Gaming News Weekend 14

It’s that time again, time to look at last weeks gaming news. This weekend, about Bubble Bobble 4 Friends, Balloon and moving glitch solved in New Horizons, Woven on sale in the Switch eShop, Free logic puzzle book and eShop sales, Witchbrook new website, Going Under coming next year and the Nintendo eShop sales.

Couch co-up Bubble Bobble 4 Friends

Although it would be a hard time to play with your friends in your own living room, more and more multiplayer games are coming to the Switch. One of which is Bubble Bobble 4 Friends, that’s is already in the eShop on Switch.

Play alone or with up to 3 friends in couch co-op mode and jump your bubble dragons through 100 levels to defy the wicked wizard Bonner and his henchmen. The bubbles don’t just let you trap your opponents, either – your dragons can also jump on them to reach higher platforms. Collect E-X-T-E-N-D bubbles to activate and upgrade skills, such as lightning and bomb bubbles. Develop countless new strategies to travel through the worlds and take advantage of air currents..

The original Bubble Bobble arcade game from 1986 is also included, which captured the hearts of players around the world and still has fans humming its title melody today.

Balloon and moving glitch solved in New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has had a couple of updates since release, for one, bringing us the Easter update. They also fixed a couple of glitches in the game that might have marred the fun of playing.

The moving glitch caused this: a villager someone else forced out and you tried to invite to move would never actually move. Their home space would be sold and have a spot, but remain that way. The other half ended up keeping Tom Nook from letting you find a new place for a new villager to live. Finally, its last parts kept you from being able to completely erase another player’s presence on the island or get stuck spending both bells and Nook Miles on Mystery Tour Nook Miles Tickets.

The balloon glitch came to light with the Easter update. If someone hit the 300 milestone in hitting balloons, they wouldn’t trigger the Nook Miles reward and some even saw balloons stop appearing. Considering that’s how you get some of the cherry blossom and egg set recipes, it was an ordeal.

Anyway, all solved now!

Free logic puzzle book and eShop sales

If you are on the news email list for Lightwood Games, you get to enjoy daily puzzles. And they alerted me to this free to print at home puzzle book by Conceptis. So if you want to get busy exercising the grey cells, check it out!  60 logic puzzles to keep from going Corona-Crazy

Plus, Lightwood has reduced most of their games on the Switch down to 50%! It’s quite the list: Pic-a-Pix Deluxe, Pic-a-Pix Pieces, Link-a-Pix Deluxe, Block-a-Pix Deluxe, Fill-a-Pix: Phil’s Epic Adventure, Word Search by POWGI, Word Puzzles by POWGI, Word Wheel by POWGI, Word Sudoku by POWGI, Wordsweeper by POWGI, Fifty Words by POWGI, Tic-Tac-Letters by POWGI, Just a Phrase by POWGI.

The only one not reduced is Epic Word Search Collection, and that’s only because it’s too new to qualify for a discount price!

We have several of their games reviewed here on the site, if you want to give them a try!

Woven on sale in the Switch eShop

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that family friendly puzzler Woven was on sale in the Steam shop, but now, the game is also discounted in the Switch eShop. Till the 10th of April in the US, and till the 22nd in Europe, it’s available for 50% off. As you may have seen before on the site, we are very enthusiastic for this cute and colourful game. Check out our review here, and we have guides prepared with a walkthrough, if you play with impatient kids!

Witchbrook new website

A lot of Stardew fans are eagerly waiting for Witchbrook, a magical school and town life town simulator. Developer and publisher Chucklefish launched a new website for Witchbrook. The site shows us a look at the updated design of the game and answers some frequently asked questions.

A bit about Witchbrook: “Forge your own identity as a witch-in-training on the road to graduation. Build relationships with fellow students and townsfolk, develop your magical abilities by attending classes and completing assignments. Participate in extracurricular activities such as fishing, growing magical crops and foraging strange mushrooms. Master secret spells, make friends for life and unravel the mysteries of the school… Who will be your best friend? Your rival? And your date for prom?”

Though the name of Chucklefish is known for publishing Stardew Valley when it launched in 2016, the developer of Stardew Valley, Concerned Ape, and the studio have parted ways in 2019. So, Concerned Ape is not involved in this new game. It looks good though!

Going Under coming next year

Team 17 have teamed up with Aggro Crab Games to bring Going Under to PC and consoles next year. Here’s what it’s about:

“The world of Going Under revolves around poorly-conceived start-ups in a Silicon Valley stand-in with a magical twist. The levels in the game combine fantasy dungeon archetypes with satirical start-up premises. You will spend time preparing for a quest in your workplace, the bright and bubbly Fizzle headquarters, before delving into the catacombs beneath in an attempt to vanquish various monsters. The gameplay is action-oriented and chaotic, and emphasizes swapping weapons frequently and making use of junk you find in the dungeon.”

Sales in the eShop

A good idea while most of us are cooped up at home: sales in the Nintendo eShop!  General time until the sales last is April 19 in Europe, but you might want to check the specific game you have your eye on. In America, I see deals until the 5th, so tomorrow. But, more may be coming.

I see several games we have reviewed on here, like:

My Brother Rabbit (EU and US)

Conduct Together (EU and US)

Cooking Tycoons (EU and US)

The Room (EU and US)

The Touryst (EU and US)

Moonlighter (EU)

Big Journey (EU and US)

There are so many on offer, that I suggest you check it out for yourself though!

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