Gato Roboto

Well, with one thing and another it's been a busy ol' week. We had some Pokémon announcements early on followed by some hands-on time with the upcoming Super Mario Maker 2 (plus some disappointing details, too), and not to forget the biggest news of the week - Ghostbusters is coming to Switch! It's time now to look to the weekend and see what our plans are in the realm of video games. Several Nintendo Life team members have done just that, and we'd love for you to join in via the poll and comment sections below. Enjoy!

Austin Voigt, contributing writer

This weekend, I’ll actually be digging into some old GameCube games, as I found an indigo system online for just $30 - and in fantastic condition, too. Insanity! So there will probably be some Animal Crossing, a little bit of Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life, and also Pikmin, Ocarina of Time, Luigi’s Mansion and Metroid Prime (I really went all out with the reclamation of my GameCube years). Should be a nostalgically good time!


Gavin Lane, staff writer

Having caved to Reggie's scare-mongering, I picked up a SNES Classic Mini earlier in the week. So this weekend I shall be diving into that mini console to see what pearls I can find within. I'd like to think I'll find the time to try Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars for the first time, but I'll likely end up blasting around a few circuits in F-Zero and briefly testing Star Fox 2 before wishing my N64 could connect to my TV so I could play Star Fox 64.

Gonçalo Lopes, contributing writer

Video games? How can you even think about them these days? Don’t you know what's coming? Can’t you feel it? Like an electrical current buzzing, zapping, flowing through the air around you, whispers, rumours, leaks, dates… oh no, I got myself some dreaded pre-E3 jitters! Press kits, trailers, live events, news to cover… Will it be this year that we finally get a new F-Zero? Best not to think about any of that while playing F-Zero GX on Gamecube this weekend just to keep ye old reflexes razor sharp, you never know when they may come in handy...


Well, still had time to find a game of the week: Gato Roboto is proof you can still make a lovely fresh Metroidvania with just two colours. Good Kiki!

Liam Doolan, news reporter

As we get closer to yet another E3, I intend to play as many games as I possibly can before the annual event. You see, I have a very bad habit of boarding the hype train around this time of year and completely dropping all of the titles I’ve been slowly chipping away at for weeks or months on end to instead play some unproven release.

So, this weekend, my aim is to spend some time in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate testing out the new VR Mode, finish Fire Emblem Warriors, complete the story in Team Sonic Racing and play Downwell in between, which I recently got in the Devolver Digital sale for a few bucks.

What games are you playing this weekend? (194 votes)

  1. Animal Crossing2%
  2. Downwell9%
  3. F-Zero1%
  4. F-Zero GX2%
  5. Fire Emblem Warriors2%
  6. Gato Roboto14%
  7. Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life1%
  8. Luigi's Mansion1%
  9. Metroid Prime4%
  10. Pikmin1%
  11. Star Fox 21%
  12. Star Fox 641%
  13. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars2%
  14. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate18%
  15. Team Sonic Racing7%
  16. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time2%
  17. Something else36%

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As always, thanks for reading! Make sure to leave a vote in the poll above and a comment below with your gaming choices over the next few days...