It’s Thanksgiving week. The week Americans enjoy the spoils of plentiful bounty, watch football, and drink beer, but when those festivities end, what’s next?

Thankfully, the next day, Friday, Nov. 27, is Black Friday, the official beginning to the Holiday 2009 shopping season, and there will indeed be deals to be had everywhere, including from Nintendo.

That’s right, the Japanese game-maker is offering its DSi portable gaming system, with $20 worth of pre-installed software, for the regular $170 price point.

There will be two flavors available for your shopping sake; the White, and Metallic Blue versions, and both have varying goodies installed on them, so choose wisely!

Here’s the differences.

Metallic Blue

  • Mario vs. Donkey Kongâ„¢: Minis March Again: Can Mario and his Mini Marios rescue Pauline from Donkey Kong’s clutches yet again?
  • Dr. Marioâ„¢ Express: Mario once again dons his stethoscope to battle the forces of illness in this downloadable version of the classic puzzle game.
  • WarioWareâ„¢: Snapped!: Warioâ„¢ returns with more manic action made especially for the Nintendo DSi system. WarioWare: Snapped! uses the built-in Nintendo DSi Camera to make players the star of the show by placing them right into fast-paced mini-games.
  • Marioâ„¢ Calculator: Mario and Luigiâ„¢ take a break from their normal adventures to dedicate their heroic talents to working with numbers.
  • Marioâ„¢ Clock: Mario Clock includes both analog and digital clocks that use the system’s internal clock or allow you to offset the time however you like.


  • Brain Ageâ„¢ Express: Arts & Letters: Test your spelling in Word Attack, enjoy literary classics in Reading Aloud and tune your musical skills in Piano Player.
  • Brain Ageâ„¢ Express: Sudoku: Solve a variety of puzzles at three different skill levels using the touch screen and an intuitive interface.
  • Brain Ageâ„¢ Express: Math: Players can enjoy a mix of new and familiar exercises, including Change Maker, Triangle Math, Sum Totaled and Multi Tasker.
  • Clubhouse Gamesâ„¢ Express: Card Classics: Play familiar favorites like Blackjack and Five Card Draw, or test your ability in the fast-paced Last Card, Last Card Plus and President.
  • Photo Clock: Experience all the enjoyment of a photo album while ensuring you won’t lose track of the time.

If someone on your chrismahanakwanza list wants to get into DS gaming, doesn’t look you’ll see a better deal than this! Happy shopping folks.

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Eddie Makuch is a Blast staff writer. Reach him at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch.

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