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Published on July 19th, 2012 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor

Quick, to the eShop! Help Kid Icarus Defeat Monsters by Doing the Tumble Pop

This week we are faced with the unruly task of playing something retro. That has been the greatest thing about the Nintendo eShop. It doesn’t take you searching high and low for cords, or the games themselves, to enjoy something from the earlier days in gaming. If you were lookin’ for just the right digital cartridge to slide in, we’ve got your game right here boy. Why not start things off with a laugh . . .

Dinosaur Office: Sick Day

There are often more than just games when it comes to an update in the eShop. Thanks to the classy site we’ve all grown to love, CollegeHumor brings another episode of Dinosaur Office. This episode is titled “Sick Day” and looks like any typical day off from the demanding responsibilities of the world.

You’ll have to hold your triceratops for one more day though, the video updates July 20, 2012.

The 8-bit Summer endeavor seemed a little out of sorts for Nintendo, but I was uber glad when they announced it. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the series, it brings to life many of the long forgotten titles of the 8-bit era and brings them to the eShop. Continuing the trend, we’ve got a few titles striking that gaming nerve.

Kid Icarus-Of Myth and Monsters

Originally released in 1991, we take a gander at the roots of Pit and his action-platforming habits. The game boasts the hunt for the Three Sacred Treasures and slay beasts in the name of loyalty to lady Palutena.

The game debuted on the Game Boy, giving handheld players the ability to share in the journey. The game has seemingly endless levels of exploration, but does have its challenges in store with plenty of tricky jumps and flying enemies on screen. If I didn’t already own the cartridge game, it would be an easy pick up. Besides, I let out the inner hipster when I whip out my Game Boy in public.

Kid Icarus-Myths and Monsters releases today in the Nintendo eShop for a price of US $3.99.

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Tumble Pop

How many times have you thought about how you would survive an alien infestation? “I’d call my friend Billy, board up the house, and then we’d survive on canned beans and ramen!” Um, sorry if this sounds a bit too specific, but I’ve given this scenario a lot of thought. In this title, grab your deadly, turbo-charged–vacuum.

Take out these monsters that have overrun the polluted world with your vacuum and save humanity from sucking. Tumble Pop originally released in arcade form in 1991 and then to the Game Boy. Now, the title will release in digital form in the eShop for a price of US $2.99.

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Mario’s Picross

If you were looking for something to keep you or your little one occupado, then you might think about this puzzler. Bring images to life by using logic to uncover them. Even in the screens below you’ll find a familiar handheld face. The game boasts over 250 puzzles to keep you busy. Although it isn’t the first time seeing digital release, the game offers up some challenges to Nintendo 3DS players.

Mario’s Picross releases at a price of US $3.99.

Other honorable mentions include The Phantom Thief Stina and 30 Jewels (eShop), Masyu by Nikoli (eShop) Rabi Laby 2 (eShop/DSiWare), Petit Computer (eShop/DSiWare).

Quick, to the eShop! is your one stop shop for the weekly rundown of Nintendo downloadable titles.

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I am Greg, aka LaWiiG. Thanks for coming to take a look around! Retro is the way to go! Do yourself a favor and show love by playing retro games.

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