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Arcade games. Titles from this category require particularly good manual skills. Main purpose of the gameplay is to reach a specific point or defeat enemies while controlling a character or a vehicle. Arcade games usually donít have any story or have it in a very simple form. This category contains e.g. popular platformers. more

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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Switch)
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Switch)

Arcade September 2019

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is a remake of a classic action adventure game from 1993. The project reproduces the content of the original, with improvements limited to control and audio-visual setting. Player explores the world, solves puzzles and fights enemies.

Luigi's Mansion 3 (Switch)
Luigi's Mansion 3 (Switch)

Arcade 2019

Luigi's Mansion 3 is a fun arcade game where, as the title brother of the famous Mario, we explore the haunted residence. The game is mainly about fighting ghosts, which first have to be weakened with light, and then pulled in with a vacuum cleaner.

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince (Switch)
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince (Switch)

Arcade November 2019

The fourth installment in the series of logic platform games, created by the team at Frozenbyte. As in the previous editions of the cycle, we play as three heroes connected by the eponymous artifact.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 (Switch)
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 (Switch)

Arcade 14 November 2017

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 is a sequel to the 2013 platform/action game LEGO Marvel Super Heroes developed by Traveller's Tales. This time we will have to face Kang the Conqueror who travels in time and causes turmoil in various eras across the history. Once again we will be able to play as several dozen Marvel characters, including Thor, Hulk, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy. Gameplay focuses on exploration (we will visit Wild West, ancient Egypt, 2099 New York, and other times and places as we play), combat, and solving simple puzzles and riddles. The game offers a single player campaign and a multiplayer mode (co-op and PvP arena battles) for up to four players.

Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)
Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)

Arcade 27 October 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is a 3D platform game developed for Nintendo Switch and another installment of the Mario video game franchise. In Super Mario Odyssey, the titular plumber has to saved his beloved Princess Peach, who this time faces a forced marriage with the game's main antagonist, Bowser. The game takes place not only in the typical for the series fairy-tale land, but also in the alternative version of the real world. In terms of mechanics, Super Mario Odyssey is a natural evolution of the series. We get a 3D platformer where we explore various locations using Mario's acrobatic abilities, gather items, avoid traps, and fight with the encountered enemies and bosses. Super Mario Odyssey comes with some new elements, like bigger locations or a more sandbox-like nature of the game that gives us more freedom of exploration. Mario's hat also has some interesting properties and gives us access to many unique abilities.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy (Switch)
Spyro Reignited Trilogy (Switch)

Arcade September 2019

A collection of three three-dimensional platform games that were originally released on the first PlayStation. The protagonist is a small, purple dragon named Spyro. The collection features the following games: Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Riptoís Rage! and Spyro: Year of the Dragon. The games feature almost the same gameplay as the originals, but their graphics were greatly refreshed.

Super Mario Maker 2 (Switch)
Super Mario Maker 2 (Switch)

Arcade 28 June 2019

Editor allowing you to create your own levels from Super Mario games and share them with the whole community. Steps created from scratch in Super Mario Maker 2 can be checked in several graphical versions.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (Switch)
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (Switch)

Arcade 29 June 2018

A bundle of first three Crash Bandicoot games, remastered by Vicarious Visions studio. Aside from modern visuals, all games feature rebuilt levels, as well as a new save system, which lets us use every control point along with quick save option. Whatís more, they've received an unified menu and a Time Trial mode. Like in originals, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy lets us take control of the titular bandicoot, who must stop the evil Dr Cortex from taking over the world. As the game is a classic three-dimensional platformer, gameplay focuses on completing linear levels, avoiding traps, and fighting enemies, which can be dealt with using a few attacks, like spinning or jumping on enemyís head. We also collect Wumpa fruits that can earn us another life, as well as find secrets and collect Aku Aku masks that help us in our journey.

Jumanji: The Video Game (Switch)
Jumanji: The Video Game (Switch)

Arcade November 2019

An action adventure game in which we play the protagonists of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle movie, and our task is to recover Jumanji's jewels and save the world. In Jumanji: The Video Game you can play alone or in the company of up to three players.

Cuphead (Switch)
Cuphead (Switch)

Arcade 18 April 2019

A two-dimensional action game with designs resembling old cartoon movies, which is a debut production of StudioMDHR, an independent developer. In Cuphead, we assume the role of a gambling addict that loses his soul to the devil during one of his sessions. To retrieve it, he needs to work off its equivalent. When it comes to mechanics, the game is a 2D fighting game with a degree of platforming elements Ė we participate in continuous 1v1 fights, taking place on special 2D arenas. During combat we can make use of a wide range of weaponry, as well as several outfits bestowing us with special powers. Each of the enemies has his own fighting style, which needs to be countered in order for us to win. In opposition to the genre classics, our enemies are controlled by dynamic AI, making the game tough to beat and less predictable in case of replays.

Hollow Knight: Silksong (Switch)
Hollow Knight: Silksong (Switch)

Arcade 2020

Hollow Knight: Silksong is a 2D platformer from Team Cherry, a continuation of the hit of 2017. The game offers a great world with a partially open structure, a crafting system and an extensive dexterity combat system, based on acrobatic maneuvers.

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Switch)
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Switch)

Arcade 11 January 2019

New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe is a re-edition of the platform game available so far on the Wii U console. The Switch version contains additional content in the form of DLC New Super Luigi U and two additional heroes.

Hollow Knight (Switch)
Hollow Knight (Switch)

Arcade 12 June 2018

Hollow Knight is a 2D metroidvania game developed by the indie studio Team Cherry. The game takes us to a fantasy underground world located bellow the city of Dirtmouth. The place attracts numerous adventurers, who disappear without a trace when they enter it. We play as an adventurer who decides to face the challenge and find riches, fame, and the answers he is looking for in that underground world. The game is presented from a side-scrolling perspective. Gameplay focuses on the exploration of vast locations, leveling and progressing our character, finding more and more powerful equipment, and fighting with the encountered enemies. During our exploration of the underworld, we will find not only many traps and dangers awaiting us, but also some friendly NPCs that will aid us with their knowledge or useful items.

Hob: The Definitive Edition (Switch)
Hob: The Definitive Edition (Switch)

Arcade 04 April 2019

An arcade adventure game developed by Runic Games, an American studio behind the Torchlight series. In Hob, we assume the role of a hero who wakes up in a beautiful but dangerous world on the verge of annihilation. The protagonist does not remember how he came to be in that place, and he will learn the answers for his questions only as the story progresses. Whatís interesting, the production does not feature any text or dialogues, which gives a lot of room for interpretation. The core of the platformer gameplay is exploration of the open world and interacting with both encountered creatures and the planet itself, including solving logic puzzles. The items we find and the protagonistís skills that are discovered in the course of the game prove to be helpful in a dangerous and constantly changing environment. Thanks to them, we can reach previously inaccessible places. Hob features original cel-shading graphics.

Rocket League (Switch)
Rocket League (Switch)

Arcade 14 November 2017

A futuristic sports game created by Psyonix Studios. This is a sequel to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars released in 2008 on PS3. The game features an extraordinary version of soccer, in which players drive uniquely customized rocket-powered cars, trying to get the ball into the opponentís goal. Cars possess an array of special powers, which can be modified as you progress with over a hundred different gadgets. Matches are played on special cage-shaped arenas with power-ups scattered across them. The game lets you play through a full league season against AI, the pinnacle however, is the multiplayer, both online and local. As compared with the previous game, this one has noticeably better graphics and improved physics engine.

Unravel Two (Switch)
Unravel Two (Switch)

Arcade 22 March 2019

Unravel Two is a 2.5D platform game. Playing as a yarn toy, you need to be both skillful to succeed and clever to complete many logic puzzles in your path.

Enter the Gungeon (Switch)
Enter the Gungeon (Switch)

Arcade 14 December 2017

A unique mix of a classic dungeon crawler and a dynamic, two-dimensional shooter from the debuting American studio, Dodge Roll. We play as a hero seeking for the legendary weapon that can change the past of a distant planet. To achieve his goal, he must explore the eponymous ancient temple where many dangers and surprises await him. Featuring a top-down view, the game tasks us with exploration of randomly generated levels of the temple. We come across numerous enemies and bosses, as well various shops and friendly characters that will help us in our journey. The gameís combat system is based on classic twin-stick shooters, allowing us to use environmental objects as weapons in addition to an already vast selection of guns and gadgets.

Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power (Switch)
Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power (Switch)

Arcade 2019

The third installment in a bestselling franchise of fantasy platform games from Frozenbyte Studios. You get to follow the new adventures of the heroes known from the previous games. They are: Amadeus the Mage, Pontius the Knight, and Zoya the Thief, who, fed up with their lives as heroes, try to return their extraordinary abilities to the titular artifact called the Trine. However, something goes wrong and their powers get mixed up in the process, leading to a series of unfortunate events. The three friends sets off to yet another journey, with the aim of fixing the harm done. Just like in the previous games, gameplay is based on using the charactersí unique abilities to overcome various obstacles and traps, fight enemies, and solve logic puzzles. In contrast to other Trine games, the third one features full 3D graphics, resulting in some changes to the gameplay mechanics.

Just Shapes & Beats (Switch)
Just Shapes & Beats (Switch)

Arcade 01 June 2018

An unusual music game by indie studio Berzerk, inspired by classic shoot'em up games. You control a shape that you have to lead to the end of the level, which is made more difficult by various geometrical shapes appearing to the rhythm of the music.

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (Switch)
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (Switch)

Arcade 2019

The second installment of the series started in 2017 from Playtonic Games studio. Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is described by the creators as a "hybrid platformer", because the stages in which the action is observed from the side, appear here next to fully three-dimensional levels. This time the title characters' task is to defeat the sinister Capital B.

Pikuniku (Switch)
Pikuniku (Switch)

Arcade 24 January 2019

Pikuniku is a humorous and charming 2D game mixing arcade and puzzle genres, created by independent studio Sectordub, formed by developers like Arnaud de Brock (Reigns), Remi Forcadell (Giraffes Volleyball Championship 2016), Alan Zucconi (ORBITALIS) and Calum Bowen (Lovely Planet). Gameplay revolves around traversing locations while solving simple puzzles and interacting with interesting characters. All of this is set in an absurd style, which uses simple visuals with clear colors and equally simple sounds. We can play both alone and with a friend through a local multiplayer mode.

Yoshi's Crafted World (Switch)
Yoshi's Crafted World (Switch)

Arcade 29 March 2019

A three-dimensional platformer designed exclusively for the Nintendo Switch console. The players take control of Yoshi Ė a cute dinosaur-like creature known from the Mario franchise. This time he is taken to a miniature world filled with challenges requiring both skill and logic, and offering many gold coins to collect. Yoshi is a classic platformer with side view, with our hero running, jumping and throwing eggs at enemies or environmental objects. Interestingly, the camera can be changed at any moment to look at the level from another perspective. This can be used to discover new paths and many surprises, and each level can be completed in two ways. The game can be completed in cooperation in split-screen mode for two players. Visually, Yoshi uses box-like miniature dioramas, resembling the Paper Mario series.

Little Nightmares: Complete Edition (Switch)
Little Nightmares: Complete Edition (Switch)

Arcade 18 May 2018

A platformer game by Tarsier Studios. The player assumes the role of Six, a heroine who was kidnapped by monsters and locked in an underwater complex called The Maw. Her task is to escape this terrifying place which is difficult because of dangers, inspired by childhood nightmares, that lurk behind every corner. In Little Nightmares, the action is presented from a side view and the core of the gameplay is searching the atmospheric locations, hopping from platform to platform, and solving environmental puzzles. Given that the protagonist is equipped only with a lighter, we have to avoid direct confrontation with nightmarish opponents and try to sneak past them unnoticed. The title boasts high-quality three-dimensional graphics and is distinguished from among other platformer games by its dark style and toned-down colors.

Overcooked 2 (Switch)
Overcooked 2 (Switch)

Arcade 07 August 2018

A sequel to an arcade culinary game focused on a cooperation. Overcooked 2 lets us play as chefs who must quickly prepare various dishes in challenging environments, be it by ourselves or in a group of competing or cooperating players.

Terraria (Switch)
Terraria (Switch)

Arcade 2019

A sandbox platform game by indie studio Re-Logic, sometimes called the 2D version of the popular Minecraft. There is no set goal; your task is basically to shape the randomly-generated world around you. At first you only have a few basic tools, which allow you to dig and find resources, chop wood, and create simple structures. As the game progresses, due to the extensive crafting system, you discover better tools, allowing you to create advanced materials and to fight monsters. There are many possibilities in the game, and the only restriction is your own imagination. Terraria features a single player mode, but you can join forces with other players, thus gaining precious allies, who can help you with the more challenging tasks.

Overcooked: Special Edition (Switch)
Overcooked: Special Edition (Switch)

Arcade 27 July 2017

An unusual cooking action game co-developed by Ghost Town Games and Team 17 Software. The action of Overcooked takes place in an alternative, comedic reality; specifically in the realm known as The Onion Kingdom, which is on the verge of doom in the face of an incoming ancient evil. Luckily, as it turns out, the vile threat can be simply eaten; to cook it, however, the best chefs are needed, so players assume their roles. During gameplay you face a series of difficult challenges requiring you to prepare a variety of dishes while sticking to the recipe and delivering the right ingredients to the correct spots. To make things more difficult, the pace is fast and the kitchen is filled with many moving elements and traps that you have to skilfully avoid. Apart from the single player mode, the title features multiplayer in which cooks can cooperate or compete with each other.