Swords & Soldiers is a worthy title to add to your Switch library if you crave a fun and simple tower-defense game. There isn’t anything fancy or new about this re-release, but it does look good on the Switch and the gameplay is immediately accessible to anyone. If the concept of a 2D side-scrolling RTS title, mixed in with a palatable amount of micromanagement sounds like fun, Swords & Soldiers is the game for you.
Travis Strikes Again has some interesting concepts and ideas that are lost in uninspired design, overstretched levels and puzzling execution of its story. It’s at its best when it’s not taking itself too seriously, and the simple controls and co-op play makes it a much more enjoyable experience with a friend. But playing though solo feels too much like a tiresome grind.
Few games are as beautiful and as elegant as Gris. You won’t be challenged to finish it, and the 3 to 4 hour play time seems a shame when the world you inhabit is as gorgeous as this. But, as an experience, it’s a stunning piece of interactive art that excels in everything it sets out to do.
After only a few short minutes I was really hooked on this cool little stunt racer. Despite it’s challenging nature, FutureGrind never felt cheap or frustrating, and I only ever had myself to blame for my poor stunt biker’s demise. But I was more than happy to jump right back into the action to see what other havoc and sick moves I could pull off in pursuit of the chequered flag.
The World Ends With You: Final Remix is the definitive experience for newcomers and veterans alike. The game looks amazing in HD when docked, and is equally impressive when played on the Switch’s smaller screen. As well as the engrossing 40 hour campaign, there’s even more gameplay for those who want to see all the game has to offer.
SkyScrappers is shallow, offering a one and done experience that can be fun for a short while. Multiplayer, single Joy-Con support and a vertical mode are all good features, but the lack of variety in levels and characters mean you won’t keep coming back for more.
I Am The Hero is a fun, fast-paced brawler that has an intuitive combo system and a different perspective that makes it a unique offering in the genre. For those that can get into the combo system, there’s a lot of enjoyment to be had if you can look past the repetitive nature of the combat.
Shadow of Loot Box is a cheap parody title that does a decent job of what it’s trying to accomplish. You’ll laugh on occasion, but there is no replayability – and trying to make controversial subjects fun is its greatest downfall. Some of the humour has a shelf life, if you like delving deeper into the intricacies of video game development. But, unfortunately, it’s hard to find too much enjoyment beyond its funniest jokes.
Flat Heroes is a multiplayer masterpiece with more than a handful of modes. Single player is solid and enjoyable too, but the multiplayer content is where it’s at. The game has quickly become a go-to party game for some quick and enjoyable matches.
The Bug Butcher is a fun little shooter that may only last a few hours, but is the type of game you can continuously come back to for more bug squelching. This is arcade style fun that can be enjoyed in small segments, in a polished gameplay package. It’s highly recommended if you’re in the mood for some fun arcade shooter awesomeness.
Swap This! is a charming match-3 puzzler that is fun for short bursts, but really never sets itself apart from the plethora of other polished match-3 style games out there. The simple gameplay mechanics and cute visuals make for an enjoyable experience, but most likely this will be forgotten rather quickly.
Tricky Towers is a great puzzle title if you like Tetris-based games or a good party experience. There’s plenty of modes and playing with friends is an absolute blast, making this one of the best party titles on Switch.
We’ve wrangled some of our writers to give their personal top 5 picks from the various announcements from Nintendo’s February Direct. Check out our thoughts and leave a comment to us know what you’re excited for!
We’ve already had the likes of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Mario Kart 8, and new Super Mario Bros. U is getting a new lease of life on Switch soon too. But what other gems from the ill-fated Wii U should make the move to Nintendo’s hybrid system?
Hopes of an N64 Classic Mini seem to have all but disappeared this year. Vishaal takes a look at why Nintendo’s first 3D console didn’t get the miniature treatment this year, and speculates as to whether or not it will show up in 2019.
EGX, the UK’s biggest gaming convention, is back for 2018 and Nintendo have brought a whole slew of games for everyone to try out. Naturally we’re making an appearance to report on all that gaming goodness for you all, so check out our erstwhile editor’s diary from day two.
EGX, the UK’s biggest gaming convention, is back for 2018 and Nintendo have brought a whole slew of games for everyone to try out. Naturally we’re making an appearance to report on all that gaming goodness for you all. So sit back and enjoy our erstwhile Editor’s diary from day one.
Episode 25 is here of the Nindie Nation podcast! Once again, Jeff and Josh go over what they’ve been playing, including Olli Olli Switch Stance, Fight of Gods, Sword and Soldiers, Reverie: Sweet As Edition, Heroes Trials, Dragon Marked for Death, and Lazy Galaxy: Rebel Story.
Valentine’s Day is is almost here and the guys bring the love with the new releases coming to the Switch eShop for the week of February 7-14, plus all the best sales in another jam-packed episode!