This is another good week for the Nintendo Download, and another one that is giving indies a chance to shine. We also have your usual goodies, the sales and discounts and digital fanfare. I’m especially excited about a couple of ports today, so let’s get started!

Nintendo Download | The Trail: Frontier Challenge

First up, we have The Trail: Frontier Challenge. I freely admit I have no idea what sort of game this is. You’re a pioneer walking down a single track road, meeting other folks as you go. It could be a walking simulator, but at the very least it has interesting graphics. The next game is more up my alley, called TurtlePop: Journey to Freedom. This is a colorful puzzle platformer with campaign as well as co-op. Not a bad start, but next up we have some sales to cover.

Nintendo Download | Turtlepop: Journey to Freedom

There’s a bunch of new games on sale this week, for a variety of consoles. If you are yearning for a new musical rhythm adventure, Frederic 2: Evil Strikes Back (Switch) is discounted to $2.49; fantastic twin stick shmup Tachyon Project (Switch) is down to $7.99; atmospheric Darkest Dungeon (Switch) is a little cheaper at $22.49; Energy Invasion (Switch) is nice and affordable at $2.39; if you missed it out on Mutant Mudds, the Mutant Mudds Collection (Switch) is a steal at $7.49; Plague Road (Switch) is more than half off at $6; Syberia 2 (Switch) is down to $19.99; Symphony of Eternity (3DS) is a nice catch at $4.99; Drancia Saga (3DS) is equally cheap at $4; Titans Tower (Wii U) is too cheap not to get at $0.99; Blasting Agent: Ultimate Edition (3DS and Wii U) is a great find for $2; and lastly, the original Frederic: Resurrection of Music (Wii U) is the lowest price at $0.59. Those are some good finds, but you can see the full list here.

Nintendo Download | Coffin Dodgers

Next up are a couple of promotions to get more out of your Nintendo games.

  • Super Mario Run MAR10 Day Discount: Take advantage of a 50 percent discount on the Super Mario Run game from Mar. 10, 2018, through Mar. 25, 2018. Time your taps to pull off stylish jumps, midair spins and wall jumps to gather coins and reach the goal. You can download and enjoy a portion of Super Mario Run for free on the App Store and Google Play.
  • Turn Gold Points into Games: Members of My Nintendo, Nintendo’s free rewards program, have a new way to use their rewards points. Members can now redeem Gold Points toward the purchase of digital games (and DLC!) for the Nintendo Switch system, whether they buy on or Nintendo eShop on the system (where available). Learn more about the program and this update here.

Nintendo Download | Flinthook

Let’s close this Nintendo out with some worthy digital contenders. The first batch of games here is coming out next week – Coffin Dodgers, Danmaku Unlimited 3, Flinthook, One Eyed Kutkh and Spiral Splatter. That’s a wide range of genres, from racing to SHMUP to action platformer to puzzle. I personally am sad that I didn’t know about Flinthook coming to Switch earlier, since I got it for Steam a while back, but it’s still a good thing for most Switch owners. The following games are out today.

Nintendo Download | Earthlock

If you are looking for something retro styled, check out ACA NEOGEO Real Bout Fatal Fury, A Hole New World and Bit Dungeon Plus. If you like colorful hack and slash madness, definitely try out Bleed 2. If you like tactical games and are itching for a new Advance Wars, you should check out World Conqueror X. And finally, if you want to try a couple of amazing ports, try out Earthlock and Steredenn: Binary Stars! I’m especially excited about those last two titles, but there’s still a lot to appreciate here. Be sure to check back with oprainfall next week for the latest Nintendo Download news.

Nintendo Download | Steredenn: Binary Stars

Josh Speer
Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.