SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Chicory’, ‘Dungeon Munchies’, ‘Let’s Play! Oink Games’, and Today’s Other Releases and Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for December 16th, 2021. In today’s article, we’ve got a whole lot of new releases to look at. More than expected thanks to the Indie World Showcase yesterday. We’ve got summaries of all of the new games, including such fantastic titles as Chicory: A Colorful Tale and Dungeon Munchies. We’ve also got a rather hefty list of new sales, plus the latest list of expiring ones. Let’s get to work!

New Releases

Chicory: A Colorful Tale ($19.99)

SwitchArcade Highlight!

This is a cute top-down adventure game set in a coloring book world. You can paint on everything. Cool. It even has support for touch controls. The story goes that superstar artist Chicory has gone missing and took all of the world’s color with her. You’re her number one fan, and you take it upon yourself to fill in for her. Use your painting abilities to solve puzzles, pick up new abilities to open new paths, and customize your character’s appearance as you see fit. You can play on your own or pull in a friend for some local co-op. This is a very good game. Pick it up if you like very good games.

Let’s Play! Oink Games ($21.99)

SwitchArcade Highlight!

You may or may not be familiar with Oink Games, but they’re a Japanese board game company founded by former members of Skip. This Switch collection includes adaptations of four of those games, playable online or offline with up to eight players. Deep Sea Adventure, Startups, Moon Adventure, and my personal favorite A Fake Artist Goes to NY. Apparently more games will be added in the future, likely as paid DLC. You really need other players to enjoy this one, but if you like party games you’ll probably find something to enjoy here.

Dungeon Munchies ($16.99)

SwitchArcade Highlight!

Lots of good games today, but don’t let this one slip past you in all of the bustle. This is a side-scrolling action-RPG where you are what you eat, and what you eat is your enemies. Hunt down creatures, cook up a nice balanced meal, and see what abilities you’ll gain. If there are any bits leftover that you can’t eat, you can use them to craft weapons and other tools. As you delve deeper into the dungeon, more of the story will be revealed. I think it’s quite spiffy, but you don’t have to take my word for it. The game has gotten heaps of praise on other platforms.

Arcade Archives Mirai Ninja ($7.99)

Yeah, this is the kind of thing I was hoping to see when Hamster signed Namco up for Arcade Archives. It’s not that 1988’s Mirai Ninja is a particularly good game. It’s not. It’s barely decent. But never in a million years would Namco bring this game back out on its own. Hamster digs deep, and even if the games aren’t great, it’s awesome to see them made more accessible to a wider audience. In the case of this game, it’s one of the first to have a live-action movie based on it. Historically notable! It’s also very unlikely you’ve played it before! If either of those things are what pulls you to the Arcade Archives line, Mirai Ninja may be for you.

Trash Quest ($9.99)

This is apparently a Metroidvania where you play as a space raccoon with a gun. No, not that one. That would be infringement. This one doesn’t wear clothes. Anyway, it follows the usual formula where you get new abilities that allow you to reach new places. There’s only a single spawn point that you go back to every time you die, so I’d imagine it’s not a terribly big game. Still, there’s a certain appeal to the way its pixels are laid out.

Murder Diaries 3 – Santa’s Trail of Blood ($9.99)

Well, isn’t that special? This is similar to the other Murder Diaries games. You play as a floating soul and you need to search the environments for memories that will tell the story piece by piece. This one has a Christmas theme, but it’s one of those Christmas stories about serial killers and horror. Not really my kind of thing, but maybe it’s yours?

Sakura Santa ($9.99)

Hey, it’s another Sakura visual novel. You know what to expect by now, surely. Koji is feeling lonely because it’s his first Christmas away from home. He goes to the local shrine and prays to have someone to spend the holiday with. Soon after, he meets three young women, all of whom think he’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. In fact, they all want to spend time with him leading up to Christmas Day. Make your choices and see who Koji will end up with.

Dinosaur Jigsaw Puzzles – Dino Puzzle Game For Kids & Toddlers ($14.99)

That’s one of those titles that tells you almost everything you need to know. It requires the touchscreen so it’s meant for undocked play only. And that’s all I’ve got to say about this.

The Enigma Machine ($7.99)

Yes, that’s the real screenshot. Don’t reload your browser, it’s supposed to look like that. It’s a combination of first-person exploration and point-and-click adventure mechanics, and it’s pretty good. You jump into the mind of an AI and explore it via the Dreamscape interface. As you can tell, it has a unique presentation that catches the eye almost immediately. If you’re looking for an adventure game that’s a bit on the quirky side, this could be your ticket.

OMNO ($15.99)

This is a brief, relaxing, atmospheric puzzle adventure. It’s definitely an impressive effort from what amounts to a one-man team, with plenty of interesting sights to see. Unfortunately there isn’t a whole lot I can say about it as I haven’t had a chance to play it yet, but reviews were fairly positive for the game on other platforms. I’d say if you’re into these kinds of short narrative experiences, you’ll want to consider picking up OMNO.

Love Pop! ($8.99)

This is a game about old-fashioned courtship. Maybe. You’re blowing kisses to your neighbor in the next building, but you’ll have to draw lines to make sure they get where they need to go. There are more than one hundred levels to clear, each with different obstacles and problems to guide the hearts around. It feels like a lost game from the early Nintendo DS era, though you’ll be drawing those lines with the controller instead of a stylus. Not really the same, but hey, neither is the price.

Timelie ($19.99)

Hey, it’s an adventure/puzzle game where you manipulate time to solve puzzles. Strangely, it’s not the only one of these in today’s bunch. This one leans more into a stealth style of gameplay, where you have to use your abilities to sneak around deadly robots. You control two characters, a girl and her cat, and you’ll need to use them to make your way through each tricky situation. Reviews of the PC version were favorable if not overwhelmingly so. If the concept interests you, give it a closer look.


And here’s our other time manipulation game for today. Kind of, anyway. You have the abilities to record and restore and have to use them to solve the puzzles in each stage. Basically, you take a snapshot of something, and then move it or manipulate it, and then restore back to the original state. The simple example is recording a block, then pushing it so you can get past, then restoring it so that it won’t be in your way anymore. You get more than 200 puzzles here, so it’s definitely a big-pants puzzler. Once again I’ll say that if you like the premise you’ll probably like the game.

Hashihime of the Old Book Town Append ($61.64)

We’ve had plenty of yuri-themed visual novels on the Switch, but BL (boy’s love) titles are significantly rarer. Well, here’s one set in the Taisho era about a young man named Tamamori who ends up working in a used book store after failing to pass his university entrance exams. Soon his friends start dying one by one under mysterious circumstances. Even stranger, Tamamori realizes he is stuck in a three-day time loop. Can he save his friends? And what is really going on? It’s a wild ride, albeit a very linear one. There are five different men to romance, up to and including the masked man that is stalking in the shadows. You sure can’t say this game fails to pack its fair share of twists.


(North American eShop, US Prices)

Lots in today’s list of new sales. There are some Bandai Namco games, some Electronic Arts games, some Onion Games, and a whole bunch more. Take your time going through the list, as there is some neat stuff there. I’m expecting a lot more tomorrow, too. The outbox has some good games in it as well, so you might as well check that list too. I’m late for dinner, so I’ll cut it short there!

Select New Games on Sale

God Eater 3 ($9.59 from $59.99 until 12/22)
Ni no Kuni: WotWW ($9.99 from $49.99 until 12/22)
Ni no Kuni II: RK PE ($41.99 from $59.99 until 12/22)
Disney Tsum Tsum Festival ($19.99 from $49.99 until 12/22)
Namco Museum ($7.49 from $29.99 until 12/22)
Namco Museum Archives Vol 1 ($4.99 from $19.99 until 12/22)
Namco Museum Archives Vol 2 ($4.99 from $19.99 until 12/22)
Pac-Man CE 2 Plus ($5.99 from $19.99 until 12/22)
Katamari Damacy Reroll ($7.49 from $29.99 until 12/22)
Mr Driller DrillLand ($7.49 from $29.99 until 12/22)
Tales of Vesperia DE ($12.49 from $49.99 until 12/22)
Sword Art Online HR Deluxe ($7.49 from $49.99 until 12/22)
Sword Art Online FB Complete ($9.59 from $59.99 until 12/22)
Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth CE ($14.99 from $49.99 until 12/22)
Taiko no Tatsujin Drum n Fun ($9.99 from $49.99 until 12/22)

Taiko no Tatsujin Rhythmic Adv. ($24.99 from $49.99 until 12/22)
Active Life Outdoor Challenge ($29.99 from $49.99 until 12/22)
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot ($35.99 from $59.99 until 12/22)
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 ($7.99 from $49.99 until 12/22)
Dragon Ball FighterZ ($9.59 from $59.99 until 12/22)
Super Dragon Ball Heroes WM ($8.99 from $59.99 until 12/22)
Captain Tsubasa: RoNC ($19.79 from $59.99 until 12/22)
Jump Force: DE ($12.49 from $49.99 until 12/22)
My Hero One’s Justice ($9.59 from $59.99 until 12/22)
My Hero One’s Justice 2 ($20.99 from $59.99 until 12/22)
One Piece: Unlimited World Red DE ($6.39 from $39.99 until 12/22)
One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 DE ($6.39 from $39.99 until 12/22)
One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 ($17.99 from $59.99 until 12/22)
Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy ($15.99 from $39.99 until 12/22)
Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 ($24.99 from $49.99 until 12/22)

Doraemon Story of Seasons ($12.49 from $49.99 until 12/22)
RAD ($4.99 from $19.99 until 12/22)
Little Nightmares CE ($7.49 from $29.99 until 12/22)
Little Nightmares II ($20.09 from $29.99 until 12/22)
Little Mouse’s Encyclopedia ($4.99 from $12.99 until 12/22)
Unravel Two ($4.99 from $19.99 until 12/26)
Lost in Random ($20.09 from $29.99 until 12/26)
Burnout Paradise Remastered ($9.89 from $29.99 until 12/26)
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit ($11.99 from $39.99 until 12/26)
Plants Vs Zombies BfN Complete ($17.99 from $39.99 until 12/26)
Zumba Aqua ($2.39 from $2.99 until 12/29)
The Men of Yoshiwara ($9.79 from $19.99 until 12/30)
Escape Trick: 35 Fateful Enigmas ($9.99 from $19.99 until 12/30)
Pool Billiard ($1.99 from $7.99 until 12/30)
Catch ‘Em! Goldfish Scooping ($2.39 from $7.99 until 12/30)

THE Card: Poker, Blackjack, Etc ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/30)
THE Casino: Roulette, Video Poker, Etc ($4.99 from $9.99 until 12/30)
THE Golf ($2.99 from $9.99 until 12/30)
THE Card Battle: Eternal Destiny ($13.29 from $18.99 until 12/30)
Omega Labyrinth Life ($24.59 from $59.99 until 12/30)
Abyss of Sacrifice ($19.99 from $39.99 until 12/30)
Rogue Star Rescue ($11.24 from $14.99 until 12/30)
Nightshade ($28.79 from $47.99 until 12/30)
Bakumatsu Renka Shinsengumi ($24.99 from $49.99 until 12/30)
Fly Together! ($1.99 from $14.99 until 12/31)
Conduct Together! ($1.99 from $19.99 until 12/31)
Stealth ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/4)
KORG Gadget ($24.00 from $48.00 until 1/4)
The Letter: A Horror Visual Novel ($15.99 from $19.99 until 1/5)
Filmechanism ($16.99 from $19.99 until 1/5)

Jessika ($4.49 from $14.99 until 1/5)
Qube Qross ($4.19 from $6.99 until 1/5)
Ekstase ($9.99 from $14.99 until 1/5)
Rawr-Off ($1.99 from $2.99 until 1/5)
Lonely Mountains: Downhill ($10.99 from $19.99 until 1/5)
Not Tonight: Take Back Control ($2.49 from $24.99 until 1/5)
Yes, Your Grace ($7.99 from $19.99 until 1/5)
Nowhere Prophet ($9.99 from $24.99 until 1/5)
Hypnospace Outlaw ($7.99 from $19.99 until 1/5)
Jigsaw Masterpieces EX KCG ($14.99 from $29.99 until 1/5)
Deadly Days ($2.84 from $18.99 until 1/5)
Shakes on a Plane ($1.99 from $19.99 until 1/5)
The Innsmouth Case ($2.24 from $14.99 until 1/5)
Leisure Suit Larry WDD Saga ($12.99 from $64.99 until 1/5)
Leisure Suit Larry: WDDD ($3.99 from $39.99 until 1/5)

Leisure Suit Larry: WDDT ($9.99 from $39.99 until 1/5)
Descenders ($12.49 from $24.99 until 1/5)
Swords & Soldiers ($1.99 from $7.49 until 1/5)
Swap This! ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/5)
RIVE: Ultimate Edition ($1.99 from $14.99 until 1/5)
Toki Tori ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/5)
Toki Tori 2+ ($1.99 from $14.99 until 1/5)
Brawlout ($7.99 from $19.99 until 1/5)
Figment ($1.99 from $19.99 until 1/5)
Mon Amour ($2.69 from $8.99 until 1/6)
Black Bird ($9.49 from $18.99 until 1/6)
Dandy Dungeon ($9.49 from $18.99 until 1/6)
moon ($16.99 from $18.99 until 1/6)
Fight Crab ($13.99 from $19.99 until 1/6)
Demong Hunter ($3.99 from $7.99 until 1/6)

Brigandine Legend of Runersia ($29.99 from $49.99 until 1/6)
Tonight We Riot ($7.50 from $15.00 until 1/6)
Levels+: Puzzle Game ($2.79 from $6.99 until 1/6)
Dungeon Limbus ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/6)
Ephemeral: Fantasy on Dark ($26.59 from $37.99 until 1/6)
Steam Prison ($45.84 from $65.49 until 1/6)
Counter Recon: The First Mission ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/6)
Dark Water: Slime Invader ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/6)
Animus ($2.95 from $7.99 until 1/6)
Animus: Harbinger ($2.95 from $7.99 until 1/6)
Animus: Revenant ($11.49 from $22.99 until 1/6)
Girls Tank Battle ($7.69 from $10.99 until 1/6)
Bullet Battle Evolution ($5.54 from $14.99 until 1/6)
Picklock ($1.99 from $7.99 until 1/6)
Creepy Road ($5.19 from $12.99 until 1/6)
Haunted Dawn: The Zombie Apocalypse ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/6)
Last 4 Alive: Escape From Zombies ($7.69 from $10.99 until 1/6)
Zombie is Planting ($7.69 from $10.99 until 1/6)
Trash Quest ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/6)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Friday, December 17th

Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers ($2.99 from $19.99 until 12/17)
Akane ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/17)
Awe ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/17)
Brawl Chess ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/17)
Bulb Boy ($2.69 from $8.99 until 12/17)
Cargo Crew Driver ($5.99 from $11.99 until 12/17)
Child of Light UE ($4.99 from $19.99 until 12/17)
City Bus Driving Simulator ($4.79 from $11.99 until 12/17)
Coast Guard: Beach Rescue ($4.79 from $11.99 until 12/17)
Dead Synchronicity: TCT ($5.09 from $14.99 until 12/17)
Death Crown ($9.74 from $12.99 until 12/17)
Demon’s Crystals ($5.09 from $14.99 until 12/17)
Detective Driver: Miami Files ($4.79 from $11.99 until 12/17)
Dynamite Fishing: World Games ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/17)
Extreme Car Driver ($5.99 from $11.99 until 12/17)

Eyes: The Horror Game ($1.99 from $2.49 until 12/17)
Freaky Awesome ($3.24 from $12.99 until 12/17)
Gas Station: Highway Services ($4.79 from $11.99 until 12/17)
Ginger: Beyond the Crystal ($6.79 from $19.99 until 12/17)
Haustoria ($1.99 from $12.99 until 12/17)
Horned Knight ($3.49 from $5.99 until 12/17)
Jettomero: Hero of the Universe ($6.00 from $12.00 until 12/17)
Jigsaw Fun: Wonderful Nature ($9.99 from $14.99 until 12/17)
Just Dance 2021 ($29.99 from $49.99 until 12/17)
Leopoldo Manquiseil ($1.99 from $3.99 until 12/17)
Little Bug ($7.79 from $12.99 until 12/17)
Lost Artifacts: Time Machine ($3.99 from $9.99 until 12/17)
Magic Twins ($7.79 from $12.99 until 12/17)
Mana Spark ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/17)
Mars: Chaos Menace ($3.39 from $9.99 until 12/17)

MathLand ($3.59 from $5.99 until 12/17)
Monster Energy Supercross 2 ($5.24 from $34.99 until 12/17)
Multilevel Parking Driver ($5.99 from $11.99 until 12/17)
Night Lights ($3.99 from $4.99 until 12/17)
Nightmare Boy ($3.39 from $9.99 until 12/17)
Oniria Crimes ($11.99 from $19.99 until 12/17)
Onirike ($10.49 from $14.99 until 12/17)
Paradise Lost ($8.99 from $14.99 until 12/17)
Pecaminosa: A Pixel Noir Game ($10.49 from $14.99 until 12/17)
Pile Up! Box by Box ($10.49 from $14.99 until 12/17)
Pocket Mini Golf ($1.99 from $2.49 until 12/17)
Puzzle Book ($1.99 from $3.99 until 12/17)
Rayman Legends DE ($9.99 from $39.99 until 12/17)
Real Boxing 2 ($8.99 from $14.99 until 12/17)
REKT! High Octane Stunts ($1.99 from $5.99 until 12/17)

RISK Global Domination ($7.99 from $19.99 until 12/17)
Robonauts ($1.99 from $3.99 until 12/17)
Runner3 ($9.99 from $19.99 until 12/17)
She Sees Red: Interactive Movie ($2.99 from $9.99 until 12/17)
South Park The Fractured But Whole ($14.99 from $59.99 until 12/17)
South Park The Stick of Truth ($11.99 from $29.99 until 12/17)
Space Pioneer ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/17)
Starlink: Battle for Atlas ($11.99 from $59.99 until 12/17)
Starlink: BfA Deluxe Edition ($19.99 from $79.99 until 12/17)
They Breathe ($1.99 from $3.99 until 12/17)
Trials Rising Gold ($8.99 from $29.99 until 12/17)
Trials Rising Standard ($5.99 from $19.99 until 12/17)
Trivial Pursuit Live ($7.99 from $19.99 until 12/17)
Truck Simulator 2 ($5.99 from $11.99 until 12/17)
Valiant Hearts: The Great War ($4.99 from $19.99 until 12/17)
Willy Jetman: Astromonkey’s Revenge ($5.09 from $14.99 until 12/17)
Zenith ($7.49 from $14.99 until 12/17)

That’s all for today, friends. We’ll be back tomorrow with the rest of the releases of the week. I only see a few games on the schedule, but I’m sure a few will pop up unexpectedly as usual. We’ll also have whatever sales come along in the next twenty-four hours. I hope you all have a thrilling Thursday, and as always, thanks for reading!

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