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NintendoWare Weekly: Super Mario Land 2, escapeVektor


You might have missed it yesterday, since it wasn't during the normal Nintendo downloadable game release day, but The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition is free to download right now on DSiWare (which is, of course, also accessible with the 3DS). If you've got friends to play with, it's a fun, bite-sized Zelda experience; if you don't, it's basically a really weird Zelda game where you don't get to keep your items.

Another Nintendo classic is available on 3DS today: Super Mario Land 2, which introduces Wario for the first time -- long before he starts his software company. And on WiiWare, escapeVektor: Chapter 1 combines Qix-style outline completion with a storyline about being trapped in a computer.

Nintendo also notes that new 3D trailers for Super Mario 3D Land, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Mario Kart 7, Luigi's Mansion 2, Animal Crossing, Paper Mario, and Mario Tennis will be available on 3DS "soon," so watch all those Blue Man Group videos now to make sure you have time for these.


  • escapeVektor: Chapter 1 (Nnooo, 1 player, 500 Wii Points): Help "Vektor" get out of your CPU with your Qix-honed line-racing skills.
3DS eShop DSiWare
  • Crystal Caverns of Amon-Ra (Selectsoft, 1 player, $4.99/500 DSi Points): Match colors of gems in single-file formations.
  • Bugs 'N' Balls (EnjoyUp Games, 1 player, $1.99/200 DSi Points): In Bug World, the most popular sport is throwing balls across a table at your opponent. It's kind of like Crossfire without the cool rolling obstacles.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition (Nintendo, 1-4 players, free): Technically, this came out yesterday, but if you didn't get it then, get it now. It's available for "a limited time."

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