New Nintendo downloads this week in America and Europe. The games go live on Thursdays in America at 9AM Pacific time and in Europe at 5PM UK/GMT time.
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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.
Nintendo 3DS eShop:
• Bird Mania 3D (3DSWare, $2)
Description: Bird Mania 3D is a skill-based action game (read: endless runner!) in which you steer a little birdie on his way to Africa. Fly, dash, soar, glide and collect all bonuses in your pursuit of a delightful vacation.
Keep him out of trouble as long as possible and beat your best score! You will be hypnotized for long hours while trying to collect all bonuses and avoid obstacles. And if you really want to perfect the art of flying, try to get all achievements.
Nintendo DSiWare & 3DS eShop:
• Amoebattle (500 DSi Points / $5)
Description: A mysterious infection threatens the microscopic world and its inhabitants. It’s up to you and your group of loveable single-celled creatures to stop the infection from spreading.
Built from the ground up, Amoebattle delivers a portable twist to the real time strategy (RTS) genre and brings the experience to the palm of your hand. Intuitively command your troops using the Touch Screen as you discover interesting types of amoebas, journey through fantastic environments, and lead your amoebas to victory in battle… Amoebattle!
• Super Hang-On (Virtual Console / Arcade, 900 Wii Points)
Description: Gear up for ultimate speed in Super Hang-On. Based on the hit arcade racer originally released in 1987, this sequel to SEGA’s Hang-On will put your street bike skills to the test. Tour through 48 challenging tracks on four continents and discover the rush of true arcade game play as you blaze through checkpoints in a race to beat the clock and your competitors. Experience the thrill of street bike racing and earn your place at the top of the scoreboards in this must-have classic.
Nintendo 3DS eShop:
• Game & Watch Gallery 2 (3DS Virtual Console / Game Boy Color, £3.60 / €4)
Description: Game & Watch Gallery 2 is a collection of five classic handheld games. Each game is playable in its original ’80s version and in a remastered version with enhanced graphics, sound, and new gameplay.
Parachute — catch the parachutists before they fall into the sea.
Helmet — dodge the falling tools and head for the shed.
Chef — juggle ingredients with your frying pan for as long as you can.
Vermin — use your mallets to keep the moles and other critters at bay.
Donkey Kong — destroy the platform below DK while avoiding the barrels.
– Big Buck Bunny
– Shaun the Sheep 3D
Nintendo DSiWare & 3DS eShop:
• Cat Frenzy (200 DSi Points / £1.80 / €2)
Description: Little kittens are trapped in a well, and it’s up to you to figure out how to get them out of trouble! Slide rows or columns of cute, cuddly cats to create chains of three or more of the same kind, in order to pull them out of the well. The game features both Mission and Quick Play modes, with a total of 140 levels that will engage you in hours of fun!
• Super Hang-On (900 Wii Points)
Upcoming Releases In April:
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – VVVVVV (Nicalis Europe) May 10, 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – 3D Solitaire (Zen Studios) May 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Dr Mario (Nintendo America, Game Boy) May 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Kid Icarus Of Myths and Monsters (Nintendo America, Game Boy) May 2012
• Wii Virtual Console – Metal Slug 3 (D4 Entertainment, NEO-GEO) May 2012
• WiiWare – La-Mulana (Nicalis) May 2012
• Nintendo DSiWare – Cave Story (Nicalis Europe) May 2012
Upcoming Releases In 2012:
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Toki Tori (Two Tribes, Game Boy Color) Q2 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – Art of Balance TOUCH! (Shin’en Multimedia) Q2 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – Colors! 3D (Collecting Smiles) Q2 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – Mutant Mudds (Renegade Kid) Q2 2012 [in Europe]
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – Picross e (Jupiter) Q2 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – Marvel Pinball 3D (Zen Studios) Q2 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Wario Land II (Nintendo, Game Boy Color) 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Kirby’s Dream Land 2 (Nintendo, Game Boy) 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Sonic Labyrinth (SEGA, Game Gear) 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Sonic Blast (SEGA, Game Gear) 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Sonic Drift 2 (SEGA, Game Gear) 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Columns (SEGA, Game Gear) 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – Bit Boy!! ARCADE (Bplus, 3DSWare) 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Download Software – Unchained Blades (XSEED America, 3DSWare) 2012
• Wii Virtual Console – Vectorman 2 (SEGA Australia, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis) 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Castlevania: The Adventure (Konami Australia, Game Boy) 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Master of Darkness AKA Vampire: Master of Darkness (SIMS Co. Australia, Game Gear) 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – The Sword of Hope 2 (Kemco Australia, Game Boy) 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Tumblepop (Data East Australia, Game Boy) 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Rayman (Ubisoft Europe, Game Boy Color) 2012
• Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console – Kirby’s Pinball Land (Nintendo Australia, Game Boy) 2012