The dust has settled a bit this week at Nintendo Life, but we still have a lot to say! This week’s major releases include Chocobo GPthat we quite amusingand N64 classic F-Zero X via Nintendo Switch Online, also good rosy. In other news, we received a lovely surprise when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection to be announced later this yearand LEGO announced expansions for Super Mario sets with Adventures with Peach Starter Pack.
Now is the time to relax and discuss our weekend gaming plans. A few mThe Nintendo Life team embers have done just that right below, so feel free to read our articles and then join in with your own via our comments section. Interesting!
Ollie Reynolds, editor
Hey guys! So this weekend I will of course play some F-Zero X. However, I have a slight confession… I’ve never played it before. I immediately skipped the N64 game and played F-Zero GX to death on the GameCube, but this will be my first time using its predecessor! I hope you can forgive me.
Elsewhere, I jumped back Resident Evil retrain with Rework, do it again, aka My All Time Favorite Game. I’ll probably get over it this weekend and move on Resident Evil Zero, but we’ll see. I’ll probably go back to the beginning and play with both Chris Boulder and Jill Sandwich.
Alana Hagues, editor
Not much new to me this weekend! I don’t have much time to play Door of death, but I’m close to the first Giant Soul. I’m not wonderful in the game, and that lack of skill is probably affecting my desire to delay, but I love it! In particular, I am an avid fan of the writing genre, which combines pattern with a dry but warm sense of humour. I also love the way your little crow tilts its head when you stand still for a few seconds. So yeah, I really like this one, and it turns out we were right!
I’m sorry, that’s not F-Zero X or Triangle Strategy. I’m sure the NL team is wondering what I’m really doing here.
PJ O’Reilly, editor
Hello. This weekend, like everyone else around the world who owns a Switch and has any general feeling, I’ll just be playing F-Zero X and F-Zero X. OK, so I can take a moment. time to look over some Cuphead – which I just picked up in an eShop sale – and there’s a good chance I’ll continue to be mercilessly beaten to death in my constant game of Ghosts ‘n Goblins Revival (this game is VERY HARD) but aside from these frivolous downsides, it’s all F-Zero X, honey. Put me on and let me feel the G-spots.
That’s GS, isn’t it? When you … when to go real, real fast in a futuristic style? It’s GS. I am a professional racer.
Liam Doolan, news reporter
I admit I haven’t spent much time with Switch Online’s expansion packs, but this weekend I’m planning on changing that with some F-Zero X. I haven’t really played much of these games. since its last digital release. Wii U believe it or not, so I’m looking forward to revisiting this classic N64 version. I can also take a trip down the memory lane with The Legend of Zelda: The Mask of Majora. Shout 64 . wave race, Snowboarding 1080° and Excitebike 64 while I’m at it – we need these games on the service.
Surprisingly, F-Zero X isn’t the only game I’ll be up to speed this weekend. I also plan to scrutinize Chocobo GP. I’ve never played the original games, so I’m looking forward to seeing what this modern game has to offer. I’m a big kart racing fan, so I’m sure I’ll be able to handle this and Mario Kart 8 Deluxeof Booster Pass in the same month. Have a good weekend everyone.
Gemma Smith, community manager
I recently picked up a copy of Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, and so far I’m completely obsessed! The open world has a big feel to it, I really enjoyed exploring every nook and cranny of the map. I will continue my performance this weekend and try to get ready for the most recent DLC Dawn of Ragnaroklooks great!
This week also marks the 18th anniversary of the day Monster Hunter To celebrate, I will continue Monster Hunter Rise. With so many new event quests, I have plenty to catch up on. Have fun hunting!
Gonçalo Lopes, reviewer
I fondly recall a time in the PlayStation days where every week there was a new kart racer with famous names in canon video games, so I was pretty excited to jump into the Chocobo GP. Like most games of this ever-spawned genre, it’s not about reinventing the wheel that I applaud this new challenger for the Mario Kart 8 crown. Time loader has finally appeared on the eShop and is truly something special. Triangle Strategy difficulties continue, with some tough decisions being made during the week.
Game of the week is F-Zero X. And how could it not? It couldn’t be more obvious than a hardware upgrade from the original SNES game in this smooth, high-speed 60fps smash, now looking sharper than ever. Once I unlock the X Cup, its infinite traces for a lifetime, baby!
Austin Voigt, contributing writer
Not sure what happened to me this weekend… but there are some very specific games that my brain is craving at the moment. I think I can see a clear path, so I will try to analyze my thought process: of course, Kirby and the Forgotten Land demo is on the menu – and I think the push-up, essential to all Kirby games, has made me longing to jump again Luigi’s Mansion 3. From there, of course you think Mario – and it was Yesterday March 10 – so I have some weird desire to finish all post-game content in Super Mario Odyssey? And then, of course, my brain immediately wants to play all the Mario games, so I’m sure Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Mario Kingdom Battle + Rabbids, and all the other Mario games in my backlog will appear. And now you have an insight into my chaotic brain.
As always, thanks for reading! Leave us a comment below with your weekend gaming plans!