Last week on Pocket Gamer - 27th February

By , on February 27, 2017
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What’s going on in the world of portable gaming? That’s the very question we ask of our sister site PocketGamer every week.

To PG’s credit, they’re normally kind enough to answer. When they’re not lost in a Nintendo Switch daydream, that is.

Here are the hot topics that have been getting the PocketGamer mob excited over the past seven days or so.

Ask PG anything about the Switch

The Nintendo Switch console hits shops this Friday, but the PG team already has its unit courtesy of Nintendo.

As such, the big feature last week was PG’s hands-on preview of the diminutive handheld-console hybrid. Should you be putting in a last-minute pre-order?

In addition to the preview, PocketGamer also held an informal AMA (Ask Me Anything) session for the console. You asked about the Switch, PG answered.

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The big Switch accessory guide

Talking of the Switch, the PG team has updated its great big accessory guide to include Nintendo’s new console.

Buying a new console is only ever part of the equation. Yes, there are the games to consider too, but you also need to take into account those accessories.

PG’s guide provides some handy advice on which Switch accessories you’re likely to need come Friday.

Can’t wait for AcroSplat

One of the most highly anticipated mobile games to emerge in recent weeks is AcroSplat, which seems to be returning to the golden age of polished, generously proportioned mobile physics puzzlers.

In line with that, the PG team took a look back at a bunch of like-minded games with which to fill your time before AcroSplat itself shows up.

Game of the week: MUL.MASH.TAB.BA.GAL.GAL

It’s tricky to call an outright PG game of the week, but we’ll go with MUL.MASH.TAB.BA.GAL.GAL. Partly for its crazy name, and partly because it’s really good fun.

Essentially a modern take on Pong with competitive shooter elements, the PG team gave it a richly deserved 8 out of 10.

Honourable mentions should go out to strategic resource manager Turmoil and Tin Man Games’s latest gamebook conversion, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain.