This Week’s North American Downloads – Indies, Donkey Kong and Sales

Out this week:

This week the Virtual Console service is shining thanks to the release of six Donkey Kong games from Rare – yes, the Donkey Kong Country trilogy from the SNES for the Wii U and the Donkey Kong Land from the Game Boy for the Nintendo 3DS. There are also few indie games on the eShop including IRONFALL Invasion and Titan Attacks! for the 3DS and GravBlocks+ and Elliot Quest for the Wii U. The DSi is also getting a new DSi Ware game: Around the World in 80 Days, showing that the old online store is not dead yet.

Elliot Quest

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  • Game Description: An adventure/RPG where players can explore the mysterious Urele island in search of an acient demon. Including 5 dungeons to conquer, 16 bosses to defeat and countless of treasures and hidden areas, offering an game inspired by Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.
  • Price: $12.99 (Available on February 28th)

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GravBlocks+

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  • Game Description: A new take on the match-three puzzle genre, where instead of building combos in the old fashioned way, you need stategic planning changing the gravity and getting Multipliers and avoid Destruction Hazards by using Wild Blocks.
  • Price: $4.99

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Donkey Kong Country

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  • Game Description: After a dark and stormy night, Donkey Kong finds all of his bananas stolen by K. Rool and his reptilian crew of Kremlings! Armed with chest-pounding muscle, mighty barrel rolls, and awesome vine-swinging skills, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong set out to face their adversaries!
  • Price: $7.99

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Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest

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  • Game Description:  Kaptain K. Rool and his cutthroat Kremlings have kidnapped Donkey Kong and are holding him ransom at Crocodile Isle for the banana hoard! Who will brave the seas to save our hairy hero?. Enter Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong, and they\’re ready to head out and show their stuff! The two small Kongs are each equipped with their own abilities—Diddy Kong’s Cartwheel can sprint him across a distance, while Dixie Kong’s Helicopter Spin will let her float from high places.
  • Price: $7.99

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Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble

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  • Game Description: Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong have gone missing! As Dixie Kong checks in with the rest of the family, she gets stuck with babysitting duties! But that won\’t stop her from going on her next adventure! Play as Dixie Kong or Kiddy Kong solo, against a friend, or with a friend! Take advantage of each of their unique abilities as they throw each other into action in over 40 levels.
  • Price: $7.99

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IRONFALL Invasion

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  • Game Description: A thrilling third-person shooter where you need to take cover and repel an invasion of Alien Robots. An interesting aspect is you can buy the single player Campaign (featuring 11 levels) and the Multiplayer mode (up to 6 players in 6 different arenas) separately.
  • Price: Free download, $9.99 each mode ($19.98 for the full game)

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Titan Attacks!

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  • Game Description: Drive back aliens across the Solar System in this modern remix of classic arcade shoot\’em\’ups fully packed of new features, stragegies and a stylish neo-retro visuals. Fight across 5 unique worlds and 100 levels on the Earth, the Moon, Mars, Saturn and Titan, earn bounty money and upgrade your ship with new weapons and powers.
  • Price: $9.99

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Luv Me Buddies Wonderland

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  • Game Description: Already released for the Nintendo Wii U, and now enhanced and improved for the Nintendo 3DS, you can have fun with the fantastic Luv Me Buddies puppies and experience a new adventure in a colorful world, discovering many mini-games designed for childen which will entertain, amuse and involve the whole family for moments of pure relaxation.
  • Price: $24.99

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Donkey Kong Land

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  • Game Description: Cranky Kong doesn\’t think Donkey Kong has proven himself to be a hero yet. So, he decides to work out a deal with the closest villain that he knows. K. Rool and his baddies have hidden bananas in new places across Donkey Kong Island in another attempt to outwit the best-friend duo. And the only response is for Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong to go off on another adventure!
  • Price: $3.99

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Donkey Kong Land 2

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  • Game Description:  K. Rool has kidnapped Donkey Kong, and he’s demanding the entire banana hoard as ransom! It’s up to Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong to rescue their kidnapped pal. Play as either Kong and take advantage of their unique abilities. Diddy Kong’s Cartwheel can take out the bulkiest of baddies, while Dixie Kong’s Helicopter Spin will let you hover over some tricky spots.
  • Price: $3.99

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Donkey Kong Land III

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  • Game Description: Fame-and-fortune seekers have journeyed far and wide in search of the fabled Lost World. Eager to find it first, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong set off to discover its entrance, unaware that Baron K. Roolenstein and his Kremling Krew are hot on their tail! Meanwhile, Dixie Kong is left behind to babysit her younger cousin, Kiddy Kong. But that won\’t stop her from answering the call of adventure!
  • Price: $3.99

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  • NES Donkey Kong – $1.99
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: Hunter’s Seal – $1.99 (Available from 28th February)
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: Palicoes 4 Ever – $1.99 (Available from 28th February)

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Around the World in 80 Days

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  • Game Description: Join Phileas Fogg and his companion Passepartout on their journey around the world in  80 days, offering a match-three puzzle game with over 80 levels and several bonus items.
  • Price: 500 Nintendo Points ($4.99)

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Special Offers:

Donkey Kong Special Promotion

Buy any of the Donkey Kong released game on Virtual Console this week and get a 30% on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, being valid until March 3rd.

Nintendo 3DS – Temporal Discounts

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  • 3D MahJongg – Joindot – $3.99 (from $4.99) – Until March 13th
  • Aqua Moto Racing 3D – Zordix AB – $3.99 (from $7.99) – Until March 5th
  • Angry Bunnies – Cypronia – $3.99 (from $8.99) – Until March 31st
  • My Style Studio: Hair Salon – Cypronia – $1.99 (from $4.99) – Until March 31st
  • Color Zen – Cypronia – $1.79 (from $3.99) – Until March 31st
  • Color Zen Kids – Cypronia – $1.79 (from $3.99) – Until March 31st

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Nintendo 3DS – Permanent Discounts

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  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 – Little Orbit – (Details TBA from March 1st)
  • Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom – Little Orbit – (Details TBA from March 1st)
  • Van Helsing sniper Zx100 – EnjoyUp Games – $2.99 (was $6.66)

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Nintendo Wii U – Temporal Discounts

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  • Angry Bunnies: Colossal Carrot Crusade – Cypronia – $3.99 (from $8.99) – Until March 31st
  • Cake Ninja 3: The Legend Continues – Cypronia – $1.99 (from $4.99) – Until March 31st
  • My Style Studio: Hair Salon – Cypronia – $1.99 (from $4.99) – Until March 31st
  • Color Zen – Cypronia – $1.79 (from $3.99) – Until March 31st
  • Color Zen Kids – Cypronia – $1.79 (from $3.99) – Until March 31st
  • TNT Racers – Nitro Machines Edition – Keen Games – $4.99 (from $7.99) – Until March 5th
  • Toon Tanks – Petite Games – $1.49 (from $1.99) – Until March 12th

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Nintendo Wii U – Permanent Discounts

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  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 – Little Orbit – (Details TBA from March 1st)
  • Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom – Little Orbit – (Details TBA from March 1st)

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Eric Weichhart
When it comes to gaming, I don't choose a side nor the budget, but how much fun I will get from playing.