Nintendo Download: 14th July 2011 (North America)
Posted by James Newton
Pixels and Netflix!
3DS gets its first "proper" downloadable application today in the very red form of Netflix. If you want something just a bit more interactive, there's plenty of new games to download too, as you'll read in the beautifully formatted list below.
Netflix (free) — The streaming video app comes to 3DS, and is free for any Netflix members on an unlimited streaming plan. To the best of our knowledge the software will only stream 2D content, though there is the possibility of 3D content in future, but we'll be having a good poke around the software to bring you an in-depth summary.
3DS Virtual Console
Baseball (Game Boy, Nintendo, $2.99) — Mario steps up once again in this portable sports game. We'll divine its current value and assign it a score from 1 to 10 accordingly.
Game & Watch Gallery (Game Boy, Nintendo, $2.99) — Another week of two 3DS VC games, this compendium of four Game & Watch games — Manhole, Fire, Octopus and Oil Panic — includes two versions of each game. Our review next week will let you know if this is a worthwhile purchase.
3D Pixel Racing (Microforum, 500pts) — A promising-looking racer with a low price tag, this uses 3D pixels known as voxels to create its world. Check out the 3D Pixel Racing trailer and check back next week for our full review.
Wii Virtual Console
Super E.D.F. Earth Defense Force (SNES, Jaleco, 800pts) - This came as a bit of a surprise to us as it wasn't mentioned in NoA's press release! Nevertheless it appears that it's up for grabs today after all. Be sure to check out our Super E.D.F. Earth Defense Force review to decide if you are super enough to defend the Earth or not.
AfterZoom (Abylight, 500pts) — Turn your 3DS into a microscope to find tiny creatures, capture them and force them to battle. With elements of real-life chemistry and biology on board, this could even end up being educational and informative, a hypothesis we'll test rigorously in our upcoming review.
Just Sing! 80s Collection (dtp Young Entertainment, 500pts) — The first game ever to Rick Roll you, the inclusion of Rick Astley's infamous 80s classic is one of the few high points of this outing, as our Just Sing! 80s Collection review explains.
Extreme Hangman 2 (Gamelion Studios, 200pts) — A follow-up to the hugely successful Extreme Hangman, this features more puzzles, more categories and more animations. We'll carefully choose one letter after the other to put together a review next week.
That's your lot for today, North America. What are you picking up?