WiiWare finally sees Tales of Monkey Island through to its dramatic conclusion, and Alex Kidd takes a trip to Shinobi World, plus golf, cards, puzzles, and a little action RPG, all in this week's Nintendo Download.

It's been nearly two months since PC players got their hands on the fifth chapter of Telltale Games' Tales of Monkey Island, so it's about damn time Wii owners get their turn. Rise of the Pirate God's (1,000 Wii points) WiiWare release should have fans extinguishing their torches and going home to play, which in turn will allow the Telltale staff to return home to their loved ones once again. I love happy endings, don't you?

The epic conclusion to Tales of Monkey Island is joined by the possibly thrilling sequel to Gameshastra's action-puzzler Tumblebugs (800 points) and Digital Leisure's 5 in 1 Solitaire (500 points) on WiiWare this week.

The Virtual Console adds a bit of fun this week in the form of Alex Kidd in Shinobi World for the Sega Master System (500 points), a game that began as a cutesy parody of Shinobi and grew into a cutesy parody of Shinobi starring Alex Kidd. Remember back when Sega could release a game with only four levels and we'd be perfectly happy? We were such dorks back then.

DSiWare gets five new games this week, with nary a clock or colored notebook in sight. If it weren't for the inclusion of a portable version of Digital Leisure's 5 in 1 Solitaire (200 DSi points), Assoria's Move your Brain Rollway Puzzle (200 points), and EA's Downtown Texas Hold'em (500 points), I'd have hardly recognized the DSi download service.

Especially not with an action RPG in the mix. Gameloft's Legends of Exidia (800 points) covers all of the RPG bases. It has "Legend of..." in the name, a princess has been captured, and only you can complete quests and conquer monsters in order to prevent the resurrection of the almighty Draka. It's just a little bit cookie cutter, but when it's one of the only cookies on the service you don't notice its shape as much.

Finishing up this week's download is Nintendo's True Swing Golf Express (800 points), a tiny bite of True Swing action featuring both round play and a challenge mode that'll help players hone their skills and unlock new courses.

In case you weren't keeping count, that's nine new downloadable Nintendo titles newly available for purchase and play this very morning. Anything pique your interest?