Viva Nintendo Download!
Nothing says PAX Online East like a Nintendo Download, am I right? The Nintendo Download for 7/15/21 is chock full of fun games. There’s everything from Zelda to great new RPGs and musical heroics. Plus the usual sales, events and digital grab bag of games. Let’s start with a Wii U adventure that’s getting a massive facelift on Nintendo Switch.
Head to the Skies
Back in the day, I really wanted to get lost in Skyward Sword. But as innovative as that game was, I found the controls to be a huge hurdle. Now that Skyward Sword HD is bringing controller play to the game, I’m very excited to try it once more. Plus those new amiibo are pretty sweet. For a more modern experience, you can soon try out the gorgeous Cris Tales. This time bending RPG has stunning artwork, classic inspired gameplay and multiple endings. To say I’m excited for it is an understatement. It honestly has the potential to be a game changing new RPG. If you want a platformer that sings tales of your glory, you might try Songs for a Hero: Definitive Edition. And this next game is for you, if you want to see a children’s book brought to life with puzzles. It’s called Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective. Next up, we’ll continue the Nintendo with some events.
- The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – While you can soar through Skyloft this week in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, you can enjoy a tropical adventure with Link in The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, also available on Nintendo Switch. Link washes ashore on a mysterious island with an assortment of curious characters. To return home, he must collect magical instruments across the land and awaken the legendary Wind Fish. Explore Koholint Island and all its puzzle-filled dungeons in an art style that breathes new life into this memorable adventure! The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is available now in Nintendo eShop.
- Summertime Fun Continues in the Los Angeles Tour – Race the sights of the City of Angels with the Los Angeles Tour, the latest limited-time event in the Mario Kart Tour game, happening now! Hit the streets with the new Los Angeles Laps 3 course and its R, T and RT variants. Take on fun challenges and see if you can unlock all the in-game rewards. Plus, the Summertime Celebration continues in the Los Angeles Tour, too! Until Aug. 10, you can look for bonus rewards to celebrate summer. You can even earn a maximum of 27 rubies just by completing in-game challenges.
Stunning Stained Glass
Now for some Game Guide goodness. For a beautiful looking adventure, try Reverse Memories for $5.19. To play a knight in a dangerous world, try Good Night, Knight for $6.49. For a time bending puzzle game, there’s YesterMorrow for $8.99. To get rolling on a good time, try Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break for the low price of $7.49. And for an Eldritch Metroidvania, try Outbuddies DX for $7.19.
I Wonder What Terror Tastes Like…
But wait, there’s more! For a charming looking puzzle game, try Indigo 7: Quest for Love for $11.99. For a furry romance, try Winds of Change for $17.99. For some retro fun, try Save me Mr Tako: Definitive Edition for $11.99. To play cards with birds, there’s Wingspan for $13.39. And for tactical mayhem, there’s Warborn for $14.99.
Nearly done with today’s Nintendo Download. But first, some new digital contenders. Retro fans can check out Arcade Archives SEA FIGHTER POSEIDON, Cotton Reboot! and Wizodd. Puzzle fans might enjoy Connect the Dots, Macrotis: A Mother’s Journey and Mind Maze. Platformer fans should check out Dogworld, Guild of Darksteel and Within the Blade. Strategy fans can peruse Rogue Wizards. For a challenge, you can try Risk System. Or to strip some vamps, try AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed. Finally, fans of story will want to check out the following – Lotus Reverie: First Nexus, Our Battle Has Just Begun! episode 1 and Red Colony 2.
Hack & Slash
Not a bad Nintendo Download at all. Thanks for tuning in to HPP this week, and stick around for our continuing coverage of PAX Online East!