SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Green Hell’, ‘FIFA 21 Legacy Edition’, ‘Super Arcade Racing’, and Today’s Other New Releases and Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for October 9th, 2020. In today’s article, we have the promised giant list of sales. Wow, there are a lot of them. The number of games on the Switch increases by the hundreds each month, and that makes these weekly sales become even more of a hassle as time goes on. Well, nothing to be done about it. A bunch of new games came out today as well, and we’ll naturally be taking a look at each of them in the usual manner. Let’s get to work, friends!

New Releases

Super Arcade Racing ($9.99)

SwitchArcade Highlight!

Lots of games trying to follow in the footsteps of Micro Machines lately on the Switch, aren’t there? Well, that’s fine. And so is this! In fact, if I really give it some serious thinkies, I’d go so far as to say this is one of the better top-down racers we’ve seen come to the Switch. The graphics are nice, the controls feel good, and there’s a lot of content to play through. It even has multiplayer for up to four players both locally and online. It’s half the price on PC if you don’t mind playing there, but I think it’s worth the tenner they’re asking for on Switch.

Green Hell ($24.99)

SwitchArcade Highlight!

Following in the footsteps of The Long Dark‘s idea of surviving in the frigid northern areas of Canada, Green Hell has you trying to stay alive in the Amazon jungle. A very different setting with very different concerns, but surprisingly similar strategies in places. Also like The Long Dark, there’s an interesting narrative element to Green Hell. How did you get here? What is the truth behind your character’s motivations? Can you trust anyone? Can you trust yourself? Stay alive long enough and you just might find out. This is a pretty cool open world survival game, even if it doesn’t exactly break the mold for the genre. From a technical point of view there are better places to play this, but there’s something appealing about hunkering down with a portable survival game.

FIFA 21 Nintendo Switch Legacy Edition ($49.99)

Well, it’s another Legacy Edition this year. That means you get updated kits, clubs, and squads, some new stadiums, and updated interface, and the exact same gameplay from last year, which was the exact same gameplay from the year before. The same modes, too. That may or may not be worth fifty dollars to you, but if you’re in the market for FIFA on your Switch it’s not like you have any choice. I mean, hey, it’s still a great soccer game. Just disappointing that EA does this kind of thing.

The Survivalists ($24.99)

A spin-off of the wildly successful The Escapists series, The Survivalists sees you washed up on the shore of an uncharted desert isle. Thankfully, you don’t have to deal with an annoying first mate who messes everything up. You will, however, have to deal with monkeys. Lots of monkeys. You see, there’s a lot of work to be done on the island: gathering, crafting, and so on. By befriending the local monkeys, you can teach them to do various tasks to help you out. Yes, you can become lord of the monkeys. There’s a lot to do here between exploring, crafting, and battling. Pretty enjoyable as these kinds of things go, in spite of some issues with the interface. Those issues are not so big in the mobile version, which also happens to be available to anyone with an Apple Arcade subscription. I’d recommend playing it there instead of here if you can.

Reflection of Mine ($7.99)

This is a top-down puzzle game whose chief mechanic involves controlling multiple characters at the same time, trying to get them to their respective exits without making one of them step on or into something dangerous in the process. The narrative set-up involves a girl who supposedly has dissociative identity disorder, but the story isn’t very prominent and the game’s understanding of the disorder in question is very pop-psych at best. Decent puzzles and an uncommon enough mechanic, but the overall theme just didn’t pull me in the way I’d hoped. Not bad, though.

Road 3 Pack ($7.99)

Here’s a bundle that definitely saves you some money on buying all three games individually, should you actually want and need all three games. It includes Rally Road, Twister Road, and Switchy Road. They normally go for a fiver apiece, so you’re essentially getting them for a little over half price by buying this bundle. To be frank, all three of these games are of the sort that you can find by the dozen for free on the App Store, but I suppose they’re popular concepts for a reason. While I suspect it’s less of a problem with this bundle than the Digerati ones, do make sure to check the prices for the individual games before buying this bundle in case they happen to be on sale at the time.

Ben 10: Power Trip ($39.99)

You know, when I was a kid I would have killed to have had my favorite TV shows, comics, and movies turned into big open world sandbox games. So even if Ben 10: Power Trip isn’t exactly Breath of the Wild over here, I’m sure fans of the character are going to be very happy to run around and flex the powers of their favorite transforming hero in a big, open environment. There’s also a co-op mode here that allows a second player to join in locally. I have no idea how good or bad this is, but I’m hardly the target audience for it. At the very least I can appreciate the ambition of it, and as a Spider-Man fan I know that I’m willing to put up with all kinds of flaws to enjoy an adventure with my hero of choice. I imagine there are some Ben 10 fans out there who feel the same way, and to them I say: enjoy!

Juiced! ($4.99)

The title of this game reminds me of a racing game on the PlayStation 2 that was published by Acclaim or THQ or someone like that back in the day. It was a thoroughly unremarkable racing game, though it did manage to have a somewhat controversial commercial. This Juiced! may not be appearing in any “too hot for TV” sizzle reels anytime soon, but it’s a much better game. It’s a 2D platformer with nice, big levels full of fun obstacles and enemies to overcome. There are unlockable challenges and outfits, lots of weapons and power-ups, and plenty of secrets to find. Nothing that will knock your socks off or anything, but it’s a solid little platformer for a fair price.

Inside Grass: A Little Adventure ($4.99)

Originally released on mobile a while back, Inside Grass is an adventure game with some RPG and puzzle elements. You play as some kids who have been shrunk down to insect size and go on an adventure in various locations. There are some mini-games here and there but the bulk of your experience is spent exploring, picking up items, and trying to find how to move on. I’m not really a fan of it at all, but if nothing else it is reasonably priced. It’s a cute idea, but a bit too scatter-shot in its mechanics and rough around the edges.

Sales

(North American eShop, US Prices)

Yeesh, that’s quite a list. If I had to pick a few highlights, I’d point at Yooka-Laylee & the Impossible Lair, Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!, and Deathtrap Dungeon Trilogy, but there are plenty of good games in there for most tastes. Not a whole lot in the weekend outbox, but you may as well check it while you’re looking anyway.

Select New Games on Sale

Yooka-Laylee & Impossible Lair ($11.99 from $29.99 until 10/11)
Little Racer ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/12)
Space Cows ($1.59 from $7.99 until 10/12)
Tools Up! ($15.99 from $19.99 until 10/12)
Swim Out ($2.03 from $5.99 until 10/12)
Hungry Shark World ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/13)
Adventures of Chris ($13.49 from $14.99 until 10/14)
ATV Drift & Tricks ($6.99 from $29.99 until 10/14)
Escape Game Fort Boyard ($20.99 from $29.99 until 10/14)
Ageless ($11.24 from $14.99 until 10/15)
while True: learn ($9.61 from $12.99 until 10/15)
Ambition of the Slimes ($2.50 from $5.00 until 10/15)
Reventure ($3.99 from $7.99 until 10/15)
Nelly Cootalot: Fowl Fleet ($11.99 from $19.99 until 10/15)
Townsmen: A Kingdom Rebuilt ($4.99 from $19.99 until 10/15)
Super Beat Sports ($9.74 from $14.99 until 10/15)


Witch & Hero ($0.99 from $4.99 until 10/15)
Witch & Hero 2 ($2.49 from $4.99 until 10/15)
Dead Z Meat ($8.99 from $9.99 until 10/15)
Ascendant Hearts ($5.99 from $9.99 until 10/15)
Ikenfell ($17.99 from $19.99 until 10/15)
Falcon Age ($14.99 from $19.99 until 10/15)
Tricky Towers ($7.49 from $14.99 until 10/16)
Unruly Heroes ($10.59 from $19.99 until 10/16)
Ancestors Legacy ($25.99 from $39.99 until 10/19)
Letter Quest Remastered ($2.99 from $11.99 until 10/21)
Slain: Back From Hell ($4.99 from $19.99 until 10/21)
Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut ($3.74 from $14.99 until 10/21)
Ink & HackyZack Bundle ($2.99 from $14.99 until 10/21)
Frost ($3.89 from $12.99 until 10/21)
Valfaris Full Metal Mode ($12.49 from $24.99 until 10/21)
Monster Slayers ($3.74 from $14.99 until 10/21)


Blacksea Odyssey ($3.24 from $12.99 until 10/21)
UnExplored ($4.49 from $14.99 until 10/21)
Syberia 1 & 2 ($9.79 from $34.99 until 10/21)
Fall of Light: Darkest ($4.49 from $14.99 until 10/21)
Nefarious ($3.74 from $14.99 until 10/21)
Straimium Immortaly ($3.59 from $11.99 until 10/21)
Skelly Selest ($2.49 from $9.99 until 10/21)
Golem Gates ($7.49 from $24.99 until 10/21)
Demon Pit ($3.39 from $9.99 until 10/21)
Bleed Complete Bundle ($4.19 from $27.99 until 10/21)
XenoRaptor ($3.74 from $14.99 until 10/21)
Black Paradox ($4.49 from $14.99 until 10/21)
Verlet Swing ($3.74 from $14.99 until 10/21)
Reverse Crawl ($3.24 from $12.99 until 10/21)
Snakeybus ($7.18 from $11.99 until 10/21)


Horror Bundle Vol. 1 ($4.56 from $30.49 until 10/21)
Pixel Art Bundle Vol. 1 ($5.69 from $37.99 until 10/21)
Indie Darling Bundle Vol. 3 ($7.56 from $50.49 until 10/21)
Couch Co-Op Bundle Vol. 2 ($9.19 from $45.99 until 10/21)
Jigsaw Masterpieces ($0.09 from $0.99 until 10/21)
Oniken: Unstoppable ($2.49 from $9.99 until 10/21)
Odallus: The Dark Call ($2.99 from $11.99 until 10/21)
Glass Masquerade Pack ($3.29 from $21.99 until 10/21)
Shakedown: Hawaii ($9.99 from $19.99 until 10/22)
Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! ($1.29 from $12.99 until 10/22)
Royal Roads ($2.99 from $9.99 until 10/22)
Mekorama ($2.99 from $4.99 until 10/22)
Double Pug Switch ($8.09 from $8.99 until 10/22)
Monster Energy Supercross 2 ($11.99 from $39.99 until 10/22)
Animated Jigsaws: Japanese Women ($4.99 from $9.99 until 10/22)
Vaccine ($4.99 from $9.99 until 10/22)


Agartha-S ($1.03 from $7.99 until 10/22)
FutureGrind ($0.99 from $9.99 until 10/22)
Panty Party ($7.49 from $14.99 until 10/22)
Monkey Wall ($2.49 from $4.99 until 10/22)
Caveblazers ($4.49 from $14.99 until 10/22)
Behind The Screen ($4.99 from $9.99 until 10/22)
L.F.O. -Lost Future Omega- ($1.03 from $7.99 until 10/22)
MotoGP 18 ($7.49 from $29.99 until 10/22)
Typoman ($5.19 from $12.99 until 10/22)
Under the Jolly Roger ($15.99 from $19.99 until 10/23)
Hyperforma ($2.99 from $9.99 until 10/23)
Warhammer 40k: Space Wolf ($10.79 from $17.99 until 10/23)
WarriOrb ($9.74 from $12.99 until 10/25)
Agatha Knife ($4.79 from $11.99 until 10/26)
Torn Tales: Rebound Edition ($5.59 from $7.99 until 10/27)
Outbreak: Epidemic ($12.74 from $14.99 until 10/28)


Desktop Basketball ($5.04 from $7.20 until 10/28)
Desktop Volleyball ($5.20 from $7.43 until 10/28)
Retro Game Pack ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/28)
Make It Quick Bundle Vol. 1 ($6.39 from $31.99 until 10/28)
Green Hell ($22.49 from $24.99 until 10/28)
Freakout: Calamity TV Show ($4.99 from $9.99 until 10/28)
Miniature: Story Puzzle ($0.99 from $3.99 until 10/28)
Dark Veer ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/28)
Peaky Blinders: Mastermind ($16.74 from $24.99 until 10/28)
Deadly Days ($11.39 from $18.99 until 10/28)
Agony ($1.99 from $19.99 until 10/28)
Indiecalypse ($9.74 from $12.99 until 10/28)
Draw Chilly ($0.59 from $2.99 until 10/28)
Dungeon Shooting ($2.49 from $4.99 until 10/28)
Overlanders ($0.99 from $24.99 until 10/28)
Emma: Lost in Memories ($5.99 from $7.99 until 10/28)


Deathtrap Dungeon Trilogy ($4.99 from $9.99 until 10/28)
Kuukiyomi: Consider It! ($3.74 from $4.99 until 10/28)
Regions of Ruin ($4.99 from $9.99 until 10/28)
The Childs Sight ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/28)
Battle & Crash ($2.49 from $4.99 until 10/28)
Gunpowder on the Teeth: Arcade ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/28)
Collide-a-Ball 2 ($2.49 from $4.99 until 10/28)
Standby ($0.99 from $4.99 until 10/28)
Ellen ($1.99 from $7.99 until 10/28)
Sinless ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/28)
OmoTomO ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/28)
Tap Skaters ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/28)
Grave Keeper ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/28)
Terrorhythm ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/28)
Omen Exitio: Plague ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/28)
Barrier X ($0.59 from $2.99 until 10/28)


Just Black Jack ($0.99 from $1.99 until 10/28)
Q-YO Blaster ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/28)
Phantom Doctrine ($1.99 from $19.99 until 10/28)
Thief Simulator ($1.99 from $19.99 until 10/28)
Grab Lab ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/28)
Bot Vice ($2.99 from $9.99 until 10/28)
Super Star Path ($1.49 from $4.99 until 10/28)
Risky Rescue ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/28)
Merchants of Kaidan ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/28)
Fishing Universe Simulator ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/28)
Bad Dream: Coma ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/28)
Bad Dream: Fever ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/28)
Dungeons & Aliens ($1.99 from $3.99 until 10/28)
Bedtime Blues ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/28)
IHUGU ($1.99 from $3.99 until 10/28)


Clock Simulator ($1.99 from $3.99 until 10/28)
Animal Hunter Z ($4.99 from $9.99 until 10/28)
Diggerman ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/28)
Teddy the Wanderer: Kayaking ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/28)
Teddy the Wanderer: Mountain Hike ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/28)
Star Story: The Horizon Escape ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/28)
Ping Pong Trick Shot Evolution ($2.49 from $4.99 until 10/28)
Super Ping Pong Trick Shot ($2.49 from $4.99 until 10/28)
Violett ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/28)
Spider Solitaire Black ($0.99 from $4.99 until 10/28)
Startide ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/28)
The Mahjong Huntress ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/28)
My Brother Rabbit ($2.24 from $14.99 until 10/28)
Phantaruk ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/28)
Realpolitiks ($2.49 from $24.99 until 10/28)


Shut Eye ($1.99 from $3.99 until 10/28)
Tiny Hands Adventure ($2.39 from $7.99 until 10/28)
Persian Nights: SoW ($2.24 from $14.99 until 10/28)
NoReload Heroes ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/28)
Frederic: RoM ($2.09 from $5.99 until 10/28)
Frederic 2: ESB ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/28)
Bingo ($2.49 from $4.99 until 10/28)
Millie ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/28)
Zombillie ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/28)
Caterpillar Royale ($2.49 from $4.99 until 10/28)
Surfingers ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/28)
V.O.I.D. ($0.99 from $3.99 until 10/28)
History 2048 ($0.99 from $4.99 until 10/28)
Hard West ($1.99 from $19.99 until 10/28)
Goetia ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/28)


Glaive: Brick Breaker ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/28)
Hollow ($1.99 from $19.99 until 10/28)
Qbik ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/28)
Sparkle Zero ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/28)
Sparkle 2 EVO ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/28)
Sparkle 3 Genesis ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/28)
Sparkle 4 Tales ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/28)
Super Loop Drive ($0.99 from $3.99 until 10/28)
Sudoku Relax 4 Winter Snow ($3.74 from $4.99 until 10/28)
Spartan Fist ($7.49 from $14.99 until 10/28)
Neonwall ($2.49 from $9.99 until 10/28)
Tower of Babel: No Mercy ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/28)
Yuppie Psycho: Executive ($14.99 from $16.66 until 10/29)

Sales Ending This Weekend

ABZU ($13.99 from $19.99 until 10/10)
Biped ($10.34 from $14.99 until 10/10)
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons ($10.49 from $14.99 until 10/10)
Dirt Trackin 2 ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/10)
Journey to the Savage Planet ($20.99 from $29.99 until 10/10)
Last Day of June ($9.99 from $19.99 until 10/10)
Terraria ($20.99 from $29.99 until 10/10)
Zumba: Burn It Up! ($27.99 from $39.99 until 10/10)
12 is Better than 6 ($4.99 from $9.99 until 10/11)
1971 Project Helios ($27.99 from $39.99 until 10/11)
Candle: Power of the Flame ($4.99 from $19.99 until 10/11)
Chicken Assassin: Reloaded ($0.99 from $7.99 until 10/11)
Crazy Strike Bowling EX ($3.99 from $9.99 until 10/11)
Crimson Keep ($3.99 from $19.99 until 10/11)
Desert Child ($6.59 from $11.99 until 10/11)
Etherborn ($9.34 from $16.99 until 10/11)


HoPiKo ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/11)
Infernium ($2.49 from $24.99 until 10/11)
KORAL ($1.19 from $11.99 until 10/11)
Lines XL ($0.49 from $1.99 until 10/11)
Mainlining ($4.49 from $14.99 until 10/11)
MIND: Path to Thalamus ($1.19 from $11.99 until 10/11)
One Line Coloring ($4.19 from $6.99 until 10/11)
Police Stories ($7.49 from $14.99 until 10/11)
Relic Hunters Zero: Remix ($9.70 from $12.99 until 10/11)
Slabwell ($0.99 from $7.99 until 10/11)
Spinch ($11.99 from $14.99 until 10/11)
The Darkside Detective ($7.14 from $12.99 until 10/11)
The House of Da Vinci 2 ($7.99 from $9.99 until 10/11)
The TakeOver ($11.99 from $19.99 until 10/11)
Vampire: Coteries of New York ($9.99 from $19.99 until 10/11)
Wanderjahr TryAgainOrWalkAway ($3.99 from $9.99 until 10/11)
Whispering Willows ($0.99 from $9.99 until 10/11)
Yooka-Laylee & Impossible Lair ($11.99 from $29.99 until 10/11)

That’s all for today and this week, friends. Lots of games to play in this first full week of October, but which ones are you playing? I’ve actually been playing through an older release called Aggelos, and it’s excellent. Highly recommended to fans of Monster Land/World. Next week is going to be another busy one, friends. We can look forward to games like Prinny, Robotics;Notes Elite, Remothered: Broken Porcelain, Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?!, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge Director’s Cut, and many more. Minecraft Steve and friends will also be hitting Super Smash Bros. Ultimate next week. Whatever you’re playing, I hope you have a great weekend, and as always, thanks for reading!

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