By Josh Speer / January 3rd, 2019
Well guys and gals, it’s officially the first Nintendo Download of 2019. We hope you all had a safe and enjoyable New Year’s Eve, but now it’s time to resolve to play more games! While this installment may not be as jam packed as I would have hoped, there’s some fun stuff and even a sale or two. So let’s see what’s worth playing.
Normally I wouldn’t bother covering these first two games, but I figure I might as well give them a chance, being a new year and all. That and I have a twisted sense of humor, so let’s see if either of these get a chuckle. We’re always bombarded with the need to get in shape around New Years, so why not herald 2019 with a fitness game? This time, that game is called Fitness Boxing. Before you turn off your computers in disgust, hear me out. Yes, it’s a fitness game, but it’s also a rhythm game. And while I’d be the last person to preach to anybody else about losing weight, if you want to play a rhythm game and possibly lose a pound in the process, more power to you. This other game is called Catastronauts. It’s not focused on staying in shape, it’s a party game for you and some friends. You work to survive against alien invaders with 2-3 friends. Sure, it’s silly as hell, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be fun. Keep on reading for some sales.
If you love some digital gaming, you’ll love the New Year’s Digital Sale. It lasts from today until January 10th, and features discounts up to 30% off for all the current Nintendo consoles. Here are some of the highlights – ARMS is only $41.99; BYE-BYE BOXBOY! is a mere $3.49; Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle is only $15.99; hardcore Cursed Castilla is slashed down to $7.79; Flinthook is low at $10.49; indie Golf Story is at $9.89; Iconoclasts is well worth getting for $14.99; Just Shapes & Beats should rock you for $14.99; Kirby Triple Deluxe is down to $13.99; Octopath Traveler is priced at $41.99; Pokémon Battle Trozei is cheap at $5.59; Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon is marked down to $27.99; Starlink: Battle for Atlas is pretty inexpensive at $29.99; Super Mario 3D Land is down to $13.99; and Sushi Striker is sitting at $27.99. There’s a few more, and you can see the full list here.
But wait, there’s more! The following are also discounted via the regular Game Guide weekly sales. Blacksea Odyssey (Switch) is rogue fun for $10.39; Omega Strike (Switch) is a fun and simple Metroidvania for only $11.99; Coffee Crisis (Switch) looks like a fun beat ’em up for only $6.66; Full Metal Furies (Switch) has great style for only $14.99; newly released ARPG Moonlighter (Switch) is down to $19.99; Valkyria Chronicles (Switch) is well worth $14.99; creepy VN The Midnight Sanctuary (Switch) is only $6.99; tactical Into the Breach (Switch) is bite sized fun for $10.04; Shining Resonance Refrain (Switch) is pretty cheap at $24.99; Figment (Switch) is a charming puzzle adventure for $13.39; or for more classic puzzling, there’s Lumines Remastered (Switch) for $9.74; Iro Hero (Switch) is very cheap at $3.89; SMT Strange Journey Redux (3DS) is down to $27.99; Gal*Gun 2 (Switch) is half off at $22.49; The Alliance Alive (3DS) is more affordable at $27.99; Final Station (Switch) offers fun in the zombie apocalypse for $9.99; Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (3DS) is well worth playing at $19.99; the enchanting Night in the Woods (Switch) is down to $11.99; Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (Switch) is down to $7.49; Tiny Metal (Switch) is half off at $12.49; as is Brawlout (Switch), now for $9.99; for fun with friends, Nine Parchments (Switch) is cheap at $5.99; RiME (Switch) is a bit cheaper at 14.99; Spelunker Party! (Switch) is affordable at $14.99; Bit Dungeon+ (Wii U) offers a reason to play an old console for $3; as does Gunman Clive HD Collection (Wii U) for $1.99; and lastly, if you need a great RPG in your life, look no further than Stella Glow (3DS) for only $9.99. To see everything else, just click here.
Finally, let’s close out like usual with new digital titles. If you love retro, there’s ACA NEOGEO The King of Fighters 2002. Or if you love simple yet challenging games, you might like 99Seconds. If you love pirate booty, then check out Don’t Sink. Or for a weird Steampunk take on Bomberman, try the curiously named Mad Age & This Guy. And lastly, for a journey through the deep, try The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human. Not a bad start to 2019, but I do hope there’s more in the coming weeks.
Thanks as always for joining us at oprainfall for your weekly Nintendo Download, and be sure to tune in next time for more fun games! Here’s hoping 2019 is another great year for gaming.
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