Get these games from the Wii U and 3DS eShop before it’s too late | summary

Get these games from the Wii U and 3DS eShop before it's too late |  summary

Nintendo announced it in advance, but the day is already approaching now. On Monday, March 27, the gaming company will be closing the doors to the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and 3DS. As a result, digital games can no longer be purchased on those systems. Below you will find a selection of games that are still worth downloading.

Nintendo isn’t the easiest when it comes to backward compatibility, or making old games accessible on new consoles. The recent addition of the Game Boy Advance channel to the Nintendo Switch Online service certainly promises a fairly bright future, but there are still many Nintendo titles that are in danger of being forgotten. Especially now that the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and 3DS is starting to crash – and with it comes Retrogamer’s Virtual Console heaven – many games will soon disappear or become significantly more expensive. This mainly includes games that first appeared on the Nintendo DS, Wii, 3DS, and Wii U.

People who want to browse the game library of the respective consoles should visit the eShop as soon as possible, before it closes permanently. For those who do not plan to Empty the entire shopbut we’re looking for important titles that are going away soon or have less availability, we’ve made a hand-picked selection of games that are worth getting your hands on.

Important information: Nintendo has made it very difficult to make purchases in the eShop on the Wii U and 3DS. For example, you can no longer top up directly via the relevant systems, but must do so by linking your Nintendo Switch account to your Nintendo ID. how do you do that I read here. By adding credit to your Switch account, you can also use it at the 3DS and Wii U eShop.

eShop price: 35 euros

Actual selling price: about 100 euros

Almost every Nintendo gamer has seen the little angel Pit fly by, but not everyone has played Kid Icarus. Masahiro Sakurai, best known as the creative mind behind the Super Smash Bros. series, decided in 2012 to revive the Kid Icarus franchise after twenty years with a 3D game called Uprising. Unfortunately, as Nintendo’s mascot, the Pit could not fully stand on its feet, as the game’s sales figures (especially in Europe) were disappointing.

However, Kid Icarus: Uprising has become a favorite among handheld gamers. The game has a cartoon atmosphere based on Greek mythology and takes place partly in the air and partly on the ground. One time you’re pit racing along giant canyons and spaceships, the other time you’re racing against enemies with the most bizarre faces in the jungle. Not only is Uprising one of the nicer games to play in the 3DS’s 3D mode, but it also has a healthy dose of humor and solid voiceovers. A good title to have before it gets harder to come by.

eShop price: 10 euros each

Actual selling price: about 60 euros for bulk cassettes; The price of Crystal reaches hundreds of euros

Although Nintendo recently released the Game Boy and Game Boy Color apps for Nintendo Switch Online, no Pokémon games have been announced for it yet. Anyone familiar with the trade in vintage games knows that old Pokémon games sell for huge prices these days. Although used separate cartridges for Game Boy games can still be found for tens of euros, you’ll soon have to pay hundreds of euros for a boxed version.

Fortunately, the Virtual Console for the 3DS offers popular early Pokémon games at an affordable price. Pokémon Crystal in particular – the upgraded version of Gold and Silver with a more significant role for the legendary pokémon Suicune – is a nice bonus, as this game has now been elevated to rare status. With only a few days left before the eShop closes, now is the time for Pokémon fans to (re)try out the original 8-bit versions of Kanto and Johto, fill the Pokédex with no more than 250 monsters, and collect iconic trainers like Blue and Lance.

pokemon redblue

eShop price: 40 euros

Actual selling price: 100 euros

Perfect Chronology is the revised and definitive version of Radiant Historia 2011 DS. The game was developed by the main Atlus leaders, who are best known for their work on the Shin Megami Tensei and Persona series. At first glance, Radiant Historia looks like a typical and attractive JRPG, but in fact, the game has very deep layers that distinguish it from other mobile RPGs of the era. Radiant Historia, along with the SNES classic Chrono Trigger, is one of the few JRPGs with time travel mechanics that are well worked into the story. For example, in the game you travel with the main character Stocke through two different timelines to modify the course of history.

With dozens of hours to put into Radiant Historia, it’s an RPG for people who want to grit their teeth on a well-written fantasy story. Since Atlus is known for not releasing its niche games in huge quantities, getting a physical copy of a game today isn’t easy. The eShop is the best chance for you to play the game in the last few days.

Radioactive History: The Perfect Chronology

eShop price: 25€ and 50€ respectively

Actual selling price: around 50 and 100 euros, respectively

While there’s been speculation about Switch versions of The Wind Waker HD and Twilight Princess HD for over a year now, it doesn’t look like the two GameCube classics will be making their way to the hybrid console anytime soon. So fans who’ve always wanted to give these two iconic Zelda games a shot would do well to get the titles on the Wii U while they’re still available at reasonable prices on the eShop.

The Wind Waker HD – where fans are first introduced to ‘Toon Link’ – is well worth £25 for those looking for a fun, colorful adventure with plenty of undersea exploration. For the more gritty and serious game Twilight Princess HD, one has to dig a little deeper into the pockets; Offered to double in the eShop. However, this is a nice bonus for a game that already benefits from a hefty price tag.

eShop price: 20 euros

Actual selling price: above 100 euros

Nintendo recently released another remaster of Metroid Prime on the Nintendo Switch and this one has become very good Receive. So it makes perfect sense that new fans of the game would crave more, since Nintendo had already released two series that were just as strong in 2004 and 2007. Although one Game journalist Stating that Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption will also be coming to Switch (whether remastered or not) soon, there’s little chance that will happen in the coming months. After all, Metroid fans are used to drying out for long periods of time.

Those who crave more Prime and want to outdo Nintendo can purchase all three games in one bundle, called the Metroid Prime Trilogy, via the Wii U eShop at a bargain price. Thanks to the motion controls of the Wii console, it’s also much nicer to play the first two Primes in comparison to the older, more solid GameCube. The physical Metroid Prime bundle is now being offered for as little as a hundred euros online, so if you want to give Echoes and Corruption (and Dark Samus as the main villain) a quick shot, you should do so now.

Metroid Prime 4

eShop price: 10 euros

Physical selling price: 500 euros for the Japanese box set

BoxBoy! It is the first in the series of minimalist platform games from HAL Laboratory, best known as the studio behind the Kirby games. BoxBoy! It can only be found in physical form in Japan, where the game and its sequels were released in a compilation box, including a Very rare amiibo From the main character Qbby. BoxBoy! , which is the most popular game in the series due to its all-black-and-white setting, can now be purchased for just a tenner.

Retro gamers who love Game Boy can go BoxBoy style! Really lucky. In addition, the game is full of short and inventive levels where you solve puzzles with Qbby using a limited number of square tiles.


eShop price: 40 euros

Actual selling price: €200-300, rarely available in the Netherlands

In the mid-2000s, the Yo-Kai Watch Japanese media franchise was still making headway in the Netherlands. For example, Nickelodeon regularly broadcast episodes of the animated series and toy store shelves were full of plastic Yo-Kai watches and figurines. All this led to good sales numbers for the first two Yo-Kai Watch games on the 3DS. However, when Yo-Kai Watch 3 was localized in Europe only in 2018, the popularity surrounding the franchise had already subsided. Nickelodeon Netherlands has since stopped dubbing the Hasbro brand of anime and games that are no longer delivered outside of East Asia.

Disappointing sales figures followed for the third installment in the series. Perhaps this is also one of the reasons why the Level-5 game studio has been around for so long He no longer wishes to work outside of Japan. Since many physical copies of Yo-Kai Watch 3 eventually made it back to the warehouse, it’s very difficult to get your hands on the game today. So if you plan to give the monster smasher collector RPG series another chance at some point, it would be wise to actually download this game. In addition, Yo-Kai Watch 3, in which main character Nathan Adams travels to a fictional “BBQ” in South America, is also The best part from the entire series.

Yokai Watch 3

eShop price: 45 euros

Actual selling price: €150, rarely available in the Netherlands

From a franchise that means a temporary Western death for Level 5, to a series that revives a Japanese studio, Professor Layton makes Back on Nintendo Switch soon. Nearly a decade ago, the series teamed up with Ace Attorney for one of the coolest crossovers for the 3DS: Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.

There are few games that are as recognizable with the DS and 3DS as those of Professor Layton and Ace Attorney. While many of these games are worth buying on the eShop – including two digital exclusives from Ace Attorney – there’s nothing more important to gamers and their respective genres than this one-of-a-kind crossover. The game offers an excellent mix of popular detective and puzzle work of Layton series and strong reading and interpretation content of Ace Attorney. In part because Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright came to Europe just two years after its release in Japan, and many people missed the game. So avoid having to search the entire continent for a cartridge.

Professor Layton

eShop price: between 6 and 10 euros

Actual selling price: Not actually for sale

On the list of games that will permanently disappear due to the closure of the Wii U and 3DS eShops, Pullblox (3DS) and Pullblox World (Wii U) are perhaps the most regrettable. In these puzzle games from Intelligent Systems (Fire Emblem, Advance Wars), the goal is to push or pull giant boxes towards you to create platforms to rescue the lost children at the top of those structures. Kind of interactive platform game.

Pullblox and Pullblox World make clever use of the functionality of the 3DS and Wii U and are therefore ideal titles for having a lot of fun. The games have more than 250 levels and are definitely worth it for amounts less than ten euros. Anyone who is generally good at puzzle games and loves a great challenge can also enjoy the 3DS Fallblox sequel. It won’t be long before these eShop classics are out of stock and you may soon have to buy someone else’s system (à la Flappy Bird) to play the game. So be quick.

Paul Blocks

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