This week has a wonderful variety of indies if you are willing to try something different. Other titles include Monopoly, Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers.
King Oddball will be available for Nintendo Switch for $4.99 on 10/30/2017.
King Oddball is a physics based puzzle game with single button gameplay. The titular King Oddball swings a rock by his remarkably lengthy tongue in a pendulum like back and fort motion. The player releases the rock by pressing a button, with the goal of crushing all enemies on the screen. Key puzzle elements of the game are to figure out how to hit more than one target with each rock, and in which order to take out targets.
Trapped below a creepy abandoned mansion deep in the forest, a group of friends find themselves on the run from a terrifying monster. Using only her wits and what’s around her, Arisa must uncover the secrets of the mansion, and figure out how to escape…before it’s too late.
When Uncle Grandpa accidentally drives the UG-RV through multiple dimensions, he picks up some surprise passengers in the form of Gumball, Steven Universe, Finn, Mordecai and Clarence! Now they’ll have to band together to defeat the evil shard creatures and set things right. Use each character’s unique attacks and special moves to conquer the elements, fight your way through all the levels and beat some brutal boss battles. Replay maps with special modifiers to switch up the fun, and unlock bonus rooms along the way. Take on the single-player challenge or grab up to 3 friends for multiplayer action in this crazy interdimensional adventure.
Monopoly for Nintendo Switch will be available for $39.99 on 10/31/2017
Experience three unique 3D boards at home or on-the-go with up to six players in total, or take your game online and challenge players in quick matches. Customize your game by selecting from six official House Rules chosen by MONOPOLY® fans around the world. Don’t have time for a full game? Speed it up with Special Goals that shorten play sessions, and Actions Cards to move you around the board and penalize your opponents. Build your empire and trade your way to victory!
Monster Jam Crush It! will be available for Nintendo Switch for $39.99 on 10/31/2017
Crush It! takes fans back into authentic real-life stadiums for racing and freestyle events including the site of Monster Jam World Finals – Sam Boyd Stadium. Choose your favorite official Monster Jam trucks such as Grave Digger®, Max-D™, Monster Mutt and many more. Take your favorite Monster Truck out of the stadium and into all new environment challenges. Exciting physic based challenges include skills, hill jump and stunt modes. All-new tracks that will test your skills to master speed and balance over insane jumps and obstacles or face ultimate destruction. Compete as a single player, or log into online leaderboards to earn bragging rights as the best Monster Jam truck driver and much, much more…
Perception is a tense psychological thriller where players must uncover the mysteries of a sinister estate with echolocation as their only sight. Creating sound illuminates your environment, but also agitates the house and the entities within. Use Cassie’s Delphi text-to-speech app along with her intuition to uncover the mansion’s history. Each time a mystery is solved, the mansion transforms to reflect the fate of a different generation and the torment they endured.
Phil’s Epic Fill-a-Pix Adventure will be available for the Nintendo 3DS for $7.99 on 11/02/2017.
Fill-a-Pix is a new picture logic puzzle from the makers of Pic-a-Pix Colour, but with huge, scrollable puzzles up to 100 squares wide, you’ll reveal pictures much larger and more detailed than ever before! The unique Smart Cursor makes playing fluid and satisfying. Options to show where to go next and check your progress so far mean you’ll never get stuck. Often described as a mix of minesweeper and picross, each clue number shows how many squares in a block of nine – the clue itself, plus the eight squares around it – should be filled in black. You only need to learn this one rule to start playing Fill-a-Pix but to make sure you understand all the techniques, a full interactive tutorial is included!
Wheels of Aurelia will be available for Nintendo Switch for $9.99 on 11/02/2017
Embark on an immersive road trip through the gritty western coast of Italy during the roaring 1970’s. Playing as Lella, a bold, spunky woman, experience the sights and sounds of a tumultuous time in Italy’s history while uncovering events from Lella’s storied past. Take the road less traveled, while meeting an unpredictable cast of dynamic characters along your journey and making detours along the way.
An interactive visual novel based on short moments in time during Lella’s travels, each playthrough ends with one of sixteen different endings based on your choices. Travel across the famous “Via Aurelia” and discover a new side of Italy in a thought-provoking game about the road trip, not the destination.
Chess Ultra will be releasing on Nintendo Switch on 11/02/2017.
Play with friends on another platform
Fans will already know that Chess Ultra features stunning visuals, seamless online multiplayer and Grandmaster-approved AI to complete the ultimate chess experience. We’re delighted to confirm that the Nintendo Switch™ version of Chess Ultra will also include cross-platform compatibility, enabling players across PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch™ to play chess together online. Get ready for cross platform tournaments and prepare to bring your A-game!
The Nintendo Switch™ brings an array of new play styles to the table, and the development team here at Ripstone have taken full advantage of this. You can play on the big screen with the console docked, in tabletop mode with the Pro Controller, and on the go in handheld mode using either the Joy-Con™ controllers or by taking advantage of full touch screen functionality.
We’ve also developed a new unique way for two people to play the game in local multiplayer in a cross-table playing mode, whereby the console acts as the chess board. Place the console down between you and your opponent to play cross-table chess. Each player uses an individual Joy-Con™ controller to take their turn, with the game featuring an adaptive UI that adjusts each turn to be visible for each player. Refine your strategy, with the optional extra of being able to kick your opponent under the table as you play. (Not recommended or encouraged…)
Set in a distant future where humanity has colonised the far reaches of space, Morphite follows the story of Myrah Kale, a young woman whose life takes a sudden turn when a simple mission develops into an epic interstellar journey revealing her mysterious past and relation to a coveted substance called Morphite.
Myrah will voyage to the furthest corners of space and explore uncharted procedurally-generated planets, each with diverse landscapes teeming with exotic flora and fauna. With the help of a scanner, Myrah will sell biological information for ship, suit and weapon upgrades.
Inside Myrah’s vessel, players will engage in random encounters with real-time space combat, trade with other travellers across the galaxy and navigate outer space with Morphite’s easy-to-use Starmap system.
Sparkle 2 EVO will release for Nintendo Switch for $4.49 on 11/02/2017
Control the evolution! Climb your way through the evolutional ladder. Start as a little organism and transform into a magnificent aquatic being. Explore the abyss in search of nutritional elements. Attack other species whenever you run out of other food sources. Enjoy beautiful surreal visuals and relax with minimalistic ambient soundtrack. Can you grow the biggest Sparkle in the world? Subtle, captivating, addictive. These three words describe the world of Sparkle – world in which you make a tiny aquatic creature evolve into becoming a grown, magnificent being. We give you control over your Sparkle’s development and wellbeing, and you have one goal – to evolve. Whilst exploring the Sparkle Void, you find various nutritious elements to eat. Sometimes you will even have to fight for food with other species. You become what you eat – you get to choose whether your sparkle becomes a fast and aggressive carnivore, a sluggish but fast-eating herbivore, or an omnivore, whose features lie somewhere in between. Insight to your Sparkle’s DNA strand will give you information about the progress and will help you plan which microelements you want to focus on eating next. You will also get to fight giant bosses from time to time. But there’s no rush to keep the game in full swing at all times. You may as well just relax, play the game on a slow pace, explore the sparkle void, consume nutritional elements, enjoy simple and surreal surrounding and listen to the ambient music soundtrack. The choice is all yours.