Game Boy: Quarth, $2.99
Strangely-shaped blocks are falling toward you, and you must destroy them in your ship before they crush you. Destroy as many blocks as you can, gathering points for each successful elimination. Get enough points and you can enter an endless bonus round.
eShop: The “Denpa” Men: They Came By Wave, $9.99
Use your Nintendo 3DS Camera to look around the world and capture the Denpa Men, who live around the radio waves in the air. Depending on where you look, the Denpa Men will have different physical characteristics and skills; the number of combinations is nearly infinite. Collect a lot of Denpa Men and take them into dungeons in this RPG game, as you quest to free the prisoner of the King of Evil.
eShop: Hitori for Nikoli, $4.99
Nikoli returns with more number puzzle games. In Hitori, you fill in “unnecessary numbers” making sure no number appears in the same row or column twice. Once you have the basics down, tackle more difficult puzzles with special gimmicks. Play one of 50 pre-made puzzles, or try out Random mode.
DSiWare: Kart Krashers, $4.99/500 Nintendo Points
In this kart racing game, you try to crash your kart into as many things as you can. Play as one of five drivers, racing on ten stages with three challenges each, and solve the mystery of the kart competition. Collect Golden Wheels, unlock achievements, and set high scores.
Neo Geo: Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: the Newcomers, 900 Nintendo Points
The seventh entry in the Fatal Fury series improves upon the fighting system of its predecessors, introducing mechanics like Break Shot, which allows for guard cancelling. Other features include the sway meter and quick recovery from being knocked down. Choose from 22 characters, including veteran Geese Howard and newcomers Rick Strowd and Li Xiang Fei.
I wonder if Nintendo is developing another round of awesome eShop content, to tide us over during the 3DS dry period. I certainly hope that’s the case, because we could use more fun downloadables.