It’s the weekend! Time to relax, unwind … and catch up on gaming time of course. Unsure what to play? Our playlist is here to help. We’ve been super busy at the land of Pure Nintendo, with a long list of games on the go. We’re playing everything from Pokémon and Mario to R.B.I. Baseball and Just Dance. And we always seem to be playing Tetris 99…
Check out which games are doing the rounds for us right now and let us know what’s on your playlist this week.
- Octopath Traveler (Switch): After nearly a year, I’ve finally beaten the main story of this game. I loved taking my time with this one and even enjoyed the grinding parts. I’m looking forward to starting the post-game soon.
- Tetris 99 (Switch): I got the chance to sit down and give this game a try this week. After playing just one match I’m hooked. I doubt I’ll be playing anything new for a while.
- Motorsport Manager (Switch): I recently picked this game up, hoping it will take away my fear of progressing further in my driver’s education, and finally get me on the road…. I’ll see how that goes….
- Trine 2: I haven’t had much time for games lately that I can play for a long duration of time, so Trine 2 has been a nice pickup-and-play-for-a-short-while, kind of game. As I anticipate Trine 4 coming this year, this is a nice treat in the meantime. Look out for more information in my review.
- The Red Strings Club: So Imagine Cyber Punk 2077-like vibes, but on Switch and without the open world. Well, you get The Red Strings Club. I recently started playing this for a review I’m working on and the suggestive/adult humor in this game is hilarious, especially considering it’s a Nintendo platform. It is a mix of alcohol and pottery…. It is a very unique concept that I guarantee goes together so much better than you might think at first. It is available to play on the eShop as of right now, while you await my review.
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS): This game continues to provide me all the warmth on a relaxing weekend evening, playing with villagers and decorating my town. Currently, I’m redecorating my entire house and wishing I could downsize a little.
- Pokemon Let’s Go: Pikachu (Switch): I picked this back up because I never finished out the Pokedex, and I’m enjoying flying around on my Charizard and re-exploring caves.
- Fantasy Life (3DS): I actually never finished the story on this title, but I’m nearly to the end. When it first released I was easily side-tracked by mastering all of the guilds, but now I’m about to round out the story!
- Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker & new DLC (Switch): Katelyn and I loved playing through Captain Toad on the Wii U but we felt like the initial launch of the Switch version only have an assist mode was disappointing. Now that the game features full 2-player co-op and a new DLC ‘Special Episode’, we dove back in and it’s amazing – such a fun experience!
- R.B.I. Baseball 19 (Switch): More baseball for me as I get excited for the upcoming baseball season – loving this game :)
- Pokémon Y (3DS): I have been going back to my favourite Pokémon entry lately to gear up my best six for online battles against friends.
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch): Spirits are keeping me in this game. There’s loads to do. It can get a bit repetitive, but the incentives far outweigh the repetition to keep tedium at bay. I can’t get enough!
- Metroid Samus Returns (3DS): This game takes a bit of skill and perhaps patience for some parts. It’s one I go in and out of for bits at a time. The gameplay mechanics are fantastic and feel really good but it’s also tricky at times.
- Yooka-Laylee (Switch): I had an urge to go back to this Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor having had a bittersweet experience with it first time through. Since Super Mario Odyssey was launched around the same time, it was hard to feel fully ingrained. Now though, I hope to satisfy my craving and enjoy this game to its full potential, with no plumbers stepping on its toes!
- Pokémon Omega Ruby (3DS): I’m using Pokémon Bank to store all my Pokémon and restarting the game as I synchronize my new adventure with a friend, having regular, agreed battles along the way and training Pokémon purely for the competitive nature throughout.
- Braveland Trilogy (Switch): I have been playing Braveland Trilogy for my review. Unfortunately I have no time to play anything else at the moment. I have been super busy this month :(
- Fire Emblem Heroes (mobile): I’ll be driving to America’s bottom end this weekend, so my gaming will be relegated to quick bursts on the iPhone during rest stops.
- Claybook (Switch): I’m playing this title for a review. I have mixed early impressions, but look for my full thoughts next week.
- Just Dance 2019 (Switch): I just renewed my Just Dance Unlimited subscription. This winter weight must be dealt with.
- Kirby’s Extra Epics Yarn (3DS): Long live the Nintendo 3DS! I hope to finally have my review published before this playlist posts. You can also check out Justin’s review of the Wii original from over 8 years ago.
- Mindball Play (Switch): Finalizing my ridiculously late review as I type this list. Preview spoiler – it’s pretty good.
- Tetris 99 (Switch): I haven’t had much time to play the Switch lately, but when I do this is my go-to game. I’ve only made number 1 twice, but I get pretty close every time. I like how fast paced it is and the music is pretty awesome too.
- Warplanes: WW2 Dogfight (Switch): Despite it’s awful title, I had more fun with this game than expected. There’s a lot more to do other than flying and shooting, like levelling up your pilots and planes.
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Switch): What can say, I enjoy speed running through Mario’s world. Thanks to this game, I’ve converted my kids to all things Mario.
- Tetris 99 (Switch): It’s just plain addictive, ok?
What do you think of our playlist this week? Are you into anything retro at the moment, or busy playing something brand new? Let us know your own playlist in the comments section.