Nintendo Download of the Week: 7/12 Edition

Welcome to another installment of what’s new in the world of Nintendo downloads.  Apparently developers are in a generous mood once again because we have quite a large amount of titles to choose from this time around. The only difference here is almost everything on offer is worth playing today, and just about every offering from a week ago was either something ridiculous or just downright boring. Guess the only question left to ask is there a rare gem sparkling bright in this sea of madness? Let’s find out.

After some careful consideration, my pick for Nintendo Download of the Week is going to be Johnny Kung Fu for the 3DS Download service. It has an ESRB rating of E10+, and will be available for download through the Nintendo eShop at the asking price of $5.99. The reason why I picked this one above the rest was because beat em ups are always fun to play, and some of the levels shown from a recently released trailer just look too good to pass up playing. If anybody feels the same way I do then by all means download this title as soon as possible.

Not up for inflicting harm on some no good evil doers. don’t worry, there are still two new 3DS VC titles, one new 3DS Download title, and two new DSiWare titles for you to check out. Turn a cute little pink ball into a high scoring machine when playing Kirby’s Pinball Land. Go on a mystical adventure to retrieve a mysterious, yet very powerful sword in The Sword of Hope II.  Try to fall in love during a card game in Sweet Memories: Blackjack. Brush up on those multiplication tables, because you are going to need them in a very big way after checking out Ace Mathician. Make  a wish , and hopefully it will come true in Candle Route.

Don’t worry console gamers, you have one new VC title, and one new WiiWare title to try out as well. Try to continue your reign as a martial arts master in The King of Fighters ’96.  Help a frog cross the street, without being hit by rush hour traffic in Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition.

One more thing, the 3DS Download title Mighty Switch Force is receiving a price reduction this week to $2.99, so if you haven’t had the chance to play it yet, now may be the time to do so. Hurry up and make it happen though, because this offer will only be available from 9 am Pacific time tomorrow until 9 pm pacific time on Sunday.

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