So it looks like the year will come to an end with no Super Mario Kart on British Wii consoles. Oh well. Enjoy the exclusivity, fellow Americans.
We've got the final list of updated Nintendo downloads for the year and there's not a great deal going on in camp Nintendo, we're afraid. New Super Mario Bros. Wii it is then...
WiiWare - The Mystery of Whiterock Castle
(Playtainment, 700 Wii Points)
Experience a thrilling adventure at Whiterock Castle on your search for the missing princess. Find all the hidden objects in ten meticulously detailed settings as you get to know the various inhabitants and rooms of the castle.
You can journey through a medieval fantasy world in a single player game, compete against other players or enjoy co-operative gameplay where you help each other out. Make haste and explore the King's vast castle with its gloomy dungeons and secret nooks and crannies.
Every adventure will be unlike any other, because the hidden objects will always be concealed in different places. The hunt for the highest score has begun, and is looking for a champion.
WiiWare - TV Show King 2
(Gameloft, 800 Wii Points)
TV Show King, the WiiWare best seller, is back for a second round. There are 8,000 questions sorted into 12 categories on the program, including general knowledge and sports, movies, music and more. And that's without counting the questions that you can create yourself!
Compete in a game of four in a local multiplayer mode, or play online with players from all over the world through Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Have fun and learn fascinating facts with image questions: for example, identify a work of art, or determine the correct location of a country on a world map. You can even create your own quiz and post it online, or download new question packs generated by other players for endless challenge.
NINTENDO DSiWare - RAYMAN
(Ubisoft Entertainment, 800 Nintendo DSi Points)
The Legendary first Rayman adventure is now on DSiWare. Play Rayman and try to save his amazing world from the evil Mr Dark. Discover a charming universe with colourful landscapes and meet funny characters who will help Rayman through his quest.
Take advantage of the new DSi features as the DSi photos, the touch map selection or play against time and win bonuses. *
NINTENDO DSiWare - A Little Bit of... Magic Made Fun: Mind Probe
(Nintendo, 200 Nintendo DSi Points)
Impress your friends with mesmerising magic using A Little Bit of... Magic Made Fun - a collection of easy-to-perform tricks that you can carry wherever you go.
Mind Probe uses the Nintendo DSi system's built-in microphone in magical new ways! Ask a spectator to write down the names of six people, including someone they really like, and then ask them to read the names into the microphone. Amazingly, the software will detect who the spectator's favourite is.
This trick can also reveal spectators' other likes and dislikes - for example, their favourite foods or films. You can even experiment and use the trick as a lie detector.
NINTENDO DSiWare - Art Academy First Semester
(Nintendo, 800 Nintendo DSi Points)
Learn how to draw and paint with this easy-to-use software that transforms your Nintendo DSi system and stylus into a canvas and brush.
In Art Academy: First Semester, friendly tutor Vince takes you step by step through the basics of artistic theory and techniques. Start simple with still-life pencil sketches before moving on to watercolours. Soon you'll be putting your skills into practice, emulating classics from old masters like DŘrer and CÚzanne.
Art Academy also features a Free Paint mode for creating original works. You can exchange images with the Nintendo DSi Camera album, from where you can share your masterpieces with friends and even upload to Facebook.
NINTENDO DSiWare - Sparkle Snapshots
(Nintendo, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)
Have fun with photos, and let your imagination run wild, with Sparkle Snapshots!
Get snapping with the cameras on your Nintendo DSi system, and then take your pick from a wide variety of fancy frames, backgrounds, stamps and crazy outfits to decorate your photos, or use the powerful painting functions to manipulate them in more detail.
Sophisticated camera features let you adjust the lighting conditions and lens types to match your subject. There's even a timer if you want to put yourself in the picture.
And when you're done, save your favourite snapshots in the Nintendo DSi Camera Album, from where you can share them wirelessly with friends and even upload to
NINTENDO DSiWare - Me And My Dogs: Friends Forever
(Gameloft, 800 Nintendo DSi Points)
Have you ever dreamed of having your own cute dog? Thanks to Me and My Dogs: Friends Forever, you can have up to three of the cutest pups imaginable and take them with you everywhere you go.
Choose from Labradors, ChowChows and Beagles. Like real dogs, you'll have to feed, wash, and give them lots of love. Play in the park, teach them tricks or have them compete at the stadium. You can even call them like in real life thanks to the microphone!
Plus, personalise your in-game profile with the camera feature.