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Nintendo Download: February 26-March 4, 2015.
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February 26, 2015, 17:58:55
February 26, 2015 – What's this? You want Donkey Kong games, you say? Have SIX! The DKC Trilogy hits the Wii U eShop and the DK Land Trilogy hits the 3DS eShop this week! See all of this week's deals at noon eastern at your favorite digital storefront.

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This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

IRONFALL Invasion – IRONFALL Invasion is a thrilling third-person shooter with single-player campaign and multiplayer modes. Equipped with an arsenal of destructive weapons, take cover and repel an invasion of alien robots. Play for free or purchase DLC starting today in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Click here to view a trailer for the game.

Titan Attacks! – The Titans are invading! Single-handedly turn back the invading Titan army, drive back the aliens across the Solar System and finally defeat them on their home world. Click here to view a trailer for this modern remix of classic arcade shoot-’em-ups.

Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS

Donkey Kong Land – Making a bet with Cranky Kong is never wise. In this Game Boy adventure, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong must set off on another adventure to retrieve their banana hoard from the evil K. Rool’s clutches. Swing, roll, jump and barrel blast through four worlds that are swarming with returning and original enemies.

Donkey Kong Land 2 – K. Rool has kidnapped Donkey Kong and he’s demanding the entire banana hoard as ransom! In this Game Boy classic, play as either Diddy Kong or Dixie Kong and take advantage of their unique abilities in more than 40 levels of nonstop platforming action. Keep an eye out for some friendly faces (and some shiny collectibles) to help you out.

Donkey Kong Land III – Dixie Kong has been left behind to babysit her younger cousin, Kiddy Kong. But that won’t stop her from seeking adventure in this Game Boy game. Help Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong through 36 Kremling-infested levels, each containing secret areas, bonus levels and collectibles. Maybe they’ll even find the entrance to the hidden Lost World!

Virtual Console on Wii U

Donkey Kong Country – Armed with chest-pounding muscle, mighty barrel rolls and awesome vine-swinging skills, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong set out to face K. Rool and his reptilian crew of Kremlings in this Super NES masterpiece! Play solo, compete with a friend or play cooperatively with a friend in more than 100 levels filled with collectibles and hidden bonus areas. With the help of Donkey Kong’s quirky family, animal friends and your fast reflexes, our dynamic duo will prove to be an unstoppable force.

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest – Donkey Kong has been kidnapped and taken to Crocodile Isle. Only Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong can save the day. In this Super NES sequel to the Donkey Kong Country game, play solo, compete with a friend or tag team with a friend in eight exciting worlds filled with wacky characters, collectable items and secret bonus areas.

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble – Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong have gone missing! In this Super NES adventure, play as Dixie Kong or Kiddy Kong solo, against a friend or with a friend. Take advantage of each of their unique abilities as they throw each other into action through more than 40 levels.

Nintendo eShop Sales:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Buy one or more participating Donkey Kong games for the Virtual Console service on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and get 30 percent off your Nintendo eShop purchase of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U) and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (Nintendo 3DS). This offer lasts until March 3 at 8:59 a.m. PT. The same Nintendo Network ID must be linked to your Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems, as well as your Nintendo eShop account prior to purchase in order to be eligible for the discount. Visit http://www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers for more information.

Nintendo eShop on Wii U

Angry Bunnies: Colossal Carrot Crusade, Cake Ninja 3: The Legend Continues and more games from Cypronia are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 31.
TNT Racers is 37 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $4.99) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 5.
Toon Tanks is 25 percent off (reduced from $1.99 to $1.49) until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 12.
Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
3D MahJongg and more games from JoinDot are on sale until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 13.
Aqua Moto Racing 3D is 50 percent off (reduced from $7.99 to $3.99) from Feb. 26 until 8:59 a.m. PT on March 5.

Theme Shop on Nintendo 3DS:

New themes this week include:

NES: Donkey Kong
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: Hunter's Seal
- Available Feb. 28
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: Palicoes 4 Ever - Available Feb. 28

Price reductions:

Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Beginning at 9 a.m. PT on March 1, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom and more games from Little Orbit will receive permanent price reductions.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

Van Helsing Sniper Zx100
will be reduced to $2.99 (from $6.66) beginning at 9 a.m. PT on Feb. 26.

Also new this week:

(Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)
Around the World in 80 Days (DSiWare on Nintendo DSi; Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

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Posted: 02/26/15, 17:58:55    
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Damn! Big day on both Virtual Consoles!

Posted by 
 on: 02/26/15, 18:03:22
Donkey Kong! Finally!

Posted by 
 on: 02/26/15, 18:03:56
Definitely getting the DKC games.

Posted by 
 on: 02/26/15, 18:04:19
I guess I'll be getting one per week then. I assume I'll have to play it on the Gamepad cause it will probably look like crap on my plasma, being pre-rendered and all.

Posted by 
 on: 02/26/15, 18:14:44
Whoa, that's some serious DK! I'll definitely pick up Donkey Kong Land since it's an original adventure from the Country games. I may upgrade my DKC2 Wii version to Wii U while I'm at it.

Posted by 
 on: 02/26/15, 19:04:47
Wait, all 3 (I never really tried much of 3 but it always came off as a straight to video release to me) DKC games are coming to Wii U VC?

I haven't kept up with VC releases much but it looks like I happened to choose the perfect time to take a peek!

First two are guarantees. Really wanna replay them after DKCTF. I finished 1 on Wii but stopped some ways into 2. 2 was very tough, I may have hit a snag in an annoying level and stopped. Definitely didn't get past the swamp world.

Posted by 
 on: 02/26/15, 19:07:18
I don't care about DKC, I want OUTRUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, I'm jonesing for some hot 3D Outrun action.

Posted by 
 on: 02/26/15, 19:14:18
So, you are saying that DKL1 is an original game, but DKL2 and DKL3 are "ports" of the SNES games? Or are they somewhat original themselves?

Get DKC3, it's a great game too. Arguably better than DKC1.

Posted by 
 on: 02/26/15, 19:16:47

If you've beat DKC:TF, you shouldn't have a problem with 2. It was far easier. Get all three if you can. The third is different, but fun. The boss battles are pretty well thought out, for sure.

Posted by 
 on: 02/26/15, 19:22:31

DKL1 is an original (if short) adventure, DKL2 and 3 are ports of their respective SNES games with a few fairly minor differences.


Sounds like you may have gotten stuck on Bramble Blast. I would highly recommend playing through DKC2, it's a really great adventure that I dive into every couple years.

Posted by 
 on: 02/26/15, 19:27:29  - Edited by 
 on: 02/26/15, 19:28:38
Well here's the excuse I've been waiting for to buy Tropical Freeze!

EDIT: Also curious to try Ironfall (really sick of the naming trend that "Skyfall" started)

Posted by 
 on: 02/26/15, 19:44:24  - Edited by 
 on: 02/26/15, 19:45:30
I upgraded all three DKC games, and I'll be picking up the Land games once I free up some backlog space.


They're piggy-backing off of Titanfall a year late. It looks decent, but I'm not really interested myself.

Posted by 
 on: 02/26/15, 21:16:37
Skyfall, Titanfall, Shadowfall, Ironfall, maybe Nintendo will be next with Goombafall

Posted by 
 on: 02/26/15, 21:20:55

It's a naming-genre reinventing tour de force!

Posted by 
 on: 02/26/15, 21:43:04

Don't forget (Project) Rainfall!

Posted by 
 on: 02/26/15, 21:46:51
I'm drowning in Donkey Kong Country/Land games. It is a good thing.

Also any reason given for why DKC was taken off the Wii VC in the first place?

Posted by 
 on: 02/27/15, 10:11:29

The only thing I can think of is to generate hype/demand and to lessen the amount of people who would eventually pay the 'upgrade' price now instead of the full price.

Honestly I don't know but that's all I can imagine.

Posted by 
 on: 02/27/15, 12:51:05

If that was the case, why only do it with the DKC games and nothing else? I feel like there must be something else that we don't know about.

Posted by 
 on: 02/27/15, 14:18:02
Which VC game should I get? (Wii U)

1, 2 or 3?

My guy tells me 1 because that's the only one I played in college (yes I was in college during the SNES, I'm old!) so I'm nostalgic for it, but are the others better?

Posted by 
 on: 02/27/15, 16:55:55

Yeah, DKC3 is a good time. If the first game's theme was atmosphere and the second one was about a dark, moody setting with increased difficulty, DKC3 is about creative new mechanics (some may call them gimmicks, but that term has too much negative connotation). Sneaking your elephant buddy around scary mice, climbing up a treehouse as it's being chopped to pieces by a giant saw, running through a factory with pieces of hot metal being flung from the background to the foreground, scrambling to cross a series of pools before lighting strikes the water and zaps you. This game is based very heavily around those sort of one-off ideas that add to the core platforming mechanics. Not all of these ideas are winners and sometimes they can distract from pure platforming more than they should, but this is a game that shouldn't be overlooked for fans of the series.


I recommend you play them in order so you can see the progression of ideas and mechanics. Unless you're already very familiar with the first one, DKC2's darker tone and pumped up difficulty might not leave as much of an impression on you as they could. It's personally my favorite of the three, but having the first game as a baseline improves the second one, in my opinion.

Posted by 
 on: 02/27/15, 17:03:31  - Edited by 
 on: 02/27/15, 17:06:04
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