Originally released in 2012, Retro City Rampage is available on pretty much any platform that you can think of, it’s even been ported over to MS DOS. However if you’re like me and the title has somehow managed to slip past you all these years, the enhanced version of the game Retro City Rampage DX, is now available on the Nintendo Switch eShop giving players one more console option to give the game a spin. Regardless of if you’ve played it before or not, it is one of the strongest games on the Nintendo Switch eShop and worthy of your time.
The Nintendo Switch eShop is already building a pretty impressive line up of games that are either inspired or re-creations of 8-bit titles. Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is another title that falls into that category. Originally a game for the Sega Master System, this remake of Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap is a love letter to the original title. Developer Lizardcube have spared no expense to make sure that those with fond memories of the original will find lots to love here. Unfortunately for those without a history with the game, some of the more archaic gameplay elements may cause for more frustration than fun.
Fans of basketball will have lots to rejoice about today, NBA Playgrounds the new 2v2 arcade sports title from Saber Interactive will release on the Nintendo Switch eShop today. If you were a fan of the NBA Jam or NBA Street series this is surely a title that you won’t want to miss. Due to some technical issues the online portion of the game won’t be available to Switch owners immediately, but will be added at a later date. Check out the trailer below.
Graceful Explosion Machine is an aesthetically pleasing arcade shooter available on the Nintendo Switch eShop from Vortex Pop. On the surface it’s an incredibly simple game. You get through levels by blasting away at everything on screen until you dwindle the number of enemies down to zero, choosing between a limited arsenal of weapons. Within the first thirty minutes you will have seen most of what the game has to offer, but the excitement comes from mastering which weapons to use against which enemies and honing your reflexes to make it to the end of the level with the highest score possible.