eShop: Rayman Origins (demo), free
Rayman is back, in a new Rabbid-free platforming adventure. Run, jump, swing and hover your way through over 60 levels as you try to stop the Darktoons from overrunning the Glade of Dreams. The demo includes one standard level, one race level, and one shoot-’em-up level.
Game Boy: Kirby’s Block Ball, $2.99
Kirby’s bouncing off the walls in this Kirby/Arkanoid mash-up. Use the paddles on the four sides of the screen to bounce Kirby around the arena, taking out blocks and enemies. The more stages you clear, the more power-ups you get; obtain the high score on each level to battle the final boss, King Dedede.
DSiWare: Chronicles of Vampires: the Awakening, $4.99/500 Nintendo Points
Linda Hyde has discovered a supernatural conspiracy that can spell doom for the entire world, and only she can stop it, as she travels between the worlds of humans and vampires. This hidden object game offers more than 20 locations to explore and over 200 hidden objects to find.
The demo of Rayman Origins is definitely worth checking out; it’s an excellent platformer with some great visual design.