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NintendoWare Weekly: Mario's Picross, Monochrome Racing


If you've never tested your brain for picross compatibility, you can do so today with the latest Virtual Console game on eShop. Try Mario's Picross and you'll either have an awesome time making little pixel pictures out of number puzzles, or throw your 3DS down the stairs. Good thing the price for replacements is going down!

WiiWare offers a novel take on the racing genre: Monochrome Racing (also out on PS Minis), a game that takes place in a fully monochrome environment, in which you must keep your car "charged" and moving with color by picking up items.


  • Monochrome Racing (Nordcurrent, 1-4 players, 500 Wii Points): Find color to fuel your car as you race through a black-and-white environment.
3DS eShop
  • Mario's Picross (Game Boy) (Nintendo, 1 player, $3.99): Fill in squares based on numbers on the side of a grid, under the watchful eye of the puzzle master Mario.
  • B Team - Episode 2: Ice & Venom (Subdued Games, 1 player, $7.99/800 DSi Points): The second installment of the squad-based shooter.
  • Go Fetch! 2 (Agetec, 1-2 players, $4.99/500 DSi Points): Guide your dog through top-down stages, avoiding obstacles, in order to catch a ball. Good boy.
  • Play & Learn Spanish (Selectsoft, 1 player, $7.99/800 DSi Points): And you thought you'd have to choose between the two.

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