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Nintendo Download: 20th October 2011 (Europe)

Posted by James Newton

Another late one

Just like last week, there's been no press release announcing what's available this week but here's what's appeared in Nintendo's digital shops.

3DS eShop

Pyramids (Enjoy Gaming, €4/£3.60) — You'd think Nintendo would make more of a song and dance about this, only the second third-party release for the 3DS eShop, but hey ho. This intriguing-looking puzzle game allows extra levels to be added by scanning QR codes, a pretty nifty feature. Read our Pyramids interview while you're waiting for our review.

DSiWare

Academy: Checkers (Gamelion, 500pts) — The second in Gamelion's Academy series following Academy: Tic-Tac-Toe, this one is all about checkers, or draughts to our UK readers. We'll have a full review up for you soon.

WiiWare Demo

FAST — Racing League (Shin'en Multimedia, full release 1000pts) — Now you can try Shin'en's stunningly hard and stunning looking racer for free, then read our FAST — Racing League review for the full lowdown.

[via nintendo.co.uk]

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User Comments (30)

Cipher

#3

Cipher said:

Can't wait to try out FAST... though since my Wii's just gone in for repair I guess I'll have to. :P

Chris720

#4

Chris720 said:

Pyramids is out today?! :O Looking at the trailer last week, it looked pretty awesome, depending on the review I might pick it up.

Etherkon

#7

Etherkon said:

Nothing this week. Pyramids looks intresting but I'm going to just wait for the review.

BigBluePanda

#8

BigBluePanda said:

Nice to see FAST - Racing League has a demo. Will be trying it out.

VC-less weeks though are no fun.

FonistofCruxis

#9

FonistofCruxis said:

No 3DSvc or wiiware this week? At least there are more downloads this week than there were least week but neither of them interest me.

Omega

#11

Omega said:

I'll download the FAST demo even though I'm pretty sure I don't want the game. Just for demo-completeness. Perhaps I will eventually get a standing ovation for downloading all of them. - Otherwise, nothing for me.

SKTTR

#13

SKTTR said:

More than a half year without any new WiiWare demos in Europe, and when they finally release one, it's for a game I bought last week. O_o

TheGreenSpiny

#15

TheGreenSpiny said:

FAST is awesome... If you guys haven't played it yet check out the demo. For my money it's the best WiiWare game.

Sneaker13

#16

Sneaker13 said:

Already have FAST but Pyramids doesn't look good. Hope a review may convince me otherwise. But so far, I'm not impressed.

DM666

#17

DM666 said:

Pyramids is great, £3.60 for a 3D game with plenty of replay value, I'll take this over any uncontollable iPhone game any day of the week (of which I have many) good stuff !!!

GamerZack87

#20

GamerZack87 said:

What? No VC at all? Oh, well that's blah blah nothing but blah! Blah blah Nintendo hates us blah...blah blah 3DS blah doomed blah...blah blah mindless-rant-about-Nintendo-blah blah blah... :|
That's what every fansite looks like nowadays. ;)

PYRAMIDS looks interesting, I may have to check out the vid to try and convince myself to download it to my trusty 3DS. :)

Bankai

#21

Bankai said:

So. Pyramids didn't release in Australia.

Not a single game in Australia this week.

Oh well, back to the PlayStation Network I go! Good work, Nintendo!

Henmii

#22

Henmii said:

Are my eyes deceiving me, or are the Wiiware demo's really back in Europe!

Anyway I have FAST already, so I don't need this demo.

stipey

#23

stipey said:

@YellowChocobo: I recommend changing your regional settings to Ireland or something, and paying in Euros. I'm in New Zealand, and it's much cheaper than the local costs, PLUS you get the games they haven't released here (like Shantae!)

BenAV

#25

BenAV said:

Looks like I'll have to change my region later so I can download Pyramids.
Not one single new game in the Australian eShop...

stipey

#26

stipey said:

Australia's really expensive to get stuff classified in, and Nintendo Download games just don't sell well enough here to make it worth it for most devs, I don't think. That's WayForward's problem with Shantae, anyway.

madgear

#28

madgear said:

I think we have a right to moan about the download releases. The only thing I have bought for my Wii in months is Xenoblade - and the Wii is my only console. Considering more people own a Wii than any other console, it seems absolutely ridiculous that Nintendo choose to abandon it just because they've announced their next machine.

The 3DS releases are also unforgivable. I don't own the machine but I never see anything of interest. I'm now in the process of choosing a new console - I mean the 360 has the likes of Daytona USA and Guardian Heroes this month. I'd rather stick with Nintendo but there's absolutely nothing to buy. Problem is, if I spend my money on a 360, I aint going to be buying a Wii U next year.

stipey

#29

stipey said:

@YellowChocobo
That's just what WayForward have said. That classification costs are too high, and sales on Nintendo E-shops are too low to make it worthwhile. I don't know enough about XBLA or PSN to comment. But that's not the point. Point is you can easily change regions and buy all the ones you want to! Yay!

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