Nintendo Download: 19 & 20 January 2010 (Japan)

Another light week for Japanese downloads.

Nintendo corporate seems to be imitating the European division when it comes to the Wii in Japan with a second week of VC-only downloads: only one title this week for the little white box. The DSi fares a little better with five new releases, some of which are actually games!

Virtual Console

Salad no Kuni no Tomato Hime (500pts Famicom - Hudson) - Known outside of Japan as Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom, this is a rarity on the Famicom: a first-person adventure game - aside from the fact that your character is a fruit or vegetable!

DSiWare

Atama o Yokusuru Ansan DS Zoo no Hana Fuusen (200pts - Shingakusa/Zenkaken) - This is an educational title for kids which helps them learn mental arithmatic. By touching numbered balloons that come out of an elephant's nose in the bottom screen you need to make sums matching those displayed on a balloon coming out of an elephant's nose in the top screen.

Nandoku 500 Kanji Word Puzzle (200pts - I.E. Institute) - A word puzzle game which is designed to help you learn 500 kanji characters displayed on tiles which fall from the top of the screen.

Renjuku Kanji: Shoogaku 2 Nensei (500pts - I.E. Institute) - Complementing the puzzle game is an application which aims to teach beginning kanji characters to young students with a focus on both writing and reading comprehension.

Naruto: Shippuden (500pts - Takara Tomy) - Not really a game, this is a fun photo app with a Naruto theme featuring various frames and cut-outs where you can stick your face on your favourite character and send them to your friends. There is an option to turn your creations into sliding puzzle games, so it's not competely game-free.

Reflect Missile (500pts - Nintendo) - The only title likely to appeal to our readers is already available in other territories. Interestingly Japan has decided to use the European name for this game, which we can all agree is better than Trajectile.

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