James and the SwitchWatchTV guys have put together another lovely list of bargains from the Nintendo Switch eShop. These bargains will not last, so hurry up, check out the video or article, and get on those eShops to claim your games! Without further ado, here is James with Best Bargains.
Hello and welcome back to our weekly eShop Switch games sale roundup where we help you cut through the noise and find the best bargains across the UK, EU, and US eShops. I hope everyone is staying safe with the corona virus outbreak. I for one will be staying indoors and booting up my Switch.
Let us know your pick of the week in the comments as each week we give away a $10 eShop voucher to one person who shared their pick. Later on, we will announce last week’s winner, but for now let’s jump in and take a look at these bargains.
Enter the Gungeon
James: Kicking things off with my pick of the week, it’s Enter the Gungeon, which is one of the best rogue-like twin-stick shooters on the Switch and quite simply one of my favorite games! It is full of challenging areas and clever weapons. The bit graphics and arcade tunes work perfectly, supporting the tight gameplay. Everyone can enjoy this one. It is worth the full price. At 50% off, it is a fantastic bargain. The developers have added new content, including co-op play, so you can tackle this with a buddy. It’s most certainly worthy of its high place in our top 21 Switch co-op games. Check that video out HERE if you want to hear more!
Juan and Jordan, how about you guys? What are your picks for Bargains?
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection
Juan: My pick of the week is Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection. No one needs to tell you about Street Fighter, as you surely know it by now if you are into fighters, but this version includes a massive collection of 12 Street Fighter titles which encompasses Street Fighter 1, 2, 3, and the Alpha series. This also includes an online mode to take your fighting skills to the world.
There is also plenty of fan service included from the timeline of how the series evolved to a behind the scenes look at design documents. With 60% off, now is the perfect time to pick this up either in the UK or Europe. If you are living in the USA, then check out our handy guide on how to purchase games from other eShops. Stay safe everyone, and see you next week!
Bulletstorm: Duke of Switch Edition
Jordan: Hey everyone, Jordan here with my pick of the week. This week I’m going for some arse kicking action in the form of Bulletstorm. Now, back in the day, this was a well underrated title, and I’m so glad it’s getting a second chance on the Switch. It’s a game about shooting and being a total badass, getting as many cool kills as possible.
It’s always thrilling finding a new way to kill an enemy using the environment, and now it’s 50% off in Europe which makes it an absolute bargain. Now just £12.39 in the UK and 14.99 in Euros. It’s the perfect price for an all-action title that will keep you thrilled until the end.
Cities: Skylines is a modern take on a classic city builder with original gameplay to realize the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a real city. Boasting fully realized transport and economy systems, Cities: Skylines is designed to suit any play style – and it’s a perfect fit on the move! This is the type of game you can sink hours into, and then dip back in for 20 minute bursts. It’s a solid title but a bit expensive on the Switch due to some performance issues. With 75% off, it’s much more appealing. A nice sim alternative.
This one caught me by surprise. I picked it up when it went on sale, and I’ve found myself playing it with my girlfriend nonstop! It’s not a bad game when played solo, but it’s clearly intended to be played together in local co-op. The goal is to serve up dishes by collaborating. One of you chips while the other prepares the food and serves. It’s simple at first, but it gets complex very quickly leading to some genuinely tense and hilarious moments. You can play locally with up to four players as well as online, and with 40% off, I strongly recommend it!
Overcooked Special Edition
Overcooked of course came before it’s sequel, and I’ve put it after because if you can only pickup one, definitely get the sequel! The first title is solid enough, and if you want to dip your toe and spend a little, then £7 is a great bargain!
To be honest, Okami doesn’t really ever need a sale to be recommended by us. Because let’s face it, it’s a masterpiece. Hence why I decided to get a tasty import physical even though I’ve owned it 3 times already. Down to under £10, I mean, you kind of have to feel a little embarrassed about paying so little for such an unbelievable game. It’s the best version to boot, with fantastic visuals in both docked and handheld, plus amazing use of HD rumble. If you don’t own this Zelda-like game that many consider to be on par, perhaps even better than most Zeldas, then now is truly the time. What a wonderful game, and hopefully the rumors are true that we might be getting a sequel being developed by Platinum games. Fingers crossed!
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate continues the popular series from CAPCOM and is a perfect fit on the Nintendo Switch. Both because of its portable form factor and because of the local co-op capabilities. If you’re someone who missed this series, the premise is very simple. This is an action RPG with real-time battles where you take on huge monsters, slay them, and use the loot to improve and create new weapons and armor. The focus is on getting better gear which replaces the leveling system in most other RPGs, and it makes for a thrilling and addictive game loop!
Mega Man 11
Megaman 11 is platforming at its best. Fantastic controls and a classic layout where you tackle 8 tough levels, each guarded by a robot master at the end. They ditched the attempts of Mega Man X to make the story center stage, and instead returned to what we love above Mega Man; frantic fast-paced action and risk around every corner. 50% off makes this a steal and one of the best bargains this week.
Ultimate Chicken Horse
Ultimate Chicken Horse is a party platformer where you and your friends build the level as you play, placing deadly traps before trying to reach the end of the level. If you can make it but your friends can’t, you score points! You get to play online or locally with your animal buddies and experiment with a wide variety of platforms to find new ways to mess with your friends.
The fact that you have cross play with PC and PS4 helps get a matchup easily. It sounds odd and it is! It’s frustrating and yet a good laugh if you get the right bunch. This one is definitely best enjoyed locally with a few buddies in my opinion. There is also a new free update that includes a Snake on a skateboard, three new stages, and new items to boot, which makes this deal an even better bargain.
Cave story was originally released back in 2004 to well-deserved rave reviews. Fast forward and it’s been highly polished and well ported onto the Switch. It’s a highly addictive action adventure metroidvania experience with a fabulous retro feel to it. It’s a must-buy at under £10, and though it’s not on sale in the US don’t forget that you can pickup games from any eShop so anyone can take advantage of this great bargain.
Up next it’s Blasphemous. If you want a challenging, nonlinear world to explore, then Blasphemous is the game for you. The combat is absolutely brutal. You can customize your build by discovering and equipping relics, rosary beads, prayers, and sword hearts. There are loads of combinations for you to find the best play style for you. Best of all are the boss battles which are epic in scope and absolutely huge, dwarfing your character. This is a great game, especially for those that like worlds dark and twisted. 40% off makes this a solid pick-up.
Resident Evil Revelations 2
Both resident evil revelations and Resident Evil Revelations 2are both at their lowest ever price on the Switch eShop with a. Chunky 60% off. While both games won’t be considered downright classics looking back, you have to remember the period in which they were released. Capcom were pretty much at an all-time low as they lead the series into full-on blockbuster action territory. The Revelations games were the beacon of hope during that time as the were erring more towards the original style, with some Resident Evil 4 style gameplay too. It mixed well – very well. And so these are two great games for a very affordable price and probably not one to miss out on – I’ve gone with revelations 2 if you have to pick up one of them only.
Thea: The Awakening
Thea: The Awakening is a turn-based strategic survival game steeped in Slavic myth and monstrosity set after an apocalyptic force known only as The Darkness has engulfed the world. There are Strigas and Baba Yagas aplenty, but there are no heroes, no monster slayers, and no great armies capable of banishing them. You have only a few hopeless and starving survivors who are desperately trying to stay alive. You are their last and only true hope!
The game combines turn-based strategic gameplay with the tension and grit of a rogue-like, a captivating story you can uncover through a series of in-game events, and a unique combat system based on a complex card battle game. It’s a grand game that doesn’t quite get everything right – it aims to be a 4x game with lots of elements and it’s overly difficult but at the same time quite different and worth a go if you fancy a tough strategy game.
If you love shooters and tower defense and you always wanted to be the bad guy or, at least, an alien race bent on the destruction of Earth, then why not sign-up! X-Morph: Defense does a great job of merging these genres together and is a fun strategy game. And the added extra of recreating a scene from the Independence Day movie is the cherry on this already content-filled cake.
Flashback is one of the most iconic games in history. I remember it from the Amiga all those years ago, it is a wonderful adventure that set the scene for future generations. A sci-fi puzzle platformer that is ruthless, on the switch you can get by with some some help making things easier but can still experience the original intended gameplay as well. This updated version lifts the experience but make no mistake this is still a very old game with the original mechanics. It’s one that every gamer should probably experience but without rose tinted glasses it definitely won’t have the same impact, with 70% this is a wonderful trip down memory lane.
At 90% off, under £1 for a game that I reviewed and gave a 7.5 to this is certainly worth a look. Harking back to 16-bit adventures, Anodyne pits you as Young against a weird world inside their own subconscious in a 2D RPG,
Inspired by old-school 16-bit adventure classics, take part in a deep and wonderful journey exploring a large overworld and many quirky, challenging and fun dungeons – it doesn’t take itself too seriously with its references to the games that inspired it.
Ghoulboy is a retro-inspired style action platformer that combines the action-RPG genre with hack ‘n’ slash gameplay. It features 2D action, heroic characters, gloomy environments, demonic bosses and sadly, poor translation! This one has a lot of potential but is rough around the edges and I doubt the developer will go back at this point and fix some of the small bugs. That said even in this state it’s enjoyable for a short amount of time and whilst I couldn’t recommend it at full price – for less than the cost of a coffee it’s worth a shot.
Recently on sale in the UK and Eu it’s back on – and I’m delighted it’s on in the US as well. Crystal Crisis is a lovely little action puzzle game. Featuring a crossover of many niche characters, especially those that publisher Nicalis have worked with over the years. It includes Binding of Isaac, Astro Boy, Cave Story, as well as a few others. It’s a color-matching game that gives the illusion of a 1 vs 1 fighter harking back to a once popular genre. It’s chaotic but very fun, a real steal for puzzle fans with 50% off!
Starlink: Battle for Atlas Deluxe Edition
Starlink is a game Juan covered and thoroughly enjoyed! It’s a large scale action RPG where you get to pilot awesome fighters and in the deluxe edition you unlock all of them without the figurines – some of course will want to add this bad boy to their physical collection but the cost can be prohibitive – at under $25 for the full gam with all vessels, it’s a blast and thoroughly enjoyable. Plus there is Starfox – a win on its own! If you don’t own this already then it comes highly recommended by us – the switch port sacrifices a bit on the graphics side but it makes up for it by being a blast to play on the move.
And there you have a bunch of the best bargains worth picking up! Let us know your pick this week down below, and next Sunday we will give away a $10 eShop voucher. Speaking of which, last weeks winner is… Stephen Meek! Congratulations, Stephen Meek. Please email us, and we will get you that voucher.
That’s it from me today, but if you enjoyed this please tune back in next Sunday for more bargains! Check out our deep import guide where we covered ALL Asian imports that you can pickup which feature English language, and if you are after new games check out, take a look at our roundup of 15 games coming out this month. If you enjoy our content, please do consider subscribing to our newsletter and our YouTube channel. They are fast approaching 50k subscribers, and they will be giving away a Switch Lite to one lucky sub when they get to 50K. Happy gaming, everyone!