Great news for Mario and Metroid fans. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins and Metroid 2: Return Of Samus will be released through the 3DS eShop before the end of the year.
Super Mario Land was a 3DS eShop launch game and it will be joined in the download store by the sequel during the fourth quarter of 2011.
Super Mario Land 2 is notable for being the first game to feature Wario. In a bid to take Mario's castle for himself, Wario put an evil spell on Mario Land while the plumber was away defeating Tatanga in Sarasaland.
The inhabitants are now brainwashed into thinking that Wario is their master and Mario is their enemy. To stop Wario, Mario must find the 6 Golden Coins throughout Mario Land to reclaim his castle.
Those who haven't played it will be pleased to learn that this was one of the largest games on the Game Boy at the time of its release in 1993 and is eight times larger than its predecessor.
As for Metroid 2: The Return of Samus, it was the only Metroid game released for Game Boy. Originally released in 1992, it saw Samus being sent on a mission to exterminate the Metroid creatures from their home planet SR388 before the Space Pirates can obtain and use them.
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