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NintendoWare Weekly: Wario Land, Mole Mania, Planet Crashers


Once again, the 3DS eShop is rich with content, including the 8 Bit Summer releases of Wario Land and Mole Mania, the latter being a somewhat under-the-radar puzzle game designed by Shigeru Miyamoto and a small team. There's also the fascinating Dot Runner: Complete Edition, a new game that mashes up Pac-Man and first-person RPGs into some kind of psychedelic anime monster, and Planet Crashers, a top-down dungeon RPG with a cute sci-fi theme, developed by Renegade Kid.

Two games are on sale on 3DS at the same time(!): Super Mario Bros. and the versatile drawing app Colors! 3D.

There's even a new Virtual Console game on Wii in the form of World Heroes Perfect, one of the Neo Geo's many, many fighting games.

3DS eShop

  • Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (Game Boy, 1 player, $3.99): Smash everything, grab treasure!
  • Mole Mania (Game Boy, 1 player, $2.99): Escape from blocked areas by pushing giant cannonballs around, digging holes, and traveling underground.
  • Planet Crashers (Ignition Entertainment, 1-2 players, $9.99): Explore dungeons in a sci-fi setting as a new graduate of the "Planet Crashers Academy."
  • Dot Runner: Complete Edition (Intense Co., Ltd, 1 player, $4.99): It's a dot-eating maze game, and a first-person action RPG, at the same time.
  • "A Month of Mario" sale: Super Mario Bros. (NES) for $3.99 (normally $4.99.) Valid today through August 1.
  • "Game of the Weekend" sale: Colors! 3D for $3.99 (normally $6.99). Valid from 12pm EDT Friday through 12am EDT Monday, July 30.
  • Decathlon 2012 (Cinemax, 1-4 players, $4.99/500 DSi Points): Olympic events, controlled by a series of icons on the touchscreen.

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