SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Wings of Bluestar’, Plus the Latest Sales Featuring ‘LEGO Star Wars’ and More

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to a slightly shorter SwitchArcade Round-Up for January 18th, 2023. As readers of yesterday’s article may know, I had to go to the fancy hospital today. Nothing too serious, but it ate up a good chunk of my day. Enough that I didn’t have time to do any reviews. That wouldn’t be a problem if it hadn’t been an otherwise slow day today, but here we are. One new release, though it looks like a decent one. We also have the usual lists of new sales and expiring discounts to round things out. Such is how it goes sometimes. Let’s look at what we’ve got!

New Releases

Wings of Bluestar ($14.99)

Phew, another indie side-scrolling bullet hell shooter. I haven’t had the chance to play this one yet, but I’ve watched some videos and it certainly looks sound enough mechanically. There’s a heavy story emphasis in the game, and you’ll be treated to plenty of cutscenes and story as you make your way through its eight stages. There are two different pilots to choose from, and their ships have their own properties. You can also upgrade your weapons as you go. Throw in an assortment of unlockables and you have something shooter fans might want to have a closer look at. I know I will.


(North American eShop, US Prices)

A bit of the usual WB Games stuff in today’s list of new sales. It’s never a bad day to pick up LEGO Star Wars, Mortal Kombat 11, or LEGO City Undercover if you don’t happen to have them already. Beyond that, there are several indie games on sale. The outbox has several Arcade Archives games in it that may or may not ever be on sale again, and the cool dungeon crawling RPG Demon Gaze Extra is a great grab if you’re looking for some grinding fun. Check both of those lists as always.

Select New Games on Sale

Rising Hell ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/24)
When the Past Was Around ($4.24 from $8.49 until 1/24)
She and the Light Bearer ($2.99 from $9.99 until 1/25)
Azure Saga Pathfinder Deluxe ($2.99 from $9.99 until 1/25)
Coffee Talk ($8.70 from $12.99 until 1/25)
Rage in Peace ($3.89 from $12.99 until 1/25)
Disney Dreamlight Valley Deluxe ($34.99 from $49.99 until 1/31)
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga ($29.99 from $59.99 until 2/6)
LEGO DC Super-Villains Deluxe ($11.24 from $74.99 until 2/6)
LEGO City Undercover ($5.99 from $29.99 until 2/6)
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Deluxe ($8.99 from $44.99 until 2/6)
The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame ($5.99 from $39.99 until 2/6)
Scribblenauts Mega Pack ($5.99 from $39.99 until 2/6)
Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate ($14.99 from $59.99 until 2/6)
Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath DLC ($11.99 from $39.99 until 2/6)
Purrs in Heaven ($1.99 from $6.99 until 2/7)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Thursday, January 19th

39 Days to Mars ($10.04 from $14.99 until 1/19)
ACA NEOGEO Aero Fighters 2 ($3.99 from $7.99 until 1/19)
ACA NEOGEO Burning Fight ($3.99 from $7.99 until 1/19)
ACA NEOGEO Metal Slug 4 ($3.99 from $7.99 until 1/19)
ACA NEOGEO Samurai Shodown ($3.99 from $7.99 until 1/19)
ACA NEOGEO Super Sidekicks ($3.99 from $7.99 until 1/19)
Acalesia ($2.99 from $4.99 until 1/19)
Best Month Ever ($12.99 from $19.99 until 1/19)
Big Pharma ($4.99 from $29.99 until 1/19)
Buried Stars ($13.49 from $44.99 until 1/19)
Castle on the Coast ($4.49 from $14.99 until 1/19)
Cozy Grove ($8.91 from $14.99 until 1/19)
Demon Gaze Extra ($29.99 from $59.99 until 1/19)
Effie ($5.99 from $19.99 until 1/19)
Epic Dumpster Bear 2 ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/19)

Freshly Frosted ($7.29 from $9.99 until 1/19)
Golazo! ($2.99 from $14.99 until 1/19)
Help Will Come Tomorrow ($2.99 from $19.99 until 1/19)
JankBrain ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/19)
Lanternium ($3.00 from $9.99 until 1/19)
Lord of the Click ($2.99 from $4.99 until 1/19)
May’s Mysteries TSoD ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/19)
Of Tanks and Demons III ($2.99 from $4.99 until 1/19) ($11.99 from $19.99 until 1/19)
Riverbond ($6.24 from $24.99 until 1/19)
Roundguard ($6.39 from $19.99 until 1/19)
Sail Forth ($17.59 from $19.99 until 1/19)
That’s a Cow ($1.99 from $5.99 until 1/19)
The Amazing American Circus ($5.99 from $19.99 until 1/19)
This is the Zodiac Speaking ($2.99 from $12.99 until 1/19)
Tumblestone ($1.99 from $14.99 until 1/19)
Weedcraft Inc ($19.99 from $24.99 until 1/19)

That’s all for today, friends. We’ll be back tomorrow with a bunch of new releases, including some little RPGs called Persona or some such. There should also be more sales, and I’ve heard from a little bird that our pal Mikhail may have a review for us. We’ll see how it goes. I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday, and as always, thanks for reading!