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Download update revealed for March 9, 2017 in Europe

Published by Jack Taylor     March 9, 2017     14:45 UTC

Blaster Master Zero hits Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS this week, with the latter also getting Mario Sports Superstars and a BOXBOY! series demo, while Wii U is treated to Bomberman 64.

Nintendo Switch

Blaster Master Zero (Inti Creates; 9 March; £8.99/€9.99)
Blaster Master Zero is an action-exploration game done in an 8-bit top-down & side-view style that hearkens back to the golden age of the NES. Using the original 1988 NES title "Blaster Master" from Sunsoft as a base, Blaster Master Zero has many new additions, such as new areas and bosses, new gameplay elements such as extra sub-weapons, improved gameplay, a more robust scenario, refined and expanded exploration mechanics, and more. In the near future on Earth, a young man named Jason Frudnick boards the battle vehicle SOPHIA III and sets off on an adventure in the subterranean depths of the planet.

ACA NEOGEO NAM-1975 (Hamster; 9 March; £6.29/€6.99)
NAM-1975 is an action game released by SNK in 1990. It was one of the first ever games released on Neo Geo! Players will take on the role of U.S. Special Forces soldiers braving a harsh battlefield as they try to survive a series of deadly firefights. Players will need to use collectible power-ups and other abilities such as their evasive roll to complete their mission!

Nintendo 3DS

Blaster Master Zero (Inti Creates; 9 March; £8.99/€9.99)
Blaster Master Zero is an action-exploration game done in an 8-bit top-down & side-view style that hearkens back to the golden age of the NES. Using the original 1988 NES title "Blaster Master" from Sunsoft as a base, Blaster Master Zero has many new additions, such as new areas and bosses, new gameplay elements such as extra sub-weapons, improved gameplay, a more robust scenario, refined and expanded exploration mechanics, and more. In the near future on Earth, a young man named Jason Frudnick boards the battle vehicle SOPHIA III and sets off on an adventure in the subterranean depths of the planet.

Mario Sports Superstars (Nintendo; 10 March; £34.99/€39.99)
Become a Superstar – it's Mario Sports time! Take to the field with an all-star line-up in Mario Sports Superstars, an action-packed selection of supercharged sports. Set your squad of Super Mario favourites on the road to superstardom in five of the world’s most popular sports, and compete with others nearby and online! Tear up the turf in 11-a-side Football matches, slug it out in Baseball, get on the green in Golf and own the court in Tennis. For something a bit different, saddle up and get ready for some fast-paced Horse Racing! These are full-scale sports, featuring layers of depth, strategy and real-world authenticity.

Mini Sports Collection (Rainy Frog; 9 March; £4.49/€4.99)
Compete for the best times and scores in 12 different sports! Mini Sports Collection focuses on the fun part of each sport throwing you straight into the heart of each one! Score goals in Football, shoot clay targets in Skeet Shooting, take down opponents in Wrestling, smash the ball in Tennis! Quick reflexes, fast button presses and accurate controls are required to make the highest rankings and succeed in 24 different achievements. Compete in solo events or try multiple event tournaments! The following 12 sports are included: 100m Sprint, Pro Wrestling, Skeet Shooting, Baseball, Speed Skating, Fencing, Rugby, Tennis, Football, Archery, Hammer Throw, and Table Tennis.

Pink Dot Blue Dot (RCMADIAX; 9 March; £1.39/€1.49)
Welcome to PINK DOT BLUE DOT. Tap the screen in this variation of the classic game while keeping the colours in sync. Endless fun for everyone - give it a try today!

Add-on content on Nintendo 3DS

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 (Inti Creates; available 9 March)
GV1 Song Set #1 - £0.89/€0.99
GV1 Song Set #2 - £0.89/€0.99
GV1 Song Set #3 - £0.89/€0.99
GV1 Song Set #4 - £0.89/€0.99
Missions - Merak & Carrera - £1.69/€1.89
Missions - Jota & Elise - £1.69/€1.89
Missions - Viper & Stratos - £1.69/€1.89
Missions - Ultimate Challenge - £1.69/€1.89
Extra Mode - Speedrun Mode - £1.69/€1.89
New Song - Stratosphere - £0.89/€0.99

Demos on Nintendo 3DS

BOXBOY! Series Demo (Nintendo; 9 March; free download)
BYE-BYE BOXBOY! revolves around the main character Qbby’s ability to create boxes, which he can use to protect himself, to reach higher places or to activate switches. Each level consists of a few puzzles, which makes the game easy to pick up! BYE-BYE BOXBOY! introduces special boxes and escort phases where Qbby must lead another character to the end of the level. It includes amiibo support too!

Yo-kai Watch 2 Special Demo (Nintendo; 9 March; free download)
In the Yo-kai Watch 2 Special Demo you can explore the town of Harrisville, a charming village where you meet Hovernyan for the first time! Discover the town, battle Yo-kai and keep an eye out for secrets... [Bonus for downloading by 6 April: Download code for the theme Yo-kai Watch: Hovernyan for Nintendo 3DS. The download code is valid until 30 April.]

Special offers on Nintendo 3DS

3D Game Collection (Joindots) - €5.59/£3.99/CHF 5.59 until 16 March
Atlantic Quest (Joindots) - €4.89/£3.49/CHF 4.89 until 23 March
Dan McFox: Head Hunter (Lightwood Games) - €1.99/£1.59/CHF 2.80 until 23 March
European Conqueror 3D (Circle Ent.) - €1.99/£1.99/CHF 2.60 until 24 March
Kami (Circle Ent.) - €1.49/£1.49/CHF 1.95 until 24 March
Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails (Big John Games) - €3.99/£3.59/CHF 5.75 until 30 March
Parking Star 3D (Circle Ent.) - €1.49/£1.49/CHF 1.95 until 24 March
Quell Memento (Circle Ent.) - €1.99/£1.99/CHF 2.60 until 24 March
Quell Reflect (Circle Ent.) - €1.99/£1.99/CHF 2.60 until 24 March
Samurai Defender (Circle Ent.) - €1.49/£1.49/CHF 1.95 until 24 March
Secret Agent Files: Miami (Joindots) - €5.59/£4.19/CHF 5.59 until 23 March
Splat the Difference (Lightwood Games) - €3.00/£2.70/CHF 4.20 until 23 March

Price reductions on Nintendo 3DS

Goosebumps: The Game (GameMill) - £7.50/€9.99 from 9 March

Wii U

Candy Hoarder (Nitrolic Games; 9 March; £1.39/€1.49)
Throw your candy in the direction of ones that match! Get power ups to help aid you in getting the highest score! Compete with friends and family, or share your score on Miiverse and compete with the world!

Classic games on Wii U

Bomberman 64 (Konami; 9 March; £8.99/€9.99)
How many jobs are there out there where one gets paid to toss bombs around, blowing up everything in your path? The evil Altair has wrested control of the Omni Cube (which allows its holder to possess the tremendous power of the universe), and it's up to Bomberman to get it back.

Special offers on Wii U

Ascent of Kings (Nostatic Software) - €1.49/£1.11/CHF 1.49 until 16 March
Bridge Constructor Playground (Joindots) - €8.99/£7.64/CHF 9.62 until 16 March
Island Flight Simulator (Joindots) - €6.39/£4.79/CHF 6.39 until 23 March
Job the Leprechaun (Herrero) - €2.00/£1.80/CHF 2.81 until 6 April
Reptilian Rebellion (Herrero) - €1.33/£1.19/CHF 1.87 until 6 April
Sweetest Thing (Joindots) - €3.49/£2.74/CHF 3.49 until 23 March

Price reductions on Wii U

Collateral Thinking (Astrosaurus Games) - £1.69/€1.99 from 9 March

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