SwitchArcade Round-Up: Reviews Featuring ‘TABS’, Plus ‘Just Dance 2023’ and Today’s Other Releases and Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for November 23rd, 2022. In today’s article, we’ve got one more review from our pal Mikhail (the man was seriously on overdrive this week) before heading into the few new releases of the day. After summarizing those, we’ve got the lists of new and outgoing sales for the day. I know, you wouldn’t think there would be much more that could go on sale, but life finds a way. Let’s get to work!

Reviews & Mini-Views

Totally Accurate Battle Simulator ($19.99)

Totally Accurate Battle Simulator is one of those games that is mostly ignored by enthusiast gaming circles and publications. I’ve owned it on Steam for a while now, and only decided to try it when it was announced for Nintendo Switch to get a taste of what I’d be playing when it hit the eShop. The new Nintendo Switch port gave me a good excuse to check it out on both Steam Deck and Nintendo Switch ahead of its upcoming mobile release to see if this popular physics-based sandbox simulation experience was fun on Switch with the various changes made to fit the platform.

In many cases, developers will just downport their existing games to Switch without doing specific gameplay tweaks for the platform resulting in poor performance or visuals. Ideally, every Switch port should bring over the complete experience, but it isn’t possible in some situations like Totally Accurate Battle Simulator has highlighted in the blog post linked above. I’m looking forward to seeing if the team can bring over some of the content that was cut in the future. In its current state, it still has a lot included with modes I didn’t expect to make it over already being included.

Right now, Totally Accurate Battle Simulator is a game I’d recommend on PC over Switch if you have that option. In its current state, it is a bit lacking on Switch. I’ve had fun with it over the last two weeks, but it does feel like this is more akin to an early access launch compared to the PC version. I’m surprised at how well it runs in some cases on Switch with good visuals, but it still needs some more work to be an easy recommendation. -Mikhail Madnani

SwitchArcade Score: 3.5/5

New Releases

Just Dance 2023 Edition ($59.99)

The three inevitabilities in life: death, taxes, and Just Dance. The latest one seems to be trying a new DLC-focused model, but I’m going to pretend it’s just business as usual. That means the bundle that includes the 2023 DLC, which gives you forty tracks to dance to. It includes tunes from BTS, Bruno Mars, Billie Eilish, Glass Animals, and many more. At least the new model allows you to try it out before you buy it, though I imagine most of us have made up our minds on Just Dance a long time ago.

Cleopatra Fortune S-Tribute ($14.99)

Another emulated SEGA Saturn game from City Connection, this time Taito’s console port of its unique falling block puzzler Cleopatra Fortune. You can play in an Arcade Mode that is more or less just the arcade game, or the Mystery Mode where you complete stages and follow a story. I… wouldn’t count on that story being in English, but I guess we’ll see. This emulator has seen some improvements since it was used for the Cotton games, and you can make use of all of the extra features like rewind and quick saves.

Dead Station ($4.99)

A pretty bland side scroller about an astronaut exploring a space station that appears to be in some kind of trouble. It’s affordable, I guess. It seems to be available on Android, so if you have an Android device you can give it a try for free and see how you like it.


(North American eShop, US Prices)

So yes, a few more sales to consider. I’d say the most interesting things here are the first post-release sale on the amusing platformer C.A.R.L. and the first sale of any kind on Disney Dreamlight Valley. Not too much to get fussy about in the outbox, but have a look at it anyway and see how it grabs you.

Select New Games on Sale

Fishing Paradiso ($13.49 from $14.99 until 11/29)
Bear’s Restaurant ($9.74 from $12.99 until 11/29)
Cupid Parasite ($24.99 from $49.99 until 11/29)
Nun Massacre ($3.59 from $5.99 until 11/29)
Fairy Fencer F ADF ($5.99 from $29.99 until 11/29)
Azur Lane: Crosswave ($14.99 from $49.99 until 11/29)
Super Neptunia RPG ($11.99 from $39.99 until 11/29)
Death end re;Quest ($8.99 from $29.99 until 11/29)
Death end re;Quest 2 ($19.99 from $49.99 until 11/29)
Arc of Alchemist ($11.99 from $39.99 until 11/29)
Mary Skelter Finale ($19.99 from $49.99 until 11/29)
RiffTrax: The Game ($6.99 from $9.99 until 11/29)
Dusk Diver 2 ($39.99 from $49.99 until 11/29)
Amnesia: Memories ($39.99 from $49.99 until 11/29)
Amnesia: Later x Crowd ($39.99 from $49.99 until 11/29)

Neptunia X Senran Kagura ($19.99 from $49.99 until 11/29)
Moero Chronicle Hyper ($7.99 from $19.99 until 11/29)
Megadimension Neptunia VII ($8.99 from $29.99 until 11/29)
Bus Driving Simulator 22 ($19.59 from $27.99 until 11/30)
C.A.R.L. ($9.89 from $14.99 until 11/30)
A Robot Named Fight ($1.99 from $12.99 until 11/30)
Overlord Escape from Nazarick ($20.99 from $29.99 until 11/30)
Here Comes Niko! ($17.49 from $24.99 until 11/30)
Mary Skelter 2 ($9.99 from $39.99 until 11/30)
Billion Road ($6.99 from $19.99 until 11/30)
ARK: Survival Evolved ($9.99 from $19.99 until 11/30)
Catlateral Damage: Remeowstered ($7.49 from $14.99 until 11/30)
even if Tempest ($42.49 from $49.99 until 12/3)
Kings of Paradise ($12.49 from $24.99 until 12/3)
Jetboard Joust ($4.99 from $9.99 until 12/5)

Disney Dreamlight Valley ($25.49 from $29.99 until 12/5)
Coromon ($14.99 from $19.99 until 12/5)
Dark Deity ($12.49 from $24.99 until 12/5)
Cat Cafe Manager ($11.99 from $19.99 until 12/5)
Ruin Raiders ($9.99 from $19.99 until 12/5)
One More Island ($13.99 from $19.99 until 12/5)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Thursday, November 24th

A Juggler’s Tale ($10.79 from $17.99 until 11/24)
Basketball Club Story ($7.00 from $14.00 until 11/24)
Bot Vice ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/24)
Boxing Gym Story ($8.40 from $14.00 until 11/24)
Deadly Days ($2.08 from $18.99 until 11/24)
Fashion Princess ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/24)
HunterX ($10.49 from $14.99 until 11/24)
Juicy Realm ($11.99 from $14.99 until 11/24)
Kao the Kangaroo Bundle ($24.49 from $34.99 until 11/24)
Magic Code ($1.99 from $12.48 until 11/24)
Moncage ($11.99 from $14.99 until 11/24)
Monster Destroyer ($3.56 from $7.13 until 11/24)
Mutant Mudds Collection ($4.99 from $19.99 until 11/24)
Nerf Legends Digital Deluxe ($11.99 from $59.99 until 11/24)
NHRA Championship Racing ($24.99 from $49.99 until 11/24)

NHRA Championship Racing Deluxe ($29.99 from $59.99 until 11/24)
NHRA Championship Racing Ult. ($39.99 from $79.99 until 11/24)
Odallus: The Dark Call ($1.99 from $11.99 until 11/24)
Oniken: Unstoppable ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/24)
Slain: Back From Hell ($2.99 from $19.99 until 11/24)
Soccer Slammers ($4.99 from $9.99 until 11/24)
Street Outlaws 2 Digital Deluxe ($11.99 from $59.99 until 11/24)
Tennis Club Story ($7.00 from $14.00 until 11/24)
They Bleed Pixels ($1.99 from $14.99 until 11/24)
To the Moon ($9.59 from $11.99 until 11/24)
Valfaris ($7.49 from $24.99 until 11/24)
XEL ($11.39 from $18.99 until 11/24)
Xeodrifter ($4.99 from $9.99 until 11/24)

That’s all for today, friends. We’ll be back tomorrow with a bunch of new releases, plus whatever sales can be pulled from between the sofa cushions. There could be some news, but we’ll have to see. I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday, and as always, thanks for reading!