James and the guys at SwitchWatchTV have searched through the eShops to bring us 23 of the best bargains currently on there. It would serve you a great deal to look at what they found! You can check out the video from their YouTube channel below, or you can continue downward to read the script here on SwitchWatch.co.uk. Let’s get those wallets ready!
Hello and welcome back to our weekly Best Bargains on the eShop, where we help you navigate the murky depths of the the Switch’s online store to find the best bargains. The gems worth picking up!
Let us know your pick of the week in the comments as each week we give away a $10 eShop voucher to one person who shared their pick. Later on, we will announce last week’s winner, but for now let’s jump in and take a look at these deals, starting off with my (James’) pick of the week.
Stick It To The Man
Kicking things off with my pick this week, and I’ve gone for Stick it to the Man by Zoink games. In this quirky, oddball tale, you play as Ray, a hard hat tester who ironically gets whacked hard on the head, as he dreams of having mind bending abilities and wakes up to find it’s real. This is a wonderful trip into the mind through the medium of a point-and-click adventure combined with a bit of platforming. I love the paper craft backdrop and characters as well as the over the top voice acting. It is just brimming with humour! Last week we covered Flipping Death, and if you liked that you will love this, especially with 80% off. Definitely one of the best bargains this week!
Juan and Jordan, what are your picks this week?
Flame in the Flood
Juan: Thank you very much, James. My pick of the week is Flame in the Flood. It is at an incredible 70% off in all regions. Here we have a wilderness survival game where you control a girl and her dog down a procedurally generated river. Of course evading dangerous wildlife is key, along with finding resources to survive and also remedying inflictions. We love the visuals here and the cool sountrack, and with 70% off now, this is definitely the time to try it out. See you next week, ladies and gentlemen. Take care!
Child of Light
Jordan: What’s up, guys? Jordan here with my pick of the week. This week I’m going for a beautiful RPG in the form of Child of light from Ubisoft. This is critically acclaimed for all sorts of reasons, and it’s now an unmissable 70% off. This is the cheapest it’s ever been on the Nintendo Switch. Yes, it’s an Ubisoft game which means it’s on sale regularly, but I doubt it will get more money off than this for quite a while. It’s now just £4.80 in the UK and 5.99 in Euros.
Sadly, there’s no sale in the US as of yet, but that’s often the case with Ubisoft. One week they’ll have a sale in Europe then America will follow. But if you don’t want to risk it, it’s definitely worth setting up a UK account to nab this at such a great pice. It’s very rare you’ll get this much quality for the price. Alright, anyone picking this one up? Hopefully America will get the same sale next. Anyways, that’s it for me. signing out!
Thanks, guys! Those are some terrific picks for Best Bargains. On with the rest!
Velocity 2X is a fast-paced shoot-em-up that is all about being in the zone. You need fast reactions and twitch reflexes to succeed here! Everything about this game is driven towards speed. The campaign has no fluffy filler, and speedrunners will love trying to beat that score a la arcade-style. A wonderful game at a brilliant price.
Dead Cells is a metroidvania that keeps you coming back for more. It’s one of the best games on the Switch with its rogue-lite silky gameplay. There are a vast number of weapons and upgrades to discover as well as secrets to be found. The controls are excellent, and everything about this game brings you back for one more run. It only has 30% off, but this game is worth it at full price. This deal comes right before the new DLC arrives, which easily makes this one of the best bargains of the week! Get ready for that new content.
There is something freeing about a game where there is no shooting, no enemies to kill, and no levelling up or lives to worry about. Ascendance peels these classic gaming troupes away and leaves us with one simple objective; find the next orb. When you find it, you move on to the next level and try to find the next one. The game’s setting is bright, low-fi polygon which I personally quite like, and its nice to explore. This is the kind of game you can play to unwind. There’s no deep thinking or extremely hard areas to contend with, and it’s worth giving it a go at less than £1, euro, or dollar! That’s a bargain.
Trine 2 is a wonderful puzzle platformer with RPG elements thrown in. You control 3 characters, a wizard, a warrior, and a thief, together as they make the trine, and it’s in using all 3 characters’ skills that you will achieve your objectives. The game looks gorgeous on the switch and the controls work really well here. This is an interesting and fun game alone, but if you get friends together in co-op, this is an exceptional experience.
Back in the 90s, I loved the original worms from Team 17. The mischievous mayhem that sets your troops against your opponents in turn-based action and randomized terrrain battles led to some great carnage. Over the years, the series has had some further hits, but also some misses. To my delight, Worms WMD takes the series right back to its core. Silly and awesome weapons, 2D maps, and devilish voiceovers. The campaign is decent, but playing this with friends is where the true joy lies.
Spyro Reignited Trilogy
Spyro Reignited Trilogy is my favourite game to play with my niece and with my girlfriend! My girlfriend and I remember the original games and enjoy the new lick of paint that doesn’t detract from the original gameplay, and my niece is experiencing these classics for the first time and loves them. These games have aged well, and the cost is reasonable with 50% off.
Black Paradox is a side-scrolling shooter with an 80s sci-fi vibe going on. There are just 7 levels and dying just once is a game over. It’s a tricky game, challenging and addictive. It is good on a tv and probably even better in handheld mode, plus there’s a decent co-op experience. A great pick up and play title, and an even better bargain.
Valiant Hearts is a heart-breaking yet engrossing story about war. Set in World War I, this is a puzzle adventure from Ubisoft that touches the heart as well as being an enjoyable game. This is the story of broken love and surviving. The horrors of the trenches, sacrifice, friendship, and tragedy are the themes in this tearjerker.
Slain: Back from Hell
When Slain was originally released on other platforms, it had poor controls and some issues that let the game down. When it got ported to the Switch, a lot of these issues were fixed, and what we were left with is a decent Castlevania-inspired, heavy metal hack-n-slash title! If you love a brutal challenge and don’t mind dying repeatedly, then this will be the game for you. If you don’t find that fun, then stay well clear of it. There are no difficulty settings here. It is what it is, so you either live with that or you don’t.
Rayman Legends on the Nintendo Switch is a great blast. It’s one of the best platformers in recent years, and the definitive version on the Switch brings a few additions to the already large game. You can enjoy this one by yourself where you can take advantage of playing on the move, or with a friend as you take on the colorful worlds.
Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered
Assassins Creed 3 on the Nintendo Switch is the remastered version with a few small lifestyle tweaks. It’s not everyone’s favourite, but I thoroughly enjoyed it when I reviewed it, which you can check out by clicking HERE. It introduces some new mechanics and characters, and it’s good to have this available on the Switch.
Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition
Guacamelee is a game that needs no introduction. It’s a magical and creative title that fully embraces the Lucha Libre wrestling style and mystical folklore of Mexico. This mashed together with some humour, and we have a fantastic game wrapping it all together. The Super Turbo Championship Edition on the Switch brings lots of little enhancements as well as new areas to be explored.
Next up it’s the fantastic Double Cross. This one is an action adventure platformer that feels like Mega Man with a little Sonic thrown in. It takes place at RIFT headquarters, an interdimensional police force. Think Men in Black! The story is one big whoddunit full of bonkers aliens from different galaxies including my favourite, a body builder Brussel sprout dude. Yes, it’s the muscles… from Brussels!
You play as Zahra Sinclair, and controlling her is nice and tight. She jumps around using a nifty proton slinger, and I love that this game is set across 3 worlds. Each feels unique and the look and sound is spot on. Truly one of the best bargains this week.
Death Squared is a co-op puzzle game that involves working closely together. There are 80 levels in the campaign for you and friends to enjoy, plus an additional 40 four-player party levels to experience as well, making this a solid pick and a great bargain.
If you want a flight simulator, then Bomber Crew has you covered. This is a great little flight simulator which is going to put your multi-tasking skills to the absolute test. You can customise your plane and manage everything from hydraulics, fuel, and ammo just to name a few. Once in the skies, danger is everywhere and it’s up to you to make sure your crew is prepared so that they can survive and excel in each mission.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
South Park: The Fractured But Whole is a fantastic follow-up to The Stick of Truth. It’s a must-buy for any South Park aficionado and still a blast for everyone else. Ubisoft took the development in house this time and didn’t disappoint. It’s well written with a giggle every few moments. The game isn’t perfect with a few small bugs and the sense that the difficulty isn’t there to support the game’s mechanics, but overall, this game is just a blast.
Skelly Selest takes you back to the classic arcade days with its arena-style action. You face hordes of enemies and alternate between up close and personal attacks with ranged weapons as well as combining beat-em-up and shooter mechanics. There are lots of items and even a few different modes, and while not perfect, it’s a bargain now that it’s on sale.
Oniken: Unstoppable Edition
In a post-apocalyptic future controlled by a sinister corporation, the ninja mercenary Zaku is the last hope for humanity. Inspired by the demanding gameplay of 8-bit action platformers, Oniken: Unstoppable Edition pits your agility and swordplay against a gauntlet of enemies, traps, and challenging bosses. There’s a single life hardcore mode for those looking for an extreme challenge as well.
1979 Revolution: Black Friday
Based on true stories and historical events, 1979 Revolution: Black Friday is an interactive drama about choice and consequence, chaos and order. The year is 1978, the place is Tehran, Iran. You play a photojournalist who returns home to find his people protesting the ruling King, the Shah. Armed with your camera, you’re soon pulled into a dangerous world of revolution and civil unrest. The visuals are not great, the interaction is minimal, and it’s a short game, but story-wise, it’s fascinating. For the price of a cup of coffee, it’s worthy bargain.
Tachyon Project is a surprisingly good twin-stick shooter. I think it’s got plenty to offer for fans of the genre with its health/time gimmick where your health bar is linked to time. Getting hit makes you lose time and killing enemies gets you a little bit more back. There’s also a somewhat interesting story, lots of customization, mission types, and enemy variety. It’s got a lot going for it, including the cheap price, and that’s before the sale! How could we not include this on Best Bargains?
There Are Your Best Bargains!
And there you have a bunch of bargains worth picking up. Let us know your pick this week, and next Sunday we will give away a $10 eShop voucher. Speaking of which, last week’s winner is… Ross Robbins! Congratulations, Ross. Please email us and we will get you that voucher.
That’s it from me today, but if you enjoyed this please tune in again next Sunday for more bargains. Jordan’s fabulous physical release roundup will be out tomorrow, and I cannot wait for that. Plus did you see Juan’s review of Kunai? A really cool new metroidvania. If you enjoy our content, well, thank you for watching and please do consider subscribing to the YouTube channel! See you soon, take care.
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