A couple of meaty DLC add-ons are upon us this week. Capcom’s Monster Hunter Rise receives its almost full-price Sunbreak expansion, while Cuphead finally gains the anticipated The Delicious Last Course – offering a new boss-filled island to explore and a new character to master.
Portal: Companion Collection also hits Switch this week, combining Portal and Portal 2 in one handy package for a reasonable £13.49. Portal 2 includes a co-op mode with local, split-screen, and online play. If you’ve never played either, you’re in for a treat. How’s about Team Fortress 2 next, Valve?
Hourglass may please Portal veterans, offering similar first-person puzzle solving with an Egyptian theme. By creating time clones, it’s possible to record yourself and repeat actions to solve puzzles and progress.
On the subject of belated PC conversions, there’s The Legend of Bum-Bo – the prequel to The Blinding of Isaac. Don’t expect many similarities – it’s a puzzle-based deckbuilding roguelike, with cardboard cut-out style visuals.
If you frequent YouTube you may have caught wind of GameDec – it seems to be getting a large social media push. This cyberpunk RPG, with crimes to solve in a virtual world, arrived on PC last year to mixed reviews. A lack of polish was the biggest criticism. Hopefully, this Switch version has received additional work.
Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei is one of the few new releases to get the review treatment. This visual novel is going down well with critics, described as a genre highlight. Then there’s Rabbids: Party of Legends – a full-price mini-game package from Ubisoft China, hence the Asian flair.
Other new releases include Parasite Pack – which brings together Flea and Tapeworm Disco Puzzle – the grisly 16-bit style run ‘n gunner Hillbilly Doomsday, twisted point ‘n clicker Almost My Floor, and the gooey party game Squish.
Failing that, there’s Accident – a game about performing CPR at car crashes and other incidents. The screenshots resemble the stuff of nightmares. *Shudders*
New Switch eShop releases
Including Portal and Portal 2, the Companion Collection comes to Nintendo Switch with all the groundbreaking gameplay, dark humor, and exploration that earned the series hundreds of awards.
In Portal, you’ll use a highly experimental portal device to solve physical puzzles and challenges. Maneuver objects–and yourself–through space to puzzle your way through the mysterious Aperture Science Laboratories.
Return to Aperture Laboratories in Portal 2 where you’ll once again face off with the lethally inventive, power-mad A.I. named GLaDOS. Meet an expanded cast of characters as you think your way through dangerous, never-before-seen areas of the laboratories and a wider variety of portal puzzles. Plus Portal 2 also includes a co-operative game mode with local, split-screen and online multiplayer so you and a friend can think with portals.
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is an expansion to the original Monster Hunter Rise. Featuring improved gameplay and nimble-feeling additions to combat mechanics, unique new monsters and hunting locales, and a new difficulty level in the form of Master Rank quests. As the hunter who saved Kamura from calamity, you must now journey to the far-off reaches of Elgado, an outpost near a Kingdom beset by a sinister new nemesis—the elder dragon Malzeno!
Embark on a legendary journey with the Rabbids in this hilarious party game! Join them on an incredible quest, filled with hilarious moments and colorful characters. Gather up with friends and family and enjoy a multitude of ridiculously fun mini-games in the most epic Rabbids’ party yet.
Another helping of classic Cuphead action awaits you in Cuphead – The Delicious Last Course! Brothers Cuphead and Mugman are joined by the clever, adventurous Ms. Chalice for a rollicking adventure on a previously undiscovered Inkwell Isle! With the aid of new weapons, magical charms, and Ms. Chalice’s unique abilities, players will take on a new cast of fearsome, larger than life bosses to assist the jolly Chef Saltbaker in Cuphead’s final challenging quest!
Once upon a time when entire planet was in great danger, an unknown enemy turned almost everyone into zombies. Chaos ensued. The rest of the people are trying to survive. It seems that everything has come to an end…
But among the frightened people there is a hero who ready to save humanity and eradicate the cause of disasters. A hero from small village called Rottenwill – Uncle Billy. He will pass through swamps, caves, dead lands, deep pits and tall buildings until he finds the source of disaster. And then he will eliminate it. You play the role of this brave man and go on a difficult journey to save humanity.
Taco Tom is about to break up with his girlfriend Sally after a disappointing day at the amusement park, but then she mysteriously dies! Distraught but single, Tom finds interest in a squid named Sapphire.
Will Tom and Sapphire start dating? Will he find out what really happened to Sally? The only way he can answer these questions is by making tacos. Tom might learn some unexpected answers about himself as well.
When Bum-bo’s only coin is stolen by a mysterious entity and pulled down into the sewer, Bum-bo finds himself facing droves of deranged enemies, lost children, his fears and eventually the beast that stole his beloved coin.
The Legend of Bum-bo is a puzzle-based “deckbuilding roguelike.” Players collect hoards of items that can be modified, upgraded and combined with others in many interesting ways. Play as one of many Bum-bo, each with its own unique abilities, as they smash, bash and splash their way through a variety of cardboard monstrosities, giant bosses and dark personal urges. . .
. . .oh, and it’s also the prequel to The Binding of Isaac!
Enjoy 2,250 puzzles across 3 difficulty levels, and written in classic British English. The clues are shown right in the puzzle grid, making crossword puzzles easy to view and play.
The course of each accident consists of several stages and possibilities:
Providing assistance to accident victims. It is necessary to check the condition of accident victims and help those who need it most. Every accident is different so it is necessary to assess the situation quickly. This can include stopping the bleeding, performing CPR, and putting the victims in a safe position.
After the rescue operation and secure accident area, discover the reasons of the tragedy.
A spoopy, squishy, and fast-paced party game where you and up to three gooey friends rave it up in an underground crypt as it collapses down on you. You must push blocks, dodge, and jump to survive the rave and squish your opponents. Last Skelegoo standing takes it all!
Becoming a walking, 2-ton supply line in a new shortform sandbox mech FPS from the writer of Can Androids Pray.
In Can Androids Survive, you are a battlefield courier, sent to an active warzone on the Moon to deliver supplies to Starbound Alliance bases–even if it costs your life in the process. Battle a draining fuel gauge, hordes of mechanized hazards, and a treacherous lunar surface to unravel the nature of your existence.
Jettison fuel through your exhaust ports to escape stellar float mines and launch your chassis across craters. End the war itself–by destroying the field.
In 2143, a rogue AI commandeers the defense satellites surrounding a dead Earth, and blows up the Moon.
This is how you do it.
Create unique teams and combos from 40+ recruitable allies in this casual but compelling game!
Port Manacloud—a nation that owes its power and prosperity to its alchemists. Noah, an alchemical prodigy, is journeying across the skies in her airship when she discovers mysterious floating ruins. As she draws closer to investigate, a cat leaps on board. The cat accuses Noah of being a tomb raider and unleashes a storm that sends her vessel crashing down. In need of parts to repair her ship and driven by curiosity, Noah enters the ruins…
Are you obsessed with driving and collecting high-end cars? The latest and the best driving simulator will make you feel like a real driver sitting behind the wheel Get to drive fast and luxurious cars from all around the world!
Improve your driving skills and abilities by putting yourself to the test. Complete fun challenges to prove your worth! New maps are waiting to be explored, you would get the different environments around you! The streets are yours to drive on!
If you are looking for a realistic driving simulator where you can drive a variety of cars on big open world maps, this game is just for you! Join the world of Real Car Driving Simulator & Parking 2022 Games by downloading the game right now!
Prepare your dungarees and wellington boots! You’ve just inherited an old family farm and it’s high time you gave it a new lease of life. Vegetables, fruit, flowers, it’s up to you to find the best way to grow your crops in line with nature. Watch your farm grow as you have fun! Care for your animals and make sure they’re in good health so that they provide you with the very best organic produce.
The multi-award winning Dinosaur kids app, Dino Tales, is now on Nintendo Switch. Dino Tales takes you on a journey to a vivid, prehistoric world full of fun activities and places to explore. Take a ride on River Rapids, brave the Scary Cave, witness an erupting volcano and dig for fossils. This game is perfect for primary/elementary school kids to play while levelling up their imagination and Dinosaur knowledge.
Over 90 Single Player Levels
Increasingly challenging levels and crazy evil new enemies will come at you from all directions.
Couch Multiplayer Madness
Destroy your friends in lightning-fast matches of up to four players! Remember, it’s just a game, so don’t hold a grudge!
Featuring mech designs by Shigeto Koyama, character designs by Kakeru Kakemaru, and a theme song by Hironobu Kageyama! Enjoy engaging strategy in a charming game world! Plough your way through 7 stages with great replayability, and dig up the unexplored secrets of rare matter!
Traverse colorful environments, battle strange animals and master the power of your suitcases to… get to work on time? Salaryman Shi is a 2D platformer where you play as salaryman Takeshi Shi as you hurry to catch the bus to the office! Fifteen challenging levels stand between you and a paycheck, but fear not, as you have your trusty suitcases on your side.
CORPSE FACTORY is a psychological thriller visual novel, with full English voice acting performed by an all-star cast. Become part of the story and influence the ending of this spine-chilling tale. Immerse yourself in the darkness with an atmospheric original soundtrack, with a vocal performance by Emi Evans and music composed by Alec Shea.
In Hourglass you can create a time-clone of yourself to solve challenging puzzles. You will play as Aywa, a young adventurer who is traveling to Egypt to find her missing father – an archeologist, who never returned from his latest expedition.
MYSPERYENCE is a portmanteau that combines the words MYSTERY and EXPERIENCE.
?Find the murderer by reliving the crime scene!
Players dive into the crime scene to “relive” one of the five suspects and gather crucial information, like what the suspects were doing at the crime scene and what conversations they were having.
If the players can uncover the murderer by working together, they will solve the case.
Conversely, the player who takes the role of the murderer can win if they can evade justice….
Please enjoy the world of MYSPERENCE where truth and lies are mixed.
Take the role of the titular Black Wolf as you run, jump, dash and wall slide through side-scrolling stages collecting bones and trying to survive! Arrow signs will guide you and provide hints to navigating the tricky terrain, while red flags serve as checkpoints along the way. If the Black Wolf falls, you’ll instantly be transported to the last flag, giving you a second chance at survival. Overcome single-screen challenges one at a time, then advance to test your platforming skills in the next area.
Step out of the shadow and set out on a dimly lit adventure with Kira in the pitch-black platformer, Dark Minute.
Jump, dash, avoid spikes and run through the level to collect 3 energy cells and open the exit.
You must be quick though – after 60 seconds the light goes out.
Explore the dungeon of over 100 shadowy levels, navigate through underwater mazes, and piece together the alternative history of humanity in this dark tale with beautiful retro pixel-art graphics.
Discover the forgotten secret hidden in the underworld, and, whatever you do, don’t let the light go out.
– A puzzle game in which blocks are erased in the order of red, white, and yellow!
– Collaboration with popular music creator Syunsuke!
This is a falling puzzle in which six blocks of three different colors are lined up and erased.
Gliding Square is a 2.5D Casual Game,
Collect All Points and Pass Levels by Gliding,
But Every Some Levels Have Protectors and We Must Not Hit Them!
Control a sine wave and avoid obstacles in more than 40 levels.
Sine is a competitive arcade game with unique mechanics and compelling visuals. You control a sine wave, avoiding obstacles, racing to the finish, and collecting orbs scattered throughout levels ranging from simple to painfully difficult. The intuitive one-finger controls are easy to learn, but hard to master.
Torn between warring factions and a desire for a peaceful life, can Shanao forge her own path – and find someone worthy of her journey in this visual novel?
Fifteen years after the Heiji Rebellion, the Heike clan has reached the height of its power, while the Genji clan remains devastated by defeat. Hidden deep within the mountains of Kurama lives Shanao, the youngest surviving male heir to the Genji name. However, Shanao harbors a deep secret known by very few.
The youngest heir to the Genji name is no man.
Her adventure leads her to find new cherished relationships, as well as something deeper than the feud between the rivaling clans.
Gamedec is a single-player cyberpunk isometric RPG. You are a game detective, who solves crimes inside virtual worlds. Use your wits to gather info from your witnesses and suspects, getting to the bottom of deceptive schemes. The game continually adapts to your decisions and never judges.
Gamedec is a single-player non-combat cyberpunk isometric RPG. You are a game detective, who solves crimes inside virtual worlds. Use your wits to gather info from your witnesses and suspects, get to the bottom of deceptive schemes, save lives, and investigate the extraordinary relationships between virtual worlds and their inhabitants. The game continually adapts to your choices and never judges – You are the sum of your choices.
The Beasties live in complete harmony and symbiosis with humans. But this harmony gets cracked after the disappearance of a Beastiemaster. The guild of Beastiemasters sends you to an isolated village to find out what happened to the master.
Will you find the master and restore the old balance?
Almost My Floor – point & click detective in a frightening atmosphere of sinister nightmares. Each step may end up fatal. Solve the mystery of the house #9 residents or go crazy. Labyrinth of endless floors will not let go of their victim without a fight.
For Alex, this is the story of a long journey home. All that dwells inside exists between fiction and reality. It is time to face the monsters, meet the other house residents and determine their fate. But the most important thing is to escape the depths of terror… and try to remain sane afterwards.
For Detective Adam Trust, unraveling secrets is the life’s work. He’s not keen on giving up, so he will learn everything there is to learn about house #9. Although this time, the price of his ambition may end up too high.
It is the year 2084. Earth is ruled by evil robots from another dimension. All music has been outlawed. Dancing is strictly forbidden. Still, in the underground, the beat goes on.
Earth’s greatest musicologist, Dr. Dysco, has made a discovery: although they have proven themselves immune to all conventional weapons, music can be used to destroy the robots!
Dysco begins constructing a musical arsenal to wipe out the robot invaders, but on the verge of completing the ultimate weapon known as the Rainbow Laser, Dysco vanishes!
Can you find the Rainbow Laser? Can you survive the Dungeon and save Dysco?
With every laser blast and explosion synchronised to the rhythm of the music, you’ll be mixing a unique musical experience as you dual-wield your way through the dungeon!
Flea! is a challenging 2D platformer with an intriguing back story. Play as Henry the Hyperactive Flea who just can’t stop jumping!
Meet weird characters and discover secrets while exploring 80 levels of brutally difficult yet nostalgic 8-bit mayhem.
Tapeworm Disco Puzzle is a grid-based puzzle game where you play as a tapeworm; the local nightclub owner. Guide the tapeworm to avoid enemies and obstacles in 100 levels of retro-inspired challenging fun.
Help the Ninja Cat go through the countless different Japanese villages, quickly perform the most awesome jumps, unlock new skills and complete all the 50 levels of this wonderful game.
Next week: AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES – nirvanA Initiative, Yurukill: The Calumniation Games, Super Rebellion, Gangsta Magic, INSTANT SPORTS All-Stars, Quintus and the Absent Truth, Secrets of Magic 4: Potion Master, Railways – Train Simulator, Color Breakers, Sticks Collection, Understand, and SuperDuck!