Worthy of the name?

This week's European Nintendo Download plays catch-up with North America and includes DLC for a game about to hit stores. Let's get to it.

3DS Virtual Console

Castlevania: The Adventure (Game Boy, Konami, £2.70/€3) — Considering the enthusiasm that normally greets a new Castlevania title from within the Nintendo Life team, it's painful to say that this particular release apparently fails to bring the best of the series to Game Boy. Watch out for our upcoming review.

3DS Download Software

Zombie Slayer Diox (UFO Interactive, £5.40/€6) — A zombie invasion, as we all know, can only be tackled properly by a guitarist, a magic amp and some serious rock and roll. While a rhythm game with zombies and 3D may sound appealing, check out our Zombie Slayer Diox review for all of the horrifying details.


Escape the Virus: Swarm Survival (Teyon, 200pts, 31 blocks) — With plenty of similarities to WiiWare game Viral Survival, you have to collect DNA and avoid viruses. It may be simple, but as our Escape the Virus: Swarm Survival review suggests, it has an infectious and addictive charm.


Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy additional tracks (Square Enix, (£0.90, €1 each) — The full retail title arrives in stores the day after this week's update, and those who pick up the boxed game will be able to download additional content right from the start. The list of available tracks is below, which will cost £7.20 or €8 if you choose to buy all of them.

A Fleeting Dream (FF10)
Ride On (FF08)
Cosmo Canyon (FF07)
In Search of Light (FF05)
Fighting Fate (FF13)
Fighters of the Crystal (FF11)
The Final Battle (FF04)
Battle Theme 1 (FF02)

3DS Demo

Mutant Mudds (Renegade Kid, Free) — For those still on the fence about putting down some eShop funds for this retro-styled 3D platformer, there'll be a demo to try and persuade you. Perhaps this free taster and our Mutant Mudds review will be able to tempt you into a purchase.

So, will you be downloading anything this week? Let us know in our Facebook poll.