Nintendo Download: 30th August 2012 (North America)

A sense of speed, nasty viruses and some soon-to-be-endangered animals

If you're a fan of high speed action, cute birds or shooting innocent animals, then you're in luck - this week's North American Nintendo Download is sure to satisfy your desires.

eShop

SpeedX 3D (Gamelion, $3.99) — After speeding into the European eShop a while back, Gamelion's trippy tube racer has touched down in North America. Employing a spaced-out soundtrack and effective use of the 3DS' auto-stereoscopic display, SpeedX 3D got a thumbs up from us when we reviewed it.

Outdoors Unleashed: Africa 3D (Teyon, $3.99) — Wildlife lovers may wish to look away now - Teyon's latest eShop title features plenty of endangered species being pumped full of hot lead. We're sure that members of Greenpeace won't be downloading it, but in the meantime you may wish to wait for our official verdict.

DSiWare

Escape the Virus: Shoot 'Em Up! (Teyon, 200 DSi points) — This twin-stick shooter is all about staying alive for as long as possible - blasting away deadly viruses as you do so. It's a cheap and cheerful blast for your DSi, although you may want to consult our Escape the Virus: Shoot 'Em Up! review before you spend the (admittedly modest) amount of points.

3DS Virtual Console

Toki Tori (Two Tribes, $3.99) — Originally released way back in 2001 for the Game Boy Color, Toki Tori's first adventure still stands the test of time even by today's standards. If you want to experience the title which spawned a successful sequel on WiiWare, then this is as good a time as any. Be sure to check out our Toki Tori review, too.

eShop Demos

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (SquareEnix, Free) — This unique take on the best-selling RPG series now has a demo on the eShop, so you can decide for yourself if the mixture of classic tunes and stylus-based rhythm action is really up your street.

Nintendo Videos

AWOLNATION is Back (available Aug. 31) — Following up on the incredible stop-motion hit "Not Your Fault," AWOLNATION returns to Nintendo Video for the 3D video premiere of their latest hit song.

So, anything for you this week? Will you succumb to the allure of SpeedX 3D, or perhaps you're willing to leave your morals at the door and purchase Outdoors Unleashed: Africa 3D? Vote in the poll below to let us know!

What will you be downloading first this week? (198 votes)

SpeedX 3D (eShop)

17%

Toki Tori (3DS Virtual Console)

35%

Outdoors Unleashed: Africa 3D (eShop)

5%

Escape the Virus: Shoot 'Em Up! (DSiWare)

  0%

Nothing for me this week

43%

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