Stay away from Finn’s bins

Nintendo’s download schedule for this week isn’t to be sniffed at. Why? Because you might catch a whiff of Finn’s garbage.


After being released in the US back in 2012, Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?!! finally gains a European release via the 3DS eShop.

We reviewed the DS version – which is pretty much identical in terms of content – upon its US release and found it to be a neat little homage to the NES’s Zelda II.

Relax, it’s far better than that sounds.

There’s a fair bit of backtracking, and it’s quite easy to get lost due to the curious lack of prompts informing where to go next, but it’s certainly better than most licensed games and has a resounding musical score to boot. We even prefer it to last year’s Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon.

But the chance to traverse across Ooo comes at a price – it’s set to cost a whopping £34.99. For a download of a two year old game, that’s incredibly steep. You may want to consider buying the import DS version instead, which can be now be found for around £10-£15 on Amazon and eBay.


A few other retail releases join Finn and Jake. The LEGO Movie Videogame will be available to download on Wii U and 3DS for £34.99 from Friday, as will Inazuma Eleven 3: Team Ogre Attacks! which sees the team take on a futuristic enemy that has travelled back in time. We hope it’s T-1000.

The 3DS soccer RPG will set you back £29.99.

Budget publishers Bigben Interactive are releasing the self-explanatory Spot the Differences! for £8.99 on 3DS, along with a demo of the tediously titled Games Festival 1. Can you resist the temptation of playing hook-a-duck and balloon popping mini-games on your handheld? You can at least guarantee that the games aren’t rigged.


Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the well-received Spin the Bottle: Bumpie’s Party on Wii U gets a free update which includes a handful of camera-based mini-games. Don’t be quick to snub this one – it uses the GamePad in more ingenious ways than even Nintendo themselves can muster.

Dr. Mario is the week’s only Wii U Virtual Console release. It’s £3.49 unless you purchased the recent Dr. Luigi, in which case it’s free. If you don’t own Dr. Luigi yet and want to get in on the deal you have until 20th February.

Finally, we have a trio of 3DS discounts. A rather odd bunch they are too – Sweet Memories Blackjack drops to £2.69, as does the apparently pretty good mobile food vendor simulator Brunch Panic, while Darts Up 3D goes down to 89p until 12th March.

Matt Gander

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

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