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Nintendo Download: 28th July 2011 (North America)

28th July 2011 (North America)

Farming, shrines and more

In all the excitement about 3DS price drops and free download games, don't forget your old friend the Nintendo Download. Here's what's available in North America later today. 3DS eShop: Let's Golf! 3D (Gameloft, $6.99) — The eShop's first properly new downloadable game, Gameloft's golfing game features six courses, eight...

News: Just Why Is La-Mulana Taking So Long?

Just Why Is La-Mulana Taking So Long?

Explained inside

La-Mulana on WiiWare: it's not a myth, it's a real thing. Despite believing the game would be out months — if not years — ago, we're still waiting on the adventure game here, even with its recent appearance in Japan. What's the hold up? It seems the game has fallen foul of the ratings boards here in the West, according to the...

News: Points Burning a Hole in Your Pocket? Try Burn the Rope

Points Burning a Hole in Your Pocket? Try Burn the Rope

WiiWare's next hot title?

Burn the Rope is coming to WiiWare in North America on Thursday with a price tag that's sure to ignite debate. The WiiWare version of the popular iOS puzzler arrives on Thursday with a price of 1,000 Nintendo Points. The same game on iTunes will run you around $0.99, with extra levels available to download for more money of course. Naturally the Wii release will feature..

News: Two More WiiWare Compilations from Nordcurrent

Two More WiiWare Compilations from Nordcurrent

Good news if you like arcade and party games

Nordcurrent has just been in touch to let us know it has another two WiiWare releases lined up. Firstly is the continuation of the 101-in-1 series with 101-in-1 Explosive Megamix. A collection of mini-games that was released on the DS back in 2009, Nordcurrent will be serving it up again, this time for WiiWare gamers. With 101 games to choose from,..

Feature: The State of WiiWare

The State of WiiWare

Where can Wii go from here?

Let's not beat around the bush here: WiiWare hasn't been a runaway success. Many Wii owners are unaware the service exists, what it offers and why they would want to use it, and those console owners who are familiar with the Wii Shop Channel are just as conscious of its myriad problems: poor content, dull presentation...

News: Check Out the First Just JAM DLC in These Trailers

Check Out the First Just JAM DLC in These Trailers

100 Points a pop

Just JAM, the music-based WiiWare game from Big John and Zivix Interactive, released earlier this month, and now the first two batches of downloadable content have gone live. You can preview the first selection in the trailer below, which includes Soar by Roster McCabe, Shadow Godz by The Alpha Centauri and Let's Dance To This by Apollo Cobra. The second trailer showcases the next..

News: La-Mulana DLC Announced

La-Mulana DLC Announced

If you like difficult levels, it's for you

The game has still not been released in Europe and North America, but details of the upcoming DLC for La-Mulana have now been revealed. Downloading the 300 Nintendo Point package will unlock a boss rush mode, which comes with a timer so you can try to beat your best times on it. But any La-Mulana veterans will know that the next feature's the most..

Review: Successfully Learning German: Year 4 (WiiWare)

Successfully Learning German: Year 4 (WiiWare)

A dezent learning tool

As the overall level of education across the world rises, the pool of talented young people becomes much deeper, wider and more competitive. Consequently we've seen a general increase in home tutors, after school classes and educational software. Of this latter method of out-of-school learning, very few have the capacity to grab the attention of the participant with a true..

Review: 3D Pixel Racing (WiiWare)

3D Pixel Racing (WiiWare)

Even the pixels can't save this one

Long-time gamers have a unique love affair with the pixelated visual style of yesteryear, so it comes as no real surprise to see developers like Silicon Studio, creators of PlayStation 3 game 3D Dot Game Heroes, have success melding the nostalgic look of pixelated sprites with the modern visual capabilities of...

Nintendo Download: 14th July 2011 (Europe)

14th July 2011 (Europe)

Will you pick up Picross?

North America is revelling in a delight of digital downloads today, but let's see what European Nintendo fans can spend those funds on this week. 3DS Virtual ConsoleMario's Picross (Game Boy, Nintendo, £3.60/€4) — Mario's first foray into the world of picture crosswords, this is developed by Jupiter, the team behind Picross on DS so certainly has quality going for it..

Nintendo Download: 14th July 2011 (North America)

14th July 2011 (North America)

Pixels and Netflix!

3DS gets its first "proper" downloadable application today in the very red form of Netflix. If you want something just a bit more interactive, there's plenty of new games to download too, as you'll read in the beautifully formatted list below. 3DS eShopNetflix (free) — The streaming video app comes to 3DS, and is free for any Netflix members on an unlimited streaming..

Review: ANIMA: Ark of Sinners (WiiWare)

ANIMA: Ark of Sinners (WiiWare)

Time to repent

Recent history in the WiiWare platform hasn’t seen an over-abundance of must-have, exciting releases. There is little surprise, then, that the release of ANIMA: Ark of Sinners was met with some optimism. With trailers giving an impression of an old-school Castlevania style of gameplay, a lot of gamers’ interests were piqued. The...

News: Retro Roads Never Looked Better Than 3D Pixel Racing

Retro Roads Never Looked Better Than 3D Pixel Racing

Blocks are best

If we said "here's a cool-looking racing game from the creators of Enjoy Your Massage!" you'd probably close your browser and race to scrub your eyes clean of those three hideous words linked to one of WiiWare's worst-ever games. Don't do that, though — 3D Pixel Racing actually looks kind of cool. Boasting a graphical style not dissimilar to breakout PS3 hit 3D Dot Game..

News: Bobby Carrot Forever Finally Ready for Release Next Week

Bobby Carrot Forever Finally Ready for Release Next Week

Something to chew on

Bobby Carrot Forever has been in development a long, long time: our news coverage dates back to December 2008, but after years of toiling FDG Entertainment's leporine hero is finally ready for action. On 21st July the game will hit the Wii Shop Channel for 800 Points, a pretty reasonable asking price for a 15 hour game with 72 levels. You'll also be able to download extra level..

Review: Big Town Shoot Out (WiiWare)

Big Town Shoot Out (WiiWare)

John Marston died in vain

You're stuck in traffic on a rainy day. Positioning yourself between the cars ahead and behind you, avoiding collision with the merging vehicles, occasionally reading street signs; these things don't require skill so much as a sort of passive awareness. It's not your first time in traffic. You know the drill. It's a test of patience – not because it's difficult, but..

Nintendo Download: 7th July 2011 (North America)

7th July 2011 (North America)

A strong week?

Another one-two punch of 3DS Virtual Console games this week, as well as a mixed bag of DSiWare and a little musical entertainment on WiiWare. Let's do this. 3DS Virtual ConsoleFortified Zone (Jaleco, Game Boy, $2.99) — Guide a male and female soldier through the fortified zone in this top-down shooter. It may not be the most well-known game from the Game Boy era, but we'll give it..

Nintendo Download: 7th July 2011 (Europe)

7th July 2011 (Europe)

A double 3DS delight

Frustrated that Japan is getting all the 3DS Virtual Console games before Europe? The comeback starts here, with two games released on the portable's download retro service this week, as well as a pair of DSiWare games and even a WiiWare adventure too. Read on. 3DS Virtual ConsoleFortified Zone (Jaleco, €3/£2.70) — A spot of run-and-gun action in this third-party 3DS..