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Nintendo Download: 11th August 2011 (North America)

Posted by James Newton

New content on all platforms

Is it Thursday already? With all the excitement around the 3DS price drop — happening tomorrow, remember — this is a crucial week for 3DS, and things just got even more exciting as it's Nintendo Download time.

This week we've got a little bit of something for everyone, so let's dive in and see what there is.

Virtual Console

Super Adventure Island II (Super NES, Hudson, 800pts) — A pretty enjoyable game and a welcome addition to the Virtual Console in North America, some two months after it appeared in Europe. Our Super Adventure Island II review should help you decide if this is for you.

3DS Virtual Console

Avenging Spirit (Jaleco, Game Boy, $2.99) — You play the ghost of a murdered mobster, out to inhabit other people, abuse their bodies and rescue his girl. A story we can all relate to, then. We'll have a review soon.


Kyotokei (Microforum, 500pts) — A 2D shooter with more than a touch of Ikaruga to it, you don't see this kind of game on WiiWare very often. Here's hoping it's better than Microforum's other output, Enjoy Your Massage! and 3D Pixel Racing.


Crazy Hamster (Gamelion, 200pts/$1.99) — In this 2D side-scroller the titular rodent runs automatically, and it's up to you to help guide him to safety by placing items along his path: parachutes, fire extinguishers, you know: the usual hamster-related items. We'll review this one very soon.

Go! Go! Kokopolo (Tanukii Studios, 800pts/$7.99) — A rare find on DSiWare: a game that's actually very good. Developed by a three-man team this is definitely worth investigating, as our Go! Go! Kokopolo review explains.

My Asian Farm (BiP Media, 200pts/$1.99) — We've already reviewed My Australian Farm so expect this to be an Asian twist on the farming formula. We'll review it for you soon.

Nintendo Video on 3DS

Glee 3D Trailer — People like Glee. This is some footage of Glee in 3D. This is either the best thing ever to happen to you or about as welcome as sitting on a thumb tack.

Next Level: Hugs! — The official description says "everyday activities are boring. Let us show you how to take it to the next level." If the catalyst behind this advancement is hugging, we won't be shocked.

From the web

User Comments (47)



Bass_X0 said:

So, uh... we get to watch people hugging? Can't we just go experience the real thing ourselves?



Link79 said:

Yes! super Adventure Island 2!
A Snes game I've never played? Awesome!



XCWarrior said:

I might be excited for Kyotokei if the previous outing wasn't ENjoy your massage. But, I'll be nice and wait for a review.



Link79 said:

Kyotokei doesn't look half bad actually. The video seemed somewhat exciting.
Sorta reminds me of Cho-Aniki.
Still a little nervous about a game made by the makers of Enjoy your massage though.



Corbs said:

Wow Kyotokei is just basically a horizontal version of Ikaruga with cute characters. Interesting.



odd69 said:

Kyotokei looks good. It reminded me of that game Outland(psn) after watching the trailer. 5$ seems great too, If it only has five levels that's a dollar a level which equals to a good deal in my mind. If the impressions are good i may give it a consideration. I cant wait for the review on this one.



King_Boo said:

I'm pretty sure gbc had a few more games than just Link's awakening so where are they



WaveGhoul said:

Why are we getting Super Adventure Island II for the SNES and not AI II for the NES?...Personally, I never cared much for the SNES AI games.



realar said:

Man Nintendo Video will be subjected to a trailer WORSE than the SMURFS, man this sucks! I hate GLEE! Stop putting out 3D Movies I'll hate! Would you PLEASE?! But Avenging Spirit, yes please I'll get you when I come home.



PALgamer said:

I know people complain about everything, but service-wise this weeks American update embarks all (except the unknown 3DSware). You guys get VC, WW, DSiWare, 3DSVC...



blackknight77 said:

Thats a funny description under Avenging Spirit. It made me laugh.

Anyway Super Adv. Island II for me please



DrKarl said:

@Bass_X0 Oh the irony! You complain about watching people hugging, yet with your complaint you force us all to... WATCH PEOPLE HUGGING!!!



Popyman said:

Avenging Spirit sounds cool as hell.

And I already decided I'm getting Kokopolo sometime.



KaiserGX said:

YOU RIDE BIRDS?!?! Damn Microforum! Ahhh man... I am waiting for a review this time. Despite that I really did think PIxel 3D Racing was a good game (I guess some people on here didn't think so). I hope this is good, I mean you ride birds! The art for the characters is ugly though.



suburban_sensei said:

Avenging Spirit doesn't look like something I would like, but if I still had my Wii I would download Adventure Island in a heartbeat!



mumoftwokids said:

well at least there`s something in each category this time except for 3DSware games.....avenging spirit looks cool



LordAndrew said:

"All platforms" suggests there will be 3DS downloads, the so-called "3DSWare". I guess it just means Wii, DSi, and 3DS. Has there been a week when one of the three got nothing?

I'll download Avenging Spirit, and then I'll wait until next week.



Birdman said:

Maybe Crazy Hamster and/or Avenging Spirit ... or the perfect time to send in my 3DS to get fixed ...

Also, if the WiiWare game turns out to be pretty good, I may get that as well.



retro_player_22 said:

Nintendo Video sucks, so what's the next level's gonna be? Kiss? Walk? Jump? I rather watch the Smiling Baby on YouTube then all of that.



James said:

It's definitely Super NES Adventure Island II — I just booted up my US Wii to check. Just a mistake on the website's part.



Supremeist said:

Nothing for me this week, but if Avenging Spirit turns out really good I might get it. Looks interesting too me.



grumblebuzzz said:

Again, nadda for me. This makes like a month of nadda for me actually. Kind of tired of that. It would have been a great week to release Metroid II to coincide with the anniversary.



DrDaisy said:

I've played Avenging Spirit and it's not that bad. I'll consider Kyotokei if there is no control latency.



SyFyTy said:

NoA, this week, has DSIware that would NOT be acceptable even on an Ipod, so yeah, I finally agree with Iawata that Iphone is not competition with the DSi......... (they're way ahead of it with those releases.) The DSi loot makes Angry Birds look like CoD for the Ipod in comparison to DSiware... come on Nintendo, lets see something which actually makes sense.



MeloMan said:

@ Corbie I thought EXACTLY the same thing about Kyotokei when I saw it.

I have to admit, it certainly has my attention, and I don't do schmups often but Ikaruga was one that I enjoyed. The 500pt pricetag isn't bad either. What Microforum has made prior isn't even in the same league as this so I won't discredit them if they have indeed made a worthy product. Looking forward to the review, NL.

Now, the plot of Avenging Spirt has got me, and I watched some gameplay footage. I like the mechanic of the game and I assume all enemies are possessable... kinda like Mega Man just taking EVERY enemy's powers, lol. Looking forward to this review as well.

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