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SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Elevator Action Returns’, ‘Astronite’, and Today’s Other New Releases and Sales

SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Elevator Action Returns’, ‘Astronite’, and Today’s Other New Releases and Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for November 30th, 2022. We’re finishing up the month on a quiet note, friends. There are five new releases to look at today, with a few notables amongst them. We’ve got summaries for all of them, of course. We’ve also got the new sales (not much) and outgoing sales (quite a lot) to check out. So let’s get to that checking out, shall we?

New Releases

Front Mission 1st: Remake ($34.99)

You might remember Forever Entertainment from its bland but serviceable remakes of Panzer Dragoon and House of the Dead. Well, here’s a bland but serviceable remake of the DS remake of Front Mission. It sucks almost all of the charm out of the visuals but otherwise seems to have its t’s crossed and i’s dotted. Forever will also be doing remakes of Front Mission 2 and Front Mission 3, apparently. So yes, do look forward to those.

Elevator Action -Returns- S-Tribute ($14.99)

Elevator Action is back… in Saturn form! If you’ve never played Elevator Action Returns before, it’s a sequel that expands so much on the original it’s almost hard to consider them the same series. Except it still has the elevators, so I guess the title tells no lies. This is an emulation of the Saturn version, which itself is a pricey rarity. We’ve seen this emulator in action in a few other releases on Switch, and it seems to be in better shape these days than it was with the Cotton releases it debuted with. This one is definitely worth punching a ticket for.

Astronite ($14.99)

Hey, it’s one of those games with what has come to be known as 1-bit graphics. This one is a Metroidvania-style affair about an explorer trying to eliminate an invasive species from their home planet. There’s a huge map to explore, power-ups to acquire, challenges to beat, and some wildly difficult bosses to fight. This is a tough one to be sure, but my brief time with it tells me it’s at least quite well-made. I might review this one, but I’ll have to see if my schedule allows it.

Until the Last Plane ($9.99)

You might take a look at that screenshot and think this is a basic shoot-em-up. Then you might read the description and think this is a simulation game. It’s not really either of those things, though. It’s just a series of short, repetitive mini-games all dressed up in a World War II theme. It more or less plays its hand completely within a half hour, and it’s not much of a hand.

Megalan 11 ($9.99)

A bit of a relaxed exploration game with some very light puzzle and survival elements. You’re on a strange planet, your ship is busted from a bad landing, and you have eleven days to escape with your crew of five. While reviews aren’t overwhelmingly good on other platforms, it does seem to have its fans. Maybe you will be one of them.

Sales

(North American eShop, US Prices)

Hey, I said the list of new sales was short. I don’t even need to highlight anything from it, you’ve probably already seen the full list just by darting your eyes down. So instead I will direct you to the outbox, where great games like Beacon Pines, Chasm, Danmaku Unlimited 3, Paradise Killer, and Horizon Chase Turbo are wrapping up their latest discounts.

Select New Games on Sale

Draw Rider Remake ($7.49 from $14.99 until 12/5)
Gem Wizards Tactics ($1.99 from $12.99 until 12/7)
Inukari Deluxe Edition ($1.99 from $7.99 until 12/7)
Rolling Car ($1.99 from $7.99 until 12/7)
Detective Di: Silk Rose Murders ($2.89 from $12.99 until 12/7)
Floogen ($1.99 from $3.99 until 12/7)
OMG Police: Car Chase TV ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/7)
RazerWire: Nanowars ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/7)
Pro Gymnast Simulator ($1.99 from $19.99 until 12/7)
Amnesia: Collection ($4.49 from $29.99 until 12/11)
Sturmfront The Mutant War ($2.49 from $9.99 until 12/14)
Arietta of Spirits ($4.99 from $19.99 until 12/14)
Skautfold: Shrouded in Sanity ($2.49 from $9.99 until 12/14)
Crowdy Farm Rush ($1.99 from $5.99 until 12/21)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Thursday, December 1st

Beacon Pines ($15.99 from $19.99 until 12/1)
Best Month Ever! ($12.99 form $19.99 until 12/1)
Buried Stars ($13.49 from $44.99 until 12/1)
Castle on the Coast ($4.49 from $14.99 until 12/1)
Chasm ($5.99 from $19.99 until 12/1)
Citizen Sleeper ($14.99 from $19.99 until 12/1)
Curse of the Dead Gods ($9.99 from $19.99 until 12/1)
Cursed to Golf ($14.99 from $19.99 until 12/1)
Danmaku Unlimited 3 ($4.99 from $9.99 until 12/1)
DC League of Super-Pets ($27.99 from $39.99 until 12/1)
Dungeon Nightmares 1+2 ($1.99 from $12.00 until 12/1)
Eschatos ($20.24 from $26.99 until 12/1)
Framed Collection ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/1)
Genesis Noir ($5.99 from $14.99 until 12/1)
Glitchhikers Spaces Between ($9.74 from $12.99 until 12/1)


Hellmut: Badass from Hell ($5.99 from $29.99 until 12/1)
Help Will Come Tomorrow ($2.99 from $19.99 until 12/1)
Home Deco Puzzles ($2.99 from $5.99 until 12/1)
Horizon Chase Turbo ($3.99 from $19.99 until 12/1)
Iconoclasts ($7.99 from $19.99 until 12/1)
In Other Waters ($4.49 from $14.99 until 12/1)
Kraken Academy ($8.99 from $17.99 until 12/1)
Kuukiyomi 3: Father to Son ($2.49 from $4.99 until 12/1)
LEGO Bricktales ($26.99 from $29.99 until 12/1)
May’s Mysteries TSoD ($7.49 from $14.99 until 12/1)
My Little Pony: Maretime Bay Adv. ($27.99 from $39.99 until 12/1)
Neo Cab ($3.99 from $19.99 until 12/1)
No Longer Home ($5.99 from $14.99 until 12/1)
Orbit.industries ($11.99 from $19.99 until 12/1)
Paradise Killer ($7.99 from $19.99 until 12/1)


Say No! More ($5.99 from $14.99 until 12/1)
Space Warrior ($2.49 from $4.99 until 12/1)
SteamWorld Quest: HoG ($7.49 from $24.99 until 12/1)
Summer in Mara ($9.99 from $19.99 until 12/1)
Super Mutant Alien Assault ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/1)
Suzerain ($8.99 from $17.99 until 12/1)
The Amazing American Circus ($6.99 from $19.99 until 12/1)
The Bunker ($4.54 from $12.99 until 12/1)
The Stillness of the Wind ($2.07 from $12.99 until 12/1)
Think of the Children ($2.59 from $12.99 until 12/1)
Time Carnage ($4.54 from $12.99 until 12/1)
Treasure Temples ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/1)
Two Hundred Ways ($9.59 from $11.99 until 12/1)
Vampyr ($13.99 from $39.99 until 12/1)

That’s all for today and this month, friends. Tomorrow I have to go to the fancy hospital for my every-six-months tests to see how my condition is progressing. I think I will have an article of some kind ready for you anyway, but we’ll have to see how things go. Do wish me luck. I hope you all have a great Wednesday, and as always, thanks for reading!

December 01, 2022 at 12:18AM