SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘CastleStorm II’, ‘Unrailed!’, and Today’s Other New Releases, the Latest Sales, and More

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for September 23rd, 2020. In today’s article, we’ve got a little bit of news to go through, a handful of new releases to check out, and the usual list of incoming and outgoing sales. It’s a bit of a quiet one today, but between the new games and sales there’s still plenty to enjoy. Let’s get right into it, shall we?


‘Donkey Kong Country 2’ and More Now Available via Switch Online

The latest batch of titles is now available for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. Simply update the appropriate apps and you’ll be good to go. This new selection includes four titles, with three being Super NES games and the last being an NES game. On the Super NES, we’ve got Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest, Mario’s Super Picross, and The Peace Keepers. The NES game is S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team. All of those games have their own merits, with Donkey Kong Country 2 being considered one of the top platformers of the era by many people, Mario’s Super Picross offering up tons of puzzles to solve, The Peace Keepers being one of the most bizarre beat-em-ups on the system, and S.C.A.T. being a fine action shooter with a name guaranteed to elicit giggles. If you’re a Switch Online member, go ahead and give them a try!

‘Super Smash Bros.’ Celebrates Game Boy in the Next Event

The latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate weekend event has been announced, and it seems it’s going to be another Spirit Board event. The featured spirits will appear more often and beating them will earn you more gold than usual. So what’s the theme this time? The Game Boy! Characters who debuted on the Game Boy or Game Boy Color will see their spirits featured. I was trying to figure out why, and all I can really come up with is that the 30th anniversary of the Game Boy’s European launch is on September 28th. So maybe that? Well, it’s not like we need a reason. The event kicks off on Friday and runs for the usual three days through the weekend.

New Releases

CastleStorm II ($19.99)

SwitchArcade Highlight!

Zen Studios is slowly shedding its reputation as “that pinball developer" with each of its new releases. There was the excellent RPG Operencia: The Stolen Sun, the slick strategy game Dread Nautical, and now CastleStorm II, the bigger and better sequel to the 2013 release CastleStorm. Like its predecessor, CastleStorm II features a mix of different kinds of gameplay, with a bit of tower defense, a bit of action, and a bit of physics-based fun. It may seem like a lot to juggle, but the game somehow pulls it off nicely. Build a powerful empire, but watch out for those zombie sheep. Seriously.

Unrailed! ($19.99)

SwitchArcade Highlight!

Yeah, this is cool. It’s absolutely at its best with friends, though. The idea is that you have a train moving through a procedurally-generated world, and you need to make sure it has a proper track to run on by building ahead of it. You’ll need to pick up the materials as you go, and when you’re in multiplayer no one person has all they need to take care of things. Up to four people can play together, with both local and online multiplayer supported. There are different biomes to travel through, lots of neat upgrades to pick up, unlockable characters, and more. A truly excellent party game, but a bit too repetitive when you’re playing on your own. You’re stuck with an AI buddy in that case, which works but loses most of the point.

Rebel Galaxy Outlaw ($29.99)

Inspired by games like Freelancer, Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is the latest treat for those who enjoy trying to make their way in the universe with nothing but their wits, a swift trigger finger, and a spaceship on its last legs. You play as a pilot who has a huge debt to pay off, a bounty to hunt, and a bigger mess on her hands than she initially realizes. The game has that intergalactic highway vibe to it, allowing you to engage in trading, piracy, mercenary work, bounty hunting, or whatever else you can find to scrape some cash together. There’s also a lot of music that you can listen to on seven radio stations if you just want to fly through space and chill.

Orbt XL ($0.99)

This is an arcade-style score-chaser where you control a planet in a precarious orbit around a black hole. Hold the button down to move away from the black hole, and release it to let the black hole suck you in closer. The closer to the black hole you orbit, the more points you’ll earn. If you get sucked into the hole, venture out of orbit, or get hit by an object, you’re out. Nothing too fancy, but for a dollar it really doesn’t need to be.


(North American eShop, US Prices)

Some decent titles worth considering in the latest batch of sales. Playism is having a sale on its line of games, including Astebreed, Kero Blaster, One Way Heroics Plus, and more. Red Wings: Aces of the Sky offers up some decent dog-fighting thrills, and the pulsing rhythm action of Aaero: Complete Edition can be enjoyed with a very rare discount indeed. There are several neat games in the outbox as well, such as Neko Navy, AngerForce, and GrizzLand among others. This is also your last chance to grab Hades with its launch discount applied, so jump on it if you think you’re going to want to play it in the next little while.

Select New Games on Sale

Red Wings: Aces of the Sky ($13.99 from $19.99 until 9/28)
Instant Sports ($12.99 from $19.99 until 9/28)
Aaero: Complete ($8.99 from $14.99 until 9/29)
TorqueL -Physics Modified- ($2.49 from $4.99 until 10/6)
Angels of Death ($8.99 from $14.99 until 10/6)
Vertical Strike Challenge ($2.99 from $4.99 until 10/6)
Kero Blaster ($4.99 from $9.99 until 10/6)
Astebreed ($7.99 from $19.99 until 10/6)
Star Sky ($1.49 from $4.99 until 10/6)
Strange Telephone ($6.99 from $9.99 until 10/6)
Hakinowa Explorer Plus ($9.59 from $11.99 until 10/6)
One Way Heroics Plus ($11.99 from $14.99 until 10/6)
Brotherhood United ($4.49 from $8.99 until 10/6)
Save Your Nuts ($8.99 from $14.99 until 10/6)

Soul Searching ($6.99 from $9.99 until 10/6)
Lydia ($3.00 from $4.00 until 10/6)
EQQO ($4.00 from $6.00 until 10/6)
A Street Cat’s Tale ($6.39 from $7.99 until 10/7)
Silent World ($0.99 from $4.99 until 10/7)
MazM: Jekyll & Hyde ($11.99 from $14.99 until 10/7)
Fairy Knights ($5.99 from $9.99 until 10/7)
Monochrome World ($7.99 from $9.99 until 10/7)
Hotel Sowls ($7.19 from $7.99 until 10/7)
Nekopara Vol.1 ($7.49 from $14.99 until 10/7)
Nekopara Vol.2 ($7.49 from $14.99 until 10/7)
Nekopara Vol.3 ($7.49 from $14.99 until 10/7)
Machiknights ($7.49 from $14.99 until 10/7)
Wonder Boy Returns Remix ($7.49 from $14.99 until 10/7)
Amazing Brick Breaker ($1.49 from $4.99 until 10/7)
Princess Maker Go!Go! Princess ($10.49 from $14.99 until 10/7)
Princess Maker -Faery Tales- ($20.99 from $29.99 until 10/7)
Sacred Stones ($0.99 from $9.99 until 10/7)
Feather ($7.99 from $9.99 until 10/8)
Lines XL ($0.49 from $1.99 until 10/11)
Tiny Gladiators ($2.99 from $14.99 until 10/12)

Croc’s World Run ($0.99 from $5.99 until 10/12)
Croc’s World 2 ($0.99 from $5.99 until 10/12)
Jewel Rotation ($0.99 from $5.99 until 10/12)
Pinball Lockdown ($0.99 from $5.99 until 10/12)
Crazy Zen Mini Golf ($0.99 from $4.99 until 10/12)
Classic Games Vol. 1 ($0.99 from $4.99 until 10/12)
Airfield Mania ($0.99 from $5.99 until 10/12)
Space Ribbon ($0.49 from $4.99 until 10/12)
Santa Tracker ($0.49 from $2.99 until 10/12)
Projection: First Light ($15.99 from $19.99 until 10/13)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Thursday, September 24th

AngerForce: Reloaded ($6.99 from $9.99 until 9/24)
Aperion Cyberstorm ($3.44 from $14.99 until 9/24)
Battojutsu ($3.99 from $4.99 until 9/24)
Bounty Battle ($19.99 from $24.99 until 9/24)
Candleman ($10.49 from $14.99 until 9/24)
Clouds & Sheep 2 ($2.49 from $9.99 until 9/24)
Cruel Bands Career ($2.99 from $3.99 until 9/24)
Cryogear ($11.93 from $19.89 until 9/24)
Door Kickers: Action Squad ($5.24 from $14.99 until 9/24)
Football Heroes Turbo ($4.49 from $14.99 until 9/24)
Ghost Grab 3000 ($3.74 from $4.99 until 9/24)
Grizzland ($2.49 from $4.99 until 9/24)
Hades ($19.99 from $24.99 until 9/24)
Heaven Dust ($5.59 from $7.99 until 9/24)

Kid Tripp ($0.79 from $3.99 until 9/24)
Levels+: Puzzle Game ($3.49 from $6.99 until 9/24)
Lost Castle ($5.99 from $9.99 until 9/24)
Lost Ember ($26.99 from $29.99 until 9/24)
Lost Sea ($3.96 from $9.99 until 9/24)
Madorica Real Estate ($8.90 from $14.99 until 9/24)
Madoris R ($4.00 from $5.00 until 9/24)
Mushroom Savior ($3.74 from $4.99 until 9/24)
Neko Navy – Daydream ($9.09 from $12.99 until 9/24)
Never Breakup ($6.99 from $9.99 until 9/24)
Polyroll ($1.99 from $9.99 until 9/24)
PuPaiPo Space Deluxe ($2.99 from $4.99 until 9/24)
Purrs In Heaven ($2.44 from $6.99 until 9/24)
Rad Rodgers Radical ($7.49 from $29.99 until 9/24)
Rival Megagun ($10.49 from $14.99 until 9/24)

Robozarro ($4.89 from $6.99 until 9/24)
SeaBed ($15.99 from $19.99 until 9/24)
Self ($4.89 from $6.99 until 9/24)
Sir Eatsalot ($6.49 from $12.99 until 9/24)
Skee-Ball ($0.99 from $4.99 until 9/24)
Spy Chameleon ($5.59 from $7.99 until 9/24)
Subsurface Circular ($4.79 from $5.99 until 9/24)
Super One More Jump ($0.49 from $7.00 until 9/24)
Tales from Dragon Mountain ($6.99 from $9.99 until 9/24)
Tales from Dragon Mountain 2 ($6.99 from $9.99 until 9/24)
The Complex ($10.39 from $12.99 until 9/24)
The Man with the Ivory Cane ($4.99 from $9.99 until 9/24)
The Tenth Line Special ($6.49 from $12.99 until 9/24)
Unruly Heroes ($11.59 from $19.99 until 9/24)

Viviette ($6.99 from $9.99 until 9/24)
Waifu Uncovered ($5.59 from $6.99 until 9/24)
Warsaw ($17.99 from $19.99 until 9/24)
Wenjia ($5.59 from $7.99 until 9/24)
Where Angels Cry ($4.99 from $9.99 until 9/24)
Without Escape ($2.99 from $4.99 until 9/24)
You Died But a Necromancer… ($4.49 from $8.99 until 9/24)
Zotrix: Solar Division ($0.99 from $1.99 until 9/24)

That’s all for today, friends. Tomorrow is Thursday and that means we’ll have a whole mess of new games to deal with. RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Complete Edition, Wartile, Rivals of Aether, Great Conqueror: Rome, and more will be vying for your entertainment dollars, and we’ll have summaries of all of them. Due to the high volume of new releases, tomorrow’s article will probably just have those summaries and the lists of incoming and outgoing sales. You know, unless Nintendo drops huge news out of nowhere. Again. I hope you all have a good Wednesday, and as always, thanks for reading!