Fallout Shelter
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The weekend has rolled around once again and we are eager to play some games! Before we do that, however, let's take a look back at the week just gone.

The big news this week was Nintendo's first Indie World of the year which didn't bring us that game but did provide plenty of goodies including Little Kitty, Big City, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Splintered Fate and SteamWorld Heist II. Nintendo also kicked off its Indie eshop Sale on the same day — weird how that lined up, eh?

On top of that, we got a chance to sit down with The Guardian's Keza MacDonald to talk about her upcoming Nintendo book, checked out the new Splatoon 3 update and pondered why Fallout 3 isn't on Switch.

We also dished out a couple of reviews, sharing our thoughts on the Rose & Camellia Collection and Planet of Lana.

Anyways, shall we find out what everyone's playing this weekend? Oh, go on then...

Jim Norman, Staff Writer

I am still working my way through the Pokémon Trading Card Game after falling back into the trap of being a little obsessed with the cards at the moment. I'm sure this will pass. For the sake of my bank balance, I hope it will.

To take my mind off this, I've actually had a hankering to restart my Hollow Knight save and play from the beginning again. I don't know, there's been something about this week and the game that shall not be named which has got me in the mood for a little Hallownest explorin'. Maybe I'll even finish it this time...

Ollie Reynolds, Staff Writer

I’ve started playing Slave Zero X on the Switch (and keep an eye out for my review soon), but otherwise, much of my gaming time is being spent on the Xbox at the moment. I haven’t watched it yet, but the hype surrounding the new Fallout TV series has got me hopping back into the Capital Wasteland with Fallout 3. It’s just so wonderful and I often forget how great it really is.

Gavin Lane, Editor

I took my Playdate on a recent flight to start Mars After Midnight and would like to continue with that this weekend. I also picked up Muramasa: The Demon Blade after reading Alana's anniversary feature on it, so that disk should be sliding into my Wii U, too. However, with the Game Boy turning 35, I want to squeeze in some quality time with my DMG-001. Or perhaps I should finally sit down to blast through the Link's Awakening remake on Switch instead? We'll see what I have time for. Have a good one, folks.

Felix Sanchez, Video Producer

This weekend, I plan on playing Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Justice for All. I’ve finished the first two cases, and I'm dying to see what comes next. I especially liked the second case — it had a really cool plot and a nice plot twist at the end (hehe). I also have plans to meet with some friends where we are going to play TowerFall and WarioWare: Move It! Especially stoked to play Move It since the short time I’ve spent with it has been absolutely class. So yeah, lots of video games to be played this weekend. I’m excited!

Gonçalo Lopes, Contributor

The eShop keeps delivering assured entertainment with Freedom Planet 2 and Dead End City being two particular favourite choices to spend the weekend with. While the EDF bug remains, I also plan to continue my Halo: Spartan Strike playthrough and do some steady advances in Unicorn Overlord. Don’t think my run’n gun run (nice!) is over either, this weekend is all about the ’90s, the golden age of everything. There is gonna be a lot of Contra in these 48 hours. Gunstar Heroes and Metal Slug too!

My game of the week is Planet of Lana. It seems like forever since I first saw the release trailer for every other platform in existence, but at long last, this gem landed on Switch. Having it released on the day prior to the Indie World Direct might put this off a lot of folks' radars, so here I am telling you to go play it!

Kate Gray, Contributor

I've been playing Fallout: New Vegas again after watching 1.5 episodes of the Fallout show and thinking to myself, "this isn't nearly as good as playing Fallout". I'd love the Fallouts to come to Switch someday, and now that Microsoft is opening up to the idea of letting its exclusives roam free on other consoles......... it'll still never happen, right? A girl can dream.

Craig Reid, Video Producer (Pure Xbox)

Thanks to a certain good-time boy here at Nintendo Life, I am now completely and utterly obsessed with Pocket Card Jockey: Ride On! — those little horsies are so freaking adorable, I just can’t with their squishy heads! So, that’s most likely where you’ll find me for most of the weekend.

Saying that though, I did just make a big money move on that ole’ Nintendo Store and invested in the Booster Course Pass for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Ironically, I haven’t touched the game since I bought it…mmm, I best get on it then, hey?

Oh, oh! I forgot! I’m enamoured with Fallout Shelter right now (I’ll give points for guessing why). I must have the biggest freaking vault in all the Wasteland right now. That reminds me, I must get back to overseeing the dwellers, so I’ll leave you with that. Happy gaming, folks!

Alana Hagues, Deputy Editor

New Direct (read: Indie World) means more demos, right? Europa is on my list to dive into this weekend — I've loved the look of this since it was announced, and I'm so glad it's coming to Switch. Antonblast is also going on my download queue.

I did pick up one of the shadowdrops during the Indie World — Sticky Business. Apparently cute 'n' cosy is what I need after my brief Soulsborne stint (I'll be back at that soon). That's all I have for this week, folks — have a good one!


That's what we have planned for the weekend, but what about you? Fill in the following poll with the game that you will be maining over the next few days and then slide into the comments to let us know what other titles are on the cards.

What are you playing this weekend (20th/21st Apr)? (212 votes)

  1. Splatoon 3 (Switch)7%
  2. Unicorn Overlord (Switch)5%
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch)5%
  4. Princess Peach: Showtime! (Switch)4%
  5. stitch. (Switch eShop)3%
  6. Hollow Knight (Switch eShop)3%
  7. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)2%
  8. Balatro (Switch eShop)2%
  9. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Switch)2%
  10. Penny's Big Breakaway (Switch eShop)1%
  11. Fallout Shelter (Switch eShop)1%
  12. Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising (Switch eShop)  0.9%
  13. Celeste (Switch eShop)  0.9%
  14. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Switch)  0.9%
  15. PARANORMASIGHT: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo (Switch eShop)  0.9%
  16. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (GBA)  0.9%
  17. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)  0.9%
  18. Super Mario Maker 2 (Switch)  0.9%
  19. BioShock Remastered (Switch eShop)  0.9%
  20. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)  0.9%
  21. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)  0.9%
  22. Mario Party 5 (GCN)  0.9%
  23. Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Switch)  0.9%
  24. Persona 5 Royal (Switch)  0.9%
  25. Sea of Stars (Switch eShop)  0.9%
  26. Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp (Switch)  0.5%
  27. Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  28. Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Switch)  0.5%
  29. Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon (Switch)  0.5%
  30. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Switch)  0.5%
  31. Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Switch)  0.5%
  32. Superliminal (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  33. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (3DS)  0.5%
  34. Bravely Default II (Switch)  0.5%
  35. Pilgrims (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  36. Planet Crashers (3DS eShop)  0.5%
  37. Pokémon Scarlet & Violet - The Indigo Disk (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  38. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (Switch)  0.5%
  39. Transistor (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  40. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (DS)  0.5%
  41. Metroid Dread (Switch)  0.5%
  42. Immortals Fenyx Rising (Switch)  0.5%
  43. Undertale (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  44. WWE Day of Reckoning 2 (GCN)  0.5%
  45. GUNVOLT RECORDS: Cychronicle (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  46. Injustice: Gods Among Us (Wii U)  0.5%
  47. Crypt Stalker (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  48. Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster (Switch)  0.5%
  49. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX (Switch)  0.5%
  50. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown (Switch)  0.5%
  51. EA Sports FC 24 (Switch)  0.5%
  52. Inmost (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  53. Various Daylife (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  54. Final Fantasy IX (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  55. Cyber Shadow (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  56. Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)  0.5%
  57. Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  58. Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  59. Persona 4 Golden (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  60. Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (Switch)  0.5%
  61. Resident Evil Revelations Collection (Switch)  0.5%
  62. Super Mario RPG (Switch)  0.5%
  63. Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- Reunion (Switch)  0.5%
  64. Castlevania (NES)  0.5%
  65. Pokémon Emerald (GBA)  0.5%
  66. SteamWorld Dig 2 (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  67. Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes (Switch)  0.5%
  68. Spyro Reignited Trilogy (Switch)  0.5%
  69. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch)  0.5%
  70. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (Switch)  0.5%
  71. Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  72. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  73. Gal*Gun: Double Peace (Switch)  0.5%
  74. Kingdom Come Deliverance: Royal Edition (Switch)  0.5%
  75. Picross S5 (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  76. Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Switch)  0.5%
  77. Persona 5 Tactica (Switch)  0.5%
  78. Just Shapes & Beats (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  79. Octopath Traveler II (Switch)  0.5%
  80. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)  0.5%
  81. Another Code: Recollection (Switch)  0.5%
  82. Frowntown (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  83. Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition (Switch)  0.5%
  84. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D (3DS)  0.5%
  85. Master Detective Archives: Rain Code (Switch)  0.5%
  86. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (3DS)  0.5%
  87. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (Switch)  0.5%
  88. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (Switch)  0.5%
  89. Hades (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  90. Ring Fit Adventure (Switch)  0.5%
  91. Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Switch)  0.5%
  92. Yo-Kai Watch 3 (3DS)  0.5%
  93. Botany Manor (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  94. Grounded (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  95. Hogwarts Legacy (Switch)  0.5%
  96. Planet of Lana (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  97. Disney Speedstorm (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  98. Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Switch)  0.5%
  99. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)  0.5%
  100. Cat Quest III (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  101. Chrono Trigger (DS)  0.5%
  102. Mushihimesama (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  103. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin (Switch)  0.5%
  104. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (3DS)  0.5%
  105. Ys IX: Monstrum Nox (Switch)  0.5%
  106. Disgaea 1 Complete (Switch)  0.5%
  107. Bomb Rush Cyberfunk (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  108. Dead Cells: Return To Castlevania (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  109. Portal: Companion Collection (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  110. Part Time UFO (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  111. Final Fantasy VII (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  112. Pocket Card Jockey: Ride On! (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  113. Control Ultimate Edition - Cloud Version (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  114. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (MD)  0.5%
  115. Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep (Wii)  0.5%
  116. Splatoon 3: Side Order (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  117. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)  0.5%
  118. ASTLIBRA Revision (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  119. Pentiment (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  120. Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster (Switch)  0.5%
  121. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Switch)  0.5%
  122. EarthBound (SNES)  0.5%
  123. Marvelous: Mohitotsu no Takarajima (SNES)  0.5%
  124. Pikmin 3 Deluxe (Switch)  0.5%
  125. Persona 5 Strikers (Switch)  0.5%
  126. The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie (Switch)  0.5%
  127. Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed - Ecto Edition (Switch)  0.5%
  128. Hyper Light Drifter: Special Edition (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  129. New Star GP (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  130. Avatar: The Last Airbender: Quest for Balance (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  131. Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  132. Baba Is You (Switch eShop)  0.5%
  133. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Switch)  0.5%
  134. Tetris (GB)  0.5%
  135. Risk of Rain 2 (Switch eShop)  0.5%