It's time to brighten our Mondays with the European Nintendo Download Update, once again, and this week serves up a lot of options across the Wii U, 3DS and even DSi. There are some new releases on both eShop platforms along with Virtual Console entries, plenty of discounts and even a DSiWare release. There's a lot to get through, so let's get to it.

Wii U eShop

Turtle Tale (Saturnine Games, £2.49 / €2.99) - Turtle Island has been invaded by pirates, and it's up to Shelldon to stop them! Captain O'Haire and his gang of Monkey Pirates have sailed in and taken over the island. Armed only with his trusty water gun, Shelldon sets off on an adventure to fight the invasion. Guide Shelldon as he jumps and shoots his way through the perils of the tropical island and help him reclaim his home! Turtle Tale loyalty offer: You can save 33% on the regular price of Turtle Tale on Nintendo eShop on Wii U if you already own Turtle Tale for Nintendo 3DS with the same Nintendo Network ID. We were on the fence in our review of the 3DS version of Turtle Tale. Watch out for our upcoming review of this Wii U release to see if it is better suited to the big screen.

Wii U Virtual Console

Ufouria: THE SAGA (Sunsoft, £3.49 / €4.99) - Bop-Louie's friends have fallen into a crater on the world of Ufouria and they need his help! Control Bop-Louie as he searches for his amnesiac friends. Unable to swim or walk on ice, Bop-Louie must find his friends to help him overcome these problems and complete his adventure; but with each friend having their own strengths and weaknesses, it won't be easy! Take all the help you can, utilising your friends' abilities and hidden items found on your adventure, and find your way back home! This obscure NES platformer is definitely worth a look, find out more in our Ufouria: THE SAGA review.

3DS eShop

Painting Workshop (Collavier, £3.59 / €3.99) - Amazing Drawing & Painting software for Nintendo 3DS! Sparkling with tools, with Painting Workshop you will have the possibility to have fun while making the best paintings. Easy to use for the younger ones too, make simple doodles/scribbles and have fun using the full-coloured Stickers or other Pattern Tools. Don’t worry if it is your first painting software, lessons about the different tools are available inside the software in order for you to learn how to make the best use of them. Use a photo or image as background for your Canvas and edit it or just add some funny decorations! As always we'll be reviewing this title, so stay tuned for our verdict.

3DS Virtual Console

Mighty Final Fight (Capcom, £4.49 / €4.99) - Haggar, Guy and Cody are back to rescue Haggar’s kidnapped daughter and clean up the streets of Metro City! Mighty Final Fight takes the concept of the original arcade version but shrinks the characters to mini proportions, yet beefs up the gameplay with the addition of an experience system to level-up characters’ abilities. Unlike other versions you can play as each of the three main characters. Brawl your way through five hard-hitting levels, plus bonus rounds, before the face-off with the final boss. We'll bring you our review of this super-deformed brawler very soon.

DSiWare

4 Elements (Joindots, £7.19 / €7.99) - Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime as you reawaken the 4 elements. Rescue a long-forgotten kingdom and its inhabitants from their dismal fate, by making long chains of matching symbols and solving a variety of tricky and exciting tasks. Take advantage of a number of bonuses and set the power of the elements free. If you are in the market for a match-3 puzzler you could do a lot worse than this, find out more in our 4 Elements review.

Special Offers

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (Drinkbox Studios) - Wii U eShop from 09/10/14
€9.10 / £7.79 / CHF11.25 until 16/10/14 22:59 local time. Regular price is €13.99 / £11.99 / CHF17.25

Abyss (EnjoyUp Games) - Wii U eShop from 09/10/14
€1.49 / £1.34 / CHF2.10 until 30/10/14 23:59 UTC. Regular price is €1.99 / £1.79 / CHF 2.80

Unepic (EnjoyUp Games) - Wii U eShop from 09/10/14
€7.99 / £7.19 / CHF11.20 until 30/10/14 23:59 UTC. Regular price is €9.99 / £8.99 / CHF 14.00

BLOK DROP U (RCMADIAX) - Wii U eShop from 09/10/14
€0.99 / £0.79 / CHF1.39 until 06/11/14 23:59 UTC. Regular price is €1.49 / £1.29 / CHF 1.99

AeternoBlade (CORECELL) - 3DS eShop from 09/10/14
€7.99 / £6.58 / CHF9.79 until 23/10/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €14.99 / £13.50 / CHF21.00

Darts Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games) - 3DS eShop from 09/10/14
€0.99 / £0.89 / CHF1.20 until 30/10/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €2.99 / £2.69 / CHF4.20

Bird Mania 3D (Teyon) - 3DS eShop from 09/10/14
€0.99 / £0.89 / CHF1.40 until 30/10/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €1.99 / £1.79 / CHF2.80

Crazy Chicken Pirates 3D (Teyon) - 3DS eShop from 09/10/14
€0.99 / £0.89 / CHF1.40 until 30/10/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €1.99 / £1.79 / CHF2.80

Crazy Chicken: Director's Cut 3D (Teyon) - 3DS eShop from 09/10/14
€0.99 / £0.89 / CHF1.40 until 30/10/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €1.99 / £1.79 / CHF2.80

Robot Rescue 3D (Teyon) - 3DS eShop from 09/10/14
€1.49 / £1.29 / CHF2.10 until 30/10/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €2.99 / £2.69 / CHF4.20

Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D (Teyon) - 3DS eShop from 09/10/14
€2.49 / £2.19 / CHF3.50 until 30/10/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €4.99 / £4.49 / CHF7.00

Heavy Fire: Black Arms 3D (Teyon) - 3DS eShop from 09/10/14
€2.49 / £2.19 / CHF3.50 until 30/10/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €4.99 / £4.49 / CHF7.00

Skater Cat (Teyon) - 3DS eShop from 09/10/14
€2.49 / £2.19 / CHF3.50 until 30/10/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €4.99 / £4.49 / CHF7.00

Cube Tactics (Teyon) - 3DS eShop from 09/10/14
€2.49 / £2.19 / CHF3.50 until 30/10/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €4.99 / £4.49 / CHF7.00

Governor of Poker (Teyon) - 3DS eShop from 09/10/14
€2.49 / £2.19 / CHF3.50 until 30/10/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €4.99 / £4.49 / CHF7.00

Groove Heaven (Teyon) - 3DS eShop from 09/10/14
€1.99 / £1.79 / CHF2.80 until 30/10/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €3.99 / £3.59 / CHF5.60

Banana Bliss: Jungle Puzzles (Teyon) - 3DS eShop from 09/10/14
€1.99 / £1.79 / CHF2.80 until 30/10/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €3.99 / £3.59 / CHF5.60


Quite a selection this week for European gamers. Let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading first this week? (181 votes)

Turtle Tale (Wii U eShop)

1%

Ufouria: THE SAGA (Wii U Virtual Console)

5%

Painting Workshop (3DS eShop)

1%

Mighty Final Fight (3DS Virtual Console)

9%

4 Elements (DSiWare)

1%

One of the many discounted eShop games

21%

Nothing for me this week guvnor!

62%

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