SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Alba: A Wildlife Adventure’, ‘Paradox Error’, and Today’s Other New Releases and Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for June 9th, 2021. It’s the Wednesday before E3, and for Nintendo Switch news that may well make it one of the quietest days of the year. A few new releases to look at, the usual Super Smash Bros. Ultimate stuff, and a rather small list of sales. Well hey, the articles have been quite large of late. I’ll happily take a quieter day. Let’s see what’s here!


It’s a Flame War in the Next ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Event

That time of the week again, my finest friends. It’s Wednesday, and that means we’re getting the announcement of the next weekend event in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. I expect next week’s event to have some tie-in with something involving E3, but for now it’s business as usual. Kicking off on Friday and running for three days through the weekend, this Tournament features fighters who use fire in their attacks. Bowser Koopa, Mario, Captain Falcon, Roy, and perhaps a couple more. Only these characters may be used in the tournament. Flame on!

New Releases

Alba: A Wildlife Adventure ($19.99)

Another Apple Arcade game makes its way over the Switch, this time ustwo’s Alba: A Wildlife Adventure. Explore, and hopefully save, a Mediterranean island on your summer vacation in this relaxing adventure. Alba needs to gather volunteers to clean up the island and help the local wildlife. Basically, you just go around and help people with what they need. It’s a rather nice game, and this Switch version offers another way to own it beyond a subscription. That said, if you think you’re only going to play it once or twice, the Apple Arcade subscription is certainly the better value. I leave it in your hands to decide.

Paradox Error ($4.99)

What do you call it when you go to a physician who misdiagnoses you, then get a second opinion and they misdiagnose you in the same way? A Paradox Error. Ha! *slaps desk*

Ahem. Anyway, this is an extremely glitchy side-scrolling platformer. But wait, don’t run away just yet. It’s supposed to be glitchy! You have to take advantage of the glitches to proceed at times, in fact. It certainly seems clever, and if it makes good use of its gimmick all the way through I think this will make for a fine five dollar purchase. I’ve only tried a little of it so far, so I can’t say how well it holds over the course of the game. What I’ve tried is interesting, however.

Pocket Warriors ($12.00)

Not much hope digging up information with a title that generic, I’m afraid. Well, let’s see what I can do. This appears to be a rather rough 3D action-adventure game with animal characters. It has a Story mode, a Survival mode, and a local multiplayer PvP mode for up to four players. This is the developer’s first Switch release, as near as I can tell. On the official webpage, they call this a remake of an existing game but I don’t think it’s any of the Pocket Warriors games I’m familiar with. I’ll have to investigate further on this one. I’ll let you know if it turns out to be something cool.


(North American eShop, US Prices)

A short list, but one rather devoid of usual suspects. I’d say the pick of the day is Project Highrise, but it’s a short enough list that I’m sure you can sift through it on your own to see what strikes your fancy. Not so short is the expiring list. The Dragon Quest sales are finishing up, Ninja Gaiden‘s pre-launch discount is coming to a close, and a number of interesting indies like A Robot Named Fight are going back to their regular prices. Have at it, friends.

Select New Games on Sale

Drink More Glurp ($6.69 from $9.99 until 6/15)
Brunch Club ($3.62 from $14.49 until 6/15)
Hyperspace Delivery Service ($3.99 from $9.99 until 6/16)
OctaFight ($2.39 from $5.99 until 6/22)
A Day Without Me ($3.59 from $5.99 until 6/22)
Retro Machina ($13.99 from $19.99 until 6/22)
Willy Morgan & the Curse of Bone Town ($19.99 from $24.99 until 6/23)
Hero Hours Contract ($1.99 from $3.99 until 6/23)
The Rainsdowne Players ($1.99 from $3.99 until 6/23)
Project Highrise: Architect’s Edition ($9.99 from $39.99 until 6/29)
My Riding Stables: Life with Horses ($10.49 from $29.99 until 6/29)
Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars ($21.99 from $39.99 until 6/29)
Commandos 2: HD Remaster ($23.99 from $29.99 until 6/29)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Thursday, June 10th

A Robot Named Fight ($4.29 from $12.99 until 6/10)
Always Sometimes Monsters ($4.99 from $9.99 until 6/10)
American Ninja Warrior ($7.49 from $29.99 until 6/10)
Big Buck Hunter Arcade ($4.99 from $19.99 until 6/10)
Bridge Constructor Portal ($5.99 from $14.99 until 6/10)
Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers ($2.49 from $9.99 until 6/10)
CMS ($2.99 from $14.99 until 6/10)
Cobra Kai: Karate Kid Saga ($19.99 from $39.99 until 6/10)
Crypt of the NecroDancer ($3.99 from $19.99 until 6/10)
Cyber Hook ($13.49 from $14.99 until 6/10)
Demon’s Rise: Lords of Chaos ($4.95 from $7.99 until 6/10)
Dog Gone Golfing ($4.99 from $9.99 until 6/10)
Dragon Quest ($3.24 from $4.99 until 6/10)
Dragon Quest II: LotLL ($4.21 from $6.49 until 6/10)
Dragon Quest III: TSoS ($8.11 from $12.49 until 6/10)

Draw a Stickman: Epic 2 ($1.99 from $6.99 until 6/10)
Duke of Defense ($1.99 from $14.99 until 6/10)
Elemental Knights R ($2.00 from $8.64 until 6/10)
Fancy Solitaire ($4.49 from $8.99 until 6/10)
G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout ($19.99 from $39.99 until 6/10)
Goblin Sword ($1.99 from $4.99 until 6/10)
Goosebumps The Game ($2.49 from $9.99 until 6/10)
JDM Racing 2 ($3.49 from $4.99 until 6/10)
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime ($7.49 from $14.99 until 6/10)
Mad Bullets ($4.99 from $9.99 until 6/10)
Maid of Sker ($19.99 from $24.99 until 6/10)
Ministry of Broadcast ($6.49 from $14.99 until 6/10)
Mordheim: Warband Skirmish ($12.50 from $25.00 until 6/10)
Mutazione ($15.99 from $19.99 until 6/10)
Nickelodeon Kart Racers ($7.49 from $29.99 until 6/10)

Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2 ($19.99 from $39.99 until 6/10)
Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection Deluxe ($44.99 from $49.99 until 6/10)
Nyan Cat: Lost in Space ($4.99 from $9.99 until 6/10)
O—O ($3.14 from $3.49 until 6/10)
Panzer Dragoon Remake ($6.24 from $24.99 until 6/10)
Paper Train ($4.99 from $9.99 until 6/10)
Rainbocorns ($4.54 from $12.99 until 6/10)
Rapala Fishing Pro Series ($4.99 from $19.99 until 6/10)
Red Siren: Space Defense ($4.99 from $9.99 until 6/10)
Reversi Let’s Go ($2.99 from $4.99 until 6/10)
Sakura Succubus 2 ($7.99 from $9.99 until 6/10)
Secrets of Me ($10.49 from $14.99 until 6/10)
Smash Rush ($4.99 from $9.99 until 6/10)
Soulblight ($3.74 from $14.99 until 6/10)
Street Outlaws: The List ($9.99 from $39.99 until 6/10)

Sudoku Relax 5 Full Bloom ($1.99 from $4.99 until 6/10)
Super Treasure Arena ($1.99 from $9.99 until 6/10)
Syberia 2 ($1.99 from $29.99 until 6/10)
The Casino: Roulette, Video Poker ($6.99 from $9.99 until 6/10)
The Inner World ($2.39 from $11.99 until 6/10)
The Inner World: Last Wind Monk ($2.99 from $14.99 until 6/10)
The Men of Yoshiwara ($9.79 from $19.99 until 6/10)
Ultrawings Flat ($9.99 from $19.99 until 6/10)
Wicce ($7.19 from $7.99 until 6/10)
Windscape ($5.99 from $19.99 until 6/10)
Yesterday Origins ($1.99 from $14.90 until 6/10)
Zombieland: Double Tap ($9.99 from $39.99 until 6/10)

That’s all for today, friends. We’ll be back tomorrow with the big list of Thursday releases, including such titles as Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection, Shieldwall Chronicles: Swords of the North, Alchemist Adventure, and many others. I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday, and as always, thanks for reading!