The First Fully Downloadable New Mario Game Dominates the Weekly Nintendo Download

With Sunday seeing the debut of New Super Mario Bros. 2, the first Nintendo-published title launched simultaneously at retail and in digital form, a game would have to be some sort of crazy chicken pirate to try and muscle in on this week's Nintendo Download. So yeah, Mario and two games named Crazy Chicken: Pirate.

New Super Mario Bros. 2, which certain people I know seem to enjoy quite a bit, will be available for download at midnight on Sunday, meaning no one has to get up early and drive to GameStop if they don't want to.

Unless they preordered a 3DS XL like I did. And seeing as I traded in my original 3DS towards the XL, there's really no point in me purchasing the digital copy, since the boxes will be right there. Or maybe I'll go to GameStop and purchase a download code, in order to make absolutely no sense whatsoever.

This week also sees the release of Crazy Chicken: Pirate and Crazy Chicken: Pirate 3D, the first time I've seen a downloadable title release two different versions for the DSi and 3DS. Crazy chickens.

Games

The First Fully Downloadable New Mario Game Dominates the Weekly Nintendo Download

Crazy Chicken: Pirate
Platform: DSi
Price: 200 Points

The splendor and the beauty of the Chicken Island would make it an ideal vacation spot - if it weren't for those pirates. A one-legged captain, a gunner, a cutlass-wielding chicken and a treasure hunter... the island is home to countless perils, hidden extras and mysteries. The lords of the island are by no means willing to surrender themselves and their treasure without a fight. Crazy Chicken Pirates 3D is a point & shoot action game where you take aim at birds as they scurry through the island and plunge bravely into the waves for a desperate counterattack. You only have 90 seconds to complete your raid by slaying pirates and collecting all hidden treasures.

The First Fully Downloadable New Mario Game Dominates the Weekly Nintendo Download

Crazy Chicken: Pirate 3D
Platform: 3DS
Price: $1.99

The splendor and the beauty of the Chicken Island would make it an ideal vacation spot - if it weren't for those pirates. A one-legged captain, a gunner, a cutlass-wielding chicken and a treasure hunter... the island is home to countless perils, hidden extras and mysteries. The lords of the island are by no means willing to surrender themselves and their treasure without a fight. Crazy Chicken Pirates 3D is a point & shoot action game where you take aim at birds as they scurry through the island and plunge bravely into the waves for a desperate counterattack. You only have 90 seconds to complete your raid by slaying pirates and collecting all hidden treasures.

The First Fully Downloadable New Mario Game Dominates the Weekly Nintendo Download

New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Available August 19 at midnight)
Platform: 3DS
Price: $39.99

What, it's the game with the coins.


Downloadable Content

The First Fully Downloadable New Mario Game Dominates the Weekly Nintendo Download

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
Platform: 3DS
Price: $.99 per Track

1. "Challenge" (FINAL FANTASY X)
2. "Desperate Fight" (FINAL FANTASY XII)
3. "Battle 2" (FINAL FANTASY IX)
4. "The Final Battle" (FINAL FANTASY V)


A Month of Mario

The First Fully Downloadable New Mario Game Dominates the Weekly Nintendo Download

Mario Picross (Through August 22)
Platform: 3DS
Price: $3.99 $2.99

This challenging puzzler requires logic to reveal mysterious hidden pictures! Help Mario unlock the mystery of Picross. The secrets lie in the numeric codes at the top and on the left side of each window. Decipher these numbers and uncover a hidden picture in every mind-bending puzzle. It will take quick wits and a speedy pace to solve the clues before the clock runs out. Chisel away boxes strategically and reveal the hidden image in record time. Be careful – every mistake will cost you precious minutes. There are more than 250 brain-bending puzzles to solve. Different levels of difficulty provide mind-melting puzzle action for players of any skill level.