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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 don’t have any story or have it in a very simple form. This category contains e.g. popular platformers. more

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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. What’s 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 enemy’s 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.

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.

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.

Hello Neighbor (Switch)
Hello Neighbor (Switch)

Arcade Friday, 27 July 2018

An unusual first-person stealth game by Dynamix Pixels. In Hello Neighbor, we assume the role of an owner of a suburban house who suspects that his neighbor hides a terrible secret. To confirm his suspicions, he decides to sneak into his home, which won’t be easy since the man is incredibly alert and will stop at nothing to protect his privacy. The goal is to infiltrate the neighbor’s house undetected. Decoys and other distractions are helpful in turning the attention away from us. The primary element of gameplay is the advanced artificial intelligence that lets the neighbor remember the player’s actions and thus foresee his future ones. The paths that we take most frequently are quickly armed with numerous traps and alarms so the game requires creativity and flexibility to be won.

Bomb Chicken (Switch)
Bomb Chicken (Switch)

Arcade 12 July 2018

Sonic Mania (Switch)
Sonic Mania (Switch)

Arcade 15 August 2017

A 3D platformer that came out as a reboot of one of the most popular adventure game series, featuring the titular Sonic the Hedgehog. This production was created by a SEGA’s subsidiary, Sonic Team, employing people who helped create the series and its most important iterations. In terms of gameplay mechanics, the game is set firmly in the franchise's initial premise, allowing you to play as the main hero (or one of his many friends), and traverse a series of locations where your goal is not only to reach the end of a map, but also to do it as quickly as you can. For most of the time, action is presented in third-person perspective, however, the game features also also some classic 2D levels. Each location is filled with traps and opponents, but also various power-ups that can boost your score or protect you from damage.

Heroki (Switch)
Heroki (Switch)

Arcade 20 July 2018

A colorful platform game taking place in a magical world in the clouds. Heroki was developed exclusively for iOS-based mobile devices. We assume control of a boy who is tasked with retrieving an invaluable artifact that guarantees the land’s safety. When it comes to mechanics, we are dealing with a classic platform game, a bit similar to the latest installments of the Rayman series. Similarly to the hero of the latter, Heroki is equipped with a propeller on top of his head, and a wide range of abilities. During the game, we visit varied locations such as beaches, caves, hills, valleys, and cliffs, filled with a number of dangers and enemies to beat. We can also fly using the aforementioned propeller using a virtual pad. Levantii (the land in question) is filled with various shops that allow us to buy numerous power-ups, such as shields, explosive cookies, or hourglasses that slow the passage of time.

Yoshi (Switch) (Switch)
Yoshi (Switch) (Switch)

Arcade 2019

Three-dimensional platformer designed exclusively for Nintendo Switch console. Players take control of titular Yoshi – a cute dinosaur-like creature known from Mario franchise. This time he is taken to a miniature world filled with challenges requiring both skill and logic, as well as 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 split-screen mode for two players. Visually, Yoshi uses box-like miniature dioramas, resembling Paper Mario series.

Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! (Switch)
Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! (Switch)

Arcade 19 July 2018

A funny music game in which players are attempting to press buttons or shake the controller according to the rhythm of the music. The game is a remastered version of a title released in 2004 on PlayStation 2.

Limbo (Switch)
Limbo (Switch)

Arcade 28 June 2018

Very unique two-dimensional platformer from the independent developer PlayDead. We play as a small boy who sets on dangerous journey to save his sister. He traverses surrealistic landscapes, coming across many deadly traps and running away from monstrous spider, which follow him tirelessly. In terms of gameplay, Limbo borrows from classic platform titles, though not without adding a few original features. The games revolves around advanced physics, which plays crucial role in most puzzles and arcade sequences, during which the players must display quick reflexes. What stands out the most, however, is Limbo’s unique, mysterious and grim atmosphere, mainly coming from its audiovisuals. Sparse use of sound and graphics, consisting only of shades of black and white, makes it look like a work of a movie expressionist from the beginning of 20th century.

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 game’s 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.

Inside (Switch)
Inside (Switch)

Arcade 28 June 2018

Inside is the second project of the independent Danish studio PlayDead, which became famous by creating the cult game Limbo. The game's development was partially funded by a grant from the Danish government. The story tells about a young boy who must stop the forces of evil that are trying to take over the world by experimenting on humans. The gameplay mechanics are similar to classic platformer games. They combine the necessity to solve various puzzles with tasks requiring reflexes and good manual skills. The game takes place in a dark universe where the rain never ceases to fall. The visuals of the game are similar to the ones used in the previous bestselling game developed by PlayDead studio. However, this time the world is three-dimensional. The colors in the game are toned down and the music is atmospheric. The game was created by using the popular, multi-platform Unity engine.

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.

Rime (Switch)
Rime (Switch)

Arcade 14 November 2017

A third-person view adventure game developed by Tequila Works studio from Spain, which successfully debuted in 2012 with a post-apocalyptic platformer Deadlight. You assume the role of a boy who is trying to escape a mysterious island that conceals a sinister past. During the course of the game you will solve numerous puzzles, using a magical artifact that allows you to manipulate the environment and time. The title, despite being an action game also includes many platformer elements. The hero travels through an open world, climbs craggy cliffs, and jumps over chasms. Apart from being skilled, you also have to be perceptive, as light, sound, and touch (thanks to the technology offered by PS Vita and DUALSHOCK 4) play a vital role in Rime. The game features a 3D environment, colorful visuals, and a comic book-like visual style.

SteamWorld Dig 2 (Switch)
SteamWorld Dig 2 (Switch)

Arcade 21 September 2017

A sequel to the 2013 metroidvania title, developed by Image & Form. Once again, the players are taken to a unique world that combines steampunk with western setting, this time as a female robot looking for her missing friend. The gameplay of SteamWorld Dig 2 doesn’t depart from the groundwork of its predecessor, focusing on digging underground tunnels to reach places of interest and find treasures we can spend to upgrade our equipment. There are also various enemies to defeat with our more or less fancy weapons. Like the previous works of Image & Form, the game features good-looking cartoonish visuals.

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.

Flashback: 25th Anniversary (Switch)
Flashback: 25th Anniversary (Switch)

Arcade 17 June 2018

A refreshed version of the renowned platformer from 1992. The game offers a new Modern mode featuring enhanced graphics, remastered sound effects, and a Rewind option (allows to move back), and a tutorial.

1-2-Switch (Switch)
1-2-Switch (Switch)

Arcade 03 March 2017

1-2-Switch is an original party game developed by Nintendo for Switch, their newest console. Gameplay is based on two-person competition - players take part in various contests, playing as pirates, gunslingers, and other characters. What makes 1-2-Switch stand out from the crowd of other similar games is that we are not watching the screen while playing, but facing our opponent face to face. Thanks to that unique approach, the screen is used mostly for showing the score. 1-2-Switch also makes a good use of the console's unique features, allowing every player to use one of its detachable controllers.

Sausage Sports Club (Switch)
Sausage Sports Club (Switch)

Arcade 19 July 2018

A hilarious arcade title developed by Luckshot Games. Sausage Sports Club casts the players in the roles of funny animals competing for victory in different, crazy contests. The action is viewed from high above, and the player takes part in both contests inspired by real sport disciplines and modes from popular video games. As a result, the aforementioned animals can put their skills to the test mainly while playing football, doing sumo wrestling, or participating in competitions based on the rules of the popular Capture the Flag mode. What makes the game stand out among other similar titles, is that an advanced physics engine produces unusual behaviours of particular animals. Each animal-contestant has an extraordinarily long neck, which makes it harder to move around the arenas. Alongside progression, the player unlocks new game modes, competitiors, as well as pieces of clothing for them.

Grave Danger: The Ultimate Edition (Switch)
Grave Danger: The Ultimate Edition (Switch)

Arcade 28 June 2018

Grave Danger: The Ultimate Edition is a remastered version of the platform game initially published in 2016 that combines arcade and logic elements and in terms of its gameplay mechanics is inspired by The Lost Vikings - a classic game created by Blizzard Entertainment back in 1990s.t

Asterix & Obelix XXL 3 (Switch)
Asterix & Obelix XXL 3 (Switch)

Arcade 2019

Asterix & Obelix XXL 3 is a three-dimensional platform game based on the classic comic book series. During the game, the players are traveling through large locations, avoiding traps and obstacles, and fighting legions of enemies. It is possible to switch between two different characters during the game.