Nintendo Download 8/02/2012

Time for another edition of Nintendo Download: Only Portables Allowed!  Today’s digital releases are on the light side, as there are only two actual new games.

The first is The Lost Town – The Jungle for the DSi.  This top-down RPG/action-adventure hybrid has you trying to find a meteorite that has turned your village insane.  It sounds like there are some cool day/night gameplay scenarios, but otherwise doesn’t look that exciting.  The other game is 3D Solitaire.  This follows the adventures of a lonely smoke monster as he….naw, it’s just Solitaire in 3D.  Though it is from the studio behind Zen Pinball and Marvel Pinball, so you know the quality will be there.

Continuing with Nintendo’s newfound desire so put things on sale, this week Mario’s first GameBoy adventure Super Mario Land is only $2.99.

Rounding out the slate for 3DS owners is a sneak peak at one of the Rainbow Courses in this month’s New Super Mario Bros. 2 and a new episode of Dinosaur Office.

Pretty lackluster offerings this week if you ask me.  Will you be picking anything up?

Below is the official press release, or you can look at the pretty picture version.

Press Release


Aug. 2, 2012

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop
The Lost Town – The Jungle – A mysterious meteorite landed in the Amazon jungle, cloaking the land in darkness and causing villagers and animals to go insane. You must locate the meteorite and use your elite combat skills to help get rid of it. (For Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo DSi)

Nintendo Video
Dinosaur Office: Coffee Run (available Aug. 3 at 6 a.m. PT) – The only thing worse than extinction: a coffee shortage. Watch Dinosaur Office on Nintendo Video this week. (For Nintendo 3DS)

A Month of Mario
Super Mario Land – “A Month of Mario” continues this week with Mario’s very first Game Boy adventure, Super Mario Land. Starting today through Wednesday, Aug. 8, the game is available at a discounted price of $2.99. (For Nintendo 3DS)

Sneak Peek
New Super Mario Bros. 2 – Over the next few weeks, a series of videos will be released in the Nintendo eShop to give players a special look at some of the courses in New Super Mario Bros. 2. The first video highlighting one of the Rainbow Courses is now available. If players are lucky enough to discover one of these special courses along their journey, they’ll have an opportunity to earn a colossal amount of coins. (For Nintendo 3DS)

Also new this week:
3D Solitaire (Nintendo eShop)

To view this week’s Nintendo Download in its full graphical version, please visit:

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS™ system, to the Nintendo DSi™ Shop for the Nintendo DSi system and to the Wii™ Shop Channel for the Wii console at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Thursdays.

The Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service and features games, applications and videos in both 2D and 3D. Users can add money to their virtual wallets using a credit card or by purchasing a Nintendo 3DS Prepaid Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card.

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points™, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel. The Nintendo DSi Shop offers games and applications and uses Nintendo DSi Points™, which can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Wii Points Card™ and Nintendo DSi Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one card must be redeemed in either the Wii Shop Channel or the Nintendo DSi Shop, respectively. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

Remember that Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit, or


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