Weekend NintyBeats — The Homely Western Planet

The music of Nintendo games make them truly remarkable and memorable. To show our love of the music, every Friday we share a selection of tracks from various Nintendo titles, new and old.

In past NintyBeats, I may have neglected to give indie games the attention they deserve (possibly; even I don’t read these things). So this week, ’tis the time to focus on the music of three of Nintendo’s finest indie titles.

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By | 2016-01-31T01:39:23+00:00 January 29th, 2016|Features, Weekend NintyBeats|0 Comments

Weekend NintyBeats – Dia De Los Muertos Edition

The music of Nintendo games make them truly remarkable and memorable. To show our love of the music, every Friday we share a selection of tracks from various Nintendo titles, new and old.

It’s nearly that time of year once again, when tiny ghosts and ghouls roams the streets to fill up on treats. This is also the time of year to celebrate those who we have lost in Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), so we thought we might share with you all some pieces of music to set this mood.

Be prepared for NintyBeats Dia De Los Muertos Edition after the break!

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By | 2015-10-27T19:11:01+00:00 October 30th, 2015|Features, Nintendo, Weekend NintyBeats, Wii U|0 Comments

Nintendo Strikes Big at Japan Expo 2014

Are you in or around Paris this week? Well you’re in luck, if you are a Nintendo gamer of course, as Nintendo have announced their lineup for Japan Expo this year which takes place at the Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center in Paris from 2nd July to 6th July 2014. (more…)

Armadillos, Luchador and More in this Week’s EU eShop Downloads

This week sure seems like a very exciting week for those eShopers within the UK. We have luchador platforming action, armadillo rolling, Chibi-Robo photography and a heck of a lot more this week on the European eShop!

Nintendo 3DS

  • Chibi-Robo! Let’s Go, Photo! (Nintendo)
    Nintendo 3DS (Download) – 03/07/14 – €12.99 / £11.69 / CHF18.20
    The Curator dreams of immortalising real-world objects as NostalJunk to put on display, and it’s your job as Chibi-Robo to help him fill his Exhibition rooms with your very own photographs! Using your Nintendo 3DS or 2DS cameras, line up in-game shapes with real-life objects, take a snap, then watch them be transformed into the coveted NostalJunk! Explore the human world as the helpful robot hero and see things from a new – and Chibi – perspective, as you meet a cast of colourful and hilarious characters, including a sushi-slinging squid, a high-flying super hero, and an eccentric pair of chefs. Solve their problems and clean up the world to earn Happy points to buy Silhouette films for your camera. The more happiness you spread, the faster you can realise The Curator’s dream of having as many NostalJunk aficionados admire his exhibits as possible.
    Chibi-Robo eShop
  • Quell Reflect (CIRCLE Ent.)
    Nintendo 3DS (Download) – 03/07/14 – €3.99 / £3.49 / CHF5.00

    Quell Reflect is an enchanting game of logic, which has taken the puzzle world by storm. Put your brain to the test with this charming puzzle game that features over 100 levels of addictive, lateral thinking. Featuring a
    beautiful exclusive soundtrack by Steven Cravis, Quell Reflect is a deceptively simple, and easy to pickup game that will test your brain in new ways. Be prepared to lose yourself in this entrancing Zen classic! Fall in love with Quell today!
  • Pokémon Art Academy (Nintendo)
    Nintendo 3DS (Card/Download) – 04/07/14 – €34.99/£29.99/CHF44.90

    Grab your stylus and start your Pokémon-drawing journey in Pokémon Art Academy, only on Nintendo 3DS family systems! This Pokémon-themed iteration of the Art Academy series offers budding illustrators and Pokémon fans alike 40 lessons to learn how to paint, sketch and draw with beloved Pokémon characters.
    Pokemon Art Academy eShop
  • Squids Odyssey (The Game Bakers)
    Nintendo 3DS (Download) – 03/07/14 – €12.99 / £9.99 / CHF15.99
    Squids Odyssey is a unique mix of action strategy and RPG: build your team of Squid heroes for epic turn-based battles against corrupted crabs and shrimps! Steev and the rest of the Squids are in danger! An infectious black ooze is corrupting their world. The band of unlikely heroes need to fight back to save their kingdoms!
    Special offer: If you downloaded Squids Odyssey on Nintendo 3DS™, you can download Squids Odyssey from Nintendo eShop on Wii U for free! (Your Wii U™ and Nintendo 3DS must be linked with the same Nintendo Network ID.)

Wii U

  • Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (Drinkbox Studios)
    Wii U (Download) – 02/07/2014 – €13.99 / £11.99 / CHF17.25

    Guacamelee! STCE is a Metroidvania-style action-platformer set in a magical world inspired by traditional Mexican culture and folklore. The game features melee combat, parallel dimensions and same-screen co-op. This new Super Turbo Championship Edition also includes extra abilities, more level content and enhanced graphics. Also chickens.
    Guacamelee eShop
  • Flowerworks HD: Follie’s Adventure (NOCTURNAL)
    Wii U
     (Download) – 03/07/14 – €2.50/£2.00/CHF3.50 until 31/07/14 23:59 UTC. Regular price is €5.00/£4.00/CHF7.00
    During a routine space trip, Follie’s ship mysteriously malfunctions and crash lands on Elilia, losing all her precious Flowerwork seeds. Before long, her very sanity is threatened by drab surroundings and uncooperative gnomes. Help Follie find her seeds, use Flowerworks to transform her surroundings and show those gnomes who is boss on the way to unlocking the secret of Elilia. Flowerworks HD has 5 difficulty levels to cater to all skill levels, but beware – becoming a Flowerworks master in this 20hr puzzle/adventure game is not for the faint of heart! Flowerworks HD is a high-definition, 1080p/60fps remastered version of the WiiWare release Flowerworks. Flowerworks HD supports two-player cooperative play, off-TV play and supports both the Wii U™ Pro Controller and Wii Remote™.
  • Armillo (Fuzzy Wuzzy Games)
    Wii U (Download) – 03/07/14 – €4.50/£4.00/CHF6.50 until 24/07/14 23:59 UTC. Regular price is €6.00/£5.50/CHF8.50

    Armillo is a rolling platforming game with a sci-fi parallel universe theme. Roll around in spherical 3D worlds. Then enter a bonus stage on the moon. There’s also the evil parallel universe and special 2D speed-run inspired levels. Lots of unexpected deadly twists, and surprises await!
    Armillo eShop

Wii U Virtual Console

  • Adventure Island (KONAMI)
    Wii U (Virtual Console-NES) – 03/07/14 €4.99/£3.49/CHF7.00

    An evil witch doctor has kidnapped Master Higgins’ true love, Tina! You must venture through eight perilous areas filled with enemies determined to stop you. As if that wasn’t tough enough, Master Higgins loses vitality over time; so he must grab fruit, milk and whatever other goodies he can as he races towards his goal. Smash eggs to find useful items like the axe and skateboard to help you progress. At the end of each stage, face off against the witch doctor’s various guises. Go, Master Higgins, go!This is the US version of the game.

Special Offers

  • Tappingo (CIRCLE Ent.)  – Nintendo 3DS (Download) Nintendo eShop from 03/07/14 €1.99 / £1.69 / CHF2.69 until 17/07/14 23:59 UTC. Regular price is €2.99 / £2.49 / CHF4.00
  • Doodle Jump Adventures (Avanquest) – Nintendo 3DS (Card/Download) Nintendo eShop from 03/07/14 €12.99 / £9.99 / CHF16.00 until 17/07/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €24.99 / £19.99 / CHF31.9
  • Kung Fu Rabbit (Neko Entertainment) – Wii U (Download) Nintendo eShop from 03/07/14 €2.49 / £2.19 / CHF3.50 until 10/07/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €4.99 / £4.49 / CHF7.00
  • Kung Fu Rabbit (Nekko Entertainment) – Nintendo 3DS (Download) Nintendo eShop from 03/07/14 €2.49 / £2.19 / CHF3.50 until 10/07/14 23:59 local time. Regular price is €4.99 / £4.49 / CHF7.00

Phew, now that’s a lot of digital content, guaranteeing to fulfil your shopaholic needs. Remember, the download exclusive titles are generally released on Thursdays, whereas the Digital and Retail titles will be released on Fridays.

What eShop games will you purchase this week? Personally, I’ll be going for Armillo and perhaps Guacamelee.

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