We're finally at the end of what has been a pretty eventful week - you know, with that little video presentation thingy from Nintendo and all that - so it's time to settle down and recover with some games-based chat. As ever, members of the Nintendo Life team have gathered to share their weekend plans and we'd love for you to get involved, too. Make your voices heard in the poll and comment section down below. Enjoy!
Ryan Craddock, staff writer
This weekend, like any weekend, was going to be completely dedicated to hoovering up those last few Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirits - I have around 1,100 of the things and getting these last ones are proving to be more time-consuming than ever before. Those plans might have just been thrown out of the window, though, thanks to that silly, ridiculous, brilliant Tetris game.
Yep, like most who have played it, Tetris 99 seems to have me pretty hooked. Winning is incredibly tough, but the ability to just jump straight into another game makes you want to go for 'just one more'. I've already started seeing Tetriminos in my sleep.
Austin Voigt, contributing writer
This weekend, I have high hopes of maybe starting Final Fantasy IX on the Switch - but let’s be honest, it’s been a long week, and I’ll probably just end up playing Tetris 99 the whole time. I’m also pretty disappointed with the lack of Animal Crossing news during the Direct, and I have this itch to go re-purchase a Wii U (I traded mine in when the Switch came out) to replay City Folk. If I squint my eyes, I may be able to trick myself into thinking it looks like an Animal Crossing game on the Switch... desperate times call for desperate measures.
Gavin Lane, staff writer
Despite falling foul of this week’s eShop sale, I doubt I’ll have time to play Undertale this weekend. You see, an impending arrival in the household means sorting out the house is a matter of urgency, so I’ll be going through old boxes filled with consoles and games, making difficult decisions. It’s a pretty lean collection already, but I had a crisis of conscience a few months back when I had the idea to replace my original NES console – which I can’t actually play through my TV anymore – with a nice, neat NES Mini. Of course, in the end I came to the only logical conclusion: get the NES Mini and keep the NES, too.
It’s going to be a long weekend…
Gonçalo Lopes, contributing writer
On the assumption that ‘Tetris Battle Royale’ won’t take over my entire life, there are some ARMS punches to be thrown along with some Super Smash Bros. Ultimate amiibo and Spirit Board event action this weekend. Nothing like a Nintendo Direct midweek to send every sort of weekend plans into complete disarray and I certainly was not expecting to get my hands on an early build of one of my current 2019 GOTY candidates. Since we were asked so politely for feedback, I will indulge in exploring DAEMON X MACHINA's Prototype Missions demo to the fullest.
Tikipod’s Iron Crypticle is my game of the week. Grab the game, grab three friends and wonder why no one else is delivering a twin-stick shooter of this finesse.
Dom Reseigh-Lincoln, reviewer
This weekend I'll be falling back into a series I have a rather unhealthy obsession with: Blazblue. As per usual, it's taken an age for BlazBlue: Central Fiction to make it to the west but it's finally here and I can't wait to get stuck into some more 2D fighting madness. Oh and lots of Paladins because I'm a predictable bore.
Liam Doolan, news reporter
If you had asked me several years ago what kind of video games I thought I would be playing in 2019, I probably wouldn’t have said Tetris against 98 other people online. I’m probably not alone when I say I’ve always been fond of this arguably perfect tile-matching puzzle game, but I don’t think I’ve ever been this impressed by it before.
When I’m not giving my brain a workout in Tetris 99 this weekend, I’ll be spending time making maps and slowly working my way through the campaign in Wargroove. Other than these games, I’ve been encouraged by the recent Team Cherry announcement to go back and play Hollow Knight. I’ll also be revisiting the Game Boy Color Virtual Console version of Link’s Awakening on the 3DS, in preparation for the Switch remake.
Which games are you playing this weekend? (553 votes)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Final Fantasy IX
Animal Crossing: City Folk
DAEMON X MACHINA Demo
BLAZBLUE CENTRALFICTION Special Edition
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
Something else (comment below)
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