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Are you riding the waves this weekend? Wave Race 64 is out now on the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack service, so we're sure some of you are grabbing that late '90s nostalgia. Otherwise, you might be tee-ing up for a round of golf with the well-reviewing Cursed to Golf (we'll have our own review in the future!). Or perhaps you're eyeing up that confirmed finalised list of Mega Drive Mini 2 games.

Elsewhere on Nintendo Life, we've got a list of all the Wii U and 3DS DLC you should grab before the stores close. We also scoffed down Kirby's Dream Buffet in our review. And we also joined the Cult of the Lamb in yet another positive review for this indie hit.

Now it's time to chill out and discuss our weekend gaming plans. A few members of the Nintendo Life team have done just that below, so feel free to give our entries a read and then join in with your own via our comment section. Enjoy!

Kate Gray, staff writer

This weekend, I'm taking a plane to Germany with an eight-hour layover so I will be playing A LOT of video games. Wish me luck.

I've been playing 13 Sentinels like nobody's business lately, and I intend to keep doing it until I understand what on earth is going on in the game. It's very confusing!! Just when I think I've figured out a plot point, it'll turn out that actually everyone is a robot AND it's all a dream AND everyone's been dead the whole time, like every single famous movie twist all at the same time. But it's gorgeous, it's fun, and it's weird, and I want roughly ten billion more games like this, so I'm happy.

Alana Hagues, staff writer

I'm going to sound like a broken record, but it's more Xenoblade Chronicles 3 for me this weekend. I'm now at the end of chapter 6, which means I'm not far off the end of the game. Of course, beating the game isn't the end of Xenoblade 3, but I'll feel comfortable moving on to some new things. It's been phenomenal, and even with a few endgame stumbles, it's probably my favourite Xenoblade game. I'm ready to weep through the ending and the credits then take down some superbosses!

So things should get a bit more varied now because I need an RPG break! I still have to finish Neon White (yes, really) so I'll spend some time derusting this weekend, but then I think I'm going to start Chicory: A Colorful Tale. I've heard nothing but amazing things about this one.

Ollie Reynolds, staff writer

I honestly don’t think I’ll have time to play anything this weekend, but if I do, I’ll probably jump into a Metroidvania game, maybe Axiom Verge or Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night; something I can easily jump in and out of. I might hop into Danganronpa and get through a few scenes here and there, but again, that’s if I have time!

Jim Norman, staff writer

After spending last weekend looking around flats, this week I will actually be moving into one of them! This will, of course, call for a bit of the strangely, specifically titled, Jim Is Moving Out! (thanks to Alana for flagging this one), in the ultimate ‘life imitates art’ demonstration.

Apart from that, it is going to be party times all around. I am expecting to be going back to the classics with Super Mario Party and Just Dance 2022 to truly settle into the new place.

Like most people, I have been watching the frankly enormous amount of Splatoon content this week and may be tempted to give the series another go once I have got some boxes unpacked. I haven’t really got on with this particular franchise in the past, but maybe a fresh start could be the perfect time to go back to it – we will see.

As always, thanks for reading! Make sure to leave us a comment below with your weekend gaming plans!