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Nintendo Downloads - March 17, 2016

by Donald Theriault - March 17, 2016, 6:11 am PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo

It’s stunning they’re letting Knuckles in the Olympics following his positive PED test in 2014.

There’s a heavy retail presence for both Wii U and 3DS this week, with two of the most prominent releases being Pokkén Tournament for Wii U and Mario and Sonic’s biannual crossover sport competition on 3DS. I reviewed Pokkén – note the day one patch, which is part of the reason why we haven’t scored it – and it will serve your need to beat the ever-loving snot out of a rat nicely. If you prefer something intense but with less physical contact, you can take part in the new Olympic golf tournament among other events in Rio.

Both eShops get something quite difficult as well, with Mutant Mudds Super Challenge – perhaps the most discounted launch game in quite a while on the eShop. It’s got two ways to get a loyalty discount PLUS crossbuy. On the Virtual Console front, Earthbound might be next week for New 3DS, but we get import title Dig Dug II this week (as well as City Connection).

Europe gets Pokkén but has to wait a few weeks for the grand trip to Rio, while also taking part in the Mutant Mudds Super Challenge with the same discount opportunities available. (Note that both territories also have the original at 50% off until March 31.) If you still gotta go fast, New 3DS owners can grab F-Zero or Super Mario kart to fill that need for speed.

North America

Wii U Retail

Pokkén Tournament ($59.99/$74.99, midnight ET tonight)

3DS Retail

Mario and Sonic at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games ($39.99/$49.99, preload available, midnight ET tonight)

Hyrule Warriors Legends ($39.99/$49.99, preload, unlocks March 25)

Wii U eShop

U Host ($12.99/$15.99)

Mutant Mudds Super Challenge ($9.99/$12.99, crossbuy with 3DS version, 15% off for owning Mutant Mudds [3DS] or downloading Nindies@Home demo)

Bird Mania Party ($1.99)

3DS eShop

Mutant Mudds Super Challenge ($9.99/$12.99, crossbuy with Wii U version, 15% off for owning Mutant Mudds [3DS] or downloading Nindies@Home demo)

Wii U Virtual Console

Dig Dug II (NES) ($4.99)

City Connection (NES) ($4.99)

3DS Themes

The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess: Light & Twilight

Sales and Price Drops

Mutant Mudds is $4.49 (regular $8.99) through March 31.

Curve Digital titles are on sale until March 31.

Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker is $29.99 (from $39.99) until March 28.

Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) is $4.99 (from $14.99) until March 24.

Johnny's Payday Panic is $1.99 (from $3.99) until March 31.

SmileBASIC is $4.99 (from $9..9) until March 21.

Hold Your Fire: A Game About Responsibility is $0.99 (from $1.99) until April 7.

Rytmik Ultimate is $9.99 (from $17.99) until March 31.

Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D is $4.99 (from $9.99) until March 24.

Tom Create titles are on sale until March 31.

Circle Entertainment titles are on sale until March 31.

Mobot Studios titles are on sale until April 7.

Joindots titles are on sale until March 31.

Europe

Wii U Retail

Pokkén Tournament (€59.99/£49.99, Friday)

Wii U eShop

Mutant Mudds Super Challenge (€9.99/£8.99, crossbuy with 3DS version, €8.49/£7.64 if Mutant Mudds or Nindies@Home demo downloaded)

Paranautical Activity (€9.99/£8.99)

3DS eShop

Mutant Mudds Super Challenge (€9.99/£8.99, crossbuy with Wii U version, €8.49/£7.64 if Mutant Mudds or Nindies@Home demo downloaded)

New 3DS Virtual Console Buy one of this week’s releases, get the other 50% off through 24 March

F-Zero (€7.99/£7.19)

Super Mario Kart (€7.99/£7.19)

3DS Themes

WayForward: Mighty Switch Force, Shantae and Pirates, Rottytops (€1.79/£1.59 ea)

Nnooo: Luchador, Ninja, Western, Zombie (€1.99/£1.29 ea, bundle €4.99/£2.99)

Rainbow: Winter in Centopia, Winx Music and Magic (€1.99/£1.79)

Mercis/CPLG: Miffy & Stars, Miffy & Ducks (€0.99/£0.89 ea)

Studio 100: Maya the Bee (€0.99/£0.89)

Demos and Trials

Petit Novel series: Harvest December

Sales and Price Drops

Capcom titles are on sale: Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Trilogy is €17.99/£14.99 (regular €29.99/£24.99), Ace Attorney Dual Destinies is €11.24/£8.99 (regular €24.99/£19.99), Ducktales Remastered is €5.99/£4.79 (regular €14.99/£11.99) and Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara is €5.24/£4.19 (regular €14.99/£11.99) through 31 March.

Curve Digital titles are on sale through March 31 (Nova-111, OlliOlli [Wii U/3DS], Pumped BMX +, Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones, Ultratron, The Swapper and The Swindle).

Mutant Mudds is €4.49/£4.04 (regular €8.99/£8.09) through 31 March

Rytmik Ultimate is €9.99/£8.99 (regular €17.99/£15.99) through 31 March.

Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D Download Version is €4.99/£4.49 (regular €9.99/£8.99) through 24 March.

Torn Create titles (Escape from Zombie City, Ninja Battle Heroes) are on sale through 31 March.

Joindots titles (Island Flight Simulator, 3D Game Collection, Secret Agent Files: Miami) are on sale through 31 March.

Talkback

CompeauMarch 17, 2016

Ooooh, SmileBasic is on sale.

ejamerMarch 17, 2016

I just noticed that too!


Although I've already downloaded SmileBasic I haven't put much time into creating stuff.  But there are a whole bunch of fun games for SmileBasic where other people did the hard work to create everything and I've simply downloaded and enjoyed playing.


Have others from this site used the app much?  Anyone thinking about buying while it's on sale?  At $5 it's pretty easy to justify - whether you like programming or just seeing what others can create, the app is a solid purchase. As an added bonus, they are supposed to release the winning entries from last year's programming challenge tomorrow.

pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterMarch 17, 2016

Quote:

Curve Digital titles are on sale until Narch 31.

The Donald sure knows how to keep it smooth.

ShyGuyMarch 17, 2016

Knuckles knows how to play the game #followthemoney

ejamerMarch 18, 2016

SmileBasic contest results are out. You can see short descriptions of winning entries (along with the download codes) here:  http://smilebasic.com/en/ogiri4/


Anyone buying the game while it's on sale will probably want to try these free downloads for themselves.

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