SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘3 out of 10: Season One’, ‘Cave Bad’, and Today’s Other New Releases, Plus the Latest News and Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for March 3rd, 2021. It’s a bit of a lighter article today, but that’s just how things go sometimes. There’s a little bit of news to look at before we head into the new release summaries for the day. There are five titles to check out, and they’re all decent enough. That doesn’t happen all that often. We round things out with our usual look at the new and outgoing sales of the day. Let’s get going!


Catch ‘Em All in the Next ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Event

March is going to be an exciting month for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as more additions are arriving for the playable roster. While it’s not quite time for Pyra and Mythra to make their debut yet, we’re getting things started off with a tournament event. The theme this time around is Pokemon, and characters, items, and stages from the series will be featured. The event kicks off on Friday and runs for three days through the weekend, as usual. We’ve been told to expect the 11.0 update to arrive soon, and it will almost certainly bring Pyra and Mythra with it. For now, do look forward to this tournament celebrating Pokemon‘s 25th anniversary.

New Releases

3 out of 10: Season One ($9.99)

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I’m recommending this one based on how clever the writing is more than anything else. It describes itself as the world’s first playable sitcom, and whether or not that is true it certainly gets you in the right mindset. You follow the adventures of some developers at the world’s worst game studio as they seek to finally create a game that scores higher than 3/10. There are five episodes here, which apparently make up the first of two planned seasons. You can look forward to a mix of exploring, watching cut-scenes, and playing mini-games. It’s a bit short, and you’ll likely have everything wrapped up in a couple of hours. But how long would you want five episodes of a sitcom to be, anyway? It can be a little “inside baseball" in places, but I think anyone somewhat familiar with video games will have some fun with its writing.

GraviFire ($4.99)

Hmmm. This looks like a diabolical mix of puzzle elements that we’ve seen many times before. There’s a lot of crate-pushing, a lot of gravity-manipulation, and plenty of switches to hit. There are 50 levels in total, which strikes me as reasonable for the price. The graphics have a nice enough style to them, but it all comes down to how jazzed you are for a another Sokoban variant. Personally, I like to chill out with puzzle games like these when I’m between bigger games. Perhaps you are the same, in which case you may want to pick up GraviFire.

Cave Bad ($4.99)

This spin-off of Pity Pit sees Oratio the Dwarf venture into procedurally-generated dungeons for some top-down action. Oratio uses bombs in a fashion quite similar to Bomberman but can also make use of melee attacks and other items to get his point across. And that’s a good thing, because he’ll be facing off against a bunch of nasty bosses as he makes his way through the dungeon rooms. Pick up coins and use them to buy items offered to you by the shops along the way to upgrade your stats and abilities. This looks pretty solid for the price if you happen to be in the market for yet another game of this sort.

Sir Lovelot ($9.99)

This is an ultra-tough platformer along the lines of things like Super Meat Boy. Jump and dash your way through more than 40 levels of traps and hazards, collecting tricky-to-nab golden eggs and other secret goodies en route to wooing a princess. Which princess? Apparently any princess is okay for our hero. Will he eventually find a taker? Well, he’s persistent if nothing else. Anyway, this is a pretty well-made game that offers a nice challenge for those who enjoy meat-grinder platformers. I wish it were a little longer, but it’s fine for what it is.

Wind Peaks ($14.99)

We’re seeing more of these Where’s Waldo/Wally-style find-em-ups releasing lately, and I can’t say I mind. In this one, you get ten nicely-illustrated levels full of stuff to seek out. There’s also a story told through the objects you’re looking for. If you manage to find everything, you’ll get a cut-scene to cap it all off. That’s basically all there is to say about it. I find with games like these, it’s all about whether you’re into the concept and how well you like the art. Nothing I can say here will help you with either of those things. Dig deep inside and find what your heart is saying.


(North American eShop, US Prices)

There are a few interesting games in the inbox today. Aground is a fairly recent release that is worth some attention, and Rock of Ages 3 is a lot of fun. Ary & the Secret of Seasons has gotten a lot of patches, so it may finally be in fighting shape. I wouldn’t go anywhere near its regular price, but at half off? Maybe worth considering. As for the outbox… well, I suppose you could stock up on some KEMCO games? Anodyne 2‘s launch sale is wrapping up and while my review isn’t quite ready to go for that one yet, it’s quite good. My gut tells me we’ll be seeing a massive list of sales on Thursday and Friday, so perhaps save some money in your budget to see what comes.

Select New Games on Sale

Ary & the Secret of Seasons ($19.99 from $39.99 until 3/9)
Remothered: Broken Porcelain ($19.49 from $29.99 until 3/9)
Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break ($14.99 from $29.99 until 3/9)
Skully ($14.99 from $29.99 until 3/9)
Ninjin: Clash of Carrots ($1.99 from $9.99 until 3/9)
Degrees of Separation ($5.99 from $19.99 until 3/9)
Beast Quest ($5.99 from $29.99 until 3/9)
Override: Mech City Brawl ($14.99 from $29.99 until 3/9)
Override 2: Super Mech League ($23.99 from $29.99 until 3/9)
Deer Drive Legends ($3.99 from $19.99 until 3/9)
Bear With Me: Lost Robots ($1.99 from $4.99 until 3/9)
Trine: Ultimate Collection ($14.99 from $49.99 until 3/9)
Trine 4: Nightmare Prince ($7.49 from $29.99 until 3/9)
Troll and I ($2.99 from $29.99 until 3/9)
Calico ($10.19 from $11.99 until 3/16)

Aground ($13.49 from $14.99 until 3/16)
Bombfest ($2.59 from $12.99 until 3/17)
Newt One ($1.99 from $9.99 until 3/17)
Where the Bees Make Honey ($1.99 from $9.99 until 3/17)
Evan’s Remains ($5.24 from $6.99 until 3/17)
Tank Battle Heroes ($5.59 from $7.99 until 3/22)
Jurassic Pinball ($2.00 from $2.99 until 3/22)
World Soccer Pinball ($2.00 from $2.99 until 3/22)
8-Ball Pocket ($2.03 from $5.99 until 3/22)
16-Bit Soccer ($1.99 from $4.99 until 3/23)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Thursday, March 4th

Adventures of 00 Dilly ($4.49 from $14.99 until 3/4)
Alphadia Genesis ($10.49 from $14.99 until 3/4)
Alvastia Chronicles ($6.49 from $12.99 until 3/4)
Anodyne 2: Return to Dust ($15.99 from $19.99 until 3/4)
Archlion Saga ($2.49 from $4.99 until 3/4)
Cattails ($1.99 from $14.99 until 3/4)
Clumsy Rush ($1.99 from $4.99 until 3/4)
Cyber Protocol ($1.99 from $9.99 until 3/4)
Dead Z Meat ($6.99 from $9.99 until 3/4)
Everdark Tower ($2.49 from $4.99 until 3/4)
Fernz Gate ($6.49 from $12.99 until 3/4)
Giana Sisters: TD ($4.99 from $29.99 until 3/4)
Hero Hours Contract ($1.99 from $3.99 until 3/4)
Hyper Jam ($4.49 from $14.99 until 3/4)
Infectious Madness of Dr Dekker ($5.84 from $12.99 until 3/4)

Into A Dream ($11.89 from $13.99 until 3/4)
Iro Hero ($3.89 from $12.99 until 3/4)
Kawaii Deathu Desu ($2.99 from $4.99 until 3/4)
Kill It With Fire ($11.99 from $14.99 until 3/4)
Legal Dungeon ($8.99 from $9.99 until 3/4)
Lost Sea ($3.99 from $9.99 until 3/4)
Mad Games Tycoon ($11.99 from $39.99 until 3/4)
Monochrome Order ($7.49 from $14.99 until 3/4)
Moorhuhn Wanted ($5.59 from $6.99 until 3/4)
MotoGP 20 ($11.99 from $39.99 until 3/4)
Niche: Genetics Survival Game ($15.99 from $19.99 until 3/4)
Nirvana Pilot Yume ($1.99 from $4.99 until 3/4)
Null Drifter ($1.99 from $4.99 until 3/4)
Offroad Mini Racing ($4.49 from $5.99 until 3/4)
OMG Police: Car Chase ($1.99 from $4.99 until 3/4)

Rad Rodgers Radical ($4.99 from $29.99 until 3/4)
Replica ($3.49 from $4.99 until 3/4)
Ruinverse ($13.49 from $14.99 until 3/4)
Sephirothic Stories ($7.49 from $14.99 until 3/4)
Soccer, Tactics & Glory ($11.99 from $39.99 until 3/4)
Speedway Bundle: Stock & Truck ($9.99 from $19.99 until 3/4)
Sticky Monsters ($4.97 from $9.95 until 3/4)
The Rainsdowne Players ($1.99 from $3.99 until 3/4)
What The Fork ($12.59 from $17.99 until 3/4)

That’s all for today, friends. We’ll be back tomorrow with a fairly hefty list of new releases to check out. There will be summaries of each of them, and that will likely make up the bulk of the article. If there’s any big news, we may cover that as well. Whatever new sales roll in will also be there, along with the outgoing ones. I hope you all have a great Wednesday, and as always, thanks for reading!