Following the passing of Satoru Iwata earlier this week Nintendo isn't actively issuing press releases at the time of writing; as a result the following is based upon checking the eShop stores. We have a promising Nindie effort on Wii U, a couple of quirky efforts on 3DS, more G.G Series DSiWare and a NES option on the Wii U Virtual Console. Let's get to it.
Wii U eShop
Tiny Galaxy (Arcane Pixel, $5.99) - A promising platforming effort, this utilises planetoids and gravity manipulation to shake up the standard run and jump formula. This has six worlds and 60 levels while promising a true test of our reflexes; we'll do some planet hopping for a review.
Wii U Virtual Console
Blaster Master (Sunsoft, $4.99) — Certainly classed as a decent third-party title of the NES era, you alternate between navigating the world in a tank and on foot, with eight regions making this a lengthy title by 8-bit standards. Importantly, it's a lot of (challenging) fun over that playtime, as our Blaster Master review explains.
I am an Air Traffic Controller Airport Hero Narita (Sonic Powered Co., Ltd, $19.99) - Not exactly a snappy name for this title, it's a follow-up to a Hawaii equivalent. This time you manage the Tokyo-Narita Airport, worrying about safely guiding planes in the air and on the crowded runways; though odd, we though the Hawaii title was a reasonable simulation experience. We'll hop on board for a review.
I Love My Dogs (Bigben Interactive, $24.99) - So far this series has shown love for horses, pets and more, with you looking after various little people and creatures - now it's time for the dogs to be cared for. You know the drill by now with these sim games, though in this case you're at least looking after abandoned dogs, so there's a feel-good factor. We'll dig out our stylus and find some dog treats to bring you a review.
G.G Series VECTOR (Genterprise, 200 Nintendo Points) - This entry in G.G Series is a falling block puzzler, though you need to sort blocks by both colour and arrow direction; we'll get working on a review.
G.G Series SCORE ATTACKER (Genterprise, 200 Nintendo Points) - A top-down shooter, this one ramps up the difficulty as your score increasingly, so falls into the arcade approach of a number of other G.G games. We'll blast some pixels and bring you a review.
That's the North American line-up for this week - let us know what you'll be downloading in the comments and poll below.