‘Trash Punk’, ‘Tanuki Sunset’, Plus More New Releases and Sales – TouchArcade

Hello gentle readers, and Merry Christmas to those who celebrate. I know I said I was taking today off, but my family was busy with other things so I had some spare time. When I beheld the sheer amount of trash hitting the eShop today, I knew what I had to do. Plus, this saves me from having to do this tomorrow. So let’s sift through the copycat junk and see if we can find anything worth caring about, then wrap things up with the usual sales. Let’s Ho-Ho-Go!

New Releases

Trash Punk ($9.99)

Ironic that one of the few games not heading to the hefty Bin Bunch today would have the word ‘trash’ in its title. Not that you can expect anything fancy here. It’s a top-down twin-stick shooter where you’re playing as a punk… I want to say possum? Seems like a possum. Anyway, that’s what it is. Not trash, and today that counts as an accomplishment.

Bloopy & Droopy ($4.99)

Thirty stages, five bosses, two characters you can swap between, all dressed up in a Game Boy-style aesthetic. This has five-dollar Switch platformer written all over it, and it’s a lucky day for us because that is the price it’s going for.

Poppy Playtime: Chapter 1 ($4.99)

Explore an abandoned toy factory filled with vengeful killer toys in this horror adventure. This feels like an enormous ill-advised venture, but I suppose if the foolish protagonist had a shred of common sense we wouldn’t have much of a game here. You use some weird contraption with grabby hands to solve puzzles, which is the main gimmick in play here. This has been enormously successful on other platforms and I’ve little doubt it will find an audience on Switch.

Tanuki Sunset ($16.99)

Don’t mind the slightly misleading screenshot I picked. This is an endless runner style game where you play as a raccoon named Tanuki (like naming a human Gorilla I guess) who is longboarding across scenes that look like they gorged on the 1980s and barfed it all out. Not bad as these kinds of things go. Auto-runners that is, not raccoon longboarding games. I don’t have a baseline for the latter. Anyway, I’d recommend going and looking at a video of it. The game has been out for years on other platforms, after all. If you like what you see, then by all means.

Masarada Town Story ($10.00)

Rebuild a dying town by filling out a museum to attract tourists. You’ll do that by heading into the mines and digging up cool treasures. As you play, the town will slowly expand and attract new denizens who in turn might open up their own businesses. This doesn’t look particularly special for what it is, but it also doesn’t look like it’s dropping the ball significantly either.

Party Friends ($7.99)

Well, it’s a party game. Twenty or so minigames that can be enjoyed with up to four players via local multiplayer. Normally I just send people in the direction of Mario Party for this kind of thing, but the price on this one is fair enough for what you get that I won’t fully recommend people stay away from it.

The Bin Bunch

Kebab Bar Tycoon ($5.99)

Light-It Up ($4.99)

Pocket Foosball ($5.99)

Fashion World ($5.99)

Bowling Fever ($9.99)

Pocket Quest ($7.99)

Space Papers: Planet’s Border ($7.99)

Nothing to Declare ($4.99)

My Life: Farm Vet ($29.99)

Sherlock Holmes – The Hunt for Moriarty ($19.99)

3in1 Game Collection: Backgammon + Checkers + Mills ($19.99)

My Bakery Empire ($7.99)

Truckzilla – Monster Truck Mega Ramp ($11.99)

Hard Racing: Stunt Car Driving ($4.99)

Cute Critters Pet Kitty ($5.99)

Milk Seller ($9.99)


(North American eShop, US Prices)

A few decent games in the inbox today, and a couple decent ones in the outbox. I’m not going to go into as much detail today so as to have a little time to myself, so feel free to check those lists on your own.

Select New Sales

CounterAttack: Uprising ($8.99 from $14.99 until 12/30)
The Long Gate ($3.74 from $14.99 until 1/1)
Born of Bread ($23.99 from $29.99 until 1/2)
Gunbrick: Reloaded ($5.99 from $14.99 until 1/2)
Bomb Chicken ($5.99 from $14.99 until 1/2)
Knight Squad 2 ($8.99 from $14.99 until 1/5)
Garden Guardian ($3.49 from $4.99 until 1/6)
Rice Bowl Restaurant ($2.99 from $14.99 until 1/6)
Swoon! Earth Escape ($5.99 from $29.99 until 1/6)
Pipeline Panic ($2.99 form $14.99 until 1/6)
Draknek & Friends Puzzle Bundle ($37.49 from $74.99 until 1/7)
Cosmic Express ($3.74 from $14.99 until 1/7)
Sokobond ($3.74 from $14.99 until 1/7)
A Good Snowman is Hard to Build ($3.74 from $14.99 until 1/7)

Bonfire Peaks Complete Edition ($20.99 from $29.99 until 1/7)
Freak Crossing ($3.49 from $4.99 until 1/7)
My Heart Grows Fonder ($6.69 from $9.99 until 1/8)
Army of Ruin ($5.99 from $7.99 until 1/8)
Flashout 3 ($1.99 from $19.99 until 1/8)
Ziggurat 2 ($14.99 from $24.99 until 1/8)
Running Fable ($3.99 from $7.99 until 1/9)
Livestream 2 ($21.24 from $24.99 until 1/12)
Murtop ($2.49 from $4.99 until 1/12)
Donut Dodo ($2.49 from $4.99 until 1/12)
Sentry City ($2.49 from $4.99 until 1/12)
Galacticon ($2.49 from $4.99 until 1/12)
Colored Effects ($2.49 from $4.99 until 1/12)
Hero Survival ($3.49 from $4.99 until 1/13)
ALTF4 ($3.89 from $5.99 until 1/13)
Dorfromantik ($13.49 from $14.99 until 1/13)
Earthshine ($3.49 from $4.99 until 1/13)
Fusion Paradox ($6.99 from $9.99 until 1/13)
2021: Moon Escape ($2.49 from $4.99 until 1/14)

Sales Ending Tomorrow, December 26th

Alicia Griffith: Lakeside Murder ($2.99 from $14.99 until 12/26)
ASMR Slicing ($2.49 from $4.99 until 12/26)
Assault Suits Valken Declassified ($9.99 from $24.99 until 12/26)
Astro Miner ($2.49 from $4.99 until 12/26)
Big Adventure: Trip to Europe ($2.39 from $11.99 until 12/26)
Big Adventure: Trip to Europe 2 ($2.99 from $14.99 until 12/26)
Big Adventure: Trip to Europe 3 ($2.99 from $14.99 until 12/26)
Blade of Darkness ($2.99 from $14.99 until 12/26)
Brightstone Mysteries: Paranormal Hotel ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/26)
Brightstone Mysteries: The Others ($2.99 from $14.99 until 12/26)
Car Driving School Simulator ($1.99 from $15.99 until 12/26)
Chippy&Noppo ($14.99 from $19.99 until 12/26)
City Bus Driving Simulator ($1.99 from $13.99 until 12/26)
City Driving Simulator ($1.99 from $13.99 until 12/26)
City Driving Simulator 2 ($1.99 from $13.99 until 12/26)

Cooking Festival ($1.99 from $10.99 until 12/26)
Detective Agency: Gray Tie ($2.99 from $14.99 until 12/26)
Detective Agency: Gray Tie 2 ($8.99 from $14.99 until 12/26)
Idle Zoo Park ($5.99 from $9.99 until 12/26)
Match Ventures 2 ($2.39 from $11.99 until 12/26)
Monster Truck Arena ($1.99 from $13.99 until 12/26)
My Lovely Pets ($2.99 from $14.99 until 12/26)
Raft Life ($1.99 from $9.99 until 12/26)
So Much Stuff ($5.99 from $14.99 until 12/26)
Street Racing: Tokyo Rush ($1.99 from $13.99 until 12/26)
Tricky Traps ($2.49 from $4.99 until 12/26)
Truck Simulator 2 ($1.99 from $13.99 until 12/26)
Truck Simulator 3 ($1.99 from $12.99 until 12/26)

That’s all for today, friends. I’ll be back tomorrow with a more usual sort of article. That means reviews, new releases, sales, and so on. We’ll also start rolling out our end-of-year coverage starting today, so be on the lookout for that. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and/or happy holiday, and as always, thanks for reading!