SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘A Perfect Day’, ‘Swapshot’, Plus Today’s Other Releases, News, and Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for October 25th, 2023. It’s another Wednesday, and as usual it’s not exactly a barn burner for happenings. We’ve got a couple bits of interesting news to look at, a few decent new releases, and the usual lists of new and outgoing sales. Don’t worry because, as usual, Thursday is going to make up for it and then some. Let’s enjoy the relative calm before that storm, okay? A little break for Shaun’s typing hands. Not such a bad thing. Onward we go!


‘Mario Party 3’ Is the Next Switch Online Retro Game Addition

Wow, October feels like it flew past me. Probably because I was sick for half a week. Anyway, we’re near the end and there haven’t been any Nintendo Switch Online retro game additions yet. That will change the day after tomorrow, when Nintendo adds Mario Party 3 to the Nintendo 64 app. Given we already have the first two games on there and Mario Party Superstars exists, this is perhaps not the most exciting of games to put in there. That said, I know a lot of people love this installment, and if nothing else it removes it from the queue. You’ll have to be an Expansion Pack subscriber of course, but provided you are you can update your app on October 27th to play this.

‘Annapurna Interactive Deluxe Limited Edition Collection’ Announced, Coming From iam8bit

If you love Annapurna Interactive, and I mean really love the company, iam8bit has a heck of a set for you. It includes twelve games from the publisher on one Nintendo Switch cartridge. The games include Donut County, Gorogoa, Hindsight, I Am Dead, If Found…, Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition, Neon White, Sayonara Wild Hearts, Solar Ash, The Artful Escape, The Pathless, and What Remains of Edith Finch. Many of these games are getting their first-ever physical release via this set. You also get a fancy art book, slip case cover, and a console carrying case. The catches? First, there are only 2,500 of these going out. Second, it will cost you $199.99. Not a bad deal on a per-game basis, but that might be the most expensive retail price for a single cartridge we ever see on the Switch. The set will be shipping in Q4 of this year, and preorders are meant to start over on iam8bit.com starting today.

New Releases

A Perfect Day ($19.99)

This is a visual novel about a young boy who is reliving the last day 1999 over and over again. He wants to give a girl in his class a card, but loses his nerve at the last minute. His regret sees him back at the start of the day, though he has no memory of this time slip. You, the player, do. Your goal is to try to make the perfect day for everyone. Steeped in nostalgia of the era, albeit perhaps not in a culture you’re familiar with, this game sees you repeating a lot and as such might not be for everyone. If you’re patient enough to handle that, however, this is a very interesting story to experience.

Swapshot ($4.99)

An affordable little puzzle-platformer that spans thirty-five stages. The gimmick is that you have a teleportation gun you can use to swap positions with the objects you shoot. That seems like a fine enough thing to build a decent game around. If you’re after something today that won’t bruise the wallet too much, this might be your pick.

Composer World ($19.99)

I normally only include games in these articles to keep things simple, but this seems like it might be of interest to some of you. It’s a music composition app, and its interface reminds me a lot of Mario Paint. That’s a good thing! You can share your music online, and there are various incentives for listening to the music of others to try to keep the whole system working. I feel like this is going to lean heavily on whether or not a decent community forms around it. I’m not sure if it’s cross-play or not, but I sure hope it is.


(North American eShop, US Prices)

A few interesting games in today’s list, for sure. Some new low prices on Marvelous and Koei Tecmo games, and a lot of sales on great indies. The outbox is also no slouch today, so make sure you give both lists a careful look if you have a minute.

Select New Sales

Little Misfortune ($5.99 from $19.99 until 11/1)
Astronomical Club for Queers ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/1)
Swords & Bones 2 ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/1)
Among Us ($3.00 from $5.00 until 11/6)
Bright Side: Riddles & Puzzles ($2.39 from $7.99 until 11/13)
Death’s Hangover ($1.99 from $4.99 until 11/14)
Real Boxing 2 ($1.99 from $14.99 until 11/14)
Tharsis ($1.99 from $11.99 until 11/14)
Neodori Forever ($1.99 from $4.99 until 11/14)
LOUD: My Road to Fame ($1.99 from $7.99 until 11/14)
Aeterna Noctis ($11.99 from $29.99 until 11/14)
Fashion Police Squad ($14.99 from $19.99 until 11/14)
Children of Morta ($5.49 from $21.99 until 11/14)
Family Man ($1.99 from $19.99 until 11/14)
Moonlighter ($2.49 from $24.99 until 11/14)

Not Tonight ($2.49 from $24.99 until 11/14)
Descenders ($8.74 from $24.99 until 11/14)
Nowhere Prophet ($2.49 from $24.99 until 11/14)
Door Kickers ($1.99 from $11.99 until 11/14)
Good Night, Knight ($1.99 from $11.99 until 11/14)
Demon Turf ($12.49 from $24.99 until 11/14)
Demon Turf: Neon Splash ($3.49 from $4.99 until 11/14)
Sword of Glory ($2.49 from $14.99 until 11/14)
Timothy & the Mysterious Forest ($1.99 from $7.99 until 11/14)
Zombie Blast Crew ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/14)
Akuto: Showdown ($1.99 from $7.99 until 11/14)
Arcane Arts Academy ($1.99 from $7.99 until 11/14)
Welcome to Primrose Lake ($1.99 from $7.99 until 11/14)
Sausage Wars ($1.99 from $4.99 until 11/14)
Run Sausage Run ($1.99 from $4.99 until 11/14)
Fate/Extella Link ($19.99 from $49.99 until 11/15)

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town ($15.99 from $39.99 until 11/15)
Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life ($29.99 from $49.99 until 11/15)
Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX ($20.99 from $29.99 until 11/15)
Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle ($29.99 from $59.99 until 11/15)
Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires ($35.99 from $59.99 until 11/15)
Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires DE ($65.99 from $109.99 until 11/15)
Rune Factory 4 Special ($19.49 from $29.99 until 11/15)
Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia ($19.99 from $49.99 until 11/15)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, October 26th

7 Days of Rose ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/26)
A Frog’s Job ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/26)
Arenas of Tanks ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/26)
Beat ‘Em Up Archives ($7.49 from $9.99 until 10/26)
Billy 101 ($2.49 from $4.99 until 10/26)
Breakers Collection ($14.99 from $19.99 until 10/26)
Cat Souls ($2.99 from $4.99 until 10/26)
ChronoBreach Ultra ($2.99 from $4.99 until 10/26)
Cricket Captain 2023 ($7.49 from $24.99 until 10/26)
Cyber Citizen Shockman ($4.19 from $5.99 until 10/26)
CyberHeroes Arena DX ($2.49 from $4.99 until 10/26)
Dessert DIY: Complete Edition ($2.44 from $6.99 until 10/26)
DoraKone ($2.99 from $4.99 until 10/26)
Eroblast: Spicy Edition ($3.99 from $19.99 until 10/26)
Forest Camp Story ($7.00 from $14.00 until 10/26)
Forest Crash Party ($15.00 from $30.00 until 10/26)

Fur Squadron ($5.24 from $6.99 until 10/26)
Gale of Windoria ($9.74 from $14.99 until 10/26)
Garlic ($10.49 from $14.99 until 10/26)
Gematombe ($7.49 from $14.99 until 10/26)
Gruta ($2.49 from $4.99 until 10/26)
Gunman Tales ($3.49 from $6.99 until 10/26)
Headbangers in Holiday Hell ($2.99 from $5.99 until 10/26)
Jumbo Airport Story ($8.40 from $14.00 until 10/26)
Kuroi Tsubasa ($2.99 from $4.99 until 10/26)
Light of Life ($2.49 from $4.99 until 10/26)
Little Disaster ($2.49 from $4.99 until 10/26)
Monster Boy & the Cursed Kingdom ($9.99 from $39.99 until 10/26)
Mutant Mudds Collection ($3.99 from $19.99 until 10/26)
Onigo Hunter ($11.24 from $14.99 until 10/26)
Orbital Bullet ($7.99 from $19.99 until 10/26)
OU ($15.99 from $19.99 until 10/26)

Panda Punch ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/26)
Petite Adventure ($1.99 from $4.99 until 10/26)
Replikator ($4.99 from $9.99 until 10/26)
Risky Woods ($7.49 from $9.99 until 10/26)
The Fairy’s Song ($5.99 from $9.99 until 10/26)
The Tale of Clouds & Wind ($3.74 from $4.99 until 10/26)
Tricks Magician ($2.99 from $4.99 until 10/26)
Ultra Pixel Survive ($2.49 from $4.99 until 10/26)
Venture Towns ($6.00 from $12.00 until 10/26)
Windjammers 2 ($9.99 from $19.99 until 10/26)
Wonderland Nights: White Rabbit’s Diary ($3.49 from $6.99 until 10/26)

That’s all for today, friends. We’ll be back tomorrow with somewhere near thirty new releases, with some high highs and some very low lows. There will be summaries of all the games worth summarizing, but look forward to a healthy Bin Bunch as well. We’ll also have whatever sales roll in during the course of the day, and any seriously big news that pops up. I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday, and as always, thanks for reading!

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