SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Tharsis’ and Other New Releases, the Latest Sales Featuring ‘New Super Lucky’s Tale’, ‘Slay the Spire’, and More

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to a holiday edition of the SwitchArcade Round-Up. Yes, it’s Easter Monday and I am kicking my feet up today and only spending half of it working. Only 12 hours of work for this guy! Fortunately, there was barely any news worth noting over the weekend, so my day of frivolity is well-timed. In this briefer-than-usual article, we’ll be looking a couple of new games that hit the eShop over the weekend, followed by the usual sales list. And that’s it! We’ll be back to full power tomorrow, don’t worry. Let’s go!

New Releases

Tharsis ($11.99)

This one has been out on other platforms for a while, and the reception to it hasn’t exactly been warm. It’s kind of a strategy board game where you need to land at least one of your astronauts on Mars within ten turns. Pretty much everything comes down to dice rolls and random events, and with the compact nature of the game it means that you’ll know whether you’ve got a potential winning run or not fairly early. There’s a lot going on under the hood here, and it’s possible my quick look at the game didn’t reveal its finer qualities, but as it stands I feel like this game leans a little too much on luck to keep my attention for very long.

LASTFIGHT ($19.99)

You know, I can’t tell if this game already came out on the Switch in other regions last year or not. But it’s showing as a new release in North America, so I’ll proceed as though it is. This is a Power Stone-style fighting game based on the cult comic LASTMAN. Before you get too excited about that idea, I should let you know that this is not a terribly good Power Stone-style game. But if you like the comic and its characters well enough and have some people to play with locally, it can be kind of amusing for a while.

Sales

(North American eShop, US Prices)

While the bulk of the list of new sales is made up of some very familiar faces, there are a few rather pleasant surprises here. New Super Lucky’s Tale is an awesome 3D platformer, well-worth picking up even at full price. But why not save a few bucks and grab it now? It’s never a bad time to play Slay the Spire, and Call of Juarez: Gunslinger will scratch your action itch if it’s an itch in need of scratching. For those stuck in the house with willing players, digital board games like Carassonne and Catan may help pass the time. The outbox has a few things worth noting as well, such as Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid. Remember: the DLC for the game is also on sale. The game has come a long way since launch and is worth grabbing if you want some Marvel Vs Capcom-style fighting.

Select New Games on Sale

New Super Lucky’s Tale ($35.99 from $39.99 until 4/20)
Slay the Spire ($18.74 from $24.99 until 4/20)
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger ($13.99 from $19.99 until 4/25)
Shadow Bug ($6.29 from $8.99 until 4/26)
Cattails ($8.99 from $14.99 until 5/2)
Silk ($6.49 from $12.99 until 4/19)
Cake Laboratory ($1.49 from $2.99 until 5/2)
Rollin’ Eggz ($1.49 from $2.99 until 5/2)
De Mambo ($2.59 from $12.99 until 5/1)
Hotel Transylvania 3 ($7.49 from $29.99 until 4/19)
Adventure Time: Pirates ($9.99 from $39.99 until 4/19)
Carcassonne ($9.99 from $19.99 until 4/19)
Clue ($14.99 from $29.99 until 4/18)


Catan ($9.99 from $19.99 until 4/19)
Battleship ($3.99 from $19.99 until 4/18)
2048 Battles ($0.39 from $3.99 until 5/1)
Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game ($9.99 from $19.99 until 4/19)
Munchkin ($14.99 from $24.99 until 4/19)
Ben 10 ($7.99 from $19.99 until 4/20)
Crayola Scoot ($2.99 from $29.99 until 4/20)
PAW Patrol: On a Roll! ($19.99 from $39.99 until 4/20)
Dreamworks Dragons ($13.99 from $29.99 until 4/20)
Yet Another Zombie Defense HD ($0.99 from $4.99 until 5/2)
UglyDolls ($3.99 from $39.99 until 4/20)
Ice Age Scrat’s Nutty Adventure ($26.79 from $39.99 until 4/20)
Race with Ryan ($26.79 from $39.99 until 4/20)
Jumanji: The Video Game ($26.79 from $39.99 until 4/20)
Clumsy Rush ($1.24 from $4.99 until 4/18)


Rover Wars ($5.99 from $9.99 until 4/25)
Arcade Spirits ($17.99 from $19.99 until 5/1)
No Heroes Here ($2.99 from $14.99 until 4/19)
Danger Mouse: Danger Games ($3.99 from $4.99 until 4/29)
Monica e a Guarda dos Coelhos ($2.99 from $4.99 until 4/19)
‘n Verlore Verstand ($6.99 from $13.99 until 4/24)
Tyd wag vir Niemand ($6.49 from $9.99 until 4/24)
Doom & Destiny ($8.39 from $11.99 until 4/23)
Miner Warfare ($6.39 from $7.99 until 4/23)
Frozen Friends ($5.99 from $9.99 until 4/24)
LocO-SportS ($4.85 from $5.99 until 4/30)
Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of NY ($17.99 from $19.99 until 4/17)
Solitaire Deluxe Bundle – 3 in 1 ($7.49 from $14.99 until 5/1)
Rush Rover ($3.99 from $4.99 until 4/27)
RMX Real Motocross ($5.59 from $6.99 until 4/17)


Mech Rage ($0.49 from $9.99 until 4/27)
Build a Bridge! ($2.99 from $14.99 until 4/27)
Event Horizon ($1.49 from $5.99 until 4/21)
Switch ‘N’ Shoot ($1.83 from $4.59 until 4/16)
Dead Dungeon ($0.99 from $4.99 until 4/21)
Sweet Witches ($1.99 from $9.99 until 4/27)
One Person Story ($1.49 from $2.99 until 4/20)
Breathing Fear ($1.99 from $4.99 until 4/20)
Event Horizon: Space Defense ($2.44 from $6.99 until 4/28)
Farabel ($1.49 from $9.99 until 4/21)
Swordbreaker The Game ($1.99 from $4.99 until 4/21)
Roundguard ($15.99 from $19.99 until 4/18)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 14th

Bear With Me: The Lost Robots ($2.49 from $4.99 until 4/14)
Beast Quest ($14.99 from $29.99 until 4/14)
BlazeRush ($2.39 from $11.99 until 4/14)
Boot Hill Bounties ($9.79 from $14.99 until 4/14)
Deer Drive Legends ($9.99 from $19.99 until 4/14)
Degrees of Separation ($1.99 from $19.99 until 4/14)
Deployment ($0.99 from $9.99 until 4/14)
Enchanted in the Moonlight ($14.99 from $19.99 until 4/14)
Hexologic ($1.49 from $2.99 until 4/14)
Hyper Sentinel ($0.15 from $7.99 until 4/14)
HyperParasite ($11.99 from $17.99 until 4/14)
JackQuest ($1.69 from $9.99 until 4/14)
Kissed by the Baddest Bidder ($18.74 from $24.99 until 4/14)
Mad Carnage ($0.49 from $4.99 until 4/14)
Mecha Storm ($9.99 from $19.99 until 4/14)


Minesweeper Genius ($1.00 from $5.99 until 4/14)
Ninjin: Clash of Carrots ($1.99 from $9.99 until 4/14)
Override: Mech City Brawl ($23.99 from $39.99 until 4/14)
Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid ($11.99 from $19.99 until 4/14)
Siegecraft Commander ($3.39 from $19.99 until 4/14)
Skull Rogue ($1.99 from $2.99 until 4/14)
Star-Crossed Myth ($22.49 from $29.99 until 4/14)
Tactical Mind ($0.89 from $2.99 until 4/14)
Treachery in Beatdown City ($14.99 from $19.99 until 4/14)
Trine 4: Nightmare Prince ($14.99 from $29.99 until 4/14)
Trine: Ultimate Collection ($19.99 from $49.99 until 4/14)
Troll and I ($2.99 from $29.99 until 4/14)

That’s all for today, friends. Tomorrow we’ll have a few new releases to check out, more sales, a review or two, and hopefully a bit of news to round things out. For now, I’ll leave you all to your holiday. Have a good Monday, and as always, thanks for reading!

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