It's another week of Nintendo Download goodies, and this week brings us some highly-rated games across the Switch and 3DS eShop, in particular. There are a number of options including a retail demo, and of course the usual batch of discounts. Get the info below.
Nintendo Switch Retail Download
Cars 3: Driven to Win (WB Games, €59.99 / £49.99) - This movie tie-in features a variety of racing styles and modes to tackled either solo or in local multiplayer; although it's lacking in a few respects it's not a bad effort, as we explained in our Cars 3: Driven to Win review. Available from 14th July.
Nintendo Switch eShop
Bulb Boy (Bulbware, €7.99 / £7.19) - A rather quirky and peculiar point and click adventure from Bulbware, this adopts a unique art style and humour to grab a player's attention. We enjoyed playing through this and gave it a recommendation in our Bulb Boy review.
De Mambo (The Dangerous Kitchen, €10.99 / £9.99) - A smart and colourful game that's both chaotic and accessible; you can fight friends in Smash Bros.-style conflicts, take on co-op challenges or embark upon a solo quest. We rated this very highly in our De Mambo review.
Death Squared (SMG Studios, €12.50 / £11.99) - A puzzle title that's proven popular on platforms such as PC, it's best enjoyed as a co-op game where you work through tricky challenge rooms. It's also perfectly suitable for solo play, and we enjoyed it a lot in our Death Squared review.
Fatal Fury Special (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - You may have noticed that the Neo Geo had a lot of fighting games, and thankfully some of them are pretty darn good. Taking a page from Street Fighter’s book, this one is a faster remix of Fatal Fury 2 — which also got an ACA release — and adds a few new characters and a combo system. We'll take a fresh look, but in the meantime you could always check out our Wii Virtual Console review.
Levels+: Addictive Puzzle Game (flow, €4.99 / £4.99) - We're occasionally suspicious of games that try to tell you their main hook with a description in the title, but we're hoping for the best. This is a puzzle title where you slide and match panels, with mechanics linked to colours in order to mix up the gameplay. We'll see whether it's a good match for Switch in a review.
Switch eShop Temporary Discount
Puyo Puyo Tetris (Koch Media, €31.99 / £27.99 until 21st July, normally €39.99 / £34.99)
Cursed Castilla EX (Abylight, €11.99 / £11.79) - Originally developed solo by Spanish coder Juan Antonio Becerra, this 3DS conversion does a terrific job of bringing the Ghosts 'n Goblins-esque action game to Nintendo's portable. It's deliciously challenging, beautifully designed and utilises the 3D effect brilliantly; that's what we think in our Cursed Castilla review, anyway.
Asdivine Cross (KEMCO, €9.99 / £8.99) - This publisher has brought us plenty of RPG titles, and some may have played the rather decent Asdivine Hearts on the Wii U; this portable release revolves around a duo seeking to escape dungeons and save the world. Another normal Saturday night in KEMCO land.
Miitopia Casting Call Demo (Nintendo, free) - Get ready to be the star of the show! In this free demo available now, pick some pre-made Mii characters or create your own. Assign each character a role and then cast them in one of three different in-game video trailers for upcoming RPG Miitopia game.
3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
Splat the Difference (Lightwood Games, €4.00 / £3.60 until 27th July, normally €5.00 / £4.50)
Epic Word Search Collection (Lightwood Games, €5.99 / £4.49 until 27th July, normally €7.99 / £5.99)
Epic Word Search Collection 2 (Lightwood Games, €5.99 / £4.49 until 27th July, normally €7.99 / £5.99)
Ash (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 27th July, normally €3.99 / £3.99)
Glory of Generals (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.49 / £3.04 until 27th July, normally €6.99 / £6.09)
Glory of Generals: The Pacific (CIRCLE Entertainment, €3.49 / £3.44 until 27th July, normally €6.99 / £6.89)
Karous -The Beast of Re:Eden- (CIRCLE Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.94 until 27th July, normally €5.99 / £5.89)
Toy Defence (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.59 until 27th July, normally €3.99 / £3.19)
Wakedas (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.49 / £1.49 until 27th July, normally €2.99 / £2.99)
Jump Trials Supreme (Joindots, €2.49 / £2.09 until 27th July, normally €4.99 / £4.19)
New 3DS eShop Temporary Discount
Breakout Defense (nuGAME, €4.90 / £4.20 until 10th August, normally €7.00 / £6.00)
3DS HOME Themes
Hello Kitty is fashionable (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)
Hello Kitty bikes in a pink world (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)
Hello Kitty is a robot (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)
Hello Kitty enjoys tea (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)
Fairytale Princesses (Rainbow, €0.99 / £0.89)
Summer at Regal Academy (Rainbow, €1.99 / £1.79)
Rose, Grandma Cinderella & Gigì (Rainbow, €0.99 / £0.89)
The Gogopig Soccer (Maga Animation Studio, €0.99 / £0.89)
The Gogopig Mr Cat, the coach (Maga Animation Studio, €0.99 / £0.89)
The Gogopig Pink Love (Maga Animation Studio, €0.99 / £0.89)
Hoppy & Hubble Family (Maga Animation Studio, €0.99 / £0.89)
Hoppy & Hubble Jokes (Maga Animation Studio, €0.99 / £0.89)
Hoppy & Hubble Friends (Maga Animation Studio, €0.99 / £0.89)
Wii U Retail Download
Cars 3: Driven to Win (WB Games, €49.99 / £39.99) - Likely very similar to the Switch game, albeit slightly scaled back in some multiplayer options. Available from 14th July.
Wii U eShop
BOX UP (RCMADIAX, $1.49USD) - In this title you try to guide a box up a screen (avoiding obstacles) in randomly generated levels.
Wii U Virtual Console
Devil's Crush (D4 Enterprise, €5.99 / £5.39) - A TurboGrafx-16 title to add to your collection, this time a spookily-themed pinball game that achieves its goals rather well; we had fun with it on the Wii Virtual Console.
Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts
Toby: The Secret Mine (Headup Games, €4.99 / £3.49 until 27th July, normally €9.99 / £6.99)
Mr. Pumpkin Adventure (CIRCLE Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.99 until 27th July, normally €3.99 / £3.99)
There are plenty of choices in this week's update - let us know what you'll be downloading in the poll and comments below.