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Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem: Donkey Kong (Credit: Nintendo of America)

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem: Donkey Kong has kidnapped the girl again — and Mario has got to rescue her from the big ape’s clutches, this time deep inside a Mario-themed amusement park.

Gifts for the Nintendo gamers

Best games to give this holiday season.

Donkey Kong Country Returns brings Donkey Kong and
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Donkey Kong Country Returns brings Donkey Kong and his loyal sidekick Diddy Kong back to their Super NES roots with this sidescrolling Platformer for the Wii. All the classic elements return, from banana collecting, barrel blasts and mine cart rides. System: Nintendo Wii Genre: Platformer List Price: $49.99 Release Date: Nov. 21, 2010 Available at: Walmart, Toys'r'Us, Target, Best Buy, GameStop, Kmart, Sears, Amazon.

A great gift for the old-school gamer. Celebrating
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A great gift for the old-school gamer. Celebrating 25 years of video game fame, this title offers four of Mario's best titles from the 8-bit generation: Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros. 2, and Super Mario Bros 3. This game has a limited availability, so act fast. System: Nintendo Wii Genre: Action-Adventure, Classic Listed Price: $29.99 Release Date: Dec. 12, 2010 Available at: Walmart, Toys'r'Us, Target, Best Buy, GameStop, Kmart, Sears, Amazon.

Pikachu stars in PokePark, the first Pokemon adventure
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Pikachu stars in PokéPark, the first Pokémon adventure game on the Wii console. Pikachu is summoned to the PokéPark to find the missing Sky Prism Pieces, befriending other Pokémon throughout the journey. System: Nintendo Wii Genre: Action-Adventure List Price: $49.99 Release Date: Nov. 1, 2010 Available at: Walmart, Toys'r'Us, Target, Best Buy, GameStop, Kmart, Sears, Amazon.

Players use the stylus and their imagination to
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Players use the stylus and their imagination to help Maxwell solves robust puzzles and challenges in redesigned levels to acquire the “Starite.” Now players can not only input objects with text, but they can alter the objects using adjectives. Create anything from a flying shy zombie to a hyperactive viking. System: Nintendo DS, DSi, DSiXL Genre: Action Puzzle List Price: $29.99 Release Date: Oct. 12, 2010 Available at: Walmart, Toys'r'Us, Target, Best Buy, GameStop, Kmart, Sears, Amazon.

Taking place 30 years after the first two
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Taking place 30 years after the first two Golden Sun titles on Game Boy Advance, the Golden Sun continues to shine on the world of Weyard, but its power has changed everything. Continents have shifted, new countries have emerged and new species roam the world. Psynergy vortexes threaten to throw Weyard out of balance. System: Nintendo DS, DSi, DSiXL Genre: RPG List Price: $29.99 Release Date: Nov. 29, 2010 Available at: Walmart, Toys'r'Us, Target, Best Buy, GameStop, Kmart, Sears, Amazon.

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The classic Nintendo 64 title Golden Eye 007
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The classic Nintendo 64 title Golden Eye 007 is reborn on the Wii with updated graphics and single player storyline featuring Daniel Craig as Bond. It also offers online multiplayer for up to eight players, featuring more than 50 characters to enter the firefight. System: Nintendo Wii Genre: First Person Shooter List Price: $49.99 Release Date: Nov. 2, 2010 Available at: Walmart, Toys'r'Us, Target, Best Buy, GameStop, Kmart, Sears, Amazon.

System: Nintendo DS, DSi, DSiXL Genre: Action Puzzle
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System: Nintendo DS, DSi, DSiXL Genre: Action Puzzle List Price: $29.99 Release Date: Nov. 14, 2010 Available at: Walmart, Toys'r'Us, Target, Best Buy, GameStop, Kmart, Sears, Amazon. Mario must rescue Pauline from Donkey Kong by guiding Mini Marios through over 200 action-puzzle levels. Players use the stylus to place girders, conveyor belts, springs and warp pipes to reach the goal. It also features a “Construction Zone” mode where players can build and share their own levels online.

Lost in the Wasteland, an alternate world filled
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Lost in the Wasteland, an alternate world filled with forgotten Disney characters, Mickey uses paint and paint thinner to shape the world around him. A great family game that everyone can enjoy. System: Nintendo Wii Genre: Action-Adventure List Price: $49.99 Release Date: Nov. 30, 2010 Available at: Walmart, Toys'r'Us, Target, Best Buy, GameStop, Kmart, Sears, Amazon.

Professor Layton and his apprentice, Luke, receive a
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Professor Layton and his apprentice, Luke, receive a letter from Luke 10 years in the future. The London of the future is chaotic and Layton is the only one who can solve the mystery. Over 165 new puzzles guide players through the storyline, plus free downloadable puzzles. System: Nintendo DS, DSi, DSiXL Genre: Puzzle List Price: $29.99 Release Date: Sept. 12, 2010 Available at: Walmart, Toys'r'Us, Target, Best Buy, GameStop, Kmart, Sears, Amazon.

Kirby's new yarn body allows him to take
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Kirby's new yarn body allows him to take new forms like a race car, submarine, giant tank or a UFO. Plus, a two-player cooperative gameplay offers as much fun as a kitten with a ball of yarn. System: Nintendo Wii Genre: 2-D Platformer List Price: $49.99 Release Date: Oct. 17th 2010 Available at: Walmart, Toys'r'Us, Target, Best Buy, GameStop, Kmart, Sears, Amazon.

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The third installment of the Pokemon Ranger series
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The third installment of the Pokémon Ranger series sends players to the Oblivia region to protect the Pokémon, people and nature. Using the stylus, Rangers befriend Pokémon and use their powers to solve puzzles. Up to four players can play together through certain missions through wireless connection. System: Nintendo DS, DSi, DSiXL Genre: Action-Adventure List Price: $29.99 Release Date: Oct. 4, 2010 Available at: Walmart, Toys'r'Us, Target, Best Buy, GameStop, Kmart, Sears, Amazon.