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3DS eShop games of the week: Professor Layton, Mighty Bomb Jack and more

What are you going to download this week?

It's a big week in the 3DS eShop as Professor Layton And The Miracle Mask joins Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D and Mighty Bomb Jack. You can also get some New Art Academy DLC and a selection of films from Breakthru Films while Let's Golf 3D has been reduced.

Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D (3DS: Teyon, £4.49) is an arcade-style rail shooter that sees you travelling to the volatile Middle East to join an elite Special Forces unit. The 3D version of 2011 WiiWare game Heavy Fire enables you to choose from three characters, each with unique attributes, before blasting your way through a variety of dangerous ground, vehicle and air-based stages. As you win your military rank will rise and you'll be able to earn you increasingly powerful and upgradeable weapons.

Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (3DS: Nintendo, £39.99) is also available in the shops but you can download the fifth game in the adventuring archaeologist's puzzle series from the eShop for £39.99.

Mighty Bomb Jack (3DS: Tecmo Koei, £4.49) is an old NES game that's already available through the Wii's Virtual Console and is now being released on 3DS eShop. In this platformer, you play as Jack who has to rescue the royal family who have been imprisoned inside the Great Pyramid of Evil by the demon Belzebut. So Jack jumps and glides through the enemy-infested levels, collecting bombs, treasure and increasing his abilities by collecting Mighty Coins.

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The New Art Academy DLC (3DS: Nintendo £1.79 for each pack) includes two new add-ons, giving you new ways to create art. They are Pointilism & Textures and Mixing Paints.

Let's Golf 3D (3DS: Gameloft, £1.79) has been reduced from £5.40. This 3D golf game enables you to customise your character as you unlock new powers when you gain experience. As we said in our Let's Golf 3D review, you'll get your money's worth out of the lengthy career mode but the putting is a bit iffy.

Finally, you've got the selection of Breakthru Films which can be downloaded for 89p each. Here's the selection of films available:

Fat Hamster

Little Postman

Magical Dance

Papa's Boy


Spirits of the Piano


Are you going to download anything from the eShop this week?


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  1. MartinIsAwesome Tuesday 23rd Oct 2012 at 10:41

    Heavy Fire actually looks surprisingly good. Great for fans of arcade light gun shooters like Virtua Cop. The only thing holding me back is the military and middle eastern setting which I find a bit unsavoury, but that's just me.

    Mighty Bomb Jack looks like an interesting one. I wonder if Wayforward took inspiration from it for it's own 'Mighty' series. Might have to ask about this over in Retro.

  2. vix_chan Tuesday 23rd Oct 2012 at 10:54

    Let's Golf 3D is going to be reduced from Ł5.40 to Ł1.79? If that is correct then it would be stupid to say no.

    Layton however is Ł10 cheaper in shops. I really think the downloaded version should be at a bigger reduction than a physical copy bought from a shop

  3. toffeeman30 Tuesday 23rd Oct 2012 at 12:27

    mighty bomb jack was good in the arcades, but on the nes ooh dear

  4. Ai64 Tuesday 23rd Oct 2012 at 14:29

    It's cool to see the first two packs of New Art Academy DLC. Worth purchasing to increase skills a little.

  5. NintyHippo Tuesday 23rd Oct 2012 at 14:30

    WHAT? I pay Ł5.40 for Let's Golf 3D and then they lower the price to Ł1.79! :evil:

    Ł1.79 is a bargain though.

  6. Riverlution Tuesday 23rd Oct 2012 at 17:27

    I want to get Layton... And I want to download it. But come on Nintendo, please lower the prices. If it was even the same price as it was in the shops I'd probably download it.

    But its not worth Ł10.

    Also, tempted by just golf now... although I have no real interest in it >.>

  7. 5OUNDWAVE Tuesday 23rd Oct 2012 at 17:44

    look's like it's golf for me , i need my golfing fix , seeing as there's no word of a wii u sport's this should do for a while , tiger wood's is terrible

  8. goldtanooki Tuesday 23rd Oct 2012 at 19:17

    I'll probably buy Let's Golf 3D and Fat Hamster

  9. JamieRIOT Wednesday 24th Oct 2012 at 14:53

    Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D looks rather fun actually. It's nice to see the eShop getting some decent third-party support. I think I will pick that up along with Let's Golf 3D. No 3DS digital download should exceed Ł29.99 in my opinion though. Nintendo are probably crushing sales figures with these prices.

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