This week features games that let you use your brain to play: solve puzzles and even create your own games and programs right on your DSi.

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The Phantom Thief Stina and 30 Jewels (Agetec, $4.99)

This action RTS game lets you side with the sneaky thief Stina and her distracting army of clone bots to outwit Detective Sara and steal precious jewels throughout 30 levels. After you get them all, play as the detective for a whole new type of game.

Masyu by Nikoli (Hamster Corporation, $4.99)

“Masyu” is a puzzle in which you draw a line through the spaces according to the rules. This Nikoli title contains your usual Stage Clear and Random modes to keep you coming back for more.

Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters (Nintendo, $3.99)

The “8-bit Summer” series continues with this classic action game from 1991. Pit must save Angel Land yet again from mythical monsters that are plaguing his world.

Tumble Pop (G-Mode, $2.99)

Save the planet by vacuuming up pollution-creating monsters and leaving the world a cleaner place. This platformer even includes a stage creation mode for more vacuuming fun.

Rabi Laby 2 (Teyon, $1.99/200 pts)

Alice and Rabi are back in another hybrid puzzle platform title. You’ll control both Alice and Rabi and must use their unique skills to clear each level.

Petit Computer (Gamebridge, $7.99/800 pts)

Ever wanted to try your luck at computer programming? As its title suggest, this game is more like a computer that lets you create BASIC games, apps, and programs. You can select commands and run programs using the Nintendo DS Touch Screen, and you can even share your creations online, allowing you to collaborate with others.

Game of the Weekend
Mario’s Picross (Nintendo, $2.99)

Each week, Nintendo will be making select games available at a discount. This week’s pick combines everyone’s favorite plumber with a game of Picross. The game is on sale for $2.99 until Sunday, July 22 at 9 pm PST.

About The Author

Giancarlo Saldana is Blast's Gaming Editor. Follow him on Twitter @giansaldana to read his daily musings about the world of video games.

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