Wallet Threat Level


This list is disturbing: I thought I was obsessed with games, yet I hardly recognize any name on it! I guess that makes me safe, for now.


Shape of the World looks like an interesting visual/audio experience:

Despite the Playstation labeling there, it’s coming for all platforms. Looks and sounds pretty.


I am still amazed at how many games are heading to Switch.


Still working through last week.

But…what is this???
Rollercoaster Legends II: Thor’s Hammer — PS4


Here’s the Steam page:

Looks like a VR Game.

Amusing trailer.


Hopefully there will be a demo. Last time I tried a roller coaster game on my Rift, it was not a pleasant experience. I’d have preferred a relaxing canoe ride for experiencing Norse mythology. :)


Yoku’s Island is a blast by the way. This would be a great gateway into metroidvanias. It’s fun, colorful, relatively non-violent, has things to find and collect, secret areas, frequent save points, and a very low frustration level. I’ve played about 6 hours and it feels like there’s still quite a bit left.

Yoku’s Island Express

Thanks! Yeah I am looking forward to that once I work through West of Loathing (which is also great, in a very different way).


Special Board Wargame Wallet Threat Level Alert:

Recent chatter on Social Media by Legion Games has been intercepted. The Board Historical Wargame Threat Center (BHWTC) is concerned, and in an abundance of caution is increasing the threat level from:

Crazy Winston Churchill



Angry “Vinegar Joe” Stilwell

Legion Wargames just released Nemesis:

Shipping now. Fantastic looking Operational scale title by Kim Kanger (of Dien Bien Phu and Tonkin fame). $64 incl shipping in the continental US.


What do the pieces look like? One of my fundamental issues with war games is that they’re usually little rectangular cardboard pieces with like a flag or X or checkerboard pattern, doesn’t look like a tank or that green army guy with binoculars in one hand while extending a “come on!” gesture with the other.

That’s why Memoir ‘44 is my favorite war game, because it’s full of little plastic tanks and army guys. It’s fun, shut up!



Ooh, is that a real game? You grognard types better not be holding out on me, I want that!



Why’d the chicken cross the road?

To get to the left from the right, sir!



Oh yeah, I guess it’s been pretty quiet the last few weeks on big releases.

Here was this week’s. I’d say Wallet Threat Level: Mario Tennis. (I enjoyed Mario Tennis on the N64, so I’m a bit jealous of Switch owners this week).

Tuesday, June 19
Anima: Gate of Memories - The Nameless Chronicles — Switch
INK — Switch
Steamworld Dig 2 — PS4
The Lost Child — PS4, PS Vita, Switch
Yoku’s Island Express — PS4, Xbox One, Switch
Wednesday, June 20
Grab The Bottle — Switch
Thursday, June 21
Destiny’s Princess: A War Story, A Love Story — Switch
Drawful 2 — Switch
Gunbird 2 — Switch
Lost in Harmony — Switch, PC
Minecraft — Switch
MUSYNX — Switch
The Journey Down: Chapter One — Switch
Vegas Party — Switch
Wizard Fire — Switch
Friday, June 22
Mario Tennis Aces — Switch
New Gundam Breaker — PS4

There’s a big release next week: The Crew 2 comes out next week on all platforms, I believe.

Also, why is Yoku’s Island listed again? Didn’t we discuss that a few weeks ago in this thread?


Adding on the 21st:

Objects in Space (Early Access) - PC


This week’s wallet threat level is high for retro JRPG fans.

Also, the sheer volume of Nintendo Switch releases continues. I wonder how Switch owners even keep track of this stuff now.

Monday, July 9

Another World | Switch
Pato Box | Switch

Tuesday, July 10

20XX | Switch
Blacksea Odyssey | PS4
Bomber Crew | Xbox One, Switch
Defiance 2050 | PS4, Xbox One
Hotel Transylvania 3: Monsters Overboard | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Muddledash | Switch, PC
MXGP Pro | PS4, Xbox One
Neverout | Switch
Shining Resonance Refrain | PS4, Xbox One, Switch
The Lion’s Song | Switch

Wednesday, July 11

20XX | Xbox One
Ghost 1.0 | Xbox One
Super Destronaut DX | Xbox One
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 | Xbox One

Thursday, July 12

Express Raider | Switch
Fill-a-Pix: Phil’s Epic Adventure | Switch
Ghost 1.0 | Switch
Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! | Switch
NeoGeo The Super Spy | Switch
Radio Hammer Station | Switch
Star Story: The Horizon Escape | Switch
Super Volley Blast | Switch

Friday, July 13

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker | Switch, 3DS
Darts Up | Switch
Earthfall | PS4, Xbox One
Epic Loon | Switch
Gekido: Kintaro’s Revenge | Xbox One
Insane Robots | Xbox One
Octopath Traveler | Switch
Super Destronaut DX | Switch
The Spectrum Retreat | Xbox One


Looking forward to Earthfall with my kids. Annoys the crap out of me when companies put up pre-orders only for the base version, then release a deluxe edition though. Fortunately in this case the price was the same and the add-on content wasn’t terribly interesting ($10 for character skins).


Sometimes when I go visit my local pub I just leave my wallet on the bar when I pay my tab. They’re always really good about hanging onto it and sometimes they call me to tell me I’ve done it again. But that’s my main wallet threat these days.