The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy!
Minecraft Dungeons (Mojang, Tue 26th May, $19.99) Discover an all-new action-adventure game, inspired by classic dungeon crawlers and set in the Minecraft universe! Brave the dungeons alone, or team up with friends to survive truly spectacular battles! Up to four players can fight together through action-packed, treasure-stuffed, wildly varied levels, all in a quest to save the villagers and take down the nefarious Arch-Illager!
What The Golf? (TribandProductions, Today, $19.99) A silly physics-based golf parody where every golf course is a new surprising type of golf, some brilliant or hilarious, others so absurd they will make you go: WHAT THE GOLF? Golf a house, a horse or car! More surprising new golf mechanics than you can imagine - Epic golf boss fights - Made by people who know nothing about golf - First (and hopefully the last) game that let you golf a horse - Will NOT make you a better golf player - Surprises! Read our What The Golf? review.
Ailment (Ultimate Games, Wed 27th May, $7.99) If you’re looking for a story-driven action-packed game with lots of guns, hordes of enemies, super intense game-play with horror ambience and sci-fi movie references, then Ailment is the perfect choice for you. The main character wakes up in a med bay after being unconscious for three days and he sees that all of his crew became enemies. The last thing he remembers is returning from another spaceship where he had a rescue mission. But he arrived everyone on that ship was already dead. . . He has to remember what happened to him and find out the truth.
Animal Up! (Nestor Yavorskyy, Fri 22nd May, $2.99) Animal Up! is a tiny, retro styled, highly-addictive, and fast paced arcade game. Take the role of a rescue team on a mission to Save All the Cute Animals from the Flood! Perfect to competing with your friends (1-4 players supported) and an excellent coffee-break game!
Aqua Lungers (WarpedCore Studio, Today, $14.99) Race your way through challenging stages while contending with deadly creatures and dastardly opponents to collect the most treasure. While everyone's goal is the same, each player is afforded several options to get an edge over their competitors. Players can use their speed and agility to outpace and evade their opponents, while others might use devastating attacks to slow them down and steal their hard earned goods.
Arcade Archives RADICAL RADIAL (HAMSTER, Thu 14th May, $7.99) "RADICAL RADIAL" is an action shooting game released by Nichibutsu in 1983. Control a tire-shaped vehicle and head for the goal. Speed through dangerous courses filled with aliens and enemy vehicles, accelerating, decelerating, shooting, and jumping to get through.
Arrest of a stone Buddha (CIRCLE Ent., Today, $14.99) As a professional killer you'll live through November 1976; when taking on enemies you're fast and lucky enough so you don't need to plan your actions too far. You kill with one shot and you never miss. When you run out of ammo you just throw a gun away. You can disarm any enemy and use any weapon; when it's time to get out you just use a vehicle nearby.
Black Jack (Sabec, Thu 14th May, $9.99) BlackJack the classic 21 card game. Now you can play Black Jack when you want, where you want. Black Jack rules are the same as the original Blackjack game and just like the real game, hit, stick, split, double-down and apply the insurance Try your luck to beat the smart Ai (artificial intelligent) dealer and win and clear out the house by trying out your new strategies.
Chess (Sabec, Today, $9.99) Chess is the most famous strategic board game of all time. Easy to learn but difficult to master, play against the smart AI player and with four levels of difficulty to choose from anyone from a novice to a master can play.
Concept Destruction (Ratalaika Games, Fri 22nd May, $4.99) Concept Destruction is all about driving miniature cars made of cardboard, and crashing them into each other to earn points by destroying them! Pick from several different modes that suits your playstyle. Pick championship mode if you want to fight your way through mass production or choose survival mode to see how long you can survive a wave of deadly cardboard automobiles!
Discmaster (Conceptsleutelaars, Mon 18th May, $7.99) DISCMASTER is a fun fantasy version of the classic game of Tic-tac-toe with a fun card game twist! The game features a band of adorable young heroes on a brave quest to save their friend Nubby from the clutches of the evil Shadow Master! Choose wisely to position your hero's discs on the grid to defeat your opponent’s discs and block their attacks.
Fluxteria (Playstige Interactive, Today, $6.99) Welcome to Fluxteria, non-stop arcade-space-shooting action in full 3D. Four modes of play: Story Mode, Survival Mode, Timed-Attack Mode and Obstacle Race Mode. 14 different types of Enemies. 20 different levels in beautifully stylized science-fiction setting. Crystal-Clear shooting and blasting sound effects. Hearth-thumbing music.
Knight Swap 2 (QUByte Interactive, Tue 19th May, $0.99) Knight Swap is a minimalist puzzle game based on the old chess problem of swapping knights on a board. The goal in each level is to move the opposing knights to where the others are placed (and vice versa) using the features of the board.
Lost Artifacts: Time Machine (8Floor Games, Today, $9.99) "A mysterious villain is using a time machine to destroy everything in his path. He wants to return the Priest, the King of Atlantis and the Ancient Emperor so he can use them to create a new world order! Claire and her friends must find out who the villain is and stop him and all his minions.
Luxar (KOALABS, Today, $7.90) In LUXAR, you control an alien luminescent organic entity that has just been born and must pass its first survival trials to show its adult peers that it deserves to grow among them. It will have to cross 16 dark and hostile sectors with labyrinth-shaped alien architectures populated by toxic substances, obstacles, patrol drones and mechanisms of all kinds. You are its only chance to make it happen.
Monster Prom: XXL (Those Awesome Guys, Today, $15.99) There’s only 3 weeks left until prom and you haven’t got a date yet. . and you’re a monster. But that’s okay ‘cause at your high-school everyone else is too! These are the stepping stones into the world of Monster Prom: XXL - the bundled up, content filled edition of Monster Prom, a one-to-four player competitive dating sim that will have you thinking: I never knew I was into that!
Monstrum (Soedesco, Fri 22nd May, Fri 22nd May, $29.99) Stranded on a derelict cargo ship, you find yourself hunted by one of Monstrum’s terrifying predators as you search for a way out. Death is death. Get killed in Monstrum and you'll be starting all over again. As each of them has their own strategy, abilities and weaknesses, you have to use your wits to outsmart your pursuer in the ship’s procedurally generated environment. Can you survive Monstrum?
Pushy and Pully in Blockland (Resistance Studio, Today, $9.99) Pushy and Pully in Blockland Push is a cooperative arcade game with a retro feeling. Help Pushy and Pully get back their spaceship on their trip across Blockland. Push blocks to defeat the monsters, join blocks of the same colour to get power ups and defeat the bosses to recover the parts of your broken spaceship.
realMyst: Masterpiece Edition (Cyan Worlds, Today, $19.99) It’s been 25 years since Myst became your world. This newly refreshed and rebuilt version is all the things you loved about Myst, but now you are free to investigate this strange world in your own way. You can explore anywhere. Pick your own path through the forest on Myst Island and seek shelter from the thunderstorm in Stoneship Age. Whether you’re visiting Myst Island for the first time, or you’ve been exploring the island for years - there’s never been a better reason to let the surrealistic Ages of realMyst become your world.
Red Wings: Aces of the Sky (All In! Games, Today, $17.99) Red Wings: Aces of the Sky is a dynamic action game that will show you amazing battles straight from the pages of history in a brand new arcade gameplay style. Use your unique skills to take down your opponents, develop your deadly pilot aim, and become the true ace of the sky. Witness the birth, rise, and fall of the Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen—the ultimate hero of the first World War, credited with 80 victories.
Skelly Selest & Straimium Immortaly Double Pack (Today, $19.99) This bundle contains two wonderfully outlandish indie treasures from retro-inspired UK developer, Caiysware. Skelly Selest: a score-attack slash dash run ‘n’ gun-athon that places players in the skeletal shoes of a Heavenly Keeper. Only the Selestial Order can defeat the sinful horrors that lurk in the depths of Hell.
Steel Rain (PolarityFlow, Today, $14.99) Prepare for the ultimate shoot-'em-up / strategy ReMix with RPG elements! Steel Rain is a truly novel mix of strategy, RPG, and frantic action, with a modern, high velocity shmup core at its center. You get to control 2 wings you can tactically arrange in different formations and firemodes, as you fight your way through an impressive variety of overwhelmingly huge enemy fleets.
The House of Da Vinci 2 (Blue Brain Games, Sun 17th May, $9.99) The long awaited sequel to The House of Da Vinci is finally here. Join more than 1,000,000 players from around the world and dive into the 3D puzzle adventure.
The Persistence (Firesprite, Today, $29.99) The Persistence challenges you to survive aboard a doomed deep space colony starship in the year 2521. Stranded, malfunctioning and caught in the inexorable pull of a black hole, “The Persistence” is overrun with a crew mutated into horrific & murderous aberrations. It’s down to you, a clone of security officer Zimri Eder, to make your way deeper in the decks of The Persistence to repair the systems and prevent the ship from being torn apart.
Water Balloon Mania (Sprakelsoft, Fri 15th May, $4.99) "Water Balloon Mania" is an addictive puzzle game. The goal is to remove all fires from the screen. To do that you have to rotate and position the water balloons on top of or alongside the fires and other water balloons so that there are at least 4 blocks with the same color next to each other. You can move and turn the water balloons with the controller.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online
Wild Guns – The Kid gang and their army of robots have taken over! Blast your way through villainous outlaws, diabolical robots and towering, screen-filling bosses. Fortunately, you’ve got plenty of moves to help you survive the firepower headed your way. You’ll need a sharp eye and quick-on-the-draw reflexes to survive on your own. Or team up with a friend and go out blazing in two-player co-op.
Panel de Pon – As the stack of puzzle pieces rises, think fast to match panels and set off cascading chain reactions and combos. You’ll have to make strategic choices quickly to counteract the relentless competitor attacks from above. A selection of single-player and two-player modes and options provides escalating action and zippy fun. This title originally launched for the Super Famicom in 1995, but this is the first time this version of the game will be available in the U.S. Though this title was never translated into English, it may seem familiar!
Operation Logic Bomb – Agent Logan has been fitted with bioelectronic implants that grant him superior strength, reflexes and analytical abilities. He’s been charged with a mission to save the Subspace Particle Transfer Project. Now it’s up to him to infiltrate, neutralize the intruders and rescue the scientists in a top-down shooter with giant bosses and frenzied action that doesn’t let up.
Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online
Rygar – An old legend proclaimed, “When the peaceful land is covered with evil spirits, a brave soldier will be brought to life from the dead.” Luckily, Rygar, the mythical hero from Argus, has arrived in order to defeat the evil king Ligar and his army of dangerous beasts. Join forces with Rygar for a hybrid action-adventure game with a distinct blend of platforming and role-playing elements!
Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath – Continue the critically acclaimed Mortal Kombat 11 storyline in a new adventure. Fragile alliances are tested and the fate of two worlds hang in the balance. Now is the time to forge a new history. This DLC also includes three new playable fighters: Sheeva, Fujin and Robocop. New players can purchase the Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Collection, which includes the base game and the Aftermath DLC. In the original Mortal Kombat 11 cinematic story, take on the role of Earthrealm’s protectors as a menacing new foe bends the forces of time, threatening to turn the tide and rewrite their own dark history.
So that's your lot for this week's North American Nintendo Download. Go on, be a sport and drop a vote in the poll above, and comment below with your hot picks!