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NintendoWare Weekly: The eShop is open for business


Good news, folks! Nintendo's 3DS eShop is now officially open for business, and the second week of operation brings the Game Boy version of Donkey Kong to hang out with the bikers and heroes already residing in the eShop. A handful of DSiWare and WiiWare offerings are also said to be available, though as of this morning, none of the DSiWare games were actually available for purchase.

Additionally, for you stalwarts still holding out for a demo of Bit.Trip Flux before dropping the $8, that's now available as well. The reward for your patience: finding out first hand that it's a great game.


  • Bit.Trip Flux [demo] (Gaijin Games/Aksys Games, 1-4 players, 0 Wii Points): Bounce shapes to the beat in this followup to Gaijin Games' critically acclaimed Bit.Trip Beat.
  • Snail Mail (Sandlot Games, 1-4 players, 600 Wii points): Race snails against opponents in a battle for domination of the intergalactic mail.
Virtual Console
  • Mega Man 5 (Capcom, 1 player, 500 points): Mega Man is out for vengeance against the defected Protoman in the fifth Mega Man entry on NES.
3DS eShop
  • Donkey Kong (Nintendo, 1 player, $3.99): That Pauline-thieving Donkey Kong is back to his old tricks, only this time he's being nefarious on the original Game Boy.
  • Gold Fever (Tik Games, 1 player, $4.99/500 DSi Points): An "arcade puzzle game" themed after the Old West, in the Gold Rush era.
  • Zimo: Mahjong Fanatic (Agetec, 1 player, $1.99/200 DSi Points): Mahjong, but only for the most fanatical of mahjong players.
  • Hidden Photo: Puzzle Party (Subdued Games, 1 player, $4.99/500 DSi Points): Can you find all the hidden stuff in these photos? What about if we pretend it's a party? Great!
  • Beach Party Craze (Alawar, 1 player, $7.99/800 DSi Points): Run for your lives, it's a Beach Party Craze! Wait, wait, we meant to say fun for your lives, as this beach party management sim is heating up DSiWare.

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