Fall, my favorite gaming season, is apparently off to a wonderful start on Nintendo Switch as this week’s Nintendo Download is packed with options for your consideration. And yes, FIFA may be Nintendo Switch’s most “important” 3rd party release but that doesn’t mean it’s my highlight of the week.

C’mon – PSVG podcast listeners already know how much I love golf games. Since the moment I laid eyes on Golf Story I was hooked. Now that it’s finally here, I can’t wait to jump in and play. I’ll be streaming tonight so check the YouTube for my early impressions.

Bigger Picture – 18 games have graced the Nintendo Switch this week & not all are going to be hits, it’s worth mentioning none of them are new, first party games. This week’s lineup appears to have a game here for almost any genre fan out there so definitely take your time and sift through the information (and don’t sleep on Pankapu or Earth Atlantis either!)


Nintendo Switch

EA SPORTS FIFA 18 $60 – The most immersive, social and authentic soccer game out there can be played anywhere on Nintendo Switch. Players can now play the world’s game anytime, anywhere and in unique ways when EA SPORTS FIFA 18 launches on Nintendo Switch on Sept. 29.

Golf Story $15 – Most role-playing games are about slaying dragons or retrieving mystical crystals, but what about an RPG that lets players equip golf clubs instead of swords? In this golf RPG (yes, it’s a thing), play through a dramatic story with a diverse cast of characters to meet, golf challenges to beat, upgrades to wear and equipment to collect.

Conga Master Party! $10 – The dance floor fills, the line gets longer… come on down, it’s time to conga! Shake your virtual hips to the ridiculously fun arcade action of Conga Master as everyone fights to make the longest conga line possible. No rhythm required – anyone can conga!

Tower of Babel $10 – Experience the most daring of deeds with the moork knight. Reset the balance of the mysterious towers of Babel.

INVERSUS Deluxe $15 – The playfield looks simple at first glance, but once the action begins, complexity unfolds at a rapid pace. Player movement is constrained to opposite colors of a black and white grid. My walls are your paths and your walls are my paths. Each shot flips tile colors in an attempt to block, trap and close in on the enemy.

ACA NEOGEO Burning Fight $8

Brave Dungeon + Dark Witch Story: COMBAT $9

PICROSS S $8 – Comes with Picross and Mega Picross, with 300 puzzles in total, including plenty of difficulty levels. Traditional Picross with comfortable controls!

Deemo $30 – “Deemo” is a simple rhythm game set in a fantasy world filled with beautiful imagery.”

Sparkle 2 – $8 Sparkle 2 is a superbly polished marble shooter action puzzle game with beautiful graphics, mighty powerups and an amazing soundtrack. Match the orbs before they fall into the abyss and find your way through mysterious lands of startling beauty!

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime $15 – LOVERS IN A DANGEROUS SPACETIME is a frantic 1- to 4-player couch co-op action space shooter. Explore a colorful galaxy in a massive neon battleship that you control together by manning turrets, lasers, shields and thrusters. Only through teamwork can you triumph over the evil forces of Anti-Love, rescue kidnapped space-bunnies, and avoid a vacuumy demise. Deep space is a dangerous place, but you don’t have to face it alone!

Astro Bears Party (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Physical Contact: Picture Place (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

Pankapu $12 – Jump into a neo-retro adventure with Pankapu : a taste of 90’s platformers in an oneiric world. Pankapu is a narrative action-platformer that takes place in the dreams of Djaha’rell, a child troubled by a tragic incident. Upgrade your skills, find new competencies, switch your Aegis in real time in order to get rid of Nightmare’s invasion: “Fight for the safety of your land, dear Dreamkeeper”.

ONE PIECE: Unlimited World Red Deluxe $40 – With over 1 million units sold worldwide, dive back into the wayfaring journey from ONE PIECE: Unlimited World Red, with the fun-filled escapades, action-packed battles and powerful comrades from the original Island of Promises storyline, now all with enhanced graphics and previously released DLC in ONE PIECE: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition.

Binaries (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)

BUTCHER (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)


3DS & Other Nintendo Things

YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters – Get wicked and complete the definitive YO-KAI WATCH experience. The strange but friendly troublemakers, Yo-kai, are back in a time-traveling adventure, and this time their mysterious world is packed with exclusive quests, Wicked Yo-kai to befriend, new areas to explore and a revamped Blasters mode featuring new bosses. YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters will be available on Sept. 29.

Culdcept Revolt (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) – Available Oct. 3

Hive Jump (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Super Ultra Star Shooter (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)

Double Dungeons (Virtual Console on Wii U)


Super NES Classic Edition My Nintendo Rewards – The Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system launches Sept. 29! Play 20 classic Super NES games, plus – *gasp* – the never-before-released Star Fox 2 game! To celebrate the launch, My Nintendo is offering these rewards:

  • Super NES Classic Edition Wallpaper
  • Ultimate NES Remix (Nintendo 3DS) – 40 percent off
  • NES Remix Pack (Wii U) – 30 percent off


NES Jumping Mario Nintendo 3DS Theme

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