This week's European downloads - April 5 (Spartan, Metropolis: Lux Obscura and more)

Nintendo eShop (Switch)

Spartan (Sinister Cyclops) - €10.99/£9.89

Sparta, 500 BC. The city-state's weapons, armor and gold have mysteriously vanished. Magical portals begin to appear throughout ancient Greece.

You, are King Leo. And your aim is to make whoever is responsible and whatever stands in your way, rue the day they crossed your path.

D/Generation (West Coast) - €9.99/£9.99
In the near future, a company called Genoq has developed a range of bioweapons that have escaped into the company’s headquarters. Your character is a jetpack courier that has to deliver an important package to Genoqs leading researcher, Derrida, and is oblivious to the danger until the doors lock behind him.

Metropolis: Lux Obscura (Sometimes You) - €7.99/£7.19
This city is rotten to the core. You can’t even tell night from day in this hell where big money runs everything. And the best way to prove you’re right is with brute force.

Urban Trial Playground (Tate Multimedia) - €19.99/£17.99
This new installment of the stunt bike racing series is moving the action from city streets, straight to the sunny and colorful beaches of California, mixing in even crazier tricks, flips and combos than ever before. It’s a game of speed, balance and style!

“SAMURAI SHODOWN III” is a fighting game released by SNK in 1995. It is a sequel to SAMURAI SHODOWN II. You can now fill your Rage Gauge, as well as block attacks mid-air. Player characters now have 2 styles to choose from: SLASH and BUST. The ways of battle have greatly expanded.

Animated Jigsaws: Beautiful Japanese Scenery (RAINYFROG) - €8.99/£7.99
Complete animated jigsaw puzzles alone or team up with friends and finish them together! Piece together scenes from some of Japanese most famous places. An easy-to-use interface such as separating edge and inner pieces makes solving puzzles fun and relaxing.

Arcade Archives Ninja-Kid (HAMSTER) - €6.99/£6.29
"Ninja-Kid" is an action game that was released from the UPL in 1984. Players control Ninja-kun who puts a red hood on, and layers move the scaffold consisting of several stairs up, down, left or right, and players defeat the enemy with the shuriken.

Octocopter: Double or Squids (TACS Games) - €2.99/£2.69
Oh no! Part way through their epic battle the Octopus and Submarine have lost their way and sunk to the bottom of the ocean. Can you help them to work together to escape these deadly depths? To complete each level you must navigate the maze without crashing. You won't stop spinning so timing is everything!

Brave the depths alone or race together in up to 4 player split screen action. Can you beat your friends and collect all the squid medals?

Sally's Law (POLARIS-X) - €9.99/£8.99
“Sally’s Law” is the opposite of Murphy’s Law: Anything that can go great will go great!

The game explores the relationship between Sally and her critically ill father. Along the way, Sally experiences great luck and good fortune with the help of a secret helper: her father. Having played the game as Sally, the player can then experience the story through the eyes of her father. Through Following their journey, you will find dad and daughter’s family tie.

Sling Ming (GoodNightBrave) - €11.99/£10.79 (€9.59/£8.63 until April 18)
Grab your helmet, princess, you’re in for the ride of your life! Hook up to the Oxylane, a transit system that lets you fly through the air, swing around corners and defy gravity. Embark on an intergalactic adventure, trace the steps of your missing father and recover the keys to the mysterious vault beneath your castle.

Super Rocket Shootout (Plug In Digital) - €9.99/£8.99
Super Rocket Shootout is a frantic 2D pixelart brawler game, mixing platformer and fighting mechanics. Charming characters, destructible environments, cool weapons and awesome jetpack make this a blast to play alone or with up-to 4 friends.

Zombillie (Forever Entertainment) - €4.99/£4.49
Help Zombillie reach the legendary meat farm! A long road lies ahead: 90 complex levels full of puzzles and traps. So stand on your feet - all 100 of them - and just ride!

MEMBRANE (Perfect Hat Games, available April 6) - €7.99/£7.19
Membrane is a creative-action puzzle game in which you build, bend and break the world around you while experimenting to create your own solutions. Bendy bridges, wobbly ladders and shaky structures are just the beginning of what you'll make to test the limits of this weird, day-glo world!

Downloadable Content

A.O.T. 2: Additional Episode: "Biological Research Scout Mission" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €0.99/£0.89
A.O.T. 2: Additional Episode: "White Out" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €0.99/£0.89
A.O.T. 2: Additional Episode: "Proof of Expertise" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €0.99/£0.89
A.O.T. 2: Additional Reiner Costume: "American Football Outfit" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €3.49/£3.19
A.O.T. 2: Additional Bertholdt Costume: "Pajama Outfit" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €3.49/£3.19
A.O.T. 2: Additional Annie Costume: "Motorcycle Outfit" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €3.49/£3.19
A.O.T. 2: Additional Ymir Costume: "Pirate Outfit" (KOEI TECMO EUROPE) - €3.49/£3.19

LEGO Worlds:  Showcase Collection Pack 1 (WB Games) - Free

LEGO Worlds is an open environment of procedurally-generated Worlds made entirely of LEGO bricks which you can freely manipulate and dynamically populate with LEGO models.

Pinball FX3 - Bethesda Pinball (ZEN Studios) - €10.99/£9.89
Stay alive in the stunning yet hostile environments in three fantastic pinball tables inspired by the most iconic Bethesda franchises.

Chess Ultra X Purling London Olivia Pilling Art Chess (Ripstone Publishing) - €9.99/£7.99
Created by Northern-England based artist Olivia Pilling, each traditional Staunton piece in this set has been given a contemporary make-over with a rich colour palette and abstract design. Inspired by Russian folk art, the Olivia Pilling Art Chess set is incredibly stylish and guaranteed to make a statement on the chess board.

This pack contains a chess set only, which can be used in any environment in the game.

Chess Ultra X Purling London Nette Robinson Art Chess (Ripstone Publishing) - €9.99/£7.99
Created by chess player and artist Nette Robinson, this exquisite chess set was inspired by the striking architecture of two Russian landmarks. The light pieces are based on Moscow’s domed cathedral; Christ the Saviour, whilst the dark pieces represent the patterns and colours of St Basil’s Cathedral.

This pack contains a chess set only, which can be used in any environment in the game.

Chess Ultra X Purling London Mr. Jiver Art Chess (Ripstone Publishing) - €9.99/£7.99
Created by London based street artist Mr. Jiver, this Art Chess set features a distinctive graffiti style painted across each luxury Staunton piece. With a unique combination of vivid colours and masterful spray work, The Mr. Jiver Art Chess set is truly one of a kind.

This pack contains a chess set only, which can be used in any environment in the game.

Chess Ultra X Purling London Olivia Bold Chess (Ripstone Publishing) - €9.99/£7.99
The vibrant hand-carved Staunton pieces unite classic with contemporary and bring a colourful twist to the chess board. Each luxury hardwood piece has been finished with a deep, glossy lacquer and branded with leather felt, making the Bold Chess set a timeless beauty to be treasured.

This pack contains a chess set only, which can be used in any environment in the game.

Pic-a-Pix Deluxe - Classic 04 (Lightwood Games) - €2.99/£2.99
An additional pack of 60 classic black-and-white puzzles in various sizes.

Atelier Lydie & Suelle: Atelier Series BGM Pack (KOEI TECMO, available April 6) - Free
Change your In-Game music with this BGM pack. More than 800 musics are included in this pack.

Atelier Lydie & Suelle: GUST Titles BGM Pack (KOEI TECMO, available April 6) - Free
Change your In-Game music with this BGM pack. More than 100 musics are included in this pack.


Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo) - €59.99/£49.99

Pre-Order until 03/05/2018, 23:59 local time

Game description: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is powering up for the franchise’s debut on Nintendo Switch! The invading Snowmads have locked Donkey Kong Island in a deep freeze, and it’s up to the Kongs to thaw things out!

Exclusively on Nintendo Switch, enjoy a chill new mode as groovy surfing simian Funky Kong!

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (Nintendo) - €59.99/£49.99
Pre-Order until 17/05/2018, 23:59 local time

Game description: Charge into battle with Hyrule’s mightiest legends in Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, exclusively for Nintendo Switch. Cut down entire legions of enemies using powerful, over-the-top Dynasty Warriors-style moves, and switch between multiple fan-favourite characters to enhance your strategies.

#Breakforcist Battle (Lucid Sheep Games) - €7.99/£6.99
Pre-Order until 05/04/2018, 23:59 local time

Game description: Are you hungry!? Introducing an all new version of the cult favourite breakfast/exorcism-themed waffle-busting game, #Breakforcist Battle! Use your magic paddle & ball to rescue breakfast with classic brick-breaking gameplay. Work together with a friend in cooperative play or challenge your friends in an all new competitive battle mode!

12 orbits (Roman Uhlig) - €1.99/£1.75
Pre-Order until 27/04/2018, 11:59 CEST

Game description: 12 orbits is colorful, friendly, fun, and sometimes a little chaotic. You will score goals, color spheres, defend your territory and try to grow as long as possible in 4 varied game modes. It’s you against all comers, or grouped as teams.

Special offers
Xeodrifter (Atooi) - €4.99/£4.49 (ends April 20, normally  €9.99/£8.99)
Grand Prix Rock 'N Racing (EnjoyUp Games) - €6.39/£5.75 (ends April 30, normally €7.99/£7.19)
League of Evil (Ratalaika Games) - €6.39/£5.75 (ends April 15, normally €7.99/£7.19)
Hollow (Forever Entertainment) - €9.99/£8.99 (ends April 19, normally €19.99/£17.99)
Layers of Fear: Legacy (Bloober Team) - €16.99/£15.29 (ends April 22, normally €19.99/£17.99)
The Jackbox Party Pack (Jackbox Games) - €13.64/£12.34 (ends April 19, normally €20.99/£18.99)
Aces of the Luftwaffe - Squadron (HandyGames) - €9.99/£8.99 (ends April 26, normally €14.99/£13.49)

Nintendo eShop (3DS)

Special offers

Farming Simulator 14 (Focus Home Interactive) - €6.79/£5.09 (ends April 12, normally €19.99/£14.99)
Farming Simulator 18 (Focus Home Interactive) - €14.99/£12.49 (ends April 12, normally €29.99/£24.99)
Alphadia (KEMCO) - €4.99/£4.49 (ends April 25, normally €9.99/£8.99)
Battleminer (Woobly Tooth) - €2.79/£2.79 (ends April 19, normally €3.99/£3.99)
Battleminerz (Woobly Tooth) - €3.49/£3.49 (ends April 19, normally €4.99/£4.99)
Chronus Arc (KEMCO) - €4.99/£4.49 (ends April 25, normally €9.99/£8.99)
Darts Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.19/£1.07 (ends April 26, normally €2.99/£2.69)
Football Up 3D (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.97/£1.55 (ends April 26, normally €2.99/£2.36)
Frontier Days Founding Pioneers (CIRCLE Ent.) - €4.49/£4.29 (ends April 26, normally €5.99/£5.79)
Ice Station Z (Woobly Tooth) - €2.09/£2.09 (ends April 19, normally €2.99/£2.99)
Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard (Abylight) - €2.95/£2.66 (ends April 19, normally €7.99/£7.19)
The Legend of Dark Witch - Chronicle 2D ACT (CIRCLE Ent.) - €2.99/£2.99 (ends April 26, normally €3.99/£3.99)
The Magic Hammer (Woobly Tooth) - €2.09/£2.09 (ends April 19, normally €2.99/£2.99)
Toy Stunt Bike (Woobly Tooth) - €2.09/£2.09 (ends April 19, normally €2.99/£2.99)
TOUCH BATTLE TANK - TAG COMBAT - (CIRCLE Ent.) - €2.99/£2.99 (ends April 26, normally €3.99/£3.99)
Witch & Hero (CIRCLE Ent.) - €2.99/£2.99 (ends April 26, normally €3.99/£3.99)
Witch & Hero 2 (CIRCLE Ent.) - €2.99/£2.39 (ends April 26, normally €3.99/£3.19)
My Life on a Farm 3D (Treva Entertainment) - €17.99/£15.99 (Permanent, was €19.99/£17.99)
Shingeki no Kyojin: Humanity in Chains (Atlus) - €19.99/£15.49 (Permanent, was €29.99/£34.99)

Nintendo eShop (Wii U)

Special offers

Swap Blocks (WizByte Games) - €3.49/£2.80 (ends April 16, normally €4.99/£3.99)
Breakout Defense 2 (nuGAME) - €4.89/£4.19 (ends May 3, normally €6.99/£5.99)
Job the Leprechaun (Herrero) - €1.49/£1.34 (ends April 19, normally €2.99/£2.69)
REPTILIAN REBELLION (Herrero) - €1.49/£1.49 (ends April 19, normally €2.99/£2.99)


Another quiet week, for me at least.

Your wallet will thank you.

Want to join this discussion?

You should like, totally log in or sign up!