SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘World Splitter’, ‘Space Marshals’, and Today’s Other New Releases, Plus the Latest Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for April 21st, 2021. In today’s article, we cover the usual Wednesday news before heading into summaries of the new releases for the day. There are a few games to check out, though nothing enormously exciting by my estimation. There are a handful of new sales to look at, and a pretty hefty list of outgoing sales for you to think about before it’s too late. Let’s get down to business!

News

Earn the All Supports Item in the Next ‘Super Smash Bros.’ Event

I guess some weeks even Nintendo has a bit of trouble getting out of bed. There’s no special theme to the latest weekend event in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, or at least not much of one. It’s a Spirit Board event that seems to be celebrating supporting characters, with a chance to get your hands on a precious All Supports item. On top of that, you’ll also get three times the usual SP. The event kicks off on Friday as usual and will run for the typical three days through the weekend.

New Releases

World Splitter ($19.99)

World Splitter is a puzzle-platformer game with a gimmick we’ve seen a few times before. You have to divide the screen into pieces and manipulate the sections to help you reach the goal. This kind of gimmick is usually pretty enjoyable, but a lot of it will come down to how well the levels are designed and whether or not the platforming part of things can hold its end up. I haven’t had a chance to play this one yet, so I can’t really say how it fares on those points. I’ll let you know if it proves to be a pleasant surprise.

Space Marshals ($14.99)

Oh hey, Space Marshals! Mobile gaming fans will surely be familiar with this series of top-down shooters. The series takes a slightly more tactical approach to its action than many of its peers in the genre, and it’s an awful lot of fun. This is a Switch port of the first Space Marshals, and it comes packed in with all of the content that arrived over the course of time. Still awesome after all these years, for sure. Unfortunately, it’s following the route of many mobile ports by cranking up the price for what is essentially the same game. You can get this for four bucks on the App Store and it plays great on mobile devices. It’s worthy of being sold for fifteen dollars, I would say. The mobile version is cheaper than it should be, all things being equal. But the reality is that you’re paying almost four times the price if you want to play this on your Switch, and that’s only going to be worth it if you have particular needs and preferences.

Palindrome Syndrome: Escape Room ($9.99)

Hmm, I wonder what ‘Palindrome Syndrome’ actually is? Like, is it an overwhelming urge to make statements that read the same forwards and backwards? Are all of the puzzles in this game able to be solved in reverse? Probably not, that would be a bit too avant garde for what appears to be a run-of-the-mill escape room game. Compared to other games in the genre, it’s on the easier side of things. It also has a pretty messed up ending. It takes a few hours to get through, and I can’t really say it gave me any strong feelings either way. But hey, if you want another escape room game, this is certainly one of those.

Sales

(North American eShop, US Prices)

Well that’s a small list. I suppose it would have to be, given how much is already on sale and the size of the outbox. You might think that would mean there’s nothing worth considering in the selection, but AVICII Invector is an excellent rhythm game and Gemini Arms is a super-cool shoot-em-up. Of course, the big turkey today is that outbox. There are a lot of Bandai Namco games in there, and those will be back around before too long. Never a bad time to pick them up, though. Apart from that, Blasphemous, Monster Sanctuary, Overcooked, and a whole lot of other great games are in the list. Have a good look, friends.

Select New Games on Sale

Gemini Arms ($4.75 from $9.49 until 5/3)
Street Basketball ($1.99 from $5.99 until 5/3)
Real Drift Racing ($1.99 from $4.99 until 5/3)
AVICII Invector ($13.99 from $19.99 until 5/5)
Ace Invaders ($3.99 from $9.99 until 5/10)
Max Reloaded II ($2.97 from $9.90 until 5/10)
Shakes on a Plane ($4.99 from $19.99 until 5/11)
Pinball Big Splash ($1.99 from $2.99 until 5/11)
AXS ($7.49 from $14.99 until 5/11)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Thursday, April 22nd

Ageless ($5.09 from $14.99 until 4/22)
Animal Hunter Z ($3.99 from $9.99 until 4/22)
Aquatic Adv. of the Last Human ($3.89 from $12.99 until 4/22)
Asdivine Cross ($13.49 from $14.99 until 4/22)
Atelier Firis DX ($35.99 from $39.99 until 4/22)
Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX ($35.99 from $39.99 until 4/22)
Atelier Mysterious Trilogy ($80.99 from $89.99 until 4/22)
Atelier Sophie DX ($35.99 from $39.99 until 4/22)
Automachef ($5.09 from $14.99 until 4/22)
Battle & Crash ($2.49 from $4.99 until 4/22)
Bingo ($2.49 from $4.99 until 4/22)
Blasphemous ($9.99 from $24.99 until 4/22)
Bleed ($3.59 from $11.99 until 4/22)
Bleed 2 ($4.49 from $14.99 until 4/22)
Blue Rider ($2.99 from $9.99 until 4/22)


Captain Tsubasa: RoNC ($29.99 from $59.99 until 4/22)
Caterpillar Royale ($2.49 from $4.99 until 4/22)
Collide-a-Ball 2 ($2.49 from $4.99 until 4/22)
Crown Trick ($13.39 from $19.99 until 4/22)
Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth ($19.99 from $49.99 until 4/22)
Disney Tsum Tsum Festival ($19.99 from $49.99 until 4/22)
Don’t Die, Mr Robot! ($2.24 from $8.99 until 4/22)
Doraemon Story of Seasons ($19.99 from $49.99 until 4/22)
Double Pug Switch ($2.24 from $8.99 until 4/22)
Dragon Ball FighterZ ($9.59 from $59.99 until 4/22)
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 ($7.99 from $49.99 until 4/22)
Dungeon Shooting ($2.49 from $4.99 until 4/22)
Ghost Blade HD ($4.49 from $14.99 until 4/22)
Glass Masquerade ($3.59 from $11.99 until 4/22)
Glass Masquerade 2 ($5.99 from $11.99 until 4/22)
Gnomes Garden: New Home ($1.99 from $4.99 until 4/22)


God Eater 3 ($14.99 from $59.99 until 4/22)
Godstrike ($11.99 from $14.99 until 4/22)
Going Under ($9.99 from $19.99 until 4/22)
Golf With Your Friends ($11.99 from $19.99 until 4/22)
Hacky Zack ($2.49 from $9.99 until 4/22)
INK ($2.24 from $8.99 until 4/22)
Job the Leprechaun ($2.24 from $2.99 until 4/22)
Jump Force Deluxe ($29.99 from $49.99 until 4/22)
Katamari Damacy Reroll ($9.89 from $29.99 until 4/22)
Little Nightmares Complete ($7.49 from $29.99 until 4/22)
Mercury Race ($5.99 from $7.99 until 4/22)
Monster Sanctuary ($14.99 from $19.99 until 4/22)
Moorhuhn Kart 2 ($23.93 from $29.79 until 4/22)
Moving Out ($14.99 from $24.99 until 4/22)
Mr. Driller DrillLand ($11.99 from $29.99 until 4/22)


Mugsters ($2.99 from $14.99 until 4/22)
My Hero One’s Justice ($14.99 from $59.99 until 4/22)
My Hero One’s Justice 2 ($23.99 from $59.99 until 4/22)
My Time at Portia ($7.49 from $29.99 until 4/22)
Namco Museum ($9.89 from $29.99 until 4/22)
Namco Museum Archives Vol 1 ($9.99 from $19.99 until 4/22)
Namco Museum Archives Vol 2 ($9.99 from $19.99 until 4/22)
Naruto Ninja Storm Trilogy ($19.99 from $39.99 until 4/22)
Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 ($24.99 from $49.99 until 4/22)
Neon Abyss ($13.39 from $19.99 until 4/22)
Ni no Kuni: WotWW ($12.49 from $49.99 until 4/22)
Not Tonight: TBC Edition ($2.49 from $24.99 until 4/22)
Omega Strike ($4.49 from $14.99 until 4/22)
One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 ($9.99 from $39.99 until 4/22)
One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 ($29.99 from $59.99 until 4/22)


One Piece Unlimited World Red ($9.99 from $39.99 until 4/22)
Overcooked Special Edition ($4.99 from $19.99 until 4/22)
Overcooked! 2 ($12.49 from $24.99 until 4/22)
Pac-Man CE 2 Plus ($7.99 from $19.99 until 4/22)
Paranautical Activity ($2.39 from $7.99 until 4/22)
Ping Pong Trick Shot Evolution ($2.49 from $4.99 until 4/22)
Pipe Push Paradise ($2.74 from $10.99 until 4/22)
Planet Alpha ($3.99 from $19.99 until 4/22)
Quarantine Circular ($2.99 from $5.99 until 4/22)
RAD ($4.99 from $19.99 until 4/22)
Raging Justice ($3.74 from $14.99 until 4/22)
Rain on Your Parade ($13.49 from $14.99 until 4/22)
Reptilian Rebellion ($2.24 from $2.99 until 4/22)
Riverbond ($7.49 from $24.99 until 4/22)
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos ($14.99 from $19.99 until 4/22)


Sheltered ($3.74 from $14.99 until 4/22)
Shikhondo Soul Eater ($4.19 from $13.99 until 4/22)
SkyScrappers ($2.49 from $9.99 until 4/22)
Spectrum ($2.39 from $11.99 until 4/22)
Sunless Sea: Zubmariner ($11.99 from $19.99 until 4/22)
Super Dragon Ball Heroes WM ($14.99 from $59.99 until 4/22)
Super Ping Pong Trick Shot ($2.49 from $4.99 until 4/22)
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet ($14.99 from $59.99 until 4/22)
Sword Art Online: HR Deluxe ($14.99 from $49.99 until 4/22)
Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum n Fun ($14.99 from $49.99 until 4/22)
Taiko no Tatsujin: RA 1 ($17.99 from $29.99 until 4/22)
Taiko no Tatsujin: RA 2 ($17.99 from $29.99 until 4/22)
Taiko no Tatsujin: RA Pack ($29.99 from $49.99 until 4/22)
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive ($12.49 from $49.99 until 4/22)
Tamashii ($5.99 from $11.99 until 4/22)


Task Force Kampas ($1.99 from $5.99 until 4/22)
The Casebook of Arkady Smith ($1.99 from $8.99 until 4/22)
The Complex ($9.09 from $12.99 until 4/22)
The Escapists 2 ($4.99 from $19.99 until 4/22)
The Escapists Complete ($3.74 from $14.99 until 4/22)
The Low Road ($7.49 from $14.99 until 4/22)
The Room ($2.49 from $9.99 until 4/22)
The Survivalists ($16.74 from $24.99 until 4/22)
Three Fourths Home ($2.24 from $8.99 until 4/22)
Tower of Time ($16.24 from $24.99 until 4/22)
Toy Stunt Bike ($1.99 from $4.99 until 4/22)
Uncanny Valley ($2.49 from $9.99 until 4/22)
Underhero ($10.19 from $16.99 until 4/22)
UNI ($1.99 from $4.99 until 4/22)
Unto the End ($17.49 from $24.99 until 4/22)


Vertical Drop Heroes HD ($2.49 from $9.99 until 4/22)
Viviette ($5.99 from $9.99 until 4/22)
War of Stealth: Assassin ($12.73 from $14.98 until 4/22)
War Solution: Casual Math ($1.99 from $3.99 until 4/22)
Worms W.M.D ($7.49 from $29.99 until 4/22)
Yoku’s Island Express ($4.99 from $19.99 until 4/22)
Yooka-Laylee ($9.99 from $39.99 until 4/22)
Yooka-Laylee & the Impossible Lair ($7.49 from $29.99 until 4/22)
1979 Revolution Black Friday ($2.99 from $11.99 until 4/22)
30-in-1 Game Collection ($13.49 from $14.99 until 4/22)

That’s all for today, friends. Tomorrow is Thursday and it’s looking to be a serious big-pants day for new releases. I count twenty-six on the schedule, and that’s not counting any surprises that might crop up. From Picross S6 to the Atelier Mysterious Trilogy to Shantae and even a vegetable committing tax evasion, we’ve got a lot to go over. And go over it we shall, chums. I hope you all have a terrific Wednesday, and as always, thanks for reading!

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