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Nintendo Download - Febuary 26, 2015

by Bryan Rose - February 26, 2015, 7:30 pm EST
Total comments: 8

The Download's gone bananas.

After a few weeks of lackluster Virtual Console additions, this week is a different story. Nintendo has gone ape, releasing 3 Virtual Console titles for both the Wii U and 3DS! All three SNES Donkey Kong Country games arrive today for the Wii U while all 3 Donkey Kong Land games are landing on the 3DS. If you want more Country action following Tropical Freeze, or if you just can't wait for the latest iteration of Mario vs. Donkey Kong, then these games are almost assuredly the fix for the lull!

Wii U Downloads


Wii U Virtual Console

Donkey Kong Country

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble

Nintendo 3DS Downloads

IronFall: Invasion

Luv Me Buddies Wonderland

Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console

Donkey Kong Land

Donkey Kong Land 2

Donkey Kong Land III

Nintendo DSiWare Downloads

Around the World in 80 Days


Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS:

Buy one or more participating Donkey Kong games for the Virtual Console service on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and get 30 percent off your Nintendo eShop purchase of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (Nintendo 3DS). This offer lasts until March 3 at 8:59 a.m. PT. The same Nintendo Network ID must be linked to your Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems, as well as your Nintendo eShop account, prior to purchase in order to be eligible for the discount.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U:

Angry Bunnies: Colossal Carrot Crusade, Cake Ninja 3: The Legend Continues and more games from Cypronia are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 31.

TNT Racers is 37 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 5.

Toon Tanks is 25 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 12.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS:

3D MahJongg and more games from JoinDot are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 13.

Aqua Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) from Feb. 26 until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 5.


broodwarsFebruary 26, 2015

It's a real pity that Nintendo couldn't cap this off by finally putting Donkey Kong 64 on the Virtual Console, but that would mean actually supporting the N64 VC on Wii U (on top of DK64's existing legal issues). Whatever you may think of that game, the DK collection isn't complete without it.

PhilPhillip Stortzum, February 26, 2015

I'd love a remake instead. It could remove the silly need to get the Nintendo and Rare coins (the former more annoying to get) just to be able to face King K. Rool. It could also fix some other issues, too.

TrueNerdFebruary 27, 2015

DK 64 suuuuuuuuuuucks.

Anyone know if the DK Land games are any good? I've never played them and I can't really find any reviews I trust for em.

broodwarsFebruary 27, 2015

Quote from: TrueNerd

Anyone know if the DK Land games are any good? I've never played them and I can't really find any reviews I trust for em.

IIRC, they're just bastardized ports of the DK Country games so they could run on the GBC. There's really no reason to buy them if you can play the DKC games instead.

broodwarsFebruary 27, 2015

Addendum: According to Wiki the Land games did have their own levels, even if they were using the same characters & concepts as their superior console siblings. So they're not entirely the same games.

azekeFebruary 27, 2015

Donkey Kong Land series has all original levels. See for yourself.

The confusion comes from numerous ports of actual DKC games to handhelds: DKC1 on GBC and DKC1 (again) 2 and 3 on GBA.

fred13February 27, 2015

I played Donkey Kong Land 1 and 3 as a kid. They are very different from the SNES games, but they look and feel similar.
To me they're absolutely worth getting especially at that price $4. I bought Donkey Kong Land 3 last night and I'll probably buy the other 2 this weekend.

Manthony ChopkinsFebruary 27, 2015

I would rather get a discount on another VC game, rather than a discount on games I have already played.

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