Kirby Stars in This Week’s Nintendo Download Releases


Game Boy puzzler Kirby’s Star Stacker will be available for download on the 3DS Virtual Console this week. The Game Boy had its fair share of block matching puzzle games for gamers to get their teeth into and this one added a pinch of Kirby to the recipe. Block pieces drop from the top of the screen and the aim of the game is to collect stars by pairing up blocks on either side of a star piece. The game has four modes including Round Clear, which is the main game, collecting star pieces to defeat King Dedede; Vs, which allows you to play against a friend; Challenge, which sees you stacking endless blocks until you lose; and Time Attack which has you collecting as many stars as possible in 3 minutes. Kirby’s Star Stacker is a bit of a mix of Tetris and the other Game Boy puzzler Mario & Yoshi and was generally well received. This could well be worth downloading if you’re a fan of matching blocks that fall from above…

DSiWare and WiiWare are having a game each made available for download this week as well. For the DSiWare we have iSpot Japan, a spot the difference game that sees you finding subtle differences in two very similar photographs. The photos in question all represent something about Japan and its culture and completing the puzzle gives you a brief description of what it is you’re looking at. It supports multiplayer and is relatively cheap so it could be worth a look.

Freddy the linguistic vampire returns to WiiWare this week with Successfully Learning English: Year 4. The game is a great little educational title for young children looking to gain some extra tuition from a vampire… Successfully Learning English: Year 3 came out only a few weeks ago so if your child has played and enjoyed that over the summer then this could be the sequel you were looking for to get them ready for the new school year.

Of course no week would be complete without some more Theatrhythm Final Fantasy DLC! This week there are three battle stage songs and just the one from the field stages. The three battle stage tracks are Otherworld from FFX, Force Your Way from FFVIII and The Decisive Battle from FFV. The Sanctuary of Zi’Tah from FFXI is the solitary field stage track.

So that’s it for this week, not a massive selection but a selection nonetheless. All of these games and add-ons will be made available for download on Thursday 30th August. Kirby’s Star Stacker will set your account back £2.70; iSpot Japan is a cool 200 points (£1.80); Successfully Learning English: Year 4 is another 800 points (£5.60) to add to your tuition fees; and the Theatrhythm Final Fantasy DLC is the usual 90p a track.

What do you all think to this week’s selection of download software? Anything here to get you throwing your money at Nintendo? Let us know!

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