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It's Nintendo Download time again folks! This week we've got a tasty trio of European gaming greatness to tell you about.

Adventure Island: The Beginning (WiiWare, 1000 points) is Hudson's latest instalment in its long-running Adventure Island series. This 2.5 platform title - which stars legendary Hudson employee Takahashi Meijin - is one of the most promising titles we've seen in a while. Look out for our review over the next few days!

Crystal Defenders R1 (WiiWare, 800 points) was released on Monday in the US and is Square-Enix's take on the incredibly popular 'Tower Defence' genre. We awarded it a respectable 7/10, so it's definitely worth checking out if you're a fan of this type of game.

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Real Football 2009 (DSiWare, 800 points) is Gameloft's first sporting venture on the DSiWare platform and looks very much like their previous DS-based exploits - which were actually pretty damn good. Naturally you might want to wait until our review goes live before making a purchase, though.

So there you have it. Anything take your fancy out of that little lot? Will you be throwing stone axes at evil-doers, defending shiny gemstones or kicking a piece of leather around a soggy pitch with a bunch of overpaid muscle-heads? Let us know in the comments section below!