Issue 203 — October 18, 2020
Hey, here's issue #203 of Switch Weekly with the latest on all things Nintendo.
The big release this week is of course Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. I love it when Nintendo flexes its 'Before Mario' toy muscle, and this seems to be the perfect fusion of the company's rich toy history, a classic gaming franchise, and modern AR tech. Good stuff.
Another packed week on the eShop coming up, with nearly 30 games landing on the store over the next seven days, including GONNER2 — the full list is below as usual.
Big thanks for reading,
🎮 Currently Playing: Still working through Donkey Kong Country 2
REVIEW Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit — The release of this totally crept up on me (to the point where I forgot to mention it in last week's issue) — but this real-life toy take on Nintendo's celebrated kart racer is here, and honestly, it looks like a blast. It's reviewing well and is described here as "a startlingly authentic 'mixed reality' recreation" of the usual series experience, oh and for the Mario Kart purists amongst us: "The car itself is surprisingly nimble and responsive [..], which means the actual in-game racing feels very, very close to a proper Mario Kart game". I may have just popped this on my Christmas list. 😅
Damien McFerran // Nintendo Life
REVIEW The Jackbox Party Pack 7 — As ever, some fun to be had here, but this latest grab bag of party games "doesn't live up to the pedigree of the earlier games".
Scott Baird // Screen Rant
REVIEW Cloudpunk — This futuristic adventure game seems to have missed the mark. Scott Baird describes it as having a "great concept" but the end result is "tedious" and not without its share of technical issues. This review from Nintendo World Report also strikes a negative view, pointing out that the Switch version isn't the best place to play this right now.
Scott Baird // Screen Rant
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- Bullet Beat — A fairly straightforward looking dubstep bullet hell shooter.
- Fracter — Isometric puzzle adventure through a monochrome labyrinth.
- ⭐️ Horace — This retro-inspired 2D platformer seems to have reviewed well.
- 🎮 ScourgeBringer — A fast-paced post-apocalytpic roguelite platformer described as "Dead Cells meets Celeste" by Eurogamer.
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