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Nintendo Download: 14th July 2011 (Europe)

Posted by James Newton

Will you pick up Picross?

North America is revelling in a delight of digital downloads today, but let's see what European Nintendo fans can spend those funds on this week.

3DS Virtual Console

Mario's Picross (Game Boy, Nintendo, £3.60/€4) — Mario's first foray into the world of picture crosswords, this is developed by Jupiter, the team behind Picross on DS so certainly has quality going for it. Sadly the Virtual Console version will miss out on the original's Super Game Boy support, as did Donkey Kong '94 before it. We'll bring you a review in the coming days.

WiiWare

Successfully Learning German: Year 4 (Tivola, 500pts) — More German educational in this vorletzte release. See? It's working. Review next week.

DSiWare

Jewel Keepers: Easter Island (Nordcurrent, £4.50/500pts) — Following the game's outing on WiiWare, Nordcurrent brings its match-three puzzler with a story to DSiWare. Read our Jewel Keepers: Easter Island WiiWare review for a taste of what's to come from this DSiWare release while we polish off the review of the portable version.

Successfully Learning German: Year 4 (Tivola, £4.50/500pts) — German in your pocket. Most linguaphiles will know what to expect by now, but our review will fill in any gaps.

Airport Mania: Non-Stop Flights (Lemon Team, £1.80/200pts) — A cutesy airport management simulator, this is a decent way to spend 200pts, as you'll see in our Airport Mania: Non-Stop Flights review.

Videos (free)

Zelda 25th Anniversary E3 2011 Orchestral Trailer
Mario's Picross
Kirby TV Channel trailer
Kirby Mass Attack trailer
Kirby Wii trailer

So there you go Nintendo download fans, let us know what you'll be downloading this week.

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User Comments (45)

Bass_X0

#1

Bass_X0 said:

Picross is a good game. If you don't have the 900 Point SNES game on the Wii, then make sure you download this instead.

pikku

#4

pikku said:

I want Mario's Picross, just because it has Mario in it. That and I hear it's a good game, and I missed out on it on GBC. Why not for NA? ;____;

Sneaker13

#7

Sneaker13 said:

Well nothing for me again. Already have played and finished Mario's Picross (great game) and plan on getting Airport Mania: First Flight instead of Non-Stop Flight. I do wished we got America's games though. That WiiWare racer looked like a lot of fun and the Game & Watch game would be my first 3DSVC game.

GeminiSaint

#8

GeminiSaint said:

Aww, I wanted Mario's Picross...
Well, G&W Gallery at US$ 3 is pretty good too.
That, and there's always next week.

Pj1

#9

Pj1 said:

I agree with PALgamer no VC for ages, not good enough....

Sonic1994CD

#10

Sonic1994CD said:

An ok update, do you think Mario's Picross will come out here in the US?
Plus that Kirby channel seem cool.

jer18

#11

jer18 said:

I have that GB Picross game pictured, and that's the last one I'll/I've played. Bleh, it was good.

Crouteru

#12

Crouteru said:

Has Nintendo given up on the Wii Virtual Console? There's still so many games that should be released...!

ocarinaoftime

#13

ocarinaoftime said:

so is vc on wii over now?????sure 3ds has vc games but it will be like the wii in a year no vc games and 3ds ware garbage... U fooled me once nintendo u will not fool me again....i can see it now less third party support ,canceled games, .....

daznsaz

#14

daznsaz said:

@10 it says credit card on eshop but you can use normal bank card my visa cash1 works anyway. im a bit backed up gamewise now compared to early drought dont want to keep getting games without finishing others will be getting plenty in future though

Mikau94

#15

Mikau94 said:

Oh man I loved this game! I spent so many hour playing this when I was younger. If you don't have it you should try it.

Wesker

#16

Wesker said:

Nothing for me this week. I've tried to like Picross before, but I always get bored with it after a while. To be honest, I think plain old minesweeper is more fun.

FonistofCruxis

#17

FonistofCruxis said:

I'd rather Game and watch gallery like America than Mario's picross as I don't like picross and why is there still nothing on wii vc when we still haven't got Mega man 5 and Mega man x? This is the fifth week in a row with nothing on wii vc.

CrazyOtto

#18

CrazyOtto said:

I hope when Nintendo Video comes to North America that it starts with many more videos than the other regions so we won't be too far behind.

Gavin_Rozee

#19

Gavin_Rozee said:

Is Mario's Picross worth getting for someone who owns Mario's Super Picross (VC), Picross DS and Picross 3D?

Samholy

#23

Samholy said:

picross !! it might be my first virtual console game if it comes to North america. still playing picross DS or picross 3d, and they both rank high in my 3ds games ranking.

Sneaker13

#24

Sneaker13 said:

@rdvid Use 3vcash (http://www.3vcash.nl). This is just an online credit card where you pay for with iDeal. Minimum is 20 Euro and you pay 1 Euro administration like cost. After that, you can buy whatever you want on the Wii, DSi and the 3DS.

Yosher

#26

Yosher said:

I'm never going to use credit cards, in any way or shape, so I have to wait for Nintendo's slowpokes to finally release those damn cards. They haven't even updated their News section on the eShop with a new date, it still says end of June 2011!

TheGreenSpiny

#27

TheGreenSpiny said:

This is stupid. Nintendo needs to add Super Game Boy support for these games. Means I probably won't buy them. I would even pay a $1 or 2 extra for full SGB support.

MayhemStaff

#28

Mayhem said:

Still got the original Picross Gameboy cart here CIB, so definitely a worthwhile purchase. Wonder if the save game is still working? :p

KingMike

#29

KingMike said:

Oh, who wants to play Mario's Picross anyway? In the US, we get to play Baseball! :P

Seriously though, what kind of upgrades did the SGB add to Mario's Picross?
The only thing I've heard of is a pretty useless feature that prevents you from re-coloring the title logo.

Tasuki

#30

Tasuki said:

Whats going on with the Wii VC are they stopping it now for the 3DS? Its sure looks that way.

LEGEND_MARIOID

#32

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

I have Mario Picross on VC, but I WILL be getting it on 3DS VC as well. I would've got Jewel Keepers if I didn't have it on wiiware already. The control mechanism on wiiware version is a bit poor though.

Shame we didn't get the Game and Watch GB game as I have fond memories for that. Insta-DL for when/if we get it in the EU

dizzy_boy

#35

dizzy_boy said:

the wii download service died recently.
the cause of death, no visable VC games for weeks at a time, and a servere lack of any good WW games.
this was all due to nintendo`s own neglect and underwhelming support by any publishers. 1st, 2nd`s and 3rd`s are all accountable.
we can finally say good bye to a service that did not live upto anybody`s standards or expectations, including nintendo`s.
for the good games that came and went. i salute you. with a tear in my eye for what was, and what should have been, the nintendo wii shop.

Scottie

#36

Scottie said:

R.I.P Wii Virtual Console Service for NoE. Where are the Mega Man VC games, America have had them for months. We don't all want to buy a 3DS Nintendo!

GamerZack87

#37

GamerZack87 said:

Hm...Mario's Picross is a possible buy for me. I hope we get Game Boy Gallery 2 next week though - I love that game!
Ah...nostalgia... :$

TheAmazingRaccoon

#38

TheAmazingRaccoon said:

when I saw the kirby thing in the eshop, I thought that it was kirby tv for 3ds :(

Zelda video was cool and I will probably get picross

Bass_X0

#41

Bass_X0 said:

where is Axelay for Europe? The US had it 2 years ago!!

Apparently someone contacted Konami two years ago and got a reply that basically said that Axelay wasn't going to be released in Europe.

RedYoshi999

#42

RedYoshi999 said:

@39
I thought the same thing too! Oh well, I still have it on my Wii :) And yes it was cool to see the Zelda video again.

Also to everyone who posts links to websites that will allow you to buy a form of credit card to use on the 3DS, is there a website where you can use something normal like PayPal to buy one? Someone mentioned iDeal to buy one, what is that??

GamerZack87

#44

GamerZack87 said:

@3DSneedsRPGs: Uh...what about Pokédex 3D? :|
I mean sure, it stops working once you have 100-ish recorded Pokémon entries, but it's still a valid 3DS Download title!

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