Nintendo Download for 12/31/20

Put 2020 To Rest With Nintendo Download

Nintendo Download | Lily of the Hollow -Resurrection

No, the Red Cloak Swordsman came down chimneys last week.

Well guys, it’s almost time. Time for the final boss that is 2020 to get defeated by the drop of a glowing ball. Yes, NYE is nigh, which means that this insane year is nearly done. I have some mixed feelings though. Granted by most measures 2020 was utterly wretched, but in the gaming arena it was consistently awesome. Which is kind of amazing, since games help me get through hard times. While today’s Nintendo Download isn’t as large as the last couple, there’s still plenty of good games to check out. First, in lieu of a featured title, we have a featured demo period for our first Nintendo Download game.

One More Lap

Nintendo Download | Crash Team Racing

Today’s first title is one that actually came out a year ago, but bear with me. Cause this game is offering a free demo for the next few days. That game is none other than Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. The frenetic kart game with Crash and friends is available to check out from today until January 5th for those of us in the US, Mexico and Canada. So if you want to smash into some karts and go nuts, I’d check it out. Playing a demo always helps me decide whether or not a game is one I end up buying. Next up, let’s check out the last Game Guide sales of 2020.

It’s No Puzzle – These Sales are Great!

Nintendo Download | Hitori Logic

I should start by saying the special sales I covered last week are mostly still in effect. If you wanna jump on those, just click on last week’s Nintendo Download here. With that out of the way, here’s 5 inexpensive games I’d check out while the checking is good. If you love odd games, then I’d try Crawlco Block Knockers for $7.19. Or for something more subtle, try out the puzzle antics of Bright Paw for $7.79. For more classic Match-3 fare, there’s Flipon for $5.09. Or if you prefer RPGs, might I suggest Ys Origin? It’s half off at $9.99. Finally, for a fun little tower defense, there’s Kingdom Rush Origins for $8.24.

More Monstrous Nintendo Download Deals

Nintendo Download | Monster Prom XXL

There’s more sales to enjoy in this Nintendo Download. Just don’t expect these to be quite as inexpensive. If you enjoy cooking up trouble, then there’s Overcooked! 2 on sale for $12.49. For something with more heart and more strategy, I highly recommend Iris and the Giant. It’s only $13.49 for a great rogue strategy adventure. If you like weirder stuff, try Yuppie Psycho: Executive Edition for $11.66. Or for those that enjoy pain, try ScourgeBringer for $14.44. Finally, for a quasi-Metroidvania with a lot of charm, try Alwa’s Awakening. Currently it’s only $14.39, and I’ve heard good things.

Get Those Pixels Plucked

Nintendo Download | GRADIUS III

Before we close out the year, let’s talk digital goodies in today’s Nintendo Download. For us retro fans, there’s a handful to enjoy – Arcade Archives GRADIUS III, FUZE Player and Pixel Game Maker Series DUNGEON OF NAZARICK. Fans of strategy can check out the following – Hitori Logic and VIRUS: The Outbreak. Those of us focused on story might enjoy Lily of the Hollow – Resurrection and The Innsmouth Case. For some 3D mining, look no further than Cave Digger. Or to relive your school years with a twist, try Monster Prom: XXL. Finally, for a charming mix of puzzles, rhythm and stunning artwork, there’s DEEMO -Reborn-.

Happy New Year!

DEEMO -Reborn-

Well folks, that’s it for Nintendo Download in 2020. I appreciate you all for joining us here at HPP for your weekly dose of Nintendo news. Hope you enjoyed what you’ve read, and be sure to keep tuning in starting in 2021!

Josh Speer
Got my start in the industry at oprainfall, but been a game fanatic since I was young. Indie / niche advocate and fan of classics like Mega Man, Castlevania and Super Metroid. Enjoys many genres, including platformers, turn based / tactical RPGs, rhythm and much more. Champion of PAX West and Knight of E3.

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