Thursday’s Download: “It’s A-Me, Ma-ah, Forget it.”
Because honestly, how many different ways to play the original Super Mario Bros. exist at this point? I guess more like how many times will I keep buying the same game over and over again. Let’s see, there’s the original NES cart, a graphically souped up version in All Stars for the SNES, the Wii’s Virtual Console, Super Mario Bros. DX for the GBC, the retro cart for the GBA and now a new home in the eShop for the 3DS. Actually SMB has been available for a little while now but this weekend Nintendo will be dropping the price and selling it at a loss for 3.99 (roughly 3.99 more than what ambassadors had to cough up). I’m not in any way trying to discourage you from downloading it of course. It’s just that if you aren’t already up to your short and curly’s in various copies of this game then sit back and let me tell you about a little company that I really like called Nin-ten-do.
The big news for today is that Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 is now available. This game is very popular amongst certain nerd circles but as I am not nor have I ever been a fan of this fat asshole I’ve actually never played it. Apparently it’s one of the better titles to ever see the pea green light of the Game Boy so I guess that equals me giving it a crack some time soon. If I like it, who knows? Maybe I’ll even grace it with a full review!
Wario Land as well as the price drop mentioned above are apparently kicking off what Nintendo is calling their “Month of Mario” leading up to the release of New Super Mario Bros. 2 next month. Every week will feature a temporary price drop for the following games:
July 26 – Aug. 1 Super Mario Bros. $3.99
Aug. 2 – Aug. 8 Super Mario Land $2 .99
Aug. 9 – Aug. 15 Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins $2.99
Aug. 16 – Aug. 22 Mario’s Picross $2.99
For details on the rest of today’s releases, clicky right here.