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Nintendo Downloads - October 2009 (VC / WiiWare / DSiWare)

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This is the monthly thread for all download services on Wii and DSi. New releases in all three main territories are listed in the OP, as are all new game announcements and other news pertaining to the services. Contributions or corrections are most welcome.


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VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • Golden Axe (Arcade | 900pts) (26 October 2009)
  • Zombies Ate My Neighbours (SNES | 800pts) (26 October 2009)
  • Rygar (Arcade | 600pts) (19 October 2009)
  • Final Fight 2 (SNES | 800pts) (12 October 2009)
  • Final Fantasy (NES | 500pts) (5 October 2009)
WIIWARE
  • Ghost Mansion Party (Gameloft | 1000pts) (26 October 2009)
  • Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 3 - Lair of the Leviathan (Telltale Games | 1000pts) (26 October 2009)
  • LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias (Frontier | 1000pts) (19 October 2009)
  • Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem (Hudson | 500pts) (19 October 2009)
  • Gravitronix (Medaverse Studios | 500pts) (12 October 2009)
  • Word Searcher (Digital Leisure Inc. | 500pts) (5 October 2009)
DSiWARE
  • PictureBook Games: The Royal Bluff (Nintendo | 500pts) (26 October 2009)
  • Sudoku (EA | 200pts) (26 October 2009)
  • Crash-Course Domo (Nintendo | 200pts) (19 October 2009)
  • Hard-Hat Domo (Nintendo | 200pts) (19 October 2009)
  • Pro-Putt Domo (Nintendo | 200pts) (19 October 2009)
  • Rock-n-Roll Domo (Nintendo | 200pts) (19 October 2009)
  • White-Water Domo (Nintendo | 200pts) (19 October 2009)
  • Pinball Pulse: The Ancients Beckon (Nintendo | 500pts) (12 October 2009)
  • Thorium Wars (Big John Games | 1000pts) (5 October 2009)
The US Virtual Console, WiiWare and DSiWare catalogues are updated every Monday at 9am Pacific Time.



VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • Zombies (SNES | 800pts) (30 October 2009)
  • Shinobi (Arcade | 800pts) (23 October 2009)
  • Super Return of the Jedi (SNES | 800pts) (16 October 2009)
  • Final Fight 2 (SNES | 800pts) (9 October 2009)
  • Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap (Master System | 500pts) (9 October 2009)
  • Super Empire Strikes Back (SNES | 800pts) (2 October 2009)
WIIWARE
  • Ghost Mansion Party (Gameloft | 1000pts) (30 October 2009)
  • LIT (Wayforward | 800pts) (30 October 2009)
  • PictureBook Games: A Pop-Up Adventure (Nintendo | 800pts) (23 October 2009)
  • Protöthea (Ubisoft | 1000pts) (23 October 2009)
  • Heron: Steam Machine (Triangle Studios | 500pts) (16 October 2009)
  • Little Tournament Over Yonder (Gevo Entertainment | 800pts) (16 October 2009)
  • Happy Holidays: Halloween (505 Games | 500pts) (9 October 2009)
  • LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias (Frontier | 1000pts) (9 October 2009)
  • "Aha! I Got It!" Escape Game (Ateam Inc. | 500pts) (2 October 2009)
DSiWARE
  • A Little Bit of... All Time Classics: Card Classics (Nintendo | 500pts) (30 October 2009)
  • Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ (Gammick Entertainment| 800pts) (30 October 2009)
  • A Little Bit of... Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training: Arts Edition (Nintendo | 800pts) (23 October 2009)
  • Combat of Giants: Dragons - Bronze Edition (Ubisoft | 800pts) (23 October 2009)
  • Viking Invasion (BiP Media | 800pts) (16 October 2009)
  • Wakugumi - Monochrome Puzzle (Nintendo | 500pts) (16 October 2009)
  • Dragon Quest Wars (Square Enix | 500pts) (9 October 2009)
  • Photo Clock (Nintendo | 200pts) (9 October 2009)
  • Art Style: INTERSECT (Nintendo | 500pts) (2 October 2009)
The European and Australasian Virtual Console, WiiWare and DSiWare catalogues are updated every Friday, although new titles are frequently available from around 11pm-12am GMT on Thursday.



VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • Championship Lode Runner (NES | 500pts) (27 October 2009)
  • Faceoff (Arcade | 800pts) (27 October 2009)
  • Rolling Thunder 2 (Arcade | 800pts) (27 October 2009)
  • Sonic & Knuckles (Megadrive | 600pts) (27 October 2009)
  • Dig Dug (Arcade | 800pts) (20 October 2009)
  • Dig Dug 2 (Arcade | 800pts) (20 October 2009)
  • Fire Emblem (NES | 500pts) (20 October 2009)
  • Bakutotsu Kijuutei (Arcade | 800pts) (13 October 2009)
  • Baraduke (Arcade | 800pts) (13 October 2009)
  • Kirby Super Deluxe (SNES | 800pts) (13 October 2009)
  • Chouzetsu Rinjin: Bravoman (Arcade | 800pts) (6 October 2009)
  • Fighting Street (TGCD | 800pts) (6 October 2009)
  • New Rally X (Arcade | 800pts) (6 October 2009)
  • Bahamut Lagoon (SNES | 800pts) (29 September 2009)
  • Galaxian (Arcade | 800pts) (29 September 2009)
  • Marchen Maze (Arcade | 800pts) (29 September 2009)
  • Tecmo Bowl (Arcade | 800pts) (29 September 2009)
WIIWARE
  • Bit.Trip VOID (Arc System Works | 500pts) (27 October 2009)
  • Dracula Legend Rebirth (Konami | 1000pts) (27 October 2009)
  • Shadow Walker: Boy of Shadow, Fairy of Light (Game Arts | 1000pts) (27 October 2009)
  • Simple Series Vol. 5: The Judo (D3 | 700pts) (27 October 2009)
  • UNO (Gameloft | 800pts) (20 October 2009)
  • Hamekomi Lucky Puzzle Wii Returns (Tryfirst | 500pts) (29 September 2009)
  • Sugar Bunnies Wii Yookoso Bunnies Field (Takara Tomy | 1000pts) (29 September 2009)
DSiWARE
  • Earth Saver: Meteorite Haku Ha Dai Sakusen (Tom Create | 200pts) (28 October 2009)
  • Koku Yaburete San Kawaari (Square Enix | 800pts) (28 October 2009)
  • Puzzle Magazine Crossword House Vol. 6 (Nintendo | 500pts) (28 October 2009)
  • High School English Foundational 400 Word Master (IE Institute | 800pts) (21 October 2009)
  • Pocket Rurubu: Kamakura (Nintendo | 800pts) (21 October 2009)
  • Pocket Rurubu: Osaka (Nintendo | 800pts) (21 October 2009)
  • The Tower DS: Koogai Eki Zen Ichiba ni Choome!! Kyoo Shopping Centre Hen (Digitoys | 500pts) (21 October 2009)
  • Amakuchi! Dairoo Castle (Kawamoto Industrial | 200pts) (14 October 2009)
  • Calculation 100 Renutsu (IE Institute | 200pts) (14 October 2009)
  • Detective Saburoo Jinguuji: Ka Dan noo Te & Nazo no Jiken Bo (Arc System Works | 500pts) (14 October 2009)
  • G.G. Series: Shino Karakuri-den (Genterprise | 200pts) (14 October 2009)
  • G.G. Series: Super Hero Ooga (Genterprise | 200pts) (14 October 2009)
  • 6-in-1 Dictionary with Camera (Nintendo | 500pts) (7 October 2009)
  • at Shogi Challenge Spirits (Tasuke | 200pts) (7 October 2009)
  • Itsudemo Bomberman (Hudson | 500pts) (7 October 2009)
  • Ichimoudajin! Neko King (Tom Create | 200pts) (7 October 2009)
  • Mario vs Donkey Kong Mini Mini Saikoushin (Nintendo | 800pts) (7 October 2009)
  • Sleep Record Alarm Clock (Nintendo | 200pts) (7 October 2009)
  • Chookon Chicken Do Shindan (G-Mode | 200pts) (30 September 2009)
  • Crossword House Vol. 5 (Nintendo | 500pts) (30 September 2009)
  • Custom Dual Calculator (Tasuke | 200pts) (30 September 2009)
  • Illust Logic + Nihon no Mukashi Banashi (Hudson | 500pts) (30 September 2009)
  • Master 150 Basic English Phrases (IE Institute | 800pts) (30 September 2009)
  • Shikaku i Atama o Maruku Suru. Nichi Mekuri Calendar DS (IE Institute | 800pts) (30 September 2009)
  • The Tower DS (Digitoys | 500pts) (30 September 2009)
The Japanese Virtual Console and WiiWare catalogues are updated every Tuesday. The DSiWare catalogue is updated every Wednesday.



PRESS RELEASES
VIRTUAL CONSOLE ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • No new announcements to date.
WIIWARE ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Excitebike: World Rally
DSiWARE ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • No new announcements to date.


Nintendo will occasionally make new Channels available through the Wii Shop, or update the system firmware of the Wii and DSi with new features. Any new Channels or updates will be listed here.

CHANNELS
  • No new Channels to date.
SYSTEM UPDATES
  • No new updates to date.


The various national ratings organisations will occasionally provide advance notice of new releases and individual companies may announce forthcoming releases. These updates are listed HERE. As games are released in the corresponding regions, they will be removed from the lists.


(Thanks to donny2112, Cheesemeister, Shard, Somnid, JodyAnthony, Capndrake, inthegray, mrklaw, sfog, jesusraz, Rlan, Netto-Kun and CaptainN)
 

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The various national ratings organisations will occasionally provide advance notice of new releases and individual companies may announce forthcoming releases. These updates will be listed here. As games are released in the corresponding regions, they will be removed from the lists.

ESRB | ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE RATING BOARD (United States)

VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobonia (NES | Majesco)
  • Crack Down (Genesis | SEGA)
  • Cybernoid (C64 | Commodore Gaming)
  • Earthworm Jim 2 (Genesis | Interplay)
  • ESWAT: City Under Siege (Genesis | SEGA)
  • Impossible Mission (C64 | Commodore Gaming)
  • Ninja Gaiden (Arcade | Tecmo)
  • Pengo (Megadrive | SEGA)
  • Pilotwings (SNES | Nintendo)
  • Pro Wrestling (NES | Nintendo)
  • Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye (SNES | Activision)
  • Solomon's Key (Arcade | Tecmo)
  • Sonic & Knuckles (Genesis | SEGA)
  • Star Parodius (TG16 | Hudson)
  • Starforce (NES/Arcade? | Tecmo)
  • Summer Games II (C64 | Commodore Gaming)
  • Super Pitfall (SNES | Activision)
  • Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers (Genesis | SEGA)
  • Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap (Master System | SEGA)
WIIWARE
  • Beat Runner (Yukes)
  • Cave Story (Nicalis)
  • Deer Captor (Aksys Games)
  • Diner Dash (Hudson)
  • Full Blast Hitchhike (NIS America)
  • Harvest Moon: My Little Shop (Natsume)
  • HB Arcade Cards (Gameloft)
  • Magnetis (Yullaby)
  • Military Madness (Hudson)
  • The Mystery of Whiterock Castle (RTL Interactive)
  • Stunt Cars (Icon Games Entertainment)
  • Toribash (Nabi Studios)
DSiWARE
  • UNO (Gameloft)

OFLC | OFFICE OF FILM AND LITERATURE CLASSIFICATION (Australia)

VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes (TGCD | Nihon Falcom)
  • Fighting Street (TGCD | Capcom)
  • Final Fight 3 (SNES | Capcom)
  • Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye (SNES | Activision)
  • Shinobi (Master System | SEGA)
  • Street Fighter II (Arcade | Capcom)
  • Strider (Megadrive | SEGA)
  • Super Mario Kart (SNES | Nintendo)
  • Super Turrican 2 (SNES | Factor 5)
  • World Heroes 2 (Neo Geo | D4 Enterprise)
WIIWARE
  • Family Mini Golf (Aksys Games)
  • Mahjong (Cosmico)
  • Military Madness (Hudson)
  • Moki Moki (Natsume)
  • Reel Fishing Challenge (Natsume)
  • Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy - Rush (The Game Factory)
  • Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem (Hudson)
  • Solitaire (Cosmico)
  • The Three Musketeers: One For All! (Legendo Entertainment)
  • TV Show King 2 (Gameloft)
  • UNO (Gameloft)
  • We Rock: Drum King (505 Games)
  • We Rock: Guitar King (505 Games)
DSiWARE
  • A Little Bit of... Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training: Arts Edition (Nintendo)
  • Clubhouse Games Express: Family Favorites (Nintendo)
  • Clubhouse Games Express: Strategy Pack (Nintendo)
  • Master of Illusion Express: Matchmaker (Nintendo)
  • Master of Illusion Express: Mind Probe (Nintendo)
  • Master of Illusion Express: Psychic Camera (Nintendo)
  • Mighty Flip Champs! (WayForward)
  • UNO (Gameloft)

PEGI | PAN EUROPEAN GAME INFORMATION (Europe)

VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • Earthworm Jim 2 (Megadrive | Interplay)
  • Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye (SNES | Activision)
  • Sonic & Knuckles (Megadrive | SEGA)
  • Spindizzy (C64 | Commodore Gaming)
  • Strider (Megadrive | SEGA)
WIIWARE
  • Dragon Master Spell Caster (Stickmen Limited)
  • Family Mini Golf (Aksys Games)
  • HB Arcade Cards (HB Studios)
  • HB Arcade Disc Golf (HB Studios)
  • Magnetis (Yullaby)
  • Mahjong (Cosmigo)
  • Manic Monkey Mayhem (Pinnacle Entertainment)
  • Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy - Rush (K.E. Mathiasen A/S)
  • Sandy Beach (Konami)
  • Squibs Arcade (Alten8)
  • Sudoku - We All Play (1bit Garden)
  • TV Show King 2 (Gameloft)
  • We Rock: Guitar King (505 Games)
DSiWARE
[*]Simply Sudoku (Engine Software)
[*]Sokomania (Cinemax)
[*]Sudoku (EA Swiss Sarl)


USK | UNTERHALTUNGSSOFTWARE SELBSTKONTROLLE (Germany)

VIRTUAL CONSOLE
  • Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye (SNES | Activision)
  • Wizball (C64 | Commodore Gaming)
WIIWARE
  • Cocoto Festival (Neko Entertainment)
  • Diner Dash (Hudson)
  • Dragon Master Spell Caster (Stickmen Entertainment)
  • Family Mini Golf (Aksys Games)
  • Full Blast Hitchhike (NIS Europe)
  • Manic Monkey Mayhem (The Code Monkeys)
  • The Mystery of Whiterock Castle (RTL Interactive)
  • Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy - Rush (The Games Factory)
  • Sudoku - We All Play (1bit Garden)
  • Toribash (Nabi Studios)
  • We Rock: Guitar King (505 Games)
DSiWare
  • Mighty Flip Champs! (WayForward)
 
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#1 DSi game for me is probably Pictobits. It'll have a different name depending on your region.

Reason why I like it, despite not liking any other Art Style game, is because it has nice chip-tuney music (about 16 tracks made by some well-known person), it's a fun, fast-paced puzzle game that I hooked about 5 different people on, and it really is a nostalgic experience if you're an old-school Nintendo fan, with old Nintendo music remizes and a lot of 8 bit sprites, scenes, and stuff... Plus, this game has unlockables.

It's 500 points, so if you get it, you'll likely end up getting some other Art Style game anyway.
 

GoldandBlue

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beelzebozo said:
just picked up a dsi today, guys.

what's your number one dsiware game?
Nice. I just sent my DSi today to get repaired. :(

My personal favorite is Mighty Flip Champs.
 

Hobbun

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Will buy Final Fantasy as soon as the whole 4.2 dilemma is over.

Or 4.3 is up. I'm too scared to update.
Do you have to update to access the Wii Shop Channel?
 

Hobbun

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Damn.

I wanted to download it as well and I have been holding off on updating for the same reason as yourself. I hope we at least hear something on the resolution to 4.2.

:(
 

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Thorium Wars impressions, here we go.

Played through the first two missions and a little bit of the third. It's a vehicle shooter with 1st- and 3rd-person views available. But 3rd-person is useless for firing at enemies since there is no target reticule for that. Vehicles control okay, but there aren't any advanced maneuvers you can do.

There's only campaign mode, and you complete the multiple objectives of each mission by destroying enemies. Each one is pretty long -- the first two took me 10-15 minutes each, although it did take me a while to figure out what I'm doing. There's supposed to be 12 missions or something? Oh hell. I hope the game gets better since it hasn't impressed me much yet, and there are these infinite-respawning enemies that come fly around you for the entire mission that are really annoying (they don't do much damage though).

Graphics look good for DSi -- 90's 3D. But everything kinda looks uninteresting.

I guess it's still too early to give out a recommendation, if it is recommendable.

If they had done online multiplayer or arcade-type gameplay (Spectre still rocks), it would have made the game more palatable to me, but I'll see if they can convince me otherwise.

EDIT: Oh yeah, the game is 112 blocks. Only 1 more than Asphalt 4 :lol. Asphalt 4 is mediocre and rather boring, btw, like almost every Gameloft game.

EDIT2: Just beat Mission 6. Still meh, but whoever designed the level for Mission 6 is sadistic. Ridiculous.

EDIT3: Just looked it up, 12 missions total.
 

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I would just like to chime and and say how much I love Art Academy. As someone who can't hardly draw at all, this is exactly the type of thing that I've been hoping for. I'm sure for those who can already draw decently will find the download a waste of time, but for people like me it's just right. :D
 

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Just a side note...

Nintendo appears to be selling "activation needed" cards through retailers now, as opposed to "live card in plastic bubble package." This might mean that we'll see more retailers carrying Wii/DS Points cards as they can sell them like any OTHER gift card, plain on a rack.
 

Cosmonaut X

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DavidDayton said:
Just a side note...

Nintendo appears to be selling "activation needed" cards through retailers now, as opposed to "live card in plastic bubble package." This might mean that we'll see more retailers carrying Wii/DS Points cards as they can sell them like any OTHER gift card, plain on a rack.
They've also stopped selling them in Wii DVD cases (seriously!) in the UK and now just provide them in DVD-sized cardboard slip cases. It's still not ideal, but it must make packaging and distribution costs a lot lower and they're heading in the right direction (iTunes cards being the model I'm thinking of here).
 
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They've also stopped selling them in Wii DVD cases (seriously!) in the UK and now just provide them in DVD-sized cardboard slip cases. It's still not ideal, but it must make packaging and distribution costs a lot lower and they're heading in the right direction (iTunes cards being the model I'm thinking of here).
Well, how awesome they are is that the one card I purchased didn't scratch off properly, the first two numbers being damaged in the process. I had to basically enter every possible combination. I'm not sure if this is typical that the scratch-off part is of worse quality than the original cards.
 
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Archie said:
Is Cave Story still slated for October?
I hope so. I'm slowly going crazy waiting for it. It sort of irks me that they've continually delayed for the sake of downloadable content I will never in a million years consider paying for. Time attack? 3 HP run? "Armored" enemy mode (i.e.-more health)? Not worth the extra wait at all imo.
 

Cosmonaut X

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A Link to the Snitch said:
Well, how awesome they are is that the one card I purchased didn't scratch off properly, the first two numbers being damaged in the process. I had to basically enter every possible combination. I'm not sure if this is typical that the scratch-off part is of worse quality than the original cards.
I don't think it's typical - I've been buying points cards since launch here in the UK, and I think I've only had one where it didn't scratch properly and that was when they still supplied them in DVD cases. Scratchies still aren't ideal though, and it would be better if they just had the code printed on them instead.
 

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DavidDayton said:
Nintendo appears to be selling "activation needed" cards through retailers now, as opposed to "live card in plastic bubble package." This might mean that we'll see more retailers carrying Wii/DS Points cards as they can sell them like any OTHER gift card, plain on a rack.
That must be why Best Buy was out of them for so long. I see they have a new SKU now. I can finally get them there again and get back to racking up the RZ points :D
 

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Is this a mistake or did Skip Ltd. port Q-Games Digidrive to DSi?
http://www.oflc.gov.au/www/cob/find.nsf/5c2433d416948a0bca25759f00820d25/afae6409b6e013b5ca257639005d7666!OpenDocument
 

beelzebozo

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it's really awesome that skip is responsible for PICTOBITS and BOXLIFE.

now nintendo just needs to bring over CHIBI ROBO 3 on ds and i'll be a happy skip camper


tangentially, browsing the dsi download store i just get this sense that v.c. games are an inevitability. but waiting is fiercely annoying
 

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Tonight's EU update (100th WiiWare game):

Virtual Console:
-Final Fight 2 (Capcom, SNES, 800 points)
-Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap (Sega, Master System, 500 points)

WiiWare:
-LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias (Frontier, 1000 points)
-Happy Holidays: Halloween (505 Games, 500 points)

DSiWare:
-Dragon Quest Wars (Square Enix, 500 points)
-Photo Clock (Nintendo, 200 points)
 

Cosmonaut X

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...and bang, there it is :)

It seems like third parties are taking Nintendo's "announce then release a month later" strategy to heart. Can't wait to try the sequel...
 

mclem

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Capndrake said:
-LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias (Frontier, 1000 points)
Wait, what? I thought this was still a good few months away, maybe making it out in time for Christmas.

Time to sort out upgrading my Shop Channel, I guess.
 
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Capndrake said:
Tonight's EU update (100th WiiWare game):

Virtual Console:
-Final Fight 2 (Capcom, SNES, 800 points)
-Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap (Sega, Master System, 500 points)

WiiWare:
-LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias (Frontier, 1000 points)
-Happy Holidays: Halloween (505 Games, 500 points)

DSiWare:
-Dragon Quest Wars (Square Enix, 500 points)
It's not fair, why can't NOA release two VC games a week? :(
 

Dan

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Sweet, LostWinds! Hopefully we get it on Monday.

I really need to buy an SD card so I can so many games. I'm sure I'll have to clear quite a few for this one.