Football Up Online, The Swapper, a bunch of premium-priced downloads and two Mega Man Virtual Console re-releases – thatâ€™s what you’ll find on the UK Nintendo eShop this week.
Curve Digitalâ€™s puzzle platformer hybrid The Swapper performed very well on PlayStation, with the PS Vita version in particular gaining a lofty 86% Metacritic.
â€œThe Swapper manages to be both a perfect example of â€˜genre fictionâ€™ (itâ€™s a sci-fi experience up there with Moon, Solaris or Alien), it also manages to make itself an exemplar of a â€˜genre gameâ€™ â€“ a puzzler so fresh in its ideas, yet so widely familiar, that no matter how you like your brain to get picked at, The Swapper will satisfy youâ€ said gamesTM back in July.
The clay-molded world is one you should consider exploring – weâ€™ve barely heard a bad word about it. Itâ€™s due on Wii U this Thursday for Â£11.99.
Just in time for the FA Cup comes Football Up Online, available as a 89p upgrade for those who already own Football Up on 3DS. Details are scarce however, and the standard version of Football Up (aka Soccer Up) didnâ€™t fare too well at all. Incidentally, that gets a permanent price drop this week down to Â£2.36.
As for downloads of upcoming retail releases, Ultimate NES Remix on 3DS (Â£34.99) leads the way. We imagine that the bite-sized challenges it offers will suit on-the-go-gaming perfectly. GamesRadar gave it 4/5 earlier this week, pretty much confirming this.
Then thereâ€™s Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue (Â£34.99 – Wii U/Â£24.99 – 3DS) and 3DS virtual pet things Petz Beach (Â£19.99), Petz Countryside (Â£19.99) and I Love My Horse (Â£19.99). Just say neigh.
Those two aforementioned Mega Man games are SNES romps Mega Man X3 and Mega Man 7 on Wii U, priced at Â£5.49 each. Mega Man X3 was such a late release for the SNES that Capcom saw fit to release it on PSone and Saturn too.
Weekly discounts now, and for Â£2.49 the beautifully bouncy Siesta Fiesta is a steal. 99Seconds and Abyss on Wii U meanwhile drop to Â£1.37 and 89p respectively, but only if you own one or the other.
Finally, 2D puzzle adventure Flowerworks HD: Follie’s Adventure gets a permanent cut to Â£2. Apparently itâ€™s not too bad. A grower perhaps?