Nintendo's Download Update for North America has arrived a lot later than normal, but now we know what's landing on your Wii U and 3DS systems this week. There's more GBA goodness on Wii U, new titles on both eShop stores and an NES title on the portable's Virtual Console; on top of that there are some discounts to consider. Let's get to the details.
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Wii U eShop
My Exotic Farm (BiP Media, $4.99) — Based on past precedent we'd expect this to be a HD remake of the 3DS title with the same name, making this the second My Farm title to arrive on the Wii U eShop. You job is to start with an empty field and gradually build up your resources and animal stock, caring for them and paying the bills. Previous entries in this series have done little to impress, but we'll muck in and see how this fares.
Wii U Virtual Console
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (Nintendo, $6.99) — While some may expect any 2D platforming Kirby title to follow a set formula, this GBA entry does experiment a fair amount. There are elements of exploration and backtracking, along with three extra Kirby characters that can be summoned on a cellphone; rather than simply getting from A to B, you're expected to seek out secrets and find hidden exits. The typical Kirby charm is still present and correct, though we were disappointed by some of the formula changes in our Kirby & The Amazing Mirror review.
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (Nintendo, $6.99) — Wario has starred in some excellent 2D action platformers, but some know him as the master of wacky, quick-fire minigames. This GBA entry delivers just that, as you progress through a whole lot of breathless, bonkers minigames for the simple purpose of having fun. We absolutely loved this one's bite-sized insanity in our previous WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! review, and will jump in again on Wii U.
Wii U eShop Temporary Discount
DuckTales: Remastered (Capcom, $7.49 until 17th April, normally $14.99)
Wii U eShop Permanent Discount
My Farm (BiP Media, $4.99, was $7.99)
Governor of Poker (Teyon, $4.99 / $4.99CAD) — This is the latest download from the prolific Teyon, and a port of a previous release on PC, Mac, Facebook, Android and iOS. As the title suggests you play and win in poker matches while working through the challenge of using winnings to buy resources and, eventually, towns in order to take over Texas. We'll see what hand it deals us in our upcoming review.
Atlantic Quest (Maximum Games, $4.99) — Available from 15th April, this appears to be a match-3 puzzle title with a variety of underwater locations; 120 levels and some mini-games are promised in terms of content. We'll head under the sea and let you know what we think.
Boxzle (PouncingKitten Games, $2.99 / $2.99CAD) — More puzzle action for the 3DS, though this one incorporates sliding tile puzzles with three-dimension shapes; it sounds interesting, and apparently includes 120 puzzles. We'll get to work on a review.
3DS Virtual Console
Mach Rider (Nintendo, $4.99 / $4.99CAD) — This is a high-speed NES racer in which you have to save the world by riding exceptionally quickly while bashing into enemies; it's set in 2112, so realism is hardly an issue. While it does include three modes, a track creator and a decent sense of speed, we felt this was a rather bland experience in our Wii Virtual Console Mach Rider review. We'll head back onto the track for a fresh look.
3DS Retail Download
LEGO The Hobbit (WB Games, $29.99 / $29.99CAD)
Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (Atlus, $39.99 / $39.99CAD)
3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
Escape From Zombie City (Tom Create, $1.99 from 12th April to 27th April, normally $3.99)
Crazy Construction (G-Style Co., $2.99 from 12th April to 27th April, normally $4.99)
Chain Blaster (G-Style Co., $2.99 from 12th April to 27th April, normally $6.99)
Undead Bowling (G-Style Co., $2.99 from 12th April to 27th April, normally $6.99)
Jump Trials Supreme (G-Style Co., $2.99 from 12th April to 27th April, normally $3.99)
That's the Nintendo Download lineup for this week. Let us know what you're planning to pick up in the poll and comments below.
What will you be downloading first this week? (300 votes)
My Exotic Farm (Wii U eShop)
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (Wii U Virtual Console)
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (Wii U Virtual Console)
DuckTales: Remastered (Wii U eShop temporary discount)
My Farm (Wii U eShop permanent discount)
Governor of Poker (3DS eShop)
Atlantic Quest (3DS eShop)
Boxzle (3DS eShop)
Mach Rider (3DS Virtual Console)
LEGO The Hobbit (3DS retail download)
Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (3DS retail download)
Escape From Zombie City (3DS eShop temporary discount)
Crazy Construction (3DS eShop temporary discount)
Chain Blaster (3DS eShop temporary discount)
Undead Bowling (3DS eShop temporary discount)
Jump Trials Supreme (3DS eShop temporary discount)
Nothing for me this week
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