game, don't have high hopes for TNT Racers.
The videos sound great though. Would be amazing to watch the whole Kirby show on my 3DS again.



cammy said:

Is the Kirby video the same as the Kirby series from the WiiWare channel?



BenAV said:

Aw, was hoping for VVVVV or Mutant Mudds.
Kid Icarus is great... but I already got it through Club Nintendo.
Yet another disappointing week for the PAL regions, I hope they start releasing more of those great 3DSWare titles here soon.



NFreak007 said:

Just felt I should point out that Mutant Mudds not being out in Europe yet isn't Nintendo's fault. Renegade Kid haven't been able to submit it yet.
Read the following quote from this article:
“The release of Mutant Mudds outside of the US will be delayed. This is due to Renegade Kid being a small studio. We have to take it one step at a time. Unfortunately, releasing a game in different countries is a time-consuming and costly business. But, rest assured that we will get Mutant Mudds into the UK as soon as possible.”



BulbasaurusRex said:

@6 Sakura Samurai is coming to North America this week as confirmed by either the Nintendo Channel or somewhere on the eShop. (I forget which one.)



RedYoshi999 said:

Got Kid Icarus for free last week. Pinball Pulse being added is interesting but I've already got Zen Pinball 3D. And wow I didn't expect Kirby Right Back At Ya to appear on Nintendo Video after last year's Kirby TV Channel doing the same thing! Now I can rewatch it all over again.



Bass_X0 said:

Just felt I should point out that Mutant Mudds not being out in Europe yet isn't Nintendo's fault. Renegade Kid haven't been able to submit it yet.

Gamers don't care about such facts. Only that they can't play the game yet so someone is to blame.



Mok said:

I already have Kid Icarus for free and the only pinball game I need (Zen Pinball) so I'm not too sure about this week's offerings. I bought Pullblox and Tetris Online last week and I enjoy them both.
This week I have two Professor Laytons, MK7, Ridge Racer and Resident Evil coming my way so I've got games to play until the next AAA title (Kid Icarus: Uprising) is out.



TheKingOfTown said:

I'm assuming Pinball Pulse is in 3D now since it's an eShop release. Does it have any other new features?



NintyMan said:

Good to see that 3D Classics: Kid Icarus is becoming available to the general public. However, I won't buy it because of the GameStop pre-order bonus of downloading it for free.



PixelatedPixie said:

@ Linkstrikesback & Mqblank - I have also had problems with Nintendo failing to send me my download code for Kid Icarus. I've actually sent them quite a few e-mails (several of which have been ignored) and have only received a generic response back which provides a step-by-step guide of how to register for the promotion. I've sent them one last e-mail and have stated that if the code is not sent before the end of January (the original confirmation e-mail that I received on 05/01/2012 said that the code would be sent to me within a few days) then I be will making a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority.



Spoony_Tech said:

@16 No pinball pulse is not in 3d. It was just made a recent transfer from your DS is all. You can also purchase it now which wasn't available to do so when the transfer was first released.



Mowzle said:

Have you tried logging into your Club Nintendo Account page? You should find a message on the right hand side, but if not then log out and then back in again, at which point you may find what you seek. I noted this tip from elsewhere on NL, and it has been useful for others. My code arrived by email several days after I obtained the game by using the above method.



chewytapeworm said:

Release VVVVVV and Mutant Mudds or EU download next week and I'll be a happy bunny. And a good ten quid poorer aswell.



PixelatedPixie said:

@ Mowzle - Yeah, that was the process I followed too. I then received a confirmation e-mail which stated,

'Thank you for registering for the Nintendo 3DS Games Registration Reward scheme! We will send you an email with your Download Code for 3D Classics : Kid Icarus within the next few days to this email address, so keep your eyes peeled!'

So I'm pretty confident that I did everything correctly. For whatever reason Nintendo Customer Support just seem unwilling or incapable of helping me.



TingLz said:

@Mardt: I dunno how contacts work in Europe, but have you tried calling Nintendo about your problem?



WingedSnagret said:

I'm on the same boat with several others on here concerning Kid Icarus. Will be pre-ordering KI:U so no need to buy it.



Rockman said:

I got the download code in the mail last Friday! nice! This was for Registering Mario 3D land and Mario Kart 7. thank you Nintendo! (they should do that more often!)



paburrows said:

So how does this pinball game compare to the great one that we got in the 3DS shop a few weeks ago?



Kyloctopus said:

@NintendoLife: Don't have to tell me twice. With your headline.
Pinball pulse is not in 3D by the way, but it is a game to buy.
@Europeons some of you are ungrateful, we still don't have Kid Icarus. And Pinball Pulse is an entertaining game.



Corbs said:

Guys, it might be a couple of months before you see Mutant Mudds in EU, at the very least.



Bass_X0 said:

it might be a couple of months before you see Mutant Mudds in EU, at the very least.

We know. It still won't stop people complaining every week until it arrives.



Geonjaha said:

Already have Kid Icarus, so another week of nothing for me. Hope Nintendo announce more VC games soon - theres only 3 on the horizon! (not counting GG games and such, because it doesnt look like they're coming soon and I dont care about them )

Also - what happened to the 3DS VC coming soon list? Warioland and Dr.Mario are suddenly gone.



PixelatedPixie said:

@Lordlz - No, I haven't called them yet. I believe it's a premium number so I was trying to avoid calling them if at all possible, but given that they're ignoring my e-mails I guess that's the only option left to me.



FonistofCruxis said:

Who cares if we aren't getting Sakura samurai this week? We're getting 3D classics: Kid Icarus which is clearly much better. Although there should be vc game on the Wii or 3DS but at least theres 3D classics: Kid Icarus which I'll be picking up at some point.



komicturtle said:

If you can, make a Google account and make a Google voice account and call them from there. Not sure if it's free calls in UK, as is US. That's what I do when I contact Customer Service, since I don't want to use my cellphone minutes (Don't care really, my mom flips like a mad woman for no reason).

Keep pushing them.



Martyn said:

"some of you are ungrateful, we still don't have Kid Icarus."
You have that crap Samurai game, VVVVVV, Mutant Mudds and Sakura Samurai by Nintendo coming this week.
That's way better than Kid Icarus. (which i downloaded, played for two minutes and haven't touched it since)

At least Nintendo should be doing simultaneous releases for it's first party 3DSware titles. >.<



lord_hades said:

3D classics: kid icarus for the people who didnt get it for free, well why no VVVVVV for the people who already have kid icarus ARRRRRRGGHHHGHAAARRRHHHH




Already downloaded Pinball Pulse and Kid Icarus. Disappointed we didn't any of the two 3DSware we are owed that NA have. TNT racing requires a review.



3DS said:

I still need Nintendo to get back to me about Tetris 3D not registering at all! It was a brand new game and the code is "Invalid" So Nintendo need to email me my code. I bought that game only for the offer! If this offer didn't exist I probably wouldn't have bought Tetris!



GamerZack87 said:


Sweet! Now I can watch the Kirby anime anytime, anywhere!



SyFyTy said:

why ias it they seldom comment on US release until after the actual release (or so it seems)



Monsti said:

Now Europe is already 3 great Eshop games behind :/ Hope we'll get at least one next week.



TheAmazingRaccoon said:

the kirby video is a new one. it it done completely with computer graphics (as apposed to the original programs that had a mixture of computer and traditional animation) and is in 3d

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