Nintendo eShop And Virtual Console Update: Cross-buy Mario vs Donkey Kong, OlliOlli, Azure Striker Gunvolt, And More

By Steve Buja , Updated Mar 05, 2015 10:01 AM EST

Here's your weather report for Thursday: winter is never, ever going to end, so you might as well stay indoors and check out everything the Nintendo eShop and Virtual Console has to offer this week.

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The week's big title is Mario vs Donkey Kong Tipping Stars, a sort of precursor to the upcoming Mario Maker. Tipping Stars lets you create, play and share your own unique Mushroom Kingdom levels with the Miiverse and also includes 80 levels of its own for you to jump and tap your way through. As an added bonus, if you buy the Wii U version, you'll automatically get the 3DS version, and vice versa. $19.99

The major Virtual Console for the Wii U is SkyKid, the NES platformer that puts you in control of two "sky kids" that have to bomb and fight their way through an army of fearsome invaders. $4.99

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Also out this week is beloved skateboarding title OlliOlli, out on the 3DS and Wii U. "OlliOlli mixes addictive one-life gameplay with over 120 tricks and grinds across 50 deviously crafted levels, 250 Challenges, Spots Mode and Daily Grind. Not enough for you? Complete all challenges to unlock the super skilful RAD Mode!" The 90s called, they want their terms back. $8.49, and the best part? Buy one version, get the other free! Wicked!

Proun+ - described as a journey through "modern art", this 3DS title has you guiding a ball through an ever more complicated and colorful tunnel. Sounds easy, right? Well, have you ever tried to figure out modern art? Same principle applies here. $5.99

Azure Striker GUNVOLT - developed alongside Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune! Play the demo or an updated full-game version of this 2D side-scrolling action game on Nintendo 3DS. The hero's agility and control over lightning creates a fresh approach to the genre that gives the player a unique feeling of speed and power. $14.99

Need some more Miis in your plaza? Stop by select Best Buy stores from 1 to 4 p.m. (local time) on March 7 to try out the New Nintendo 3DS XL system with amiibo figures in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, where you can also try out Majora's Mask and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Bring your Nintendo 3DS system with you for the chance to get a special Mii character of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D producer, Eiji Aonuma, and collect Mii characters to fill puzzle panels in Puzzle Swap and help out in StreetPass Mii Plaza games. Click here to learn more and find the location nearest you.

Finally, there's Zombie Incident, the 2011 game, now on the 3DS. Pixel art and chiptunes collide in this short but sweet little tale of a heroine and the horde of zombies after her. $1.99

Until next week! Keep watching the skies.

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