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Nintendo Downloads - March 24, 2016

by Donald Theriault - March 24, 2016, 7:11 am PDT
Total comments: 8 Source: Nintendo

At times like this, kids like you should be at home playing Nintendo games!

It’s quite a heavy week for North America on the New 3DS downloads front. The headliner is Hyrule Warriors Legends (with all of its DLC fun later on), which sounds like a good way to destroy the Easter weekend. (If you have an original 3DS or 2DS, well… go read Neal’s review before jumping in.) But before you can bomb some Dodongos, you can enjoy three of the Super Nintendo’s finest including the RPG that defined my gaming preferences (Earthbound), the game that made Rare a BIG DEAL (Donkey Kong Country) and the introduction to one of Nintendo’s best selling franchises (Super Mario Kart).

On the Wii U, it’s Zach Miller Day as we get Yoshi’s Story on the Virtual Console and OH HAY LOOK SHANTAE Risky’s Revenge Director’s Cut representing the eShop. Others may wish to grab Infinity Runner, an intriguing looking sci-fi runner previously found on the PlayStation 4.

Europe gets Hyrule Warriors Legends, and its final New 3DS Virtual Console doubleheader this week hits Donkey Kong Country really hard with the original and Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest. On the Wii U, DO A BARREL ROLL and pick up Star Fox 64 – it’s half off until Zero releases, to boot.

North America

3DS Retail

Hyrule Warriors Legends ($39.99/$49.99, DLC available, download comes with theme and code for Legend Characters DLC for Hyrule Warriors)

Wii U eShop

Shantae: Risky’s Revenge Director’s Cut ($9.99)

Infinity Runner ($6.99)

3DS eShop

Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey In Suburbs #1: Chapters 2 – 4 ($3.99ea)

Witch & Hero 2 ($3.99)

Wii U Virtual Console

Yoshi’s Story (N64) ($9.99)

New 3DS Virtual Console

Earthbound (SNES) ($9.99/$14.09)

Donkey Kong Country (SNES) ($7.99/$11.29)

Super Mario Kart (SNES) ($7.99/$11.29)

Sales and Price Drops

Resident Evil Revelations (Wii U) is $9.99 and Resident Evil Revelations/Mercenaries 3D (3DS) are $4.99 until March 29.

Sega sale: Select 3D Classics are $3.99 and Hatsune Miku Project Mirai DX is $29.99 until April 4.

Atlus titles are on sale: Etrian Odyssey Untold is $9.99, Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold and Stella Glow are $39.99 until April 4.

Natsume titles are on sale from March 25 - March 31.

Life of Pizel is $4.99 (from $9.99) until April1 11.

Skylanders SuperChargers (Portal Owner's Pack) is $24.99 (from $49.99) until April 1.

Adventures of Pip is $7.50 (from $14.99) until March 31.

Japanese Rail Sim Journey In Suburbs #1 is $3.99 (from $7.99) until April 7.

Spongebob Squarepants titles are on sale until March 30.

Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai is $6.70 (from $8.99) until April 14.

Maxe and The Perplexing Orb are on sale until March 31.

Explody Bomb is $0.59 (from $0.99) until March 31.

Joindots titles are on sale until April 7.

Lightwood Games titles are on sale until April 4.

Aqua Moto Racing 3D is $3.99 (from $7.99) until March 31.

Europe

3DS Retail

Hyrule Warriors Legends (€39.99/£34.99: DLC available, download includes theme code and Legend Character pack for Wii U)

Wii U eShop

Shantae: Risky’s Revenge Director’s Cut (€9.99/£6.99)

Infinity Runner (€6.49/£5.89)

Wii U Virtual Console

Star Fox 64 (€9.99/£8.99: €4.99/£4.49 until 21 April)

New 3DS Virtual Console Buy one, get the other 50% off through 31 March)

Donkey Kong Country (SNES) (€7.99/£7.19)

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest (SNES) (€7.99/£7.19)

Sales and Price Drops

Rising Star Games titles including Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward, BitTrip Saga, and Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi are on sale until 31 March.

Johnny’s Payday Panic is €1.99/£1.49 (regular €3.99/£2.99) until 31 March.

Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai is €6.70/£5.70 (regular €8.99/£7.66) until 14 April.

Aqua Moto Racing 3D is €3.99/£3.59 (regular €7.99/£7.19) until 31 March.

Ascent of Kings is €1.49/£1.11 (regular €1.99/£1.49) until 31 March.

Joindots titles are on sale until 7 April.

Lightwood Games titles are on sale until 7 April.

Talkback

fred13March 24, 2016

Dang it!!!
about 2 years ago I assumed that Star Fox 64 would be here very soon and since white pro controllers were on clearance I bought 4 so that my kids and I could play 4 player Star Fox dog fights (yes I own the 3D version on 3DS, but the 4 player mode has been changed a lot and I don't enjoy it) so when I heard that Europe was getting Star Fox this week I was all excited to give Nintendo my $10 and start playing 4 player Star Fox (especially since Star Fox Zero doesn't have a 4 player mode) now I feel crushed.

TheBigKMarch 24, 2016

$12 CAD for a SNES game, I will never get over that ridiculous nonsense. That being said, I am considering EarthBound as much as it pains me to say. I'm out of the house 12 hours a day for work and have a relatively active social life, so most of my gaming is done on my 3DS during my long transit, lunch break, and in bed. I hardly have the time of day to even turn my Wii U on. Maybe this time I'll manage to play EarthBound through to completion! Though I'm still only in the early chapters of my second Fire Emblem campaign and I do intend on getting Revelation once I eventually finish it. Too many RPGs, not enough time...

azekeMarch 24, 2016

Just played demo of Johnny’s Payday Panic.

Yeah, this costs 2 euros at least.

Elite Beat Agents artstyle, cooking minigames with touch controls -- some early DS era right here.

broodwarsMarch 24, 2016

$6.99's not a bad price at all for Infinity Runner. I Platinumed the game on PS4, and it's certainly a fair amount of fun in small doses.

yoshi1001March 25, 2016

Mario Kart makes me wish it had 2-player simultaneous support (even if it did require 2 new 3DS and two copies), though the only mode worth playing that way is Battle Mode (still possibly the best Battle Mode of any game in the series).

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorMarch 25, 2016

Quote from: yoshi1001

Mario Kart makes me wish it had 2-player simultaneous support (even if it did require 2 new 3DS and two copies), though the only mode worth playing that way is Battle Mode (still possibly the best Battle Mode of any game in the series).

We can't even get two-player modes included in GB/GBC games that had them. :(

The NES games allowed it, though, and you'd figure these would be more in line with them than the handheld games.

NES_RPG_NERDMarch 25, 2016

Aaaaaaaaand STILL no Mario Kart 64...

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