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Reviews Featuring ‘Gunbrella’ & ‘Curse Crackers’, Plus the Latest Releases and Sales – TouchArcade

Good day mild readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Spherical-Up for September nineteenth, 2023. In at the moment’s article, I’ve obtained 4 opinions of various size so that you can take a look at. We’re heading into the vacation launch season now, so that is most likely the way it’s going to be for a bit. I’ll compensate for my sleep after, don’t fear. At the moment’s opinions embody Gunbrella, Curse Crackers, Escape Academy, and Isekai Rondo. After that we’ve obtained some new releases to have a look at, plus the lists of recent and expiring gross sales. Let’s get to it!

Opinions & Mini-Views

Gunbrella ($14.99)

I actually preferred this developer’s prior effort Gato Roboto, and I additionally get pleasure from Gunbrella. It has a intelligent gimmick merchandise that clearly knowledgeable the remainder of the sport design, and it totally commits to it. Most significantly, it’s simply enjoyable to play. Your titular Gunbrella has a cool set of actions related to it, and navigating the setting and taking over enemies with it stays contemporary via the entire recreation. I additionally love the noir theme, which provides the sport a robust sense of taste to go together with its well-crafted gameplay mechanics.

Actually, I can break down my points with Gunbrella into two issues. Initially, this recreation has some bizarre bugs on the Swap. I’ve had it crash greater than every other Swap recreation in current reminiscence. There have been a minimum of a few updates to date, and my expertise with this developer tells me they are going to maintain at it till it’s all mounted up. Simply remember that in the event you’re taking part in it proper now on Swap, you would possibly run into the occasional crash. My different situation is that quite a lot of the aspect content material felt tiresome in comparison with the primary route. A really enjoyable recreation to complete, however not very enjoyable to complete 100% of. I additionally felt the story by no means fairly paid off the early highs it hits you with, which is disappointing as a result of it actually does come on robust.

Nonetheless, that’s not sufficient to tug down Gunbrella that a lot. It is a very enjoyable action-platformer with wonderful mechanics and a few attention-grabbing twists that may at instances have you ever laughing and different instances have you ever reeling in shock. It has some bugs that the developer will most likely repair, and you’ll really feel some unrealized potential in varied points as the sport runs its course. However in the event you come to it due to the concept of a recreation constructed round an umbrella that can be a gun, I can promise you gained’t probably be disenchanted with what you get.

SwitchArcade Rating: 4/5

Curse Crackers: For Whom the Belle Toils ($15.00)

A very nice shock, that’s what Curse Crackers is. This stage-based platformer might undertake a Recreation Boy Coloration aesthetic, however when it comes to playability it’s higher than any recreation within the style I performed on that system. Sure, even the video games it’s paying homage to. You play as Belle, an acrobat who’s thrust into motion when her boyfriend is kidnapped. True to her occupation, she will be able to pull off quite a lot of swashbuckling strikes. With the assistance of her good friend Chime, she’s virtually impossibly agile. It’s completely ridiculous how rapidly you can also make your approach via the levels when you’ve mastered Belle’s vary of expertise and know when and the place to use them.

And that’s a factor you’ll need to do for a minimum of one run via every stage, however you’ll additionally need to take it gradual typically too. There are many secrets and techniques to uncover within the recreation, with collectibles, coin caches, minigames, and extra ready for many who can uncover them. The sport leans extra on the simpler aspect of the problem curve, however if you wish to full it totally it’ll take some effort. I had a lot enjoyable with the essential controls and transfer set that I needed to maintain coming again till I had carried out every little thing, which is likely one of the nicer issues I can say a few platformer. I really like how every stage is designed as a daily problem, an exploratory one, and a velocity run course. Simply very well-designed total. I additionally loved the minigames exterior of the common gameplay, a side that most likely most strongly feels prefer it got here from the ol’ Recreation Boy Coloration.

Other than some gentle unpleasantness with a few of the secrets and techniques that concerned juggling objects, I can’t actually discover something unfavorable to say about Curse Crackers: For Whom the Belle Toils. In case you like platformers, choose it up. You’ll have a unbelievable time with it, I’m nearly sure. The mark of a terrific platformer comes from how good it feels to play, and that is among the many better of them.

SwitchArcade Rating: 4.5/5

Escape Academy: The Full Version ($29.99)

Wow, this recreation has quite a lot of nice puzzles in it. I’ve performed quite a lot of escape room video video games, and I like to choose at them on my iPhone particularly. The puzzles on this recreation and its included add-ons are actually top-notch, and I loved working all of them out. Apparently actual escape room creators had been concerned right here, and it exhibits. Issues have a special sensibility right here from the standard escape room online game, and it breathes some contemporary air into a really well-worn style. Escape Academy has lots to supply for its worth, and the standard of what’s in right here is nice. It’s even higher in the event you play with another person, which you are able to do domestically or by way of on-line. Not a complete lot of motion occurring within the latter except you set it up prematurely with somebody, although.

That stated, I had quite a lot of efficiency points with this port. The framerate was incessantly flying far and wide as I appeared round areas, and it made me really feel a bit nauseous at instances. The controls by no means fairly felt nearly as good as I needed them to, and that was most likely associated to these framerate shenanigans. It’s not sufficient for me to inform you to not purchase it, however it’s sufficient of an issue that I’d counsel taking part in it on higher {hardware} if that possibility is on the market to you.

It’s one thing Swap house owners have needed to get used to, particularly in recent times. Some actually good video games make their approach to the platform, and that’s a cool factor. However the compromises can typically spoil the get together or a minimum of put a damper on it, and that’s mainly how my expertise with Escape Academy went. Nice puzzles, good environment, a lot of enjoyable with a good friend, however the technical points have an apparent impression on the enjoyment of these good factors.

SwitchArcade Rating: 3.5/5

Isekai Rondo ($14.99)

We’re most likely previous the purpose the place opinions of most KEMCO/EXE-Create RPGs are mandatory. Regardless of the various premises and sub-systems, the typical stage of high quality and broad outlines of the gameplay are pretty related from one recreation to the following. EXE-Create has a groove that works for it, and it principally sticks to it. Nobody’s anticipating masterpieces, however a minimum of you’ll be able to depend on a sure type of expertise every time. I needed to test this one out just because I used to be amused by the premise, which makes use of the now-overused isekai gentle novel trope of getting the primary character be from our world however reincarnated right into a fantasy world after he dies. It’s a hilarious demise right here, in my view.

Sadly as soon as we get into the story correctly, it begins to color by the numbers within the common method. Every of the characters has their very own persona and set of expertise, however you’ve most likely seen them earlier than beneath different names and visages in earlier video games. The interactions really feel acquainted. The fight system is just like the again streets of the city I grew up in. As common for a conventional RPG from this pairing, Isekai Rondo is extremely straightforward besides. It’s wildly unbalanced and also you don’t even need to grind a bit to finish up overpowered even on the best problem.

Finally, regardless of the lovable premise, Isekai Rondo is taking part in a really acquainted tune for anybody who has performed an EXE-Create RPG or two. Is that an issue? Effectively, not likely. Reliability, frequency, and affordability appear to be KEMCO’s trusted companions, and it should be working or else it wouldn’t carry on that path. A totally mediocre RPG, however possibly that’s what you’re after at the moment.

SwitchArcade Rating: 3/5

New Releases

Mortal Kombat 1 ($69.99)

Those that purchased the Premium Version of the sport had entry to Mortal Kombat 1 final week, however right here’s the model for everybody else. The benefit of the hole in time is that we now know the way this port of the sport is. It has some apparent and typically extreme visible downgrades in comparison with the variations on extra highly effective {hardware}, however it really does keep a stable 60 FPS more often than not throughout gameplay. It looks like it’s nearly the very best port the getting old Swap {hardware} might have requested for, so in the event you’re prepared to simply accept some sacrifices to have the sport on the go, this may not be a nasty alternative. Professional-tip: it’s finest to run it off your system’s inner reminiscence if doable fairly than the SD card.

The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails ($39.99)

Initially launched again in 2012 in Japan solely on the PSP, this Falcom action-RPG is lastly making its approach to the West on Swap and different platforms at the moment. Today, Falcom is principally recognized for the Trails sequence with the occasional Ys launch, and I suppose you would think about this the overlap of these two specialties. There’s a little bit of platforming and loads of fight on Nayuta’s quest to avoid wasting not simply his world however many others as properly. I’ll have a overview of this one quickly for you, however in the event you’ve discovered your self lacking the older period of Falcom video games I believe you’ll discover this fairly comfy.

You Suck at Parking ($19.99)

Right here’s a enjoyable recreation making its approach over to the Swap. It seems to be like a racing recreation, and not directly it’s, however your aim is to achieve the top of every course and do a pleasant parking job within the spot or spots ready there. There are greater than 270 ranges within the recreation, and there are international leaderboards out there so you’ll be able to examine your efficiency to different gamers. When you can solely play single-player domestically, in the event you hop on-line you’ll be able to jostle and bump up towards as much as seven different gamers at a time. This recreation is pretty well-liked on different platforms and I’m positive the Swap viewers might be simply as welcoming to it.

Persha & the Magic Labyrinth -Arabian Nyaights- ($9.99)

Oh hey, I bear in mind this recreation from final 12 months’s Tokyo Recreation Present. We did a hands-on video with it and every little thing. It’s a fairly enjoyable puzzle recreation with some RPG components. The primary character, Persha, is on the board and it’s worthwhile to transfer her round to make matches of the items. Enemies may also seem, and there are treasures on the board to gather as properly. There are 120 levels to play, and loads of secrets and techniques to uncover. The value appears first rate sufficient, however it’s launching with a deep sale that makes it much more attractive.

Ugly ($19.99)

A puzzle platformer about exploring trauma? Effectively, that’s novel. Anyway, that is… a puzzle platformer about exploring trauma. It’s important to have a gimmick today to try this, and this one’s trick is which you could make a mirror picture of your self by splitting the display. You then can use that second you to unravel varied puzzles and transfer ahead. It’s pretty well-liked over on Steam, so in the event you’re within the temper to assist this dude you’ll discover loads of good things to chew on on this recreation.

Misplaced Crystals ($4.99)

Bah, it’s extra work to make a Bin Bunch part at the moment than it’s to simply write about this. It’s one other Final Video games mountaineering factor, however with some huge crystals to search out alongside the way in which to provide issues extra goal. That is one thing like the 20 th one in all these Final has launched. I assume folks should be shopping for them. Perhaps you! Right here is another.

Gross sales

(North American eShop, US Costs)

We’ve obtained some gross sales from Fellow Traveler and Spike Chunsoft in at the moment’s record, and there’s lots to get pleasure from in each of these catalogs. Some fast suggestions from each: Citizen Sleeper, Beacon Pines, Paradise Killer, AI: The Somnium Recordsdata, and Danganronpa. And outdoors of these two, shoot-em-up followers would do properly to seize Sophstar. There isn’t a lot within the outbox, however test each lists and see what jumps out at you.

Choose New Video games on Sale

Little Misfortune ($5.99 from $19.99 till 9/23)
Star Wars Pinball ($14.99 from $29.99 till 9/27)
Pinball FX Star Wars Thrill of the Hunt DLC ($4.99 from $9.99 till 9/27)
Bloo Child ($4.89 from $6.99 till 9/28)
Gigantosaurus: Dino Kart ($23.99 from $39.99 till 9/29)
LOL Shock! BBs Born to Journey ($19.99 from $39.99 till 9/29)
Star Trek Prodigy: Supernova ($19.99 from $49.99 till 9/29)
PAW Patrol Mighty Pups Save Adv. Bay ($14.99 from $29.99 till 9/29)
DC’s Justice League Cosmic Chaos ($27.99 from $39.99 till 9/29)
Sakura Angels ($4.99 from $9.99 till 10/2)
Citizen Sleeper ($11.99 from $19.99 till 10/2)
Consider the Kids ($2.59 from $12.99 till 10/2)
Genesis Noir ($4.49 from $14.99 till 10/2)
The Church within the Darkness ($1.99 from $19.99 till 10/2)
Glitchhikers: The Areas Between ($7.79 from $12.99 till 10/2)

Neo Cab ($2.99 from $19.99 till 10/2)
No Longer House ($5.99 from $14.99 till 10/2)
Paradise Killer ($7.99 from $19.99 till 10/2)
Beacon Pines ($11.99 from $19.99 till 10/2)
Suzerain ($5.39 from $17.99 till 10/2)
In Different Waters ($4.49 from $14.99 till 10/2)
Framed Assortment ($1.99 from $9.99 till 10/2)
The Stillness of the Wind ($2.07 from $12.99 till 10/2)
Kraken Academy ($7.19 from $17.99 till 10/2)
Tremendous Mutant Alien Assault ($1.99 from $9.99 till 10/2)
Helvetii ($11.04 from $16.99 till 10/3)
Nuclear Blaze ($9.74 from $14.99 till 10/3)
Sophstar ($6.49 from $12.99 till 10/3)
Arietta of Spirits ($4.99 from $19.99 till 10/3)
Earthlock ($4.49 from $29.99 till 10/4)
Yum Yum Cookstar ($11.99 from $29.99 till 10/8)

AI: The Somnium Recordsdata ($7.99 from $39.99 till 10/9)
AI: The Somnium Recordsdata nirvanA Initiative ($29.50 from $59.99 till 10/9)
Chaos;Head Noah ($12.49 from $24.99 till 10/9)
Chaos;Youngster ($12.49 from $24.99 till 10/9)
Steins;Gate Elite ($11.99 from $59.99 till 10/9)
Steins;Gate 0 ($5.99 from $29.99 till 10/9)
Steins;Gate My Darling’s Embrace ($11.99 from $29.99 till 10/9)
Robotics;Notes Elite ($13.99 from $34.99 till 10/9)
Robotics;Notes DaSH ($13.99 from $34.99 till 10/9)
Re: Zero SLiAW ($11.99 from $59.99 till 10/9)
Yu-No: A Woman Who Chants Love… ($14.99 from $49.99 till 10/9)
Shiren the Wanderer: TToF & tDoF ($7.99 from $19.99 till 10/9)
Danganronpa ($4.49 from $14.99 till 10/9)
Danganronpa 2 ($4.49 from $14.99 till 10/9)

Danganronpa V3 ($8.99 from $29.99 till 10/9)
Danganronpa S ($5.99 from $19.99 till 10/9)
Katana Kami: A WotS Story ($5.99 from $29.99 till 10/9)
Made in Abyss: Binary Star FiD ($29.99 from $59.99 till 10/9)
PixelJunk Monsters 2 ($2.24 from $14.99 till 10/9)
PixelJunk Monsters 2 Deluxe ($3.29 from $21.99 till 10/9)
Qube Qross ($3.49 from $6.99 till 10/9)
LIMBO ($1.99 from $9.99 till 10/9)
INSIDE ($1.99 from $19.99 till 10/9)
Blade of Darkness ($3.99 from $14.99 till 10/9)
Analysis and Destroy ($8.99 from $19.99 till 10/9)
Health Circuit ($34.99 from $49.99 till 10/9)

Gross sales Ending Tomorrow, Wednesday, September twentieth

Cat Quest II ($4.94 from $14.99 till 9/20)
Chasm: The Rift ($9.99 from $19.99 till 9/20)
CyberHive ($2.99 from $9.99 till 9/20)
Lofi Ping Pong ($1.99 from $4.99 till 9/20)
The StoryTale ($1.99 from $4.99 till 9/20)

That’s all for at the moment, associates. We’ll be again tomorrow with extra new releases, extra gross sales, some information, and maybe some opinions if our pal Mikhail comes via. I’m already very drained and the week has barely begun. Effectively, that’s the way it goes typically. Nothing to it however via it. I hope you all have a terrific Tuesday, and as all the time, thanks for studying!

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