Nintendo Download: 3rd March (Europe)
The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe 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 Retail eShop – New Releases
Ryan’s Rescue Squad (Outright Games, 4th Mar, £34.99 / €39.99) – Ryan’s friends have been kidnapped by evil Dark Titan, Robo Combo, and Packrat. And you are the only hero who can rescue them! Set out on a quest packed with slime, spaceship-flying bosses, and Ryan’s Surprise Eggs. Collect Sun Coins and Surprise Eggs to unlock new shop items. And customize your character with fun alien hats, gamer gear, and much more. And use your platforming skills and special moves to save the day. You can’t beat these bad guys alone, so it’s a good job hilarious Ryan’s World characters have got your back. Use Gill’s Barrels, Moe Spaceship, Peck’s Slime, and more to stun and defeat enemies. You can even ride on a giant Shelldon! You’ll find them all as you explore the amazing worlds of Toys, Pirates, Space, and Prehistoric. Where Ryan’s friends are waiting for you to rescue them.
TRIANGLE STRATEGY™ (Nintendo, 4th Mar, £49.99 / €59.99)
Three nations battle for control of the dwindling resources of salt and iron in Square Enix’s newest HD-2D. Adventure Command a group of warriors as Serenoa, heir of House Wolffort. In a tangled plot where your decisions make all the difference. Key choices you make will bolster one of three convictions—Utility, Morality. Liberty—which together makes up Serenoa’s worldview and influences how the story will unfold. When faced with truly momentous decisions. Multiple characters will weigh in by casting their votes on the Scales of Conviction.
In these moments
the allies and decisions you make can determine the fate of whole nations and the continent of Norzelia itself. Control multi-tiered battlefields to strategically secure victory. Finding the best location in turn-based battles can tip the tide of combat in your favor. Position units on higher ground to take control of the battlefield and gain the advantage with increased range. You can also flank enemies on both sides, then strike from behind for a powerful follow-up attack. Elemental chain reactions are also an important part of combat. For example, use fire to melt icy terrain, then use lightning to electrocute it. Push the enemy into the electrified water to see sparks fly in stunning HD-2D visuals. Read our TRIANGLE STRATEGY™ review
Switch eShop – New Releases
35MM (Sometimes You, 2nd Mar, £8.99 / €9.99) – Post-apocalyptic story about two travelers who set out on a long journey in the wasteland. Left by people after the pandemic. The disaster destroyed much of the world’s population. The infrastructure went wrong and the common life remained only in memories. The times when a human has adapted to the environment for himself have ended and now. In order to survive, he will have to adapt to changes. You will have to play the character whose path runs through the deserted towns and cities in Russia. Fields, and forests of a vast country, and even a secret underground facility. Who are we, where are we from and where do we go – we will be lucky to know it only at the end. This adventure story will let you explore in more detail a number of interesting locations of post-apocalyptic Russia. Filled with a variety of items and secrets.
A Musical Story (Digerati, 3rd Mar, £12.14 / €13.49) – Explore the memories of Gabriel, a young man trying to come to terms with his situation. Through the connections to his musical memory. A Musical Story is the debut game of independent French developer, Glee-Cheese Studio. They are Charles Bardin (Game Design + Music), Maxime Constantinian (Programmer), Valentin Ducloux (Music + Integration), Alexandre Rey (Artistic Direction).
Ambition Record (KEMCO, 3rd Mar, £12.14 / €13.49) – The count who rules the northern part of the kingdom has used forbidden. Secret arts, and raised the flag of rebellion against his king. Rafael takes up his sword on the orders of the king, to suppress the revolt. But then, the chancellor, who should be at the core of the king’s court. Starts to act in an incomprehensible way. Beliefs and ambition clash fiercely in the unexpected twists and turns of battle. Fortify characters with the power of the dragons to fight turn-based battles. Create your own party by exploiting the job change system and customizing weapons and armor as you like.
Buck Bradley Comic Adventure (RedDeerGames, 4th Mar, £5.99 / €6.99) –
WELCOME TO TERRASTRAMBA Buck 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 little 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 TEASER On 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. 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… LIVING COMIC BOOK Buck Bradley’s comic-book-style world features wonderful drawings. Combined with a fantastically created world.
Bus Driver Simulator Countryside (Ultimate Games, 3rd Mar, £13.49 / €14.99)
Welcome to the Russian countryside! Murom is one of the oldest towns in Russia with a population of 106 984. Which is located on the left of Oka shore. There are many bus routes connecting the town with other villages and bigger cities. The map includes a part of Murom and about a dozen villages in the countryside. So it mostly consists of countryside routes. These landscapes are worth being drawn by a famous painter Russian open spaces are here.
Huge fields and dense spruce forests are wonderful in different seasons. Summer and winter versions are included so that you can feel the life of the Russian countryside even better. Almost all the roads are on the tarmac. But there are gravel roads as well. You’ll feel the difference when you drive off the asphalt. There are more than 50 bus stops, around 23 pre-built routes, 5 garages, and gas stations. You can also create your own routes and schedules! Not just a new map, but also improvements!
CATch the Stars (Silesia Games, 3rd Mar, £1.99 / €2.39) – Imagine how wonderful it would be for you to be in a moment on a beach, a mountain, or simply in a quiet place looking at stars and being able to forget everything around you. Have this incredible experience right on your screen. You don’t need to understand stars, constellations, let alone astronomy. Solve the puzzle and see a beautiful figure from a different constellation being formed on your screen at each level.
Conan Chop Chop (Funcom Oslo, 1st Mar, £16.99 / €19.99)
Enter the Wrath-a-Thon, a fiendish challenge created by the evil sorcerer Thoth-Amon to trap the heroes of Hyboria. Crush, kill and maim your enemies with an arsenal of savage weapons as you and your friends take on the minions of evil. Upgrade your village, upgrade your skills and upgrade yourself (seriously, this game will make you a better person). Conan Chop Chop is the most epic and realistic stick figure game ever to be set in the world of Conan the Barbarian.
Discover a delightfully savage world full of epic boss fights, perilous dungeons, and endless amounts of loot and item combinations. ONLINE AND COUCH CO-OP While you can choose to save the world solo, Conan Chop Chop really puts the party in a “party game” when you step into its multiplayer mayhem. Featuring 1-4 player online and couch co-op, you can choose to play by yourself, with friends, or random people as you save the world from damnation.
Dexter Stardust: Adventures in Outer Space (Flynn’s Arcade, 3rd Mar, £9.99 / €7.99)
Space! Dexter Stardust barely escaped when the Vreesians, inhabitants of the menacing Planet X, sent a fleet of robots to destroy all life on Earth. Now, twenty years later, a mechanical man from the 10th planet seeks to communicate to Dexter a very important message – he is the key to saving both humans and Vreesians. Play the taco-loving Dexter Stardust as he, and his good friend Aurora.
Go on the greatest adventure of their lives and discover the mystery of the Robot from Planet X! Classic Adventure Gameplay Created as a classic point and click adventure, you can walk, talk, and interact with everything in your surroundings. Use and pick up inventory items to solve puzzles in over 100 unique scenes. 5 Episodes in One Game Playing Dexter Stardust is like watching back-to-back episodes of a Saturday morning cartoon! With 5 total episodes, feel free to jump to or replay any episode you’d like at any time.
Dr. Oil (ChiliDog Interactive, 4th Mar, £4.49 / €4.99)
Dr. Oil is a bit hardcore 2D platforming experience that tells a story of a conflict between the butter boy and the seagull. This story is heavily influenced by the popular fairy tales that you loved to hear so much as youngsters before sleep. Once upon a time, there was a boy who lived in a fabled and distant kingdom. One day he was bitten by a seagull and therefore he turned into Captain Seagull. Hatred and darkness filled the heart of that boy, and he became evil because all seagulls are evil! Though he’s not our hero.
Our hero today is a slice of butter named Doctor Oil. Dr. Oil is a bit evil as well, but not as evil as any seagull! This brave and tiny dairy product just hates the sounds of seagulls, and so he decides to kill Captain Seagull with his own hand. This desire becomes the possible future that will last for the 75 stages from 5 different worlds! By the way, we have a wonderful trailer here as well, so be sure to watch it just after you’ll buy this game!
ELO 1100 Chess (Pix Arts, 4th Mar, £3.99 / €3.99)
Play from beginner’s level to top-level ELO 1100 (very good level, if you beat your device here, respect! ) in this high-quality Chess Game Engine. Complete chess game logic available including castle move, en-passant move, pawn promotion (to knight/bishop/rook/queen), piece move rule, undo move, redo move, detecting if chess game is finished by checkmate or draw by fiftymoverule, three fold repetitions, insufficient materials, stalemate and extensible by draw agreement, timeout, and surrender. Calculate the change in position score after each move, as displayed on the black and white bar located right side of the GUI, letting you visualize the leading color on the board and how far you are against your opponent on the board position If you need only one Chess Game, this one is for you.
FAR: Changing Tides (FRONTIER, 1st Mar, £14.99 / €19.99)
An atmospheric vehicle adventure that follows the emotional journey of a boy and his ship as he embarks on a voyage to find a new home. Sail stormy waters, dive into unknown depths, and explore forgotten ruins in a beautifully realized, flooded world. AN ALL-NEW COMPANION TITLE Expanding on the desolate setting seen in FAR: Lone Sails, Changing Tides swaps sun-scorched, dusty planes for stormy skies and high seas.
With new environments, puzzles, and ship mechanics
The world of FAR: Changing Tides brings an exciting experience to fans of this beloved series and new players alike with a bigger, deeper challenge. A NEW HOME Overcome the elements as the new protagonist, Toe, awakens to find themselves alone, stranded in a flooded world. What once was home is transformed into an unfamiliar and sometimes hostile environment. You must navigate Toe on an adventure to traverse the ruins of a once-great society in search of a new beginning. – Read our FAR: Changing Tides review
Gunborg: Dark Matters (RED ART GAMES, 4th Mar, £12.14 / €13.49) – Gunborg: Dark Matters is an arcade style, action-packed platformer in space, with smooth gameplay and a slick 80’s synthwave soundtrack. Armed with a fierce blade and a powerful shield your challenge is to fight your way through a mad alien spaceship filled with nefarious creatures and capture the fearsome bosses defending it. Do you have what it takes to face constant threats while staying on your feet in the heat of combat? Can you keep your cool when chaos is descending upon you?
Hundred Days – Winemaking Simulator (Broken Arms Games, 28th Feb, £26.99 / €29.99)
In Hundred Days you will have complete control of a new Winery. First choose which vines to grow, learn how to grow them and when to harvest. Then following the entire winemaking process settle on the type of wine you want to produce or the market requires. You will also have to sell the wine produced to allow your company to expand. As in reality, every choice made, from the vineyard to the sales, will be able to influence the wine produced both in quantity and quality. A quality wine will increase the reputation of your company worldwide, it may have come at a higher price and will allow you to grow better and faster.
Ink Cipher (Chequered Ink, 4th Mar, £1.79 / €1.99)
Decode the cipher in Ink Cipher! Ink Cipher is a sleek take on the puzzle sometimes known as the Cipher Crossword, Code Word, Code Breaker, or Kaidoku. You’re presented with a grid filled with words. . . except all the letters have been replaced by numbers. Each number represents its own letter. Using your knowledge of the English lexicon (and the occasional hint from the puzzle title), fill in the letters where you can recognize words, and crack the cipher!
Knight’s Try (Diplodocus Games, 4th Mar, £8.99 / €9.99) – Knight’s Try is a difficult 64-bit styled platforming game. Take on the role of an honorable Knight of Try attempting to complete their sacred trial by leaping through a world full of perilous pitfalls and dangerous traps! A 3d platformer for the most persistent of players. Challenging and exciting even for experienced platformer fans. – Classic platforming action – Nostalgic 3D graphics – Adjustable difficulty level – Knights!
LIT: Bend the Light (OverGamez, 5th Mar, £6.11 / €6.79)
Set in an era when electricity wasn’t a thing and nothing but imaginations of great inventors that set the world in motion, LIT tests your own inner engineer and lets you discover the joy of experimenting with light at first hand. – The behavior of light in LIT is physically accurate. That said, the amazing light paths you are going to build in LIT are possible but extremely hard to reproduce in real life.
Our game gives you the opportunity to set up mirrors and glass pieces to reflect and refract a light beam as you wish. – Our puzzles are open-ended. We give you the rules and the tools, you show us how to solve the problem. We assigned a number of possible solutions to each level but don’t let those numbers fool you – we’re only waiting for the players to find solutions we haven’t thought of. – Visuals threading on the thin line between cartoony and realistic. Good pacing. Relaxing music, which lets you zone in.
Menseki Genius (Shinyuden, 3rd Mar, £4.49 / €5) – That satisfying feeling that comes from solving a puzzle! Presenting the novel Japanese logic puzzle game that’s been attracting attention from around the world! This Genius version is a compilation of the most difficult puzzles included in Menseki: Area Maze Puzzles, for the most expert players. Find your way to the solution, deducing unknown lengths and areas from known lengths and areas. All you need is the “length x breadth = area” formula for calculating the area of a rectangle!
Old Coin Pusher Friends (STP WORKS, 3rd Mar, £3.19 / €3.49)
By collecting prizes, new content is released and coins are easily increased. Online multiplayer for up to five players is possible. Furthermore, you can use the coins you earn to upgrade your own coin shooter. * Upgrades Reduce the shot interval, increase the movement speed, and expand the size of the box. * Online Multi-Play There are random matching and friend matching where you can play only with your friends.
With random matching, you can enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience; with friend matching, you can have fun in private; and of course, you can play solo, so you can enjoy the game in your preferred play style. * Co-op event There is a demon extermination event where you have to kill demons, and a jar game where you have to put coins into a jar like a ball game. It looks easy, but it is quite difficult, but don’t be afraid. Don’t be afraid, because you can cooperate with other players. However, it’s not impossible to clear solo.
Operation Zeta (SFS Studios, 4th Mar, £8.99 / €9.99)
Operation Zeta is a space action game. The great battle codenamed ‘Operation Zeta’ has been lost. Your ship is in shambles and you have to act quickly to collect all of the parts and repair your ship before the warzone is completely destroyed by the enemy’s death laser. Play and unlock 13 playable characters from space monkeys to mischievous slugs each with their own unique set of skills and challenges. As well as unlock new abilities and upgrades with credits you earn during each run. Each time you play the universe is randomly generated with random quests from wacky local aliens who have stolen the parts of your ship. All in a physics-based battlefield, but beware as you only have ten minutes until the death laser fires!
Pretty Girls Breakers! (eastasiasoft, 3rd Mar, £5.03 / €5.59)
Classic brick-breaking action gets a cute and cuddly twist in Pretty Girls Breakers! In this classic arcade-style action puzzler, take the role of a twin-tailed fighter wielding a beam saber. You’ll have to strike incoming balls with precision to destroy block patterns above you, all while avoiding enemy attacks and collecting power-ups to gain the upper hand! Across more than 20 challenging stages, you’ll need to adapt to new blocks and enemy types, strategizing to clear them from the field without losing all of your hearts or running out of time! As stages are cleared, your female companions’ outfits will gradually change. If you succeed in battle, new outfits will be revealed and unlocked for viewing anytime in the Dressing Room mode. Can you collect them all?
Primordia (Wadjet Eye Games, 2nd Mar, £13.49 / €14.99)
Life has ceased. Man is but a myth. And now, even the machines have begun to fail. Explore a wasteland of rust and ruin, full of malfunctioning robots, mysterious devices, and ancient secrets. At its heart lies Metropol, the world’s last city, where an implacable, power-hungry foe awaits. The android Horatio Nullbuilt spends his days studying the Book of Man.
Sparring with his sarcastic sidekick Crispin, and tinkering with the airship they call home — but their peaceful existence is destroyed when a rogue robot steals the power source they need to survive. Their search for energy will reveal buried truths about Metropol, mankind, and Horatio himself. What happened to the humans? And what fate awaits their mechanical inheritors? The answer will depend on the path you take and the choices you make.
Quest for Infamy (Ratalaika Games, 4th Mar, £9.99 / €9.99)
Return to the glory days of role-playing and adventure with this humor-filled epic fantasy, styled in the vein of classic RPGs, where you play the charming villain. Blending turn-based combat and spell casting with puzzle solving and adventure, players can choose from three character classes—brigand, rogue, or sorcerer, each with unique storylines and adventures. Explore a world of wonder, as you wind your way through trap-infested dungeons, battle slavering beasts with swords or custom-made spells, and steal entire town’s worth of treasure from unsuspecting townsfolk. Being bad has never felt so good!
Racing Xtreme: Fast Rally Driver 3D (T-Bull, 2nd Mar, £5.4 / €5.99) – Get the respect you deserve from your unstoppable rivals and race in your abandoned homeland!
Red Wings: Coloring Planes (ALL IN! GAMES, 28th Feb, £2.15 / €2.39)
In Red Wings: Coloring Planes you’ve got the controls! With each historical plane, you get to decide whether to color it in the way it would have looked in its glory days or to personalize it with a wide variety of colors, textures, brushes, and stamps. The sky’s the limit! The game is made up of 5 chapters, each with 6 different plane coloring pages. That means 30 different planes for you to color into your fleet! Work your way through each chapter and unlock the next one by coloring each plane. Don’t forget to color in the background map of each chapter too! In Red Wings: Coloring Planes you get: – 30 different WWI plane coloring pages to color in – A Free Paint Mode that lets you draw and paint whatever you want – Lots of colors to choose from and multiple brushes, textures, and stamps – A gallery to save and display all your favorite creations in
Simple Mini Golf (Kistler Studios, 1st Mar, £3.19 / €3.49)
Simple Mini Golf is a simple 2D top-down mini golf game playable for up to 8 players. You can chose between 9 holes and 18 holes tracks with a total of 45 holes in three 9 hole tracks and one 18 hole track. Play with your friends from two up to 8 players. Simply minigolf results in simply fun for your game party! Can you play all holes par?
Street Cats Race (Nerd Games, 5th Mar, £8.99 / €9.99) – We know kitties love running around, but a cat racing game is the first of that sort you will see. Play as a cat racer, running through many different levels and terrains, on the streets and buildings of the city, with many obstacles along the way. Get the lead over other cats and unlock new tracks. Enjoy the funniest adventure you’ll find today!
The Uncertain: Last Quiet Day (Postmeta Games, 3rd Mar, £13.49 / €14.99)
You control RT-217NP, an engineering robot with an uncommon curiosity towards the long-extinct human race. Explore the ruins of a once prosperous human civilization and try to discover the truth behind humanity’s disappearance. A Mind of Steel Does the concept of morality still have a place in a world that is now ruled by pure mechanical logic, with every decision reduced to a simple set of ones and zeros?
You’ll make tough choices through your adventure, and discover a whole new meaning of what morality has become. The Remains of a Biological Genius Humanity has left behind a myriad of clues about the truth behind its disappearance. Not all of them will be easy to discover, as these secrets have been closely guarded. Test your skills and solve a diverse array of challenging puzzles; if you ever hope to uncover the hidden truth. See Earth Through Robotic Eyes The ruins of civilization are filled with the air of mystery.
What Lies in the Multiverse (Untold Tales, 4th Mar, £13.49 / €14.99)
What Lies in the Multiverse is a story-driven 2D adventure that one could call a dramatic comedy. Filled to the brim with hilarious, cartoonish hijinks, the narrative also presents the player with mature and deep themes like death, envy, and obsession. Things inevitably go batshit crazy very fast in the Multiverse when you discover the ability to travel between parallel worlds. These worlds are alternate versions of each level and differ in aesthetic, theme, and physicality.
Switching between them allows you to solve logical and spatial challenges and to progress the story. Seamless Transformations Would you like to change the game world on the fly? Now you can! Can’t reach a ledge? Bam! Switch worlds mid-air. Afraid of sliding around in an icy environment? Alternate to another universe for firmer ground! Just be careful when messing with gravity. . . Diverse World Embark on a journey across a variety of gorgeous pixel-art worlds, each offering something unique.
Would you like to run an idol cafe? 2 (Gamuzumi, 3rd Mar, £9.99 / €9.99)
Yokoyama Naoya learns that The Seaside Café is struggling and runs the risk of closing. Wanting to save the café from being shuttered, Naoya turns to his childhood friend, Ichigo, for advice. After giving the predicament some thought, Ichigo decides that what The Seaside Café is lacking is its own idol group. Bright, shining, sparkling idols should be more than enough to rescue the café from obscurity, and bring about a huge influx in potential customers! Ichigo enlists Kuu and Mayuki, and together they form an idol unit called Sweet Shoreline. But challenges abound! Mayuki and Kuu have no experience neither in singing nor dancing, and there’s even a formidable rival idol group looming across town. Will Sweet Shoreline be able to succeed, or will they self-destruct before accomplishing their noble goals? That’s for Naoya’s actions to determine!
Zombie Rollerz: Pinball Heroes (Daedalic Entertainment, 2nd Mar, £11.70 / €13.49) – Zombie Rollerz: Pinball Heroes is the ultimate mashup of classic pinball and zombie defense with rogue-like elements to ensure no two playthroughs are ever the same! Shoot, slam and smash your way through hordes of adorkable zombies in this fusion of pinball, point defense, and zombie horde gameplay. Select from 10 different heroes, each with their own special ability to shoot zombies in hilarious ways.
Discover and unlock hundreds of helpful powers and items to boost your hero. 11 epic boss fights await, requiring pinballing precision and careful ability management to be taken down! Rogue-like elements: 4 worlds wait to be explored by you via the overworld map. Random generation ensures that no playthrough is the same. You must adapt at each and every turn if you want to rid all worlds of the rampaging zombie plague – pinball-style! Better than ever!
シオリノコトハ – DarkReflections –
◆Introduction “It’s over. . . Everything is over. . . . ” A series of murders and bizarre incidents occur in a private library that has become inescapable. Eventually, the food runs out, and the library becomes filled with madness. . . ◆Synopsis At the end of a deep forest, there was a large library with European-style architecture. Kenji Azuma drops by the library whenever he finds time. The reason why Kenji, who doesn’t usually read books, comes by so much is because of the girl who works at the library, Shiori Tokita.
Switch eShop – Demos
Off The Road Unleashed
DLC / Add-On Content
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