Mega Man Battle Chip

It's Monday morning, which means it's time for the Nintendo Download Update news in Europe, as we're informed of the delights on the way this week. There's a double helping of Mega Man, more retro treats, a new title and a host of discounts. Let's get to the details.

Wii U Virtual Console

Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge (Capcom, €6.99 / £6.29) — The second of this spin-off series to come to the Wii U via its Game Boy Advance library, this continues the same principles as its predecessor, though you're now battling through a tournament to win a rare Battle Chip. Expect more turn-based shenanigans, and we'll get working on a review.

Mach Rider (Nintendo, €3.99 / £3.59) — An early NES title that was perhaps overshadowed by its contemporaries, this is nevertheless a fun, fast-paced futuristic racer. With some combat elements and a basic level editor, however, it's a rather decent retro title — you can learn more about it in our Mach Rider review. This is the US version of the game.

Wii U Virtual Console Promotion

The following discounts are available if a copy of either NES Remix or NES Remix 2 is on the same Wii U.

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (Nintendo, €3.49 / £2.44 until 14th August, normally €4.99 / £3.49)

Donkey Kong Jr. (Nintendo, €2.49 / £1.74 until 14th August, normally €4.99 / £3.49)

Mario Bros. (Nintendo, €2.49 / £1.74 until 14th August, normally €4.99 / £3.49)

Kid Icarus (Nintendo, €2.49 / £1.74 until 14th August, normally €4.99 / £3.49)

GOLF (Nintendo, €2.49 / £1.74 until 14th August, normally €4.99 / £3.49)

Baseball (Nintendo, €2.49 / £1.74 until 14th August, normally €4.99 / £3.49)

Tennis (Nintendo, €2.49 / £1.74 until 14th August, normally €4.99 / £3.49)

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

Disney Planes (Disney, €19.99 / £17.49 until 21st August, normally €39.99 / £34.99)

BLOK DROP U (RCMADIAX, €0.99 / £0.79 until 21st August, normally €1.49 / £1.29)

Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails (Dakko Dakko, €4.99 / £4.49 until 14th August, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Abyss (EnjoyUp Games, €0.49 / £0.44 until 21st August, normally €1.99 / £1.79)

Unepic (EnjoyUp Games, €8.49 / £7.64 until 21st August, normally €9.99 / £8.99)

Wii U eShop Permanent Discount Promotion

Toki Tori 2+ (Two Tribes, €5.99 / £5.00 if EDGE, RUSH and Toki Tori have been downloaded from Nintendo eShop on the same Wii U. Regular price is €14.99 / £12.99)

3DS eShop

Rabi Laby 3 (Agetec, €4.99 / £4.49) — The series makes its début on 3DS, bringing more of its clever puzzles that require you to manoeuvre two characters. Not much has changed or evolved over its DSiWare predecessors, yet this is still a charming and relatively fun title — check out our Rabi Laby 3 review for the full lowdown.

3DS Virtual Console

Mega Man II (Capcom, €3.99 / £3.59) — It's taken a little time, but this (along with the Wii U VC title above) arrives to kick off a month of Mega Man games in Europe, similar to that in North America. This portable entry continued the trend of re-purposing content from the NES titles; unfortunately it's not actually very good, in our view, as explained in our Mega Man II review.

Xtreme Sports (WayForward, €4.99 / £4.49) — This Game Boy Color title combines a host of sports presented with a twist, while you also explore the island / venue "to find friends, foes and even a few hidden treats". We'll put a sweatband on and get cracking on a review.

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Disney Planes (Disney, €14.99 / £13.49 until 21st August, normally €29.99 / £24.99)

Snow Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB, €3.99 / £3.59 until 21st August, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

3DS eShop Demo

Parking Star 3D (CIRCLE Entertainment, free)

Lots of choices this week, European gamers. Let us know what you plan to download in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading first this week? (175 votes)

  1. Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge (Wii U Virtual Console)5%
  2. Mach Rider (Wii U Virtual Console)1%
  3. Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (Wii U Virtual Console promotion)2%
  4. Donkey Kong Jr. (Wii U Virtual Console promotion)1%
  5. Mario Bros. (Wii U Virtual Console promotion)  0.6%
  6. Kid Icarus (Wii U Virtual Console promotion)7%
  7. GOLF (Wii U Virtual Console promotion)  0.6%
  8. Baseball (Wii U Virtual Console promotion)  0.6%
  9. Tennis (Wii U Virtual Console promotion)  0%
  10. Disney Planes (Wii U eShop temporary discount)  0.6%
  11. BLOK DROP U (Wii U eShop temporary discount)1%
  12. Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails (Wii U eShop temporary discount)15%
  13. Abyss (Wii U eShop temporary discount)8%
  14. Unepic (Wii U eShop temporary discount)6%
  15. Toki Tori 2+ (Wii U eShop permanent discount promotion)  0.6%
  16. Rabi Laby 3 (3DS eShop)1%
  17. Mega Man II (3DS Virtual Console)3%
  18. Xtreme Sports (3DS Virtual Console)1%
  19. Disney Planes (3DS eShop temporary discount)  0.6%
  20. Snow Moto Racing 3D (3DS eShop temporary discount)  0%
  21. Just the Parking Star 3D demo3%
  22. Nothing for me this week41%

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