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Nintendo Downloads - October 6, 2016

by Donald Theriault - October 6, 2016, 6:10 am EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Nintendo

This is one week of releases that's hardly paper-thin.

As one would expect, the biggest release of the week for most major territories (read: everything but Japan) is Paper Mario: Color Splash. Matt loved the game's humor, while I'm still finding my way through thanks to The Great Preload Mess-Up Of 2016 running it two weeks ahead of schedule for me. And as the last Nintendo-published Wii U exclusive unless something stunning gets pulled out in the next couple of weeks, it marks the sad end of an era.

Other than Color Splash, North American eShoppers also have an interesting Kickstarted title - Ninja Pizza Girl. It's the odd combination of action platforming and food delivery that really sells it. In the Virtual Console space, the Wii U gets to marching with Mario vs Donkey Kong, while I have to ask if you can handle another Mega Man game on New 3DS. (Since the game in question is Mega Man X2, the answer is of course SHO-RYU-KEN.)

The European shops get a twin bill from the plumber this week, as Mario Party: Star Rush crashes into the 3DS along with a companion app that eliminates the need for Download Play for the title. Daan's review has the lowdown for you. Capcom is also bringing the ruckus on the New 3DS VC in Europe, as the two Super Nintendo Breath of Fire titles release with a decent deal.

North America

Wii U Retail

Paper Mario: Color Splash (US$59.99/C$74.99: midnight ET tonight, preload NOT available)

Wii U eShop

Ninja Pizza Girl ($9.99/$12.90)

SKORB ($8.99/$?)

Hurry Up! Bird Hunter ($7.99/$10.99)

PSIBO ($4.99/$5.99)

3DS eShop

Psycho Pigs ($7.99/$10.00)

Epic Word Search Holiday Special ($7.99/$9.99)

Pixel Hunter ($2.99/$3.99)

Wii U Virtual Console

Mario vs Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis ($9.99)

New 3DS Virtual Console

Mega Man X2 ($7.99/$11.29)

DLC

Minecraft: Chinese Mythology Pack ($4.99)

Sales and Price Drops

Rune Factory 4 and Story of Seasons are now permanently $29.99.

Infinity Runner is $3.99 (from $6.99) until November 3.

Hot Rod Racer is $1.49 (from $2.99) until November 1.

Chompy Chomp Chomp Party is $5.99 (from $11.99) until November 3.

Joe's Diner is $5.99 (from $7.99) until October 21.

Christmas Adventure of Rocket Penguin is $1.59 (from $1.99) until October 20.

B3 Game Expo For Bees is $3.99 (from $4.99) until October 19.

Aqua Moto Racing 3D is $5.99 (from $7.99) until October 13.

Word Search by POWGI (3DS / Wii U) is on sale until October 13.

Funfair Party Games is $5.99 (from $7.99) until October 21.

Treva Entertainment titles are on sale until October 20.

The Letter is $0.49 (from $1.99) until November 1.

CIRCLE Ent. titles are on sale until October 27.

Europe

Wii U Retail

Paper Mario: Color Splash (€49.99/£39.99, Friday)

3DS Retail

Mario Party: Star Rush (€39.99/£34.99: Friday release, free companion app available for full multiplayer)

Wii U eShop

ACT IT OUT! A Game of Charades (€9.99/£8.99)

Ninja Pizza Girl (€8.99/£7.99)

Vrog (€4.99/£4.49: €2.49/£2.20 until 20 October)

Ping 1.5+ (€4.49/£3.99)

PSIBO (€4.49/£3.99)

3DS eShop

Epic Word Search Holiday Special (€7.99/£5.99)

PixelMaker (€3.49/£2.99)

Wii U Virtual Console

WarioWare: Smooth Moves (€19.99/£17.99)

New 3DS Virtual Console Buy one of this week's releases and get the other half off through 20 October

Breath of Fire (€7.99/£7.19)

Breath of Fire II (€7.99/£7.19)

3DS Themes All releasing 7 October

DWANGO: Disappearance of Hatsune Miku, Melancholic, Ii Aru Fanclub, Lost One's Weeping, Brain Fluid Explosion Girl (€1.99/£1.79 ea)

Sanrio: Hello Kitty autumn, Comics, cupcakes, Unicorn (€0.99/£0.89 ea)

Wii U DLC

Minecraft: Chinese Mythology Pack (€4.99/£3.99)

Sales and Price Drops

CHASE: Cold Case Investigation has an offer for 20% off on My Nintendo (20 Gold coins)

Infinity Runner is €3.20/£2.79 (regular €6.49/£5.89) until 3 November.

URBAN TRIAL FREESTYLE is €1.49/£1.29 (regular €4.99/£4.49) until 27 October.

Word Search by POWGI (Wii U/3DS) is €5.99/£4.99 (regular €7.99/£5.99) until 13 October.

Aqua Moto Racing 3D is €5.99/£5.39 (regular €7.99/£7.19) until 13 October.

Treva Entertainmet titles are on sale until 20 October.

Joindots titles are on sale until 20 October.

CIRCLE Ent. titles are on sale until 27 October.

Power Disc Slam is permanently lowered to €5.49/£4.99.

Talkback

LemonadeOctober 06, 2016

Chase discount, nice. This is a good time to use gold coins for the first time. Its a good thing I have 20 of them.

It seems strange that the offer is up now when the game doesnt come out for another week.

LucarioOctober 07, 2016

New mario party whoop!

Mop it upOctober 07, 2016

Chinese Mythology pack? Weren't there going to be other Nintendo themes for Minecraft? Or was it always just going to be the Mario one?

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