Nintendo Download: 10th March (North America)
The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it’s bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. Enjoy! Drop a vote in our poll and comment below with your potential picks for the week.
Switch eShop – Highlights
Chocobo G.P. (Square Enix, 10th Mar, $49.99) – Get ready for a new racing experience exclusive for Nintendo Switch! Race as familiar FINAL FANTASY characters like Chocobo and Gilgamesh using special character abilities and Magicites to speed past the competition. Engine customization options will also be available and local and online multiplayer. Up to 64 players can compete in a bracket-style tournament to determine the racing champion! – Read our Chocobo G.P. review
Aztech Forgotten Gods (Lienzo, 10th Mar, $29.99) – If you’re looking for a grand adventure inspired by Aztec mythology, look no further than Aztech Forgotten Gods from Mexican studio Lienzo. Gain powerful arm upgrades, traverse different areas within an advanced Mesoamerican metropolis, and encounter characters to uncover ancient secrets. – Read our Aztech Forgotten Gods review
Phantom Breaker: Omnia
Phantom Breaker: Omnia (Rocket Panda Games, 15th Mar, $39.99) – In this massive update to the 2D anime fighter Phantom Breaker: Extra, a mysterious man named Phantom works from the shadows in Tokyo to lure powerful fighters driven by solid desires into perpetual battle against one another. To make their wishes come true, these “Duelists” must wield their weapons known as F.A.s (Fu-mention Artifacts) and defeat their opponents. As their intense clashes shake the fabric of space-time itself, questions abound.
.hack//G.U. Last Recode (Bandai Namco, 11th Mar, $49.99) – Log back into the .hack//G.U., an exciting action-RPG series on Nintendo Switch! This collection includes all 4 .hack//G.U. titles (Rebirth, Reminisce, Redemption, and Reconnection) in one integrated experience. Immerse yourself in “The World,” a VRMMORPG filled with monsters, magic, and chaos. Journey to the mysterious online world of .hack and experience an RPG like never before!
The Cruel King and the Great Hero
The Cruel King and the Great Hero (NIS America, 15th Mar, $29.99) – Join a brave girl on her many adventures as she strives to become a hero with the help of her mighty dragon protector. Meet new friends, collect items and help folks from all walks of life! Discover a heartwarming tale of kindness, companionship, and family in a beautiful hand-drawn world.
GRAND MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE WONDERLANDS (Microids, 10th Mar, $34.99) – GRAND MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE: WONDERLANDS lets you explore entire ski resorts freely and the surrounding mountains. Unlock ski lifts, reach new areas by competing in challenges, or enjoy the scenery while you find your path down the cliffs. Fancy having fun with your friends? The choice is yours! Go on and play in local multiplayer for up to four players.
Switch eShop – New Releases
12 Labours of Hercules V: Kids of Hellas (JetDogs, 2nd Mar, $7.99) – The peaceful living of Hercules and Megara is interrupted by the mighty god of war, Ares. He asks Hercules to help him conquer the world by leading the great army. As soon as Hercules declines, Ares finds a way to avenge. By using the enchanted toys, he zombifies the kids of Hellas so they will follow the god’s commands and become his warriors.
ABC Match with Me (Prison, 4th Mar, $9.99) – A great introduction to puzzle games for your child that develops logical thinking, problem-solving, and many other skills from early childhood! An intelligent interface designed in a child-friendly style will allow your child to enjoy the game as soon as they start it!
Ancient Islands (10th Mar, $12.49)
Ancient Islands (10th Mar, $12.49) – This game covers a lot of unique strategies and combinations to defend the village. Build not only the defense towers but also other facilities inside your settlement.
Place woodcutter’s huts near the forest to gather wood, then build a marketplace to exchange it for stone.
Arcade Archives DRAGON SPIRIT (HAMSTER, 3rd Mar, $7.99) – “DRAGON SPIRIT” is a shooting game released by NAMCO in 1987. Control “Amul,” a hero who’s been transformed into the Blue Dragon, and save Princess “Alicia” of Midgard who was taken by the dark lord “Zawell.” Battle enemies on the ground and in the air and use power-up items to progress through the areas.
Ashwalkers (Plug In Digital, 10th Mar, $19.99) – Face the dark corners of your humanity and find out what lurks in the shadows. The non-linear story challenges players to make meaningful choices in complex moral dilemmas.
Buck Bradley Comic Adventure
Buck Bradley Comic Adventure (RedDeerGames, 4th Mar, $6.99) – WELCOME TO TERRASTRAMBABuck Bradley: Comic Adventure takes place in the world of Terrastramba – a post-apo style country, destroyed by toxic pollution that changes people into mutants. Your friend (or maybe more than just a friend? ) Ciroki transforms into a bit of a monster by a pink cloud. Yes, you read that right, a pink cloud. As a not-so-great Buck, you’re on a quest to bring her back to human form. REAL BRAIN TEASEROn your way, you will have to solve many unusual puzzles, full of quirky but funny jokes! Terrastramba is full of bizarre characters and hilarious situations.
LIVING COMIC BOOKBuck Bradley’s comic-book-style world features wonderful drawings combined with a created world. And the riddles require you to move your head, feel the situation and sometimes think outside the box! After all, this is the world of comics! Speaking of.
Chex Quest H.D. (11th Mar, $4.99) – Travel to the remote planet of Bazoik to free galactic citizens from the evil cereal-eating Flemoids! Chex Quest H.D. is a modern, multiplayer remake of the classic 1996 FPS advergame.
Cosmos Bit (Ratalaika Games, 11th Mar) – Play as the heroic space warrior Stella Mironova and explore a world filled with excitement and danger. In Cosmos Bit, you’ll relive the 8-bit era charm again in a game that draws inspiration from classic platform action exploration titles of the 1980s and 1990s.
Crossroad Simulator (Megame, 5th Mar, $9.99)
Crossroad Simulator (Megame, 5th Mar, $9.99) – Crossroad Simulator — a fun junction simulator. Operate traffic lights to control city traffic flow and help pedestrians cross intersections. Be careful. Otherwise, everything will turn into chaos! Complete various tasks — from the simplest with two roads and cars to the most difficult with many roads and special transport.
Cyber Fight (Ultimate Games, 13th Mar, $6.99) – Play one of the undercover agents to track down and stop the terrorist called Dex. But first, you need to take back control of the cities, defeat and clear the city
streets from Dex’s followers. Prepare your fists and let the fight begin!!!
Dungeon Color (QUByte Interactive, 10th Mar, $3.99)
Dungeon Color (QUByte Interactive, 10th Mar, $3.99) – Dungeon Color is a top-down puzzle game where you switch between flames to achieve the rainbow flame in each room. Interact with colors and Switch between pets to match each door. Every door only opens when you are with its respective color. Many obstacles! Every obstacle changes how you look at the entire room, so be careful where you touch and melt your brain finding new solutions. Get to the rainbow flame!
Frightence (Playstige Interactive, 10th Mar, $5.99) – Frighthence is a short, intense first-person horror experience. You are the janitor who works at the infamous Apartment #17, the seed of many eeire tales and bloodcurdling urban legends. The apartment recently got an eviction notice, and tonight, you must check every resident’s flat to make sure that everybody has left. Soon you will realize that things are not the way they seem in this dreadful apartment.
Handball Pelota (Pix Arts, 5th Mar, $4.99)
Handball Pelota (Pix Arts, 5th Mar, $4.99) – Discover the famous handball pelota game. If you know pelota, you’ll enjoy a realistic, still very playable simulation of this sport. If not, you’ll quickly get grapes of this game where you hit the ball with your hand towards a fronton and try to keep it away from your opponent.
Hotel Transylvania: Scary-Tale Adventures (Outright Games, 11th Mar, $39.99)
Hotel Transylvania: Scary-Tale Adventures (Outright Games, 11th Mar, $39.99) – Take control of Drac and Mavis and play through unique worlds with their spooky spin, including Little Red Riding Hood, The Emperor’s New Clothes, and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Faced with fearsome foes and fiendish puzzles, you must brave your way through and utilize your special abilities to dash, glide and jump through these spooktacular storybook worlds.
Knight’s Try (Diplodocus Games, 4th Mar, $9.99) – Knight’s Try is a challenging 64-bit styled platforming game. Take on the role of an honorable Knight of Trye attempting to complete their sacred trial by leaping through a world full of perilous pitfalls and dangerous traps!
MacGuffin’s Curse (Brawsome, 15th Mar, $9.99)
MacGuffin’s Curse (Brawsome, 15th Mar, $9.99) – Help Lucas MacGuffin (magician turned thief turned werewolf) sneak and smash his way through this fiendishly addictive comedy-puzzle-adventure for. Winner of the Freeplay Award for Best Game Writing! It’s perfect for seasoned adventurers and casual gamers with hilarious dialogue, charming hand-drawn art, and tremendous replay value.
Move or Die: Unleashed (Those Awesome Guys, 10th Mar, $14.99) – 20-second rounds, constantly changing mechanics, and Many yelling. Play against your friends on the same couch, challenge players worldwide in online matches, or pretend to practice offline with A.I. bots. These keywords perfectly describe Move or Die: Unleashed, the 4-player friendship ruining party game where rules change every round.
Offroad Night Racing (Pixelmob, 4th Mar, $12.99) – Begin your adventure in the wilds today! This new and exciting offroad driving game lets you prove yourself in the rough terrain, driving and completing multiple different tasks!
Om Nom: Coloring, Toons & Puzzle (11th Mar, $3.99)
Om Nom: Coloring, Toons & Puzzle (11th Mar, $3.99) – Join Om Nom in fun learning: WATCH 1 season with 11 episodes of Toons where Om Nom arrives at the house and explores it in a series of adventures. FILL 23 pictures of Nommies using various tools and colors. DRAW on 18 whiteboards to express your creative ideas. ASSEMBLE 11 jigsaw puzzles with your favorite monster with a sweet tooth, 6-150 pieces each
Pocket Slimes (Ultimate Games, 10th Mar, $9.99) – Play as one of the available Slimes and explore exciting and beautiful paths in various biomes that you need to make bright again. Be careful and adapt to the new mechanics in each world! Each step matters, so think through your next move to get a DIAMOND score! Get to know the way and optimize your pathing for the least possible activities! Take your favorite Slime and complete challenging routes to unlock fun and unique skins and other biomes! Don’t forget to bring your friend with you and compete within unique modes for TWO players!
Potato Flowers in Full Bloom (PLAYISM, 10th Mar, $17.99)
Potato Flowers in Full Bloom (PLAYISM, 10th Mar, $17.99) – Play as part of an expedition crew looking for knowledge and magic items. Your team has traveled to a rustic island, seeking special crop seeds left in a labyrinth by alchemists. These seeds are unique in that they are said to grow in contaminated soil, which is a problem that has long plagued humanity. Setting up a base camp in a ruined town led by the expedition chief, the player will enter the labyrinth time and time again to reach the lowest level where the seeds are said to be stored.
Racing Xtreme: Fast Rally Driver 3D (T-Bull, 2nd Mar, $7.99) – Get the respect you deserve from your unstoppable rivals and race in your abandoned homeland! Features:– Pick from 30 extreme post-apocalyptic cars! – Discover different car classes: buggies, 4×4 off-roaders, SUVs, jeeps, sports cars, funny cars, and dragsters!
REPUBLIQUE: Anniversary Edition (10th Mar, $14.99)
REPUBLIQUE: Anniversary Edition (10th Mar, $14.99) – You receive a call from Hope, a woman trapped inside a secret totalitarian state, Metamorphosis. Hacking into the nation’s elaborate surveillance network helped Hope escape from a web of danger and deception. Use security systems, distract guards, solve intricate puzzles, find hidden secrets, and intercept conversations from a wide cast of characters voiced by renowned actors, including Rena Strober (Fire Emblem), Jennifer Hale (Mass Effect), David Hayter (Metal Gear Solid), and Dwight Schultz (Marvel’s Spider-Man).
Retro Pixel Racers (JanduSoft, 10th Mar, $9.99) – Retro Pixel Racers is a fun top-down arcade racing game with retro-style graphics where you control little cars racing over exciting tracks. Fast-paced racing game with a fresh interpretation of the 16-bit style. This is an arcade racing game based on games I loved playing in the arcades growing up. You could say those games inspire it, maybe a tribute to them or simply a rip-off; these could be authentic! Start your engines and prepare for the craziest and most addictive racing game.
Secret Kiss is Sweet and Tender (iMel, 11th Mar, $8.54)
Secret Kiss is Sweet and Tender (iMel, 11th Mar, $8.54) – This is an Adventure Game portraying love between young women. At a girls-only high school, a student-teacher is suddenly kissed by a student. They then live In the same student dormitory. This is the love story of two girls that starts with a kiss.
Simple Mini Golf – (Kistler Studios, 1st Mar, $3.49) – Simple Mini Golf is a simple 2D top-down mini golf game playable for eight players. You can choose between 9 holes and an 18 hole track with 45 holes in 3 nine-hole tracks and one 18 hole track. Play with your friends from two up to 8 players. Just minigolf, but so good and fun! Can you play all holes par?
Slide Stories: Neko’s Journey (Silesia Games, 10th Mar, $2.99) is a relaxing and charming slide puzzle with graphic novel elements. A cat, Neko, travels with its owner, Nina, to lovely places.
Splash Cars (eastasiasoft, 9th Mar, $6.99)
Splash Cars (eastasiasoft, 9th Mar, $6.99) – Bring color to a dull grey world as you drive your heart out and leave a brilliant paint trail! Start each race in a drab isometric neighborhood, rev your engines and get rolling! Splash Cars is an isometric 3D driving game where you’ll race for freedom of expression, outrunning the authorities and inspiring other public servants to join your cause.
SUPER ZANGYURA (Mediascape, 2nd Mar, $19.99) – The fearless Maid, morning star in hand, marches rightwards through the ancient castle! Obliterating the mysterious or ghoulish foes blocking her path to the deepest chambers, what she finds waiting for her must be seen to be believed!
Syndrome (Red Deer Games, 11th Mar, $24.99) – You wake up from cryosleep on “Valkenburg” – the most advanced science space station in the “Novacore.” The ship appears to be abandoned, but suddenly you hear a voice on the communicator that makes you aware of the situation. Something from the abyss of space is kidnapping and killing the people on the ship. And it doesn’t stop hunting.
The Last Cube (10th Mar, $19.99)
The Last Cube (10th Mar, $19.99) – Venture through six unique areas of the cube world and overcome three-dimensional brain-teasers in this upcoming puzzle adventure game. You, the Last Cube, were awakened for a purpose—save this peculiar world from collapsing by solving puzzle tracks left by your ancestors.
Time Blazer (Dynamic Voltage Games, 10th Mar, $14.99) – An unknown force in the galaxy is eating planets! As it travels through the universe, planets in its path begin to panic. A plan to nuke the anomaly goes into action – and it works, but at a cost. As it implodes, it scatters dangerous debris across the galaxy. The Time Blazers are called in for cleanup duty. You’ll blast your way through dozens of levels in pulse-pounding arcade action as you fight off a seemingly infinite onslaught of space debris.
Time Loader (Meta Publishing, 10th Mar, $14.99)
Time Loader (Meta Publishing, 10th Mar, $14.99) – Time Loader is a story-driven, physics-based puzzle platformer with a twist. At the helm of a small robot, you’ll travel back to the 90s to prevent a tragic accident. Explore the house of your creator, solve brain-teasing puzzles, acquire unique and powerful upgrades. See everyday household items from an entirely new perspective! But remember: meddling with time has serious consequences. You may succeed in changing the past, but can you deal with the result of your actions?
Two Hundred Ways (Sunlight Games, 11th Mar, $11.99) – Two Hundred Ways, the sequel of the successful brain teaser One Hundred Ways, gives puzzle fans twice as many mental challenges to overcome. The mission of each of its 200 levels sounds easy: guide one or more balls to the exit. But levels with up to three different layers and numerous ball traps don’t make this task a walk in the park. Luckily, players can use dozens of tools to help them reach their goal – but using more tools means that their level score will go down.
Words With Freds (Mokuzai Studio, 3rd Mar, $1.00)
Words With Freds (Mokuzai Studio, 3rd Mar, $1.00) – Words With Freds is a simple word game where you must guess the randomly picked word within six tries. Every wrong guess will give you hints that will guide you to the answer!
So that’s your lot for this week’s North American Nintendo Download. Go on, be a sport, drop a vote in the poll above, and comment below with your hot picks!