Nintendo releases new games and specials on the European (and Australian) eShop each Thursday, and this week has some excellent games to choose from. There’s platforming, puzzle games, Virtual Console racing, and new DLC for Hyrule Warriors.
Check out the latest releases for the European eShop below and let us know which games you’ll be picking up.
Wii U eShop
- Twisted Fusion (Leuvsion, €5.00 / £4.00) – this Wii U-exclusive is an adventure/platformer title that was funded on Kickstarter in 2014. With GamePad support for single or dual-screen play, plus added extras like monster breeding, the game sees you play the role of Cora, a dual water-gun wielding heroine, on her open-world adventure.
- Gravity+ (Nitrolic Games, €6.49 / £5.89) – a puzzle game that’s purportedly suitable for all ages, here you guide a robot through over 20 stages while manipulating gravity to avoid traps and obstacles. It also includes challenges and online leaderboards.
- Pinball Breakout (nuGAME, €7.00 / £6.00) – combining block-breaking gameplay with pinball mechanics plus a multiplayer mode for good measure.
Wii U Virtual Console
- F-Zero X (Nintendo, €9.99 / £8.99) – this sequel to the classic SNES racing game originally came to the Nintendo 64 in 1998. It’s a futuristic racing game full of speed, memorable track designs and all-round fun. This is the 60Hz version, too.
Wii U DLC
- Hyrule Warriors: A Link Between Worlds Pack (Nintendo, included with season pass, €4.99 / £4.49 Wii U only or €8.99 / £8.09 with 3DS version) – Available from 1pm UK / 2pm CET on 31st October.
- Gravity+ Level Editor (Nitrolic Games, €3.99 / £3.59)
Wii U eShop Temporary Discount
- Gear Gauntlet (Crystalline Green, €4.99 / £3.99 until 10th November, normally €9.99 / £7.99)
- Frankenstein – Master of Death (Joindots, €6.39 / £4.79 until 17th November, normally €7.99 / £5.99)
- Joe’s Diner (Joindots, €6.39 / £4.79 until 17th November, normally €7.99 / £5.99)
- Suspension Railroad Simulator (Joindots, €6.39 / £4.79 until 17th November, normally €7.99 / £5.99)
- 360 Breakout (nuGAME, €5.00 / £4.50 until 30th November, normally €7.00 / £6.00)
- Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers (GameMill Entertainment, €29.99 / £19.99) – this side-scrolling brawler mashes together popular Cartoon Network characters like Finn, Mordecai and Clarence.
- Collide-a-Ball (Starsign, €1.99 / £1.99) – a puzzle game with a 3D isometric view where you manipulate ramps, blocks and other objects before releasing two balls, aiming for both to arrive at the goal simultaneously. Check out our Collide-a-Ball review for more details.
- Ice Station Z (Wobbly Tooth, €2.99 / £2.99) – this survival game is set in the Arctic, where you’ll be tasked with scavenging and surviving in a dangerous location.
- Unlucky Mage (KEMCO, €9.99 / £8.99) – when kingdoms are in conflict, a mysterious loner must save the world in this retro-inspired RPG.
New Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
- Mario’s Super Picross (Nintendo, €7.99 / £7.19) – this 1995 SNES game was only released in Japan (until a Wii VC release in 2007). It’s a well-received Picross puzzle game, where you’ll reveal pictures by using numbers to show or hide squares. You can also play as Wario, which adds changes to the gameplay to mix things up a little.
3DS Retail Download
- SEGA 3D Classics Collection (SEGA, €29.99 / £24.99) – this game collates nine classic SEGA titles, from Sonic the Hedgehog to Altered beast, and includes four titles appearing outside of Japan for the first time. Note: available from 4th November.
- Hyrule Warriors Legends: A Link Between Worlds Pack (Nintendo, included with season pass, €6.99 / £6.29 3DS only or €8.99 / £8.09 with Wii U version) – Available from 1pm UK / 2pm CET on 31st October.
3DS eShop Temporary Discounts
- Funfair Party Games (Joindots, €5.59 / £3.99 until 17th November, normally €6.99 / £4.99)
- Jewel Match 3 (Joindots, €5.59 / £3.99 until 17th November, normally €6.99 / £4.99)
- Pazuru (Joindots, €4.79 / £3.19 until 17th November, normally €5.99 / £3.99)
3DS HOME Themes
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf Autumn Leaves (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79)
- Sonic Bundle #3 (SEGA, €4.99 / £4.49) – Includes Sonic series: Cute Style, Sonic series: Shadow Style and Sonic series: Silver Style.
- Sonic series: Cute Style (SEGA, €1.99 / £1.79)
- Sonic series: Shadow Style (SEGA, €1.99 / £1.79)
- Sonic series: Silver Style (SEGA, €1.99 / £1.79)
- Hello Kitty Birthday (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)
- Mimmy gives a present to Kitty (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)
- Kitty takes a selfie with friends (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)
- Hello Kitty plays with origami (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)
- Hello Kitty Thanksgiving Day (Sanrio, €0.99 / £0.89)
- Go MIFFY by Mercis (Mercis / CPLG, €0.99 / £0.89)
- Miffy with stripes or spots? by Mercis (Mercis / CPLG, €0.99 / £0.89)