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SwitchArcade Round-Up: Reviews Featuring ‘Airborne Kingdom’ and ‘Shapeshooter’, Plus the Latest Releases and Sales

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for November 22nd, 2021. In today’s...

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for November 22nd, 2021. In today’s article, we’ve got a couple of reviews for you to check out. I’m still working on Pokemon, but both Airborne Kingdom and Shapeshooter are in the evaluation spotlight. There’s a single new release to look at, and it’s not very impressive. We’ve also got the usual lists of new and expiring sales for you, and those are a bit more interesting. Let’s get going!

Reviews & Mini-Views

Airborne Kingdom ($24.99)

In most ways, Airborne Kingdom is a very typical simulation game. Gather resources, build your kingdom, and research new technologies that will give you access to even more stuff. And it does those things as well as you could hope with a console interface. It’s a little simplified in some respects, as your denizens will automatically assign themselves to various jobs. But taken as a basic sim, it hangs together nicely. Airborne Kingdom has a very strong gimmick, however. The kingdom you are building is airborne, and it’s not stationary by any means. You’re on a road trip with your floating city, meeting others and trying to complete missions to recruit more people to your cause. Oh, and nabbing resources from the ground as you go.

That strong, unique premise and sound execution of the fundamentals makes Airborne Kingdom a good entry in the simulation genre. If anything, the main weak point of the game itself is that it doesn’t do more with its intriguing world-building. Veterans of the genre may also find the game to be a little too easy, as once you get the ball rolling it’s a rather simple matter to keep on growing. This port adds a few more issues on top of the pile, unfortunately. This game is screaming for mouse controls, and trying to manipulate all of the fiddly bits with a stick and buttons can be frustrating thanks to a sluggish cursor. There are some minor technical issues too, but nothing outside of the ordinary as far as Switch ports go. It’s worth a punt for genre fans for its creative ideas and lovely visual style alone, but the Switch may not be the best place to enjoy it.

SwitchArcade Score: 3.5/5

Shapeshooter ($3.99)

Like many of this publisher’s other offerings, Shapeshooter is a fun action game that can occupy a lazy hour or two. You control a tank that moves along the rails of each stage, taking out the enemies that you meet along the way and avoiding various traps. You have two different colors of shots, and you’ll need to match them to the appropriate enemies. There are power-ups that will give you extra weapons, and rings you can pick up to buy permanent upgrades for your tank. It’s not the most exciting of affairs, but for the meager asking price it delivers well enough.

SwitchArcade Score: 3/5

New Releases

All in Casino Girls ($4.99)

Hey, it’s a slot machine game. A slot machine game with in-game purchases to buy more fake money with your real money. No thanks.

Sales

(North American eShop, US Prices)

There’s a fair bit in the list today, including a big sale from Arc System Works on various Double Dragon games and what-not. There are other goodies in there, like Tiny Metal, Tokyo Dark: Remembrance, Toki, and more. As for the outbox, Crysis Remastered, Jets’n’Guns, and Vaporum: Lockdown are among the many cool titles finishing up their discounts. Have a careful look through the lists and see what grabs you, friends.

Select New Games on Sale

Nerf Legends ($39.99 from $49.99 until 11/26)
City Driving Simulator ($5.99 from $11.99 until 11/26)
4×4 Dirt Track ($5.99 from $11.99 until 11/26)
Car Driving School Sim ($6.99 from $13.99 until 11/26)
Hexagroove Tactical DJ ($20.09 from $29.99 until 11/26)
Carnage Battle Arena ($4.49 from $14.99 until 11/26)
AAA Clock ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/26)
Atomic Heist ($1.99 from $7.99 until 11/29)
Mad Carnage ($1.99 from $4.99 until 11/29)
One Person Story ($1.99 from $2.99 until 11/29)
Breathing Fear ($1.99 from $4.99 until 11/29)
Dark Burial ($1.99 from $3.99 until 11/29)
Dead Dungeon ($1.99 from $4.99 until 11/29)
Swordbreaker The Game ($1.99 from $4.99 until 11/29)
Double Dragon & Kunio Bundle ($10.00 from $39.99 until 11/30)


Double Dragon ($3.50 from $4.99 until 11/30)
Double Dragon II: The Revenge ($3.50 from $4.99 until 11/30)
Double Dragon III: Sacred Stones ($3.50 from $4.99 until 11/30)
Double Dragon 4 ($3.50 from $6.99 until 11/30)
Renegade ($3.50 from $4.99 until 11/30)
Crash n the Boys Street Challenge ($3.50 from $4.99 until 11/30)
River City Ransom ($3.50 from $4.99 until 11/30)
Super Dodge Ball ($3.50 from $4.99 until 11/30)
Of Mice & Sand Revised ($6.69 from $9.99 until 11/30)
Blazblue Cross Tag Battle ($5.00 from $19.99 until 11/30)
Blazblue Centralfiction SE ($19.50 from $49.99 until 11/30)
Guilty Gear ($6.90 from $9.99 until 11/30)
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core ($9.80 from $14.99 until 11/30)
Kowloon High-School Chronicle ($21.00 from $29.99 until 11/30)
Chaos Code NSoC ($6.70 from $9.99 until 11/30)
Inferno Climber Reborn ($4.75 from $13.99 until 11/30)


Worldend Syndrome ($10.00 from $39.99 until 11/30)
The Missing JJ Macfield ($7.50 from $29.99 until 11/30)
Alternate Jake Hunter: Daedalus ($4.80 from $39.99 until 11/30)
Kill la Kill -if ($10.00 from $19.99 until 11/30)
Damascus Gear Operation Osaka ($2.40 from $19.99 until 11/30)
River City Melee Mach!! ($4.80 from $13.99 until 11/30)
Stay Cool Kobayashi-San! ($5.60 from $13.99 until 11/30)
Family Tennis SP ($4.20 from $6.99 until 11/30)
Code Shifter ($4.50 from $14.99 until 11/30)
Mononoke Slashdown ($4.20 from $6.99 until 11/30)
Farabel ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/30)
Mushroom Quest ($1.99 from $2.99 until 11/30)
Alpaca Ball: Allstars ($15.99 from $19.99 until 11/30)
Debtor ($1.99 from $2.99 until 11/30)
Colorful Colore ($1.99 from $2.99 until 11/30)


Skull Rogue ($1.99 from $2.99 until 11/30)
Grood ($1.99 from $4.99 until 11/30)
Pew Paw ($1.99 from $6.99 until 11/30)
Event Horizon ($1.99 from $5.99 until 11/30)
FunBox Party ($1.99 from $2.49 until 11/30)
Tactical Mind ($1.99 from $2.99 until 11/30)
Tokyo Dark: Remembrance ($9.99 from $19.99 until 12/1)
Necrosphere Deluxe ($3.99 from $7.99 until 12/1)
BATTLLOON ($3.49 from $6.99 until 12/1)
Tiny Metal ($7.49 from $14.99 until 12/1)
Chiki-Chiki Boxy Racers ($4.99 from $9.99 until 12/1)
The Midnight Sanctuary ($4.99 from $9.99 until 12/1)
Basketball Pinball ($1.99 from $2.99 until 12/3)
Green Game: TimeSwapper ($2.00 from $2.99 until 12/3)
Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/3)


Midnight Evil ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/3)
Date Night Bowling ($8.49 from $9.99 until 12/3)
Vampire: The Masquerade CoNY ($5.99 from $19.99 until 12/3)
Vampire: The Masquerade SoNY ($6.49 from $12.99 until 12/3)
Farmquest ($8.49 from $9.99 until 12/3)
Ramp Car Jumping ($3.14 from $10.49 until 12/4)
Cooking Festival ($3.29 from $10.99 until 12/4)
Press A to Party ($2.09 from $6.99 until 12/4)
Dancing Dreamer ($2.09 from $6.99 until 12/4)
The Great Perhaps ($2.99 from $9.99 until 12/6)
Steampunk Tower 2 ($2.99 from $9.99 until 12/6)
Spirit Roots ($1.99 from $6.99 until 12/6)
Sweet Witches ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/6)
Roulette at Aces Casino ($2.98 from $7.99 until 12/6)
Retro Arcade Shoooter: AfP ($1.99 from $5.99 until 12/6)


Archaica The Path of Light ($2.99 from $14.99 until 12/7)
Mech Rage ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/7)
Adventure Llama ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/7)
Dwarf Journey ($3.19 from $7.99 until 12/7)
All in Casino Girls ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/7)
Sound Waves ($1.99 from $4.99 until 12/8)
RazerWire: Nanowars ($5.99 from $9.99 until 12/10)
20 Ladies ($3.99 from $4.99 until 12/10)
City Traffic Driver ($8.99 from $11.99 until 12/10)
Driving World: Italian Job ($7.79 from $11.99 until 12/10)
Minigolf Adventure ($2.49 from $4.99 until 12/10)
Sky Races ($1.99 from $3.49 until 12/10)
Moto Racer 4 ($1.99 from $14.90 until 12/10)
Sports & Wild Pinball ($9.99 from $14.99 until 12/10)
Super Chariot ($1.99 from $14.90 until 12/11)
Toki ($1.99 from $14.90 until 12/11)
‘n Verlore Verstand ($2.09 from $13.99 until 12/11)
Tyd wag vir Niemand ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/11)
Offroad Racing BxAxM ($1.99 from $19.99 until 12/11)
LocO-SportS ($1.99 from $5.99 until 12/11)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 23rd

Air Missions: HIND ($12.49 from $24.99 until 11/23)
Among Pipes ($1.99 from $7.99 until 11/23)
Animal Fun for Toddlers ($3.49 from $6.99 until 11/23)
AnimaLudo ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/23)
Beast Quest ($1.99 from $19.99 until 11/23)
CATTCH ($3.84 from $6.99 until 11/23)
Caves & Castles Underworld ($2.74 from $4.99 until 11/23)
Checkers for Kids ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/23)
Colorfall ($1.99 from $4.99 until 11/23)
Croc’s World 3 ($1.99 from $4.99 until 11/23)
Crysis Remastered ($14.99 from $29.99 until 11/23)
Deer Drive Legends ($3.99 from $19.99 until 11/23)
Degrees of Separation ($5.99 from $19.99 until 11/23)
Fall Gummies ($1.99 from $7.99 until 11/23)
Fantasy Checkers ($1.99 from $7.99 until 11/23)


Fantasy Tower Defense ($1.99 from $4.99 until 11/23)
Fhtagn Tales of Creeping Madness ($4.79 from $7.99 until 11/23)
Gangsta Paradise ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/23)
Glittering Sword ($2.74 from $4.99 until 11/23)
InfiniteCorp: Cyberpunk Card Game ($3.99 from $7.99 until 11/23)
Jets’n’Guns 2 ($8.99 from $14.99 until 11/23)
Jets’n’Guns ($2.79 from $6.99 until 11/23)
Override 2: Super Mech League ($7.49 from $29.99 until 11/23)
Perfect Traffic Simulator ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/23)
Poker Champion: Texas Hold ‘Em ($4.99 from $9.99 until 11/23)
Rampage Knights ($4.79 from $11.99 until 11/23)
Road Racing: Highway Car Chase ($4.99 from $9.99 until 11/23)
Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break ($7.49 from $29.99 until 11/23)
Royal Tower Defense ($1.99 from $7.99 until 11/23)
Sir Tincan: Adv. in the Castle ($3.49 from $6.99 until 11/23)


Spellkeeper ($1.99 from $5.99 until 11/23)
The House of Da Vinci ($4.99 from $9.99 until 11/23)
The House of Da Vinci 2 ($4.99 from $9.99 until 11/23)
The Legend of Ninja ($1.99 from $4.99 until 11/23)
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince ($5.99 from $29.99 until 11/23)
Troll & I ($2.99 from $9.99 until 11/23)
Vaporum: Lockdown ($13.19 from $21.99 until 11/23)
YesterMorrow ($9.99 from $19.99 until 11/23)
Zoo Dentist ($1.99 from $9.99 until 11/23)

That’s all for today, friends. We’ll be back tomorrow with a rather more impressive slate of new releases, including titles like Death’s Door, Let’s Sing 2022, and others. There should be more sales, perhaps some news, and maybe a review if I can line things up right. I hope you all have a magnificent Monday, and as always, thanks for reading!