Nintendo's new handheld--the 3DS--launches later this month in North America, but this week, gamers can grab new games for the House of Mario's three download spaces.
Leading the pack this week is Bomberman Hero (1,000 Wii points, or $10) on the Virtual Console. Originally released on the Nintendo 64, the game puts players into the boots of protagonist Bomberman. Hero sees players travelling throughout the galaxy and dropping onto five distinct planets, all in hopes of rescuing the kidnapped Princess Millian.
Switching to WiiWare, Nintendo adds one new game and a demo to the download space this week. A follow-up to Heavy Fire: Special Operations, Heavy Fire: Black Arms (500 Wii points, or $5) sees players controlling a Special Forces recruit who is tasked with taking down a weapons cartel in South America.
The other new ware to arrive on WiiWare today is a demo for Icon Games' Soccer Bashi. This soccer game has players first destroying defender bricks before cracking a shot on goal to win.
Landing on DSiWare today are three new games, the first of which is G.G. Series Horizontal Bar (200 DSi points, or $2). The game has players swinging from bar to bar, similar to the gymnastics activity. Players will use the DS's control pad to gauge swing force and will need proper timing to advance quickly.
Also out on DSiWare today is Go Series Earth Saver (500 DSi points, or $5). From Gamebridge, the title has players landing a spaceship on a speeding meteor, setting explosives, and destroying the hurling rock before it obliterates the Earth. Players will also have to deal with alien life, which make saving the Earth difficult.
The last game out this week is Disney Interactive's JellyCar 2 (500 DSi points, or $5). The driving platformer boasts 30 distinct levels and three unique game modes. In Classic mode, players will steer their vehicles through the game's numerous "squishy" worlds. Factory mode sees players guiding falling pieces into chutes where they'll be sent to a factory. And in Long Jump mode, players will focus on both speed and distance if they hope to score a high tally.