Hello dear readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for April 27th, 2021. In today’s article we have some news about some updates in the Capcom Arcade Stadium. We also have a mini-view of WayForward’s most recent release of the classic Shantae, as well as summaries of today’s new releases. We’ll end it by looking at the day’s inbound and outbound sales. Not the biggest, but still a lot to read. Let us continue!
Capcom Arcade Stadium will add more games and DLC features
Capcom Arcade Stadium is a mixed bag, but one that I really appreciated anyway. On the bad side, the emulation has some problems and there is no online play. On the good side, the presentation is amazing and there are lots of nice touches. The track selection has its ups and downs, missing out on some games we’ve seldom seen and some old favorites. Well, I don’t know if Capcom will fix the emulation or add online games (probably not) but the library will get a boost at least in the future. Capcom has officially announced that more games will be added to the set, with details to be announced “at a later date.” Two DLC features are added to coincide with the start of the collection on other platforms, each costing $ 0.99 to play the games with full invincibility, while the other gives you 32 game-specific frames to decorate those borders with can. These DLCs will be released on May 25th. As for the games … we’ll have to wait and see.
Shantae ($ 9.99)
It’s a bit cool to have an entire series spanning a couple of decades on one platform. There we are now with Shantae. A few months ago the DSiWare title Risky’s Revenge came out, and now the original Game Boy Color game is here too. It’s also a dandy haven. You can play the game in a well-emulated original form of Game Boy Color, or the lesser-known version of Game Boy Advance that appears when you insert the original cartridge into a Game Boy Advance. This is the first time since the cassette was first released that this version has officially been made available, and while it adds just a tiny bit, it’s welcome. There is also a small extras section that you can use to get into concept art and other extras. You can save your status at any time and there are a few video options to choose from. This is a wonderful way to play the original Shantae, and the loving treatment it has received is great.
As for the game itself? Well, Shantae has come a long way. It’s a long, long way When this game was first released on Game Boy Color in 2002, WayForward was best known for creating above-average licensed games. Shantae was a wholly original endeavor that had many of the better features of WayForward’s licensed fare without the baggage associated with such endeavors. The presentation was particularly impressive, with excellent animation, great music, and large expressive sprites. But it had its problems. Collision detection could be strange. They didn’t have a map in the game that could help you figure out where to go. Those large sprites looked great, but with the Game Boy Color’s limited resolution, it meant you couldn’t see far around you. These problems persist in this version, and if you know Shantae mostly from the more modern sections, you may find it hard to come back to. That said, it’s a decent game and this version brings it to the Switch with caution. Well worth celebrating.
SwitchArcade score: 3.5 / 5
Death End right; Quest ($ 29.99)
This is an interesting one. It’s a JRPG from the folks at Compile Heart who are probably best known for the Neptunia series these days. Death End right; Quest uses many of the mechanics from the Neptunia games, but combines them with a more serious story. The story takes place in both the real and virtual worlds, with the first few sections appearing like parts of a visual novel and the latter relying heavily on JRPG gameplay. This version of the game includes all of the DLC (free and paid) that were included in previous versions. Reviews of these earlier versions were all over the card, but I think if you’ve played Compile Heart games in the past few years, you probably know how you’re going to react to this game.
Retro Space Fighter ($ 4.99)
This seems like a simple shoot-em-up behind the ship that has six stages to play through. Apparently there is a final boss. The graphics look good in the screenshots, but the game looks pretty cheap on the move. What is it! Five dollars. I don’t think I’d pay five bucks for them, given the huge number of excellent shoot em-ups on the Switch at or at that price, but if anyone else wanted to, I probably wouldn’t be jumping between them and the download button and screaming “NOOOOOOOO!” In slow motion. You need to save those Big Hero moments when they really matter. For example, when someone wants to buy a Pix Arts game.
(North American eShop, US prices)
This is a mostly uninteresting list of new sales, but there are a few games that you should take note of. The Wonderful 101 Remastered, Dynasty Warriors 9 Xtreme Legends, and Carnation & the Legendary Alchemists are all pretty good games that are rarely available for sale. It is worth considering whether or not they have stood out in the past. Carnation in particular, as games from the Atelier series are almost never offered for sale. The Outbox doesn’t have too much to consider unless you’re into some mediocre licensing effort. You should take a look anyway.
Select New Games For Sale
stele ($ 7.99 from $ 19.99 to 5/3)
Ramp car jumping ($ 3.14 from $ 10.49 to 5/3)
Cookproof ($ 3.29 from $ 10.99 to 5/3)
WarriOrb ($ 6.49 from $ 12.99 through 5/3)
Food truck tycoon ($ 1.99 from $ 4.99 to 5/3)
The Secret of Woolley Mountain ($ 3.99 from $ 12.99 to 5/4)
Hyper Sentinel ($ 1.99 from $ 7.99 to 5/4)
Silk ($ 2.59 from $ 12.99 to 5/4)
The Wonderful 101: Remastered ($ 27.19 from $ 39.99 through 5/10)
Dynasty Warriors 8: XL ($ 27.99 from $ 39.99 through 5/10)
Carnation & the legendary alchemists ($ 29.99 from $ 59.99 through 5/10)
Come here ($ 2.54 from $ 4.99 through 5/11)
Save Koch ($ 5.00 from $ 20.00 to 5/15)
Zombie Hill Race ($ 1.99 from $ 9.99 through 5/17)
Irony curtain: From matryoshka with love ($ 1.99 from $ 19.99 through 5/17)
Nightmares From Below 2: TSC ($ 2.09 from $ 14.99 through 5/17)
Brotherhood united ($ 2.49 from $ 8.99 through 5/17)
Spirit of the north ($ 12.49 from $ 24.99 through 5/17)
Bounty battle ($ 7.49 from $ 24.99 to 5/17)
Stranded sails: EotCI ($ 9.99 from $ 24.99 through 5/17)
Mainlining ($ 4.49 from $ 14.99 through 5/17)
Werewolf pinball machine ($ 2.00 from $ 2.99 to 5/17)
Mama pinball ($ 2.00 from $ 2.99 to 5/17)
Halloween pinball ($ 2.00 from $ 2.99 to 5/17)
Pirate pinball machine ($ 2.00 from $ 2.99 to 5/17)
The Count Lucanor ($ 2.99 from $ 14.99 through 5/17)
Occupation of the seven God’s offerings ($ 3.89 from $ 12.99 to 5/17)
Sale ends tomorrow, Wednesday April 28th
American ninja warrior ($ 7.49 from $ 29.99 through 4/28)
Big Buck Hunter Arcade ($ 4.99 from $ 19.99 through 4/28)
Bubble Cats Rescue ($ 1.99 from $ 3.99 through 4/28)
Cartoon Network Battle Crashers ($ 2.49 from $ 9.99 through 4/28)
Cobra Kai: KK saga continues ($ 19.99 from $ 39.99 to 4/28)
Death stories ($ 1.99 from $ 9.99 through 4/28)
Detective Case & Clownbot ($ 2.49 from $ 9.99 through 4/28)
Brought to life: two areas ($ 1.99 from $ 9.99 through 4/28)
G-MODE Archives29 Zanac ($ 4.49 from $ 4.99 through 4/28)
GI Joe Operation Blackout ($ 19.99 from $ 39.99 to 4/28)
Goosebumps the game ($ 2.49 from $ 9.99 through 4/28)
Kuukiyomi: Look at it! ($ 3.74 from $ 4.99 to 4/28)
Legends of Talia: Arcadia ($ 2.69 from $ 2.99 through 4/28)
Nickelodeon Kart Racers ($ 7.49 from $ 29.99 through 4/28)
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2 ($ 19.99 from $ 39.99 to 4/28)
Rapala Fishing Pro series ($ 4.99 from $ 19.99 through 4/28)
Street Criminals: The List ($ 9.99 from $ 39.99 through 4/28)
Sudoku Relax 3 autumn leaves ($ 1.99 from $ 4.99 through 4/28)
Toridama: Courageous challenge ($ 3.74 from $ 4.99 to 4/28)
World Neverland: Elenea Kingdom ($ 14.99 from $ 29.99 through 4/28)
Yesterday origins ($ 2.98 from $ 14.90 up to 4/28)
Zombieland: Double Tap RT ($ 9.99 from $ 39.99 through 4/28)
That’s all for today, friends. Tomorrow there will be a handful of new releases that we will look at in the usual way. All news and new sales that appear the next day are also taken into account. I hope you all have a nice Tuesday and as always, thanks for reading!