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:
• Nintendo Video Channel (free)
Description: The new Nintendo Video service delivers short 2D or 3D videos from the worlds of music videos, exclusive comedy, animation and Hollywood action trailers. The 3D content can be viewed without the need for special glasses. Every week, new videos will be delivered to your Nintendo 3DS via the Spotpass feature. But the videos won’t stay long – wait too long and you’ll miss them! (For Nintendo 3DS)
The funny 3D “Oscar’s Oasis” cartoon is a must-see!
• 3D Classics: Xevious (Nintendo, $5.99)
Description: Re-mastered exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS system. Revisit the popular vertical-scrolling arcade game with elements that can be enjoyed in 2D or 3D. Pilot the advanced fighter-bomber through 16 hazardous areas and destroy as many targets as possible. (For Nintendo 3DS)
This week’s new DSiWare games are:
• Antipole (Saturnine Games, 500 DSi Points/$4.99)
Description: Wield the power to reverse gravity as you fight your way through the robot mothership. Manipulate gravity to overcome lethal obstacles, change falls into jumps and defeat your enemies. (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi)
• Kung Fu Dragon (Agetec, 200 DSi Points/$1.99)
Description: As a martial artist in training, you must face one of the most difficult tests of skill: waterfall climbing. Increase your score by climbing higher up the waterfall and jumping between various footholds. (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi)
• Trollboarder (Enjoy Gaming, 200 DSi Points/$1.99)
Description: Descend the slopes in the craziest snowboard game in history. What happens when goblins steal the dragons’ treasures while you’re in charge of protecting them? The dragons become furious. You must recover all of the treasure as quickly as possible. Control the last guardian on his snowboard and take part in furious races to recover the stolen coins. Perform your best tricks to gain the favor of the dragons and discover invisible chests. (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi)
This week’s new WiiWare game is:
• Bobby Carrot Forever (FDG Entertainment, 800 Wii Points)
Description: Puzzle adventure with hundreds of brain-bending levels, suitable for the entire family. Classic 2D old-school gaming. Bobby Carrot isn’t just any hare. When he sleeps, he dreams of incredible adventures and fantastic worlds. Would you like to go with him today? Guide the famous puzzle hare through hundreds of exciting levels, find and use cool items, avoid obstacles and collect all carrots to win. Uncover the secret of the 6 golden carrots and meet new friends who will help you on your way. Bobby Carrot rekindles the age of classic console gaming with charming 2D graphics and simplified controls. Lean back and enjoy a brain bending puzzle adventure for the whole family. 15 Hours of adventure with even more levels to download. (For Wii)
European Nintendo Downloads
Nintendo 3DS eShop:
• 3D Classics: Xevious (Nintendo, €6/£5.40)
Virtual Console (Nintendo 3DS):
• Game & Watch Gallery (Game Boy, Nintendo, €3/£2.60)
Nintendo DSiWare & 3DS eShop:
• 99Bullets (EnjoyUp, 500 DSi Points/€5/£4.50)
• AfterZoom (Abylight, 500 DSi Points/€5/£4.50)
• Jagged Alliance (Cypronia, 500 DSi Points/€5/£4.50)
See anything you’ll be downloading?