Reviews Featuring ‘Skinny & Franko’, Plus ‘LEGO 2K Drive’ & Today’s Other New Releases – TouchArcade

Howdy mild readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Spherical-Up for Might sixteenth, 2023. In immediately’s article, I’ve only one assessment for you: Skinny & Franko: Fists of Violence. I’m nonetheless engaged on Zelda, sorry. There are a handful of latest releases, together with LEGO 2K Drive and a pair different odds and ends. Lastly, we’ve obtained some new gross sales to take a look at and a tiny record of expiring gross sales. Let’s get to it!

Critiques & Mini-Views

Skinny & Franko: Fists of Violence ($18.99)

This recreation is seemingly a sequel to an Amiga recreation, however I haven’t performed it and even heard of it till now. I’m due to this fact not able to say how trustworthy this sequel is or the way it builds on the gameplay of the earlier recreation, or even when it does. I can on the very least say that like its predecessor it’s a beat-em-up that revels in its violence and grownup themes, and it actually leans on the Polish heritage of its builders. You play as one of many titular characters (or each with a buddy) and principally make your method by way of the streets beating the heck out of everybody.

Your character has an honest set of strikes together with blocks and counters, and you may make use of all kinds of weapons and different objects that you simply’ll discover laying about. The enemies are available in quite a lot of styles and sizes, and so they’ve obtained some severe potty mouths. In addition they come out with some actually bizarre stuff that I assume is being misplaced in translation. They’ll crowd you fairly properly and double staff you when you allow them to, so… don’t allow them to. The degrees run somewhat lengthy, and are largely straight photographs with a couple of brief detours when you really feel like combating extra folks. The essential combating is pleasurable sufficient, however the uninteresting and prolonged ranges see you combating the identical guys again and again for much too lengthy. And when you run out of lives, it’s all the way in which again to the beginning as a result of there are not any mid-stage checkpoints.

Skinny & Franko: Fists of Violence is a reliable beat-em-up with some design points that preserve it from being greater than that. It’s brash and doesn’t actually care who it offends, however is so odd about the way it goes about these issues that it virtually comes off as nonsense in English. I can no less than say that by way of theme there may be nothing else fairly prefer it on the Change. It’s not match to even choose up Streets of Rage 4‘s dry cleansing, however these searching for a brawler with a unusual type and strange setting might need a adequate time right here.

SwitchArcade Rating: 3/5

New Releases

LEGO 2K Drive ($59.99)

Mikhail described this one to me as “Forza Horizon with LEGO” and that sounds fairly cool to me. Discover Bricklandia, be a part of races and different driving challenges, construct autos from bricks, and so forth. There’s a lot to take pleasure in by yourself right here, or you possibly can pull in a buddy for native multiplayer through splitscreen or wi-fi play. You can too head on-line and revel in races with as much as six gamers. Seems to be like a blast, offered the Change port holds up its finish.

Kargast ($9.99)

A story exploration recreation with a little bit little bit of turn-based RPG tossed into the combo. Your character wakes up alone and has no concept the place everybody went. They’ll must discover a spooky location and check out to determine what’s going on. There are a number of endings to seek out primarily based on what you do. Properly, you in all probability know what sort of recreation that is. They have a tendency to return all the way down to how properly the story is written, and I haven’t had sufficient expertise with this one to say by hook or by crook on that entrance.

Bubble Chook ($0.99)

So that is just about Flappy Chook however as a substitute of going between pipes, you’re passing by way of bars of coloration. Your hen can solely cross by way of the a part of the bar that matches its coloration, so watch out. And that’s about it, however what are you able to anticipate for a buck?

Gross sales

(North American eShop, US Costs)

Wow, these are some crackerjack costs on the Metro Redux video games. For those who like first-person shooters, these are nice pick-ups at these costs. Assault Fits Valken Declassified is having fun with its first post-launch sale, and I believe it’s a extra agreeable worth for what it provides. Arcade Paradise can be at a brand new low worth, and that’s just about essential on this man’s books. Not a lot within the outbox, however do examine these lists as ever.

Choose New Video games on Sale

Metro 2033 Redux ($3.74 from $24.99 till 5/22)
Metro: Final Mild Redux ($3.74 from $24.99 till 5/22)
Soccer Supervisor 2023 Contact ($26.99 from $44.99 till 5/23)
Meganoid ($5.39 from $8.99 till 5/23)
Area Grunts ($8.39 from $13.99 till 5/23)
Heroes of Loot ($4.79 from $7.99 till 5/23)
Heroes of Loot 2 ($5.99 from $9.99 till 5/23)
Groundskeeper2 ($2.99 from $4.99 till 5/23)
Stardash ($5.99 from $9.99 till 5/23)
Gunslugs ($4.79 from $7.99 till 5/23)
Gunslugs 2 ($4.79 from $7.99 till 5/23)
The Home of Da Vinci 2 ($5.99 from $9.99 till 5/23)
Snake Core ($5.39 from $8.99 till 5/23)
A Day With out Me ($1.99 from $5.99 till 5/29)
Brotherhood United ($1.99 from $8.99 till 5/29)

Quest Hunter ($7.49 from $29.99 till 5/29)
Demon’s Rise Battle for the Deep ($1.99 from $6.99 till 5/29)
Blipz ($1.99 from $9.99 till 5/29)
Assault Fits Valken Declassified ($14.99 from $24.99 till 5/29)
Sport Kind DX ($2.99 from $5.99 till 5/29)
Explosionade DX ($2.99 from $5.99 till 5/29)
Weapon of Selection DX ($2.99 from $5.99 till 5/29)
Pig Eat Ball ($7.49 from $14.99 till 5/29)
Shoot 1UP DX ($2.99 from $5.99 till 5/29)
Ni no Kuni II: RK Prince’s Version ($19.79 from $59.99 till 5/29)
My Hero One’s Justice 2 ($14.99 from $59.99 till 5/29)
SD Gundam Battle Alliance ($35.99 from $59.99 till 5/29)
Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Sequence ($19.99 from $39.99 till 5/29)
Taiko no Tatsujin Rhythmic Adv. 1 ($14.99 from $29.99 till 5/29)
Taiko no Tatsujin Rhythm Competition ($32.49 from $49.99 till 5/29)

Extremely Kaiju Monster Rancher ($34.99 from $49.99 till 5/29)
Naruto Ult. Ninja Storm ($4.99 from $19.99 till 5/29)
Naruto Shippuden Ult. Ninja Storm 2 ($3.99 from $19.99 till 5/29)
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot Deluxe ($29.99 from $74.99 till 5/29)
Captain Tsubasa RoNC Deluxe ($19.54 from $84.99 till 5/29)
One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 ($5.99 from $39.99 till 5/29)
One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 ($8.99 from $59.99 till 5/29)
JoJo’s Weird Adv. All-Star Battle R ($32.49 from $49.99 till 5/29)
Arcade Paradise ($12.99 from $19.99 till 5/30)
Tiny Troopers: International Ops ($14.99 from $19.99 till 5/30)
Tiny Troopers Joint Ops XL ($2.59 from $12.99 till 5/30)
Concord’s Odyssey ($7.49 from $14.99 till 5/30)
The Final Employee ($14.99 from $19.99 till 5/30)
Lumote: The Mastermote Chronicles ($8.99 from $19.99 till 5/30)
The Falconeer: Warrior Version ($10.49 from $29.99 till 5/30)

AVICII Invector ($4.99 from $19.99 till 5/30)
Infinite Golf 2 ($2.49 from $4.99 till 5/30)
Commandos 2 HD Remaster ($14.99 from $19.99 till 6/5)
Commandos 3 HD Remaster ($23.99 from $29.99 till 6/5)
TRIOS lofi beats ($2.79 from $7.99 till 6/5)
Feather ($3.49 from $9.99 till 6/5)

Gross sales Ending Tomorrow, Wednesday, Might seventeenth

Alfred Hitchcock Vertigo ($23.99 from $39.99 till 5/17)
Arkanoid Everlasting Battle ($17.99 from $29.99 till 5/17)
Asterix & Obelix XXXL TRfH ($23.99 from $39.99 till 5/17)
Garfield Lasagna Social gathering ($23.99 from $39.99 till 5/17)
Overlanders ($1.99 from $24.99 till 5/17)
Retro Sport Pack ($1.99 from $4.99 till 5/17)
Stranded Deep ($17.49 from $24.99 till 5/17)

That’s all for immediately, pals. I’ll be again tomorrow with extra new releases, extra gross sales, no less than one assessment, and maybe some information. It’s enormously laborious to tear myself away from Tears of the Kingdom, and it’s hitting my productiveness laborious. Maybe it’s the similar for you. Properly, there are worse issues to have. I hope you all have a terrific Tuesday, and as all the time, thanks for studying!