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SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Toy Soldiers HD’, Plus Sales on ‘Samurai Shodown’ and More

SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Toy Soldiers HD’, Plus Sales on ‘Samurai Shodown’ and More

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for December 30th, 2022. In today’s article, we’re finishing up the year with a look at the two new releases that hit the eShop today along with another batch of sales. A firm reminder: the holiday sale is wrapping up on Monday, so make your final selections and head to the register soon. Let’s turn off the lights and lock the doors!

New Releases

Toy Soldiers HD ($29.99)

The well-loved XBLA tower defense game comes to the Switch via its HD remake. It’s a rather nice remake, too. You get all the classic levels to play, fully rebalanced. There are some new levels to dig into as well. You also get all the original DLC, which adds quite a bit to the game. You can play alone or go against another player in local or online multiplayer. If this is our last release of the year on Switch, we’re at least going out on a decent note.

Aircraft Carrier Survival ($19.99)

Ugh, that UI and tiny text is already giving me a headache. This is almost certainly a port of a PC game, and it doesn’t look like much care was put into making the conversion to Switch. You control an aircraft carrier in World War II and need to manage all manner of things from crew assignments to mission details. Steam reviews seem decidedly mixed on the quality of the game, so do with that what you will.

Sales

(North American eShop, US Prices)

A few more games on the pile today. The most noteworthy sales are, in my opinion, Ultimate ADOM, the rarely on sale SNK titles such as NEOGEO Pocket Color Selection Vol. 1, and Inti-Creates’ superb Blaster Master and Bloodstained games. The weekend outbox has the Limited Run Games digital library in it, along with some other odds and ends. I already said it in the opening, but keep in mind that the big holiday sales finish up on Monday. Time to spend any extra money you have left after the holidays.

Select New Games on Sale

Ultimate ADOM: CoC ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/5)
HAAK ($16.06 from $18.90 until 1/6)
DreamGallery ($2.09 from $5.99 until 1/6)
Summer Sweetheart ($5.99 from $19.99 until 1/6)
Rush Rally 3 ($9.99 from $14.99 until 1/6)
Arctictopia ($3.50 from $5.00 until 1/9)
R-Type Dimensions EX ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/9)
Lode Runner Legacy ($5.99 from $11.99 until 1/9)
BombFall ($3.25 from $6.50 until 1/9)
Jack Move ($14.99 from $19.99 until 1/9)
Loot Monkey: Bling Palace ($3.50 from $7.00 until 1/9)
Kitty Maestro ($3.50 from $7.00 until 1/9)
Shadow Fight 2 ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/9)
Samurai Shodown ($24.99 from $49.99 until 1/9)
Samurai Shodown Season Pass ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/9)
Samurai Shodown Season Pass 2 ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/9)


Samurai Shodown NEOGEO Collection ($9.99 from $39.99 until 1/9)
NEOGEO Pocket Color Selection 1 ($19.99 from $39.99 until 1/9)
NEOGEO Pocket Color Selection 2 ($31.99 from $39.99 until 1/9)
Pure-hearted Gyaru & tSoH ($9.95 from $19.90 until 1/9)
Becoming a She ($9.95 from $19.90 until 1/9)
Am I Kind Hearted? ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/9)
Sengoku Princess ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/9)
My Lady Sayo ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/9)
Doki Doki Family ($9.95 from $19.90 until 1/9)
Mischief Dungeon Life ($9.95 from $19.90 until 1/9)
Shiorinokotoha DarkReflections ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/9)
Isekai Bride Hunting ($9.95 from $19.90 until 1/9)
Isekai Tragic Love ($9.95 from $19.90 until 1/9)
Isekai Harem Saver ($9.95 from $19.90 until 1/9)
AmaneSwitch ($6.99 from $13.99 until 1/9)


Tower Princess ($11.99 from $19.99 until 1/9)
Egglia Rebirth ($13.99 from $19.99 until 1/9)
Aragami 2 ($23.99 from $39.99 until 1/12)
Snow Bros Special ($13.99 from $19.99 until 1/12)
DEEMO Reborn ($15.00 from $25.00 until 1/13)
MO: Astray ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/13)
Shing! ($1.99 from $19.99 until 1/13)
Astroneer ($19.49 from $29.99 until 1/13)
Staxel ($7.49 from $24.99 until 1/13)
Life Goes On ($2.59 from $12.99 until 1/13)
Azure Striker Gunvolt Pack ($19.99 from $39.99 until 1/16)
Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 ($23.99 from $29.99 until 1/16)
GC: Luminous Avenger iX ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/16)
GC: Luminous Avenger iX 2 ($17.49 from $24.99 until 1/16)
Mighty Gunvolt Burst ($3.99 from $9.99 until 1/16)


Bloodstained CotM ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/16)
Bloodstained CotM 2 ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/16)
Blaster Master Zero ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/16)
Blaster Master Zero 2 ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/16)
Blaster Master Zero 3 ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/16)
Dragon Marked for Death AA ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/16)
Dragon Marked for Death FF ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/16)
Bloody Zombies ($3.74 from $14.99 until 1/16)
Moorhuhn Pirates CCP ($5.59 from $6.99 until 1/16)
Survive & Craft ($12.49 from $24.99 until 1/16)
Pocket Arcade Story ($8.40 from $14.00 until 1/18)
Anime Studio Story ($7.00 from $14.00 until 1/18)
Ninja Village ($7.00 from $14.00 until 1/18)
Oh! Edo Towns ($7.00 from $14.00 until 1/18)
Mega Mall Story 2 ($8.40 from $14.00 until 1/18)
Acalesia ($2.99 from $4.99 until 1/19)


Weedcraft Inc ($19.99 from $24.99 until 1/19)
39 Days to Mars ($10.04 from $14.99 until 1/19)
Help Will Come Tomorrow ($2.99 from $19.99 until 1/19)
The Amazing American Circus ($5.99 from $19.99 until 1/19)
Best Month Ever ($12.99 from $19.99 until 1/19)
Castle on the Coast ($4.49 from $14.99 until 1/19)
This is the Zodiac Speaking ($2.99 from $12.99 until 1/19)
Big Pharma ($4.99 from $29.99 until 1/19)
Effie ($5.99 from $19.99 until 1/19)
Golazo! ($2.99 from $14.99 until 1/19)
May’s Mysteries TSoD ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/19)
orbit.industries ($11.99 from $19.99 until 1/19)
Lanternium ($3.00 from $9.99 until 1/19)
Of Tanks and Demons III ($2.99 from $4.99 until 1/19)
Lord of the Click ($2.99 from $4.99 until 1/19)

Sales Ending This Weekend

Alfonzo’s Arctic Adventure ($3.49 from $4.99 until 12/31)
Ashland Dossier ($4.39 from $10.99 until 12/31)
Buddy Simulator 1984 ($6.99 from $9.99 until 12/31)
Corpse Killer 25th Anniversary ($10.49 from $14.99 until 12/31)
Cosmic Star Heroine ($10.49 from $14.99 until 12/31)
Dark Minute: Kira’s Adventure ($2.99 from $9.99 until 12/31)
Dieselpunk Wars ($5.99 from $14.99 until 12/31)
Double Switch 25th Anniversary ($10.49 from $14.99 until 12/31)
I Love Finding Critters ($2.99 from $9.99 until 12/31)
I Love Finding More Cats ($2.99 from $9.99 until 12/31)
Last Threshold ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/31)
Later Daters Premium ($7.49 from $14.99 until 12/31)
Mech Mechanic Simulator ($7.99 from $19.99 until 12/31)
Night Trap 25th Anniversary ($10.49 from $14.99 until 12/31)
Pictooi ($6.99 from $9.99 until 12/31)
Revenge of the Bird King ($3.49 from $4.99 until 12/31)


Ritual Crown of Horns ($1.99 from $19.99 until 12/31)
Runefall 2: Collector’s Edition ($7.49 from $9.99 until 12/31)
Saturday Morning RPG ($6.99 from $9.99 until 12/31)
Save Me Mr Tako: DE ($10.49 from $14.99 until 12/31)
The House in Fata Morgana ($27.99 from $39.99 until 12/31)
The Padre ($1.99 from $19.99 until 12/31)
Warpips ($9.99 from $19.99 until 12/31)
Ye Olde Cribbage Club ($2.99 from $5.99 until 12/31)
A Winding Path ($3.49 from $6.99 until 1/1)
Break Thru The Wall ($2.99 from $5.99 until 1/1)
Casino Golf ($3.99 from $9.99 until 1/1)
Dexter Stardust: Adv. in Outer Space ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/1)
Explosive Dinosaurs ($1.99 from $7.99 until 1/1)
Galacticon ($2.49 from $4.99 until 1/1)


Grapple Dog ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/1)
Hell’s High Harmonizers ($5.99 from $11.99 until 1/1)
Longhead ($3.99 from $9.99 until 1/1)
Magician’s Chase ($4.49 from $8.99 until 1/1)
OBAKEIDORO ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Once Upon a Time on Halloween ($3.99 from $9.99 until 1/1)
Space Ducks: The Great Escape ($2.49 from $4.99 until 1/1)
Super Shadow Break Showdown ($6.49 from $12.99 until 1/1)

That’s all for today, this week, this month, and this year, friends. Wow, I’ve waited all year to type that sentence. Thanks to all of you for reading TouchArcade and this column this year, and I hope to see you all again in 2023. Have a fantastic New Year, and forever and always, thanks for reading!

December 31, 2022 at 12:50AM