A triple dose of Kirby

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.

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