Nintendo Download: Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2, Bomb Chicken, & Oodles of Indies

Capcom’s Blue Bomber storms the Switch eShop in this week’s Nintendo Download

The Nintendo eShop has been overflowing with quality content recently, and this week’s offerings continue to impress. With one of the most memorable action platformer sagas of all time landing on the console alongside a mountain of noteworthy indie titles, there’s more than enough content here to rob Switch owners of their time and money.

The major highlight of this week’s Nintendo Download is the Mega Man X Legacy Collections 1+2, which will be making their way to the eShop next Tuesday, July 24th. Priced at $19.99, this collection runs the gamut from Mega Man X through Mega Man X 8 and feature the addition of the new X Challenge mode, which pits players against two deadly bosses in two-on-one battles.

Next up is Nitrome’s quirky puzzle-platformer, Bomb Chicken. In Bomb Chicken, players assume the role of an everyday chicken who, after a freak accident, somehow becomes a bomb-laying, free-range hero. Hey Poor Player’s Kevin Chapman loved the time he spent with the game for his review saying: “Though short overall, Bomb Chicken is a quirky and clever indie experience I feel is worth checking out, with plenty of quirk and charm on tap to make the experience all worthwhile.” You can read Kevin’s Bomb Chicken review here.

If you’re a fan of arcade games, Hamster once again has you covered. This week the publisher released both Arcade Archives: City Connection and ACA NEO GEO League Bowling. Hamster’s arcade ports are consistently some of the best out there. So if you’re at all a fan of either of these titles, you probably won’t be disappointed with adding them to your collection.

You can find the rest of this week’s eShop offerings below. Spoiler alert: there’s a mountain of indies to be had.

Animal Rivals: Nintendo Switch Edition (Switch)
Beat Rush (Switch)
Chicken Assassin: Reloaded (Switch)
Frost (Switch)
Galak-Z: Variant S (Switch)
Ghost 1.0 (Switch)
Guts & Glory (Switch)
Heroki (Switch) – Available July 20
Hungry Shark World (Switch)
Lost Phones Stories (Switch)
NoReload Heroes (Switch)
Pool Panic (Switch)
Sausage Sports Club (Switch)
Semblance  (Switch) – Available July 24
Spheroids (Switch) – Available July 20
STARSHIP AVENGER Operation: Take Back Earth (Switch)
Tanzia (Switch)
Vozel Shot for Nintendo Switch (Switch)
VSR: Void Space Racing (Switch) – Available July 20
Werewolf Pinball (Switch) – Available July 20


Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Currently playing: Chorus (XSX), Battlefield 2042 (XSX), Xeno Crisis (Neo Geo)

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