Used to be that Nintendo and downloadable content were two terms that you almost never saw together. But that changes in a big way this week as the company rolls out the first wave of add-on coin packs for New Super Mario Bros 2 on the 3DS.

There's also Pokémon Dream Radar, a downloadable augmented reality game that has you tracking and capturing the pocket monsters that have apparently been lurking in your living room. You can then import these critters into Pokémon Black 2 or Pokémon Black 2. Who says you have to travel the world to be the best Pokemon trainer there ever was? And, remember, picking up certain downloadable games will get you a free copy of Donkey Kong: Original Edition.



Crosswords Plus
Platform: 3DS/3DS XL
Price: $7.99


Crosswords Plus offers more than 1,000 professionally designed crossword puzzles at multiple skill levels to challenge all types of players. Use the stylus and touch screen to input your answers.


Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!
Platform: 3DS/3DS XL
Price: $7.99

Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone! offers art lessons and art-on-the-go for everyone. An in-game tutor walks you through step-by-step lessons as you explore art theory and concepts behind drawing and painting.


Pokémon Dream Radar
Price: $7.99

Get ready for Pokémon Dream Radar, a Nintendo 3DS title coming to the Nintendo eShop on Oct. 7. Use various features of the Nintendo 3DS system, including the 3D camera and gyro sensor, to chase down hard-to-get Pokémon. You can also transfer the 2D Pokémon you catch into the Pokémon™ Black Version 2 or Pokémon™ White Version 2 game for the Nintendo DS™ family of systems.


Cave Story
Platform: 3DS/3DS XL
Price: $9.99

Take control! Stop the delusional villain!

Cave Story takes you into a rare world where a curious race of innocent rabbit-like creatures, called Mimiga, run free.

You wake up in a dark cave with no memory of who you are, where you came from or why you're in such a place. Uncovering Mimiga Village you discover that the once-carefree Mimiga are in danger at the hands of a maniacal scientist.

Their only hope rest squarely on the shoulders of a quiet, amnesiac boy who can't remember his own name. Take control and learn the origins of this world's power, stop the delusional villain and save the Mimiga!

Samurai G
Platform: 3DS/3DS XL
Price: $1.99

Become the Shining Samurai of legend! Samurai G is a non-stop action game that will challenge players of all levels!

As Tetsuo, you must collect as much of Tengu's Gold as possible before the evil Warlord Fuma's assassins do. Tengu's Gold is rumored to possess the power of Tengu, the harbinger of war himself! Activate Golden Mode to harness the power of Tengu's Gold and see why this power must not fall to the wrong hands! Defeat Fuma's assassins and avoid deadly traps on your quest to becoming the Shining Samurai!

Dr. Mario
Platform: 3DS/3DS XL
Price: $3.99 per pack

If you suffer from boredom, Dr. Mario has the cure. Join Dr. Mario for intense puzzle challenges. Mario throws multi-shaded vitamin capsules into a bottle that contains an ugly variety of nasty viruses. You can move, shift or spin the capsules as they fall. Arrange them to align with other capsules on top of a virus. If you can get four or more of the same shade in a row – poof! – they disappear. Destroy all of the viruses in the bottle to progress to the next round, where things get even more difficult.

Academy: Chess Puzzles
Platform: 3DS/3DS XL
Price: $1.99

Play chess like never before and solve hundreds of puzzles in Academy: Chess Puzzles from Gamelion.
Whether you're an advanced chess player or you've just started the adventure with this exciting game – you will spend hours finding solutions for 750 brain-twisting chess puzzles. Three difficulty modes: Easy, Medium, and Hard will keep you busy and achievements and extra skins for the chessboard and pieces keep you playing. Appealing, clear graphics and jazz music help you stay focused on solving the next puzzle. Two modes (Puzzle and Quiz) and intuitive stylus and button controls guarantee an enjoyable, addictive, and satisfying adventure with Academy: Chess Puzzles.

Drop Zone: Under Fire
Platform: WiiWare
Price: 500 Wii Points

Dive into action with Drop Zone! Get the adrenaline flowing as you blast your way through free fall. You'll need quick reflexes to avoid obstacles and take out dangerous enemy forces!

The year is 2070. Humanity has taken to the stars, leaving Earth defenseless when alien robots invade. Now Earth's few remaining human inhabitants have formed the Return to Earth Defense Force to rebel against the robot overlords. As part of the elite DropZone Team, your mission is to sky dive at high speed through the alien defenses and deliver vital supplies.

Adjust your velocity while manuvering around buildings and automated fire in a 360º immersive sky-dive simulation. Pick up weapons and bonuses, and feel the thrill of blasting robot ships as you rush towards your jump target!


Style Savvy™: Trendsetters (Fashion Contest Demo)
Platform: 3DS/3DS XL
Price: Free

Experience the excitement of a professional fashion contest in this fun downloadable demo. Create an outfit based on the contest theme, style your model's hair and makeup and send her down the runway. You'll be battling your in-game rivals for the fashion crown. May the hottest look win!

Downloadable Content

New Super Mario Bros. 2
Platform: 3DS/3DS XL
Price: $2.50 per pack

All-new downloadable course packs that extend the coin-collecting fun of New Super Mario Bros. 2 are now available for purchase exclusively from within the game. Players' coin tallies are set to skyrocket as each new pack contains three new courses for Coin Rush Mode.


Dinosaur Office: New Owners
Available on Nintendo Video on: Sep 4, 2012

A new predator prowls the top of the corporate food chain.