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Hey fellow Switchaboos! Whilst there are no big-named releases this week, that still doesn’t mean that there are no great games coming out this week. With 10 games being released, and some highlights including Urban Trial Playground and Super Rocket Shootout, there’s plenty to unpack; so let’s begin…

 

Note: All prices are in AUD and all release dates are for the Australian eShop. Also, releases can still be subjected to change after the release of this update.

 

D/Generation

Release Date 03/04/18

Price $16.99

Developed By West Coast Software

Published By West Coast Software

Genre Arcade / Puzzle / Adventure / Shooter

Required Space 1.8 GB

Players 1

Also Released On iOS / Android

A nameless courier arrives in London via his Jet-Pack and must get the package to the recipient as soon as possible. Traverse interconnected rooms (scenes) and continue to ascend through the tower by accomplishing various tasks along the way.

 

Metropolis: Lux Obscura

Release Date 04/04/18

Price $12.00 (Pre-order for 10% off: $10.80)

Developed By Ktulhu Solutions

Published By Sometimes You

Genre Puzzle / Other

Required Space 630 MB

Players 1

Also Released On PC / PS4 / Xbox One

This title takes a comic book art style approach and is a definitely not a game for young children. In Metropolis, the city is filled with thugs and scandals while the police just stand idly by. Play as John Lockhart, a man just recently out of prison and wanting to know why things are now the way they are. The gameplay is a match-four style puzzle game with a dark story.

 

Super Rocket Shootout

Release Date 05/04/18

Price $15.00

Developed By Oddly Shaped Pixels

Published By Plug In Digital

Genre Party / Fighting / Shooter / Platformer

Required Space 290 MB

Players 1 – 4

Also Released On PC / Mac / Linux

This 2D platform brawler shooter pits up to four players against each other in an all out battle. There are eight playable characters (each with their own unique abilities and Super Attack), eight interactive stages, jetpacks to aid in jumping and dodging your enemies’ attacks and a ton of achievements and unlockable weapons.

 

Zombillie

Unfortunately, we couldn’t find an official trailer for Zombillie. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Release Date 05/04/18

Price $7.50 (Pre-Order for 10% Off: $6.75)

Published By Forever Entertainment

Genre Puzzle / Arcade

Required Space 311 MB

Players 1

Also Released On PC / iOS / Android

Play as Zombillie who lived in a humble cave, hunting for meat. As he ate, he grew, but now he is running out of meat! Help Zombillie reach the legendary meat farm with over 90 complex levels full of puzzles and traps.

 

Arcade Archives Ninja-Kid

Release Date 05/04/18

Price $10.50

Developed By UPL

Published By Hamster

Genre Action / Arcade

Required Space 66.0 MB

Players 1 – 2

Also Released On Arcade / Family Computer / Wii / PS4

Ninja-Kid is an old school arcade game made in 1984 by UPL. The goal is to defeat all of the oncoming enemies with the ninja’s shuriken and wrack up a high score.

 

Urban Trial Playground

Release Date 05/04/18

Price $30.00

Developed By Teyon

Published By Tate Multimedia

Genre Racing / Arcade / Sports

Required Space 2.3 GB

Players 1 – 2

Urban Trial Playground is a beautifully rendered stunt racer game developed in Unreal Engine 4. Take the action from city streets to the sunny and colorful beaches of California. This game appears to be a Switch exclusive as far as we can tell (potentially timed-exclusive).

 

Sling Ming

Release Date 05/04/18

Price $18.00

Published By Good Night Brave Warrior

Genre Platformer / Puzzle / Adventure

Required Space 231 MB

Players 1

Also Released On PC

Sling Ming is a physics based puzzle platformer that requires you to plan your path by arranging the Oxylane nodes. Time your next move to swing around and pull off awesome aerials. Defeat end-of-world bosses to unlock new abilities that mixes up the gameplay in new ways.

 

ACA NeoGeo Samurai Shodown III

Unfortunately we couldn’t find a trailer for ACA NeoGeo Samurai Shodown III, however we did find a trailer for ACA NeoGeo Samurai Shodown II to give you an idea of the gameplay. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Release Date 05/04/18

Price $10.50

Developed By SNK

Published By Hamster

Genre Fighting / Arcade

Required Space 109 MB

Players 1 – 2

Also Released On Arcade / PS / PS2 / Sega Saturn / Neo Geo / Neo Geo CD / Game Boy

This classic 2D fighter pits samurais against each other in order to determine the very best. In this sequel to Samurai Shodown II, you can now fill your Rage Gauge, block attacks mid-air and choose from two different styles: SLASH and BUST.

 

Animated Jigsaws: Beautiful Japanese Scenery

Release Date 05/04/18

Price $13.50

Developed By Dico / BottleCube

Published By Rainy Frog

Genre Puzzle / Party / Training / Multiplayer

Required Space 419 MB

Players 1 – 4

Also Released On PC / Mac

This beautiful puzzle game has you recreating beautiful animated pictures of iconic Japanese Landmarks. The puzzles range from 60, 120 and 240 pieces and can be played with up to four players. Work together and bring these magical pictures to life.

 

Octocopter: Double or Squids

Unfortunately, we couldn’t find an official trailer for Octocopter: Double or Squids. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Release Date 05/04/18

Price $4.50

Published By TACS Games

Genre Arcade / Puzzle / Racing / Party

Required Space 248 MB

Players 1 – 4

The Octopus and Submarine have sunk to the bottom of the ocean and you need to help them to escape. Navigate through each maze without crashing solo or race in up to four player split screen action.

 

Switchaboo Pick of the Week

Where there are weeks with no massive releases, this really gives small indies there time to shine. So with that in mind, our Pick of the Week is…

Drum roll, please…

 

Super Rocket Shootout!

Super Rocket Shootout

Super Rocket Shootout combines smooth multiplayer mayhem with beautifully rendered pixel-art. It is certainly a game that has to be taken out at every party, family get-together and social gathering.

With still a few months away from Super Smash Bros. releasing on the Switch, we believe that Super Rocket Shootout can easily feel that void for the time being.

 

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Posted by Alex Harding