targetlogoYoshi’s Woolly World, Smash Bros. Wii U and Splatoon: $58

Hyrule Warriors, Pikmin 3 and Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze: $55

Wii Fit U with Wii Balance Board and Fit Meter: $39

Super Mario Bros. series amiibo: $10

Wii U with Splatoon and Rabbids Land bundle: $339

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From Wednesday July 22, Target Australia is the Wii U bundle with Splatoon and Rabbids Land for $339.

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Pretty good going, and should hopefully encourage some of those punters that are on the fence about purchasing Nintendo’s middle aged console to finally take the plunge. Into a pool of flouro ink, that is.

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It’s awesome. I’m glad Shin’en isn’t waiting for the right controller to give us the F-Zero experience.

Fast Racing NEO will be released exclusively on the Wii U eShop in 2015.

This footage is from Nintendo World Report TV’s YouTube channel.

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eshopThe mainstream gaming media doesn’t make a big enough deal of how fantastic the indie scene on Wii U really is, and as Wii U owners we’re not embracing this aspect of our beloved machine as well as we could be.

I own some awesome indie titles like Zen Pinball, Trine 2, Chasing Aurora, Runner 2, and TNT Racers.

I’ll sure as hell be getting Fast Racing NEO when it finally arrives, and I really should  get into Shovel Knight.

Anyway, the Wii U eShop is having a self described “Epic Indie Sale” from now until July 27.

Go have a look at the eShop right now, there’s some great bargains on offer, most notably Trine Enchanted Edition for just $6.79!

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amiiboyaryoshWith the Australian release of Yoshi’s Woolly World merely days away, here’s what the Aussie retailers are selling the game for, with some prices for the amiibo bundle and stand alone Yarn Yoshi amiibo, too.

Target

Game & Yarn Yoshi bundle – $79

Yarn Yoshi amiibo – $24

Game – $58

Big W

Game & Yarn Yoshi bundle – $69

Yarn Yoshi amiibo – $24

Game – $59

KMart

Only select stores are carrying Wii U products, my local has the game for $68

EB Games

Yarn Yoshi amiibo – $24.95

Game & Yarn Yoshi amiibo bundle – $89.95

Game – $79.95

JB Hi-Fi

Game – $69

Yarn Yoshi amiibo – $24

The Gamesmen

Game – $79.95

Game & Yarn Yoshi amiibo bundle – $89.95

Dungeon Crawl

Game – $59.9o

Game & Yarn Yoshi amiibo bundle – $89.90

Yarn Yoshi amiibo – $34.90 (say whaaat?)

ozgameshop.com

Game – $52.99

Game & Yarn Yoshi amiibo bundle – $89.99

Yarn Yoshi amiibo – $24.95

Gametraders

Game  – $69

And the Australian eShop is selling it for… $79.95.

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Have a close look at the shape of the Yoshi’s Wooly World amiibo and there’s something quite unusual about the model.

 

Not the best Yoshi plush ever

Not the best Yoshi plush ever…

His nose looks a bit too big, his head out of proportion, and he is certainly in a weird pose.

He kind of looks like a cheap knock off, rather than an official tie-in product from his very creator.

I’ll still be picking one up, of course, when Yoshi’s Wooly World releases in Australia on June 26.

The game is also compatible with a whole heap of other amiibo, as evidenced in this video.

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Big-W-LogoStarting Thursday June 25, Big W is offering some pretty great deals as part of their “Toy Domination Sale”.

  • Yoshi’s Wooly World with Yarn Yoshi amiibo for $69
  • Yoshi’s Wooly World game for $59
  • Kirby & The Rainbow Paintbrush for $42
  • All the Super Mario Bros. collection amiibo for $10
  • Splatoon for $59
  • LEGO Jurassic World on Wii U for $59 (it comes out on July 1) and on 3DS for $39

Stay tuned for a full price round up of Yoshi’s Wooly World prices next week.

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anotherworldWow, now there’s a bargain.

Until June 25, this updated version of one of the most iconic games of the 1990s is just $4.16 on both Nintendo eShops.

If you’ve never played this short but epic Amiga classic, you owe it to yourself to grab it now while it’s less than five bucks.

Much like Ocarina of Time or Super Mario 64, I think Another World is an important piece of gaming history everyone should experience at least once.

There’s just so much to like. The musical score is unforgettable, with perfect sound design that proves less really can be more- and the same rings true when one thinks about the simple yet immersive platform/action gameplay.

The atmosphere is dramatic and often intense without feeling forced, and the story, aided by the deft inclusion of cinematic cut scenes, is one for the ages.

It’s like a trip back to 1991 without the discomfort of sitting in a DeLorean.

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Thanks to nintendolife.com for the screen.

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Have a go at the box art for Super Mario Maker and tell me there’s not a sneaky nod to Bob The Builder.

It’s sad times indeed when one of the few highlights of an entire E3 is some box art for a game we’ve known about for ages- but how can you look at Mario in this get up and not be reminded that all’s right in the world?

I lifted the graphic below from an article I read at oxcgn.com, reminding us to keep our faith in the company we’ve stuck by for so long and who at the end of the day, deliver us the very best gaming experiences time and time again.

It’s like Fashion Police for Nintendo fans. Fox looks awful, Mario looks fantastic, even if his look has been done before

It’s like Fashion Police for Nintendo fans. Fox looks awful, Mario looks fantastic, even if his look has been done before.

I hope you’ll read it, because Nintendo as an ideal and as a business needs more people like Yvan Zivkovic who aren’t afraid to stand in their truth as Nintendo fans and serious gamers.

I count myself as one of those people, and that’s one of the main reasons rustyshell.com even exists.

Can Mario fix Nintendo? Yes he can, and while we’ll soon forget about the disappointment this year’s E3 was met with, I can see why so many people have become disillusioned with the Nintendo they once new.

Not me though, I’m here till the end.

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NFP_logo_0702_cmyk_fix_cs6_CIt seems Nintendo came good on their promise to replenish stock of the more rare amiibo, as there’s plenty of previously unavailable lines suddenly for sale.

Here’s a complete break down of who’s got what right now, bearing in mind it’s all correct at the time of posting.

I haven’t included prices because no one is gouging, (although some of ozgameshop’s prices are questionable) and some places will price match.

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