Nintendo eShop Discount Sale Makes A Bunch Of Games Cheaper

By Ishaan . May 2, 2013 . 8:30am

Nintendo 3DS eShop Update (NA):


A number of Nintendo 3DS games are currently on sale on the Nintendo eShop in North America until May 9th. You can find the full list of discounted titles below:


Nano Assault EX – $9.99 (down from $14.99)

Art of Balance TOUCH! – $4.99 (down from $6.99)

Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! – $3.49 (down from $4.99)

Tokyo Crash Mobs – $4.99 (down from $5.99)

Fluidity: Spin Cycle– $7.99 (down from $10.99)

Pushmo – $4.99 (down from $6.99)

Dillon’s Rolling Western – $6.99 (down from $9.99)

3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure – $4.99 (down from $6.99)

Marvel Pinball 3D – $3.99 (down from $7.99)


Meanwhile, the price for Code of Princess has been dropped from $39.99 to $29.99. Additionally, all three Guild 01 games from Level 5 are still on sale as well.


Also available this week is Balloon Fight on the 3DS Virtual Console.


Wii U eShop Update (NA):


This week’s eShop update sees Pac-Man and Mega Man added to the Wii U Virtual Console. Additionally, all of the Marvel tables in Zen Pinball 2 are available for 50% off until May 9th.


You can view this week’s full North American eShop update at this link.


Nintendo 3DS eShop Update (EU):


Dungeon crawler Picdun 2: Witch’s Curse makes its way to Europe this week. The game is available for €4.99/£4.49. You can read more about the game here.


Meanwhile, 3DS Virtual Console gets four new games, all of which have Download Play enabled, which means you’ll be able to play them with a friend who doesn’t have his own copy. These are:

Balloon Fight – €3.99/£3.59

Ice Climber –  €4.99/£4.49

Mario & Yoshi– €4.99/£4.49

Super C – €4.99/£4.49


Meanwhile, Circle Entertainment’s Publisher Dream is available as a downloadable game in Europe this week for both DSiWare and Nintendo eShop. The game costs €1.99/£1.79. Additionally, Marvel Pinball 3D is on sale for €3.49/£2.99 (down from €6.99/£6.29).


Wii U eShop Update:


Like in North America, Zen Pinball 2’s Marvel tables are on sale at a discounted price until May 9th. Additionally, Mega Man (€4.99/£3.49) and Pac-Man (€4.99/£3.49) are both available on the Wii U Virtual Console today.


  • Got Pushmo about two days ago upon seeing that it went down in price. Doesn’t seem like it’s a permanent cut, but still a good buy nonetheless.

    • Ethan_Twain

      If you can figure out how to do the car in world 6, please share :(

      • Ah~~ I just cleared it some hours ago. I’m assuming you mean the red car from tab 7; 6 is just random pictures.

        Here’s a hint for starters: Step on the black pull-out switch and bring out all the black pieces; push the gray pieces inside the wheels back all the way in; now you can side-push the two vertical “walls” of the wheels to adjust their depth. Adjust one wall to depth 1 (green) and after that, pull out the lower gray piece to depth 2 (yellow). Now you can jump onto that depth-1 wall diagonally from the gray depth-2 piece. You can do it to both wheels, so try working further from there, but be careful not to accidentally press the pull-out switch again.

        • Ethan_Twain

          Can I give this, like, a million upvotes?

          Sorry Ishaan, I have a new favorite Siliconera mod. This puzzle was defeating me hardcore.

  • Time for me to finally get Pushmo it seems.

    • AuraGuyChris

      I’ll get Dillon’s Rolling Western as well. Sweet.

  • sandra10

    Does Nano Assault control fine without the second analog?

    • It works fine, but you might want to check around to see if they’ve improved their framerate. The original, non-enhanced retail version had a bit of stuttering that was always kind of bothersome. I’m not sure if they fixed that in this version.

      • Enzo

        If I recall correct, and mind me that I haven’t played the original retail version, Nano Assault EX runs fine.

        • Oh? That’s nice. I thought the original was decent, but the framerate was pretty unstable. (Still nowhere near $40 worth, though, so it’s good that it’s an eShop game, like it always should’ve been.)

  • Brian

    you know I think its finally time I got Dillon’s rolling western, it looks like a fun game :)

  • Brimfyre

    So it’s true. Nintendo will stick to about the same release list as the Wii.

    This is a big mistake on Nintendo’s part. There is no sense in stretching out the release dates of the VC. It’s just a bad bad idea.

    Is this a Marketing problem or what? Who keeps making these bone head decisions?

  • Ethan_Twain

    Yes, sale on Fluidity! That’s a game I should have bought and never did. Now I shall.

  • Are there any good eshop games?

    • neo_firenze

      Yeah, quite a few. Highlights for me include:

      Dillon’s Rolling Western
      Ketzal’s Corridors
      Sakura Samurai
      Crimson Shroud (the other Guild 01 localized games, Aero Porter and Liberation Maiden, aren’t bad either)
      Mighty Switch Force

      And several of the cross-compatible DSi/3DS games:
      Cave Story

      • The-Beast

        vvvvvv is a 3DS title and Cave Story also has two 3DS exclusive games, one in 3D and only available on cartridge and one in 2D only available at the eShop.

    • Games I have that I think are worth it;


      Colors 3D (If you like to draw)

      Crimson Shroud (3DS Ware)

      Denpa Men: They Come By Wave (RPG)

      Dillion’s Rolling Western (Action/Tower Defence)

      Gunman Clive (Cowboy Mega Man. Also on phones but much more fun with real buttons)

      Ketzal’s Corridors (Puzzle Game)

      Liberation Maiden (Zone of the Enders-like game)

      Pushmo (Puzzle Game)

      Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword (Action Game)

      VVVVVV (Can also get it on Steam and such, but still a great game)

      Zen Pinball 3D (Would be better if it had DLC tables, but I got a lot of play out of it)

      -DSiWare games:

      Birds & Beans (Puzzle)

      Bomberman Blitz

      Cave Story

      Earthworm Jim

      Mario vs Donkey Kong: Minis March Again (Puzzle)

      PiCTOBiTS (Really fun Puzzle Game)

      Tetris Party Live

      3D Classics:

      Kid Icarus 3D

      Game Gear:

      Dragon Crystal (Roguelike)

      Shinobi (Really hard action game)

      -Game Boy Color:

      Game & Watch Gallery 2 (A Collection of revamped G&W games)

      Legend of the River King (Fishing RPG)

      Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX

      Wario Land 2

      -Game Boy:

      Alleyway (Arkanoid style brick-breaker game)

      Avenging Spirit (Platformer)

      Donkey Kong ’94

      Dr. Mario

      Game & Watch Gallery (First G&W revamp title)

      Gargoyle’s Quest (Platformer/RPG)

      Kirby’s Ball Block (Kirby themed Brick-breaker game)

      Kirby’s Pinball Land

      Mega Man: Dr. Wily’s Revenge

      Metroid II

      Quarth (Puzzle Game)

      Super Mario Land

      Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

      Tumble Pop (Action/Platformer)

      Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3

      Not an extensive list, since I haven’t played everything, and it’s all just my opinion, but I’d say there are more than a few games worth downloading on 3DS.

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