The weekend is here and it’s time to catch up on some serious game time. After a busy week playing the likes of Metroid: Samus Returns and the new Project Octopath Traveler demo, we’re ready to squeeze in some multiplayer fun with the likes of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2 and Rocket Fist! Check out our playlist below and let us know what’s on your gaming agenda this weekend.


  • Forma.8 (Switch): I just reviewed this one. It’s a pretty interesting game. You can check out what I thought about it in my Forma.8 review!
  • Splatoon 2 (Switch): I’ve actually only played this once or twice this week. Sadly I’ve been too busy to sit down and enjoy a long play sesh.


  • TrevorMetroid: Samus Returns (3DS): If you haven’t already, please take a look at our Metroid: Samus Returns review. A game this great deserves strong sales, so I hope everyone picks up a copy. I need to grab the amiibo. I also need to 100% the game, as that 83% I saw after the credits rolled left me wondering about what I missed. Samus is back!


  • Project Octopath Traveler Demo (Switch): This game had me curious, so once I learned there was a demo, I had to check it out. The boost battle system is pretty intuitive, and using it strategically to get the better of your foes is a lot of fun. Of the two characters you could play as in the demo, I think I enjoyed Primrose’s story more. It’s worth playing both characters though, as Olberic plays much differently.

Justin S

Justin Sharp

  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Switch): I’m at the boss of World 2–really loving the visuals and gameplay. I think Rabbid Mario is becoming my favorite of the bunch so far :)
  • Overcooked (Switch): Been playing this a lot with friends and co-workers–what a fun time!



  • Pokemon Shuffle (mobile): As always, I’m playing Pokemon Shuffle, though I’m still stuck on stage 340.
  • R.B.I Baseball (Switch): I have been playing this for my upcoming review.



  • Rocket Fist (Switch): I had a lot of fun with this well-made game that crosses Bomberman with billiards. I only wish there was more to the single-player mode! Check out our Rocket Fist review to find out the full details.
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch): I jumped into some multiplayer races this week with friends – it’s always a good time!
  • Project Octopath Traveler Demo (Switch): Like Alex, I was curious about this demo, but I’ve only scratched the surface of Primrose’s story. It looks glorious though!
  • LEGO City Undercover (Switch): Some more open-world action with Chase McCain this week, still on our never-ending quest for 100%! We’re up to 68.3%, feels like we’re finally making real progress!
  • Magikarp Jump (mobile):  Not a whole lot pf progress this week, I’m now a rank 77 Trainer with my generation 121 Magikarp, Erma. Still working on the Elite Four League, which is taking FOREVER.

What do you think of our list this week? Are you into anything retro at the moment, or busy playing something brand new? Let us know your own playlists in the comments section.