The Nintendo Download – 3/21/13

3DS_LMansionDM_2_scrn04_E3 pokemonmysterydungeon

Unlike last week’s Nintendo Download, most of what has been revealed today is actually available for purchase now. However, two titles are currently waiting for their release at retail on March 24th before appearing in the Nintendo 3DS eShop.

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, I’ve spoken about previously on two separate occasions. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, on the other hand, I’ve yet to experience. However, with a free demo available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, it’s easy enough to get a taste for what the game is all about.

In addition, those who get the game early will be privy to a new “Poké Forest” dungeon, which will be available as a free download from within the game until April 30th. From May 1st on, it will cost $2 to obtain.


Available at retail and now on the Nintendo Wii U eShop is Zen Pinball 2, which features original designs in addition to those based on such licenses as Marvel Comics and Plants vs. Zombies. I loved the Nintendo 3DS version, and while I’ve yet to play this one, it’s a free download in the Wii U eShop that comes with trial versions of each table, allowing you to pick out which ones you like most.

pokedex3dPro mutantmudds

Beginning March 22nd, the Pokédex 3D Pro will be on sale for $9.99. Today, however, you can have Mutant Mudds at a discounted price of $5.99. A lot of people love it, but to be honest, it didn’t do much for me.

lolasmathtrain 50classicgames3d

New to the Nintendo 3DS eShop is Lola’s Math Train, a $3.99 educational game aimed at children ages 3-7. “With the new AI technology, Lola’s Math Train separates itself from its competitors by introducing self leveling games that are dependent on the success of the player within each of the levels.”

Also new is 50 Classic Games 3D, a retail game now available for download. “Try your hand at Texas Hold’Em, Blackjack, and Roulette. Rediscover classic board and dice games like Farkle, Chess, and Mahjongg. Go fishing, play air hockey, take out enemy battleships, and throw darts! Solve tricky brainteasers, picture puzzles, and more!”


Finally, it’s more classic SNK/NEOGEO fun on the Wii Virtual Console as 1996’s The Path of the Warrior: Art of Fighting 3 arrives at a price of 900 Wii Points. Airborne combos, parrying maneuvers, attacking downed opponents, the one-round “Ultimate K.O.”, new characters, and motion-captured graphics all help flesh out this package.

And that’s everything for this week. As always, just click the corresponding links above to find out more information on each title.


About the author

David Oxford

David Oxford is a freelance writer of many varied interests. If you're interested in hiring him, please drop him a line at david.oxford (at)