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This week's European downloads - April 7 (Wario Land Wii, Mario & Sonic 3DS and more)

Nintendo eShop (Wii U)

Asdivine Hearts (KEMCO) - €9.99/£8.99

Travel alongside four companions and a cat in a fantasy RPG featuring stunning animated turn-based battles! One year ago, the world of Asdivine was enveloped by a brilliant flash of light. Since that time, the influence of shadow has only continued to grow ever more powerful across the face of the land. Although the event itself was undoubtedly connected with the heavens, few people seem to have realized the far-reaching implications of what transpired. Now turning to the present, a surprising revelation awaits a young man by the name of Zack and his childhood friend, Stella, in the capital from a chubby cat claiming to be none other than the Light Deity and declaring the world to be on the verge of destruction… Asdivine Hearts offers plenty of sub-quests, a battle arena, treasure to dig for, and an enemy guide to complete. By taking puzzle piece-like jewels and setting them in a box known as a rubix, players are able to customize characters! How far can you level and how many millions of damage can you dish out? All these challenges await you and more!

Lovely Planet (tinyBuild Games) - €9.99/£7.99 (€8.49/£6.74 if you downloaded the Lovely Planet Event Preview. Ends May 7.)
With boots of speed on your feet, an infinite supply of bullets for your semi-automatic and the ability to jump over twice your own height, you're well equipped to go up against any enemy on your quest to reach Lovely Planet! Balance between jumping around dodging bullets and taking aim for a better shot at your enemies, don't waste time camping at cover spots and waiting for enemies to pop out - artfully evade the onslaught of bullets and defeat all baddies that stand in your way!

Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus (Askys Games) - €13.34/£12.09
Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus fuses together action adventure and RPG elements with lavish visuals to create a nostalgic world unlike anything you’ve seen before. Navigate your way through hordes of nefarious monsters and massive boss battles in retro pixelated 2D glory! Solve puzzles, converse with locals and gain skills to restore hope to the once peaceful Exidus.

Epic Dumpster Bear (Log Games) - €9.49/£7.49
An evil corporation destroyed his forest forcing him to eat dumpster food to survive. Now it's his turn to take out the trash. Epic Dumpster Bear is an action packed platformer inspired by the 16-bit classics where you play as a dumpster bear with a chip on his shoulder. Over 70 levels filled with tricky platforming, challenging bosses, and secret levels to be discovered. Over 35 unlockable Miiverse stamps and bonus puzzle levels throughout the game that take unique advantage of the Wii U GamePad. Classic platforming action-7 worlds and over 70 levels to complete. Smooth gameplay and precise control. Off TV play. Over 35 unlockable Miiverse Stamps. Bonus levels that take advantage of the Wii U GamePad-Secret Exits and Levels to be discovered. Wii U Pro Controller support.

Super Robo Mouse (RCMADIAX) - €4.49/£4.09
We need your help! ROBO has been captured by the evil BOLTZ CLAN and needs assistance getting him safely to the goal. PLEASE HURRY!

Wario Land: The Shake Dimension (Nintendo, Wii DL) - €19.99/£17.99
Hit the treasure trail and embark on a rescue mission with a difference in Wario Land: The Shake Dimension. When the innocent Queen Merelda is captured, only a hero with determination, strength and courage will be able to rescue her. Enter Wario. He certainly has what it takes to save the day, but not because he cares about the fate of the Queen – he’s only in it for the money!

Legend has it that Queen Merelda’s captor, the ruthless pirate Shake King, is in possession of a wallet that comes with an infinite supply of cash. With his mind on the money, Wario sets out to free the lady in waiting and reap the rewards.

Special offers
99Seconds (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.49/ £1.34 (Ends May 5, normally €2.49/£2.29)
Darts Up (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.49/ £1.34 (Ends May 5, normally €2.49/£2.29)
Rock 'N Racing Off Road (EnjoyUp Games) - €2.99/£2.69 (Ends May 5, normally €5.99/£5.39)
Joe’s Diner (Joindots) - €7.19/£5.39 (Ends April 21, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Kung Fu FIGHT! (Nostatic Software) - €1.49/£1.11 (Ends July 14, normally €1.99/£1.49)
Master Reboot (Wales Interactive) - €5.99/£4.99 (Ends May 5, normally €11.99/£9.99)
Nano Assault Neo (Shin’en Multimedia) - €7.49/£6.70 (Ends April 28, normally €9.99/£8.99)
SteamWorld Dig (Image & Form) - €5.99/£4.49 (Ends April 21, normally €8.99/£6.99)


Nintendo eShop (3DS)

Witch & Hero 2 (CIRCLE Ent.) - €3.99/£3.19

To save the lost witch and hero from the demon lord, the little witch and little hero get to fight again! Witch and Hero 2 is an action game that controls both little witch and little hero at the same time.

The little hero is physically strong and stands up forever no matter how many times he's beaten.

The little witch is weak physically so when the game is over when she's down. When the little hero covers the little witch and fights, they can collect monster's blood from defeated enemies. When the little witch's magic gauge is full, she can use magic to fight back the dangerous enemy. Clear the stage by defeating the boss at certain times in the stage, aim to revenge the demon lord at last.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo, available April 8) - €39.99/£34.99
All of your favourite Mario and Sonic characters are ready to join the fun in Rio de Janeiro, host of the Olympic Games in 2016. Then take the rivalry on the road with this portable collection of supercharged events like Soccer, Table Tennis, or test your skills in a challenging game of Golf.

Frozen (Disney, theme available April 8) - €2.49/£2.29
A Frozen theme featuring Anna, Elsa and Olaf. The snow flutters around as you scroll the Touch Screen.

Mickey & Friends (Disney, theme available April 8) - €2.49/£2.29

A theme featuring Mickey Mouse and his friends. The top screen scrolls through familiar characters like Donald Duck and Goofy.

Stitch (Disney, theme available April 8) - €2.49/£2.29
A theme featuring Stitch. The top screen is a big picture of Stitch, and small images of Stitch and Angel fill the Touch Screen.

The Little Mermaid (Disney, theme available April 8) - €2.49/£2.29
A theme of The Little Mermaid. It features Ariel, Flounder and Sebastian in their undersea paradise.

Special offers
SteamWorld Dig (Image & Form) - €5.99/£4.49 (Ends April 21, normally €8.99/£7.99)
Football Up Online (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.99/£1.79 (Ends May 5, normally €3.99/£3.59)
Funfair Party Games (Joindots) - €4.99/£3.69 (Ends April 21, normally €6.99/£4.99)
Jewel Match 3 (Joindots) - €4.99/£3.99 (Ends April 21, normally €6.99/£4.99)
Pazuru (Joindots) - €4.49/£2.99 (Ends April 21, normally €5.99/£5.39)
Undead Bowling (Joindots) - €5.59/£3.99 (Ends April 21, normally €6.99/£4.99)
The Magic Hammer (Wobbly Tooth) - €2.99/£2.99 (Permanent, was €4.99/£4.49)

Comments

Will download Wario Wii immediately if it comes to NA. Been waiting to play it for years. I guess I could just get the Wii disc...

GET WARIO LAND, EUROPEANS!!!

...*ahem* (sorry bout that)
It's just really really good...

Riiiight ahead of ya- disc version and all

(Seriously, that's like one of my last boxed Wii games I ever bought for how little finances I had for spare time personal things, for what that matters :3)

I must also recommend Wario Land. The hand-drawn animation is still really striking, and it's just plain fun! It's very underrated for how much effort they obviously put into it.

ddark
Mon Apr 04 16 01:57pm
(Updated 2 times)

I feel like Wario Land: Shake It! (that's what they called it here,) never got the fair...uh...shake...that it deserved. If I remember correctly, that year, everyone was crying to Nintendo that they wanted to know where new main series entries in Mario and Zelda were. It almost felt like any game they announced that wasn't one of those two was complained about, or at the very least, shoved aside.

Funny enough, since then, both the Mario and Zelda series have seen more releases (including main entries, remakes of past games, and more spin-offs) but now the masses are crying that they don't want Mario or Zelda. They want Nintendo's other franchises.

I just get this feeling that no matter what Nintendo puts into development, it will somehow always manage to never be what people want. Don't get me wrong, I get that you can't generalize an entire audience and everyone has different tastes, but I've been part of the Nintendo community for decades, and it feels like the loudest always move the goal posts. Every game they announce seems to be ridiculed for being garbage whether it was made because fans asked for it or not and with no regard for whether the developers believe in their vision and are passionate about what they are making. But then years later, bam! Everyone seems to like the game.

With Zelda, it's called the "Zelda Cycle," right? I think it's more like the "Nintendo Cycle."

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