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Nintendo Downloads Bring Dr. Mario Express to DSi, Final Fantasy Tower Defense Force for Wii

Celebrating the start of the new week, Nintendo has updated North America's online DSi and Wii Shops with new downloads, including the pill-popping antics of Dr. Mario on DSi and a Final Fantasy-themed tower defense force game for the Wii.
    • Dr. Mario Express / 500 DSi Points ($5)
    • Master of Illusion Express: Deep Psyche / 200 DSi Points ($2)
    Wii Shop Channel
    • Crystal Defenders R1 / 800 Wii Points ($8)
    • Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair (Genesis) / 900 Wii Points ($9)

All four of this week's released are now available. More details follow below.

Nintendo DSiWare

Dr. Mario Express (Nintendo, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 500 Nintendo DSi Points)
Mario once again dons his stethoscope to battle the forces of illness in this downloadable version of the classic puzzle game. Use vitamins to eliminate viruses in Classic mode, or play against a computer opponent in Vs. CPU mode. Make an appointment with Dr. Mario today.

Master of Illusion Express: Deep Psyche (Nintendo, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 200 Nintendo DSi Points)
Master of Illusion Express titles offer mind-bending magic tricks pulled from the popular Nintendo DS game. Learn the illusions, practice up and amaze your friends. Master of Illusion Express: Deep Psyche asks a series of pointed questions and reveals a startling truth.


CRYSTAL DEFENDERS R1 (SQUARE ENIX, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone - Mild Fantasy Violence, 800 Wii Points)
In CRYSTAL DEFENDERS R1, you must deploy various units such as Soldiers and Black Mages to stop wave after wave of encroaching monsters from escaping the area with your party's crystals. There are many different types of units to choose from, some specializing in powerful short-range attacks, some wielding far-reaching magicks, and still others equipped with bows that enable them to bring down aerial foes. Deploy units in strategic locations to take full advantage of their traits. Each time an enemy breaches your defenses and reaches a map's exit, your party will lose crystals. When all your crystals are gone, the game is over. CRYSTAL DEFENDERS R1 comes complete with a plethora of exciting stages, each varying in layout and difficulty. Can you defend them all without losing a single crystal?

Wii Virtual Console

Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone - Mild Cartoon Violence, 900 Wii Points)
The once-quiet town of Xenobia is under attack from fierce and gruesome monsters. As Leo, it's up to you to save Xenobia from danger as you navigate through a series of worlds in a race against time. Use your sword and jumping abilities to battle foes. Watch for power-ups that will increase your health and add to the amount of time you have to complete your missions. Go it alone or play co-op with a friend who can take the role of Priscilla. Do you have what it takes to save the world?

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

From The Chatty
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    April 20, 2009 12:21 PM

    Dang it, I love TDs, but I have a fealing this is just SquareEnix cashing in again.

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      April 20, 2009 12:34 PM

      well, I think it looks pretty cool. Depends on how in-depth it is I guess. If its just collecting coins from kills and upgrading generic towers (archer, mage) then it might not be that fun. I guess I could read about it... but not right now.

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      April 20, 2009 12:36 PM

      Don't buy it, if only because the Wii version is scaled down from the other versions for no good reason whatsoever.

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      April 20, 2009 2:07 PM

      I infer from the R1 in the title that it is one third of the iphone version of the game, which is overpriced at $8. The iphone version comes with r2 and r3, so if SquareEnix continues with this pricing plan you will be paying 3 times more then you should for a game that is overvalued to begin with.

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