Nintendo Download of the Week: 8/11 Edition


After taking an honest look at the latest installment of downloadable Nintendo offerings, I have to say that this may be the first installment of this article in which picking a favorite may be a very hard thing to do. There is a new 2D  shooter for WiiWare that looks like it could be alot of fun, and the DSiWare platform is coming out with a game that may be worth checking out based on concept alone. Only one can win though, so a choice has to be made right now. Here it is, my pic for Nintendo Download of the Week for August 11th, 2011.

When it really came down to it, I just had to choose Kyotokei for the WiiWare service. It has an ESRB rating of E10+, and will be available for download soon, through the Wii Shop Channel, at the asking price of 500 Wii Points. The reason why this one made the cut was because there will always be a special place in my heart for shooting games like this, and the co-op mode sounds like it would be alot of fun as well. Anybody who agrees with me about these types of games should go ahead and download this one as soon as it becomes available.  If blowing things up doesn’t interest you, then go ahead and take a vacation to the beach in Super Adventure Island II for the Virtual Console.

For those people out there who like a little bit of portable gaming in their lives, there are three new DSiWare titles, one new 3DS VC game, and two new videos to check out.  Try to keep a Hamster, who has lost his (or her) mind, under control in Crazy Hamster . Thinking of a clever way to explain a game like Go! Go! Kokopolo is a hard thing to do, the name alone is unique enough to at least garner some sort of attention. Apparently farming has become very popular recently, because people can now experience yet another simulated version of it in My Asian Farm. Help a mobster save his girlfriend by possessing other peoples bodies in Avenging Spirit. The two new videos available for download include a 3D trailer for the TV show Glee, and something that apparently wants to encourage us to give out more hugs called Next Level: Hugs!.

All of this, and more, can be found in the eShop, DSi, and Wii Shop Channels very soon, have fun!

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