If you like flying around in a spaceship, blasting other space ships, during a Star War, then you are going to love this week. Star Wars isn’t the only big nostalgia trip this week, either. There’s also Super Mario Bros. 35, which promises to be a chaotic 35-player Super Mario battle royale. Plus there’s Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, which looks delightful.
There’s also a whole lot more new games getting released this week, too, so let’s dig in.
There’s plenty there to keep you going until the next console generation, particularly if you enjoy indie Switch games.
Personally, I’m really looking forward to Super Mario Bros. 35. Playing Super Mario Land on my GameBoy Pocket is how I fell in love with games, so I never turn down an opportunity to play a side-scrolling Mario game.
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I feel like the fanfare for Star Wars Squadrons SHOULD be bigger, but perhaps the license isn’t what it used to be, or the initial announcement made it sound like it was more an online shooter.
I am waiting to see how reviews are before I make the leap, but would love for it to be an excuse to dust off the PS VR headset.. I don’t think it has seen the light of day in 2020…
Just another reminder that the Switch is becoming as much of a shovelware-fest as the PC. I get that Nintendo wants to keep up their 30 releases a week target but with the storefront UI being as horrible to use as it is, a lot of the good games are going to (and currently are) get swallowed up by cheap mobile ports and dime a dozen PC game ports.
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