Switch eShop Update Thread.

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  • JoelStinty 9 Mar 2017 12:12:26 5,917 posts
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    The Switch gets its first update in Europe today.

    Switch owners have the pleasure of trying and buying a deluge of games today:

    Nam 1975 (Neo Geo) - £6.29
    Master Blaster Zero - £8.99

    Feel free to update the thread with other regions updates, deals etc.

    Update:

    Shopping Internationally

    To buy from the US store:

    Buy US Nintendo Eshop credit from Play Asia with either card or PayPal. Create a Play Asia account and verify email address first. - You can also buy credit from local amazon pages too.

    Then when you use the eshop code in the Switch store it will ask you for your zip code in order to apply US sales tax - so use the code from a few pages back (Oregon state IIRC) to get 0% tax added.
    Alaska (99551) has a very small percentage of tax so it usually comes to zero for small purchases, but for completely tax free stuff these zip codes can be used too:
    92164 - San Diego, California
    97222 - Milwaukie, Oregon
    97116 - Forest Grove, Oregon
    97080 - Gresham, Oregon

    Thanks to Gurgy and Bluenose for the information.

    Buying Online to remote download

    As usual with Nintendo, they don't do things easy, there is no obvious online store front for the Switch as of yet, however from this page, you should be able to navigate to the desired game you wish to purchase if you get a sudden urge to purchase a game sat at work. Unfortunately, the Switch will not download the software until the switch is woken from sleep mode.

    Uk Store.

    You will need to have a Nintendo account connected with your Switch to do this.

    Edited by JoelStinty at 17:38:32 02-07-2017
  • dominalien 9 Mar 2017 12:14:22 8,359 posts
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    Despite what has been said practically everywhere, the Switch's launch lineup is pretty good. These two gems will only round it out further.

    And I'm only half-joking.
  • y2rich 9 Mar 2017 12:16:23 3,168 posts
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    How are the Neo Geo games on the Switch? Assume they're not emulated the same poor way the recent Neo Geo handheld and PC releases were?
  • macmurphy 9 Mar 2017 12:19:35 2,597 posts
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    JoelStinty wrote:
    The Switch gets its first update in Europe today.

    Switch owners have the pleasure of trying and buying a deluge of games today:

    Nam 1975 (Neo Geo)
    Master Blaster Zero

    Will update with prices later on!
    The prices are on the coming soon page. £8.99 for Master Blaster, £6.29 for Nam 1975.Good thread though, be good to see some reviews and opinions.

    Still only got Zelda as I can't really justify repurchasing Shovel Knight or Fast Race RMX, but I'm getting to the fuck it point with RMX. Might just purchase again. It was great on the Wii U (and I know this has some updated shit but I had all the DLC). It looks like the standout second title to me.

    Anyone got Metal Slug? That's tempting.
  • JoelStinty 9 Mar 2017 12:24:02 5,917 posts
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    @macmurphy Thanks chap, i was going to have a look later on. I could remember the games, but not the prices.

    Yeah i'm looking at shovel knight, RMX and snipperclips, i kind of want to stick to one game at a time but it be nice to maybe freshen things up with fast or something.
  • the_milkybar_kid 9 Mar 2017 12:31:11 6,178 posts
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    If you made a Mexican account for Shovel Knight can you just link your current account to it?

    Ah, seems like it was changed back to 20.

    Edited by the_milkybar_kid at 12:36:39 09-03-2017
  • rice_sandwich 9 Mar 2017 12:31:19 3,456 posts
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    Will download Master Blaster Zero tonight and try to post some comments. It's already had a couple of good reviews.
  • JoelStinty 9 Mar 2017 12:32:48 5,917 posts
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    the_milkybar_kid wrote:
    If you made a Mexican account for Shovel Knight can you just link your current account to it?
    I think that would delete any funds you have in your account. I think the best bet is to make a separate account and add funds to those accounts. I'm not 100% on that though.
  • DangerousDave_87 9 Mar 2017 12:38:12 2,905 posts
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    @JoelStinty Snipperclips is great if you have somebody to play with. I wouldn't necessarily recommend it if you're paying alone. Fast RMX is actually harder than the Wii U version, in my opinion. Looks and feels much nicer at least. Shovel Knight is the best of the bunch, though! I've yet to purchase it again, having already bought it on Wii U, but it's on the watch list.
  • Erek 9 Mar 2017 12:50:06 535 posts
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    @macmurphy I'm tempted by RMX too, especially for the update that would allow online play against friends. I fired up Fast on Wii U a moment ago by way of comparison and it's clear RMX looks much improved..
  • Duffking 9 Mar 2017 12:52:02 14,941 posts
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    Blaster Master looks pretty good then, might grab that. Hopefully they can keep up a decent feed of Indies in between big releases.
  • macmurphy 9 Mar 2017 12:55:18 2,597 posts
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    Duffking wrote:
    Blaster Master looks pretty good then, might grab that. Hopefully they can keep up a decent feed of Indies in between big releases.
    8 and 8 on Destructoid and Nintendolife.
  • macmurphy 9 Mar 2017 12:57:08 2,597 posts
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    Erek wrote:
    @macmurphy I'm tempted by RMX too, especially for the update that would allow online play against friends. I fired up Fast on Wii U a moment ago by way of comparison and it's clear RMX looks much improved..
    And there goes another £17. You made me look at the preview video and it looked awesome. I guess I'm saving 6.29 on the SNK titles I was eyeing up. I'll update. Think I'll also get snipperclips.

    Edited by macmurphy at 12:58:49 09-03-2017
  • Mfolf 9 Mar 2017 12:57:57 1,592 posts
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    Sorry if daft question but whytf are neogeo games on there and not some of the million and one Nintendo classics?!
  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2016 9 Mar 2017 13:00:10 31,583 posts
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    I'm not one to reel this old chestnut out, but "please understand".

    I realise there are processes like submitting them to the ratings people that might have to happen too, so maybe they have started.

    Edited by DFawkes at 13:06:41 09-03-2017
  • Duffking 9 Mar 2017 13:02:45 14,941 posts
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    Mfolf wrote:
    Sorry if daft question but whytf are neogeo games on there and not some of the million and one Nintendo classics?!
    Presumably they've been handled by someone else rather than actually being Virtual console.
  • macmurphy 9 Mar 2017 13:03:25 2,597 posts
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    Mfolf wrote:
    Sorry if daft question but whytf are neogeo games on there and not some of the million and one Nintendo classics?!
    I read this in the quotes section of a metal slug review but it makes sense:

    Since Nintendo hasn't branded it yet I believe that SNK is using the "ACA" label or "Arcade Archives" - but yeah, it's essentially a VC game.

    So VC catalogue is not ready, but they use this branding sleight of hand to bump up the number of titles on the E-shop for launch.
  • rice_sandwich 9 Mar 2017 15:24:23 3,456 posts
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    I think I'll also get Nam 75. Read a review of the Wii version and it seems decent in short bursts. I loved Operation Wolf back in the day do this should do nicely. Online leaderboards too.
  • Rewsan 9 Mar 2017 15:31:33 279 posts
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    I'm tempted by Master Blaster but may leave it a week to see
    how it lands. Got Zelda, I am Setsuna and Sniperclips to keep me going for now. I think I'll grab Shovel Knight in the next month or so too, not played it at all yet.
  • JoelStinty 9 Mar 2017 15:39:24 5,917 posts
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    DangerousDave_87 wrote:
    @JoelStinty Snipperclips is great if you have somebody to play with. I wouldn't necessarily recommend it if you're paying alone. Fast RMX is actually harder than the Wii U version, in my opinion. Looks and feels much nicer at least. Shovel Knight is the best of the bunch, though! I've yet to purchase it again, having already bought it on Wii U, but it's on the watch list.
    Caved and brought RMX. I normally have one arcade title *non story* and one story game on the go anyway. Should fill in the gaps when i want to play something a little bit different.
  • macmurphy 9 Mar 2017 15:43:19 2,597 posts
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    Caved as well. It's lovely. Don't know why I waited.
  • DangerousDave_87 9 Mar 2017 15:55:18 2,905 posts
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    Hmm... I should have made my last post about Fast RMX in here, rather than just the thread for the game. Don't get me wrong, it's great for the first 5 or 6 cups. It looks the part and plays the part, but then something seems to go a bit wrong. The AI just ramps up in difficulty to a point where i'm not sure it's humanly possible to beat it. It could well be that i'm rubbish, but I'm finding i'm constantly finishing 5th place in the last few cups regardless of my performance. After another stab at it this morning, I'm genuinely wondering if there's a problem with the AI that they've overlooked.

    If I were you, i'd stick to the lowest difficulty for the time being and then maybe hit the online mode (which is far more forgiving).

    I wish i'd come to this conclusion before writing up that last post, but it was Duffking's post in the other thread that triggered the concern. It sounds like they're having an identical experience to me.

    Edit - It's worth pointing out that no review yet has pointed out this issues and it's being rated quite highly.

    Edited by DangerousDave_87 at 15:55:51 09-03-2017
  • the_dudefather 9 Mar 2017 15:57:58 10,502 posts
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    Yeah, I'm having trouble on the 3rd tier of tracks, gets pretty tough
  • Dizzy 9 Mar 2017 16:02:54 3,509 posts
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    I need Spelunky on Switch
  • DangerousDave_87 9 Mar 2017 16:40:22 2,905 posts
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    @Dizzy Such news would be amazing! Fez and Rocket League would also be very welcome, but if I could have only one, Spelunky would be it!

    Edited by DangerousDave_87 at 16:40:42 09-03-2017
  • el_pollo_diablo 9 Mar 2017 17:20:08 2,724 posts
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    I'd love Broforce too. Local MP would be a perfect fit.
  • Armoured_Bear 9 Mar 2017 17:21:48 20,676 posts
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    Could someone fix the title please?
    "eShop"
  • Goban 9 Mar 2017 17:50:09 9,924 posts
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    I had the same problem on f-zero on the cube, i think I'm probably a bit rubbish at these sorts of games. Hence why I'm holding back on fast rmx.
  • darrenb 9 Mar 2017 18:23:38 935 posts
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    I know I'm bound to end up with both , but shovel Knight or master blaster to kill a couple of hours later ??
  • el_pollo_diablo 9 Mar 2017 18:24:48 2,724 posts
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    Im waiting to see if Redline is any cop before grabbing RMX.
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