What’s new in Cave Story+ on the Switch?

Cave Story has found its way to yet another platform. Nintendo Switch owners can follow Quote and, if they meet the right conditions, Curly as they attempt to save the Mimiga and stop the doctor and his minions in Cave Story+. While cooperative multiplayer is going to be added later this summer, potential players might be wondering what different and new things they can enjoy while waiting for that co-op update.

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Puyo Puyo Tetris’ story is gloriously goofy

For many people, Puyo Puyo Tetris is an introduction to the Puyo Puyo series. As incredible as it is, there have not been that many installments released outside of Japan. Most entries remain trapped overseas, especially ones where the Puyo Puyo heroines and heroes feature prominently. You would think this would be detrimental to Puyo Puyo Tetris‘ campaign. Instead, Sega seized the opportunity to present a goofy and welcoming story for everyone to enjoy.

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A guide to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s battle modes

One of the Nintendo Switch’s most in-demand launch games arrives this week. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is poised to remind us all why Mario Kart is so wonderful. Those who already played Mario Kart 8 and know how good it is may be wondering what could possibly happen with this version to make it so “deluxe.” Part of it has to do with this including all of the DLC from the Wii U iteration, as well as a few extra characters and vehicle options and the ability to hold two items at once. The biggest deal is an all-new group of Battle Modes for people to enjoy.

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Review: Kamiko keeps you moving

When you get a new system, there’s a period in which impulse buys feel more acceptable. Spending $5 or $10 on a small, new release doesn’t feel like such a big deal when you have a gap between major games. Kamiko is the epitome of such a game. It’s immediately available on the Japanese eShop, has an English language option and comes in at ¥500. Fortunately for all of us, it’s also a delightful adventure.

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Preview: Minna de Wai Wai! Spelunker digs deep on the Nintendo Switch

Do you remember Spelunker World? It was a free-to-play PlayStation 4 game released worldwide by Square Enix. The goal was fairly simple, as it tasked folks with heading into underground areas alone or with friends to find treasure. Naturally, this was accompanied by in-game purchases, namely Moon Gems, which would allow you to proceed through hazardous activities. With Minna de Wai Wai! Spelunker on the Nintendo Switch, it abandons these trappings for a more traditional and full approach.

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Soldam fills a void on the Switch

When a new system launches, there are certain holes you hope developers fill. One is for the must buy games. These are the ones that make you buy the console and play it as often as possible. Others are the multiplatform releases where it is nice to have the option of playing on either an old, faithful system or your new BFF. Finally, there are the time sinks. These are the games that you might not buy the first day they launch or necessarily adore after the launch window ends, but do a good enough job of keeping you satisfied. Soldam: Blooming Declaration is one of those precious Nintendo Switch time sinks.

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