It's that time again, dear readers, for the Nintendo Download Update in Europe. The official press release was slow arriving, but the list is now complete thanks to help from Daan Koopman and NL user KJ85. There are two offerings on the Switch this week, along with some tempting options on the Wii U and 3DS; in addition quite a few discounts have also arrived. Let's get to it.

Nintendo Switch eShop

Snake Pass (Sumo Digital, €19.99 / £15.99) - Released earlier this week, this is an intriguing collect-a-thon physics puzzler in which you manoeuvre Noodle the snake through various detailed levels. There's a bit of buzz around this one and we're currently working on our review, but until then you can check out our interview with the game's composer, David Wise.

Metal Slug (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - We've already have Metal Slug 3 on the Switch, but now you can go back to the beginning. As you might expect this ACA release will be blessed with all the usual enhancements, such as screen filters, online leaderboards and much more besides.

Wii U eShop

Cube Life: Pixel Action Heroes (Cypronia, €6.99 / £6.29) - It's Cube Life with ragdoll physics and guns, basically, taking the previous Minecraft-esque template and adding '80s action hero skins and presumably some hilarity. It has local multiplayer, destructible maps and a map editor, so this could be a fun spin on Cube Life: Island Survival.

Pic-a-Pix Colour (Lightwood Games, €5.00 / £4.50 or free if you download the 3DS version) - This offers a different spin on Picross-style puzzle solving, whereas you fill in colours and spaces aren't mandatory. The Wii U version supports larger puzzles that can be bought as inexpensive add-ons if you get this as part of the cross-buy promotion with 3DS; DLC is also available day one.

Mutant Alien Moles of the Dead (EnjoyUp Games, €2.99 / £2.58) - This looks rather colourful and could certainly be rather fun, it's a 'game of reflexes' that mixes up gameplay with dips into various genres.

Wii U DLC

Minecraft: Wii U Edition - Power Rangers Skin Pack (Mojang, €2.99 / £2.39)

Minecraft: Wii U Edition - Mini Game Masters Skin Pack (Mojang, €1.99 / £1.59)

Pic-a-Pix Colour - Small Puzzles 1 (Lightwood Games, €1.99 / £1.99)

Pic-a-Pix Colour - Mixed Puzzles 1 (Lightwood Games, €1.99 / £1.99)

Pic-a-Pix Colour - Large Puzzles 1 (Lightwood Games, €1.99 / £1.99)

Pic-a-Pix Colour - Giant Puzzles 1 (Lightwood Games, €2.99 / £2.99)

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Word Search by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €6.39 / £4.79 until 6th April, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Lifespeed (Wee Man Studios, €3.00 / £2.50 until 30th April, normally €5.99 / £4.99)

Discovery (Noowanda, €3.99 / £3.42 until 27th April, normally €6.99 / £5.99)

Hot Rod Racer (ZeNfA Productions, €0.49 / £0.44 until 20th April, normally €0.99 / £0.89)

ZaciSa: Defence of the Crayon Dimensions! (ZeNfA Productions, €0.74 / £0.59 until 20th April, normally €1.49 / £1.19)

Ohayou! Beginner's Japanese (Finger Gun Games, €3.99 / £3.59 until 20th April, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Pinball Breakout (nuGAME, €5.00 / £4.00 until 27th April, normally €7.00 / £6.00)

STEEL RIVALS (nuGAME, €4.99 / £4.00 until 27th April, normally €6.99 / £5.99)

SDK Spriter (HullBreach Studios, €6.99 / £6.29 until 12th April, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Wii U eShop Permanent Discounts

Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations (Little Orbit, €9.99 / £8.99, previously €29.99 / £24.99)

Barbie and her Sisters Puppy Rescue (Little Orbit, €9.99 / £8.99, previously €19.99 / £17.99)

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Little Orbit, €4.99 / £4.49, previously €9.99 / £6.99)

Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends (Little Orbit, €9.99 / £8.99, previously €19.99 / £17.99)

Monster High: New Ghoul in School (Little Orbit, €9.99 / £8.99, previously €19.99 / £17.99)

The Penguins of Madagascar (Little Orbit, €4.99 / £4.49, previously €9.99 / £6.99)

Falling Skies: The Game (Little Orbit, €4.99 / £4.49, previously €39.99 / £34.99)

3DS eShop

Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, €5.99 / £5.79) - Years in the making for Tanukii Studios, this 'chase 'em up' takes an isometric viewpoint and challenges you to dash around levels and master a hefty challenge. We absolutely loved this in our Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D review.

Urban Trial Freestyle 2 (Tate Multimedia, €6.99 / £6.29) - A side-on motorcycle racing / stunt game with similarities to console series Trials, this sequel will apparently have twice the number of stages seen in the original along with the ability to create and share tracks.

Pic-a-Pix Colour (Lightwood Games, €5.00 / £4.50 or free if you download the Wii U version) - This offers a different spin on Picross-style puzzle solving, whereas you fill in colours and spaces aren't mandatory; DLC is also available day one.

New Nintendo 3DS eShop

Super Destronaut 3D (Petite Games, €1.99 / £1.79) - This is a homage to Space Invaders, albeit with modern touches and a few twists to the formula. We had some positive things to say about Super Destronaut on the Wii U eShop, of which this is a port.

Pinball Breakout (nuGAME, €7.00 / £6.00) - As the name suggests this one combines block-breaking gameplay with pinball mechanics; it was previously released on Wii U.

FIFTEEN (RCMADIAX, €1.49 / £1.39) - This recreates sliding tile puzzles, but in this case you're trying to arrange numbers into the right order.

3DS DLC

Pic-a-Pix Colour - Small Puzzles 1 (Lightwood Games, €1.99 / £1.99)

Pic-a-Pix Colour - Mixed Puzzles 1 (Lightwood Games, €1.99 / £1.99)

Pic-a-Pix Colour - Large Puzzles 1 (Lightwood Games, €1.99 / £1.99)

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Word Search by POWGI (Lightwood Games, €6.39 / £4.79 until 6th April, normally €7.99 / £5.99)

Fairune 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment, €5.59 / £5.51 until 20th April, normally €6.99 / £6.89)

Gourmet Dream (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.99 / £3.83 until 20th April, normally €5.00 / £4.79)

Mercenaries Saga 3 (CIRCLE Entertainment, €4.79 / £4.71 until 20th April, normally €5.99 / £5.89)

Noah's Cradle (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.48 / £2.78 until 20th April, normally €4.99 / £3.99)

Polara (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.49 / £3.48 until 20th April, normally €5.00 / £4.99)

The Legend of Dark Witch 2 (CIRCLE Entertainment, €5.59 / £5.51 until 20th April, normally €6.99 / £6.89)

Chain Blaster (Joindots, €3.34 / £2.80 until 13th April, normally €4.99 / £4.19)

Jump Trials Supreme (Joindots, €3.34 / £2.80 until 13th April, normally €4.99 / £4.19)

Undead Bowling (Joindots, €4.68 / £3.34 until 13th April, normally €6.99 / £4.99)

Pixel Paint (Rainy Frog, €2.99 / £2.99 until 27th April, normally €3.99 / £3.99)

4 Elements (MSL, €1.00 / £0.90 until 27th April, normally €11.99 / £10.79)

Azada (MSL, €1.00 / £0.90 until 27th April, normally €11.99 / £10.79)

Hidden Expedition Titanic (MSL, €1.00 / £0.90 until 27th April, normally €11.99 / £10.79)

Jewel Quest 4 Heritage (MSL, €1.00 / £0.90 until 27th April, normally €11.99 / £10.79)

Jewel Quest Mysteries 3 - The Seventh Gate (MSL, €1.00 / £0.90 until 27th April, normally €11.99 / £10.79)

Luxor (MSL, €1.00 / £0.90 until 27th April, normally €11.99 / £10.79)

Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove (MSL, €1.00 / £0.90 until 27th April, normally €11.99 / £10.79)

Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst (MSL, €1.00 / £0.90 until 27th April, normally €11.99 / £10.79)

Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst (MSL, €1.00 / £0.90 until 27th April, normally €11.99 / £10.79)

Secret Mysteries in London (MSL, €1.00 / £0.90 until 27th April, normally €11.99 / £10.79)

3DS eShop Permanent Discounts

Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations (Little Orbit, €9.99 / £8.99, previously €29.99 / £24.99)

Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom (Little Orbit, €4.99 / £4.49, previously €9.99 / £6.99)

Barbie and her Sisters Puppy Rescue (Little Orbit, €9.99 / £8.99, previously €19.99 / £17.99)

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Little Orbit, €4.99 / £4.49, previously €9.99 / £6.99)

Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends (Little Orbit, €9.99 / £8.99, previously €19.99 / £17.99)

Monster High: New Ghoul in School (Little Orbit, €9.99 / £8.99, previously €19.99 / £17.99)

The Penguins of Madagascar (Little Orbit, €4.99 / £4.49, previously €9.99 / £6.99)

3DS eShop Demo

Urban Trial Freestyle 2 (Tate Multimedia, free)

Ambition of the Slimes (CIRCLE Entertainment, free)

3DS HOME Themes

Runbow: Bowhemoth Theme (13AM Games, €1.85 / £1.50)

Runbow: Music Theme (13AM Games, €1.85 / £1.50)

Runbow: Satura Theme (13AM Games, €1.85 / £1.50)

Runbow Theme (13AM Games, €1.85 / £1.50)

Geronimo Stilton Space Mission (Atlantyca, €1.99 / £1.79)

Bat Pat For a Love of Sonar (Atlantyca, €0.99 / £0.89)


That's the line-up for this week's Nintendo Download Update in Europe. Let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.

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