Nintendo Download for Europe brings us a couple of quality games. On the Virtual Console, Kirby’s Fun Pak (800 points) is available, and on WiiWare Artstyle: Penta Tentacles (600 points) is available. You can also find Lead the Meerkats (1,000 points) and Voodoo Dice (1000 points) on WiiWare this week as well.
On DSiWare there is Hero of Sparta (800 points), BLOONS (500 points), Flips: The Magic Faraway Tree (500 points), Animal Colour Cross (500 points), and Just SING! National Anthems (200 points).
Full details on each title after the jump.
Virtual Console – Kirby’s Fun Pak™
(Nintendo, Super Nintendo, 800 Wii Points)
Kirby’s Fun Pak™ was remade for Nintendo DS in 2009 as Kirby Super Star Ultra – but now you can experience the Super Nintendo original. Prepare yourself for the ultimate Kirby combo. Kirby’s Fun Pak™ features six unique adventures plus additional modes and mini-games, starring the powerful pink hero with the uncanny ability to copy the powers of his enemies.
Each adventure has its own storyline, featuring Kirby battling against classic foes like Meta Knight and King Dedede. Kirby’s Fun Pak™ also offers players unique gameplay with a mix of traditional platforming, treasure-hunting and even a galactic shoot ‘em up.
Kirby’s Fun Pak™ isn’t simply a single-player experience, either. A friend can join in as Kirby’s helper, using their own copy abilities to attack enemies and come to Kirby’s aid*.
WiiWare – Lead the Meerkats™
(Lapland Studio, 1000 Wii Points)
In Lead the Meerkats™ players take on the role of a young meerkat with much to accomplish. Separated from their pack, players must form their own meerkat pack in this stimulating challenge.
Players are able to name their pack and its meerkats, dig burrow networks, enlarge their territory, forage for food and grow the pack size. However, players need to keep their guard up and be ready to make quick decisions – should they run to the safety of the burrows or fight their enemies and go head-to-head with a rival meerkat pack. Make the right decisions and players can lead their pack to victory and rule the savannah.
Lead the Meerkat is the first game to simulate the exciting life of meerkats, offering a fun gameplay experience for animal lovers of all ages.
WiiWare – Voodoo Dice
(Ubisoft, 1000 Wii Points)
Mixing action based and puzzle mechanics in a 3D world, Voodoo Dice is an innovative, challenging puzzle-based game which challenges players to solve puzzles in unique and interesting ways.
WiiWare – Art Style: Penta Tentacles™
(Nintendo, 600 Wii Points)
Take an unusual journey into a microscopic world, in this unique action game from the genre-redefining Art Style series.
As a tiny tentacled organism, you have one simple purpose: to grow. Swim through the primordial ooze, using your tentacles to absorb other organisms whose colour matches that of each tentacle. Match the colours correctly and the tentacle grows; mismatch and you lose a life – and some of your tentacle.
Control your organism by simply spinning your way through the ooze; however keep a close eye on your flailing tentacles, to avoid absorbing the wrong colour.
Enjoy three different modes of play, and relaxing yet challenging gameplay with simple Wii Remote controls (or use the optional Classic Controller). It’s a microscopic masterpiece!
Nintendo DSiWare – Hero of Sparta
(Gameloft, 800 Nintendo DSi Points)
Players adopt the guide of King Argos, a Spartan hero who’s not afraid to defy the Gods themselves. Take up the challenge in this colossal, full-3D odyssey and battle with phenomenal mythical creatures.
This epic action game will take players from mythical lands to the depths of the Underworld in hours of gaming and visual enjoyment. Collect and upgrade four mythic weapons to unleash your hero’s special powers and perform dazzling combos. It’s your chance to write your own legend…IF you can survive the adventure.
Nintendo DSiWare – BLOONS
(Hands-On Mobile, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)
BLOONS is an exciting puzzle game, based on the simple fact that popping balloons is fun. Pop your way through dozens of puzzling levels in this exciting puzzle adventure. Each level has a different arrangement of balloons and players must try and pop as many as they can with the darts they are given.
Look out for special balloons, blocks and darts, and have fun discovering what they do. With 70 levels, BLOONS is a great game whether players are on-the-go or have time to sit down and tackle these fiendishly fun puzzles. As an added bonus a level editor enabling players to create their own balloon puzzles has also been included in the game.
Nintendo DSiWare – Flips: The Magic Faraway Tree
(Electronic Arts, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)
Flips Interactive Books – the Fun New Way for Kids to Read have released Flips The Magic Faraway Tree. Jo, Bessie and Fanny take their cousin Rick on an adventure he’ll never forget to the magic Faraway Tree. Whilst there, Rick meets Moon-Face, Silky the Fairy and Saucepan Man and visits all the different lands at the top of the Faraway Tree.
Like the Land of Spells, the crazy Land of Topsy-Turvy and the Land of Do-As-You-Please has a runaway train which players can take a fun-filled ride on*.
Nintendo DSiWare – Animal Colour Cross
(Little Worlds Studio, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)
In Animal Colour Cross, players must travel across 5 continents to look for their emblematic animals and solve graphic puzzles along the way by recreating pictures of animals according to the numbers shown on both sides of the grid*.
Nintendo DSiWare – Just SING! National Anthems
(Engine Software B.V., 200 Nintendo DSi Points)
It is the greatest sporting event of 2010 – the World Cup. All eyes are on South Africa and all ears are on you in the karaoke game of the year.
Enter the hallowed turf of football-dome and display your talent by singing a number of National Anthems into the Nintendo DSi microphone; Germany, England, France, Italy and the Netherlands.