The German Luftwaffe conquers New York City – sounds like an alternate timeline scenario?! It’s the plot of the dramatic 2D shooting game “Aces of the Luftwaffe”!
You know the German city Nuremberg? Yes?! It’s famous worldwide for its sausages – “Nürnberger Rostbratwurst” –, its gingerbread, its castle in the city and, of course, for the biggest Christmas market on the planet! And now it will become famous – for an independent developer too!
It was 1989, so almost 30 years ago, and a little console called Master System was on the market. And – the third part of a great Jump’n’Run series was launched: Wonder Boy III. Gamers all around the world fell in love with the cute little protagonist who was able to mutate into Lizard-Man, Mouse-Man, Piranha-Man, Hawk-Man and Lion-Man. Every metamorphosis offered new abilities and then you were able to reach new areas of the stages. It was a sensation and made SEGA a popular gaming company!
Earlier this month, I received the opportunity to play Nintendo Labo for the very first time before its official launch at Nintendo of Europe’s media event.
Need an adventure? Like survival trips? And you cannot live without your dog? Then don’t look any further, Flame in the Flood should be the game to play. Flame in the Flood isn’t spectacular – you watch the protagonist in an isometric perspective, the sound isn’t too obtrusive and you really feel alone. No 1st person shooting like in “Far Cry: Primal” or orchestra type soundtrack which gives you an eargasm.
Wenn man an Indie Games auf der Nintendo Switch denkt, kommen einem als erstes solche Hochkaräter wie der F-Zero-Konkurrent „FAST RMX“ (aus München!), das vielgelobte „Shantae: ½ Genie-Hero“, das weltweit mit Topwertungen überhäufte „Shovel Knight“ oder der Rookie „Blaster Master Zero“ in den Sinn. Das Independent-Studio „Panic Button“ schickt sich nun an, mit „Astro Duel Deluxe“ in diese elitäre Riege vorzustoßen.