Nintendo Download for 10/21/21

Let the Halloweeny Times Continue


Nintendo Download | Zombo Buster Rising

It’s time for a bit of a different Nintendo Download for 10/21/21. This week is a bit short on featured titles, but makes up for that with the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack. At least if you’re willing to shell out the extra cash for N64 and Sega titles. Besides that, there’s the usual sales and digital goodies. But let’s start this Nintendo Download with a spacefaring adventure coming to Nintendo Switch.

Back to the Galaxy


Nintendo Download | Guardians of the Galaxy

I’m a huge fan of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. So when I saw that a game was coming to Switch and other consoles, I got really excited. This one is a team based adventure where your choices determine what happens. And that’s all great. My only minor nitpick is that the game is called Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cloud Version. As someone that only plays their Switch handheld, I prefer games that exist on my system at all times, regardless of Internet connection; So hopefully later on we’ll get a physical edition for the Switch, so I can justify picking it up. The other featured title today is one that I’ve heard lots of amazing things about. It’s called Skul: The Hero Slayer. It’s an action packed rogue-lite where you literally change your head to get new powers. Next up, let’s touch on what’s available in the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack.

  • The Nintendo 64 system first launched 25 years ago, giving many players their first 3D gaming experiences. The system also featured intense four-player, multiplayer action in several of its games. And now, with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership, you can access a selection of classic Nintendo 64 games on your Nintendo Switch system, with more on the way! The launch lineup includes Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Mario Kart 64, Star Fox 64, Sin & Punishment, Dr. Mario 64, Mario Tennis, WinBack and Yoshi’s Story. Compete in a Mario Kart 64 race with friends online, share your screen and bring someone along for your Star Fox 64 ride and suspend your game at any point during The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online library will be available on Oct. 25.
  • A Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership also grants access to a trove of curated SEGA Genesis games. The launch lineup includes the following games, with more on the way in the future: Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Streets of Rage 2, Ecco the Dolphin, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Contra: Hard Corps, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, Golden Axe, Gunstar Heroes, M.U.S.H.A., Phantasy Star IV, Ristar, Shining Force, Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master and Strider. You can play these classic games with added features, such as rewind to recover rings in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, or create a save state before the final boss of Golden Axe! The SEGA Genesis – Nintendo Switch Online library will be available on Oct. 25.


I Hope You Enjoy Murder!


Nintendo Download | Murder Diaries 2

Now, I was debating whether or not to post this next part. Much as I like personalizing the Nintendo Download by only posting games I think are worthy, there’s plenty that probably like the following titles. So here goes:

Games with Spooky Updates – ’Tis the season for happy haunts and ghoulish goodies. Check out these games with Halloween-themed updates and events:

  • Fortnite – Your fortune foretells a lot in this year’s Fortnitemares … in fact, things are in the cards for you all the way ’till Nov. 2. Jump into Halloween-themed maps, games and experiences. These are featured in the “Fortnitemares” section of the playlist menu. Throughout October, cards reveal legendary monsters making their way to the Fortnite Item Shop, as well as classic Fortnite characters getting new Halloween twists.
  • Overwatch – It’s time for another year of fear – Overwatch Halloween Terror is here! Celebrate this horrific holiday with weekly rewards and the return of Junkenstein’s Revenge, where you’ll team up with three other players to confront a host of haunting horrors. Play games in Quick Play, Competitive Play or the Arcade to earn Overwatch Halloween Terror Loot Boxes and unlock bewitching cosmetics so you can send your enemies to their graves.
  • Rocket League – Batman returns to Rocket League for Haunted Hallows! Batman and his foes take over Rumble mode, transforming it into Gotham City Rumble and swooping in with the new Arena variant: Beckwith Park (Gotham Night). Plus, speeding into the Item Shop are all three versions of the Dark Knight’s high-tech vehicle: the Batmobile (1989), The Dark Knight’s Tumbler and the Batmobile (2016).
  • Apex Legends – Until Nov. 2, join the Apex Legends Monsters Within event. Fight to conquer the Encore Arenas map, the place where Seer made his name as a man to be reckoned with. Special event-limited cosmetic sets highlight the scary side of some of the most fearsome Legends, including Revenant, Bloodhound, Caustic and Seer.

Crafty Creepy Furry Fun – Get your furry family members ready for Halloween – and the Mario Party Superstars game – with adorable printable pet masks from My Nintendo featuring Thwomp, Monty Mole, Boo and Bowser Jr.!

Don’t Be That Way…


Nintendo Download | Aloof

Whew, that was a lot of promotional events. Let’s continue with your regularly scheduled sales, shall we? Firstly, a couple special sales to cover. First off, Ubisoft fans can take advantage of Spooky Savings from today until 11/3. You can pick up titles for up to 75% off. Here’s my highlights – Immortals Fenyx Rising, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game – Complete Edition.

Next up, Danganronpa fans can take advantage of some decent discounts until 12/2. This includes all their current games available on Switch. To see all the details for both of these special sales, just click here.

Investigate Some Savings


Nintendo Download | Hermitage

Ready for some Game Guide sales? Here goes! Shmup fans should check out Gleylancer for $5.59. Or to save beautiful damsels from distress, try Waifu Discovered 2: Medieval Fantasy for $7.99. To take a chance on a strange Metroidvania, try Enter Digiton: Heart of Corruption for $5.59. Or to celebrate the spooky season early, try Halloween Forever for $8.69. And for a colorful yet challenging adventure, try Spinch for $9.74.

But wait, there’s more sales! To get super spooky, try Corpse Party for $17.99. To delve into ancient ruins, try Ruin Raiders for $15.99. For a SNES styled horror adventure, there’s Evil Tonight for $13.49. Or perhaps you want to deal with vampiric suitors in Crimson Spires for $13.99? Finally, you can experience some unsettling revelations in Worldend Syndrome for only $10.

Beautiful Music


Nintendo Download | Monomals

Let’s close things out with digital games like usual. Firstly, retro fans should check out Arcade Archives RALLY-X, Crazy Gravity and Zombo Buster Rising. Adventure game fans should check these out – Hell’s High Harmonizers, Hermitage: Strange Case Files, Howling Village: Echoes, Murder Diaries 2, Reminiscence in the Night, Sakura Nova, Shadow Corridor and Yumeiri. For a frenetic party game, try Last 4 Alive: Escape From Zombies. Or for a colorful music game, try Monomals. To blast everything in sight, look no further than Endocrisis. And lastly, for your puzzle or strategy fix, try the following – Aloof, Cards of the Dead, Evertried, JARS and TETRA.

Ascend to Adventure


Nintendo Download | Evertried

That was a surprising amount of games for a Nintendo Download with only two featured titles. Thanks as always for tuning into HPP for your weekly dose of Nintendo Switch coverage. And be sure to check back next week for more Halloween-themed gaming!

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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