Zelda Breath of the Wild
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We did it, everyone! We made it through the opening week of The Super Mario Bros. Movie and still live to tell the tale.

Yes, this week finally saw the release of the hotly anticipated Nintendo and Illumination co-production and was it worth the wait? Well, sort of. While we certainly had mixed feelings in our review, the stellar box office is proof of the film's undeniable mass appeal. We have been breaking down our favourite references, asking if there is a post-credits scene, and keeping an eye on that all-important merch.

But we haven't been solely looking at Mario this week, oh no. We also got a chance to go hands-on with Advance Wars 1+2: Re-boot Camp, looked ahead to Final Fantasy I-VI Pixel Remaster after getting a firm release date and quizzed you all on poorly-described games.

It's been a slightly quieter one in the world of reviews this week, but we still had a great time with Lunark, "a love letter to cinematic platforming", and struggled through Batora: Lost Haven which we thought played it a little too safe.

Some of our wonderful team have now come together to share what they are up to this weekend in the world of gaming. Whether you are off to the cinema or getting in some good game time, we would love for you to get involved too! Have a read through our plans and then take to the comments to let us know yours.

Ollie Reynolds, Staff Writer

Aside from a game I’m currently playing for review purposes, I’m currently not invested in anything on the Switch right now. I think I’m in a pre-Tears of the Kingdom slump with Switch games, but hopefully, I’ll be back on track soon.

Elsewhere, I’m currently entrenched in survival horror with both Resident Evil 4 and Dead Space. In all my years of gaming, I can’t quite recall another instance in which two exceptional remakes released so close to one another. They’re simply exquisite and I’m going to be hard-pressed to decide which one comes out on top when it comes time to decide my game of the year (assuming nothing else supplants them).

Jim Norman, Staff Writer

Here's my most mild of mild takes: Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove is a fantastic game. I know, stop the press! I can't believe that it has taken me this long to get round to it, but I am having such a good time that I imagine I will near-enough finish it off this weekend.

I'm also enjoying some tasty stealth platforming in The Library of Babel from the little that I have played so far and I am interested to see where it goes, even if it is filling up my screenshots folder with "ooh, that's pretty, I should capture that..."

Alana Hagues, Staff Writer

Like Ollie, I'm also in a bit of a pre-Zelda slump, but a charming little game did drop on Switch this week that I plan to spend some time with this weekend as I tuck into some Easter treats. Melon Journey: Bittersweet Memories is a juicy little retro-homage to Game Boy visuals with a bit of an EarthBound quirk in its sense of humour.

Otherwise, I'll be squeezing in the odd round of Tetris on Nintendo Switch Online, revamping my island on Animal Crossing: New Horizons, or trying to convince my partner he should play against me in Theatrhythm Final Bar Line. I don't have it in me to commit to something that's time-consuming and requires a lot of mental power at the moment.

Felix Sanchez, Video Producer

This weekend I continue my third playthrough of Breath of the Wild. I’m nearing the end, having beaten three of the four Divine Beasts and found around 100 shrines. It’s been time-consuming since I’ve given myself a no-fast travel rule, but it's also been very rewarding. I’ve discovered a lot of new stuff that I didn’t know was even in the game, and I’m happy I’m on track to beat it again just before Tears of the Kingdom comes out!

I might also hop into some puzzles of Pushmo and get my slickest rhythm taps ready in Rhythm Heaven Megamix.

Alex Olney, Video Producer

It's the Easter weekend, and that means eggs, birds, lambs, and that can only mean one thing. Yep, I'm going to be diving headfirst into Disco Elysium. Have to make a confession though, I'm going to be playing it on my Steam Deck rather than my Switch. I'm a felon, lock me up.

Gonçalo Lopes, Reviewer

I believe I’m about to complete Lunark and it has been an absolute delight. I keep postponing my Resident Evil 4 Switch playthrough mostly because of other games coming up but I am truly enjoying this more than the new remake (a game I will surely tackle down the line). I was making room to enjoy Curse of the Sea Rats over the weekend but went for a physical copy, so the game might not arrive in time for the Easter break. Outside of Nintendo turf, Xenogears' final stretch on PS1 and the 1.0 release of EVERSPACE 2 on Steam will get some love (You all did buy the original EVERSPACE on Switch, right?)

Game of the Week is… well, not a game but a game library instead: the Nintendo 64. And by weeks I mean the upcoming several months. I can’t quite disclose the reason why yet but I can assure you I will be revising quite a huge slice of the system’s stellar game library. I think I’ll start with F-Zero X...

We hope you enjoyed reading! Add the game that you'll be maining in the poll below and leave a comment with your gaming plans for the weekend ahead!

What are you playing this weekend (8th/9th Apr)? (235 votes)

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)18%
  2. Metroid Prime Remastered (Switch)6%
  3. Fire Emblem Engage (Switch)4%
  4. Octopath Traveler II (Switch)3%
  5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)3%
  6. Splatoon 3 (Switch)2%
  7. Stardew Valley (Switch eShop)2%
  8. Persona 5 Royal (Switch)2%
  9. Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon (Switch)2%
  10. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (Switch)2%
  11. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)2%
  12. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (Switch)2%
  13. Tactics Ogre: Reborn (Switch)1%
  14. Disney Dreamlight Valley (Switch eShop)1%
  15. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Switch)1%
  16. The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure (Switch)1%
  17. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Switch)1%
  18. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Switch)1%
  19. Ori And The Blind Forest: Definitive Edition (Switch eShop)  0.9%
  20. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch)  0.9%
  21. Game Boy Advance - Nintendo Switch Online (Switch eShop)  0.9%
  22. Pokémon Platinum (DS)  0.9%
  23. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS)  0.9%
  24. Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Switch)  0.9%
  25. NBA 2K23 (Switch)  0.9%
  26. EarthBound (SNES)  0.9%
  27. Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (Switch)  0.9%
  28. Chrono Trigger (DS)  0.9%
  29. Super Mario Maker 2 (Switch)  0.9%
  30. 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (Switch)  0.9%
  31. Metroid Dread (Switch)  0.9%
  32. Monster Hunter Rise (Switch)  0.9%
  33. Rogue Legacy (Switch eShop)  0.4%
  34. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection (Switch)  0.4%
  35. Namco Museum (GBA)  0.4%
  36. Ratatouille (GBA)  0.4%
  37. SoulCalibur II (GCN)  0.4%
  38. Wrestling Empire (Switch eShop)  0.4%
  39. Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch)  0.4%
  40. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS)  0.4%
  41. Dragon Quest Treasures (Switch)  0.4%
  42. Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line (Switch eShop)  0.4%
  43. Sid Meier's Civilization VI (Switch)  0.4%
  44. Life is Strange: True Colors (Switch eShop)  0.4%
  45. Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition (Switch)  0.4%
  46. The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero (Switch)  0.4%
  47. Dungeons of Aether (Switch eShop)  0.4%
  48. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (Switch)  0.4%
  49. Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments (Switch eShop)  0.4%
  50. SD Gundam Battle Alliance (Switch)  0.4%
  51. Spiritfarer (Switch eShop)  0.4%
  52. Super Metroid (SNES)  0.4%
  53. Astroneer (Switch eShop)  0.4%
  54. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (Switch eShop)  0.4%
  55. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Switch)  0.4%
  56. WarioWare Gold (3DS)  0.4%
  57. The Elder Scrolls: Blades (Switch eShop)  0.4%
  58. Paper Mario (N64)  0.4%
  59. Bayonetta 2 (Switch)  0.4%
  60. Cuphead (Switch eShop)  0.4%
  61. Sally Face (Switch eShop)  0.4%
  62. Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth (DS)  0.4%
  63. Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (3DS)  0.4%
  64. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)  0.4%
  65. Hokko Life (Switch)  0.4%
  66. Yo-Kai Watch 3 (3DS)  0.4%
  67. Pokémon Crystal (GBC)  0.4%
  68. Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium (Switch eShop)  0.4%
  69. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U)  0.4%
  70. Pokémon Gold And Silver (GBC)  0.4%
  71. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch)  0.4%
  72. Final Fantasy VII (Switch eShop)  0.4%
  73. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)  0.4%
  74. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Wii U)  0.4%
  75. Sonic Mania Plus (Switch)  0.4%
  76. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (GCN)  0.4%
  77. Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse (Switch eShop)  0.4%
  78. Immortals Fenyx Rising (Switch)  0.4%
  79. Tales of Symphonia Remastered (Switch)  0.4%
  80. SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake (Switch)  0.4%
  81. Have A Nice Death (Switch eShop)  0.4%
  82. 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (DS)  0.4%
  83. Peppa Pig (DS)  0.4%
  84. Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters (3DS)  0.4%
  85. Demon Turf (Switch)  0.4%
  86. Heroes of Hammerwatch - Ultimate Edition (Switch eShop)  0.4%
  87. Infernax (Switch eShop)  0.4%
  88. Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp (Switch)  0.4%
  89. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii)  0.4%
  90. Mario Party Superstars (Switch)  0.4%
  91. Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)  0.4%
  92. Unravel Two (Switch)  0.4%
  93. Toaplan Arcade Garage: Hishou Same! Same! Same! (Switch)  0.4%
  94. Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour (GCN)  0.4%
  95. Rush Rally 3 (Switch eShop)  0.4%
  96. Chained Echoes (Switch eShop)  0.4%
  97. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (GB)  0.4%
  98. Mario Tennis Aces (Switch)  0.4%
  99. Final Fantasy IX (Switch eShop)  0.4%
  100. Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (GBA)  0.4%
  101. Pokémon GO (Mobile)  0.4%
  102. Tales from the Borderlands (Switch eShop)  0.4%
  103. Resident Evil Revelations (Wii U)  0.4%
  104. Shovel Knight (3DS eShop)  0.4%
  105. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)  0.4%
  106. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (Switch)  0.4%
  107. Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society (Switch)  0.4%
  108. GRIS (Switch eShop)  0.4%
  109. Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Switch)  0.4%
  110. Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak (Switch eShop)  0.4%
  111. Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key (Switch)  0.4%