Nintendo Download for 12/16/21

Nintendo Download: Nearly Xmas Edition


Nintendo Download | Sakura Santa

I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again – the best Nintendo Downloads happen after Direct style events. And since the Indie World presentation was just yesterday, you can be certain the Nintendo Download for 12/16/21 is packed with fun stuff. There’s several featured titles, a TON of promotions and more. Let’s start with a bunch of games that were highlighted during yesterday’s Indie World.


Chow Down


Nintendo Download | Dungeon Munchies

Perhaps the game that most caught my attention during Indie World was Dungeon Munchies. It’s a crazy action platformer where you hunt, cook and devour your foes to obtain new skills and items. It’s jam-packed with crazy humor and features delicious pixel art. If you like what you hear, it’s available right now on the eShop. But that’s not all for indies. We also got the likes of Chicory and Timelie available on Nintendo Switch. Or if you’re more of a fan of playing with friends, there’s Let’s Play! Oink Games and Super Animal Royale. Or for a vibrant puzzle platformer, try Aspire: Ina’s Tale. Lots of great stuff already, but let’s continue the Nintendo Download with several promoted events.

  • Figment 2: Creed Valley – Make your way through a rhythmic world set in the human mind in this musical puzzle-adventure game. Nightmares are spreading chaos everywhere in this sequel to the award-winning game Figment; it’s up to you to put an end to their fearsome schemes. Play solo or locally* with a friend as you wield your trusty sword in engaging combat, manipulate environments to solve compelling puzzles and have symphonic showdowns against some musically menacing bosses. Figment 2: Creed Valley begins its symphony on Nintendo Switch in February 2022, and a free demo is available now in Nintendo eShop.
  • Staying Alive – In Don’t Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition, you’re trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness. You’ll have to learn how to best use the environment and its inhabitants to escape and find your way back home. Gather resources to craft items for a survival challenge that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Until Dec. 21 at 11:59 p.m. PT, Nintendo Switch Online and Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members can put their survival skills to the ultimate test and try the full game for free!* Your save data for the Game Trial is not deleted when the trial ends, so you can also pick up where you left off if you purchase the game later.
  • Nintendo Switch Year in Review – Check out all the fun you had playing the Nintendo Switch system in 2021 with Nintendo Switch Year in Review. See stats like the number of games and hours you played, your most-played games of the year and your most-active gaming day, among other fun personalized details and images charting your year spent with Nintendo. Thanks for making Nintendo part of your well-rounded free time!
  • Spend the Holidays Gaming With Friends – With this My Nintendo reward you can try out all the features of Nintendo Switch Online for free** for a full week without using any Platinum Points. Catch up with friends this holiday season with an online game night! My Nintendo members can use this reward even if you’ve already redeemed the free seven-day trial for Nintendo Switch Online in Nintendo eShop!
  • Holiday Fun Run – Looking for a fun challenge during your holiday break? Test your racing skills in the Holiday Fun Run in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe! Drivers of any skill level are welcome in these family friendly races, which run until Dec. 31. To participate, you’ll need a Nintendo Switch Online membership or free seven-day trial. Simply select Online Play from the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe menu screen, then select Tournament. Select Search by Code, then enter the 12-digit code: 3126-5511-1723. Select Join, and then you’ll be off to the races. Best of luck!
  • Happy Holidays From My Nintendo! – It’s hard to believe, but 2021 is almost over. Get set for the new year with new My Nintendo rewards. Get a glimpse of your favorite Nintendo characters throughout the year with a fun My Nintendo 2022 Calendar. Or show off your Hyrulian style with a flashy phone ring holder inspired by the Legend of Zelda series – both of these rewards are only for My Nintendo members!

Dreamy Discounts


Nintendo Download | Figment 2

It wouldn’t be the holidays without spending some money. But allow the Game Guide to provide some nice savings. If you’re looking for a platformer set in a surreal world, try Little Bug for $7.79. Or to blast off into space with furry friends, try B.ARK for $7.99. To try a remade classic, there’s Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX for $9.99. To save a ton on a duo of games, try Child of Light Ultimate Edition + Valiant Hearts: The Great War for only $7.49. And to look at the world with new eyes, try Buildings Have Feelings Too! for $5.99.


Aspire to Better Savings


Nintendo Download | Aspire

Want some more holiday savings? Look no further! You can explore a creative fantasy world in Guardian of Lore for $10.49. Or for crazy action, try Okinawa Rush for $12.99. Metroidvania fans absolutely need to own Ender Lilies, especially for only $18.74. Maybe you’d prefer to get your Tron on in Narita Boy, half off at $12.49. Lastly, to monkey around, try Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD for $14.99. Now let’s close out the Nintendo Download with some new digital games.


Bad Robots


Nintendo Download | Carebotz

First up, how about some digital retro gaming? Check out Arcade Archives DRAGON BUSTER and HIM & HER 3. Horror fans missing their October fix should try Forgotten Hill Disillusion and Murder Diaries 3 – Santa’s Trail of Blood. For two very different takes on the Metroidvania genre, there’s Carebotz and Trash Quest. Puzzle fans might enjoy Gardener’s Path and The Enigma Machine. Or for a holiday waifu, try Sakura Santa. And lastly, for stroll through a fascinating world, try OMNO.


Good Dog


Nintendo Download | Chicory

And that’s it for today’s Nintendo Download. Thanks for checking it out. And be sure to tune into HPP next Thursday for some pre-Xmas holiday fun!

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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