On Wii, DSi & 3DS eShop: Netflix, Game & Watch Gallery

Nintendo downloads this week in America and Europe. The games go live at 9AM Pacific time on Thursdays.

Nintendo has now added these new/classic games to the Wii Shop Channel, Nintendo DSi Shop and Nintendo 3DS eShop. Users with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points or Nintendo DSi Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. While the Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service, where virtual wallets are added to using a credit card or by purchasing a Nintendo 3DS Prepaid Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. A Nintendo Points Card can be purchased at retail locations or Amazon.com.

Very cool news this week that Netflix is on 3DS. On an average day, more than 1.5 million Netflix members instantly watch TV shows or movies via the Wii console. So I’m sure it’ll be very popular on the 3DS handheld too.

American Nintendo Downloads

This week’s 3DS eShop games are:

• Netflix (free)
Description: This free downloadable application allows Netflix members with an unlimited streaming plan, a Nintendo 3DS system and a broadband Internet connection to instantly watch TV shows and movies on their Nintendo 3DS. (For Nintendo 3DS)

• Game & Watch Gallery (Game Boy, Nintendo, $2.99)
Description: Enjoy four different games from the classic Game & Watch Gallery series: Manhole, Fire, Octopus and Oil Panic. Original and revised versions of each game are included. (For Nintendo 3DS)

• Baseball (Game Boy, Nintendo, $2.99)
Description: Strategy, skill, and determination – it takes all three to win at Baseball! Re-live the glory of this 1989 Game Boy classic. As the pitching team, deliver a series of fastballs while adjusting curve and speed, but be careful not to wear out your pitcher. If the batter connects, your outfield or infield will back you up. As the batting team, shift your batter on the home plate and time each swing at the incoming ball. Try to safely reach the next base, or swing for a home run. (For Nintendo 3DS)

This week’s new DSiWare games are:

• Extreme Hangman 2 (Gamelion Studios, 200 DSi Points/$1.99)
Description: If you guess the word correctly, the hangman lives. If you guess wrong, the hangman dies. You’re only allowed a limited number of misses, so guess carefully. (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi)

• AfterZoom (Abylight, 500 DSi Points/$4.99)
Description: AfterZoom turns the camera of your Nintendo DSi or Nintendo 3DS system into a virtual microscope. Explore your surroundings and discover new forms of life. (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi)

• Puzzle Fever (Korner Entertainment, 500 DSi Points/$4.99)
Description: Puzzle Fever is a true test of skill for puzzle game fans, challenging players in a race to prove their mental agility. Each puzzle consists of pieces that must be fitted together on a board. There is only one possible way for players to fill in the board’s gaps with the pieces they select. The premise is simple, but the fun is nearly endless. (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi)

• Just SING! 80s Collection (dtp Young Entertainment, 500 DSi Points/$4.99)
Description: The ‘80s are back and you’re a star. Grab your Nintendo DSi system and have some karaoke fun. Expect all the cult hits of the era, including “Like a Virgin,” “Take On Me,” “Never Gonna Give You Up” and “The Heat Is On.” Style your avatar with a classic ’80s look and take the stage. Can you keep to the beat and hit all the notes? Perform the biggest party hits of the ’80s and experience a musical blast from the past. (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi)

This week’s new Wii Virtual Console game is:

• Super E.D.F. Earth Defense Force (SNES, Jaleco, 800 Wii Points)
Description: This is the shooter to end all shooters! The year is 20XX. An armada of the alien Azyma Empire has descended upon Earth to destroy it. The Earth’s only hope lies in its newest combat spaceship, “XA-1”, with its revolutionary ability to learn and develop itself through combat, without requiring any special items. The ship is outfitted with a wide range of devastating weapons, along with two detachable satellites to protect and support you. Take the ship out and destroy the Azyma invaders! (For Wii)

This week’s new WiiWare game is:

• 3D Pixel Racing (Microforum, 500 Wii Points)
Description: Classic 8-bit graphics clash with the modern 3D era – welcome to the world’s first 3D pixel retro-cool racing game.
Challenge up to four friends in crazy race modes. Enjoy fast arcade action and unlock new tracks and cars. Turn on your headlights and experience the thrill of a night race. Select your favorite car and get ready to burst ahead in the first 3D pixel championship of the world. Game modes include Single Race, Championship, Capture the Flag, Hot Pursuit and Time Trial. Variable weather conditions (sun, fog, rain, snow) are also included. (For Wii)

European Nintendo Downloads

Virtual Console (Nintendo 3DS):

• Mario’s Picross (Game Boy, Nintendo, €4/£3.60)

Nintendo DSiWare & 3DS eShop:

• Successfully Learning German Year 4 (Tivola, 500 DSi Points/€5/£4.50)
• Airport Mania: Non-Stop Flights (Lemon Team, 200 DSi Points/€2/£1.80)
• Jewel Keeper: Easter Island (Nordcurrent, 500 DSi Points/€5/£4.50)


• Successfully Learning German Year 4 (Tivola, 500 Wii Points)