Nintendo Download for 3/11/21

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Nintendo Download | Cyanide & Happiness

This week is an especially fun one for Nintendo Download. Why, you ask? Simple. Yesterday was March 10th, AKA MAR10 Day. As such, there’s some special discounts on everybody’s favorite plumber titles this week. Additionally, this Nintendo Download has a trio of pretty different featured titles, Animal Crossing news, sales and the usual digital goodies. Let’s start with a marsupial I never thought I’d see on a Nintendo console.

Crashing Through History


Nintendo Download | Crash Bandicoot 4

Back in the day, I loved Crash Bandicoot. It’s a crazy and frenetic platformer, and that’s what I usually look for in my gaming. After playing the remastered trilogy recently, I can say I’m nowhere near as good at the series as I used to be. Maybe my twitch reflexes have aged, maybe I’m just less patient. Regardless, it’s still nice that a former Sony mascot is now playable on Nintendo Switch, and now he’s got a new game there to boot. That’s none other than Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. Break time and cause chaos as Crash and the gang. But there’s more. If you always wanted to take over as a zombie menace, you might enjoy Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse. Devour the living to increase your arsenal of hideous attacks and convert some to your unholy army. Lastly, if you like morbid yet humorous adventures, you might enjoy Cyanide & Happiness – Freakpocalypse. Next up, let’s continue this Nintendo Download with some Animal Crossing: New Horizons news and MAR10 Day discounts.

Digital Spotlight

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons – If this week’s MAR10 celebrations have put you in the Mario spirit, you can continue the Mushroom Kingdom fun in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary-themed items have been dispatched to Nook Shopping terminals in-game, so you’re now able to order clothing themed after familiar faces such as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Wario. The Super Mushroom and the ? Block can also be ordered as furniture items. You can even use the new Warp Pipe items to travel between locations on your island. Whether you want to make an island tribute to Isle Delfino, or you just want a convenient way to zip around your island with that special Mario panache, these new Warp Pipes should be just the ticket!

Nintendo eShop sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    Celebrate MAR10 Day this week by saving 35% on select Mario games! Play, create and share the side-scrolling Mario courses of your dreams with the Super Mario Maker 2 game. Or suit up in a sporty outfit and serve up some tennis battles with the Mario Tennis Aces game. Become the master of Mario minigames with the frantic and fun Super Mario Party game, or check into a haunted hotel and rescue Mario in the Luigi’s Mansion 3 game.

I Hope You Like Bullets


Nintendo Download | NoReload Heroes Enhanced Edition

It wouldn’t be a Nintendo Download without some sales, so let’s sally forth to savings. First up, if you wanted to explore space as a robot, you might enjoy Two Parsecs From Earth for $5.19. If you’d prefer murdering your way to the rhythm, then try Party Hard 2 for $9.99. To explore a fantastical map, there’s Here Be Dragons for $8.99. For a delightful puzzle, enter the forest in Potata: Fairy Flower for $7.20. Finally, for a hardcore Metroidvania, check out 3000th Duel for only $7.49.

Puzzles Plus Waifu


Nintendo Download | Bishoujo Battle Cyber Panic

Now pull out your wallets for some more deals. For a crazy looking beat ’em up, try Colossus Down for $14.39. Or to wrangle some cats, try Calico for $10.19. To belt out some tunes with your fave diva, try Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix for $19.69. For classic RPG action, look no further than Romancing SaGa 3 for $14.49. And lastly, for a horror game, try Raging Loop for $16.49.

Platforming Mania


Nintendo Download | Pinkman

Now don’t escape just yet. We’re closing this Nintendo Download out, per usual, with some digital gaming. Firstly, get your retro fix with the following – Arcade Archives LEGEND OF MAKAI, Pinkman+ and Smash Club: Streets of Shmeenis. Puzzle purists can try Bishoujo Battle Cyber Panic! and Sokodice. For your daily dose of mayhem, try Bloody Bunny, The Game and NoReload Heroes Enhanced Edition. To hack your way to success, try Chained. For RPG action, try Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning and Saviors of Sapphire Wings / Stranger of Sword City Revisited. And lastly, for an explosive adventure, try Animal Bomber.

RPG Romp


Saviors of Sapphire Wings Stranger of Sword City Revisited

Not a bad Nintendo Download at all. Thanks for joining us at HPP, and be sure to check in next week!

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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