Level-5 Holding 1,000 Yen Sale

Level-5 are holding a sale on the Japanese Switch eShop from 00:00 JST on March 13 – 23:39 JST on March 19 with four top titles available for just ¥1,000 ($9.5) each. The games are Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl – Gold (reduced from ¥6,578), Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy – Deluxe Edition (reduced from ¥6,578), Ni No Kuni Remastered: Wrath of the White Witch (reduced from ¥6,050), and Yo-kai Watch 1 for Nintendo Switch (reduced from ¥5,478). Please note that none of the four games have English support. Buy your eShop cards from here.

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Snack World Coming West

Both Nintendo of Europe and America have announced that Level-5’s action RPG SNACK WORLD: THE DUNGEON CRAWL – GOLD (known in Japan as “The Snack World Trejarers Gold”) will be releasing in their respective regions on 14 February 2020. Check out the announcement trailer below. Buy the game here and use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off.

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Snack World Localisation Announced

3Beep have announced that they are working with Level-5 to create the English language versions of the television series and video game The Snack World. The game originally released for Nintendo 3DS in 2017 with a Nintendo Switch version The Snack World: Trejarers Gold releasing in Japan last April. Many thanks to Matthew. Buy either game here and use the code JPNINTENDO for $3 off.

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Nintendo Switch eShop Charts

  1. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
  2. The Snack World: Trejarers Gold
  3. Stardew Valley
  4. Hoshi no Kirby: Star Allies 
  5. Human: Fall Flat
  6. Overcooked: Special Edition
  7. Splatoon 2
  8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 
  9. Arcade Archives VS. Super Mario Bros. 
  10. Voxel Shot for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo 3DS eShop Charts

  1. Tobidasu! Nyanko Daisensou
  2. Pocket Monsters Crystal
  3. Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition
  4. Ice Station Z
  5. Battleminerz
  6. Charisou DX
  7. Dragon Quest III: Soshite Densetsu e…
  8. Meitantei Pikachu: Shin Combi Tanjou
  9. Elminage Gothic 3D Remix ~Ulm Zakir to Yami no Gishiki~
  10. Dragon Quest II: Akuryou no Kamigami

Wii U eShop Charts

  1. Touhoku Daigaku Mirai Kagaku Gijutsu Kyoudou Kenkyuu Center Kawashima Ryuuta Kyouju Kanshuu: Motto Nou wo Kitaeru Otona no DS Training
  2. Minecraft: Wii U Edition
  3. Cube Life: Pixel Action Heroes
  4. Hoshi no Kirby Super Deluxe
  5. Mother 3
  6. Super Mario 64
  7. Hoshi no Kirby Wii
  8. Super Mario World
  9. Mother 2: Gyiyg no Gyakushuu
  10. Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken

Notes: Period counted 12 – 18 April. New entries bolded. 

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Snack World Is Number One In Japan! 

This week’s Media Create charts saw The Snack World: Trejarers Gold opening with 35,655 in Japan and debuting at the number one position! Nintendo Switch outsold PlayStation 4 with 36,308 to just 10,964. 3DS sold just 8,546. Next week sees Nintendo Labo, Neo Atlas 1469, Portal Knights and Wonder Boy. Full Nintendo charts posted below the bump… 

  1. The Snack World: Trejarers Gold (Switch) – 35,655
  2. Hoshi no Kirby: Star Allies (Switch) – 23,695
  3. Splatoon 2 (Switch) – 18,729
  4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) – 12,415
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch) – 6,990
  6. Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) – 6,924
  7. Pokémon Ultra Sun Moon (3DS) – 3,931
  8. Meitantei Pikachu: Shin Combi Tanjou (3DS) – 3,837
  9. Zelda Musou Hyrule Allstars DX (Switch) – 3,070
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The Snack World: Trejarers Gold Advert 

Double page magazine advert for the Action RPG The Snack World: Trejarers Gold which released today in Japab and is taken from the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu. Order a physical copy of the here and use the code JPNINTENDO for $3 off! Single pages added below if you’d prefer…

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The Snack World: Trejarers Gold Review 

1st reviewer: Although it’s based on the 3DS version, this is not a simple HD remaster as everything has been created from scratch, which leaves a good impression.
In particular, you can take a look at the enhanced graphics, which represents the appealing world seen in the TV anime well.
The game balance has also been readjusted, and the fun of managing usage of Jara is also increased which is good.
The first 4 episodes of the TV anime are also included, so I’m really glad that it could let people understand the world setting easily. 9

2nd reviewer: While having the same impression as the 3DS version, the graphics have been largely remade which made it look more beautiful. When you go to the back sides of buildings and walls, the character’s outlines got shown, which is a good thing as it becomes easy to know where they are. The camera angle has been changed, which also improves visibility.
The differences on Jara effects used by enemies have become clear, thus making battles more chewy which is good.
The quest reward system has also changed, and I’m feeling that the game has been brushed up everywhere. 9

3rd reviewer: This treasure hunt emits a maniac aroma that you’d want to call this a “hack-and-slash for everybody.” Affinities between weapons and enemies are actually shown, which is pleasant and stimulates the desire to collect things.
By linking with the toys, you can experience a crossing between digital and real worlds, which is also appealing.
In comparison to the light impressions on the looks, I felt like the system is a bit complex with a lot of commands, but children should be able to digest this easily. I haven’t played the 3DS version yet when I [wrote] this review. 9

4th reviewer: Although I haven’t played the 3DS version yet, the gags scattered by the hack-and-slash action and the dense characters add good spices to the routine explorations.
The 4-people multiplayer has dungeons where it’s easy to look at even when enemies and allies alike are jumbled in; you can press a single button to switch into a weapon that strikes through the enemy’s weakness and perform combos. They created [this game] by prioritizing the exhilarating feel for players. As this includes paid DLC & the anime, I feel that this is more beneficial when compared to the 3DS version. 8

Total score: 35/40*

Target audience:

-Primary to High School students

-Fans of The Snack World

Average clear time estimate:

-30 hours to clear story (60-80 hours to beat the hidden boss)

-Over 200 hours with replay value


* Please note review originally appeared in the latest issue (#1531) of Weekly Famitsu which can be ordered here and which was kindly translated by BlackKite. Support him on Patreon here. Translation © Japanese Nintendo. Please credit if posting elsewhere.