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Nintendo Download: 14th January 2011 (Europe)

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

3 new DSiWare titles, but the other services aren't completely ignored

Europe mostly plays catch-up again this week, with three of the five new downloads already being available in North America. DSiWare makes up the bulk of this week's releases, with the other two services only getting one game each, and it's also the only one of the services to get some completely new stuff. We're not exactly sure if you've been eagerly awaiting one of the new games, though...

WiiWare

Family Games: Pen & Paper Edition (Icon Games, 500pts) – Another game made completely to look like it's made out of school paper (A popular trend these days), this one offers a number of, as the title implies, digital pen and paper games. Unfortunately, we were not really impressed, as our Family Games review will tell you.

WiiWare Demos

And Yet It Moves (Broken Rules) – A rather unique game in which you can literally turn the world upside down to move things around or reach new platforms. Naturally, our And Yet It Moves review is always available as well.

Fish'em All (Abylight) – Abylight's first WiiWare game, all the way back from 2009, now has a demo. Of course, you can also read our Fish'em All review.

Virtual Console

Magical Drop III (Neo Geo, D4 Enterprise, 900pts) – An even better puzzler than its predecessor, this one is regarded as quite a bit of a cult classic, with its nicely animated characters and addictive gameplay. You can read our thoughts in our Magical Drop III review.

DSiWare

Surfacer+ Dexterity + Strategy (Lexis Numerique, 500pts) – A strange puzzler which completely revolves around filling the screen with flowers, Surfacer+ is very strange, very unique and very fun all at the same time. DSiWare is off to a good start this year! You can read more in our Surfacer+ review.

Oscar in Toyland 2 (Virtual Playground, 500pts) – A sequel to the first game, naturally. We only found that one rather average, so hopefully this one can improve on it a bit.

Alien Puzzle Adventure (Mastertronic, 500pts) – Another game we don't really know much about, it seems to be Puyo Puyo played on a sphere, but we'll find out soon enough.

Anything that catches your eye this week?

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User Comments (15)

Omega

#7

Omega said:

Nothing for me this week. I don't want family games. But I download the demos and add them to my demo collection even if I already own the full versions.

Sneaker13

#9

Sneaker13 said:

@Bass X0. The ThruSpace demo has been gone for quite some time now. Others that have been removed are Furry Legends and Chrono Twins DX. Bit.Trip FATE was shortly removed but found it's way back into the demo partion of the shop.

SennaKurosaki

#11

SennaKurosaki said:

Ahh, still no "Shantae - Risky's Revenge"... why is Nintendo tormenting us so? Anyway... will get "Magical Drop III" instead so I can control my impatience.

Ristar42

#14

Ristar42 said:

Glad I got to try And Yet It Moves, not one I'd actually buy though.

I dont buy 50Hz so the Neo Geo is out, shame that Data East compilation with Magical Drop and Bad Dudes never got released in Europe, by the way.

I'm still waiting for some more SEGA arcade games.

LEGEND_MARIOID

#15

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

Magical Drop 3 is very good!
Got the brilliant " And Yet it Moves" already.
Got the Fish 'em all demo too. Fun game, but way too much arm ache waggling and a bit shallow. Like an expanded mini-game. Not for me...

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