Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for March 4th, 2020. The last couple of days have featured some fairly lengthy articles, but today we’re down to a nice, svelte Wednesday size. There are a handful of new releases to look at, a couple of news bits, and our ever-welcome list of sales. Let’s get over that hump!
‘Luigi’s Mansion 3’ Multiplayer Pack DLC Part 1 Now Available
Those waiting for more content in the latest adventure of the Other Brother will finally have their day. Multiplayer Pack DLC Part 1 is now available, adding three new outfits to the game: Groovigi, Mummigi, and The Green Knight. Each costume comes with its own floor and ghosts to match the theme. There are also three new minigames: Tricky Ghost Brawl, Dodge Brawl, and River Bank. You’ll have to own the Multiplayer Pack DLC, which costs $9.99, to get access to this and one more content drop that will be coming later this year. Heh, Groovigi.
Make Your Point in the Next ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Event
Yes, checking the calendar, I see that it is again Wednesday. Another one of those. And that means another announcement of an upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event. This one sees one of the big divides in this universe of ours coming to a head: spiky stuff versus round stuff. The characters and items featured in this upcoming event, which kicks off on Friday and runs through the weekend, all fit into either the pointy or round box. From the picture above we can see that Bowser Koopa, Sonic, Cloud, and Ridley stand on one side. Kirby, Pac-Man, Jigglypuff, and Metaknight are on the other. But Koopa has a blue shell, and we all know how those go. Never bet against Bowser.
Baron: Fur Is Gonna Fly ($20.00)
This one reminds me a lot of Mini Squadron on mobile, but with a multiplayer focus. Basically, each player controls their own little mini-plane from a side-view perspective, trying to shoot the others down. Up to eight people can join in for local multiplayer, but there’s no online mode. Four different aircraft, eight different characters, and thirteen special weapons seek to keep things interesting for a while. There are also a few single-player modes to try out. I haven’t had a chance to try this yet but if it’s anywhere near as fun as Mini Squadron, it could be a riot.
Lost Horizon ($14.99)
From many of the same people that brought you the Secret Files games comes Lost Horizon, a rather lovely-looking adventure game that openly pays homage to classic adventure films like Indiana Jones and the serials it was based on. The puzzles here are the usual inventory-based fare, and the overall level of difficulty isn’t too harsh. Really, if you’re familiar with how the Secret Files games are in terms of quality and how they play out, you won’t be surprised by much in Lost Horizon. It’s lengthy and interesting enough, though like its predecessors never really breaks out of its devotion to the traditions of the genre.
I am Ball ($4.99)
This is one of those bouncing ball platformers, similar to stuff like Super Splatform or Bean’s Quest. But you know, not quite as good. You get nine levels with some very minimalistic graphics, and there are 30 different collectibles to find. Some power-ups and new ball types occasionally mix things up, and there are lots of different gimmicks and traps in the levels. I tend to go in for this particular sub-category of the platformer genre, so I think this is a decent game for the price. I wish it had more levels, but it is what it is.
Amoeba Battle – Microscopic RTS Action ($14.99)
The title of this game has some pretty strong “trying to fit in App Store keywords" vibes, but the game itself seems decent enough. You lead an army of amoebas against your foes, creating new units through binary fission and evolving stronger ones via mutations. The shop listing says this game is for up to 18 players at once via online play. That could be pretty fun if you can find enough people playing. The game apparently supports cross-platform multiplayer, so that should help things in that regard. Anyway, the idea is that you go searching for food, use that food to duplicate and evolve, and try to beat down your opponents with superior force. Not sure how it is as a single-player experience, though.
(North American eShop, US Prices)
Mega Man games are on sale! This is less rare than you would think, but I’m assuming this time it’s because of the recent release of Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection. A good chance to pick up the other Legacy Collections, I suppose. Just mind the Mega Man X Legacy Collection‘s take on the SNES Mega Man X games, as the input lag can be a bit troublesome. Other than that, it’s a lot of the usual suspects. The outbox is similarly uninteresting, with most of those games likely swinging back around on sale again within a month.
Select New Games on Sale
Mega Man Legacy Collection ($9.99 from $14.99 until 3/10)
Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 ($9.99 from $19.99 until 3/10)
Mega Man X Legacy Collection ($9.99 from $19.99 until 3/10)
Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 ($9.99 from $19.99 until 3/10)
Mega Man 11 ($14.99 from $29.99 until 3/10)
Pizza Bar Tycoon ($2.49 from $4.99 until 3/23)
Robonauts ($0.99 from $3.99 until 3/24)
Brawl ($0.99 from $9.99 until 3/24)
Jumping Joe & Friends ($0.99 from $1.99 until 3/24)
Coffee Crisis ($1.99 from $9.99 until 3/24)
Odium to the Core ($0.99 from $4.99 until 3/24)
Utopia 9 ($0.99 from $9.99 until 3/24)
Unit 4 ($1.49 from $14.99 until 3/24)
Blazing Beaks ($1.99 from $14.99 until 3/24)
Akane ($0.99 from $4.99 until 3/24)
Geki Yaba Runner ($0.99 from $2.99 until 3/24)
Warlocks 2: God Slayers ($0.99 from $17.99 until 3/24)
Mini Trains ($1.49 from $5.99 until 3/24)
Chop ($3.99 from $9.99 until 3/24)
Rimelands ($1.99 from $4.99 until 3/24)
Shipped ($1.49 from $5.99 until 3/24)
Party Treats ($0.99 from $1.99 until 3/24)
Castle of No Escape 2 ($1.99 from $7.99 until 324)
Monster Bugs Eat People ($0.99 from $1.99 until 3/24)
Get Me Outta Here ($1.99 from $4.99 until 3/24)
Sales Ending Tomorrow, Thursday, March 5th
Blue Rider ($2.99 from $9.99 until 3/5)
Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! ($6.49 from $12.99 until 3/5)
Cyber Protocol ($1.49 from $9.99 until 3/5)
Door Kickers: Action Squad ($9.74 from $14.99 until 3/5)
Double Cross ($4.99 from $19.99 until 3/5)
Ghost Blade HD ($8.99 from $14.99 until 3/5)
Goonya Fighter ($0.99 from $24.99 until 3/5)
Gunman Clive HD Collection ($3.39 from $3.99 until 3/5)
Habroxia ($3.99 from $7.99 until 3/5)
Hyper Sentinel ($0.15 from $7.99 until 3/5)
ibb & obb ($12.69 from $14.99 until 3/5)
Ice Cream Surfer ($0.80 from $8.00 until 3/5)
Iro Hero ($2.59 from $12.99 until 3/5)
Joggernauts ($3.74 from $14.99 until 3/5)
Mechstermination Force ($10.19 from $11.99 until 3/5)
New Star Manager ($1.39 from $19.99 until 3/5)
Piczle Colors ($6.00 from $12.00 until 3/5)
Rise: Race The Future ($12.36 from $16.49 until 3/5)
Save Koch ($16.00 from $20.00 until 3/5)
Six Sides of the World ($1.00 from $10.00 until 3/5)
Sky Ride ($0.99 from $7.00 until 3/5)
Speedway Racing ($6.99 from $9.99 until 3/5)
Spy Chameleon ($3.99 from $7.99 until 3/5)
Squidgies Takeover ($3.75 from $15.00 until 3/5)
The King’s Bird ($4.99 from $19.99 until 3/5)
Vaccine ($4.99 from $9.99 until 3/5)
Valfaris ($17.49 from $24.99 until 3/5)
That’s all we’ve got time for today, friends. Tomorrow is Thursday, and that means plenty of new games to check out. A quick glance shows me that the big highlight is the Picross adventure Murder By Numbers, but there are lots of other interesting-looking titles in the mix as well. We’ll check out all of them, along with whatever news and sales come along, in tomorrow’s article. I hope you all have a nice Wednesday, and as always, thanks for reading!