SwitchArcade Round-Up: Seven New NES Games On Switch Online, Plus Today’s New Releases and Tons of Sales

SwitchArcade Round-Up: Seven New NES Games On Switch Online, Plus Today’s New Releases and Tons of Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for July 4th, 2024. Happy July 4th to all our American readers out there! I’m not American and do not live in America, so I am working as usual. It’s a weird day today. Nintendo popped a huge new sale and dropped several games on the NES app for Nintendo Switch Online. And that’s a good thing because, perhaps owing to the holiday, the new release list is very thin indeed. Let’s check out what we have!

News

Seven NES Games Have Been Added to Nintendo Switch Online

This was certainly unexpected, but I suppose many of these drops have been lately. Anyway, the NES Nintendo Switch Online retro game app has been updated! There are seven new games to play, and it feels a bit like Nintendo went to the NES fridge and took everything that was left in it out to make this weird Shaggy-style sandwich. The games include: Urban Champion, Golf, Donkey Kong Jr. Math, Mach Rider, Mystery of Atlantis, Cobra Triangle, and Solar Jetman. Quite the potpourri.

Select New Releases

Machi Koro With Everyone ($24.99)

A dice-rolling board game for up to four players via online or local wireless, and one that is quite well-regarded in its physical form. You can also play against the CPU if no one is about. I don’t have too much to say about this, but those who enjoy playing board games with friends or family will want to give this a solid look. It’s well-made and fairly easy to teach to even the most casual of players.

Sir Happenlance ($15.00)

You’re a guy, and you have a lance. You have to use that lance to do everything that needs to be done. You know, climbing. Killing. Solving puzzles. Things that knights with lances usually get up to. It’s not bad, really. Like Getting Over It but somewhat less aggravating. There’s even a little four-player mode you can enjoy here with your friends via local multiplayer.

Replik Survivors ($4.99)

Look, another Vampire Survivors-style game! Nothing really special about this one, but if you’re tired of the ones you have then you might want to throw down a fiver on this. Or maybe not. Phew, this is some Thursday, isn’t it? Good day to play some Urban Champion or Cobra Triangle.

Arcade Archives Ninja Emaki ($7.99)

Anyone up for another top-down run-and-gun where you play as a ninja, this time filtered through the off-beat lens of Nichibutsu? That’s what you’ll get in the rather obscure 1986 game Ninja Emaki. It’s not too shabby as this sort of thing goes, so if you’re looking for something to play on this rather dry Thursday, perhaps some vintage Nichibutsu is in order?

Scoop it! Goldfish ($5.00)

SAT-BOX again, eh? If you want a shallow little game to play with others for an evening or two of party nights, here’s yet another one. This one is based on the traditional Japanese festival game of goldfish scooping, where you have to use a fragile piece of paper that rips easily to catch a goldfish. If you catch one, you get to keep it. Enjoy carrying it around for the rest of the festival and hope it doesn’t die like Elaine’s fish. Uh, that doesn’t happen in this game. You just scoop the fish. Up to four players can join in via local multiplayer.

Sales

(North American eShop, US Prices)

Okay, the Recollection Collection Sale is on. I’m doing a separate article with some recommendations, as I usually do for these big ones. I’m also putting a few more here, and you know what I typically mean by “a few”. That said, check your wishlists and publisher pages in the eShop, because there is a lot more to see.

Select New Sales

Persona 5 Royal ($29.99 from $59.99 until 7/15)
Persona 5 Strikers Deluxe ($20.99 from $69.99 until 7/15)
Persona 5 Tactica ($29.99 from $59.99 until 7/15)
Persona 4 Golden ($11.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)
Catherine: Full Body ($9.99 from $49.99 until 7/15)
Sonic Superstars ($29.99 from $59.99 until 7/15)
Sonic Origins ($14.99 from $29.99 until 7/15)
Sonic Colors: Ultimate ($15.99 from $39.99 until 7/15)
Sonic Frontiers Deluxe ($24.49 from $69.99 until 7/15)
SEGA AGES Sonic the Hedgehog ($2.39 from $7.99 until 7/15)
Red Dead Redemption ($34.99 from $49.99 until 7/15)
EA Sports FC 24 ($14.99 from $59.99 until 7/15)
Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak Deluxe ($24.49 from $69.99 until 7/15)
Assassin’s Creed Ezio Collection ($15.99 from $39.99 until 7/15)
Rayman Legends Definitive ($7.99 from $39.99 until 7/15)


LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga ($14.99 from $59.99 until 7/15)
Namco Museum ($4.79 from $29.99 until 7/15)
Diablo Prime Evil Collection ($19.79 from $59.99 until 7/15)
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope ($19.79 from $59.99 until 7/15)
Goat Simulator The GOATY ($5.99 from $29.99 until 7/15)
Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle Deluxe ($14.99 from $29.99 until 7/15)
Slay the Spire ($8.49 from $24.99 until 7/15)
Digimon Survive ($14.99 from $59.99 until 7/15)
Temtem ($17.99 from $44.99 until 7/15)
Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series ($9.99 from $39.99 until 7/15)
OlliOlli World Rad Edition ($14.84 from $44.99 until 7/15)
Prodeus ($14.99 from $24.99 until 7/15)
The Spirit and the Mouse ($9.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)
Bear and Breakfast ($11.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)
Rakuen Deluxe Edition ($19.99 from $24.99 until 7/15)
Adventure Academia: TFC ($19.99 from $39.99 until 7/15)


VA-11 Hall-A ($10.04 from $14.99 until 7/15)
Hotline Miami Collection ($6.24 from $24.99 until 7/15)
Torchlight II ($3.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)
Streets of Rage 4 ($11.24 from $24.99 until 7/15)
Samba de Amigo Party Central Deluxe ($19.99 from $49.99 until 7/15)
Burnout Paradise Remastered ($5.99 from $29.99 until 7/15)
The Talos Principle ($4.49 from $29.99 until 7/15)
Class of Heroes Anniversary Edition ($16.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)
Class of Heroes 2G: Remaster ($16.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut ($11.99 from $39.99 until 7/15)
Alien: Isolation ($14.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)
Fairy Tail ($29.99 from $59.99 until 7/15)
Infernax ($13.39 from $19.99 until 7/15)
Mr. Sun’s Hatbox ($9.74 from $14.99 until 7/15)
Valrithian Arc: Hero School Story 2 ($12.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)
Hush Hush ($10.00 from $20.00 until 7/15)


Mon-Yu ($34.99 from $49.99 until 7/15)
Xtreme Sports ($6.99 from $9.99 until 7/15)
Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos ($37.49 from $49.99 until 7/15)
Garden Story ($4.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)
MotoGP 23 ($7.99 from $39.99 until 7/15)
Unidentified Falling Objects ($3.74 from $14.99 until 7/15)
Prison City ($7.49 from $9.99 until 7/15)
Kingdom Eighties ($7.79 from $11.99 until 7/15)
Reigns: Beyond ($3.34 from $4.99 until 7/15)
Archetype Arcadia ($20.99 from $29.99 until 7/15)
COCOON ($14.99 from $24.99 until 7/15)
Bilkins Folly ($13.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)
MLB The Show 24 ($29.99 from $59.99 until 7/15)
The Pedestrian ($11.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)
Enter x Exit the Gungeon ($9.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)


Terra Nil ($14.99 from $24.99 until 7/15)
Return ($10.99 from $13.99 until 7/15)
A Tiny Sticker Tale ($6.69 from $9.99 until 7/15)
It’s a Wrap! ($8.99 from $17.99 until 7/15)
Tales of Kenzara: ZAU ($14.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)
Neptunia Game Maker R:Evolution ($42.49 from $49.99 until 7/15)
Neptunia: Sisters VS Sisters ($24.99 from $49.99 until 7/15)
Let’s! Revolution! ($15.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)
Valiant Hearts: Coming Home ($11.99 from $14.99 until 7/15)
Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley ($16.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)
Outward Definitive ($27.99 from $39.99 until 7/15)
Cassette Beasts ($13.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)
Tails of Iron ($4.99 from $24.99 until 7/15)
The Plane Effect ($2.24 from $14.99 until 7/15)
Zengeon ($1.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)


Deathwish Enforcers ($5.74 from $22.99 until 7/15)
Winter’s Wish: Spirits of Edo ($24.99 from $49.99 until 7/15)
Charade Maniacs ($19.99 from $49.99 until 7/15)
Dokapon Kingdom Connect ($19.99 from $49.99 until 7/15)
Collar X Malice ($19.99 from $39.99 until 7/15)
Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher ($19.99 from $49.99 until 7/15)
Garbage Pail Kids ($1.99 from $9.99 until 7/15)
Jet Lancer ($3.74 from $14.99 until 7/15)
Blizzard Arcade Collection ($9.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)
Ys Origin ($5.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)
Tetris Effect: Connected ($19.99 from $39.99 until 7/15)
Roki ($3.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)
The Tartarus Key ($11.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)
Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider ($11.04 from $16.99 until 7/15)
McPixel 3 ($1.99 from $9.99 until 7/15)


Have A Nice Death ($14.99 from $24.99 until 7/15)
RWBY: Arrowfell ($14.99 from $29.99 until 7/15)
ARK: Ultimate Survivor Edition ($24.99 from $49.99 until 7/15)
Cult of the Lamb Cultist Edition ($17.99 from $29.99 until 7/15)
Gal*Gun Returns ($17.49 from $49.99 until 7/15)
Gal*Gun Double Peace ($13.99 from $39.99 until 7/15)
Supraland ($9.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)
Lair Land Story ($6.74 from $14.99 until 7/15)
Islets ($9.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)
Undernauts: Labyrinth of Yomi ($29.99 from $59.99 until 7/15)
Tears of Avia ($3.74 from $14.99 until 7/15)
Neon White ($14.99 from $24.99 until 7/15)
Dying Light Definitive ($9.99 from $49.99 until 7/15)
Eldest Souls ($3.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)
The Pathless ($15.99 from $39.99 until 7/15)
Guntech 2 ($4.49 from $14.99 until 7/15)
Floppy Knights ($4.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)


The Lara Croft Collection ($19.99 from $24.99 until 7/15)
Might & Magic Clash of Heroes ($12.59 from $17.99 until 7/15)
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit ($7.99 from $39.99 until 7/15)
Disc Room ($4.49 from $14.99 until 7/15)
ATOM RPG ($4.59 from $22.99 until 7/15)
Immortals Fenyx Rising ($7.99 from $39.99 until 7/15)
No More Heroes ($9.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)
Story of Seasons: Mineral Town ($15.99 from $39.99 until 7/15)
A Hat in Time ($14.99 from $29.99 until 7/15)
Raging Loop ($11.99 from $29.99 until 7/15)
Castle Crashers Remastered ($7.49 from $14.99 until 7/15)
Maneater ($13.99 from $39.99 until 7/15)
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap ($5.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)
Wonder Boy Asha in Monster World ($9.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)


Wonder Boy Anniversary Collection ($24.99 from $49.99 until 7/15)
LEGO 2K Drive ($9.89 from $29.99 until 7/15)
Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles ($20.39 from $59.99 until 7/15)
It Takes Two ($19.99 from $39.99 until 7/15)
Rune Factory 5 ($19.99 from $39.99 until 7/15)
GTA: The Trilogy Definitive ($29.99 from $59.99 until 7/15)
Apollo Justice: AA Trilogy ($39.99 from $49.99 until 7/15)
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy ($15.99 from $39.99 until 7/15)
Golf Story ($4.94 from $14.99 until 7/15)
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse ($1.99 from $29.99 until 7/15)
The Messenger ($4.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)
Valkyria Chronicles 4 ($5.99 from $29.99 until 7/15)
Lumines Remastered ($4.49 from $14.99 until 7/15)
GRIS ($4.24 from $16.99 until 7/15)
Road Redemption ($9.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)
Grim Fandango Remastered ($3.74 from $14.99 until 7/15)
Rogue Legacy ($2.99 from $14.99 until 7/15)
Spirit Hunter: Death Mark ($19.99 from $49.99 until 7/15)
Wild Guns Reloaded ($9.99 from $19.99 until 7/15)
Iconoclasts ($4.99 from $19.99 until 7/18)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, July 5th

100 Demon Fantasia ($6.49 from $9.99 until 7/5)
Adventure Field Remake ($3.24 from $4.99 until 7/5)
Baking Time ($1.99 from $4.99 until 7/5)
Beat Souls ($2.49 from $9.99 until 7/5)
Breakneck City ($2.49 from $9.99 until 7/5)
Crime Opera: The Butterfly Effect ($2.49 from $9.99 until 7/5)
Froggy Bouncing Adventures ($3.99 from $4.99 until 7/5)
Frowntown ($8.44 from $12.99 until 7/5)
Giant Wishes ($2.49 from $4.99 until 7/5)
Godlike Burger ($2.99 from $19.99 until 7/5)
In the Mood ($1.99 from $4.99 until 7/5)
Inkulinati ($18.74 from $24.99 until 7/5)
Kizuna Ai: Touch the Beat ($20.99 from $29.99 until 7/5)
Lily in Puzzle World ($2.99 from $4.99 until 7/5)
My Horse Stories ($2.99 from $7.99 until 7/5)


Nephenthesys ($3.59 from $5.99 until 7/5)
Oxytone ($1.99 from $7.99 until 7/5)
Rough Justice ’84 ($11.99 from $19.99 until 7/5)
Stickman’s Arena ($2.99 from $4.99 until 7/5)
The Diabolical Trilogy ($3.99 from $19.99 until 7/5)
The Traveler’s Path ($2.99 from $4.99 until 7/5)
Turbo Shell ($5.99 from $11.99 until 7/5)
Unrailed! ($4.99 from $19.99 until 7/5)
Untitled Goose Game ($9.99 from $19.99 until 7/5)
Venus: Improbable Dream ($3.49 from $9.99 until 7/5)
Warpips ($2.99 from $19.99 until 7/5)
Zombie Rollerz: Pinball Heroes ($2.24 from $14.99 until 7/5)

That’s all for today, friends. We’ll be back tomorrow to mop up the remaining releases for the week, and again owing to the occasion I think it’s a better bunch of games than we saw today. On the other hand, probably not so many sales. We’ll have both of those things, along with whatever major news items roll in over the course of the day. I hope you all have a thrilling Thursday, and as always, thanks for reading!

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