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Thursday, May 9th, 2019

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Well folks, it’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another Nintendo Download. This week is another very short one, so there’s not much to speak of. There’s just the basic stuff to check out, including sales and some events. So let’s get started with Nintendo’s featured game.

Saint's Row: The Third - The Full Package

I am always surprised by what games make the transition to Nintendo Switch lately, and today’s featured title is no exception. It’s none other than SAINTS ROW: THE THIRD – THE FULL PACKAGE. Enter Steelport, a city drowning in sin and vice, and decide how you want to play. This version of the game is also supposed to have some features specific to the Nintendo Switch, so if you want some crazy mayhem, this might be the way to go. Next up, let’s check out a couple events.

  • My Nintendo Splatoon 2 Relationship Chart – The Squid Research Lab has compiled a pretty-easy-to-understand (sort of?) printable Splatoon 2 Relationship Chart. Redeem your My Nintendo points* and download this high-resolution PDF file to reacquaint yourself with friendly faces and find out how they are all connected.
  • My Nintendo May Rewards: My Nintendo is supporting Nintendo fans with a BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! wallpaper and discount coupons for up to 30% off fun games. Redeem your My Nintendo points to receive rewards including a discount on intense games like Metroid: Samus Returns, Kid Icarus: Uprising and Xenoblade Chronicles 3D for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Rock of Ages 2: Bigger and Boulder

I know you guys like sales, so let’s check out the Game Guide today to see what’s worth playing. If you want a discount on a SHMUP, you might try Black Paradox (Switch) for $11.99; or for a fantasy match-3, try Darkest Hunter (Switch) for $4.24; if you like word salad, try Croixleur Sigma (Switch) for $11.99; if you like cute platformers, try Ghoul Boy (Switch) for $6.99; or for a mix between Smash TV and Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, try Iron Crypticle (Switch) for $4.99; fans of sharp discounts might want to try UTOPIA 9 – A Volatile Vacation (Switch) for $1.99; for the platformer purist, there’s Battle Princess Madelyn (Switch) for $11.99; if you love edgy art and style, try Desert Child (Switch) for $9.59; to run a school full of heroes, try Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story (Switch) for $10.49; fans of ninjas should try The Messenger (Switch) for $13.99; or if you want a classic styled RPG, try Cosmic Star Heroine (Switch) half off for $7.49; for a real tribute to an explosive classic, try Bombslinger (Switch) for $5.99; if you haven’t played it yet, SteamWorld Dig 2 (Switch) is half off at $9.99; or the original SteamWorld Dig is even cheaper (Wii U, 3DS) at $2.99; or for some sneaky business, try SteamWorld Heist (Wii U, 3DS) for $4.49. To see everything else on sale, just click here.

Frane: Dragon's Odyssey

For digital games, the following are on sale starting next week. Fans of rolling through history might enjoy Rock of Ages 2: Bigger and Boulder. Or if you prefer being the bad guy, try Evil Defenders. To indulge in a little space exploration just try Out There: Ω The Alliance. And lastly, who doesn’t love an Undead Horde?

World End Syndrome

As for this week’s digital offerings, there’s still a lot to enjoy. If you love you some retro, there’s three options – Arcade Archives Terra Force, Frane: Dragons’ Odyssey and My Big Sister. To experience something strange and beautiful, try ASCENDANCE. Fans of adventure games should enjoy World End Syndrome. To explore unknown horrors, try Lovecraft’s Untold Stories. If you like quirky rogue games, try Blazing Beaks. For a little tactical fun, try OTTTD: Over The Top Tower Defense. And lastly, for an action RPG, try Masquerada: Songs and Shadows.


Not a bad week overall for the Nintendo Download, though it could definitely be a bit more action packed. Thanks as always for joining us at oprainfall, and be sure to tune in for more games next week.

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About 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.