SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Solas 128’, ‘Seal Electric Railway’, and Today’s Other New Releases and Sales – Touch Arcade

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Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for January 25th, 2021. In todays article, weve got several new releases to check out. Some very odd ones, if I can be direct about it. There are summaries of all of them, of course. Such is the work. Weve also got the lists of new and outgoing sales for you to check out, and thats about it. Reviews are coming tomorrow, friends, I promise. Lets slide on in and check things out!

A puzzle game of the sort where youre positioning mirrors to reflect beams. Theres an added color element in this game to give it a bit more crunch. You might have to combine beams to create new colors in order to beat some of the screens. There are a few other interesting elements to help this stand out from similar titles, and you get a good 150 screens worth of interlocked puzzles, with the ultimate goal being to get a machine up and running again. Its rather good if you enjoy this type of puzzle, but if you cant get on with them it likely wont win you over even with all of its extra tricks.

This is a rather poor light strategy game, one that will make you appreciate the likes of Gnomes Garden. You manage building structures, battling monsters, and gathering resources as you complete a rather small number of stages. The controls feel like they were designed for a mouse interface, and Im pretty sure they were. Not a very enjoyable game at all, and the fact that it costs a fair bit for what it is sure doesnt make the situation better.

A wild Now Production game appears, and I dont have the first idea what to make of it. You play as the titular Shark Copter, a flying shark that can stretch its neck and eat zombies without being infected. You have to eat enough zombies to clear the quota and exceed it if you can before time expires. By the looks of it, theres only one stage setting. Dont expect this to last that long or provide you with any kind of deep gameplay, but its certainly weird enough that it could scratch the itch of a particular type of player.

Oh wait, there are two Now Production games today? Well, sure. Youre a train driver. A seal train driver, driving a seal train filled with seal passengers. Your job is to drive the train safely to the next station, a job made much more difficult by the presence of hungry orcas. You have to tilt the Joy-Con back and forth to keep the train balanced as all manner of calamities occur. There are forty stages in total split between single player and multiplayer, with the latter being a local mode for two players. Cute, silly fun for a reasonable price. The appeal burns away pretty quickly, though.

Three? Three Now Production games? What is this, the Famicom? As you might expect from the previous two games we just looked at, Spaceship Curse is an oddball. An astronaut takes a cursed Japanese doll into space, and she turns his friends into dolls, and now the astronaut needs to figure out how to break the curse before its too late. Kind of a puzzle/adventure game, and not a particularly great one. If nothing else, its something different.

This is a cheap match-3 game that seems like it will be something different at first glance but turns out to be quite ordinary. Match numbers, make special pieces, and clear the stages under the set conditions. There are the usual power-ups and you do get gobs of stages to play, so I suppose if youre okay with a bare-bones take on the genre youll likely get your three dollars worth out of this. Personally Im okay sticking with the several billion free-to-play mobile takes on the concept.

This is a space-themed rail shooter that originally hit Apple Arcade about a year ago. Its okay, but not great. Theres a career mode with lots of missions to complete, and youll get upgrades and cool new weapons as you go along. Its a bit of a looker considering the price, but thats probably the best thing it has going for it. Theres just something about the way the ship controls work that just dont do it for me. Dont take this to mean that the game is bad. Its more average than anything. But this is a case where I think youre far better off experiencing what it has to offer via an Apple Arcade subscription.

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A rather big list, though not a terribly exciting one. Still, there are some interesting titles in there like Treachery in Beatdown City, 2westein, and Coffee Crisis. Enough that youll want to check through the list just to see what is sitting between the usual suspects. Nothing worth getting too pumped up over in the outbox either. Thats how it is sometimes, friends.

Select New Games on Sale

Treachery in Beatdown City ($11.99 from $19.99 until 1/28)Morbid: Seven Acolytes ($17.49 from $24.99 until 1/28)Art Sqool ($5.99 from $9.99 until 1/29)Brawl Chess ($5.99 from $9.99 until 1/29)Hyper Sentinel ($1.99 from $7.99 until 1/30)The House of Da Vinci ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/31)Mystery of Woolley Mountain ($1.99 from $12.99 until 1/31)Swaps & Traps ($1.99 from $8.99 until 2/1)Island Maze ($1.99 from $2.99 until 2/1)Pixel Gladiator ($1.99 from $6.99 until 2/1)Tactical Mind 2 ($1.99 from $4.99 until 2/1)Abyss: Wraiths of Eden ($8.99 from $14.99 until 2/1)Event Horizon: Space Defense ($1.99 from $6.99 until 2/1)Aborigenus ($1.99 from $4.99 until 2/1)Diabolic ($1.99 from $4.99 until 2/1)

Girabox ($1.99 from $2.49 until 2/1)Burger Chef Tycoon ($1.99 from $4.99 until 2/1)2048 Battles ($1.99 from $3.99 until 2/1)Funny Bunny Adventures ($1.99 from $4.99 until 2/2)Adventure Llama ($1.99 from $2.49 until 2/3)Space Elite Force ($1.99 from $2.99 until 2/4)Squeakers ($1.99 from $2.99 until 2/5)Nine Parchments ($4.99 from $19.99 until 2/5)Trine Enchanted ($3.74 from $14.99 until 2/5)Trine 2: Complete Story ($4.24 from $16.99 until 2/5)Trine 3: Artifacts of Power ($4.99 from $19.99 until 2/5)Boreal Blade ($3.19 from $3.99 until 2/5)UNI ($1.99 from $4.99 until 2/5)BFF or Die ($6.79 from $7.99 until 2/6)Video Poker at Aces Casino ($2.99 from $7.99 until 2/7)

Son of a Witch ($7.49 from $14.99 until 2/8)Lost Castle ($3.99 from $9.99 until 2/8)Quest for the Golden Duck ($1.99 from $9.99 until 2/8)Rogue Bit ($1.99 from $4.99 until 2/8)Windmill Kings ($1.99 from $9.99 until 2/8)Watermelon Party ($1.99 from $4.99 until 2/8)Seeders Puzzle Reboot ($1.99 from $9.99 until 2/8)Ghost Sweeper ($2.49 from $4.99 until 2/9)Metaloid Origin ($3.49 from $6.99 until 2/9)Rusty Spout Rescue Adventure ($3.49 from $6.99 until 2/9)Mega Party: Tootuff Adventure ($5.99 from $29.99 until 2/10)ATV Drift & Tricks ($1.99 from $34.99 until 2/10)2weistein: TCotRD ($16.20 from $18.00 until 2/10)Demons Rise: WftD ($2.79 from $6.99 until 2/10)Help Will Come Tomorrow ($3.99 from $19.99 until 2/11)

Big Pharma ($4.99 from $29.99 until 2/11)Apocalipsis Wormwood ($1.99 from $4.99 until 2/11)Skyhill ($1.99 from $4.99 until 2/11)We. The Revolution ($3.99 from $19.99 until 2/11)This is the Zodiac Speaking ($6.99 from $19.99 until 2/11)Warplanes: WW1 Sky Aces ($7.49 from $9.99 until 2/12)Timothy & Mysterious Forest ($4.99 from $7.99 until 2/12)Colorful Colore ($2.39 from $2.99 until 2/12)Leisure Suit Larry: WDDD ($7.99 from $39.99 until 2/12)Balancelot ($6.39 from $7.99 until 2/12)Shipped ($1.99 from $5.99 until 2/12)Party Treats ($1.99 from $2.49 until 2/12)Deadly Days ($4.74 from $16.99 until 2/12)Akuto: Showdown ($1.99 from $7.99 until 2/12)Wreckin Ball Adventure ($1.99 from $4.99 until 2/12)

Not Not: Brain Buster ($1.99 from $2.49 until 2/12)Akane ($1.99 from $4.99 until 2/12)Geki Yaba Runner ($1.99 from $2.99 until 2/12)Coffee Crisis ($1.99 from $9.99 until 2/12)Wondershot ($1.99 from $9.99 until 2/12)Jumping Joe & Friends ($1.99 from $2.49 until 2/12)One Strike ($1.99 from $4.99 until 2/12)Super Club Tennis ($8.99 from $29.99 until 2/12)Speedway Racing ($3.99 from $9.99 until 2/12)Titans Pinball ($2.00 from $2.99 until 2/12)Dragon Pinball ($2.00 from $2.99 until 2/12)Shiftlings: Enhanced ($10.50 from $15.00 until 2/12)Robonauts ($1.99 from $3.99 until 2/12)Final Light, The Prison ($1.99 from $6.99 until 2/13)Rock N Racing Bundle: OR/GP ($5.99 from $19.99 until 2/13)Tower of Babel ($1.99 from $5.99 until 2/14)Xtreme Club Racing ($1.99 from $9.99 until 2/14)Brotherhood United ($3.59 from $8.99 until 2/14)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26th

Blazing Beaks ($1.99 from $14.99 until 1/26)Dex ($5.99 from $19.99 until 1/26)HyperParasite ($2.49 from $17.99 until 1/26)JackQuest: TTotS ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/26)Mana Spark ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/26)Minesweeper Genius ($1.99 from $5.99 until 1/26)Red Colony ($6.29 from $6.99 until 1/26)Siegecraft Commander ($2.99 from $19.99 until 1/26)Tactical Mind ($1.99 from $2.99 until 1/26)Tharsis ($3.59 from $11.99 until 1/26)War Truck Simulator ($6.39 from $7.99 until 1/26)Warlocks 2: God Slayers ($1.99 from $17.99 until 1/26)YesterMorrow ($12.99 from $19.99 until 1/26)

Thats all for today, friends. Well be back tomorrow with some genuinely exciting new releases like Cyber Shadow and Atelier Ryza 2. There will be summaries of all of the new games, and perhaps even a review of one of them. Ill also have a few other reviews or Mini-Views of some recent releases. Naturally any big news and sales will be included as well. I hope you all have a marvelous Monday, and as always, thanks for reading!

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