Hello, dear readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade roundup for July 28, 2023. In today’s article, we take a look at the remaining releases for the week. There are quite a few, although the bins are quite full today. After checking them, we look at the usual lists of new sales and outgoing discounts. Not the most exciting of days, but at least this new Mickey the platformer is finally out. Let’s get down to business!
Disney Island of Illusions ($39.99)
Always be careful of the games whose names you invoke, as this sometimes invites comparisons for which you are ill-equipped. This is a rather nice 2D Metroidvania-style platformer starring Mickey and his friends that can be played by up to four people in local multiplayer. The platforming bits play out much like the last two Rayman games, but not as good. This Illusion in the title might make you think it has something to do with SEGA classics, but no, it’s not as good as those either. And as Metroidvania-style games go, it’s solidly average. That said, we’re not so rich in multiplayer 2D exploratory platforming to turn our noses up at this one.
Demonic Supremacy ($6.99)
Of course, let’s do a cheap boomer shooter-style thing. The story here is that some kind of tower full of evil demons has appeared, and you’ve decided to go up this tower and slaughter everything you come across. If you reach the top, you will receive some sort of reward. I don’t know, it’s not really important. What’s important is that this is a surprisingly solid first-person shooter for a very reasonable price. If you like a bit of the old tear, you will be right at home here.
Work Hard Collection ($4.99)
work hard or working hard? Ha! This particular jape was all the rage in my youth. My co-worker once slipped into the video rental store we were working at, flicked her disheveled hair, and delivered this line. We were all in stitches! But that’s not the only way to have fun. You can also play this pair of puzzles where you have to control robots to prevent workers from dying and then prevent said robots from destroying the environment. There are fifty levels in each game, and they are quite different from each other. For a five, puzzle fans should be satisfied.
The Master’s Pupil ($14.99)
A rather charming puzzle platformer that takes place in the eye of Monet. You have to help him create his masterpieces by solving various puzzles. All the backgrounds look hand painted, and the whole thing is very cool and pleasant to live with. We don’t get a ton of that stuff anymore, so I’m sure some will be very happy to have that around.
Cricket Captain 2023 ($24.99)
You know the gaming market is healthy these days as there is not only room for a cricket game on the North American eShop but also a management simulation game of cricket. I won’t pretend I know the first thing about it, but it certainly sports a solid list of features and content. I’m also very impressed with the massive amount of disclaimers in the description. This may have been a completely pointless summary. Sorry.
The Center of Entropy ($24.99)
You know what you’re doing in tears of the kingdom (the first game to Never do something like that bothers you) where you rewind time to an element or background element? Imagine a Gatestyle game but instead of portal puzzles it’s all time rewind puzzles, and this is this game. And indeed if you like games like Gate Or Qube, you’ll probably have a great time with this one. Reviews on other platforms were not very positive, but quite good.
Hyper Torque Racing ($6.99)
Listen, I was going to mix this one up because it looks like a really simple racing game, but I noticed it’s published by Granzella, the folks behind R-Type Final 2 And Disaster Report 4. It’s so strange that I couldn’t resist giving a little text to underline it. It features a single-player story mode, two-player local multiplayer, and a leaderboard mode so you can compete against others’ times online. I guess for seven bucks it’s ok.
New Strike ($9.99)
Another one of those roguelite takes on the shoot-em-up, this time vertical. Well, you know how it goes. Lots of squishy enemies that make you want to level up, seemingly insurmountable enemies until you get permanent unlocks, and a progression system that should push you to victory eventually. If you like that sort of thing, a ten probably isn’t too high a price to pay.
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Raccoon Adventure: Animal City Simulator 3D Farm Super Deluxe Games ($13.99)
Counter Delta 2: Eastern Crisis ($14.99)
Supercross Action ($2.99)
The Secret of Scientists – Hidden Object Game ($3.99)
(North American online store, US prices)
Sure, that’s a good list. Some good things posted by Dangen there. The Witcher 3in case you haven’t figured it out yet. Untitled Game of Goose, another solid choice. Go through the list and see what jumps out at you. The weekend outbox is pretty small and doesn’t have much to do. Well, do your thing.
Select New games on sale
Rise of the Third Estate ($9.99 from $19.99 until 8/1)
Already tried ($7.99 from $19.99 until 8/1)
Astalon: Tears of the Earth ($9.99 from $19.99 until 8/1)
Ultra-age ($17.99 from $29.99 until 8/1)
Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials ($8.99 from $14.99 until 8/1)
Bug Fables: Eternal Spring ($7.49 from $24.99 until 8/1)
Ara Fell: Improved Edition ($4.49 from $14.99 until 8/1)
Minoria ($7.99 from $19.99 until 8/1)
Momodoria: Reverie in the Moonlight ($5.99 from $14.99 until 8/1)
lost ruins ($9.99 from $19.99 until 8/1)
Foundry ($9.99 from $19.99 until 8/1)
moon raider ($1.99 from $9.99 until 8/7)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt ($19.99 from $39.99 until 8/7)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Completed ($29.99 from $59.99 until 8/7)
Thronebreaker: The Witcher’s Tales ($9.99 from $19.99 until 8/7)
Fuga: Melodies of Steel ($23.99 from $39.99 until 8/8)
Untitled Game of Goose ($9.99 from $19.99 until 8/10)
Totally accurate combat simulator ($14.99 from $19.99 until 8/10)
volleyball buddies ($4.54 from $6.49 until 8/10)
Ultimate anime puzzle ($3.49 from $4.99 until 8/10)
SGC Short Game Collection 1 ($5.49 from $10.99 until 8/15)
Amazing team of superheroes ($3.49 from $6.99 until 8/17)
Silent: the house ($2.49 from $4.99 until 8/17)
Witchcraft ($4.99 from $9.99 until 8/17)
Sherlock Holmes The Awake Deluxe ($32.49 from $49.99 until 8/17)
Why Pizza? ($2.49 from $4.99 until 8/17)
Hillbilly Doomsday ($2.49 from $4.99 until 8/17)
Brave Dungeon The Sense of Justice ($19.99 from $29.99 until 8/17)
Almost my floor ($4.99 from $9.99 until 8/17)
Behind Closed Doors: A Developer’s Story ($2.49 from $4.99 until 8/17)
Hyper forms ($3.49 from $4.99 until 8/17)
Megalan 11 ($4.99 from $9.99 until 8/17)
Beholgar ($4.99 from $9.99 until 8/17)
Alekon ($7.99 from $15.99 until 8/17)
House of the Dead Remake ($8.49 from $24.99 until 8/17)
Aircraft Carrier Survival ($1.99 from $19.99 until 8/17)
Magic Drop VI ($23.99 from $29.99 until 8/17)
Rabid Blasters ($10.29 from $14.70 until 8/18)
Gemini Arm ($6.64 from $9.49 until 8/18)
Missile Dancer ($6.99 from $9.99 until 8/18)
The Tale of Lila and the Hidden Forest ($1.99 from $4.99 until 8/18)
End of sales this weekend
Take-off: the flight simulator ($7.49 from $14.99 until 7/29)
Hokko’s life ($9.99 from $19.99 until 7/30)
My time at Portia ($5.99 from $29.99 until 7/30)
Overcooked all you can eat ($15.99 from $39.99 until 7/30)
The escapees 2 ($4.99 from $19.99 until 7/30)
The Escapees Completed ($2.99 from $14.99 until 7/30)
The survivalists ($6.24 from $24.99 until 7/30)
Vanaris Tactics ($6.49 from $9.99 until 7/30)
To ADM ($5.99 from $29.99 until 7/30)
That’s all for today and this week, my friends. The next time I write this article, I will be a year older. This time it’s tricky. It moves a little too fast for my liking. I’ll enjoy a pizza and a cake, and maybe even a gift or two. I hope you’re all having a great weekend, and as always, thanks for reading!