Star Stacker or Star Slacker?

It's Monday, but we fear that you may be a little disappointed with the Nintendo Download news we bring, European gamers. On the positive side all platforms are covered, but whether any will tempt you into a download is another question entirely.

3DS Virtual Console

Kirby's Star Stacker (Nintendo, £2.70/€3.00) — Game Boy had its fair share of puzzle games picking up on the success of a certain iconic title, and here's one with a Kirby flavour. This one's a falling block puzzler, with the task of strategically placing star blocks between matching friend blocks, with variations in the basic premise available in Time Attack and Challenge modes. We'll get down to puzzling detail in our review later this week.


iSpot Japan (EnjoyUp Games, 200 pts) — A spot the difference title with a focus on Japanese landmarks and culture, which makes a change from pictures of balloons or random bridges. This was released in North America back in February, and despite fairly common issues such as low quality images, it has some positives such as minor educational content and the inclusion of local multiplayer. Not a classic, but check out our iSpot Japan review if this is your kind of game and you'd like to learn more.


Successfully Learning English: Year 4 (Tivola, 800 pts) — Freddy the Vampire's quest to teach young children through the power of Nintendo download software continues with the arrival of the third entry in this particular series. We expect this to closely match the previous two titles, but we'll bring you a review later this week.

3DS Add-On Content

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy — £0.90/€1 each:

  • The Sanctuary of Zi'Tah (FF11 — FMS)
  • Otherworld (FF10 — BMS)
  • Force Your Way (FF08 — BMS)
  • The Decisive Battle (FF05 — BMS)

3DS Video Content

Nintendo Video Sports Highlights — After such a sporting month, make sure you also check out the fourth and fifth clips in the series of Nintendo Video Sports Highlights, available to watch via Nintendo Video on your Nintendo 3DS.

Those are the download options this week. Let us know what you think in the comments or share what you'll be downloading in the poll below.

What will you be downloading first this week? (120 votes)

  1. Kirby's Star Stacker23%
  2. iSpot Japan2%
  3. Successfully Learning English: Year 4  0%
  4. Nothing this week76%

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