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eShop games of the week - Tokyo Crash Mobs, NBA 2K13 and more

This week's 3DS, Wii and Wii U downloads

Nintendo's Tokyo Crash Mobs is this week's big 3DS eShop release. It will be joined by Mahjong Mysteries - Ancient Athena and Zombie Skape on the 3DS digital store while NBA 2K13 is released through the Wii U eShop.

Tokyo Crash Mobs (3DS: Nintendo, £5.99) is a new puzzle game from The Mitchell Corporation, the same studio which brought us Actionloop and although it sees you attempting to jump a queue, the idea is very similar to the developer's DS puzzler. You have to take apart the queue by throwing or rolling people into queues, aiming them towards other people who are wearing the same clothes. Match three of the same colour and they'll disappear, moving you a step closer to the front. You can play in Story mode as Grace and Savannah, who want to skip to the front of the queue to get hold of bargains. There's also a Team Battle mode in which you use the 3DS gyro sensor to fend off shopaholic ninjas and UFOs.

Tokyo Crash Mobs
Tokyo Crash Mobs

Mahjong Mysteries - Ancient Athena (3DS:, £4.49) takes the classic Chinese tile matching game to Ancient Greece as you accompany an adventurer called David on the trail of ancient heroes, past the Oracle of Delphi and the Theatre of Dionysus, combining the symbols to play through 300 Mahjong levels. Along the way you experience the mystery of the Gods of Olympus and discover the treasures of the once magnificent culture. In Adventure Mode, that means you'll have to choose your favourite board in classic Mahjong and try one of 10 variations.

Zombie Skape (3DS or DSi: EnjoyUp Games, £1.79 or 200 DSi Points) stars Ethan, a boy who dreams of imitating his idol Johnny Eagle and becoming the greatest skateboarder of all time. One night, as he was practicing, something strange happened and suddenly he was surrounded by zombies. So, playing as Ethan, you have to skate around the zombies, attempting to rescue as many girls as possible.

NBA 2K13 (Wii U: Take-Two Interactive, £49.99) marks the Wii U debut for 2K Sports' basketball series. It features an enhanced MyCareer mode and you can also pit the best players in NBA history against current teams, meaning you can see who is best: The 2012 U.S. Men's National Team or the 1992 "Dream Team." Remarkably Jay Z is the executive producer.

You can also download a Vampire Crystals demo (Wii: Shanblue, free) from the Wii Shop. This a a demo version of an action game that was released a few weeks ago through the Wii Shop. It's set in Creepyland, where zombies and vampires coexist peacefully. Vampires keep the zombies well drained by sucking their blood and zombies eat vampires that died from old age or illness. But when this all changes, you are called in to lead the fight against the zombies as a brave vampire. Here's the trailer.

Are you going to download any of these games?


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  1. TheSlenderman Monday 14th Jan 2013 at 16:46

    I'm still a bit sceptical of the 3ds eshop as there is little on there that seems to be worth getting. I have a few things, like pullblox and vvvvv, but not much else catches my eye at the moment.
    The option to download big games like mk7 is a good idea, but for now they are just too expensive to be worth a look.
    Once they are cheap, though...

  2. MartinIsAwesome Monday 14th Jan 2013 at 19:01

    Because everyone knows that whereas boys can get by alright with nothing but a skateboard, girls are useless in zombie situations and need saving. ?_?

    Only thing for me this week is that WiiWare demo.

  3. nintenu Tuesday 15th Jan 2013 at 08:57

    Ł49.99??? one with any money sense, will ever buy downloadable games at this price. What’s more important? selling one game at Ł49.99 or two at Ł25.00 each??

  4. deKay Tuesday 15th Jan 2013 at 11:32

    Crash Mobs fo' sho'.

  5. deKay Tuesday 15th Jan 2013 at 11:35

    I'm still a bit sceptical of the 3ds eshop as there is little on there that seems to be worth getting



    Art of Balance, Dillon's Rolling Western, escapeVektor, Gunman Clive, Kirby 3D, Let's Golf, Crimson Shroud, Aero Porter, Marvel Pinball, Zen Pinball, Mighty Switch Force, Fallblox, Mutant Mudds, Liberation Maiden, Denpa Men, Excitebike 3D, Picross e...

    And that's before you even think about the VC or DSi titles.

  6. TheSlenderman Wednesday 16th Jan 2013 at 19:05

    Just bought colors 3d and dillons' rolling western, and I retract my previous statement. :D

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