Nintendo eShop Selects – August 2022
We’re fast approaching fall and that means it’s time for another dose of our eShop Selects!
While August can be a quiet month for Nintendo first-party titles (save for that little pink ball we’ll reach into in a moment), our eShop wallet cried out. with the amount of gems that have sneaked into the online store. You may have noticed our reviews page is pretty well filled – and that will continue.
So, after a fun summer, what’s the best thing about August? First, let’s talk about some games that are equally worth mentioning.
You know it, when there’s three 9/10 on the honorable mentions list, it’s been a good month. There are just so many great surprises that we can’t beat them all of. Even Kirby couldn’t avoid missing a spot on the podium! Sorry Kirbs, can’t you at least eat a lot of cakes and strawberries?
Publishing company: Neos / Developers: Millennium Kitchen
It happened! we final only one Mine Summer break game in the West. And, better still, it’s actually quite cute. Shin-chan’s careless humor and quirky characters combine perfectly with Millennium Kitchen’s Boku no Natsuyasumi and the result of that is Shin chan: Me and the Professor went on a summer vacation – Endless seven-day journey-.
The game is beautiful, with hand-drawn scenes and beautiful anime-style visuals that perfectly embody the Shin-chan style. It’s both weird and captivating, and with the ridiculous antics you can tell, the child’s chaotic imagination is well suited to more carefree play. It’s like a real summer picnic in the form of a video game.
Read our 8/10 rating to learn more about why we love this game.
Publishing company: Thunder / Developers: Chuhai Labs
Like golf no longer means “it’s like or similar to gold” – it means golfing like the real thing thanks to the awesomeness of Chuhai Labs Cursed for Golf. It may look cute and quirky, but make no mistake, this is a rough turn with a bunker full of surprises. We bet Zagreus thought of using golf to escape the underworld in Hades.
Our favorite thing about this game is how innovative it is. Different course designs, ball types, traps and obstacles – there are endless possibilities waiting for your undead golfer. It’s so addictive that we wonder if we want to get out.
If you haven’t started yet or even if you have, find out why this isn’t a monster in our review.
Publishing company: Devolver Digital / Developers: Giant monster
We have revolved around the phrase ‘evil .’ Mulewhen talking about Massive Monster’s Cult of the Lambbut the combination of cuddly creatures, bloodlust and occult worship means… this is baa (sorry).
Another great twist to the roguelike genre, part of your time will be spent looting dungeons and slaying evil gods, while the rest will be spent nurturing and taking care of your cult so they can help you bid. While it looks cute in a very weird way, it’s actually quite stressful and there are many ways your cult members can die. We may have chuckled a few times at the creativity shown here.
Have you joined the Nintendo Life cult and accepted your evil side? Regardless of whether you have it or not, you should read it our glowing review.
How we decided on eShop Our top three picks: As we approach the end of each month, Nintendo Life staff members will vote on their favorite titles from a list of games selected by the editorial team. To be eligible for this list, these games must have been released as a digital-only Nintendo Switch eShop title in that particular month and must be rated on Nintendo Life; We select eligible games based on their review scores.
Employees were then asked to vote for three games they thought deserved to sit at the top of that list; The first choice gets 3 points, the second choice gets 2 points and the third choice gets 1 point. These votes will then be checked to create a top three list, with the overall winner receiving that month’s top prize.