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Published on October 11th, 2012 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor

Quick, to the eShop! Mario Golfs for Rings While Robots Rescue Meat from the Spirit Hunters

One thing that eShop fans must be happy about is being able to try games before buying them. Since the eShop took a dramatic makeover support this possibility, games have been dropping in to say “hello” and offer up some demo action.

This week in the shop, there is one title that has landed on more than just a couple wish lists this Fall season. The LEGO series has grown to be more than a gimmick. The titles often provide a fun and quirky exploration of some favorite Hollywood movies, but they also allow us to relive those experiences–in LEGO form.

Release Date: Fall 2012
Price: Demo (free)
Platform:Nintendo 3DS
Developer: Traveller’s Tale
Publisher:WB Games

The recent Lego Batman 2 proved that these experiences and development team behind the games can improve dramatically with simple inclusions like voice acting. That may not seem like that big of a deal, but not every studio can be as robust as other AAA companies. In the meantime Traveller’s Tale still has a hefty dosage of fun and adventure lined up for 3DS owners.

The LEGO Lord of the Rings will bring Frodo Baggins right out of the Shire again and into his destined adventure. The game spans all three movies and will have you reliving the action sequences of their respective films. Gandalf’s “You shall not pass!!” scene has been shown quite a few times as an example of the storytelling that can be done with a bunch of blocks.

The game also promises over 80 playable characters and an “open-world” experience in Middle Earth. LEGO Lord of the Rings is set to release Fall 2012.

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Release Date: Oct 11, 2012
Price: $1.99

Love robots? In need of a puzzler? Wanting to let the humanitarian side of you shine? I guess you wouldn’t be a humanitarian or fighting for the better good of humans if you were saving robots? Oh well, it’s only a game.

The game offers up 60 levels of puzzles which require players to explore the maze-like layouts to save all of their robots. There are various traps such as: mines, electrical circuits, glue stains, and conveyor belts. Hopefully, you don’t fry your own circuitry in the efforts to grind out these puzzles.

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Release Date: Oct 11, 2012
Platform: Nintendo 3DS

This Mario Golf title released back in 1999 and now makes its way onto the Nintendo eShop. The title has plenty of replayability by offering three different customizable characters and an array of courses.

Mario will be swinging away on over four different courses and 12 different practices ranges. This is aside from the five different play modes, which my efforts on the green would probably keep me glued to the practice ranges themselves.

Along with the other trailers dropping this week, there is definitely a few that you might want to pay close attention to.

The video series will shed more than just “light” on the upcoming title. The trailers will kick off a look at the eShop title Spirit Hunters Inc., revealing more about the Spirit Hunters Shadow Inc. and Spirit Hunters Light Inc. which are featured in the game.

You can click here for a complete listing of all of the videos and release dates for them in the eShop. A new episode in the Meat or Die series title “Helena” will also drop tomorrow.

Other honorable mentions include Crazy Kangaroo (eShop), Nurikabe by Nikoli (eShop), and THE LAST BLADE 2 (Virtual Console).

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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