The Nintendo Download update is in, bringing with it all manner of new games, DLC drops and discounts. Whether you're a Switch devotee, a 3DS connoisseur or a Wii U devotee, you're bound to find something that takes your fancy. As always, drop a vote in the poll below, and be sure to leave us a comment with your hot picks from this week's fresh update. Enjoy!
Urban Trial Playground (Tate Multimedia, €19.99 / £17.99) - This new installment of the stunt bike racing series is moving the action from city streets, straight to the sunny and colorful beaches of California, mixing in even crazier tricks, flips and combos than ever before. It’s a game of speed, balance and style! - Read our Urban Trial Playground review
Spartan (Sinister Cyclops, €10.99 / £9.89) - Sparta, 500 BC. The city-state's weapons, armor and gold have mysteriously vanished. Magical portals begin to appear throughout ancient Greece. You, are King Leo. And your aim is to make whoever is responsible and whatever stands in your way, rue the day they crossed your path. - Read our Spartan review
D/Generation (West Coast, €9.99 / £9.99) - In the near future, a company called Genoq has developed a range of bioweapons that have escaped into the company’s headquarters. Your character is a jetpack courier that has to deliver an important package to Genoqs leading researcher, Derrida, and is oblivious to the danger until the doors lock behind him.
ACA NEOGEO SAMURAI SHODOWN III (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - “SAMURAI SHODOWN III” is a fighting game released by SNK in 1995. It is a sequel to SAMURAI SHODOWN II. You can now fill your Rage Gauge, as well as block attacks mid-air. Player characters now have 2 styles to choose from: SLASH and BUST. The ways of battle have greatly expanded.
Animated Jigsaws: Beautiful Japanese Scenery (RAINYFROG, €8.99 / £7.99) - Complete animated jigsaw puzzles alone or team up with friends and finish them together! Piece together scenes from some of Japanese most famous places. An easy-to-use interface such as separating edge and inner pieces makes solving puzzles fun and relaxing.
Arcade Archives Ninja-Kid (HAMSTER, €6.99 / £6.29) - "Ninja-Kid" is an action game that was released from the UPL in 1984. Players control Ninja-kun who puts a red hood on, and layers move the scaffold consisting of several stairs up, down, left or right, and players defeat the enemy with the shuriken.
Octocopter: Double or Squids (TACS Games , €2.99 / £2.69) - Oh no! Part way through their epic battle the Octopus and Submarine have lost their way and sunk to the bottom of the ocean. Can you help them to work together to escape these deadly depths? To complete each level you must navigate the maze without crashing. You won't stop spinning so timing is everything! Brave the depths alone or race together in up to 4 player split screen action. Can you beat your friends and collect all the squid medals?
Sally's Law (POLARIS-X, €9.99 / £8.99) - “Sally’s Law” is the opposite of Murphy’s Law: Anything that can go great will go great! The game explores the relationship between Sally and her critically ill father. Along the way, Sally experiences great luck and good fortune with the help of a secret helper: her father. Having played the game as Sally, the player can then experience the story through the eyes of her father. Through Following their journey, you will find dad and daughter’s family tie.
Super Rocket Shootout (Plug In Digital, €9.99 / £8.99) - Super Rocket Shootout is a frantic 2D pixelart brawler game, mixing platformer and fighting mechanics. Charming characters, destructible environments, cool weapons and awesome jetpack make this a blast to play alone or with up-to 4 friends. - Read our Super Rocket Shootout review
Zombillie (Forever Entertainment, €4.99 / £4.49) - Help Zombillie reach the legendary meat farm! A long road lies ahead: 90 complex levels full of puzzles and traps. So stand on your feet - all 100 of them - and just ride!
MEMBRANE (Perfect Hat Games, €7.99 / £7.19) - Membrane is a creative-action puzzle game in which you build, bend and break the world around you while experimenting to create your own solutions. Bendy bridges, wobbly ladders and shaky structures are just the beginning of what you'll make to test the limits of this weird, day-glo world! - Read our MEMBRANE review
DLC / Add-On Content
- A. O.T. 2: Additional Episode: "Biological Research Scout Mission" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €0.99 / £0.89
- A.O.T. 2: Additional Episode: "White Out" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €0.99 / £0.89
- A.O.T. 2: Additional Episode: "Proof of Expertise" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €0.99 / £0.89
- A.O.T. 2: Additional Reiner Costume: "American Football Outfit" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €3.49 / £3.19
- A.O.T. 2: Additional Bertholdt Costume: "Pajama Outfit" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €3.49 / £3.19
- A.O.T. 2: Additional Annie Costume: "Motorcycle Outfit" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €3.49 / £3.19
- A.O.T. 2: Additional Ymir Costume: "Pirate Outfit" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €3.49 / £3.19
- LEGO Worlds: Showcase Collection Pack 1 (WB Games) - Free
- Pinball FX3 - Bethesda® Pinball (ZEN Studios) - €10.99 / £9.89
- Chess Ultra X Purling London Olivia Pilling Art Chess (Ripstone Publishing) - €9.99 / £7.99
- Chess Ultra X Purling London Nette Robinson Art Chess (Ripstone Publishing) - €9.99 / £7.99
- Chess Ultra X Purling London Mr. Jiver Art Chess (Ripstone Publishing) - €9.99 / £7.99
- Chess Ultra X Purling London Bold Chess (Ripstone Publishing) - €9.99 / £7.99
- Pic-a-Pix Deluxe - Classic 04 (Lightwood Games) - €2.99 / £2.99
- Atelier Lydie & Suelle: Atelier Series BGM Pack (KOEI TECMO) - Free
- Atelier Lydie & Suelle: GUST Titles BGM Pack (KOEI TECMO) - Free
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo, €59.99 / £49.99, pre-order from 05/04/2018) - Pre-Order until 03/05/2018, 23:59 local time Game description: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is powering up for the franchise’s debut on Nintendo Switch! The invading Snowmads have locked Donkey Kong Island in a deep freeze, and it’s up to the Kongs to thaw things out! Exclusively on Nintendo Switch, enjoy a chill new mode as groovy surfing simian Funky Kong!
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (Nintendo, €59.99 / £49.99, pre-order from 05/04/2018) - Pre-Order until 17/05/2018, 23:59 local time Game description: Charge into battle with Hyrule’s mightiest legends in Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, exclusively for Nintendo Switch. Cut down entire legions of enemies using powerful, over-the-top Dynasty Warriors-style moves, and switch between multiple fan-favourite characters to enhance your strategies.
#Breakforcist Battle ( Lucid Sheep Games, €7.99 / £6.99, pre-order from 05/04/2018) - Pre-Order until 05/04/2018, 23:59 local time Game description: Are you hungry!? Introducing an all new version of the cult favourite breakfast/exorcism-themed waffle-busting game, #Breakforcist Battle! Use your magic paddle & ball to rescue breakfast with classic brick-breaking gameplay. Work together with a friend in cooperative play or challenge your friends in an all new competitive battle mode!
12 orbits (Roman Uhlig, €1.99 / £1.75, pre-order from 05/04/2018) - Pre-Order until 27/04/2018, 11:59 CEST Game description: 12 orbits is colorful, friendly, fun, and sometimes a little chaotic. You will score goals, color spheres, defend your territory and try to grow as long as possible in 4 varied game modes. It’s you against all comers, or grouped as teams.
- Xeodrifter (Atooi ) now €4.99 / £4.49 until Fri 20th Apr, normally €9.99 / £8.99
- Grand Prix Rock 'N Racing (EnjoyUp Games) now €6.39 / £5.75 until Mon 30th Apr, normally €7.99 / £7.19
- League of Evil (Ratalaika Games) now €6.39 / £5.75 until Sun 15th Apr, normally €7.99 / £7.19
- Hollow (Forever Entertainment) now €9.99 / £8.99 until Thu 19th Apr, normally €19.99 / £17.99
- Layers of Fear: Legacy (Bloober Team) now €16.99 / £15.29 until Sun 22nd Apr, normally €19.99 / £17.99
- The Jackbox Party Pack (Jackbox Games) now €13.64 / £12.34 until Thu 19th Apr, normally €20.99 / £18.99
- Aces of the Luftwaffe - Squadron (HandyGames) now €9.99 / £8.99 until Thu 26th Apr, normally €14.99 / £13.49
- Metropolis: Lux Obscura (Sometimes You) now €7.19 / £6.47 until Wed 4th Apr, normally €7.99 / £7.19
- Sling Ming (GoodNightBrave) now €9.59 / £8.63 until Wed 18th Apr, normally €11.99 / £10.79
- Farming Simulator 14 (Focus Home Interactive) now €6.79 / £5.09 until Thu 12th Apr, normally €19.99 / £14.99
- Farming Simulator 18 (Focus Home Interactive) now €14.99 / £12.49 until Thu 12th Apr, normally €29.99 / £24.99
- Alphadia (KEMCO) now €4.99 / £4.49 until Wed 25th Apr, normally €9.99 / £8.99
- Battleminer (Woobly Tooth) now €2.79 / £2.79 until Thu 19th Apr, normally €3.99 / £3.99
- Battleminerz (Wobbly Tooth) now €3.49 / £3.49 until Thu 19th Apr, normally €4.99 / £4.99
- Chronus Arc (KEMCO) now €4.99 / £4.49 until Wed 25th Apr, normally €9.99 / £8.99
- Darts Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games) now €1.19 / £1.07 until Thu 26th Apr, normally €2.99 / £2.69
- Football Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games) now €1.97 / £1.55 until Thu 26th Apr, normally €2.99 / £2.36
- Frontier Days Founding Pioneers (CIRCLE Ent.) now €4.49 / £4.29 until Thu 26th Apr, normally €5.99 / £5.79
- Ice Station Z (Wobbly Tooth) now €2.09 / £2.09 until Thu 19th Apr, normally €2.99 / £2.99
- Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard (Abylight) now €2.95 / £2.66 until Thu 19th Apr, normally €7.99 / £7.19
- The Legend of Dark Witch - Chronicle 2D ACT (CIRCLE Ent.) now €2.99 / £2.99 until Thu 26th Apr, normally €3.99 / £3.99
- The Magic Hammer (Wobbly Tooth) now €2.09 / £2.09 until Thu 19th Apr, normally €2.99 / £2.99
- Toy Stunt Bike (Wobbly Tooth) now €2.09 / £2.09 until Thu 19th Apr, normally €2.99 / £2.99
- TOUCH BATTLE TANK - TAG COMBAT - (CIRCLE Ent.) now €2.99 / £2.99 until Thu 26th Apr, normally €3.99 / £3.99
- Witch & Hero (CIRCLE Ent.) now €2.99 / £2.99 until Thu 26th Apr, normally €3.99 / £3.99
- Witch & Hero 2 (CIRCLE Ent.) now €2.99 / £2.39 until Thu 26th Apr, normally €3.99 / £3.19
- Swap Blocks (WizByte Games) now €3.49 / £2.80 until Mon 16th Apr, normally €4.99 / £3.99
- Breakout Defense 2 (nuGAME) now €4.89 / £4.19 until Thu 3rd May, normally €6.99 / £5.99
- Job the Leprechaun (Herrero) now €1.49 / £1.34 until Thu 19th Apr, normally €2.99 / £2.69
- REPTILIAN REBELLION (Herrero) now €1.49 / £1.49 until Thu 19th Apr, normally €2.99 / £2.99
What are you downloading this week? (84 votes)
Urban Trial Playground
ACA NEOGEO SAMURAI SHODOWN III
Animated Jigsaws: Beautiful Japanese Scenery
Arcade Archives Ninja-Kid
Octocopter: Double or Squids
Super Rocket Shootout
Nothing for me!
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