Nintendo Download: 10th May 2012 (Europe)

It's a Virtual Console explosion

As if any further proof were needed that SEGA is the greatest video game company in the whole world, this week it's bringing no fewer than three games to lucky European fans this week. Elsewhere there's a long awaited piece of 3DS download software and an out-of-nowhere DSiWare game too. To the list!

3DS Virtual Console

Sonic Labyrinth (Game Gear, SEGA, £4.50/€5) — The critically acclaimed... er, no, that's not right. Sonic's isometric adventure (his second, after arcade release SegaSonic the Hedgehog) isn't the most fondly-remembered of hedgehog outings, but we'll see if it's as bad as they say in our upcoming review.

3DS Download Software

VVVVVV (Nicalis, £7.20/€8) — Terry Cavanagh's indie darling reaches Europe nearly six months after its North American launch, but that's OK because it's still pretty darn good. Check out our VVVVVV review for more.

Wii Virtual Console

Wonder Boy in Monster Land (Virtual Console Arcade, SEGA, 900pts) — Two arcade games in the space of seven days? The benevolent SEGA rains down VC blessings again. We already have Wonder Boy in Monster Land on Master System, but the arcade original boasts superior graphics and sound. We'll have a full review soon.

Monster World IV (Mega Drive, SEGA, 900pts) — The big one. Originally announced over a year ago, this is the first time MWIV has left Japan, and comes officially translated by SEGA too. Often praised as one of the best in the series, we'll see how it fares in our upcoming review.

DSiWare

Curling Super Championship (Cypronia, 500pts) — Ice sport fans Cypronia return with a slippery take on the world's premier ice-brushing sport. We'll see if it's a slick proposition or not in a review soon.

Quite a strong week all told — anything for you?

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