by Jason Parker (Ragachak)
Good morning, Internet! It’s been kind of a slow Nintendo week, but that by no means it’s been an empty one. As far as physical releases, there’s none, but one that I saw for next week is a remake that was inevitable. I mean come on, it’s been on every single bloody system in the past 10 years I think. A classic came back this week, too! As a younger (much younger) many of my quarters went into the Pac Man line, so it’s only fitting it return with a new Championship edition. There were definitely more digital releases than physical releases here as the month of February starts to wind down, but that’s okay, we still have some news for you today! Let’s get started.
– Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 (2/22): A Pac-Man game exclusive to a console? Madness, I say! But it’s true. Releasing yesterday for 19.99, This Pac-Man title is exclusive to the Switch. It also allows players to team up on a single Switch, swapping out with a single Jon-Con. It features several modes, like Score Attack and Adventure Mode, and I can see it being perfect on the Switch, especially with its ability to play on the go. Two-Player Co-Op mode sounds both exciting and frustrating in equal measures. It’s a beautiful new Pac-Man for generations both old and new.
– Twin Robots: Ultimate Edition (2/23): This is an improved version of the original Twin Robots that came out in 2016 on the Wii-U. A 2.5D platformer where you play little robots that were imprisoned, it’s up to you to find the way out of each level. It does support co-op, and there is a lot of content added to it. New levels, a new OST (by Levi Bond), new secret zones, a graphical update as well as performance updates, and an improved physics system. The stages get harder as you go, and teamwork will be of the utmost importance. As far as I am aware it does not have a physical release either and it is only on the eShop for 6.99.
– Toki Tori 2+ (2/23): Okay, so this is one I had admittedly never heard of, but it’s got a cool, fun concept! Originally on Steam, Toki Tori receives a telepathic call from Five Ancient Frogs, which are conveniently scattered across the countryside. This is a challenging puzzle title, and as the young chicken Toki Tori, it’s up to you to explore this Metroidvania style title, gaining strength as you explore, using your whistle and stomp moves to manipulate creatures and progress forward that way. It also has an in-game Tokidex, where you snap pictures of creatures to complete it. There’s a lot to see and do in this game, and it should find a nice home on the Switch, for an asking price of 9.99. Having been out since July of 2013 on Steam, it has a “Very Positive” rating, which does count for a lot. Brightly colored and featuring a very clever world to get through, Two Tribes has a hit on their hands for the Switch.