This week is rather light on eShop releases, but if you’re interested in Nintendo’s first cross-buy title between the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS, you’ll want to pick up Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. The game is a puzzle platformer that includes several unique levels from Nintendo, but the real meat of the game is the ability to create your own levels and share them with other players. You can collect stars from players who rate your levels favorably and use that to buy new obstacles to create even more complex puzzles.
Also new this week is OlliOlli, the former PlayStation-exclusive 2D skateboard trick simulator that’s hard as nails and every bit as addicting as the old Tony Hawk games. Be sure to check it out if you like reaching for high scores and doing seemingly impossible tricks.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U on Nintendo 3DS
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars – Get that “aha!” feeling over and over as you guide Minis – toy versions of Nintendo characters – to the exit in each puzzling stage. Tap objects like bridges and springs with the stylus to perfect your strategy. You can even create stages and share them online, and use the new tipping system to reward your favorite creators and unlock more content. Additionally, those who purchase the Wii U version of the game will receive a download code for the Nintendo 3DS version of the game at no additional cost, and vice versa.
OlliOlli – The fun game play of OlliOlli hits the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems, bringing more than 120 tricks and grinds across 50 deviously crafted levels and 250 challenges. Complete all challenges to unlock the super skillful RAD Mode and rack up the biggest combos along the way to rule the leaderboards. If you purchase either the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS version of the game, you get the other version for free!
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
Proun+ – Proun+ is a journey through modern art. Guide a ball racing along a pipe while dodging obstacles. Five different speeds from Relaxed to Speed of Light mean this game is suitable for both casual and hard-core gamers. The jazz-rock music will push you to the limits. Download Proun+ in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS at the introductory price of $5.99.
Azure Striker GUNVOLT – Update – Play the demo or an updated full-game version of this 2D side-scrolling action game on Nintendo 3DS. The hero’s agility and control over lightning creates a fresh approach to the genre that gives the player a unique feeling of speed and power.
Virtual Console on Wii U
SkyKid – Guide friends and rivals to a battle in the skies in one- or two-player mode. Pilot planes up and down against an arsenal of ground and air forces. Keep a steady hand and your eye on the target!
Nintendo eShop Sales:
Nintendo eShop on Wii U
- Tengami is 50 percent off (reduced from $9.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 12.
- Master Reboot is 50 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $7.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 1.
- Darts Up, Rock Zombie and Spy Chameleon from EnjoyUp are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 2.
- PING 1.5+ is 40 percent off (reduced from $4.99 to $2.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 2.
- The Letter and Maze from Treefall Studios are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 13.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
- Space Lift Danger Panic! is 33 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 20.
- Wakedas, Witch & Hero and World Conqueror 3D from Circle Entertainment are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 26.
- Darts Up 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $2.99 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on April 2.
- AeternoBlade is 66 percent off (reduced from $14.99 to $4.99) from March 6 until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 27.
Also new this week:
- Best of Casual Games (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Hollywood Fame: Hidden Object Adventure (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
- Zombie Incident (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)