Yes, you are reading this right. We are adding a new weekly Roundup. The SWITCH Roundup!
With the Nintendo eShop becoming busier and busier every week, it’s been tougher and tougher for people to keep track of what new games are releasing. When that starts happening, games become overlooked and/or pushed aside. That’s where we come in…….
Of course, the eShop is nowhere near the scope of the App Store. So, things will be a little different here. The original SNAPP Roundup is a totally different animal. I go through each and every game and weed out all the “bad” ones and only post noteworthy games. The SNAPP Roundup is almost a full-time job in itself!
There aren’t anywhere near as many games releasing every day/week on the eShop and I’m sure Nintendo has a pretty strict policy on clones and cash-grab games that we are used to see on the App Store right now. So, I’ll be posting every game that releases on the Nintendo eShop for now. If things eventually start getting cray-cray in the future, then I’ll go with something a little more like the SNAPP Roundup.
More or less, the SWITCH Roundup is just another way for us to help out the industry. So, things may change over the coming weeks as I try and refine this new Roundup and make things easier for the readers and developers. We will always try and find new ways to help support indie games and their creators. Video games are our passion and way of life. If we can find a way to make things better or easier for gamers, believe me, we’re gonna do it! That’s just how we roll son!!
So, Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you this week’s (very first ever) SWITCH Roundup!!!!
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King Leo kicks platforming back to the arcades!
Sparta, 500 BC. The city-state’s weapons, armor and gold have mysteriously vanished. Magical portals begin to appear throughout ancient Greece. As a king and the world’s most fearsome warrior, Leonidas sets out to discover who is behind the threat, and recover everything that was stolen. You, are King Leo. And your aim is to make whoever is responsible and whatever stands in your way, rue the day they crossed your path.
Block, stomp, run, jump, fall, climb, cling, push, spring & slice your way to victory. Outsmart intelligent enemies, tread carefully through obstacles and use your wits to defeat bosses in epic battles.
The Adventure Pals
A story of love, giraffes, and hot dogs.
Inspired by classic platformers and cartoons alike, The Adventure Pals sets you and your best friends (a giraffe and a rock) out to save the world and your dad from turning into hotdogs! Level up to learn special abilities, throw bombs and whack things with your sword. Find cupcakes to unlock costumes and fill your scrap book up with secret stickers across five big, creative areas each with unique levels. Explore the mystical forests of Treevale, hike the haunted craters of the moon and dive into the depths of the ocean to find the lost city of Crablantis.
It’s a mixture of lovingly handcrafted action-platforming levels, and RPG-like locations with townsfolk who provide quests, items and other goodies for you to buy to aid you on your journey. Just like your favorite peanut butter and jelly sandwich, The Adventure pals is both nutty and sweet,with perhaps just a little crunch. It’s lighthearted, goofy fun no matter what your age.
Oh, and three words: Giraffe. Helicopter. Tongue.
Penny-Punching Princess is an isometric brawler that takes place in a world ruled by capitalism, where cash is king. Fight or bribe your way to reclaiming your kingdom from the greedy Dragoloans.
Metropolis: Lux Obscura
This city is rotten to the core.
You can’t even tell night from day in this hell where big money runs everything. And the best way to prove you’re right is with brute force.
Jon Lockhart walked through the prison gates a free man, after spending years imprisoned as the supposed murderer of an old friend. He returned once more to the city where it all started intent on figuring out who it was that framed him for the murder and make them pay in blood for the crime. It’d take some work with the key witness dead, but that just meant he’d have to flush out every rat from hiding.
Old friends and new enemies. Search for the truth, for loyalty and sanity – but all you can find here is redemption, betrayal and death.
Welcome to Metropolis.
Octocopter: Double or Squids
Local multiplayer squid racing action!
Oh no! Part way through their epic battle the Octopus and Submarine have lost their way and sunk to the bottom of the ocean. Can you help them to work together to escape these deadly depths? To complete each level you must navigate the maze without crashing. You won’t stop spinning so timing is everything!
Brave the depths alone or race together in up to 4 player split screen action. Can you beat your friends and collect all the squid medals?
Dragon Blaze for Nintendo Switch
Psikyo is coming back!! Dragon Blaze for Nintendo Switch
Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, Moon and Sun. These four magic stones and the gods of moon and sun brought prosperity in Megalith. Because of that, the people lived a peaceful and prosperous life.
However, their peaceful life ended when Nebiros and his armies appeared.
Long time ago, during the war of the gods when the world was created, Nebiros was defeated by the gods of the sun and moon. He was locked up by the 4 magic stones but was freed by summoning a country which aims to achieve victory in the war using him.
Nebirus, as a revenge, controlled the mind of the god of the moon using his dark power. The god of the universe transformed people’s form and spirit into hideous ones and made them as his armies. And the entire Megalith fell into the abyss of destruction and chaos.
Nebirus’ army has started to move towards the god of the sun. The god of the sun, who was threatened by Nebirus’ move, entrusted the weapons of the gods to 4 dragon knights and ordered them to overthrow Nebirus.
Urban Trial Playground
EVERY LEVEL IS YOUR PLAYGROUND!
Backflip from the rooftops, over palm trees and sand dunes in ‘Urban Trial Playground’ and become the ultimate stunt racer!
This new installment of the stunt bike racing series is moving the action from city streets, straight to the sunny and colorful beaches of California, mixing in even crazier tricks, flips and combos than ever before. It’s a game of speed, balance and style!
Independent front and rear brake controls allow players to pull off stoppies and front flips as well as sliding into huge skid burns on the track!
Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Bad Dudes
Bad Dudes, are you bad enough?!
“Rampant ninja related crimes these days… Whitehouse is not the exception…”. As soon as that occurs, a Secret Service agent asks two street-smart brawlers, the “Bad Dudes” named Blade and Striker: “President Ronnie has been kidnapped by the ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue Ronnie?” After hearing that, the Bad Dudes pursue the ninjas through the New York City streets, a moving big rig truck, a large storm sewer, a forest, a freight train on an old Southern Pacific line, a cave and into an underground factory in order to save President Ronnie.
Hang on tight in this on-rails puzzle adventure
Grab your helmet, princess, you’re in for the ride of your life! Hook up to the Oxylane, a transit system that lets you fly through the air, swing around corners and defy gravity. Embark on an intergalactic adventure, trace the steps of your missing father and recover the keys to the mysterious vault beneath your castle.
Race friends to harvest, craft, and bid in this innovative Euro-style board game
Sumer blends the intrigue of turn-based strategy with the excitement of real-time action. Board game night is coming to the Nintendo Switch!
Play as Sumerian nobles vying for the affection of the great goddess Inanna. Harvest barley, herd goats, and perform ritual offerings to earn her favor and the right to rule by her side!
In Sumer, beautiful art, atmospheric music, and Sumerian-language voice acting bring an ancient Mesopotamian mural to life.
“Sally’s Law” is the opposite of Murphy’s Law: Anything that can go great will go great!
The game explores the relationship between Sally and her critically ill father. As the game unfolds, the relationship between daughter a father is revealed. Along the way, Sally experiences great luck and good fortune with the help of a secret helper: her father. Having played the game as Sally, the player can then experience the story through the eyes of her father. Through following their journey, you will find dad and daughter’s family tie.
Race…no, ROLL to solve a variety of puzzles!
Experience a unique puzzle-platformer, encountering a variety of fun tricks while at the same time enjoying a story.
Infernium is a game filled with brutal challenges to overcome. While playing the game you won’t be able to kill or damage most of the enemies but at the same time running away without a second though is not the solution. While being chased you will need to think and reconsider your strategy and open hidden shortcuts while the world and it’s lore will unfold around you in a non-linear way making each playthrough diferent. From the creator of the multi awarded indie game of the year MIND: Path to Thalamus.
Super Rocket Shootout
Super Rocket Shootout is a frantic 2D pixelart brawler game, mixing platformer and fighting mechanics. Charming characters, destructible environments, cool weapons and awesome jetpack make this a blast to play alone or with up-to 4 friends.
Twins never have it easy, and it’s no different for Maurice and El Bruto! Frustrated with their inability to execute on their elaborately planned bank heists, they squabble and bicker only the way brothers can, leaving a trail of chaos and destruction behind them.
SUPER ROCKET SHOOTOUT is a frantic and fun 2D pixelart brawler game, mixing platformer and fighting mechanics for up to 4 players (CPU or local multiplayer). The combat system is both accessible and deep, with super agile jetpack-induced movements, combos, super attacks, counters, extras weapons and more!
(From The Editor: I’m still not sure if I will make the SWITCH Roundup daily like I do for the SNAPP Roundup, or just weekly. I still need to study how games release on the eShop. This is still a “work in progress” for the next couple weeks. So, if you have any tips or ideas, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @hashtagNOEN. Remember. You are just as much a part of SNAPPZILLA as I am! -Noen)
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