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Published on July 26th, 2012 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor

Quick, to the eShop! Wario Crashes Mole Mania, But Not Before He Fills Mario’s World with Colors

There’s something about the 8-bit Summer promotion in the Nintendo eShop that just doesn’t get old. Get it? Get. Old. Anyways, the shops cookin’ up yet another release of retro mixed with a bit of new school. No need to blow out old cartridges here, these titles are primed and ready for digital download.

What would an 8-bit summer be without a super plumber hoppin’ goombas and stompin’ koopas? For a limited time during this “Month of Mario” you can pick up the original game for US $3.99. This is a deal, inside of a promotion, inside of an eShop, inside of your Nintendo 3DS. Now, don’t fall asleep or you won’t be sure if its 1986 or that you really are playing Super Mario Bros. on your handheld in 2012.

The limited time Mario promotion runs from today until August 1, 2012.

Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3



Even though Wario started out to be nothing more than Mario’s greedy nemesis, he’s probably one of my favorite characters in the Mario universe. His infamous “Wahhaahhhhh” yelp always makes me laugh. Although he can be seen mostly in his later years sporting the party game title, minus Wario Land Shake It, his younger years were spent doing what he loves to do, and that’s stealing.

After being booted from his previous castle by none other than Mario himself, Wario must now take a hike and look for something else to get into. He’s on the lookout for a rumored Princes Toadstool statue made of gold and will stop at no length to nab it. Use various powered hats such as the Bull Hat, Jet Hat and Dragon Hat and explore the locations of Kitchen Island. Who knows, you might find some treasure buried in there hills.

Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 releases today for a price of US $3.99.

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Mole Mania

Ever thought that you’d be playing a video game hero by the name of Muddy Mole? Take on the evil farmer Jinbe in this Bomberman-esque style of game. Heck, you can even throw bombs at some of your enemies. In this top down style game originally released in 1996, the goal is to solve puzzles and defeat bosses so that one day you can be reunited with your wife and kids. That is, if that mean ‘ol farmer doesn’t keep meddlin’ with Muddy or the mother of his muddy kids. I know, I know, wow.

Mole Mania is available today for a price of US $2.99.

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Planet Crashers


Bringing us back to the current-gen side of things, we’ve got the light RPG title, Planet Crashers. The game comes to us from developer Renegade Kid and offers up some online multiplayer for you turn based RPG fans. Join the Planet Crashers Academy and save the galaxy from the perils of evil.

“Reports indicate an unknown evil has emerged from the darkest corner of the galaxy, with plans to snuff out the sun. The Academy is putting you on the job. Journey to the other side of the galaxy, and prevent the unimaginable from happening.”–Jinkie-bottom, Planet Crashers Academy Intern

To check out our preview of the game, you can click here. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for our full review of the title.

Planet Crashers releases today for a price of US $9.99. (Which is a lot better than the previous $29.99 listed formerly on Amazon.com)

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Colors! 3D

If you were looking for a great game to play over the weekend, the Game of the Weekend Deal from Nintendo offers up a discounted game to play at your leisure. This time around the title on promotion is not so much a game, but should suffice for some relax time. Colors! 3D allows your creative side to flourish in a 3D environment. Created layered images and prove who is boss of the stylus.

As part of the promotion, from 9AM PST on Friday, July 27 – 9PM PST on Sunday, July 29 you can grab title for US $6.99 $3.99.

Other honorable mentions include Dot Runner: Complete Edition (eShop), Decathlon 2012 (eShop/DSiWare) and WORLD HEROES PERFECT (Virtual Console).

Quick, to the eShop! is your one stop shop for the weekly rundown of Nintendo downloadable titles.

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About the Author

I am Greg, aka LaWiiG. Thanks for coming to take a look around! Retro is the way to go! Do yourself a favor and show love by playing retro games.



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