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SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Girabox’, ‘More Dark’, and Today’s Other New Releases and Sales

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Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for November 27th, 2020. Today is Black Friday! There are a lot more sales to check out today, but I’ll be honest: not many of them are as juicy as the ones we saw earlier this week. Such is life, I suppose. There are also a…
SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Girabox’, ‘More Dark’, and Today’s Other New Releases and Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for November 27th, 2020. Today is Black Friday! There are a lot more sales to check out today, but I’ll be honest: not many of them are as juicy as the ones we saw earlier this week. Such is life, I suppose. There are also a bunch of new releases to look at, with the majority of them being on the cheaper side of things. Hey, it’s nice to see someone thinking about our precarious game budgets for once! Let’s look at what we’ve got today.
New Releases
Girabox ($2.49)

SwitchArcade Highlight!
Yes, I like this. It’s a straightforward puzzle game where you need to reach the goal in each area by rotating the stage and letting gravity do the work. Each rotation is counted, and the idea is to get where you need to go using the fewest amount of spins. There are quite a few stages to get through, and the overall experience is nice and chill without being too simple. Toss in a great price and you’ve got an easy pick-up for puzzle fans or those looking for a bit of affordable enjoyment.
More Dark ($4.99)

Uh…buddy. It’s ‘darker‘, not ‘more dark‘. Your welcome. All kidding aside, More Dark is the latest release from the fine folks at Ratalaika. It’s a puzzle-platformer with 60 levels where you need to round up escaped prisoners by any possible means. Those means often take the form of special items that you collect along the way. You keep getting new options as you go, helping to keep the gameplay fresh and the stages challenging all the way through. Not too shabby at all, and the price is more than reasonable.
Electro Ride: The Neon Racing ($11.99)

I think so much about this game is great, except the part where you play it. I love the neon-drenched look, and the soundtrack is pure fire. Very cool synth stuff. You get lots of tracks, twenty in total, and plenty of cars. It feels like it’s aiming for that classic European arcade racer style, and it even has a splitscreen mode for you and another player. But like many games that pay homage to that era, Electro Ride just doesn’t feel right in its mechanics. The rubber-banding is way over the top, and something about how the cars move just feels off. It’s not a bad game, but it gets so much right that it’s disappointing that it’s merely decent in terms of gameplay.
Destropolis ($5.99)

Kind of an abstract top-down twin-stick shooter game, you take on endless waves of enemies in a fully destructible city. There are fifteen different weapons to make use of, six different types of enemies to use them on, and a bunch of power-ups and skills to take advantage of in order to survive just a little longer. There’s a local co-op multiplayer option here for up to three players at once, so that’s neat. Not a bad little game at all, very much in the vein of some 10tons games like Crimsonland. I really love the presentation, and while you really need to get lucky with random item appearances to survive very long, it’s still quite satisfying.
Tiny World Racing ($3.99)

It’s a top-down racing game that may or may not be paying homage to Micro Machines. It’s hard to tell sometimes. You get 20 tracks, 5 tournaments, 16 cars, and an assortment of items to use against the other racers. In addition to the main Tournament Mode, there’s a Quick Race mode where you can just jump into a race. Up to four players can get in on the fun in splitscreen local multiplayer. And that’s all I really have to say about this one. It’s cheap, and maybe that’s enough for you.
BFF or Die ($7.99)

This is a cooperative puzzle game that is best played with a few friends or family members in the local multiplayer mode. You have to work together to collect Orbees, build gadgets, and use them to survive. If you don’t help each other out, no one gets out alive. Alrighty. There’s also a story mode with 30 levels to keep you busy if you don’t have anyone to play with. It’s cute and quite the good time in multiplayer, but not nearly as interesting when you’re on your own. Still, it’s a fair price and it’s not like the game is hiding the fact that you’re meant to enjoy it with others. A solid enough choice for your next gaming party. Those are a thing, right? Like fancy cheese parties, but everyone plays games and no one wears monocles except weird cousin Craig?
Let’s Cook Together ($19.99)

Well, this is pretty clearly inspired by Overcooked. It’s not as good as that game, at least in my opinion, but it’s still rather fun. If you’ve burnt out on Overcooked and its sequel, you’ll probably appreciate Let’s Cook Together. And while the broad concept is similar, there are some differences in how the games play. More food throwing, for one thing. Only two players can play this one at once because of how it’s set up, and you’ll have to do it locally as there is no online multiplayer. Some enjoyable alternate modes add some longevity to the game for the solo player, but like most games of this sort you’ll really only want to grab this game if you regularly play with others.
Ragdoll Fighter ($1.99)

Developer Piotr Skalski is quickly building a reputation for junky games that are so cheap that you almost don’t care that they’re junky. Here’s another one. It’s two bucks. You battle ragdolls until one of you is out of health. You can fight the CPU or take on another player in local multiplayer. There looks to be a number of different characters, so I guess that’s something. You unlock them by spending coins that you earn by playing. It’s quite unpleasant to play, but if you are drunk enough and broke enough you might be able to squeeze a few laughs from it.
(North American eShop, US Prices)
Apparently there were still a few games not on sale. That error has been corrected. As far as today’s list goes, there are a couple of points of interest. Those weird Atari games, for example. The Missile Command one is alright, I guess. Fuser! That’s really new, and it’s surprising to see it with such a deep discount already. Cool game for music fans. VA-11 Hall-A is a great adventure game, if you don’t already own it. The TakeOver is really nice at half-price. Other than that, it’s mostly the usual suspects. Don’t let that stop you from looking through the list, however. You may as well check the weekend outbox while you’re at it.
Select New Games on Sale

Missile Command: Recharged ($2.00 from $2.99 until 11/30)PONG Quest ($4.94 from $14.99 until 11/30)Light Fall ($7.49 from $14.99 until 11/30)Perception ($1.99 from $19.99 until 11/30)Ethan: Meteor Hunter ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/30)Inside My Radio ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/30)A Ch’ti Bundle ($3.19 from $15.99 until 11/30)Darkest Dungeon ($9.99 from $24.99 until 12/1)Clan N ($9.74 from $14.99 until 12/1)Fuser ($41.99 from $59.99 until 12/1)Fuser VIP Edition ($69.99 from $99.99 until 12/1)Pankapu ($2.39 from $11.99 until 12/2)Old School Musical ($5.19 from $12.99 until 12/2)NeuroVoider ($4.19 from $13.99 until 12/2)My Farm ($3.99 from $9.99 until 12/2)
My Exotic Farm 2018 ($3.99 from $9.99 until 12/2)My Arctic Farm 2018 ($3.99 from $9.99 until 12/2)My Jurassic Farm 2018 ($3.99 from $9.99 until 12/2)Knights of Pen & Paper +1 ($4.49 from $14.99 until 12/2)Galaxy of Pen & Paper +1 ($7.49 from $12.49 until 12/2)Chroma Squad ($7.49 from $14.99 until 12/2)Old School RPG Bundle ($14.99 from $29.99 until 12/2)Pen & Paper Games Bundle ($16.49 from $29.99 until 12/2)Lethis Path of Progress ($9.99 from $19.99 until 12/2)PictoQuest ($4.99 from $9.99 until 12/2)Piczle Cross Adventure ($7.49 from $9.99 until 12/2)Indie Gems Bundle: Nonograms ($11.89 from $16.99 until 12/2)Kill The Bad Guy ($2.44 from $6.99 until 12/2)Hover ($7.49 from $24.99 until 12/2)Steredenn: Binary Stars ($5.19 from $12.99 until 12/2)Transcripted ($1.99 from $7.99 until 12/2)
Indie Gems Bundle: Explosions ($5.99 from $29.99 until 12/2)Skelittle: A Giant Party! ($4.99 from $9.99 until 12/2)Melbits World ($4.99 from $9.99 until 12/2)Yono & the Celestial Elephants ($4.99 from $19.99 until 12/2)White Night ($2.99 from $14.99 until 12/2)Arrog ($2.79 from $3.99 until 12/2)Lost Phone Stories ($3.99 from $9.99 until 12/2)A Normal Lost Phone ($2.39 from $5.99 until 12/2)Another Lost Phone: Laura ($2.39 from $5.99 until 12/2)Lost in Harmony ($2.09 from $6.99 until 12/2)Momonga Pinball Adv. ($2.39 from $5.99 until 12/2)Tumblestone ($1.99 from $14.99 until 12/2)Zombie Night Terror ($5.99 from $14.99 until 12/2)Super Rocket Shootout ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/2)Deathtrap Dungeon Trilogy ($6.99 from $9.99 until 12/2)
Talisman: Digital ($13.99 from $19.99 until 12/2)The Last Door ($7.49 from $14.99 until 12/2)Anarcute ($7.49 from $14.99 until 12/2)Flipon ($5.09 from $5.99 until 12/2)Mystic Vale ($15.39 from $21.99 from 12/2)Dungeon Rushers ($2.99 from $14.99 until 12/2)Indie Gems Bundle: JRPG ($3.99 from $19.99 until 12/2)DragoDino ($3.99 from $9.99 until 12/2)Children of Zodiarcs ($10.79 from $17.99 until 12/2)Bury Me, My Love ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/2)Brakes Are For Losers ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/2)Shape of the World ($3.74 from $14.99 until 12/2)Ghost of a Tale ($22.49 from $24.99 until 12/2)ScourgeBringer ($14.44 from $16.99 until 12/2)Away: Journey to Unexpected ($4.24 from $16.99 until 12/2)
The Next Penelope ($2.00 from $12.99 until 12/2)Splasher ($3.74 from $14.99 until 12/2)Dead in Vinland: True Viking ($13.99 from $27.99 until 12/2)Bombslinger ($2.99 from $11.99 until 12/2)Double Kick Heroes ($17.59 from $21.99 until 12/2)Ultrawings Flat ($9.99 from $19.99 until 12/2)Instant Sports ($12.99 from $19.99 until 12/2)Gurgamoth ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/3)Almost There: The Platformer ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/3)Bossgard ($9.99 from $19.99 until 12/3)#Funtime ($7.49 from $14.99 until 12/3)Aces of the Luftwaffe: Squadron ($4.49 from $14.99 until 12/3)Bleep Bloop ($1.99 from $3.99 until 12/3)Fracter ($4.54 from $6.99 until 12/3)Gnome More War ($2.09 from $2.99 until 12/3)
YIIK: A Postmodern RPG ($6.99 from $19.99 until 12/3)Axiom Verge ($7.99 from $19.99 until 12/3)Towertale ($4.99 from $9.99 until 12/3)ITTA ($9.89 from $14.99 until 12/3)Bake ‘n Switch ($14.99 from $29.99 until 12/3)Jet Lancer ($9.89 from $14.99 until 12/3)Gerritory ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/3)Fight of Gods ($6.49 from $12.99 until 12/3)Fight of Animals ($6.99 from $9.99 until 12/3)AngerForce: Reloaded ($6.99 from $9.99 until 12/3)Baobabs Mausoleum Ep.1 ($2.99 from $5.99 until 12/3)High Noon Revolver ($1.99 from $2.99 until 12/3)Chasm ($7.99 from $19.99 until 12/3)The Adventure Pals ($4.49 from $14.99 until 12/3)Joe Jump Impossible Quest ($1.49 from $2.99 until 12/3)HexaGravity ($0.99 from $1.99 until 12/3)
VA-11 Hall-A ($9.89 from $14.99 until 12/3)Masquerade: Songs & Shadows ($9.99 from $19.99 until 12/3)Monster Puzzle ($2.49 from $4.99 until 12/3)Ambassador: Fractured Timelines ($7.49 from $14.99 until 12/3)Puzzle Box Maker ($9.99 from $14.99 until 12/3)Flood of Light ($2.49 from $4.99 until 12/3)Grand Guilds ($13.99 from $19.99 until 12/3)Deleveled ($5.99 from $9.99 until 12/3)Cruel Bands Career ($2.79 from $3.99 until 12/3)Sudoku Universe ($3.49 from $6.99 until 12/3)Candleman ($10.49 from $14.99 until 12/3)64.0 ($2.09 from $2.99 until 12/3)Never Breakup ($6.99 from $9.99 until 12/3)SELF ($4.89 from $6.99 until 12/3)Heaven Dust ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/3)
Wenjia ($5.59 from $7.99 until 12/3)Micro Pico Racers ($2.24 from $4.49 until 12/3)Breakpoint ($2.99 from $4.99 until 12/3)Eternum Ex ($6.49 from $12.99 until 12/3)The Bridge ($1.99 from $9.99 unti 12/3)Roundguard ($9.99 from $19.99 until 12/3)Reflex Unit 2 ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/4)The Alto Collection ($7.49 from $9.99 until 12/4)Word Mesh ($2.79 from $6.99 until 12/7)Monster Blast ($3.19 from $7.99 until 12/7)M.A.C.E. Tower Defense ($1.99 from $3.99 until 12/7)Submerged ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/8)Darkwood ($7.49 from $14.99 until 12/9)Mercury Race ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/10)Lost Artifacts ($2.99 from $9.99 until 12/10)
Sea King Hunter ($3.99 from $9.99 until 12/10)Sin Slayers ($1.99 from $19.99 until 12/10)Spy Chameleon ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/10)The Explorer of Night ($4.20 from $4.99 until 12/10)Defoliation ($3.99 from $9.99 until 12/10)Moonfall Ultimate ($2.59 from $12.99 until 12/10)Epic Word Search Collection ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/10)Epic Word Search Collection 2 ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/10)Block-a-Pix Deluxe ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/10)Link-a-Pix Deluxe ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/10)Pic-a-Pix Deluxe ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/10)Pic-a-Pix Pieces ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/10)Fill-a-Pix: Phil’s Epic Adv. ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/10)Fifty Words by POWGI ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/10)Tic-Tac-Letters by POWGI ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/10)
Just a Phrase by POWGI ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/10)Alphaset by POWGI ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/10)Crypto by POWGI ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/10)Wordsweeper by POWGI ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/10)Word Wheel by POWGI ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/10)Word Puzzles by POWGI ($4.99 from $9.99 until 12/10)Word Search by POWGI ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/10)Word Sudoku by POWGI ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/10)Dead or School ($14.99 from $29.99 until 12/10)Pooplers ($2.24 from $8.99 until 12/14)The Bullet: Time of Revenge ($2.02 from $4.49 until 12/14)Sky Mercenaries Redux ($3.75 from $15.00 until 12/16)Defentron ($8.99 from $9.99 until 12/16)Here Be Dragons ($10.79 from $17.99 until 12/16)Green Hell ($16.74 from $24.99 until 12/16)Pianista ($14.99 from $24.99 until 12/17)CMS ($2.99 from $14.99 until 12/17)Miles & Kilo ($1.99 from $7.99 until 12/17)The TakeOver ($9.99 from $19.99 until 12/17)Abyss of the Sacrifice ($31.99 from $39.99 until 12/17)
Sales Ending This Weekend

Bargain Hunter ($8.74 from $12.49 until 11/28)Feudal Alloy ($3.39 from $16.99 until 11/28)FootGoal! Tiki Taka ($1.99 from $4.99 until 11/28)Squeakers ($2.09 from $2.99 until 11/28)Time Tenshi ($10.49 from $14.99 until 11/28)#Halloween, Puzzles Dream ($2.99 from $14.99 until 11/28)Apocryph: Old-School Shooter ($6.99 from $14.95 until 11/29)Awakening of Cthulhu ($2.39 from $11.99 until 11/29)Ellipsis ($2.99 from $4.99 until 11/29)Halloween Pinball ($2.00 from $2.99 until 11/29)Last Encounter ($2.99 from $14.99 until 11/29)Lots of Slots ($3.99 from $7.99 until 11/29)Mummy Pinball ($2.00 from $2.99 until 11/29)Piffle: Cat Puzzle Adv. ($9.95 from $19.95 until 11/29)Pirates Pinball ($2.00 from $2.99 until 11/29)Werewolf Pinball ($2.00 from $2.99 until 11/29)
That’s all for today and this week, friends. It was a busy one! I had to write a lot of dollar signs and decimal points. There were lots of neat games, and too many cool sales. I’m sure we’ve all fattened up our backlogs at least a little as a result. But what if I told you that we’re not out of the woods yet? Yes, next week will have many more new games, some of which look very promising indeed. I hope you all have a nice weekend, and as always, thanks for reading!
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