Nintendo Download: 12th December (Europe)

Classic SNES Zelda, 3D Sega, RUSH, Level-5 discounts and much more

The European Nintendo Download update makes its usual Monday appearance and, this week, has plenty to offer. Another Super NES classic finally hits the Wii U eShop, we have new Wii U eShop software and 3D re-releases gracing the 3DS, along with a lot of very tempting discounts. This week offers something for everyone, so let's get to it.

Wii U eShop

RUSH (Two Tribes, €1.99 / £1.79) — The final part of the Two Tribes Classics trilogy, the first iteration of this title arrived on WiiWare in 2009 as Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy: RUSH, though this Wii U version will be based on the subsequent PC / Mac title. We'll have a review for you on launch day to let you know whether this rounds off the excellent classics series in style.

Wii Fit U Quick Check (Nintendo Free) — This is not required if you have the full download version of Wii Fit U. If you have the physical retail version of Wii Fit U, Wii Fit U Quick Check lets you easily transfer Fit Meter data, do the Body Test, and check your graphs without using the Wii Fit U disc.

Wii U Virtual Console

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Nintendo, €7.99 / £5.49) — This classic Super NES adventure could be the perfect preparation before unwrapping The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds as a present; this title would undoubtedly come top in a number of personal Zelda game lists here at Nintendo Life, so its arrival on the latest Virtual Console is certainly welcome. You already know that it's a 16-bit classic, but if you want to know more then check out our Wii Virtual Console The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past review. This is the European version of the game.

Wii U Retail Downloads

Wii Party U (Nintendo, €44.99 / £34.99) — The eShop absence of this game to date can perhaps be attributed to an eagerness to sell physical retail copies (which include a Wii Remote Plus). In any case, it finally arrives on the platform, offering up plenty of fun minigames to play with others — check out our Wii Party U review for the full lowdown.

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW (D3Publisher, €44.99 / £36.99) — This dungeon crawler underwhelmed on its way to a 5/10 in our review.

3DS eShop

3D Ecco the Dolphin (Sega, €4.49 / £4.09) — This series of 3D Sega titles continues with one of the most iconic Genesis / Mega Drive titles; at the time this exploration adventure in which you play the named dolphin was a fairly unique experience. It certainly has the potential to be an appealing 3DS download, so we'll dive in for our review.

3D Galaxy Force II (Sega, €4.99 / £4.49) — Originally an arcade shooter that transitioned to home consoles, this is an on-rails space shooter with a viewpoint behind your spaceship; it was based on similar technology to Space Harrier. We'll start shooting stuff, and then shooting more stuff, to bring you our review.

3DS Virtual Console

Donkey Kong 3 (Nintendo, €4.99 / £4.49) — The third entry in the original DK series now arrives on the 3DS Virtual Console, not long after it ambled onto the Wii U equivalent. It's quite a departure from its predecessors as you attempt to shoot the big ape with bug spray, which certainly is a change. If you want to know more then by all means check out our Wii U Virtual Console Donkey Kong 3 review.

3DS Retail Download

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW (D3Publisher, €34.99 / £28.49)

Cocoto Alien Brick Breaker (Big Ben Interactive, €19.99 / £17.99) — This was previously a download-only title in North America at a much cheaper price, earning 5/10 in our review.

Girl's Fashion Shoot (Rising Star Games, €29.99 / £29.99)

3DS eShop Demo

Nano Assault EX (Shin'en Multimedia, Free)

3DS Retail Demo

AeternoBlade (Corecell, Free)

3DS Retail Download Temporary Discount

Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns (Rising Star Games, €19.99 / £14.99 until 9th January 2014, normally €29.99 / £24.99)

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Snow Moto Racing 3D (Zordix, €5.99 / £5.39 until 9th January 2014, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale (Level-5, €4.99 / £4.49 until 2nd January 2014, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

BUGS vs. TANKS! (Level-5, €4.99 / £4.49 until 2nd January 2014, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Crimson Shroud (Level-5, €4.99 / £4.49 until 2nd January 2014, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Liberation Maiden (Level-5, €4.99 / £4.49 until 2nd January 2014, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

The Starship Damrey (Level-5, €4.99 / £4.49 until 2nd January 2014, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

3DS eShop Permanent Discount

Nano Assault EX (Shin'en Multimedia, €9.99 / £8.74, was €14.99 / £12.49)


Those are your choices this week, Europe. Let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading first this week? (276 votes)

RUSH (Wii U eShop)

7%

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Wii U Virtual Console)

51%

Wii Party U (Wii U retail download)

1%

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW (Wii U retail download)

  0%

3D Ecco the Dolphin (3DS eShop)

6%

3D Galaxy Force II (3DS eShop)

1%

Donkey Kong 3 (3DS Virtual Console)

  0%

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW (3DS retail download)

  0%

Cocoto Alien Brick Breaker (3DS retail download)

  0%

Girl's Fashion Shoot (3DS retail download)

  0%

Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns (3DS retail download temporary discount)

  0%

Snow Moto Racing 3D (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale (3DS eShop temporary discount)

5%

BUGS vs. TANKS! (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Crimson Shroud (3DS eShop temporary discount)

1%

Liberation Maiden (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

The Starship Damrey (3DS eShop temporary discount)

1%

Nano Assault EX (3DS eShop permanent discount)

2%

Just freebies for me

8%

Nothing for me this week

14%

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