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Nintendo Download: 21st May 2010 (Europe)

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

The Virtual Console takes a break, while WiiWare and DSiWare get a total of six games.

It's that dreaded time again - The Virtual Console is skipping another week in Europe. WiiWare and DSiWare don't exactly make up for the lack of retro goodness either, because there seems to be nothing truly special available this time.

WiiWare

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials & Tribulations (1000pts - Capcom) – Generally called the best game in the Ace Attorney series, it is still the last game in Phoenix's storyline. Of course, any real Ace Attorney fans already bought this on the DS when it came out almost 2 years ago. Like the previous two titles, this WiiWare version is as basic as it gets - It's practically just a straight port with no extras. If you want to know more check out our Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials & Tribulations review.

Robin Hood: The Return of Richard (500pts - Nordcurrent) – Another shooting gallery game, in this one you take control of Robin Hood and shoot your way through a number of stages, scoring points by defeating both regular enemies and bosses. Doesn't seem too bad, but we'll have a review soon!

DSiWare

Ferrari GT Evolution (800pts - Gameloft) – It's time for another Gameloft game! This racer is fairly good, but can't match up to the few other games of the same genre available on DSiWare, as our Ferrari GT Evolution review will inform you.

Telegraph Crosswords (500pts - Sanuk Games) – A collection of crossword puzzles that have been featured in the Telegraph. Pretty standard stuff, we imagine! Interestingly enough, a few countries in Europe will be getting one of two different game featuring puzzles from other newspapers in its place - Mehr Kreuzworträtsel Welt Edition features puzzles from German newspaper Die Welt, while Mots Croisés has puzzles from an unknown French newspaper.

Discolight (200pts - Kaaza Solution) – Another gem from Kaaza, instead of letting you light up your DS just like flashlights, this one will provide you with ways of turning your DS into improvised disco lights. 200 DSi points wrongly spent, we can almost certainly already assure you!

Flips: More Bloody Horowitz (200pts - Electronic Arts) – Yet another Flips title, although now much more sensibly priced at only 200 DSi Points. This one also features three different stories instead of two. Check out our Flips: More Bloody Horowitz review to see if the lower price makes this one any more interesting than the previous ones.

For the first time in a while, Nintendo of Europe has not issued a press release about all this in advance, so you'll just have to do with this basic info for now!

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User Comments (19)

WaLzgiStaff

#2

WaLzgi said:

It's good to be an American! But really, what the crap is this? :O

WaLzgiStaff

#4

WaLzgi said:

"For the first time in a while, Nintendo of Europe has not issued a press release about all this in advance..."

Gee, I wonder why :D

CrazyOtto

#5

CrazyOtto said:

I'm surprised you didn't get Kirby's Fun Pack since we got Kirby Super Star on Monday.

Sneaker13

#6

Sneaker13 said:

I have downloaded Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials & Tribulations, but I still need to play the second one and the fifth case. I have played them on the DS though.

Egg_miester

#7

Egg_miester said:

at least you guys got Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials & Tribulations thats a awesome game

Chozo85

#10

Chozo85 said:

Not to concerned by Virtual console's absence this week. We've had a pretty good run to be honest. I do however hope that Kirby Superstar is released soon.

Vinsanity

#11

Vinsanity said:

I was really hoping - hoping against hope, I'm sure - that Konami would start dropping the SNES/Genesis Rocket Knight games on Virtual Console nowish. Y'know, to coincide with the new Rocket Knight for PSN? Kinda ride the coverage/awareness that THAT game has to build awareness for the VC re-releases? That would've been so cool, even if wasn't for US (my region). I'd love to see ANYWHERE in the world get those games.

Oh well, I can't be too pissed. I found out recently - via developer Golgoth's website - that the INCREDIBLE indie action game Noitu Love 2 is coming to Wiiware sometime in the future! That makes me happy.

Guybrush_Threepwood

#12

Guybrush_Threepwood said:

A release without a Virtual Console game is always just disappointing. :( And Capcom should just keep their lousy Ace Attorney ports.

Although I would have no time to turn on my Wii in the next weeks anyway thanks to Red Dead Redemption. :)

Adamant

#13

Adamant said:

"Interestingly enough, a few countries in Europe will be getting one of two different game featuring puzzles from other newspapers in its place - Mehr Kreuzworträtsel Welt Edition features puzzles from German newspaper Die Welt, while Mots Croisés has puzzles from an unknown French newspaper."

So are non-English/French/German countries getting this at all? Crosswords in anything but your first language are near-impossible to solve, so there will be absolutely zero interest in this game in most countries.

Bass_X0

#14

Bass_X0 said:

Maybe we'll get Kirby next seeing as how America went without V.C. games recently and then got Kirby. I just hope we don't go two weeks without a VC game. Thats always bad.

JimLad

#15

JimLad said:

Why does DSi Ware seem to get more releases than Wii Ware these days?
WHERE'S MY FREAKIN' WORMS BATTLE ISLANDS!? ARGHH!!!

Victoria

#16

Victoria said:

Well, I was going to purchase more DSiWare points today .. but after seeing this line up, I'll pass.

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