Nintendo Download for 4/29/2021

Friday, April 30th, 2021

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The final Nintendo Download of April has three featured games, beginning with some Pokémon photography. Nintendo has also released an online multiplayer update for Super Mario Party and a free demo for Miitopia.


Featured Games

New Pokémon Snap ($59.99) is launching today. Jump into the NEO-ONE, your travel pod, to venture through lush environments. Photograph Pokémon and research the mysterious Illumina phenomenon, where some Pokémon and even vegetation seems to possess an odd glow. All the while you’ll be filling out your Pokémon Photodex.


Next up, R-Type Final 2 ($39.99) is also arriving on the Switch eShop today. It is the first new game in the franchise in over a decade. Equip your R-Type fighter with an arsenal of familiar weapons and new ones. Use them to blast your way through hordes of Bydo and eliminate the threat they pose!


The Apex Legends – Legacy update will arrive on May 4th, bringing with it a permanent new game mode (Arenas), a new Legend (Valkyrie), and a new Battle Pass. The new Arenas mode brings 3 on 3 Battle Royale matches. As for the new Legend, you can meet her in this new trailer:


Current Sales

The last Nintendo Download of April sees a more active sales scene. Several offers we’ve covered last week or earlier are still on, including the 30% discount on the NES controllers for Switch Online members, the My Nintendo Gold Points Special Offer, and the Famicom Detective Club games offer. However, the Ubisoft Irresistible Deals Event is about to end.

We have several new single item sales featured this week, including the Amnesia: Collection ($8.99 | $29.99), the Blizzard Arcade Collection ($16.99 | $19.99), the Capcom Arcade Stadium: Ghosts ‘n Goblins DLC ($0.99 | $1.99), and the Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate Add-On Bundle ($24.99 | $49.99).

The first larger sale this week is the NIS America Golden Week 2021 sale, running until May 9th at 11:59pm PT. It includes 30 titles in all, and here are a few of them:


The other larger sale this time around is the Square Enix Golden Week sale, running until May 5th at 8:59am PT. This one includes 22 titles up to 60% off. Here are a bunch of them:


Check out Nintendo’s sales page for full details on everything.


New eShop Titles

If retro pixel art graphics are your thing, the Nintendo Download has several options this week, from hack & slash, to platforming, dungeon management and rogue-lite.

Battle Axe Price:
166.00 MB
Launch Date:
Apr. 29, 2021
Dive into a retro-styled, top-down, arcade style hack & slash. Every seven years, her armies personally select inhabitants from each town to become slaves. Those chosen are never to be seen again! Join the band of heroes that steps up to defeat evil, and embark on your quest.

The game’s beautiful pixel art graphics were created by artist Henk Nieborg, with music from VGM composer Manami Matsumae.

Developer: Numskull Games

Legend of Keepers: Career of a Dungeon Manager Price:
$17.99 | $19.99
451.00 MB
Launch Date:
Apr. 29, 2021
This combination of rogue-lite and dungeon management also features high resolution pixel art. The Dungeons Company has hired you as a dungeon master, and your task is to protect their dungeons. Climb the corporate ladder by hiring monsters and defeating the heroes who seek the company’s treasures. You’ll also have to deal with other events like your pesky employees going on strike!

Developer: Goblinz Studio

Reknum Cheri Dreamland Price:
$5.94 | $6.99
254.00 MB
Launch Date:
Apr. 29, 2021
Dive into a 2D retro adventure that pits you against the fears from your dreams. The fate of the kingdom depends on you succeeding. This is the latest installment in the REKNAUM saga, where Cheri awakens from a fantasy and the real adventure begins!

Developer: Nape Games


For those who love their visual novels, we have a couple of those today:

Angels with Scaly Wings Price:
1.30 GB
Launch Date:
Apr. 30, 2021
In this 175k word visual novel, a mysterious portal was discovered and a small group of humans were chosen to enter the world of dragons. You are among them, and will soon discover your colleague knows more than he says. Uncover a conspiracy that threatens this new world, and along the way you might even find love!

Developer: Radical Phi

Crime Opera: The Butterfly Effect Price:
$7.99 | $9.99
305.00 MB
Launch Date:
Apr. 28, 2021
Experience the horrors of murder through the eyes of a Mafia family’s kids in this visual novel. The family matriarch was suddenly killed by rivals. Witness crime, kidnappings, and murders through the eyes of the Gallo children.

Developer: eastasiasoft


Is horror your thing? Then this game might scratch that itch.

Ultimate Custom Night Price:
287.00 MB
Launch Date:
Apr. 30, 2021
Take on the ultimate Five Nights at Freddies mashup, with 50 characters and custom difficulties! The game features a challenge menu with 16 themed challenges to take on, plus unlockable office skins and cut scenes. Can you survive the night?

Developer: Clickteam

Ultimate Custom Night


To test your skills, we have one tough as nails platformer today.

Slinki Price:
510.00 MB
Launch Date:
Apr. 29, 2021
This 2.5D action-platformer will test your mettle. Your prosthetic arm is also a powerful multi-purpose weapon. It can be used as a bladed boomerang, to zip-line across grapple surfaces, and to pull levers toward you.

Developer: NunoVicenteBarreto



If you’re into scrolling Shoot ’em Ups, this Nintendo Download has a couple of them:

Retro Space Fighter Price:
620.00 MB
Launch Date:
Apr. 26, 2021
Take flight in a 3D, retro 80’s world of classic Shoot ’em Up gameplay. Blast through your enemies and uncover new mechanics, assets, and effects.

Developer: Erik Games

Retro Space Fighter
Space Warrior Price:
719.00 MB
Launch Date:
Apr. 29, 2021
This is a 3D arcade-style Shoot ’em Up with retro side-scrolling gameplay. Welcome to an alternative future of the Earth, where mankind encounters terrible resistance in the farthest reaches of the universe. It is up to you to save the galaxy from the alien invaders who are now besieging it!

Developer: Starkom



Upcoming Games

We have a pair of upcoming titles to look at in the Nintendo Download this time:

The Colonists Price:
478.00 MB
Launch Date:
May. 04, 2021
A team of robots has begun a new life on a distant world in search of their dream: to be human. It’s up to you to explore, research, manage, and build a colony through campaign missions or in the no-constraints sandbox mode.

Developer: Auroch Digital

Dull Grey Price:
$3.99 | $4.99
170.00 MB
Launch Date:
May. 05, 2021
Dive into a visual novel about a mother and son, and the search for happiness amid a backdrop of grey pipes and fog-shrouded mountains.

You’ll repeatedly make one choice that will determine who the son grows to be. It may appear that there is no choice, but look closer and find your way.

Developer: Sometimes You



With that we wrap up another Nintendo Download and the month of April. See you in May!

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.