Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for November 25th, 2022. Today we look at the remaining releases for the week, and I’ll be honest with you: it’s not a great assortment. Still, there are at least a couple of things worth mentioning, so I’ve gone ahead and made summaries of all of them. After that, we’ve got the lists of new and outgoing sales. Normally that’s a highlight of Friday articles, but this week the Cyber Deals stuff already has most games covered. The little list we have is pretty potent, however. Let’s get to it!
KnifeBoy Rebooted ($14.99)
This is a Metroidvania-style game with a bizarre style and frankly rough gameplay mechanics. KnifeBoy was killed by someone he trusted and now he’s back for revenge. Explore an alternate Nevada, find upgrades and other collectibles, and save your old partner. I suppose if you’re looking for a somewhat chaotic take on the genre, you might want to investigate this one further.
How to Fool a Liar King Remastered ($14.99)
This visual novel is the follow-up to How to Take Off Your Mask and begins right after that story ends. Heroine Regina suddenly appears in the kingdom of Eroolia, with no idea of how she got there or how to get back home. It helps if you’ve played the previous game, but you can just jump in here if you like. Either way, there will probably be some smooching.
Pocket Pool ($3.99)
Ha! With a name like that, I’m sure we’re in for a ribald game of billiards. No? It’s just billiards on amusingly-shaped tables? Well, okay. You get fifty different levels to play here, and you can pull in some friends for local multiplayer. Up to four players can join in at a time. That about covers it.
New Joe & Mac – Caveman Ninja ($29.99)
Remember that remake of Toki that took the original arcade game and spiffed up the presentation? That same developer has done its work with Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja. You get two modes here, one of which is just a straight remake of the arcade game and the other with a bit of new content to enjoy. Naturally, you can play in co-op here if you have a friend who wants to join in locally. Someone, somewhere, asked for this.
Super Lone Survivor ($24.99)
This is a remake of the original Lone Survivor, which came out something like ten years ago. Phew, time does fly. Anyway, the presentation has been improved and there is some new content to uncover. The original game is a rather well-liked 2D entry into the horror genre, and the reception to this remake has been mostly positive on other platforms.
My Universe – My Baby Dragon ($29.99)
Raising babies wasn’t enough, I suppose. No, now you have to raise baby dragons. Look, I’m not going to stop you. Hatch the eggs, teach them how to fly, all that stuff. Sadly, you can’t teach them to eat knights. And that’s too bad, because I can think of at least five knights who need eating.
Fire All Humans ($5.99)
A wacky physics puzzle game where you launch humans to solve various objectives in each stage. There are twenty-four levels in total and it all looks just stupid enough that it might be worth the six bucks.
Simon: The Memory Game ($3.99)
I feel like there’s an enormously high chance that this new publisher, Red Fables, is just Cooking & Publishing under a different name. I think that because this is another one of those trash-tier games where you answer a series of questions and then need to repeat your answers without making a mistake. The gimmick is that you are supposed to be talking to your 1980s self, which only works if you were alive in the 1980s. And look at that picture. Buddy, I was around in the 1980s, and our hair styles were a lot more mullet-y than that. A lot. Anyway, this game is a piece of garbage. Leave it in the bin. Red Fables, I’ve got my eyes on you.
Furry Hentai Tangram ($2.99)
Sigh. A tangram puzzle game from the Gamuzumi. The theme is what the title says. Don’t search the name on the internet; regrets will be real.
(North American eShop, US Prices)
Wow, Sonic Frontiers is already on sale for 30% off. That’s not a great feeling if you bought it at launch seventeen whole days ago. Oh well. Also noteworthy: all of the Nintendo Arcade Archives games are on sale for the first time ever, and potentially the only time ever. Not a bad time to fill your boots with some classics. With almost nothing in the outbox, you can feel free to spend your sales savings on some of those Cyber Deals if you want.
Select New Games on Sale
Sonic Frontiers ($41.99 from $59.99 until 11/29)
Sonic Frontiers Deluxe ($48.99 from $69.99 until 11/29)
Mozart Requiem ($9.99 from $29.99 until 11/30)
LEGO Bricktales ($26.99 from $29.99 until 12/1)
Cursed to Golf ($14.99 from $19.99 until 12/1)
Say No! More ($5.99 from $14.99 until 12/1)
SteamWorld Quest: HoG ($7.49 from $24.99 until 12/1)
Hidden in Plain Sight ($2.99 from $5.99 until 12/2)
Super Perils of Baking ($7.49 from $9.99 until 12/2)
Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance ($23.99 from $29.99 until 12/2)
Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance 2 ($23.99 from $29.99 until 12/2)
Infinite Golf 2 ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/9)
Arcade Archives Vs Mah-Jong ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Sky Skipper ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Ice Climber ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Urban Champion ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Vs Balloon Fight ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Clu Clu Land ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Golf ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Vs Tennis ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Soccer ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Pinball ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Vs Wrecking Crew ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Punch-Out ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Super Punch-Out ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Vs Baseball ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Excitebike ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Donkey Kong ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Donkey Kong Jr ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Donkey Kong 3 ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Mario Bros ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Arcade Archives Vs Super Mario Bros ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Shin chan: Summer Vacation ($29.99 from $39.99 until 12/15)
Zero Tolerance Collection ($4.99 from $9.99 until 12/15)
Thunderbolt Collection ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Jim Power: The Lost Dimension ($4.99 from $9.99 until 12/15)
The Immortal ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Radical Rex ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/15)
The Humans ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/15)
Head Over Heels ($4.99 from $9.99 until 12/15)
Timberman: The Big Adventure ($2.49 from $4.99 until 12/15)
Onirike ($2.99 from $14.99 until 12/15)
Sales Ending This Weekend
ET Varginha ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/26)
Magic Potion Millionaire ($10.49 from $14.99 until 11/26)
Mission Commando ($2.99 from $3.99 until 11/26)
Supaplex GO! ($4.49 from $14.99 until 11/26)
In Rays of the Light ($3.99 from $7.99 until 11/27)
That’s all for today and this week, friends. We’ll be back next week with more new releases, more sales, some reviews, and some news. The usual grab bag of joy, in other words. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and as always, thanks for reading!