Thursday has arrived once more, bringing with it another weekly update to all of Nintendo's current eShop fronts. We've got plenty of indie sleeper hits, classic retro throwbacks and big titles all waiting to tempt their way into your virtual collection. As always, feel free to add a vote in the poll and a comment or two with your potential purchases below. Enjoy!
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo, $59.99) – Barrel blast into a critically acclaimed Donkey Kong adventure as this beloved franchise makes its Nintendo Switch debut with a (banana) bunch of new features. Traverse islands packed with platforming perfection and nonstop action as the classic Kongs in the original game, or mix things up by playing the story as Funky Kong in new Funky Mode for a more approachable experience for players of all ages and skill levels. The Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze game will be available on May 4. Read our review.
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition (WayForward, $27) – Save the day as belly dancing half-genie Shantae, conquer Sequin Land as the evil Risky Boots in “Pirate Queen’s Quest” and swap between Sky, Bolo and Rottytops in “Friends to the End!” Use multiple abilities while in different forms: wall jump as Ninja Shantae, soak up sun as Beach Shantae and serve justice as Officer Shantae. The Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition game will be available on May 8. Read our review.
Cast of the Seven Godsends (Merge Games, $12.99) - Cast of the Seven Godsends harks back to the days when classic 2D, run ’n gun, action-shooter games ruled the arcades. Four levels of difficulty, six worlds to conquer, twelve mid and end-of-level bosses, seven god-like armour sets, five basic weapons and thirty-five magic combat spells!
NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja STORM (Bandai Namco. $19.99) - Players will unleash powerful jutsu attacks, perform acrobatic evasive maneuvers and even run up walls and over water as they pursue their opponent for ninja supremacy. Players will be able to customize their character's fighting style and recruit up to two support characters to put their own stamp on the action.
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2 (Bandai Namco, $19.99) - Impressively faithful to the universe of the anime, the game takes players through the Naruto Shippuden story arc with new battle systems enhancing the gameplay. Players must choose the right companions to fight alongside and together unleash explosive Team Special Techniques to lay waste to opponents.
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 Full Burst (Bandai Namco $19.99) - NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 has been given a thorough overhaul for its FULL BURST comeback! Not least among the wealth of enhancements is the addition of the feverishly anticipated chapter in which Sasuke and Itachi take on Kabuto in a nail-biting confrontation.
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy (Bandai Namco, $39.99) - All three entries in the NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja Storm series are coming to the Nintendo Switch in a single package! Start with Naruto's origins in Ultimate Ninja Storm, relive Shippuden and his ferocious battles with Akatsuki in Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, and experience the beginning of the Great Ninja War in Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, all in one game!
Raging Justice (Team17 Digital, $13.49) – Raging Justice is a classic beat ‘em up game of epic proportions, dragging the savage charm of the genre kicking and screaming into the 21st century! Available May 8.
SKYPEACE (Sonic Powered, $0.99) - Exhilarating yet simple action! Soar away into the sky at full speed!
Don't Die, Mr Robot! DX (Digerati, $8.99) - Don't Die, Mr. Robot! DX is a remixed version of the much-loved arcade bullet-hell avoid 'em up, completely remastered and rejuvenated for Nintendo Switch. Read our review.
Japanese Mah-jongg (ITL, $5.00) - You can enjoy Mah-jongg, one of major table games easily with Japanese Mah-jongg. 2 Players mode is enjoying competition with your friend by hiding your hand with single device.
Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Sly Spy (FTE Games, $6.99) - It is the year 199X, Secret Agent Sly must protect the U.S. from a nuclear missile attack from the terrorist organization CWD (Council for World Domination). Play an arcade classic! Secret Agent: Use your jetpack and the golden gun and save the world from Evil.
Nihilumbra (Beautifun Games, $7.99) - Discover the beautiful world of Nihilumbra and join Born on his adventure to find himself whilst trying to escape from his inevitable curse.
Perfect Angle (Ivanovich Games, $9.99) - Challenge your mind with puzzles based on optical illusions. Find the perfect angle by rotating the camera to clean up the chaos and find a shocking story fraught with twists.
Professional Construction - The Simulation (United Independent Entertainment, $39.99) - Experience life on the construction site like the pros, and use heavy equipment and massive machinery. Enter an open world scenario to complete a large variety of assignments. There's no way you can get bored repairing roads and doing so much more. A wide range of heavy construction equipment stands ready for your use. Utilise pavement milling, bulky cement mixers, powerful dump trucks, practical mini excavators and more!
Timberman VS (Forever Entertainment, $1.99) - The game loved by millions of players all around the world - Timberman, now has a brand new, polished axe! Are you world-class wood chopper? Enter the digital forest and find out! Discover the Nintendo Switch version of this classic, casual game - slice and dice trees in an arcade-style, challenge your friends and be the fastest timberman alive!
ACA NEOGEO STAKES WINNER (HAMSTER, $7.99) - "STAKES WINNER" is a realistic jockey action game released in 1995 by SNK. Use skills such as showing the whip, formation split and hyper dash, collect items on the course, and power-up your beloved horse in this multifaceted game. Ride with your horse through a variety of races as you aim to conquer the GI.
Arcade Archives 10-Yard Fight (HAMSTER, $7.99) - "10-Yard Fight" is a sports game released in 1983 by IREM. Players can enjoy American football with its simple but intense play mechanics. Score touchdowns as you play against increasingly powerful opponents. This version also contains the 1984 version of VS 10-Yard Fight with the additional two-player mode.
Animal Super Squad (DoubleMoose, $9.99) - Animal Super Squad is a physics-based adventure game that lets you play as your favorite animal. Speed through a world full of dangers and bananas. Create your own levels, share them with the community, or forget all that nonsense and just play other people’s stuff.
3D Retro Dungeon Puzzle Challenge (Skunk Software, $0.70) - A short puzzle adventure game with unique levels. One of the best games under $1. Only for New Nintendo 3DS.
Wii U eShop
Rainbow Snake (RandomSpin, $0.99) - Eating Food, Snake Painted In Different Colors. Collect a colorful snake and avoid the green walls. Over time, the snake is gaining speed!
Aegis Defenders – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Midnight Deluxe – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 4
Portal Knights – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available May 7
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What are you downloading this week? (233 votes)
Don't Die, Mr Robot! DX
Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Sly Spy
Professional Construction - The Simulation
ACA NEOGEO STAKES WINNER
Arcade Archives 10-Yard Fight
Animal Super Squad
3D Retro Dungeon Puzzle Challenge
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition
Cast of the Seven Godsends
NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja STORM
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 Full Burst
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy
Something else! (Comment below)
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So that's your lot for this week's official update to the North American eShops. Feel free to leave a vote in the poll and a comment below...