Nintendo Download: 24th July (Europe)

A Sen'SeY, Master Reboot, Siesta Fiesta, Mega Man, discounts and more

It's Monday morning, which means it's time for the European Nintendo Download Update, and the latest line-up certainly starts off our week with a bang. There are three promising new titles on the Wii U eShop, an equally tempting and colourful release on the 3DS eShop, three Mega Man retro releases and a whole load of discounts. Let's get to it.

Wii U eShop

Master Reboot (Wales Interactive, €11.99 / £9.99) — A "haunting first person sci-fi adventure" in which you work through the Soul Cloud, solving puzzles and attempting to make sense of your character's life and death. An intriguing concept, with footage also showing some fairly stylish visuals; we'll see whether it lives up to its potential in our upcoming review.

Super Toy Cars (Eclipse Games, €7.99 / £6.99) — This has been described as Mario Kart meets Micro Machines, though those are lofty comparisons. A racing game with a career mode and local multiplayer support, there are 12 tracks, 16 vehicles and 48 career events, along with a description of this as an "arcade combat racing game". We'll get into gear to bring you a review.

Wooden Sen'SeY (Neko Entertainment, €9.99 / £8.00) — This is an action platformer, joining various others in one of the most popular genres on the Wii U eShop. Along with standard running and jumping you have a grapple and some combat moves, with some other variations in level design; the setting is 'SteamPunk Japan', too. We'll bring you our review this week.

Wii U Virtual Console

Mega Man Battle Network (Capcom, €6.99 / £6.29) — Announced a good while ago, this Game Boy Advance title finally arrives on the Wii U, and it's the first entry in one of the most diverse Mega Man spin-offs that Capcom produced. An action RPG, we'll get blasting in this one to let you know what we think. This is the US version of the game.

Mega Man 5 (Capcom, €4.99 / £3.49) — Part of Capcom's Mega May event on 3DS, this arrives on Wii U — with another release — to round off the 'classic'-style NES entries on the system. We gave this one a strong recommendation in our Mega Man 5 review. This is the US version of the game.

Mega Man 6 (Capcom, €4.99 / £3.49) — Completing the NES set on Wii U, this was the end of an era and even introduced armour into the formula. Aside from that change, however, it was a safe effort and not one that lived up to some of the glorious earlier entries; nevertheless we gave this a reasonable recommendation in our Mega Man 6 review. This is the US version of the game.

Wii U Virtual Console Promotion

The following seven titles are available at a discount if you own either NES Remix or NES Remix 2:

Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo, €3.49 / £2.44 until 31st July, normally €4.99 / £3.49)

The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo, €3.49 / £2.44 until 31st July, normally €4.99 / £3.49)

Dr. Mario (Nintendo, €2.49 / £1.74 until 31st July, normally €4.99 / £3.49)

Excitebike (Nintendo, €2.49 / £1.74 until 31st July, normally €4.99 / £3.49)

Clu Clu Land (Nintendo, €2.49 / £1.74 until 31st July, normally €4.99 / £3.49)

Ice Hockey (Nintendo, €2.49 / £1.74 until 31st July, normally €4.99 / £3.49)

Urban Champion (Nintendo, €2.49 / £1.74 until 31st July, normally €4.99 / £3.49)

3DS eShop

Siesta Fiesta (Mojo Bones, €4.49 / £3.99) — Inspired primarily by Breakout, but also by platformers and other genres, this introduces block-breaking gameplay with sidescrolling, boss battles and some other ideas besides; it also serves up with some lovely colourful visuals and 60fps performance. Our review will be with you before release.

3DS eShop Temporary Discount

Pokémon Link: Battle! (Nintendo, €4.99 / £4.49 until 31st July, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Aqua Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB, €3.99 / £3.39 until 31st July, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Snow Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB, €3.99 / £3.39 until 31st July, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Real Heroes Firefighter 3D (Zordix AB, €4.99 / £4.49 until 31st July, normally €9.99 / £8.99)


Plenty to consider this week, European gamers. Let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading first this week? (218 votes)

Master Reboot (Wii U eShop)

10%

Super Toy Cars (Wii U eShop)

4%

Wooden Sen'SeY (Wii U eShop)

10%

Mega Man Battle Network (Wii U Virtual Console)

11%

Mega Man 5 (Wii U Virtual Console)

2%

Mega Man 6 (Wii U Virtual Console)

1%

Super Mario Bros. (Wii U Virtual Console NES Promotion)

  0%

The Legend of Zelda (Wii U Virtual Console NES Promotion)

6%

Dr. Mario (Wii U Virtual Console NES Promotion)

3%

Excitebike (Wii U Virtual Console NES Promotion)

  0%

Clu Clu Land (Wii U Virtual Console NES Promotion)

  0%

Ice Hockey (Wii U Virtual Console NES Promotion)

  0%

Urban Champion (Wii U Virtual Console NES Promotion)

1%

Siesta Fiesta (3DS eShop)

7%

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

1%

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

  0%

Pokemon Link: Battle! (3DS eShop temporary discount)

7%

Real Heroes Firefighter 3D (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Nothing for me this week

35%

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