Nintendo Download: 9th January (Europe)

Contra goes to war, Mario's début, Korg creativity and more

Over a day later than expected, we now have this week's Nintendo Download details for Europe. This week brings us one game each on the Virtual Console platforms, some cooking and musical creativity as well as a few discounts. Let's get to it.

Wii U Virtual Console

Contra III: The Alien Wars (Konami, €7.99 / £5.49) — Originally known in Europe as Super Probotector: Alien Rebels, the U.S. version (in all of its 60Hz glory) arrives on the European Wii U eShop. It has plenty of manic run and gun action either in solo or co-op play, and is a stand-out action game from the Super NES era. We gave this an explosive recommendation in our Contra III: The Alien Wars review.

3DS eShop

KORG M01D (DETUNE, €24.99) — This was in the European update of 7th November 2013, but evidently didn't make it to every country in the region; it's been available in the UK since that date, and the listing today only includes the Euro price. This is an expanded version of a DS title, with 342 "unique sounds" among other features. While it may be an emulation of an arguably retro way to compose music, it has high production values and does its job well, as we explained in our Korg M01D review.

3DS Virtual Console

Mario Bros. (Nintendo, €4.99 / £4.49) — Before Mario figured out how to run right and fight a variety of fantastical creatures, he was stuck underground taking on enemies within the confines of a single screen. The NES version of this title may bring back fond memories, but it struggles to stand up well in the current day, as our Wii U Virtual Console Mario Bros. review explains.

3DS Retail Download

Cooking Mama 4 (505 Games, €29.99 / £24.99)

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

MYST (Funbox Media, €9.99 / £8.99 until 31st January, normally €13.99 / £12.99)

Aqua Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB, €5.99 / £5.39 until 23rd January, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

3DS eShop Permanent Discounts

Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove 3D (Funbox Media, €3.99 / £3.59, was €13.99 / £12.59)

Tangram Style (Moving Player, €2.99 / £2.69, was €5.99 / £5.39)


That's your lot for 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? (210 votes)

Contra III: The Alien Wars (Wii U Virtual Console)

25%

KORG M01D (3DS eShop)

3%

Mario Bros. (3DS Virtual Console)

4%

Cooking Mama 4 (3DS eShop retail download)

2%

MYST (3DS eShop temporary discount)

1%

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

  0%

Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove 3D (3DS eShop permanent discount)

4%

Tangram Style (3DS eShop permanent discount)

1%

Nothing for me this week

60%

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