By Josh Speer / August 22nd, 2019
It’s a good week for the Nintendo Download. After the whole hustle and bustle of the Indie World presentation, we’re starting to see some of those games show up on the Switch. Which is both good and bad. It’s good cause I feel indies make gaming much more interesting. It’s bad because many of the indies shown just didn’t strike my fancy, though I’ll still be mentioning a couple today. So let’s get started with a few new featured titles and see where this Nintendo Download takes us.
Even though many of the games shown at the Indie World didn’t float my boat, a couple of them are out today. First up is the trippy FPS shooter / action game SUPERHOT. The mechanic that things don’t move until you do is different, and it looks like a complex and violent puzzle experience. Next up is another rowdy game, the Hotline Miami Collection. I’m really surprised this one doesn’t appeal to me, just from the visual aesthetic alone. But it just never clicked. That said, you might find something to love in both games included in this collection. It’s hard to go wrong with Devolver Digital. Finally, there’s a new demo for DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition out today, and the full game is out in about a week. I am fascinated by it, not cause I’m a huge fan of the series, but because I’ve heard really good things. If you enjoy classic RPGs with modern conventions and stellar art, you should probably check this featured title out. Now let’s keep going with some new games courtesy of Nintendo Switch Online.
Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online
- Kung-Fu Heroes – Monsters have taken Princess Min-Min and the 10 treasures of the land, and the people have fallen into sorrow. Only Kung-Fu Masters Jacky and Lee can save the princess and retrieve the treasures. Their journey will take them to eight different castles filled with hosts of traps and obstacles. Use punches and the Miracle Kick to defeat the enemies. You will need quick wits and lightning reflexes to make it to the last castle.
- Vice: Project Doom – There exists a group of undercover detectives who dare stand up to the evil in the world… They are known as Vice. Officer Quinn Hart, a member of Vice, is on the case and after the truth. High-speed car chases, action-packed battles employing three types of weapons and a mode with three 3D rail-shooting stages all bring this cyberpunk world to life.
Next up in today’s Nintendo Download, let’s see some sales! If you like puzzles with fowl, then you can get Gravity Duck (Switch) for only $3.99; for fun in the old West, try Mad Bullets (Switch) for $6.99; for a SHMUP with beautiful art, try Q-YO Blaster (Switch) for $6.69; for a flawed but charming platformer, try Furwind (Switch) for $7.49; for colorful puzzles, try Hue (Switch) for $6.69; or if you want some classic survival horror, Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0 and Resident Evil 4 (Switch) are only $19.99 each; to try something totally strange, check out Path to Mnemosyne (Switch) for $4.99; for courtroom justice, check out Ace Attorney Trilogy (Switch) for $19.99; for classic Samurai adventures, try Onimusha: Warlords (Switch) for $11.99; or for stunning indie art, try Desert Child (Switch) for $8.39; for a haunting world, try Transistor (Switch) for only $3.99; or for another great experience, there’s Bastion (Switch) for only $2.99; to breathe life into a monochromatic world, try Okami HD (Switch) for $13.99; for a really good discount, try RiME (Switch) for only $9.89; for portable fun, there’s Woah Dave! (3DS) for $1.74; and for a reason to play an old console, try Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (Wii U) for $5.99. To see everything else, just click here.
For next week’s Nintendo Download, there’s a handful of titles to look forward to. To fly like a bird there’s AER Memories of Old. To hunt for “treasure”, there’s Pantsu Hunter: Back to the 90s. If you like playing with a bunch of friends, try Hookbots. For something with really creepy yet distinct art, try Plunge. For fun with corpses, try Deadlings. And for a game that evokes classic Kirby, try Whipseey and the Lost Atlas. For all the stuff out this week, just keep reading.
Retro fans can rejoice with several titles this week – Arcade Archives VS. Gradius, Sega Ages Puyo Puyo and Space Harrier and Everdark Tower. For multiplayer action, there’s Gurgamoth and Invisigun Reloaded. Platforming fans should enjoy Mekabolt. For a duo of adventure games, there’s Path of Sin: Greed and Milkmaid of the Milky Way. For something truly strange, there’s Please Teach Me Onedari Shogi. And lastly, for a couple classic RPGs, try the GRANDIA HD Collection.
A nice change of pace from last week’s Nintendo Download, eh? Thanks as always for joining us here at oprainfall, and tune in a couple weeks later for the next Nintendo Download, after I recover from PAX West coverage.
3DS8/22/19AER - Memories of OldArcade ArchivesDeadlingsDRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive EditionEverdark TowerGRANDIA HD CollectionGurgamothHookbotsHotline Miami CollectionInvisigun ReloadedMekaboltMilkmaid of the Milky WayNintendo DownloadoprainfallPantsu Hunter: Back to the 90sPath of Sin: GreedPlease Teach Me Onedari ShogiPlungepuyo puyoSega AgesSpace HarrierSUPERHOTSwitchVS. GradiusWhipseey and the Lost AtlasWii U