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Nintendo Download (NDSi/3DS/Wii) Thursday, February 16, 2012

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. PST

Nintendo manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii, NDS, 3DS, and Wii U systems. Since 1983, when it launched the NES, Nintendo has sold more than 3.1 billion video games and more than 526 million hardware units globally, including the Wii, Wii U, NDS, 3DS, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, SNES, N64 and GameCube systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon.

Note: Some demo versions do not support all game features, and players cannot save their in-game progress in demo versions.

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Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D (Konami/Free Demo/3DS)

From the critically acclaimed director, Hideo Kojima, a new 3D experience re-imagined from one of the most popular Metal Gear Solid titles from the past, comes Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D.

In the aftermath of the Second World War, the world was torn in two between East and West. It was the beginning of a new era- the Cold War.

October 16, 1962. The President of the United States received word that the Soviet Union had deployed nuclear missiles in Cuba. The world trembled in fear as the prospect of nuclear war loomed ever closer. After days of tense negotiations, the Soviets finally agreed on the 28th to withdraw their missiles from Cuban soil. With the resolution of this incident, later to be known as the Cuban Missile Crisis, it seemed that humanity had survived yet another threat to its existence.

However, there was a secret condition in the deal that put an end to the crisis. Nokolai Stepanovich Sokolov, a Soviet scientist who had defected to the West, was to be sent back to the Soviet Union. The U.S. government agreed to this stipulation, and returned Sokolov back to his native land. Little did they know that Sokolov was to be the designer of a nightmarish weapon. Now, with Sokolov back in their hands, the Soviets are ready to resume its development. If this weapon is completed, it will mark the beginning of a new age of fear.

August 1964. Realizing at last the urgency of the situation, the CIA forms a plan to recapture Sokolov. They dispatch the covert FOX unit to Sokolov’s research facility, located to the south of the great Soviet fortress of Groznyj Grad. Led by former SAS member Major Zero, FOX is a next-generation special-forces unit that operates both as a specialized combat group and as a covert intelligence outfit. The FOX unit’s modus operandi is to send a single agent, backed by radio support from afar, into enemy territory to carry out solo sneaking missions.

August 24. A lone soldier swoops down from out of the blue. The man’s code name is Naked Snake.

  • Experience MGS3D in 3D for the first time ever.
  • Auto-stereoscopic 3D brings jungle world to life
  • ‘Photo Camo’ system takes real pictures and transfers them to real in-game camo
  • Utilizing the Gyro Sensor, players will become one with Snake with tilt controls and more

To enjoy the 3D effect of Nintendo 3DS software, you must experience it from the system itself. All screenshots and videos on this website have been captured in 2D mode.
Use Parental Controls to restrict 3D mode for children 6 and under.

No. of Players: 1 player

Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo/$4.99/3DS)

Do you have what it takes to save the Mushroom Princess?

Rediscover Mario and Luigi’s first great adventure. One day, the Mushroom Kingdom was invaded by the Koopas, a tribe of turtles famous for their black magic. The quiet, peace-loving Mushroom People were turned into stones, bricks and even plants, and the kingdom fell into ruin. The only one who can undo the magic spell is Princess Toadstool, the daughter of the Mushroom King. Unfortunately, she is in the hands of evil king Bowser. Mario learns of the Mushroom People’s plight and sets out to free the princess from the Koopas and restore the fallen kingdom. Jump, kick shells and throw fireballs through eight action-packed worlds in this iconic NES classic.

To enjoy the 3D effect of Nintendo 3DS software, you must experience it from the system itself. All screenshots and videos on this website have been captured in 2D mode.
Use Parental Controls to restrict 3D mode for children 6 and under.

No. of Players: 2 players alternating

iSpot Japan (EnjoyUp Games/$1.99/NDSi/3DS)

iSpot Japan takes you on a journey across the land of the rising sun, explaining facts and curiosities about Japanese culture, while you play the classic “Spot the Difference” game in the country's most beautiful locations.

Find 3, 4 or 5 differences in each picture, depending on the selected difficulty level, and unlock them in the gallery to learn about local cuisine, historical characters or important monuments, together with their location in the map.

Ranging from southern Kyushu to northern Hokkaido, you'll get to know all of Japan through exclusive beautiful pictures carefully tricked to create visually challenging differences.

Features

  • A total of 150 exclusive pictures beautifully illustrating the 4 main islands of Japan.
  • Detailed explanation and map location of every picture.
  • Competitive VS multiplayer and gallery mode.
  • 3 difficulty levels with 3, 4 or 5 differences per location.

No. of Players: 2 players simultaneous

Virtual Console

Strider (SEGA)

The year is 2048. The Striders, ninja-like agents and the last defenders of justice on Earth, are the only hope to stop Grandmaster Meio from ruling the world. Hiryu, the youngest Strider to achieve Class A ranking, embarks on a mission to assassinate the evil Grandmaster with his plasma sword, called a Cypher. Guide Hiryu as he jumps, slides and hangs throughout the Eastern European nation of Kazafu in a battle to find the evil dictator.

This hit action Mega Drive game will transport you back to 1990 with all the action you’ve come to expect:

  • Power-ups increase Hiryu’s attack range and help him gain extra lives throughout each level by defeating enemies.
  • Summon help from robotic allies to help you fight enemies.
  • Explore five levels: The nation of Kazafu, the Siberian Wilderness, the Aerial Battleship Ballog, the Amazonian Jungle and the Third Moon (the Grandmaster’s Lair).

No. of Players: 1 player


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