Star Fox 64 rolls onto Wii U with an enticing discount

Nintendo themselves supply the bulk of content for this week’s eShop line-up, with only two new Wii U eShop releases coming from indie developers.

Those two are Wales Interactive’s first-person auto-runner Infinity Runner (£5.89) and WayForward’s DSi remake Shantae: Risky’s Revenge Director’s Cut (£6.99).

We’ve played Infinity Runner on Xbox One and wasn’t too impressed despite the quirky premise of werewolves in space. It’s a simple case of pressing buttons in good time to slide under objects and such while defeating enemies using QTEs. You may however be able to squeeze an afternoon’s worth of entertainment out of it – the asking price is hardly outrageous.


Shantae: Risky’s Revenge Director’s Cut meanwhile was first released on PC and PS4 sometime ago. “The best version of a very good game” seemed to be the general consensus, although the map system did provide some cause for concern. Hopefully that’s been rectified here via the Wii U’s GamePad. (Screenshot taken from PC version).

Shantae Risky's Revenge Director's Cut

Good old Star Fox 64 (note: not Llyat Wars 64) is the only other Wii U release for this week, arriving at a purse pleasing £4.49 until 21st April. Regular price £8.99.

Although the 3DS re-release boasts prettier graphics, we reckon the original still holds up well.

A trio of new releases also grace 3DS – Hyrule Warriors Legends (£34.99), plus Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest on New 3DS Virtual Console. Purchase one DKC for £7.19 and get the other for £3.59.

Reviews of Hyrule Warriors Legends are due later today – we’ll give them a mention later in the week when compiling our new release round-up. Our main concern is that Nintendo are going to push DLC heavily – the Legends of Hyrule Pack is available at launch, costing £13.49.


Rising Star provide most of the 3DS discounts this week. Highlights include BIT.TRIP SAGA (£4.49), Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi (£11.99), Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns (£8.99) and cult JRPG Virtue’s Last Reward (£9.99).

Over on Wii U meanwhile just three games are due a drop – Ascent of Kings (£1.11), Word Party (£11.19) and the no doubt equally thrilling Suspension Railroad Simulator (£5.39).

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