If there is one way to excite me about a new console coming to the market, it's the games. It seems a simple concept, but when the focus is obscured by the limelight shining on the new hardware, it can get overlooked. What makes the focus on games even more pleasing is when games come out of the wood works you never envisioned coming. Here are two games I found to be the most tantalizing for the #NintendoSwitch.
SnipperClips: New Ip, New Multiplayer Fun
#SnipperClips: Cut It Out, Together! is a new intellectual property coming out of #Nintendo and its dripping with artistic wonder. The image above shows you a quick glance at the art style. Characters are simple pieces of paper with legs and dressed in a spiffy bow tie and tie to boot. The various facial expressions as you trek through each stage are amazing. They morph between snickering grins, dubious smiles, or my favorite shock-and-awe expressions as your partner decides to cut you into pieces. The art style is clever, fun, and refreshing, it's what Nintendo always does right.
I'm not a huge puzzle game fan, but this is the first one in a long time where I'm debating picking up day one. The goals are usually simple, get the pencil into the sharpener, dunk a basketball into the hoop - the strategy comes with working together and cutting out your characters to fit the mold of the objects around you. It's a simple concept, but it carries the game far. I witnessed three levels and each one of them had their fair share of differences. This will be an excellent experience on the couch or on the go with a trusty partner. Best part it's, $19.99, not going to break the bank and already looks worth the price of admission.
Onto the next #multiplayer frenzied action.
Super Bomberman R: The Cute Bomber Returns!
In some circles, this game speaks for itself, this is the epitome of multiplayer fun. The best part of this new edition to the #Bomberman franchise is it still has that old-school aesthetic. The pickups to gain different abilities look like retro icons while the characters and environment are blissfully colorful. On top of multiplayer, the single-player seems to have their ducks in a row.
The single player campaign can be played cooperatively (a nice added bonus) and it's an objective base game. Most levels you are clearing the enemies to advance to the next stage. Your-pick ups carry over so blowing up the landscape to find more loot might be worth the time. Other stages will be objective based, press the switches to unlock the portal to the next level—kill all the enemies optional. The enemies are varied and have paths that mess with your head. For example, a frog which jumps on the walls of the map and hops to other parts of the stage. I like the variety in the few stages I saw. Points are accumulated to unlock costumes for your characters and it's a reason to try out the single player over and over. Like older Bomberman games, you start at the beginning if you lose. They have a nice progression coin system to keep continuing, a balance of old-school and new. Bomberman thrives in the multiplayer though.
Bomberman can be played with up to eight players simultaneously, an astounding amount of madness on one screen. Up above you can see each character has a different icon and in turn has a unique personality. The way they achieve victory, sound, and walk all vary with each character. It's a nice touch to give more personality than simply a color palette swap. Among my favorites, Yellow is adorable and Blue has a sleepy cuteness to him. Don't think it's all cute, though, Bomberman multiplayer will test your sanity and your friendships in the best of ways. Matches will go by in a blink and you will find yourself saying 'one more match,' something I've wanted in a multiplayer game for some time. A fantastic launch title by the look of things, more retro Bomberman, like this, is never a loss.
Look At These Covers!
#TheLegendOfZelda #BreatheoftheWild might be one of my favorite games cases in a long time. I'm liking the style in which they are going with most of their games already. The game has a new phenomenal trailer, but I'm already sold on this one since it was first announced.
#MarioKart8 #Deluxe has their box art out as well. Another stellar use of gaming art (Battle mode in arenas finally returns, excellent!). I'm unsure if that is enough to make me repurchase the game again, but time will tell.
The Nintendo Switch has some stellar games in its line up. Unfortunately, Mario Kart 8 and a plethora of others are not launch titles. But, the Three games up above are! At launch, you can grab Zelda, Bomberman, and Snipperclips. All and all that's not a bad line up. A time consuming single player experience and some multiplayer fun is a balance that can satiate some eager gamers around the world.