By Josh Speer / April 30th, 2020
Well folks, if it’s Thursday it’s time for another Nintendo Download. Today we have some very different featured games, a featured demo, new DLC for everybody’s favorite green plumber, sales, digital games and more to enjoy. Let’s get started with the return of a classic beat ’em up series on the Nintendo Switch.
Back in my teenage years, I loved beat ’em up games. Not only did they typically have incredible artwork, but they were visceral and fun to play with friends, especially in arcades. While it’s true most arcades have faded with time, the beat ’em up genre has been having a bit of a resurgence of late, most notably with the return of Streets of Rage. Streets of Rage 4 is not only gorgeous, but it’s full of crazy action, powerful tactics and epic boss fights. Though I haven’t had a chance to try the game myself yet, I have heard great things from my fellow oprainfall colleagues. But that’s not all. There’s a new robot entering the arena today. The game is called Levelhead, by the delightfully named Butterscotch Shenanigans. It’s a platformer where you play robot GR-18, a delivery robot in training. Oh and did I mention Levelhead also lets you make your own levels? I’m already intrigued by this adventure, and not just cause it has robots in it. Finally, if you’ve always been interested in Splatoon 2 but haven’t bitten the bullet yet, you have a special opportunity to demo the game from today until May 6th. You’ll be able to try out tons of multiplayer fun, and all you’ll need is a Switch Online membership. Let’s continue this Nintendo Download with some DLC for Luigi’s Mansion 3.
Scare up Some Fun With the Luigi’s Mansion 3 Multiplayer Pack – Part 2 – Yikes! Even more spectral spooks have arrived at the Last Resort, the perpetually haunted high-rise hotel. The ever-intrepid Luigi has his work cut out for him in this DLC*** for the Luigi’s Mansion 3 game, which adds new costumes, new floor themes, new ghosts in ScareScraper mode and new mini-games for ScreamPark mode. A new Art Viewer mode lets you browse concept art created during the game’s development too. Plus, when you purchase the Luigi’s Mansion 3 Multiplayer Pack DLC, which includes both Part 1 and Part 2, you’ll receive a bonus in-game Polterpup light that can be used when playing ScareScraper mode or when playing through the game’s main story. It’s a great time to fire up the Poltergust G-00 again and show those ghosts who’s in charge!
While there’s the usual sales this week of the Nintendo Download, we’re going to begin with a NISA Golden Week sale. It lasts until 5/10 and offers some great bargains on many titles. I won’t mention them all, but here are some highlights – Culdcept Revolt, Destiny Connect, Disgaea 1 Complete, Disgaea 4 Complete+, Disgaea 5 Complete, Labyrinth of Refrain, The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince, The Lost Child, Touhou Gensou Wanderer Reloaded and more. You can see the full list of discounts by clicking here.
Now let’s see what the Game Guide has for us. For some hardcore pummeling, try Neon City Riders for $15.99; for a super SHMUP discount, try UBERMOSH:OMEGA for $0.49; or for some old school fun, try Oniken: Unstoppable Edition & Odallus The Dark Call Bundle for only $4.99; for something sinister, try Tokyo Dark -Remembrance- for $9.99; or for a twisted tale, try Spirit Hunter: NG for $24.99; to melt your brain, try Deadly Premonition Origins for $14.99; for some crazed multiplayer, try BATTLLOON for $3.49; or try some retro RPG fun with Evoland Legendary Edition for $4.99; to curse a blue streak, try Necrosphere Deluxe for $3.99; for a fascinating and vibrant tale, try Desert Child for $7.19; for an insane discount, try Defunct for $0.29; to roll the dice, there’s Hand of Fate 2 for $11.99; for a unique SHMUP, try Quad Fighter K for $3.99; or for a pinballvania, try Yoku’s Island Express for $6.79; to scout the new world, try Neo ATLAS 1469 for $24.99; for something odd, try A Hole New World for $1.99; and lastly, fans of amazing discounts can try Sky Ride for a mere $0.99. To see every other discount, just click here.
Lastly we’re closing out this Nintendo Download with some digital games. There’s only one for next week, and that’s the hectic brawler Tonight We Riot. The rest are all for this week. You can get your retro fix with SEGA AGES G-LOC AIR BATTLE. If you want some frenetic action instead, try Gun Crazy and StarCrossed. If you prefer puzzles, try Mushroom Heroes. Or if you love adventure games, there are quite a few – Arcade Spirits, My Secret Pets! and Princess Closet. Finally, you can get your RPG fix with these – Book of Demons, Fairy Knights and Indivisible.
Overall a pretty solid little Nintendo Download. Thanks for joining us here at oprainfall, and tune in next week for the latest batch of delightful distractions!
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