My Top 3 Games For Travelling

If you’re a student, summer vacation might be here or just around the corner; or maybe you’re taking a well-deserved break from work.

When I’m travelling, I usually have a book and a portable gaming console in my backpack. I think we all can agree that there are moments in our travelling where we have to just… wait. So, what better way to spend that time than with some good games?

Before I begin, here are some of my criteria for what makes a game suitable for travel:

  1. It has to have a quick and easy save function.
  2. Simple to flip up, easy to put down. It must be easily detachable; can’t really start an adventure on one of Telltale’s games, if you know what I mean.
  3. It has to be fun, of course!

My Top 3 Games For Travelling

I used to have my Nintendo 2DS, but now I am fortunate to have my Nintendo Switch, which brings me plenty of different games to play when I am away from home.

This is my top 3 list of games I like to play when I’m travelling:

1: Pokémon (Red, Yellow, Blue)

You probably thought I was going to say Pokémon Go, right? Nah. It’s not the real deal. While I quite like Pokémon Go, that is not what I reach for when I choose to play a game from that universe.

Top 3 Games For Travelling

I always turn to the classics, and they are so nice to play when travelling. Even though it’s easy to get hooked, it is a game that is easily “detachable,” (unless you’re fighting a gym leader, then everything can wait!) where you can play small parts of the game and leave on short notice if needed.

2: Starsceptre

Starsceptre is an excellent action-packed retro shooter where you can play levels without having to worry about losing progress. The levels are fairly short, and it automatically saves after each level. I even wrote a review for it here on Nitchi (even though it has changed quite a bit since then, but for the better, if you ask me!). Excellent if you want something retro, fun and challenging.

Also nice if you’re not in possession of a Switch or another portable console, as Starsceptre is available on your iPhone or iPad.

Top 3 Games For Travelling

3: Stardew Valley

Making this game available on the Nintendo Switch might perhaps be one of the best decisions Chucklefish ever made. If you want something to calm you down after the continual stress involved with travelling, this is the game for you.

Top 3 Games For Travelling

Stardew Valley is a slow-paced, farming game, very relaxing when you need a breather. If you need to save quickly, just go to bed (the save function), but on the cost of cutting the day short.

With the Switch, gaming on the go has never been easier. Let us know if you have any suggestions for other games that are nice for playing on the go!

Happy travelling – see you in a month.

The Legend of Bum-bo

The Legend of Bum-bo pushed back to mid 2018

I’ll be honest, a large part of why I’m writing about The Legend of Bum-bo is because I find the name ‘Bum-bo’ incredibly fun to say and type. Bum-bo.

The Legend of Bum-bo – A Prequel

Another much smaller part is due to the fact that The Binding of Isaac was one of my favourite games of the last couple of years and The Legend of Bum-bo is said to be a prequel/spin-off of that game. Whilst The Legend of Bum-bo is set in the world of Isaac, it won’t play anything like the rogue-like. Instead, Bum-bo looks more like a tile-puzzle game, with all of the visuals you’d expect from a McMillan game and there’s also a sprinkling of RPG elements too.

Sadly, The Legend of Bum-bo was meant to release in December of last year and Edward McMillen tweeted recently that the game won’t be hitting Steam and iOS until ‘the first half of 2018’. Here’s Ed’s tweet;

Also, Switch owners out there, keep in mind that McMillen’s games have also recently made their way to Nintendo’s latest console. So fingers crossed that we also see Bum-bo on that too.