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Nintendo Download: 6th March (Europe)

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Pac-Man, Tappingo, Luigi discounts and more

A day later than normal — probably due to a public Holiday in Nintendo of Europe's homeland in Germany — we now have details of what will be gracing the Nintendo download platforms this week. There are some retail options on both Wii U and 3DS, the latest title from Goodbye Galaxy Games, the return of DSiWare and a lengthy list of discounts. Let's get to it.

Wii U Retail Download

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (Namco Bandai, €44.99 / £36.99) — Accompanying the TV show starring the iconic character, this title finally arrives in Europe. It's a bright, colourful and charming 3D platformer that can also feel like a throwback to the earlier days of the genre, for better and worse. It's certainly worth consideration for children or enthusiastic grown-ups, however, as we explain in our Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures review.

Wii U Virtual Console

Renegade (Arc System Works, €4.99 / £3.49) — We may think games are violent today, but they weren't exactly hugs with teddy bears in the NES era. The beat'em up genre was rather popular, though this is perhaps one of the weakest of the best known button mashers of the 8-bit era. You can see what we thought in our 3DS Virtual Console Renegade review.

"Luigi" Special Offers

Wii U:

New Super Luigi U (Nintendo, €14.99 / £13.49 until 13th March, normally €19.99 / £17.99) — This is add-on content for New Super Mario Bros. U.

Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo, €2.49 / £1.74 until 13th March, normally €4.99 / £3.49)


Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. (Nintendo, €31.99 / £27.99 until 13th March, normally €39.99 / £34.99)

Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo, €2.49 / £1.74 until 13th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

3DS eShop

Tappingo (Goodbye Galaxy Games, €2.99 / £2.49) — This is the studio's 3DS eShop début after its role providing some of the best experiences on DSiWare. A puzzler that has a hint of Picross in its approach, it nevertheless provides an enjoyable experience over its 100+ levels. Though a little lacking in variety we awarded this a solid 7/10 in our Tappingo review.

Vacation Adventures: Park Ranger (Microvalue, €4.99 / £4.49) — It seems that the 'adventure' part is for others, as you play a park Ranger with tasks such as visiting log cabins and setting up "outdoor activities like boating, rock climbing, horse riding and mountain biking". We'll take in the views and see what this is all about in our upcoming review.

3DS Retail Download

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (Namco Bandai, €34.99 / £28.49) — This 3DS version of the title seems to, perhaps unsurprisingly, take on a 2D perspective, giving an alternative for those unable to pick up the Wii U version.

Life With Horses 3D (Treva Entertainment, €29.99 / £24.99) — If you've wanted to own a stud farm then this is potentially one for you. Actually, scrub that, because in our view it's not very good; check out our Life With Horses 3D review for the full lowdown.

3DS eShop Temporary Discount

The Denpa Men 2: Beyond the Waves (Genius Sonority, €6.99 / £6.29 until 13th March, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Football Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games, €3.49 / £2.99 until 3rd April, normally €6.99 / £5.99)

SpeedX 3D (Gamelion, €2.10 / £1.89 until 1st May, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

Monster Shooter (Gamelion, €2.10 / £1.99 until 3rd April, normally €6.99 / £6.29)

3D Game Collection (Joindots, €5.99 / £5.99 until 27th March, normally €13.99 / £11.99)

Funfair Party Games (Joindots, €6.99 / £6.99 until 27th March, normally €19.99 / £17.99)

Gardenscapes (Joindots, €5.99 / £5.99) until 27th March, normally €14.99 / £14.99)

3D Mahjongg (Joindots, €3.99 / £3.29 until 27th March, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Jewel Match 3 (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.99 until 27th March, normally €6.99 / £5.99)

Murder on the Titanic (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.99 until 27th March, normally €14.99 / £14.99)

Secret Agent Files: Miami (Joindots, €6.99 / £5.79 until 27th March, normally €7.99 / £6.99)

3DS eShop Permanent Discounts

Harvest Moon 3D: The Tale of Two Towns (Rising Star Games, €19.99 / £17.99, was €29.99 / £24.99)

Beyblade: Evolution (Rising Star Games, €19.99 / £19.99, was €29.99 / £29.99)

Girls' Fashion Shoot (Rising Star Games, €19.99 / £19.99, was €29.99 / £29.99)

Crazy Kangaroo (Gamelion, €1.99 / £1.89, was €2.99 / £2.69)


Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords (1st Playable Productions, 800 Nintendo Points) — DSiWare is back, rather oddly, as this game was released in North America way back in May 2011. This title combines the diverse ideas of turn-based RPGs and match-three puzzles, and does so rather successfully; we gave this a strong recommendation in our Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords review.

Plenty of options to choose from this week. Let us know if you're planning to pick any of these up in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading first this week? (174 votes)

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (Wii U retail download)


Renegade (Wii U Virtual Console)


New Super Luigi U (Wii U eShop temporary discount)


Super Mario Bros. (Wii U eShop temporary discount)


Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. (3DS eShop temporary discount)


Super Mario Bros. (3DS eShop temporary discount)


Tappingo (3DS eShop)


Vacation Adventures: Park Ranger (3DS eShop)


Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (3DS retail download)


Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (3DS retail download)


The Denpa Men 2: Beyond the Waves (3DS eShop temporary discount)


Football Up 3D (3DS eShop temporary discount)


SpeedX 3D (3DS eShop temporary discount)


Monster Shooter (3DS eShop temporary discount)


3D Game Collection (3DS eShop temporary discount)


Funfair Party Games (3DS eShop temporary discount)


Gardenscapes (3DS eShop temporary discount)


3D Mahjongg (3DS eShop temporary discount)


Jewel Match 3 (3DS eShop temporary discount)


Murder on the Titanic (3DS eShop temporary discount)


Secret Agent Files: Miami (3DS eShop temporary discount)


Harvest Moon 3D: The Tale of Two Towns (3DS eShop permanent discount)


Beyblade: Evolution (3DS eShop permanent discount)


Girls' Fashion Shoot (3DS eShop permanent discount)


Crazy Kangaroo (3DS eShop permanent discount)


Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords (DSiWare)


Nothing for me this week


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User Comments (69)



Magikarp3 said:

It would be totally embarrassing if I bought another copy of Dream Team Bros due to the sale... I was thinking that I wanted it until I remembered I have a brand new copy in a drawer somewhere. Gotta get around to it, eventually.



Romeo said:

i just can't believe that we have to wait a few more months for Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
the world is cruel 8[



Volmun said:

Il probably get Pacman as it looks like a ferly fun platformer (althow id rather get it on disc)



Jese_1 said:

I remember a while ago Capcom said that they weren't sure when the Game Boy Mega Man games would come out because Nintendo has such a packed VC release schedule.

Renegade. On Wii U. That's it. And it's not like the retail / download releases are so mind blowing that it justifies a VC-less week on the 3DS.

I want to give you my money Nintendo, but you really aren't making it easy.



stocko said:

Will we ever get a code of princess discount? I really want to try it! But not at £24.99!



Finntendo said:

Wakka wakka wakka... erm. What an awful week once again. Yet 3D mahjongg... it's so addictive - like tetris.



Lord said:

Such poor offerings again but why this is the ongoing question? Once you take out the discounts it's 1game on vc wii u.
What's the point of this vc even the wii had more vc releases per week than this. Poor.



RedYoshi999 said:

Probably the only time we're gonna see discounts on first party titles and I own them all! Wasn't really worth waiting an extra day for (though it's interesting that it was a public holiday here also yesterday.)



electrolite77 said:

Half tempted by Super Mario on 3DS but the control mapping is dreadful. How difficult can t be to provide a control mapping option?



Mooj738 said:

New Super Luigi, can it be bought on its own without the Super Mario Bros game?



hiptanaka said:

I'm usually the one who defends Virtual Console, but this is getting ridiculous. I really hope there's an overall boost in the release schedule once the GBA games show up.



Sean_Aaron said:

I'll be picking up the NES DK games, Pac-Man goes to the back on account of my just getting DKC:TF. After that the platformers need to take a break because I'm saturated with them. Deus Ex is going to be my next retail download.



Bulbousaur said:

I might get SpeedX 3D, I remember the original being ok as far as mobile games go. Tappingo also looks pretty cool.

Just to make 100% sure, can the download version of New Super Luigi U be played without New Super Mario Bros U? I don't really want to pay the £30 it costs for the original game, but I'd happily pay £13.50 for some quality 2D Mario goodness at a higher difficulty level.



alLabouTandroiD said:

Some nice discounts here. Along with Tappingo i'll probably get Denpa Men 2, SpeedX 3D and Monster Shooter.
I'd also give Crazy Kangaroo a go if i could get it for 1€ one day.



OldWeeDog said:

Yet again nothing worth getting. I'm still waiting on the N64 & GC vc titles that we were promised when the WiiU was launched. I have to say that this is getting a bit ridiculous. Come on big N, get with it. I'll even say please. ...



FritzFrapp said:

Just Tappingo. Fancy Denpa Men 2, but it's still a bit too expensive, in my opinion.
Poor week: an awful lot of dross; a few Mario games everyone already has; and a solitary, overpriced VC game that wasn't particularly good even when it originally came out.



shigulicious said:

Step it up Nintendo. If we are not going to see another solid physical release until Mario Kart, make some noise in the eshop! The original Bayonetta would be nice. 😁 I already own it on the 360 but it would generate more excitement for B2.



sinalefa said:

I hope people give Tappingo a chance. A pretty addictive and different puzzler. And at an affordable price too.



Starwolf_UK said:

I got a spotpass about the Luigi sales. One thing. It told me Super Luigi U was 33% off. Nintendo lied to me, via spotpass too...

But still how do you manage to have a Luigi sale and miss Luigi's Mansion 2? Then again if it was like the Mario & Luigi sale nothing of value is lost.

As for this week. Denpa 2 even though I've still not beaten the first or started the demo for the second. Geuss this means Denpa 3 is coming soon. I'll also think about Tappingo.



Kolzig said:

No Denpa Men 1 for discount?

Damn, still no Kid Icarus Uprising in the 3DS eShop, I wonder how long will Europe still have to wait?



SilentHunter382 said:

I may get Harvest Moon and New Super Luigi U (was even thinking of getting an eshop card to get it today but held off)>



AyeHaley said:

I want a Lego Movie demo. And where is our Lost World Zelda DLC? I hope it gets released before E3. Wouldn't surprise me if its Hyrule Warriors themed to cross promote...Or scrapped altogether due to low sanic sales? (Please no!)



Luffymcduck said:

Waiting for Shantae. There's not much I want from eShop at the moment, just that and Shovel Knight, propably Pokemon Link whatever later. Even though I have a nice library of Gamecube games, Nintendo should start releasing them on eShop. Heck, where are N64 games?



Ootfan98 said:

And there was me thinking there was going to be a surprise Dreamcast VC Release. Better luck next week

I don't recall Pac Man having eyebrows?



Starwolf_UK said:

@unrandomsam If you have the cartridge plugged in and connect to the eShop you should be able to download the patch for that problem. So no need for a recall or a replacement (in fact the download version is version 1.0, after opening the download you are prompted to update it to version 1.1).



shane1228 said:

Absolutely awful selection this week, pretty much as usual. I was really hoping Moon Chronicles would be released....



unrandomsam said:

@Starwolf_UK Should be able to but won't be able to forever. (Removing the main benefit of a physical cartridge.) Unless the patch is saved to the cartridge which I don't think it is. I paid £15 and it was probably just about worth it. I doubt I will ever want to play it again until the 3DS is as old as say the GBA is now though.



MeWario said:

Wow... A lot of words and discounts for crappy games to distract from the fact that it's another garbage week.



ledreppe said:

Strange how the Wii U version of Super Mario Bros. is £1 more than the 3DS, before the discount was applied. I played my free copy of the deluxe version, so I don't feel the need to shell out even the discount price for the ordinary version. So a poor week for me.



aquamidnight said:

Nintendo should release EVERY game featured in The Wizard for the Wii U VC! They should have a package deal for a week. I vote YES!



faint said:

@stocko they have had a sale fore that title at least 3 times in the las year so I expect another at some point.



chucknorrmis said:

we should all just mass email nintendo saying, "Hey Nintendo, did you know you have a virtual console in the eshop?"



Windy said:

If you like RPG's I would recommend The Denpamen 2 highly at that price. It maybe quirky but its a full scale open world RPG with some darn good battles.



Obito_Sigma said:

@Volmun I wouldn't buy it. Protomario explains why. Not to offend the NL staff, it's just that Protomario just takes in a lot of consideration a lot of things that any family would have trouble with and only does reviews when there is something that is bugging him and he needs to explain. He brings in the fact that it's too complicated for small children, yet too boring for older individuals.

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