The holidays are a great time to relax and kick back with some good games. Thanks to the portability of the Nintendo Switch you can continue your digital adventures wherever you go this summer. Whether you’re hiking to the top of a volcano or you’re sipping cocktails poolside, here’s a couple of Belgian games to give your vacation that little extra spark.
A roguelite take on Bomberman that’s also taking a lot of cues from old school Zelda, Bombslinger feels right at home on Switch. You’ll get to explore a series of procedurally generated levels and pick up power-ups that you’ll desperately need to live through some tough boss fights. Emerge victorious and you will be dropped in the next level, where even harder foes will try to bring your fiery rampage to a halt.
Guns, Gore & Cannoli and sequel Guns, Gore & Cannoli 2 hardly need an introduction. The action games starring mobster hero Vinnie Cannoli are among the most succesful productions our country has ever created. The first game feels closer to Metal Slug, while the action in the sequel is more vertical and features improved player mobility and 360 aiming. Either way, both games are filled to the brim with cool guns, humorous gore, and gorgeous hand-drawn visuals.
Shift Quantum is a game best played with a clear head, but you’ll happily postpone your morning Margarita for this stylish puzzle-platformer. By tilting the game world and shifting your character between black and white dimensions, you’ll transform the level so that barriers become solutions. It’s a clever mechanic that allows for a lot of varied, challenging puzzles that will make your synapses burn.
With Warparty you”ll get to experience epic classic real-time strategy gameplay in the vein of Warcraft III on a portable screen. Taking place in a unique Stone Age setting, players build up their base and rally cavemen soldiers to tame vicious dinosaurs and fight rival tribes. Your Hero unit can use special skills to make his army more effective or whack some skulls himself.