SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Megaton Musashi W’, ‘Insurmountable’, Plus Today’s Other New Releases and Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for April 24th, 2024. In today’s article, we start things off with a little bit of news for a change. Yes, a surprise drop of some Nintendo 64 games on Nintendo Switch Online. Great news for those who want to wreck some balls, and who doesn’t want to do that? After that, we have a decent bunch of new releases to check out. On a Wednesday? I’m as shocked as you are, chums. We then finish things up the way we always do, with a look at the new and expiring sales for the day. Let’s get to business!


A Pair of Acclaim N64 “Classics" Join Nintendo Switch Online Today

Right, yes, Throwback Entertainment owns these games now, as it does with many old Acclaim games. But they are Acclaim games! While the long-gone publisher wasn’t exactly known for being the pinnacle of quality, it supported the Nintendo 64 like practically no other third party did. With that in mind, I think it’s nice to see the likes of Extreme-G and Iggy’s Reckin’ Balls join the Nintendo Switch Online line-up. They’re games I strongly associate with the console, and while neither one is an A+ by any means, they’re fun games that fit well in a service like this. Provided you have the NSO Expansion Pack subscription, all you have to do is update and you can get to enjoying these titles.

New Releases

Megaton Musashi W: Wired Standard Edition ($49.99)

Whoa, Level-5 actually released a new game? That doesn’t happen very often these days. Okay, this one has been out for a while in Japan, but close enough. It’s a giant robot action-RPG of sorts, and you can play it solo or with other players via local wireless or online. Battle enemies, earn parts, customize your mech, and battle some more. There are even some licensed mechs in here like Mazinger Z and Getter Robo in the mix. For whatever issues this publisher has had, its ability to turn out agreeable games has never been one of them.

Insurmountable ($24.99)

An interesting set-up for a roguelite game, I’ll give this game that much. You’re trying to climb mountains, three in total, with a wide array of randomized elements like weather and equipment left by previous climbers ensuring that no two climbs will be exactly the same. This one’s been out on PC for a few years and while its launch release didn’t go over extremely well, it appears subsequent updates improved things somewhat. I’m assuming this release will benefit from that lengthy gap of time, so let’s hear it for late ports? Sometimes?

Boardwalk Arcade 2 ($29.99)

This is a follow-up to the game Party Arcade, which must have done fairly well if they’re confident enough to double the price for this one. The publisher has changed, but I’m assuming it’s the same developers. Anyway, you get new thirteen minigames to play, and up to four people can join in via local multiplayer. The games are all the basic boardwalk arcade fare, like skee-ball, ring toss, and so on. Nothing fancy by any means, but it seems competently done.

Ratyrinth ($4.99)

If you want a relatively plain platformer today, eastasiasoft has you covered. Just a fiver too, which is about the right price for a relatively plain platformer if you ask me.

Builder Simulator ($19.99)

You know how this kind of thing works by now, I’m sure. Do some sort of job-like task with a lot of steps and details, somehow having fun doing simulated work. But oh no, the text is super-tiny and the UI is cumbersome because the developer forgot they weren’t making a computer game. Well, what can you do? It’ll sell a bunch anyway.

The Bin Bunch

Puss in Boots: Purrfect Adventures ($4.99)


(North American eShop, US Prices)

If I were inclined to pick a few solid games out of the list of new sales, I suppose I would go with Haven and Demon Gaze Extra. It’s another big day for the outbox, so be sure to check the list and see if there’s anything that interests you. Here are some suggestions: Donut Dodo, Spelunky 2, Parasite Pack. Enjoy!

Select New Sales

Haven ($14.99 from $24.99 until 5/4)
Furi: Modore Edition ($12.49 from $24.99 until 5/4)
Soulvars ($8.49 from $16.99 until 5/7)
Demon Gaze Extra ($23.99 from $59.99 until 5/9)
Active Neurons ($2.49 from $4.99 until 5/14)
Active Neurons 2 ($2.49 from $4.99 until 5/14)
Active Neurons 3 ($2.49 from $4.99 until 5/14)
Super Soccer Blast America vs Europe ($4.99 from $9.99 until 5/14)
Super Sports Blast ($7.49 from $24.99 until 5/14)
Bright Lights of Svetlov ($5.99 from $9.99 until 5/14)
Earthshine ($2.99 from $4.99 until 5/14)
Hero Survival ($2.99 from $4.99 until 5/14)
Fusion Paradox ($5.99 from $9.99 until 5/14)

Astro Flame: Starfighter ($5.99 from $9.99 until 5/14)
The Tower of Beatrice ($2.99 from $5.99 until 5/14)
A Winter’s Daydream ($2.99 from $5.99 until 5/14)
Stellatum ($4.99 from $9.99 until 5/14)
The Mooseman ($3.49 from $6.99 until 5/14)
Edge of Reality ($2.99 from $4.99 until 5/14)
A Time Traveler’s Guide to Past Delicacies ($2.99 from $4.99 until 5/14)
Pocket Quest ($1.99 from $7.99 until 5/14)
Space Papers: Planet’s Border ($1.99 from $7.99 until 5/15)
The Lightbringer ($2.99 from $14.99 until 5/15)
Bramble: The Mountain King ($11.99 from $29.99 until 5/15)
No Place Like Home ($9.99 from $24.99 until 5/15)
Fresh Start ($8.99 from $19.99 until 5/15)
Cry Babies Magic Tears: The Big Game ($15.99 from $39.99 until 5/15)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, April 25th

8-Colors Star Guardians + ($2.99 from $4.99 until 4/25)
Anodyne 2: Return to Dust ($7.99 from $19.99 until 4/25)
Apex Heroines ($17.49 from $24.99 until 4/25)
Bendy & the Ink Machine ($3.99 from $19.99 until 4/25)
Bio Inc Redemption ($11.24 from $14.99 until 4/25)
Brigandine: TLoR ($19.99 from $49.99 until 4/25)
Bus Tycoon Night and Day ($1.99 from $13.99 until 4/25)
Cattails: Wildwood Story ($13.39 from $19.99 until 4/25)
Donut Dodo ($2.99 from $4.99 until 4/25)
Dream Town Island ($7.20 from $12.00 until 4/25)
Drone Delivery Simulator ($2.99 from $6.99 until 4/25)
Epic Astro Story ($6.00 from $12.00 until 4/25)
Favela Zombie Shooter ($2.99 from $7.99 until 4/25)
Galacticon ($2.99 from $4.99 until 4/25)
Gastro Force ($3.49 from $6.99 until 4/25)

Hero’s Hour ($16.19 from $17.99 until 4/25)
Infinite Links ($9.74 from $14.99 until 4/25)
Isekai Rondo ($11.99 from $14.99 until 4/25)
Jinshin ($11.99 from $14.99 until 4/25)
Jorel’s Brother & TMIGotG ($13.49 from $14.99 until 4/25)
Kwaidan: Azuma Manor Story ($3.99 from $24.99 until 4/25)
Lambs on the Road ($1.99 from $2.99 until 4/25)
Leafy Trails Collection ($7.49 from $9.99 until 4/25)
Looking Up I See Only A Ceiling ($1.99 from $2.99 until 4/25)
Murtop ($2.99 from $4.99 until 4/25)
Parasite Pack ($3.19 from $7.99 until 4/25)
Pocket Academy ($3.96 from $12.00 until 4/25)
Pocket Harvest ($6.00 from $12.00 until 4/25)
Remote Life ($9.49 from $18.99 until 4/25)
Seduce Me: The Complete Story ($4.99 from $9.99 until 4/25)

Sentry City ($2.99 from $4.99 until 4/25)
Sherlock Holmes The Awakening Deluxe ($17.49 from $49.99 until 4/25)
Spelunky ($4.99 from $9.99 until 4/25)
Spelunky 2 ($9.99 from $19.99 until 4/25)
Split ($2.69 from $8.99 until 4/25)
Super Brawl Rush ($2.49 from $4.99 until 4/25)
Sword of the Vagrant ($3.99 from $9.99 until 4/25)

That’s all for today, friends. Tomorrow is Thursday, and that means we’ll have a bunch of new games to check out. Apart from those, we’ll have whatever sales and major news items roll in over the course of the day. I wanted to have a review or two ready for you today, but things just didn’t work out as hoped. That’s how some days go. I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday, and as always, thanks for reading!

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