Nintendo Download: Snake Pass, Metal Slug, Pikmin 2, more

Nintendo Switch fans already know the console can be docked to a television or taken anywhere for a completely portable experience. But this week’s Nintendo Download is taking it somewhere new… slithering along the ground.

That’s because Snake Pass, developed by Sumo Digital, which is now available to download from the Nintendo eShop. Switch owners will need to “think like a snake” as they solve environmental puzzles by slithering through long grass, coiling around bamboo, or climbing out of trouble. Switch owners will also have the chance to download Metal Slug, the first game in SNK’s side-scrolling shooter franchise, this week.

Finally this week, Captain Olimar and his Pikmin will explore more alien worlds in the Wii U re-release of the Wii re-release of Pikmin 2.

You can learn more about all of this week’s new additions to the Nintendo eShop after the break.

Switch Games

Snake Pass – A unique physics-based puzzle platform game, Snake Pass challenges players to think like a snake as they tackle precarious puzzles as only a snake can. Slither through long grass, coil around bamboo and climb out of trouble in the latest game from award-winning independent studio Sumo Digital.

Metal Slug – Metal Slug is the original entry in one of the most famous action game series ever released. It was originally released by SNK in 1996. Players control Marco and Tarma who belong to the Special Forces team known as the “Peregrine Falcon Squad.” They fight to defeat General Donald Morden, in an effort to take back their stolen weapon known as the Metal Slug. Players can utilize various weapons and vehicles such as the Metal Slug to sway the fight in their favor.

3DS Games

Brave Dungeon – Syega are powerful crystals that grant humans the ability to use magic. Some crystals are so powerful they have to be contained in specially prepared vessels; these are known as Magic Items. Join intrepid adventurer Al as she explores the dangerous labyrinths of Belfer Island in search of powerful Magic Items. Along the way Al will join forces with strong allies and face even stronger enemies. Can Al conquer the imposing dungeon known as Godshill and find the ultimate Magic Item?

SubaraCity – SubaraCity is a city making puzzle game. That is played by tapping blocks that are the same color. The buildings on the blocks can combine into bigger ones when connected. The rule is very simple but truly deeper on the inside. Your little decision will lead the city’s future in just a moment. Develop your city bigger and bigger to make a “SubaraCity”!

Kung Fu Fight – Fight the bad guys, save the girl… you know the drill! Relentless old-school action as you run, jump and fight your way through your quest of rescue and revenge.

Four Bombs – Carefully scan the mine field for bombs by learning a common pattern among surrounding spaces. Find all four bombs and win… levels randomly generated for endless fun!

Wii U Games

Pikmin 2 – In this Wii version of the classic Nintendo GameCube sequel, Captain Olimar and his sidekick, Louie, travel to a strange alien world on a mission to pay an employer’s debt. Command squads of Pikmin to help locate valuable treasures, explore mysterious environments and battle pesky enemies along the way. Strategy is key when choosing which Pikmin to deploy for any given task.

Cube Life: Pixel Action Heroes – Play as an iconic action hero from the 80s in a fully destructible block-building world. Become a FPS level designer! Create your own map, share with friends, let them try it out, and get their feedback.

Miko Mole – Miko Mole features charismatic Miko with a passion for shiny gems, who is on a mission to become master thief by collecting enough diamonds on each level to open its exit to progress.

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John Scalzo is Warp Zoned's Editor-In-Chief and resident retro gaming expert. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at john AT warpzoned DOT com.

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