SwitchArcade Spherical-Up: Mini-Views That includes ‘Astro Aqua Kitty’, ‘Poison Management’ and Extra, Plus the Newest Releases and Gross sales


Howdy mild readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Spherical-Up for April nineteenth, 2021. In immediately’s article, we’ve received Mini-Views for 3 latest releases: TikiPod’s Astro Aqua Kitty, Crescent Moon and Ratalaika’s Ravensword: Shadowlands, and NISA’s Poison Management. We check out a handful of recent releases as nicely, although it’s not a very spectacular bunch. Issues end up with the standard lists of incoming and outgoing gross sales. Let’s get on with it!


Astro Aqua Kitty ($14.99)

The unique Aqua Kitty was a wonderful homage to the basic Defender by Eugene Jarvis that added simply sufficient to make it really feel distinct. Astro Aqua Kitty takes issues so much farther, retaining the pace and multidirectional motion of its predecessor whereas including deeper mechanics and significantly bigger ranges. There’s a substantial amount of exploration concerned in taking part in the sport, which properly enhances the white-knuckle taking pictures motion. It doesn’t go so far as being a Metroidvania or something, however you’re going to must poke round some pretty sprawling areas to finish the targets wanted to maneuver ahead. As you go searching, you’ll run into teams of enemies that may put your taking pictures and maneuvering expertise to the take a look at. As you battle enemies you’ll earn expertise and degree up, permitting you to construct your power as you see match.

Whereas this new strategy prices the sport among the pick-up-and-play vitality that the unique recreation embodied so nicely, it good points by way of being a denser, richer expertise throughout. It helps that the taking pictures motion doesn’t miss a beat. You’ll suppose it might be more durable to throw waves on the participant in satisfying methods with this set-up, however a cautious use of area, obstacles, and gated-off sections makes every battlefield satisfying to cope with. The bosses additionally ship, with some unbelievable challenges to beat. And sure, it doesn’t harm that the entire thing has a cat theme. In the event you’re within the thought of getting arcade-style shoot-em-up motion grafted onto a extra expansive framework, you’ll most likely need to give Astro Aqua Kitty a shot.

SwitchArcade Rating: 4/5

Ravensword: Shadowlands ($6.99)

When Ravensword: Shadowlands hit the App Retailer again in December of 2012, it felt like pure magic. Right here was an authentic iOS RPG from an unbiased writer that offered for underneath ten bucks and felt prefer it was years forward of its friends. No, it wasn’t as beautiful or substantial as a correct Elder Scrolls recreation, however in comparison with different cell video games it was each jaw-dropping and wealthy in content material. After I revisited the sport in 2016 for the RPG Reload, I mentioned that if the sport had simply come out in that yr, it might have simply been thought of among the best on the platform. With 5 extra years of water underneath the bridge and set into the ecosystem of an entire different platform, how does Ravensword: Shadowlands fare immediately? Surprisingly, not too unhealthy, however it’s definitely displaying its age.

The great factors? It’s nonetheless a variety of enjoyable to bash your manner via, defeating enemies and finishing sub-quests as you construct up your character. It’s nonetheless an awesome worth, as its low value level offers it a bonus over many RPGs of comparable high quality on the Change. It has been hit hardest in its visuals. Needless to say it is a pretty direct port. These fashions and textures had been by no means meant to be seen on screens this massive. And so they do come off awfully tough. The physics and animation additionally look fairly poor at instances. Actually, this seems and appears like a seven-dollar recreation in 2021. But it surely nonetheless performs nicely, and I discovered myself getting sucked into its easy pleasures as soon as once more. It will not be forward of its time anymore, however there’s nonetheless one thing value appreciating right here.

SwitchArcade Rating: 3.5/5

Poison Management ($39.99)

Let’s get it out of the best way instantly: Poison Management‘s gameplay mechanics aren’t notably compelling. I’ve performed worse third-person shooters, however this one is lacking a variety of the niceties which have grow to be customary within the style and doesn’t provide you with a lot of word to compensate. You wander round bland stage layouts and shoot enemies whereas additionally utilizing your different self to scrub up the poison laying round. The character switching initially spices issues up, however I received bored with it rapidly. The visible theming of those ranges is sweet, at the least. Every one is attempting to pack in some that means related with the particular person you’re attempting to assist. I discovered this saved me going greater than any of the motion did.

The story fares much better. You get up within the afterlife, and never within the good place. You rapidly end up teamed up with an odd demon named Poisonette, who strikes a cope with you that might see you returned to the land of the dwelling and her despatched to Heaven. All you must do is assist take away the poison from the minds of assorted dwelling people who’re going via some form of downside. A few of these conditions deal with very heavy subjects, and I discovered myself at the least considerably intrigued at how every of them would resolve. The continued thriller of Poisonette and your individual scenario made for a compelling overarching plot, one ok that I wished to play via to the top regardless of the considerably unimpressive mechanics.

SwitchArcade Rating: 3.5/5

New Releases

Archery Blast ($3.99)

Hey, Pix Arts. I don’t suppose you’re supposed to carry a bow like that. Oh, no matter. It’s not like that is an arche… oh, it is an archery recreation. Properly, there you go. Pix Arts applies its common high quality sheen to the game of archery and will get the anticipated consequence. Journey to completely different areas to apply your expertise at aiming and taking pictures in additional than 60 ranges. Hit the targets, attempt to get a excessive rating. A really primary taking pictures gallery expertise that has some colourful visuals going for it and little else.

Get Ogre It ($11.99)

That is one other roguelite, however it’s at the least received a brand new thought or two. Initially, that is principally about escaping moderately than attempting to combat. Second, your kind will consistently change between that of a goblin and that of a human. Relying on which kind you might be in, some NPCs might be pleasant and a few might be hostile. Quite a lot of recreation entails managing the place you might be when these kind modifications hit, since you gained’t survive lengthy in case you get surrounded by enemies. As a result of nature of the expertise it feels extra like a puzzle recreation than a roguelite at instances, however that’s most likely higher than doing the identical previous factor. Additionally, further factors for that title. I prefer it so much.

Join It! ($2.99)

Okay, this seems nearly precisely like that Colorfall recreation that got here out final Friday. Weird. So I’m guessing there’s some in style recreation that each of them are ripping off right here, and I simply don’t know what it’s. This one comes from Piotr Skalski and is playable in handheld mode solely, however ol’ Piotr has at the least described the sport higher than Colorfall did. That is primarily Slitherlink/PathPix from a unique perspective. You get greater than 200 ranges to play, which might be greater than you’ll ever need. On value, content material, and outline I suppose I’ll give the nod to this take over Colorfall.

Gross sales

(North American eShop, US Costs)

Nonetheless a number of extra video games slipped onto the low cost checklist over the weekend. 2K Video games and Ubisoft rolled in with their common alternatives of video games, and whereas it’s hardly uncommon to see these titles on sale, the majority of them are fairly respectable. Not you, WWE 2K18. A lot of the video games Restricted Run has revealed digitally are on sale as nicely, in case you haven’t picked them up earlier than. The Cook dinner, Serve, Scrumptious! video games are additionally value selecting up in case you get pleasure from time administration stuff. My low cost choose of the day is Tremendous Skelemania, a brief however satisfying Metroidvania that you would be able to seize proper now for a mere two-and-a-half bucks. Do check out the outbox in your manner via too.

Choose New Video games on Sale

Pancake Bar Tycoon ($2.49 from $4.99 till 4/23)
The Skylia Prophecy ($5.59 from $6.99 till 4/23)
Let’s Cook dinner Collectively ($13.99 from $19.99 till 4/23)
Them Bombs! ($9.79 from $13.99 till 4/23)
Large Ocean Massive Jacket ($1.99 from $7.99 till 4/26)
Moon Hunters ($3.74 from $14.99 till 4/26)
The Shrouded Isle ($3.74 from $14.99 till 4/26)
WWE 2K18 ($19.79 from $59.99 till 4/26)
WWE 2K Battlegrounds ($15.99 from $39.99 till 4/26)
NBA 2K21 ($19.79 from $59.99 till 4/26)
PGA Tour 2K21 ($19.79 from $59.99 till 4/26)
XCOM 2 Assortment ($14.99 from $49.99 till 4/26)
The Outer Worlds ($29.99 from $59.99 till 4/26)
BioShock: The Assortment ($19.99 from $49.99 till 4/26)
BioShock Remastered ($7.99 from $19.99 till 4/26)

BioShock 2 Remastered ($7.99 from $19.99 till 4/26)
BioShock Infinite: Full ($7.99 from $19.99 till 4/26)
Borderlands Legendary Assortment ($19.99 from $49.99 till 4/26)
Borderlands GOTY Version ($11.99 from $29.99 till 4/26)
Borderlands: Good-looking Assortment ($15.99 from $39.99 till 4/26)
NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 ($7.49 from $29.99 till 4/26)
Carnival Video games ($9.99 from $39.99 till 4/26)
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI ($19.79 from $59.99 till 4/26)
Leisure Swimsuit Larry: WDDD ($7.99 from $39.99 till 4/27)
Quench ($7.99 from $19.99 till 4/30)
Wuppo: Definitive ($6.99 from $14.99 till 4/30)
Golf Story ($7.49 from $14.99 till 4/30)
BFF or Die ($5.99 from $7.99 till 4/30)
Immortals Fenyx Rising ($29.99 from $59.99 till 5/1)
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World ($11.99 from $14.99 till 5/1)

Murderer’s Creed: Insurgent Assortment ($19.99 from $39.99 till 5/1)
Starlink: BfA Deluxe ($23.99 from $79.99 till 5/1)
Mario + Rabbids KB Gold ($19.99 from $79.99 till 5/1)
Simply Dance 2021 ($19.99 from $49.99 till 5/1)
Household Feud ($14.99 from $29.99 till 5/1)
Cosmic Star Heroine ($5.99 from $14.99 till 5/1)
Cthulhu Saves Christmas ($3.99 from $9.99 till 5/1)
Saturday Morning RPG ($3.99 from $9.99 till 5/1)
Revenge of the Fowl King ($1.99 from $4.99 till 5/1)
Evening Entice twenty fifth Anniversary ($5.99 from $14.99 till 5/1)
Double Change twenty fifth Anniversary ($5.99 from $14.99 till 5/1)
Cook dinner, Serve, Scrumptious 2 ($2.59 from $12.99 till 5/1)
Cook dinner, Serve, Scrumptious 3 ($12.99 from $19.99 till 5/1)
Stab Stab Stab! ($3.99 from $9.99 till 5/2)
Immortal Planet ($5.99 from $14.99 till 5/2)

Tetsumo Social gathering ($1.99 from $4.99 till 5/2)
Thea: The Awakening ($7.19 from $17.99 till 5/2)
Steamburg ($1.99 from $4.99 till 5/2)
Die for Valhalla! ($2.39 from $11.99 till 5/2)
House Blast Zom A Matching Recreation ($1.99 from $7.99 till 5/3)
Animal Buddies Bubble Pop ($3.99 from $7.99 till 5/3)
Yuppie Psycho: Government ($8.33 from $16.66 till 5/3)
King Lucas ($1.99 from $4.99 till 5/3)
Soar, Step, Step ($1.99 from $4.99 till 5/3)
Captain Cat ($3.49 from $6.99 till 5/3)
Spell Casting: Purrfectly Moveable ($4.99 from $9.99 till 5/3)
Tremendous Skelemania ($2.49 from $4.99 till 5/3)
Path to Mnemosyne ($2.99 from $9.99 till 5/3)
Circuits ($1.99 from $4.99 till 5/3)
Candy Witches ($1.99 from $9.99 till 5/5)

Battle Princess Madelyn ($4.99 from $19.99 till 5/6)
Battle Princess Madelyn Royal ($3.74 from $14.99 till 5/6)
Lethal Days ($3.79 from $18.99 till 5/6)
Rock ‘N Racing Bundle 3 in 1 ($9.99 from $24.99 till 5/6)
Tremendous Arcade Soccer 2021 ($6.40 from $8.00 till 5/6)
Tardy ($1.99 from $9.99 till 5/6)
Little Mouse’s Encyclopedia ($8.44 from $12.99 till 5/7)
Superola and the Misplaced Burgers ($1.99 from $4.99 till 5/7)
The Manner Remastered ($1.99 from $14.99 till 5/7)
Void House Racing ($1.99 from $4.99 till 5/7)
Earthworms ($1.99 from $7.99 till 5/7)
Driving World: Nordic Problem ($8.99 from $11.99 till 5/7)
Heal: Console Version ($5.59 from $6.99 till 5/7)
SlabWell: Kaktun’s Alpaca ($1.99 from $7.99 till 5/7)
Bob Assist Them ($4.99 from $7.99 till 5/7)

Snowball Collections Bubble ($2.99 from $5.99 till 5/7)
Mars Energy Industries ($1.99 from $3.99 till 5/7)
Crash Drive 2 ($1.99 from $8.99 till 5/7)
Marooners ($1.99 from $14.99 till 5/7)
BE-A Walker ($1.99 from $9.99 till 5/7)
Tank Battle Heroes ($3.99 from $7.99 till 5/7)
Prime Pace: Drag & Quick Racing ($1.99 from $7.99 till 5/7)
Shakedown: Hawaii ($9.99 from $19.99 till 5/7)
Astro Bears ($1.99 from $6.99 till 5/7)
Speedway Racing ($3.99 from $9.99 till 5/7)
Dragon Pinball ($2.00 from $2.99 till 5/7)
Titans Pinball ($2.00 from $2.99 till 5/7)
Hamster Bob ($1.99 from $4.99 till 5/7)
Unhatched ($1.99 from $4.99 till 5/7)
Warplanes: WW1 Sky Aces ($6.99 from $9.99 till 5/7)

Rock ‘N Racing Bundle OR & GP ($5.99 from $19.99 till 5/8)
Crossbow: Bloodnight ($2.49 from $4.99 till 5/8)
Social gathering Video games 15 in 1 ($1.99 from $4.99 till 5/9)
Slash Ninja ($1.99 from $4.99 till 5/9)
City Avenue Combating ($2.99 from $3.99 till 5/9)
Bubble Bubble Ocean ($2.99 from $4.99 till 5/9)

Gross sales Ending Tomorrow, Tuesday, April twentieth

Agatha Knife ($5.99 from $11.99 till 4/20)
Ary & the Secret of Seasons ($19.99 from $39.99 till 4/20)
BATTLLOON ($3.49 from $6.99 till 4/20)
Bear With Me: Misplaced Robots ($1.99 from $4.99 till 4/20)
Beast Quest ($5.99 from $29.99 till 4/20)
Chiki-Chiki Boxy Racers ($4.99 from $9.99 till 4/20)
Colourful Colore ($1.99 from $2.99 till 4/20)
Deer Drive Legends ($3.99 from $19.99 till 4/20)
Levels of Separation ($5.99 from $19.99 till 4/20)
Dogfight ($1.99 from $9.99 till 4/20)
Elemental Knights R ($2.00 from $8.64 till 4/20)
Combat ($1.99 from $9.99 till 4/20)
Guitar ($1.99 from $9.99 till 4/20)
Manticore: Galaxy on Fireplace ($3.99 from $19.99 till 4/20)
MechaNika ($2.99 from $5.99 till 4/20)

Metro 2033 Redux ($9.99 from $24.99 till 4/20)
Metro: Final Gentle Redux ($9.99 from $24.99 till 4/20)
Monkey Enterprise ($1.99 from $9.99 till 4/20)
Necrosphere Deluxe ($3.99 from $7.99 till 4/20)
Evening Imaginative and prescient ($1.99 from $9.99 till 4/20)
Ninjin: Conflict of Carrots ($1.99 from $9.99 till 4/20)
Nordlicht ($2.59 from $3.99 till 4/20)
Override 2: Tremendous Mech League ($19.49 from $29.99 till 4/20)
Override: Mech Metropolis Brawl ($14.99 from $29.99 till 4/20)
Remothered: Damaged Porcelain ($14.99 from $29.99 till 4/20)
Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break ($9.89 from $29.99 till 4/20)
Skee-Ball ($2.49 from $4.99 till 4/20)
Cranium Rogue ($1.99 from $2.99 till 4/20)
Skully ($8.99 from $29.99 till 4/20)
Soulblight ($3.74 from $14.99 till 4/20)

Survival ($1.99 from $9.99 till 4/20)
Tactical Thoughts ($1.99 from $2.99 till 4/20)
Teddy Gangs ($1.99 from $9.99 till 4/20)
The Midnight Sanctuary ($4.99 from $9.99 till 4/20)
Tiny Steel ($7.49 from $14.99 till 4/20)
Tokyo Darkish: Remembrance ($9.99 from $19.99 till 4/20)
Trine 4: Nightmare Prince ($7.49 from $29.99 till 4/20)
Trine: Final Assortment ($14.99 from $49.99 till 4/20)
Troll and I ($2.99 from $29.99 till 4/20)
WeakWood Throne ($2.99 from $4.99 till 4/20)

That’s all for immediately, buddies. We’ll be again tomorrow with… one thing, I hope. There aren’t any new video games on the schedule, so we could must fall again on some evaluation stuff if the information and gross sales don’t come via. We’ll must see what occurs. I hope you all have a improbable Monday, and as all the time, thanks for studying!

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