The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it’s bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy!
Switch eShop – Highlights
Pokémon Legends: Arceus – Get ready for a new kind of grand, Pokémon adventure in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, a new game that blends action and exploration with the RPG roots of the Pokémon series. Embark on survey missions in the ancient Hisui region. Explore natural expanses to catch wild Pokémon by learning their behavior, sneaking up and throwing a well-aimed Poké Ball. You can also toss the Poké Ball containing your ally Pokémon near a wild Pokémon to seamlessly enter battle. Your adventure takes place in the expansive natural majesty of the Hisui region, where you are tasked with studying Pokémon to complete the region’s first Pokédex. Along the way, uncover the mystery surrounding the Mythical Pokémon known as Arceus. Pokémon Legends: Arceus will be available on Jan. 28. –Read our Pokémon Legends: Arceus review
Unforeseen Incidents (27th Jan, $19.99) – Unforeseen Incidents is a classical-style interactive mystery game set in a beautifully hand-painted world. When small-town handyman Harper Pendrell meets a dying woman in the street, he unwittingly stumbles into a diabolical conspiracy – a mystery only he can solve. A perilous journey awaits Harper, and every step brings him closer to a cabal of dangerous fanatics. Before he knows it, he finds himself in a fight for the future of humankind armed only with his trusty multi-tool.
Switch eShop – New Releases
Arcade Archives HOPPING MAPPY (HAMSTER, 20th Jan, $7.99) – “HOPPING MAPPY” is an action game released by NAMCO in 1986. You’ve escaped NYAMCO’S mansion, but now you must avoid NYAMCO and the others with your new pogo stick weapon as they chase you. Collect the targets on the ground while avoiding NYAMCO and MEWKIES. The “Arcade Archives” series has faithfully reproduced many classic Arcade masterpieces. Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores. Please enjoy the masterpiece that built a generation for video games. *This game uses the Japanese ROM for the main part of the game. The options menu and manual are available in Japanese, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
BlackJack Math (21st Jan, $3.99) – Welcome to BlackJack Math! Tease your brain in this number logic game where all answers are 21 (because we’re talking about blackjack, right? ) Swap the cards, make the math, repeat. That’s all you’ll need in order to complete this game! Key features Handcrafted Levels The game comes with 50 handcrafted levels that will tease your brain. Simple controls The game is played simply by swaping the cards in order to change the math result to be 21. Relaxing music Originally composed music to help you focus and relax while solving the puzzles.
Broken Blades (29th Jan, $3.99) – Broken Blades is a platform, 2D action game with beautiful, fairy-tale graphics, in which we struggle with hordes of monsters and powerful bosses. Our hero is armed with a sword that can be improved as the game progresses by gaining randomly generated magic shards. The appearance and power of the upgrade will depend on the types of shards you find on your way. All locations in the game are randomly generated, so each game has a completely different layout of corridors. Discover and explore all nooks and crannies to get upgrades that will help you fight bosses. Broken Blades is a game that requires players to be extremely agile and mindful because dungeons are full of hundreds of dangerous traps and monsters. You will also meet powerful bosses on your way, so don’t get killed and find a way out of the underground. Obtaining shards to improve your sword gives you the opportunity to enchant it with various elements, gaining additional abilities!
Cake Invaders (26th Jan, $5.99) – The Japanese just love their famous German-inspired Baumkuchen cakes, and hungry invaders from across the universe have discovered these delicious treats too! Are you up to the challenge of protecting the precious desserts from waves of alien attacks? The hungry invaders are approaching one after another, wanting the all-important Baumkuchen Cake carried by your spaceship for themselves. Defend and shoot the invaders with your minigun to protect the Baumkuchen! If you keep defeating the invaders with your minigun, a mysterious Baumkuchen will appear, glowing in rainbow colors! If you shoot and destroy it, you will gain exploding bullets, increase your crew, and more. The further you progress, the more numerous and powerful the invaders will become, and the more Baumkuchen will eventually be consumed. Will you lead your crew to sweet survival?
Calturin (28th Jan, $5.99) – Calturin is a Bullet Hell Boss Rush game where you are resurrected by a necromancer who now holds you in his power. Promised your freedom if you do his bidding, you must traverse the Gauntlet of Portals to unknown lands and face deadly beings. – 8 unique boss fights, 2 paths of pain and a fight against an army. – A compelling story told through fully voiced characters. – Choose how to improve your skills as you become stronger. – Red and black portals for those who wish a harder challenge. – Designed to be suitable for both normal playthrough and speedrunning. The Gauntlet of Portals Awaits.
Chef Word Ardee (21st Jan, $7.99) – Bon Appetit! Join Chef Word Ardee in helping him find and put together letters to form words. Lots of word puzzles to play, find hidden words and earn hints to help you solve the puzzle.
Circus Pocus (28th Jan, $4.99) – Two brothers are lost in the dark and grim woods, and they accidentally stumble across the abandoned circus. Suddenly they are both attacked by a group of crazed clowns, and one of the brothers got captured. There’s only way to get out of troubles for the second boy — to escape the damned woods and call the police, right? Nope, wrong — you see, our hero is not the sharpest tool in the shed. That’s why he decides to save his brother on his own, and travels deep into the woods where he would only find grave danger and inevitable coulrophobia.
COGEN: Sword of Rewind (27th Jan, $24.99) – ■Story Awakening to find herself sprawled on a floor of hard steel, the first thing that greets Kohaku’s eyes is a strange talking sword named ExeBreaker. Unsure of where she is or what’s going on, she agrees to this sardonic sword’s proposal to join forces, and together they journey deep into the heart of a transformed Cogen City—once Kohaku’s home, now a collapsing ruin. Both mystery and mayhem await her, but with the power of ExeBreaker’s Ouroboros System on her side, nothing will stop her from discovering the truth of what happened to her beloved home. ■Defy Death by Rewinding Time! Any hit you take is a death sentence in this side-scrolling 2D action game. But fear not! You may lack the HP to weather a beating, but you’ve got the Ouroboros System on your side. This futuristic technology kicks in the instant death embraces you and allows you to rewind up to 3 seconds of time. Slip up and wish you could take it back? Want to play around and experiment?
Concordia: Digital Edition (Acram, 27th Jan, $24.99) – Concordia: Digital Edition is a faithful adaptation of a strategic board game ranked in Top 20 board games of all time. Build the greatest trade empire of ancient Rome! Concordia: Digital Edition is a faithful adaptation of a strategic board game ranked in Top 20 board games of all time. Plan ahead and make crucial decisions every turn. Always be prepared to make a trade off – your actions can very well benefit other players as well as yourself. What is Concordia? Concordia: Digital Edition is a turn-based strategy game where 2 to 6 players face each other in the fight for wealth and influence. You will build your trade empire on one of several maps of the ancient world. Using actions on the cards you will plan and execute your strategy to get an edge on your competition. Each of your decisions can benefit both you and your opponents. Send your colonists to new cities, across the land or sea and build houses to expand your trade empire! What makes Concordia great?
Crazy Athletics – Summer Sports and Games ($15.89) – This is definitely the craziest summer sports game ever! Ten games and many more crazy tasks, with cartoon 2D graphics in HD resolution and 60FPS! The most celebrated sporting event in the world is here! The gameplay is unique: players must coordinate and hit the buttons in time with the circles that appear. It’s a musical feast! Hear 100+ different indie songs with vocals during gameplay. Compete against your friends with the living room multiplayer (up to four controllers) or help your friends get a better score by playing for a favorable wind! Enjoy simple, yet challenging competitions, including four running sports, two swimming sports, javelin, shot put, long jump and high jump! Victory and glory can be yours!
Crush Crush (27th Jan, $0.00) – Hey hot stuff! Are you looking for a fun and flirty game to kill some time and make you laugh out loud? That’s a crazy coincidence, because it’s been looking for you too! Welcome to Crush Crush – the Idle Dating Sim! Begin your quest to win the hearts of your town’s lovely ladies. . . after a few disastrous intros! Impress the girls by building your stats, unlocking jobs, and earning promotions. Woo them with romantic dates, thoughtful gifts, and a tickle fight or two! Work your way up from Frenemy to Lover, and unlock tons of amazing content along the way.
CRYGHT ($1.50) – Get crystals! Over 130 stages!
Don’t Be Afraid (28th Jan, $9.99) – Your name is David, you are 11 years old… and this is the end of your innocent childhood. You have woken up in a dark, cold room. Despite the darkness, you are trying to recognize the surroundings, but in vain. You don’t know, where you are. Frightening sounds can be heard all around you, the feeling of helplessness fills in your soul. You are too afraid to walk alone in this terrifying space… but you have to.
Downslope (Mind’s Eye, 20th Jan, $4.99) – The Mountain awaits. Snowboard your way down the dizzying Descent! Face complex, tricky courses as you make your way further and further down the Mountain’s slopes. Meet the ghosts of those who have braved its slopes before you. And maybe – just maybe – you can reach the End. Are you fast enough? Are you skilled enough? There’s only one way to find out.
Elasto Mania Remastered (26th Jan, $10.00) – Elasto Mania (commonly known as Elma) is an indie motorbike simulation game, a colorful 2D racing experience first released in 2000 as a successor to Action SuperCross. The remastered version is bigger & better than the original – the definitive way to play. This gem is challenging to master, but you will quickly get the hang of it, once you start playing!
Escape Lala – Retro Point and Click Adventure (20th Jan, $0.90) – You wake up inside a magical cave, full of mysteries. You remember nothing, but you know one thing for sure, you need to escape! Escape Lala. Escape Lala is a point-and-click adventure game / Escape room with a nostalgic feel. Escape Lala is not the regular Escape the Room game, it is full of charming handcrafted pixel-art graphics and animations. And it contains puzzles with magical twists that take inspiration from classic point-and-click adventure games. “Every now and then comes some title that reminds us of the times of LucasArts and Sierra . . Escape Lala made us relive that magic” – Paolo Paglianti (Tgcom24 – Mastergame) Struggling with a puzzle? Look for the gold coins scattered around the cave and use them to reveal hints! Try to find them all and use them sparingly to get a better score at the end of the game.
Escape Lala 2 – Retro Point and Click Adventure (20th Jan, $9.99) – Find out in this magical Point and Click adventure in the mysterious land of Lala. Solve puzzles, uncover secrets and bring back peace and order to the world. Escape Lala 2 is the second installment in the Escape Lala series, with a new story, and much longer gameplay. Explore this land filled with surprises and beautiful landscapes all handcrafted in retro pixel-art graphics. From the damp caves down below through a giant castle filled with ancient remains and out to the sunny outdoors, the land of Lala has a lot to uncover. Escape Lala is a series of Point and Click adventure games / Escape rooms with a nostalgic feel. Escape Lala is not the regular Escape the Room game, it is full of charming handcrafted pixel-art graphics and musics, and it contains puzzles with magical twists that take inspiration from classic Point and Click adventure games. Struggling with a puzzle? Look for the gold coins scattered around the cave and use them to reveal hints!
Football Killer (Simplicity Tomasz Dyrak, 21st Jan, $6.99) – Have you ever dreamed of being a professional footballer? Soccer is the source of your vital energy? Do you realize, that in reality, it’s a deadly game? The other footballers, referees, bodyguards, or even supporters just waiting to make you suffer! Because they know. They know about your past. And they are scared. Show them that they aren’t wrong in this new arcade – puzzle game. In Football Killer cool different levels are waitings for you to play – you can show the strength of your ball shooting with the ability to kill enemies in one shot. But not the referee – he is untouchable… Clever guy… This logic game requires you not just brainless killing, but to make smart decisions. If you like cool shooters we are glad – enemies are equipped with the whole arsenal, so shooting to people will be necessary – but there are no bullets, only your ball. This offline shooter contains explosive materials, trampolines, and many, much more obstacles.
Gomoku Let’s Go (27th Jan, $4.99) – Gomoku Let’s Go is a classic strategy board game. The goal is to make a line of five stones in any direction.
Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2 (Inti Creates, 27th Jan, $24.99) – Break into the new apeX of 2D action! Luminous Avenger iX 2 takes the series’ original speedy and stylish 2D action gameplay to the next level as Copen rips through enemies with his new “Break-Shift” form. His new destructive capabilities makes the high-speed action more satisfying than ever! INTI CREATES is proud to present a new apeX of cutting-edge 2D action with Luminous Avenger iX 2! – Read our Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2 review
Hidden Paws (27th Jan, $3.99) – Open cars and boxes, rummage through piles of wood, search the forests. Cats are well hidden but they meow when you get near so listen closely and you might just be able to find them all. Features 12+ charming winter landscapes with over 120 little cats to find.
INVERT (Victory Road, 2nd Feb, $2.00) – Distinct features of IN-VERT are it’s hardcore approach to platforming genre with puzzle elements and unique art-direction. Game narrates the story of lone robot in search of his disappeared master. In his quest to find the long-lost friend, our hero has to conquer two universes at once, relentlessly switching between two dimensions. Be prepared for some tough puzzles, jumping sequences and retro graphics like you’ve never seen before.
Jewel Match Solitaire: Winterscapes (20th Jan, $9.99) – Grab a hot drink and cozy up to the fire. It’s cold outside and you’re snowed in with a game of Solitaire! Travel the icy land and rebuild 5 frosty locations across 200 levels, plus unlock 12 bonus game variants such as Yukon and Emperor! Overcome obstacles like locks, frozen cards, chains, vines, and more to collect the bonus gems and coins in each level which you can spend in the shop for special upgrades. Choose between multiple card decks, but don’t freeze up as you go for the elusive 3 stars on every level! It turns out Solitaire is a dish best served cold.
Jewel Match Twilight Solitaire (20th Jan, $9.99) – It was a dark and stormy night. . . for Solitaire! Jewel Match gets spooky in this new Solitaire adventure! Discover and rebuild eerie derelict castles, but beware of vampires roaming the land. Over 200 levels in all, plus 50 bonus mahjong levels to unlock! Dozens of unique game play variations mix up the classic Solitaire such as locked and frozen cards, obstacles to remove, and power-ups like wild cards, jokers, and shuffles. Search the dark, cobwebby corners of every last level for gems and coins to purchase new castle upgrades and power-ups and go for the elusive “Perfect” in each level. Grab a deck of cards and get your spine chilled with Jewel Match Twilight Solitaire!
Life is Strange Remastered Collection (Square Enix Europe, 1st Feb) – Return to Arcadia Bay and experience two award-winning Life is Strange games like never before! Remastered visuals and animation breathe new life into the great cast of characters and gripping stories. The Life is Strange Remastered Collection includes ‘Life is Strange Remastered’ and ‘Life is Strange: Before the Storm Remastered’. NOTE: this game has been delayed, so this entry seems to have been included in the download update press release in error.
Little Mouse’s Encyclopedia + Under Leaves (21st Jan, $24.99) – Enjoy the perfect explorer package! Discover the incredible world of nature with a little mouse, or relax, looking for hidden objects in hand-painted scenery of Under Leaves.
Magi Trials (27th Jan, $9.99) – Arriving at a new school can be daunting, even more so when it’s a school of magic… Fortunately you have found something that might increase your chances of successful entrance, a ritual that should greatly enhance your innate magical ability, but transforms your body. Now you must deal with the repercussions of the spell, as you begin your training to join the ranks of the Royal Academy of Magi. Do you have what it takes to join the Royal Academy of Magi in a new highschool romance story.
Magic code (LLC KURENTER, 22nd Jan, $12.48) – Magic code is a programming puzzle game, the game uses game mechanics firmly rooted in programming concepts. The game allows players to get a practical understanding of the basic concepts such as the sequence of instructions, procedures and cycles, learn the basics and logic of programming. The Magic code game has been designed for adults and children. Play by yourself or with your children, create levels for yourself, your children, friends and people from all over the world. Magic code – has 50 levels for teenagers and adults, and 50 levels for children, but that’s not all, create your own exciting and challenging levels in the level editor, and share them with other people. For parents: Magic Code helps a child to develop creative abilities. A child, trying to find a mistake in his program, develops intelligence and logic, and concentrating on the task – attention and discipline.
Magic Pen Color Book (29th Jan, $3.99) – This coloring book game will let your kid(s) draw by finger touch anything from their imagination or color, decorate the ready to use templates included, in order to create their own unique paintings. Many painting tools are available to help them, including pencils, markers, color bucket, stickers, magic pen, color spray, patterns, with undo/redo capabilities. Once kids are done with their creations, those are automatically saved into device memory with the possibility to be later erased to start over and over. . .
Make the Burger (20th Jan, $3.99) – Make the burger is a fun game where just do a good burger is what matter. In a depreciated neighborhood, a gastronomic Chef decides to sell his beautiful burgers, with the wish to improve decadent reality of the neighborhood and do people happier. Nothing to kill hunger with delicious food to solve all problems. Make hamburgers for different types of customers, with various combinations of ingredients. Do not miss your orders, they will not be happy with this. Be fast Customers don’t like to wait too long so be quick and get it right. Also, do not let the burger fall, otherwise it will only leave the neighborhood more depreciated and will bring you more work having to clean everything. Various flavors Unlock the ingredients to receive more happiness. Meet police and bandits who sit in the same environment. Demanding Customers Buy more tables to be able to serve all customers. You don’t want your precious customer to leave, right?
Monster Rescue (20th Jan, $3.49) – Rescue cute little monsters by showing your archery skills and free them by shooting the rope attached to them but dont hit monsters! Features : – 35 different levels – Skill based puzzle game – Funny cartoon style
MonsterFruitAcademy (21st Jan, $32.05) – Monster Fruit Academy is an exciting parkour-style game. Experience challenges and adventures by working together, but still competing with one another, in single-player or four-player team modes. Players will be equipped with different types of cards and work together to become the best team of little monster warriors. Levels and Missions The Monster Fruit world is filled with fantastic creatures; in this world, creatures seemingly identical from those in the real world can have unexpected powers. Embark on a wondrous adventure, and complete progressively more demanding levels in a variety of scenarios. You may be battling through a mysterious land of water, climbing up unimaginably tall beanstalks, or running among scorching volcanoes. Each level will test the reflexes of the best little monster.
Pandemic Shooter (27th Jan, $4.99) – FEATURES: ▪ Up to 8 hours of the FPS zombie massacre! ▪ Endless Mode! Unlocked on completing all the levels. ▪ Original dark humor. ▪ Multiple in-game achievements. ▪ 16 different weapons. ▪ GRENADES! ▪ 20 collectible power-ups! Run, gun, and have lots of fun in this action-packed first-person zombie shooter.
Parking Simulator (Megame, 23rd Jan, $9.99) – The parking situation in vehicle simulator will require you to show top driving skills in steering, acceleration and obstacle avoidance to get those vehicles parked in parking places. As the parking lot driver, you will drive the awesome automobile around corners, obstacles, and parking lot borders with speed and accuracy. Learn how to navigate in realistic parking environment. Steer the vehicle meticulously and catch the bridge in time to lift your car onto the next storey. Use the varying gears and shifts to wiggle into the parking spot. Avoid crashing into barriers and other cars! This is quite the challenge. Follow the checkpoints to find your way ad become parking master!
Peace, Death! 2 (28th Jan, $5.00) – In a place beyond time and space, the Reapers formed an independent Union so they wouldn’t have to answer to the Horsemen of the Apocalypse anymore. With no acceptable candidate for the position of Union leader, the atmosphere at the Union has descended into blissful anarchy, which is not great for productivity. Fortunately, a new Reaper gets hired as a Sorter one day – you. Rules Send clients to Heaven, Hell, or Purgatory based on the various signs they have. There are tricky clients who interact with each other, interfere with the Reaper’s work, or ignore the basic rules, which means you’ll have to be extra careful when you’re deciding where to send almost everyone. Clients Many clients are unique individuals. Some of them are even a little famous – but any resemblance to actual people is totally, entirely coincidental. They’re not just unique faces, though – they also have unique abilities.
Pure Mini Golf (Gametry, 21st Jan, $3.99) – Enjoy over 50 unique levels, each with its own set of obstacles, twists, and turns. Its simple controls make it a snap to learn from the outset and through its three modes, you’ll soon go from fledgling to master putter. Arcade mode takes you through the game’s levels where you can play at your own pace. Once you’re feeling more confident in your skills, you can take on Challenge mode where failing at any time takes you back to the beginning. And when you’re done playing alone, you can bring in up to three friends for some Local Multiplayer and chill. The putting life is a simple one. Bring it into your home with Pure Mini Golf.
Re:Turn 2 – Runaway (28th Jan, $10.00) – Re:Turn 2 – Runaway is a tense, character-driven psychological horror experience. Saki and her fiancé, Sen, are trapped on an abandoned train that is haunted by an evil spirit that takes the form of a little girl named Ayumi. Battle your way through the haunted train. Discover clues in mysterious abandoned locations. Escape from the nightmare and free the trapped souls from the clutches of the evil which has possessed them. But, consequences have actions. Saki must be careful, or she will meet a fate worse than the lost souls aboard Ayumi’s train. In order to stay safe, Saki must decide whether she should run, hide, or confront the evil that has set its sights upon her The thing that calls itself Ayumi is harboring a dark secret. And it’s up to Saki to uncover the truth about that darkness. But Ayumi’s evil is powerful, and if it takes hold of Saki, then all hope is lost.
Record of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth- (PLAYISM, 28th Jan, $24.99) – Record of Lodoss War -Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth- is a 2D action-exploration “Metroidvania”-style game developed under the close supervision of original creator Ryo Mizuno, depicting the previously unknown story of Deedlit and the events leading up to Record of Lodoss War: Diadem of the Covenant. Both fans of Record of Lodoss War and all-new players alike can fully enjoy this latest installment in the series. Deedlit awakens suddenly in a mysterious, unknown place. Where am I? Why am I here? With nobody around to respond, her questions are met with only silence. Seeking answers, Deed eventually sets off on foot, alone… – Read our Record of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth- review
RichMan 10 (20th Jan, $14.99) – Richman10 is a classic board game in which players earn money by luck (dicing) and strategy (buying land and buying cards) to defeat other players. Fine arts adopt pure 3D Q version of the original painting style. Game modes include: story mode, multiplay mode and and online mode. 【GamePlay】 The game uses turn system, initially all players have certain deposits, cash, cards. The number of steps to move is determined by casting dice. The landless property can be purchased when trampling on the enemy’s property, and the toll will be paid when trampling on the enemy’s property. In addition to the real estate grid, there are also bank, news, shop, magic house and other event lattices in the map, which make the game full of variables and entertainment. Reasonable use of the cards in hand can actively intervene in randomness, enhance strategy, maximize their own interests, and lay a good foundation for the final victory.
Serin Fate ($19.99) – Explore a retro-inspired world bustling with rich story, unique mechanics, and fearsome Monsters! Encourages an adventurous spirit and offers greater difficulty to the brave who seek it.
Shadow Quest (Gametry, 21st Jan, $0.99) – Shadow Quest is a game where you are exploring massive shadowland with the hope of getting out alive. There are lots of things you can find in there, from powerful enemies to countless money. But be aware, you might not be able to come out from that place. Grab Shadow Quest right now and engage yourself in the most exciting and rewarding game experience!
Slingshot Stunt Driver & Sports (20th Jan, $9.99) – Are you a brave enough stunt driver? a crazy enough stunt driver? a fearless enough stunt driver to SEND A CAR FLYING OFF A SLING SHOT?
Sports Car Driver (Pixelmob, 21st Jan, $11.99) – Pick one of the impressive, highly detailed vehicles and show your driving skills in this demanding environment. The city is your greatest friend and the greatest enemy. It will amaze and astonish you with its views, while demanding your full attention with its narrow streets and crowded intersections.
Storm Tale 2 (Green Sauce, 21st Jan, $19.99) – Sharpen your sword and take up your bow – it’s time to fight back a powerful sorcerer and his mighty dragon. Join Griffri, the wizard, on a quest to not only rebuild his village, but to put an end to the perilous reign of evil that threatens the realm. Play bonus mini-games with cool 3D hidden object scenes and jigsaw puzzles. Beat the obstacles and win many trophies on your journey through this addictive match 3 game. Bring the peace back to this fabulous land. Are you ready for an adventure?
Sudoku Zenkai (ImaginationOverflow, 20th Jan, $4.99) – Sudoku Zenkai is a game for beginners and advanced Sudoku players. It lets you play cooperatively with your friends! You can start a new puzzle with a friend or simply ask one to help you on that tricky one, two heads are always better than one (usually). Train your brain, logic and perception skills with Sudoku Zenkai puzzles in six different difficulties so that you can start on trainee levels to exercise your logical thinking and memory, or just jump to the insane levels to give your mind a real workout. Sudoku Zenkai also features different themes allowing to play on which style you find most comfortable. Tired of numbers? With Sudoku Zenkai emblems you can spice up any Sudoku puzzle with letters, greek, kanji and more. This game has its own high-quality puzzle generator (no internet required), everyday you can enjoy fresh puzzles and compete with friends on who has the best time. With Sudoku Zenkai, you won’t be looking for a paper puzzle ever again!
Super Onion Boy 2 (28th Jan, $4.99) – Super Onion Boy 2 is a classic 2D action and adventure game in retro style in pixel art. Your mission is to save your friends who were captured by a terrible monster with psychic powers. Defeat enemies on the way with the help of superpowers and epic transformations, collect coins and stars to earn extra lives. Find chests with magic potions and defeat all the terrible bosses until you reach the final boss.
Survive on Raft (Megame, 20th Jan, $24.99) – You survive in a terrible plane crash and now you are out of civilization. Around the endless ocean, exhausting sun and hungry sharks. There is only one thing left for you – to survive at any cost. To do this, you need to collect resources, improve the raft and build your shelter right on the raft. Remember that thirst and hunger are not the only dangers. Make sure the hungry shark doesn’t destroy your raft! Survival Simulator Watch for indicators of health, hunger and thirst. Otherwise your adventure on the raft will quickly end! Explore the recipe for crafting! Catch fish, grow vegetables and get water — do everything to survive! Create building materials, clothes, weapons, chests and other things necessary for survival. Explore the islands! Travel to the islands and discover new lands! Get resources! Use the hook to catch the necessary resources: debris, algae, boxes and others. They will be useful to you for survival! Craft and build!
The Dead Tree of Ranchiuna (2nd Feb, $9.99) – Witness the soul-searching journey of a university graduate as he returns to the village where he grew up. Upon his arrival, he finds the place deserted and instead witnesses visions of an incident that happened there some time ago, including another’s return to the village unaware of what lay before them. These visions are of various times and places, leaving the player to search for clues and unravel the surrounding mystery. The Dead Tree of Ranchiuna is an immersive experience that explores how unfair society can be, both in a direct and realistic manner and with the power of fantasy elements, symbolism and abstract storytelling. Play in first or third person, navigating detailed environments across a huge seamless map. Solve puzzles, discover hidden dialogue through careful exploration and unlock new post-game features to extend the experience! Features: • Journey across a vast landscape with detailed locales.
The Flea Evolution (20th Jan, $6.99) – The Flea Evolution is now available on the Nintendo Switch™ system! Many people grew up in the 80s playing with video game consoles and retro games on 8-bit. Today we unlock your childhood memories. The Flea Evolution, the comeback of the nostalgic game, The Flea, a game that already won over England in 1983, becoming the first Spanish video game to be a great international success. Test your skills and wit again in one of the classic video games in its best version.
Toasted! (Polygon Dust, 20th Jan, $7.49) – LOCAL MAYHEM Outwit and outplay your friends in first-to-3 style matches. Joust with your pals; only one can remain victorious on the battlefield. Action packed and super fast, each round is a quick fight, great for passing the controller at parties. EASY TO LEARN, HARD TO MASTER Simple stick controls are used to maneuver your vehicle, and two buttons to either jump over your opponents or smash them into the air! The controls are easy, but learning to outwit and bait your friends is the fun part. SIX CHARACTERS, SO MANY HATS Choose your warrior, from the not-so-sweet Nigiri to the gruff Business Toast. Find a hat that truly speaks to you (and try not to lose it in the rush of battle). Pick a paint job that makes your heart sing. FOUR ARENAS Ranging from a peaceful stony outcropping to a deadly lava lair, pick an arena that will challenge you and your friends. TEAM UP Play against some rather friendly or vicious AI; great for blowing off steam or getting some practice in.
Treasure Hunter Man 2 (31st Jan, $1.99) – Dorothy’s son Marvin snuck out to go treasure hunting again — to a very dangerous cursed island, no less. Now Dorothy will have to track down an excitable teenage son before something terrible happens! Treasure Hunter Man 2 is a colorful 2d pixel metroidvania platform game. Dorothy learns new skills, finds useful equipment and raises her stats as she progresses through the game. Ruined castles in the sky and lost underground cities are begging to be explored.
Trigonal (Kistler Studios, 21st Jan, $2.99) – Trigonal is a simple puzzle game where you need to fill a line to clear it out and gain some points. How you clear the line is your choice as you can clear it by fill a row horizontal, vertical or diagonal. To mix up the fun there three different game modes.
Trivia For Dummies (19th Jan, $9.99) – The official Trivia For Dummies™ multiple choice trivia game. Trivia For Dummies™ is party gaming at it’s very best, in an easy out of the box, pick-up-and-play game that will keep everyone at the edge of their seat. Jam packed with over 6,500 multiplechoice trivia questions in seven genre categories, no game will be the same. Trivia For Dummies™ is a fun way of spending quality time with friends and family and of all ages.
Troll Patrol (Fellhuhn, 20th Jan, $19.99) – “Troll Patrol” is a puzzle game which combines the tile-matching and RPG genres by offering a unique experience: Play as the last defender of the threatened troll den where vicious village people and heroes from far away castles and kingdoms knock down your door. Stand firm, take whatever weapon is close and fight them off to get your family and friends to safety. Protect what is rightfully yours, your home, your heritage. They come for blood, for revenge, to still their blood thirst. But you won’t allow it. Fight of waves of enemies, each consisting of at least 50 turns. Each turn you can collect connected tiles which will yield rewards depending on their type: Potions heal you and might even yield you a powerful healing potion that you might use whenever you need it. Shields will replenish your armor and count towards your loot value. Collect enough and you can improve your items. You might even find explosives.
Vagante (Blitworks, 27th Jan, $14.99) – Vagante is an adventure set in a dark fantasy world filled with monsters, demons, and crooks. Despite these dangers, adventurers commonly travel these unforgiving lands questing for fame, riches, and power. A recent rumor has it that a certain cave at the edge of the woods guards an unfathomable treasure. While a handful of intrepid adventurers have ventured into the cave already, none have returned. Undeterred by the potential danger, you set out by caravan to investigate. . . *Local and Online Co-op – Adventure cooperatively with up to four players, either locally or online! *Procedural Generation – With procedurally generated levels, no two runs are ever the same, allowing for countless hours of gameplay. *Choose How You Play – Choose a unique hero class, skin, and starting equipment, then customize your character further as you play with your choice of unique class skills at each level. – Read our Vagante review
Webbed (2nd Feb, $19.99) – Webbed is the story of a happy little spider on an adventure to save her boyfriend from a big mean bowerbird. Explore the dangerous wilderness with nothing but your webs and your wits. Practise the art of web swinging to speed your way through the world! Leave your own unique mark by spinning webs through the interconnected world. Stick webs to almost anything and use them to create your own paths. Make friends with bugs, and dance with them. Some bugs could use a little help from a friend and might even join your rescue effort in return!
Yeah Yeah Beebiss II (2nd Feb, $9.99) – The Legend of Yeah Yeah Beebiss I Long ago there was legend of a new video game that had no screenshots, no reviews, no advertisements — nothing. Just a quick blurb in the back of some magazines saying it was for sale. It was never released. This is a sequel to that mythical game. As Kyonshi Hui and Jiangshi Bo, it is your quest to banish all evil in all 100 levels – 10 original stages, including the boss — a mutated mass of pure evil. Hui prefers zapping foes while Bo prefers absorbing their life force. Good luck!
Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel (Konami, 18th Jan, $0.00) – Experience the next generation of Yu-Gi-Oh! – a digital trading card game! Finally, the “Yu-Gi-Oh!” digital card game you’ve been waiting for! The definitive edition of the competitive card game that has been evolving for over 20 years! Duel at the highest level against Duelists from all over the world. Get ready: it’s time to Duel! – Read our Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel review
So that’s your lot for this week’s North American Nintendo Download. Go on, be a sport and drop a vote in the poll above, and comment below with your hot picks!
https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/01/nintendo-download-27th-january-north-america Nintendo Download: 27th January (North America)