Pullblox

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Nintendo launches 3DS eShop sale in Europe

Nintendo launches 3DS eShop sale in Europe

Mario! Zelda! Pullblox! More Mario!

Top 3DS downloadable titles will have their prices cut by 20 per cent over the next fortnight, Nintendo has announced.

The promotion is divided into two week-long sales, designed to celebrate the eShop's one year anniversary.

Week one offers 20 per cent off of 9/10 Nintendo gem Pullblox, plus Virtual Console classics The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX and Super Mario Land.

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Pullblox Review

Pullblox Review

Chip off the old block.

Nintendo's been on a roll lately with the new entries in its beloved Mario, Zelda, and Mario Kart franchises. Yet even the most dyed-in-the-wool fan will admit concern that the company keeps drawing from the same well. So it should come as a surprise that Nintendo's best first-party original title in years is premiering as a budget release on the 3DS' fledgling eShop.

Pullblox, or Pushmo as it's known in North America, is a puzzle-platformer by Intelligent Systems (WarioWare, Advance Wars, Paper Mario) about rescuing children trapped inside collapsible play structures. While this sounds ridiculously painful, Pullblox doesn't dwell on this silly premise and instead uses it as a simple explanation for why your gnomish red avatar Mallo has to solve a series of spatial challenges.

Scaling these vertical playpens is easier said than done. Each structure is comprised of a series of peculiarly shaped blocks that can be pulled out to three positions along the Z-axis. Blocks can also be grabbed from the side and slid forward, provided there's enough room for Mallo to shuffle his feet. It's a bit like Catherine, without all the sex or frustration. Or sexual frustration.

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Nintendo announces Pullblox 3DS eShop release date

Nintendo announces Pullblox 3DS eShop release date

Cute Nintendo-made puzzler, plus more DSi, WiiWare.

Charming first-party puzzler Pullblox arrives on the 3DS eShop this week, Nintendo has announced.

The weekly Thursday update will also contain Game Boy Color platform-shooter Blaster Master: Enemy Below, on the 3DS' Virtual Console.

Pullblox is the latest in a line of original downloadable games for the 3DS made by Nintendo, and follows last month's creature creation oddity Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive!

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