Nintendo Download: 16th June 2011 (Europe)
Posted by James Newton
What's new today?
The European Nintendo Download is now live too, so let's see what's ready and waiting for you right now.
3DS Virtual Console
Donkey Kong (Game Boy, UK: £3.60, EU: €4) — The classic story of a gorilla and a plumber retold once again in this Virtual Console revisitation of the game also known as Donkey Kong '94. Expect our review very shortly.
The games below are available now for DSi owners but are coming soon to the eShop, according to Nintendo.
Ubongo (Korner Entertainment, 500pts) — A portable translation of the popular board game, sadly this one didn't quite work out as well as we'd hoped. You can read our Ubongo review for more information.
Airport Mania: First Flight (Lemon Team, 200pts) — The time management airport simulator that's not Flight Control, we rather liked these cutesy take-offs and landings, as our Airport Mania: First Flight review explains.
Successfully Learning German: Year 2 (Tivola, 200pts) — No sooner have we finished learning Maths and English, we now have German to learn. We'll bring you our full verdict soon.
Successfully Learning German: Year 2 (Tivola, 500pts) — The WiiWare double-dipping continues with a home console lesson in German from those fine folks at Tivola. Our review is coming up next week.
Anything for you this week?
THINK YOU KNOW DONKEY KONG? THINK AGAIN!
Donkey Kong™ arrives on the Nintendo eShop today and is even bigger and better on the small screen
16th June 2011: Following the launch of the Nintendo eShop on June 7th 2011 players have been treated to an array of new downloadable content for the Nintendo 3DS, and they will continue to do so each Thursday as the Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DSi Shop and Wii Shop Channel continue to be filled with games and applications for all to enjoy.
So far on the Nintendo eShop players have been treated to the classic NES™ game Excitebike™ re-mastered in 3D and available as a free limited period download, Pokédex™ 3D, the free application where you can see your Pokémon come to life in full 3D and even Virtual Console Game Boy™ games - The Legend of Zelda™: Link's Awakening DX™, Super Mario Land™, Alleyway™ and Tennis ensuring there is something for everyone.
This week Donkey Kong™ makes his debut on Virtual Console for Nintendo 3DS, when this Game Boy version takes the arcade classic to a new level, with 101 unique stages of platforming perfection.
Like the original, Mario must rescue Pauline from Donkey Kong’s clutches; but beyond the initial arcade-style stages lies a whole new experience. In each new action-puzzle themed level, Mario must dodge traps, avoid enemies and hit switches, to bring the key to the exit.
Luckily Mario has learned some new moves, too, like the handstand and backflip; and he’ll need all his skills to contend with Donkey Kong in the numerous boss battles. Go teach that ape some manners, Mario!
Check out the latest offerings below which are also available for download this week via the Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DSi Shop and Wii Shop Channel