It's an auspicious day when Europe gets a new piece of 3DS download software, and that's exactly what's on the (SD) cards this week as Nintendo itself publishes another digital delight. Elsewhere there's an ages-old WiiWare game, a pretty poor DSiWare game and the world's most exciting demo.

3DS Download Software

SpeedThru: Potzol's Puzzle (Nintendo, £5.40/€6, 277 blocks) — The spiritual successor to WiiWare puzzler ThruSpace, this one's all about rotating blocks and dropping them through holes, now in 3D. Check out our SpeedThru: Potzol's Puzzle review to see if it's worth a go.

3DS Demo

Farming Simulator 2012 (Rondomedia) — Officially licensed farming machinery, rendered in full 3D. Need we say more? Try out a free slice of the farming life later this week.


Pirates Assault (CIRCLE Entertainment, 200pts) — Not the finest of CIRCLE's digital offerings, as our Pirates Assault review explains.


Violin Paradise (Keystone Game Studio, 500pts) — Some 18 months after its release in North America, Violin Paradise takes a bow in Europe. It looks nice at least, so that's something: our Violin Paradise review has more.

Kirby Channel

Wii owners can enjoy the Kirby cartoons all over again as they're back for the next six months.

Anything for you this week, folks?