Nintendo Download for 4/8/21

Prepare For Adventure!


Nintendo Download | Trails of Cold Steel IV

Well guys, it’s time for another Nintendo Download. Specifically, the Nintendo Download for 4/8/21. This one is pretty packed. It includes several featured titles, a publisher sale, Game Guide sales and the usual digital fun. Let’s start with a handful of featured titles coming to your Nintendo Switch soon.



Nintendo Download | Pac-Man 99

First up, Nintendo is trying to capitalize on our nostalgia with another free download. And it’s not even Mario related! That game is none other than PAC-MAN 99. Chomp your way through battle royale with 98 other gamers online. But if you prefer a different take on ghosts, you might prefer Cozy Grove. It’s a sim game about camping on a haunted island, and it features great art and rogue mechanics. Or if you prefer epic RPGs, you might wanna try The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV. And lastly, for two very strange games, look no further than Say No! More and DON’T GIVE UP: A Cynical Tale. Definitely a good start, but let’s continue with a special publisher sale.

Normally when I focus on a publisher sale, I cover the big names. Bandai Namco, NISA, Ubisoft etc. But today I’m covering a much smaller, upstart publisher I have grown to respect called 11 bit studios. Even though they only have a small handful of games in their publisher sale, it’s still worth checking them out. This sale lasts from today until 4/27, and they are up to 85% off. Here’s the games included: Beat Cop, Children of Morta, Moonlighter and This War of Mine: Complete Edition. You can check them out here.

Kitties Shouldn’t Be Underwater


Nintendo Download | Astro Aqua Kitty

Now let’s continue this Nintendo Download with the usual Game Guide goodness. For your cheaper options, let’s begin with some aliens. You can pick up Grey Skies: A War of the Worlds Story for only $8.99. Or if you prefer colorful platformers, try CATTCH for $5.59. If you want to swim to the music, try Tadpole Treble Encore for $6.99. For classic roleplaying, try Ys Origin for $6.99. Finally, for an interesting looking top down experience, try Depth of Extinction Definitive Edition for $7.49.

Cozy Yet Haunted


Nintendo Download | Cozy Grove

Onto the pricier sales. If you want to give an old series new life, you can try Bakugan: Champions of Vestoria for more than half off at $14.99. Or for something more retro, there’s Sword of the Necromancer for $12.74. If you want to rock out with a diva, try Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix for $19.69. To take a chance on a beautiful port, try Ni no Kuni for $12.49. And if you are in the mood for an action packed adventure, try Shining Resonance Refrain for $11.99. Now to finish this Nintendo Download with some digital gaming.

Topsy Turvey




Buckle up, gang. There’s a good number of worthy digital games to talk about this week. If you’re keen on platformers (and why wouldn’t you be?), here’s your options – .cat, Gravity Heroes, Luckslinger, Pixel Game Maker Series Osyaberi! Horijyo! Holin Slash, Super Fowlst 2 and Yoko & Yuki: Dr. Rat’s Revenge. If you love games with story, try these – ISLAND, Isolomus, Legends of Talia: Arcadia, Skyland: Heart of the Mountain and The House in Fata Morgana: Dreams of the Revenants Edition. For some explosive fun, try Cannon Brawl. Or to pilot a submarine as a feline, try ASTRO AQUA KITTY. For an emotional rollercoaster RPG, try Always Sometimes Monsters. And lastly, for something totally flashy and confusing, try Poison Control.

Pretty Poison


Overall a pretty solid Nintendo Download. Thanks for joining us here at HPP, and be sure to drop by 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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