Nintendo Download: 9th August 2012 (Europe)
Posted by Damien McFerran
High speed action, role-playing adventure and a dose of pool
It's that time again - time to update you on this week's downloadable goodies for all of your relevant Nintendo systems.
SpeedX 3D (Gamelion Studios, £2.70/€3) — 10 million iOS and Android users can't be wrong - can they? Gamelion's fast-paced tunnel racer has proven to be something of a hit on smartphones, and the 3DS could provide the best version of the game yet. Gamelion has apparently made use of the console's unique auto-stereoscopic screen to make this eye-catching speed-fest even more visually arresting. We'll have a review for you as soon as possible to let you know if they've succeeded.
3DS Virtual Console
The Sword of Hope II (Kecmo, £2.70/€3) — Fresh from his adventures on the North American 3DS Virtual Console, Prince Theo now strides confidently into Europe in this old-school Game Boy RPG. Phil gave the game a glowing review back in July, so be sure to check it out before making a purchase, just in case.
90’s Pool (Cinemax, 500 Points) —Released in North America way back in March, 90s Pool claims to offer the most realistic representation of hitting shiny balls around a green table ever - outside of a dusty, smoke-filled bar, of course. Phil didn't quite concur with that sentiment when he reviewed the game, so be sure to heed his words before parting with your precious points.
101 Pinball World (Selectsoft, 500 points) — Oh dear. There's been a long history of decent pinball video games thoughout the years, but this digital disaster isn't about to join those ranks. "Save your time, save your money, and save yourself the frustration — pretend 101 Pinball World doesn't exist," said Phil in his review way back in January. Needless to say, this is the stinker of the week's downloads.
Successfully Learning English: Year 3 (Tivola, 800 points) — When it comes to teaching English, we wouldn't expect a vampire to be the best teacher - after all, isn't their first language Transylvanian? Anyway, despite our misgivings Freddy the blood-sucker is here to help youngsters through the trials and tribulations of English grammar. Year 2 on WiiWare wasn't completely terrible and the series has been popular on DSiWare, so if you're a fan this should be more of the same.
The Incredible Barbazan: Raging Bull (£1.40/€1.50) — More video-based hilarity from the world's worst magician. This time: Raging Bull.
Anything catch your eye out of that little lot? Will you be giving SpeedX 3D a spin, or does the plight of Prince Theo in The Sword of Hope II tickle your fancy? Let us know your thoughts by taking part in the poll below.
What will you be downloading first this week? (154 votes)
The Sword of Hope II
101 Pinball World
Successfully Learning English Year 3
None for me this week
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