Published on November 15th, 2012 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor

Quick, to the eShop! Mickey is an Epic Monster Shooter at the Hotel in the Myst

We are just a few days away from the launch of the Nintendo Wii U. Regardless of the hype and fascination of the console, there is still much going on in the bread and butter world of the Nintendo 3DS handheld. Even with the two newest consoles surely having their definitive Holiday Season, Nintendo is still sending love over to DSi players.

Something else that is releasing alongside the Wii U, Disney Epic Mickey: The Power of Two is set to hit retail stores. While the 3DS version of the game will pay tribute to a more retro era of gaming, it still draws from the use of his magical brush and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

The demo for Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Illusion launched last week, but the full retail version of the game is available online and in stores November 18, 2012. Make sure to stay tuned for our Nintendo Wii U coverage, not to mention our official Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two review on all consoles.

Release Date: September 11, 2012
Developer: WayForward
Publisher: GameMill Entertainment
Price: $29.99

The movie Hotel Transylvania released just a few months back. The video game tie in of the movie released before it hit box offices, offering up a 2D platforming action/adventure story. The game now finds a new home in the ever expanding eShop.

The game features 18 different monsters and promises to deliver scenes from the movie. There are various areas of the hotel to explore and a slew of hidden gems to find. Ahem, 1400 to be exact. The game was developed by WayForward, which the quality in animations can be seen in the gameplay videos.

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Developer: Gamelion
Price: $6.99
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Release Date: November 15, 2012

Continuing on with the theme of destroying monster’s, why not just continue to shoot’em? Really. Monster Shooter is not your typical: play as the human and blast anything that looks like it has more than two flailing arms-type of game. No, you are one of the monsters and you must destroy some squirmy squids.

The game offers up 60 levels and will have you journeying to three different planets during its Story Mode. To ensure maximum carnage, there are over 20 different perks and plenty of weaponry to mow down anyone who tries to lay another tractor beam on you. The game also features a Survival Mode. If you don’t make it out alive, drop that nuke like your name was nukezilla.

I’m actually pretty intrigued by this top down shooter. It is reminiscent of titles like Total Carnage and Smash TV. The weapons look like they’d be a blast, particularly the machine gun unloading into herds of attackers.

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Other honorable mentions this week include a classic PC title gone handheld. The point and click adventure of Myst(eShop) will surely delight new generations of explorers. The game quietly released into retail stores October 26, 2012 and now makes its eShop debut for $29.99. If you were looking for another way to deliver some brain gymnastics, then the American Mensa Academy (eShop) looks like it can deliver just that. The game will whip your brain into ship-shape, even giving you an overall IQ score.

If you were looking to keep that IQ at bay then check out a new episode of Dinosaur Office. The new episode titled “Thanksgiving Special!” is no ham. There’s nothing more American than gouging yourself in the name of thanks.

If it was your platforming skills that you were looking to enhance, then Jump Trials (eShop/DSiWare) will surely have you timing those thumbs while on the run. Working Dawgs A-Maze-ing Pipes (eShop/DSiWare) is yet another puzzler to deliver hours of problem solving.

We can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the Nintendo Wii U release. Make sure to tweet @GAMINGtruth or head over to our Facebook page to sound off on your first impressions/thoughts/feelings/gripes of the console.

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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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