Nintendo Download: 9th August 2012 (North America)

Much-reduced Mario, Real Bouts and going Commando

There's quite a heady mixture in this week's North American Nintendo Download report; not only do we have one of the best Mario games at a price so low it's criminal not to own it, but we also have a fine fighting game, a 3D tank simulation and a 2D run-and-gun blaster. Read on for more information!


Touch Battle Tank 3D (Agetec, Inc., $4.99) — Arena-based tank battles are the order of the day in this eShop release. With two tanks to select and a host of enemies to tackle, Touch Battle Tank 3D sounds thrilling, but don't let that fool you. Check out our Touch Battle Tank 3D review for the reasons why you should probably give this a miss.

Month of Mario

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (Nintendo, $2.99 for a limited period) — This classic Game Boy title is now available at a reduced price thanks to Nintendo's Month of Mario campaign, and is worth every single cent. One of the best games produced for Nintendo's iconic monochrome handheld, it showcases an amazing degree of depth and replay value. If you need convincing further, our Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins review awaits.


Commando: Steel Disaster (800 Points) - Looking every inch like a sequel to SNK's classic Metal Slug, this DSiWare release contains a whole cast of mechanical monstrosities to take apart piece by piece. Sadly, it lacks the spark that made the Metal Slug series so compelling, so check out our comprehensive Commando: Steel Disaster review before making a purchase.

Wii Virtual Console

Real Bout Fatal Fury Special (SNK Playmore, 900 points) — The seemingly endless procession of Neo Geo fighting games continues, but you won't hear us complaining — largely because these games rank as some of the finest brawlers you'll find on any system. This offshoot of the Fatal Fury series boasts all the usual favourites, including Terry, Andy and the Mai's chest area, so you're in safe hands. We'll be reviewing it shortly, just in case you'd like a second opinion.

So what will it be this week? A slice of pugilistic action on the Virtual Console, or a helping of classic Mario action on the 3DS? Let us know in the poll below!

What will you be downloading first this week? (271 votes)

Commando: Steel Disaster (DSiWare)


Real Bout Fatal Fury Special (Wii VC - Neo Geo)


Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (3DS VC - Game Boy)


Touch Battle Tank 3D (Nintendo eShop)


Nothing for me this week


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