It's the final download update before a Christmas Day line-up, and it may be best to consider it a calm before a storm. There are some relatively promising new downloads on both Wii U and 3DS, along with discounts and demos, so there may be some games to part you from some cash before the main day next week. Let's get to the details.

Wii U eShop

99Moves (EnjoyUp Games, €2.49 / £2.29) — Another EnjoyUp Games title to make the transition from portable to home console, this arcade-like experience tasks you with getting through tricky stages with as few moves as possible. We weren't convinced that this one finds the right balance between difficulty and cheapness in our DSiWare review, but will see if this new version can persuade us otherwise.

Wii U Virtual Console

Mighty Final Fight (Capcom, €4.99 / £3.49) — A rather cute but rock-hard arcade beat 'em up spin-off that graced the NES, this applied a quirky art-style to familiar Final Fight mechanics. It's certainly fun for those that fancy a offbeat challenge, as we explain in our Mighty Final Fight review. This is the US version of the game.

Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight (Capcom, €4.99 / £3.49) — An oddity in the Street Fighter franchise, as it's absolutely nothing like its 2D fighting siblings. It is 2D, but aside from that this NES title is a mind-numbingly tough action platformer spin-off with a sci-fi storyline — you can see what we think of it in our Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight review. This is the US version of the game.

Wii U Retail Downloads

Transformers Prime The Game (Activision, €49.99 / £39.99)

Angry Birds Trilogy (Activision, €39.99 / £29.99)

Wii U eShop Promotion

99Moves (EnjoyUp Games, 40% off if you already own 99Seconds, Abyss, Darts Up, Rock Zombie or Unepic on the same Wii U)

Wii U eShop Demo

Art of Balance (Shin'en Multimedia, free)

3DS eShop

Toys vs. Monsters (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 / £1.99 until 31st December, then €3.99 / £3.99) — Undoubtedly arriving with good timing to target kids and big kids alike, this is a strategy title in which you assemble toys to take on monsters in a variety of environments; the developer is claiming that levels and extras will serve up over 20 hours of gaming. We'll see whether this is best played or left under the bed in our review.

Sumico (Engine Software, €2.99 / £2.69) — Previously a smartphone game, this is a smart puzzler in which you combine tiles to complete sums, providing its own spin on the genre. With plenty of stages and an endless mode this could be ideal for keeping the brain busy in the coming weeks, but we'll see whether it all adds up in a review.

Castle Conqueror Defender (CIRCLE Entertainment, €4.99 / £3.99) — The latest entry in CIRCLE's long-running series, this spins-off from its predecessors to tackle the tower defence genre. While it's a competent effort this one doesn't quite get its defences right, as we explain in our Castle Conqueror Defender review.

3DS Retail Downloads

Transformers Prime The Game (Activision, €39.99 / £29.99)

Angry Birds Trilogy (Activision, €39.99 / £29.99)

Moshi Monsters Moshlings Theme Park (Activision, €29.99 / £19.99)

3DS DLC

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (NIS America):

  • Navigation: Marie — €2.99 / £2.69
  • Navigation: Nanako — €2.99 / £2.69

3DS Temporary Discounts

Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition (Digital Lounge, €3.99 / £3.59 until 2st January, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

Art of Balance TOUCH! (Shin'en Multimedia, €5.20 / £4.70 until 8th January, normally €6.99 / £6.29)

Code of Princess (AGATSUMA, €20.50 / £17.25 until 1st January, normally €29.99 / £24.99)

Darts Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games, €0.99 / £0.89 until 8th January, normally €2.99 / £2.69)

Demon King Box (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.19 until 8th January, normally €3.99 / £2.99)

European Conqueror 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.49 until 8th January, normally €3.99 / £2.99)

Football Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 / £1.56 until 8th January, normally €2.99 / £2.36)

Football Up Online (EnjoyUp Games, €2.99 / £2.69 until 8th January, normally €3.99 / £3.59)

Fractured Soul (Endgame Studios, €2.49 / £1.99 until 8th January, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

3DS Demo

Glory of Generals (CIRCLE Entertainment, free)

3DS HOME Themes

Mario's Mighty Moustache (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)

Luigi's Mighty Moustache (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)

Tomodachi Life - Speech Bubble (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)

Stripes: Blue & White Horizontal (Nintendo, €0.99 / £0.89)

Stripes: Red & White Horizontal (Nintendo, €0.99 / £0.89)

Sonic Boom Theme Bundle (SEGA USA, €5.99 / £5.39) — Includes Sonic the Hedgehog, Shadow the Hedgehog, Amy Rose and animated Chao themes. Also available for €1.99 / £1.79 each.

METAL GEAR SOLID SNAKE EATER 3D (Konami, €1.49 / £1.39) — Free code with downloads of Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D from 19th December at 12pm UK / 11am CET.

DSiWare

My Aquarium: Seven Oceans (Collavier, 500 Nintendo Points) — A slightly odd download as it is, in reality, and aquarium sim. You select fish to go into your tank and watch them; there's not much else to do. You can see what we thought of this experience in our My Aquarium: Seven Oceans review.


Those are the downloads on offer in Europe this week. Let us know what you're planning to download in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading first this week? (147 votes)

99Moves (Wii U eShop)

2%

Mighty Final Fight (Wii U Virtual Console)

5%

Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight (Wii U Virtual Console)

  0%

Transformers Prime The Game (Wii U retail download)

  0%

Angry Birds Trilogy (Wii U retail download)

  0%

Art of Balance (Wii U demo)

6%

Toys vs. Monsters (3DS eShop)

1%

Sumico (3DS eShop)

1%

Castle Conqueror Defender (3DS eShop)

1%

Transformers Prime The Game (3DS retail download)

  0%

Angry Birds Trilogy (3DS retail download)

  0%

Moshi Monsters Moshlings Theme Park (3DS retail download)

  0%

Persona Q - Navigation: Marie (3DS DLC)

1%

Persona Q - Navigation: Nanako (3DS DLC)

  0%

Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition (3DS eShop temporary discount)

8%

Art of Balance TOUCH! (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Code of Princess (3DS eShop temporary discount)

3%

Darts Up 3D (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Demon King Box (3DS eShop temporary discount)

2%

European Conqueror 3D (3DS eShop temporary discount)

1%

Football Up 3D (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Football Up Online (3DS eShop temporary discount)

1%

Fractured Soul (3DS eShop temporary discount)

2%

Mario's Mighty Moustache (3DS HOME Theme)

  0%

Luigi's Mighty Moustache (3DS HOME Theme)

1%

Tomodachi Life - Speech Bubble (3DS HOME Theme)

1%

Stripes: Blue & White Horizontal (3DS HOME Theme)

  0%

Stripes: Red & White Horizontal (3DS HOME Theme)

  0%

Sonic Boom Theme Bundle (3DS HOME Themes)

1%

METAL GEAR SOLID SNAKE EATER 3D (3DS HOME Theme)

5%

My Aquarium: Seven Oceans (DSiWare)

  0%

Nothing for me this week

59%

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