Quick-fire August 2021, Part Three

Bishoujo Battle Mahjong Solitaire
Developed by ZOO Corporation and published by eastasiasoft, Bishoujo Battle Mahjong Solitaire got released on the 22nd of July 2021 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch, while the game was already released on Steam on the 21st of May 2020. The Bishoujo girls from “Rick G Earth” mobile military turn-based strategy game from Japan are here! And they want to go head to head in a battle of Mahjong Solitaire. Delete all tiles before time runs out to clear rounds. Every 3rd round girls will change costumes and more will be revealed.

The goal of Bishoujo Battle Mahjong Solitaire is simple – you play Mahjong solitaire and you need to remove tiles from the board by finding pairs. The hard thing is that you need to be fast enough so the time does not run out if you are being too slow or you did not plan your moves ahead. There are over hundred different tile layouts available, with totally randomised patterns which serves to unlimited replayability. Characters, or better said, girls you battle are from a mobile strategy battle game Rick G Earth. I have never heard of it. There is a total of ten girls that are showcased and every three rounds of play you unlock a new costume that reveals more of the girls as you progress deeper into the game. Bishoujo Battle Mahjong Solitaire is intended for mature audiences by containing nudity and sexual content, even though there is not any real nudity involved. It is one of the better Mahjong solitaire games that I have played and finishing all the boards will prove challenging. The game is not the easiest from what I have encountered, but it is fun to play nevertheless. Time flies while playing it so you will spend big amounts of it without even realising it. The only problem I had with it is the music, which is in my opinion annoying and repetitive. I recommend the game if you are in for some Mahjong solitaire.

MouseBot: Escape from CatLab
Vector Unit’s MouseBot: Escape from CatLab was released on the 21st of July this year for PlayStation, Steam, Xbox, and Switch. Grab the cheese and escape the cats in this hilarious obstacle course.

MouseBot: Escape from CatLab is a new premium remaster of the action platformer MouseBot and it contains over twenty new mazes, a fast new Arcade mode, a new layer of level goals and it runs at 4k 60fps on PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X. It is an exciting platformer that will test your timing and reflexes while guiding the MouseBot through different mazes of mouse traps that were created by cat scientists of CatLab. You will need to dodge giant metal Kitty Krushers, jump over mouse-grinding Roller Graters, evade mines and lasers and platform across pools of Acid to name a few. In total there are 88 challenging levels that you will need to overcome to uncover the dirty plans of the cats. During the platforming you will collect cheese which will be used to unlock new skins and accessories for your MouseBot. The customisation of it is quite hefty, so you will be able to design it to your liking. MouseBot: Escape from CatLab is a pretty fun and good platforming game in which you will need to avoid a handful of many hazards during your way through the levels. Similar with the previous game though, the music is a thing I did not like. The game is also pretty cheap, so make sure you get it for plenty of fun hours of platforming bonanza!

Timothy vs the Aliens
WildSphere’s Timothy vs the Aliens got released on the 21st of July 2021 for Steam and Nintendo Switch, while it was already available on PlayStation 4 from the 31st of January 2018. It is an open-world game that combines platforms, puzzles and a lot of action in a large city that can be freely explored and is full of characters, stories and adventures.

Timothy vs the Aliens is an open-world action platformer where a tough and proud gangster named Timothy will lead the resistance against an invasion of terrifying aliens that have come to devour everything they will find on their way. The game is set in a black and white world that contrasts with the colourful aliens, and combines platforms, exploration, puzzles and a lot of action. In a large city full of characters, stories and missions, Timothy will fight against tricky enemies, drive classic cars he will find on his way, use powerful weapons, buy items and ammo from the gunrunner, and help other characters in secondary missions. Timothy will also be helped by other visitors who will grant him upgrades, as well as having an ace up his sleeve: a special power to slow down time. Timothy’s world will take the player to the classic gangster movies with a touch of black humour and eccentricity. The contrast between a black and white character and surroundings with coloured aliens is a joy to look at. The game looks great and sharp and also plays in the same way. Its price on Steam is kind of steep though, being available for 14,99 €. On PlayStation Store you can, however, get it for a lower price of 9,99 €, so I would go that route, if you own the console, of course. It can also be played on PlayStation 5 with its backwards compatibility, but the chances of you owning a PS5 are even slimmer, with it not being available in many instances.

Trigger Witch
Trigger Witch was developed by Rainbite and published by eastasiasoft on the 28th of July 2021. It was made available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, while the Nintendo Switch version got released a day later. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S versions are still in development and will launch at a later time.

It is a stylized 2D top-down twin-stick action-adventure game set in an open-world where firearms are the new way of life. You take control of Colette, a graduate from the Stock, which is an academy for Witchcraft and Triggery. After a mysterious man invades her realm it turns her life upside-down, making her a heroine with enough firepower to bring back peace. Its visual style and gameplay itself remind of the 16-bit adventure classics, but takes an ultra-violent step instead of offering us cute pixel art. The narrative of the game is original and captivating, the environments are a puzzle by themselves, and the twin-stick shooter mechanics are a joy to control. You will be slaying a huge variety of different enemies throughout the game, and put them to their place which is death. This will be made possible by possessing a vast amount of firearms which you will upgrade as you progress through the game’s story. Besides the intense action that the game offers, you will be exploring an open world of the game as well. You will need to solve different kinds of environmental puzzles and conquer barriers in intelligent manners. The soundtrack to Trigger Witch is also great and it fits the game perfectly, and the game offers drop-in local co-op mode, so you can easily switch from a single player experience to a multiplayer one. The game will cost you 14,99 € if you will get it from the PlayStation Store, and it is worth every cent. Tremendous fun!