A day later than normal due to a Holiday Monday, we finally have this week's Nintendo Download information for Europe. We've got a Wii U sequel to a popular remix, more GBA goodness, a mix of good and not-so-good on the 3DS and a new DSiWare title. Plenty to consider, so let's get into it.
Wii U eShop
NES Remix 2 (Nintendo, €9.99 / £8.99) — After the success of the first Remix compilation following its late 2013 release, the release of this sequel is no surprise. It features a host of fresh titles and challenges, as well as new modes for those with save data of the original and the ability to save and share replays. We were fans of this new entry in our recently published NES Remix 2 review — it's available from Friday 25th April.
Wii U Virtual Console
Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi's Island (Nintendo, €6.99 / £6.29) — The final part of the opening run of Game Boy Advance titles on the Wii U Virtual Console, this is the portable's version of the iconic Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. While the visual tricks may have lost a little in translation, the terrific gameplay and design survives the transition; we'll flutter jump our way through this again, but in the meantime you can check out our 3DS Ambassador Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi's Island review.
Sayonara UmiharaKawase (Agatsuma Entertainment, €24.99 / £19.99) — Better known as Yumi's Odd Odyssey from its retail release in North America, the title's developer is bringing the game to Europe as a download-only release. With hints of time travelling and clever puzzle platforming mechanics, its peculiar title shouldn't work against this one — we gave it a strong 9/10 recommendation in our Yumi's Odd Odyssey review.
Bit Boy!! ARCADE (Bplus, €7.99 / £7.19) — A sequel to a WiiWare title, this takes an interesting approach in storytelling, taking opportunities to explain development processes while referencing plenty of classics; main character Kubi even interacts with his own developer. Smart ideas fall over in execution, however, with design flaws dragging the experience down; we weren't fans in our Bit Boy!! ARCADE review.
3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
3D Mahjongg (Joindots, €3.99 / £3.29 until 8th May, normally €4.99 / £4.49)
Funfair Party Games (Joindots, €6.99 / £6.99 until 8th May, €19.99 / £17.99)
Gardenscapes (Joindots, €5.99 / £5.99 until 8th May, normally €14.99 / £14.99)
Secret Agent Files: Miami (Joindots, €6.99 / £5.79 until 8th May, normally €7.99 / £6.99)
Sea Battle (Teyon, 200 Nintendo Points) — DSiWare will not be sunk, as prolific publisher Teyon returns with this video game version of Battleships, albeit with some tweaks to the formula to liven up proceedings. We'll sink everyone's Battleship in our upcoming review.
Those are the choices this week, Europe. Let us know what you're planning to pick up in the poll and comments below.
What will you be downloading first this week? (230 votes)
- NES Remix 2 (Wii U eShop)42%
- Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi's Island (Wii U Virtual Console)10%
- Sayonara UmiharaKawase (3DS eShop)8%
- Bit Boy!! ARCADE (3DS eShop) 0%
- 3D Mahjongg (3DS eShop temporary discount) 0%
- Funfair Party Games (3DS eShop temporary discount) 0%
- Gardenscapes (3DS eShop temporary discount) 0%
- Secret Agent Files: Miami (3DS eShop temporary discount) 0%
- Sea Battle (DSiWare)2%
- Nothing for me this week37%
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