By Michael Fontanini / September 10th, 2020
Welcome back for the September 10th, 2020 Nintendo Download. This time we have three featured games to check out, two of which are brawlers of sorts. Let’s see what they are.
First we have Fight Crab ($19.99), which is a physics-based, over the top 3D action battle game. The gameplay fuses giant crustaceans, claws in your face combat, and insane weapons. Take down as many foes as you can to be the champion. There are 7 tutorial stages, and 34 normal stages across seven chapters. You’ll face off with 23 types of playable crabs in 11 different battle arenas. The game has an arsenal of 48 different weapons to utilize as well. You can level up your crab and unlock special skills. Get more playable crabs by recruiting them. Its up to you to create the best crab warrior there ever was!
The second brawler today is Bake ‘n Switch ($29.99), an action adventure party game where you catch, merge, and even sacrifice cute Dough creatures. Centuries ago, the Master Bakers left the World of Fla, also known as the fabled lands of living Dough. Worse, the Mould is back, and it has spread all over the world! It is up to you to make your way through 100 levels in co-op and PVP play to become a Master Baker and rid the world of its Mouldy infection!
Today’s third featured game is Wintermoor Tactics Club ($15.99), a game inspired by both tactics RPGs and visual novels. It tells a story about surviving high school. The famous Wintermoor Academy was already hard enough for Alicia, but then things got worse when it descended into a snowball war! Her nerdy club must now transform into fantasy heroes. It’s up to you to uncover the truth of a bizarre mystery. There are seven playable characters and lots of unlockable upgrades.
The current sales scene is a bit less active in this week’s Nintendo Download. The first sale featured on Nintendo’s sales page lets you get select Nintendo games for $20 off at Best Buy. The bottom of that page also has a short section containing some random deals, most of which are more obscure titles. The 2K games sale covered in last week’s Nintendo Download is still running, but as of now there is just one day left! It ends September 11th at 11:59pm PT. So if there is anything there you want, grab it ASAP.
Mortal Combat 11 Standard Edition is 60% off right now. Next up, there is a new sale this week on board games, which is running until September 21st at 11:59pm PT. It includes 13 titles in all. They include:
- Battleship ($9.99)
- Carcassonne ($7.99)
- Catan ($9.99)
- Clue: The Classic Mystery Game ($14.99)
- Jeopardy! ($7.99)
- Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game – Definitive Edition ($9.99)
- MONOPOLY ($9.99)
- Munchkin: Quacked Quest ($9.99)
- Pandemic ($7.99)
- RISK Global Domination ($9.99)
- Trivial Persuit ($9.99)
- UNO ($3.99)
- and Wheel of Fortune ($7.99)
New eShop Titles
Once again, we have a number of new titles available in the Nintendo eShop for this Nintendo Download. Switch between 16-bit, 8-bit, and single pixel forms on a quest to save Princess Adeline in platforming puzzle action game Adventures of Pip ($9.99). Take on the role of jobless ex-veteran and PTSD sufferer, Walter, as Cthulhu rises again in Awakening of Cthulhu ($5.99). If you find yourself itching for a fight, enter the Super Smash Bros. style fray with over 20 of your favorite indie game characters in Bounty Battle ($19.99)! Take on the role of Death, as an office job in adventure, puzzle, simulation game Death and Taxes ($9.99). Save the mushroom folk from an evil tree that kidnapped them in puzzle adventure Mushroom Savior ($3.74). Do you have a need for speed? If so, you might like racing arcade game Hotshot Racing ($15.99), with its vibrant, retro low-poly visual style. If you’re more musically inclined, you can turn your Switch into a portable drum set with Drums ($9.99).
For those needing a rogue-like fix, you can dive into the unforgiving world of Space Robinson ($9.99) and do your best to survive after crashing into an abandoned colony. Another option for those seeking a less forgiving experience is Super Dragonfly Chronicles ($6.99), where you’ll uncover the truth of your fathers death and a strange alien armor left for him. You could also go with eastasiasoft’s Takotan ($5.59), a retro shoot-em up inspired by 16-bit classics, where the world has succumbed to an alien invasion! Other retro options include blasting your foes out of the sky in Arcade Archives Gemini Wing ($7.99), and old school running and gunning in Arcade Archives CONTRA ($7.99).
If you want to fill the shoes of a female protagonist and experience a secret office romance in anime style, then Office Lovers ($14.99) may be for you. Another anime styled option is Tomoyo After – It’s a Wonderful Life – CS Edition ($34.99), where you’ll experience a budding new romance.
There are a couple new games rated “M for Mature” this week. Step into the fourth witch war, where ink and blood stain the streets of Ramezia in arcade, action platformer, Minoria ($19.99), which is a spiritual successor to the Momodora series. The other one is visual novel Vampire: The Masquerade – Shadows of New York ($11.69), which is a stand-alone expansion/companion piece for Vampire the Masquerades: Coteries of New York. The latter is a more general look at the world from the 5th edition of the tabletop game, while the former is a more personal tale.
Five of the upcoming games in this week’s Nintendo Download are coming out tomorrow. They include an open world action RPG, platforming, and racing action. A new King has risen to power in the WeakWood kingdom, and it’s up to you to save the day in the open world action RPG, WeakWood Throne ($4.99). Take to the track in physics racing platformer, Doodle Dirby ($6.39). Step into a 90s retro future in arcade racer, Inertial Drift ($17.99) with 16 different cars and 20 race courses. Defeat the Fire Troops and save the facility as Yan the Defective One, in Firework ($14.99). Take on a colorful mashup of platforming and golf, in Golf Zero ($4.99).
To round out the upcoming games section this week, we have two games that are coming out next week. First, we have Her Majesty’s Ship ($10.99), which is launching on September 15th. This resource management game sees you rise your way through the ranks to Admiral of the Fleet. You start out as the Captain of a 3rd rate Ship of the Line. Along the way, you’ll need to avoid causing a mutiny or losing your ship entirely! Next, we have music, puzzle, arcade game, Active Neurons 2 ($3.99). This one is coming to the eShop on September 16th. Your goal is to uncover mankind’s 12 greatest inventions. The game features over 150 logical tasks and subtasks, with over 20 different mechanics. The original Active Neurons game is one of the random deals mentioned at the beginning of the Current Sales section above.
That’s a wrap for this week’s Nintendo Download. We’ll be back with more next week!
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