Yono and the Celestial Elephant Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch may not be receiving a whole bunch of triple-A action titles these days, but the hybrid gaming device has been on the receiving end of a lot of different and unique indie and mid-budget titles, including eight new games that just recently arrived on the Nintendo Switch's eShop.

Nintendo has announced that following on the release of NIS America's bullet-hell shooter Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle and the release of Tiny Barbarian DX during the middle of last week, eight new games have joined in on the digital fray, including an all-time fighting game classic from SNK, The King of Fighters '95.

While I personally didn't find The King of Fighters to really hit its stride until King of Fighters '96, some gamers might enjoy seeing what the early days of the series was like back before a lot of the new faces joined the fray and the story took on a decidedly different direction.

In addition to SNK's old-school offering, there's also the release of a new-school game in the form of Bitmap Bureau and Rising Star Games' 88 Heroes: 98 Heroes Edition. The comedic, action-platformer originally came out back in March of this year on Steam for $14.99. The Switch edition features a few additional add-ons and content compared to the original release. Due to the bump up in content the game also received a slight bump up in price, so you'll have to pay out $29.95 for the Switch version of the game.

The fascinating survival-traveling game about a young survivor on a small raft moving downriver from The Molasses Flood called The Flame in the Flood has also arrived on the Nintendo Switch. This is a unique game and unlike a lot of other survival games on the market, you have to pick and choose very carefully how you progress in the title ,otherwise your next move could be your last move. The budget-priced indie title came out for PC, PS4 and Xbox One early in 2016, but it's now rearing its head again on the Nintendo Switch.

10Tons' Neon Chrome is another oldie but goodie that's now available on the eShop as well. The top-down, physics-based, twin-stick shooter is a fun-filled delight with a nice little co-op attachment. It's a difficult game to describe quickly, but it's a rogue-like where you must ascend more than 30 floors to reach the top of a tower and defeat the boss. It may sound easy but it's really not. The cool part about it is that storywise, you can only get stronger when you die, and the character you play is a hacker who controls clones using a Matrix-like device. It's a heck of a lot more fun than it seems like it should be, but the synthwave soundtrack, multitude of upgrades and weapon looting, and the physics-based destruction makes it a worthwhile, budget-priced action title for the Switch.

Wulverblade is a hand-animated game about the Celts taking on the Romans, and while it's a violent and gory beat-'em-up, the developers took time and care to implement a lot of historical fact into the game about the Celts and their battles against the Romans.

The last two titles are Unbox: Newbie's Adventure and Yono and the Celestial Elephants. I must say that Yono, in particular, has a rather charming art-style and hearkens back to the old days of 3D platform puzzlers. All of these games are available right now on the Nintendo eShop for the Switch.

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