They came by wave, apparently

After the confirmation of Europe's somewhat disappointing selection of Nintendo Download titles, you might be forgiven for expecting the North American update to be similarly lackluster. However, Nintendo has pulled out all the stops to deliver a varied selection of titles - the details of which can be found below.

3DS eShop

The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave (Genius Sonority Inc, $9.99) — This weird and wonderful RPG has intrigued us ever since we laid eyes on the Japanese version, known as Denpa Ningen no RPG. It uses your 3DS system's AR capabilities to create a unique experience, and offers a series of dungeons to battle through with your cute Denpa Men. Here's our Denpa Men: They Came By Wave review.

Quarth (Konami, $2.99) — Based on an arcade game from the late '80s, Quarth for the Game Boy is a unique blend of puzzle and shooting action. Like a cross between Tetris and Space Invaders, it's certainly an unusual proposition, but is it worth your cash? You'll have to wait for our review to find out for sure.

Hitori by Nikoli (Hamster, $4.99) — This is basically Sudoku with numbers, and follows on from Nikoli's previous eShop title, Kakuro by Nikoli. If you're a fan of Suduko then chances are this variation on the theme will be right up your street, but you may wish to wait until we give it the critical once-over before parting with your cash.


Kart Krashers (Big John Games, $4.99/500 DSi points) — This fun-looking DSiWare racer has been on our radar for quite some time now, and combines 3D visuals with a striking sense of speed. We'll be reviewing it as soon as possible.

Wii Virtual Console

Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers (D4 Enterprise, 900 points) — The seventh Fatal Fury title and the third in the Real Bout sub-series, this one-on-one brawler is more of a revision over the previous game than an entirely new experience. New characters appear, offering different fighting techniques to master. Expect a review shortly.

What takes your fancy out of that little lot? Will you succumb to the charms of the Denpa Men, or do you fancy a spot of SNK-flavoured fighting action? Place your vote in the poll to let us - and the entire world - know.

What will you be downloading first this week? (237 votes)

  1. The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave (eShop)51%
  2. Quarth (eShop)6%
  3. Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers (Wii Virtual Console)3%
  4. Hitori by Nikoli (eShop)  0%
  5. Kart Krashers (eShop / DSiWare)2%
  6. Nothing for me this week38%

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