With the start of another week we have the European Nintendo Download Update, outlining what goodies are on the way in a few days. The new arrivals are low in number but have some quality nonetheless, while there are a range of discounts to consider. Let's get to it.

Wii U eShop

Kick & Fennick (Abstraction Games, €10.49 / £9.44 until until 16th June, then €14.99 / £13.49) - A colourful action platformer, Kick & Fennick sees players take control of a young boy who rockets around levels using the recoil of his gun in search of a new energy core for his robot companion. It looks rather decent in footage, even if the Vita original prompted mixed reviews in 2015; we'll jump into the action for a review.

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Art Of Balance (Shin'en Multimedia, €6.70 / £5.36 until 23rd June, normally €8.99 / £7.15)

Rock 'N Racing Off Road DX (EnjoyUp Games, €2.99 / £2.69 until 30th June, normally €5.99 / £5.39)

99Seconds (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 / £1.34 until 30th June, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Darts Up (EnjoyUp Games, €1.49 / £1.34 until 30th June, normally €2.49 / £2.29)

Jones on Fire (Joindots, €2.99 / £2.29 until 16th June, normally €5.99 / £4.59)

Queen's Garden (Joindots, €5.59 / £4.39 until 16th June, normally €6.99 / £5.49)

Epic Dumpster Bear (Log Games, €4.49 / £3.49 until 30th June, normally €6.49 / £4.99)

Puzzle Monkeys (Log Games, €1.49 / £1.49 until 30th June, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble (Nintendo, €5.59 / £4.99 until 9th June, then €7.99 / £7.19) — The final game of this series on the Super NES, now the Kremlings have managed to kidnap both DK and Diddy, leaving the rescuing down to Dixie and Kiddy. Aside from expanding the cast once again, this also threw in two-player team play and contests (we'll see whether that makes the cut on New 3DS); this didn't thrill us quite as much as previous entries but is still a great game, as explained in our Wii U Virtual Console Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble review.

3DS DLC

Fire Emblem Fates - Map 4: Ghostly Gold (Nintendo, €2.49 / £2.29 or part of map pack 1) - In Ghostly Gold, a good deed quickly turns hairy, but your generosity will be amply rewarded.

Fire Emblem Fates - Map 5: Museum Melee (Nintendo, €2.49 / £2.29 or part of map pack 1) - Museum Melee features an extraplanar collection of fine armaments. You can take a few of them home with you, provided you can beat the other challengers to the prize.

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Battleminer (Wobbly Tooth, €3.29 / £2.99 until 30th June, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

The Magic Hammer (Wobbly Tooth, €1.99 / £1.99 until 30th June, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

Toy Stunt Bike (Wobbly Tooth, €1.99 / £1.99 until 30th June, normally €2.99 / £2.99)

Parascientific Escape Cruise in the Distant Seas (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.19 until 23rd June, normally €4.99 / £3.99)

WAKEDAS (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.69 until 23rd June, normally €2.99 / £2.49)

Football Up Online (EnjoyUp Games, €1.99 / £1.79 until 30th June, normally €3.99 / £3.59)

3D MahJongg (Joindots, €3.99 / £3.59 until 16th June, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Gardenscapes (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.49 until 16th June, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Murder on the Titanic (Joindots, €5.35 / £4.00 until 16th June, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Safari Quest (Joindots, €4.68 / £3.33 until 16th June, normally €6.99 / £4.99)

3DS eShop Permanent Discount

Glory of Generals (CIRCLE Entertainment, €6.99 / £6.09, was €9.99/ £7.99)

3DS Home Theme

Ashley's Magic (Nintendo, €1.99/ £1.79)


That's everything for the European Nintendo Download Update this week; let us know what you're planning to download in the poll and comments below.

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