Another week begins and the European Nintendo Download Update details are now available - slightly later than normal - for us to peruse. This week brings Nintendo Selects discounts to the 3DS eShop along with a fresh retail release, while on Wii U we have some new eShop entries and a retro Konami title. There are also lots of HOME Themes for 3DS and various discounts, so let's get to it.
Wii U eShop
Momonga Pinball Adventures (Paladin Studios, €5.99 / £4.99) - A twist on pinball that previously appeared on smart devices. There's a story mode with nine levels and three minigames - Panda's Dream in which you float through the sky, the Pachinko-inspired Guachinko, and finally Arena for 'survival-mode pinball'. We'll roll into a review soon.
Rakoo & Friends (Moving Player, €9.99 / £8.99) - A blend of racing and adventure with 60 solo levels promised, this version ups its game over the smart device original with the addition of multiplayer; we'll bring you a review, as always.
Wicked Monsters Blast! HD Plus (Corecell Technology, €7.99 / £7.19) - This appears to be a HD re-release of Wii retail title Wicked Monsters Blast, which takes the shooting gallery concept and spins it off into multiple mini-games and challenges. We'll see whether this is still harmless fun for the family in our review.
Wii U Virtual Console
Konami Krazy Racers (Konami, €6.99 / £6.29) - A Game Boy Advance title from an era when all major publishers contemplated mascot-driven kart racers. This one has a pretty cool cast that includes diverse figures such as Goemon, 'Cyber Ninja' from Metal Gear Solid and even Castlevania's Dracula. We'll see whether star power is combined with fun racing in our review.
Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts
Rock 'N Racing Off Road (EnjoyUp Games, €2.99 / £2.69 until 5th November, normally €5.99 / £5.39)
ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon Dimensions (ZeNfA Productions, €1.19 / £0.90 until 5th November, normally €2.99 / £2.29)
Ninja Usagimaru – The Gem of Blessings (Arc System Works, €4.99 / £4.49) - A block-based puzzle platformer, this consists of single stages in which you need to manipulate the environment to rescue captured villagers. A simple premise is the foundation of an enjoyable game here, as we explain in our Ninja Usagimaru - The Gem of Blessings review.
3DS Retail Download
Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (Bandai Namco, €39.99 / £29.99) - A fighting game that's enjoyed the demo treatment on 3DS, the key modes are the Story option which follows the original manga, while there's a separate Adventure mode to also take on. Multiplayer will also be a key feature, and we'll have our review with you very soon. Available from 16th October, pre-order downloads include free theme and copy of SNES title Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden 2.
Thomas and Friends Steaming Around Sodor (Avanquest, €24.99 / £19.99)
3DS eShop Nintendo Selects Discounts
All available from 16th October.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo, €19.99 / £15.99, was €44.99 / £39.99)
Star Fox 64 3D (Nintendo, €19.99 / £15.99, was €44.99 / £39.99)
Nintendogs + Cats (Nintendo, €19.99 / £15.99, was €44.99 / £39.99)
Mario Tennis Open (Nintendo, €19.99 / £15.99, was €44.99 / £39.99)
Yoshi's New Island (Nintendo, €19.99 / £15.99, was €39.99 / £34.99)
Mario Party: Island Tour (Nintendo, €19.99 / £15.99, was €39.99 / £34.99)
3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
Zombie Panic in Wonderland DX (Akaoni Studio, €4.99 / £4.49 until 12th November, normally €7.00 / £6.30)
Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! (Shin'en Multimedia, €2.20 / £1.85 until 5th November, normally €2.99 / £2.50)
Castle Conqueror EX (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.39 until 5th November, normally €3.99 / £3.19)
Fairune (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.59 until 5th November, normally €2.99 / £2.39)
Parking Star (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.25 until 5th November, normally €2.99 / £2.49)
Rage of the Gladiator (Gamelion, €3.49 / £3.09 until 13th November, normally €6.99 / £6.29)
SpeedX 3D (Gamelion, €1.49 / £1.29 until 13th November, normally €2.99 / £2.69)
SpeedX 3D Hyper Edition (Gamelion, €0.99 / £0.89 until 13th November, normally €1.99 / £1.79)
Hazumi (Gamelion, €1.29 / £0.99 until 13th November, normally €2.69 / £1.99)
League of Heroes (Gamelion, €1.99 / £1.79 until 13th November, normally €3.99 / £3.59)
Monster Shooter (Gamelion, €1.99 / £1.60 until 13th November, normally €4.00 / £3.20)
10-in-1: Arcade Collection (Gamelion, €0.99 / £0.89 until 13th November, normally €1.99 / £1.79)
Crazy Kangaroo (Gamelion, €0.99 / £0.89 until 13th November, normally €1.99 / £1.89)
Pick-A-Gem (Gamelion, €1.49 / £1.29 until 13th November, normally €2.99 / £2.69)
PIX3D (Gamelion, €1.99 / £1.79 until 13th November, normally €3.99 / £3.59)
Undead Bowling (Joindots, €5.59 / £3.99 until 27th October, normally €6.99 / £4.99)
Atlantic Quest (Joindots, €5.59 / £3.99 until 27th October, normally €6.99 / £4.99)
Dress to Play: Cute Witches! (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 / £1.79 until 29th October, normally €3.99 / £3.59)
3DS eShop Demos
Ninja Usagimaru – The Gem of Blessings (Arc System Works, free)
Mercenaries Saga 2: Order Of The Silver Eagle (CIRCLE Entertainment, free)
3DS HOME Themes
Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden Theme (Bandai Namco, €1.99 / £1.69)
Snoopy and Woodstock (Librica, €1.99 / £1.79)
Geronimo Stilton Reporter (Atlantica, €1.99 / £1.69)
Geronimo Stilton and Trap (Atlantica, €1.99 / £1.69)
Geronimo Stilton in the Jungle (Atlantica, €1.99 / £1.69)
Paw Patrol: I cuccioli (Viacom, €1.99)
Mia and Me: Mia in Centopia (Rainbow, €1.99 / £1.79)
Mia and Me main characters: Mia, Mo, Yuko and Onchao (Rainbow, €1.99 / £1.79)
Adventure Time: Finn (Turner Broadcasting Sys, €1.99 / £1.79)
Adventure Time: Jake (Turner Broadcasting Sys, €1.99 / £1.79)
The Mysterious Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (Joindots, 800 Nintendo Points) - Based on the literary classic, this is setup as a game of investigation; at this moment we're unsure if that's actually just code for hidden object game. We'll look closely for a review.
That's everything for this week's European update - let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.