The Nindie Nook: Episodes 16 to 20

The Nindie Nook: Episodes 16 to 20

5 more indie gems for Switch

A.J. Maciejewski

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We finally have another 5 episodes showcasing the latest Switch indies so sit back and let RC show you what they're all about.

Episode 16 - Bomb Chicken July 30, 2018

Chickens lay eggs. Bomb Chicken lays bombs. So, it's your job to control the little fellow while solving tricky puzzles within its 2D platforming adventure. Being able to use the bombs to navigate to hard-to-reach places and carefully deploy them to trigger switches and such while trying not to become a bucket of KFC is surprisingly challenging yet satisfying stuff.

Watch Bomb Chicken - Nindie Nook Episode 16 →
Bomb Chicken screenshot
If you don't get off that bomb, you might just turn into a sandwich!

Episode 17 - Cycle 28 August 2, 2018

Cycle 28 is a strange and abstract game. You basically fly around space while shooting at odd ships and trying not to perish. Its structure is similar to an old-school arcade game where you try and survive as long as possible in order to maximize your score. The multiplier system is tough to master but finally reaching higher and higher scores can be quite rewarding. The question is; do you have what it takes to beat RC's high score? For the record, his cat Sushi tried but didn't quite succeed.

Watch Cycle 28 - Nindie Nook Episode 17 →
Cycle 28 screenshot
Space shooters don't get much more abstract than Cycle 28

Episode 18 - Cosmic Star Heroine August 7, 2018

16-bit RPGs are some of the best in the genre and Cosmic Star Heroine emulates that era impressively well while also offering unique mechanics and a memorable story. RC definitely enjoyed it seeing as this is the longest episode of The Nindie Nook to date, clocking in at over 25 minutes. So, if you're curious about Cosmic Star Heroine then this is a must-watch video.

Watch Cosmic Star Heroine - Nindie Nook Episode 18 → Cosmic Star Heroine Review
Cosmic Star Heroine screenshot
Can RC defeat that giant armoured dinosaur?

Episode 19 - TurtlePop: Journey to Freedom September 3, 2018

TurtlePop: Journey to Freedom is quite possibly the most underrated Nindie currently on the Switch's eShop. Its rewarding puzzle platforming gameplay, cool card-based power-up system, and awesome cast of playable characters makes for a very unique formula. But, don't take my word for it; watch RC give it a go and see what these little turtles are capable of.

Watch TurtlePop: Journey to Freedom - Nindie Nook Episode 19 → TurtlePop: Journey to Freedom Review
TurtlePop: Journey to Freedom screenshot
The card system in TurtlePop actually makes the 2D platforming more fun

Episode 20 - Pilot Sports November 2, 2018

Pilotwings is a stand-out title in Nintendo's library and Pilot Sports carries on the spirit of that memorable franchise rather well. It may be a little rough around the edges at parts but learning how to control the various vehicles in order to master its challenging stages still makes for a fun time. There's a multiplayer component, too, but I don't think Sushi has opposable thumbs...

Watch Pilot Sports - Nindie Nook Episode 20 → Pilot Sports Review
Pilot Sports screenshot
Flying through rings in Pilot Sports is a lot more enjoyable than it is in Superman 64

On behalf of RC and myself, I hope you enjoyed this batch of The Nindie Nook episodes. As always, feel free to leave questions about any featured game or feedback in general below and we'll be happy to reply.

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