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Friday, January 15th, 2021

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Welcome to the second Nintendo Download of 2021, or at least it would be. You see, there wasn’t one last week since there was no press release yet when I went to write the article. They did since post one, but it was a very small one anyway. Things are still pretty quiet overall, with one featured title this week, and there weren’t any in the press release for last week.

We do have one DLC being highlighted this week, which is the No Mercy DLC for Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise.


Featured Games

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition ($14.99) is coming to numerous platforms. There are limited physical editions coming to several platforms as well. We covered this last week here. Battle through waves of enemies with your friends, or challenge them to some friendly competition in mini-games such as Dodgeball. Defeat the League of Ramona’s Evil Exes. The new complete edition re-release of the game includes the DLCs from the original. This title is a beloved 2D beat-em up that was inspired by the comic book series, and the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.



Current Sales

This week’s Nintendo Download also has a relatively quiet sales scene as you can see at Nintendo’s sales page. However, their New Year Sale is going on until January 21st at 11:59pm PT. It spans an array of 40 different games. Here are a few of the highlights.

There are also a couple of smaller sales to talk about. First, the Control Ultimate Edition – Cloud Version is 30% off until January 21st at 11:59pm PT. Alien: Isolation ($19.99 | $34.99) is also on sale until the same time. Finally, Cyber Shadow is 25% off if you pre-order it now. This offer ends on January 25th at 11:59pm PT.



New eShop Titles

We have several retro-themed games in the Nintendo Download this week, so lets start there:

Arcade Archives Rod Land Price:
77.00 MB
Launch Date:
Jan. 07, 2021
This is an action game released by JALECO back in 1990. Fairy siblings Tim and Rit must rescue their mother from the clutches of an evil demon! Using a magic wand and rainbow boots, they’ll have to ascend the MABOOT TOWER to defeat its master.

Developer: HAMSTER

Arcade Archives Rod Land
16-Bit Soccer Price:
237.00 MB
Launch Date:
Jan. 14, 2021
If you loved the old soccer games on consoles and home PCs back in the 90’s, then this game may be right up your alley. 16-Bit Soccer features five different leagues (Europe, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain) with 120+ teams to pick from. You can play alone or with a friend, and there are three difficulty levels.

Developer: Sprakelsoft

16-Bit Soccer
Zotrix Starglider Price:
246.00 MB
Launch Date:
Jan. 14, 2021
If you enjoy blasting crap top bits in space in old-school shooters from the 80’s and 90’s, then this one has you covered. Clear out your foes without being destroyed yourself! Each stage has three waves with each more formidable than the last. You’ll unlock new ships and rewards as you make your way toward the end. There is also a two player mode.

Developer: Ocean Media

Zotrix Starglider
PLOID Price:
$2.69 | $2.99
148.00 MB
Launch Date:
Jan. 14, 2021
Delve into an old school arcade adventure that takes place a couple short years after the events of V.O.I.D.+. To ensure the story of Dr. Elo cannot repeat, the Ploids created a patrol to protect both time and space. Time travel has also caused a new line of evolution for Alpha and Omega Ploids, known as Ploid X. This is a skill that provides temporary buffs to their systems in battle. They must travel to seven sacred ruins and seek the sacred disk files containing the information they need to undertake the evolution.

Developer: Nape Games


If you like RPGs, this week’s Nintendo Download has this to scratch the itch:

Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom Price:
355.00 MB
Launch Date:
Jan. 07, 2021
The nation of Muspelheim is filled with deserts and wilderness, so it should come as no surprise that it’s also known as “The Sand Kingdom.” Volker is the son of a blacksmith who always dreamed of being an adventurer. He is also working toward becoming a court blacksmith. To that end, he’ll need to delve into dungeons to gather some materials and slay monsters to get others. This RPG has 14 classes and faith selection. There are also passive skills to grant you free character customization.

Developer: Rideon

Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom


We also have a bit of rogue-lite action if you’d prefer that instead.

Danger Gazers Price:
295.00 MB
Launch Date:
Dec. 04, 2020
Dive into a post-apocalyptic world in this top-down shooter and rogue-lite. Your choices determine what fate awaits you. As you endeavor to conquer the wasteland bit by bit, you’ll unlock new heroes, master new skills, and more. Explore procedurally generated levels with random events, but beware. Luck is not on your side.

Developer: ShotX Studio

Danger Gazers


If you like more of an anime style, well then this second entry in a three part series may have you covered:

Fantasy Tavern Sextet -Vol.2 Adventurer’s Days- Price:
704.00 MB
Launch Date:
Jan. 14, 2021
This is the second part of a naughty love-harem romantic comedy adventure set in a tavern in a fantasy world. An everyday average guy finds himself somehow in a fantasy world, where he ends up joining a witch and a lady knight in battle? Yes, yes indeed.

Developer: qureate

Fantasy Tavern Sextet - Vol 2 - Adventurer's Days


We also have a visual novel melded with hidden object adventures and unusual mechanics.

My Hidden Things Price:
$6.29 | $6.99
654.00 MB
Launch Date:
Jan. 14, 2021
There was only chaos of dreams in the beginning, from which sprang Xary. It struggled to understand the nature of humans and help them, but it is too young to succeed. Then you showed up, and together, maybe you can do more than you think.

As life is loaded with tests, the main characters will face things like a perilous journey, the illness of a loved one, or getting out of abusive relationships. There are three moving stories, but the right course of action may be hard to see through the veils of pain, fear, joy, hope, and triumph.

Developer: Big Way

My Hidden Things



Upcoming Games

This week’s Nintendo Download has a trio of upcoming games to take a peek at.

Red Colony Price:
$6.29 | $6.99
1.00 GB
Launch Date:
Jan. 18, 2021
A deadly virus infects the staff after a mad scientist experimented with all kinds of DNA. The virus turned them into zombies with a thirst for blood. One researcher named Maria is trapped, and desperately looking for her daughter. Along the way she will uncover secrets that will send her into battle with despair.

Developer: RunicCodes

Spinny’s Journey Price:
$11.99 | $14.99
418.00 MB
Launch Date:
Jan. 18, 2021
If you like challenging 2D, action-puzzle games, then join Spinny and guide him through mazes. Your ultimate goal is to repair his space ship in order to get back home. He is stranded on a strange alien world filled with a bizarre bipedal civilization. He is awed by their architecture, but he forgot to take into account one thing before venturing onto planet Earth. He is about the size of a peanut, and this makes things very dangerous! A sparrow attacked and left him terrorized after ripping some parts off his space ship. He will need to find them if he is ever to repair it!

Developer: Thunder Sparrow

War Truck Simulator Price:
1.70 GB
Launch Date:
Jan. 19, 2021
You are a soldier and representative for a special military group operating on enemy territory! Hop in your military truck and take on various missions. Save helpless or hurt civilians in the midst of armed conflicts. You truck has a manual gearbox and machine guns that you’ll use in five different maps (in terms of weather and seasons). Each map has a different difficulty level as well.

Developer: Ultimate Games

War Truck Simulator



Well, that does it for another Nintendo Download. Take care and have fun until next time!

About Michael Fontanini

Michael is a veteran gamer in his late 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES, SNES, and N64 among others. He loves Nintendo, but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks/bike rides, loves animals, and enjoys thunderstorms (and science in general).

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.