It’s not very often you see Nintendo platforms represented in Humble’s pay-what-you-want offerings. It’s only Humble’s second Nintendo bundle on their service — and it’s the first one available to Australians and New Zealanders.
It continues Humble’s run of decent deals — although you’ll want to have both the 3DS and Wii U to get the most out of it.
There’s three tiers for this package, with a bunch of more eShop games to be added to the second tier some time next week. Let’s get started.
Real mixed bag, this one.
- Retro City Rampage: DX (3DS)
- Affordable Space Adventures (Wii U)
- Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (3DS/Wii U)
The first tier has plenty of good value here — Retro City Rampage or Affordable Space Adventures for US$1 is a steal, really — but the entire worth of the package is really dependent on you having both a 3DS and a Wii U. If you’ve only got a Wii U, every tier is going to be infinitely less attractive, which stirs up a whole set of frustrations around third party support and platforms that we’ve all been through before.
This might be one of the highest initially priced “averages” for a bundle off the bat. The average is US$9.67 right now, weirdly.
- Freedom Planet (Wii U)
- Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure (3DS)
- Citizens of Earth (3DS/Wii U)
- Retro City Rampage: DX Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu Theme (3DS)
The only one of these three games that I know anything about is Freedom Planet, a fun side-scrolling platformer that unabashedly takes its inspiration from Mega Man and the Sonic games. I’d almost venture that its worth paying for the second tier alone just for Freedom Planet, provided there’s at least two games you like in the first tier.
The Wii U gets the better deal here.
- Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (3DS)
- Darksiders 2 (Wii U)
Pretty barebones here and you’ll need both platforms to really make this worth it. I can’t imagine too many long-term Wii U owners who don’t have Darksiders 2. It’s no Bayonetta, but it’s a serviceable action slasher (is that a thing?) nonetheless.
So that’s it for the first eShop 3DS/Wii U bundle of 2016; hopefully there’s a lot more around the corner. What eShop games would you like to see get added to the bundle?