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‘Snakebird Complete’, ‘Frogvival’, Plus Today’s Other New Releases and Sales – TouchArcade

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for November 24th, 2023. It’s Friday, and that means we have the rest of this week’s releases to look at. Perhaps due to the holiday this week, we actually have more games to look at today than we did yesterday. That doesn’t happen often! After the summaries of all the games worth summarizing, we finish things up with the new and expiring sales of the day. Let’s get to the games!

New Releases

Snakebird Complete ($14.99)

This release includes both Snakebird and Snakebird Primer, and you should probably play those in the opposite order of how I listed them. Because the latter is the primer, you see. You get more than one hundred and twenty levels to play, with each tasking you to guide your Snakebird to grab all the fruits and make it to the exit. They’ll get bigger as they eat, which makes it more difficult to navigate the hazards in your path. This is a pretty fun game, provided you don’t hate Snake. Our pal Mikhail will be reviewing this one, if I’ve got my facts sorted properly.

Guns and Spurs 2 ($29.99)

Did you know? If you’re reading this article on the day it went up, or even a few days after, you can buy Red Dead Redemption on sale for $34.99. Or you can save five bucks and pick up this laughably overpriced dollar-store version of the game. I know which one is funnier, at least until you realize you spent thirty bucks on the gag.

Nora: The Wannabe Alchemist ($19.99)

This is the usual experience from RedDeer, which means the normal price is way too high for what you get, but it launches with a deep sale that brings it down to what should probably be the real price. Indeed, heading over to Steam shows this game selling for $3.99. Pretty rude, RedDeer. And it leaves me in a position of talking about this little sneaky trick instead of the game itself, which seems like a cute, simple gardening sim with a few extra elements tossed in there for extra flavor. If you like the way it looks, buy it on sale. Only on sale. Sleazy, but I guess it works.

Frogvival ($9.99)

Frog survival, I guess? This one looks odd, but not in a bad way. You play as a hungry frog-like creature that can eat other animals to mutate into them. It’s also a survival game, and it has the usual systems you would expect from that kind of thing. Crafting, resource gathering, cooking, building, and so on. There are more than fifty items you can use to decorate your house once you’ve built it, too. We’ve got a lot of games in this genre on the Switch, but maybe you want a really quirky one?

Starlight Drifter ($19.99)

Another Gamuzumi visual novel, though this one does seem to have a little extra thrown in. You’re a starship captain, and your job is to explore the galaxy with the help of your small but highly romanceable crew. Well, this just sounds like Mass Effect so far. But no, this is a visual novel with lots of choices to make, and those decisions will lead you to one of multiple endings. The art looks solid as usual, and I’m sure it’s amusing enough. This publisher is consistent, if nothing else.

Evil Diary ($4.99)

Someone summon man-servant Hecubus, because we’ve got a diary here that’s more than a little… evil! If you get that reference, it’s time to schedule a colonoscopy. Ratalaika’s latest release on Switch is an action game where you blast and slash your way through thirty-two levels filled to the brim with freaky monsters. As you play through the levels, you’ll follow the tale of a survivor via his diary. His evil diary! Evil!

Train Traffic Manager ($14.99)

Some games are exactly what they say on the tin, and this is one of them. Manage the switches, signals, and drawbridges in over eighty levels to prevent the trains from crashing into each other. Different environments will present additional challenges, so it does a decent job of mixing things up as you go. There is also an endless mode that gives you an infinite number of trains to chill with. Nothing too fancy or original here, but I know some people really dig games like this and will be happy to see one more.

The Trotties Adventure ($14.99)

I can’t say I’ve heard of this one, but it seems pretty typical of licensed kids’ fare on the Switch. You make your own character and then go about completing missions in various areas set in ten different countries. You have access to some magic powers you can use to help you do that. This doesn’t look very fancy, but if you have a little one who is interested in this IP I suppose the price is reasonable enough to punt on.

Final Shot ($5.99)

Some of these CRT filters are getting a bit out of hand, I swear. Anyway, this is a top-down action game. You’ll have to make use of an array of weapons to defeat your enemies and complete each mission. I can’t tell you too much more about it, as I haven’t had the chance to play it. It looks a little iffy, but looks are only looks. It might play great, and then I would look like a fool to have warned you off it. So I won’t. But I’m also not going to push you towards it. You’ll have to dig into this one on your own if you’re curious.

Alien Death Mob ($4.99)

If you like hot action games with a classic vibe, it’s really hard to go wrong with most stuff Thalamus Digital puts out. This game isn’t going to break that trend, as it’s a very enjoyable twin-stick shooter with colorful graphics, fast action, and some fun bonus modes that wink at some of the legends of the genre. If you’ve got a fiver and a twitchy finger, this is a great choice today.

Link Twin ($4.99)

This is a puzzle game where you control two characters at the same time, which is a gimmick you’ve probably seen in other games before. You have to use the level’s layout to make sure each of the twins is where they need to be and not running into danger. There are more than one hundred levels to play, which seems fair enough for a fiver.

The Bin Bunch

Rally Race: Offroad Simulator ($12.99)

Virtual Families 3: Our Country Home ($9.99)


(North American eShop, US Prices)

QUByte’s titles immediately jump out at me here, with the Visco Collection going on sale for the first time since launch. Super Mega Zero is a fun precision platformer with a clever twist, and Samurai Maiden at a discount is a good way to get that game. The outbox isn’t too long today, so I’ll leave it to you.

Select New Sales

Black Hole ($1.99 from $5.99 until 11/27)
Shepherd’s Crossing ($20.99 from $29.99 until 11/30)
Aoishiro HD Remaster ($10.19 from $11.99 until 11/30)
Akaiito HD Remaster ($10.19 from $11.99 until 11/30)
Kasiori ($4.90 from $7.00 until 11/30)
Uchu Shinshuchu ($1.99 from $8.00 until 11/30)
Hello Kitty & Friends Happiness Parade ($9.99 from $19.99 until 12/1)
Visco Collection ($16.99 from $19.99 until 12/1)
Breakers Collection ($14.99 from $19.99 until 12/1)
Panda’s Village ($3.59 from $5.99 until 12/1)
Super Impossible Road ($9.99 from $19.99 until 12/1)
Super Mega Zero ($4.99 from $9.99 until 12/1)
Risky Woods QUByte Classics ($4.99 from $9.99 until 12/1)
Stay Out of the House ($12.59 from $17.99 until 12/1)
No One Lives Under the Lighthouse ($8.39 from $11.99 until 12/1)

Whateverland ($8.46 from $14.99 until 12/4)
Dredge Deluxe Edition ($20.24 from $26.99 until 12/7)
Lucid Cycle ($2.44 from $6.99 until 12/8)
Mina & Michi ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/8)
Suhoshin ($9.49 from $18.99 until 12/8)
Pretty Girls Breakers Plus ($3.49 from $6.99 until 12/8)
Fluffy Milo ($3.24 from $4.99 until 12/8)
Ravva and the Cyclops Curse ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/8)
Agriculture ($2.99 from $4.99 until 12/8)
Albacete Warrior ($4.99 from $9.99 until 12/8)
Pill Baby ($3.00 from $15.00 until 12/8)
Thunder Ray ($11.24 from $14.99 until 12/8)
Samurai Maiden ($38.99 from $59.99 until 12/14)
Pixel Puzzle Makeout League ($5.99 from $14.99 until 12/14)
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments ($7.49 from $29.99 until 12/14)
Witch’s Garden ($27.99 from $39.99 until 12/14)
Kid Tripp ($1.99 from $3.99 until 12/14)
WW2: Bunker Simulator ($10.49 from $14.99 until 12/14)
Georifters ($1.99 from $29.99 until 12/14)
Yeah You Want Those Games Right? ($7.99 from $9.99 until 12/14)

Sales Ending This Weekend

A Little Golf Journey ($3.99 from $19.99 until 11/25)
Blossom Tales II: Minotaur Prince ($9.74 from $14.99 until 11/25)
Devastator ($2.09 from $6.99 until 11/25)
Divinity: Original Sin 2 ($24.99 from $49.99 until 11/25)
Draknek & Friends Puzzle Bundle ($44.99 from $74.99 until 11/25)
Freak Crossing ($3.99 from $4.99 until 11/25)
Inferno 2 ($1.99 from $4.99 until 11/25)
Lil Gator Game ($11.99 from $19.99 until 11/25)
Luckslinger ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/25)
No Place Like Home ($14.99 from $24.99 until 11/25)
Rise of Fox Hero ($2.49 from $4.99 until 11/25)
Shukuchi Ninja ($1.99 from $4.99 until 11/25)
The Bug Butcher ($1.99 from $7.99 until 11/25)
Yooka-Laylee ($7.99 from $39.99 until 11/25)
Monster Sanctuary ($4.99 from $19.99 until 11/26)
My Time at Portia ($2.99 from $29.99 until 11/26)
Retro Bowl ($2.99 from $4.99 until 11/26)
Sentry City ($3.49 from $4.99 until 11/26)
The Escapists 2 ($4.99 from $19.99 until 11/26)
Worms WMD ($5.99 from $29.99 until 11/26)

That’s all for today and this week, friends. We’ll be back next week with more new releases, more sales, more reviews, and some news as we move into the final month of the year. Yikes! I’ve got a lot of games to play this weekend, so I’d better get to it. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and as always, thanks for reading!


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