This week's European downloads - October 8 (Starwhal, tons of VC games and more)

Nintendo eShop (Wii U)

Starwhal (Breakfall) - €9.99/£8.99

This Digital Entertainment Object for Home Console Hardware is all about love, respect, and ALL-OUT MAYHEM. Inspired by countless couch-gaming gatherings over the decades, Breakfall developed something competitive, creative, and immediately fun. STARWHAL is the number one local multiplayer couch gaming experience featuring marine mammals in outer space.

Mario Sports Mix (Nintendo, Wii DL) - €14.99/£13.49 (Ends October 15, normally €19.99/£17.99)
Pick characters from the worlds of both Nintendo and Square Enix or your favourite Mii characters as up to four players enjoy zany versions of Volleyball, Dodgeball, Hockey and Basketball. Use the Wii Remote to pull off special moves as you tackle challenges the whole family will find intuitive to get to grips with. Let the games begin!

Whispering Willows (Abstraction Games) - €9.99/£7.99
In Whispering Willows, you take on the role of Elena, a determined young girl with the extraordinary ability to project her spirit outside of her body. In her spectral form, Elena can interact with the benevolent spirits and wicked wraiths that used to dwell within the walls of the sinister Willows Mansion - lost souls, stuck in time and space, who hold the secrets that Elena will need to traverse the terrifying old manor. Players need to make use of Elena’s corporeal and ethereal forms to overcome obstacles, solve the riddles of the mansion’s enigmatic spectres, and find Elena’s lost father.

Mario Golf (Nintendo, N64 VC) - €9.99/£8.99
Tee off with Mario and friends as they put a new spin on golf! Choose from 14 different characters, each with their own power and swing styles. You can even taunt opponents to break their concentration! Mario Golf is packed with features, including 10 different modes (such as Tournament, Speed Golf and even Mini-Golf), and six different courses to play through by earning Experience Points to progress. With easy-to-learn gameplay and a four-player competitive mode, anyone can get into the swing of Mario Golf!

Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures (BANDAI NAMCO Games, SNES VC) - €7.99/£5.49
Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures is an innovative interactive cartoon centred around the classic game star and his hilarious escapades. However Pac-Man has a mind of his own, and is prone to wandering into danger, so make sure you guide him safely: whether you’re just hanging out in the arcade, hang-gliding or minecart riding! Also there are two full, classic Pac-Man games to discover and enjoy: the original arcade Pac-Man and its sequel Ms. Pac-Man.

Dig Dug II (BANDAI NAMCO Games, NES VC) - €4.99/£3.49
After Dig Dug’s hero decides to take a well-earned vacation, there’s soon trouble in paradise as his old enemies return to wreak havoc with his holiday. It’s up to you to get rid of these irritating intruders and bring some tranquillity back to the idyllic island. Dig Dug II transports the action from underground to the surface, as you defeat enemies by inflating them with your trusty pump, or use your new jackhammer to drill fault lines to create cracks and sink parts of the island into the water – taking enemies with them!

Pocky & Rocky with Becky (Natsume Inc., GBA VC) - €6.99/£6.29
When an evil hydra monster is awakened from its long slumber, fearsome mythical creatures are unleashed across the land. It’s up to the heroine Pocky, her racoon pal Rocky and their new friend Becky to stop the evil hydra’s plans! Choose from one of three characters and embark on a fantastical but dangerous adventure. Collect magical items and power-ups to battle your way through fearsome bosses and finally to the ultimate showdown with the dreaded hydra!

Special offers
Citizens of Earth (Atlus) - €4.99/£4.00 (Ends October 22, normally €11.99/£9.99)
Little Inferno (Tomorrow Corporation) - €4.99/£4.49 (Ends October 15, normally €9.99/£8.99)

Nintendo eShop (3DS)

3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (SEGA) - €4.99/£4.49

Sonic is here to save the day, and this time he’s got help from his friend Tails! Dr. Eggman (AKA Dr. Robotnik) is back and is planning on building his ultimate weapon: the Death Egg. To do so, he’s going to turn the animal inhabitants of Mobius into his own personal army of Badniks. Can Sonic obtain the 7 Chaos Emeralds and stop him once and for all? 3D Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is remastered in 3D and full of new features! Is the Chemical Plant Zone your favourite stage? Use “Stage Select” and start running wherever you want! Run fast without worrying about your rings. Cut your losses by choosing Ring Keeper Mode – only half your rings will be lost after taking damage! Keeping your rings and stopping Dr. Eggman’s evil scheme is important, but don’t forget to take some time off from saving the world to play against your friends in the 2 Player VS and CO-OP Mode using Local Play!

Special offers
Citizens of Earth (Atlus) - €4.99/£4.00 (Ends October 22, normally €11.99/£9.99)
Little Inferno (Tomorrow Corporation) - €4.99/£4.49 (Ends October 22, normally €8.99/£7.99)
Secret Agent Files: Miami (Joindots) - €5.99/£4.49 (Ends October 22, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Jewel Match 3 (Joindots) - €4.99/£3.99 (Ends October 22, normally €6.99/£4.99)
Funfair Party Games (Joindots) - €4.99/£3.69 (Ends October 22, normally €6.99/£4.99)
Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D Download Version (Zordix AB) - €4.99/£4.49 (Ends October 29, normally €9.99/£8.99)
Toy Stunt Bike (Woobly Tooth) - €2.99/£2.99 (Permanent, was €4.99/£4.49)


Mon Oct 05 15 07:08am
(Updated 2 times)

Nice not bad week may pick up a few. This pleases my whispering nibbles

Is Citizens of Earth worth 5 bucks? I didn't enjoy the demo that much. Does it get better?

Pac-Man 2! Possibly one of the funniest games I ever played.

Surprised to see Mario Sports Mix. Gonna get it whenever it comes to the US. Hopefully Mario Hoops 3-on-3 comes soon, too.

Still furious how Pac-Man 2 got picked for a VC release over Lufia II...


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