This Week’s Nintendo Downloads (10/11/10)

This is a pretty big week for Nintendo on the WiiWare front. Sadly, we are once again left without a retro download on the Virtual Console. Luckily, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 launches today, and that’s pretty old-school in itself. Though the number of downloadable titles for the Wii and DSi is small this week, two of them are definitely worth noting. Continue reading and check out this week’s Nintendo downloads.


  • Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1: 1 Player, Published by Sega, 2D Platformer, 1,500 Wii Points, Rated E

Sonic returns to his 2D roots in a title that Sega has promised will appease the rabid fans of the Blue Blur’s Genesis escapades. Is this title a winner? You’ll have to download it to find out. Me, I’ll be heading over to the Wii Shop Channel once I’ve finished writing up this little piece.

  • Triple Jumping Sports: 1-2 Players, Published by The Code Monkeys, Sports, 500 Wii Points, Rated E

If you’re into the Long Jump, High Jump, or Pole Vault, then you may want to check this game out, as those are the three included sports in this download. Besides, you’ll likely have 500 Wii Points to spare after downloading Sonic 4 anyway.


  • Datamine: 1 Player, Published by Enjoy Gaming, Puzzle, 500 DSi Points, Rated E

100 levels of bubble shooting mayhem. This one looks promising, and with a vast number of levels like that and at such a low price, it’s sure to please anyone lookind for a fun time.

  • G.G. Series: Super Hero Ogre: 1 Player, Published by Genterprise, Fighting, 200 DSi Points, Rated E10+

This 2D fighter has you controlling a super hero fighter as you take on legions of baddies. It definitely has the look of a retro arcade fighter. Throw in super heroes and crazy bosses and you’ve got some serious madness right on your DSi.

  • Ivy the Kiwi? Mini: 1 Player, Published by XSEED, Puzzle/Platformer, 500 DSi Points, Rated E

Protect young Ivy as she runs forward by drawing vines to keep her from falling to her doom in this on-rails puzzle-platformer. Words cannot describe how much I love Ivy the Kiwi? The day I got my copy in the mail (it’s super hard to find at retailers) I played it all day until I got through the 50 initial levels. Then I spent another couple of days playing the extra mode with all 50 stages revamped. Though this DSi download only features the original 50 levels of the game, I’d recommend downloading this one if you can’t find a hard copy of the game.

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