Time For a Rousing Adventure
Well folks, it’s that sort of week. Time for a very jam-packed Nintendo Download for 5/20/21. Not only does this week have featured titles aplenty, it also has new Switch Online titles. Not to mention sales and digital goodies to get excited for. So let’s start this Nintendo Download with a console port I’m actually excited about.
Back and Better Than Ever
The first Miitopia just didn’t do it for me. I tried the demo, and it was fine, but didn’t light a fire under me. But after seeing how deep the character customization is for the Switch version of Miitopia, I think I might have to change my tune. If you wanna check it out, the official release date is tomorrow. If you prefer a stylish take on dodgeball, you may enjoy Knockout City. And best of all, fans of RPG classics should get ready for the return of Shin Megami III as an HD Remaster. I know for a fact I’ll be getting my copy next week, just to see what all the fuss is about. Next, let’s continue the Nintendo Download with some new games joining the Switch Online library.
- Caveman Ninja (also known as Joe & Mac) – Can cave-dudes Joe and Mac rescue the lost cave-dudettes? In this action game from 1991, life was pretty cool for Joe and Mac until a bunch of Neanderthal nerds crashed their village. The dudes will have to leap to the rescue and jump, dash and use roll attacks to get past the stone-age obstacles in their way. Just make sure to pick the best weapon for the situation, and the boys are sure to make it through! Caveman Ninja will be available on May 26.
- Magical Drop2 – This puzzle game launched on the Super Famicom™ system in 1996, but it never saw an English release. But even if you’ve never played, the rules are simple to learn. Catch and throw the drops that descend from overhead. Create vertical lines of three drops of the same color to clear all the connected drops. Enjoy four playable modes, including a mode that assigns you a rank when the game ends, as well as a story mode with 10 characters to play! Magical Drop2 will be available on May 26.
- Super Baseball Simulator 1.000 – Get ready for high intensity, superhuman baseball spectacles! Use Ultra Plays like Phantom Ball, which will make the ball vanish mid-pitch, or Meteor Hit, which will knock out fielders who make contact with the ball before it bounces. With multiplayer options, a grand total of 18 baseball teams and the ability to create your own original team, this is the wacky baseball simulation dreams are made of! Super Baseball Simulator 1.000 will be available on May 26.
- Spanky’s Quest – Spanky was on his way to a picnic when the witch Morticia began dropping bricks from the sky. Trapped, with six towers now built across the land, Spanky must clear each before the witch’s evil pet crow catches him. He’ll have to use his magic ball to stun enemies, bounce it off his head to power it up and pop it to attack – and try on some hats along the way. Spanky’s Quest will be available on May 26.
- Ninja JaJaMaru-kun – Take on the role of a ninja and rescue the captured Princess Sakura in this action-packed game, originally released only in Japan. JaJaMaru must use his throwing stars to defeat lurking monsters. Keep an eye out for the ultimate power-up – a ride on Gamapa-kun, the giant frog! Ninja JaJaMaru-kun will be available on May 26.
Let’s check out some savings now. But before we move to the Game Guide, there’s one special sale to cover. It’s the AniMay sale, including tons of games based on popular anime steeply discounted. Here’s some of the highlights – Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, God Eater 3, Jump Force Deluxe Edition, Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm, One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition, Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Deluxe Edition and Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition. To see all the included games, just click here.
Bring On the Pain
Okay, no more special sales. Time for the good old regular sales! If you always wanted a succubus of your very own, you might enjoy Sakura Succubus 2 for $7.99. Those that enjoy retro should check out Jetboard Joust for $7.99. CCG enthusiasts might find their next addiction in Cultist Simulator: Initiate Edition. To try a colorful action platformer, try Super Crush KO for $8.99. And lastly, for a dark and brooding RPG, try Vambrace: Cold Soul for $8.24.
Delicious and Nutritious
Now for something a bit more expensive. You can head into space with Space Otter Charlie for $11.96. Horror fans might enjoy Silver Chains for $16.49. Lovers of great puzzle games should pick up Grindstone for $14.99. Or to take a gamble on a cool looking title, try Morbid: The Seven Acolytes for $14.99. Lastly, for a insane action experience, there’s Superhot for $14.99.
The Nintendo Download is nearly done, but first let’s touch on some digital games. There’s a lot, even with me only touching on the best ones. So buckle up and get your wallets ready. If you enjoy puzzle games, you should check out the following – 0 Degrees, Alchemist Adventure, Backworlds, Eat your letters and Tiger Trio’s Tasty Travels. For games focused on story, try CLANNAD Side Stories and Mutazione. Horror fans might appreciate Layers of Fear 2 and Outbreak: Endless Nightmares. For something with some more strategy, try Guards, Rise of the Slime and Wanna Survive. Rogue fans should enjoy Gutwhale and Rising Hell. Whereas twin-stick players might like RoboPhobik. Finally, to live the dream and live life as a hungry shark, look no further than Maneater.
So Many Games to Devour
I don’t know about you all, but I live for a packed Nintendo Download like today. Thanks as always for joining us here at HPP, and be sure to tune in for more Nintendo fun next week!