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Nintendo Download: 9th February 2012 (Europe)

Posted by James Newton

Demos, burgers and VC returns

This week Europe's got one of the best-looking download slates in a long time — though no, there's no VVVVVV or Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword — with strong titles left, right and centre. Let's get to it.

Wii Virtual Console

The King of Fighters '97 (Neo Geo, D4 Enterprise, 900pts) — The legendary fighting series returns to Virtual Console. The first Neo Geo game to hit the service in over a year, this three-on-three scrapper is well-regarded in the fighting game community; we'll bring you our verdict very soon.

3DS Virtual Console

Kirby's Block Ball (Game Boy, Nintendo, £2.70/€3) — Kirby stars in a Breakout-like game, with paddles on all four sides and Kirby's special abilities all changing things up. We'll have an in-depth review for you soon.


BurgerTime World Tour (Monkeypaw Games, 1000pts) — After launching on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network last year, WiiWare users get a chance to build burgers in this revisiting of the classic concept. 3DS owners can already try out BurgerTime Deluxe of course, but we'll see if this WiiWare version is just as tasty in our upcoming review. Until then, check out our Monkeypaw Games interview and BurgerTime World Tour preview.

3DS Demo

CRUSH3D (SEGA, free) — Try out a little bit of SEGA's mind-bending puzzler, then read our CRUSH3D review and see if the full game's for you.


Crazy Cheebo: Puzzle Party (Cypronia, 200pts) — A match-three game with a particularly unique-looking lead character, our Crazy Cheebo: Puzzle Party review tells you all you need to know.

Gaia's Moon (EnjoyUp Games, 200pts) — A very enjoyable little game for 200 Points, our Gaia's Moon review covers all you need to know.

What are you downloading this week?

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User Comments (33)



alLabouTandroiD said:

Wow, only 3 € for Kirby's Block Ball ?!?! Could be a real steal. While i'll still wait for the review i doubt this title won't land on my 3DS soon.
Also downloading Gaia's Moon and the CRUSH3D demo.
Download of BurgerTime World Tour depends on the reviews



dizzy_boy said:

that`s a first. there`s atleast one game across all download services this week. nintendo are being generous.



brandonbwii said:

This is actually a good week for you guys. Demo of a solid title, Gaia's Moon, a Kirby themed game, and KOF. I get the feeling we won't have nearly as nice of a list. I'd love to be proven wrong.



chewytapeworm said:

Wow, the choice and variety! Crush3d demo for me, and maybe Kirby's Block Ball, after I've read the review first. So, get on it guys!



Usagi-san said:

Do we actually know if there is any intention of Sakura Samurai coming to Europe and Australia?



Bass_X0 said:

I'll download King of Fighters 97. I have Wii Points solely from registering games to the club. I will download Kirby's Block Ball sometime. I'm surprised its £2.70 since I thought it would be £3.60 solely because of the Kirby name. May also download Gaia's Moon if I like the sound of it. Surprised BurgerTime World Tour came out. I thought it was cancelled or delayed forever.



BulbasaurusRex said:

@5 Actually, you didn't get a 3DSWare game, but I don't know how anyone can complain about this update.



Bliquid said:

Wow. Only 3 EURO for a Breakout rip-off in black and white old more than 15 years?
It IS a real steal.

Sarcasm off: seriously, where has the value of money gone?



James said:

Just dug out my SEGA Saturn and KoF '97; still plays as well as I remember, though I can't say the same for me...




Good update overall actually.

CRUSH3D DEMO is an insta-DL. Looking fwd to that as I am in two minds whether to get it or not. Kirby's Block Ball is another insta.



Jese_1 said:

Think I'll get me some more Kirby this week. Just finished Dream Land and Adventure.

Next week I hope to see some Wario Land doing the rounds.



accc said:

What is this Wii Virtual Console which you speak of? I've never heard of it.



GamerDude said:

I am actually still disappointed would of liked at least 1 3DSware title this year



Bass_X0 said:

Haha. Remember that the Virtual Console carried on in America for two months after it stopped in Europe.



Kyloctopus said:

Well this may be the best download week any country has had in months. I have been waiting for Burgertime World Tour for ages. It's been long enough since we got a quality Wiiware game.



Bass_X0 said:

There's no pleasing some people is there? I wasn't interested in Prince of Persia but I was glad that we got another Wii VC game and another GBC VC game on 3DS.



Ristar42 said:

@James - I still have the Saturn version of KoF '97 (& Metal Slug), plays great but the loading is a bit slow!

Have the Orochi Saga on Wii (which also supports 60Hz), so will be skipping this VC release.



efaulk84 said:

I checked the Store here in America the last game we got on the VC was in AUGUST!! The VC was the main reason I bought my Wii yet there is nothing coming to it. I know of all the good RPGs that the SNES had and we only have a fraction of them.I know there were more RPGs beside the Square-Enix games and yet we only have a fraction of the Square-Enix gaming goodness. I would love to see more of mainly Enix's games like Dragon Quest or Legend of Gaia. I will end my SNES RPG game rant with crying for my MOTHER.



accc said:

I can't believe I saw this article, and even posted a comment earlier, but I'm just now noticing that the Burgertime Wiiware game is finally coming out! LOL brain fart.



Henmii said:

I will download the Crush 3D demo when it arrives!

Maybe Kirby's block ball is also worth it, but maybe not that essential!

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