SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘The Battle of Polytopia’, ‘LEGO Bricktales’, Plus Today’s Other Releases and Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for October 12th, 2022. In today’s article, we’ve got several new releases to look at. Mostly good ones, surprisingly enough. After that, we’ve got some new sales to check out along with the expiring discounts of the day. A bit of a lighter bite today, but that’s how some Wednesdays go. Let’s get into it!

New Releases

The Battle of Polytopia ($14.99)

A simple yet surprisingly deep turn-based strategy game with a rather cute aesthetic, The Battle of Polytopia has managed to win tons of fans on mobile and PC with its high-quality, thoroughly accessible gameplay. It has its sights set on Switch owners next, and something tells me it’s going to do just fine. You get all twelve regular tribes in this version, with three game modes, configurable map types, procedurally-generated maps, and support for up to eight players via local multiplayer. Mikhail is cooking up a review for this one, so do look forward to that.

LEGO Bricktales ($29.99)

So many LEGO games out there, but so very few of them involve any actual building. LEGO Bricktales, if nothing else, has building. You’ll have to solve puzzles by building solutions, brick by brick. You’ll visit a bunch of locales that will be familiar to long time fans of LEGO, and will need to help out various characters with their problems. I’ll have a review of this one soon. I’m a bit mixed on it, so I need to spend a bit more time with it to settle my opinion.

Unusual Findings ($19.99)

Some people really did like Stranger Things enough to make their own point-and-click style adventure game that isn’t even trying to hide its source of inspiration. This game is set during the 1980s, of course. Three friends end up having an unexpected encounter one night while trying to watch an adult movie on cable. An alien is on the loose, and it seems to be hostile towards humans. Can these kids find a way to stop it? The presentation and plot are the strong points here, but the puzzle design and somewhat buggy nature of the game make it a little tough to recommend.

Warpips ($19.99)

Kind of a simplified take on a strategy game that opts to focus on the broader picture and leave the micromanagement to other games. You get to assemble and upgrade your army then send them into battle to see how they fare. You can call in air strikes, missile attacks, and artillery. The battles are randomly generated, and you get both a campaign mode and an endless mode. Is that enough for twenty bucks? A lot of people who played the game on other platforms would say so.

Bloodwash ($9.99)

A serial killer who targets pregnant women is on the loose! It would seem ill-advised for a young pregnant woman to go out and do laundry at the laundromat late at night given that fact, but here we are. This game has a low-poly PlayStation-style look to its visuals, and that certainly lends it a particular atmosphere. Horror games are not really my thing, but if they are yours, this game seems to have been very well-received by players on other platforms.


(North American eShop, US Prices)

Ubisoft is having another one of its regular sales, and there doesn’t seem to be anything unusual about this one. There are a few other bits and bobs in there, but that’s the bulk of it. The outbox is more interesting, with some of the Arcade Archives Taito games, the Picross games, the Mana games, and the Valis games going back to their regular prices after what are some very rare sales indeed. Check those lists!

Select New Games on Sale

Supaplex Squares ($10.49 from $14.99 until 10/16)
The Game of Life 2 ($14.99 from $29.99 until 10/18)
To Leave ($4.99 from $19.99 until 10/18)
The Last Survey ($1.99 from $14.99 until 10/18)
Mojito the Cat ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/18)
Swords and Bones ($1.99 from $7.99 until 10/18)
Rabbids: Party of Legends ($23.99 from $39.99 until 10/26)
Immortals Fenyx Rising Gold ($24.99 from $99.99 until 10/26)
Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection ($19.99 from $39.99 until 10/26)
Assassin’s Creed III: Remastered ($14.79 from $39.99 until 10/26)
Assassin’s Creed The Rebel Collection ($14.79 from $39.99 until 10/26)
Starlink Battle for Atlas ($11.99 from $59.99 until 10/26)
Starlink BfA Deluxe ($19.99 from $79.99 until 10/26)
Monopoly Madness ($14.99 from $29.99 until 10/26)
RISK Global Domination ($7.99 from $19.99 until 10/26)

Trivial Pursuit Live ($7.99 from $19.99 until 10/26)
Trivial Pursuit Live 2 ($12.99 from $19.99 until 10/26)
Jeopardy ($7.99 from $19.99 until 10/26)
Wheel of Fortune ($7.99 from $19.99 until 10/26)
Family Feud ($9.89 from $29.99 until 10/26)
UNO ($3.99 from $9.99 until 10/26)
South Park The Stick of Truth ($11.99 from $29.99 until 10/26)
South Park The Fractured But Whole ($14.99 from $59.99 until 10/26)
Just Dance 2022 ($19.99 from $49.99 until 10/26)
Sports Party ($7.99 from $39.99 until 10/26)
Legendary Fishing ($4.49 from $29.99 until 10/26)
Hungry Shark World ($1.99 from $9.99 until 10/26)
Trials Rising ($5.99 from $19.99 until 10/26)
Trials Rising Gold ($8.99 from $29.99 until 10/26)
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World CE ($4.94 from $14.99 until 10/26)
Valiant Hearts The Great War ($4.99 from $19.99 until 10/26)
Child of Light Ultimate ($4.99 from $19.99 until 10/26)
Polyroll ($2.49 from $4.99 until 10/31)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Thursday, October 13th

A Short Hike ($5.35 from $7.99 until 10/13)
ACA NEOGEO Puzzle Bobble ($3.99 from $7.99 until 10/13)
Airborne Kingdom ($14.99 from $24.99 until 10/13)
Apsulov: End of Gods ($13.49 from $29.99 until 10/13)
Arcade Archives Front Line ($3.99 from $7.99 until 10/13)
Arcade Archives Pirate Pete ($3.99 from $7.99 until 10/13)
Arcade Archives The Ninja Warriors ($3.99 from $7.99 until 10/13)
Arcade Archives Time Tunnel ($3.99 from $7.99 until 10/13)
Arcade Archives Typhoon Gal ($3.99 from $7.99 until 10/13)
Bloody Rally Show ($9.99 from $19.99 until 10/13)
Broken Mind ($6.99 from $9.99 until 10/13)
Bus Simulator City Ride ($31.49 from $34.99 until 10/13)
Cannon Brawl ($3.49 from $9.99 until 10/13)
Chasm ($9.99 from $19.99 until 10/13)

Collection of Mana ($19.99 from $39.99 until 10/13)
Createscape Town Nyanzou&Kumakichi ($3.00 from $4.00 until 10/13)
Dragon’s Dogma ($9.99 from $29.99 until 10/13)
Epic Dumpster Bear 2 HWBW ($2.49 from $4.99 until 10/13)
Falling Out ($11.99 from $14.99 until 10/13)
Freshly Frosted ($8.29 from $9.99 until 10/13)
Hammerwatch ($3.49 from $9.99 until 10/13)
Heroes of Hammerwatch ($9.99 from $19.99 until 10/13)
JankBrain ($2.49 from $4.99 until 10/13)
Kao the Kangaroo ($23.99 from $29.99 until 10/13)
Legend of Mana ($14.99 from $29.99 until 10/13)
Monobot ($7.79 from $12.99 until 10/13)
Picross S ($6.39 from $7.99 until 10/13)
Picross S Genesis & MS ($7.99 from $9.99 until 10/13)
Picross S2 ($7.19 from $8.99 until 10/13)
Picross S3 ($7.99 from $9.99 until 10/13)

Picross S4 ($7.99 from $9.99 until 10/13)
Picross S5 ($7.99 from $9.99 until 10/13)
Picross S6 ($7.99 from $9.99 until 10/13)
Picross S7 ($7.99 from $9.99 until 10/13)
Roundguard ($6.97 from $19.99 until 10/13)
Severed Steel ($16.24 from $24.99 until 10/13)
Shikhondo: Soul Eater ($2.79 from $13.99 until 10/13)
Slipstream ($7.99 from $9.99 until 10/13)
Smoots Golf ($3.24 from $12.99 until 10/13)
SongPop Party ($17.99 from $19.99 until 10/13)
Summer Sweetheart ($5.99 from $19.99 until 10/13)
Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition ($4.99 from $19.99 until 10/13)
Super Meat Boy ($5.99 from $14.99 until 10/13)
Tamashii ($2.99 from $11.99 until 10/13)

The Journey Down: Chapter One ($3.14 from $6.99 until 10/13)
The Journey Down: Chapter Three ($8.99 from $19.99 until 10/13)
The Journey Down: Chapter Two ($6.74 from $14.99 until 10/13)
The Procession to Calvary ($7.49 from $14.99 until 10/13)
Time on Frog Island ($19.99 from $24.99 until 10/13)
Time Rift ($7.49 from $9.99 until 10/13)
Trials of Mana ($24.99 from $49.99 until 10/13)
Underhero ($4.24 from $16.99 until 10/13)
Unto The End ($7.49 from $24.99 until 10/13)
Vagante ($9.74 from $14.99 until 10/13)
Valis Fantasm Soldier Collection ($31.99 from $39.99 until 10/13)
Valis II ($12.00 from $15.00 until 10/13)
Valis III ($12.00 from $15.00 until 10/13)
Valis The Fantasm Soldier ($12.00 from $15.00 until 10/13)
Werewolf The Apocalypse HotF ($4.79 from $14.99 until 10/13)

That’s all for today, friends. We’ll be back tomorrow with the big list of Thursday releases. It’s looking like another pretty full one, with about sixteen games on the schedule and more likely to fall out of the sky as usual. I hope you all have an excellent Wednesday, and as always, thanks for reading!

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