Nintendo’s shadow drop of Sport Boy and Sport Boy Superior video games to Nintendo Swap On-line was welcomed with open arms by gamers. For years, many (together with me) have been clamoring for the addition of older video games from different platforms to return to the Swap in some form or kind. Oh, what I’d give to have the digital console turn out to be accessible once more.
This time, we acquired a handful of traditional GB/GBA video games, together with The Legend of Zelda: Hyperlink’s Awakening DX, Mario Kart Tremendous Circuit, and Tetris. Think about my shock and awe once I noticed that we have been about to get Golden Solar, Hearth Emblem, and Metroid Fusion as nicely—I used to be virtually foaming within the mouth! Naturally, it acquired me interested by what else individuals would like to see launched. And so I racked my brains about what GB and GBA video games ought to be added to the ever-growing library.
Ultimate Fantasy Techniques Advance
Hearth Emblem is on hearth nowadays; we’ve acquired FE Interact, and it’s confirmed that we’re additionally getting the Hearth Emblem GBA recreation. However what about different franchises for ways lovers? Ultimate Fantasy Techniques was initially launched on the PlayStation, and it was—at the moment—the top of operatic storytelling and technique recreation design.
The GBA spin-off of FF Techniques is mostly smaller in scope and easier, however the bite-sized tactical expertise is ideal for the Swap. Plus, the sport takes benefit of the GBA’s vivid palette, making the visuals vibrant and colourful. I’d like to see FF Techniques Advance return, the place it’ll hopefully garner a brand new viewers of gamers that’ll admire it.
Legend of the River King
You would possibly know Natsume because the maker of the primary Harvest Moon video games, however do you know additionally they developed one other long-running sequence? Legend of the River King would possibly sound boring, however there’s extra to the sport than meets than eye. It’s not as straightforward as hopping on a ship and going fishing—there are a number of RPG parts at play it’s important to handle.
The story is easy: your sister is sick, and you should discover and catch the Guardian Fish, which allegedly has therapeutic powers that may heal her. Don’t suppose which you could simply catch that legendary fish instantly. You’ll additionally need to catch different fish and discuss to individuals to know the place the Guardian Fish is.
Then there’s managing your stock. You should purchase numerous lures, rods, hooks, bait, and instruments—all of which value cash. On high of that, the riverside is chock filled with monsters. The battles are a tad completely different in comparison with different RPGs. When you attempt to assault, a fist will seem somewhere else of the display, and it’s important to press a button when it’s over the enemy to deal harm.
As for the entire fishing facet, it’s much like the fishing within the 3D Zelda titles. When you solid your line and get a nibble, your display will change to an underwater view the place you may try to reel in your catch.
Legend of the River King is likely one of the shorter video games on this record and ideal for the Swap and its on-the-go shtick. It provides a brief experience, however a minimum of it’s extremely entertaining.
Hamtaro: Ham-Hams Unite!
The Hamtaro video games are easy in execution, however they’re nonetheless enjoyable. For one, the graphics would make anybody say, “kawaii,” and it’s no shock it turned Japan’s seventh best-selling Sport Boy Shade recreation. The Hamtaro video games basically supply a puzzle-based journey the place you’re tasked to gather phrases referred to as “Ham-Chat”. Within the case of Ham-Hams Unite, you’re tasked with finding all of your fellow Ham-Hams and getting them again to the clubhouse.
You’ll need to discover areas and remedy puzzles through the use of Ham-Chat phrases in the best locations. That’s in regards to the gist of the primary recreation until you wish to get right into a collectathon for the opposite gadgets, songs, and rocks. That stated, you will get caught in some puzzles since they don’t make sense on a regular basis, so I counsel utilizing a information.
Wishing for Mom 3 seems like capturing for the moon at this level, however one can dream, proper? It’s been 16 years because the last entry of Itoi Shigesato’s Mom sequence was launched for the Sport Boy Advance in Japan, and tens of millions of persons are nonetheless hoping for an official Western launch. Now that we acquired Earthbound and Earthbound Beginnings on the SNES library for Nintendo Swap On-line, there’s a slight likelihood for us to get the opposite Mom video games. I gained’t be speaking an excessive amount of about its story since that’ll spoil the enjoyable for you, however the plot glosses over vital themes akin to grief, consumerism, and the ability of moms, household, and group. Except you may perceive Nihongo, you’ll need to play Mom 3 by way of an emulator with an English patch or get an English fan translation cartridge.
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