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Capcom is taking a decidedly different direction with how the company is unleashing games on the Nintendo Switch. Instead of relying on the tried and true methods of rolling out a port and calling it a day, the company decided to add some inventive mini-games to Resident Evil: Revelations on the Switch.
The first mini-game that Capcom unveiled over on the official Resident Evil YouTube channel is called Ghost Ship Panic. The mode sees players using the Switch's Joy-Cons in Resident Evil: Revelations to shoot zombies and other monsters using a reticule on the screen as they flood down from the top of the screen.
The mini-game ranks a player's combos while the timer counts up and the score is tallied. The objective is to keep as many of the zombies from reaching the bottom of the screen as possible.
The mini-game is exclusive for the Nintendo Switch version of the game. However, Capcom didn't just add it into the game for no reason. The developers actually decided to use it as a way for gamers to rack up high score and then earn BP. What good is the BP for? Well, you can use it in Resident Evil: Revelations' Raid Mode to help net you some extra supplies.
The 8-bit, NES-inspired, retro throwback sees players running around as Barry as he attempts to find his little girl located on a mysterious and hidden island. The mini-game is called Ghouls 'n Homunculi, mirrored after the classic Ghost 'n Goblins.
The objective is to jump over and dodge enemy projectiles while making your way through the forest. You can jump, crouch, and throw your own projectiles at enemies. Just like in the other mini-game, you can collect gold, BP sacks, and Moira figurines.
If you get hit, however, Barry will lose all his armor (and clothes) and have to make his way through the level in just his underwear.
It's a fairly silly little mini-game but definitely adds to the overall appeal for Resident Evil: Revelations and Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on the Nintendo Switch. This is especially relevant given that the mini-games let you unlock goods that you can use in the Raid Mode, so they serve more of a purpose than just being novelty additions to the game.
Both games will re-release on the Nintendo Switch starting next month on November 28th.