Contrary to Olivia Newton John's recommendation, Nintendo gets digital this week.
The eShop is getting some pretty sizeable eShop releases today (seriously, they're massive downloads), care of Nintendo's initiative of re-releasing physical products in digital form. And if taking snazzy photos is your idea of fun, eShop's Sparkle Snapshots 3D has you covered. As well, WiiWare wants to get its hooks in you, and DSiWare tries you stump your brain. Also, Gradius on 3DS Virtual Console!
Super Mario 3D Land, Star Fox 64 3D,The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, and Mario Kart 7 are all available on the eShop today, with each selling for $39.99. Click on the titles to see their respective reviews.
Sparkle Snapshots 3D - $5.99
Turn your 3DS into a photo studio with Sparkle Snapshots 3D, an interesting alternative to the standard camera app. Enhance 2D photos with a wide variety of 3D clip art and backgrounds, some of which is Mario themed. You can send your photos to a friend in person, upload from your SD card to your computer, or submit your work to the Nintendo 3DS Photo Showcase website for a chance to be featured. You can read Ariel's preview here.
Style Savvy: Trendsetters - Available October 22 - $39.99
It's time to let your geek and chic coexist. Style Savvy: Trendsetters tasks you to run your own clothing boutique, stocking it with all the latest wares. Outfit your clients to their wishes, and profit from their trend hopping ways. Want to see if the grass is greener anywhere else? Hop online to visit other players' shops from America and Europe. Fashion doesn't begin and end with XL pre-order t-shirts.
Moshi Monsters Moshlings Theme Park - Demo
Moshlings have gone missing, 60 to be exact, and you're the only person who's up to snuff. Search Amusement Isle in hopes of finding them, and partake in mini-games for hints as to their whereabouts.
3DS Virtual Console:
Gradius - $4.99
Konami's classic NES side-scrolling shooter shooter comes to the 3DS, taking you to the far-off titular planet Gradius. Your goal: Wipe out the Bacterion army. Household cleaner won't do, you'll need lasers to do the job. Pilot the Vic Viper across seven stages on your way to the enemies stronghold; Xaereous.
Reel Fishing Ocean Challenge - 500 Points
Get hooked on this, Natsume's third entry of the WiiWare Reel Fishing series, and tackle the challenges the Ocean hides within its depths. Do you find fishing simulators a-lure-ing? Can you salmon the courage to wrangle Lunkers in exotic locales? Then maybe Reel Fishing Ocean Challenge is for you.
Puzzler World XL - $4.99
Boasting 1,800 puzzles, Puzzler World XL is composed of many different types of puzzles. You've got your Sudoku, Crossword, Hang-man, word search and many more in this title, so it's certain a lack of variety won't be an issue. The game also employs a hint system, just so you never get stuck and throw your 3DS/DSi against the wall.