As was previously announced, today sees the anticipated European release of the first episode of Sonic the Hedgehog 4. It's accompanied by the next titles in the GO and Music On series, as well as some other stuff. Unfortunately, there's no Virtual Console game, but that's to be expected now!


GO Series: Pinball Attack! (Gamebridge, 500pts) – The first game in the GO Series to cost more than 200 points, this pinball title created by the developers of Opoona looks like quite a nice little investment. We'll have a review up soon.

QuickPick Farmer (Dancing Dots, 200pts) – A fairly simple, yet moderately addictive little puzzle game featuring sheep. You can read our QuickPick Farmer review to find out if this belongs in your stable.

Academy: Tic-Tac-Toe Naughts & Crosses (Gamelion Studios, 200pts) – Another pretty self-explanatory DSiWare game. Do you really need to know what tic-tac-toe is? We'll have a review available soon.

Music On: Playing Piano (Abylight, 200pts) – Not the same as Learning Piano, this one further teaches you how to play the piano. We'll review it in the next few days.


Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 (Sega, 1500pts) – It's been a long wait for many, but Sonic's latest adventure is a return to his roots, and, surprise surprise, a great game. Our Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 review will tell you all about the blue hedgehog's glorious return.

Miffy's World (Pan Vision, 1000pts) – Based on Dutch animator Dick Bruna's cute little cartoon bunny, this is another educational game meant for the little ones. We'll take a look at it soon.

Strangely enough, Nintendo's very own Thruspace was scheduled for today but did not come out - We wonder how long it's been delayed?