Nintendo Download: 5th June (Europe)

Tomodachi Life begins, zombies attack, Wario's back and much more

Is your Monday feeling a little gloomy? Well cheer up, because Nintendo has served up one of its largest Download Updates in a fair while, courtesy of a huge number of discounts from Bandai Namco and others. There are new games on Wii U, 3DS and even DSiWare, too, with a quirky Mii-sim stealing the headlines. Let's get to it.

Wii U eShop

How to Survive (505 Games, €13.99 / £12.59) — Zombies are everywhere on most platforms, though Wii U has somewhat missed out aside from the excellent ZombiU. 505 Games won't let that stand, and its isometric survival game — set on an island — in which you forage for items and fight off the undead is here to fill the void. We'll pack our cricket bat and head off to the island for our review.

Wii U Virtual Console

Wario Land 4 (Nintendo, €6.99 / £6.29) — The Game Boy Advance range picks up once again on the Wii U, this time with a terrific platformer starring the somewhat overweight and greedy villain. In addition to his impressively varied move-set, Wario can undergo transformations when attacked by certain enemies, while some mini-games are thrown in for good measure. You can check out our glowing recommendation in our Wario Land 4 review.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW! (Bandai Namco, €14.49 / £12.19 until 29th June, normally €44.99 / £36.99)

Ben 10: Omniverse (Bandai Namco, €9.99 / £6.69 until 29th June, normally €29.99 / £19.99)

Ben 10: Omniverse 2 (Bandai Namco, €14.99 / £13.69 until 29th June, normally €39.99 / £36.99)

Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade (Bandai Namco, €9.99 / £9.99 until 29th June, normally €19.99 / £19.99)

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (Bandai Namco, €19.99 / £16.29 until 29th June, normally €44.99 / £36.99)

Rise of the Guardians (Bandai Namco, €15.49 / £11.99 until 29th June, normally €44.99 / £35.99)

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Bandai Namco, €14.99 / £9.99 until 29th June, normally €29.99 / £19.99)

The Croods: Prehistoric Party (Bandai Namco, €9.99 / £6.59 until 29th June, normally €29.99 / £19.99)

Turbo: Super Stunt Squad (Bandai Namco, €14.49 / £12.19 until 29th June, normally €44.99 / £36.99)

TNT Racers - Nitro Machines Edition (Keen Games, €4.99 / £4.49 until 19th June, normally €7.99 / £6.99)

3DS eShop

Color Zen (Cypronia, €2.99 / £2.99) — After a fairly impressive showing on the Wii U eShop, this soothing and aesthetically pleasing puzzle title makes its way to the portable. It's a formula that we enjoyed after a long day at work in our Wii U eShop Color Zen review, and we'll see how well it stands up on 3DS.

3DS Virtual Console

Super Dodge Ball (Aksys Systems, €3.99 / £3.59) — A quirky spin-off from the River City Ransom world, this is a bizarre and violent take on the sport best known in schools and for a peculiar comedy movie. You run, you jump, you dodge,but it's actually a surprising amount of fun — check out our Wii U Virtual Console Super Dodge Ball review for the lowdown.

3DS Retail Download

Tomodachi Life (Nintendo, €39.99 / £34.99) — Available from 6th June. This is sometimes, somewhat inaccurately, compared to Nintendo's 3DS blockbuster of summer 2013, Animal Crossing: New Leaf; yet in reality it is rather different. This Mii-sim is a particularly quirky experience, as you prompt and observe all-manner of peculiar scenarios and games unfold, and is ideally suited to short bursts of play. It's certainly unique, and we'll bring you our review soon.

Farming Simulator 14 (Focus Home Interactive, €34.99 / £29.99)

3DS eShop Temporary Discount

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW! (Bandai Namco, €9.99 / £8.29 until 29th June, normally €34.99 / £28.49)

Ben 10: Omniverse 2 (Bandai Namco, €14.99 / £12.19 until 29th June, normally €34.99 / £28.49)

Madagascar 3 & The Croods: COMBO PACK (Bandai Namco, €14.99 / £12.19 until 29th June, normally €34.99 / £28.49)

One Piece Romance Dawn (Bandai Namco, €14.99 / £12.19 until 29th June, normally €34.99 / £28.49)

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (Bandai Namco, €17.49 / £14.19 until 29th June, normally €34.99 / £28.49)

Power Rangers Megaforce (Bandai Namco, €9.99 / £8.29 until 29th June, normally €34.99 / £28.49)

Project X Zone (Bandai Namco, €17.49 / £13.99 until 29th June, normally €34.99 / £27.99)

Regular Show: Mordecai & Rigby in 8-Bit Land (Bandai Namco, €9.99 / £8.29 until 29th June, normally €34.99 / £28.49)

Turbo: Super Stunt Squad (Bandai Namco, €9.99 / £8.29 until 29th June, normally €34.99 / £28.49)

The Croods: Prehistoric Party (Bandai Namco, €9.99 / £8.29 until 29th June, normally €34.99 / £28.49)

Hometown Story (Rising Star Games, €19.99 / £19.99 until 12th June, normally €29.99 / £29.99)

Monster Shooter (Gamelion, €2.10 / £1.99 until 3rd July, normally €4.00 / £3.20)

Wakeda (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.79 until 26th June, normally €2.99 / £2.50)

Witch & Hero (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.79 until 26th June, normally €4.00 / £3.60)

World Conqueror 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.59 until 26th June, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

DSiWare

Jewel Match (Joindots, 500 Nintendo Points) — It's Match 3! On DSiWare! We're not sure of much else to say, aside from the fact that it suffers from painful mediocrity; you can learn why in our Jewel Match review.


That's the line-up this week, European gamers. Let us know what you're planning to pick up in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading first this week? (179 votes)

How to Survive (Wii U eShop)

11%

Wario Land 4 (Wii U Virtual Console)

12%

One of the Wii U eShop discounts

8%

Color Zen (3DS eShop)

1%

Super Dodge Ball (3DS Virtual Console)

1%

Tomodachi Life (3DS retail download)

23%

Farming Simulator 14 (3DS retail download)

  0%

One of the 3DS eShop discounts

6%

Jewel Match (DSiWare)

  0%

Nothing for me this week

39%

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