‘Loop Hero’, ‘Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX’, and other new releases and sales of today – TouchArcade
Hello gentle readers and welcome to SwitchArcade’s Rotation on December 9, 2021. As we get closer to the end of the year, things are starting to slow down in the games sector. Well, in terms of quantity anyway. In terms of quality, today is pure fire. Loop Hero, Monster Rancher, and Super impossible road leading a package of very kind services. We’ve got a recap of all of today’s releases, along with our usual list of incoming and outgoing sales for you to read. Let’s dig inside!
Loop Hero ($14.99)
This game is great. Absolutely amazing. You have these magically created maps and your hero will basically run around them. You’ll place cards that your hero earns as you add events, summoner spells, enemies, and more to the map. The longer you play, the stronger your hero becomes but the more dangerous things become. Deciding on the final round will be up to you, but there are benefits to boosting your luck. Build your strength carefully and you can break the Lich’s time loop. The world is counting on you! I’ve been playing with these wheels and will have a review for you on Monday, but I was able to enthusiastically support it.
Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX ($29.99)
Back in the day, there were many games that tried to track the success of Pokemon along with raising and fighting their own monsters. One of the better ones is Monster Rancher, there’s a cool gimmick where you can spawn a monster by inserting any music CD into your PlayStation. This collection gives you the first two games in the series with a few improvements. Obviously, you can’t insert a CD into the Switch’s cartridge slot, so instead the game has a built-in music database that you can search to craft monsters. Yes, you can have your Platinum pixie hair without finding a copy of Madonna Like a virgin. I will have a review on this soon.
The Super Impossible Road ($19.99)
Mobile phone fans will probably know this well enough. Impossible path has been around for a while, and Super impossible road appeared in Apple Arcade a little while ago. Now you can play it on your Switch. Guide your fast ball along precarious paths, speeding up when you dare and looking for shortcuts if you’re brave enough. This is a great portal that has some nice multiplayer options. Up to four players can play locally on split-screen, and up to eight players over the internet. It’s a fun game, and I feel like the additions here make it more worth considering than the Apple Arcade version. I will also look into this.
Arcade Archives Dragon Buster ($7.99)
Whoa, what’s that big fire-breathing green lizard? It is a Dragon, Buster. This 1984 release is one of those Namco games that are clearly influential but don’t really feel good to play in the here and now. Fight clumsily your way through the 2D action levels and battle the dragon that awaits at the end. You can have fun with it, but you’ll have to be patient with its quirks. Anyway, this is very early in the history of the genre. The hamster has done its normal job with it, even going so far as to add an optional toggle to fix the hero’s image to look more like he intended.
Kubinashi Memoirs ($11.99)
Hey, it’s a game with Project Touhou character. The heroine Sekibanki is a Japanese type demon known as a rokurokubi, namely a nukekubi. That means she can detach her head and use it for any purpose. It can act as a springboard, a weapon, and even a means of recovering items. Sekibanki can double his head, and players who want an easier time can play with nine heads. Oh, I guess I should mention that this is a puzzle platformer. Honestly, it has a five dollar Switch platform power. Touhou games always seem to last a little longer than they feel they should. It was fun, though.
RICO: London ($49.99)
This is the sequel to the original RICO, and if the reviews on other platforms are to be believed, it’s not a very good game. Apparently, it cuts features from the original game and doesn’t add enough to compensate? It also has some technical problems, which is perhaps not surprising. At more than double the price of the first game, that’s not great. The content here is also incredibly thin, with what feels like a handful of rooms that have been jumbled up and juggled too much to keep you mulling over in a rather succinct campaign. There are a few other modes that help with things a bit, but overall, this mode isn’t quite ready for the critical time.
You play as the witch of the forest in this crafting adventure game. Collect materials, grow your own, and craft all sorts of quirks. Research and craft spells and other concoctions as you explore the countryside. Use your magic to protect yourself against the creatures and characters you meet. You know, the usual witch stuff. After all, sometimes you have to be the one to teach people lessons. It sure looks nice, but I haven’t been able to play it yet so that’s really all I can say.
(Electronic stores in North America, Prices in the US)
I expect this list to be larger in the eShop by the time you read this, but as I am writing, this is all we have. We will, as always, catch up tomorrow. For now, you can take advantage of good discounts on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, Crash Bandicoot 4, and Rune Factory 4 Special. Potential programmers may want to take FUZE4 for the low price of a fiver, and fighting game fans will definitely want Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid if they don’t already own it. Nothing too much to worry about in the outbox, but take a look at yourself in case Shauny loses her marbles.
Pick a new game that’s on sale
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 ($21.99 from $39.99 until 12/16)
Crash Bandicoot 4 ($29.99 from $39.99 until 12/16)
Rune Factory 4 Special ($23.99 from $29.99 until 12/22)
Wind peak ($7.49 from $14.99 until 12/22)
Red lantern ($19.99 from $24.99 until 12/22)
Power Rangers: BftG ($12.99 from $19.99 until 12/23)
Runner-up Crayon Shinchan Kasukabe ($4.99 from $9.99 until 12/27)
Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae ($7.14 from $11.90 through 12/29)
FUZE4 Nintendo Switch ($4.99 from $19.99 through 12/29)
Pony World 3 ($3.49 from $6.99 until 12/29)
ball laB ($3.99 from $4.99 until 12/29)
Kickerinho World ($1.99 from $4.99 through 12/29)
2in1 & Sniper App Driver ($1.99 from $4.99 through 12/29)
Toast: Smash Up! ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/30)
Graviter ($1.99 from $7.99 until 12/30)
Space Commander: War & Trade ($5.99 from $9.99 until 12/30)
Colsword ($1.99 from $3.99 until 12/30)
Sale ends tomorrow, Friday, December 10
20 Females ($3.99 from $4.99 until 10/12)
Stain 4 × 4 ($5.99 from $11.99 through 10/12)
99Vidas: Final Version ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/10)
Watches AAA ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/10)
Arcade Space Shooter 2 in 1 ($1.99 from $3.99 until 12/10)
Art Sqool ($1.99 from $12.99 until 12/10)
Bargain Hunter ($8.74 from $12.49 through 10/12)
Bunny Adventure ($2.10 from $6 until 12/10)
Car driving school simulation ($6.99 from $13.99 through 10/12)
Carnage: Battle Arena ($4.49 from $14.99 through 10/12)
Chess Knights: Viking Lands ($1.99 from $3.99 until 12/10)
City driving simulator ($5.99 from $11.99 through 10/12)
City Traffic Driver ($8.99 from $11.99 through 10/12)
Dogurai ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/10)
The world of driving: The work of Italians ($7.79 from $11.99 through 10/12)
Dungeon Solver ($1.99 from $3.99 until 12/10)
Flatland Vol.1 ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/10)
Flatland Vol.2 ($1.99 from $3.99 until 12/10)
Gemini ($1.99 from $3.99 until 12/10)
Hardcore Maze Cube ($1.99 from $2.49 until 12/10)
How did Buddy’s parents meet? ($1.99 from $3.99 until 12/10)
Job the Leprechaun ($2.24 from $2.99 until October 12)
Knight’s Retreat ($1.99 from $3.99 until 12/10)
Knights & Guns ($7.49 from $14.99 until 10/12)
Mercury Race ($5.99 from $7.99 until 10/12)
Minigolf Adventure ($2.49 from $4.99 until 12/10)
Moto Racer 4 ($1.99 from $14.90 until 12/10)
Crazy parking ($2.10 from $6 until 12/10)
RazerWire: Nanowars ($5.99 from $9.99 until 10/12)
Resurrection of the Reptiles ($2.24 from $2.99 until October 12)
Rift . adventure ($1.99 from $7.99 until 12/10)
Shape Cutting Machine ($1.99 from $3.99 until 12/10)
Sky Races ($1.99 from $3.49 until 12/10)
Space Elite Force 2 ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/10)
Sports & Wild Soccer ($9.99 from $14.99 until 10/12)
Super Hiking League DX ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/10)
Office duties ($4.19 from $11.99 until 12/10)
Tenshi time ($10.49 from $14.99 through 10/12)
Racer Tinker ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/10)
Tower Climb ($2.10 from $6 until 12/10)
TTV2 ($1.99 from $3.99 until 12/10)
UBERMOSH: OMEGA ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/10)
UBERMOSH: SANTICIDE ($1.99 from $3.99 until 12/10)
Up Cliff Drive ($2.10 from $6 until 12/10)
War Dogs: Red’s Return ($1.99 from $3.99 until 12/10)
Chess Collection ($1.99 from $3.99 until 12/10)
That’s all for today, guys. We’ll be back tomorrow to look at the rest of the week’s releases, such as them. I’m sure a few unscheduled games will be on the way, but it looks like a pretty small bunch at the moment. Well, at least we’ll have sales. Lots and lots of sales. I hope you all had an enjoyable Thursday, and as always, thanks for reading!