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Nintendo Download for February 22, 2018
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February 22, 2018, 20:36:27
This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

PAC-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION 2 PLUS – The highly acclaimed PAC-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION series has finally come to Nintendo Switch. Featuring eye-popping high-resolution 3D graphics and funky visuals, the latest version of the classic game takes chomping and chasing through mazes to a whole new level.

PAYDAY 2 – PAYDAY 2 is an action-packed, four-player co-op shooter that once again lets gamers don the masks of the original PAYDAY crew – Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains – as they descend on Washington, D.C., for an epic crime spree. (Additional games and systems required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.) PAYDAY 2 launches on Feb. 27.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS

SteamWorld Dig 2 – SteamWorld Dig 2 takes you on a platform mining adventure. When an old trading town is struck by mysterious earthquakes, it’s up to a lone steambot and her unlikely companion to uncover what trembling terrors lie beneath. Dig your way underground and explore vivid worlds riddled with treasure, secrets and traps.

New Update:

Super Mario Odyssey Update – Starting today, you can download a free update for the Super Mario Odyssey game for the Nintendo Switch system. The free update adds a fun new minigame called Balloon World (internet access required*), which you can play after finishing the main story. To get started, just find Luigi in a kingdom and talk to him! In Hide It mode, you can take a balloon and hide it somewhere in that kingdom for other players to find. In Find It mode, you must find balloons hidden by other players. There’s a limited time to hide and find the balloons, so act fast! All the secret and out-of-the-way areas you found while playing the game will come in handy! The update also adds new outfits and filters to use in Snapshot Mode!

Nintendo eShop sales:

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at Nintendo.com.

Also new this week:

ACA NEOGEO MAGICAL DROP III (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Ace of Seafood (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Arcade Archives HEROIC EPISODE (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Bridge Constructor Portal (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Feb. 28
ChromaGun – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Dragon Sinker (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Hollow (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
MEMBRANE (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
POOL (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Radiation Island (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Spacecats with Lasers (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Spot The Difference (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Feb. 26
Superola and the Lost Burgers (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
The Final Station (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Feb. 23
Toki Tori 2+: Nintendo Switch Edition (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Feb. 23
Twin Robots: Ultimate Edition (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) – Available Feb. 23
Typoman (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch)
Fat Dragons (Nintendo eShop on Wii U)
The Alliance Alive – Demo Version (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS) – Available Feb. 27
Fat Dragons (Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS)

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Posted: 02/22/18, 20:36:27  - Edited by 
 on: 02/22/18, 22:21:19    
Why not sign up for a (free) account and create your own content?
Anyone who hasn't already got Toki Tori 2+ - get it!!!

Those of you who have already got it, get it anyway. I'll double dip on it just so I can have it on the go, I think. Great game. Also considering Payday 2 since it would be nice with some FPS co-op, but I'm gonna hold off until I hear some Switch impressions.

If anyone has any impressions to give me of Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus, I'm all ears. Or if you've got impressions of the previous game, I'll take those. Want to figure out if this game is for me.

Also, that's digital only worldwide, right?

Posted by 
 on: 02/22/18, 20:42:34  - Edited by 
 on: 02/22/18, 20:43:19
Pac and Typo man are both really tempting. I was super interested in Typoman when it came to Wii U but never got around to it.

I remember my brother got stuck extremely early into it and said he had no idea what he was supposed to do.

Toki Tori 2 is also really tempting. I don't even remember if I got the first or second for Wii or Wii U lol. If I did I didn't play too much of it.

Posted by 
 on: 02/22/18, 21:28:21  - Edited by 
 on: 02/22/18, 21:30:46

Yeah, pretty sure Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 is digital-only, everywhere. I haven't played it, but I will definitely download it tonight, so I'll post some impressions later on.

I played the first one quite a lot, and it's a blast. It's not *too* dissimilar from old-school Pac-Man, but much faster, better music, tons of new mazes (that change shape during gameplay) and all kinds of great new challenges. It's the perfect pick-up-and-play kind of game. That perfect kind that makes you say "one more go" so you can try and beat your top score.

If you like fast-paced arcade action, it's a no-brainer.

Posted by 
 on: 02/22/18, 21:31:17
I do like me some old school arcade munching action! I play the NES port of Pac-Man every once in a while, so your description of this sounds very tempting. Might get this next week as an easy way to kick back a little bit after work.

Posting a couple of screens in case that helps to jog your memory.

The first game (well, remake of the first game):

Very good, but more traditional puzzling.

The sequel:

More open world, focus on exploration, only two distinct abilities that you get to be creative with and use in many different ways.

Posted by 
 on: 02/22/18, 22:07:28  - Edited by 
 on: 02/22/18, 22:13:18

There's a Gamemaker's Toolkit about it, that, if anyone is remotely interested in either game design or how that game works, is absolutely amazing.

Though I would say it's better to play it so nothing is spoiled, then watch the video. But I had no interest in the game UNTIL I watched the video, so...

Yeah. If you want to play Toki Tori 2, don't watch this video. If you don't care (or have played it before) watch it and maybe it will convince you to give it a go!


I know this excites no one but me, but that's a huge boon. Since I came to this place I for whatever reason have not been able to figure out how to correctly embed a video. It's like code dyslexia or something. Finally! Victory! Anyway, watch the great video. :P

Posted by 
 on: 02/22/18, 22:22:16  - Edited by 
 on: 02/22/18, 22:29:37
I picked up Pac-Man Championship 2. It's a lot of fun! The game mechanics are really clever and it's a great new spin on Pac.

The only downside? No 4P mode. I think I had this game confused with the Pac-Man Battle Royale arcade game I played once. I wish they included that on here too for the casual multiplayer fun!

Posted by 
 on: 02/22/18, 22:26:01
I downloaded SteamWorld Dig 2 on 3DS this afternoon and started it up. Hey, this game is pretty fun! I recommend it to...anyone, to be honest!


Pac-Man Battle Royale looks crazy fun! Do want.

Posted by 
 on: 02/22/18, 23:14:09
I will grab Pac-Man for sure. My wife's best friend loves Pac-Man apparently, so this should get my wife to play.

Is Pac-Man Battle Royale the one that was going to, but never ended up on the WiiU, where on Pac-Man would get a power-up that made them 3x their normal size, and could chomp the other 3 players (plus ghosts). That game was so fun. Played it at an arcade once.

And, yes, GET TOKI TORI 2! Great visuals, relaxing atmosphere (for the most part), great puzzles.

Posted by 
 on: 02/23/18, 01:51:47  - Edited by 
 on: 02/23/18, 01:53:06

This your first time with SteamWorld Dig 2? It's an awesome title. I proudly 100%ed on the Switch. Stellar effort from I&F.

Posted by 
 on: 02/23/18, 04:21:29
Toki Tori 2 is AWESOME. A must play for puzzle platform fans.

Posted by 
 on: 02/23/18, 06:40:26

Yes, first time with it! I proudly own it on Switch as well, but shamefully never even fired it up once on the system.

I’ll fix my issue of not playing this game by tackling it on 3DS!

Posted by 
 on: 02/23/18, 20:21:16
I pulled the trigger on Pac-Man right before I left for work this morning. Haven't put any time into a Pac-Man game in AGES.

Posted by 
 on: 02/23/18, 20:30:48

I played a bit of Pac-Man: Championship Edition 2 PLUS for Switch and I can confirm the game is pretty awesome. Tons of stuff to do, all new challenges, modes, leaderboards, and man! The music and action are INTENSE. So much fun. The boss battles are incredible, too. It's a great game and $20 is a slam-dunk price for the game. Especially with the awesome-looking 2-player mode...which I haven't actually been able to try yet, but looks pretty great.


Posted by 
 on: 02/23/18, 23:45:23
Sounds great! Now that I've come to understand that Payday 2 isn't yet up to date with the other versions in terms of content I've got more cash to spend on something like Pac-Man! At the moment I'm totally engrossed in Zelda's second DLC pack, so it will probably have to wait a while, but it's definitely on my to-get-list now!

Posted by 
 on: 02/23/18, 23:52:23
I'm definitely having a good time with the Pac as well. The only hangup I really have right now (outside of the lack of a 4P mode) is that sometimes the ghost-catching gameplay element is a little frustrating. I wish it was a tad more forgiving at times rather than having to always cut the ghosts off at the front. I feel like Power Pellets should be more empowering!

Posted by 
 on: 02/24/18, 00:29:11  - Edited by 
 on: 02/24/18, 00:29:23
Btw, guys: What kind of challenges does it have? Any cool examples?

Posted by 
 on: 02/24/18, 00:30:46
I don't know if Ace of Seafood has caught anybody's eye, but approach it with caution. The premise is really neat, but the execution is just a bland, mushy, nothing game. If you're interested in it, you'd be better off checking out some gameplay videos on youtube or something.

Posted by 
 on: 02/24/18, 00:43:13

Well, it won’t *sound* cool “on paper” but one of the challenges has you activating all the ghosts’ minions, grabbing a Power Pellet, then eating ALL the ghosts and their minions in a row, for a single, huge combo. The crazy “fireworks” and other various “whiz-bang” effects are really satisfying! Plus if you do that during normal play, you’ll light up the scoreboard with literally hundreds of points.

Others have you angering the ghosts, having them chase you, then “Bomb Jump” to the beginning, grab the Power Pellet and wipe out the ghosts from behind...its engaging and intense!

Just a couple that I remember off the top of my head. It’s pretty fun!

Posted by 
 on: 02/24/18, 21:06:31
I've been enjoying Pac-Man more now that I feel a little more comfortable chasing the ghost trains. I even got in the top 50 for a few of the leaderboards! I'm Bun.

Posted by 
 on: 02/24/18, 22:32:53
Sounds pretty good! Would you say there's variety to the challenges? I mean, I know it's Pac-Man and that there's only so much you can do to switch things up, but yeah.

Posted by 
 on: 02/24/18, 23:50:07
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