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Nintendo Download: 9th February 2012 (North America)

9th February 2012 (North America)

Megamixes, burgers and Maru's Mission

A relatively quiet download this week, with just three titles on offer, one of which came from absolutely nowhere. 3DS Virtual Console: Maru's Mission (Game Boy, Hamster Corporation, $2.99) — Here's a title you don't hear of very often. A side-scrolling action platformer — what else? — Maru's Mission puts...

Nintendo Download: 9th February 2012 (Europe)

9th February 2012 (Europe)

Demos, burgers and VC returns

This week Europe's got one of the best-looking download slates in a long time — though no, there's no VVVVVV or Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword — with strong titles left, right and centre. Let's get to it. Wii Virtual ConsoleThe King of Fighters '97 (Neo Geo, D4 Enterprise, 900pts) — The legendary fighting series returns to Virtual Console. The first Neo Geo..

Nintendo Download: 2nd February 2012 (North America)

2nd February 2012 (North America)

eShop comes into bloom

Today sees the release of a much-anticipated 3DS samurai game, a DSiWare zombie shooter and the next instalment in a globe-trotting maths series. What could be better? 3DS Download Software: Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword (Nintendo, $6.99) — It's like Punch-Out!!, only with swords instead of boxing gloves. It's a solid...

News: Mario Party 2 Joins the Club Nintendo Rewards Gang

Mario Party 2 Joins the Club Nintendo Rewards Gang

It'll cry if it wants to

North America, your Club Nintendo rewards have been updated today, with two download games available to buy with your hard-earned coins. Art Academy: First Semester (3DS, DSiWare) — 150 Coins Mario Party 2 (N64, Wii Virtual Console) — 150 Coins These rewards are available until 29th February. Remember if you want to get...

Charts: 26th January 2012 (UK)

26th January 2012 (UK)

Is the Prince of Persia the chart king?

The biggest 3DS release on 19th January was Ubisoft's first-ever foray into the world of Virtual Console, but how did the Game Boy Color game fare? denotes last week's position. indicates game is a new entry. indicates a non-mover. Popular Last Week — All Downloads: Prince of Persia barely scrapes into...

Nintendo Download: 26th January 2012 (North America)

26th January 2012 (North America)

Mutant Mudds invade

Renegade Kid's much-anticipated platformer comes to the 3DS eShop alongside some quality DSiWare releases. Let's jump in and see what's available today. 3DS Download Software: Mutant Mudds (Renegade Kid, $8.99) — This cutesy 2D platformer is a bit of a belter, netting a 9/10 in our Mutant Mudds review. Don't be put off by the...

Nintendo Download: 26th January 2012 (Europe)

26th January 2012 (Europe)

Balloons and caterpillars

It's time to look ahead to Thursday and see what games lucky European residents can download, with Wii, 3DS Virtual Console and DSiWare all represented this week. 3DS Virtual ConsoleBalloon Kid (Game Boy, Nintendo, £2.70/€3) — A sequel to Balloon Fight, this hasn't aged particularly well, sadly: our Balloon Kid review explains why. WiiWare

News: Flipper 2 Rushes North America on 26th January

Flipper 2 Rushes North America on 26th January

Come on now, move along

Flipper 2: Flush the Goldfish just got its release date for North America: 26th January. The one-button action game will set you back 500 Points. We interviewed Goodbye Galaxy Games about Flipper 2 recently. It's already available in Europe, so read our Flipper 2: Flush the Goldfish review for our verdict while you wait for next week.

Nintendo Download: 19th January 2012 (North America)

19th January 2012 (North America)

The first 3DS demo lands

While there's some good games available to buy this week, we're pretty sure the most downloaded software this week will be the free Resident Evil Revelations demo, available from 9am PST/12pm EST today. 3DS DemoResident Evil Revelations (Capcom, free) — The first trial game comes to the eShop with this playable sample of Capcom's upcoming fright fest. We'll have a full..

Charts: 19th January 2012 (UK)

19th January 2012 (UK)

Gotta get down on Thursday

The 12th January Nintendo Download brought two new DSiWare games to the eShop: let's see how they performed. denotes last week's position. indicates game is a new entry. indicates a non-mover. Popular Last Week — All Downloads: Doodle Fit joins the top ten and Zen Pinball 3D jumps a few places, perhaps due to an...

Nintendo Download: 19th January 2012 (Europe)

19th January 2012 (Europe)

Wii Virtual Console is back!

It seems like forever since we last got a Virtual Console game on Wii, but the service is back from the dead with a new Super Nintendo title from Ubisoft. Not only that, there's a Game Boy Color game too. Let's get to it. Wii Virtual Console: Prince of Persia (Super NES, Ubisoft, 800pts) — The rather good Super...

Nintendo Download: 12th January 2012 (North America)

12th January 2012 (North America)

Reach a state of Zen

After a few weeks' wait from its European release, the 3DS eShop in North America gets a piece of portable pinball, with DSi owners getting some balls and bumper action too. Elsewhere there's a little music and some more maths. Nintendo 3DS Download Software: Zen Pinball 3D (Zen Studios, $6.99) — An excellent pinball title in...

Charts: 12th January 2012 (UK)

12th January 2012 (UK)

Now at home on Thursday

When are new games added to the 3DS eShop? Thursday. When does it make most sense to update the charts? Thursday. That's a long way of saying "look for 3DS eShop charts every Thursday", starting today. Let's see how last week's new releases fared in the UK chart. denotes last week's position. indicates game is a...

News: Majora's Mask and Dr. Mario Join Club Nintendo Rewards

Majora's Mask and Dr. Mario Join Club Nintendo Rewards

Coins at the ready

North America's Club Nintendo site lets you buy downloadable games with your hard-earned coins. After the success of 3D Classics: Xevious and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again, there are four new games available to buy between now and 31st January. Here's what's available: 150 Coins: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Ma

Nintendo Download: 12th January 2012 (Europe)

12th January 2012 (Europe)

Three for the choosing

Nothing unique for 3DS owners this week as 3DSWare and Virtual Console take holidays, but WiiWare and DSiWare have the centre stage. WiiWareBobby Carrot Forever (FDG Entertainment, 800pts) — In development for years and years, little rabbit Bobby finally left the warren in July last year and brought a pretty good game with him. Check out our Bobby Carrot Forever review for..

Nintendo Download: 5th January 2012 (North America)

5th January 2012 (North America)

Meet your (samurai) destiny

For the fourth time in five weeks, the 3DS gets new Download Software. Elsewhere there's a spot of DSiWare and a WiiWare game back from the dead. Nintendo 3DS Download Software: Samurai Sword Destiny (UFO Interactive, $5.99) — A side-scrolling slasher with a Japanese bent, your heroine Akane must defeat all in her path...

Charts: 1st January 2012 (UK)

1st January 2012 (UK)

Happy New Year edition

It's the first chart of 2012 and a watermark for the coming year. One day we'll look back at this chart and laugh — were we ever so young? — but for now let's see what we all bought at the end of 2011. denotes last week's position. indicates game is a new entry. indicates a non-mover. Popular Last Week — All DownloadsThe top two stays the same but there's a little..

Interviews: Goodbye Galaxy Games - Flipper 2: Flush the Goldfish

Goodbye Galaxy Games - Flipper 2: Flush the Goldfish

Developer talks goldfish and games

With Flipper 2: Flush the Goldfish out now in Europe, we got in touch with the game's developer Hugo Smits to find out a little bit more about the game and his plans for the future. Nintendo Life: Flipper 2 is quite a departure from the visual and gameplay style of the original Flipper. Why the decision to do something completely different for the sequel? Hugo..