Hi there light readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Spherical-Up for January seventeenth, 2023. In right this moment’s article, we’ve obtained a evaluate of Joymasher and The Arcade Crew’s slick 16-bit motion homage Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider. After that, there are a number of new releases to take a look at, and the standard lists of recent and expiring reductions on the eShop. Not the busiest of days, however the finish of the week will make up for it. Let’s get to work!
Opinions & Mini-Views
Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider ($16.99)
Moonrider is developer Joymasher’s fourth launch on the Nintendo Change, following Oniken, Odallus, and Blazing Chrome. I want I might say it was precisely on par with the latter, as Blazing Chrome was one of many higher stabs on the run-and-gun style I’ve seen from an indie developer. Moonrider isn’t fairly that good, falling nearer on the spectrum to Oniken and Odallus. That’s not a nasty place to be, thoughts you. These are each good video games, in any case. A strong little bit of weekend leisure.
Whereas the robotic ninja motif shortly calls video games like Shinobi, Strider, Hagane, and maybe even Ninja Gaiden to thoughts, its bones extra carefully resemble the Mega Man X sequence than anything. After an introductory stage you possibly can select which order you deal with the following batch of levels in, and defeating the bosses in every will provide you with entry to an assortment of additional weapons. It’s also possible to discover non-compulsory upgrades hidden in every stage if you happen to poke round. It’s additionally fairly heavy on dashing and wall climbing. As homages to that mighty franchise go, it’s an fulfilling one. Sadly, it’s additionally simply as temporary as the common X recreation. You’ll possible wrap it up inside a number of hours, even if you happen to’re looking for every thing.
Moonrider has a wonderful presentation, and the controls are simply as responsive as you’ll hope. The sport throws out quite a lot of enjoyable little twists as you make your manner by means of its levels that guarantee issues at all times keep contemporary. Whereas it falls a bit wanting the improbable Blazing Chrome and ends slightly sooner than I’d desire, that is nonetheless a tremendous classic-style romp that followers of 2D motion video games may have no hassle moving into.
SwitchArcade Rating: 4/5
Mrs. Cat Between Worlds ($4.99)
This can be a fairly customary precision platformer, with all of the strikes and tips you’ll anticipate. You really get two video games right here, with fifty ranges every. Keep away from the hazards, acquire the gems, and make your option to the exit on every stage. You’re a cat, in order that counts for one thing at the very least.
This can be a puzzle-adventure recreation, however I can’t actually determine precisely how the gameplay works from the outline. It talks about manipulating your recollections to form the longer term, however I’m unsure what that entails. It comes from the identical developer as the superb Evan’s Stays, although, so it’s in all probability value listening to.
Change Sides ($1.00)
This can be a handheld-only recreation the place you must maintain rolling your ball and choosing up the goobers for so long as you possibly can with out falling off the platform. It’s a must to swap sides frequently to be sure to don’t roll too far in anybody course. It’s a buck.
(North American eShop, US Costs)
Not a lot within the inbox right this moment. The lovable bullet hell shooter Cosmo Dreamer has its first post-release sale, and JellyCar Worlds is hitting a brand new low worth. Over within the outbox, Kairosoft’s newest sale is ending up together with video games like Kids of Morta, Moonlighter, and This Struggle of Mine. Give each lists a glance; it received’t take an excessive amount of time right this moment.
Choose New Video games on Sale
Go Rally ($14.99 from $20.00 till 1/21)
Cosmo Dreamer ($6.56 from $8.20 till 1/23)
JellyCar Worlds ($6.79 from $7.99 till 1/24)
BOT.vinnik Chess 2 ($2.39 from $2.99 till 1/30)
Shmup Assortment ($7.49 from $14.99 till 1/30)
Wingspan ($9.99 from $19.99 till 1/30)
Discovering Teddy 2 ($4.99 from $9.99 till 1/30)
Beacon Pines ($15.99 from $19.99 till 1/30)
A Constructing Stuffed with Cats ($2.39 from $2.99 till 1/30)
Quell Zen ($1.99 from $7.99 till 1/31)
Household Man ($7.99 from $19.99 till 2/5)
Railbound ($11.69 from $12.99 till 2/6)
Infini ($1.99 from $12.00 till 2/6)
Please, Contact The Paintings ($1.99 from $7.99 till 2/6)
A Evening on the Races ($1.99 from $9.99 till 2/6)
Stilstand ($1.99 from $2.99 till 2/6)
Moorhuhn Remake ($5.59 from $6.99 till 2/6)
Cosmic Prime Secret ($1.99 from $9.99 till 2/6)
Knights & Weapons ($1.99 from $14.99 till 2/6)
EQQO ($1.99 from $6.00 till 2/6)
Lydia ($1.99 from $4.00 till 2/6)
Soul Looking out ($1.99 from $9.99 till 2/6)
Journey of the Damaged Circle ($1.99 from $8.00 till 2/6)
Gross sales Ending Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 18th
Anime Studio Story ($7.00 from $14.00 till 1/18)
Beat Cop ($1.99 from $14.99 till 1/18)
Damaged Universe: Tower Protection ($1.99 from $9.99 till 1/18)
Kids of Morta ($5.49 from $21.99 till 1/18)
Kids of Morta Full Version ($9.44 from $26.99 till 1/18)
Floogen ($1.99 from $3.99 till 1/18)
Gem Wizards Techniques ($1.99 from $12.99 till 1/18)
Grand Prix Rock ‘N Racing ($1.99 from $9.99 till 1/18)
Gum+ ($1.99 from $7.99 till 1/18)
Misplaced in Play ($12.99 from$19.99 till 1/18)
Mega Mall Story 2 ($8.40 from $14.00 till 1/18)
Moonlighter ($3.74 from $24.99 till 1/18)
Moonlighter: Full Version ($5.79 from $28.99 till 1/18)
Ninja Village ($7.00 from $14.00 till 1/18)
Oh! Edo Cities ($7.00 from $14.00 till 1/18)
OMG Police Automotive Chase TV ($1.99 from $4.99 till 1/18)
Pad of Time ($3.19 from $7.99 till 1/18)
Pocket Arcade Story ($8.40 from $14.00 till 1/18)
reky ($1.99 from $9.99 till 1/18)
Rock ‘n Racing Off Street DX ($1.99 from $9.99 till 1/18)
South of the Circle ($9.09 from $12.99 till 1/18)
House Raiders in House ($1.99 from $12.99 till 1/18)
Tremendous Arcade Soccer ($1.99 from $6.99 till 1/18)
This Struggle of Mine: Full Version ($1.99 from $39.99 till 1/18)
That’s all for right this moment, mates. We’ll be again tomorrow with extra new releases, extra gross sales, and maybe some information. I’ll be going to the flamboyant hospital once more, however I ought to be again with sufficient time to spare to make sure we don’t miss a day. I hope you all have a terrific Tuesday, and as at all times, thanks for studying!