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Swordship Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET As we attempt to tie up loose ends, by reviewing interesting games that we skipped earlier in the year, we also want to make sure we don’t miss anything from more recently. Swordship only came out at the start of the month and yet it decided that it was a good idea to launch three days after The Callisto Protocol, Need For Speed Unbound, and Marvel’s Midnight Suns. The entire games industry is terrible at scheduling, and this is further proof that indie developers are no better at it than big publishers. Swordship caught our eye thanks to its bright, minimalist visuals, which are reminiscent of racing classic WipEout. The similarity is almost certainly intentional but in terms of gameplay the two have very little in common. Although you are constantly moving at high speed this isn’t really a racing game, but as developer Digital Kingdom has it a dodge ‘em-up. More generally it’s an arcade game, of the sort that rarely gets made nowadays even by indie developers, and something that, with visuals adjusted for the time, you could easily imagine appearing in an early ‘90s arcade. And we mean that as a major compliment. The cockamamie story behind Swordship involves something about smuggling goods for an ostracised group of underwater survivors in a post-apocalypse world. We think. The plot is only mentioned a few times and is clearly not the point of anything.TOP/BEST ADULT VIDEO GAMES IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA)

Swordship Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Swordship Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Although it’s difficult to pigeonhole the game into any one genre, perhaps the most apposite is the endless runner. You’re not running, you’re speeding along the water, but you don’t ever have to worry about accelerating or braking. Instead, you’re only able to move left and right, and up and down, as well as dive underwater for a short time, to avoid enemies and their projectiles. Simply surviving until the end of a section is an achievement, but what you’re really trying to do is pick up crates of supplies that only appear on screen for a few seconds and which you can collect by running into them with a pleasing thump. You also have to drop the crates off though, which is a more time consuming process that leaves you dangerously exposed, as you sit in the same position long enough for it happen. We’re not sure what it is you’re smuggling that requires such a violent response, but the screen is constantly filled with enemy turrets, aircraft, submarines, and giant laser weapons. We’re also not sure who’s controlling them, as they’re all incredibly dumb and one of the main focuses of the game is getting them to accidentally shoot each other. Mines can be purposefully set off to destroy turrets, turrets can be tricked into firing at laser cannons, aircraft can end up bombing their own allies, and all while you wait for the right moment to pick up and deliver your cargo.

Guns are cool but they are bulky and heavy.

If you get hit even once then that’s it and all is lost, but each time you make it to the end of a stage you get to bank your money and either sell off your cargo or convert it into extra lives. At first it seems as if there isn’t any more to the game than that, but as you get better and better you begin to unlock new abilities which can significantly change the game. Lives are a big deal in their own right but you can also gain the ability to stun enemies with an electric field or make it easier to catch and deposit cargo containers. Beyond the fonts, Swordship is still rather excellent. This is pure arcade brilliance, actually, a fast-paced avoid-’em-up with a maritime larceny twist. Your Swordship is a dinky yellow mischief-maker, a needle-thin arrowhead of a craft that can open its tiny jaws to grab containers lost to the ocean, and then pinch them. It can’t shoot, not really anyway, but it can trick nearby enemies into killing each other. Collect containers, get the enemies to kill each other, all within the narrow confines of a single top-down screen, which is given a bit of zip by the fact that everything on the screen is actually racing over the surface of endless waves. That’s Swordship’s whole deal. But as with the fonts, it’s not the rules of the game so much as what the game does with the rules. Okay, so collecting containers.Bloody Zombies Switch NSP

Swordship Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Swordship Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

You’re racing along, moving left and right and up and down and a container is approaching. You know this because a bright yellow line appears on the screen – a shipping lane. Get into that and collect the container! Zing! I don’t think there is actually a greater feeling in any game I’ve played this year. Pure connection. So now, you have a container in your mouth. You can use it as a bomb to wipe the screen of enemies, or you can bank it, which means waiting until a drop-off point appears on screen and hovering there for a few seconds. That sounds easy, but in fact it’s enormously hard. This is because the screen is filled with enemies. Turrets that track you and then shoot. Mines that pop up. Crackling laser walls. Hovering baddies who drop bombs from above. Rotating barbecue ovens. All sorts. What these enemies share are red marks that show the areas that they’re going to attack, and a pause before attacking which allows you to get into the red mark, make sure it’s where you want it to be, and then get out again. So the overhead bomb droppers – move close to a turret you want to be rid of, wait for the red marks, and then leg it. The turrets, meanwhile, can be lured into targeting other turrets, or mines, which can be induced to go off and kill turrets, or the laser wall guys, or the fire-ball lobbers. Onwards and onwards.

Ship variant.

Swordship looks like something from the world of Wipeout, except here the race is for your life. With buttery cel-shaded graphics and a cool ambient techno soundtrack, it’s stylistically polished. The frame rate maintains a perfect 60 FPS, with its industrial periphery altering between cities and the colour of the seas moving through several pastel shades. In a post-apocalyptic future, the fortunate have taken root in megacities beneath the seas. Rogue pilots who fight for the banished race down waterways looking for stray containers, grabbing them when they surface and delivering them via a portal. Pegged as a ‘dodge ’em up’, Swordship is just that, confining you to a volatile rectangular area where you use everything at your disposal to stay afloat. Discounting the occasional smart bomb or stun weapon, you have no guns, and the idea is to trick the enemy drones, laser turrets, mine deployers, and cannons, amongst others, into accidentally killing each other. This involves, for example, letting mines track you while you camp near a gun turret, watching its spherical blast radius and listening for pitch changes, before hauling ass as the explosion takes the turret with it. Creating combos with this technique often leads to big score bonuses.Remnant From The Ashes

Swordship Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Swordship Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

When navigating the relentless ocean floor, your dive — which allows your craft to temporarily submerge beneath the water — is your get-out-of-jail-free card. Time it right, and it’ll save your skin. Get it wrong and you’re vaporised in the blink of an eye. Swordship is a challenging game, geared toward experts. Although you can tailor your ship and enemy response speeds, there’s only one real difficulty setting, no continues, and the name of the game is score — which is why the absence of online leaderboards is so mystifying (Correction: Online leaderboards are available after completing a run in every city without losing your available lives and getting a game over. This was missed during our review testing. As this is still fairly difficult to unlock, our assessment remains unchanged). If you manage to reach the fourth city, which takes dedicated practice, you can consider yourself advanced enough to go the distance. Some, sadly, may get frustrated before reaching this point. One minor niggle is that there’s no D-pad control option, which some may prefer over analog sticks.

Weather.

The game dishes out ship upgrades between stages along with an abundance of extra lives, and eventually, you’ll be rewarded with a newer craft. Hardcore players can choose to trade life bonuses for score — a risk-and-reward scenario that has you living on a knife edge in the game’s latter half. Each city introduces new enemy types with different behaviours and even tailored weather conditions, creating a unique personality for each new area, and requiring you to strategise and act differently in each. The setup of destroying enemies using their own ordnance is satisfying and, when you pull off a ‘quadra trick’ for the first time, sending the screen ablaze as the camera momentarily, dynamically shifts to take in the carnage, is thrilling. Swordship is a clever, original, and interesting concept. It looks good, sounds good, and plays well. There’s just that RNG irritant that means, while you can learn enemy behaviours, you sometimes get lost in the fray. Even the camera shifts and the slow down (which can be disabled) can occasionally disorientate you from your position, resulting in sudden death. At the same time, while imperfect, its evolving and increasingly intense nature has major appeal for score hunters.

And, when you do grab that container, trip under a set of lasers, detonate three mines sequentially and blow the screen sky-high, it earns itself an action badge of honour. Mix the enemies up with the crates and you have a dodging game of truly glorious elegance and intrigue. I never tire of getting baddies to blast their own side. I never tire of the last minute container drop which allows me to rack up points and get out of the way again just before I’m killed. I never tire of the perfect dive – you can duck under the waves for a limited amount of time – that extinguishes a fire and gets me out of the way of a bomb. It reminds me of the classic arcade game Spy Hunter in this regard – you have to have your eye on a couple of things at any time, and it’s all about positioning. Swordship is already great, then. But for me it actually gets a little bit greater. Not just the simple low-poly graphics that burst with colour, or the brisk zip of the animations. I love the way that everything is tied together. The containers you collect – at the end of each level you can either bank them for score or keep them for extra lives. Or you can keep them and open them for a perk, maybe aligning the container lanes from now on or granting you instant drop offs.

Swordship Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Swordship Switch NSP Free Download GAMESPACK.NET

Points, meanwhile, allow you to play the long grade of opening up permanent upgrades, weather conditions, different ship abilities, and even different difficulty settings and concept art. It’s endlessly surprising. This muddling together of things, this collection of knotty choices that leaves you in charge as you trade score for health for getting yourself tricked out, actually makes Swordship feel more compact in an area – progression and unlocks – where a lot of arcade games succumb slightly to bloat. You’re always making these interesting, could-go-either-way decisions. Every unlock matters, every point matters – and every life matters. This game is just phenomenal. The world after global warming. Humanity has taken refuge in three gigantic underwater cities at the bottom of the ocean. Those who are expelled from the cities, for lack of space, barely survive on the burned lands. Meanwhile, the megacities exchange millions of containers loaded with goods every day. At the command of ultra-fast boats, a few inhabitants of the underwater cities started stealing these precious containers, in order to deliver them to the banished. Some are more successful than others. Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War UNLOCKED

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