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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Nintendo's E3 2016 Sales & Deals

By LUDWIG VON KOOPA - Big savings on some great games.

After spending the past two days covering Nintendo's E3 2016 activities (and for two days before that, other companies as well), we need to cover one more bit of news for Nintendo's E3:


Until June 21 at 11:59 AM Eastern, save up to 40% on select digital games! Get another 10% off if you've registered a My Nintendo account! (But everyone's done that already, right?) The numbers listed as the new sale price actually change depending on if you're logged into My Nintendo or not, so any numbers I refer to are assuming you have a My Nintendo account.

Select digital games include those in The Legend of Zelda series, Pokémon series, and a lot more. I'll recommend some particularly special things on sale in this article.

ALSO! On the Wii U today, Drill Dozer from Game Freak (you may know them from their other hit games such as Pocket Card Jockey, HarmoKnight, and Pulseman) and Super Paper Mario are out on the Virtual Console. Very worthy purchases. Unfortunately, the game I expected wasn't released.


The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD is only $27 instead of $50! Of course, that's not as good as the low, low price of FREE that you could've gotten the game for if you were around KoopaTV two years ago, but it's still a fantastic game for a fantastic price. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (Wii U, $4.31) is also amazing, as are The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (3DS, $3.23 each). Those four are my favourite The Legend of Zelda games, in the order I just named them.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam on 3DS is now $24, normally $40. If you play it, you can figure out the truism that anytime any of the Koopalings appear in a game, it gets better. (The more Koopalings, the better. Fortunately, Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for 3DS and its less-than-seven Koopaling-state isn't on sale, and neither will its even-less-than-less-than-seven Wii U edition which comes out in a handful of days.) Paper Mario (Wii U Virtual Console) is also on sale at $5.40.

If you're like KoopaTV staffer RawkHawk2010 and have a Wii U but don't have Super Smash Bros. For Wii U or Splatoon ($35.09 and $40.49 respectively), then stop being dumb and get those games. That said, I strongly believe those games are better purchased physically at retail.

E3 2016 sales deals Nintendo Splatoon Super Smash Bros. For Wii U
Splatoon struggles to become a good deal.
Nothing will beat that awesome Black Friday bundle from 2015, though.

If you don't want to/cannot buy Rhythm Heaven Megamix for $30, get its demo from the 3DS eShop and also Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe, now only $3.77.

If you need something with A STORY to tide you over for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Spirit of Justice's September release, you can get Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward on the 3DS for $13. Though you may want its prequel, 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors before playing that.

I've outlined a lot of awesome purchases for your Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems. Anymore and you won't have money. Fortunately, you'll get a little refill to your digital wallet if you win the KoopaTV Loyalty Rewards Program Round 8. Or get second place.

Ludwig might buy some of these that he's suggested but hasn't actually played, though he still hasn't touched any of the Friends of Nintendo Humble Bundle games. He has a large backlog! After this article is published, he'll get the scores for the KoopaTV Loyalty Rewards Program up to date, and for Friday, he'll publish (and write) KoopaTV's tier list for E3 2016 presentations.

Ludwig made specific game recommendations like this back when Club Nintendo had a last-ditch reward giveaway when it was closing.
Almost six months later are traditional Thanksgiving time sales.


  1. I picked up BoxBoy since it was just too cheap to pass up. I've played through a few worlds already, and however basic the gameplay and graphics may be, it is still quite an enjoyable title. It starts off with very simple levels but it does progress into some frustrating challenges in later levels. On June 30, I'll probably pick up BoxBoxBoy as well.

    1. ('kay I'm gonna try to regularly reply to comments again)

      Sounds nice. ♪ (Still not gonna get it or its sequel myself.)

  2. I keep stockpiling games due to sales and never even starting them. My full time work, part time work and the fatigue symptom from my pregnancy make it very hard for me to be motivated to play much. I did finish Rayman Originas with all Electoons and Land of the Livid Dead completed and Lilac's run in Freedom Planet though. I plan to get Wind Waker due to the sale. Never played it at all, even in the Gamecube days.

    I still have to start Kirby: Return to Dreamland
    Wonderful 101
    DuckTales Remastered
    Zelda: Oracle of Seasons.
    Rayman Legends
    Child of Light

    I am in the middle of Ages though and I see I am saved in a dungeon somewhere about to start so I can easily pick up where I last left off even though it has been a very long time since I started playing it. I am delaying Return to Dreamland since I believe that is a game friendly for people who are not so good with platformers and I am considering doing co-op with my husband but after getting so enraged during 3D World I am a bit hesitant about it.

    1. I have a problem where I'm unwilling to play other games on my Wii U besides Super Smash Bros. For Wii U and Splatoon on Splatfest day. Meanwhile, 3DS is actually going through games, but I'm stuck on trying to beat the King's Gate in Pocket Card Jockey before I can move onto something else!

      I have a lot of things on the Wii U I need to play.


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