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.
Robbotto has many glaring flaws, but its biggest however has to be just how mundane the overall experience is. The multiplayer adds some depth to the otherwise shallow experience, but while Robbotto is not a broken game, it’s an undeniably boring one.
Doughlings: Arcade features loads of content and quality brick-breaking fun for anyone who is a fan of the genre. The graphics are colourful and vibrant from the get-go. It may only appeal to a certain group of players, but if you’re craving a good brick breaking adventure, Doughlings: Arcade will definitely scratch that itch.
Freedom Planet is a competent platformer in its own right, but pacing issues and difficulty spikes stop it from being truly amazing. That said, fans of Sega Genesis games and early 90s platformers will enjoy its nostalgia-inducing stages, and there's plenty the game has to offer, with multiple characters and unlockables to find along the way.
A hardcore candy centre wrapped in a casual gamer coating, de Blob 2 is definitely worth your money if you’re a fan of platformers. With great music, hypnotic visuals, and an interesting spin on an old genre, it will keep you or your kid (or you and your kid) coming back for more.
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.
Welcome to episode 22 of the Nindie Nation podcast. Jeff and Josh go over what they’ve been playing with Pang Adventures, Momodora, Octahedron, Just Shapes and Beats, and Jeff’s love affair continues for Guacamelee! 2.
The guys then go over a crammed new release schedule for the week of Jan. 11-17, and what sales you should take advantage of on the eShop!