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Nintendo Downloads - April 2017

Zonic

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Hey look Vroom in the night sky is out now, if you're curious for Magical girl biking.
Part of me wanted to try it since it seemed kind of "stupid, but in a good way"/"so bad it's good", but the few reviews out there seemed to think it was just flat-out bad, especially for $10
 

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Part of me wanted to try it since it seemed kind of "stupid, but in a good way"/"so bad it's good", but the few reviews out there seemed to think it was just flat-out bad, especially for $10
The trailer on the eshop is teeeeeeeerrible.
 

Zonic

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It gave me a Goat Simulator type of vibe, but I wasn't a fan of that game because it felt like a "streaming"/reaction game & the joke stopped being funny a minute after playing because you're expecting it compared to a random glitch in a game that runs fine 99% of the time.

I'll probably just skip it unless it goes on sale for $2 or something.
 

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Part of me wanted to try it since it seemed kind of "stupid, but in a good way"/"so bad it's good", but the few reviews out there seemed to think it was just flat-out bad, especially for $10
There is nothing redeemable about that game at all I'm afraid. Not even from a "watch someone stream it and laugh at it" standpoint. It's just boring.
 

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Pokemon Picross is fine. I didn't pay for it. You just need to take your time, do the daily training to unlock new worlds. If you see it as your daily Picross which takes 5-15 minutes a day, it's great.
I paid $5 for it to show support for the game. I'm almost done with the game but I still do the daily challenge to continue racking up the picrites. The only thing I find annoying is that some of the puzzle challenges are impossible to do without doing a puzzle multiple times and/or memorizing a few key rows. I like it for a different take on the picross e series.

Picross 3D Round 2 is another good game to pick up for those who don't know about it.

Mega Picross will always be my favorite variation.
 

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Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

- LEGO CITY Undercover – Join the Chase! In the LEGO CITY Undercover game, play as Chase McCain, a police officer who’s been tasked with going undercover to hunt down the notorious – and recently escaped – criminal Rex Fury and putting an end to his citywide crime wave. With two player co-op*, friends can explore a sprawling open-world metropolis, with more than 20 unique districts to investigate, car thieves to bust, hilarious movie references to discover, vehicles to drive and hundreds of collectibles. The LEGO CITY Undercover game brings together witty, original storytelling with signature LEGO humor to create a fun-filled experience for players of all ages to enjoy.
- Graceful Explosion Machine – Skillfully pilot the Graceful Explosion Machine, a fighter ship armed with a ludicrously overpowered quad-weapon array. Lost in deep space, you’ll shoot, dash and combo your way through jewel-hued alien worlds, fighting crystalline enemies to find a way home.
- Just Dance 2017 Demo – Dance on the Just Dance 2017 free demo. Grab your friends and family because it’s time to Dance. Bring your best moves to dance to Just Dance 2017 hits.

Virtual Console on Wii U

- World Sports Competition – In this TurboGrafx-16 sports game, compete in six categories of events that include shooting, archery, rowing, swimming, and track & field. The game features Olympics mode, where you play all the events over the course of a few days, and Training mode, where you can choose individual events to play. After practicing in Training mode, go for the gold in Olympics mode and break world records.
- Super Star Soldier – Super Star Soldier is a classic, vertically scrolling shooting game for TurboGrafx-16. The Special Attack Squad, led by the Mother Brain, has launched an all-out invasion of Earth. Take your small-scale fighter, the Neo Caesar, with its arsenal of four regular weapons and two special weapons, and send the aliens back where they belong.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U available this week at http://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

Activities:

Fire Emblem rewards from My Nintendo – Want to get to know more about Takumi, Marth, Eirika and heroes of the Fire Emblem series? My Nintendo is offering fans a 30 percent discount on some classic Fire Emblem games, including a recent entry in the series, Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright.

30 percent discount off Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright (Nintendo 3DS)
30 percent discount off Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (Wii U)
30 percent discount off Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (Wii U)

You can also redeem points to get a Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia digital wallpaper for your smartphone or PC. For more info, check out the latest My Nintendo news here.

Also new this week:

- Vroom in the Night Sky (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- ACA NEOGEO ALPHA MISSION II (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
- Dragon Sinker (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Pinball Breakout (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Animal Gods (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
 

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Nintendo eShop (Switch)

LEGO City Undercover (WB Games) - €59.99/£49.99
Join the Chase! In LEGO CITY Undercover, play as Chase McCain, a police officer who's been tasked with going undercover to hunt down the notorious – and recently escaped – criminal Rex Fury and putting an end to his city-wide crime wave. With two-player co-op, friends can explore the sprawling open-world metropolis that is LEGO City, with more than 20 unique districts to investigate, car thieves to bust, hilarious movie references to discover, vehicles to drive, and hundreds of collectibles. LEGO CITY Undercover brings together witty, original storytelling with signature LEGO humour to create a fun-filled experience for players of all ages to enjoy.

ACA NEOGEO ALPHA MISSION II (Hamster) - €6.99/£6.29
"ALPHA MISSION II" is a shooting game released by SNK in 1991.

The game is a fan-favourite in the genre, and features unique gameplay allowing players to collect and upgrade armour power-ups and switch them out on the fly.

This second entry in the series adds a wealth of new flashy armour power-ups, expanding on the tactical and exciting gameplay the series is known for.

Has-Been Heroes (ELBO) - €24.99/£19.99
Embark on an epic journey with the Has-Been Heroes, a group of legendary champions once celebrated throughout the kingdom - almost forgotten until the King has one more quest, the most epic of them all: TO TAKE THE TWIN PRINCESSES TO SCHOOL!

Graceful Explosion Machine (VertexPop) - €12.99/£9.99
Skillfully pilot the Graceful Explosion Machine, a fighter ship armed with a ludicrously overpowered quad-weapon array! Lost in deep space, you'll shoot, dash and combo your way through jewel-hued alien worlds, fighting crystalline enemies to find a way home.

Just Dance 2017 Demo (Ubisoft) - Free
Just Dance 2017 is more fun to play than ever! Grab your friends and family and start dancing anytime, anywhere, with anyone on Nintendo Switch. Get ready for a crazy music experience with pop megahits, insane J-pop tracks and classic rock songs.


Nintendo eShop (3DS)

Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits (Nintendo, available April 7) - €39.99/£34.99
A sinister force has sparked a war between two Yo-kai factions, Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls, causing chaos throughout the world. Befriend more than 350 new and returning Yo-kai, each with unique personalities, and team up with the heroic cat Yo-kai Hovernyan to travel back in time and save Springdale!

If you purchase the downloadable version of YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits, you can get a special in-game item that lets you encounter Robonyan F in the game and have a chance to befriend him.

Yo-kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls (Nintendo, available April 7) - €39.99/£34.99
A sinister force has sparked a war between two Yo-kai factions, Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls, causing chaos throughout the world. Befriend more than 350 new and returning Yo-kai, each with unique personalities, and team up with the heroic cat Yo-kai Hovernyan to travel back in time and save Springdale!

If you purchase the downloadable version of YO-KAI WATCH 2: Fleshy Souls, you can get a special in-game item that lets you encounter Sailornyan in the game and have a chance to befriend her

Dragon Sinker (KEMCO) - €9.99/£8.99
Join forces with elves and dwarves, and slay the evil dragon, Wyrmvarg in a retro-style fantasy RPG! Set out in search of the legendary weapons to free the world from the rule of Wyrmvarg!

Pic-a-Pix Colour Demo (Lightwood Games) - Free
Pic-a-Pix are exciting logic puzzles that form whimsical pixel-art pictures when solved. Challenging, deductive and artistic, this original Japanese invention offers the ultimate mix of logic, art and fun while providing solvers with many hours of mentally stimulating entertainment. Pic-a-Pix are sometimes known by other names, such as Picross, Nonogram, Paint by Numbers, Griddlers, Hanjie and many more. Pic-a-Pix Colour adds a new dimension to this popular puzzle by using coloured clues to indicate which colour each block should be painted. The new rules add a unique twist to the game's logic and the puzzles produce beautiful, colourful pixel art.

Fairune 2 Demo (CIRCLE Ent.) - Free
Fairune 2 is a fantasy puzzle-solving adventure RPG. Which has you explore the map by solving puzzles, tricks and beating monsters. You are requested by the mysterious book that can say where to find the lost fairy. In this adventure, you encounter the wonderful girl that may lead you to the truth of the world.

Fire Emblem Weeks Sale
All these deals last until April 20.

Just for you offers
Fire Emblem: Awakening (Nintendo) - €31.49/£27.99 (normally €44.99/£39.99)
Fire Emblem Fates (Nintendo) - €31.49/£27.99 (normally €44.99/£39.99)

Add-on Content Sale
Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright (Nintendo) - €13.99/£12.59 (normally €19.99/£17.99)
Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest (Nintendo) - €13.99/£12.59 (normally €19.99/£17.99)
Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation (Nintendo) - €13.99/£12.59 (normally €19.99/£17.99)
Fire Emblem Fates: Map Pack 1 (Nintendo) - €12.59/£11.30 (normally €17.99/£16.19)
Fire Emblem Fates: Map Pack 2 (Nintendo) - €5.59/£5.03 (normally €7.99/£7.19)
Fire Emblem Fates: Map 2 Boo Camp (Nintendo) - €1.74/£1.60 (normally €2.49/£2.29)
Fire Emblem Fates: Map 3 Beach Brawl (Nintendo) - €1.74/£1.60 (normally €2.49/£2.29)
Fire Emblem Fates: Map 4 Ghostly Gold (Nintendo) - €1.74/£1.60 (normally €2.49/£2.29)
Fire Emblem Fates: Map 5 Museum Melee (Nintendo) - €1.74/£1.60 (normally €2.49/£2.29)
Fire Emblem Fates: Map 6 Royal Royale (Nintendo) - €1.74/£1.60 (normally €2.49/£2.29)
Fire Emblem Fates: Map 7 Hidden Truths 1 + 2 (Nintendo) - €3.14/£2.86 (normally €4.49/£4.09)
Fire Emblem Fates: Map 8 Royal Royale (Nintendo) - €1.39/£1.25 (normally €1.99/£1.79)
Fire Emblem Fates: Map 9 Anna on the Run (Nintendo) - €1.39/£1.25 (normally €1.99/£1.79)
Fire Emblem Fates: Map 10 Ballistician Blitz (Nintendo) - €1.39/£1.25 (normally €1.99/£1.79)
Fire Emblem Fates: Map 12 Witches' Trial (Nintendo) - €1.39/£1.25 (normally €1.99/£1.79)
Fire Emblem Fates: I: In Endless Dreams (Nintendo) - €0.34/£0.34 (normally €0.49/£0.49)
Fire Emblem Fates: I: In Endless Dreams (Nintendo) - €1.39/£1.25 (normally €1.99/£1.79)
Fire Emblem Fates: II: Realms Collide (Nintendo) - €1.39/£1.25 (normally €1.99/£1.79)
Fire Emblem Fates: III: The Changing Tide (Nintendo) - €1.39/£1.25 (normally €1.99/£1.79)
Fire Emblem Fates: IV: Light's Sacrifice (Nintendo) - €1.39/£1.25 (normally €1.99/£1.79)
Fire Emblem Fates: V: Endless Dawn (Nintendo) - €1.39/£1.25 (normally €1.99/£1.79)
Fire Emblem Fates: End: Lost in the Waves (Nintendo) - €1.39/£1.25 (normally €1.99/£1.79)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Champions Pack (Nintendo) - €3.49/£3.14 (normally €4.99/£4.49)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Champions of Yore 1 (Nintendo) - €1.39/£1.25 (normally €1.99/£1.79)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Champions of Yore 2 (Nintendo) - €1.39/£1.25 (normally €1.99/£1.79)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Champions of Yore 3 (Nintendo) - €1.39/£1.25 (normally €1.99/£1.79)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Golden Pack (Nintendo) - €4.19/£3.77 (normally €5.99/£5.39)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: The Golden Gaffe (Nintendo) - €1.74/£1.60 (normally €2.49/£2.29)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: EXPonential Growth (Nintendo) - €1.74/£1.60 (normally €2.49/£2.29)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Infinite Regalia (Nintendo) - €1.74/£1.60 (normally €2.49/£2.29)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Scramble Pack (Nintendo) - €4.19/£3.77 (normally €5.99/£5.39)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Harvest Scramble (Nintendo) - €1.74/£1.60 (normally €2.49/£2.29)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Summer Scramble (Nintendo) - €1.74/£1.60 (normally €2.49/£2.29)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Hot-Spring Scramble (Nintendo) - €1.74/£1.60 (normally €2.49/£2.29)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Future Past Pack (Nintendo) - €4.19/£3.77 (normally €5.99/£5.39)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: The Future Past 1 (Nintendo) - €1.74/£1.60 (normally €2.49/£2.29)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: The Future Past 2 (Nintendo) - €1.74/£1.60 (normally €2.49/£2.29)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: The Future Past 3 (Nintendo) - €1.74/£1.60 (normally €2.49/£2.29)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Rogues Pack (Nintendo) - €4.19/£3.77 (normally €5.99/£5.39)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Rogues & Redeemers 1 (Nintendo) - €1.74/£1.60 (normally €2.49/£2.29)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Rogues & Redeemers 2 (Nintendo) - €1.74/£1.60 (normally €2.49/£2.29)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Rogues & Redeemers 3 (Nintendo) - €1.74/£1.60 (normally €2.49/£2.29)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Lost Bloodlines Pack (Nintendo) - €4.19/£3.77 (normally €5.99/£5.39)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Lost Bloodlines 1 (Nintendo) - €1.74/£1.60 (normally €2.49/£2.29)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Lost Bloodlines 2 (Nintendo) - €1.74/£1.60 (normally €2.49/£2.29)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Lost Bloodlines 3 (Nintendo) - €1.74/£1.60 (normally €2.49/£2.29)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Smash Pack (Nintendo) - €4.19/£3.77 (normally €5.99/£5.39)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Smash Brethren 1 (Nintendo) - €1.74/£1.60 (normally €2.49/£2.29)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Smash Brethren 2 (Nintendo) - €1.74/£1.60 (normally €2.49/£2.29)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Smash Brethren 3 (Nintendo) - €1.74/£1.60 (normally €2.49/£2.29)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Challenge Pack (Nintendo) - €4.19/£3.77 (normally €5.99/£5.39)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Death's Embrace (Nintendo) - €1.74/£1.60 (normally €2.49/£2.29)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Five-Anna Firefight (Nintendo) - €1.74/£1.60 (normally €2.49/£2.29)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Roster Rescue (Nintendo) - €1.74/£1.60 (normally €2.49/£2.29)
Fire Emblem Awakening AOC: Apotheosis (Nintendo) - €1.39/£1.25 (normally €1.99/£1.79)

Special offers
3D MahJongg (Joindots) - €3.99/£3.59 (Ends April 20, normally €4.99/£4.49)
Gardenscapes (Joindots) - €6.39/£4.79 (Ends April 20, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Safari Quest (Joindots) - €3.49/£2.49 (Ends April 20, normally €6.99/£4.99)
Murder on the Titanic (Joindots) - €3.99/£2.99 (Ends April 20, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Collide-a-Ball (STARSIGN) - €1.49/£1.49 (Ends April 27, normally €1.99/£1.99)
Ping Pong Trick Shot (STARSIGN) - €1.49/£1.49 (Ends April 27, normally €1.99/£1.99)
Johnny's Payday Panic (Office Create) - €1.99/£1.49 (Ends April 20, normally €3.99/£2.99)
Escape From Zombie City (Tom Create) - €1.49/£1.34 (Ends April 27, normally €2.99/£2.69)
Ninja Battle Heroes (Tom Create) - €0.99/£0.89 (Ends April 27, normally €1.99/£1.79)
Runny Egg (Tom Create) - €0.99/£0.89 (Ends April 27, normally €1.99/£1.79)
Smash Cat Heroes (Tom Create) - €1.24/£0.99 (Ends April 27, normally €2.49/£1.99)


Nintendo 3DS Theme Shop

Yo-kai Watch: Hovernyan (Nintendo) - €1.99/£1.79
This popular Yo-kai from Yo-kai Watch 2 talks when you open software, and moves his eyes when you scroll the Touch Screen!

Yo-kai Watch: Kyubi & Venoct (Nintendo) - €1.99/£1.79
These fan faves have teamed up! Venoct shouts when you open software, and Kyubi shouts when you exit Sleep Mode.

Fire Emblem Weeks Sale
All these deals last until April 20.

Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright (Nintendo) - €1.39/£1.25 (normally €1.99/£1.79)
This theme stars the royal Hoshidan siblings. Its folders feature their family crest, and its music hails from their kingdom.

Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest (Nintendo) - €1.39/£1.25 (normally €1.99/£1.79)
This theme stars the royal Nohrian siblings. Its folders feature their family crest, and its music hails from their kingdom.

Fire Emblem Fates: Two Kingdoms (Nintendo) - €1.39/£1.25 (normally €1.99/£1.79)
Several brave warriors from the kingdoms of Hoshido and Nohr grace this elegant theme. Scroll the Touch Screen to see them all.

Fire Emblem Fates: The Men (Nintendo) - €1.39/£1.25 (normally €1.99/£1.79)
This theme features Leo, Xander, Takumi, and Jakob; just a few of the male characters from Fire Emblem Fates.

Fire Emblem Fates: The Women (Nintendo) - €1.39/£1.25 (normally €1.99/£1.79)
This theme features Corrin, Camilla, Elise, and Oboro; just a few of the female characters from Fire Emblem Fates.


Nintendo eShop (Wii U)

World Sports Competition (Konami, TG-16 VC) - €5.99/£5.39
Play through a total of 18 Olympic events in this action/sports title. Players compete in six categories of events that include shooting, archery, rowing, swimming and track and field. The game features Olympics mode, where you play all the events over the course of a few days, and Training mode, where you can choose individual events to play. After practicing in Training mode, go for the gold in Olympics mode and break world records. Depending on your play time and ability, you can enjoy the game a number of different ways. Gather friends and play in competitions with up to five players to get even more out of this great game.

Y.A.S.G (LSA Games) - €1.99/£1.79
Defend your planet! Y.A.S.G is an old-school arcade shooter, where your goal is to defend your planet from danger. Shoot enemy ships and asteroids that wish to destroy your home. But be aware that some of them can fight back. If your home is destroyed, it's game over. Get as many points as possible. Beat your records. You can always ask a friend to join you - double the player, double the fun!

Pic-a-Pix Colour Demo (Lightwood Games) - Free
Pic-a-Pix are exciting logic puzzles that form whimsical pixel-art pictures when solved. Challenging, deductive and artistic, this original Japanese invention offers the ultimate mix of logic, art and fun while providing solvers with many hours of mentally stimulating entertainment. Pic-a-Pix are sometimes known by other names, such as Picross, Nonogram, Paint by Numbers, Griddlers, Hanjie and many more. Pic-a-Pix Colour adds a new dimension to this popular puzzle by using coloured clues to indicate which colour each block should be painted. The new rules add a unique twist to the game's logic and the puzzles produce beautiful, colourful pixel art.

Fire Emblem Weeks Sale
All these deals last until April 20.

Just for you offers
Fire Emblem (Nintendo, GBA VC) - €4.89/£4.40 (normally €6.99/£6.29)
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (Nintendo, GBA VC) - €4.89/£4.40 (normally €6.99/£6.29)
Fire Emblem (Nintendo, DS VC) - €6.99/£6.29 (normally €9.99/£8.99)

Special offers
BLOK DROP U (RCMADIAX) - €0.50/£0.43 (Ends May 4, normally €1.49/£1.29)
BLOK DROP X TWISTED FUSION (RCMADIAX) - €1.01/£0.91 (Ends May 4, normally €2.99/£2.69)
TABLETOP GALLERY (RCMADIAX) - €1.01/£0.91 (Ends May 4, normally €2.99/£2.69)
Dracula's Legacy (Joindots) - €5.59/£4.19 (Ends April 20, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Jones on Fire (Joindots) - €2.99/£2.29 (Ends April 20, normally €5.99/£4.59)
Queen's Garden (Joindots) - €3.49/£2.74 (Ends April 20, normally €6.99/£5.49)
Grand Prix Rock 'N Racing (EnjoyUp Games) - €3.99/£3.59 (Ends May 4, normally €7.99/£7.19)
VoxelMaker (Nostatic Software) - €4.39/£3.59 (Ends April 13, normally €5.49/£4.49)
 

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I didn't think FE DLC would be on sale again. I tried getting DLC for Fates but couldn't for not playing the game before. How long does it take to have that option? And does it apply for Awakening as well?
right after the opening prologue basically. doesn't take long at all. a few hours if you take your time. it opens up once you can pick the path after chapter 5 (which means 5 maps, most of them really short and straightforward since it's the opening).

similarly fast in Awakening (possibly faster, don't remember)
 

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Hmm. Must...not...buy...GEM...

Must...wait...for Mr. Shifty...

Or...Wonderboy...
 

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right after the opening prologue basically. doesn't take long at all. a few hours if you take your time. it opens up once you can pick the path after chapter 5 (which means 5 maps, most of them really short and straightforward since it's the opening).

similarly fast in Awakening (possibly faster, don't remember)
Fates has 2 packs that have all the DLC? I remember 1 of them not being worth it while the other has significant story DLC, is that right? I think it was DLC pack 2 that is worth getting?

DLC for Awakening is very confusing though. There isn't 1 or 2 packs that have all the DLCs? Which ones are worth getting and which can be ignored?
 

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Any GAF impressions of Graceful Explosion Machine? NintendoLife IMO tends to rate things high and I've also read a couple of luke-warm reviews calling it repetitive. I'd love another cool shooter but perhaps I'm better off with Alpha Mission 2?
 

LiveFromKyoto

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Really happy the TG-16 releases are continuing for the Wii U. I keep expecting them to shut things down any minute, but hopefully this is a sign they're committed to the 13 million Wii Us out there for a few months yet. There are a ton of TG-16 games I'd love to see make the transition.

Star Soldier is freaking awesome, but I've already played it to death. No particular interest in World Sports, but looking forward to more titles ahead (Neutopia II plz).
 

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Super Star Soldier is one of the best TG-16 shmups, people really need to pick it up.

Glad to see Konami continuing to support Wii U VC, just wish I could finally upgrade my copy of Gradius III.
 

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wouldn't country be irrelevant on Switch, considering it's region free and you can make a secondary account with the game's country in 5 minutes?
Sony's PS Vita initially allow multiple accounts. Then they limit it to one account.
What's stopping Nintendo from doing so since 3ds only allowed one account?
 

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Graceful Explosion Machine is a lot of fun.

Maybe they'll bother to release it in my country if it hits the Switch.
Canada right? According Nintendo Canada website it's there but has a "N/A" has it's price: http://www.nintendo.com/en_CA/games/detail/animal-gods-wii-u hmm.

It sucks, but it is just two people from West Virginia. Probably not within their reach to do an international release.
costs them nothing, though. there's countless games in English-only.
It cost $0. IARC is free rating for North America / Europe / Germany / Australia. Hell, even without IARC North America is STILL free. All that is required is getting the eShop game Description translated into French. Which, is easy.

Assuming not a Nintendo Canada eShop issue, being a 2 person team is meaningless and lazy excuse. I am a 1 person team (Well, more like 2 person team with Drop It: Block Paradise).

I released ZaciSa's Last Stand in North America in July 2014. After releasing it and adding updates, I got started on the very long process of getting it out in Europe (I had no idea what I was doing at the time). This included paying over $700 for ratings for PEGI & USK to get it released in all of Europe + Germany. I also took the VERY painstaking task of having every sentence / word in game translated into Spanish, French, Germany & Italian. That took me several boring weeks to adjust in game. Eventually, got rated, got submitted & approved and finally released in Europe (+ Australia once IARC became available later 2015)

If I can do that, then no one has any excuse. Hell, Nintendo has since made the process of submitting games/etc much easier. Their online dev portal has been made better, no longer do I have to fill out long excel files. IARC is integrated so already got a free rating for the world.
 

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With the current sale I bought Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon today. Since it is the only FE released in the West that I don't own, I thought it was an opportune time, even though I won't play it till after Echoes.

However I did try it out briefly and I have to say so far I am not enjoying DS Virtual Console. I don't yet know how to position the screens. Anyway, I hope I will get used to it.


What I did love, however, was going back to the Wii U eShop and hearing nice music. Reminds me how much the Switch eShop could still be improved.
 

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Provisional European PR:

Nintendo Switch

- Mr. Shifty (tinyBuild Games) - €14.99
- The Jackbox Party Pack 3 (Jackbox Games Inc.) - €23.99
- Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge (Hamster Co.) - NeoGeo - €6.99/£6.29
- I am Setsuna DLC - Temporal Battle Arena - Free
- Puyo Puyo Tetris Demo - Sega

Wii U

- Absolutely Unstoppable MineRun (Yappa Pie) - €TBD
- The Stonecutter (Brave Rock Games) - €1.12
 

deadfolk

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Anyone know if a UK eShop code for a game will work on an EU account? Specifically Ireland. I know currency codes will not, but not sure about games.

Debating getting MK8D digitally from amazon.co.uk.

EDIT: Nintendo direct 12th April. 3DS and Switch, focus on Arms and Splatoon 2.
 

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Thanks guys. They are already checking it out & uploading user levels to my servers. It's neat seeing what they try to create.

Awesome for Jackbox. I love that games. Totally getting this one.
 

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Any GAF impressions of Graceful Explosion Machine? NintendoLife IMO tends to rate things high and I've also read a couple of luke-warm reviews calling it repetitive. I'd love another cool shooter but perhaps I'm better off with Alpha Mission 2?
Got it a few days ago and I love it. I'm working through the first world trying to get at least B ranks on everything right now.

The competing forces of a main cannon that overheats if overused, energy requirements for your three aux weapons (energy sword, missiles, and the sniper for taking out big enemies from a distance), and the spawning of new enemies feels really well-balanced. I managed to combo an entire phase of a level once only to die later—it felt really good but also drove me to go back and try again immediately.

Disclaimer: I don't have a ton of experience with shooters, so maybe the genre has better. This one has got me right now though. Good stuff.

EDIT: Soundtrack is coming out soon too. https://robbyduguay.bandcamp.com/album/graceful-explosion-machine-original-soundtrack
 

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YEESSSSSSSSS, Bye Bye Box Boy is out today, along with a Free to Start version of Team Kirby Clash Deluxe.

Edit: Puyo Puyo Tetris demo hitting the US eShop today.
 
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Got it a few days ago and I love it. I'm working through the first world trying to get at least B ranks on everything right now.

The competing forces of a main cannon that overheats if overused, energy requirements for your three aux weapons (energy sword, missiles, and the sniper for taking out big enemies from a distance), and the spawning of new enemies feels really well-balanced. I managed to combo an entire phase of a level once only to die later—it felt really good but also drove me to go back and try again immediately.

Disclaimer: I don't have a ton of experience with shooters, so maybe the genre has better. This one has got me right now though. Good stuff.

EDIT: Soundtrack is coming out soon too. https://robbyduguay.bandcamp.com/album/graceful-explosion-machine-original-soundtrack

Yeah this game is a joy to play. Getting better and besting old highs chores has been pretty fun so far. The mechanics you described all work really well.