It's that time again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download Update. This week brings two Switch eShop titles (one out already, one early next week), and a range of options across both New 3DS and Wii U. Let's get to it.

Nintendo Switch eShop

NBA Playgrounds (Saber Interactive, $19.99) - With its 2 vs 2 gameplay, outrageous dunks and even elbow throwing, plenty will naturally think about NBA Jam with this one. Rosters are built through earning card packs (though this is achievement-based, not microtransactions) and you try to beat the best to rule the courts. We're hoping the Switch version lives up to other versions (online play will arrive a few days after launch), and we'll let you know what we think in a review. Available from 9th May.

Blazing Star (HAMSTER, $7.99) - Released earlier in the week, this is widely regarded as one of the Neo Geo's finest blasters, and in its original physical format commands a massive price on the secondary market. As an ACA release it'll have various options for online leaderboard, display settings and more.

Nintendo Switch Demo

Blaster Master Zero (Inti Creates, free)

New Nintendo 3DS eShop

Infinite Golf (Petite Games, $1.99) - With a relatively stylish aesthetic this appears to be a simplistic game of flicking a golf ball towards the pin. An arcade mode limits your shots or you can relax in 'Endless Mode', with the main promotion being that "there is always one more level".

Triple Breakout (nuGAME, $4.99) - This aims to blend Breakout and Pong mechanics, with the chance to chase high scores or compete against the AI.

Wii U eShop

WinKings (Lemondo Games, $9.99) - This appears to be a game focused on fast-paced and chaotic arena battles, but beyond versus local battles there's also a campaign that can be played solo or in co-op. There's a Viking theme and apparently "120+ co-op and versus levels", so in principle this seems like one to watch closely.

Citadale - The Legends Trilogy (Nitrolic Games, $9.00) - This appears to be an expansion / follow-up to the original Citadale, which 'includes all three chapters of Citadale' and continues the story. We gave the original a modest recommendation.

Triple Breakout (nuGAME, $4.99) - The same as the New 3DS title, albeit in this case local multiplayer is also an option.

FIFTEEN (RCMADIAX, $1.49) - Previously released on New 3DS this recreates sliding tile puzzles, but in this case you're trying to arrange numbers into the right order.

Wii U Virtual Console

Bonk's Revenge (Konami, $5.99) - A side-scrolling action game from the TurboGrafx-16 era, this is a colourful and fun title for those that enjoy a bit of retro gaming. We certainly liked it a lot in a review back in 2007 - doesn't time fly?


As always Nintendo of America wants you to browse the eShop and check out the official sales and deals website for discount details.

Some interesting options on offer this week, so let us know what you'll be downloading in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading this week?

(You can select up to 10 answers)