It's all fun and games this week

It's a big old Nintendo Download this week, with a 3DS demo, Game Boy game, two Wii Virtual Console games and original 3DS download software hits alongside DSiWare puzzlers and a WiiWare demo. Let's get to it.

3DS Virtual Console

Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters (Game Boy, Nintendo, £2.70/€3) — Pit's second adventure comes to 3DS ahead of the release of Kid Icarus: Uprising. Find out if it's worth a punt in our upcoming review.

3DS Download Software

Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! (Shin'en Multimedia, £4.50/€5) — A much-enhanced follow-up to Shin'en's WiiWare original, we recently took this for a spin with our Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH preview ready to read ahead of our review, coming soon.

3DS Demo

Dead or Alive: Dimensions (Tecmo Koei) — Tecmo's sensationalist fighting series gets a free version from the eShop this week. You can read our Dead or Alive: Dimensions review to learn more about its ample charms.

Virtual Console

Mega Man X (Super NES, Capcom, 800pts) — Only 11 months after it launched in North America, the Blue Bomber's legendary 16-bit adventure comes to Europe. Read our Mega Man X review and get those Points at the ready.

Samurai Shodown IV: Amakusa's Revenge (Neo Geo, D4 Enterprise, 900pts) — The fourth feudal fighter strikes Virtual Console, bringing with it all number of changes, from fateful brothers Kazuki and Sougetsu Kazama to alternate endings. Our upcoming review will tell you if it's sharp or, er, not.


1001 Blockbusters (Selectsoft, 200pts) — A passable compendium of block puzzles, our 1001 Blockbusters review has all you need.

Successfully Learning Mathematics: Year 5 (Tivola, 500pts) — By our maths, the final instalment in Tivola's numerically educational series. Review soon.

WiiWare Demo

ANIMA: Ark of Sinners (Anima Game Studio, free — full game 1000pts) — This promising-looking title turned out to be one of the biggest WiiWare disappointments of last year, but now you can try it for yourself. If it makes you consider purchasing the game, our ANIMA: Ark of Sinners review has more details to help aid your decision.

A whopping week there. What will you be picking up this week? Let us know in our Facebook poll.