By Josh Speer / February 20th, 2020
Howdy folks! It’s been a busy week for me at oprainfall, but I can’t ignore the Nintendo Download. After all, the Switch is my system of choice, and there’s so many amazing and interesting games that even I need some help filtering the good from the bad. Which is what I’m here for. This week, there’s a few great featured titles, new games coming to the Nintendo Switch Online service, the usual sales and digital bags of goodies. Let’s start with a trio of games out soon.
The big game I’m covering first is a bit of a mouthful – the Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection. Even though I literally own all the games in the massive collection, I still can’t pass up the ability to play them all on my Switch! Especially since Capcom added some new features such as more save functionality, leaderboards and a casual mode. That last one is nice, since these games are NOT easy. The next featured title this week is a crazy looking game called One Finger Death Punch 2. You basically use one button to do deadly attacks to your foes, and it looks absolutely insane, yet fun. Finally, if you’re a fan of ports, Capcom is bringing Dante to the Switch with Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition. Pretty good start to this week’s Nintendo Download, but let’s continue with some additions to the Nintendo Switch Online.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online*
- Pop’n TwinBee – The sixth game in the TwinBee series, this vertically scrolling shooter takes place in a cute, poppy setting. TwinBee and WinBee hear that the great Dr. Murdock has lost his wits, so they set off to return him to his normal self. This game was originally released in Japan and Europe in 1993, but this will be its first release in the U.S. Pop’n TwinBee is available now.
- Smash Tennis – In Smash Tennis, the controls may be simple, but there’s plenty of room for skill! With strong shots, weak shots, lobs and eight different court types, you can develop all sorts of approaches, unlocking the deep strategies of tennis. This game was originally released in Japan in 1993 and Europe in 1994, but this will be its first release in the U.S. Smash Tennis is available now.
Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online*
- Shadow of the Ninja – In the midst of disorder and oppression, two shadow warriors rise to the people’s cry for help. Choose to play as one of two ninja masters from the Iga clan as they infiltrate enemy front lines. Master tactics of stealth as you acquire additional weapons and power-ups in order to overthrow an evil emperor and destroy his wicked empire, solo or with a friend. Shadow of the Ninja is available now.
- Eliminator Boat Duel – In this powerboat racing game, get behind the wheel of one of the fastest machines on the water to earn boatloads of in-game cash. Drivers earn thousands of dollars for competing, and you’ll use your winnings to repair and upgrade your boat to push your competitive edge to its maximum. A little aggression goes a long way – just try not to get sunk yourself, or you’ll be swimming back to dry land. Eliminator Boat Duel is available now.
Next up for Nintendo Download, let’s check out some sales. There’s a few for Sonic and Atlus, but I’m just going to wrap them up with the usual sales for the sake of time. For a colorful and relaxing adventure, there’s Lumini for $6.99; for frenetic platforming, try Electronic Super Joy for $9; to have fun with Prinnies, try Disgaea 4 Complete+ for $34.99; or to try your hand at a cool Metroidvania, there’s Mable & the Wood for $5.99; to give into the night, try Bloodstained for $27.99; for a fun hybrid, try Lapis x Labyrinth for $14.99; to go even faster, try Team Sonic Racing for $19.99; or for fun with Cthulhu, try Lovecraft’s Untold Stories for $10.49; to rock and sock some robots, try Mechstermination Force for $10.19; for a clever platformer with story, there’s Double Cross for $4.99; for a bunch of retro, there’s SNK 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION for $19.99; to go back to the beginning, there’s Disgaea 1 Complete for $24.99; for a colorful puzzle, there’s Spectrum for only $2.39; and lastly, to climb an epic mountain, try Celeste for $6.79. To see everything else, just click here.
For digital offerings for next week’s Nintendo Download, there’s a few options. Farming fans have Rune Factory 4 Special. Adventure fans can try Edgar – Bokbok in Boulzac and Vasilis. Action platformers should try Hayfever. Fighting fans have SAMURAI SHODOWN to look forward to. And lastly, for something totally insane looking, try The Unholy Society.
Okay guys and gals, buckle up. Time for the digital offerings for this week’s Nintendo Download. I’ll be here when you’re done reading. First off, for retro games, try the following – Arcade Archives SASUKE VS COMMANDER, Double Dragon & Kunio-kun: Retro Brawler Bundle, King Lucas, Knightin’+ and SEGA AGES Puyo Puyo 2. SHMUP fans should check out Last Encounter, Project Starship and UBERMOSH:OMEGA. For strange puzzles, try Dark Tower: RPG Dungeon Puzzle, Ego Protocol: Remastered and Lines XL. If you like platforming, check out Blood will be Spilled and Oddmar. For an adventure game, try Uncharted Tides: Port Royal and Speed Dating for Ghosts. Music fans should check out Fred3ric. For some odd ducks, try this group – Ciel Fledge: A Daughter Raising Simulator, Corridor Z and Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]. And lastly, for something utterly unique, there’s Vitamin Connection.
Whew, that’s a big Nintendo Download! About time. Thanks as always for joining us here at oprainfall, and be sure to check back next week for more Nintendo fun.
2/20/20Arcade ArchivesBlood will be SpilledCiel Fledge: A Daughter Raising SimulatorCorridor ZDark Tower: RPG Dungeon PuzzleDevil May Cry 3 Special EditionDouble Dragon & Kunio-kun: Retro Brawler BundleEdgar - Bokbok in BoulzacEgo Protocol: RemasteredFred3ricHayfeverKnightin'+Last EncounterLines XLMega Man Zero/ZX Legacy CollectionNintendo Downloadnintendo switchNintendo Switch OnlineOddmarOne Finger Death Punch 2Project StarshipRune Factory 4: Specialsamurai shodownSASUKE VS COMMANDERSEGA AGES Puyo Puyo 2Speed Dating for GhostsThe Unholy SocietyUBERMOSH:OMEGAUncharted Tides: Port RoyalUnder Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]Vasilis