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access_time May 24, 2012 at 3:25 PM in Culture by Drew Robbins

Nintendo Download Update (May 24)

Just the other day, I was excitedly gawking at the fact that the PlayStation Vita was soon to become home to such pre-established experiences as Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time. Today, I’m excitedly gawking at the fact that the Nintendo 3DS is now home to the most pre-established experience of all: Game & Watch.

Young players may know Game & Watch (3DS) best for his work as a punching bag in Super Smash Bros., but his glory days belong to a time long before games in which blue hedgehogs beat the spit out of electrically-charged rats existed. Game & Watch Gallery 2, a title being added to the 3DS eShop today, takes players back to the booming era of the 1980’s with a collection of five games in both their classic and modern interpretations.

Elsewhere in the marketplace, Snakenoid Deluxe (3DS, DSi) tasks players with controlling a snake on the bottom screen upon which they must bounce a ball that travels to the top screen and destroys a collection of pesky boulders. Also available is a free update to Mighty Switch Force! (3DS) that includes five new stages, improvements to the stereoscopic nature of the original levels, and a retry button. As for non game-related applications, this week’s update to the Nintendo 3DS eShop includes a 3D trailer for the upcoming animated film Madagascar 3.

All titles and trailers listed above are now available on the 3DS eShop or on DSiWare.


  • Ramon Aranda May 24, 2012 at 7:03 PM

    I have the first Game & Watch Gallery….I need to check it out soon.

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