Nintendo has a massive hit on its hands with the Nintendo Switch hybrid console. Teen boys will love the ability to play their games on their terms – anywhere. It’s a great system for competitive games and heavy hitters include Zelda and Mario. The main question on many people’s minds is: Will Nintendo have enough Switches for everyone who wants the hottest gift of the holidays? Teens love the new Animal Crossing edition. Animal Crossing sold separately.
Looking for a cheaper alternative to the Switch? If you don’t plan on connecting your Switch to a TV, then the Switch Lite is worth considering. It only supports handheld mode games and is lighter and smaller than the original Switch, making it perfect for on-the-go gaming. The best part? Now you can play all the great compatible Switch games at a more affordable price point. Choose from a variety of different colors, including the special Pokemon design.
The next-gen of gaming is here with the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition! It’s a disc-less version of the original PS5. No discs and Blu-Ray movies here. It features fast-loading games with its built-in SSD and it supports all your favorite PlayStation games. Its library continues to expand with AAA exclusives you simply can’t play anywhere else. Experience 3D audio tech and immersive haptic feedback from the new DualSense wireless controller. If you don’t need the disc version, it’s a great way to save $100 bucks and still play all the amazing PS5 games.
The next generation of gaming is here! With real-time ray tracing support, 3D audio, and haptic feedback, Sony promises to take you to new worlds. Available in two different options, the PlayStation 5 features a lightning-fast SSD drive that promises to virtually eliminate load times. Most importantly, it offers a compelling launch lineup. Play has no limits.
Microsoft’s next-gen console, Xbox Series X, is the world’s most powerful console with 12 teraflops of power and an all-new fast processor and GPU. It’s 2 times more powerful than Xbox One X and blows away the Xbox One and PS4. In addition to its strong library of exclusive games like Halo Infinity, Forza Motorsport, and more, backward compatibility is another key differentiator. Loyal Xbox fans will appreciate that it plays thousands of games across Xbox One, Xbox 360, and even the original Xbox. Games feature major visual enhancements and ray-tracing provides realistic lighting for richer, more detailed, and more immersive worlds. Its fast 1 TB SSD drive and Quick Resume feature lets you jump right into your favorite games. With Smart Delivery, if you purchased a game for Xbox One, you are entitled to a free download on Xbox Series X. While it won’t support VR, the controller offers a slight redesign with an improved D-Pad and ergonomics. When it launches this Holiday 2020, it’s expected to be competitively priced with PS5, while offering comparable specs.
Xbox Series S is the successor to the Xbox One family of consoles. It supports 4K resolutions, has a built-in solid-state drive for faster access to games, and delivers real-time ray tracing. It doesn’t support 8K and doesn’t play back UHD Blu-rays like its big brother since it’s disc-less. Although it supports 4K gaming, frame rates only remain consistent at 1440p ranging from 60 FPS to 120 FPS. What’s cool? The Series S offers backward compatibility with most Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Xbox titles. Although you don’t get the cutting-edge gaming experience of the flagship model (Xbox Series X) with higher framerates and fidelity, you get to play the same games without breaking the bank. You get next-gen performance in the smallest Xbox ever.
The PS4 is the best-selling videogame console this generation. It features a strong library bolstered by exclusive first and third-party content. Play your favorite PlayStation games from Uncharted 4, GTA V, Destiny, Horizon Zero Dawn and a whole lot more! The PS4 offers a robust online experience as well as support for PSVR. With a whole slew of amazing content down the pipeline, greatness awaits!
Retro gaming is all the rage nowadays! The Genesis Mini arrives on the scene and does what Nintendon’t! Everything is included to plug-and-play right out of the box. The best part? You won’t need any cartridges, as 40 legendary Sega Genesis titles are preloaded. Play iconic classics like Sonic The Hedgehog, Altered Beast, Gun Star Heroes, Shinobi III, Streets of Rage 2, Virtua Fighter 2, and so much more that defined a generation! Relive the glory days of gaming with the return of the beloved 16-bit Genesis now in miniature form.
Retro consoles have seen a resurgence in the past few years. TurboGrafx-16 Mini is a compact retro console pre-loaded with some of the best titles for the console, including PC Engine games. In all, you can enjoy 57 classic games — 25 TurboGrafx-16 and 32 PC Engine games! Play classics like R-Type, New Adventure Island, Alien Crush, and more. The Quick Save feature allows you to save your progress and pickup where you left off. A multitap, sold separately, lets you play with up to 5 of your friends. Relive the glory days of gaming!
The Atari VCS gets a 21st century makeover — rocking an AMD Ryzen CPU, AMD Radeon GPU, 8GB RAM and it’s capable of pumping out 4K HDR visuals. Better watch out PS5! Now you even get a modern Xbox-style controller to play with. The best part? Not only does it play hundreds of classic Atari retro games as well as current titles from a range of studios, but also you can install Windows on it and use it as a home computer. It beautifully blends the best of retro consoles and PC to delight a new generation of gamers and creators.
The New Nintendo 2DS XL now features a clamshell design and screen similar to the one featured on the New Nintendo 3DS XL. The cool thing is the 2DS XL will support all Nintendo 3DS family games, albeit without the 3D effect. Fans can play all their favorite Nintendo games on the go and get great performance and portability. The 2DS XL will also feature a new C-stick for enhanced controls. It’s the perfect Christmas gift for portable gamers. A new Pikachu edition is available for Pokemon fans.
Celebrate 35 years of Super Mario with this special limited-production re-release of the Nintendo Game & Watch handheld system. It’s a predecessor to the Game Boy and serves as an homage to the original from the 80s/90s. It includes the original Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, and an updated Mario-themed remake of the game Ball. It features a full-color LCD screen with D-Pad and 2 game buttons. What’s cool? Not only can you play classic Mario games, but you can tell time with its digital clock and discover 35 easter eggs in honor of Mario’s milestone anniversary. This will be a must-have for any Nintendo fan.
Want to play retro pocket-sized games that fit in your pocket? The Micro Arcade Tetris is the smallest credit-card size portable that lets you play a fully-functional game of Tetris on the go. You’ll have endless fun manipulating those Tetrimos. It’s one of those iconic classics that never gets old, meaning you’ll get a ton of replayability. Choose from an array of micro-sized classics, such as Space Invaders, Dig Dug, and more.
Now you’re playing with power! The NES Classic is heading back to stores this summer in miniature form! Classic retro Nintendo games are what gamers demand. So now fans will be able to experience 30 of the greatest NES classics of all-time from Super Mario Bros. to Zelda to Donkey Kong and more! It;s the perfect gift for gamers or collectors.
The SNES Classic was long rumored after the discontinuation of the NES Classic Edition. It’s official the SNES Classic Edition will feature 21 built-in games including the previously unreleased Star Fox 2. The console will feature two SNES controllers. The stellar lineup includes favorites like Super Mario World, Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid, Super Punch-Out!!, F-Zero, Donkey Kong Country, Star Fox, Street Fighter II Turbo, Super Mario Kart, Contra III and more! Now this is classic gaming heaven!
Virtual reality is here. Designed to work with the PlayStation 4, the PlayStation VR headset allows you to experience virtual worlds and movies in 360-degrees. With the most affordable headset, Sony is bringing VR to all PlayStation gamers. With hundreds of VR titles, gamer developers and filmmakers are on board to deliver the next generation of entertainment.
For gamers who have an Xbox One, a prepaid subscription to Xbox Live is a no-brainer. If you want to play online with friends, you’ll need the subscription. The coolest part? Every month, Microsoft gives members free games. And who doesn’t love free games?!
If you don’t know what to get your PlayStation gamer, get them the PlayStation Plus subscription. It allows gamers to play online and gives users discounts, exclusive features, and more. The best part? Every month, members of the service get free games. And who doesn’t love free games?!
Want to play your favorite Switch games online? The Nintendo Switch Online service allows you to play compatible games online for 12 months with this subscription service. In addition to allowing you to play online with friends, you also get access to classic NES and SNES games with online play. Lastly, you benefit from cloud backup for your save data.
Got a ROBLOX obsessed fan? Available in in $10, $25, or $50 varieties, these ROBLOX gift cards make the perfect gift for your ROBLOX fan. These digital cards are compatible with PC or Mac and allow fans to access a wide library of gear, collectibles, and virtual items to use in the game. In Roblox you make the game! Let their imaginations run wild with this extremely popular kids’ game!
Looking for the perfect gift for your 11 year old Minecraft fan? The Minecraft Minecoins 3500 pack includes 3,500 in-game currency for downloading new skins, textures, and worlds on the Minecraft Marketplace. The best part? This gift card can be used across multiple platforms, including Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Android and Windows 10.
Got a gamer obsessed with Apex Legends? Apex Legends took the industry by storm this year giving Fortnite a run for its money. Use these Apex coins to score a Battle Pass (950 coins), Battle Pass Bundle (2,800), or customize your in-game character. What’s cool? With Season 1 Battle Pass, you score an entire season’s worth of loot. This virtual currency is available for PS4, Xbox, and PC platforms. Choose from 1000, 2150, 4350, 6700, or 11500 Apex Coins.
Featuring over 100 games, one low monthly price, and fast launches, Xbox Game Pass makes a great Christmas gift. Microsoft will be adding top-tier first-party titles like Gears 5, Forza Horizon 4, Sea of Thieves, Crackdown 3 and more, making it an excellent value for Xbox gamers. Think of it as a Netflix-like buffet of games.
Love EA games? Get a 12-month all-access pass to EA’s library of games with EA Play. Play everything from Madden to FIFA to Battlefield and more! There are over 50 games to experience on EA’s service. What’s cool? You even can try out new games before they’re released and you benefit from special member discounts! Play the best of EA for less. Makes a great gift for Xbox or PlayStation gamers.
Liven up your Nintendo Switch with new Pokemon-themed controllers featuring sleek Pikachu and Eevee designs. The Pikachu one is our favorite. Licensed by Nintendo, the Split Pad Pro features a bulkier handle with better ergonomics which translates into comfort for the player. It features a full D-Pad, analog sticks, buttons, triggers, and a customizable turbo button. Note these controllers only work in handheld mode and lack motion controls and vibration feedback. However, it offers a better grip than the standard Joy-Cons and the wide button/stick layout feels more comfortable as well. Pokemon fans will want to snap ’em up!
Celebrate Pokemon’s 25th Anniversary in style with the PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller for the Nintendo Switch. Featuring cool, stylized Pikachu artwork with a “025” emblazened across the top, this is a great wireless Bluetooth controller for your Nintendo Switch. It features an ergonomic design, motion controls, and delivers up to 30 hours of battery life on a charge. It pairs easily and controls are smooth and responsive.
Protect your new Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite with this stylish 2-tone Animal Crossing: New Horizons Aloha Edition Carrying Case with leaf pattern. This bundle also includes a screen protector. It’s perfect for protecting your Switch while on the go.
Pokemon fans have waited over two decades for a true sequel to Pokemon Snap. Finally, a new Pokemon Snap hits the Switch and fans are going crazy. The cult classic is an all-new adventure inspired by the classic N64 game. Grab your camera and get ready to snap pics of Pokemon while exploring beautiful islands. The game features creatures from multiple generations.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury delivers 2 full games in 1. At its core, it’s a love letter to Mario’s past and future. It features the same great co-op gameplay, creative and colorful levels, and power-ups as the original, but now characters move faster and the dash ability powers up more quickly. You can play locally or online with up to 3 players. In Bowser’s Fury, team up with Bowser Jr. and explore a seamless open-world in this short but spectacular action-packed standalone adventure. Bowser’s Fury should serve as a template for future Nintendo projects. Overall, it’s the best Mario on Switch since Odyssey, perfectly blending the 2D and 3D Mario gameplay.
In celebration of Mario’s 35th anniversary, Super Mario 3D All-Stars remasters 3 of the greatest 3D Super Mario games of all-time in one limited-edition compilation in physical or digital form. It marks the first time you can play all games in HD. This collection includes Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy. These classic games all feature optimized gameplay for Switch along with a noticable bump in resolution as well as support for modern 16:9 HD displays and Joy-Cons. Unfortunately, Super Mario Galaxy 2 is not part of this collection. Super Mario 64 was the groundbreaking game on N64 that essentially defined the 3D platformer. Super Mario Sunshine from GameCube takes you on a vacation to Isle Del Rey with an interesting water mechanic that’s incredibly fun. And Galaxy from the Wii era is well regarded as one of the greatest 3D Mario games of all-time. A cool bonus is you can listen to soundtracks from all 3 games — even with the screen off. If you haven’t played these titles, it’s an outstanding value with each game offering something refreshing and new. It’s also worth noting this collection will only be available until March 2021.
LEGO Star Wars fans will be full of glee with LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga. This game lets fans play through all 9 of the saga films. What’s cool? You can jump into any point on the Star Wars timeline — Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: A New Hope, or Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker. Rise of the Skywalker boasts over 300 playable characters and ships — the most of any LEGO Star Wars game. We love the freedom to travel anywhere, anytime and LEGO’s signature charm, humor, and fun.
MLB The Show 21 arrives on PS4, PS5, and for the first time ever, on the Xbox family of consoles. MLB The Show 21 delivers two game modes — sim mode and a beginner mode to introduce first-time players to the series. Casual mode is designed to ease you in to the game with a focus on learning the core mechanics of the game with brief tutorials. It’s a fun, pick-up and play mode for newbies. There’s a new rewarding pinpoint pitching mechanic for those who want more control over the game. If you have the skills, you can now see where your pitch will land. It’s hard to master but very rewarding. For the first time, you can take your ball player from Road to the Show to other game modes. Next-gen consoles feature a stadium creator that lets you build everything from a classic ballpark to a spacebound stadium. The game will also support online play with cross-platform support.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has garnered critical and commercial success. It’s the first must-own title for the Switch. The game has been reinvented from the ground up, making it accessible to more gamers. As Link you embark on an epic adventure to save Princess Zelda in a massive sprawling open-world environment that is simply breathtaking in scale and design and a sheer pleasure to explore. You’ll have to overcome enemies, bosses, puzzles, and so much more as you unravel the engaging narrative. Hands-down, this is the best Zelda experience ever! A can’t-miss if you’re a gamer.
The highly-anticipated Halo Infinite launches alongside the Xbox Series X this Holiday 2020. It’s expected to be the big system seller and fans are giddy with excitement. Master Chief is the protagonist and focus of this game, while The Banished return as the main antagonists of the game. Touted as a ‘spiritual reboot,’ the game is more expansive and returns to some of the earlier Halos that fans know and love. Fans can expect a bigger universe, bigger set of gameplay scenarios, more things to explore, and new surprises. The game’s story continues sometime after the ending of Halo 5. Not only will the game support HDR, but also it does something special with it. The Slipspace Engine delivers stunning visuals, showcasing the power of Xbox Series X, but the game will still look incredible on Xbox One. In addition to a single-player campaign, fans can expect a multiplayer component. 343 Studios delivers a fresh, modern take of Halo while remaining true to its roots.
Love dancing games? Then get up off the couch and play Just Dance 2021! The best part? With a 1-month trail of Just Dance Unlimited, you can dance to over 550 smash hits that make you want to get up and dance. Experience 8 all-new kid-friendly songs and choreographies that are fun for the whole family. Kids and families will have a blast while getting a good physical workout. It’s the perfect party game to get the party started.
What if you mixed an RPG with exercise? Imagine you are a hero who makes your way through levels fighting monsters. This might sound like a role-playing game. The difference? Instead of pressing buttons, you exercise through the game using a Pilates ring. To attach, you’ll squat, do yoga, and sprint. It’s never been so fun to sweat.
NBA 2K21 heightens the basketball sim’s realism. The presentation and player animations heighten the authenticity of the game. The gameplay feels smooth thanks to a consistent frame rate. Overall, it’s a genuinely entertaining basketball experience with the latest roster updates and enhanced game modes. It features MyTeam cross-progression and a shared VC wallet, so you can carry over your progress and microtransactions between consoles in the same family. The PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of NBA 2K1 are built from the ground up to take advantage of next-gen power and technology.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is pure video gaming joy. You move into a new town on a tropical island and travel to randomly-generated islands. You begin with a campsite and can transform it into a thriving town. We love how it’s an open, free-form game as well as the new crafting system. It’s a charming game about self-expression and it’s packed with plenty to see and do. It’s a perfect chill game for veterans and new fans alike.
Featuring over 60 characters, 8-player battles, online battles and more, get ready to battle with Mario, Link and your other favorite Smash Bros. characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Its robust character roster includes everyone from past games plus Daisy, Ridley, and Inklings plus a variety of stages and graphical improvements to make this the best Smash Bros. to date. This is likely to be the biggest hit title for Switch this year. The game features mild animated violence, but it’s tame compared to other similar games. It makes the perfect gift for any Smash fan.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch is an insanely fun and entertaining experience. Hands-down, this is the best Mario Kart game in the storied franchise. The game runs super silky, features incredible course designs and gameplay mechanics, oodles of characters and tracks, a thrilling online experience, and an all-new battle mode to create the definitive version of Mario Kart. The game is accessible to all gamers – even beginners with a new mode. A must-own if you own a Switch!
It’s about time! Crash fans rejoice — a sequel to the third game, Crash Bandicoot: Warped, arrives later this year from Toys For Bob for Nintendo Switch. Neo Cortex and Dr. Nefarious Tropy escaped prison and fractured time itself. With 4 Quantum Masks, you can manipulate time in a number of ways. Expect plenty of platforming challenges, new abilities, new levels and alternative dimensions to explore, and ridonkulous bosses. It’s the same awesome sauce you know and love from Crash games. What’s cool? Both Crash and Coco are playable characters and you can switch between them throughout the game.
Super Mario Odyssey is the big holiday title for the Nintendo Switch. It’s a hotly anticipated title that will allow gamers to play Mario on the big screen as well as on the go for the very first time. The game will return to the sandbox-style gameplay made popular by Super Mario 64. Fans are eagerly awaiting to get their hands on what could the best Mario since Mario 64 and the Galaxy series. Expect one incredible adventure traversing through new worlds and expect a few new moves and surprises along the way.
In Pikmin 3 Deluxe, you’ve crashed landed on a mysterious island with mystery creatures called Pikmin. You’ll have to lead the charge with 5 different types of Pikmin at your disposal in this real-time strategy game. You’ll solve puzzles, fight bosses, and have to overcome other obstacles with your Pikmin. What’s new? It features new side-story missions, you can play story mode with a friend, and it has all DLC stages from the original. Now there are a variety of difficulty levels, lock-on targeting, and optional hints. Can you escape this place and return home safely?
Princess Peach is turned into origami and the kingdom is ravaged by King Olly. Join Mario and Olivia on an all-new paper-crafted Mario adventure, as they battle evil Folded Soldiers, repair the damaged landscape, and attempt to free Princess Peach’s castle from King Olly in this comedic adventure. Although it doesn’t play like the first two games, it’s excellently written and creatively designed. The Origami King harkens back to the good old days of Paper Mario with turn-based combat, RPG mechanics, and humor. The game offers a new ring-based battle system, requiring quick wits and puzzle-solving. Post-battle Mario can use his arm-extending 1000-Fold Arms ability to interact with the landscape. Can you save Princess Peach and foil King Olly’s plans to re-fold the world? It’s the closest thing to the beloved originals, so it’s worth playing.
The first in a series, Final Fantasy VII Remake breathes exciting new life into the first third of this classic. Although it retells much of the story, it represents a reinvention of the game. In addition to a graphical overhaul and beautiful presentation, now players engage in real-time combat and the story has been expanded with new scenes and emotional arcs. The sheer variety of bosses and excellent combat make this an incredible experience fans don’t want to miss. Some of the new side quests are welcome while others seem like filler. Although it’s not perfect, it delivers a thrilling JRPG experience with about 40 hours of gameplay.
FIFA 21 offers Volta and story mode and makes long-awaited changes to Career Mode. Now there’s more of an emphasis on the management side for making tactical changes, a revamped growth system, and improved AI. FIFA returns to the streets with exciting street football action. Play 3v3, 4v4, or 5v5 in a variety of locales. The game features licensed players, clubs, and footwork is a huge part of Volta. EA Sports has captured the authenticity of the game like never before. The game features several gameplay enhancements to make this the most realistic FIFA to date. The game features more consistent shooting when 1-on-1 with the goalie, more precise dribbling control, improved defending ability, more accessible, skill-based penalty kicks where you can control the spin. The ball physics have been revamped to deliver an authentic experience with more realistic deflections and even the pacing of the game has been tweaked. While building on previous games, it creates the ultimate realization of the FIFA experience.
Super Mario Party is headed to Nintendo Switch. The game will feature fun mini games and new boards to keep things interesting and competitive. What’s cool? There’s an innovative new system allowing you to pair two Switches to play certain games. The game will feature online play as well as leaderboards. Get your friends together for some great party fun!
Minecraft is one of the most popular games of our generation. What makes it so fun? It’s the closest thing to a digital box of Lego where the only limit is your child’s imagination. What will they build?
Spider-Man for PS4 was one of the best superhero videogames ever. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is the next adventure in Marvel’s Spider-Man universe. It’s a standalone game for PS5. Instead of a full-fledged sequel, this game offers an expansion and enhancement to the previous game. The game has a substantial Miles Morales component along with enhancements to the game and game engine that showcase the PS5’s technology. Miles Morales has new abilities like electric venom blasts and stealth camoflaging. The game also features dynamic weather and daylight cycles that bring the world to life like never before.
What Marvel fan doesn’t love The Avengers? Marvel’s Avengers is a big, ambitious game made for die-hard Marvel fans. As you progress through the story, you unlock more and more hero-based missions. Hero missions focus on a single playable character. The game’s combo system lets you string together heavy and light attacks or hold for signature attacks. As your heroes earn experience, they gain access to new skills. Skills points allow you to unlock new moves, combos, and new version of attacks. As you build up your heroes, unlocking and mastering the separate core skills offer a ton of depth and variety for every hero. The game features many classic outfits from Marvel’s history that you can collect. Look for a single-player campaign, co-op, and War Zones modes. War Zones are missions that can be played with up to 4 players or solo with an AI companion team. They’ll have a variety of objectives and challenges. It’s a brand new original Avengers single-player story that you can enjoy on your own or play with friends. Post-launch the game will add new heroes, new regions, and new story at no additional cost.
Pokemon Sword & Shield will feature the biggest maps in a Pokemon game. While Sword & Shield won’t feature the national Pokedex, there will be over 800 Pokemon featured in the game. A number of new Pokemon will be featured. The game will have a balanced battle system that allows all Pokemon to shine. The new Dynamax mechanic sounds cool and the Max Raid Battles pit four players against a powerful giant Pokemon.
While not a completely new Zelda game, Zelda: Link’s Awakening is a 2D reimagining of the classic Game Boy Zelda game. It features a top-down 2D perspective and traditional Zelda gameplay and retains the classic feel and personality of the original. The revamped cartoony graphical style looks absolutely gorgoeus. While it remains faithful to the original, one of the coolest new features is the Dungeon Builder. It allows you to create your own dungeons and play them. What’s cool? You can configure them in different ways and they actually feel quite different, depending on how they are configured. Other cool new additions include Mario character cameos and side-scrolling dungeons. The game will feature 8 dungeons, monsters, and traps to overcome. Can you find the 8 instruments of the Sirens and awaken the Wind Fish? It’s one of those gems you don’t want to miss.
Get ready to create the Super Mario courses of your dreams in Super Mario Maker 2, exclusive to Nintendo Switch. With new tools, challenges, modes, themes, sound effects, and near limitless combinations, let your imagination run wild. You get the creative freedom to choose exactly what enemies you want, where you want them, and if there are secret rooms. The game offers several themes, including Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, and now even Super Mario 3D World. This last style offers some new tricks not available in the other themes, and it’s the one we’re most excited about. With Switch Online, you can share your courses online and even play courses from players around the world. Love a course? Download it for play even when you’re not online. Experience and be inspired by hundreds of original courses designed by Nintendo’s expert designers in Story Mode. Multiplayer co-op allows up to four players to work together to complete courses and fight bosses. Clearly, there are lots of new ways to have fun with Mario Maker 2, as it’s the ultimate Mario playground and tool set. If you aren’t already a Switch Online member, a special bundle will include Mario Maker 2 with a 12-month subscription at a special value price. And if you’re already a member, this subscription may be stacked.
Are you ready to take your team to the Superbowl? Nothing is more fun than playing Madden with your buddies and talking a whole lot of trash. This year there are new ball carrier special moves, user-friendly pass rush moves, realistic open field tackling, and authentic QB moves that make it feel more like a real NFL game. The right-stick is now used exclusively for evasive moves, allowing for chaining of moves more easily and fluidly. EA has added player-controlled celebrations to play with more flair. Modes include: Exhibition, Franchise, and Madden Ultimate Team. Madden NFL 21 also marks the return of the single-player campaign mode, Face of the Franchise: Rise to Fame, which is like a playable documentary. Go long! Madden scores another touchdown!
Minecraft Dungeons offers a more combat-driven, dungeon crawling experience like Diablo with a focus on exploration, adventure, and loot. Dungeons are procedurally generated with a dozen or so differently themed areas. It marks the return of the joys of local multiplayer gaming we haven’t seen since the N64 days. As a 4-player co-op action RPG, it’s perfect for playing with family and friends. The best part? It offers a good mix of accessibility and deep, rewarding gameplay that appeals to newbie and veteran players. Difficulty ramps up in the second half of the campaign, requiring thinking through battles and managing potions and artifact use. We love how players aren’t pigeonholed into a class and forced to make a major choice that affects gameplay early on. Also, you don’t have to worry about being nickeled and dimed like other games. At least 2 additional DLC packs are planned for future expansion. Although it’s relatively safe and lacks mining or crafting spins, Minecraft Dungeons is a fun and charming game with good replayability, plenty of loot, secret levels to discover, and increasingly difficult levels to unlock.
Designed for newcomers, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee are new mainline Pokemon RPGs for Nintendo Switch. Although the mobile game is not required to play, you can connect the Let’s Go games with Pokemon Go on your smartdevice. The game will feature the familiar turn-based battles of prior Pokemon games and will be set in the Kanto region. Start collecting, trading, and battling this Holiday season.
Dreams is an ambitious, powerful, streamlined game creation tool that lets you essentially create anything you can imagine. It offers a robust tool set and in-depth tutorials to get you on your way to creating your own 3D games, provided you’re willing to invest the time. You create everything from the artwork to music to game logic. What’s cool? You can even collaborate with others. It’s all about playing, creating, and sharing. Of course, if you want you can surf through the many games created by others and even play Media Molecule’s pro-level creations. You’ll find many user-created games inspired by iconic video game brands like Super Mario, The Last of Us, Crash Bandicoot, Sonic, Tetris, Pac-Man and more. It’s truly remarkable what Media Molecule has created and it shows amazing potential for aspiring creators who’ve always wanted to create their own games without the burden of learning programming. Dreams will be supported on PS5 and support is planned for at least 10 years. It’s a must-have if you’ve ever dreamt of making your own games without having a programming background.
Become your favorite Pokemon in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX. In this game you’ll build your Pokemon team and explore Mystery Dungeons to help Pokemon. It has a good storyline, it’s challenging, and the gameplay is different than the original. Players engage in strategic, turn-based combat. While the Pokemon are smarter, they sometimes lack practicality. There are also small in-town improvements and over 400 Pokemon to meet and recruit. Dungeon layouts change everytime. Fans will love the beautiful watercolor-inspired graphics and the addition of Mega Evolved Pokemon. Overall, it’s a fantastic remake of a classic Game Boy game.
Looking for a fun multiplayer experience for Switch? This bundle includes both the original Overcooked and Overcooked 2. Experience the original that started it all! Overcooked 2 ups the ante with new recipes, chefs, kitchens, and levels. The game features an online multiplayer mode as well as local co-op. In addition to the original cast, there are a handful of new characters to choose from. Cook everything from pasta and sushi to cake, pancakes, and more. A new fun twist is that you can throw raw ingredients while plates can’t be throw, adding new strategy to the game, as you quickly scramble to ready orders. Even the order in which you complete orders matters for scoring combos. It’s perfect for multiplayer fun, supporting up to 4 players! Grab your friends and get ready for some insane cooking fun!
Exclusive to the Xbox One, Ori and the Will of the Wisps delivers an emotionally engaging adventure. Featuring beautiful graphics, tight controls, and a strong narrative, the game is an absolute joy to play. What’s new? The game features a brand new combat system and players encounter epic bosses. From the escape sequences to the puzzles, you’ll be engrossed in this beautiful world.
Always dreamt of driving your Hot Wheels as if you playing with them? Hot Wheels Unleashed is an arcade racer featuring Mattel’s Hot Wheels brand. The game features local split-screen multiplayer racing action on Hot Wheels’ signature tracks. Cool features include turbo boosts, drift, aerial jumps, and, of course, CRASHES! The game features skins, track sets, cars of different rarity. Our favorite part is the track editor, which enables sharing your creations online. The game launches on all current consoles as well as Windows PC.
From the makers of Overcooked, Moving Out is a fun, unconventional co-op game for up to 4 players. You’ll be working together with friends to plan and execute a move. The game presents a journey of many unconventional moves. The concept is simple: move furniture, appliances, and more into a moving truck. You’ll have to think critically and creatively about the best way to move items like a refrigerator or couch. Undoubedly, you’ll be debating with your friends on what is the best way to move items. It offers refreshingly new gameplay that has you dreaming up creative ways to quickly perform the move. You’ll be swinging items through windows, breaking down walls, using portals and ray guns, and scrambling to quickly load the truck while managing its space and not letting items fall off. Yes, sheer chaos will ensue! There’s a bit of a learning curve with the controls and you’ll have to learn how the physics system works to best handle each item. You’ll have to consider the weight of each item and whether you need multiple people to handle the move. Race against the clock to earn medals and complete objectives. There’s a lot of replay value as you attempt to beat your best time or complete the objectives. Some of the objectives challenge you to completely rethink your gameplan. Sadly, there’s no online component. But it’s the most fun we’ve had in a co-op multiplayer game since the Overcooked series.
Love arcade classics like Pac-Man? Now you can bring home the classic Pac-Man arcade experience to your tabletop with this mini arcade Pac-Man cabinet. What’s cool? They feature authentic retro-styled arcade cabinets complete with working joysticks, buttons, and full color-screens to bring the classics to life. Choose from Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Space Invaders and Galaxian.
Relive the glory days of NEO GEO with this officially licensed SNK MVSX home arcade. This counter-cade system with a 17-inch LCD display is packed with 50 beloved arcade classics like King of Fighters, Fatal Fury, Metal Slug, and Samurai Showdown. The sheer number of titles and variety of genres is impressive. Notable hits missing from the preinstalled games are King of the Monsters and Blazing Star. Additional titles are planned for release in 2021. What’s cool? You can convert the system to a full-size arcade with an optional riser base that adds an extra 32-inches for a total height close to 5-feet. It even sports a light-up marquee and two sets of joysticks, each with six buttons so you can play with a friend. The upgraded display supports a 1280 x 1024 resolution so these classics look crisp and clear. Invite your friends over for some retro fun!
The Pong Pub Table brings back the glory days of retro gaming. Now you can battle with up to 4 players in Pong in your own living room! This will appeal to kids and kids at heart of the 80s and 90s. The Pub Table features several games packed in one machine: Pong, Pong Doubles, Quadra Pong, Warlords, Pong Sports, Circus Atari, Super Breakout, and Tempest.
The Arcade1Up Capcom Legacy Edition Arcade Cabinet features 12 iconic Capcom arcade games: Street Fighter, Street Fighter II: World Warrior, Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, Street Fighter II: Turbo, Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Darkstalkers, Strider, Commando, Final Fight, Ghosts ‘n Goblins, and 1944: The Loop Master. The cabinet features a 17″ color LCD screen, real-feel arcade controls, lighted marquee, and printed coin door kickplate. Invite your friends over for some retro arcade fun!
This 12-in-1 Mortal Kombat Legacy Edition Arcade Cabinet features a 17-inch display, retro-inspired MK artwork and matching riser, full-sized arcade controls, and 3 iconic Mortal Kombat games along with other Midway games. Highlights include: Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Joust, Defender, Rampage, Gauntlet, and more.
Arcade1Up introduces Sega’s classic Outrun to its family of 3/4-scale home arcade cabinets. It’s the first time they’ve done a steering wheel design with pedal and brake, and it sports the original arcade’s artwork. It comes with a 17-inch display, matching riser, and lighted marquee. It also includes Turbo Outrun, Outrunners, and Power Drift.
Pac-Man is one of the greatest arcade games of all-time. This retro-inspired cabinet features classics like Pac-Man and Pac-Man Plus. In Pac-Man, gobble all the dots and avoid the ghosts to complete the stage. The red dots provide temporary immunity and allow Pac-Man to eat the ghosts. With authentic arcade artwork, it recreates the classic Pac-Man experience at home. Invite your friends over for some retro fun. The best part? No coins are required! For adults, add a riser for a more comfortable gaming experience.
Arcade1Up’s X-Men vs. Street Fighter is one of the most-anticipated retro arcade titles this year. Featuring authentic artwork, this 3/4-scale arcade cabinet features X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Superheroes, X-Men: Children of the Atom, and X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse. Invite your friends over for some epic battles. The best part? No quarters are required.
Experience the golden age of gaming with the Arcade1Up NBA Jam Arcade Cabinet. This cabinet includes NBA Jam, NBA Jam Tournament Edition, and NBA Hangtime. Play the classic 2-on-2 arcade game with over-the-top shooting, jumping across the court, and catching on fire. It’s the first online-enabled cabinet so you can play with your friends on the same cabinet or not. So you can play in drop-in games across North America. There are no fouls, no free throws, and no violations other than goal tending and 24-second violation. Do you have what it takes to be the ultimate NBA Jam Champion? Bring home this classic arcade game — it’s slam dunk fun!
Imagine building and owning your own arcade cabinet of your favorite retro game. That’s exactly what you get with this cabinet from Arcade1Up. Ms. Pac-Man is one of the most popular aracde games of all-time. Featuring authentic artwork and controls, this 3/4-scale Ms. Pac-Man arcade cabinet features Ms. Pac-Man, Galaxian, Pac-Mania, and Pac-Man Plus. Relive the glory days of arcade gaming with this stylish cabinet. Play this classic game anytime in the pleasure of your home for a fraction of other arcade cabinets. The best part? No quarters are required, so play on!
Modeled after the original Big Buck arcade cabinet, Big Buck Hunter is Arcade1Up’s first light-gun-based shooting game. Sporting a 17-inch display, it includes 2 game rifles and includes Big Buck Hunter Pro, Big Buck World, Big Buck Hunter Open Season, and Big Buck Safari Outback. You pump to reload after every shot and have to shoot the bucks not the does. Fans will love racking up high scores in this hunting-themed title. Modding enthusiasts will be excited to hack the machine to potentially play other arcade shooting titles.
Arcade1Up has teamed up with Sega for a classic Golden Axe Arcade Cabinet. This coinless arcade features iconic Sega classics like Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder, Shinobi, Altered Beast, and Wrestle War. Relive the glory days of gaming with some of Sega’s greatest retro arcade hits.
Arcade1Up also has a Star Wars Digital Pinball Machine with authentic Star Wars artwork. This digital pinball machine features 10 different Star Wars pinball games. The old games have been redeveloped along with new versions of the game. It’s lighter and more affordable than its full-size counterpart.
Arcade1Up has a Marvel Digital Pinball Machine featuring authentic Marvel artwork and a 24-inch display. This digital pinball machine features 10 different Zen Studios’ Marvel pinball games. The table allows for real nudging and supports haptic feedback via its buttons. It’s lighter and more affordable than its full-size counterpart.
Attack From Mars is a 3/4-scale digital pinball machine from Arcade1Up. It includes 10 different games and it’s Wi-Fi-enabled. The Wi-Fi capability is primarily designed for updates. It features a 24-inch LCD playfield and an 8-inch LCD DMD screen. What’s cool? These machines feature haptic feedback so you experience the arcade pinball sounds like in the real machine when you push the flipper buttons. You can actually feel the knockers as the ball moves around the field of play. Unlike the original machines, this version is virtual, lighter, and more affordable.