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Nintendo Confirms "Super Indie Connection Sale" on North American Wii U eShop

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Five games to choose from

Earlier this week the European Download Update included the "Super Indie Connection Sale", a set of five download-only titles on the Wii U eShop that are available at meaty discounts on the condition that you own at least one of the games. Nintendo of America has now confirmed that the same update will be included in its region.

As in Europe, the following games will be in this promotion until 13th February; you need to own or buy one of the games before the others are available at 60% off.

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (Black Forest Games, $5.99 until 13th February, normally $14.99)

Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition (WayForward, $3.99 until 13th February, normally $9.99)

BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (Gaijin Games, $6 until 13th February, normally $14.99)

Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party (KnapNok Games, $3.60 until 13th February, normally $8.99)

Toki Tori 2+ (Two Tribes, $5.99 until 13th February, normally $14.99)

Collin van Ginkel, of Two Tribes Publishing, has said the following about the deal.

We noticed there were a lot of high-quality games by independent game developers in the Nintendo eShop. This type of special promotion helps us introduce games of other developers to our fans who may not otherwise discover all the great games available on Wii U.

How many of you are tempted to dive into this deal on the Wii U eShop? Let us know in the comments below.

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User Comments (80)

Falchion

#3

Falchion said:

I don't own any of the games and the only one i want is toki tori 2+... O well.

sinalefa

#8

sinalefa said:

Nice stuff. I already own three of those games, so I will be getting Giana Sis. and maybe Spin the Bottle. I hope these sell well so they keep up similar discounts. Helping indies does not hurt either.

TreesenHauser

#9

TreesenHauser said:

Thanks for the info @ThomasBW84! I already bought Runner2 a while ago, maybe this will give me incentive to get Giana Sisters and/or Mighty Switch Force!

TreesenHauser

#11

TreesenHauser said:

By the way, according to Wikipedia, we're on track to get A Link to the Past (Nintendo's site confirms this) AND Ninja Gaiden today! STOKED! :D

ueI

#12

ueI said:

I have Spin the Bottle, meaning I'm eligible for this sale!
Toki Tori 2+ and Runner 2 would be pointless for me because they were in the Humble Bundle.
I understand that WiiU is the inferior platform for Giana Sisters.
I don't care for the Mighty series.
It looks like this sale is of no use to me after all.

SLiM

#13

SLiM said:

I might end up loading up on this Sale. I have Toki Tori 2 and I've been wanting to try some of the other indie games. Great opportunity now!

mr_sean

#15

mr_sean said:

Already own toki tori 2+ (amazing game everyone should look into getting) but think I'll be picking up GIana Sisters, Mighty Switch Force and Runner 2 at those prices. All games I've looked at with interest before and not missing out on some great prices!

rjejr

#16

rjejr said:

@ThomasBW84 - I know I mentioned this in the EU update but I think it deserves repeating that Spin the Bottle will be $11.99 in a couple of weeks after the lastest DL patch so its really a bargain at $3.60. Since I bought TT2+ afer it's latest update sale I'll be picking up StB. I'll have to read reviews for the rest. I already have bit Trip Runer w/ PS+ but GIana Sisters demo (on PSN) was pretty good.

All about Spin the bottle:

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2014/01/spin_the_bottle_dlc_update_and_increased_price_detailed_and_dated

Oh, and Toki Tori 2+ in the US should probably be priced in $, not Euros. (not that I should say anything, I still haven't found the eruo key)

And for those new here - The US eShop updates at around 12 noon eastern, 9AM Pacific.

64supermario

#18

64supermario said:

I own Mighty Switch Force and Runner 2. Both are great games. I'll probably end up getting Sisters and Toki Tori 2, hell might as well get Bumpy's party too.

FiveDigitLP

#19

FiveDigitLP said:

@rjejr That's a very good point and I was thinking the same thing. Now is definitely a good time to pick up Spin the Bottle before it goes up in price. You know, I really wish Nintendo would get on the ball about having the eShop accessible from a browser. I'd really like to purchase the game and have it ready to go when I get home. (With the background download system, it could theoretically download while I'm away from home.)

Platypus101

#20

Platypus101 said:

@rjejr thank you! I'm relatively new (since I got my Wii U last., what last may?)! But this is good to know! (I've always wanted to know) :)

rjejr

#21

rjejr said:

@FiveDigitLP - I've actually looked at stuff on SEN's website but always just wait to get it on the system since I keep my CC laying next to my Gamepad. I figure it's safer there than keeping the # in anyone's system. Should be something Nintendo is thinking about though w/ all its new initiatives. I swear my Wii U light turns from red to orange for 1 minute about every hour or 2. Nothing ever changes so I guess its just checkin' in.

@64supermario - 9AM Pacific, 12 noon Eastern on Thursdays, today.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2014/01/nintendo_download_30th_january_north_america

KJ85

#22

KJ85 said:

@whodatninja: You should swing by N-Club some time if you are not already there. Great place to discuss Nintendo with Fellow Danes :)

whodatninja

#27

whodatninja said:

"...on the condition that you own at least one of the games" Ohhhhhhhhh, yeah great, i didn't read that. Nevermind :(

1337man1233

#29

1337man1233 said:

is the giana sisters any good im thinking bout getting it on steam. also are they the same game i noticed one had a different title

KJ85

#31

KJ85 said:

@whodatninja Ja, det savner vi alle. Til gengæld kan der vindes præmier hver fredag, og så er det hyggeligt at skrive med andre danskere :)

Speak English here. It's in the rules -Lz

allav866

#34

allav866 said:

According to Nintendo Everything, we're also getting Zelda: Link to the Past today. That's good, because it's about time NA got a good VC game. We still aren't getting Mario 3, but at least we're getting a big update this week.

Artwark

#35

Artwark said:

I'm not much of these indie games though I will say that I love Cave Story!

Why? idk there's just something about them that doesn't feel right to me atleast.

creepingdeth21

#37

creepingdeth21 said:

6 euros for toki tori 2?!?! But I live in North America. I have only stupid American money...yeah I know it's a typo.

Yorumi

#38

Yorumi said:

@1337man1233 yeah giana is really good, really hard too. I absolutely love the game it's a lot of fun and it's a pretty creative platformer.

Sir_JBizzle

#40

Sir_JBizzle said:

Good thing I waited on Spin the bottle! I can now get it for a song before it goes up in price!! I already have the others, save for Toki Tori 2+

NImH

#41

NImH said:

Giana Sisters and Runner 2 for me. Thanks Nintendo! @bezerker99 I'm shocked. You haven't earned a name drop in the credits yet? I keed!

ejamer

#42

ejamer said:

Pretty awesome price for Spin the Bottle. I don't know that I can get it played - we just don't have the right audience any more - but it's still tempting just to grab anyway at that price.

Anyone who doesn't already own Toki Tori 2+ should definitely give it a shot. Great price for a fantastic game!

ACK

#44

ACK said:

I'll Spin that Bottle. I'm willing to endure the results. Actually, I've had my eye on downloading prior to the sale, anyway. Looks pretty ideal for my household. This makes it a no-brainer.

The wife loved MSF on her 3DS. I may double dip on the Wii U version, as well. Good sale (own all the others).

ACK

#46

ACK said:

@Exile20 Ah, CastleStorm just released on Wii U is well worth the $10. Especially if you plan to take advantage the shwiz local multi features, unique to Wii U version.

AJWolfTill

#47

AJWolfTill said:

@ThomasBW84
I have Mighty Switch Force on my Wii U since mine was preowned and it had already been downloaded. Do you know if I will still be elligable for the dicount?

Philip_J_ReedStaff

#48

Philip_J_Reed said:

Good deal on Giana Sisters! I'll be grabbing that and probably Spin the Bottle, too. For that price...why not?

CrazyOtto

#49

CrazyOtto said:

I already bought Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition when I got my Wii U at launch, I will buy all of the other 4 though.

FiveDigitLP

#50

FiveDigitLP said:

@rjejr
Yeah, I've noticed my light change to orange every now and then as well. Every now and then I'll notice an update to one of my games has been installed, so I guess that's what it is.

As for credit card numbers, I just use Paypal. Not sure if Sony uses them, but MS definitely does on Xbox Live and that's where I've used this type of service the most. And though it may not be useful for all consumers, when it comes to me, the benefit to the platform holder is increased sales. When I hear about a sale or a demo I want to try out, I go to the Xbox Live site and download it. Otherwise, I'm likely to forget when I get home and miss the deal.

ACK

#51

ACK said:

@AJWolfTill Should be. If you have a game pre-downloaded, that likely means the eShop account wasn't wiped before being sold. It's effectively your account now.

MegaAdam

#52

MegaAdam said:

A great sale. Unfortunately, I already have all 5 of these games; I bought most of them on sale, but not for prices this good.

RantingThespian

#53

RantingThespian said:

I only own Runner, so now I have no excuse to not own Toki Tori 2.

Great idea, IMO. I hope this becomes a regular thing.

sleepinglion

#54

sleepinglion said:

@ThomasBW84 Good point, not everyone reads the articles before replying. Having picked up a few of these already I'm looking forward to the Giana Sisters discount. I tried the PS3 version and it was very well done.

Ryno

#56

Ryno said:

@rjejr: Thanks for the update about Spin the Bottle. I will most likely pick it up at this price along with a couple others.

Ricube

#57

Ricube said:

I didn't read the condition to be eligible for the discounted price... I just thought it was a normal discount. If I download one of the games for full price will I still be eligible or am I too late?

I think I already know the answer... should pay more attention in the future...

Shworange

#58

Shworange said:

Nice! I have mighty switch force! I'm getting Runner, Gianna sisters and toki tori.

Specters

#60

Specters said:

awesome I JUST BOUGHT Spin the Bottle yesterday and I had Toki Tori 2+ and Bit trip runner 2... great. :/

Twilight_Crow

#61

Twilight_Crow said:

Darn, shouldn't have gotten Giana Sisters on the past sale, this one is much better. Well, that is life.

Got TokiTori+ on another sale too, bought Runner 2 day one on my PS3 and with Spin the Bottle completely out of the question, I only have to consider MSFHDE... wait, I have the original on my 3DS... silly sale with nothing I want. :P

DerpSandwich

#62

DerpSandwich said:

Holy cow, what a sale! Nintendo's going on the offensive after that terrible briefing, and that's a very very good thing. I'll just HAVE to pick up Spin the Bottle at that price! Maybe a few others, too...

millarrp

#63

millarrp said:

I think I will snatch up spin the bottle. Haven't decided on runner 2 or gaina sisters yet

millarrp

#64

millarrp said:

I think I will snatch up spin the bottle. Haven't decided on runner 2 or gaina sisters yet

millarrp

#65

millarrp said:

I already have tokyoki2+ and mighty switch force. I think I will snatch up spin the bottle. Haven't decided on runner 2 or gaina sisters yet

ExtraVinegary

#66

ExtraVinegary said:

Damn, I just bought Giana Sisters around Christmas time when it was on sale for $10. I hope they fix the sound bug for the gamepad and add the DLC.

gaby_gabito

#67

gaby_gabito said:

Giana Sisters was the only one on the list that I didn't already have, so I'm downloading it now thanks to this sale :)

ACK

#68

ACK said:

@Specters Well, there were rumblings throughout the past week. Once it was confirmed for EU, on Monday, the writing was on the wall. Always check the EU eShop updates to catch an early whiff of a potential sale. Saved my bacon several times.

Although, maybe you can take solace in supporting a devoted Wii U indie developer who made an incredibly unique exclusive eShop game... Maybe?

Stargazer

#69

Stargazer said:

Giana is pretty cool. Be warned that although it's beautiful, the framerate isn't terribly smooth. Could definitely be more pretty in motion, a la Rayman.

And they haven't patched in the fact that there's no gamepad audio. Supposedly they were working on this last September but it never got done.

bofis

#70

bofis said:

ARG, are you kidding me? I JUST bought Spin the Bottle LAST NIGHT for $9 because I wanted to snag it before it increased in price...apparently I should have waited until today :'(

JustinH

#71

JustinH said:

Got Spin the Bottle, Mighty Switch Force and Giana Sisters. Haven't played Spin the Bottle yet (I was at home alone, geez!) but the other two are pretty fun. I didn't have any of these games already so I'm sort of regretting not getting Mighty Switch Force on sale for $5 or whatever earlier. Oh well. KnapNok gets some extra cash from me.

@bofis Now you can get another game at a great price too!

warlocknem

#72

warlocknem said:

I am very interested in a lot of these games especially Giana Sisters. I owned the original game on my Commodore 64 back in the early 90s and loved it.

SCAR392

#77

SCAR392 said:

I think I'll get Giana Sisters and maybe Toki Tori 2+. I've been waiting for a discount on those ones...

HAL9000

#78

HAL9000 said:

I am so excited for this sale! I already own runner 2, tori tori 2, and might switch force.

I have been very interested to try spin the bottle and giana sisters, but the high price made me skittish. Now this is a great bargain!

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