Flags flags get those flags!

Apparently there's been so much WiiWare released in Japan recently that they had to take a break next week, but there's three Virtual Console releases to make up for it and the DSi gets the lion's share of downloads again with six titles across all price points.

Virtual Console

Fighting Street (800pts PC Engine - Hudson) -- Port of the original Street Fighter arcade game from Capcom. A game that was so well-received when it first came out nobody remembers it!

Bravoman (800pts Arcade - Namco) -- We didn't think too much of the PC Engine port so it's hard to see how the arcade version could be more worthwhile.

New Rally-X (800pts Arcade - Namco) -- One of the best early top-down racers (okay, you just run around and grab flags and avoid other cars). This one is regarded as superior to the original Rally-X because of its more gradual difficulty curve. A true classic!

Catch the mice!


at Shogi Challenge Spirits (200pts - Tasuke) -- A cheap and cheerful shogi game -- you really cannot have too many, can you?

Ichimoo Dajin! King Cat (200pts - Tom Create) -- A cat, some mice, drawing -- get it?

Sleep Record Mezamashi Dokei (200pts - Nintendo) -- NIntendo has supplied the ultimate application: a datebook for recording when you sleep!

Itsudemo Bomberman (500pts - Hudson) -- 1-4 player Wi-Fi Bomberman on your DSi!

6-in-1 Dictionary with Camera (500pts - Nintendo) -- As reviewed here recently this application lets you use the DSi camera to take a picture of a word in a newspaper or book (alternatively input via virtual keyboard or handwriting) and then translate it between six different language including Japanese, English, German, Italian, French and Spanish. The intent appears to be to get the meaning of the odd word here and there rather than act as a fully-fledged multi-language dictionary, though the question is how much you require this! No doubt appearing soon in North America.

Create your own Lemmings -- I mean, Mario levels!

Mario vs. Donkey Kong (800pts - Nintendo) -- Lemmings with itty bitty wind-up Marios! Another catch-up title for Japan, we've already had this in the Western world for a while now. As it includes an editor for creating your own levels, it should be interesting to see what those Japanese games come up with!