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Nintendo Download - July 26, 2012

by Patrick Barnett - July 26, 2012, 10:29 am EDT
Total comments: 3 Source: Press Release

Wario Land has finally made its way to North America, and it is joined by a slew of other games.

8-Bit Summer continues this week with two 3DS Virtual Console games as well as two eShop games, a DSiWare title, and even a Wii Virtual Console game. It has been quite a month of downloadable games, and Nintendo seems to be showing no signs of slowing down.

3DS eShop Games:

Planet Crashers - $9.99
As a cadet from the Planet Crashers Academy, you are given one of biggest tasks imaginable, stop an unknown evil from putting out the sun. On your journey you will explore the universe as you battle through dungeons, level-up, and customize your character. Our review will be coming soon, so look forward to it.

Dot Runner: Complete Edition - $4.99
In this dot-eating action game, you will race through dungeons and attempt to eat the dots that appear before time runs out. The touch screen offers a top-down perspective of the dungeon, while the top screen is in first person.

DSiWare Games:

Decathlon 2012 - $4.99
Compete for a gold medal by partaking in all 10 of the games included in Decathlon 2012. Run, jump, and throw your way to victory as you make use of the touch screen on the DS to control your character.

3DS Virtual Console Games:

Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 - $3.99
After being defeated by Mario, Wario heads to Kitchen Island to steal a golden statue of Princess Toadstool. Smash through objects and collect various power-ups throughout the game. Don't forget to collect treasure during the game, so your castle at the end will be bigger.

Mole Mania - $2.99
Partake in challenging puzzles as you join Muddy Mole in his attempt to defeat the farmer, Jinbe. Push, pull, and throw black balls to defeat enemies while you tunnel your way through the levels so that you can reunite Muddy Mole with his family.

Wii Virtual Console Games:

This fourth entry in the World Heroes series features 16 characters that are vying to become the world's strongest. Make use of weak, middle, and strong attacks as well as new game features like the hero gauge, extra attacks and guard breaker attacks. 

eShop Sales:

Super Mario Bros. - $3.99 (normally $4.99)
Join Mario and Luigi on their adventure into the Mushroom Kingdom to save the Mushroom Princess. You can get the game now at 20% off, although you may want to act soon as the deal ends on Wednesday, August 1.

Colors! 3D - $3.99 (normally $6.99)
Colors 3D released on the eShop earlier this year and gave many artists the tools they needed to create 3D pictures. Read our review here and decide if you are interested in picking it up. The game will be a little more than 50% off starting Friday at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m PT and ending at 12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT Sunday night. 

Nintendo Download - July 26, 2012

Nintendo Download

Nintendo eShop
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3  
The "8-bit Summer" series continues with this video game classic. After being kicked out of the last castle by his rival, Mario, Wario is scheming to steal a golden statue. Help him collect treasure by smashing into objects and foes. (For Nintendo 3DS) 

Nintendo eShop
Planet Crashers 
An unknown evil has emerged from the darkest corner of the galaxy with plans to snuff out the sun. Journey to the other side of the galaxy and prevent the unimaginable from happening. (For Nintendo 3DS)

Nintendo eShop
Mole Mania 
Also joining the "8-bit Summer" lineup this week isMole Mania. Join Muddy Mole in a race to defeat the evil farmer, Jinbe. Work your way through each puzzle by pushing, pulling or throwing black balls to defeat or trap enemies. (For Nintendo 3DS) 
A Month of Mario

  Nintendo eShop
Super Mario Bros. 
Nintendo has kicked off "A Month of Mario" to celebrate the upcoming launch of New Super Mario Bros. 2. Through Aug.19, one classic Mario game per week will become available in the Nintendo eShop at a discounted price. Starting today through Wednesday, Aug. 1, Mario and Luigi's first great adventure, Super Mario Bros., is available at a special price of $3.99. (For Nintendo 3DS) 

Game of the Weekend

  Nintendo eShop
Colors! 3D 
This weekend's featured title isColors! 3D, a powerful painting application that caters to everyone from serious artists to aimless doodlers. For a limited time, download this title from the Nintendo eShop at a discounted price of $3.99. Offer is valid from 9 a.m. Pacific time on Friday, July 27, through 9 p.m. Pacific time on Sunday, July 29. (For Nintendo 3DS) 

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broodwarsJuly 26, 2012

The only game I've picked up on this list is Wario Land, though I might pick up Planet Crashers depending on the NWR review.

KhushrenadaJuly 26, 2012

Wario Land! This is the game I've been waiting for most this 8-bit summer. Looking forward to finally being able to play it for the first time.

Nice to see the month of Mario sales doesn't mean that they took the place of the weekend discount. Good stuff.

geoJuly 26, 2012

I look forward to your reviews!

I'm definitely getting mole mania, and maybe wario down the road, but i'd really like to know if Planet crashers is worth it.

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