By Josh Speer / October 3rd, 2019
I won’t lie – this week’s Nintendo Download isn’t much larger than last. But then again, last week’s was larger than I thought. So I guess that means you’ll have a lot to enjoy? Either way, there’s a trio of featured games this week, as well as some additional sales, a very strange event promotion and more. So let’s get started with the return of a colorful duo!
As one of the folks that backed the project, I’m fond of Yooka-Laylee. At least in theory. In execution, I got bogged down by all the old school details in the first game, and have yet to beat it. That said, it might surprise you that I’m more than a little excited about the sequel. It’s called Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, and it does things a bit differently. In a way, Impossible Lair is like Super Mario Galaxy 2, and the original Yooka-Laylee is like Super Mario Galaxy. While the first adventure was a wide open 3D romp, this one is more 2.5D, which is much more my speed. That makes this game more of a traditional platformer, with some fun mechanics like Alternate Level States. If you’re a fan of classic platforming with a twist or just loved the first game, you might want to check out Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair starting next week. Next up, if you want a dystopian VN with taxi cabs, check out Neo Cab. Or if you want a prettier version of a 3DS game, there’s The Alliance Alive HD Remastered. Now let’s check out a really peculiar event promotion.
- Don’t Miss an Icy Cool Reward for My Nintendo Members at Cold Stone Creamery! – Cold Stone Creamery brings an exciting collaboration with the Super Mario Maker 2, Yoshi’s Crafted World and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe games by introducing the Mario & Luigi’s Masterpiece creation served in themed cups and Rainbow Sprinkle Road ice cream cake, both available for a limited time. To celebrate the partnership, My Nintendo is offering fun Cold Stone Creamery theme rewards to include a $1-off coupon for a Love It® or Gotta Have It® Sized Signature Creation™. Treat out the Mario & Luigi’s Masterpiece creation and share a fun My Nintendo reward with a friend! Act fast, as this coupon expires on Oct. 15. Terms apply.
Next up in today’s Nintendo Download, we have some sales. If you love Square Enix, they are discounting several titles until 10/13, though you can find more details here. Besides that, here’s your usual Game Guide offerings. Fans of cute puzzle games can check out Lanternium (Switch) for $8.99; SHMUP enthusiasts might like Habroxia (Switch) for $6.79; for some spicy fun, there’s Pantsu Hunter: Back to the 90s (Switch) for $10.39; for violence with robots, try IN-VERT (Switch) for $3.74; to try a weird adventure game, there’s The Tower of Beatrice (Switch) for only $4.49; if you like steep discounts, try LOST ORBIT: Terminal Velocity (Switch) for more than half off at $1.99; for fun with penguins, try Penguin Wars (Switch) for $7.49; or to be a politician in the endless frontier, try Citizens of Space (Switch) for $9.74; for something kinda spooky, try Super Skelemania (Switch) for $3.49; for a delightful Metroidvania, look no further than Gato Roboto (Switch) for $3.99; if you like a good challenge, try Cuphead (Switch) for $15.99; to get your Ninja on, try Shadow Blade: Reload (Switch) for $4.99; or if you still want to blast things in space, try GALAK-Z: The Void: Deluxe Edition (Switch) for half off at $7.49; for spoopy platforming, try Ghoulboy (Switch) for $2.99; for something totally strange, try Anodyne (Switch) for a mere $0.99; to slay monsters as a knight, try Iron Crypticle (Switch) for $3.99; to enjoy another great discount, try Battery Jam (Switch) for $1.49; for more platforming, try Yoku’s Island Express (Switch) for half off at $9.99; for some horror, try The Coma: Recut (Switch) for only $5.99; for portable fun, try Runbow Pocket (3DS) for $7.49; or for fun with motorbikes, try URBAN TRIAL FREESTYLE 2 (3DS) for $1.39; and lastly, for something relaxing, try Koi DX (Wii U) for $1.99. To see everything else, just click here.
There’s more in this week’s Nintendo Download, but first let’s cover some digital games out next week. For a duo of fantasy titles, there’s Trine: Ultimate Collection and Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince. For a new take on a classic game, there’s BurgerTime Party! Those looking for knightly business can check out Aldred – Knight of Honor. Or if you love space battles, try STELLATUM. If you want to court madness, try Call of Cthulhu. Or if you want a charming looking VN, try A Winter’s Daydream.
The following digital goodies are all out this week of the Nintendo Download. If you like retro, Arcade Archives has you covered with Scramble. For a different flavor of old school, check out the following – Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered and Galaxy Champions TV. For some puzzle games, try Candleman, Cubixx, CROSSNIQ+ and The Tiny Bang Story. If you crave some music, try Beats Runner and Hexagroove: Tactical DJ. For silly VNs, try fault – milestone one and Soulslayer. And lastly, for a Norse RPG, try Rimelands: Hammer of Thor.
Okay, that Nintendo Download was actually much longer than I thought it would be. Thanks as always for joining us here at oprainfall for your weekly Nintendo Download, and be sure to tune in next week!
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