1. New Super Mario Brothers 2

Nintendo released New Super Mario Bros. 2 this Sunday, along with their monstrously big 3DS XL. It has many of the great elements from the Wii’s New Super Mario Bros.: sharp graphics, fun gameplay, and challenging levels.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 brings the bling. Instead of collecting just a few coins each level, it becomes the entire mission of the game. Special power-ups turn Mario into Midas, or turn his enemies into gold. The most humorous one turns Mario’s head into a gold brick that spits out coins. Although this seems a little gimmicky, the game is solid. You can even play cooperatively with your friends across a wireless connection.

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It’s tough to keep up with all the great games worth playing. Between consoles, PCs and our mobile devices, there are so many ways to play alone or together that it’s hard to decide what to pick up.

We’re here to help. Here’s a list of five titles you should definitely consider playing this weekend. Some are new, while others are noteworthy because of a sale or deal. We also tried to represent a broad cross-section of gaming platforms and genres.

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If you’re playing anything else you think we should mention in the future, or you see any great sales on current games, let us know in the comments.

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