There's some good stuff on the Nintendo Download today, so make sure you read our Guide to the Nintendo 3DS System Update to get your machine up to speed before checking out the latest downloads.
3DS Download Software
Pushmo (Nintendo, $6.99) — Known as Pullblox in Europe where it is also released today, this is a quirky little puzzler from Intelligent Systems, known for its Advance Wars and Fire Emblem series among others. We'll have a full review very soon.
Castle Conqueror — Against (CIRCLE Entertainment, 200pts) — Another instalment in the strategy series, we'll see how it stacks up to its predecessors in our upcoming review.
Word Searcher 4 (Digital Leisure, 500pts) — Indulge in a spot of word searching with categorise including fossils, literature and tornadoes. We'll have a review soon but if you can't wait, consider reading our Word Searcher 3 review in preparation.
Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder (iFun4All, 500pts) — We'll see if this strategy game can live up to its hype of "worst game ever" with our review next week.
MotoHeroz — Try RedLynx's excellent physics-based racer with this free trial, then read our MotoHeroz review. Then buy the game. It's good.
Foster the People, Don't Stop (Color on the Walls) – Foster the People and Gabourey Sidibe star in a relentless, stunt-heavy car chase film. When a driving exam goes very wrong, the ensuing chase tears up a small town in this outrageous music video, now available on the Nintendo Video service.
Anything for you this week, folks?
No 3DS VC games for America? Lame...
It's about time Precious got some more work!
Edit: Turns out she's had fairly constant work. So I guess it's about time she got some 3D work?
Hmm Wasn't that Pushmo on the Japanese Eshop recently as well? Perhaps demos in a few weeks or so?
I think I'll get Pushmo, but I'll still wait for a review.
oh come on.. just give us Zen pinball already
this is so bought. this and MFC.
They need to pushmo VC games out. Amirite?
Will be getting pushmo soonish. Love any game Intelligent Systems put out
I'd buy Pushmo, but Christmas is gonna murder my wallet.
no Zen Pinball again
definitely grabbing Pushmo this week. I was really kind of also hoping for Zen Pinball. I'd really like for that to be in the pipe for next week or I'm gonna be a little upset. Wouldn't aurprise me if we got Zen next week while Europe gets Mario Land 3. Europe seems to constantly be one step ahead in the eShop....
Do these idiots adding the downloads even know what month it is?
Where's the holiday spirit?
No 3DS or Wii VC? This better be cause we're getting the Ambassador games soon or I don't know what's going on.
Vc sleeping....be nice to get a good vc game or them 3ds demos...but as u cab see we get neither one....
Shock. No demos. Didn't see that one coming. /sarcasm
Even with a good firmware update, Nintendo of America still knows how to suck in the digital front.
If u dont fix the present wii problem than wii u future is sunk....there is no way im being suckered agian... Wii u will go like this ..games not gointo be on sysem thats on other systems,no vc content hardly,slow support after 2 and half years,wii u ware garbage and content that u can play online for free on other websites,i was suckerd once but not again...
OH GOD YES PUSHMO
give it to me
I'm definitely getting Pushmo on my next pay day (tomorrow)
If u dont fix the present wii problem than wii u future is sunk....
The life of the Wii is over... finished!
lmao @JayArr xD
Dang, I was hoping for some demos.
Can someone please tell me if Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder is intentionally awful?
pullblox is a really cool puzzle game. love it!!!
Do these idiots adding the downloads even know what month it is?
Perhaps "these idiots" realize there are still two download days before Xmas, if they're planning anything for that, and that this is probably a pretty darned solid update of new titles, barring, perhaps, the game that openly admits it sucks.
There are only two more download days for Swapnote to be released. I'm hopeful since both FreakyForms and Pushmo made it in the promised months.
At all those hating that there are no demos, Nintendo said it's up to the publisher make them. They probably didn't get the memo yet.
On topic it's nice to see Nintendo keeping momentum by already releasing two of their own titles as 3DS downloads in the last two months. It's nice for them to get things rolling on a download service for once instead of just hoping the best from 3rd parties.
EDIT: ...and if you're upset that there aren't any 1st party demos, does Nintendo really need to make them? Odds are both their core and even casual fanbase would buy them anyway.
Sweet! Can't wait to get Pushmo, but it's going to cut a lot into my Mario Kart time. Ah, balance!
Is this a game about pushing or pulling?? That is the question! I like the name Pullblox better than Pushmo. Pushmo sounds like the name of an irritating and deranged new Muppet.
Pushmo is a definite buy for me.
Finally the eshop exclusive games are coming out.. gonna grab pushmo
Pushmo is good, and we just got the firmware update. Wario Land on the way right? Just wait a bit
gave pullblox 5★s on eshop review tis good fun.
ME WANT RETROBITS
i have it it's awesome amazing and incredibly good
Pushmo I'll get, but I wanted Blaster Master as well.
Phooey. I was all set to download Batman Arkham City Lockdown tonight. Then I saw the trailer for this. Looks really fun. I want to make my own puzzles!
I'd like to get Pushmo right now, but something is preventing me from getting it right now...
goes to play Mario Kart 7
Noooo, I don't want to play any games made by Digital Leisure.....
Great now bring Zen Pinball and Mighty Switch Force and dont give Europe Switch Force
Pushmo! D: I need it.
Man I can't understand why North America gets so screwed. We got Blaster Master this week as well and we got Zen Pinball last week. Poor guys! Come on Nintendo! Good week for us though =)
@MeWario: ...What's wrong with Pushmo?
The Pushmo trailer looks nice but I must save my last few dollars for zen pinball.
HOORAY been waiting for this, bought it immediately.
You no longer have to buy eShop money in chunks you can pay exactly as much as the games cost now
is the NINTNEDO SERVER down for anyone else.. i got the new castle game was up to 70% download and it goes
please try again
wont download and says
ERROR you can redownload at a later time for free since i already paid for it...
I think im done with nintendo paid for a service i cant get access
Maybe Pushmo and the new CC, and if I can get my Wii connected back to the Internet, hells yeah I'm getting the MotoHeroz demo.
PUSHMO is freaking incredible, holy crap it's really good. It's so good it's making my intestines bleed happiness.
GET IT! GET IT! GET IT ! GET IT!
Best 3DSWare title yet for me! Incredible game! Gameplay, controls and audio are top notch!
my god guys why the big deal over VC games beside it being lacking for a while
you sound like you wish theres a few every week? what you going to buy them every week ? i thought so
Gah! Where's my 3D Pinball?!?!
No Pinball = No download for me today...
EDIT: On second thought, I just visited the eShop, and that new Pushmo game looks interesting. I like the fact that you can create your own levels and save them as QR codes. I may just have to give this game a go. I already bought that Pyramid game a couple weeks ago, but it gets too freaking tough too early on. Also, this puzzler doesn't look quite as lethal as the Pyramid traps. But please Nintendo, give us Americans some Pinball love...
NINTENDO Y U NO GIVE ME PINBALL!?
@James you should ask for and make a Nintendo Life list of pushmos, that would be awesome! I have one ready to submit, but I don't know hoe to put images in the comments.
I'm getting really sick of these "no-Wii VC" news.
Anyway, I am interested in Pushmo. I'll probably get it when/if Mutant Mudds or Mighty Switch Force arrives.
downloading Pushmo now.
and I'm glad Nintendo upgraded there money system on the eShop. Had $4.23 only had to add $2.76
Yes! Insta-buy Pushmo! Thank you Nintendo! Now if we can get a really good VC title next week and/or Zen Pinball I'll be really really happy.
Sooo happy with Pushmo right now though!
Hey.. somehow the eShop isn't accepting my parent's master card.. anybody else having this problem?
@Glade: Do they know you are trying to use it? Naughty, naughty, if you didn't ask first!
I took the plunge and downloaded Pushmo, and it is incredible! I have this burning desire to try to make all of the sprites from Super Mario Brothers and see how many of them make solvable puzzles. Sadly, some of the larger enemies won't work on a 16x16 grid without modification, but that is to be expected...
Guys, BUY Pushmo! Seriously.
Ooh, MotoHeroez demo! Gotta try that out.
Where's Reggie? I want to hear him tell me again about how the Wii will still be supported.
I want to see Pushmo at the top of the eShop charts next week! MAKE IT HAPPEN
Another week with a lack of Wii VC. I'm guessing they're done with it, might as well just come out and say so. Absolutely disgusting how they've handled this. MS and Sony crush Nintendo in the online space and always will.
I downloaded Pushmo today and it is a really awesome game. I highly recommend it.
It's best not to listen to any of the talking heads at MS, Sony or Nintendo but Reggie is certainly at the top of the list.
Pushmo is friggin brilliant. Seriously, download it if you can!
I'l just wait until pushmos review comes out..
Got Pushmo earlier today, and I am freaking love it. )
Pushmo (Pullbox in EU) is undoubtedly one of the best games I've ever played on a handheld. I've played it for 2 hours solid so far and can say that it is a joy to play and well worth everyones money.
Give yourselves an early Xmas treat and buy this great game NOW!!!
I am very unhappy that we still don't have Zen Pinball game for the 3DS. If Europe has it, then it couldn't be hard at all to make it available in America. I had to give up Pinball Pulse when I got the 3DS (it wouldn't transfer over), and I have been waiting for this to cure my itch for Pinball.
PULLBOX is finally on my 3DS - happy days people. Have a great weekend !
I might skip this one but I hope they continue to keep bringing in more games consistently.
@49: Well you see there are still a ton of possibilities for the VC. Tons of games we could have and play, and I guarantee people will be willing to buy.
So my kid got a 3DS yesterday, and Pushmo really seems like a game that could use a demo. Mario Kart and Supermarioland don't, but I have no idea what this is. Teh video was good, I liked the look, reminded me of Okabu on PSN. We tried and hated that demo. You can't judge gameplay from a video. The 3DS almost seems like a modern system compared to the DSi, I hope it continues to improve.
I am really glad Nintendo lets you pay for games now. I've had 200 points on my Wii since Chick Chick Boom was released.
Pushmo is by far the best game on the eshop so far. I had to force myself to stop playing to go to bed and I'm a grown woman. This game made me smile so much, I didn't expect it to be so much fun. Is there going to be a forum or any place where we can share our Pushmo QR codes? Sorry for my English, it's not my primary language.
(a) your English is fine, don't worry!
(b) there's a thread on the forums here where users are sharing level QR codes. feel free to join them :3
Yet another week with an absence of any Ambassador Games. I'm waiting for Nintendo to announce that they are delayed AGAIN...
Pushmo is pretty fun! Also, I noticed the little red guy you control is designed after a sumo wrestler. Now that's quirky!
Thank you! I will join for sure, I doubt that the original puzzles will be enough for me, it's too much fun.
They make Wii ware demos so hard to find hence I never get them. 3DS demos are worse, you willhave to drive to specific stores like you used to have to do with DS demos. Can we update with the times, please?
@rjejr it's by Intelligent Systems, developers of such games like Advance Wars, Paper Mario + Wario Ware...if that helps convince you!
There's only 3 weeks left and I hope Nintendo comes through with the GBA games for the Ambassador program. I'm still upset that they are STILL sleeping on the Wii VC.
i love pushmo.
Motoheroz was such a good demo for the first 18 seconds or so, until I realized I was holding my Wiimote sideways to play a 2D side-scrolling racing game that is built on the idea of "tilting" your car forward and back, BUT titling the Wiimote doesn't affect your car, you have to use the D-pad. The biggest video game WTF moment of my life. I am SO freakin' glad I didn't purchase this. I woudl be writng everybody I know demadn a full refund of my $15. An embarrassment to videogame makers everywhere.
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW CMONNNNNNNNNN I wan't this NAO... Well, Americans pay like $7 for this and Aussies pay $9 NO FAIR
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