Going Out With a Bang
I honestly feel there’s no such thing as a bad Nintendo Download. But with that said, the Nintendo Download for 9/30/21 is crazy good. It’s completely packed with content, including several featured titles, some events, sales and tons of digital goodies. So let’s get started with a game that’s completely bananas.
No Monkey’ing Around
There’s just something great about monkeys. They’re smart, mischievous and playful. And you’d think that wouldn’t remain the case when you throw them in a ball, but here we are. Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania is the definitive edition of the Monkey Ball experience. It features hundreds of stages from several games in the series, mini games, cameo characters and so much more. If you like that sort of gameplay, you can enjoy this barrel of monkeys quite soon. But that’s far from all today’s featured titles. Another that looks fantastic is Astria Ascending, a turn-based RPG from former Final Fantasy devs. It features gorgeous artwork, complex stories and great combat. Or if you prefer Metroidvanias, you might enjoy Death’s Gambit: Afterlife. Or for a stunning looking rogue-like, check out UNSIGHTED. If you have the need for speed, there’s HOT WHEELS UNLEASHED. If you prefer kicking balls around, there’s FIFA 22. And lastly, for a eclectic mash-up of cartoon favorites, look no further than Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl. Whew. That’s already a ton of games, but here’s a couple promotions for the Nintendo Download.
- Beware of Blinding Speed and Tricky Shots – FORE! More free content has arrived for the Mario Golf: Super Rush game for the Nintendo Switch system. Two new playable characters have been added to the game: Koopa Troopa and Ninji! In addition to these characters, two new courses have been added – the snowy Blustery Basin and the desert-set Spiky Palms – as well as the ability to change the difficulty level of the CPU opponents. Download all this new content in Mario Golf: Super Rush today!
- Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp – Autumn Scrapbook Kit – Delight in all things autumn with your friends from the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp game! You can now redeem your My Nintendo Platinum Points* for the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp – Autumn Scrapbook Kit digital reward. Create personal scrapbook pages with photos taken using the AR Camera** to fill with the warm colors of fall – and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp items!
A Special Interruption
Now, before we move to the Game Guide sales, we need to touch on a special sale from Square Enix. It’s called the Square Enix Tokyo Game Show Promotion, and it lasts from today until 10/4. It offers savings on more than 20 great games, but the following are my highlights. Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!, Collection of Mana, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, I Am Setsuna, Legend of Mana, NEO: TWEWY, Romancing SaGa 2, Star Ocean First Departure R, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call and World of Final Fantasy Maxima. To see all the details of the included games, just click here.
That’s Just Dandy
What’s that, you still want more sales? Fine. Here’s some of the cheaper options first. For a colorful and challenging SHMUP, you might enjoy Crisis Wing for $6.39. For a fun and challenging rogue, try Devil Slayer Raksasi for $9.99. To try a cute platformer, there’s Get-A-Grip Chip for $8.99. Or for musical adventures, try Tadpole Treble Encore, only $6.74. And for a crazy time, try Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! for $8.99.
Listen to the Cards
Now for some steeper savings. For a decent discount on a fast-paced platformer, try Steel Assault for $13.49. For a hilarious stealth outing, try UnMetal for $15.99. Strategy fans should check out Banners of Ruin for $13.99. For romance and mystery, try Haven for $14.99. And for a terrifying journey in a twisted world, try Mary Skelter 2 for $19.99.
Race Against Time
Here we are, at the end of this Nintendo Download. But before we go, how about a bucket of digital games? First off, here’s some new releases of classic games – COTTOn 2 – Saturn Tribute, COTTOn Boomerang – Saturn Tribute, Guardian Force – Saturn Tribute and Toree 2. Fans of card games should check out these – Fighting Fantasy Legends, THE Card Battle: Eternal Destiny and Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars. RPG fans can try Asdivine Saga, Mary Skelter Finale and Rainbow Billy. Or if you prefer adventure games, try Takorita Meets Fries and 雨音スイッチ -AmaneSwitch-. For games with strategy, try Dandy Ace, Space Revenge and Survival Z. Fighting fans should try MELTY BLOOD: TYPE LUMINA – Deluxe Edition. Or puzzle fans may enjoy Bonfire Peaks and Mandalas. For games with dangerous speed, try Aeon Drive, ExZeus: The Complete Collection and Gearshifters. And for an eclectic bundle of experiences, try the SGC – Short Games Collection #1.
That was a hell of a Nintendo Download, if I say so myself. Thanks as usual for tuning in to HPP for your weekly dose of gaming fun. And be sure to check back in the spooky season for more Nintendo Downloads!