Nintendo downloads this week in America and Europe. The games go live at 9AM Pacific time on Thursdays.
Nintendo has now added 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.
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American Nintendo Downloads
Nintendo 3DS eShop
• Adventure Island ($3.99)
Description: Master Higgins’ princess has been kidnapped, and he is the only one who can save her. To aid in his search, he’ll need to equip his skateboard and use a variety of weapons as he fights his way through eight different worlds. (For Nintendo 3DS)
Oh and here’s a cheat to get 99 of everything: enter the password “0894”.
Nintendo DSiWare & 3DS eShop
• House M.D. – Episode 5: Under the Big Top (800 DSi Points / $7.99)
Description: Dr. Gregory House and his elite diagnostic team race against the clock to unravel a medical mystery involving a middle-aged circus manager who is strangled by a horse. (For Nintendo DSi / Nintendo 3DS)
• Double Bloob (500 DSi Points / $4.99)
Description: Double Bloob is the simple arcade game story of two siblings – Aen and Niua – who, with some help of Doctor Maybe’s inventions, try to set the little dolphin free is a just an excuse to have a great fun while shooting hordes of Bloobs that fly out in the sky. The colorful 2D graphics enhances the gameplay and draws the player more into the story and the game world. In order to keep the player entertained, the game contains tons of weapons and power-ups. Complete 8 different worlds and 48 levels to save Will from the evil Bloobs. (For Nintendo DSi / Nintendo 3DS)
• Xmas Puzzle (500 Wii Points)
Description: Xmas Puzzle is a game in which you must solve progressively more difficult puzzles as you advance through the plot. As many as four friends or family members can enjoy playing at the same time. (For Wii)
European Nintendo Downloads
Nintendo 3DS eShop:
• Zen Pinball 3D (£4.50 / €5)
Description: Zen Pinball 3D for Nintendo 3DS brings an incredible stereoscopic 3D experience to the acclaimed video game pinball series for the first time ever. Featuring four beautifully crafted, original tables, Zen Pinball 3D features the most advanced ball physics in a pinball video game to date, plus online leaderboards ranking you against other players, in-game friend challenges, interactive 3D models, and more!
• Lock’N Chase (£2.70 / €3)
Description: In classic arcade action game LOCK’N CHASE you must dash around the maze-like bank vaults, grabbing all the coins while avoiding the guards. As you progress, the banks get bigger and the riches become greater, but the guards get tougher, too. Fortunately, snatching a diamond means the law can’t touch you, for a short time at least. You know what they say: no risk, no reward!
Nintendo DSiWare & 3DS eShop:
• 21: Blackjack (200 DSi Points / £1.80 / €2)
• Castle Conqueror Revolution (500 DSi Points / £4.50 / €5)
• Gnomz (500 Wii Points)
Future Downloadable 3DS Games & Software:
- December 8th: 3DS Firmware Update Adds: 3DS Video Recording, new Mii Plaza features, and data transfer between 3DS systems.
- December 2011: Mutant Mudds (Renegade Kid) – Nintendo 3DS eShop Download Software
- December 2011: Pushmo AKA Pullblox AKA Hiku-Osu (Nintendo’s Intelligent Systems) – Nintendo 3DS eShop Download Software
- December 2011: Swapnote AKA 3D Nintendo Letter Box (Nintendo) – Nintendo 3DS eShop Download Software
- December 2011: 3D Classics: Kid Icarus (Nintendo) – Nintendo 3DS eShop Download Software
- Fall 2011: Mighty Switch Force (WayForward) – Nintendo 3DS eShop Download Software
- Late 2011: Zen Pinball 3D (Zen Studios) – Nintendo 3DS eShop Download Software
- Late 2011: Metroid II: Return of Samus (Nintendo) – Virtual Console (Game Boy)
- Late 2011: Bionic Commando (Capcom) – Virtual Console (Game Boy)
- Q1 2012: Dillon’s Rolling Western (Nintendo) – Nintendo 3DS eShop Download Software