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Hey fellow Switchaboos!

I hope you’re all in festive moods because the Switch is giving us a crazy TWENTY-ONE games to download this week right before Christmas!

This is going to be a big one, so let’s get started…

Note: All prices are in AUD and all release dates are for the Australian eShop.

 

Floor Kids

Developed By Merj Media

Release Date 19/12/17

Genre Music / Action / Sports / Other

Price $25.99

Required Space 1.3 GB

Players 1 – 2

Coming exclusively to the Switch, Floor Kids will have you busting freestyle moves with your crew. With stylish hand-drawn animation and fresh tunes, this game brings a unique flare to the music gaming genre.

DragonFangZ – The Rose & Dungeon of Time

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Developed By Toydea Inc.

Release Date 19/12/17

Genre RPG

Price $29.99

Required Space 284 MB

Players 1

DragonFangZ – The Rose & Dungeon of Time is an RPG with rougelike dungeon crawling elements. The quest changes each and every time, forcing you to adapt to the enemies that lurk around every corner.

Crawl

Developed By Powerhoof

Release Date 19/12/17

Genre Party / Arcade / RPG / Action

Price $19.99

Required Space 249 MB

Players 1 – 4

Also Released On PC / Linux / Mac / PS4 / Xbox One

Play solo against vicious AI or with up to four friends in local-multiplayer and fight your way through an onslaught of monsters. When playing with friends, the player to kill the hero will become the new hero. This game will surely bring out the competitive side of all your friends.

Enter the Gungeon

Developed By Dodge Roll

Release Date 19/12/17

Genre Action / Adventure

Price $17.50

Required Space 274 MB

Players 1 – 2

Also Released On PC / Linux / Mac / PS4 / Xbox One

Take on a barrage of monsters in this procedurally-generated top-down arcade shooter. Play co-op with friends or take on The Gungeon yourself as you fight your way to the bottom whilst collecting precious loot and discovering hidden secrets.

60 Seconds!

Developed By Robot Gentleman

Release Date 19/12/17

Genre Adventure / Simulation / Strategy

Price $15.00

Required Space 2.0 GB

Players 1

Also Released On PC / Mac / iOS / Android

Play as Ted, a responsible citizen and a family man, and adjust to your new life in the nuclear apocalypse. You’ll only have 60 seconds to rush into Ted’s house and search for his family and any useful supplies. The house is procedurally-generated, making the experience different every time you play, as you try to decide on what to grab and what to leave behind. But once you’ve left the house, the game has only just begun. Whatever you’ve salvaged is what you’ll use to survive out there in the now nuclear apocalyptic world.

Brawlout

Developed By Angry Mob Games

Release Date 20/12/17

Genre Fighting / Party / Action / Arcade

Price $30.00

Required Space 1.8 GB

Players 1 – 4 (Online/Local 2 – 4)

Also Released On PC / PS4 / Xbox One

Join the brawl in this platform fighter as you choose from six unique characters, as well as special appearances from two popular indie characters: Juan from Guacamelee and Drifter from Hyper Light Drifter. Play solo, online or local multiplayer as you aim to be the last man/creature standing. Brawlout is a lightning fast brawler that will test your fighting skills.

Tiny Troopers Joint Ops XL

Developed By Epiphany Games

Release Date 21/12/17

Genre Arcade / Action / First Person

Price $17.99

Required Space 3.5 GB

Players 1

Also Released On PC / PS4 / Xbox One

Take on evil adversaries in this epic bite-sized arcade shooter. You’ll battle through action-packed mini maps and take control of your tiny troopers. There are a multitude of weapons to choose from, as well as various classes, such as: Medics, Machine Gunners and the Elite Delta Force. You will also have plenty of collectibles along the way, so keep your eyes peeled.

Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King

Developed By Castle Pixel, LLC.

Release Date 21/12/17

Genre Action / Adventure / RPG / Platformer

Price $19.99

Required Space 391 MB

Players 1

Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King is a top-down action-adventure game inspired by games like The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. This game is a Switch console exclusive and is aimed to resonate with Nintendo fans. Play as Lily, Knight of the Rose, as you travel through dungeons to save the Kingdom of Blossom from eternal darkness.

The Deer God

Developed By Blowfish Studios

Release Date 21/12/17

Genre Adventure / Platformer

Price $12.00

Required Space 154 MB

Players 1

Also Released On PC / Mac / iOS / Android / tvOS / PS4 / Xbox One / Wii U

In this game, you’ll play as a deer working its way through a beautiful 3D pixel art world. Challenge your platforming skills in a game about survival, reincarnation and karma.

Guns, Gore & Cannoli

Developed By Crazy Monkey Studios

Release Date 21/12/17

Genre Arcade / Platformer / Shooter / Action

Price $9.99

Required Space 1.4 GB

Players 1 – 4

Also Released On PC / Mac / PS4 / Xbox One

Set in the fictional Thugtown circa 1925, you play as Vinnie Cannoli in a platform shooter gunning down hordes of zombies and mobs. Make your way through the city at the height of prohibition and watch out for all of the environmental hazards.

Puzzle Box Maker

Developed By Bplus

Release Date 22/12/17

Genre Party / Platformer / Action / Puzzle

Price $22.50

Required Space 352 MB

Players 1 – 4

Also Released On PC /

Create and upload amazing pixel art online. You can also browse the online gallery and play through challenging levels from any user-generated image. New images will be updated weekly, with over 100 levels immediately available.

Mom Hid My Game!

Developed By Kemco

Release Date 22/12/17

Genre Puzzles / Simulation / Adventure / Board Games

Price $7.50

Required Space 433 MB

Players 1

Also Released On New Nintendo 3DS

Previously shown off in a Nindies Showcase, this is a relaxing game that involves you looking for the game that your mom has hidden.

The Coma: Recut

Developed By Devespresso Games

Release Date 22/12/17

Genre Adventure / Other / Strategy / RPG

Price $30.00

Required Space 1 GB

Players 1

Also Released On PC / PS4 / Xbox One

The Coma: Recut is a survival horror game in which you play as Youngho, a student who falls asleep during his final exam only to wake up and find himself in a twisted version of his school. He then finds himself pursued by a psychotic killer and you’ll need to evade the killer whilst trying to find a way to escape the twisted school.

Frederic: Resurrection of Music

Developed By Forever Entertainment

Release Date 22/12/17

Genre Music / Arcade

Price $8.99

Required Space 799 MB

Players 1

Also Released On PC / PS4

Play as Frederic, one of the world’s most talented classical composers that has just been resurrected from the afterlife. The music world is now full of soulless music labels and mass-produced popstars. Battle your way through music duels and enjoy the lively hand-drawn animation.

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood

Developed By Stage Clear Studios

Release Date 22/12/17

Genre Platformer / Adventure / Puzzles

Price $21.99

Required Space 2.7 GB

Players 1

Also Released On PC / PS4 / Xbox One / Xbox 360

Play through the stunningly beautiful world with handcrafted levels as you venture to save Max’s little brother, Felix. In a hostile and fantastical world, Max must confront evil with his Magic Marker that has the power to bend the elements and create magic objects.

Plague Road

Developed By Arcade Distillery

Release Date 22/12/17

Genre Strategy / Role-Playing

Price $18.75

Required Space 179 MB

Players 1

Also Released On PC / PS4 / Xbox One / PS Vita

Plague Road is a role-playing strategy game that takes place in a city consumed by disease. You play as a doctor and either recruit survivors as companions or use them to improve the doctor’s farm and gain access to new abilities.

The Next Penelope

Developed By Aurélien REGARD / Seaven Studio

Release Date 22/12/17

Genre Racing / Arcade / Adventure / Action

Price $19.99

Required Space 687 MB

Players 1 – 4

Also Released On PC / Mac / Linux / Wii U

The Next Penelope is a fast paced action racing game with loud vibrant colours, an engaging story and a challenging risk-reward system. With HD Rumble support exclusive to the Nintendo Switch, the hectic racing feels as alive as ever.

FruitFall Crush

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Published By System 3 Software

Release Date 22/12/17

Genre Arcade / Puzzle / Strategy

Price $7.49

Required Space 119 MB

Players 1 – 2

FruitFall Crush is a puzzle game that requires the player to move the fruit around so that they match and, ultimately, disappear. The more fruit the player matches at once, the more points the player receives. The game is said to have more depth as it goes, with various modes, such as: Arcade Mode, Time Trial Mode, Practice Mode and Two-Player Mode.

ACA NeoGeo Pulstar

Developed By Aicom

Release Date 22/12/17

Genre Shooter / Arcade

Price $10.50

Required Space 93 MB

Players 1 – 2

Also Released On Arcade / Neo Geo / Neo Geo CD / PS4 / Xbox One

Pulstar is a classic game from the NeoGeo releases. The game is a side-scrolling shooter released by SNK in 1995. Use everything at your disposal to protect your ship and defeat the alient threat.

Arcade Archives VS. Super Mario Bros.

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Developed By Nintendo

Release Date 23/12/17

Genre Action / Arcade

Price $10.50

Required Space 71.0 MB

Players 1 – 2

Also Released On Arcade

The arcade version of Super Mario Bros. has never been readily available on Nintendo consoles… until now. Join Mario and Luigi as they adventure through the Mushroom Kingdom to save Princess Peach.

Heart&Slash

Published By Badland Games

Release Date 23/12/17

Genre Action / Adventure / Role-Playing / Fighting

Price $21.00

Required Space 1.2 GB

Players 1

Also Released On PC / PS4 / Xbox One

Play as Heart, a sentient robot fighting to escape the grip of the evil and all-seeing machine QuAsSy (Quality Assurance Systems). Heart&Slash is a 3D brawler with roguelike qualities, meaning that every time you die you’re then taking back to the beginning on a new randomly generated level with different weapons and items.

Hammerwatch

Developed By Crackshell

Release Date 24/12/17

Genre RPG / Action / Adventure / Other

Price $15.00

Required Space 238 MB

Players 1 – 4

Also Released On PC / Mac / Linux / PS4 / Xbox One

Play solo or co-op from the bottom to the top of Castle Hammerwatch. Kill hordes of enemies, avoid traps and discover hidden secrets and puzzles in this hack and slash adventure. You can master seven different classes, including The Sorcerer, a new class coming first to consoles.

 

Switchaboo’s Pick of the Week

This one wasn’t an easy decision. It is crazy to think that TWENTY-ONE games are coming out on the Switch this week, and there was no way that we could play them all and analyse which game would be the best bang for your buck. However if we had to choose just one out of this long roster, we would have to go with…

 

Drum roll please…

Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King!

Blossom Tales

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This game just simply SCREAMS nostalgia for all classic retro Nintendo fans. There is a reason why it is a console exclusive for the Nintendo Switch.

Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King is such a love letter to the classic The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and we here at Switchaboo are just such massive fans. The artstyle, the music, the combat, the dungeons… there’s even a Tree Lord! All this just brings back a flood of warm memories that come from a place of love and childhood wonder. It is just such a perfect fit for the Switch.

When the game is released on December 21st, we will begin working on a review that will tell you all about this awe-inspiring game, so make sure to stay tuned… OR, click here to check out our Facebook page and perhaps give us a like and a follow as we’ll be sure to post it there once it’s done.

But in the meantime, I hope you all have a merry Christmas and receive lots of Nintendo goodies.

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Posted by Alex Harding