Zelda! Pokédex! Metroid Prime Trilogy

Nintendo's eShop first opened its digital doors five years ago this week and, to celebrate, the big N will hold a big sale.
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The deals begin at 3pm UK time this Friday, 9th June, and runs until 23rd June. Dozens of games will be half price, including 3DS, Wii U and Virtual Console favourites from the Zelda, Mario and Metroid franchises.

Donkey Kong 64 is £4.49, down from £8.99. Earthbound is £3.49, down from £6.99. Metroid Prime Trilogy is £8.99, down from £17.99.

More into Mario? Super Mario Galaxy 2 is £8.99 down from £17.99, Super Mario World is £2.69 down from £5.49 and Super Mario 64 is £4.49 down from £8.99.

There's also half price off of Zelda games such as A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, The Minish Cap, Oracle of Ages/Seasons plus Link's Awakening DX (the best Zelda).

F-Zero fan? Reminisce about the days Nintendo still made F-Zero games by picking up the SNES original for just £2.69.
The full list of titles in the sale is available
Nintendo eShop sale: Nintendo eShop 5 Year Anniversary Sale

07/06/2016

You can download new games, applications and other content to your Wii U or Nintendo 3DS, directly from Nintendo eShop. New titles are added regularly, and sometimes there are special discounts to discover, too!

Take a look at the latest digital download deals and grab a bargain from Nintendo eShop for a limited time! Check below for more details on participating titles.

Nintendo eShop is five years old, and to celebrate, some of the most popular download-exclusive titles for both Nintendo 3DS and Wii U will be available at up to 50% off.

It is possible to purchase download versions of games from Nintendo eShop on the official Nintendo website. To be able to purchase download games from Nintendo eShop on the official website, you'll need to have a Nintendo Account which is linked to a Nintendo Network ID, and you'll need to have visited Nintendo eShop on the device you wish to download on at least once. To find out more, visit our Support section.

From 15:00 (UK time) on 09/06/2016 until 23:59 (UK time) on 23/06/2016, the following titles are on sale on Nintendo eShop:
Wii U
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Art Academy: SketchPad (Wii U download software)

Sale price: £1.79 (was £3.59) / €1.99 (was €3.99)

50% off


Art Academy: SketchPad is a robust art application that anyone can enjoy – from beginners to experts of all ages. Unleash your creativity using realistic stylus and touch screen-based controls.

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Child of Light (Wii U download software)

Sale price: £5.99 (was £11.99) / €7.49 (was €14.99)

50% off


Journey through a fantastical RPG set in a fairy tale world in Child of Light. Take on a host of beasts and mythical creatures in classic-style turn-based combat.

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Cube Life: Island Survival (Wii U download software)

Sale price: £5.59 (was £7.99) / €6.99 (was €9.99)

30% off


Imagine being stranded on a beautiful, deserted island. All of life's necessities – food, water, shelter – are now gone, and it's up to you to survive. You'll need to explore, build and craft to stay alive.

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Donkey Kong 64 (Nintendo 64) (Virtual Console)

Sale price: £4.49 (was £8.99) / €4.99 (was €9.99)

50% off


King K. Rool has set his sights on conquering Kong Isle, and only Donkey Kong and his pals can save the day!

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EarthBound (Super Nintendo) (Virtual Console)

Sale price: £3.49 (was £6.99) / €4.99 (was €9.99)

50% off


With a deeply engaging storyline, a richly detailed world and a wealth of unique features, EarthBound is an in-depth role-playing epic.

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FAST Racing NEO (Wii U download software)

Sale price: £8.20 (was £10.99) / €11.20 (was €14.99)

25% off


Jump into the driver’s seat of an assortment of anti-gravity vehicles, then put them through their paces in high octane competitions at 60 frames per second.

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F-ZERO (Super Nintendo) (Virtual Console)

Sale price: £2.69 (was £5.49) / €3.99 (was €7.99)

50% off


In the year 2560, the greatest racing competition is the F-ZERO championship. Pilots from across the galaxy risk their lives in a high-speed battle of turbo-charged hovercraft.

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Kirby's Adventure (NES) (Virtual Console)

Sale price: £1.69 (was £3.49) / €2.49 (was €4.99)

50% off


Kirby's Adventure was a groundbreaking platformer famous for introducing Kirby’s ability to copy the powers of his enemies. By sucking up foes, Kirby can fire lasers, burst into flames, use a giant mallet and more.

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Little Inferno (Wii U download software)

Sale price: £4.49 (was £8.99) / €4.99 (was €9.99)

50% off


Throw your toys into your fire, and play with them as they burn. Stay warm in there. It's been snowing for as long as anyone can remember!

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Metroid Prime Trilogy (Wii download version)

Sale price: £8.99 (was £17.99) / €9.99 (was €19.99)

50% off


Steeped in myth, rich in exploration and explosive in action, three classic Metroid adventures chronicling bounty hunter Samus Aran’s first-person adventures come together in a single package.

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Nano Assault Neo (Wii U download software)

Sale price: £6.70 (was £8.99) / €7.49 (was €9.99)

25% off


The entire nano cosmos is under threat from the deadly Nanostray virus! Shrink down to microscopic size and prepare to blast your way through millions of deadly enemies.



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NES™ Remix (Wii U download software)

Sale price: £4.49 (was £8.99) / €4.99 (was €9.99)

50% off


Leap over barrels in arcade classic Donkey Kong, gather rupees in The Legend of Zelda, perform wheelies in Excitebike, and much more – as fast as possible!

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NES™ Remix 2 (Wii U download software)

Sale price: £4.49 (was £8.99) / €4.99 (was €9.99)

50% off


Try your hand at twisted trials taken from later NES releases like Metroid, Kirby’s Adventure, Super Mario Bros. 3, Punch-Out!!, Kid Icarus, and more!

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Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) (Virtual Console)

Sale price: £1.69 (was £3.49) / €2.49 (was €4.99)

50% off


Mario and Luigi are called back into action when Bowser and his kids turn the kings of the Mushroom World into animals and steal their royal magic wands.

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Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii download version)

Sale price: £8.99 (was £17.99) / €9.99 (was €19.99)

50% off


With scores of wildly creative galaxies to explore, all-new power-ups to grab and the freedom to play alone or get a helping hand, saving the day has never been so much fun!

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Super Mario World (Super Nintendo) (Virtual Console)

Sale price: £2.69 (was £5.49) / €3.99 (was €7.99)

50% off


Mario and Luigi’s first Super NES escapade took them into a new land with new characters, new abilities and much more, becoming an all-time best-seller.

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Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64) (Virtual Console)

Sale price: £4.49 (was £8.99) / €4.99 (was €9.99)

50% off


Leaping through pictures hanging from the walls, Mario searches for 120 Power Stars stashed away in vast, magical worlds teeming with daunting obstacle courses, hidden items, puzzles and an army of enemies!

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Super Metroid (Super Nintendo) (Virtual Console)

Sale price: £2.69 (was £5.49) / €3.99 (was €7.99)

50% off


When space pirates snatch the last remaining Metroid, bounty hunter Samus Aran is called back into action!

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Super Nintendo) (Virtual Console)

Sale price: £2.69 (was £5.49) / €3.99 (was €7.99)

50% off


Princess Zelda has been taken prisoner and an evil wizard is attempting to unleash Ganon, the king of darkness. Only Link has the courage to save Hyrule!

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64) (Virtual Console)

Sale price: £4.49 (was £8.99) / €4.99 (was €9.99)

50% off


Wield incredible weapons and items, battle ferocious bosses, and solve brain-teasing puzzles in this fan-favourite chapter from the series, The Legend of Zelda.

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The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (Game Boy Advance) (Virtual Console)

Sale price: £3.09 (was £6.29) / €3.49 (was €6.99)

50% off


This classic adventure sees Link embarking on one of his strangest journeys yet. With the help of the Minish Cap, the brave adventurer can shrink down to microscopic dimensions.

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Toki Tori (Wii U download software)

Sale price: £0.89 (was £1.79) / €0.99 (was €1.99)

50% off


Toki Tori's gameplay is a blend of two genres. While it looks like a platform game, it's a puzzle game at heart.

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Trine 2: Director's Cut (Wii U download software)

Sale price: £6.99 (was £13.99) / €8.49 (was €16.99)

50% off


Hark back to a time of brave heroes, magic spells and dark forces with a fairytale adventure that’s as exciting as it is beautiful.

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Nintendo 3DS
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3D Classics Kirby's Adventure (Nintendo 3DS download software)

Sale price: £2.69 (was £5.39) / €2.99 (was €5.99)

50% off


In 3D Classics Kirby's Adventure, Kirby must reassemble the pieces of the Star Rod so that the people of Dream Land can dream once again.

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Colors! 3D (Nintendo 3DS download software)

Sale price: £2.69 (was £5.39) / €2.99 (was €5.99)

50% off


Colors! 3D is a simple yet robust painting application that combines ease of use and powerful painting tools. Whether you're looking to sketch, paint, or draw, Colors! 3D is the perfect digital sketchbook.

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Dillon's Rolling Western (Nintendo 3DS download software)

Sale price: £4.49 (was £8.99) / €4.99 (was €9.99)

50% off


Get ready for a Wild West blast and a new spin on the tower defence genre! With strategy, side quests and thrilling combat, this jaunt to the Ol’ West is sure to roll out the fun.

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Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! (Nintendo 3DS download software)

Sale price: £1.85 (was £2.50) / €2.24 (was €2.99)

25% off


Play minigolf with your Mii and master new cups and trick shot challenges in beautiful environments. The perfect touch controls make for a fun and rewarding putting experience.

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Gunman Clive (Nintendo 3DS download software)

Sale price: £0.99 (was £1.99) / €0.99 (was €1.99)

50% off


In the year of 18XX, the West is overrun by thugs and outlaws. A group of bandits have kidnapped Mayor Johnson's daughter and are spreading havoc across the land.

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Kirby's Dream Land (Game Boy) (Virtual Console)

Sale price: £1.79 (was £3.59) / €1.99 (was €3.99)

50% off


In Kirby's Dream Land, you guide Kirby through a series of side-scrolling action stages. Kirby can walk, fly, inhale and defeat enemies - everything he needs to make it through Mt. Dedede!

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Pokédex 3D Pro (Nintendo 3DS download software)

Sale price: £6.69 (was £13.49) / €7.49 (was €14.99)

50% off


Become the ultimate Pokémon Trainer! Get clued up on all things Pokémon with the new Pokédex 3D Pro for Nintendo 3DS.

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Pokémon Link: Battle! (Nintendo 3DS download software)

Sale price: £3.59 (was £7.19) / €3.99 (was €7.99)

50% off


In Pokémon Link: Battle! players battle Pokémon to capture them through fast-paced puzzles. When you catch a wild Pokémon, it is called a Link. Your goal in this game is to Link every last Pokémon.

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Pokémon Trading Card Game (Game Boy Color) (Virtual Console)

Sale price: £2.19 (was £4.49) / €2.49 (was €4.99)

50% off


Based on the incredibly popular Pokémon Trading Card Game, this Game Boy Color version was a hit with gamers and card collectors alike.

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Pullblox™ (Nintendo 3DS download software)

Sale price: £2.69 (was £5.39) / €2.99 (was €5.99)

50% off


Pullblox is a unique part-puzzle, part-platform game that will tax your brain and creativity! Children in Pullblox Park have been trapped inside giant block puzzles, so it's tiny hero Mallo to the rescue!

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Shin Megami Tensei IV (Nintendo 3DS download software)

Sale price: £8.99 (was £17.99) / €9.99 (was €19.99)

50% off


As a Samurai, one of the young race of protectors, carve your own path through an adventure that will take you beyond your home, the Eastern Kingdom of Mikado.

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SteamWorld Dig (Nintendo 3DS download software)

Sale price: £3.49 (was £7.99) / €4.49 (was €8.99)

50% off


Take the role of Rusty, a lone mining steambot, as he arrives at an old mining town in great need. Dig your way through the old earth, gaining riches while uncovering the ancient threat that lurks below…

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Super Mario Bros. (NES) (Virtual Console)

Sale price: £2.19 (was £4.49) / €2.49 (was €4.99)

50% off


Run and jump with Mario or Luigi through caves and castles, down pipes and across platforms, and face off against Bowser to rescue your beloved Princess Peach.

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Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES) (Virtual Console)

Sale price: £2.19 (was £4.49) / €2.49 (was €4.99)

50% off


Super Mario Bros. 2 offers freedom to explore levels not only horizontally but also vertically, while collecting power-ups, uprooting veggies to throw at enemies and seeking out hidden ‘Sub-space’ rooms.

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Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) (Virtual Console)

Sale price: £1.69 (was £3.49) / €2.49 (was €4.99)

50% off


Mario and Luigi are called back into action when Bowser and his kids turn the kings of the Mushroom World into animals and steal their royal magic wands.

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Super Mario Land (Game Boy) (Virtual Console)

Sale price: £1.79 (was £3.59) / €1.99 (was €3.99)

50% off


Mario’s acclaimed Game Boy debut brings the plucky plumber to new territory: Sarasaland, where the evil space monster Tatanga has hypnotised the people and kidnapped Princess Daisy!

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Super Mario Land™ 2: 6 Golden Coins™ (Game Boy) (Virtual Console)

Sale price: £1.79 (was £3.59) / €1.99 (was €3.99)

50% off


In his greatest Game Boy™ adventure, Mario faces off against his evil rival Wario, who has captured Mario Land and turned it into his private playground.

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The Legend of Zelda (NES) (Virtual Console)

Sale price: £2.19 (was £4.49) / €2.49 (was €4.99)

50% off


The epic series The Legend of Zelda began here, with the heroic Link on a hazardous journey through the fantastic world of Hyrule.

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The Legend of Zelda™: Link's Awakening DX™ (Game Boy Color) (Virtual Console)

Sale price: £2.69 (was £5.39) / €2.99 (was €5.99)

50% off


In the Legend of Zelda series’ first Game Boy adventure, Link is shipwrecked on the mysterious Koholint Island. To return home, he must face a nightmarish new enemy and solve the riddle of the Wind Fish.

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The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (Game Boy Color) (Virtual Console)

Sale price: £2.69 (was £5.39) / €2.99 (was €5.99)

50% off


The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages gives gamers classic Zelda action, with a heaped helping of original concepts and puzzles. Link must travel around a vast overworld collecting clues and items, and explore challenging dungeons.

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The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (Game Boy Color) (Virtual Console)

Sale price: £2.69 (was £5.39) / €2.99 (was €5.99)

50% off


The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons takes place in the troubled land of Holodrum. After magically transporting to this new world, Link witnesses a power-hungry general named Onox summon a mighty storm and kidnap the Oracle of Seasons.

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Zen Pinball 3D (Nintendo 3DS download software)

Sale price: £1.79 (was £4.49) / €1.99 (was €4.99)

60% off


Featuring four beautifully crafted, original tables, Zen Pinball 3D features the most advanced ball physics in a pinball video game to date.