Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack
Developer: Inti Creates (self-published)
Available on: Nintendo Switch (reviewed), 3DS (released in 2016)
Price: $39.99 USD
While Capcom is clearly uninterested in furthering the Mega Man franchise beyond console cycle re-releases and fighting game cameos, Inti Creates broke away from them in 1996 and have been steadily carving their niche in a similar genre by way of the Mega Man Zero & ZX series (and assisting Comcept with the development of Mighty No. 9, but shhhh!). If you’re a current Nintendo Switch owner, you’re probably familiar with their work on Blaster Master Zero as well.
Their latest release, however, isn’t entirely new. Azure Striker Gunvolt is a 2D action platformer that initially released in 2014 on the Nintendo 3DS, with an immediate sequel on the same platform in 2016. The Striker Pack itself, which contains both games and their respective updates on a single cartridge, also released on the 3DS during the fall of last year — which is essentially what you’re getting here on the Switch for $39.99 USD, in addition to its newly implemented HD visuals, 60fps gameplay, and rumble feedback.
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This week, Chuck, Omar, and I discuss Omar’s new Switch ownership (welcome to the club!) and his unfortunate purchase of Puyo Puyo Tetris, while I try my damnedest to sell him on Thumper. Chuck fills us in on Alien: Covenant, I ramble on about the Telltale games I’ve been catching up on, and Omar educates this console heathen on the PC-exclusive dungeon crawler, Starcrawlers.
I brought up next week’s talking point, in which we’ll discuss so-called “mediocre” and AA games we’ve enjoyed over the years. Essentially, games that we continued playing because of unique ideas or mechanics, despite them not being technical marvels or big-budget titles.
If you have anything that fits that description, feel free to sound off in the comments with a brief two or three sentence answer and we’ll do our best to read it during our next recording on Tuesday.
As always, thanks for listening!
CA! Radio Ep 127: Time for a Switch (06/01/2017) ♪This week the final member of the gang Switches to Nintendo’s new console and we dive into Starcrawlers, Thumper
via CA! Radio Episode 127: Time for a Switch — Counter Attack Games!
Hey, folks! I just wanted to keep everyone up to date on what I’ve been working on throughout the week over at SwitchPlayer.net. If you already follow my news antics over there, then I apologize for double-posting and thank you for your continued support! Or maybe I don’t. It’s a surprise, really.
Continue reading “Switch Player Wrap-Up (Week of May 29th)”
Hey, folks! I just wanted to keep everyone up to date on what I’ve been working on throughout the last week over at SwitchPlayer.net. If you already follow my news antics over there, then I apologize for double-posting and thank you for your support! Or maybe I don’t. It’s a surprise, really.
Continue reading “Switch Player Wrap-Up (Week of May 8th)”
Available on: Nintendo Switch (reviewed), PS4, PC
It’s rare for a game to infuriate me to the point of rage quitting every single time I play it, but where many others have failed TumbleSeed did not. The number of curse words uttered in a single sitting increased exponentially as time went on, which is deceiving for a game that looks and sounds this adorable. However, despite its novel ideas, the wonderful aesthetic and calming tunes, TumbleSeed’s borderline absurd level of randomized difficulty, even by rogue-like standards, severely got in the way of my enjoyment.
Git gud, indeed.
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Publisher: Flyhigh Works
Available on: Nintendo Switch
Price: $4.99 USD
Although it released the day before Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Kamiko is a generously priced eShop title that should not be slept on.
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