What’s on the Nintendo eShop This Week? A well-known children’s favourite wiggles its way onto WiiWare this week to help children learn the alphabet. The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s ABCs uses fun and colourful flash cards to help little ones master their ABCs by associating words and pictures with each letter. There are also two add-ons available to download to keep the fun filled learning experience going.
Balloon Kid: Take to the skies on a trip through a land filled with danger, with nothing but balloons to keep you afloat. When her brother is swept away on the wind, Alice must save him by floating through eight perilous stages. Navigate your way through enemies and obstacles, collect balloons to earn bonuses, or let go of your balloons to face enemies on the ground. Available for €3.00/£2.70 (3DS Virtual Console)
Double Bloob: In Double Bloob you must help two siblings, Aen and Niua, save the planet from an invasion of Bloobs and rescue a little dolphin named Will who has been taken hostage. With the help of Doctor Maybe’s inventions, try to set the little dolphin free while shooting hordes of Bloobs that fly out in the sky. With tons of weapons and power-ups, as well as eight different worlds and 48 levels, you’ll have hours of fun trying to save Will from the evil Bloobs. Available for €5.00/£4.50 or 500 Nintendo DSi Points. (DSiWare)
Successfully Learning Mathematics Year 3: In Successfully Learning: Mathematics, Year 3, your task is to complete a range of exercises which will help you to learn maths in a playful way. Along the way you’ll be aided by a little vampire friend, Freddy, who will motivate you and offer helpful tips and advice. Available for €5.00/£4.50 or 500 Nintendo DSi Points. (DSiWare)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s ABCs: You’ll enjoy learning to read and mastering the alphabet with the help of the Very Hungry Caterpillar. The game is based on the children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar and helps young players learn the alphabet by associating words and pictures with each letter. With easy to understand quizzes and drawing and colouring exercises, you’ll find learning fun with the lovable caterpillar. Available for 800 Wii Points. (WiiWare)