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Now Loading for the week of 12/12/2016

by: Jeremy -
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Things are continuing to slow down, especially with Christmas being less than 2 weeks away now. There are still games launching into stores, both online and in the real world, but it is nothing like what we have witnessed over the past couple of months.

It sort of speaks volumes when a mobile game is taking the title of marquee game for a week, although the one in question isn’t your run of the mill mobile release. Nintendo is bringing Mario to the mobile world this week with the launch of Super Mario Run on various iOS devices. This isn’t exactly your typical Mario Bros. adventure, but instead a “runner” version of everyone’s favorite plumber. What is a “runner” game? It means that your character will move on it’s own, constantly making progress forward towards the goal, but it will be up to you to help him navigate over and around deadly objects and traps.

In this case, you will have one of the familiar faces from the Mushroom Kingdom dashing through a variety of stages. There will be a bunch of playable characters such as Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Toad, and more. All that you have to really do is tap on the screen to make them jump when necessary. As simple as it sounds, things can get extremely difficult as you progress and advance to more difficult terrain.

The indie hit Stardew Valley made a huge splash on the PC earlier this year and is now heading to both the PS4 and Xbox One. This is a combination of various life- and farming-sim games like Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon, with an old-school, 16-bit presentation. Your character inherits a farm and you have to clean it up, get things back up and running, and become a contributing member of the Stardew Valley community as you meet tons of new people, farm, fish, work, design, and even find your true love amongst the game’s world.

An old SNES classic is being brought back to life with Wild Guns Reloaded for the PS4. This is a steampunk / western shooting gallery style game, meshing together both third party shooters and the light gun genres. The new take features nearly all of the original characters and stages of the 1994 cult classic, but also a ton of new ones and 4-player cooperative support, all while keeping the same old 16-bit visual style. It looks like a ton of fun and is definitely one that I will be picking up.

What are you grabbing this week?

  • 8-bit Invaders! for PC
  • Acro Storm for PC
  • Alchemic Jousts for PC
  • Alpine Ski VR for PC
  • Ant-gravity: Tiny’s Adventure for PC
  • Astroneer for PC
  • Bamboo EP for PC
  • Blue Tear for PC
  • BOTOLO for PC
  • Brain in my Head for PC
  • Bridge Constructor for PS4
  • The Butterfly Sign for PC
  • Caretaker Retribution for PC
  • CoLab for PC
  • Crazy Oafish Ultra Blocks for PC
  • The Crypts of Anak Shaba VR for PC
  • Don Bradman Cricket 17 for PS4
  • Drive!Drive!Drive! for PC and PS4
  • DWVR for PC
  • Earth Liberation for PC
  • Elena for PC
  • Endless Fables: The Minotaur’s Curse for PC
  • Escape from Pleasure Planet for PC
  • Fastigium for PC
  • Fat City VR for PSVR
  • Feist for PS4
  • Fish Lake for PC
  • Fist of Physics for PC
  • Granado Espada for PC
  • Guardians of Ember for PC
  • Guilty Gear Xrd ~Revelator~ for PC
  • Her Majesty’s Spiffing for PS4
  • I Expect You to Die for PSVR
  • iFactor for PC
  • Intruder: War Areas for PC
  • Isyium for PC
  • J.A.C.K. for PC
  • Kokurase Episode 3 for PC
  • The Little Acre for PS4 and PC
  • Magnet Knights for PS4
  • Maldita Castilla EX for PS4
  • Minimal for PC
  • Mobile Astro for PC
  • Motor Strike: Immortal Legends for PS4
  • Mountain Trap: The Manor of Memories for PC
  • Mountain Trap 2: Under the Cloak of Fear for PC
  • Nother for PC
  • OneManVurgeR for PC
  • Pandarama: The Lost Toys for PC
  • Passage 4 for PC
  • Perfect for PS4 and PC
  • Planes, Bullets and Vodka for PC
  • Positron for PC
  • Reconquest for PC
  • Santa Rockstar for PC
  • Satellite Command for PC
  • Snowball! for PC
  • Space Hulk: Deathwing for PC
  • Stardew Valley for PS4 and Xbox One
  • SteamHammer VR for PC
  • SugarMill for PC
  • Super Mario Run for iOS
  • SwingStar VR for PC
  • Time Leap Paradise SUPER LIVE! for PC
  • Trove for PS4
  • Unearthed Inc.: The Lost Temple for PC
  • Wild Guns Reloaded for PS4
  • Wild Terra Online for PC