Hello dear readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade recap of May 12, 2023. Well, today is the day: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Realm it should be pretty much everywhere by the time you read this, and by all accounts it feels like a more than worthy sequel to Breath of the Wild. How to compete with such a monumental release? It seems that for most publishers the answer is you NO, but we have a selection of cheaper tariffs that may attract those who are looking for something different to play today. We also have sales to watch, so that’s it. Let’s get to the good stuff!
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom ($69.99)
Trouble is brewing, and Link must save the kingdom once again. This time he will have to take to the skies above the vast land of Hyrule and explore its mysteries. We’ll be publishing a review of this title early next week, but I suspect most of you reading this have already made your decision.
Small Disaster ($4.99)
This is a puzzle-platformer with seventy stages to complete. The main trick is that your character will explode to move around, and you have to watch your timing because you can’t just explode willy-nilly. Nothing fancy, but it has a nice five-dollar Switch platformer energy.
For a huge future ($14.99)
It’s a surprisingly decent small-scale RPG with a Game Boy-esque aesthetic. After an extremely destructive war, people try to pick up what’s left of their lives and move on. Unfortunately, a corrupt government is building a secret weapon that threatens even greater disaster. A small group of bandits must stop these machinations and save the world. No big ones. It features turn-based combat and a crafting system because that’s the rules, buddy.
Mr. Brocco & Co. ($4.99)
Living broccoli wearing shorts, a cape and a mask teams up with his vegetarian friends to battle normal food in a very standard 2D platformer. I think I’ll give him some points for an unconventional main character. Who buys these games? I guess children? If I was a kid, I would never buy a broccoli game, but maybe times have changed.
2021: Lunar Escape ($4.99)
So this is a real Game Boy game. If you want, you can buy a cartridge for your real Game Boy, though this is certainly a more economical option. The idea here feels like a sci-fi action-adventure game, with more than a few clues taken from the Game Boy Zelda Games. It has its share of rough edges, but for such a reasonable price, I’m sure it will appeal to some gamers. I like that you can choose to play in portrait mode/Tate mode to get that old “Game Boy hold” vibe.
Pixel Driver ($5.99)
Some games really don’t give me much to work on these paragraphs. It’s one of those endless driver games where you just try to avoid traffic jams and collect coins that you can use to unlock things. From the eShop description, playing this game is a good way to learn how to drive. I’m going to strongly suggest it to you NO learn to drive by playing a shitty switch game.
Secret Dimension ($4.99)
Collect goobers and make your way to the exit in each stage of this isometric action puzzle. He uses his perspective to set up tricks and obstacles, so if you want to go very far, you’ll have to use your spatial reasoning skills. Not bad for an A, although it is extremely difficult in a way that can often be described as frustrating.
Heartbeat Hospital: Love, Lies and Betrayal ($4.99)
Here’s Cooking & Publishing with another lame attempt at a choice-based adventure game. This time it’s a romance set in a hospital, and while the graphics are decent, the dialogue is absolutely awful. Make your decisions and you’ll reach one of the game’s many endings, although I think the best choice you can make is not buying the game at all.
(North American online store, US prices)
Not much interesting on today’s list of new products on sale. owlboy doesn’t come up terribly often, and Telltale does Orderly gaming is a good way to kill the weekend if you feel like it. Not much in this weekend outbox either. It really seems like the universe has adjusted so people can just spend money on new ones Zelda and call it a week. Still, check out these lists because you never know when something might catch your attention.
Select New games on sale
Batman: The Telltale Series ($7.49 from $14.99 through May 15)
Batman: The Enemy Within ($7.49 from $14.99 through May 16)
Edge axiom 2 ($15.99 from $19.99 through May 18)
Local news from Cliff Rockslide ($8.99 from $9.99 through May 18)
Subnautica: Below Zero ($12.59 from $29.99 through May 18)
Fur Squadron ($4.89 from $6.99 through May 19)
owlboy ($9.99 from $24.99 through May 19)
Lost in randomness ($5.99 from $29.99 through May 23)
Game Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit ($7.99 from $39.99 through May 23)
Requires two ($29.99 from $39.99 through May 23)
Island cities ($2.09 from $2.99 through May 25)
Railway Islands: Puzzle ($2.99 from $3.99 through May 26)
Vaporum: Blockage ($7.47 from $21.99 through May 26)
Rise: Race in the future ($6.59 from $16.49 to 01/06)
Samurai virgin ($47.99 from $59.99 to 01/06)
Kuukiyomi Consider this ($2.49 from $4.99 to 1.06)
xeodrifter ($5.99 from $9.99 to 1.06)
Goat totes ($2.99 from $4.99 to 1.06)
Milk in a milk bag inside… ($5.35 from $7.99 through June 1)
Sale ending this weekend
Agatha Christie: Hercule Poirot TFC ($11.99 from $29.99 through May 13)
Animosity ($2.15 from $7.99 through May 13)
Animus: Trailer ($2.15 from $7.99 through May 13)
Animus: Revenant ($6.20 from $22.99 through May 13)
Beyond the steel sky ($15.99 from $39.99 through May 13)
Bullet Battle: Evolution ($2.99 from $14.99 through May 13)
Life in a bunker ($10.49 from $14.99 through May 13)
Car race + toon: RVC ($4.06 from $10.99 through May 13)
Counter Crossline: Crime War ($5.54 from $14.99 through May 13)
Counter Delta: Bullet Rain ($5.54 from $14.99 through May 13)
Counter Recon 2: New War ($8.99 from $14.99 through May 13)
Counter Recon: First Mission ($4.04 from $14.99 through May 13)
Crime Busters: Strike Zone ($11.99 from $14.99 through May 13)
Dark Water: Slime Invader ($4.04 from $14.99 through May 13)
Dead Rain: The New Zombie Virus ($6.59 from $10.99 through May 13)
Demon Hunter ($2.15 from $7.99 through May 13)
Loch Limbus ($4.04 from $14.99 through May 13)
Girls tank battle ($2.19 from $10.99 through May 13)
Grand Mountain Adventure: Wonderlands ($17.49 from $34.99 through May 13)
Haunted Dawn: Zombie Apocalypse ($4.04 from $14.99 through May 13)
School of Haunted Zombies ($5.54 from $14.99 through May 13)
Haunted Zombie Slaughter ($10.49 from $14.99 through May 13)
Horse Tales: Emerald Valley Ranch ($23.99 from $39.99 through May 13)
Kasiori ($4.90 from $7.00 through May 13)
Last 4 Alive: Escape from Zombies ($2.96 from $10.99 through May 13)
Modern Warfare: Tank Battle ($5.54 from $14.99 through May 13)
Moon Dancer ($13.99 from $18.99 through May 13)
New Joe and Mac Caveman Ninja ($17.99 from $29.99 through May 13)
Oddworld: Soulstorm ($29.99 from $49.99 through May 13)
Off the tracks ($3.51 from $4.39 to 5/13)
Red: 100 deniers ($2.15 from $7.99 through May 13)
Smurfs go-kart ($23.99 from $39.99 through May 13)
Cosmic genesis ($5.54 from $14.99 through May 13)
Space Stella: Unknown Planet ($5.54 from $14.99 through May 13)
Super Shadow Break duel ($6.49 from $12.99 through May 13)
Uchu Shinshuchu ($1.99 from $8.00 through May 13)
Football world champion ($6.59 from $10.99 through May 13)
World War: Prologue ($11.99 from $14.99 through May 13)
World War: Tank Battle ($5.54 from $14.99 through May 13)
XIII ($19.99 from $39.99 through May 13)
zombie plants ($2.19 from $10.99 through May 13)
A waking winter dream ($2.99 from $5.99 through May 14)
Waves of blood ($4.99 from $9.99 through May 14)
Burn! SuperTrucks ($2.07 from $7.99 through May 14)
FootGoal! Tiki Taka ($1.99 from $4.99 through May 14)
mega aquarium ($9.83 from $24.59 through May 14)
Rift Guardian ($4.99 from $9.99 through May 14)
stellatum ($4.99 from $9.99 through May 14)
That’s all for today and this week, friends. We’ll be back next week with more news, more sales, reviews and news. I’m going to spend the weekend like many of you imagine: playing as much as possible Tears of the Kingdom as my plan will allow. I hope you all have a great weekend and as always thank you for reading!