Nintendo Switch eShop Sales 2018-06-21

Top rated titles of this week’s sales are DEEMO, Owlboy, Neurovoider, Battle Chef Brigade, Danmaku Unlimited 3, and Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut; quite the variety in genres! DEEMO is a rhythm game I haven’t really heard much about, but apparently has a big heart. Owlboy is a 2D adventure platformer with gorgeous pixel art. Battle Chef Brigade appears to be composed of a 2D brawler (hunting and getting food) and a match puzzler (cooking), all set in a fantasy world that’s voice acted. Thank you, Adult Swim. Neurovoider and Danmaku are shmup (2D bullet hell shoot-em-up) variants, and Slayaway Camp is a cutesy sliding puzzle horror game. (a …what?)

I have Owlboy on PC but have been waiting for a sale on Switch because I think it’s a perfect match for the system. Battle Chef Brigade looks fun too.

I’ve sorted the titles by Metacritic score, if one is available. The score is a convenient metric, but it is by no means the whole picture. When looking at the score, it’s important to consider how many reviews the score is built from. For example, DEEMO with a Metacritic score of 88, is higher than Owlboy with 87, but DEEMO’s score is only based on the minimum of 4 reviews, whereas Owlboy’s score is based on 27 reviews. Take one review from DEEMO and it wouldn’t even have a score.

To get more info on a game, you can take a look at reviews of the game on other platforms, and also look at the user reviews. Often, especially for Switch, the same game on another platform will have more reviews available. User reviews do not affect the Metacritic score, but can also provide additional insight. I recommend following the link to any game you’re interested in, and doing some additional research.

  1. 88 (4 reviews): DEEMO $42.30 → $33.84 (20%)
  2. 87 (27 reviews): Owlboy $27.99 → $19.59 (30%)
  3. 84 (9 reviews): NeuroVoider $17.99 → $14.39 (20%)
  4. 81 (22 reviews): Battle Chef Brigade $24.51 → $14.70 (40%)
  5. 79: Layers of Fear: Legacy $24.50 → $19.60 (20%)
  6. 79: Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf $16.99 → $11.00 (35%)
  7. 79: L.A. Noire $64.99 → $48.74 (25%)
  8. 78: TumbleSeed $19.74 → $12.99 (34%)
  9. 77: Mantis Burn Racing $23.99 → $16.07 (33%)
  10. 75: Bulb Boy $11.99 → $5.99 (50%)
  11. 75: I am Setsuna $39.99 → $19.99 (50%)
  12. 74: Jotun: Valhalla Edition $16.99 → $11.32 (33%)
  13. 74: Sky Force Reloaded $11.49 → $10.34 (10%)
  14. 74: The Bridge $12.69 → $3.80 (70%)
  15. 74: KAMIKO $6.99 → $4.15 (41%)
  16. 72: Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today $18.00 → $13.50 (25%)
  17. 71: Hyper Sentinel $14.99 → $11.24 (25%)
  18. 71: Lichtspeer: Double Speer Edition $12.99 → $8.44 (35%)
  19. 70: BUTCHER $12.99 → $8.44 (35%)
  20. 70: INVERSUS Deluxe $19.99 → $12.99 (35%)
  21. 69: LOST SPHEAR $69.99 → $34.99 (50%)
  22. 68: FIFA 18 $79.99 → $31.99 (60%)
  23. 68: Black The Fall $19.99 → $11.99 (40%)
  24. 68: Super Beat Sports $19.99 → $15.99 (20%)
  25. 66: Infinite Minigolf $19.99 → $7.99 (60%)
  26. 65: Spelunker Party! $39.99 → $19.99 (50%)
  27. 64: Red Game Without a Great Name $2.58 → $1.29 (50%)
  28. 64: League of Evil $8.99 → $6.74 (25%)
  29. 61: Nightmare Boy $10.99 → $8.79 (20%)
  30. 60: BRAWL $12.50 → $9.37 (25%)
  31. 58: The Long Reach $17.99 → $12.05 (33%)
  32. 57: Sonic Forces $59.99 → $35.99 (40%)
  33. 53: Dark Witch Music Episode: Rudymical $10.99 → $7.60 (31%)
  34. 51: Oh…Sir! The Insult Simulator $2.79 → $2.37 (15%)
  35. 51: Super Ping Pong Trick Shot $6.49 → $3.89 (40%)
  36. 49: Metropolis: Lux Obscura $10.31 → $8.76 (15%)
  37. 46: Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder Devastated $11.61 → $5.80 (50%)
  38. 46: Mad Carnage $6.39 → $4.79 (25%)
  39. 42: Oh…Sir! The Hollywood Roast $3.99 → $3.39 (15%)
  40. 35: WWE 2K18 $79.99 → $26.39 (67%)

Games that haven’t yet received 4 critic scores, so don’t have a Metacritic score yet. There may be some gems in here…. (I ended up buying Plague Road based on a user review, and have been pleasantly impressed – especially for that sale price!)

  1. tbd:10 Second Run RETURNS $7.65 → $5.88 (23%)
  2. tbd:3D MiniGolf $23.99 → $21.59 (10%)
  3. tbd:Air Mail $18.99 → $17.09 (10%)
  4. tbd:Ambition of the Slimes $6.89 → $4.82 (30%)
  5. tbd:Angels of Death $18.89 → $17.00 (10%)
  6. tbd:Deep Ones $6.44 → $5.47 (15%)
  7. tbd:Dream Alone $12.59 → $10.99 (13%)
  8. tbd:Ginger: Beyond the Crystal $24.99 → $18.74 (25%)
  9. tbd:Green Game: TimeSwapper $2.58 → $1.29 (50%)
  10. tbd:Heart&Slash $17.99 → $13.49 (25%)
  11. tbd:Island Flight Simulator $23.99 → $21.59 (10%)
  12. tbd:Mecho Tales $0.99 → $0.79 (20%)
  13. tbd:Plague Road $20.00 → $1.33 (93%)
  14. tbd:Tactical Mind $3.99 → $2.99 (25%)
  15. tbd:The Adventures of Elena Temple $6.49 → $5.19 (20%)
  16. tbd:Tumblestone $19.74 → $5.92 (70%)

Additionally, these were games I noticed when visiting the eShop on my Switch, but not present on the eShop webpage:

  1. 83 (5 reviews): Danmaku Unlimited 3 $11.49 → $8.04 (30%)
  2. 80 (6 reviews): Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut $18.06 → $9.03 (50%)
  3. 76: Football Manager Touch 2018 $49.99 → $33.49 (33%)
  4. 73: Earthlock $36.90 → $24.35 (34%)
  5. 70: A Robot Named Fight! $16.99 → $11.49 (32%)
  6. 60: The Bunker $15.99 → $11.19 (30%)
  7. 55: Suicide Guy $10.30 → $9.37 (10%)
  8. 55: Bit Dungeon Plus $10.32 → $8.25 (%20)
  9. 38: Hollow $23.99 → $5.99 (75%)

Unlisted sales on games that don’t have a Metacritic score yet:

  1. tbd: Animal Super Squad 12.59 → $8.81 (30%)
  2. tbd: BINGO for Nintendo Switch $5.16 → $3.09 (%40)
  3. tbd: Glaive: Brick Breaker $12.99 → $7.14 (45%)
  4. tbd: Grave Danger $23.99 → $20.39 (15%)
  5. tbd: Jumping Joe & Friends $6.39 → $5.11 (%20)
  6. tbd: Jurassic Pinball $2.99 → $2.69 (10%)
  7. tbd: Moorhuhn Remake $8.80 → $7.04 (20%)
  8. tbd: Sally’s Law $16.99 → $10.19 (40%)
  9. tbd: World Soccer Pinball $2.50 → $2.25 (10%)

I’ll have to figure out why there’s a discrepancy between the eShop on the computer and on the Switch, at some point.

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