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Nintendo weekly releases - Pop + Solo, Mr. Driller W, Super Empire Strikes Back


Own a Wii and/or DSi? Like downloading stuff? Well then, this one might be a little hard for you to choke down. See, while other weeks have given you a crop of four, five -- maybe even six -- sparkly new games to download, this week's a barren wasteland with only three.

Oh, wait! Is that another game we just saw?

Nope. Just a tumbleweed. Our fragile hearts are shattered.

So, if you haven't gone mad with grief and done something crazy like buy an Xbox or PS3, this week's selection is composed of Pop + Solo, Mr. Driller W, and Super Empire Strikes back.

Full details on each game are after the break.

Virtual Console

Super Empire Strikes Back (Original platform: Super NES; Publisher: LucasArts; Players: 1; Price: 800 Wii Points)

Description: Pursued across the galaxy, Rebel forces now marshal new strength on the remote ice world of Hoth. Though tracked by probe droids, attacked by ice monsters and confronted by an army of gigantic Imperial Walkers, you must not give in. You are the Alliance's only hope. Learn the ways of the Force, then test your skills in this fast-paced, action-packed sequel to the hit game Super Star Wars.


Mr. DRILLER W (Publisher: NBGI; Players: 1; Price: 800 Wii Points)

Description: Mr. Driller W is the newly updated version of the exciting game that challenges players with level upon level of frantic underground drilling action. Experience more than 20 varied stages and missions. Drill through a seemingly endless onslaught of colored blocks while avoiding falling obstacles and strategically managing your air supply. Multiple degrees of difficulty now challenge everyone from novices to hardcore Mr. Driller veterans. A tutorial will even help first-time players learn the rules quickly and easily. Vibrant graphics, engaging game play and loads of characters make this a modern twist on a gaming masterpiece.

Nintendo DSiWare

Pop+ Solo (Publisher: Nnooo; Players: 1; Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points)

Description: Pop bubbles, build chains and try to keep the timer alive in this awesome puzzle/shooter. Pop your way through 16 waves of bubbles in Adventure, Normal or Advanced modes. Race against the clock in a one-, two- or five-minute run. Try the new Bonus Round mode, where each bonus round can be played in three, five or 10 rounds of increasing difficulty. Or just chill out in the relaxing Chill mode with no score or time pressures to worry about. Pop+ Solo comes to the Nintendo DSi system with eight modes and five bonus rounds, plus plenty of new badges to collect. Adventure mode introduces some new elements to the game with mines, golden fish, jets of water and four boss battles. The new Challenge mode lets you create and customize your own challenges to play again and again.

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