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Nintendo Download: 1st April 2011 (Europe)

Posted by James Newton

Will you be an April fool?

This week's North American Nintendo Download was underwhelming to say the least, and its European counterpart absolutely blows it out of the water. Let's see what treats await.

Virtual Console

Brawl Brothers (JALECO, Super NES, 800pts) — We've already got Rival Turf on Virtual Console, and now its successor reaches the download service, with all the head-punching and bone-thwacking you'd expect. We'll bring you a full review of this fraternal fighter in the coming days.


GO Series: Captain Sub (Gamebridge, 200pts) — Take a submarine into the depths of the oceans to find treasure, torpedo sea creatures and generally enjoy life at 20,000 leagues under the sea. We'll dive into this one to surface with a full review next week.

WiiWare Demos

Soccer Bashi (Icon Games) — Try out this mixture of brick-breaking and football for free, then read our Soccer Bashi review and never speak of this game again.

That's all, folks.


Get up to date with the latest WiiWare, Virtual Console and Nintendo DSiWare available for download this Friday!

Jump into your submarine to explore underwater caverns and recover treasure off the seafloor, as GO Series: Captain Sub is now available on Nintendo DSiWare.

The classic beat ‘em up game, Brawl Brothers, is back and for the first time can be played on Wii via Virtual Console. Pull out all the moves, as you’ll need them when uncovering the mysteries around the human cloning experiment.

Nintendo DSiWare – GO Series: Captain Sub (Gamebridge, 200 Nintendo DSi Points)

GO Series presents Captain Sub from Tom Create. Search the depths of the sea for lost treasure in this charming underwater adventure. Enjoy dashing in and out of underwater caverns and caves in a mini submarine, whilst fighting off sea creatures with torpedoes. Recover treasure off the sea bed with a mechanical arm and return it to your ship before going head to head with the giant underwater monsters.

Virtual Console - Brawl Brothers (JALECO, Super Nintendo, 800 Wii Points)

A classic two player scrolling beat ‘em up has arrived on Virtual Console.

People are going missing in Bayside City and the rumours say that those responsible are conducting a shady human cloning experiment. For Rick (a.k.a. Hack) and Doug (a.k.a. Slash) this situation became personal after three friends from their martial arts gym got abducted. The duo set off to the enemy's secret Air Fortress to sort this out.

These guys know all the moves, from martial arts to pro wrestling throws - and they don't hesitate to use them. They’re not afraid of using knives, bats and other things they find to get the job done. And if that wasn’t enough, when they get hurt they get especially angry - and you certainly don’t want to mess with them then, as they’ll ignore damage and hit even harder. They are ready for the action. The question is, are you?

WiiWare Demo* – Soccer BashiTM (Icon Games Entertainment)

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User Comments (24)



bboy2970 said:

No WiiWare this week for Europe either......very strange. If anything I'd think DSiWare would be starting to wind down, not WiiWare.



Shiryu said:

Good ol Brawl Beothers. Might never been on level with any of Capcom's offerings, but I still quite enjoyed it back then.



DiggerandIndy said:

Brawl Bros. sounds vaguely interesting. I remember the first time I took a quick glance at the box: I thought it was a beat-em-up game starring Mario!



Tasuki said:

I hope that we get Brawl Brothers here in the states soon. I remember playing that game back in the day with my bother. Granted it wasnt as good as Capcoms beatem ups but it was still good. I remember that there was a trick that you could do on the title screen and unlock the Japanese version of the game.



Victoria said:

Lame! I always look so forward to checking the DSiWare titles before I even get out of bed on a Friday morning. I like doing that before I open these threads because I like the surprise. Today I thought I'd check here first and now I'm glad I did. Save me the let down of only finding one new title.



antster1983 said:

Rival Turf sucked balls. I won't make the same mistake by buying Brawl Brothers.

If you want a great scrolling beat-em-up, get Streets of Rage II.



ToxieDogg said:

Captain Sub looks fun actually.....but I think I'll wait now until the DSiWare shop is available on the 3DS before downloading any more DSiWare games at all. And I suspect a lot of other people will too....



brooks83 said:

I wonder if Jaleco is only supporting the European VC. We still haven't gotten Rival Turf or E.D.F.

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