Rain Games’ Teslagrad (Â£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 â€“ a Teslamancer â€“ 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.
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 (Â£6.29) and a demo of Wooden Sen’SeY.
On 3DS meanwhile there’s Comic Workshop (Â£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. â€œThe quantity of creative features and usability make this one worth adding to any artist’s toolkitâ€ 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 (Â£4.49) on VC. We should have seen this one coming – Capcom has been wheeling these out on a weekly basis.
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 Â£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 Â£3.43 and Â£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 Â£3.59 each.
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 (Â£14.99), Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns (Â£8.99), Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi (Â£11.99), BIT.TRIP SAGA (Â£7.20), Shifting World (Â£7.20), Virtue’s Last Reward (Â£9.99) and Beyblade Evolution (Â£9.99).
The only one of these we reviewed is Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns. â€œIt has bags of personality and there’s plenty of stuff to discover to keep you playing through those long, drawn out, summer’s nights,â€ 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 Â£24.99, down from Â£31.99.