By Josh Speer / December 19th, 2019
It’s that time of the week again, which means time for another Nintendo Download! I’m not positive if this segment will be happening this time next week, what with the holidays and all, but stay tuned. Meanwhile, this week’s installment has lots and lots of retro games. It also has no featured titles, so I’m gonna do my best to adjust accordingly. On the plus side, this Nintendo Download does have some interesting events, the usual sales and a satchel full of digital games. Let’s get started with some new additions to Nintendo Switch Online.
As if it wasn’t enough we get free NES games with the Nintendo Switch Online, we are now also getting classics from the SNES library of games. Sure, I’d love it if we also got N64 and Gamecube titles too, but there’s some wonderful stuff available. Keep reading to see what’s new.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online*
- Star Fox 2 – This 3D rail-shooter and second installment of the Star Fox series was first designed for the Super NES system, but went unreleased until it appeared on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system in 2017. This time, Emperor Andross is on a crusade to conquer the Lylat system and the Star Fox team itself. After a long wait, Star Fox is back in action.
- Super Punch-Out!! – Featuring the tight gameplay and humor the series is known for, this sequel to the NES classic sees Little Mac return to the ring with the World Video Boxing Association belt once again at stake.
- Kirby Super Star – That awful King Dedede is at it again – he’s stolen all the food in Dream Land. It’s up to Kirby to get it back and ultimately save Popstar from being taken over. There’s never a dull moment as Kirby dashes, flies and fights!
- Breath of Fire II – Set 500 years after the original, take on the role of Ryu, the last member of the Dragon Clan. A cast of unusual and exciting companions join you in your adventures across a wondrous land full of magic and mystery.
Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online*
- Crystalis – An epic story for action-RPG fans is ready to unfold. Set in a world where civilization lies in ruins, the young protagonist awakes from cryogenic sleep and the adventure begins. Collect the Sword of Wind and venture into the unknown.
- Journey to Silius – Join Jay on his run-and-gun mission to take down the mechanical army responsible for his father’s death. Defeat endless waves of attack robots and fulfill his father’s dream of developing a space colony in the Silius Solar System.
Next up, check out some unique events for a couple of Switch games.
Team up for Screams When New DLC Haunts Luigi’s Mansion 3 – The Luigi’s Mansion 3 Multiplayer Pack can now be pre-purchased for $9.99 in Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch system, and it features waves of new themed ghosts for ScareScraper mode and new mini-games for ScreamPark mode. The Luigi’s Mansion 3 Multiplayer Pack includes both Part 1 and Part 2, which will not be available for individual purchase, with Part 1 arriving by April 30, 2020. Part 1 includes three new mini-games for the multiplayer ScreamPark mode. It also introduces three new outfits for Luigi with matching floor themes and new themed ghosts in the cooperative ScareScraper mode. As a special bonus for those who purchase the DLC, players will receive an in-game Polterpup light called the Flashlight Type-P, which can be used during ScareScraper or Story Mode. Steel your spine, Luigi, and seek out those specters!
Free Winter Wonderland Update Brings Festive Cheer to Overcooked! 2 – Winter Wonderland is a celebration of the 2019 DLC** for Overcooked! 2, and includes new seasonally dressed kitchens inspired by the DLC packs Campfire Cook Off, Night of the Hangry Horde and Carnival of Chaos. Take a journey through the Onion Kingdom with this free update available today for all Overcooked! 2 players.
Before we move onto the Game Guide, there’s a special sale to discuss. Plug In Digital has a whole bunch of their games on sale from today until the end of the month. I won’t list them all, since there’s more than 30, but I will highlight the ones I think worth checking out. Those include some standalone games as well as some really nice bundles. Here’s the games I feel deserve your attention – Bombslinger, Indie Gems Bundle – Explosions Edition, Lost in Harmony, Old School Musical, Old School RPG Bundle, Pankapu, Splasher, Steredenn: Binary Stars, The Next Penelope and Transcripted. To see everything Plug In has to offer, just click here.
Now time to see what the Game Guide has to offer this Nintendo Download. To race some waifu, try GENSOU Skydrift for $19.19; for some RPG fun, try SaGa SCARLET: GRACE AMBITIONS for $23.99; for a rogue quest, try Sparklite for $17.49; to blow up some ships, try Ghost Blade HD for $10.49; for puzzles with seasons, try Day and Night for $13.79; for monster catching, try Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition for $34.99; for bunny time, try Rabi-Ribi for $20.99; for something weird, try Wuppo: Definitive Edition for $9.89; for an icy quest, try Vambrace: Cold Soul for $17.49; to hit a home run in the apocalypse, try RAD for $13.99; vampire hunters might enjoy Damsel for $6.79; or for busty labyrinths, try Omega Labyrinth Life for $41.99; for a wonderful tribute to Contra, try Blazing Chrome for $8.49; fans of compilations might love Collection of Mana for $19.99; for cyberpunk bartending, look no further than VA-11 Hall-A for $9.99; to relive arcade glory, try Way of the Passive Fist for $1.49; for a mix of bright lights and challenge, try Octahedron: Transfixed Edition for $5.19; to bust some bubbles, try Pang Adventures for $3.99; and lastly, for a great discount, try Starlink: Battle for Atlas for $19.79. To see everything else, just click here.
If you want a glimpse of the future, check out these digital offerings out during next week’s Nintendo Download. Quick note, there’s far, FAR more games out for next week than this week, so this might read as a bit top heavy. For wholesome demonic fun, check out DEMON’S TILT and Down to Hell. For games with weird titles and stranger art, try these – Drawngeon: Dungeons of Ink and Paper and Straimium Immortaly. For some digital waifu, try this duo – PRINCESS MAKER -FAERY TALES COME TRUE- and Princess Maker Go!Go! Princess. For hardcore enthusiasts, try this trio – Mushroom Quest, Sacred Stones and XenoRaptor. For something cute, look no further than The Adventures of Elena Temple: Definitive Edition. If you want an eclectic mix of platformer, puzzle and horror, try Tamashii. And finally for a bundle of two amazing retro inspired games, try Oniken: Unstoppable Edition & Odallus: The Dark Call Bundle. Now to move onto this week’s digital offerings.
For this week’s Nintendo Download, there’s the following digital goodies. Retro fans can enjoy Arcade Archives MAT MANIA EXCITING HOUR. Adventure fans might enjoy 60 Parsecs! For something totally weird, consider KUUKIYOMI: Consider It! Or if you like cute puzzles games, try Melbits World. And finally, for a sexy match-3, there’s Mirror.
Considering this week had no featured games, this was a surprisingly lengthy Nintendo Download. Thanks for joining us here at oprainfall. Hope everybody has a good holiday, no matter what you celebrate. And try to tune in next Thursday on the off chance we have another Nintendo Download to share during the holiday season!
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