SwitchArcade Round-Up: Mini-Views Featuring ‘AO Tennis 2’ and Others, ‘XCOM 2 Collection’ May Come to Switch, Sales on ‘Sonic Mania’ and More

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for February 17th, 2020. Strangely enough, there aren’t any new releases today! But we do have a couple of pieces of news to check out, along with a pair of Mini-Views and the usual list of the latest sales. Due to the Sonic movie coming out, SEGA’s running a nice sale on most of its games that feature the latest Hollywood star. Most of them are pretty good! But if it’s non-hedgehog gaming you’re looking for, there’s plenty of that as well. Let’s go fast!


‘XCOM 2 Collection’ and ‘Catherine: Full Body’ May Come to Switch

Well, I don’t usually like to print rumors, but as these things go this one is pretty likely to be legit. Both XCOM 2 Collection and Catherine: Full Body for Switch have been rated by South Korea’s classification board, which strongly suggests that they are coming. When? Who knows. From which developers? I hope a good one in the case of XCOM 2, because previous console ports on stronger hardware haven’t been pretty. We’ll have more info on these games once some concrete info is out there.

The Next Grand Prix in ‘Crash Team Racing’ Will Be the Last

All good things come to end, and the amazing post-launch Grand Prix event system Beenox and Activision have run in Crash Team Racing is finally coming to its finale. The next Grand Prix will be the last one. After that, a new Challenge System will be implemented giving you new ways to earn Wumpa Coins. Daily, weekly, and monthly challenges will be available, giving you plenty of ways to stock up on coins. All of the previous event content will, of course, be available in the Pit Stop in exchange for Wumpa Coins. There will be new characters, skins, and karts added to the game after the last Grand Prix, so it seems like the game is still far from finished in terms of fresh content.


AO Tennis 2 ($59.99)

There are two big things you should know about AO Tennis 2. One is that the game is a huge leap over the somewhat disappointing first AO Tennis game, offering a much better experience with more options and better gameplay. The other thing you ought to know is that AO Tennis 2 has some technical issues on the Switch. The loading times are lengthy, which isn’t so rare on this platform but is annoying. The framerate problems, on the other hand, affect the gameplay itself. The game is certainly quite playable, but it’s unfortunate that these problems bring down what is otherwise a rather robust and enjoyable tennis game. Still, if you’ve got happy memories of Virtua Tennis or Top Spin, you might be willing to overlook a few flaws and enjoy what is at its core a fine game of tennis.

SwitchArcade Score: 3.5/5

SEN: Seven Eight Nine ($9.99)

This is a stylish, minimalistic puzzle game that wants you to learn by doing. It certainly lands the presentation side of things, as the game is quite lovely and serene in its own way. But there’s actually an interesting concept behind the gameplay, one that heavily relies on your ability to perceive increasingly complex patterns in a field of information. I wasn’t head over heels for the game, but it was agreeable enough that I didn’t feel like putting it down once I got going with it. I’d personally consider the mobile version over this one as you really don’t lose anything and can save a bit of cash, but this Switch version is rather nice on its own.

SwitchArcade Score: 3.5/5


As I said at the top of the article, SEGA is running a sale on many of its games featuring Sonic the Hedgehog to celebrate the launch of the new movie. Super Monkey Ball is in there because Sonic is an unlockable character. The Genesis Classics Collection is not in there because… you know what, I don’t know why. SEGA, what’s up with that? There are at least four Sonic games in there! There are plenty of other games on sale, so be sure to check out the list. As for the outbox, the big Capcom sale is finishing tomorrow. Hob and Torchlight II are also finishing up their discounts, so there’s lots to buy if you’re looking to.

Select New Games on Sale

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games ($39.99 from $59.99 until 2/28)
Team Sonic Racing ($19.99 from $39.99 until 2/28)
Sonic Mania ($9.99 from $19.99 until 2/28)
SEGA AGES Sonic the Hedgehog ($3.99 from $7.99 until 2/28)
Sonic Forces ($9.99 from $19.99 until 2/28)
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD ($29.99 from $39.99 until 2/28)
Adventure Time: Pirates ($19.99 from $39.99 until 2/25)
Ice Age Scrat’s Nutty Adventure ($29.99 from $39.99 until 2/25)
Ben 10 ($9.99 from $19.99 until 2/25)
UglyDolls ($9.99 from $39.99 until 2/25)
Paw Patrol: On a Roll! ($23.99 from $39.99 until 2/25)
Crayola Scoot ($7.49 from $9.99 until 2/25)
DreamWorks Dragons ($9.99 from $39.99 until 2/22)
Awe ($2.24 from $4.99 until 3/2)
Pato Box ($7.49 from $14.99 until 2/20)

Anima: Gate of Memories Arcane ($20.99 from $29.99 until 3/2)
Nightmare Boy ($3.49 from $9.99 until 3/2)
Airfield Mania ($0.99 from $5.99 until 3/7)
Battleship ($3.99 from $19.99 until 2/22)
Clue: The Classic Mystery Game ($14.99 from $29.99 until 2/22)
Watermelon Party ($0.11 from $4.99 until 3/2)
Rogue Bit ($1.99 from $4.99 until 3/2)
Quest for the Golden Duck ($0.21 from $9.99 until 3/2)
Mind: Path to Thalamus ($4.79 from $11.99 until 3/3)
99Vidas – Definitive ($0.99 from $9.99 until 3/1)
Zenith ($10.49 from $14.99 until 3/2)
Koral ($4.79 from $11.99 until 3/3)
Lovecraft’s Untold Stories ($10.49 from $14.99 until 3/2)
Speedway Racing ($6.99 from $9.99 until 3/5)
Reed Remastered ($3.99 from $4.99 until 3/2)

Lumini ($6.99 from $9.99 until 2/25)
Marbelous Animals ($3.74 from $4.99 until 3/2)
Some Distant Memory ($9.09 from $12.99 until 2/21)
Squidgies Takeover ($3.75 from $15.00 until 3/5)
Ego Protocol: Remastered ($3.99 from $4.99 until 3/6)
Project Starship ($3.99 from $4.99 until 3/6)
Aborigenus ($1.99 from $4.99 until 2/27)
Funny Bunny Adventures ($2.99 from $4.99 until 2/25)
Drawngeon ($3.99 from $4.99 until 2/25)
Mushroom Quest ($1.49 from $2.99 until 2/28)
Must Dash Amigos ($8.99 from $17.99 until 3/6)
Tactical Mind 2 ($1.99 from $4.99 until 2/24)
Pixel Gladiator ($2.09 from $6.99 until 2/24)
StarBlox Inc. ($0.99 from $9.99 until 2/21)
Deadly Fighter 2 ($0.39 from $3.99 until 3/6)
Queen’s Quest 3 ($1.49 from $14.99 until 3/6)
SmuggleCraft ($7.49 from $9.99 until 2/24)
Stab Stab Stab! ($8.99 from $9.99 until 3/6)
Bucket Knight ($4.24 from $4.99 until 2/28)
Ubermosh: Omega ($3.49 from $4.99 until 2/28)
Dark Tower: RPG Dungeon Puzzle ($3.50 from $5.00 until 2/21)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 18th

Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle ($9.99 from $19.99 until 2/18)
Cyber Protocol ($0.99 from $9.99 until 2/18)
Devil May Cry ($14.99 from $19.99 until 2/18)
Devil May Cry 2 ($14.99 from $19.99 until 2/18)
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen ($19.99 from $29.99 until 2/18)
Help Me Doctor ($6.79 from $7.99 until 2/18)
Hob: Definitive ($13.99 from $19.99 until 2/18)
Mega Man 11 ($14.99 from $29.99 until 2/18)
Mega Man Legacy Collection ($9.99 from $14.99 until 2/18)
Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 ($9.99 from $19.99 until 2/18)
Mega Man X Legacy Collection ($9.99 from $19.99 until 2/18)
Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 ($9.99 from $19.99 until 2/18)
Metaloid: Origin ($5.59 from $6.99 until 2/18)
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate ($19.99 from $49.99 until 2/18)
Okami HD ($11.99 from $19.99 until 2/18)

Onimusha: Warlords ($9.99 from $19.99 until 2/18)
Outlast 2 ($7.49 from $14.99 until 2/18)
Outlast: Bundle of Terror ($6.24 from $24.99 until 2/18)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy ($14.99 from $29.99 until 2/18)
Resident Evil ($14.99 from $29.99 until 2/18)
Resident Evil 0 ($14.99 from $29.99 until 2/18)
Resident Evil 4 ($19.99 from $29.99 until 2/18)
Resident Evil 5 ($19.99 from $29.99 until 2/18)
Resident Evil 6 ($19.99 from $29.99 until 2/18)
Resident Evil Revelations ($9.99 from $19.99 until 2/18)
Resident Evil Revelations 2 ($9.99 from $19.99 until 2/18)
Sorry, James ($2.49 from $4.99 until 2/18)
Sports Party ($4.99 from $39.99 until 2/18)
Street Fighter Anniversary Collection ($14.79 from $39.99 until 2/18)
Them Bombs! ($9.79 from $13.99 until 2/18)
Torchlight II ($13.99 from $19.99 until 2/18)
2048 Battles ($1.99 from $3.99 until 2/18)

That’s all for today, friends. Tomorrow has at least one new release, and I’m hoping to have a review ready that I’ve been working on for a while now. We’ll also have whatever news and sales come along in the next day, of course. I hope you all have a super Monday and, as always, thanks for reading!