Hello, friends. How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was great, although I had a little too much turkey, and consequentially the tryptophan forced me into a week-long state of hibernation. However, I have risen to resume my weekly Nintendo eShop duties. So, let’s see what games are kickstarting the final month of the year.

Advance Wars: Dual Strike, originally for the Nintendo DS, has struck the Wii U Virtual Console. The sinister Black Hole Army has recovered from their previous defeat, and their new leader has set his sights on the Wars World. Employ strategies to defeat the aggressive military once and for all!

Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS is, as its title suggests, a port of the Wii U’s Super Mario Maker for the Nintendo 3DS. Most of the tools from the console version’s level editor are accounted for, as are 100 pre-made courses. Select levels from the Wii U iteration of the game will appear under a recommendations tab, and the “100 Mario Challenge” made the transition, too. Finally, you can share your own creations with friends and strangers alike via the 3DS’s StreetPass and local wireless capabilities. While some concessions were made in bringing Mario Maker to the 3DS, the core experience seems to be intact. December 2 will be a super day.

Here’s everything Nintendo released on the eShop this week:

Wii U

Games:

  • SHOOT THE BALL (RCMADIAX, $1.49)
  • Advance Wars: Dual Strike (Nintendo, $9.99 – originally for the Nintendo DS)

Nintendo 3DS

Games:

  • Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, $39.99 – launches tomorrow, will also be available at retail)

New Nintendo 3DS

Games:

  • CUP CRITTERS (RCMADIAX, $1.49)
  • Hyperlight EX (CatfishBlues Games, $5.49)

Nothing listed above catches your attention? Then check out what’s on sale. Nintendo’s holiday sale is nearing its conclusion, so you should head over there to see if there’s anything you’d want. If you haven’t played it yet, Super Mario Galaxy 2 earns my highest recommendation.