Compared to the previous week of Nintendo downloadable content updates, this week's selection is substantially slimmer. With only one update for the Wii and DSi, the Virtual Console stands out once again with the release of Super Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back. Originally published in 1993 for the Super Nintendo, the action game is the second title of the Super Star Wars. The game's predecessor--Super Star Wars--was released two weeks ago on the VC, and its successor--Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi--is due out next Monday. The Empire Strikes Back has a price tag of 800 Wii points, or $8.
Meanwhile, the lone WiiWare update digs in this week with Mr. Driller W. In the latest iteration of the Mr. Driller series, players must drill through an expansive array of colored blocks, dodge falling obstacles, and preserve the character's limited oxygen supply. NBGI's game features 20 stages and missions and also costs 800 Wii points, or $8.
For the Nintendo DSi, Pop+ Solo pops in as the handheld's solo offering. In the puzzle-shooting game, players pop bubbles, build chains, and keep the timer ticking in order to win. Published by Nnooo, the title features four modes, five bonus rounds, and collectible badges. At 500 Wii points ($5), Pop+ Solo is the least expensive DLC offering this week.