Switch Action Games

Gleylancer

Gleylancer

Platform: Switch
October 15, 2021
In the year 2025, a war breaks out between humans and a hostile alien race, and 16-year-old Lucia and the rest of the starfighter pilots in the Earth Federation must join the battle. When Lucias father, Ken, is kidnapped by the aliens, Lucia decides to take action and hijacks a brand-new prototype starfighter, the Gley Lancer, in order to try to save her father. In this side-scrolling shooter, step into the cockpit of the Gley Lancer as Lucia, rescue your father, and destroy the evil aliens that are bent on destroying the human race!
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan

Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan

Platform: Switch
October 5, 2021
Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan is a wholesome, creature capture, 2.5D Adventure-Puzzle-Platformer with RPG elements. It is a family-friendly and openly accessible adventure in which you must save whimsical creatures by bringing back color to the world you once knew! Rainbow Billy tells a universal coming of age story about dealing with changes in the world and accepting ourselves and the others around us! Sometimes it only takes a conversation, empathy, and a new point of view to make a world of a difference. EXPLORE A WONDROUS WORLD! From dark caverns on secret islands to hidden coves off in the stormy seas, explore a rich world filled with treasure, fish (because every great game has a fishing minigame!), friendship and... danger! SOLVE ENVIRONMENTAL PUZZLES! Each world is filled with clever challenges and secrets that unlock new areas to explore! BEFRIEND CURIOUS CREATURES! Meet over 60 strange, lovable creatures and help them with their problems in non-violent encounters! Create your own unique team to save the day! RECOLOR THE WORLD! Restore color to a monochrome world and help your friends find the courage to be their true selves in a story about empathy and growth.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

Platform: Switch
October 5, 2021
THE ALL-STAR BRAWL BEGINS! Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl brings together all your Nickelodeon favorites for one bombastic battle. Face off with a power-packed cast of heroes from the top shows within the Nickelodeon universe, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Invader Zim, and many more, to determine the ultimate champion. With unique moves and attacks drawn directly from their identifiable personalities, each brawler has its own style of play for endless action.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
6.2
Centipede: Recharged

Centipede: Recharged

Platform: Switch
September 29, 2021
Initiate insect extermination in this widescreen glow-up of one of the greatest arcade games of all time. The rules are the same as 1981: shoot the centipedes as they descend the playing field, and contend around the shot-blocking and path-altering mushrooms they leave behind. New to Centipede: Recharged are power-ups dropped by the spiders, such as explosive bullets, spread shots, and a devastating railgun. Fight for high scores in Arcade mode either solo or with a new simultaneous couch co-op feature. Tackle more than two dozen challenges that test bug-shooting prowess and introduce clever uses for the new powerups, with additional challenges exclusive to the Atari VCS. Take it to the next level with global leaderboards for the best records in the world, and earn more than 15 achievements.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Antonball Deluxe

Antonball Deluxe

Platform: Switch
September 28, 2021
The breakout title from Summitsphere, Antonball Deluxe is a retro, high-octane smorgasbord of ballbusting arcade action! Antonball Deluxe quite literally turns the breakout genre on its head, blending traditional brick-breaking gameplay with tight, intense platforming.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
G-Darius HD

G-Darius HD

Platform: Switch
September 28, 2021
"...G. Darius is the best U.S. 32-Bit shooter to date." -EGM Destined to be the definitive shooter for the PlayStaion game console, G. Darius is a worthy successor to the proud Darius heritage of arcade shooters. BATTLE 28 HUGE BOSSES CHOOSE YOUR PATH - 5 DIFFERENT ENDINGS MULTIPLE WEAPONS AND POWER-UPS CONQUER 15 ENORMOUS LEVELS "The game is truly revolutionary..." -EGM "...a spectacular shooter..." -Official PlayStation Magazine
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Steel Assault

Steel Assault

Platform: Switch
September 28, 2021
Punch, whip, and zipline your way through a post-apocalyptic America in this 16-bit retro-style action platformer! Play as Taro Takahashi, a resistance soldier on a revenge mission against the dictator who lords over the ashes.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Metallic Child

Metallic Child

Platform: Switch
September 16, 2021
METALLIC CHILD is a rogue-lite, core-action game, featuring Rona, an android known as "Metallic Child," taking place in a space laboratory in the latter part of the 20th century. A large-scale rebellion has taken place in the space laboratory Life Stream. All robots aboard, with the exception of Rona and Pan, are conspiring to crash Life Stream into planet Earth. Rona has stood up to stop this plot, and you will be the one to guide Rona by remotely operating her through this "game."
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Hoa

Hoa

Platform: Switch
September 14, 2021
Hoa is a beautiful puzzle-platforming game that features breathtaking hand-painted art, lovely music, and a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere. Experience the magic of nature and imagination as you play the main character, Hoa, on her journey through breathtaking environments back to where it all began. - Breathtaking hand-painted art - Originally composed & live-recorded soundtracks - Peaceful & relaxing atmosphere - Lovely & well-designed creatures - Light-hearted but appealing story
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.3
Ultra Age

Ultra Age

Platform: Switch
September 9, 2021
Change Your Blade, Change Your Destiny. Ultra Age is a high-speed, sword-swinging action game set in the far future that follows the story of young warrior Age, who embarks on a mission to save humankind from extinction. Use your blades to cut through robotic and mutant foes, explore futuristic locales, and unravel a vast conspiracy concerning the fate of the planet. Far in the future, the resources of Earth have become insufficient, its ecosystem long ago changed irrevocably by a passing meteor. Humankind has divided into two: the people who have escaped Earth and relocated to the space colony, 'Orbital Arc,' and the others who have remained on Earth in a facility called ‘The Shelter.’ Humanity vanished from Earth after civilians from The Shelter failed an experiment that was meant to be the last hope for humanity, while people from Orbital Arc sent expeditions to Earth in search of resources. Failing to find any signs of life, a young sword-wielding warrior named ‘Age’ falls down from orbit to Earth. Accompanied by his floating android, Helvis, he must find the indispensable key to the survival of humankind. -Unleash Combos with Blade-Changing Action- Slash through foes with a variety of blades in high-speed, stylish action! Change blades on the fly with powerful moves to create linkage and run devastating combos. Different attributes and varied actions call for unique strategy against different types of foes. -Narrow Gaps Using the Wire- Launch the wire skill to pull smaller enemies toward you, or Quantum Warp to get instant access to larger foes! Use the wire to strategically overcome numerical inferiority, traverse gaps on land and quickly grab items. -Get the Edge with Skills- Gather elements to enhance your blades, expand your skills, and learn new combos. Install modules and power gear to level up Age and increase your arsenal of blades to take down the toughest of enemies. Use Helvis to burst into Critical Rage, cast Healing Pocket to recover, or Time Shift to loot more items. -Experience a Post-Apocalyptic Earth- Follow Age on his journey in the year 3174. Experience cutscenes that tell the story of Age’s mission across futuristic mecha, forests and deserts developed with Unreal Engine. Encounter mysterious characters and overcome menacing bosses to uncover the story behind the fate of humankind.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.1
Espgaluda II -Be Ascension. The Third Bright Stone of Birth-

Espgaluda II -Be Ascension. The Third Bright Stone of Birth-

Platform: Switch
September 9, 2021
Galuda is a biological weapon that connects the Holy Spirit and humans through alchemy and mechanical engineering. The "Shinra" military nation, which gained power from Galuda, was destroyed by the two Galuda "Ageha" and "Tateha" they created. Three years have passed since that war. After an experiment involving contraindications, "Soma" artificially acquired Galuda's abilities. And the only Galuda to be born, "Asagi" who was the assassin of King Soma. "Tsubame" and "Janome" who are also artificial Galuda and prince and princess of the Soma country chasing Asagi. Then Ageha and Tateha go to Asagi's rescue to stop the tragedy. The battle with the real Galuda and the Galuda built is about to begin.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Sonic Colors: Ultimate

Sonic Colors: Ultimate

Platform: Switch
September 7, 2021
The evil Dr. Eggman has built an interstellar amusement park – but he’s powering it with a captured alien race called “Wisps.” Use Sonic’s speed to free the Wisps and gain their amazing powers as you explore six colorful unique worlds.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
3.9
Spelunky 2

Spelunky 2

Platform: Switch
August 26, 2021
Spelunky 2 builds upon the unique, randomized challenges that made the original a roguelike classic, offering a huge adventure designed to satisfy players old and new. Meet the next generation of explorers as they find themselves on the Moon, searching for treasure and missing family.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
tbd
Spelunky

Spelunky

Platform: Switch
August 26, 2021
Spelunky is a unique platformer with randomized levels that offer a new and challenging experience each time you play! Journey deep underground and explore fantastic places filled with monsters, traps, and treasure. Fully-destructible environments open up lots of strategies and make it a blast to master the game's many secrets.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Mayhem Brawler

Mayhem Brawler

Platform: Switch
August 19, 2021
Mayhem Brawler is an urban fantasy themed beat 'em up that brings back the 90s arcade vibe to present day. With comic book style art and kick-ass soundtracks, it offers a unique experience that you can tackle solo or as co-op with friends while defining the next step in the story with your choices.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Quake Remastered

Quake Remastered

Platform: Switch
August 19, 2021
The remastered version of Quake is here.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.2
Necrobarista: Final Pour

Necrobarista: Final Pour

Platform: Switch
August 11, 2021
Discover a tale of mystery, magic, and, depending on who asks, the best/worst coffee around. Hidden in an unassuming alleyway lies The Terminal, a café that serves as a waypoint between the lands of the living and the dead, where any one of the patrons could be a spirit from beyond. With strict rules defining how long ghosts can spend in the corporeal realm before being forced to pass on, running this café is more complicated than your typical Melbourne coffeehouse. Apprentice necromancer Maddy has just taken ownership of The Terminal and all its magical responsibilities. Follow her story and those of mechanics-obsessed teen Ashley, infamous Australian outlaw Ned Kelly, exasperated necromancer Chay, and a cast of other colorful characters through their dark pasts and the secrets behind the place linking them all together.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Spelunker HD Deluxe

Spelunker HD Deluxe

Platform: Switch
August 6, 2021
The legendary game "Spelunker" is back with a full remake! The legendary game "Spelunker" is back with a full remake! Overcome difficult obstacles in search of the legendary treasure! It's time to embark on an unknown adventure! The cave is full of dangers such as various creatures and nasty traps! The slightest mistake will result in a failure! Use items like bombs, flashes, fans and Spelunker's signature jumping technique to overcome these obstacles! Enjoy beautiful 3D graphics with a nostalgic 8-bit classic mode! Play with your friends, online and offline! Game Modes: - Adventure Mode - Competition Mode - Championship Mode - Random Mode "Infinite Cave NEO"
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
A Monster's Expedition

A Monster's Expedition

Platform: Switch
August 5, 2021
From some of the best puzzle designers in the world comes A Monster's Expedition, an adorable and relaxing open world puzzle adventure for monsters who love to learn about humans. By pushing trees over to create pathways, you'll explore hundreds of islands near and far to learn about the history of "humanity". Immerse yourself in human culture with all-new exhibits from the "Human Englandland" dig site, each accompanied with expert insights!
Metascore:
92
User Score:
6.3
Trigger Witch

Trigger Witch

Platform: Switch
July 29, 2021
Magic and firearms make a deadly combo. Recalling the visual style and intuitive gameplay of 16-bit action-adventure classics, Trigger Witch puts an ultra-violent spin on cute and colorful pixel art. With a compelling and original narrative, puzzling environments to explore, a dynamic soundtrack, twin-stick shooter mechanics and a vast array of enemies to blast into smithereens, this is a tale that will grip you from start to bloody finish. From the creators of Reverie, Trigger Witch is a stylized 2D twin-stick action game set in an odd open world where magic is outdated and firearms are the new way of life. Players assume the role of Colette, a prospective graduate from the Stock, an academy for Witchcraft and Triggery. After a mysterious man invades her realm, events are set in motion that turn Colette’s life upside-down, casting her as the sole heroine with enough firepower to restore peace.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
B.Ark

B.Ark

Platform: Switch
July 29, 2021
Pilot a team of animals across the Solar System, and blast through evil aquatic enemies in the family-friendly couch co-op space shooter, B.ARK! Our only hope for survival rests in the paws of the furry but ferocious members of Team B.ARK. The cybernetic fish armada, known as the Dark Tide, have taken over Earth and are spreading their aquatic fleet into space. Navigate and defend our Solar System as Barker the Dog, Felicity the Cat, Lucio the Bear and Marv the Rabbit, as they dive, dip, dodge, and blast their way through waves of revenge-seeking aquatic mechs. Play with your family and friends and work as a team to defeat the Dark Tide and take back your home!
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Ayo the Clown

Ayo the Clown

Platform: Switch
July 28, 2021
Go on an adventure to unite dog and clown.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.6
Samurai Warriors 5

Samurai Warriors 5

Platform: Switch
July 27, 2021
Experience exhilarating action set in a dramatic historical setting in SAMURAI WARRIORS 5. As the latest numbered entry in the SAMURAI WARRIORS franchise, the story, characters, and visuals have been re-imagined to set the stage for a thrilling new series. The story takes place after the Ōnin War during the golden age of the Sengoku period, and features a story that centers on the lives of two of the most representative military commanders of this era: Nobunaga Oda and Mitsuhide Akechi. Choose from a number of new and returning characters while utilizing new abilities to take on evolving enemy forces. Experience electrifying Musou action like never before in SAMURAI WARRIORS 5. ・Experience an intense historical drama set during Japan's Sengoku period, told from the perspective of this era's foremost military commanders: Nobunaga Oda and Mitsuhide Akechi. ・Both returning heroes and brand new characters have received re-imagined designs in order to showcase the captivating world of the Sengoku period. ・Enjoy exhilarating strategic action on an evolved battlefield. ・Enemy forces continue to evolve as time passes in the story, making full use of a number of different military tactics to take on the player.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
Dariusburst: Another Chronicle EX+

Dariusburst: Another Chronicle EX+

Platform: Switch
July 27, 2021
Taito's Darius series began with the titular arcade game, Darius, in 1986 and comprises numerous side-scrolling shooting games released in arcades, many of which were later ported to game consoles. This game is a port of the 2010 arcade game, DariusBurst Another Chronicle EX, including the final update and exclusive new features for this version. It adds the previously omitted Event Mode, with brand new events too, and also includes the Murakumo ship, playable across all modes.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Cotton Reboot!

Cotton Reboot!

Platform: Switch
July 20, 2021
Japan's favorite shooter mascot finally gets a worldwide release as a beautiful HD game with stunning graphics and remixed soundtracks. This is the original "Cute em' up", and will test your skills as well as tug on the heartstrings as Cotton and her friends are finally back in the ultimate celebration of one of Japan's most beloved gaming mascots. Choose between the HD Reboot mode or go legit with the X68000 original mode with pixel perfect graphics from the iconic Japanese home computer.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.5
Akiba's Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed

Akiba's Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed

Platform: Switch
July 20, 2021
AKIBA’S TRIP: Hellbound & Debriefed is the precursor to AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed, the smash hit that introduced a Western audience to the seedy underworld lurking in the shadows of the haven of “otaku” culture in the Akihabara district of Tokyo. Released as AKIBA’S TRIP Plus in Japan, players explore a rich setting based on the famous “Akiba” district circa 2011, hunting vampiric foes and tearing off their clothes to expose them to sunlight. This remaster brings the game up to modern HD graphical standards, all while retaining the charm of the original classic that sparked a cult hit series.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
5.4
Within the Blade

Within the Blade

Platform: Switch
July 16, 2021
WTB has many distinguishing and unique features with its simplistic presentation offering detailed pixel art animations, ninjas galore fighting to their death, crafting of weapons and a whole lot more to present an ongoing challenge that will please and entice even the best of players. Importantly elements such as random level generation, crafting, skill trees are all part of a great mixture of ideas and interesting implementation. A Japanese Daime named Mamoru Imai summons demons to join his army, but darkness takes over his body and demons wreak havoc in the country. The player starts in the village “Black Lotus” and sensei sends him on the next mission. After each mission, the player returns to the village (Hub location) and here the player can take a break, craft, trade, inventory management, Sensei can learn new skills and get a new task.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
tbd
Streets of Rage 4: Mr. X Nightmare

Streets of Rage 4: Mr. X Nightmare

Platform: Switch
July 15, 2021
The fight continues in Wood Oak City. After the events of Streets of Rage 4, our heroes wanted to prepare themselves for future threats. Axel, Blaze and their mates will start a very special deranged training with the help of Dr. Zan, who built an AI program from the remnants of Mister X’s brain that simulates every kind of danger they could be facing. With this new DLC, get ready for: • 3 new playable characters • A new Survival mode with weekly challenges • Character customization: build your own fighting style with new moves • New weapons and enemies!
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.0
Risk System

Risk System

Platform: Switch
July 15, 2021
In the distant future, humanity has discovered a method to replicate matter through the use of a Dimensional Gate. Industry is revolutionized overnight and a short period of chaos gives way to all warring factions uniting under a common banner. A few years pass and the peace brought about by Gate Technology crumbles once a new threat appears; a race of energy parasites that have crossed through the Dimensional Gate by mimicking the very materials humanity had believed they were replicating. Mankind is quickly overtaken as their technology is turned against them and the energy emitted by the parasites begins to take control of those exposed. In an act of desperation, the experimental RSK9 is constructed, a ship made of Pre-Gate materials and technology with the ability to absorb parasite energy and use it to power its incredible arsenal. Piloting the RSK9 is Alys, an ace pilot previously missing in action that has returned seemingly immune to parasite control. Her skill and resistance to the parasite energies influence make her the only pilot capable of preventing the extinction of mankind.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Induction

Induction

Platform: Switch
July 14, 2021
Mess with cause and effect. Induction is an abstract puzzle game about time travel and paradoxes. As you master its logic, Induction will rewire how you think about cause and effect. Across more than 50 meticulously designed puzzles, you must explore the counter-intuitive possibilities time travel permits. You will learn to choreograph your actions across multiple timelines, and to construct seemingly impossible solutions, such as paradoxical time loops, where the future depends on the past and the past depends on the future. Each puzzle is crafted to reveal a unique aspect of the game’s elegant yet exacting internal logic, gently guiding you into realising the potential of your powers. Induction does not pander, but gives you the satisfaction of mastering an imaginary yet honest set of physical laws. Accompanying Induction’s minimalist visuals is a rich and responsive ambient soundtrack by Melbourne-based electronic composer and radio broadcaster Tim Shiel.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Boomerang X

Boomerang X

Platform: Switch
July 8, 2021
Whispers bubble from fresh cracks in the ground, echoing through the abandoned depths and primordial woods. A black flow cuts through stone and threatens to spill once more across the world. The ancient tetraform calls, and with it come unearthly powers. Catapult yourself through the air, use the power drawn from fallen creatures to slow time, and cut through the swarms of dark beings with a razor-edge boomerang. Travel through once bustling locales, sacrificed to hide a myth, and descend the Godpath into the lost realms below. Cleanse these halls and ensure that whatever lies beneath doesn’t come back.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.3
Cyber Hook

Cyber Hook

Platform: Switch
June 24, 2021
Cyber Hook is a fast-paced, 3D platformer that has you using parkour skills and a grappling hook to scale and ride walls, while fighting enemies and blasting blocks with a finger laser gun. Hurtle forward in a vibrant retrowave environment to test parkour abilities, but be careful, because one missed jump can mean life or death.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX

Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX

Platform: Switch
June 22, 2021
Since his first appearance in 1986 with Alex Kidd in Miracle World, the iconic Alex Kidd makes his return to smash rocks, collect coins and tackle bosses once again in Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX! Return The Kingdom of Radaxian to its former glory and destroy the evil Janken the Great! Comprising of all levels from the original title as well as brand new levels which expand the lore of Alex Kidd, experience Miracle World like you've never seen it before with new animations, graphical detail and gameplay improvements.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.0
Super Magbot

Super Magbot

Platform: Switch
June 22, 2021
Astral Pixel’s magnetic platformer.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
LEGO Builder's Journey

LEGO Builder's Journey

Platform: Switch
June 22, 2021
LEGO Builder’s Journey is an atmospheric, geometric puzzle game that asks us to sometimes follow the instructions… and sometimes to break the rules. A story about play, connections and adventure. Step through levels brick by brick with puzzles that ask us to sometimes follow the instructions… and sometimes to be creative and break the rules. Builder’s Journey is a poetic puzzle that takes place in a LEGO® brick world, brought to life with the most accurately rendered LEGO® elements yet to feature on screens. Be taken through a breathtaking world filled with brick-by-brick effects, accompanied by a beautiful soundtrack. Throughout the narrative, there will be ups and downs, challenges and celebrations. Take the time to experiment, and most importantly, to play as figuring out who we are and what we become is the Builder’s Journey.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity - Pulse of the Ancients

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity - Pulse of the Ancients

Platform: Switch
June 18, 2021
This DLC adds a variety of new content to the game, including a new playable character. That player character is called the Battle-Tested Guardian, and it's one of the spider-like machines you might remember from Breath of the Wild. Pulse of the Ancients also adds two new weapon types, giving Link a flail and Zelda access to the motorcycle-like Master Cycle. This first DLC will also introduce a new difficulty level to the game: Apocalyptic.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
tbd
DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part One

DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part One

Platform: Switch
June 15, 2021
The fight's not over! Your victory over the hordes of Hell spared Earth from a perilous, demon-infested fate, but saving humanity has upset the delicate balance of power in the heavens. Become the DOOM Slayer once again and set things right in DOOM Eternal's first single-player expansion, The Ancient Gods, Part One. Travel to previously uncharted realms of the DOOM universe and confront a new challenge head-on.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.0
Mushihimesama

Mushihimesama

Platform: Switch
June 15, 2021
Mushihimesama (Bug Princess in English) is a vertical shooting game set in a beautiful fantasy world. Huge insect-like creatures called Koju roam the forest outside the village of Hoshifuri. When Reco's people fall to a mysterious sickness, the young princess decides to leave the village and meet the God of the Koju, who may provide a cure. Riding her faithful Golden Beetle friend Kiniro, Reco must traverse the wilds, braving the hostile landscape and the aggressive Koju beasts on her journey through the Shinju Forest.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
Mighty Goose

Mighty Goose

Platform: Switch
June 5, 2021
Mighty Goose is a fast paced run & gun shooter starring a bounty hunter Goose. Use epic weapons and devastating war machines to battle against screen filling bosses and hordes of enemies!
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.0
Mystic Pillars: A Story-Based Puzzle Game

Mystic Pillars: A Story-Based Puzzle Game

Platform: Switch
June 3, 2021
Unveil the truth by solving addictive puzzles and bring back the glory of an ancient land. IMAGINATIVE EXPERIENCE Mystic Pillars is an unique blend of intriguing puzzles and an immersive storyline set in Ancient India, providing you with an engaging gameplay experience. HANDCRAFTED PUZZLES The game is a reimagination of the Indian traditional board game - Ali Guli Mane or the Internationally known variant Mancala. Solve the 100 simple, handcrafted and unique math based spatial puzzles. JOURNEY ACROSS A MYSTERY LANDSCAPE Play as a mysterious traveller whose journey across the world lands you in the kingdom of Zampi. Resolve the drought plaguing the once-prosperous kingdom of Zampi by solving puzzles and destroying the magical pillars blocking the water. STRIKING VISUALS Highly stylized hand-drawn artwork and animated cutscenes lure you further into the journey as you move from one puzzle to the next.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World

Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World

Platform: Switch
May 28, 2021
An icon in adventure gaming history is back! Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World becomes a real Wonder Boy adventure that stays true to its roots as the latest part of the legendary and successful series, that dates back to 1986. Asha is tasked to free the four spirits being confined by evil forces whose origin she discovers throughout her journey. Luckily, she does not have to face this adventure alone, as early on she finds her new companion, a special blue Pepelogoo. The players can experience the adventures of the dynamic duo like never before thanks to cell-shaded 3D graphics and 2D gameplay as well as enhanced visuals and refined play content. Especially in the event scenes the performance is deepened and the world view is reproduced vividly and colorfully. Plus, for the first time in the series, it comes with a character voice by the popular and talented Japanese voice actress Ai Fairouz.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
6.6
Earth Defense Force: World Brothers

Earth Defense Force: World Brothers

Platform: Switch
May 27, 2021
A new battlefield appears in the "EDF" series. This time, the world becomes the square Earth. The name of this game is "EARTH DEFENSE FORCE: WORLD BROTHERS". This game takes place in the 3D voxel world, which everything is made up of square pieces. In this world, the Earth is not round but square. And now, this voxel Earth is fallen apart into square pieces, breaking its blocky peace. But whether round or square, the Earth must be the Earth. So now, the player and the "EARTH DEFENSE FORCE" must rise to the occasion and save the day to restore a shattered Voxel Earth to one peace.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Super Bomberman R Online

Super Bomberman R Online

Platform: Switch
May 27, 2021
Blast it out in a 64-player battle royale with SUPER BOMBERMAN R ONLINE. Now with the unique Battle 64 mode, take on dozens of players like never before in this explosive frenzy to be the last one standing! With the new Battle 64 mode, players will automatically be placed in one of many areas at the start of each match, and must battle it out against other players in the same area. Areas will begin to close down as the clock ticks and players must pass through the gates to the other remaining areas before the timer runs out. Those who make it to the last remaining area must battle it out to become the last one standing.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
tbd
Miitopia

Miitopia

Platform: Switch
May 21, 2021
Your friends. Your adventure. Your rules. Since the dawn of ever, warriors have banded together to fight evil. Now Mii characters based on your favorite people must unite to do turn-based battle and save Miitopia! Cast them in roles across the kingdom, manage friendships, and give them jobs with distinct stats, abilities, gear, and a custom look. Then behold as awesomeness unfolds! Guide your team of Mii characters on a quest to defeat the Dark Lord and restore the stolen faces of the citizens of Miitopia. As you watch with bated breath, Mii characters will mingle over food, camping, exercise, sleeping arrangements, and yes, combat! In these wild, yet traditional RPG battles, your partys relationships affect the outcome. Enemies attack while you explore the world map, which is littered with hidden paths and treasures. Talk about a win-win!
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.0
Knockout City

Knockout City

Platform: Switch
May 21, 2021
Rule the city through lightning-fast multiplayer matches featuring mind-blowing dodgeball mechanics. Increase your attack by passing to power up dodgeballs, targeting your opponents with a variety of specialized balls, or “balling up” at any time to get thrown by teammates. Assemble an All-Star dodgeball Crew with your friends for multiplayer matches in a seamless cross-play experience! Together, knock out opponents in 3v3, 4v4, or free-for-all matches. Pass, throw, and strategize to dominate as a team and unlock distinctive, Crew-only rewards. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
5.8
Aerial_Knight's Never Yield

Aerial_Knight's Never Yield

Platform: Switch
May 19, 2021
Survive A futuristic Tokyo style Detroit in this 3D runner that tells the story of Wally who has uncovered the evidence that can change his city forever. Explore a game world with a dope-tastic soundtrack featuring the authentic sounds of Detroit Artist. Take the role of Wally. A mysterious character that has recovered what was taken from him. Hopefully, you're fast enough to outrun your enemies. Expose the truth and try to uncover the mystery of what happened to them.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
tbd
Raiden IV x Mikado Remix

Raiden IV x Mikado Remix

Platform: Switch
May 6, 2021
Raiden IV, the popular shoot ’em up arcade and Console game, debuts on Nintendo Switch with remixed background music by a superb lineup of artists produced by Game Center Mikado. Instill fear in your enemies with devastating attacks and earn the acclaimed title of master Ace!
Metascore:
87
User Score:
tbd
Save me Mr Tako: Definitive Edition

Save me Mr Tako: Definitive Edition

Platform: Switch
May 5, 2021
In a world where humans and octopuses are at war, Tako is a pacifist little octopus who rescues a woman from drowning one stormy night. A fairy sees this act of bravery and grants him the ability to survive on land. As he travels across the world, Tako defies his family and his people to try to resolve conflicts between humans and octopuses, plunging him into the very roots of this dysfunctional world. Tako will solve puzzles, turn enemies into platforms by spitting ink at them, explore mysterious dungeons and fight tenacious bosses on his mission to end the war between the undersea Octopus kingdom and the terrestrial Human realm. Will you help this brave octopus to spread his message of tolerance and teach both species to coexist in peace and unity?
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
New Pokemon Snap

New Pokemon Snap

Platform: Switch
April 30, 2021
Photograph Pokémon in their natural habitats as you adventure through unknown islands. Seek out and take in-game pictures of Pokémon in their native environments in the New Pokémon Snap game, only for the Nintendo Switch system! You'll even discover behaviors and expressions you've never seen before when you encounter and research lively wild Pokémon. Explore environments, take in-game pictures and fill your Pokémon Photodex. Travel to unknown islands with beautiful scenery like lush jungles and sandy beaches. The Pokémon pictures you take there will be used to build your very own Pokémon Photodex. This brand-new game brings the gameplay of the 1999 Pokémon Snap game for the Nintendo 64 system to life on the Nintendo Switch system with unknown islands to discover and different Pokémon to see. Photograph lively wild Pokémon in their natural habitats as you research and explore unknown islands. Journey through a variety of environments such as beaches and jungles to capture previously-unseen Pokémon behaviors. The photos you take can also be used to fill out your very own Pokémon Photodex. * See a different side of Pokémon in a new photo-snapping adventure, only on Nintendo Switch * Research various Pokémon in their natural habitats and capture Pokémon behaviors that you've never seen before * Explore unknown islands with scenery like lush jungles and tropical beaches throughout your journey * Take in-game photos to make your very own Pokémon Photodex
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.0
R-Type Final 2

R-Type Final 2

Platform: Switch
April 30, 2021
Wave Cannon attacks by trans-dimensional fighters equipped with firepower equivalent of that of a battleship. This game is thoroughly focused on expressions of how enemies are destroyed. The feeling of exhilaration in the destructions is thoroughly pursued.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
4.5
Shantae

Shantae

Platform: Switch
April 22, 2021
Genie-girl Shantae is the self-appointed guardian of a small fishing village, Scuttle Town. Living life in a lighthouse rather than a bottle, she's constantly on the lookout for danger. When the nefarious lady-pirate, Risky Boots catches wind of the treasure that was recently unearthed in the village, she launches an attack. To get Scuttle out of trouble, it's up to Shantae to prove that she's the rightful 'Guardian Genie' to the best of her dancing, buying and hair-whipping abilities. Now crack that whip! * Play on the Game Boy Advance system for enhanced color and to unlock hidden secrets! * Over 50 Locations and Mini-Games! * Learn 'Dance Magic' to transform Shantae and learn new attacks!
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.7
Stitchy in Tooki Trouble

Stitchy in Tooki Trouble

Platform: Switch
April 15, 2021
Run, jump, slide, slam and glide to find your stolen corn in this side scrolling platformer. Save your corn and defeat troublesome thieving Tooki! As Stitchy, a dedicated scarecrow, you are on a mission to recover every stolen piece of corn and reclaim your fields from the evil wooden Tooki. Pursue your corn across several distinctive worlds. On your legendary quest you’ll have to dodge wooden piranhas in lush jungles, tackle Tooki in dark temples and try not to lose control on a snowy mine cart ride – and much more! Each world has 9 levels, a boss battle, and a secret level for the curious. Stitchy is easy to pick up and play on the go, and the charming fairy-tale art along with inventive enemies and intuitive controls make this an all ages platforming delight! Trust us – you’ll be a-maized.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
tbd
Rain on Your Parade

Rain on Your Parade

Platform: Switch
April 15, 2021
Rain on Your Parade is a slapstick comedy game where you play as a mischievous cloud determined to ruin everybody’s day. Play across a wide range of levels while unlocking new abilities and mechanics that get progressively more ridiculous. Travel across the world, inventing new ways of causing chaos and mayhem. Turn the perfectly dry and sunny wedding day into a wet one, unleash thunder and lightning upon the cities, bring pandemonium to supermarket shoppers, destroy farmer’s crops, sneak around military bases and rain down meteors on dinosaurs! Yes, not even the dinosaurs are safe! As you progress in the game you will unlock new and more comical methods of causing bedlam. Use thunder and lightning to scare people out of hiding and set things alight, tornadoes to suck up everything that gets in its path, rain explosive material that you can blow up and even entire meteors and much more.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Godstrike

Godstrike

Platform: Switch
April 15, 2021
Centuries after a divine power divided itself between seven mysterious masks, chaos reigns. Now inhabiting vessels called Heralds, these seven entities spend eternity fighting each other as the world decays around them. That is, all but one. Talaal, the forgotten seventh mask, and its new Herald Yissia stand alone. Only together can they stop their siblings’ apocalyptic war. Don the mask of Talaal and duel against devilish monstrosities in multi-stage boss battles with breakneck speed. Go in guns blazing, weaving through oncoming fire, and unleashing a torrent of heavenly abilities to overcome adversaries as quickly as possible. Time is of the essence, because in Godstrike as the seconds count down, so too does our hero’s health bar. Time is both life and a currency. Talaal and Yissia lose valuable seconds needed to complete their mission for every hit they take. So the pair must make calculated moves before each showdown, shuffling between an ever-expanding stockpile of skills to help defend against their foes’ strengths while taking advantage of weaknesses.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
tbd
Fez

Fez

Platform: Switch
April 14, 2021
Gomez is a 2D man on a voyage of discovery into the mysterious 3rd dimension. Change your perspective and look at the world in a different way.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.0
Toree 3D

Toree 3D

Platform: Switch
April 9, 2021
A bite-sized 3D Platformer with a few weird elements. Life as a chirp is hard: As Toree straddles about, a creepy mean guy comes rushing along and steals Toree's ice cream. In an attempt to right this wrong, Toree starts a furious chase through nine carefully crafted levels with a strong emphasis on speed and flow. Late 90s low poly aesthetic. Fast paced platforming. 9 levels with unique elements. 2 secret characters to unlock speed rankings in each level to promote replayability.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.5
Potion Party

Potion Party

Platform: Switch
April 8, 2021
Potion Party is a funny couch co-op alchemy game for one to four players. Working as a team, you and your friends must manage your own alchemy shop. Earn money, upgrade your tools, decorate the shop and become a master alchemist!
Metascore:
62
User Score:
tbd
ASTRO AQUA KITTY

ASTRO AQUA KITTY

Platform: Switch
April 8, 2021
The Aqua Kitty cats have launched into space in an all new action RPG shoot-em-up adventure. Pick your crew, then blast off to investigate mysterious water filled asteroids. Battle bizarre enemies, mine magnificent gems, grab new weapons, install enhancing devices, and unlock your crews' unique skills as you level up XP. Just watch out for marauding pirate rabbits, always trying to be first to the loot.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Pac-Man 99

Pac-Man 99

Platform: Switch
April 7, 2021
40 years after the classic Pac-phenomenon rocked the gaming world, PAC-MAN is back in a new 99-man battle royale. Get back in the maze and chase down the iconic ghosts. Who will be the last PAC-MAN standing?
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.3
Lost Words: Beyond the Page

Lost Words: Beyond the Page

Platform: Switch
April 6, 2021
An atmospheric narrative adventure written by Rhianna Pratchett. Set between the pages of a diary and a fantasy story where you run on words and use them to interact with the world around you.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.0
Star Wars: Republic Commando

Star Wars: Republic Commando

Platform: Switch
April 6, 2021
You can be part of an elite squad of soldiers in Star Wars Republic Commando. Play as one of a team of republic troops in the time between Star Wars episodes II and III. Your squad will be assigned a variety of missions ranging from hostage rescue to assassination on many recognizable worlds from the Star Wars universe. You can play multiplayer game modes such as capture the flag and deathmatch online.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
5.2
Kaze and the Wild Masks

Kaze and the Wild Masks

Platform: Switch
March 26, 2021
Unleash the skills of the Wild Masks to get powers from the tiger, eagle, lizard and shark. Uncover the secrets of the Crystal Islands in 30+ levels with over 50 bonus levels. Relive your childhood memories of classic platformer with high quality frame by frame pixel art. Pave your way through a satisfyingly smooth, but challenging platformer.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.9
Balan Wonderworld

Balan Wonderworld

Platform: Switch
March 26, 2021
Balan Wonderworld is a wondrous action-platformer game themed around a mysterious musical theatre. The stars of the show will use special abilities from a multitude of characterful costumes as they adventure in the bizarre and imaginary land of Wonderworld. Here memories and vistas from the real world mix with the things that people hold dear. Twelve different tales await our stars in Wonderworld, each with their own unique quirks. They will explore all corners of these labyrinthine stages, using all the tricks and gimmicks hidden along the way, to get to the heart of each touching story.
Metascore:
36
User Score:
4.8
Bladed Fury

Bladed Fury

Platform: Switch
March 25, 2021
Bladed FURY is a classic 2D action game, based on Chinese mythology with an Accompanying traditional art style and sound design, but with a Dash of surrealism added to the mix. Featuring a fluid combat experience, a high-octane Combo system, and a plethora of ancient enemies and deities to destroy, bladed FURY is a truly addictive action game. At the Beginning of the warring States period, than, an officer under Duke Kang of qi, set a Trap that killed the Duke, exiled ji, the younger Princess, and put shu, the Elder Princess, under house arrest. This event established the tian family as the ruler of qi. Ji tried to seek justice, but failed repeatedly. During her journey, she encountered ancient deities like hou yi and jingwei, who helped her obtain the powers of soul slivers, and eventually returned to the palace to finish what she started. As the dust settled, ji realized this was the beginning of a new world.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Get-A-Grip Chip

Get-A-Grip Chip

Platform: Switch
March 25, 2021
Help Chip save the lost Battery Bots on a perilous journey through the treacherous depths of a robot assembly factory. When piloting Chip, you can't jump, but you can soar over the pits of molten metal, giant crushers, pools of toxic waste, shifting saws and high-powered lasers using your trusty head-mounted grapple. With 30 meticulously crafted levels across 5 diverse worlds, Get-a-Grip Chip is sure to get you (grappling) Hooked! Dodge deadly obstacles, rescue the Battery Bots, and race your friends (or rivals) for the top spot on the leaderboards.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Barrage Fantasia

Barrage Fantasia

Platform: Switch
March 25, 2021
A girl called Herb who claims to be a great witch lives in a poisonous swamp on the outskirts of a faraway country. One day, a red jewel is stolen from a shrine under her control. Herb escapes the swamp for the first time in order to recover her jewels.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville - Complete Edition

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville - Complete Edition

Platform: Switch
March 19, 2021
Time to shake up the neighborhood block party. Welcome to Neighborville, where all is well. Except that a crazy new coniferous conflict between brain-less and botanicals is brewing! What are you gonna do call the crops? Soil your plants? Prepare to kick some grass in a plant-on-zombie conflict that will take you to the outer edges of Neighborville and back again. KEY FEATURES * Customize Every Character for Battle - Join the newest bloom in the age-old battle between plants and zombies with 20 fully customizable classes at launch, including a Team Play class for each faction. Bring the unique abilities of each character class to 6 PvP modes including the new Battle Arena and experience the unbeleafable thrills of combat. * Venture to the Outer Edges of Neighborville - The tension across the terra has expanded with 3 free-roam regions and one PvE mode that extend beyond the town of Neighborville. Squad up with up to 3 friends in the Giddy Park social region and take back Weirding Woods, Mount Steep and Neighborville Town Centre. It's grow time! * Play with Your Favorite People in Every Mode - Connect with up to 3 players and battle through flourishing free-roam regions, or jump into the fray with up to 24 players in online multiplayer across a gigantic suburban skirmish.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.3
Magic Twins

Magic Twins

Platform: Switch
March 18, 2021
Magic Twins is a 1-2 co-operative arcade puzzle game in which Abra and Cadabra (the titular Magic Twins), must constantly swap their chromagic powers to defeat hordes of color elementals and stop the Colormageddon (which they unintentionally unleashed). Red beats red, blue beats blue.. you get the drill. Magic doesn't need to be complicated!
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.5
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

Platform: Switch
March 12, 2021
It's About Time - for a brand-wumping new Crash Bandicoot game! Crash fourward into a time shattered adventure with your favorite marsupials. Neo Cortex and N. Tropy are back at it again and launching an all-out assault on not just this universe, but the entire multiverse! Crash and Coco are here to save the day by reuniting the four Quantum Masks and bending the rules of reality. New abilities? Check. More playable characters? Yep. Alternate dimensions? Obviously. Ridonkulous bosses? For sure. Same awesome sauce? You bet your sweet jorts. Wait, are they actually jorts? Not in this universe!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.2
Apex Legends

Apex Legends

Platform: Switch
March 9, 2021
Conquer with character in Apex Legends, a free-to-play* Battle Royale shooter where legendary characters with powerful abilities team up to battle for fame & fortune on the fringes of the Frontier. Master an ever-growing roster of diverse Legends, deep tactical squad play and bold new innovations that level up the Battle Royale experienceall within a rugged world where anything goes. Welcome to the next evolution of Battle Royale. A Roster of Legendary Characters -Master a growing roster of powerful Legends, each with their own unique personality, strengths and abilities that are easy to pick up but challenging to truly master. Build Your Crew -Choose your Legend and combine their unique skills together with other players to form the ultimate crew. Strategic Battle Royale -Use your abilitiesand your witsto make strategic calls on the fly, adapting your crew's strengths to meet new challenges as the match evolves. Genre-Evolving Innovation -Experience a brand-new array of innovative features that level up the Battle Royale genre, including Respawn Beacons, Smart Comms, Intelligent Inventory and an all-new way to drop into the action with Jumpmaster deployment. Sweet, Sweet Loot -Drop in and loot up with a host of powerful weapons, diverse attachments and useful armor to protect you in battle. After the fight, collect a wealth of cosmetic options for personalizing your character and weapons, and unlock new ways to show off during the match.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
5.1
Mail Mole

Mail Mole

Platform: Switch
March 4, 2021
Mail Mole is a charming 3D platformer featuring Molty, the fastest delivery mole, in his quest to save Carrotland from disaster! Explore magical worlds, from the calm beaches of Coconut Islands to the freezing heights of Yeti Ridge, make new friends, race against unusual mech-rivals, solve puzzles and find all of the delicious collectibles scattered around Carrotland, as Molty (the mail mole!) embarks on an adventure to make his most important delivery yet... before it's too late! Running through the underground, climbing walls and soaring the skies, there's no place our hero can't reach! Traveling with Cannon Lines, Molty will take on the most demanding and varied platforming challenges to reach Carrotland's furthest and oldest Mailboxes: endless pits, giant boulders, steep slopes, bouncing platforms, sharp spikes..... tough roads! But when the power is out, you can't send an e-mail!
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.4
Sir Lovelot

Sir Lovelot

Platform: Switch
March 3, 2021
It's an absolutely heartbreaking hairy-tale, if ever there was one… Sir Lovelot is on a quest to find the love of his life. Join him in a wacky precision platformer, where impressing cheeky damsels is harder than a heart of stone. Your goal is to collect a selection of gifts to offer the next awaiting missus while avoiding treacherous hazards and fighting off weird creatures, all in the best possible time! Key features: Besides true sound and real-time moving graphics, this die a million times, single-player, platforming adventure, boast features that include - Hundreds of screens with devious challenges, in over 40 handcrafted levels A whole arsenal of unsuspecting nasties roaming the land, plus a fire-breathing boss to round things off Dozens of time-slicing hidden short-cuts, secret rewards and golden eggs -> damsels really love those! A beautiful soundtrack by Alexander Falinski, known for his talent on Cut the Rope, LightSlinger Heroes, Tap the Frog… 14 languages: English, French, Dutch, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Polish, Turkish, Korean, Japanese, Chinese - Traditional, Luxembourgish 4-6 hours of playtime on average for the first run. About twice as much for the 105% completionists out there
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
PAKO Caravan

PAKO Caravan

Platform: Switch
March 2, 2021
Pako Caravan is a mix of elements from the original Pako games and tried-and-true, classic snake games. You collect trailers to grow your caravan ever longer, as you try not to crash into yourself or anything else that might pop up in each stage. Additionally, things like jump mechanics, lawn mowing, and tons of other little twists add variety to the gameplay level by level.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection

Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection

Platform: Switch
February 25, 2021
Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection is a reboot that brings the beloved Capcom franchise back to life and into the 21st century. Paying homage to Ghosts ‘n Goblins and Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, the latest entry combines the franchise’s action platforming gameplay with storybook-like graphics and challenging new obstacles. The game follows the valiant knight Arthur as he runs, jumps and battles his way through eerie stages set in the Demon Realm, a demonic fantasy world. Brave knights will need to proceed with extreme caution as terrifying dangers await, including familiar enemies like Zombie, Skeleton Murderer, Pigman and Red Arremer. Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection is a nostalgic, yet fresh adventure that welcomes back its faithful fans, while introduces a new generation of heroes to challenge one of gaming's classic series.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.8
Thomas Was Alone

Thomas Was Alone

Platform: Switch
February 19, 2021
Thomas Was Alone, and then, well, he wasn’t. Thomas Was Alone is the acclaimed platformer about friendship and jumping and floating and anti-gravity. Guide a group of sentient rectangles through a series of obstacles, combining their skills to reach the end of each level. Discover the story of the world’s first sentient AIs, and how they worked together to, well not escape… “escape” is a strong word. Perhaps “emerge” might be better. “Emerge” has an air of importance about it, while keeping the various plot twists and origin stories you’ll discover under wraps. We didn’t even mention the bouncing. That would be overkill. Listen to reactive and atmospheric music originally composed by David Housden. Negotiate puzzles meticulously designed by Mike Bithell, and immerse yourself in the characters journey with a BAFTA award winning voiceover read wistfully and amusingly by Danny Wallace. Also includes Thomas Was Alone: Benjamin’s Flight, the additional level pack that follows the tale of Benjamin and his father’s incredible invention. Meet a new companion and a familiar face in the events leading up to Thomas’ emergence.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
PUSS!

PUSS!

Platform: Switch
February 19, 2021
In PUSS! you have to get through mazes without touching walls to reach the exit portal. All the levels are randomly sequenced, so every run is different. The game’s visuals are based on different elements of modern art: glitch art, surrealism, psychedelic art, web punk, vaporwave, naive art, etc.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.3
Speed Limit

Speed Limit

Platform: Switch
February 18, 2021
A daily train commute gone wrong: Speed Limit is a one take, non-stop arcade experience that never slows down. An old-school shooter boiled down to its core elements: Hard. Fast. Addictive. As soon as you think you’ve learned how the game works, it changes to a completely different genre, taking you through the history of the golden arcade era. Running. Driving. Flying. Dying (many, many times!). From the moment you click play to the moment you die, you are in control. And you will die. A lot.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Anodyne 2: Return to Dust

Anodyne 2: Return to Dust

Platform: Switch
February 18, 2021
Nano Dust infects the islanders of New Theland, distorting their emotions and desires. You play as Nova, a Nano Cleaner who must explore the island, seeking out the sick and shrinking inside their bodies to suction up the Dust. Anodyne 2: Return to Dust combines the thrilling scale and cinematic storytelling of 3D games with the tight design and easy-to-pick-up satisfaction of 2D Zelda-like adventures. With art that re-imagines the PS1 and N64 era, explore 3D cities, valleys, and wastelands then shrink into the varied 2D mindscapes of characters, from snowy, aurora-lit valleys to perilous volcanic construction sites!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium

SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium

Platform: Switch
February 17, 2021
It's history in the making when 2 premiere arcade game giants settle the score. The greatest fighters of all time will be crowned when 18 of SNK's and Capcom's most popular characters collide. It's the best of both worlds: fighters, techniques and formats.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.2
Azur Lane: Crosswave

Azur Lane: Crosswave

Platform: Switch
February 16, 2021
Azur Lane is a side-scrolling shooter created by Shanghai Manjuu and Xiamen Yongshi, originally released 2017 in China for iOS and Android platforms. The mobile game reached critical acclaim in China and Japan, hitting five million players within its first four months. The Shanghai-based publisher, Yostar, published the Japanese and English version of the mobile game, popularizing the game to more mobile users across the world. The game takes place in a world where personified battleships from around the globe engage in side-scrolling shooter gameplay.In this high-octane 3D Action Shooter, Azur Lane: Crosswave, historical battle ships come to 3D life with the help of the Unreal Engine! Control a fleet of cute, but devastating characters and bring any enemy to their knees! Newcomers and returning fans of Azur Lane can play in 4 game modes, including the 100+ battles of Extreme Battle Mode! Will you be able to sail your fleet to victory, or will you sink into the ocean? Improvements in the Nintendo Switch version include play through Story Mode through the lens of newcomers Shimakaze and Suruga, plus Taihou and Formidable. Choose up to 6 characters with freshly updated camera angles, Episode Mode includes 50+ sub=stories that deliver bonus character background.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
tbd
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

Platform: Switch
February 12, 2021
The cat's out of the bag, Super Mario 3D World is on to the Nintendo Switch system. Pounce and climb through dozens of colorful stages! Mario (and his friends) can use power-ups like the Super Bell, which grants catlike abilities, like climbing and scratching. Work together locally or online with up to three other players to reach the goaland to see who can get a high score. The Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury game features the same great co-op gameplay, creative levels and power-ups as the original game, but also so much more.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.7
Gal*Gun Returns

Gal*Gun Returns

Platform: Switch
February 12, 2021
Gal*Gun is the entertaining story of a young man who becomes "super popular" with the opposite sex and is now living the "unfortunate" life of having every lady that looks his way confessing their undying love for him. But he must steel himself and fend these would-be lovers off with his 'special weapon' (known as the Pheromone Shot), as he tries to win the affections of one of the main protagonists. Gal*Gun is the crazy combination of arcade-style shooting action and dating sim that truly has no equal.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
UnderMine

UnderMine

Platform: Switch
February 11, 2021
An action-adventure roguelike with a bit of RPG tossed in. Adventure deep into the UnderMine and discover powerful relics, deadly enemies, hidden secrets, and a few friends to help along the way. Delve deep into the UnderMine and discover its secrets, one peasant at a time! UnderMine is an action-adventure roguelike that blends combat and dungeon crawling with rpg-like progression. Mine gold, die, upgrade yourself, and try again! Discover hundreds of items including relics, potions, blessings, and curses that all combo and stack for a new experience every run. Challenge dangerous bosses and rescue helpful characters that provide new upgrades for your adventure. Decipher the cryptic messages of the Undermine's residents and unfold the mystery at the heart of the dungeon. Build Item Combos Discover relics, potions, prayers, blessings, and even curses to forge that perfect run. Watch as items pop off and combo with one another to make a god peasant of destruction. Rescue Characters Discover friendly (and some unfriendly) characters in need of rescue. After returning them safe to the mine's hub they will offer powerful upgrades that can be used from run to run. Discover Secrets Explore every nook and cranny to discover hundreds of secrets. New relics, potions, characters, and story bits lay behind the statues, rocks, and walls of each floor. Deadly Bosses Each area of the UnderMine contains one (or more!) deadly boss that will test planning, patience, strategy, and skill. Prepare well, because a test awaits! Wickedly Lighthearted UnderMine has a rich world to explore and discover with charming characters and a plot full of intrigue. Experience the plight of the poor Delvemore peasants. Told to brave extreme danger for a boss that doesn't quite care about them or their safety. A pretty funny situation when you think about it and something we can all relate to.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.4
Blue Fire

Blue Fire

Platform: Switch
February 4, 2021
A Dark World Awaits – Travel through the perished world of Penumbra to explore unique areas filled with diverse enemies, sharp 3D platforming challenges, quests, collectibles, and more. Embark on an extraordinary journey through the desolated kingdom of Penumbra and discover the hidden secrets of this long-forgotten land. Explore mystical temples, encounter survivors and take on strange quests to collect valuable items. Along your adventure, slash your way through daunting adversaries, roam across mysterious and abandoned regions, leap through deadly traps and ultimately master the art of movement.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.3
Habroxia 2

Habroxia 2

Platform: Switch
February 3, 2021
Blast off for a sequel that pushes every facet of 2D shoot'em ups to escape velocity. In the aftermath of a brutal attack on Free Space, humanity sends scout ships to the star system that was at the source of the assault. But when one of the pilots doesn’t return home, it’s up to his daughter -- the talented starpilot Sabrina -- to find him. Habroxia 2 is a non-linear, old-school space shooter with upgrades, boss fights, and even New Game+, all wrapped in a retro package combining pixel graphics, chiptunes, and stellar gameplay.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Glyph

Glyph

Platform: Switch
February 1, 2021
This 3D Open-World Platformer lets you chill-out or speedrun stunning scenery on your quest to restore the ancient temple city by solving puzzles and beating enemies. Be aware: Glyph is easy to learn, but hard to master! * 80+ levels * Many hours of game time * 100s of rewards * Perfect your skills and earn cosmetics * Explore expansive non-linear levels * Avoid traps and defeat enemies
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.8
Olija

Olija

Platform: Switch
January 28, 2021
Olija is a game about Faraday's quest, a man shipwrecked then trapped in the mysterious country of Terraphage. Armed with a legendary harpoon, he and other castaways try to leave this hostile country to return to their homelands. Through adventurous exploration, narration and razor sharp combat, the player will discover a strange world and its inhabitants, including Olija, an enigmatic lady that Faraday finds himself bound to over time. Inspired by swashbuckling tales and cinematic adventure games, Olija is a story about facing the unknown in adversity. - Explore a mysterious and handcrafted world inspired by sailor's legends and Asian fantasy. - Wield the Harpoon of legend and rethink movement through platforming, puzzle and combat. - Rescue fellow castaways and meet curious characters to learn more about Terraphage and the enigmatic Olija. - Beautiful melancholic soundtrack inspired by Flamenco, lo-fi and traditional Japanese music. - Craft magic hats!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
Colossus Down

Colossus Down

Platform: Switch
January 28, 2021
Join forces with Nika, MechaNika, Agatha and the Great Bleeding Pig in this peculiar and crazy mission of destruction of everything that isn't cool. Nika has just finished the first phase of her plan to destroy everything that isn't cool: the construction of a combat mecha called MechaNika. There's no time to lose, so join Nika, get your hands on MechaNika's controls and demolish the entire planet. You have to put an end to history books, planned obsolescence, kitschy dresses, never-ending sagas of boring video games and pea soup. And if there's someone in the world that hates vegetables more than Nika, it's her friend Agatha, the insomniac butcher and prophetess of Carnivorism that loves animals and their succulent meat in equal measure. That's why, when she learns of the objectives of Nika's plan, she doesn't hesitate to join the mission of destruction alongside the Great Bleeding Pig, god of Carnivorism, to subdue any grass-eating, non-believers that get in the way. But watch out, because along the way you'll realise that Nika and Agatha are not the only ones that have a plan to change the world, and not everything's as simple as it might have seemed at the start. You'll have to make some tough and irreversible decisions to achieve your objectives, or renounce them.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
tbd
Cyber Shadow

Cyber Shadow

Platform: Switch
January 26, 2021
The world has been taken over by synthetic lifeforms. A desperate plea for help sets Shadow on a journey to uncover what started the path to perpetual ruin. Slash through the techno hordes, leap past traps, and nimbly navigate the ruins of Mekacity. Only you can unlock the secrets to your clan's ancient powers in Cyber Shadow, the quintessential Ninja Action game.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.4
Dead Cells: Fatal Falls

Dead Cells: Fatal Falls

Platform: Switch
January 26, 2021
Gain a sharp and somewhat overprotective aerial ally as you fight through two new biomes and a boss! Challenging level designs will force you to rethink your approach in this new mid game content designed to add variety to your runs and continue support for the development of the game.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
Tadpole Treble Encore

Tadpole Treble Encore

Platform: Switch
January 21, 2021
Face the music in Tadpole Treble Encore, a charming, harmonious odyssey. The award-winning rhythm-based action game is coming to you! Featuring “some of the best video game music ever” according to Real Otaku Gamer, Tadpole Treble invites players to embark on a thrilling adventure through sheet music. Escape predatory piranhas, flirtatious admirers and more as you make your way back home. Or forge your own path—and songs—in the game’s extensive Composition Mode.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.8
WRITHE

WRITHE

Platform: Switch
January 15, 2021
Grab your guns and paint the floor with GRUBJUICE! WRITHE transports you to an alternate ‘70s Thailand, where an endless horde of mutant sago worms terrorize the good people of Bangkok. Suit up and lock ‘n’ load- it’s your duty as an exterminator to hold back this wriggling tide to the last breath. Blast your way through ceaseless swarms of grubs to a thumping industrial soundtrack, and throw yourself into an original arcade FPS that will test your mettle at every turn. Fight to survive for as long as you can and earn your place among top exterminators on the global leaderboards. WRITHE is about knowing when to run and when to gun in a desperate struggle for precious seconds. - Retro style graphics with a modern twist - Endless waves of grubs both big and small to exterminate - Dual-wield a deadly shotgun and plasma rifle combo - Three unique arenas to take on - Defend your rank on the online leaderboards - Slay smoothly in both 30 and 60 FPS modes
Metascore:
60
User Score:
8.4
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game - Complete Edition

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game - Complete Edition

Platform: Switch
January 14, 2021
Play as Scott Pilgrim, Ramona Flowers, Stephen Stills, Knives Chau, and more. Level up your characters and unique abilities as you fight your way through waves tough enemies. Team up with 3 of your friends locally or online, combine your skills in battle or compete with them in awesome mini-games to see who ends up on top! Can you defeat Ramona's League of Evil Exes as you try to win her heart? Epic battles with Lucas Lee, Gideon Graves, and more await Scott Pilgrim and his friends. Zombie hordes? Dodgeball? Battle Royale? Just a few of the things you'll find playing through this Complete Edition. Compete in sub-space mini-games, experience a killer soundtrack, and much more as you re-live the beloved story of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.3
Rhythm Fighter

Rhythm Fighter

Platform: Switch
January 14, 2021
Commander Chaos, the most infamous Beatarain in this universe. Finally, he set his mind on the Planet Earth, and destroy the peaceful life of animals and vegetables. He use dark Beat Energy, and turn all the lovely vegetables into evil minions in a blink. They wreak havoc all over the world. Countless animal heroes have sacrificed. The evil purpose of Commander Chaos will succeed in an instant. At the critical moment, a mysterious man, Mr. Disco, who also came from Beatara, has befall this planet. He use bright Beat Energy and revival all exhausted heroes. With all the help from this mysterious force, heroes gradually mastered a way to defeat darkness. They can follow the beat! Then, they embark on a journey to save the planet. But the true purpose, no one knows... Rhythm Fighter is a hardcore game that combine 2D Roguelike with rhythm. In this game, you need to follow the beat, fist to meat. At the same time, you need to pay attention to move, roll, batter, etc. You need to face strong opponent and show your courage, create your signature move. Start the game, go to the battlefeild, and follow the beat!
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Professor Lupo: Ocean

Professor Lupo: Ocean

Platform: Switch
December 28, 2020
Professor Lupo: Ocean blends gorgeous hand-drawn characters and 2D grid-based gameplay with challenging, deadly puzzles. With 40 story-driven levels, you’ll have to navigate the abandoned ship you wake on, utilize water flow and currents to progress – while avoiding alien creatures on board that are set to harm or hinder – to discover the mysteries of who you really are.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
The Hong Kong Massacre

The Hong Kong Massacre

Platform: Switch
December 26, 2020
Blast your way through the streets of Hong Kong in a fast-paced, top-down shooter. Inspired by classic action movies, The Hong Kong Massacre places you at the center of a hard-boiled revenge story, filled with brutal, cinematic shootouts and vivid underworld locations. Take on the role of a former police detective bent on exacting vengeance for his partner's murder and use of a mixture of raw firepower, slow-motion, and dive/dodge mechanics to tear your way through the criminal ranks. Dive through windows or dodge behind cover - every shot is lethal, so stay aware of your surroundings and exploit the environment however you can. When the heat is on, you can slow down time and plan for the next move. Avoiding bullets whilst taking out enemies is crucial for survival - but beware, your slow-motion ability is limited: plan fast, think ahead and bring down the bad guys unscathed. Each level features a range of challenges, allowing you to unlock new weapons as you progress, trading bullets from restaurants to rooftops across a moody, crime-riddled city.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
tbd
Bit.Trip Beat

Bit.Trip Beat

Platform: Switch
December 25, 2020
BIT.TRIP BEAT is a rhythm game that brings retro action into the present, letting you use the motion-sensing Wii Remote controller to bounce beats. Retro visuals, classic game play, four-player multiplayer and an 8-bit soundtrack will get you in the zone and rock your world. The challenges are mighty, but if you can stay cool as the difficulty increases, you'll discover the beginnings of the BIT.TRIP saga.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Bit.Trip Flux

Bit.Trip Flux

Platform: Switch
December 25, 2020
The BIT.TRIP series comes full circle with BIT.TRIP FLUX, CommanderVideo's final adventure. Grab your Wii Remote controller and get ready for classic paddle-based game play as CommanderVideo returns to the source. Whether playing in single-player or in cooperative two-player mode, you'll be faced with new challenges that will make even the most experienced BIT.TRIPPERS weep. Enjoy new power-ups (including the Fullscreen Paddle), new beat types (including Avoid Beats) and the new Meta Mode. Ride along with CommanderVideo as he completes his mission and returns home.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Bit.Trip Fate

Bit.Trip Fate

Platform: Switch
December 25, 2020
FATE is the penultimate chapter in the six-part BIT.TRIP series and will leave you wondering what’s next.Key Features: The arrow keys control CommanderVideo while the mouse allows you to fire anywhere on screen! Or if you prefer, plug in a controller for dual-stick shooting action!
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
Bit.Trip Runner

Bit.Trip Runner

Platform: Switch
December 25, 2020
Discover the fastest, most exhilarating action-platformer to hit the WiiWare service. Race across the moon, kicking down crystal walls and sliding under chomping moon-slugs. Bound through the Robotic Mines and face off against the MinerMech. Dash through the Big City on a quest to find friends and defeat the final boss together. Runner is the fourth entry in the award-winning and critically acclaimed Bit.Trip series. You control CommanderVideo as he runs, jumps, slides and kicks. With exciting modern and retro challenges, you can move through more than 50 levels of addictive game play. Chiptune supergroup Anamanaguchi makes a guest appearance. Join CommanderVideo on his most epic journey yet!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
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