Each day in the month leading up to the 27th of March, when the 3DS and Wii U eShops will be closed to new purchases, we’ll showcase a single eShop title for one of those systems and explain why we believe it needs your attention – before it’s too late. Soon, you will no longer be able to add titles to your library, and we hold these eShop-exclusives near and dear to our hearts.
Today, Liam recalls with escapeVektor on the early years of the 3DS eShop…
So, what is its name?
escapeVektor. ‘Vektor’ is the name of the mysterious digital personality you control, but there must be a mathematical or geometrical relation as well…
Who made it?
It was created by the outstanding independent Australian group Nnooo and published in 2012. You may recognize them from other hits such as Pop for DSi and WiiWare, Spirit Hunters Inc. games, Cubemen 2 and The Tale of Kusakari.
What is the main idea?
You control Vektor, who tracks pathways over a grid until an escape becomes available. You must also avoid adversaries; if you come into touch with them, they will destroy you. It draws a little bit of inspiration from maze-running video games like Pac-Man.
Why do you need to play it?
It is easy to learn yet surprisingly difficult. It also features a fantastic retro-futuristic aesthetic, vibrant visuals, and a pulsating music that will have you going back for more.
What does it cost?
It was originally $6.99, but until the eShop shuts it is on sale for $1.99/ £1.70/ €1.99 only.
As part of our ‘Countdown’ series, we will return for the final day with one more 3DS or Wii U eShop suggestion. Share your comments with us if you already possess this item in your collection.