This Week in Games: Mar 11 – 16

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Escape a flooded earth, beat some terrorists, take down some walkers, and insane golf are all ahead of you in this week of gaming. But before we get to the full list, here are your highlights:

Starting your week with some 80s style action in the franchise that gave us the most famous cheat code of all time with the new Contra: Operation Galuga. Taking the side shooting style instead of top down this drops for PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Steam on Tuesday and Xbox on Wednesday for you to get your mates over, order pizza with a 2L coke and ride the sugar high as you convince yourselves you can finish it in one night.

Keeping with the nostalgia on Wednesday you can get something that is part gaming history part documentary with the interactive documentary of Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story.  Better known for Gridrunner in the 80s and 90s this is a documentary straight from the commodore 64 era that includes 42 playable classic games to take you through the journey. This premieres on Wednesday for Xbox and PlayStation with Steam and the Switch getting their turn on Thursday.

Long time gamers and Star Wars fans will without question be hyped for a chance to play the original Battlefront games as they are released this week. Dropping on almost every platform these remaster the first Star Wars Battlefront and Battlefront II games. We LOVE the PS4 and Xbox versions that gave us the opportunity to take down a AT-AT on Hoth but this is where they came from. Get it on PlayStation first Wednesday, Nintendo Switch + Steam Thursday and Xbox on Friday.

The earth is flooding and everyone is evacuating to Mars, can you and your crew make it before they leave? That is the plot behind the iso-metric turn based puzzle/combat adventure of Highwater. Coming to the Switch and Steam on Thursday followed by Xbox on Friday (and maybe PlayStation if it is added back), if you like turn based and narrative single player games this might be one to take a look at.

Honourable Mention: And our honourable mention this week goes out to the PlayStation owners without access to a Nintendo Switch as What The Golf is coming this Wednesday. If you are looking for the perfect drop in and out casual game with hundreds of minigames and a constantly changing mechanic based on golf this one is it. This has been out and perfect for the Switch but now it is the PlayStation’s turn.

If you bought any of these on the release day, tell us how it went! Also, as always did we miss anything? Something you are looking forward to more than anything else? Tell us in the comments


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11th
Hotel Renovator (PlayStation)
JUSFASLEX (Steam)
Corrupted: Dawn of Havoc (Steam)
Reversi Temple (Steam)
Football: Breakthrough Gaming Arcade (Steam)
Burning Ass (Steam)
Death of a Wish (Steam)
Suramon (Steam)
Alone Or Together (Steam)
Antipaint (Steam)
Stellar Settlers: Space Base Builder (Steam)
Street Cleaner Simulator (Steam)
Paragon Pioneers 2 (Steam)
Cyan’s Snow House (Steam)

12th
Contra: Operation Galuga (PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Steam)
Little Cities: Bigger! (PlayStation)
Cybertrash STATYX (PlayStation)
Violet Wisteria (PlayStation)
Death of a Wish (Nintendo Switch)
Finger Soccer League (Nintendo Switch)
Chinese Empire (Steam)
My Shadow (Steam)
Hellbreach: Vegas 😈 (Steam)
RoboSync (Steam)
Project 13: Taxidermy Trails (Steam)
Rebel Transmute (Steam)
Micro Dungeon (Steam)
Saving Mrs. Hinako (Steam)
Death Trick: Double Blind (Steam)
Goblin Stone (Steam)
EMPYRE: Earls of the Deep Earth (Steam)
NONAME (Steam)
Wrath of the Roothless (Steam)
Battle Room Beta (Steam)
Village Farm (Steam)
Ultimate Bicycle Stunts (Steam)
The Vault (Steam)
Ghost Ninja (Steam)

13th
Contra: Operation Galuga + Early-purchase Bonus (Xbox)
For The Warp (Xbox)
Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story (Xbox, PlayStation)
Violet Wisteria (Xbox, Nintendo Switch)
Melatonin (PlayStation)
Corbid! A Colorful Adventure (PlayStation)
Dungeon Drafters (PlayStation)
Ib (PlayStation)
WHAT THE GOLF? (PlayStation)
STAR WARS™ Battlefront Classic Collection (PlayStation)
By – A Tailwind Journey (Epic Games Store)
EMPTY SHELL (Nintendo Switch)
Passing By – A Tailwind Journey (Nintendo Switch, Steam)
Refrega (Steam)
Farmer’s Father: The Origins (Steam)
Endless Wonder (Steam, VR Only)
Against Great Darkness Prologue (Steam)
Subterrain: Mines of Titan (Steam)
No Love Lost (Steam)
Engineered To Purpose (Steam)
Slavania (Steam)
CAT & ONION (Steam)
TRIBES 3: Rivals (Steam)
Psalm 5:9-13 (Steam)
Sea under the sea under the sea (Steam)
revere (Steam)
My Horse: Bonded Spirits – Prologue (Steam)

14th
Cybertrash STATYX (Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch)
Dune: Imperium (Xbox)
Treasures Of The Roman Empire (Xbox)
Rebel Transmute (PlayStation)
Crown Wars: The Black Prince (PlayStation)
Good Guys (PlayStation)
STAR WARS™: Battlefront Classic Collection (Nintendo Switch, Steam)
Lawn Mowing Simulator (Nintendo Switch)
Garden Life: A Cozy Simulator (Nintendo Switch)
Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story (Nintendo Switch, Steam)
Dungeon Drafters (Nintendo Switch)
Death Trick: Double Blind (Nintendo Switch)
Pool Blitz (Nintendo Switch)
Highwater (Nintendo Switch, Steam)
Pogo Joins the Circus (Nintendo Switch)
CarX Highway Racing (Nintendo Switch)
The Vale: Shadow of the Crown (Nintendo Switch)
Tiny Tales: Heart of The Forest (Nintendo Switch)
Balloony (Nintendo Switch)
Simple Number-Based Color Sense IQ Test (Nintendo Switch)
Sushi Battle: Rambunctiously (Nintendo Switch)
Turkish Throne (Steam)
Shadows of Souls (Steam)
StepByStep (Steam)
Poorzzle – Puzzle Alive (Steam)
Anominal (Steam)
Toy Shire: Room One (Steam)
The Order of the Snake Scale (Steam)
Crystal Guardians (Steam)
Lock n Drop Bracket Racing (Steam)
Sigils (Steam VR)
Super Kye (Steam)
Voice Love on Air (Steam)
Easter 2024 Memory (Steam)
Easter 2024 Puzzle (Steam)
Strange (Steam)
Astro Chef (Steam VR)
Skelethrone: The Prey (Steam)
Winter Games Challenge (Steam)
World Air War (Steam)

15th
Astebros (Xbox)
Bing In Wonderland Deluxe Edition (Xbox)
Highwater (Xbox)
Match Village (Xbox, Nintendo Switch)
Rebel Transmute (Xbox, Nintendo Switch)
STAR WARS™: Battlefront Classic Collection (Xbox)
Storyblocks: The King (Xbox)
UNABLES (Xbox, Nintendo Switch)
PJ Masks Power Heroes: Mighty Alliance (PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Steam)
Kingdom Come Deliverance: Royal Edition (Nintendo Switch)
MLB® The Show™ 24 – Digital Deluxe Edition (Nintendo Switch)
MLB® The Show™ 24 MVP Edition (Nintendo Switch)
Lazriel: The Demon’s Fall (Nintendo Switch)
Rainbow Moon + Rainbow Skies Strategy RPG Bundle (Nintendo Switch)
Monster Tribe (Nintendo Switch)
Escape Game The Abandoned Hospital (Nintendo Switch)
Sphinx – Riddles of the Nile (Nintendo Switch)
Dreamland Solitaire: Dragon’s Fury (Nintendo Switch)
GYLT (Nintendo Switch)
Hot Rider Racing Simulator (Nintendo Switch)
EGGCONSOLE Ys II PC-8801mkIISR (Nintendo Switch)
Eternal Spring (Steam VR)
Lonely Knight – Idle Roguelike RPG (Steam)
Dream Escape (Steam)
Spellarium 3 (Steam)
Crown Wars: The Black Prince (Steam)
the head well lost (Steam)
The Scarlet Chaos (Steam)
Acorn Cop (Steam)
Voice over (Steam)
Midnight Monitor: Aldercourt (Steam)
Find Cats With Friends (Steam)
Forest Keeper 2 (Steam)
Saikuru (Steam)
Magic Ring (Steam)
Wildlife Matters (Steam)
Rescue: The Beagles (Steam)
Guardian (Steam)
DADOO: Twists, Turns, and Mischiefs (Steam)
Shadowfall (Steam)
放置地下城-Idle Dungeon (Steam)
Floppa: The Dark Forest (Steam)
Olive (Steam)
Urban Warriors (Steam)
My Sweet Floating in the Void (Steam)
The Last Stop (Steam)
Bloody Hallowfest (Steam)
Buckshot Roulette (Steam)
Gacha Fever (Steam)
Twilight Manor: Roguelite FPS (Steam)

16th
Argonauts Agency 5: Captive of Circe (Xbox)
Crown Wars: The Black Prince (Xbox)
MLB® The Show™ 24 – MVP Edition (Xbox, Early Access)
Outcast – A New Beginning (Xbox, PlayStation, Steam)
PJ Masks Power Heroes: Mighty Alliance (Xbox)
Tiny Tales: Heart of the Forest (Xbox)
Cozy Hamlets (Nintendo Switch)
Orion Haste (Nintendo Switch)
Baron of Blood (Nintendo Switch)
Dodgeman (Steam, Open Beta)
Out of the Park Baseball 25 (Steam)
Dragons and Nature (Steam)
Grym Wonder (Steam)
Oh Deer (Steam)
The Circle Tales: Elvenwoods (Steam)
Battlethorne: Survivors (Steam)
LIO (Steam)
Cursed Order (Steam)
Outflow (Steam)
The Stalked (Steam)
Amygdala (Steam)
bunny hungry (Steam)
Dice-Zee! (Steam)
Kotoko’s a Little Weird (Steam)

Andrew B

Current Resident of Reality C-137. Possible Robot from Westworld. Does lots of random stuff.