North American Nintendo Switch Releases (April 2, 2018)

North American Nintendo Switch Releases (April 2, 2018)
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Hey fellow Switchaboos! Whilst there are no big-named releases this week, that still doesn’t mean that there are no great games coming out this week. With 11 games being released, and some highlights including Urban Trial Playground and Super Rocket Shootout, there’s plenty to unpack; so let’s begin…


Note: All prices are in USD and all release dates are for the North American eShop. Also, releases can still be subjected to change after the release of this update.


Penny-Punching Princess

Release Date 04/03/18

Price $39.99

Published By NIS America

Genre Action

Required Space 915 MB

Players 1

Also Released On PS Vita

Penny-Punching Princess is an isometric brawler that takes place in a world ruled by capitalism. Choose to either fight or bribe your way to reclaiming your kingdom for the greedy Dragoloans.


The Adventure Pals

Release Date 04/03/18

Price $14.99

Developed By Massive Monster

Published By Armor Games

Genre Platformer / Adventure / Puzzle / Action

Required Space 1.4 GB

Players 1 – 2

Also Released On PC / PS4 / Xbox One

The Adventure Pals is a story of love, giraffes and hot dogs. This game combines the feel of the old school platformers that we know and love with a wacky cartoon art style. Set out to save the world and your dad from turning into hot dogs with your best friends (a giraffe and a rock).


Metropolis: Lux Obscura

Release Date 04/04/18

Price $7.19

Developed By Sometimes You

Published By Sometimes You

Genre Puzzle / Other

Required Space 630 MB

Players 1

Also Released On PC / PS4 / Xbox One

This title takes a comic book art style approach and is a definitely not a game for young children. In Metropolis, the city is filled with thugs and scandals while the police just stand idly by. Play as John Lockhart, a man just recently out of prison and wanting to know why things are now the way they are. The gameplay is a match-four style puzzle game with a dark story.


Super Rocket Shootout

Release Date 04/05/18

Price $9.99

Developed By Oddly Shaped Pixels

Published By Plug In Digital

Genre Party / Fighting / Shooter / Platformer

Required Space 290 MB

Players 1 – 4

Also Released On PC / Mac / Linux

Super Rocket shootout pits up to four players against each other in an all out battle. There are eight playable characters (each with their own unique abilities and Super Attack), eight interactive stages, jetpacks to aid in jumping and dodging your enemies’ attacks and a ton of achievements and unlockable weapons.


Arcade Archives Ninja-Kid

Release Date 05/04/18

Price $10.50

Developed By UPL

Published By Hamster

Genre Action / Arcade

Required Space 66.0 MB

Players 1 – 2

Also Released On Arcade / Family Computer / Wii / PS4

Ninja-Kid is an old school arcade game made in 1984 by UPL. The goal is to defeat all of the oncoming enemies with the ninja’s shuriken and wrack up a high score.


Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Bad Dudes

Unfortunately, we couldn’t find an official trailer for Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Bad Dudes. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Release Date 03/29/18

Price $7.99

Developed By Flying Tiger Entertainment, Inc.

Published By FTE Games

Genre Action / Arcade / Fighting / Multiplayer

Required Space 57.0 MB

Players 1 – 2

Also Released On Arcade

This game recreates the classic arcade fighting genre in this side-scrolling brawler. President Ronnie has been kidnapped by ninjas, and the Bad Dudes must pursue the ninjas through the New York City streets.



Release Date 04/05/18

Price $14.99

Published By Studio Wumpus

Genre Board Game / Multiplayer / Strategy / Party

Required Space 440 MB

Players 1 – 4

Sumer has you racing friends to harvest, craft and bid whilst set in ancient Egypt. This board game combines turn-based strategy and real-time action in order to gain affection from the great goddess Inanna. With deep strategy and the ability to play with up to four players, Sumer is a quick party game with a whole lot of replayability.


Urban Trial Playground

Release Date 04/05/18

Price $19.99

Developed By Teyon

Published By Tate Multimedia

Genre Racing / Arcade / Sports

Required Space 2.3 GB

Players 1 – 2

Urban Trial Playground is a beautifully rendered stunt racer game developed in Unreal Engine 4. Take the action from city streets to the sunny and colorful beaches of California. This game appears to be a Switch exclusive as far as we can tell (potentially timed-exclusive).


Sling Ming

Release Date 04/05/18

Price $11.99

Published By Good Night Brave Warrior

Genre Platformer / Puzzle / Adventure

Required Space 231 MB

Players 1

Also Released On PC

Sling Ming is a physics based puzzle platformer that requires you to plan your path by arranging the Oxylane nodes. Time your next move to swing around and pull off awesome aerials. Defeat end-of-world bosses to unlock new abilities that mixes up the gameplay in new ways.


Animated Jigsaws: Beautiful Japanese Scenery

Release Date 04/05/18

Price $9.99

Developed By Dico / BottleCube

Published By Rainy Frog

Genre Puzzle / Party / Training / Multiplayer

Required Space 419 MB

Players 1 – 4

Also Released On PC / Mac

This beautiful puzzle game has you recreating beautiful animated pictures of iconic Japanese Landmarks. The puzzles range from 60, 120 and 240 pieces and can be played with up to four players. Work together and bring these magical pictures to life.


Octocopter: Double or Squids

Unfortunately, we couldn’t find an official trailer for Octocopter: Double or Squids. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Release Date 04/05/18

Price $2.99

Published By TACS Games

Genre Arcade / Puzzle / Racing / Party

Required Space 248 MB

Players 1 – 4

The Octopus and Submarine have sunk to the bottom of the ocean and you need to help them to escape. Navigate through each maze without crashing solo or race in up to four player split screen action.


Switchaboo Pick of the Week

Where there are weeks with no massive releases, this really gives small indies there time to shine. So with that in mind, our Pick of the Week is…


Drum roll, please…


Super Rocket Shootout!

Super Rocket Shootout

Super Rocket Shootout combines smooth multiplayer mayhem with beautifully rendered pixel-art. It is certainly a game that has to be taken out at every party, family get-together and social gathering.

With still a few months away from Super Smash Bros. releasing on the Switch, we believe that Super Rocket Shootout can easily feel that void for the time being.


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