SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Knights of the Rogue Dungeon’, Plus Today’s Other New Releases and the Latest Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the year 2024. In today’s thrilling New Year’s Day edition of the SwitchArcade Round-Up, we have… not a whole lot. But I had some spare time, and any trash I take out today is trash I don’t have to take out tomorrow. We do have one decent game to check out today, and we’re going to do just that. The Bin Bunch has plenty to offer today, as you might expect. We also have some decent sales to look at, and that’s one of the reasons I decided to put fingers to the keyboard today. Let’s get to it!

New Releases

Knights of the Rogue Dungeon ($9.99)

This game comes from Atooi, who you might know as the developer of Mutant Mudds and Xeodrifter. More relevant to this game, it is also the developer of Totes the Goat, a Q*Bert homage that offered decent arcade action. Knights of the Rogue Dungeon looks a lot like that game, with the dungeons taking the form of Q*Bert-style pyramids. You have to “paint" all of the block surfaces by stepping on them, with combos earning you armor upgrades that help you defeat the enemies that litter each stage. There are different characters to use, six dungeons to explore, and numerous upgrades to earn. If you enjoyed Totes the Goat or are just looking for another game with vague similarities to Q*Bert, you might want to look into this.

The Bin Bunch

Ski Simulator: Winter Sports ($9.99)

MisBloody ($9.99)

Fantasy Blacksmith Shop Simulator ($7.99)

Warzone Chronicles: Virtual Warfare Shooter ($11.99)


(North American eShop, US Prices)

We see Taito/ININ sales fairly frequently, but there are a few games here that I want to call some attention to. Specifically, the Darius Cozmic Collections are at new low prices. At their normal prices these are a bit tough for a lot of folks to swallow, but you can now effectively get the full set for a combined total of just over thirty bucks. If you’re feeling fancy, you can grab G-Darius and Dariusburst to round out your Darius set and get away with a total cost not far off from Cozmic Collection Console‘s regular price. Other interesting sales: Yggdra Union with its best price since launch, No Man’s Sky matching its lowest, and Cannon Dancer being at the Arcade Archives-adjacent price it probably should have launched at. Over in the outbox, the Jurassic Park Classic Games Collection is finishing up its sale, and so is Kao the Kangaroo. Check both lists to see what grabs you.

Select New Sales

To The Moon ($7.19 from $11.99 until 1/12)
Finding Paradise ($7.19 from $11.99 until 1/12)
Yggdra Union ($19.99 from $24.99 until 1/15)
The Master’s Pupil ($11.99 from $14.99 until 1/15)
Cogen: Sword of Rewind ($12.49 from $24.99 until 1/15)
Cannon Dancer: Osman ($8.99 from $29.99 until 1/15)
Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! ($2.99 from $29.99 until 1/15)
Taito Milestones ($15.99 from $39.99 until 1/15)
Bubble Bobble 4 Friends ($15.99 from $39.99 until 1/15)
Space Invaders Invincible Collection ($17.99 from $59.99 until 1/15)
Darius Cozmic Collection Arcade ($13.49 from $44.99 until 1/15)
Darius Cozmic Collection Console ($17.99 from $59.99 until 1/15)
G-Darius HD ($11.99 from $29.99 until 1/15)
Dariusburst: Another Chronicle EX+ ($15.99 from $39.99 until 1/15)
The Ninja Saviors ($7.99 from $19.99 until 1/15)
No Man’s Sky ($29.99 from $59.99 until 1/16)
The Forest Quartet ($3.99 from $9.99 until 1/19)
MisBloody ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/20)
Figment 2: Creed Valley ($11.24 from $24.99 until 1/22)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, January 2nd

Aireo FlightSimulator ($19.99 from $24.99 until 1/2)
Bomb Chicken ($5.99 from $14.99 until 1/2)
Born of Bread ($23.99 from $29.99 until 1/2)
BroodStar ($4.40 from $11.00 until 1/2)
Crash Drive 3 ($1.99 from $19.99 until 1/2)
Full Quiet ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/2)
Gem Crash ($1.99 from $5.99 until 1/2)
Golf With Your Friends ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/2)
Gunbrick: Reloaded ($5.99 from $14.99 until 1/2)
Headbangers: Rhythm Royale Deluxe ($22.49 from $29.99 until 1/2)
Howl ($11.99 from $14.99 until 1/2)
Invasion of Alien X: Earth in Crisis ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/2)

Jurassic Park Classic Games Collection ($26.99 from $29.99 until 1/2)
Kao the Kangaroo ($11.99 from $29.99 until 1/2)
Kao the Kangaroo A Well Good Bundle ($13.19 from $32.99 until 1/2)
Kao the Kangaroo Anniversary ($20.34 from $36.99 until 1/2)
Kao the Kangaroo Bend the Roo’les DLC ($5.19 from $7.99 until 1/2)
Kao the Kangaroo Oh Well DLC ($2.74 from $4.99 until 1/2)
Nora: The Wannabe Alchemist ($4.99 from $19.99 until 1/2)
Paper Dash: Ghost Hunt ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/2)
Undead’s Building ($1.99 from $5.99 until 1/2)
Wingspan ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/2)
WorldWide FlightSimulator ($11.99 from $14.99 until 1/2)

That’s all for today, friends. We’ll be back tomorrow with a more usual article, featuring some new releases, reviews, sales, and perhaps some news. I hope you all enjoy the first day of the year, whatever you may be doing. As always, thanks for reading!

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