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The Awesome Deals in the Nintendo eShop Thread!

by prfsnl_gmr Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:19 am

I was playing the amazingly fun and amazingly inexpensive Alien on the Run this morning, and I thought it would be a good idea to have a thread dedicated to fun, inexpensive games in the Nintendo eShop. Games there are always going on sale, and the Nintendo eShop is full of games that aren't available on any other platform. Moreover, it is the home to many ports of iOS and Android games that play infinitely better with tactile controls.

Accordingly, if you see any deals in the Nintendo eShop you think we should know about - or if you discover a really good inexpensive game - be sure to post it here!
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Re: The Awesome Deals in the Nintendo eShop Thread!

by prfsnl_gmr Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:23 am

I will get us started!

I am currently playing Alien on the Run, a 3DS exclusive, that I purchased for $1.99 (marked down from its regular price of $3.99). It's incredibly funny and original, and it reminds me of some of the odd, but really fun, Japanese games released during the PS1 era. I haven't finished it up yet, but it is so much fun that I already have no problem recommending it.
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Re: The Awesome Deals in the Nintendo eShop Thread!

by ejamer Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:33 pm

GetClose: A Game for Rivals (Wii U) is currently on sale for $0.99.

The concept is simple: each player is a quick-moving dot that can navigate the single-screen level, fire at opponents, or pick up and run with the crown. There are two modes, asking you to either return the crown to your home base for a point or to just grab it and avoid opponents who want to blow you up and grab the crown for themselves. So simple, but still a lot of fun.

The catch? You share the GamePad (and/or Pro Controller) with one person using the strick/trigger on each side. Hence the "get close" name.

This game isn't going to blow you away, and requires that you have multiple people ready and wiling to play locally. But it has that Bomberman charm - fast multiplayer rounds filled with mayhem, and bragging rights when you make a last second kill (or escape) to shift the balance of that round.

While the asking price is under a dollar it's not a bad pick up at all.
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Re: The Awesome Deals in the Nintendo eShop Thread!

by BoneSnapDeez Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:42 pm

Looks like sales are advertised here!
http://www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers
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Re: The Awesome Deals in the Nintendo eShop Thread!

by prfsnl_gmr Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:27 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:Looks like sales are advertised here!
http://www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers


They are! Of those, I have:

Abyss
Alien on the Run
Blocky Bot
GetClose (Thanks for the heads up, ejgamer!)
Hazumi
Paper Monsters Recut
Stealth, Inc. 2 A Game of Clones

As mentioned above, I highly recommend Alien on the Run, and Hazumi is a fun, full-featured, Breakout-inspired puzzle game. (I am only about half-way through Hazumi...It can be really, really hard.) I have not played the others, but they are all well-reviewed.

Also - and unlike PSN and XBLA - game sales in the eShop do not appear to be on any pre-set schedule. Accordingly, it is worth checking in every so often to see if anythign new has gone on sale.

Finally - and unlike PSN and XBLA - the eShop offers a tremendous number of games whose regular price is under $5 (i.e., Cubit, Fairune, Zombie Incident, etc.). I am really, really interested in reading about these games and determining which ones are worth picking up.
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Re: The Awesome Deals in the Nintendo eShop Thread!

by prfsnl_gmr Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:30 pm

There is a Capcom sale in the eShop this week:

http://www.nintendo.com/eshop/offers

Games are discounted pretty steeply. (Sadly, I already own most of these.)
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Re: The Awesome Deals in the Nintendo eShop Thread!

by prfsnl_gmr Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:12 am

Some new indie games went on sale today in the eShop. I will be picking up:

2 Fast 4 Gnomz (3DS) - $2.99

Scram Kitty & His Buddy on Rails (WiiU) - $4.99

Both are supposed to be pretty awesome.
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Re: The Awesome Deals in the Nintendo eShop Thread!

by retrosportsgamer Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:35 pm

Great thread - long overdue.
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Re: The Awesome Deals in the Nintendo eShop Thread!

by prfsnl_gmr Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:29 pm

Along with the usual games, There are a few new games on sale in the eShop right now:

Code of Princess (3DS) - $14.99
Proun+ (3DS) - $4.99
Never Alone (Wii U) - $9.99
escapeVektor (3DS) - $3.49
Trine: Enchanted Edition (Wii U) - $8.99
Trine II (Wii U) - $11.99

I will be picking up escapeVektor tonight and Never Alone when I get off the road.

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BTW, this is stil on sale:

prfsnl_gmr wrote:2 Fast 4 Gnomz (3DS) - $2.99

I have it. It is good, but since I have played a lot of auto-scrolling platformers recently, and it really isn't doing anythign for me right now.
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Re: The Awesome Deals in the Nintendo eShop Thread!

by prfsnl_gmr Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:46 am

Tons of new stuff discounted in the Nintendo eShop today. Some of the highlights:

Another World 20th Anniversary (3DS/WiiU) - $7.99 $3.20
Elliot Quest (WiiU) - $12.99 $10.99
Fractured Soul (3DS) - $11.99 $2.99
Lone Survivor (WiiU) - $12.99 $4.28
Mutant Mudds (3DS) - $8.99 $4.49
OlliOlli (3DS/WiiU) - $9.99 $3.33
Quell Reflect (3DS) - $3.99 $2.79
Stealth, Inc. 2: A Game of Clones (WiiU) - $9.99 $3.33
The Swapper (WiiU) - $19.99 $4.99
Thomas Was Alone (WiiU) - $10.99 $3.33
Xeodrifter (3DS) - $9.99 $4.49

The deals on escapeVektor, Trine, and Trine 2 are also still up.

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I have a lot of these already, but I will definitely be picking up Elliot Quest, Fractured Soul, Quell Reflect, and Xeodrifter.
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