Relive a 90s Classic with realMyst: Masterpiece Edition on Switch

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One of the biggest games of the early 90s (and one of the first computer games I ever played), was Myst. The seminal first-person adventure game has since been remade as realMyst in 2000, rebuilding the faux 3D world with an actual 3D engine.

RealMyst: Masterpiece Edition is arriving on Nintendo Switch courtesy of Skymap Games. It’s currently available at a discount of $15.99 (normally $19.99).

“So many of us here at Cyan are huge, long-time fans of Nintendo, and we appreciate Skymap’s expert help in bringing realMyst to the Nintendo Switch,” said Rand Miller, CEO, Cyan Worlds. “The flexibility of the Nintendo Switch is really exciting – allowing the surreal environments of Myst to be experienced in whatever environment you find yourself.”

RealMyst features the same exploration-puzzle design of the original masterpiece. Journey across the Myst Island and transport into different ages, solve logic puzzles, and discover the secret behind the trapped brothers and the magic books.

RealMyst: Masterpiece Edition was released in 2014, running in the Unity engine and providing a graphical overhaul. It includes the bonus Rime Age content and the original musical score. The Switch version includes both touch and free movement navigation modes. It also provides an in-game hit guide so you don’t have to pull up a Google search or a Wiki page every time you get stuck.

RealMyst: Masterpiece Edition is available now on Nintendo Switch. It’s rated E for Everyone.

Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Seasonal Spring Updates Through June

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We can all agree that Animal Crossing: New Horizons‘ first seasonal event, Bunny Day, was too much. It lasted too long and resulted in an avalanche of eggs, making it hard to craft anything that wasn’t a Bunny Day recipe. Hopefully the next several events, which Nintendo has recently outlined, will fare much better.

The next event, beginning today, is Nature Day. Nature Day is a week-long event with special Nook Miles challenges that feature goals that have to do with nature, such as planting trees and watering flowers. Nature Day runs through May 4th.

Starting May 1 is the May Day Tour event. Between May 1 – 7, players can go to the airport and use a May Day Ticket to travel to a unique island that features a familiar visitor. Be prepared, the May Day Ticket is one-time use only.

After that is International Museum Day, which runs from May 18 – 31. This event will feature a Stamp Rally, where players can view their collected fish, insects, and fossils in the museum, and receive stamps in their stamp card and earn rewards.

Finally in June it’s Wedding Season. Wedding Season will run the entire month of June, and involve Harvey’s island. Visiting Harvey’s island during this event will allow players to take anniversary photos of married couple Reese and Cyrus. Players can earn wedding-themed items as a result.

Two new non-seasonal character events are also being added today (April 23). The first is Leif, a nature-lover who can visit your island with his traveling Garden Shop. Leif sells shrubs, flower seeds, and other foliage.

The second is Jolly Redd, an art dealer whose Treasure Trawler boat can visit the island to sell art and furniture. However, players will need to figure out which are genuine and which are fake. Genuine art can be donated to the museum in the new art gallery.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available on Nintendo Switch. It’s rated E for Everyone.

Final Super Mario Maker 2 Update Adds World Maker Mode

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One of the most requested editing features since the original Super Mario Maker is the ability to tie multiple levels together. With the final free update hitting Super Mario Maker 2 today, Nintendo has finally added a World-Building Mode, along with a host of new items and features.

With the World Maker, players can now create their own world map that ends on a castle, as in Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World. Up to eight worlds containing a total of up to 40 levels can be combined together, creating your own full Mario game that can be uploaded and shared.

Note that you must first upload each course individually in Course World (and be able to complete them) before sharing them in World Maker.

The update also adds a bunch of new power-ups, many of which significantly change how levels are played. The biggest is the SMB2 Mushroom. The power-up allows Mario and friends to gain the unique ability to pick up and throw enemies and objects, as in Super Mario Bros. 2.

Other new power-ups include the Frog Suit from Super Mario Bros. 3, the Power Balloon from Super Mario World, and the Boomerang Flower from Super Mario 3D World. New wearable power-ups from 3D World have also been added, such as Cannon Box and Propeller Box.

New enemies have also been added, including mechakoopas and the Koopaling bosses from Super Mario Bros. 3.

The update is free for Super Mario Maker 2 owners. Super Mario Maker 2 is available on Nintendo Switch. A Nintendo Switch Online Subscription is required for online functions.