Starting April 22, Nintendo will be dropping the price of some popular Nintendo 3DS games.
In the United States, Nintendo will drop the price of five Nintendo 3DS games, including the top three best-selling games on the handheld. The following five games will enjoy a new price of $29.99:
Mario Kart 7
Super Mario 3D Land
New Super Mario Bros. 2
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
Canadians will also be able to buy some of these titles for a reduced price, though because of our dollar, that price will be $34.99. Unfortunately, we will only be receiving the price drop on the following three titles:
Nintendo will be releasing its final packs of downloadable courses tomorrow. There will be two packs to download tomorrow; one that focuses on mystery and the other focusing on being impossible.
First up you have the Mystery Adventures Pack. The three levels developed for this Coin Rush pack will challenge you to find secrets and hidden paths to maximize your coin total.
Lastly, Nintendo will challenge you to use every Mario skill you’ve acquired since birth with its aptly named Impossible Pack. This pack has been designed with Super Mario masters in mind. Unforgiving enemy placement and difficult platforming make up the last three levels you’ll play on New Super Mario Bros. 2.
As always, each Coin Rush course pack will cost $2.50.
Nintendo has announced that two new Coin Rush Course Packs will be available for purchase today. First up is Coin Challenge Pack C which challenges you to learn the layout of levels to maximize your coin count. Lastly, Platform Panic Pack is a more difficult course pack which forces you to choose between risk and reward to gather the most coins. Both packs are available for $2.50 in the New Super Mario Bros. 2 Coin Rush Shop.
New Super Mario Bros. 2 owners have collected 300,000,000,000 coins worldwide, and to celebrate Nintendo is giving away a free Coin Rush level pack for a limited time.
New Super Mario Bros. 2 owners can enter the Coin Rush Shop starting today (and until Jan. 31, 2013) to download the Gold Classics Pack for free. Gold Classics Pack features remixed levels from classic Mario games such as Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3. Read more
Two new New Super Mario Bros. 2 Course Packs are available for download today. First up is the Gold Mushroom Pack. The Gold Mushroom Pack promises lots of Gold Mushrooms to collect and challenges you to max out the coin total which stands at 30,000. Read more
Nintendo of America just released a Nintendo Direct Mini that details upcoming New Super Mario Bros. 2 DLC. New Super Mario Bros. 2 DLC will be available on October 4th (alongside this week’s Nintendo Download) and will offer 3 different course packs.
Each Course Pack will feature 3 brand new levels, and unlike previous Coin Rush Course Packs, levels in the new packs are fixed. Essentially, this means you can practice the same three levels over and over until you find a path that works for you. Each course pack will cost $2.50, which means you will spend $7.50 to collect all three course packs. Read more
Nintendo 3DS is home to great sidescrolling platformers like Mutant Mudds and Mighty Switch Force, but until now there was no Mario. Sure, Super Mario 3D Land was released late last year, but that wasn’t a traditional sidescrolling platformer. Enter New Super Mario Bros. 2. It was announced earlier this year to both excitement and groans from the Nintendo community. I was on the excited side of the coin and never looked back, not even for a moment. For weeks I counted down the days until I could insert New Super Mario Bros. 2 into my 3DS. After playing the game all week, I can honestly say that it has met my expectations.
I’m going to skip over the story (yes, Princess Peach is captured by Bowser and his minions once again) and get right to the gameplay. What can you expect from New Super Mario Bros. 2? Well, you can expect to find a game that is very much like its New Super Mario Bros. cousins. New Super Mario Bros. 2 has some of the best level design seen in the series. I’d even say that it ranks amongst Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World and New Super Mario Bros. Wii. These levels are short bursts of platforming action that while fun, are also a bit on the easy side. Overcoming obstacles and reaching the flagpole remain the goal. Sounds familiar, right? Yes, it’s familiar, but this is what I like about the series. It remains familiar, but adding newly designed levels to quench my Super Mario Bros. thirst. Read more
Absolutely love this TV Commercial. Really makes you want to collect those 1,000,000 coins. Too bad the reward for doing so is pretty lame. Regardless, still a title I’m looking forward to playing. I have it pre-ordered and will be picking it up on launch day!
On a side note, would you like to see a Star Coin guide for this game? I have always wanted to do guides and would be interested in doing Star Coin guides for all the New Super Mario Bros. games. Leave it in the comments, or vote for it in the poll later this week!