Indie News Roundup February 14 2016 Feature

Feb. 8 to 14 Indie News Roundup

Nindies Love You


Since February 11 several indie titles are on discount in the Wii U eShop under the Nindies Love You sale, which will last for a period of two weeks.

Each territory has its discounted titles, so check the list below for more info:

North America:
Teslagrad – Rain Games ($7.49)
Chariot – Frima Studio Inc ($7.49)
Tengami – Nyamyam ($4.99)
Sportsball – TOO DX ($4.99)
Chasing Aurora – Broken Rules ($3.99)
ZaciSa’s Last Stand – ZeNfA Productions ($1.99)
psyscrolr – Actos Games ($1.99)
Blok Drop X Twisted Fusion – RCMADIAX ($1.50)
Turtle Tale – Saturnine Games ($1.49)

Teslagrad – Rain Games (£6.99 / €7.49)
Chariot – Frima Studio Inc (£6.74 / €7.49)
Tengami – Nyamyam (£3.49 / €3.99)
Race the Sun – Flippfly (£3.49 / €4.99)
Chasing Aurora – Broken Rules (£2.99 / €3.49)
Turtle Tale – Saturnine Games (£2.49 / €2.99)
ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon Dimension! – ZeNfA Productions (£1.14 / €1.49)
Blok Drop X Twisted Fusion – RCMADIAX (£1.34 / €1.49)

Teslagrad – Rain Games ($9.99)
Chariot – Frima Studio Inc ($9.75)
Tengami – Nyamyam ($4.99)
Chasing Aurora – Broken Rules ($3.99)
ZaciSa: Defense of the Crayon Dimension! – ZeNfA Productions ($2.15)
Turtle Tale – Saturnine Games ($1.99)

If you are curious about the origins of this initiative, Nintendo Life recently caught up with Greg Wiggleton of ZeNfA Productions to learn all about how this idea came to life. You can read the interview over here.

Cutie Clash and Cutie Pets Go Fishing

Yazar Media Group just released two new games for the North American Wii U eShop during the week. These are Cutie Clash and Cutie Pets Go Fishing, with each of them being priced at $1.99. You can find an overview and trailer for both of them below:

Cutie Clash

Welcome to the swamp!

You’re a lowly swamp chicken looking to become King. You need to vomit and bomb your way to the top. In this 5-player vomit brawler all rounds are one hit K.O. and matches go to the first chicken with five wins. Defend your swamp crown round after round! May the best chicken win!

Cutie Pets Go Fishing

Welcome to Cutie Pets Go Fishing!

Race against the clock as you try to match large schools of fish! Grab time bonuses, multipliers and combos to greatly increase your score! Feeling a little stressed by the clock? play Zen Mode and simply see how long you can match fish!

For every achievement you get, you also unlock a sweet stamp to post on Miiverse™. You can make posts with our cool stamps or share screenshots of your high score! Get Fishing today!

Outside the Realm

TreeFall Studios recently released another game on the North American Wii U eShop titled “Outside the Realm”. It’ll cost $1.99 regularly, but the launch price will be $0.49.

Outside the Realm featuers touch-based puzzles on the GamePad in addition to some side-scrolling sections.

You can find a trailer for the game below:

Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard


Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard, Abylight’s upcoming music app, will be releasing on the North American 3DS eShop on February 18, for $7.99.

You can find an overview of the app’s features below:

Share your musical genius using Musicverse: Electronic Keyboard!

Record the melody stuck in your head wherever you are and show it to the world, no limits with Miiverse, Facebook and Twitter!

Listen and play the creations of Miko in Japan, John in Canada and Magnus in Europe… Everyone just a note away!

Both if you are an expert or the first time playing, Musicverse guides you easily through all the possibilities just at your fingertips in your Nintendo 3DS™.


Store up to 128 creations.
Share your music trough Miiverse, Facebook and Twitter.
Import other user’s music from Miiverse or QR Code patterns.
Export your creations in AAC format to the SD card.
Included video tutorials.
Left handed mode.
Chord scale visualization.
Key zoom function.
Real time quantization.
Automatic accompaniment with 14 musical styles and 4 variations.
8 programmable chords.
32 instruments.
Integrated sequencer with independent chord and melody tracks.

Inside My Radio

Inside My Radio already launched on other platforms last year, but Seaven Studio’s rhythm-action platformer will be coming to the Wii U too on February 25. The game will be available in both the North American and European Eshops for $14.99 / €14.99.

Here’s a brief overview of the game and the Euroepan Wii U trailer:

“Inside My Radio is a rhythm-driven platformer adventure where your actions must follow the beat. You journey as a green LED mysteriously trapped inside a dying boombox: bring electro, dub and disco musics back alive! Are you up to the rhythmic challenge of Inside My Radio?”

Replay: VHS is not Dead

Neko Entertainment’s Replay: VHS is not Dead now has a release date for Europe. The game will be available on February 25, with pricing set at €9.99.

Replay: VHS is not Dead originally debuted on other platforms, like PC, last summer, and it’s a puzzle-platformer which takes place in a movie-based universe.

You can find a trailer for the game below:

Blast ‘Em Bunnies

Nnooo is getting ready to release their previously announced endless shooter, Blast ‘Em Bunnies, on the 3DS eShop on March 10th. The game will cost $/€4.99.

Here’s and overview of the game and a list of the extra content purchasable at launch:

Blast ‘Em Bunnies pits you the player as a cute, cartoon bunny called Bang Bang who must defend your rabbit burrow, against an onslaught of evil bunnies. These bunnies have captured your offspring and one of them, the evil Throatslitter, is holding them hostage. Just how long can you and your little ‘uns survive? Grab your carrot rifle, watermelon machine gun, turnip mortar or runner bean laser and take them down! Shoot coins to collect them and spend them on new weapons, upgrades and ammo including sticky raspberries, heat seeking chilli seeds, shredding leek lasers or bouncing, splitting, exploding pumpkin bombs!

5 Arena Packs: US$/€ 1.99 each. Each one contains a new arena, day/night system and 3 new music tracks
5 Skin Packs: US$/€ 2.99 each. Each one contains 21 new skins (3 for each bunny type)
3 Permanent Multipliers: US$/€ Free to 9.99. The Multipliers cumulatively increase how many coins you collect when you shoot a coin
4 Weapon Unlocks: US$/€ 2.99 to 4.99. For those who don’t want to play the game to unlock everything!

Users can also purchase bundles of add-on content to save money:

5 Skin and Arena Bundles: US$/€ 3.99 each. Each contains a matching skin and arena pack. (Content value of each – US$/€ 4.98)
All Skins and Arena Bundle: US$/€ 9.99. Contains all of the skins and arenas. (Content Value US$/€ 24.90)
Mega Bundle: US$/€ 14.99. Contains all of the skins, arenas and multipliers. (Content Value US$/€ 39.88)

Nnooo also shared a launch trailer for the game, which you can watch below:

Super Robo Mouse

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RCMADIAX has been developing Super Robo Mouse for a while now. If all goes as planned, the game will finally be available on the Wii U eShop in April.

RCMADIAX recently shared on Twitter that Super Robo Mouse has been submitted to Nintendo in both North America and Europe, and that it’s anticipating an April 7 release date.

Noitu Love: Devolution

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Noitu Love: Devolution was announced for Nintendo systems back in December and is now closer to releasing on the eShop.

The Wii U version has already been submitted and the 3DS one should also be ready sometime this month.

Developer Mathias Kærlev recently wrote on Twitter that a March/April release is likely, instead of the previously estimated Q1 release.

Cube Life: Island Survival


Cypronia has recently confirmed that version 1.2 of Cube Life: Island Survival will be available in all territories next month.

Here’s a listing of what’s included in the update:

– Share Custom Maps (like in Super Mario Maker)
– 400+ items are now available! New items like ladders, motorboats, diving masks, traps, etc.
– Completely redesigned AI. Canibals are now smarter.
– Stealth attacks! Approach an enemy from behind and gain the upper hand
– Bigger world to explore at 3,520 x 3,520 blocks (was previously 2,880 x 2,880)
– New pets: Added Chickens, Boars, Baby Boars, and Giant Crabs
– New Animals: Rabbits, Puffer Fish, Parrots, Lizards, Gorillas, Crabs, and Jellyfish
– Fight New Enemy Bosses: The Kraken, and Cannibal Boss
– Assign commands to pets now (defensive, offensive, or collect items)
– New Color Map with Radar (displays position of enemies, pets)
– New release territory – Available for download in Australia + New Zealand


Noowanda has shared another video showcasing what’s coming in the next update for Discovery. Take a look at it below:

Mutant Mudds Super Challenge

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Mutant Mudds Super Challenge, the upcoming 3DS/Wii U eShop game from Renegade Kid, recently had its final version submitted to Nintendo. If approved, the game should be out on the eShop soon, and according to Renegade Kid’s projected time of early 2016.

The Minotaur


Ratalaika Games had recently confirmed the Minotaur was coming to the Wii U, but now they have decided to also bring it to the 3DS eShop.

The game launched on Steam in January, and the Wii U and Xbox One versions will follow in the coming months. The 3DS version however, will “still need a bit more time”.

Dumpster Dive!

Back in 2013, Temple of Yog developer CHUDCHUD Industries released Dumpster Dive! on mobile platforms. The studio describes the game as “an endless runner through garbage, a trash surfing, food-fetching simulator”.

Dumpster Dive! is now planned to come to the Wii U and 3DS eShops. CHUDCHUD Industries’ Cody Diefenthaler shared the news in a brief Twitter message, which also contains the original trailer attached. Check it out below:

Buddy & Me Dream Edition

Following the previous week’s tease, Sunbreak Games has now confirmed Buddy & Me Dream for Wii U. The game is planned to launch this spring.

Sky Tyrannosaur is helping out with development of the Wii U version, which has the final name “Buddy & Me Dream Edition”. It’ll come with new features plus the outfits, seasons and boosts available in the Samsung Smart TV version.

You can take a look at what the latest version of the game looks like in the video below:

Monster Tale Ultimate

Towards the beginning of last year, DreamRift revealed Monster Tale Ultimate, a reworked version of the DS game for the 3DS eShop. Despite not hearing about the game since then, Monster Tale Ultimate has finally shared with us that it still is in the works.

This news comes from Nintendo Force’s brief update on the game in its latest issue. According to the magazine, “the word from the devs is that the release is coming very soon”.

Below you can find the trailer for the original Monster Tale on the DS, so you have an idea of what the game was like:

Witch & Hero II

Flyhigh Works has released a trailer for Witch & Hero II. You can watch it below:

Shakedown Hawaii

Nintendo has shared a new trailer for Shakedown Hawaii on the 3DS. Check it out below:

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty

Now that Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty is out on the Wii U eShop, we have got some gameplay footage of the first 45 minutes of the game, courtesy of TiLMENDOMiNATiON. Check it out below: