Need some gaming ideas? Be they video, board, or based on same, our guide wants to aid your fun time. In this ongoing series, Superhero Hype takes a look at some of the better deals Amazon.com has running as of publication time. We look to find highly rated sci-fi and fantasy games both obvious and not, that come highly recommended, as well as game-related merchandise. (All ideally are cheap or discounted, of course.) Please note that all deals are subject to change or sell out at any time based on supply and demand. Here are the deals for June 24.
Go back to the ’90s (in spirit) with this side-scrolling, co-op beat-’em-up featuring the heroes in a half shell, along with more playable characters like Splinter and April. Battle big bosses and fling around the foot in a glorious ode to simpler times, when a roll of quarters and an afternoon at the arcade were just what the weekend ordered.
Round one: FIGHT! Collect ten of Capcom’s best digital combat confrontations, including some previous rarities. The collection includes Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors, Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge, Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire, Vampire Hunter 2: Darkstalkers’ Revenge, and Vampire Savior 2: The Lord of Vampire. It also contains the first home version of Red Earth, and is joined by fan favorites Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix, and Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3
In a world at war, join two protagonists from the conflicting nations as they seek out the real causes and put an end to the cycle of violence. Must be nice to be able to do that.
Mario and his friends and foes engage in a five-on-five sport where there are no disqualifications, and anything goes so long as you score. Use power-ups, equip with new gear, and find teammates online.
Arrakis. Dune. Desert planet. Control it to ensure the spice will flow. Lead one of six factions, and use a combination of warfare and diplomacy. Will you follow Frank Herbert’s storyline, or flip the script and find a new path?
It may have sold below expectations, but that’s not for lack of quality. Get what you’ve been missing. Take control of Star-Lord and lead your team of a-holes into an adventure the size of the universe. Face Adam Warlock, powerful cosmic threats, and even a Rick Roll while rocking out on ’80s tunes. Marvel’s newest, hottest game for just $30? We are Groot.
Become a smuggler near Mustafar in the Star Wars universe. One who must confront the Dark Lord himself. But not before learning to use the Force and wield a lightsaber. Will it prove enough to save you from disintegration? And will it fit into revised post-Obi-Wan Kenobi canon?
Elden Ring – PlayStation 5
The most talked-about game right now introduces a new fantasy world from Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki and legendary procrastinator George R.R. Martin. Create characters and travel fantastical landscapes in the action RPG full of mystery and peril. PS4 Xbox Series X
Play through LEGO versions of the nine Star Wars “Episode” movies, in any order, at any time. Build your own adventure with hundreds of playable characters and accessories. Are there movies in the saga you don’t like? Make them better! Just watch what you step on.
Nintendo’s omnivorous puffy pink cloud is black to explore an abandoned civilization. He also possesses the ability to swallow a vending machine and spit out cans. As we all wish we could. Help him copy enemy moves and get even stronger, with the help of pal Bandana Waddle Dee, who can be controlled by a second player.