James and the guys at SwitchWatchTV have done it again! They have scoured the various eShops for the best bargains, and they are making it easy for us to sift through the nonsense and find the goods. Check out their video below, or you can continue to read the list here on SwitchWatch.co.uk.
Hello, and welcome back to our weekly eShop Switch games sale roundup where we help you cut through the noise and find the best bargains! I’m James Romero, and along with Juan and Jordan we have you covered. Last week was all about the EU and UK spring sale, and great news! Most of those games are now on sale until the 19th in the US, so be sure to check out last week’s list.
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 bargains.
Just Dance 2020
Kicking things off with my pick for this week’s bargains, and it’s perhaps a surprise…
The just dance formula from Ubisoft hasn’t changed much since the first release back in 2009, if it ain’t broken why fix it and all that! You pick up a JoyCon and copy professional dancers moves as they strut their stuff over a bunch of popular tracks. This years entry is very similar to last years but the ability to hold a mobile has returned which is a welcome addition and the 40 tracks this year are quite broad and decent, there is also a kids mode which takes down the complexity so your little ones can enjoy it.
With 60% off and while a lot of people are stuck in the house this is a great way to do a workout and make it fun, its also a laugh to play with your family members – including little ones, the game has become quite polished and aside from the new tracks its a bit hard to justify investing each time around but its easy to recommend if you don’t own an older iteration – one thing to be aware of is Just dance unlimited which is a subscription service that unlocks a huge number of additional tracks but costs quite a bit.
For some wholesome and active fun, consider this one.
Jordan, Juan. What are your picks for this week’s bargains?
Cosmic Star Heroine
Hello, everyone! Jordan here with my pick of the week for bargains. This time I’m going to go indie, I’m going with a nice little retro inspired RPG in the form of Cosmic Star Heroine. This is a great title that has lots callings from classics such as Chrono Trigger as well as Phantasy Star and if you like either of those games, you’re definitely going to want to give this one a try. In the US it is now 80% off, so for a very solid, 10 hour compact RPG, you’re definitely getting your money’s worth. I thought full price was decent value, but just 3 bucks? Well RPG fans will owe themselves to give this one a try at that price. Alright, guys. That’s my pick for bargains.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Juan: The guys that made Hellblade certainly have pedigree from making Devil May Cry to Heavenly Sword. We have a broken Celtic warrior who must descend into hell to fight for her soul and dead lover. Set in the Viking age, everything about this game screams quality. The way the developers have given us an insight into Senuas’s mind has to be experienced.
If you have not played this yet then now is the time to invest as it has 50% off in the UK and in Europe. For our American friends this is still full price but no worries you can still purchase from these e-shops, and we have a handy guide as to how if you require it. That’s my pick for this week’s bargains!
Battle Chasers: Nightwar
Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a fantastic western-made JRPG style game that’s based on a best selling comic from the late 90s. Featuring traditional turn-based combat, you explore a large world with secrets aplenty. It has lots of customization, crafting, randomly generated dungeons that will satisfy those looking to dungeon dive in this very well put together game. Plus it looks lovely too. It may have been a bit daunting for some with it’s standard price at $40, but now on sale with its largest discount its well priced to pick up.
Unravel two is a charming puzzle platformer in which you control two yarnys, basically characters made of thread that use their yarn to swing across gaps and solve puzzles. Playing it solo it’s fun but it’s clearly made to be enjoyed with a friend. 75% off is a steal for this fun one.
The Touryst is a wonderful action-adventure puzzle game which is just awesome. While the art style is not to everyone’s taste, in our team it won us over with its surprises. For example, football practice or surfing were some highlights in this great little 8-hour adventure. There is some great adventuring to do here and the game surprised us with its atmosphere, puzzling, and exploring all while having a load of fun mini-games thrown in to keep you hooked all the way till the credit roll. A must buy now that its on sale!
When platinum games bring out a new franchise its always exciting! They have a knack for creating fast paced action games with a twist and here its that you control two characters and it somehow feels right. Set in a dystopian future with aliens and a quirky tale this is a triple A title that’s highly polished and a blast to play and with 33% off, it’s a good time to pick up during these bargains.
This Is the Police
In this is the police you take role of Jack Boyd, the chief of police in the fictional city of Freeburg in his final few months before retirement. Freeburg is in a downward spiral, there is corruption in the local government and the criminal elements have spread their influence, its all rather depressing for Jack. This noir styled game blends city simulation with narrative driven sections and crime solving. The cast is excellent and its up to you whether you take bribes or play it straight and for the most part this is a gripping tale, eventually it gets a bit repetitive but with 80% you can’t go wrong.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
South Park: The Fractured But Whole is a fantastic follow up to the Stick of Truth, its 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, its 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 games mechanics but overall this game is just a blast.
Owlboy is a game which took 10 years to make and you can see the love that has gone into every pixel of this wonderful game about a mute named Otus who struggles to live up to expectations of Owlhood. A story-driven platformer which ignores gravity as you can fly. There are some nice dungeons to explore and challenging bosses to beat in this great adventure. We loved the art, gameplay, and music, and at a price of £11.39, it is currently a must own.
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, randomised terrrain battles led to some great carnage, over the years the series has had some further hits but also some misses but 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.
Songbird Symphony is an adorable 2D platformer in pixel art that follows the heartfelt story of Birb, a cheerful little bird on a quest to learn more about his origins. The game combines various rhythm gameplay mechanics: chirp in rhythm to activate platforms and learn new notes as you challenge the animals of the forest in wondrous musical battles. Birb will get access to new areas in the forest as he expands his vocal range, the combination works really well and there is a suprising big map to explore and find secrets in. With 80% off this is great bargain.
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap is a beautifully drawn and animated remake of the unforgettable Sega Master System game Wonder Boy III. Cursed and turned into a half-human, half-lizard monstrosity by the Meka Dragon, our hero will have to explore the many traps of Monster Land in order to find a cure. The game’s developer, Lizardcube, reverse-engineered the original game in order to faithfully replicate the character movements, item drop logic, secret door locations and much more. Its been recreated wonderfully and is worth picking up.
De Mambo is a classic and chaotic multiplayer mayhem game. Getting a few friends together, this is a blast! It’s easy to pick up and play with nice simple controls. You control a blob that you move with one stick and have a single attack. If you are in need of a fun party title, then this is a great pick. On the other hand, in single player it will get boring pretty quickly. But at this bargains price, why not?
Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido
Sushi Striker is a puzzle action game bursting with anime style and character, it might look like a food management sim but its not – this is about linking plates of sushi and dashing them at your opponents whilst managing a raft of items, skills and dealing with your opponents attacks. Its a fun combo with some Pokemon RPG vibes thrown in for good measure, its presented very nicely with particularly good cut scenes and the action is engrossing and tough plus there is multiplayer to entertain you outside of the main campaign.
Invisigun is a vs title with a unique take on the classic bomber man formula – like bomber man you play against opponents on a grid and your objective is to take them out and be the last man standing or to rack up the most kills depending on the mode you are playing – what is different is that you are all invisible! You only ever reveal yourself when you activate your unique skill or shoot your weapon, it makes it harder than most multiplayer games to pick up and play but you soon get the hang of it and when you do you are in for a treat! Your clues are subtle – you will hear and see water splashing or leaves being ruffled, it’s surprisingly great and the stealth element really adds to the fast paced frantic gameplay. This is a top notch game that is perfect if you have a few friends round and 95% off – wow what a bargain.
Rocket league is a mad mash up of soccer and cars in which your aim is to score into the opposing teams goal, it’s one of the most competitive games available on the switch That requires a fair amount of skill to be any good at but can be enjoyed by players of all skill levels. Online you have the ability to choose 2 vs 2, 3 vs 3 or 4 vs 4 matches by teaming up with buddies and you can also play locally using split screen. If you and your buddies all have a switch you can also play this one in local multiplayer with support for up to 8 players.
Mark of the Ninja: Remastered
In Mark of the Ninja Remastered, you’ll know what it is to truly be a ninja. You must be silent, agile and clever to outwit your opponents in a world of gorgeous scenery and flowing animation. Marked with cursed tattoos giving you heightened senses, every situation presents you with options. This is a truly excellent stealth game with puzzle elements and great stealth mechanics, it looks great and is best enjoyed with the volume turned up so you can sneak around and remain unseen!
Thumper is one of the best rhythm titles on the switch. This is one of those games which is high on the frustration scale but is also really addictive. The game has you as a silver beetle hurtling at great speeds along a track where you will have to press buttons in time with the rhythm to stay alive. Breakneck speeds, lanes splitting, jumps, corners all add to the difficulty. A very solid game with 75% off.
Feudal Alloy is a metroidvania that is rough around the edges and odd – you play as a goldfish controlling a robotic body in an odd landscape full of robots in a medieval setting, I reviewed this one when it came out and I did enjoy it – there are nice RPG elements thrown in and the puzzles are excellent – its not perfect but at less that £3 its a bargain worth checking out!
And there you have a bunch of bargains worth picking up. Let us know your bargains pick this week down below, and next Sunday we will give away a $10 eShop voucher. Speaking of which, last week’s winner is… Tommy Boost! Congratulations, Tommy. Please email us, and we will get you that voucher.
That’s it from us today. But if you enjoyed this please tune back in next Sunday for more bargains, and Jordan’s brilliant physical roundup will be out tomorrow so keep an eye out for that. If you enjoy our content, well thank you for watching and reading, and please do consider subscribing. Once again, a massive thank you to everyone who supports us. Have a great week!