Nintendo downloads for the week of July 27

The Virtual Console gets shafted for another week in a row? Are we seeing its demise or is Nintendo simply waiting to bring it back with something really awesome? I’m guessing neither, as we’ll most likely get something middle of the road next week. As for this week we’ve got Tales of Monkey Island: Chapter 1 (Telltale Games, Players: 1, E10+ – Alcohol Reference, Comic Mischief, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, 1,000 Wii Points), The Three Musketeers: One for All! (Legendo, Entertainment, Players: 1, E – Cartoon Violence, 900 Wii Points) and HB Arcade Cards, HB Studios Multimedia, Players: 1, E, Price: 500 Wii Points) for WiiWare. On the DSiWare side of things we receive Sudoku Student (Hudson Entertainment, Players: 1, E, 200 Nintendo DSi Points).

We’ve already told you that the new Monkey Island is a blast, so that’s an easy download if you’ve been looking forward to the game and wanted to use the Wii’s pointer instead of a mouse. The Three Musketeers looks like a mixed bag. It’s an action platformer with remote swinging for the sword action that has a pretty decent art style. If you’re desperate for some family platforming fun this might be good. Cards are once again cards.

Sudoku Student brings the lackluster to another great height for DSiWare. Is anyone outside of Nintendo going to develop something good for the DSi’s download service?