Nintendo downloads: The calm before the 3DS

It's officially the last Monday before Nintendo's 3DS becomes available in the US. Though the new handheld won't launch its store until May, it's set to play DSiWare titles along with its own Virtual Console of Gameboy, Gameboy Color, Game Gear, and Turbo Grafx 16 games.

Now might be a good time to look back on great Nintendo downloads over the years. Or, alternately, it might be time to release a few unknown indie games and an extremely obscure Super NES title. Guess which option Nintendo went for? Check out the full list of offerings below.

    Virtual Console

    • Natsume Championship Wrestling ($8, SNES)


    • Arcade Essentials ($5)

    • Dive: The Medes Islands Secret demo (Free)


    • G.G Series D-TANK ($2)

    • Shapo ($5)