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Nintendo Download - September 29, 2011

by Pedro Hernandez - September 29, 2011, 3:02 pm EDT
Total comments: 6

Mario appears for the second time on the Virtual Console, and four Links invade the 3DS.

Today, Nintendo's downloadable game services see several new pieces of software. The first and most prominent release is The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition for both the eShop and DSiWare. Originally released as a bonus mode on the Game Boy Advance version of A Link to the Past, this new edition features new levels and features. The game is available free of charge for a limited time.

Exclusively for the eShop is Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. A sequel to Super Mario Land (already available on the Virtual Console), 6 Golden Coins was originally released for the Game Boy in 1992. It is known for being the debut of Wario as this game's antagonist. The game is available now for $3.99.

For both the eShop and DSiWare two new games have been added. The first of these is Crystal Caverns of Amon-Ra from Selectsoft. A puzzle title, the objective behind the game is to capture the multicolored crystal spheres before they reach the Pit of Fire. The game features over a thousand levels in three different modes. Crystal Caverns of Amon-Ra is available for $4.99.

From EnjoyUp Games is Bugs'N'Balls, a game in which players must volley balls back and forth without getting hit by the opponent's ball. Players have four characters to choose from as well as various mini-games. Bugs'N'Balls is available now for $1.99.

The lone WiiWare game this week is Nnooo's escapeVektor: Chapter 1. A retro-inspired title, escapeVektor stars Vektor as he tried to escape the evil CPU and its army. The game features over 30 levels as players evade enemies and discover the reason behind Vektor's escape. The game is available now for 500 Wii Points.

For Nintendo Video we have another Blue Man Group video called Blue Man Group Sports. In addition, Nintendo made the announcement that they will be adding 3D trailers for their upcoming 3DS titles, including Luigi's Mansion 2, Mario Kart 7, Kid Icarus: Uprising and more.

Nintendo Download - September 29, 2011

Nintendo Download

Nintendo Eshop
The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda™: Four Swords Anniversary Edition 
Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DSi™ owners can download this multiplayer anniversary edition free of charge for a limited time. 
(For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi)

Nintendo Eshop
Super Mario Land 2
Super Mario Land™ 2:
6 Golden Coins™
In his greatest Game Boy&#8482 adventure, Mario™ faces off against his evil rival Wario™, who has captured Mario Land and turned it into his private playground.
Help Mario search new worlds for the six golden coins that unlock the gate to Mario's castle. 
(For Nintendo 3DS)

Nintendo WiiWare
escapeVektor™: Chapter 1 
Vektor has been locked inside your Central Processing Unit. He is not sure how he got there or how long he has been there. Work with Vektor to help him escape the evil clutches of the CPU. 
(For Wii™)

Nintendo Eshop
Nintendo has some exciting games coming to the Nintendo 3DS system in the coming months. To whet your appetite, we’ll soon be adding downloadable 3D trailers for Super Mario™ 3D Land™, Kid Icarus™: Uprising, Mario Kart™ 7, Luigi's Mansion™ 2, Animal Crossing™, Paper Mario™ and Mario Tennis™ to the Nintendo eShop. 

(For Nintendo 3DS)

Also New This Week

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS™ system, to the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and to the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Thursdays. 

The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service and features games, applications and videos in both 2D and 3D. Users can add money to their virtual wallets using a credit card or by purchasing a Nintendo 3DS Prepaid Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. 

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Wii Points Card™ and Nintendo DSi Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems. 

Remember that Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visithttp://www.nintendo.com/wii, http://www.nintendo.com/3ds or http://www.nintendo.com/ds/systems/dsi.



KITT 10KSeptember 29, 2011

I could play Super Mario Land 2 for hours on end and I'm so happy that they finally put in the CC for the 3DS. Now I can play thehell out of it again.

SundoulosSeptember 29, 2011

Awesome...I loved Super Mario Land 2.  I hope this paves the way from some of the Wario Land games to show up in the next several months; I have yet to play any of them.

NWR_pap64Pedro Hernandez, Contributing WriterSeptember 30, 2011

I'm with you there, KITT. Mario Land 2 was the first Game Boy game I ever owned, and it is GREAT that it finally gets a release on the 3DS VC.

leahsdadSeptember 30, 2011

Oh man...I never had this game (or played it) on the GB, and I've got to say it is very cool.  Did this come out first, or Super Mario World?  Because the spin jump is here....

If everyone in the forums had a 3DS (which they don't, not even close) it would be a great candidate for a Retroactive.

TJ SpykeSeptember 30, 2011

Super Mario World came out first. SML2 was first released in October 1992 (Japan, North America the next month).

Quote from: leahsdad

If everyone in the forums had a 3DS (which they don't, not even close) it would be a great candidate for a Retroactive.

There was a RetroActive for Metroid II, where the only (legal) option was to track down an old cartridge, so I don't think the lack of 3DS penetration would be a reason not to consider it.

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