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This Week in Nintendo Downloads

by Nick DiMola - August 24, 2009, 7:29 am PDT
Total comments: 6 Source: Press Release

A meager three games are offered across all of Nintendo's platforms this week.

This week in Nintendo Downloads brings us a single title for each of the download services, including the second entry in the Super Star Wars series.

Super Empire Stikes Back for the Virtual Console is the follow-up to the recently released Super Stars Wars on the Super Nintendo. Players will need to use the force in this fast-paced, action-packed title in order to push back Imperial Walkers, probe droids, and ice monsters, as well as other Empire forces. Super Empire Strikes Back is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is available now through the Wii Shop Channel for 800 Wii Points ($8).

Mr. DRILLER W is this week's WiiWare offering and is a newly updated version of the falling block puzzle game. Players can enjoy more than 20 varied stages and missions while they drill through a variety of falling colored blocks and obstacles. Multiple challenge levels ensure newcomers and veterans alike will be able to enjoy the title. Mr. DRILLER W is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is available now through the Wii Shop Channel for 800 Wii Points ($8).

This week's final offering is Pop+ Solo, a follow up to the WiiWare game Pop. Players will pop bubbles, build chains, and try to keep the timer alive in this shooting puzzler. Players will have access to eight unique modes including Adventure, Normal, Advanced, Chill, Challenge, and Bonus. The new Challenge mode lets players create and customize challenges for extended play. Pop+ Solo is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is available now in the DSi Shop for 500 Nintendo DSi Points ($5).


Aug. 24, 2009

Faraway galaxies and otherworldly fun are within easy reach, thanks to the latest downloadable game offerings from Nintendo. If the recent Virtual Console™ debut of Super Star Wars™ had you cheering, you'll be doubly pleased to see its action-packed sequel in this week's lineup. Speaking of sequels, you'll also find a new WiiWare™ title that puts a fresh spin on an "underground" favorite. Meanwhile, Nintendo DSiWare™ fans will discover a puzzle game that truly pops.

Virtual Console

Super Empire Strikes Back™

Original platform: Super NES™

Publisher: LucasArts

Players: 1

ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Fantasy Violence

Price: 800 Wii Points

Description: Pursued across the galaxy, Rebel forces now marshal new strength on the remote ice world of Hoth. Though tracked by probe droids, attacked by ice monsters and confronted by an army of gigantic Imperial Walkers, you must not give in. You are the Alliance's only hope. Learn the ways of the Force, then test your skills in this fast-paced, action-packed sequel to the hit game Super Star Wars.



Publisher: NBGI

Players: 1

ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Comic Mischief

Price: 800 Wii Points™

Description: Mr. Driller W is the newly updated version of the exciting game that challenges players with level upon level of frantic underground drilling action. Experience more than 20 varied stages and missions. Drill through a seemingly endless onslaught of colored blocks while avoiding falling obstacles and strategically managing your air supply. Multiple degrees of difficulty now challenge everyone from novices to hardcore Mr. Driller veterans. A tutorial will even help first-time players learn the rules quickly and easily. Vibrant graphics, engaging game play and loads of characters make this a modern twist on a gaming masterpiece.

Nintendo DSiWare

Pop+ Solo™

Publisher: Nnooo

Players: 1

ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)

Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points™

Description: Pop bubbles, build chains and try to keep the timer alive in this awesome puzzle/shooter. Pop your way through 16 waves of bubbles in Adventure, Normal or Advanced modes. Race against the clock in a one-, two- or five-minute run. Try the new Bonus Round mode, where each bonus round can be played in three, five or 10 rounds of increasing difficulty. Or just chill out in the relaxing Chill mode with no score or time pressures to worry about. Pop+ Solo comes to the Nintendo DSi™ system with eight modes and five bonus rounds, plus plenty of new badges to collect. Adventure mode introduces some new elements to the game with mines, golden fish, jets of water and four boss battles. The new Challenge mode lets you create and customize your own challenges to play again and again.

Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo DSi Shop™ and the Wii™ Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Mondays. Users with broadband Internet access can redeem Wii Points or Nintendo DSi Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Nintendo Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one Nintendo Points Card must be redeemed in either the Nintendo DSi Shop or the Wii Shop Channel. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

Remember that both Wii and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit Wii.com or NintendoDSi.com.


TJ SpykeAugust 24, 2009

For those interested:

This is the first region to get "Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back". "Mr Driller W" was released in Japan in February 2009 as "Mr. Driller World". "Pop Plus Solo" was released in PAL regions last week.

BwrJim!August 24, 2009

and wasnt the SSW:TESB the better of the three?

Flames_of_chaosLukasz Balicki, Staff AlumnusAugust 24, 2009

I want both Empire Strikes Back and Mr. Driller.

I might have to pick up Empire Strikes Back, i loved the first in the series... great fun playing through it over and over.

KDR_11kAugust 25, 2009

People at Nintendo Life love Pop+, I'm not sure all that hype is warranted.

NinGurl69 *hugglesAugust 25, 2009

Any good downloads yet?

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