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It's that time, Nintendo Download fans in North America, when you can cast your gaze over the downloadable treats coming your way. After last week's somewhat epic list, this week we have a much smaller range of options to chew over. One of them is a free part of a rather awesome looking Wii U platformer, while we have retro goodies on 3DS and Wii alongside the latest DSiWare offering from Goodbye Galaxy Games. Without further ado, let's get to it.

Wii U eShop

Rayman Legends Challenges App (Ubisoft, free) — The most substantial part of operation Legends Damage Limitation, as we like to pretend it's called, is this online challenge mode that gives you the chance to tackle a variety of levels and battle your way up leaderboards, either in co-op or single player. There'll be daily and weekly challenges to take on until the full game launches later this year; we're downloading now so that we can share our thoughts, and if you want more details you should have a read of our interview with Rayman Legends Lead Game Designer Emile Morel.

3DS eShop

Crazy Construction (G-STYLE, $4.99) — It's construction that's crazy, or to be more precise it's an action puzzle game with Tetris-style inspirations and some dependable physics mechanics. It's fairly unconventional and wacky, which we rather like; check out our Crazy Construction review for full details.

3DS Virtual Console

Mega Man 4 (Capcom, $4.99) — The roll-out of Capcom's classic NES Mega Man titles continues this week with the fourth entry, and perhaps one that gets aficionados of the series into some of their fiercest debates. It continues on in some respects from the widely-loved second and third entries, but some — including us in our Wii Virtual Console Mega Man 4 review — feel that it doesn't quite hit the expected heights. We'll give it another blast for a 3DS VC review soon.


Color Commando (Goodbye Galaxy Games, 200 Nintendo Points) — Likely to be Goodbye Galaxy Games' final DSiWare title before moving onto newer systems, this was conceived as a fun idea over a quiet weekend. A puzzle-platformer, you find paints of various colours and shoot blobs into strategic areas, stopping enemies of matching colours so that you can progress. This arrives at a budget price point, and we'll see whether it's painting a pretty picture in our upcoming review.

Wii Virtual Console

Sengoku (D4 Enterprise, 900 Nintendo Points) — More Neo Geo goodness for Wii owners, this time of the side-scrolling hack-and-slash variety. In this title you can switch characters on the fly, including those that you release from captivity as you're beating down countless enemies; we're delighted to pass on the fact that one of these characters is a "ninja dog". Bizarrely, its sequel is already available, which we enjoyed a reasonable amount in our Sengoku 2 review. Naturally we'll get brawling to let you know whether the first title lives up to scrutiny in a review, to be punching onto your screens soon.

So there you have it — freebies, newbies and oldies to choose from. Let us know your download plans in the poll and comments below, if you want to.

What will you be downloading first this week? (323 votes)

  1. Rayman Legends Challenges App (Wii U eShop)56%
  2. Crazy Construction (3DS eShop)  0.9%
  3. Mega Man 4 (3DS Virtual Console)14%
  4. Color Commando (DSiWare)2%
  5. Sengoku (Wii Virtual Console)2%
  6. Nothing for me this week27%

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