May 12
By Matt Gander In New Nintendo Downloads 2 Comments

Of the five Nintendo eShop releases due this week, no less than three are worthy of attention. Maybe even four if Conception II’s mixed review aren’t too off-putting.


In time for the retail release, Kirby: Triple Deluxe arrives on 3DS eShop this Friday, priced at £34.99.

Although that’s slightly more than you may expect to pay for it online – it’s currently a reasonable £27.85 on Amazon, in fact – those who purchase the digital version can download Kirby’s Dream Land 2 for free.

Reviews of Kirby: Triple Deluxe have been positive so far, including an 8 from Eurogamer and a 7 from EDGE. “[As it is,] his 3DS debut is too uneven to be essential, but too charming for fans to miss” said EDGE.

Kirby is being joined by RPG adventure Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars. That’s due to arrive Thursday for £31.99. Reviews for this one include an 8 from Nintendo Life and a lukewarm 6.0 from GameInformer. From the sound it, it’s a decent enough dungeon crawler, just not a particularly original one.

Over on Wii U Dakko Dakko’s Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails leads the way. The curiously titled top-down shooter has been a long time coming, but it has been well worth the wait.

The Official Nintendo Magazine dished out a whopping 90% last month, calling it one of the Wii U eShop’s finest. Their review explains that although tough, it’s a game that’s all the better for a having a challenging difficulty level, always keeping you coming back for more.

“Scram Kitty never stops feeling lovable, even in its toughest moments” claimed ONM.

Here, have a launch trailer:

Then there’s Fit Music for Wii U from Oxygene. At £24.90 it’s not far off from being a full price release. The footage on Nintendo’s site suggests that it’s quite a low budget affair however. It might be an idea to stick with Wii Fit U for your fat fighting needs.

This leaves us with Mr. Driller 2 on Wii U Virtual Console. Unless we’re mistaken, it’s the first third-party GBA game to appear on the service. Not a bad way to get the ball rolling. As per the previous Wii U GBA re-releases, it’ll set you back £6.29.

Published Monday 12th May 2014 by Games Asylum

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Matt Gander

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles for the site since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

  • loren loren

    Kirby is a great game, very nice. scarm Kitty is really boring. Fit Music is very useful, you train and you’re having fun!

  • Rachel

    Scram is such a fun game. I never get tired of playing with it. Fit Music is a great fitness game. I recommend it to everyone.

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