Nintendo Direct 2013 - Donkey Kong - Tropical Freeze - 029

Last week’s offering of discounts from the Super Smashing Sale was so negligible that we completely forgot about it. I think it had the original Metroid, Wii Fit U, and Pokemon Rumble U. Yay…

This week is different, and the savings on great games are off the charts! Donkey Kong is the biggest series of the week with Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D being dropped to $19.99 and Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze falling to an all time low at $29.99.

Joining the recent hits are also a handful of classic Donkey Kong titles. The original Donkey Kong arcade has its NES port dropped to $3.49 on both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Virtual Consoles, and Donkey Kong Jr. on the Wii U also tags along at $3.49. The Nintendo DS port of Game & Watch Donkey Kong Jr.  is a mere $1.49.

Nice choices, but it is sadly lacking the Game Boy masterpiece Donkey Kong ’94. Oh well, can’t have them all I guess.

Kirby comes in second with several of his lesser known classics being slashed in price. The Game Boy games Kirby’s Dream Land and Kirby’s Dream Land 2 are both available for $3.49, and trust me… of those two, you definitely want the second one. Kirby’s Dream Land was the first game to star the pink hero, back when he was white, but he hadn’t yet obtained the ability to eat his enemy’s abilities. It’s a very basic game exclusively for those who have nostalgia for it.

The bright and cheerful Super Nintendo classic Kirby’s Dream Land 3 is also available for $4.99, and the Game Boy Advance game Kirby & The Amazing Mirror is also down to $4.99. The NES masterpiece Kirby’s Adventure is missing, and again, you can’t have them all, I guess .

Just a reminder, Kirby Super Star is available for free through Club Nintendo this month if you don’t feel like dropping real world money on the pink puffball.

Star Fox 64

The sale closes out with the remaining Nintendo characters who haven’t seen a discount yet. Star Fox’s sale is the Nintendo 3DS remake of the classic Star Fox 64, and it is dropped to $29.99. It’s one of my all time favorite games on the Nintendo 64, but this remake is just not the same without the original voice acting. Great purchase if nostalgia doesn’t pollute your mind.

Captain Olimar’s Pikmin 3, the first genuinely fun hit for the Wii U, is available cheaply at $39.99, and if you purchase Animal Crossing: New Leaf for $19.99, you won’t have to worry about any of these other games, because it will suck in your soul in and never let you go.

Pac-Man is the lone 3rd party character of this sale, and his PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures is available for $11.99. Honesty, I’ve never even heard of this one. Is it any good?

Too many savings this week! I don’t know where to begin. I might pick up Animal Crossing: New Leaf, but I am too afraid to sacrifice my real life for a virtual one. I also haven’t played Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze yet. Seems like a lot of fun. Better yet, I just might save those dollars and purchase Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS when it launches next week on October 3rd.