One thing I’ve noticed about Nintendo’s Switch Online games announcements is that they never appear to be very interesting upon first glance. So many years of gaming history generally gets tossed aside by those of us who are accustomed to shiny, 3D graphics and polish. I would encourage you to take some time to look further into the 82 games offered by the service during your down time as there are many games beyond your classic Zelda and Mario that can be loads of fun.
With that out of the way, I’ve had a bunch of fun with Wild Guns and Rygar after quitting several times due to their old school, unforgiving difficulty levels.
Panel De Pon
This is an action puzzle game that was clearly the blueprint for games like Candy Crush. Created as a base for Tetris Attack’s journey to America, you swap tiles around to match four in order to destroy them for points before you run out of space at the top of the screen. The main character is named Lip and you can find a reference to her in Super Smash Bros thanks to the Lip’s Stick item.
One of the best multiplayer games the Super Nintendo ever received, Wild Guns is a third person arcade gallery shooter with plenty of difficulty including six levels, two stages, several mini bosses and a level boss per stage. Dive and dodge as you shoot and lasso enemies in a strange sci-fi, steampunk, western motif from developer Natsume.
Operation Logic Bomb
A top down run and gun that I prefer to call ‘Operation Shoot Some Stuff’. Shoot enemies in a game of angles using a regular or spread gun. Deploy decoys to distract enemies while you sneak up behind them, lay explosive mines and access computer terminals to increase your health and to view maps and cut scenes.
The only NES game in this update, Rygar is a side scrolling action platformer with some top down segments. It’s also a Metroidvania. Wielding your ‘disc armor’ shield thingy, fight monsters, level up your strength and take mental notes on where to return to once you’ve unlocked more of the game’s mechanics.
Let us know in the comments which of these games you’re going to try and your thoughts on them. Here’s to hoping you have fun. Nintendo intends to increase the value of their Switch Online service in the near future, so keep an eye out here for all of your mobile gaming news!