Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wii U eShop updates - 8/21/14 (North America)

Nintendo eShop logo on Wii U GamePad
This is an interesting week for the Wii U eShop. Disney Infinity is now completely free to download, and a couple of classic NES titles have been released on the Virtual Console: Mega Man 6 and Life Force. There is also an indie driving game that has arrived: Midtown Crazy Race. Details and videos after the break.

Wii U eShop

Midtown Crazy Race

  • $4.99
  • Driving game described as a "tribute to the car games from the late 90s"
  • Developed by one man
  • Has received very poor scores for many issues

Wii U Virtual Console

Mega Man 6

  • $4.99
  • Final NES entry in the classic series
  • Action platforming with run-and-gun gameplay
  • The Blue Bomber can merge with Rush, granting him the ability to fly and use short-ranged, powerful attacks
  • Solid game, although it doesn't quite live up to standards set by the second and third titles
  • From Capcom

Life Force

  • $4.99
  • Shoot 'em up with horizontal and vertical scrolling
  • Features two-player co-op
  • Fun but difficult
  • Originally released on NES
  • From Konami

Wii U eShop Retail Download

Disney Infinity

Screenshot of the video game Disney Infinity
  • Free
  • Received great reviews
  • Gamers will still need to buy the portal and some figures
  • From Disney Interactive
  • Review by IGN here

Temporary Discounts

Nano Assault NEO — $7.49 until September 11th (normally $9.99)

Chasing Aurora — $3.99 until September 11th (normally $7.99)

Abyss — $1.49 until September 10th (normally $1.99)

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