Holding out for a Hero?

It's an auspicious day in Virtual Console history, as the service receives only its second third-party N64 game in the West, after Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber. It's certainly the highlight of what is otherwise a rather underwhelming download this week.

Virtual Console

Bomberman Hero (Hudson Soft, N64, 1000pts) — This single-player bomber outing divides players due to its complete lack of multiplayer modes, but it still holds a special place in many gamers' hearts. We'll bring you a full review in the near future to let you know if this is worth your 1,000 Nintendo Points or not.


Successfully Learning Mathematics: Year 2 (Tivola, 800pts) — Don't worry, you haven't missed Year 1: this maths educational aid from Tivola features a number-loving vampire (a ah ah!) and even a hidden minigame, promising to help children "learn about the world of mathematics in a fun and accessible way". We'll do the sums and come up with an integer between 1 and 10 to describe our feelings.

WiiWare Demos

Lead the Meerkats (Lapland Studio) — A decent attempt at trying to break the lucrative meerkat simulator market, now you can try out the game before putting your 1,000 Nintendo Points down for the full version. Read our Lead the Meerkats review to help you in your purchasing decision.


Puzzle to Go Sightseeing (Tivola, 500pts) — A tourist-themed take on the Puzzle to Go formula which looks unlikely ever to change. Our Puzzle to Go Planets and Universe review is a write-up of the previous game in the series, so don't expect much to change in this new sightseeing title.