Nintendo’s latest download update for Europe is here, bringing new games in abundance to your region’s eShop. As always, be sure to vote in our poll and comment below with your possible picks for the week. Enjoy!
Switch eShop – New Releases
8 and 9 ball pocket (SuperPowerUpGames, Dec 24, £ 10.79 / € 11.99) – 8 & 9 Ball Pocket offers you eight ball pool and nine ball pool, also known as American pool. You can compete with up to 4 friends or against the AI in Versus mode, or challenge the best in the world in Arcade mode, where you can make combo shots and collect points to become # 1 in the online leaderboard. All of this comes in an environment with excellent graphics and Jazz music.
American man (NATIONAL GAME, December 25, £ 8.99 / € 9.99) – Help a true American hero defeat evil forces from foreign countries who took control of poor animals, turning them into hideous soldiers through advanced genetic experiments. That manpower, or rather, “animal force”, constitutes the fiercest army against a one-man army that has ever existed. That man is known as the American Man.
Carebotz (Takacs Peter, December 20, £ 13.49 / € 14.99) – Carebotz is a two stick arena shooter spiced with metroidvania elements. You control BIBZ, a small maintenance droid. Collect tons of blueprints, navigate the narrow corridors, customize your set of tools, learn to harness gravity, upgrade, repair, and encounter many different types of enemies! The journey is full of secrets, surprises. Discover the factory carefully as danger lurks everywhere, avoid deadly obstacles with your stationary engine. Levels require research and often patience and exploration are the key to survival.
Cold silence (TERNOX, December 26, £ 4.99 / € 4.99) – This is a minimalist horror platformer about survival in snowy mountains. Follow the mysterious voice on the radio, fight your fears and reveal the truth!
Creepy balls (D-Lo Games, December 20, £ 3.99 / € 3.99) – Help the mysterious cat to take the pumpkin to its final goal. To do this, you need to collect all the balls of the same color to pass. The more you can get the better. There are no limits!
Gardener path (Ratalaika Games, Dec 22, £ 3.99 / € 3.99) – Gardener’s Path is a turn-based top-down puzzle game about fighting giant insects and protecting underground gardens. Solve increasingly elaborate puzzles spread across 60 handcrafted gardens, each with its own set of friends and foes. Take advantage of a fight wielding powerful artifacts that will allow you to travel through time and perform elemental attacks. Do your duty as a gardener, and fight against the plague of giant insects, to protect your loved ones.
Horatio goes snowboarding (eastasiasoft, Dec 22, £ 5.03 / € 5.59) – Paying homage to classic skiing and winter sports action of the past, Horation Goes Snowboarding is an arcade-inspired experience that is straightforward and addictive, purely focused on thrilling gameplay without a complex story or mechanics to match! overwhelm! Start each race with loads of money and the urge to snowboard, then rent one and head to the waiting helicopter while avoiding traffic on the way.
Horror and Sports Pinball (SuperPowerUpGames, Dec 24, £ 13.49 / € 14.99) – Enjoy 6 games in one with the perfect reproduction of real pinball machines, with all kinds of graphic details and sounds. Discover all the secrets, in these exciting games, a great challenge awaits you. Complete all the missions and become the number 1 in the world or the best among your friends, publishing your highest score in the online ranking.
Puzzle Fun: The Biggest Cities (Mindscape, Dec 23, £ 8.66 / € 9.99) – Enjoy 100 high-quality, hand-selected images to solve from cities around the world. Resize your puzzle to increase the difficulty and solve puzzles of up to 600 pieces. You can also play with up to 4 players to solve puzzles together!
Lynn, the girl drawn in puzzles (CFK, Dec 23, £ 5.93 / € 6.56) – Once upon a time, when monsters and ghosts were seen in the human world. . . . . . One day, the Plague Goddess sneaked into a village and gave the people her plague, smallpox. There was a boy from the village who fell ill with a plague that no one could cure. His sister, the only family, heard of the Fox Orb and its mystical light that could heal the sick. So he went up the mountain, to the abandoned house that the Fox was said to live in.
Match Three Pirates II (Fine Games, December 20, £ 6.49 / € 7.49) – After Bobby has freed all the pirates from the clutches of the ruthless Davy Jones, the pirates finally enjoy a free life. They feel right at home on their happy island, yet without the happy, carefree laughter of the kids, Pirate Island is awfully quiet. Then suddenly clever Bobby has a brilliant idea. The pirate captain suggests building a theme park in the pirate world. This will be a 100% guarantee that laughter and joy will be all over the island. Help the pirates in this joyful Match 3 game to build an incredible amusement park to turn the island into a world full of adventure and fun!
Merry Christmas snowball bubble (FuriouSoftPhoenix, Dec 24, £ 5.39 / € 5.99) – As you play, create mythical *** Christmas *** characters by matching bubbles of the same color. You can do ‘Combos’ or get various special ‘PowerUps’, such as the Guided Rocket, Destroy Bomb, and Laser Blaster, all with the goal of reaching the top of the scoreboard. Beautiful and nostalgic graphics set in a charming toy store of yesteryear, taking you back to your more retro childhood. Relaxing and immersive game in which you will be stuck until you discover which unusual character is hiding behind each snowball.
Moorhuhn Jump and Run ‘Traps and Treasures’ (Higgs Games, December 23, £ 9.99 / € 9.99) – This is not Moorhuhn’s first appearance in a new game genre on Nintendo Switch. We hunted him mercilessly in Moorhuhn Remake, defended the Wild West with him in Moorhuhn Wanted, and competed in heated races in Moorhuhn Kart. Guide the Moorhuhn through the jungle in his first jump-and-run platformer for Nintendo Switch!
Planet Quiz: Learn and Discover (naptime.games, Dec 25, £ 8.63 / € 9.59) – Planet Quiz is a delightful way to expand your knowledge about Earth, animals, culture … and a guaranteed fun time for you and your friends.
Pure Chase from the 80s (FuriouSoftPhoenix, December 24, £ 13.49 / € 14.99) – You will feel the essence of arcade racing oozing through your pores and your adrenaline pumping non-stop. Mission: “A car bomb under your feet” If you don’t want to see pieces of your vehicle fly, stay focused on the race of your life. Escape to the border as fast as you can and before the countdown reaches “(00:00)”. With 3 levels of difficulty that include longer routes and new scenarios.
Teratopia (eastasiasoft, Dec 23, £ 7.19 / € 7.99) – Join Tucho on his quest to rescue his friends and liberate the grotesque and colorful lands of Teratopia! Traverse 13 unique zones packed with enemies hell-bent on taking over your homeland. But fear not! The power of friendship provides you with fellow Teratopians and a diverse set of skills to take on a family of red invaders. Dive into an action-packed adventure and strategize on the fly to better outnumber your enemies! Play as Tucho the fighter, Benito the shooter or Horacio the trickster, each with their own strengths and abilities.
Tunnel of doom (Digerati, December 23, £ 11.33 / € 12.59) – Tunnel of Doom takes place in 1903 in Goldcrest, a small mining town. Due to an unknown incident, the mayor has closed the mine until further notice. With her husband trapped inside, Angel enters the mine to investigate and search for survivors. Little does she know, hordes of ghoulish creatures lurk in the dark … A hybrid of action and rogue, Tunnel of Doom combines tower defense with a game of melee and ranged combat. Gather resources and use what you find to fight off waves of monsters as you try to rescue survivors and escape the mine.
Twelve minutes (Annapurna Interactive, December 21, £ 19.99 / € 20.99) – TWELVE MINUTES is a real-time top-down interactive thriller with an accessible click-and-drag interface. What should be a romantic evening with your wife turns into a nightmare when a police detective breaks into your home, accuses your wife of murder, and beats you to death. . . Only to find yourself immediately returned to the exact moment you opened the front door, trapped in a TWELVE MINUTE time loop, doomed to relive the same terror over and over again. . . Unless you can find a way to use the knowledge of what lies ahead to change the outcome and break the circle. With the participation of James McAvoy, Daisy Ridley and Willem Dafoe.
Zombie Clock (Wildlak, December 21, £ 10.79 / € 11.99) – Welcome to the world of Zombie Watch! You are one of the few people who survived a virus that has infected most of the population and turned them into carnivorous zombies. They may be dead, but they don’t rest in peace and will come after you. Accept the challenge of surviving in a harsh and brutal environment and prove that you can conquer them all.
Switch eShop – Demos
DLC / Add-On content
So that’s your batch for this week’s Nintendo download. Go ahead, become a sport and vote in the poll above, and comment below with your hot picks!