Playing catch up

A rare occurrence in this week's Nintendo Download for our North American chums: all the games in the line-up are already available in Europe, so you'll likely already know if you're after any of the new titles or not. Let's delve in and see what's available.

Virtual Console

Natsume Championship Wrestling (SNES, 800pts) — Step into the ring with Natsume's take on the sweaty sport, a game for those who love the squared circle. You can read our Natsume Championship Wrestling review to see if you should submit to this one.


Arcade Essentials (Nordcurrent, 500pts) — A collection of minigames from Nordcurrent? Yes, it's a release in line with the Pope's continued Catholicism and the toilet habits of bears, but it bucks the trend by being not bad. Read our Arcade Essentials review for more.

WiiWare Demo

Dive: The Medes Islands Secret (Cosmonaut Games, full game: 1000pts) — An aquatic adventure that shares certain similarities with Super Metroid, this is worth a go in this free trial. Our Dive: The Medes Islands Secret review should prepare you for taking the plunge.


Shapo (TiK Games LLC, 500pts) — Almost as unbelievable an event as Nordcurrent's minigame compendium, here's a puzzle game on DSiWare. A combination of three puzzle concepts, our Shapo review explains all in detail.