‘Gardener’s Path’, ‘Horatio Goes Snowboarding’, Plus Today’s Other New Releases and Sales – TouchArcade


Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for December 22nd, 2021. Perhaps to little surprise, a generally quiet weekday in a very quiet week doesn’t have a whole lot of excitement going on. Very little news worth noting, but we do have a few new releases to look at. Beyond those summaries, we’ve got the usual lists of new and expiring sales for you to mull over. A few decent ones in the list today, at least. Let’s dig in and see what we’ve got!

New Releases

Gardener’s Path ($4.99)

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Ah, that’s a nice bit of pixel art there. This is a puzzle game where you need to protect lush underground gardens by battling giant insects. In each of the game’s sixty stages, you zip around attacking the insects with the occasional assist from the plants and some power-ups. It’s one of those games where when you push in a direction, your character will keep moving in that direction until they run into something. If you bump an enemy, you’ll attack them. Seems like a decent bit of fun for a fiver.

Horatio Goes Snowboarding ($6.99)

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Hmmm, that title seems vaguely familiar. I wonder if Horatio has a cousin who prefers skiing? Anyway, this is a pick-up-and-play snowboarding game. You use your money to buy a board, work through the traffic to reach a helicopter that will take you to the summit, and then slalom down some procedurally-generated slopes avoiding yetis, trees, and other obstacles. Be careful, as a misstep will send you to the hospital and the bill won’t be kind to your remaining funds. As long as you’ve got the cash, you can keep on going. There are online leaderboards so you can see who reigns the mountain.

Zombie Watch ($12.00)

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This is a top-down survival game with a zombie theme, and while it may look okay in the screenshots I must sadly report that it just isn’t very good. It feels clunky to play, and I can’t tell if the damage model is buggy or just intentionally annoying. Overall, it comes off as somewhat half-baked. Checking around on reviews on other platforms shows I’m not the only one that feels this way about it. A shame, as it seems to have some impressive ambitions.

Sales

(North American eShop, US Prices)

Okay, I think the major sales waves have slowed a little. Not going to put any bets on there not being another big wave on Christmas Eve, but today’s list is fairly manageable. Today’s highlights mostly come down to a few Koei Tecmo games, giving you a chance to pick up Atelier Sophie at a discount ahead of the upcoming sequel or stock up on some iffy-but-fun Ninja Gaiden ports. You may instead want to direct your attention to the outbox, where the latest Arcade Archives sales are wrapping up. I’ll say the usual: it’s very rare for ACA NEOGEO games in particular to have repeat sales, so grab them if you want them.

Select New Games on Sale

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Riverbond ($7.49 from $24.99 until 12/28)
Shalnor Legends: Sacred Lands ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/1)
RazerWire: Nanowars ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/1)
Vosaria: Lair of the Forgotten ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/1)
Marsupilami Hoobadventure ($23.99 from $29.99 until 1/4)
Clan N ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/5)
The Smurfs: Mission Vileaf ($31.99 from $39.99 until 1/5)
Fobia ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/10)
Seeders Puzzle Reboot ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/11)
Kiai Resonance ($3.49 from $4.99 until 1/11)
Divine Ascent ($3.49 from $4.99 until 1/11)
Atelier Sophie: Mysterious Book DX ($23.99 from $39.99 until 1/11)
Fairy Tail ($39.59 from $59.99 until 1/11)
Attack on Titan 2 ($29.99 from $59.99 until 1/11)
Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection ($29.99 from $39.99 until 1/11)

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Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection DE ($37.49 from $49.99 until 1/11)
Cel Damage HD ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/11)
Circuits ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/11)
World Soccer Pinball ($2.00 from $2.99 until 1/11)
Jurassic Pinball ($2.00 from $2.99 until 1/11)
Watermelon Party ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/11)
Son of a Witch ($4.99 from $14.99 until 1/11)
Rogue Bit ($2.99 from $4.99 until 1/11)
Path to Mnemosyne ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/11)
Quest for the Golden Duck ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/11)
Ultra Foodmess ($1.99 from $3.99 until 1/11)
Spellcasting: Purrfectly Portable ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/11)
Captain Cat ($3.49 from $6.99 until 1/11)
Super Skelemania ($2.49 from $4.99 until 1/11)
Jump, Step, Step ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/11)

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King Lucas ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/11)
8-Ball Pocket ($1.99 from $5.99 until 1/11)
Windmill Kings ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/11)
The Game is ON ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/11)
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? ($17.99 from $29.99 until 1/11)
Risk System ($7.99 from $9.99 until 1/11)
Puppies & Kittens ($23.99 from $29.99 until 1/11)
Connection reHaunted ($1.99 from $6.66 until 1/11)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Thursday, December 23rd

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2URVIVE ($3.49 from $6.99 until 12/23)
A Day Without Me ($2.49 from $5.99 until 12/23)
ACA NEOGEO Crossed Swords ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/23)
ACA NEOGEO Metal Slug 4 ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/23)
ACA NEOGEO Ninja Master’s ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/23)
ACA NEOGEO Power Spikes II ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/23)
ACA NEOGEO The King of Fighters ’97 ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/23)
Arcade Archives Armed F ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/23)
Arcade Archives Atomic Robo-Kid ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/23)
Arcade Archives Crazy Climber ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/23)
Arcade Archives Moon Cresta ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/23)
Arcade Archives Ninja-Kid ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/23)
Armed to the Gears ($10.79 from $11.99 until 12/23)
Bob Help Them ($1.99 from $7.99 until 12/23)
Body of Evidence ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/23)

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Bot Vice ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/23)
BOT.vinnik Chess ($2.19 from $2.99 until 12/23)
Brutal Rage ($3.49 from $6.99 until 12/23)
Classical Logical Bundle 4in1 ($3.99 from $9.99 until 12/23)
Creepy Tale ($3.49 from $9.99 until 12/23)
Creepy Tale 2 ($7.49 from $14.99 until 12/23)
Demon’s Rise: War for the Deep ($1.99 from $6.99 until 12/23)
Dream Alone ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/23)
Ego Protocol Remastered ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/23)
Football Battle ($2.39 from $2.99 until 12/23)
Goblin Sword ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/23)
Grey Skies: A War of the Worlds Story ($2.24 from $14.99 until 12/23)
If My Heart Had Wings ($9.99 from $19.99 until 12/23)
Kids: Farm Coloring ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/23)
Kirakira Stars Idol Project Memories ($19.60 from $28.00 until 12/23)

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Lovekami -Divinity Stage- ($9.74 from $14.99 until 12/23)
Lovekami -Healing Harem- ($11.24 from $14.99 until 12/23)
Lovekami -Useless Goddess- ($10.49 from $14.99 until 12/23)
Nonograms Prophecy ($1.99 from $3.99 until 12/23)
OctaFight ($1.99 from $5.99 until 12/23)
OMNO ($13.59 from $15.99 until 12/23)
Power Rangers: BftG ($12.99 from $19.99 until 12/23)
Pretty Girls Mahjong Solitaire: Blue ($4.79 from $5.99 until 12/23)
Pretty Girls Mahjong Solitaire: Green ($4.79 from $5.99 until 12/23)
Shieldwall Chronicles: SotN ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/23)
Solitaire Klondike Black ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/23)
Splashy Cube ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/23)
Super Star Path ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/23)
Supersonic Tank Cats ($2.49 from $4.99 until 12/23)
Tanuki Justice ($6.99 from $14.99 until 12/23)

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The Gardens Between ($6.99 from $19.99 until 12/23)
The TakeOver ($4.99 from $19.99 until 12/23)
Wallachia: Reign of Dracula ($6.99 from $14.99 until 12/23)
Wax Museum ($4.49 from $4.99 until 12/23)
Welcome to Hanwell ($2.24 from $14.99 until 12/23)

That’s all for today, friends. Tomorrow is Thursday, which is usually the big release day of the week. Given which week this is, things are a bit more low-key than we typically see, but you can look forward to things like Beastie Bay DX, Arcade Archives Xexex, and Tunnel of Doom. We’ll have summaries of all of those games and whatever new sales come along in the next day. Maybe even some news, if anything big happens. I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday, and as always, thanks for reading!



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