Shock and awe – Teslagrad launches on Wii U this week

Rain Games’ Teslagrad (£13.99) leads the charge on the Wii U eShop this week, and yes that is a pun – it’s a puzzle-platformer based around electromagnetism.

In this Norwegian-developed adventure you play as a small, nameless boy – a Teslamancer – who can control both electricity and magnetism. As well as boss battles against screen-filling beasts, it also boasts of hand-drawn visuals and a non-linear world. Curiously, there’s no text or dialogue present in the whole game either.

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The PC version went down well, receiving a new 9/10s and also an 8/10 from Destructoid.

Also on Wii U this week: minor GBA hit Super Mario Ball on Virtual Console (£6.29) and a demo of Wooden Sen’SeY.

On 3DS meanwhile there’s Comic Workshop (£5.39) from Collavier Corporation. As the title suggests, it lets you create your own comic books.

Nintendo Life gave it 8/10 back in July. “The quantity of creative features and usability make this one worth adding to any artist’s toolkit” they said. They did however note the lack of ability to share comics via Miiverse.

That’s being joined by the GBC’s Mega Man Xtreme 2 (£4.49) on VC. We should have seen this one coming – Capcom has been wheeling these out on a weekly basis.

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The current Zelda sale continues for a second week. As per the first batch of Zelda discounts, buying any one of these results in 10% off the eShop release of Hyrule Warriors. That brings the price down to £36.99.

If you’ve missed out any of the following Zeldas, you’d be mad to miss them again at these bargain prices. On Wii U The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap fall to £3.43 and £4.49 respectively. Then on 3DS The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages fall to £3.59 each.

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The lovely Rising Star Games provides the rest of the week’s discounts. The following prices are applicable from this Thursday through to 25th September: Hometown Story (£14.99), Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns (£8.99), Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi (£11.99), BIT.TRIP SAGA (£7.20), Shifting World (£7.20), Virtue’s Last Reward (£9.99) and Beyblade Evolution (£9.99).

The only one of these we reviewed is Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns. “It has bags of personality and there’s plenty of stuff to discover to keep you playing through those long, drawn out, summer’s nights,” we said back in 2012.

Finally, Atlus’ Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars is getting a permanent price drop. From Thursday it’ll cost £24.99, down from £31.99.

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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