US Nintendo downloads: Balloon Kid

That's all you need to know - Balloon Kid

Nintendo's new downloads for the US has a gem in it this week. The clue was in the headline.


Balloon Kid for Game Boy was an expansion on the brilliant Balloon Trip mode in Balloon Fight.

Rather than those electric star things, it's got new obstacles ranging from bees to wolves and all sorts. It's got a plot spread over multiple levels and trees in the background with SMILEY FACES!

It's also worth firing up Nintendo Video today to watch something that isn't a complete waste of memory space; the Legend of Zelda Main Theme Medley played by an orchestra.

Here's the full list:

Nintendo eShop / Nintendo DSiWare
1950s Lawn Mower Kids - Help Tom, Nancy and Tim mow lawns among UFOs, people, dogs, ducks, cats and birds. Avoid mowing down flower beds or crashing into tables and angry animals. (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi)

Nintendo eShop
Balloon Kid - Save your brother from peril by floating through eight different stages as you follow his trail of balloons. Test your piloting skills to avoid enemies, or let go of your balloons to face enemies on the ground. (For Nintendo 3DS)

Gnomz - Welcome to the world of Gnomz, an exciting new arcade fighter for the WiiWare service. Battle in 25 action-packed arenas and discover magical power-ups, flying elephants, rainbows and glowing reindeer. (For Wii)

Also new this week:
"The Legend of Zelda Main Theme Medley" (Nintendo Video)
House M.D. - Episode 4: Crashed (Nintendo eShop/Nintendo DSiWare)

As usual, a more visual version of the list with screens and trailers is here.