Nintendo Download: 22nd December 2011 (North America)

Swapnote is here!

It's the Christmas edition of the Nintendo Download, as we deck the halls with digital delights and wonder if we've been good enough boys and girls to get what we've asked Santa for.

3DS Download Software

Swapnote (Nintendo, free) — It wasn't on the website or press release but open your eShop and you'll find Swapnote waiting for you.

Mighty Switch Force (WayForward, $5.99) — The first 3D instalment in the Mighty series, this is every bit as enjoyable as the previous releases. You can read our world exclusive Mighty Switch Force review for the full verdict on this top drawer download.

3DS Virtual Console

Tetris (Game Boy, Nintendo, $3.99) — Surely we don't need to tell you what Tetris is. Just bear in mind that for an extra dollar you can get Tetris Party Live on DSiWare, an online-capable version of the game. We'll have a review of the VC version very soon.


Chronicles of Vampires: Origins (Teyon, 500pts) — A hidden object game set in the time of vampires — you know, that time — with over 200 objects to find throughout the adventure. We'll give it a spin and bring you a review soon.

Rytmik Retrobits (Cinemax, 800pts) — The fourth entry in Cinemax's music studio software series, this chip music-inspired download is audio nectar to fans of 8-bit and 16-bit gaming. Read our Rytmik Retrobits review for more.

Doodle Fit (Gamelion Studios, 500pts) — A tangram-like puzzler from the Gamelion team, we'll have a review soon.

Christmas Wonderland (Microvalue, 800pts) — A Christmas-themed mix of puzzles, card-matching and hidden object-finding. Check out our Christmas Wonderland review to see if it's a lump of coal or a Christmas miracle.


Soccer Up! (EnjoyUp Gaming, 500pts) — An arcade take on the sport, you can play as a team of Mii characters with up to four local players. We'll put it through a series of drills to see if it's man of the match or a half-time substitution.

WiiWare Demo

Gnomz (QubicGames, full version: 1000pts) — Try out a bit of QubicGames' head-stomping action game with this free demo, then read our Gnomz review for the bigger picture.

Are you happy Christmas elves this week?

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