Does anybody look forward to the weekly eShop announcements? If so, you may want to curb your enthusiasm for this round-up – the 3DS gets two new indies, while the Wii U sees discounts on a slew of Zen Pinball 2 packs and tables.
Aside a few Hello Kitty and Pokemon 3DS themes, thatâ€™s about all this week has to offer.
Those two new 3DS releases are of note, however. Madcap platformer Alien on the Run – which sees a yellow alien attempting to escape his captors – launched in the US around two years ago and was met with decent reviews, including 8/10s from both Nintendo Life and Pocket Gamer. â€œWith intuitive controls and quick portable-friendly stages, Alien on the Run is a title you’ll have trouble putting downâ€ said the former.
If youâ€™re in two minds as to whether itâ€™s worth the mere Â£4.19 asking price, then you’re in luck – a demo will be available from Thursday.
Stickman Super Athletics is cheaper still – Â£2.25 until 22nd August (Â£2.69 thereafter).
Presumably to tie-in with the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which starts this Saturday, it features 8 different events entailing either button bashing and screen-swiping. Online leaderboards appear to be a no-go, but at just over Â£2 it’s excusable.
The only other thing of note occurring on the 3DS eShop is the mediocre Goosebumps: The Game dropping to Â£14.99 permanently.
From the looks of things, every Wii U Zen Pinball 2 add-on is due a drop. This includes Star Wars Pinball (Â£3.99), Zen Pinball 2: Fantastic Four Table (Â£1.19), Zen Pinball 2: Plants vs. Zombies Table (Â£1.19), Zen Pinball 2: Deadpool Table (Â£1.19), Zen Pinball 2: Guardians of the Galaxy Table (Â£1.19), Zen Pinball 2: The Walking Dead Table (Â£1.19), Zen Pinball 2: South Park Pinball (Â£1.99) and a few other Marvel licensed tables.
RCMADIAXâ€™s back catalogue temporarily goes down in price too, with prices starting at 85p for the likes of Block Drop U, while Nano Assault Neo falls to Â£6.70 and Ascent of Kings gets a drop to Â£1.11.
As mentioned before, we’re quite fond of Nano Assault Neo.