New WarioWare-Like Game Features 56 Minigames From Hell

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The world needs more silly minigame collections. This is something I’ve long believed. Yes, WarioWare is nice. But we need and deserve more. Lucky for us, Super 56—releasing on PC soon—seems to be answering the call and providing a new collection of odd, retro-inspired minigames that are controlled entirely by one single button.

First announced in March 2022 as Press A For Achievements, the re-titled Super 56 is seemingly inspired by minigame collections like WarioWare and Cooking Mama. As in those games, Super 56 features 56 (hence the name) tiny, bite-sized minigames. However, Super 56 is from Hell according to the game’s lore, which also says the collection was banned by the government and all copies were buried in a desert. But recently some Super 56 carts have appeared in Hell and some demons have saved up their money to buy a copy and experience the forbidden minigames.

The big difference between Super 56 and other minigame collections is that the entire game and all of the content in it is controlled using one single button. The developers even claim the game’s menus only rely on that same, singular button. If you are worried that might limit the variety of minigames in Super 56, a new trailer shows that isn’t the case.

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In the game’s official trailer, you can spot a dozen or more minigames that all seem to feature different art styles and gameplay mechanics. At one point the player is seen shooting demons in a Doom-like shooter and then a few seconds later they can be seen catching fish in an Animal Crossing-like world. There are also some very odd moments involving giant floating heads and people wearing hazmat suits in a low poly bathroom. I’m starting to understand why Super 56 was “banned” and sent to Hell.

Super 56 will also support online multiplayer, daily challenges, leaderboards, and unlockable modifiers and avatars. If you want to play Super 56 you can check out the game’s demo on Steam right now. 

As for when Super 56 will be released outside of Hell, no specific release date has been set but the husband and wife developers behind the game promise it’s coming soon to PC.

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Overwatch 2 Players Raise Hell Over Moira’s Pricey Lilith Skin

Overwatch 2’s Halloween-infused seventh season, Rise of Darkness, went live on Monday, bringing with it a swath of creepy new skins for its heroes, including a hotly anticipated skin based on Diablo IV’s Lilith for sardonic healer Moira. Unfortunately, players who eagerly dived into the season for a chance to acquire Moira’s devilishly good skin now feel like its existence is a price-gouging trick rather than a treat thanks to its hefty cost and paywalled availability.

You see, Lilith Moira can only be unlocked by purchasing the game’s Ultimate Battle Pass: Season Seven Bundle which costs $40. Last season’s Premium Battle Pass also cost $40, but at least that one came with three new story missions. Usually, OW2 skins can be acquired by completing levels in its Battle Pass but the Lilith Moira skin, as well as Pharah’s Legendary Inarius skin and Bastion’s Epic Pumpkin skin, can only be acquired by purchasing the Ultimate Battle Pass. Lilith Moira’s price tag isn’t going over well with fans who see the bundle as yet another example of Blizzard fleecing players for new skins.

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“Casual reminder that Overwatch, the ENTIRE GAME was $40 on release,” Arenyr wrote in a r/Overwatch thread. “Now we’re paying that amount for a couple of skins and a Battle Pass.”

“Blizzard is so fucking gross for this,” Drewboy13 replied in the same thread. “Not only is everything so crazily overpriced, it’s also paywalled and locked behind even more expensive bundles.”

“I thought the only reason the previous season’s Ultimate Bundle was $40 was due to the Invasion ‘campaign missions’ as well as the fact that you got three legendary skins,” LeKrahka said. “Actually bonkers.”

“I’d rather buy a nice game on sale or at the same price without a sale than a disgustingly overpriced pack,’ Sharashaska said. “Every time they have the opportunity to be decent they fail and make the shittiest decision possible regarding their consumers.”

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Last August, Blizzard sent out a survey asking players if they’d be willing to pay $45 for new hero skins. At the time, a Blizzard spokesperson told Kotaku the survey was “entirely intended to better understand player preferences for different types of Overwatch 2 cosmetics” and prices offered in it were “randomized per user and are not indicative of final pricing.” I suppose Blizzard’s survey led to the conclusion that Moira mains like myself would be willing to pay $40 to get the support hero a good skin that wasn’t her David Bowie-inspired one from 2017. I’m going to stick with the Bowie one.

   

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