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On sale at Amazon -- Nine cheap games for Nintendo lovers [update 5]

Candace Savino

The "Nintendo Icon" Amazon Gold Box has gone live, so it's time for those of you who can shop at to get your credit cards at the ready. With nine different deals on the table today, you might just find something that appeals to you.

The "Deal of the Day" is Super Smash Bros. Brawl for $25.99, which really leaves you with no excuse not to buy it. The lightning deals are where the excitement is always at, though, and there are eight of them that will cycle throughout the day.

Before we get into what's on the list, we must say that the sales are slightly disappointing. Maybe it's just us, but we wish Amazon had included more second-party titles. After all, such games are considered "Nintendo Icons," too. There's one title in particular that we feel is sorely missing -- but we digress.

To see Amazon's hints for the eight lightning deals, just click past the break.

Note: These deals are listed in Pacific Time.

  • 6am-8am: "Set out on a wild and colorful quest to rescue kids investigate [sic] an ominous island." -- (Confirmed: Yoshi's Island for $19.99)
  • 8am-10am: "Set sail for waters unknown." -- (Confirmed: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass for $22.99)
  • 10am-12pm: "Defy gravity across wild alien terrain." -- (Confirmed: Super Mario Galaxy for $34.99)
  • 12pm-2pm: "Run, jump, and stomp your way through unimaginable challenges." -- (Confirmed: New Super Mario Bros. for $22.99)
  • 2pm-4pm: "Race and battle your friends all over the world" -- (Confirmed: Mario Kart DS for $22.99)
  • 4pm-6pm: "Awaken your hero and animal within." -- (Confirmed: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for $34.99)
  • 6pm-8pm: "Beat Bowser in the race to the crystals." -- (Confirmed: Mario Party DS for $19.99)
  • "Travel to Sinnoh, complete your Pokédex, and become Champion." -- (Confirmed: Pokémon Diamond/Pearl for $22.99)
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

[Update 1: Phantom Hourglass deal confirmed.]
[Update 2: Super Mario Galaxy deal confirmed to be awesome by Nintendo Wii Fanboy. Oh, it's also confirmed to be an actual deal on Amazon today.]
[Update 3: New Super Mario Bros. deal confirmed. Also, all discounts were claimed on Super Mario Galaxy! We wonder how quickly that one went.]
[Update 4: Mario Kart DS deal confirmed. Sorry for those of you that were hoping for Mario Kart Wii! It looks like Amazon really is out of stock and isn't just hoarding the game for a sale. Maybe next time!]
[Update 5: Caught 'em all!]

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