DSiWare, WiiWare, and Virtual Console releases for this week

Rounding up the latest Nintendo downloadable releases for the week of 5/18.

This week the Virtual Console celebrates its 300th downloadable game as a classic Zelda game finally makes its debut.

  • Art Style: PiCTOBiTS (Gameloft, 500 DSi Points): This color matching block game is ready for download on the DSi Shop. Enjoy various levels of puzzle-solving fun and the occasional visit from a classic NES character.
  • Crystal Defenders R2 (Square Enix, 800 Points): Ward off the encroaching enemy fleet by deploying Fencers and Black Mages. Battle through various maps of combat and strategy.
  • Silver Star Chess (Agetec, Inc., 500 Points): Finally you can ditch that cumbersome chess board and rely on your Wii for some fun. Silver Star Chess offers one or two-player game modes.
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  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (2000, Nintendo 64, 1000 Wii points): In Majora's Mask, Link must once again save the world by making his way through dungeons, traps, and huge bosses. Best of all, you won't need the N64 expansion pack to play this one!

What games do you think are missing from the Wii Virtual Console? Sound off at our discussion board!

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