NVIDIA continues to push their gaming prowess by partnering with some indie developers to bring their games to the Shield TV. In addition to a large sale on NVIDIA games right now, two new games have just arrived: Super Meat Boy and Stikbold.
Super Meat Boy
I’ve played Super Meat Boy on the desktop and it’s definitely one of the hardest platformer games I’ve ever played. It’s a sequel to the original web game “Meat Boy” and it continues in the trend of challenging games. As your character is a small boy made out of meat, every death ends violently and gorey. Success requires a steady hand and pixel perfect movement.
This game, a fully fleshed out version, is available exclusively for the NVIDIA Shield TV and tablet.
The tagline for “Stikbold” is that it’s a “a dodgeball adventure”, and there’s not really another way to describe it. The gameplay is essentially dodgeball: throw balls at the other team and try to hit them to win. Yet there’s a lot of additional spices that make the game interesting. Local multiplayer, both for general matches as well as story mode allows you and your friends to play together and stay involved. Users can select one of several characters and play on stages that have different types of hazards to add surprise to the game. The graphical style is reminiscent of Minecraft with voxels (blocks that are like pixels).
The game is available exclusively for the NVIDIA Shield TV.