Nintendo Switch eShop Sales 2018-06-30

This week has a lot of carry-over from last week, with the notable addition of Axiom Verge, a fantastic metroidvania solely developed by one man. And I do mean “solely,” not just code; he did the code, art, and the throbbing guttural electronic soundtrack (give it a listen)! I thoroughly enjoyed Axiom Verge on Wii U and highly recommend it if you enjoy (or are curious about) the genre.

Super Bomberman R is also on sale, this week. It wasn’t reviewed well at launch, but my understanding is that Konami has continued to support it over the last year with performance upgrades, additional characters and modes – significantly improving it since launch. It received a giant update just a week ago! There are many fans of the Bomberman series. I enjoyed the multiplayer mayhem with friends on Super Nintendo but haven’t played it much since.

I’ve sorted the titles by Metacritic score, if one is available. The score is a convenient metric, but it is by no means the whole picture. When looking at the score, it’s important to consider how many reviews the score is built from. For example, DEEMO with a Metacritic score of 88, is higher than Owlboy with 87, but DEEMO’s score is only based on the minimum of 4 reviews, whereas Owlboy’s score is based on 27 reviews. Take one review from DEEMO and it wouldn’t even have a score.

Where there is a score, I’ve listed the number of reviews the score is based on in parentheses, following the score.

To get more info on a game, you can take a look at reviews of the game on other platforms, and also look at the user reviews. Often, especially for Switch, the same game on another platform will have more reviews available. User reviews do not affect the Metacritic score, but can also provide additional insight. I recommend following the link to any game you’re interested in, and doing some additional research.

Games with a Metacritic score, highest to lowest:

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Nintendo Switch eShop Sales 2018-06-21

Top rated titles of this week’s sales are DEEMO, Owlboy, Neurovoider, Battle Chef Brigade, Danmaku Unlimited 3, and Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut; quite the variety in genres! DEEMO is a rhythm game I haven’t really heard much about, but apparently has a big heart. Owlboy is a 2D adventure platformer with gorgeous pixel art. Battle Chef Brigade appears to be composed of a 2D brawler (hunting and getting food) and a match puzzler (cooking), all set in a fantasy world that’s voice acted. Thank you, Adult Swim. Neurovoider and Danmaku are shmup (2D bullet hell shoot-em-up) variants, and Slayaway Camp is a cutesy sliding puzzle horror game. (a …what?)

I have Owlboy on PC but have been waiting for a sale on Switch because I think it’s a perfect match for the system. Battle Chef Brigade looks fun too.

I’ve sorted the titles by Metacritic score, if one is available. The score is a convenient metric, but it is by no means the whole picture. When looking at the score, it’s important to consider how many reviews the score is built from. For example, DEEMO with a Metacritic score of 88, is higher than Owlboy with 87, but DEEMO’s score is only based on the minimum of 4 reviews, whereas Owlboy’s score is based on 27 reviews. Take one review from DEEMO and it wouldn’t even have a score.

To get more info on a game, you can take a look at reviews of the game on other platforms, and also look at the user reviews. Often, especially for Switch, the same game on another platform will have more reviews available. User reviews do not affect the Metacritic score, but can also provide additional insight. I recommend following the link to any game you’re interested in, and doing some additional research.

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Nintendo Switch eShop Sales 2018-06-17

There’s a bunch sales on the eShop, right now. Who doesn’t like a deal?!

I’m trying something new; I’ve sorted them by Metacritic score, listed the original price, sale price, and percent discounted. These prices are Canadian, but I think the discount percentage is probably the same in the United States. Most of these were advertised as “E3 sales” and only last until Thursday, June 21. The list is taken from the Canadian eShop webpage, and sometimes doesn’t list all sales that are shown when visiting the eShop on the Switch.

Seventy-two items. Remember a time when the eShop was scarce? 🙂 I’ll probably be picking up Pac-Man and Darkest Dungeon. Full list below.

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