Nintendo Download: 16th June 2011 (North America)
Posted by James Newton
Roll up, roll up!
Now the 3DS eShop is available, all Nintendo's downloadable store fronts will be updated on Thursdays. That means WiiWare, DSiWare and 3DS software will all go live on Thursday, with press releases on the same day.
We now have a full list of what's available today.
Wii Virtual Console
Mega Man 5 (Capcom, NES, 500pts) — The Blue Bomber is back once again, charging his Mega Buster for more side-scrolling action in Mega Man 5. We'll do the review duties shortly.
Snail Mail (Sandlot Games, 600pts) — This strange game looks like a cross between classic tube shooter Tempest and a racing game, and could either be a pleasant surprise or a total washout. Check out our review next week to find out which it is.
Gold Fever (DSi: 500pts, 3DS eShop: $4.99) — A decent puzzle game for DSiWare, this one might not be worth its weight in gold but it's certainly not a bad way to spend 500 Points or, if you're a 3DS user, $4.99 from your virtual wallet. Read our Gold Fever review for more.
Zimo: Mahjong Fanatic (DSi: 200pts, eShop: $1.99) — Unlike other mahjong games are that simple match-two affairs, this promises a more accurate representation of the game. We'll see how it shapes up in our review later this week.
Beach Party Craze (DSi: 800pts, eShop: $7.99) — There's no party craze like a beach party craze, apparently. This game sees you running a resort, hoping to keep your punters happy and entertained over 50 levels. We'll see if this is a five-star getaway or a grotty dive soon.
Hidden Photo (DSi: 500pts, eShop: $4.99) — A puzzle game that doesn't involve lining objects up, this is a cross between a hidden object game and a series of brainteasers. We'll have a full review soon.
3DS Virtual Console
Donkey Kong (Game Boy, $3.99) — The classic platformer returns on Game Boy, otherwise known as Donkey Kong '94. One of the best versions of the game available, we'll have a full review for you shortly.