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SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Circa Infinity’, ‘Destructivator SE’, ‘Super Mombo Quest’, and Today’s Other Releases and Sales

SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Circa Infinity’, ‘Destructivator SE’, ‘Super Mombo Quest’, and Today’s Other Releases and Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for November 5th, 2021. In today’s article, we go through the rest of the releases of the week. We’ve got summaries of all of them, which are not reviews. Please remember that. We’ve also got a pretty hefty number of new sales to check out, and we’re going to do just that. The expiring sales, too. There is plenty to look at today, so let’s get going!

New Releases

Circa Infinity ($9.99)

SwitchArcade Highlight!

Kenny Sun! Kenny Sun! KENNY SUN! One of my favorite mobile developers sees one of his coolest games hit the Switch with this release of Circa Infinity. You need to descend into nested circles while avoiding the hazards that threaten to end you. There are fifty stages in total, and it takes a lot of concentration and skill to get through all of them. In true Kenny Sun fashion, there is a lot going on visually here. Not recommended to those who are photosensitive, but if you don’t fall into that group and enjoy arcade-style action, give this a look.

The Gardener and the Wild Vines ($9.99)

This is a very creative puzzle-platformer where you play as a gardener who needs to ascend towers to save the missing prince. It does that usual tower game thing where the tower rotates, but your means of climbing is most unusual. You need to jump and slash at the flowers growing on the vines to propel yourself, hopefully towards the next flower or safe perch. The vines that the flowers sprout from grow in unpredictable ways, so you need to think quickly. There are twenty-eight levels to play through in order to rescue the gardener’s beloved prince, with challenge mode variants of each level to keep the good times rolling after you’ve finished the story. Inventive and fun. That’s a nice combination.

The Prince of Landis ($7.99)

A normal kid living in a backwater town in 1980s Oregon has an abnormal encounter with a visitor from another planet. Up until now, Evan’s had a pretty tough go of things. He’s bullied at school and things are generally quite bleak for him. His new “friend” might be able to help him with his problems, but at what cost? This is a horror adventure, so don’t be fooled by the somewhat innocent exterior.

Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Rise of SH1FT3R ($39.99)

This racer, based on the Netflix CG animated series spin-off of the movie series, features seventeen tracks, five locations, thirteen different racers, and both local and online multiplayer support. Up to four players can take the track and compete against each other. If you’re flying solo, there’s a single-player campaign that tells the story of you trying to stop the criminal organization SH1FT3R from carrying out their evil plans. You do this by winning a racing tournament, because this is a racing game. This one is developed by the same folks who were behind the surprisingly solid All-Star Fruit Racing. Hopefully they can carry that quality forward to this game.

Encodya ($29.99)

Well, this sure looks nice. It’s a point-and-click style adventure game about a kid and her robot guardian living in the year 2062. I just wish the rest of the game lived up to the rather spiffy visuals. I have some issues with how the story is told, particularly with how heavy-handed it can be at times. The puzzles are okay but not much better than that. It just doesn’t seem to reach its potential in most ways. It’s not terrible, but I do think the initial impression and price tag write a cheque that the game as a whole can’t cash.

Stilstand ($2.99)

Stilstand is a brief visual novel-style game about a woman grappling with her insecurities, and the shadow monster that lives in her apartment. The unique presentation, solid writing, and affordable price make this a journey worth taking if you feel like digging into a story. Not much more I can say without spoiling it, so I’ll leave it there.

Pixel Heroes: Mega Byte & Magic ($14.99)

This is an enjoyable little roguelite that is probably a little too random for its own good at times, but I suspect many of you will have fun with it anyway. You gather up your party from what ultimately ends up being thirty-three different hero classes, and then head out into one of seventeen linear dungeons. The aim is to try to make it through all of the battles and events along the way and topple the boss without things going too ca-ca. There are four campaigns to tackle and an endless arena battle mode to give you a little extra to squeeze out of the game. Just be aware that permadeath is real and comes often, sometimes with very little warning.

Destructivator SE ($4.99)

There’s a certain feel to most of the Thalamus Digital releases, with many of them serving as deliberate throwbacks to classic computer games. At least as far as I can tell, Destructivator doesn’t seem to have one particular game in mind, but the action here is certainly fast and furious the way some vintage action games could be. Make your way through more than fifty stages that aren’t afraid to pull out all the stops to see you dead. Battle enemies, mini-bosses, and bosses, all while wearing a lime green suit. Jack enemy ships and use them to rain a little fire of your own. Tough, but enjoyable.

Om Nom: Run ($4.99)

Cut the Rope was a really clever game with some unique mechanics that helped it stand out in a crowded marketplace. The main character of that game has been spun out into other less unique things, and this is one of them. It’s a behind the back runner, like the kind Eli parodied several years ago. You can get different outfits and characters, play a mission-based campaign mode, head into the more standard endless free run, and engage in some multiplayer for up to eight players. It’s well-made enough for what it is, and I suppose the price is fair for what you get.

Emergency Driver Simulator ($13.99)

Here’s this week’s driving game. It uses that extremely familiar engine, and applies it to emergency vehicles. Police cars, fire engines, and so on. There are 15 different vehicles, lots of missions to clear, and a city full of traffic to cruise around in. It’s a little more expensive than we have typically seen with these kinds of games, but I suppose inflation can always be counted upon.

Super Mombo Quest ($15.90)

That price tag is weird and is going to make for unpleasant calculations when the game goes on sale, but setting that aside, Super Mombo Quest is a pretty cool platformer. You control Mombo, an odd creature that can take a variety of forms with an assortment of abilities. The King of Nightmares threatens to destroy the world of Subrosa, and Mombo has to stop him. Travel through a decent-sized interconnected world, earn upgrades, battle bosses, and do all that Metroidvania-lite stuff we see so often in games these days. Not bad at all.

Spacetime Odissey ($5.99)

I feel like Pix Arts is just trying to annoy me at this point. The asinine spelling in the title, a game clearly cobbled together from a shopping cart full of Unity Asset Store goods, and an X-Wing with the serial numbers filed off. I sure wouldn’t buy this, but clearly enough people are to keep Mr. Vanasse coming back.

Air Stunt Racing ($5.99)

Remember Tuesday? I sure do. That was a fun day. Anyway, on Tuesday of this week, Benjamin Kistler released a template flip named Air Racers. Pix Arts/Benoit Vanasse finishes off our week with… the exact same game under a different name. Like, go back and check the screenshot. Same UI, same plane even. Pix Arts is charging an extra dollar because why the heck not? Nothing matters, might as well grab that extra Snickers bar. Not like either Benoit or Benjamin have a shred of dignity at this point. Anyway, this is still a garbage game. It’s just more expensive this time.

Sales

(North American eShop, US Prices)

I don’t know why, but I expected the list of new sales to be bigger than it is. It’s still large, of course. There are a few uncommon pulls I want to highlight. Rush Rally Origins and Rush Rally 3 are both great racers with different things to offer. Kuukiyomi 3 is as hilarious and enjoyable as the rest of that series, and is well worth grabbing. The weekend outbox is a little bigger than usual, with games like Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX, Hatsune Miku Logic Paint S, and Secret Files 3 finishing up their discounts soon. Check those lists yourselves, naturally. Lots of great ways to spend money if you’ve a mind to.

Select New Games on Sale

Rush Rally Origins ($4.89 from $6.99 until 11/8)
Hidden Folks ($4.79 from $11.99 until 11/8)
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 ($7.99 from $49.99 until 11/10)
Lone McLonegan: Western Adv. ($7.99 from $9.99 until 11/10)
Deployment ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/10)
Raji An Ancient Epic ($12.49 from $24.99 until 11/11)
The Gardens Between ($9.99 from $19.99 until 11/11)
Cyber Protocol ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/11)
Nirvana Pilot Yume ($1.99 from $4.99 until 11/11)
Clumsy Rush ($1.99 from $4.99 until 11/11)
OMG Police Car Chase TV ($1.99 from $4.99 until 11/11)
Ice Age Scrat’s Adventure ($23.99 from $39.99 until 11/12)
Jumanji: The Video Game ($23.99 from $39.99 until 11/12)
Ben 10 ($11.99 from $19.99 until 11/12)
Vectronom ($3.99 from $9.99 until 11/12)
Hotel Transylvania 3 ($17.99 from $29.99 until 11/12)
Trollhunters: DoA ($23.99 from $39.99 until 11/12)
Ben 10: Power Trip ($23.99 from $39.99 until 11/12)
Zoids Wild Blast Unleashed ($23.99 from $39.99 until 11/12)
Transformers Battlegrounds ($23.99 from $39.99 until 11/12)
Gigantosaurus The Game ($23.99 from $39.99 until 11/12)
Adventure Time Pirates ($23.99 from $39.99 until 11/12)
Crayola Scoot ($5.99 from $29.99 until 11/12)
PAW Patrol: On a Roll! ($29.99 from $39.99 until 11/12)
PAW Patrol: Mighty Pups ($29.99 from $39.99 until 11/12)
DreamWorks Dragons: DoNR ($23.99 from $39.99 until 11/12)


RPG Maker MV ($24.99 from $49.99 until 11/15)
Stellar Interface ($2.00 from $12.99 until 11/15)
Super Mombo Quest ($13.90 from $15.90 until 11/15)
Oniken: Unstoppable Edition ($2.99 from $9.99 until 11/18)
Odallus: The Dark Call ($3.59 from $11.99 until 11/18)
South Park: The Stick of Truth ($11.99 from $29.99 until 11/18)
South Park: Fractured But Whole ($14.99 from $59.99 until 11/18)
Risk Global Domination ($7.99 from $19.99 until 11/18)
Trivial Pursuit Live! ($7.99 from $19.99 until 11/18)
Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut ($3.74 from $14.99 until 11/18)
Trials Rising Standard ($5.99 from $19.99 until 11/18)
Trials Rising Gold ($8.99 from $29.99 until 11/18)
Slain: Back From Hell ($4.99 from $19.99 until 11/18)
The Magister ($12.74 from $14.99 until 11/18)
Valfaris ($11.24 from $24.99 until 11/18)
Rayman Legends Definitive ($9.99 from $39.99 until 11/18)
Demon Pit ($2.99 from $9.99 until 11/18)
3000th Duel ($5.99 from $14.99 until 11/18)
Letter Quest Remastered ($2.99 from $11.99 until 11/18)
Snakeybus ($7.19 from $11.99 until 11/18)
Guild of Darksteel ($11.99 from $14.99 until 11/18)
UnExplored ($4.50 from $15.00 until 11/18)
Fall of Light Darkest Edition ($4.49 from $14.99 until 11/18)
Nefarious ($3.74 from $14.99 until 11/18)
Super Blood Hockey ($7.49 from $14.99 until 11/18)


Georifters ($1.99 from $29.99 until 11/18)
Verlet Swing ($5.09 from $14.99 until 11/18)
Nongunz: Doppelganger Edition ($11.24 from $14.99 until 11/18)
Black Paradox ($4.49 from $14.99 until 11/18)
Golem Gates ($7.49 from $24.99 until 11/18)
Reverse Crawl ($3.24 from $12.99 until 11/18)
Child of Light Ultimate ($4.99 from $19.99 until 11/18)
H.I.C.H. ($10.34 from $11.49 until 11/18)
Starlink Battle for Atlas ($11.99 from $59.99 until 11/18)
Starlink BfA Deluxe Edition ($19.99 from $79.99 until 11/18)
Monster Slayers ($3.74 from $14.99 until 11/18)
Secrets of Magic: Book of Spells ($4.99 from $9.99 until 11/19)
Secrets of Magic 2: W&W ($4.99 from $9.99 until 11/19)
Rush Rally 3 ($5.99 from $14.99 until 11/19)
Moai VI: Unexpected Guests ($9.49 from $18.99 until 11/19)
LASTFIGHT ($9.99 from $19.99 until 11/19)
112th Seed ($1.99 from $4.99 until 11/19)
Moving Out ($8.49 from $24.99 until 11/19)
Bloody Rally Show ($15.99 from $19.99 until 11/19)
Ageless ($5.09 from $14.99 until 11/19)
Moero Crystal H ($25.99 from $39.99 until 11/19)
Spitlings ($8.99 from $14.99 until 11/19)
Automachef ($2.99 from $14.99 until 11/19)
Forgotten Tales: DotD ($7.49 from $14.99 until 11/19)
Summer Sports Games ($12.49 from $24.99 until 11/19)


The Room ($2.49 from $9.99 until 11/19)
Stunt Kite Party ($2.99 from $9.99 until 11/19)
Tales of the Orient: Rising Sun ($7.49 from $14.99 until 11/19)
Season Match ($4.99 from $9.99 until 11/19)
Season Match 2 ($4.99 from $9.99 until 11/19)
Season Match 3: CotWC ($4.99 from $9.99 until 11/19)
Dracula’s Legacy ($9.99 from $19.99 until 11/19)
Sheltered ($3.74 from $14.99 until 11/19)
Planet Alpha ($3.99 from $19.99 until 11/19)
Sea of Solitude: DC ($9.99 from $19.99 until 11/19)
Gnomes Garden 3 ($2.49 from $4.99 until 11/19)
3D Billiards Pool & Snooker ($9.99 from $19.99 until 11/19)
3D MiniGolf ($9.99 from $19.99 until 11/19)
Mugsters ($2.99 from $14.99 until 11/19)
Island Flight Simulator ($9.99 from $19.99 until 11/19)
Grave Danger ($9.99 from $19.99 until 11/19)
Raging Justice ($3.74 from $14.99 until 11/19)
Overcooked Special Edition ($4.99 from $19.99 until 11/19)
Overcooked! 2 ($8.49 from $24.99 until 11/19)
Pix the Cat ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/19)
Going Under ($6.79 from $19.99 until 11/19)
Super Magbot ($6.99 from $17.99 until 11/19)
Rogue Star Rescue ($11.24 from $14.99 until 11/19)
Worms Rumble ($7.49 from $14.99 until 11/19)
Animals for Toddlers ($3.49 from $6.99 until 11/19)
Little Big Workshop ($11.99 from $19.99 until 11/19)


The Survivalists ($8.49 from $24.99 until 11/19)
Retrace: Memories of Death ($3.19 from $7.99 until 11/19)
Blitz Breaker ($2.99 from $4.99 until 11/19)
Pretty Girls Panic! ($4.79 from $5.99 until 11/19)
Ravva & the Cyclops Curse ($3.49 from $4.99 until 11/19)
Crown Trick ($11.99 from $19.99 until 11/19)
Sine Mora EX ($5.99 from $29.99 until 11/19)
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams ($5.99 from $29.99 until 11/19)
The Escapists Complete ($3.74 from $14.99 until 11/19)
The Escapists 2 ($4.99 from $19.99 until 11/19)
Yoku’s Island Express ($4.99 from $19.99 until 11/19)
Iro Hero ($3.89 from $12.99 until 11/19)
Pity Pit ($1.99 from $4.99 until 11/19)
MotoGP19 ($5.99 from $29.99 until 11/19)
Yooka-Laylee ($9.99 from $39.99 until 11/19)
Mahjong Deluxe 3 ($9.99 from $19.99 until 11/19)
From Earth To Heaven ($4.89 from $6.99 until 11/22)
Murder Diaries ($6.99 from $9.99 until 11/22)
Train Station Simulator ($2.19 from $21.99 until 11/24)
Splatter ($3.48 from $4.98 until 11/24)


Dragon Lapis ($8.99 from $14.99 until 11/25)
Monster Viator ($8.99 from $14.99 until 11/25)
Illusion of L’Phalcia ($6.49 from $12.99 until 11/25)
Dragon Sinker ($7.79 from $12.99 until 11/25)
Legend of the Tetrarchs ($8.99 from $14.99 until 11/25)
Space Warrior ($3.49 from $4.99 until 11/25)
Kuukiyomi 3: Consider It More ($3.74 from $4.99 until 11/25)
In Celebration of Violence ($5.19 from $12.99 until 11/25)
Panzer Dragoon Remake ($6.24 from $24.99 until 11/25)
Ghoulboy ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/25)
Kirakira Stars Idol Project Ai ($6.00 from $10.00 until 11/25)
Kirakira Stars Project Nagisa ($6.00 from $10.00 until 11/25)
Kirakira Stars Project Reika ($6.00 from $10.00 until 11/25)
Indigo 7 Quest for Love ($5.99 from $14.99 until 11/25)
Old Man’s Journey ($6.69 from $9.99 until 11/25)
Flat Heroes ($6.69 from $9.99 until 11/25)
Niche: Genetics Survival ($11.99 from $19.99 until 11/25)
Black Jack World Tour ($1.99 from $3.99 until 11/25)
Pix Jungle Adventures ($1.99 from $4.99 until 11/25)
Casino Roulette Royal ($1.99 from $4.99 until 11/25)
Pipe Fitter ($1.99 from $3.99 until 11/25)
The Little Acre ($2.59 from $12.99 until 11/25)
Sir Eatsalot ($1.99 from $12.99 until 11/25)
Pretty Girls Panic! PLUS ($4.79 from $5.99 until 11/25)

Sales Ending This Weekend

Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise ($1.99 from $19.99 until 11/6)
Alien: Isolation ($17.49 from $34.99 until 11/6)
Beat Me! ($1.99 from $12.99 until 11/6)
Burn! SuperTrucks ($1.99 from $7.99 until 11/6)
Crashbots ($2.00 from $9.99 until 11/6)
Deep Ones ($2.00 from $4.99 until 11/6)
Energy Balance ($2.00 from $2.99 until 11/6)
Energy Cycle ($2.00 from $2.99 until 11/6)
Energy Invasion ($2.00 from $2.99 until 11/6)
Extreme Race ($1.99 from $2.49 until 11/6)
Final Light, The Prison ($1.99 from $6.99 until 11/6)
FootGoal! Tiki Taka ($1.99 from $4.99 until 11/6)
Grab the Bottle ($2.00 from $4.99 until 11/6)
Grass Cutter: Mutated Lawns ($2.00 from $6.99 until 11/6)
Here Be Dragons ($6.29 from $17.99 until 11/6)


Lost Horizon ($2.99 from $14.99 until 11/6)
Lost Horizon 2 ($2.99 from $14.99 until 11/6)
Metropolis: Lux Obscura ($3.00 from $7.99 until 11/6)
Off The Road Unleashed ($4.79 from $15.99 until 11/6)
One Eyed Kutkh ($2.00 from $4.99 until 11/6)
OVIVO ($2.00 from $6.99 until 11/6)
Planet RIX-13 ($2.00 from $4.99 until 11/6)
Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis ($2.99 from $14.99 until 11/6)
Secret Files 3 ($2.99 from $14.99 until 11/6)
Secret Files Sam Peters ($1.99 from $6.99 until 11/6)
Secret Files: Tunguska ($2.99 from $14.99 until 11/6)
Sigi ($2.00 from $4.99 until 11/6)
SkyTime ($2.00 from $2.99 until 11/6)
State of Anarchy: MoM ($2.00 from $7.99 until 11/6)
Tower of Babel ($1.99 from $5.99 until 11/6)


Under Leaves ($3.89 from $12.99 until 11/6)
Unrailed! ($4.99 from $19.99 until 11/6)
Vasilis ($2.00 from $4.99 until 11/6)
Xtreme Club Racing ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/6)
Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX ($13.99 from $19.99 until 11/7)
Caveman Warriors ($1.99 from $12.99 until 11/7)
Crimson Keep ($5.99 from $19.99 until 11/7)
Cube Raiders ($3.24 from $12.99 until 11/7)
DreamBall ($2.49 from $4.99 until 11/7)
Eight Dragons ($5.59 from $7.99 until 11/7)
Ellen ($1.99 from $7.99 until 11/7)
Elliot ($4.99 from $9.99 until 11/7)
Emma: Lost in Memories ($3.99 from $7.99 until 11/7)
Evil Inside ($9.09 from $12.99 until 11/7)
Exodemon ($9.09 from $12.99 until 11/7)


Five Nights at Freddy’s ($5.19 from $7.99 until 11/7)
Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 ($5.19 from $7.99 until 11/7)
Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 ($5.19 from $7.99 until 11/7)
Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 ($5.19 from $7.99 until 11/7)
Five Nights at Freddy’s Sister Location ($5.19 from $7.99 until 11/7)
Fly Punch Boom! ($7.49 from $14.99 until 11/7)
Freakout: Calamity TV Show ($2.49 from $9.99 until 11/7)
Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator ($5.19 from $7.99 until 11/7)
Furwind ($2.49 from $9.99 until 11/7)
Guess the Character ($2.00 from $2.99 until 11/7)
Hatsune Miku Logic Paint S ($10.50 from $14.00 until 11/7)
Indiecalypse ($6.49 from $12.99 until 11/7)
Inexistence Rebirth ($5.84 from $8.99 until 11/7)
Kauil’s Treasure ($4.99 from $9.99 until 11/7)
Little Mouse’s Encyclopedia ($5.84 from $12.99 until 11/7)


Max & the Book of Chaos ($1.99 from $7.99 until 11/7)
Monster Harvest ($13.99 from $19.99 until 11/7)
Morbid: The Seven Acolytes ($12.49 from $24.99 until 11/7)
Mystic Fate ($4.99 from $9.99 until 11/7)
Neonwall ($2.49 from $9.99 until 11/7)
Quadle ($5.29 from $7.99 until 11/7)
Regions of Ruin ($2.49 from $9.99 until 11/7)
Reknum ($1.99 from $4.99 until 11/7)
Riot: Civil Unrest ($5.99 from $19.99 until 11/7)
Rodent Warriors ($4.99 from $9.99 until 11/7)
Smoots Summer Games ($4.99 from $9.99 until 11/7)
Smoots World Cup Tennis ($4.99 from $9.99 until 11/7)
Space Avenger Empire of Nexx ($9.74 from $14.99 until 11/7)
Spartan Fist ($3.74 from $14.99 until 11/7)
Spirit Arena ($4.99 from $9.99 until 11/7)


Street Racer Underground ($2.99 from $5.99 until 11/7)
Super Hyperactive Ninja ($1.99 from $8.99 until 11/7)
The Last Dead End ($4.99 from $9.99 until 11/7)
The Long Reach ($2.99 from $14.99 until 11/7)
The Lost Cube ($6.99 from $9.99 until 11/7)
The Walking Vegetables: Radical ($2.59 from $12.99 until 11/7)
Ultimate Custom Night ($5.19 from $7.99 until 11/7)
Vaporum ($9.99 from $24.99 until 11/7)
Wizodd ($2.49 from $4.99 until 11/7)
Xenogunner ($9.74 from $14.99 until 11/7)
#pinocchio, Puzzles Dream ($1.99 from $5.99 until 11/6)

That’s all for today and this week, friends. We’ll be back next week as November starts to heat up. Blue Reflection: Second Light, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Grand Theft Auto – The Trilogy, and Shin Megami Tensei V are the heavy hitters, but there’s surely plenty of other cool stuff that will crop up between those tent-poles. I hope you all have a great weekend, and as always, thanks for reading!

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