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Nintendo Download for October 4, 2012.
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October 04, 2012, 16:20:44
Lots of new content comes to your 3DS, DSi, and Wii in this week's Nintendo Download! Three course packs for New Super Mario Bros. 2, two retail 3DS games, Cave Story for 3DS, and more!

eShop Exclusives
Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone
(3DS Retail Download - Nintendo, $29.99)
Cave Story (3D Digital Download - Nicalis, $9.99)
Crosswords Plus (3DS Retail Download - Nintendo, $29.99)
Dr. Mario (3DS Virtual Console - Nintendo, $3.99)
Pokémon Dream Radar (3D Digital Download, available October 7 - Nintendo, $2.99)
Samurai G (3D Digital Download - UFO Interactive Games, $1.99)
Style Savvy: Trendsetters (3DS Retail Demo - Nintendo)

DSiWare (also available in the eShop)
Academy: Chess Puzzle
(Gamelion, 200 points/$1.99)

Wii Shop Channel
Drop Zone: Under Fire
(WiiWare - SelectSoft, 500 points)

Downloadable Content
New Super Mario Bros. 2
(pack of three Coin Rush levels cost $2.50 each)
  • Coin Challenge Pack A
  • Gold Coin Pack
  • Nerve-Wrack Pack

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    Posted: 10/04/12, 16:20:44  - Edited by 
     on: 10/04/12, 23:56:45    
    Why not sign up for a (free) account and create your own content?
    Haha, the GB version of Dr Mario. I think the price is nuts, $4 for an inferior version of the DSiware game. It WOULD have 2p over it, except it doesn't.

    Posted by 
     on: 10/04/12, 16:24:12

    True, plus the DSiWare version is in color. How much does that version cost?

    Posted by 
     on: 10/04/12, 16:34:06
    $5. Maybe someone who grew up with the GB version of the game like I did, prefers the music in that version, or something...pretty damn unlikely.

    This release is just superfluous, and the $1 Mario tax boggles the mind.

    Posted by 
     on: 10/04/12, 16:37:29
    Now we're talking. I'm impressed with the eShop this week. I'm not too keen on the price of those retail games. They should be no more than $20 in my eyes but a solid lineup AND download content.

    Posted by 
     on: 10/04/12, 16:50:08
    Wow I'm glad I never pulled the trigger on the retail release of Cave Story 3-D, $10 is a great price.

    Um, now that we're getting retail games on the eShop.... where's Nano Assault?

    Posted by 
     on: 10/04/12, 16:56:07
    Is the DLC for Theatrhythm done? Are there more songs coming anymore?

    Posted by 
     on: 10/04/12, 16:56:43
    Most of those downloadable puzzlers are $5 on the DSi Shop.

    Cool, I hope that Dream Radar is fun.

    Posted by 
     on: 10/04/12, 17:03:32  - Edited by 
     on: 10/04/12, 17:03:55
    Definitely downloading Cave Story, even though I already own it on WiiWare, DSiWare and Steam.

    Dr. Mario for $4 is ridiculous, especially when the DSiWare version is only $5 (with color and twice as many screens!), and the WiiWare version is available through Club Nintendo right now.

    This is a pretty solid lineup this week. Retail games, 3D eShop games, a VC game, DLC, DSiWare, a demo -- something for everyone.

    Posted by 
     on: 10/04/12, 17:05:45

    It's not the same game visually as the retail release.


    As far as I know, that's it. We got everything that Japan got. Square Enix's original goal was to release 50 tracks, and I think we got 53...

    Posted by 
     on: 10/04/12, 17:06:13  - Edited by 
     on: 10/04/12, 17:07:05
    OHHHH WOWWWW, man eshop is on a roll!! Denpa Men last week and NOT ONLY mario dlc today, but CAVE STORY!!!

    Awe man, i am gonna spend $17.50 the moment i get home on mario dlc and cave story, such a great ehsop day.

    Posted by 
     on: 10/04/12, 17:07:49
    Pretty good week. It baffles me that they put up Dr. Mario when a fair share of people should be getting their fix with the Club Nintendo reward. Whatever.
    Crosswords Plus is just too expensive. I can't justify 30 bones towards a crosswords game, I thought there was a precedent for the $20 price point after CrossworDS and NY Times Crosswords which were 20 bucks a piece on the DS, in physical form. Guess not

    And, a chess game for 2 bucks? I'll pick it up if it's halfway decent.

    It's just a 3D version of the DSiWare game.

    Posted by 
     on: 10/04/12, 17:25:24
    In other news, Nicalis is on some kind of roll...two eShop games in one month. NightSky hits October 25 for $9.99.

    Posted by 
     on: 10/04/12, 17:26:43
    Sure, but that's what the retail game was too?!

    Posted by 
     on: 10/04/12, 17:33:16

    $30 is more expensive than CrossworDS was, but... now it's got some 3D graphics (whoop-dee-doo,I know) but also StreetPass features and DAILY DLC. That comes free. So...not saying it's justified or anything, but at least there's more value there. At least, arguably. Maybe?


    Nice! Nicalis usually takes FOREVER getting their games out the door.

    Posted by 
     on: 10/04/12, 17:33:51

    Not really. The retail version had all-new graphics. The eShop game looks like the original game. But in stereoscopic 3D.

    Retail Cave Story 3D:

    eShop Cave Story 3D:

    Posted by 
     on: 10/04/12, 17:35:34  - Edited by 
     on: 10/04/12, 17:37:54

    Different version. The retail release was fully remade, with polygons and everything. This game retains the original sprite look, but they do add some sort of 3D effect.

    Posted by 
     on: 10/04/12, 17:36:59
    No, the retail game was this:

    2.5D polygonal and shit.

    Posted by 
     on: 10/04/12, 17:37:18
    I agree that daily DLC adds value, but it still should be 20 bucks IMO. This is not how you fight the smartphone market.

    Posted by 
     on: 10/04/12, 17:38:21
    @Guillaume, @anon_mastermind

    You're too slow!


    Well, I won't argue - I'd rather pay $20 than $30. But oh well. It's a great game of crosswords, and hey! I'm getting the original version of Donkey Kong to boot, so...yay?

    Posted by 
     on: 10/04/12, 17:39:12  - Edited by 
     on: 10/04/12, 17:41:18
    You edited the jpegs after I posted, so ha!

    Posted by 
     on: 10/04/12, 17:40:33
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