News: La-Mulana Finally Adventures Onto the European WiiWare Service

It’s unusual for the download highlight of the week to be heading to the Wii Shop Channel, but there you go: Nigoro’s localisation of the retro-styled, side-scrolling adventure game La-Mulana is finally heading to WiiWare in Europe this week thanks to publisher/rescuer EnjoyUp Games.
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News: Zelda II Arrives in Nintendo eShop For Non-Ambassadors

Another week, another set of downloads headed to Nintendo’s digital stores. This week plays host to quite the comprehensive list, covering all formats – find out if there’s anything for you below.
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News: Kirby Stacks Up On Top Of This Week’s Nintendo Downloads

A day late, thanks to the long weekend we’ve all been treated to, this week’s Nintendo downloads have been confirmed – and it’s not a pretty sight. A third Kirby game heading to the Virtual Console and your weekly dose of Theatrhythm Add-On Content aside, it’s a fairly lacklustre line-up heading to Nintendo’s digital stores this Thursday.
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News: LEGO Batman 2 Demo and Returning NES Titles Head Up This Week’s Nintendo Downloads

For the first time in a while, this week’s eShop update lacks any original 3DS content as a new demo hogs the spotlight. There’s also two ‘new’ NES titles becoming available for the non-Ambassadors amongst us. Read on find out the entire release schedule for Nintendo’s download services this week.  Continue reading

News: Retail Downloads and the Return of Theatrhythm DLC Are This Week’s Download Highlights

We’re in for a treat on the eShop this week – if you don’t mind paying extortionate prices for retail downloads, that is. The eShop’s come a long way since its original inception in June of last year, but for all of its improvements and new additions, surely not one has been as monumental for Nintendo as the introduction of retail downloads. Read on for the lowdown on this week’s new additions to Nintendo’s digital stores. Continue reading

News: Two Tribes’ Toki Tori Arrives on eShop This Week

Toki Tori, for many, was a WiiWare launch title, with a sequel on its way to the Wii U’s launch window. However, the series actually made its debut on the Game Boy Color, and you’ll be able to download the original puzzle game for £3.60 this week; amongst an assortment of other 3DS, Wii and DSi downloads. Continue reading

News: Renegade Kid’s Planet Crashers Heads Up This Week’s Nintendo Downloads

Another solid week for the Nintendo eShop this week, with yet even more Theatrhythm Final Fantasy DLC, original 3D video clips, and a classic Kirby pinball outing on the Virtual Console. Read on for the this week’s full release schedule. Continue reading

News: Wario Land II Is This Week’s Nintendo Download Highlight

This week’s Nintendo downloads have been confirmed, and it’s quite the comprehensive list, we’re sure you’ll agree. On the 3DS Virtual Console, those waiting to play the first games in the series before starting their Ambassador version of Wario Land 4 are taken one step closer to the fourth game in the series with Wario Land II. Also on the Nintendo eShop is more Theatrhythm Final Fantasy add-on content, a downloadable video, and a double helping of DSiWare; with new WiiWare and Wii Virtual Console games arriving on the Wii Shop Channel.
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News: 3DS Photography App, More DLC and WiiWare in Digital Stores This Week

Following in the footsteps of last week’s great selection of new software on the Nintendo eShop, this week we have an original 3DS app from Nintendo with downloadable content also available, two new DSiWare games and, for the first time in weeks, an original WiiWare download.

3DS Download Software

Sparkle Snapshots 3D
Nintendo
£4.50
Have fun taking and customising your own unique photos, and see where your imagination leads you! Get snap-happy with the cameras on your Nintendo 3DS system and share your creations with friends wirelessly. You can also connect to the Sparkle SnapShop to purchase new content which is sure to spark your imagination! Please note: photos taken with this software will not display in 3D

Add-on Content

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
Square Enix
90p each
The Archyite Steppe (FF13), Matoya’s Cave (FF01), Battle 1 (FF03), The Final Battle (FF05).

Sparkle Snapshots 3D
Nintendo
90p each
Mario Core Set, Mario Kart 7 Set.

WiiWare

Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition
Konami
1,000 Wii Points
Frogger’s coin-op thrills come with a whole range of customisation options, from the super-modern neon of hyper arcade, to the 8-bit sprites from Castlevania and even Contra. If you want to prove your dodging skills to your friends, find out who’s the top frog in matches with up to four players

DSiWare

99Seconds
EnjoyUp Games
£1.80 / 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Control V-99 through the strange and foreboding Bit 8 zone. V-99 can now modify time by slowing it down, stopping it and even going back in time. He’ll need all of these abilities in the battle against the destructive Black Vectors.

Topoloco – crazy about topography
Abstraction Games
£4.50 / 500 Nintendo DSi Points
For all of the five continents Professor Topoloco covers, there are mini-games to help you do everything from locating cities to dragging flags. The great news is you practice as much as you want before that crucial exam.

Did anyone else notice the loophole in Sparkle Snapshots 3D‘s title? Either way, not a bad week for Nintendo downloads – shall you be purchasing anything?

News: Mutant Mudds Demo, Theatrhythm DLC and Castlevania Arrive on eShop This Week

Be sure to stock up on these before Thursday!

This week’s European Nintendo eShop update is arguably the best we’ve seen since the launch of the service in June of last year. With an original 3DS download title, the first downloadable content for a retail 3DS game and a brand-new demo, there’s plenty on offer for everyone with a 3DS and an Internet connection.

3DS Download Software

Zombie Slayer Diox
UFO Interactive
£5.40
Zombies have taken over most major cities in the world and our hero, Diox, is on a quest to put an end to the undead. Lure the zombies with your sweet songs and slick guitar solos, and cut them down with your mighty katana when they get close.

Add-on Content

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
Square Enix
90p each
A Fleeting Dream (FF10), Ride On (FF08), Cosmo Canyon (FF07), In Search of Light (FF05), Fighting Fate (FF13), Fighters of the Crystal (FF11), The Final Battle (FF04), Battle Theme 1 (FF02)

Demo

Mutant Mudds
Renegade Kid
Free
Armed with a heavy-duty water canon, Max has what he needs to vamquish his long-term nemeses: the Mutant Mudds. Max must blast and hover his way across the soiled landscape to seek out mysterious Water Sprites. Collect all the mysterious Water Sprites and wash the filthy Mutant Mudds away for good!

Virtual Console

Castlevania: The Adventure
Konami
£2.70
Count Dracula has risen from his grave to threaten Transylvania and only the chosen one – who wields the mystic whip – can stand in his way. Brandish your trusty whip, seek out upgrades to increase its power, and battle Dracula and his minions to save the day.

DSiWare

Escape the Virus: Swarm Survival
Teyon
£1.80 / 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Dodge, wind and jump to link all pieces of DNA and build the longest chain ever while fighting off vicious viruses. Look at your surroundings and get one off bonuses such as vaccine or a micro-world equivalent of a rocket-launcher.

If our review of Mutant Mudds didn’t tempt you to download the game the second it launched, maybe the demo’ll rectify that. As for the Theatrhythm add-on content, are you pleased to finally see Nintendo embracing a digital strategy, or do you think the extra content should’ve been on the cartridge?