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SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘My Universe – Interior Designer’, ‘Cold Silence’, and Today’s Other New Releases and Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for December 27th, 2021. Did everyone...

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for December 27th, 2021. Did everyone have a nice holiday? I hope you had a good rest doing whatever it was you did. I had some tasty food and got quite a few new games, so all’s well that ends well in that regard. You might expect today to have not much going on, but we somehow have a handful of new releases and a fair number of sales to check out. Let’s get on that.

New Releases

My Universe – Interior Designer ($29.99)

The latest My Universe game focuses on the joys of renovation and redecoration. Talk to your clients to find out their needs, then renovate their houses to suit their tastes. Make them happy and you’ll build your fame and fortune. As you play, you’ll unlock all kinds of new goodies that will help you make even more gorgeous layouts. Aside from decorating the spaces of your clients, you can also put your own house together. Decorate it your way, as the only one you need to please is yourself. I reckon if you have Animal Crossing you’re probably better off shelling out for the Happy Home Paradise DLC, but that’s just my take.

Unstrong: Space Calamity ($4.99)

A five-dollar 3D platformer, you say? This is a game about a mad scientist girl who is trying to bring back her destroyed world. You’ll mostly be messing around in space with all sorts of gravity chicanery and such. Lots of things to collect, and lots of places to explore. Keep the price in mind and you might find this scratches an itch well enough.

Menseki: Area Maze Puzzles ($5.00)

This is a bunch of math problems, and there are no two ways about it. Specifically, the type of math problem where you have the measurements for some parts of a shape and need to use them to deduct the measurements for the other parts. This is from the same developer that did the similarly-titled Area Maze for mobile, and it features all of the same puzzles. If you want to get a taste of what this has in store for you, that game is free on the App Store, presumably with ad support of some sort.

Cold Silence ($4.99)

A three-color horror-themed platformer, Cold Silence aims to scare you without using things that go bump in the night. Explore the game’s world, discover secrets, and fight deadly bosses. Certainly a different sort of five dollar Switch platformer. I haven’t seen many impressions of this game one way or the other, but what little I have found suggest this is neither the bee’s knees nor outright terrible.

Planet Quiz: Learn & Discover ($11.99)

It’s a quiz game loosely built around Earth-related questions. I suppose that’s almost everything, isn’t it? Up to four players can join in via local multiplayer, and that’s obviously going to be the way to go if you can swing it. There are four modes of play, seventeen different question categories, and multiple levels of difficulty. Seems fine for what it is, so it all comes down to how much you need another quiz game.

American Man ($9.99)

According to the game’s eShop description, this game follows the story of a one-man army named American Man as he battles the evil forces of foreign countries after their genetic experiments on animals create dangerous beast soldiers. Beyond the hilarious premise, this appears to be a very plain side-scrolling run-and-gun. You play as a bare-chested commando and blast through an entire kingdom of animals, many of whom are sporting artillery of their own. Ten bucks feels like a lot for something that probably only has limited value as a gag.

Christmas Racing ($0.99)

Gametry checks off all of the shovelware boxes with this release. It’s cheap enough that people might not think too hard before buying, it ties in with a holiday in the most superficial way possible, and it looks very much like a template flip. A dollar is such a small amount of money that it’s hard to say even the poorest of efforts isn’t worth the price, but I’ll tell what this definitely isn’t worth: your time.

Sales

(North American eShop, US Prices)

Okay, some of this is spill-over from the huge sale that kicked off late last week, but what can I say? I found some more cool games. There are other games in the list that weren’t part of that business, with almost all of Ratalaika’s stuff discounted to an extent. I’ve included some of my favorites from the bunch. Not much to worry about in the outbox, so feel free to save your money for other pick-ups.

Select New Games on Sale

Iconoclasts ($5.99 from $19.99 until 12/31)
The Long Dark ($11.89 from $34.99 until 1/1)
Octodad: Dadliest Catch ($2.99 from $14.99 until 1/1)
Hand of Fate 2 ($9.89 from $29.99 until 1/1)
Mom Hid My Game! ($2.99 from $4.99 until 1/1)
Mutant Mudds Collection ($1.99 from $14.99 until 1/1)
The Ninja Saviors ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Lode Runner Legacy ($5.99 from $11.99 until 1/1)
SUPERHOT ($14.99 from $24.99 until 1/1)
Wonder Boy Returns Remix ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/1)
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap ($7.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Fight’N Rage ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Owlboy ($12.49 from $24.99 until 1/1)
Songbird Symphony ($5.94 from $16.99 until 1/1)
Guacamelee! Super Turbo CE ($2.99 from $14.99 until 1/1)
Guacamelee! 2 ($4.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Night in the Woods ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Wintermoor Tactics Club ($7.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Yaga ($9.99 from $24.99 until 1/1)
The Red Strings Club ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/1)


Terraria ($14.99 from $29.99 until 1/1)
Wandersong ($4.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Just Shapes & Beats ($14.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Transistor ($3.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
VA-11 Hall-A ($9.99 from $14.99 until 1/1)
Star Wars Pinball ($14.99 from $29.99 until 1/1)
The Touryst ($13.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
N++ ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/1)
La-Mulana ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/1)
La-Mulana 2 ($12.49 from $24.99 until 1/1)
The House in Fata Morgana ($27.99 from $39.99 until 1/1)
Gato Roboto ($3.99 from $7.99 until 1/1)
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/1)
Save me Mr Tako: DE ($10.49 from $14.99 until 1/1)
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger HD ($19.49 from $29.99 until 1/1)
Ultracore ($7.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Titan Quest ($11.99 from $29.99 until 1/1)
Pang Adventures ($3.99 from $9.99 until 1/1)
New Super Lucky’s Tale ($17.99 from $29.99 until 1/1)
Ys Origin ($7.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)


Volgarr the Viking ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/1)
The House of Da Vinci ($5.99 from $9.99 until 1/1)
Windjammers ($5.99 from $14.99 until 1/1)
The Talos Principle: DE ($5.99 from $29.99 until 1/1)
One Way Heroics Plus ($8.99 from $14.99 until 1/1)
LIMBO ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/1)
INSIDE ($4.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Nidhogg 2 ($5.24 from $14.99 until 1/1)
Legends of Amberland: TFC ($8.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Superliminal ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Wuppo Definitive Edition ($2.49 from $14.99 until 1/1)
Operencia: The Stolen Sun ($11.99 from $29.99 until 1/1)
Sky Racket ($1.99 from $14.99 until 1/1)
Panzer Paladin ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Shante: Risky’s Revenge DC ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/1)
Shantae & the Pirate’s Curse ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Kingdom Rush ($2.99 from $9.99 until 1/1)
Kingdom Rush Frontiers ($2.99 from $9.99 until 1/1)


Invisible, Inc. ($9.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Neko Navy: Daydream Edition ($8.70 from $12.99 until 1/1)
One Step From Eden ($13.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
No Straight Roads ($18.74 from $24.99 until 1/1)
Mother Russia Bleeds ($2.99 from $14.99 until 1/1)
Kemono Heroes ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/1)
R-Type Dimensions EX ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/1)
Severed ($2.99 from $14.99 until 1/1)
PixARK ($9.99 from $39.99 until 1/1)
Kingdom New Lands ($2.99 from $14.99 until 1/1)
Kingdom Two Crowns ($4.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Sine Mora EX ($1.99 from $29.99 until 1/1)
Rogue Legacy ($4.49 from $14.99 until 1/1)
Hayfever ($7.49 from $14.99 until 1/1)
Shakedown: Hawaii ($5.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath ($7.49 from $29.99 until 1/1)
Ikenfell ($11.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Pillars of Eternity: CE ($12.49 from $49.99 until 1/1)
Crashlands ($8.99 from $14.99 until 1/1)
Kero Blaster ($3.99 from $9.99 until 1/1)


Minit ($3.99 from $9.99 until 1/1)
Neon City Riders ($7.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Cthulhu Saves Christmas ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/1)
Cosmic Star Heroine ($2.99 from $14.99 until 1/1)
Hypercharge Unboxed ($13.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2 ($19.99 from $39.99 until 1/1)
Kunai ($6.79 from $16.99 until 1/1)
Little Misfortune ($6.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Planescape Torment & Icewind Dale ($19.99 from $49.99 until 1/1)
Orangeblood ($11.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Indivisible ($7.49 from $29.99 until 1/1)
Nexomon: Extinction ($11.99 from $19.99 until 1/1)
Embracelet ($5.99 from $11.99 until 1/3)
Milkmaid of the Milky Way ($2.99 from $5.99 until 1/3)
Archery Club ($3.59 from $11.99 until 1/4)
Dancing Dreamer ($2.09 from $6.99 until 1/4)
Cuphead ($13.99 from $19.99 until 1/4)
Press A to Party ($2.09 from $6.99 until 1/4)
Cooking Festival ($3.29 from $10.99 until 1/4)
Ramp Car Jumping ($3.14 from $10.49 until 1/4)


Instant Sports Tennis ($7.47 from $14.90 until 1/5)
Lynn, the Girl Drawn on Puzzles ($7.19 from $7.99 until 1/6)
Om Nom: Run ($3.99 from $4.99 until 1/6)
Planet Quiz: Learn & Discover ($9.59 from $11.99 until 1/7)
Windstorm: Start of a Great Friendship ($19.99 from $29.99 until 1/7)
Jigsaw Fun: Greatest Cities ($9.99 from $14.99 until 1/7)
Observer ($5.99 from $29.99 until 1/8)
Layers of Fear: Legacy ($3.99 from $19.99 until 1/8)
Layers of Fear 2 ($22.49 from $29.99 until 1/8)
Super Squidlit ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/10)
Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? ($11.99 from $19.99 until 1/10)
Prinny 2: Operation Panties, Dood! ($11.99 from $19.99 until 1/10)
Happy Animals Bowling ($2.49 from $4.99 until 1/10)
HALF DEAD ($2.49 from $4.99 until 1/10)
Anodyne 2: Return to Dust ($11.99 from $19.99 until 1/11)
Nicole ($9.49 from $18.99 until 1/11)
Golf Zero ($2.49 from $4.99 until 1/11)
Himno ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/11)
Legend of the Skyfish ($3.19 from $7.99 until 1/11)
Hoggy2 ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/11)
Jack N’ Jill DX ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/11)


Devious Dungeon Collection ($6.49 from $12.99 until 1/11)
Clash Force ($2.49 from $4.99 until 1/11)
Loot Hero DX ($2.99 from $4.99 until 1/11)
Random Heroes: Gold Edition ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/11)
FoxyLand ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/11)
FoxyLand 2 ($2.39 from $5.99 until 1/11)
Thunderflash ($2.99 from $4.99 until 1/11)
Ravensword Shadowlands ($4.19 from $6.99 until 1/11)
Takorita Meets Fries ($3.49 from $4.99 until 1/11)
Gleylancer ($4.89 from $6.99 until 1/11)
Kairobotica ($8.40 from $14.00 until 1/13)
March to a Million ($8.40 from $14.00 until 1/13)
Hot Springs Story ($7.00 from $14.00 until 1/13)
Shiny Ski Resort ($8.40 from $14.00 until 1/13)
Dungeon Village ($7.00 from $14.00 until 1/13)
What the Golf? ($7.99 from $19.99 until 1/13)
Crazy Zen Codeword ($1.99 from $9.99 until 1/13)
8 & 9 Ball Pocket ($5.99 from $11.99 until 1/14)
Merry Christmas Snowball Bubble ($1.99 from $5.99 until 1/14)
Pure Chase 80’s ($8.99 from $14.99 until 1/14)
Horror & Sports Pinball ($9.99 from $14.99 until 1/14)


They Came From the Sky ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/14)
UORiS DX ($2.25 from $9.00 until 1/14)
Alder’s Blood DE ($7.99 from $19.99 until 1/15)
Castle of No Escape 2 ($1.99 from $6.99 until 1/15)
Get Me Outta Here ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/15)
Odium to the Core ($1.99 from $4.99 until 1/15)
American Man ($4.99 from $9.99 until 1/16)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 28th

16-Bit Soccer ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/28)
9-Ball Pocket ($2.99 from $5.99 until 12/28)
Airfield Mania ($1.99 from $5.99 until 12/28)
Asterix & Obelix XXL Romastered ($11.99 from $29.99 until 12/28)
Birds and Blocks ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/28)
Clone Drone in the Danger Zone ($13.99 from $19.99 until 12/28)
Croc’s World ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/28)
Croc’s World 2 ($1.99 from $5.99 until 12/28)
Croc’s World Run ($1.99 from $5.99 until 12/28)
Dininho Space Adventure ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/28)
Flashback ($1.99 from $19.99 until 12/28)
Grand Prix Rock ‘N Racing ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/28)
Jewel Fever 2 ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/28)
Jewel Rotation ($1.99 from $5.99 until 12/28)
Make War ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/28)


Mech Rage ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/28)
Moon Raider ($3.49 from $9.99 until 12/28)
My Universe: Cooking Star ($11.99 from $29.99 until 12/28)
My Universe: Fashion Boutique ($9.89 from $29.99 until 12/28)
My Universe: School Teacher ($9.89 from $29.99 until 12/28)
Numbala ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/28)
Off The Road Unleashed ($4.79 from $15.99 until 12/28)
Pacific Wings ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/28)
Riverbond ($7.49 from $24.99 until 12/28)
Silver Falls Episode Prelude ($5.99 from $7.99 until 12/28)
Spirit Roots ($1.99 from $6.99 until 12/28)
Steampunk Tower 2 ($2.99 from $9.99 until 12/28)
Super Arcade Soccer ($1.99 from $6.99 until 12/28)
Sweet Witches ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/28)
The Great Perhaps ($2.99 from $9.99 until 12/28)
Water Balloon Mania ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/28)
Wild Pinball Bundle ($4.94 from $8.99 until 12/28)
Yellow Fins ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/28)

That’s all for today, friends. We’ll be back tomorrow with a couple more new releases, probably a few more sales, and whatever else I can come up with. I’m not expecting much news and my review pipeline is empty, but I’m sure we’ll figure something out. I hope you all have a merry Monday, and as always, thanks for reading!