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#1 FriskyTanuki   Old Fashioned Pizza Lawyer CAGiversary!   58696 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
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Posted 04 July 2013 - 07:59 PM

Here's your one-stop thread for all of the newest deals for 3DS eShop games. All deals end at 9 AM PT/12 PM ET on the day listed.

 

Select Nintendo Wii U and 3DS eShop titles available to purchase as an eShop code from Nintendo.com! Links included below for these titles.

 

Promotion

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Hunter's Weapon Gallery Theme available for free from the Theme Shop for a limited time. No end date known yet.

 

On Sale

3D Game Collection - $4.99 - 16% Off - Ends 5/14 - NEW

Art of Balance - $5.20 - 25% Off - Ends 5/21 - NEW

Castle Conqueror Defender - $3.99 - 20% Off - Ends 5/21 - NEW

Castle Conqueror EX - $2.79 - 30% Off - Ends 5/7

Classic Games Overload: Card & Puzzle Edition - $19.99 - 33% Off - Ends 5/11

Cube Creator 3D - $4.99 - 38% Off - Ends 5/7

Darts Up 3D - $1.49 - 50% Off - Ends 5/14

Demon King Box - $2.79 - 30% Off - Ends 5/21 - NEW

Fairune - $1.99 - 33% Off - Ends 5/7

Fun! Fun! Minigolf Touch! - $2.24 - 25% Off - Ends 5/21 - NEW

Funfair Party Games - $6.99 - 12% Off - Ends 5/14 - NEW

Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai - $6.70 - 25% Off - Ends 5/21 - NEW

KORG DSN-12 - $19.00 - 48% Off - Ends 5/7

KORG M01D - $17.00 - 50% Off - Ends 5/7

Kung Fu Rabbit - $1.49 - 70% Off - Ends 5/7 - NEW

Luv Me Buddies Wonderland - $14.90 - 40% Off - Ends 5/14

Murder on the Titanic - $5.99 - 25% Off - 5/14 - NEW

Nano Assault EX - $7.49 - 25% Off - Ends 5/21 - NEW

Parking Star 3D - $1.99 - 33% Off - Ends 5/7

Quell Memento - $2.79 - 30% Off - Ends 5/21 - NEW

Soccer Up 3D - $1.99 - 33% Off - Ends 5/21

Soccer Up Online - $2.99 - 25% Off - Ends 5/21

Tiny Games: Knights & Dragons - $1.49 - 50% Off - Ends 5/14 - NEW

Toys vs Monsters - $2.99 - 25% Off - Ends 5/3

Van Helsing sniper Zx100 - $3.49 - 47% Off - Ends 5/17

Winter Sports: Feel the Spirit - $5.99 - 40% Off - Ends 10/1 - NEW

 

Cross Buy Games

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars - $19.99 - Opposing Platform's Code on Receipt

OlliOlli - $9.99

 

Promotions

  • Purchase Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, get a Gore Magala & Seregios theme until 3/15/15.
  • Purchase Pokemon Puzzle Challenge or Pokemon Trading Card Game, get a download code for the Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Special Demo. Code expires 5/31/15
  • Purchase a nintendogs + cats game, get the corresponding 3DS theme code. Code expires 12/31/15


#2 jza1218   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4581 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 July 2013 - 08:03 PM

Everyone raves about Mighty Switch Force, right? What's it like?



#3 utopianmachine   Deal Ninja CAGiversary!   9884 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 08:22 PM

Everyone raves about Mighty Switch Force, right? What's it like?

 

There's a trailer here.

 

http://www.nintendo....c_burYElJb8BHKh

 

Made me decide not to get it. I'm not big on games like this.



#4 breakfuss   Malicious Baiter ♥ CAGiversary!   3268 Posts   Joined 3.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 July 2013 - 10:11 PM

There's a trailer here.

http://www.nintendo....c_burYElJb8BHKh

Made me decide not to get it. I'm not big on games like this.


I'd have to agree, although I pretty much hate everything by Way Forward.

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#5 Caddywompus21   CAGnaut CAGiversary!   636 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 10:13 PM

MSF is a game about perfecting a level. If you don't enjoy playing the same level over and over, this game isn't for you. It was well worth $4 too me.



#6 jza1218   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4581 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 July 2013 - 10:53 PM

Yeah that does not sound like me. Thanks guys.



#7 RollingSkull   No Decisive Evidence CAGiversary!   5404 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 11:00 PM

MSF is only about perfecting a level if you give a crap about the time attack. You suddenly throw a stopwatch on Mega Man and it's about "perfecting a level" to the same degree as MSF is. It's silly.

 

MSF is a decent but completely workmanlike platformer puzzler. For the price, you could do worse. A lot of people rave about it, though, because the 3DS eshop is a wasteland and MSF is decent.

 

No more than decent though. There's nothing all that clever here. Personally, it felt like something you just do to pass the time. Not a bad game, but completely and wholly forgettable.

 

In a sense, since everything is really simple, you could say the focus was on time attack, but this isn't Sonic. There's no sense of speed, nor is there really a since of supreme efficiency when you dispatch a room quickly. It just feels like they had no ambition or unique cleverness on the puzzles at all so they threw on a stopwatch and tried to trick people into thinking it was a time attack. Rabi Labi series did the same thing but at least those puzzles were ball bustingly hard.


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#8 FriskyTanuki   Old Fashioned Pizza Lawyer CAGiversary!   58696 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
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Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:34 AM

It's also on the Wii U, though that version is on sale for $6.67.

 

The only real problem that I have with it is that they don't have a ton of levels, so they kind of just introduce and throw away mechanics pretty quickly and don't have any build-up to the end. Those mechanics are only reintroduced in that last level that's kind of a big, long "Fuck You" since it's hard and quite a bit longer than every level leading up to it with its own new mechanic that changes up how you have to approach it. There's not much of a build up to that final level, so it's just a big wall right at the end. It's still a good game, but they don't really seem to believe in their ideas enough to flesh everything out as much as it maybe should be fleshed out.

 

Though I haven't played a ton of it, Mighty Flip Champs is basically the same sort of game with the major difference being that you're switching between dimensions to figure out how to get to the end of the level.


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#9 twztid13   Infinite backlog CAGiversary!   6741 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 05 July 2013 - 12:41 AM

If you have a 3DS, you can get Mighty Switch Force on that for $3.99, which is the exact same game.

 

The only real problem that I have with it is that they don't have a ton of levels, so they kind of just introduce and throw away mechanics pretty quickly and don't have any build-up to the end. Those mechanics are only reintroduced in that last level that's kind of a big, long "Fuck You" since it's hard and quite a bit longer than every level leading up to it with its own new mechanic that changes up how you have to approach it. There's not much of a build up to that final level, so it's just a big wall right at the end. It's still a good game, but they don't really seem to believe in their ideas enough to flesh everything out as much as it maybe should be fleshed out.

 

Though I haven't played a ton of it, Mighty Flip Champs is basically the same sort of game with the major difference being that you're switching between dimensions to figure out how to get to the end of the level.

Did they add levels to this game? If so, are you talking about after they added them? I know they did to Mutant Mudds & one other game on 3DS a while back. I was interested in this game, but I have every other 3DS eShop game worth a darn, and I don't have time to play them, so I'll probably pass if your description holds true, even after the added levels (if this is the case on MSF). Thanks!



#10 FriskyTanuki   Old Fashioned Pizza Lawyer CAGiversary!   58696 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
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Posted 05 July 2013 - 01:01 AM

Supposedly, five more levels were added in an update, but I haven't seen where to get them. I got up to the last level (16) of the Wii U version and there's nothing indicating that there are more levels in there.


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#11 RollingSkull   No Decisive Evidence CAGiversary!   5404 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:36 AM

Good gravy, I want to play Mighty Flip Champs just because that final level looks so monstrous and entertaining but the rest of the game is just so dull.

 

And it's a better concept and game than Mighty Switch Force by miles. And EVEN THEN it's just "walk here, flip, walk here, flip, walk here, flip, hit button, walk back, flip." (And to be honest, solidly half of that level is spent waiting, watching, or otherwise walking slowly to an obvious goal, with precious few CLEVER BYPASS hack tricks.)

The litmus test for a good puzzler is the ratio of time spent figuring it out vs. time spent actually walking around and doing a puzzle. If I have to watch my character grunt and groan as he pushes blocks all day, eat me. Even PoP:SoT doesn't escape my sneer for that.


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#12 Caddywompus21   CAGnaut CAGiversary!   636 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 07:22 AM

MSF is only about perfecting a level if you give a crap about the time attack. You suddenly throw a stopwatch on Mega Man and it's about "perfecting a level" to the same degree as MSF is. It's silly.

The entire game is based around a par system though, sure you can enjoy the game without it but then you only have about a 30 min. game. There's just not much of a challenge without the time limits.



#13 utopianmachine   Deal Ninja CAGiversary!   9884 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 07:24 AM

I'm interested in the squirrel game a little... But only because it looks adorable, I think.



#14 IronChariot   In My Country There Is Problem CAGiversary!   2115 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 07:34 AM

MSF is only about perfecting a level if you give a crap about the time attack. You suddenly throw a stopwatch on Mega Man and it's about "perfecting a level" to the same degree as MSF is. It's silly.

 

MSF is a decent but completely workmanlike platformer puzzler. For the price, you could do worse. A lot of people rave about it, though, because the 3DS eshop is a wasteland and MSF is decent.

 

No more than decent though. There's nothing all that clever here. Personally, it felt like something you just do to pass the time. Not a bad game, but completely and wholly forgettable.

 

In a sense, since everything is really simple, you could say the focus was on time attack, but this isn't Sonic. There's no sense of speed, nor is there really a since of supreme efficiency when you dispatch a room quickly. It just feels like they had no ambition or unique cleverness on the puzzles at all so they threw on a stopwatch and tried to trick people into thinking it was a time attack. Rabi Labi series did the same thing but at least those puzzles were ball bustingly hard.

Pretty much my thoughts on the game.



#15 RollingSkull   No Decisive Evidence CAGiversary!   5404 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 08:30 AM

The entire game is based around a par system though, sure you can enjoy the game without it but then you only have about a 30 min. game. There's just not much of a challenge without the time limits.

Throwing on a stopwatch and strict par times does not make your game about par. That's longevity without any effort. There are no mechanics to support speedy play. No wealth of tricks to learn except for the rare puzzle bypass, ESPECIALLY rare in MSF. There's no sense of speed. Nothing in the game is designed to afford speed or even suggest it APART from that stopwatch. Puzzles don't offer any sort of speedy mechanics except "Memorize the exact sequence." and the exact sequences aren't even all that fun to go through mechanically. Hell, the average Mega Man game will have trickier screens than even the toughest puzzle in MSF.

 

Sometimes you just have a thirty minute game that the designers cynically tried to throw some longevity on. Absolutely nothing about MSF's design suggests going for speed was anything more than the same sort of afterthought the combat was.


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#16 twztid13   Infinite backlog CAGiversary!   6741 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2013 - 06:49 AM

Bit on MSF to zero out my eshop balance (my excuse to myself. Sad). Haven't played much yet, but seems alot closer to what someone said about Mega Man with time controls rather than being a game where one is forced to replay levels for best time (or suggesting that that is what the entire game is indicative of). It's there if you want to get top times, but that seems like an extra, imho (admittedly, the devs usually have that "time attack" mindset from the jump when creating games that incorporate this feature well, no doubt).

Thanks for posting these, Frisky. Much easier than going thru the eshop every Thursday when I have only limited time for gaming. Please continue this, if you have the time after all the other great work you do here (now removing lips from buttocks, lol). :bow:

#17 TsaebehT   far from god CAGiversary!   1699 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 July 2013 - 07:23 PM

I'm interested in the squirrel game a little... But only because it looks adorable, I think.


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#18 Caddywompus21   CAGnaut CAGiversary!   636 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 12:52 AM

Sometimes you just have a thirty minute game that the designers cynically tried to throw some longevity on. Absolutely nothing about MSF's design suggests going for speed was anything more than the same sort of afterthought the combat was.

I agree with that and it could very well be the case as you explained. I just didn't enjoy the game until I attempted the par times. The larger levels where you had to figure out the most effient order to tackel the puzzles was where the game shined.



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Posted 07 July 2013 - 01:57 AM

So when you download a game it's associated with the machine, and you can switch machines 5 times? Is it saved to the SD card, and can you back it up off that, move it off and on the card? And can you download again? Sorry to go OT, having trouble finding answers.
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#20 FriskyTanuki   Old Fashioned Pizza Lawyer CAGiversary!   58696 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
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Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:20 PM

There's an interesting 3DS eShop/Club Nintendo deal going on with Shim Megami Tensei IV and Fire Emblem: Awakening:

 

Shin Megami Tensei IV, the upcoming mature-themed role playing game from ATLUS for the Nintendo 3DS system, has a brand new limited-time offer for fans: players in the U.S. and Canada who purchase Shin Megami Tensei IV and Nintendo's hit turn-based strategy game Fire Emblem Awakening and register both games on their free Club Nintendo account will receive a $30 credit to use in the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS. The promotion begins on the release date of Shin Megami Tensei IV - July 16, 2013 - and runs through August 31. Both retail and digital purchases of either game are eligible for the offer, so long as both games are registered to the same Club Nintendo account by August 31, 2013. Specific details on the promotion can be found on the Club Nintendo website:http://club.nintendo.com/.

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#21 FriskyTanuki   Old Fashioned Pizza Lawyer CAGiversary!   58696 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
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Posted 12 July 2013 - 12:30 AM

The new deals for this week:

 

Outdoors Unleashed Africa 3D - $2.99 - 25% Off - Ends 7/25

Rising Board - $1.49 - 25% Off - Ends 8/8


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#22 blinkdude1184   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   25 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:54 AM

Order Up! is half off at $4.99 until July 22nd, saw this on NintendoLife.com last week


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#23 FriskyTanuki   Old Fashioned Pizza Lawyer CAGiversary!   58696 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:57 AM

It's not listed in the sales section of the eShop.

 

Edit: Doing searches of Order Up and Planet Crashers shows that they're both on sale for $4.99, so I've added them to the OP. Nintendo needs to get their shit in order since nobody will buy them if you can't easily find them.


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#24 blinkdude1184   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   25 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 02:09 AM

Yeah, I was surprised when I looked in the sales section on the eshop and Order Up wasn't in there, I had to do a manual search to DL it haha


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#25 FriskyTanuki   Old Fashioned Pizza Lawyer CAGiversary!   58696 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
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Posted 18 July 2013 - 09:43 PM

The new deals for this week:

 

American Mensa Academy - $3.99 - 60% Off - Permanent Price Drop?

Deer Drive Legends - $9.99 - 33% Off - Permanent Price Drop?

Fractured Soul - $7.99 - 33% Off - Ends 8/1

Puzzler Brain games - $4.99 - 50% Off - Permanent Price Drop?

Puzzler World 2013 - $9.99 - 33 % Off - Permanent Price Drop?


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#26 Zbornak   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   651 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 19 July 2013 - 12:36 PM

Puzzler World 2013 is a really great game.  If you enjoy pencil puzzles (crossword, sudoku, etc.) I highly recommend it.  It's got a huge amount of content, interesting and varied puzzles (including some I've never seen before) and a great interface.  It's easily worth full price, but at $10 it's a steal.


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#27 FriskyTanuki   Old Fashioned Pizza Lawyer CAGiversary!   58696 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
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Posted 24 July 2013 - 01:03 AM

There's a new deal today:

 

Code of Princess - $19.99 - 33% Off - Ends 7/28


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#28 slidecage   Nothing to say CAGiversary!   26998 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2013 - 01:15 AM

Puzzler World 2013 is a really great game.  If you enjoy pencil puzzles (crossword, sudoku, etc.) I highly recommend it.  It's got a huge amount of content, interesting and varied puzzles (including some I've never seen before) and a great interface.  It's easily worth full price, but at $10 it's a steal.

bad thing is if you played one you played them all (even though i  do own all of them)  even the bugged  puzzler world 2


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#29 Zbornak   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   651 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2013 - 01:52 AM

bad thing is if you played one you played them all (even though i  do own all of them)  even the bugged  puzzler world 2

While there's certainly quite a bit of overlap, each version added a few games.  The new games are good ones, too, either original puzzles or at least challenging ones.  The 2012 and 2013 versions also added Master Mode puzzles, which also helped fix the problem of the first two games' overly-easy puzzles.  I'd say they're all worth owning.


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#30 FriskyTanuki   Old Fashioned Pizza Lawyer CAGiversary!   58696 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago   Has been playing Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
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Posted 25 July 2013 - 03:38 AM

Found another game that's on sale, but isn't listed in the sales section of the eShop:

 

Block Factory - $1.99 - 50% Off

 

The announcement press release for this doesn't mention an end date, but it did say that it started on 7/19 and the press release was sent out on 7/23.

 

It seems to be a puzzle game with a big part of the appeal being the creation of puzzle/modes that you can share with others via QR code, though I'll include the PR text so you get a good idea of what it is:

 

Enjoy Gaming ltd, a worldwide digital and European retail publisher, presents « Block Factory ». The game is the second Nintendo 3DS™ game following the successful title Pyramids, designated exclusively for the Nintendo eShop™.

 

Block Factory gives the player control of a falling block puzzle game factory and gives them free rein to use their creativity to build their own classical puzzle game or their own craziest one!

Recreate by yourself the most famous puzzle games, add new features and bloc forms or create complete new puzzles!

- 14 themes in 3D (some need Play Coins to be unlocked)
- 12 blocks types (some need Play Coins to be unlocked)
- 32 puzzle shapes
- 8 colours
- game rules …

Share your creations :
- Use QR Code or StreetPass™ to share your creations and unlock new items
- Import new puzzles QR Code images
- Export your puzzles and highest score as a QR Code and give it away

- Show off your best puzzles with your highest score on our Official Facebook page


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