SwitchArcade Spherical-Up: ‘Astro Aqua Kitty’, ‘Tremendous Fowlst 2’, ‘Island’, and At present’s Different New Releases and Gross sales


Howdy light readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Spherical-Up for April eighth, 2021. In at the moment’s article, we go over the entire new releases for the day. There are fairly a couple of of them! No actually big names, however that doesn’t imply there aren’t any good video games to think about. We’ve additionally obtained the lists of incoming and outgoing gross sales, as typical. And that’s just about it, however I promise it’s quite a bit. Let’s get to it!

New Releases

Astro Aqua Kitty ($14.99)

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I fairly take pleasure in Tikipod’s video games. Iron Crypticle was an ideal top-down twin-stick sport, and Rock Boshers DX virtually completely recreated a specific time and place. After which there’s Aqua Kitty UDX, a wonderful homage to Defender. Now right here’s a follow-up to that sport, and it takes issues to an entire new stage. It’s form of an action-RPG exploratory sport, however with the identical high quality shoot-em-up mechanics seen within the unique Aqua Kitty. I’ll be doing a evaluation of this one quickly, however I believe it’s fairly cool. For those who, like me, take pleasure in this developer’s work, relaxation assured that it has as soon as once more delivered.

Maiden & Spell ($12.99)

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Right here’s a magical lady projectile battler for as much as 4 gamers, and it apparently even consists of on-line multiplayer. There’s a narrative mode if you wish to play solo, as effectively. Anyway, you select your favourite magical lady from a solid of eight, every of whom has her personal talents, and go into aerial battles in opposition to different magical ladies to see who will come out victorious. It’s principally a bullet hell battler, and its reception on different platforms has been very sunny certainly. I can’t say I’ve seen a sport fairly like this earlier than, and it really works fairly effectively at first look. Price wanting into if you need a barely totally different strategy to battle your buddies.

Tremendous Fowlst 2 ($4.99)

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Oh hey, Dadish creator’s newest Swap port is right here. And zowie, it’s Tremendous Fowlst 2. I actually dug this sport on cellular, and I dig it right here too. This sport describes itself as an limitless motion sport, and that’s as a result of the degrees are totally different each time you play. There’s additionally a unique bonus treasure to seek for every day, encouraging you to return again. The important thing to this sport is in Fowlst’s distinctive motion. It jumps up-right and up-left. It may well additionally stomp and use power-ups. A small listing of strikes, to make sure, however one which will get put to its check by some actually creative stage mechanics. And hey, the worth is simply a bit larger than the cellular model. How about that?

Island ($59.99)

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This visible novel comes from the identical developer as The Fruit of Grisaia, and in the event you loved that one you’ll in all probability actually dig this. A tropical island referred to as Urashima was as soon as a paradise, however a mysterious illness threatens its very existence. A person washes up on a seaside claiming to be a time traveler, however he has misplaced most of his reminiscences save that he’s supposed to finish a mission. He meets three ladies who’re the important thing to saving the island… and perhaps greater than that. Like in Grisaia, there are many decisions to make alongside the best way that may decide the ending you in the end attain. Island has gotten loads of acclaim on different platforms, and I count on it would go over simply as effectively with Swap-owning visible novel followers.

Arcade Archives Saboten Bombers ($7.99)

It is a 1992 launch from NMK, and whereas it’s not probably the most well-known factor round it apparently did fairly effectively in Japan again within the day. It’s a kind of Bubble Bobble-ish single display screen action-arcade video games. On this one you play as cactus who throws bombs at different, extra morally ambiguous cacti, and likewise bugs? I’m undecided the place they stand, ethically talking. However you must bomb them anyway. It’s colourful, it’s cute, it’s okay. As all the time, Hamster has executed a correct job of bringing the sport to the Swap. Saboten Bombers, what’s to not like?

At all times Generally Monsters ($9.99)

The final time I performed this sport, it was through a fairly awkward cellular port. I didn’t come away with the perfect impression of it, although I discovered the story to be fairly fascinating. Happily, it is a extra simple port of the sport. I nonetheless have a couple of points with it, however there’s sufficient of advantage right here that it might be definitely worth the experience in the event you’re okay with fairly miserable tales. Whereas the sport was initially constructed utilizing RPG Maker, it feels extra like a visible novel with some playable bits gluing all of it collectively. Effectively, it’s not as if we haven’t seen experimental makes use of of that engine many instances by now. Anyway, there are tons of critiques of this sport on the market for different platforms. There’s nothing explicit about this port that might make these earlier evaluations irrelevant.

Sakura in Gameland ($9.99)

Ha… effectively, what can I say right here? It is a 2D platformer a couple of character named Sakura who will get transported to GameLand to defend it in opposition to the Wizard of Woe. It’s set throughout eight totally different worlds, every vaguely themed round a well-liked sport of some sort or one other. My impression is that that is the product of a one-man group, so I’m not going to be too harsh on it. However I believe it’s protected to say that that is in all probability not the finest bang to your ten bucks on the eShop. Nonetheless, if you wish to assist a small developer, it is a strategy to do it. It’s a cute thought, on the very least.

Cozy Grove ($14.99)

Just lately seen making its debut on Apple Arcade, Cozy Grove now involves the Swap. For those who haven’t performed it already, that is considerably much like the likes of Animal Crossing. Comparable sufficient that in the event you’re completely burnt out on New Horizons particularly however need to scratch that “every day tedious chores” itch, this can serve the job effectively sufficient. It slowly feeds you its story and world as the times go by, so there’s solely a lot you are able to do in any given session. The sport is an effective match for the Swap conceptually, although there are some technical points in handheld mode. Nothing too critical, thoughts you. Personally, I believe this one is finest loved on a cellular machine, particularly since that retains pizza cash in my pocket, nevertheless it’s advantageous sufficient on the Swap as effectively in the event you’d desire to not be tied to a subscription.

Legends of Talia: Arcadia ($2.99)

It is a transient visible novel from Winged Cloud, a developer largely recognized for its considerably raunchy Sakura sequence. This one isn’t as risque as the standard affair from the developer, nevertheless it’s not precisely protected for work both. A legendary knight named Arcadia involves a city that resents her for an incident that occurred previously. A dragon attacked the city, burnt it to the bottom, and killed virtually everybody there. What occurred? Why is Arcadia right here? And the way will all of it finish? Three entire {dollars} and ninety minutes or so will provide you with your solutions, buddies.

Scrumptious! Fairly Ladies Mahjong Solitaire ($5.99)

One other EastAsiaSoft sport about marrying a confirmed gameplay idea with stripping cartoon women. This time it’s Mahjong Solitaire, and admittedly I’m stunned it took it this lengthy for this mix to occur on Swap. At any fee, you play the sport and the women grow to be skimpy costumes as you clear the board. There are a handful of various women, and every has a lot of costumes accessible. As we frequently see from these sorts of issues, the artwork is okay however not so good as you may hope. Probably not a lot else to say right here. The sport is fairly clear about what it provides, so it’s as much as you whether or not that’s a factor you need to purchase.

Don’t Give Up: A Cynical Story ($9.99)

I don’t know if this was impressed by Undertale, nevertheless it positive feels prefer it. Like that sport it form of makes use of the trimmings of the RPG style with out truly being an RPG, and options unconventional fight. Right here, the battles largely really feel like puzzles you must determine. The principle character is form of exhausting to love, virtually obnoxious actually, however I suppose that’s a style lately. They do get higher over the course of the story, as these kinds typically do. It’s exhausting to guage this as a bit of artwork as a result of it’s clearly a deeply private one, however taken as a product I discover it a bit exhausting to suggest. A whole lot of it comes all the way down to how effectively the writing and humor join with you, and it actually didn’t join with me in any respect.

Pixel Recreation Maker Sequence Osyaberi! Horijyo! Holin Slash ($11.99)

The most recent in each the Pixel Recreation Maker and Osyaberi sequence is a side-scrolling platformer that appears fairly plain. The chatty Anna Holinski heads out on an journey to stea… er, go treasure looking. Acquire ores and different helpful to improve your tools, and thru that, your stats. Battle enemies on the land, sea, and air as you make your approach throughout precarious platforms and thru our bodies of water. I don’t know, buddies. This appears okay, nevertheless it additionally looks as if probably the most middle-of-the-road side-scrolling motion platformer an individual may think about. At half the worth I’d really feel like tossing the cube on it, however I’m extraordinarily assured you could find higher issues alongside these strains on the eShop for twelve bucks.

Graviter ($7.99)

Ah, this seems neat. The essential thought right here is that you could information the comet to the paw prints on every of the 101 phases. You don’t management the comet straight, nevertheless. Somewhat, you need to manipulate the place and measurement of celestial our bodies to affect the forces of gravity and thus the trail of your little comet. We’ve seen puzzle video games with related concepts, however that is nonetheless a recent sufficient idea that I discover it partaking. For those who’re on the hunt for a intelligent puzzler that feels prefer it got here from the great outdated day of cellular gaming, you’ll assuredly need to give this one a glance.

Potion Celebration ($9.99)

Numerous get together video games at the moment, buddies. This one is for as much as 4 gamers through native multiplayer and sees you both cooperating or competing to make potions and develop into the perfect alchemist. Create, mix, and promote potions out of your alchemy store. You can even improve and enhance your store as you go alongside. There are three modes, with a narrative mode and an limitless mode aimed on the solo participant, and a versus mode the place you break up into groups with different gamers. It feels a bit like Overcooked, although there isn’t as a lot selection at play. It appears advantageous, even when it the gameplay isn’t probably the most unique we’ve seen. Would you select it over Overcooked? Effectively, I’ll depart that to you.

The Mysterious Case of Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde ($9.99)

Hidden object journey meets a basic of horror literature on this new launch from Ocean Media. You play as an inspector who’s investigating the homicide of Sir Danvers Carew. All fingers level to the infamous Mr. Hyde, and also you’ll have to seek out hidden objects and play mini-games to unravel the case. The sport description talks about discovering a “horrifying secret”, which is form of cute given how well-known this explicit story is. Spoiler alert: it’s within the heckin’ title.

What the Dub?! ($7.99)

It is a get together sport for as much as twelve gamers domestically the place you watch a video clip after which make your individual strains for sure moments. The textual content you enter is learn again by text-to-speech, after which everybody votes for his or her favourite. There are greater than 300 film clips in complete, which looks as if quite a bit however will in all probability run out sooner than you’d suppose. Nonetheless, it’s a enjoyable thought and the worth actually appears proper. I may see it taking part in effectively with the proper group, however be sure to’ve obtained not less than two witty individuals or it’d get boring quick. You should use your cellphone, pill, and even your pc to enter the textual content to your solutions, which is neat.

Laid-Again Camp – Digital – Fumoto Campsite ($20.99)

I suppose they’re going again for one more scoop on this one. It is a related thought to the final Yuru Camp title from this writer. You get to sit down in on a brief story with the characters, this time on the Fumoto Campsite. Take some footage, eat some meals, and revel in some character moments with Nadeshiko, Rin, and the remainder of the gang on this anime episode-length expertise. The outline hints at VR stuff, so it might work with the Toy-Con Goggles. Or it might not. I’m not going to spend the twenty bucks to seek out out, sorry. Anyway, in the event you just like the sequence or had a pleasant time with Lake Motosu, you’re in all probability going to understand this greater than the common individual.

Gross sales

(North American eShop, US Costs)

As typical, a lot of the gross sales haven’t kicked in on the time of writing, however we’ve obtained a good listing up to now to have a look at. The upcoming Atelier Mysterious Trilogy ports have their pre-launch reductions utilized, This Battle of Mine: Full is as low cost as chips, and each Moonlighter and Kids of Morta are at very good costs. By comparability, there isn’t an excessive amount of within the outbox to get too carried away about. Take look anyway, buddies.

Choose New Video games on Sale

Artwork Sqool ($6.19 from $12.99 till 4/15)
Sakura in Gameland ($7.99 from $9.99 till 4/15)
Cyber Protocol ($1.99 from $9.99 till 4/15)
OMG Police: Automotive Chase TV ($1.99 from $4.99 till 4/15)
Clumsy Rush ($1.99 from $4.99 till 4/15)
Nirvana Pilot Yume ($1.99 from $4.99 till 4/15)
Torn Tales: Rebound ($4.39 from $7.99 till 4/21)
Azurebreak Heroes ($3.49 from $6.99 till 4/21)
Demon’s Rise: Lords of Chaos ($5.59 from $7.99 till 4/21)
Atelier Sophie DX ($35.99 from $39.99 till 4/22)
Atelier Firis DX ($35.99 from $39.99 till 4/22)
Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX ($35.99 from $39.99 till 4/22)
Atelier Mysterious Trilogy ($80.99 from $89.99 till 4/22)
Rain on Your Parade ($13.49 from $14.99 till 4/22)
What the Dub?! ($6.99 from $7.99 till 4/23)

Monster Blast ($2.39 from $5.99 till 4/26)
Phrase Mesh ($2.09 from $6.99 till 4/26)
Radon Blast ($1.99 from $3.99 till 4/26)
Moonlighter ($6.24 from 24.99 till 4/27)
This Battle of Mine: Full ($7.99 from $39.99 till 4/27)
Beat Cop ($2.24 from $14.99 till 4/27)
Kids of Morta ($10.99 from $21.99 till 4/27)
Bubble Cats Rescue ($1.99 from $3.99 till 4/28)
Scrumptious! Fairly Ladies Solitaire ($4.79 from $5.99 till 4/29)
Graviter ($6.39 from $7.99 till 4/29)
#SinucaAttack ($2.99 from $4.99 till 4/29)
Many Faces ($1.99 from $4.99 till 4/29)
Kawaii Deathu Desu ($2.49 from $4.99 till 4/29)
Zero Pressure ($3.99 from $9.99 till 4/29)
Skatemasta Tcheco ($1.99 from $4.99 till 4/29)
Misplaced Sea ($2.99 from $9.99 till 4/29)

Gross sales Ending Tomorrow, Friday, April ninth

Adam’s Enterprise: Origins ($23.99 from $39.99 till 4/9)
Among the many Sleep Enhanced ($6.99 from $24.99 till 4/9)
Brawl Chess ($4.99 from $9.99 till 4/9)
Cargo Crew Driver ($8.99 from $11.99 till 4/9)
CATTCH ($5.59 from $6.99 till 4/9)
Defunct ($1.99 from $14.99 till 4/9)
Canine Obligation ($1.99 from $19.99 till 4/9)
Galactic Trooper Armada ($2.99 from $5.99 till 4/9)
Gangsta Paradise ($7.49 from $9.99 till 4/9)
Gorilla Huge Journey ($2.99 from $4.99 till 4/9)

Let’s Sing 2021 ($27.99 from $39.99 till 4/9)
Monstrum ($19.99 from $29.99 till 4/9)
My Little IceCream Sales space ($2.40 from $3.00 till 4/9)
Pix the Cat ($1.99 from $9.99 till 4/9)
Say No! Extra ($13.49 from $14.99 till 4/9)
Truck Driver ($34.99 from $49.99 till 4/9)
Unknown Destiny ($8.99 from $14.99 till 4/9)
Unspottable ($9.59 from $11.99 till 4/9)
Vampire: Coteries of New York ($8.99 from $19.99 till 4/9)
Vampire: Shadows of New York ($8.44 from $12.99 till 4/9)

That’s all for at the moment, buddies. Tomorrow will see an entire bunch of recent releases to shut out the week. Trails of Chilly Metal IV, The Home in Fata Morgana, and Ravensword: Shadowlands are main the pack, however there are a number of different video games to take a look at as effectively. And examine them out we’ll. There will even in all probability be an enormous bucket of gross sales to kind via, as there all the time are on Fridays. Effectively, that’s an issue for Future Shaun. I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday, and as all the time, thanks for studying!

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