Popping good fun

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Nintendo of Europe wasn't able to issue the Euro Nintendo Download news yesterday. Better late than never, the update has arrived on our desk today, and as a result we've got a selection of downloadable treats for you to sample.

3DS eShop

Balloon Pop Remix (UFO Interactive, £7.20) - Despite the less than inspiring name, Balloon Pop Remix is rather jolly fun - so much so that we stated that "puzzle fans looking for a new eShop fix will have a blast" when we reviewed the North American version of Balloon Pop Remix earlier this month. However, the price tag of £7.20 (around $11.60) is a bit cheeky - especially when the NA version costs an already steep $7.99 (around £4.90).

Crazy Chicken Pirates 3D (Teyon) - If you like nothing more than blasting cartoon birds out of the sky then you might assume that Crazy Chicken Pirates 3D will be right up your street. Unfortunately, the entertainment level of this shooting gallery is limited, as you will no doubt be aware if you consulted our North American review of Crazy Chicken Pirates 3D, which went live on the site back in August. "There's no denying that this chicken is underdone," was the final, chilling verdict.


Crazy Chicken Pirates (Teyon, 200 DSi Points) - Essentially a 3D-less version of the 3DS edition mentioned above, the same issues apply here. There's just not enough meat on the bones to justify the purchase price - but if you need more evidence, point your browser in the direction of our Crazy Chicken Pirates review.


Successfully Learning English: Year 5 (Tivola, 800 Points) - Don't look now, but that annoyingly persistent vampire Freddy is back, and he wants you to learn even more about our mother tongue. We'll have a review up on the site as soon as we can extract Freddy's fangs from our text books.

Well, that was a bit of a come-down after the glorious high of La-Mulana last week, wasn't it? Will you be touching any of these titles, or are you still adventuring deep within the caves of Nigoro's 2D epic?

What will you be downloading first this week? (95 votes)

  1. Balloon Pop Remix (3DS eShop)4%
  2. Crazy Chicken Pirates 3D (3DS eShop)5%
  3. Crazy Chicken Pirates (DSiWare)  0%
  4. Successfully Learning English Year 5 (WiiWare)2%
  5. Nothing for me this week88%

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