This past month, Nintendo offered some pretty cool downloads in their eShop. We’ve culled the offerings and are sharing our favorite Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games below. Then, when you are done reading this post, head over to the Nintendo website to find more deals and sales.
For the Nintendo Switch
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition, a game that fans have been waiting for, doesn’t disappoint! Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles. Play in Creative Mode with unlimited resources or mine deep into the world in Survival Mode, crafting weapons and armor to fend off dangerous mobs, all with split-screen multiplayer options. Includes several fan-favorite add-on packs, including the Super Mario Mash-Up pack, are included in the Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition game. Additionally, this makes a great party game because it can accommodate up to 8 players.
NBA Playgrounds is a throwback to the classic NBA arcade action. Take your “A” game to the playground and beat the best in high-flying 2-on-2 basketball action. Collect your favorite players from a massive roster of current and retired NBA superstars from every team. And make sure you try these player combos for some of the best plays. This game is action-packed and perfect for the sports fan.
Disgaea 5 Complete
In the Disgaea 5 Complete game, lead Killia and his tenacious army of rebels on their dark and dangerous path to vengeance. This strategy RPG offers hundreds of hours of over-the-top, award-winning gameplay, and marks the first time the core game is available on the go. The game includes all eight bonus scenarios, four fan-favorite characters and three character classes that were originally only available as DLC. For people who want to try before they buy, a free demo for the game is also available in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch.
For the Nintendo 3DS
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
In Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, on a continent that was torn asunder by warring gods, guide two armies through brutal tactical battles, as this reimagined RPG epic invades the West for the first time. Uncover the intertwining stories of Alm and Celica, engage foes, fend off dragons and explore 3D dungeons. Your prowess will grow as you master this melding of modern and legacy Fire Emblem gameplay. Also available are four downloadable content packs which, as of June 1, have all been released.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
While Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was released just before the start of May, we are including it here because it’s a great game. This social gaming experience allows users to play up to 4 players per TV, 8 players per Network, and 12 players via Online Network. Race your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode on new and returning battle courses. And every Wii U track and DLC track is included! Plus, the Inklings appear as all-new guest characters, along with returning favorites, such as King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr.!
Nintendo has quite a few games available for download on their eShop this week for their various gaming consoles, including the Nintendo Switch. Check out our picks of faves below and also head over to the Nintendo website to find more deals and sales.
For Nintendo Switch
Mr. Shifty – Shift through bullets, and master lightning-fast takedowns in a new kind of action game from tinyBuild and Team Shifty. The Mr. Shifty game follows a teleportation-fueled heist to break into the world’s most secure facility – players will use distraction and trickery, and explore what’s possible when stealth and action become one.
For Nintendo 3DS
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe – As part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the adorable Kirby franchise, this free-to-start game features four Kirby characters with different powers: Sword Hero, Hammer Lord, Beam Mage and Doctor Healmore. Grab three friends and see if you can defeat all the giant enemies!**
Hack of the Week
Playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? Here some tips to make your journey through Hyrule a little easier.
- Sell your gems.
- Cook and Sell Food (some sell for 490 rupee a skewer).
- Kill Guardians! It takes some skill but the rewards are worthwhile.
- Use Your Amiibo for fun surprises.
- Gamble in Lurlin Village.
- Learning to jump and stop time to fire an arrow is a core mechanic. I defeated Vah Ruta, the Elephant Divine Beast, without knowing how to do that. It makes many battles a lot easier.
- You can drop bombs when using the parasail, like your own personal airstrike. I love that.
- You can use your shield to deflect shots right back at enemies, kinda like hitting a baseball back at a pitcher.
- You can cut off the legs of guardians if you have a strong enough weapon.
- Elemental weapons (fire, ice) offset environmental effects like cold and heat. You can even use fire weapons to melt giant ice formations in the mountains.
Bonus Tip: If you go to the main screen and select your profile you can see how many hours you have played Zelda. As of the time of this writing I am at 52 hours… No judgment!
What are your favorite The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Hacks?