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Streets Of Red Is The Latest Indie Game To Find Huge Success On The Switch

“Thanks again for the kind words and helping to make a dream come true”.

A couple weeks ago, a game called Streets of Red – Devil’s Dare Deluxe came to the Switch eShop, bringing a fun retro beat ‘em up game that’s great to play with friends. We really liked it, although the game was admittedly a rather niche and minor release that had gone mostly unnoticed in the massive stream of games that are constantly pouring onto the Switch. Even so, it seems that the game turned out to be a surprise success, as the developers recently shared a message with fans thanking them for all the support.

Tobe from Secret Base recently spoke with Destructoid about the game, saying that it made back the production cost in just ten days, while promising that more content will be coming to the game at a later date. Here’s what he said:

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Review: Sky Rogue (Switch eShop)

“You don’t own that plane! The taxpayers do!”.

There once was a time when the 3D combat flight simulator was the genre of choice for seasoned players; during the 16-bit revolution, home computers like the Amiga and Atari ST played host to the likes of Falcon 3.0, F-15 Strike Eagle and Starglider, all of which used very basic filled polygon visuals to create the sensation of flight. Later, titles like X-Wing, Wing War, Ace (or Air, depending on where in the world you are) Combat, TFX and Strike Commander took the genre to new visual heights, but it’s impossible to deny that the basic graphics of the ’80s still hold an undeniable charm, even today. It’s that nostalgic feeling that Sky Rogue feeds on, but thankfully there’s enough gameplay to be found underneath the boxy aircraft to make it worth sticking with.

Sky Rogue hits all the right notes from a control perspective. The default system – “Arcade” – keeps things as basic as possible; pushing left or right on the analogue stick turns your craft without too much effort, making it easier for novices. However, turning this off offers a more authentic interface; pushing left or right now causes your plan to spin in that direction, and you need to combine this with up and down to perform banking turns – just like a real pilot. While the “Arcade” mode is easier to get to grips with, you’ll want the full-fat experience if you really want to master the game.

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Review: Don’t Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition (Switch eShop)

Gather your wits.

In 2013, Klei Entertainment brought Don’t Starve to the world, introducing players to a hard-edged and horror-tinged take on the growing survival genre. Since then, the game has been released on several different platforms and a few expansions have been released, giving players no shortage of options in how they can experience it. Now, in 2018, Don’t Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition has landed, bringing with it all the improvements accrued over the last five years to Nintendo’s new platform. While it doesn’t do anything to set itself apart, this version of Don’t Starve proves to be just as engaging as its predecessors, while offering lots of bang for your buck.

Gameplay in Don’t Starve plays a lot like the survival mode of Minecraft, with some notable changes. Your character spawns in the center of an enormous procedurally generated world and the goal is simply to survive for as long as possible. You have heath, hunger, and sanity meters to keep filled, with there being dire consequences for letting any one of them drop too low. Through clever manipulation of materials that you find, you must build tools, hunt and forage for food, and figure out how to survive events like the coming of winter or a Deerclops attack. It’s brutal and unforgiving, but there’s something immensely satisfying in beating such towering odds.

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Don’t Die Mr Robot! DX Brings Arcade-Style Bullet Hell To Nintendo Switch

It’s ‘coming soon’.

Don’t Die Mr Robot! DX, an arcade-inspired bullet hell indie that previously appeared on mobile, PS4 and PS Vita, is making the explosive leap to Nintendo Switch. With new and improved visuals for Ninty’s handheld, you’re getting the same single-screen action where you’ll guide the titular bot as he triggers chains of explosive fruit to rack up huge scores. You know, as you do.

With an acid-esque soundtrack from artist C303PO, plenty of modes to choose from (including Time Attack, Arcade mode, Remix mode and an all import Chill Out one) you’re unlikely to get bored with this much chaos kicking off on screen. No word on a release date yet, but we’ll keep you posted once we learn more.

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Coin-Op Gridiron Classic 10-Yard Fight Is Coming To Switch Next Week

Hut!

Hamster is bringing Irem’s classic 10-Yard Fight to the Switch eShop as part of the Arcade Archives range, it has been revealed.

A listing on the eShop shows that the 1983 classic – along with its 1984 update, VS 10-Yard Fight, which includes a two-player feature – is hitting the digital store on May 2nd.

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Video: Digital Foundry Explores Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze’s Resolution And Frame Rate

Looks like a winner.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze was one of the Wii U’s gaming highlights; the platforming fun was great from start to finish, but it also looked great and played nicely, too. To explore the differences between the WIi U version and the upcoming Switch version, though, and to check for any improvements, the folk at Digital Foundry have been putting the game through some hefty tests.

The video shows that the Switch version is a more polished experience than the game’s first outing, with the Wii U’s native 720p resolution being boosted to 1080p when docked on Nintendo’s latest hardware. The game’s textures appear sharper on Switch, with smaller details being allowed to shine just that little bit more than before. When playing in portable mode, Digital Foundry found the resolution to sit in the area of 1152×648.

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Neon Nintendo Switch Was The Best Selling Hardware Of March In The U.S.

Well, sort of.

The Nintendo Switch has certainly been a hot product, comfortably outselling its Wii U predecessor in under a year and steadily gaining in momentum as it goes into its second year. Although sales had hit a bit of a decline over the last couple months, it would seem that the console is back on the rise again, as the latest NPD results have shown.

For the month of March, the 32GB Switch with Neon Red and Blue Joy-Con was the best selling hardware in North America, although there are some caveats with the claim. Technically, the PS4 was the highest selling console for the month, but that’s because both the Slim and Pro models were counted in the final tally. Either way, Nintendo has a lot to be proud of with how it turned things around with the Switch; the console’s success has been admirable. 

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Kirby Star Allies Sets A New Series Sales Record

Surpassing Nightmare in Dreamland, at last.

Last month Kirby Star Allies ended a relatively quiet start to 2018 as the first major first party release on the Switch. We thought it was pretty good, and while it didn’t seem like a particularly exceptional release in the pink puff’s long lineage, new NPD results show that it apparently was quite a hit with those that live in the United States.

According to NPD, Kirby Star Allies had the strongest sales debut for the series in the region, surpassing the previous record holder—Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland—by 90 percent. Exact figures are unfortunately not shared, but it’s heartening to see that Kirby has never been doing better, even if Star Allies only came in 4th place overall for the month.

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Feature: The History And Evolution of Donkey Kong

37 years in the making.

Few gaming characters have hung around as long as Donkey Kong, and over the years we at NL towers have garnered a healthy respect for the giant, tie-wearing ape. That’s why we decided to throw together a short audio-visual retrospective to take a look at how DK managed to get where he is today.

What’s your favourite entry from the colossal Kong? Let us know in the comments below.

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You Can Now Play As Final Fantasy XV Characters In Minecraft For Switch And Wii U

The more the merrier.

Minecraft is becoming a pretty nifty way to see your favourite characters from rival platforms have a presence on the latest Nintendo hardware; back in January we saw Banjo-Kazooie return to our screens (albeit in blocky form), and we recently found out that playing the game on Switch can net you Xbox Live achievements. Happy days.

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