NintendoWare Weekly: Mighty Switch Force, Tetris [update: Swapnote]

Sure, you can download Tetris just about anywhere these days, but you couldn't download Game Boy Tetris. Today, the Game Boy's killer app arrives on the 3DS eShop, nostalgic music and all. It's accompanied by a much less familiar game: WayForward's brand new Mighty Switch Force. So, it's kind of an excellent day for the eShop!

Meanwhile, amateur chiptuners can try out a new music program on DSiWare designed for arranging retro-style music.%Gallery-142339%

Update: Despite not mentioning it this morning, Nintendo also released the drawing/messaging app Swapnote for 3DS. That's free on the eShop right now!

  • Soccer Up! (EnjoyUp Games, 1-4 players, 500 Wii Points): A "funny soccer game" for up to four players.
  • Demo: Gnomz (QubicGames, 1-4 players, 0 Wii Points): Get to gno this garden gnome fighting game.
3DS eShop
  • Tetris (Game Boy) (Nintendo, 1 player, $3.99): It's Tetris. You know ... Tetris.
  • Mighty Switch Force! (WayForward, 1 player, $5.99): As a cybernetic cop, you take part in both run-and-gun shooting and shifting of platforms in and out of 3D space.
  • Doodle Fit (Gamelion, 1 player, $4.99/500 DSi Points): Drag blocks to fill in shapes.
  • Rytmik Retrobits (Cinemax, 1 player, $7.99/800 DSi Points): The music creation suite gets a special "8-bit" version for chiptune composition.
  • Chronicles of Vampires: Origins (Teyon, 1 player, $4.99/500 DSi Points): Find hidden objects and solve puzzle minigames to find ... something about vampires.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.