Punch Club (3DS)
Strategy 19 January 2017
A boxing manager game with RPG and tycoon elements, created by Lazy Bear Games studio from Russia. The plot of Punch Club (also known as Video Hero Super Story) tells a story of a boy whose father was brutally killed. Twenty years later, the hero decides to become the best fighter in the world and find out who was responsible for his father’s death. Apart from fighting, the player needs to take care of the character’s everyday activities. You have to follow a diet and train, which will help you face ever stronger enemies, but to do that, you will need to have a well-paid job to cover the costs of, for example, exercising equipment. The game features old-school pixel visuals, which resemble video games and films from the ’80s and ‘90s.
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. (3DS)
Strategy 13 March 2015
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. is an original mix of action game and a turn-based strategy developed by the Japanese studio Intelligent Systems. The game is set in a steampunk world. Action in Code Name: S.T.E.A.M takes place in the 19th century London invaded by aggressive creatures from outer space. During our adventures we control a four-person unit of soldiers which is a part of the elite S.T.E.A.M formation. Our job is to fend off the invaders. Combat is turn-based. In battle, we have to wisely manage our resources and rely on tactical actions, like flanking or ambushing our enemies. As we play, our soldiers get more powerful equipment, making them more effective in combat. We observe the action from a third-person perspective, just like in many action games. The game features fully-3D visuals.
SteamWorld Heist (3DS)
Strategy 10 December 2015
Another game by independent Swedish studio Image & Form, set in the universe of SteamWorld, which combines elements of Steampunk and Western genres. The game is set in the distant future, where a powerful cataclysm forced the remaining inhabitants to flee into space on steam space ships. The player becomes a captain of a group of robo-pirates who are trying to survive in this post-apocalyptic reality by raiding and plundering enemy bases and ships. SteamWorld Heist is a turn-based science-fiction game with movement points system (when a character performs an action they use up movement points). You control a party of antiheroes who use various weapons, gadgets, and special skills. The key to success is to appropriately use the different skills and combine various combat tactics, depending on the situation.
Yo-kai Sangokushi (3DS)
Strategy 02 April 2016
A turn-based fantasy strategy game developed by studio Level 5. The game combines the world of the Yo-Kai Watch series with the gameplay of popular series Romance of the Three Kingdoms. In the game the player controls the yokai creatures known very well by the fans of the series. The creatures are invisible for most of humans and they are used for building player’s own empire. The tasks which player will complete include recruiting armies, training the units, fighting in a turn-based system and conquering new territories. The gameplay mechanics are similar as in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms series, except that the typical historic themes are swapped with a fantasy world filled with extraordinary creatures. Yo-Kai Watch: Three Kingdoms, similarly as its jRPG predecessors, utilizes the unique features of 3DS handhelds, allowing controlling the units in unordinary ways.