Microsoft and Mojang took their sweet time bringing Minecraft to the Wii U, releasing it just as the console entered its twilight years. All change for the Switch – Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (£19.99) is out this week, and word has it that it’s no slapdash effort.
Review scores so far include 9/10s from Nintendo Life and Nintendo World Report, a 4.5/5 from USGamer and top marks from Time. “I can say it’s arguably the finest iteration of Swedish studio Mojang’s magnum opus yet,” reported Time.
Minecraft is joined by a couple of other big hitters – cult classic beat’em up ACA NeoGeo Garou: Mark of the Wolves (£6.29), and NBA Playgrounds (£17.99). 1999’s Garou: Mark of the Wolves is often regarded as one of the finest 2D brawlers of all-time. The Dreamcast and PS2 releases command high sums, so here’s your chance to play it without having to sell a kidney.
NBA Playgrounds has been refered to as the spiritual successor to NBA Jam, and although critics claim that it does have its shortcomings, reviews are generally positive.