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Nintendo Downloads - January 7, 2016

by Donald Theriault - January 7, 2016, 6:30 am EST
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

In which the News Editor reaches his personal boiling point.

As mentioned back in October, the first downloads week of the new quarter features a lot of indie titles for North America. Six different games are releasing across the two systems before we account for the week's Virtual Console games. Among the highlights are the SDK Spriter app for Wii U - there's a demo available, and you can use it to create your own little sprites, perfect for the budding platformer makers. Also, a warning: The Meme Run developers are trying again. Let's see if this game makes it to the end of March. Edit January 15: Nope.

On the Virtual Console, it's Zapper week this week as three NES games that all used the N-Zap 89’s model launch – The Adventures of Bayou Billy, Wild Gunman (noted for its use of baby toys) and Hogan’s Alley, brother.

As previously promised, Europe gets New Super Mario Bros. Wii this week, but also grabs the demo for The Legend of Legacy (releasing next month in Europe by NIS America), and... Drill Dozer. Making its European debut, GameFreak's late era GBA platformer would already be in my cart if I could buy it... but first they came for Zero Mission, and I did not care, for I don't like Metroid. Then they came for Mario RPG, and I did not care, for I could play it in Wii mode. But then they came for Drill Dozer, and there was nobody left to speak for me.

North America

Weeks without 3DS VC release: 45

Next release: 2/27

3DS Retail

Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam (US$39.99/C$49.99: preload, unlocks January 22)

Wii U eShop

Avoider ($1.49)

Bigley's Revenge ($4.99/$6.99)

Discovery ($6.99/$8.99)

Tabletop Gallery ($2.99)

3DS eShop

My Pets ($24.99/$29.99)

Ocean Runner ($2.99)

Wii U Virtual Console

The Adventures of Bayou Billy (NES) ($4.99)

Wild Gunman (NES) ($4.99)

Hogan’s Alley (NES) ($4.99)

3DS Themes

Hatsune Miku: Paper Craft ($1.99/$2.59)

Demos and Trials

SDK Spriter

Sales and Price Drops

EnjoyUp titles are on sale until February 4.

GravBlocks+ is $0.99 (from $3.49) until January 21.

Aqua Moto Racing 3D is $3.99 (from $7.99) until January 28.

Quell Memento is $2.79 (from $3.99) until January 28.

Glory of General The Pacific is $3.99 (from $6.99) until January 28.


Wii U eShop

Temple of Yog (€5.99/£5.39)

3DS eShop

RV-7 My Drone (€1.99/£1.79)

Wii U Virtual Console

New Super Mario Bros Wii (€19.99/£17.99)

Drill Dozer (GBA) (€6.99/£6.29)

3DS Themes

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival (€1.99/£1.79)

Demos and Trials

The Legend of Legacy

Sales and Price Drops

Toto Temple Deluxe is on sale until 20 January.

Mobot Studios titles (Blocky Bot/Paper Monsters Recut) are on sale until 21 January.

Aqua Moto Racing 3D is 50% off until 14 January.

CIRCLE Entertainment titles Quell Memento and Tappingo 2 are on sale until 28 January.


ClexYoshiJanuary 07, 2016

what platform is SDK Spriter for? :o

Wii U, sorry.

BiteThePillowJanuary 08, 2016

A GBA Virtual Console wasn't feasible on 3DS because of the limited hardware, right? The Ambassador Program GBA games don't have the 3DS OS features available in the background as do true Virtual Console releases.

So... there's this New 3DS now, with super-duper better processors. Why the hell is there no GBA Virtual Console on New 3DS??? Does anyone know? I can't imagine that this updated framework can't emulate a 17Mhz ARM processor from 2001 in addition to running its normal operating system functions. 

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