The end of yet another busy week is upon us, and after all the Pokémon Sword and Shield leak drama, news of more NES and SNES games, and review bomb shenanigans, it's time to wind down and enjoy some games over the weekend.
Members of Team Nintendo Life have shared our plans down below, and we'd love for you to get involved via our poll and comment sections. Enjoy!
Gavin Lane, staff writer
I picked up Runbow and Super Chariot in a sale recently as well as OTTTD, so assuming I can put aside a little time I’d like to dip into those. What I’d really like to do is get stuck into one of the awesome strategy games sitting on my micro SD. I’m only a couple of hours into Mario + Rabbids, Into The Breach and Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and the release of the latest round of DLC for the latter is reminding me that I’ve only scratched the surface. Too many great games.
Some people are complaining about no Nintendo Direct announcement yet – it’s A-OK with me. I’ve got enough to keep me busy into 2023.
Ollie Reynolds, reviewer
I'm still making my way through Final Fantasy VII at the moment. It's taking a lot longer than I thought it would, and I've only just got out of Midgar. The enhancements for the Switch version have proven to be extremely useful though, and I'm loving my time with the game!
I'm also still spending a few hours here and there with the wonderful Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It's completely sucked me back in, but I'm trying not to go too hard on it for fear of burning out by the time New Horizons launches!
Austin Voigt, contributing writer
This weekend, I’ve got one of my younger brothers coming to visit - so you know we’re gonna spend the entire time gaming in the ol’ home theater. I’m sure we’ll go through all of the Switch classics (can they be called that yet?) - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, etcetera.
It’s also a ton of fun to play the old NES and SNES games on a big screen, so you know we’ll have some Super Mario Kart and Super Mario World going. I’ve also got my GameCube hooked up, and have been enjoying those old Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon games, which we both played a ton of together as kids. Lastly, we’ll be watching Detective Pikachu in 3D, since I recently discovered that my PS3 plays 3D movies... and my home theater projector is actually 3D as well? Should be a solid time.
Ryan Craddock, staff writer
Over the past week or two, we've really gotten back into Overcooked 2 in our house. The first time we played it was just before most of the seasonal DLC started flooding into the game, so we've gone back in for another full co-op playthrough with the promise of the new levels waiting for us.
It's just such a good game - even if it does make me ridiculously angry at times - and it's making me all the more excited for Moving Out, a similar-looking title also on the way from Team17. I'll probably end up grabbing that one, too.
PJ O’Reilly, reviewer
This weekend I’ll be getting stuck into transferring my Nintendo eShop accounts to my brand new (yellow) Switch Lite and educating myself in how to get old saves moved over so my kids can continue their various adventures on their very own machine, no more sharing my beautiful launch day original with my sticky-fingered offspring.
In between the handful of things I’m currently working through for review, I’ll also be making some time for Yooka Laylee and the Impossible Lair which I grabbed in a sale last week and am really enjoying, it’s definitely a strong shout for Donkey Kong fans and platformer fiends in general. Have a good weekend pals!
Gonçalo Lopes, contributing writer
Not one but two dungeon crawlers came out this week so I will be spending my weekend between Darksiders Genesis and Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl. But make no mistake, both DAEMON X MACHINA and SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays continue to be the hot cartridges to swap. Oh, what have we here? Speedway Racing is out? Well then, don’t mind if I do.
My game of the week is an old summer 2019 fling called Fire Emblem: Three Houses… or should that be “Four Houses” now? Those are some very, very large rats they got running around Garreg Mach’s dungeons...
Zion Grassl, video producer
This weekend I’ll be out of town for a bit visiting family, so I’m not sure how much game time I’ll get in. For the past few weeks, my brother and I have been attempting to clean out my family’s basement, which is full of relics from our childhood. We found a stack of empty GBA boxes, a small lot of GameCube games (including Billy Hatcher) and even found my original GameCube, but sadly the disc drive is defective. *Cue tiny violins*.
Surprisingly, I’m still slowly working my way through Earthbound, but I feel like the end is in sight! Maybe I’ll hunker down Saturday night and finish off Giygas for good. Then I can dive back into things like Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore and Snack World on Switch. I’m also planning to catch the blue blur Sonic on the silver screen and I’ve got high hopes! So let’s hope Eggman doesn’t crush them.
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...