Nintendo’s Friends Are in This Week’s Humble Bundle

Say hello to the Humble Friends of Nintendo Bundle. This one features a bunch of eshop codes for both 3rd party Wii U and 3DS games.

Yup; this is one of those bundles that isn’t meant for those on the PC, but that doesn’t prevent it from having a pretty solid lineup of games regardless.

For at least $1, you can get Retro City Rampage DX for the 3DS. This is a top down, 2D game that, for all intents and purposes, is a Grand Theft Auto clone, but it’s still loads of fun.

Affordable Space Adventures for the Wii U. This is a 2D spaceship simulator/adventure/puzzle game in which you control the space ship with the Gamepad, like an actual spaceship pilot. Don’t crash.

The last game for $1 is Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse for both the 3DS and the Wii U. It’s a game about a half-genie doing metroidvania-esq things, and whipping enemies with her hair. Need I say more?

That does it for the dollar tier, but for beating the current average of $9.68, three more games get added to the bundle:

Freedom Planet for the Wii U is basically a Sonic the Hedgehog game. In fact, it was a Sonic fan game for the longest time until the creator decided to be more original with it. Probably so that he could sell it. It might’ve all blown up in his face if the game were trash, but it’s not. It’s actually quite good.

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure for the 3DS is a rhythm/puzzle/adventure game. You play Raphael who dances his way to solving the disappearance of his father as the art thief known as Phantom R. Did I mention Napoleon gets resurrected?

The last game for beating the average is Citizens of Earth for either the Wii U or the 3DS. It’s a turn-based RPG in which you play the Vice President of Earth as he travels the world recruits people (40 to be exact) to help him figure out why the world’s been turned upside down. It’s sort of like a cross between Earthbound and Pokemon, and it’s not half bad.

There’s also a 3DS theme for Retro City Rampage included in the beat the average tier, because why not?

Then for $13, in addition to all the stuff above, two more games are added to the bundle: Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition for the 3DS, and Darksiders 2 for the Wii U.

The first of which is a great 3DS port of a great fighting game, and the second of which is one of THQ’s last horrah’s. Both of which are worth playing and owning, but both of which have also been a bit cheaper elsewhere, but if you’re already down to beat the average for almost $10, adding on another $3 probably isn’t going to hurt.

Overall, it’s nice seeing bundles focusing on platforms other than PC, and by bundle terms, the Humble Friends of Nintendo Bundle seems pretty damn spiffy.

About Josh Price

Josh Price is a writer who probably spends too many hours of the day playing video games. At some point he decided to put the two together to (hopefully) great effect. He also wrote some fiction. You should check that out if you're into such things, which you should be. Reading is FUNdamental.

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