Nintendo Download: 25th October 2012 (Europe)

Heavy Fire and Mighty Bomb Jack make for slim pickings - thank goodness for Layton

Ouch. Not much in the way of downloadable goodness this week, with just three games available - all of which are 3DS-based and one of which is a retail download. Aside from some downloadable videos and a smattering of DLC, there's not much else to report.

3DS Retail Download

Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (Nintendo, €44.99 / £39.99) — To coincide with the retail release of Layton's next adventure, you can also download the game directly to your 3DS console. Check out our Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask review if you're interested.

3DS Download

Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D (Teyon, €4.99 / £4.49) — An update of the disappointing WiiWare shooter, this action title improves on what has gone before but is still barely worth playing. As we said in our Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D review, "no matter what is bolted to it, the core of this revision remains a bland, anonymous, lowest-common-denominator shooter that leaves no taste behind and ultimately may as well have not even happened".

3DS Virtual Console

Mighty Bomb Jack (Koei Tecmo, €4.99 / £4.49) — Conclusive proof that not all retro classics have stood the test of time, this 8-bit port of the arcade original is a rather painful trip down memory lane. If you need convincing, you can check out our review of the Wii Virtual Console edition of Mighty Bomb Jack.

3DS Downloadable Video

BREAKTHRU Films (€0.99 / £0.89 each) - A brand new selection of videos from Breakthru Films is now available to purchase.

Videos available this week include:

  • Fat Hamster
  • Little Postman
  • Magical Dance
  • Papa’s Boy
  • Scarecrow
  • Spirits of the Piano
  • Transformation

3DS Downloadable Content

New Art Academy (Nintendo, €1.99 / £1.79 each) — Learn even more ways to create art with two new add-ons available for New Art Academy this week:

  • Pointilism & Textures
  • Mixing Paints

Special Offer

Let's Golf 3D sees a limited price drop to just €1.99 / £1.79 - its original price was €6 / £5.40, so that's quite a saving.

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Not a lot to get your pulse racing this week, then. Let's get the formality of the poll over with, shall we?

What will you be downloading first this week? (99 votes)

Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D (3DS eShop)

2%

Mighty Bomb Jack (3DS Virtual Console)

5%

Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (3DS Retail Download)

16%

New Art Academy DLC (3DS eShop)

4%

Let’s Golf! 3D (3DS eShop Special Offer)

20%

Nothing for me this week

53%

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