Nintendo Download: 4th August 2011 (North America)

It's Mario's Picross time!

Get out the chisel and get on the grid as the original portable Picross comes to 3DS Virtual Console, alongside some Spanish, black-and-white rubber-burning and plenty more.

3DS Virtual Console

Mario's Picross (Game Boy, Nintendo, $3.99) — The classic picture crossword game makes its way across the pond after its 14th July release in Europe. Picross is always a solid purchase and this version is no exception, as our Mario's Picross review explains.


Monochrome Racing (Nordcurrent, 500pts) — Minigame pedlars Nordcurrent surprise us with an old-school racing game with more than a touch of Micro Machines to it. Let's hope it can be that good.


B Team - Episode 2: Ice and Venom (Subdued Games, 800pts/$7.99) — A follow-up to B Team - Episode I: Dust and Steel, this offers more of the same team-based strategy with all-new enemies and environments to destroy. We'll bring you a review soon.

Play & Learn Spanish (Selectsoft, 800pts/$7.99) — The linguistic edutainment industry continues apace with another attempt at teaching Spanish to DSiWare fans following the average 4 TRAVELLERS: Play Spanish. Our own language experts are on the case.

Go Fetch! 2 (Agetec, Inc., 500pts/$5) — Yes, it's a sequel to Go Fetch!, the DSiWare game about fetching a ball. Hopefully it fares better than its lacklustre predecessor, but only time — and our upcoming review — will tell.

Nintendo Video

Pizza Quest – Join Scott on his epic quest for the world's best pizza ingredients. This video from CollegeHumor becomes available today at 3 p.m. Pacific time.

What's on your plate this week?