Super Mario Bros. arrives on Nintendo eShop

17 February, 2012 - 9:43 am by

While 3DS Ambassadors have been enjoying their free download of Super Mario Bros. for several months now,  Nintendo has been depriving the general public the opportunity to play the NES classic to end all classics on their shiny, new handheld. Finally, this undue torment ends today.

In lieu of a 3D download or another entry from the Game Boy or Game Boy Color library, Super Mario Bros. is being offered on the 3DS virtual console as of today. The game that got a whole generation (and then some) into gaming will go for $4.99 (approx £3-4), in line with its 500 point cost on the Wii Virtual Console.

Joining Mario for his 3DS debut is a free demo of Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D. There’s also a new DSiWare title called iSpot Japan, which teaches players facts about Japanese culture as they spot the difference between two pictures.

As for Wii, the Mega Drive action game Strider is joining the system’s Virtual Console library. Hulu Plus will also now be available for the system. You can download Hulu from the Wii Shop Channel. A two week trial is being offered for Wii users who don’t already have a Hulu account.

Hulu will also be coming to 3DS later this year, though a specific time frame has not been given at this time.

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