The sequel to Pushmo, my favourite 3DS game, is out today. The new one is called Crashmo. In the old game you pulled and moved blocks in order to climb to your destination.. In the new one, you do the same… but now the blocks can fall!
This sounds like the most boring thing ever, but both last year’s game and this year’s — which I’m about 40 puzzles into and not close to halfway — are very good puzzle games. Watch the Japanese trailer up top, OK? Or go to Nintendo’s Crashmo site, which is full of videos and justified hype.
Not sold on Crashmo? Well, back in the day there was a game called Zelda.It has block-pushing puzzles too. It also had a sword, a shield, an bow and arrow and octorocks. It was very good. Then they made a sequel and it was strange. And by strange I mean it was a side-scrolling role-playing game that seemed to have little to do with the first Zelda. Nintendo loves re-selling their old games, so, as of today, you can buy Zelda II: The Adventure of Link on your 3DS. Previously, you could only have it on your 3DS if you were a 3DS Ambassador (translation: you paid full price back when the 3DS was not worth its price tage and before Nintendo cut the price by a third; today, the 3DS is wayyyyy better).
Also in today’s Nintendo eShop update:
- Spirit Hunters Inc: Light for the 3DS and DSi shops. Official info page.
- Spirit Hunters Inc: Shadow for the 3DS and DSi shops.. Official info page.
- 3D MahJongg for the 3DS shop. Official info page.
- Ninja Master’s for the Wii shop, which can also be accessed with a Wii U in Wii mode. (Sorry, no info page)
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE WII U?
That’s what you’re thinking, right?
Well, tough. Wii U owners get no new games today. They’ll just have to be happy with this handful of games that were put on the Wii U’s eShop . Just a few indies and whatnot:
- Assassin’s Creed III
- Chasing Aurora
- Darksiders II
- Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
- EA Sports FIFA Soccer 2013
- ESPN Sports Connection
- Game Party Champions
- Just Dance 4
- Little Inferno
- Madden NFL 2013
- Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition
- Nano Assault NEO
- NBA 2K13
- New Super Mario Bros. U
- Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
- Nintendo Land
- Rabbids Land
- Scribblenauts Unlimited
- Sing Party
- Sonic All Star Racing Transformed
- Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition
- Trine 2: Director’s Cut
- Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper
- Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013