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A round-up of the games coming to the Nintendo eShop on 21st January 2016.

It’s a fairly slender line-up for Nintendo’s eShop this week but if you are a fan of all things retro there are two titles worth investigating.

First up is the Virtual Console release of Mario Kart 64. Whilst the game might make your eyes bleed on an HD TV its visual fidelity should be treated more kindly by the Wii U Gamepad, which is also a supported controller. Mario Kart 64’s gameplay is as robust as ever, making this a game worth revisiting.

Also on Wii U is Life of Pixel. This charming game has been on sale in the UK since 2015 but is now getting a full, EU-wide release. It’s a lovely platformer that uses the graphical and musical styles of bygone systems including the Amiga, Atari 2600, ZX Spectrum, SNES, and NES, to name a few.

You can find out more about Life of Pixel in our interview with Super Icon’s Creative Director, Richard Hill-Whittall.

Nintendo eShop Releases for 21st January 2016

Wii U

  • Mario Kart 64 (Virtual Console) – £8.99
  • Adventures of Pip – £11.79
  • Life of Pixel (EU) – €8.99
  • Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode One: The Order of the Stone –  TBC


  • Radiohammer – £3.98
  • Moco Moco Friends – £26.98
  • Goosebumps: The Game – £19.99

Want to get in on the eShop action? Pick up a Nintendo 3DS from Amazon now.

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